|Quarterback Jay Cutler's behavior during a loss to Green Bay didn't sit well with his teammates. (US Presswire)|
Most Chicago Bears want nothing to do with talk about Jay Cutler's boorish behavior on the sidelines during Thursday's Green Bay game and his postgame comments, but nickelback D.J. Moore has always had his own mind since joining the team in 2009.
Asked Monday if criticism of Cutler was warranted for pushing LT J'Marcus Webb from behind while hollering following one of the Packers' sacks, Moore didn't let the fact that he plays the other side of the ball get in the way of free thought.
"What did he do?" Moore asked the media sarcastically. "Did he shove the guy?"
Then, in all honesty, Moore said, "Oh yeah, I think so. I don't think you can act like that though; to make it seem like it's just my fault or whatnot. I think it's just wrong, though honestly. I would feel the same kind of way if he was to do me like that. It would make it seem like, well, the reason I'm having a bad game is because it's what you're doing and not me taking accountability for myself because I'm throwing these type of passes or doing this type of read. So it's just a tough situation."
Quarterbacks often are allowed leeway in such incidents since they're team leaders and under more pressure than most players.
“Sometimes," Moore acknowledged. "But when you act like that, though, with your own teammates on the sideline, it's just something different that you normally wouldn't do. You might say it in the locker room or something, but to do it like he did, that's something different. It's just weird."
Apparently nothing has been said by Cutler to the team or offensive line as a group apologizing for that incident or his postgame comments in which he more or less pointed the finger of blame at everyone else.
Moore said the team isn't too worked up about it because it's not unusual.
"I think it's just him," Moore said. "That's the type of guy he is. He's not going to hold anything back.
"So I mean, if he was to talk to the team I guess you would kind of feel weird about it because it's really not just his thing."
Moore did say he thought from the way the line and quarterback interact, the entire thing will be forgotten after a couple touchdown passes.
Tackle Gabe Carimi called it something about nothing.
“I honestly saw it," he said. "I didn't realize how small the push was to me. I didn't notice anything on the sideline.
"It gets just blown up really. Everything's recorded. We were all just trying to win a game, so we didn't even recognize it. I think we're going to move on and we'll be fine.”
So if it had been Carimi shoved and not Webb, would it have mattered?
"Honestly, it was barely a shove, so I don't think I would have even recognized until it was brought up on media."
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