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John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

Posted on: January 28, 2011 11:11 am
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

John Madden is as passionate about football as anyone alive. Still, it’s not often that he gets riled up. J. Madden (US Presswire)

Appearing Thursday on Sirius radio, the legendary commentator sounded off on the Jay Cutler criticism. Here’s what Madden said (via Pro Football Talk):

“I’ve been in football for over 50 years. I’ve never questioned a player’s toughness. I never have.  Whether it was in coaching, broadcasting, whatever.

“There’s no one in the NFL that has a tougher job to do than Jay Cutler. I think playing quarterback in the NFL is the toughest thing you can do. I think throwing a forward pass and having guys rushing you and hitting you when you’re looking downfield and throwing the ball is the toughest act you have to do.”

After talking about how Cutler plays with Type 1 diabetes, Madden picked up the intensity.

“And then people are looking at him, they put a camera on him, and they say they don’t like his demeanor,” he said. “Demeanor hell!
“Live a day in his shoes. Type I diabetes is not a daytime thing.  It’s not a week thing.  It’s not a month thing.  It’s a life thing.  And it’s every day, and it’s every day for 24 hours.”

Madden’s grandson suffers from Type 1 diabetes.

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Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: January 28, 2011 8:10 pm
 

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

Diabetes would be "Your low on blood sugar, eat a cookie and follow your regimen this time idiot." for another comparison..
Learn something about the disease before you call someone an idiot




Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2011 8:10 pm
 

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

As far as Diabetes, come on, it's about the only "lifetime disease" you wouldn't mind having.
^^^

Award for MORON of the year and it's only January!  Well done!


So since it's not as bad as MS (in your opinion) it's not valid?  Using that "logic" I suppose losing an arm and a leg would be a piece of cake, you know, because you didn't lose TWO arms and a leg.


AS FOR CUTLER:

Didn't he just get through starting 68 of 69 games and getting sacked like 6 times a game?  I'm sure if he could go, he would.



Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: January 28, 2011 8:04 pm
 

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

As far as Diabetes, come on, it's about the only "lifetime disease" you wouldn't mind having
This has got to be one of the dumbest statements I have ever seen



Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: January 28, 2011 8:00 pm
 

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

Seriously people how can any of you say he wasn't injured or should have finished the game? I for one am not a Cutler fan and never will be but C'mon.
Maybe he was too injuried to help the Bears win and he knew it and if so good for him, if not then he has to live with that. Most of the ones complaining aren't even Bears fans.

Also how can any of you say he didn't even offer help to the other QBs? it's not like the cameras were on him the rest of the game. He could have very well helped them when the cameras were on the field covering the game. Honestly how much time did the cameras spend on focusing on Cutler 30-60 seconds the rest of the game which was what approx. 2 1/2 qtrs? How do any of you know what he did? I don't and I watched the entire game.

If anyone should have complaints against Cutler it should come from his teamates, coaches, and the owner.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2011 7:59 pm
 

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

Long Snappers that "play " their position for 25+++++ years because it's hardly a position.

There's plenty of positions that can be used to counter John Madden's point about how all football players are "so tough " and all that..

As far as Diabetes, come on, it's about the only "lifetime disease" you wouldn't mind having.  Compare it to someone with a real one like Multiple Sclerosis and realize that it's so easily managed by lifestyle changes and get annoyed at anyone that puts it in comparison with ones like MS..

MS would be "Take shots every day or GIANT painful ones every week and cross your fingers that it doesn't get worse" for a comparison..  Not to mention "Oh, too bad, the MS affected another part of your brain, now you can't walk and your left side of your body can't move anymore."

Diabetes would be "Your low on blood sugar, eat a cookie and follow your regimen this time idiot." for another comparison..

It kind of pisses me off for lots of reasons..

Don't try and blame it on or hide behind his freaking diabetes..






Since: Jan 23, 2011
Posted on: January 28, 2011 7:56 pm
 

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

The Denver fan that would rather have Tebow than Cutler should get a clue.  Cutler isn't bad running the ball, and has a cannon. Tebow is all run, long release, and his wideouts will have to be wide open for him to make a decision to actually throw the ball downfield.  I wish him the best.  He was the greatest college QB ever.  I compare him to a bigger, bulkier Doug Flutie.  But flutie was a much better passer.



Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2011 7:36 pm
 

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

I don't think lots of people question his physical toughness but I for one question his mental toughness or his attitude.I mean c'mon man would it be asking to much to help your third string backup and actually act like you care if you win or lose .....it looked to me like Cutler was pouting or disinterested in the game after his injury.I have no doubt he was hurt but he hurt his team with his antics on the sideline.If I were an owner or a GM he would be gone,he has tremendous athletic skills but his leadership skills are terrible,you lead by example and he did an awful job of that in the NFC title game.As far as his illness I admire him for his fight against it as my Mother lost her life after she lost her leg went blind not to mention many other depressing things that it did to her as a type 1 diabetic so I know first hand of the awful things this disease can do to you and with that I wish him well in his fight against it.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2011 7:33 pm
 

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

Good for Madden.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2011 7:18 pm
 

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

"broncos-7" says: "I'd rather have Tebow than Cutler and I'm a Broncos fan."  That's all well and good.  Like I said, MANY (not all) Broncos fans would have preferred Josh McDaniels never had ever been in Denver, and that the 2008 offense remained intact while virtually all draft choices and FA signings were made to beef up the D.  As for Tebow, the guy showed that he has heart but he also showed that he is not a consistently accurate passer.  Count me among those that doubt that St. Timmy will become what a bunch of smitten fans like you believe he will be. 



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2011 7:13 pm
 

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

Let me rephrase that, I'd rather have neither. Cutler isn't as bad as Rex Grossman and doesn't seem to have the attitude of Jeff George but I highly doubt he's ever going to be considered a top-tier QB. Bad decision making has dogged that guy forever and now his desire is being questioned. Really, a lot of QB's have played with worse and stayed on the field. And a sprain is a tear ( I've had both) but only technically, a tear for a pro athelete would definitely require surgery and a sprain requires rest and maybe a brace for a short time. A sprain hurts, a tear and your leg give out.


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