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Jay Cutler says he shouldn't have bumped J'Marcus Webb, but would have liked to see more fire

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer
This sack was one reason Cutler was so upset with his offensive line. (US Presswire)

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler made some noise last Thursday when, while yelling at left tackle J'Marcus Webb on the sideline, he bumped him in the shoulder as Cutler walked away. At best, it was a nasty moment that led to former NFL players saying Cutler is lucky he's a franchise quarterback and that he actually isn't making things better by verbally beating up one of the men who protects him.

Whether Webb actually did so Thursday is another story. As my colleague Ryan Wilson wrote, “It certainly didn't help that Packers linebacker Clay Matthews abused Bears left tackle J'Marcus Webb like JaMarcus Russell abuses a Big Mac.”

Even so, it's not necessarily smart to publicly lambast and embarrass your offensive line.

On Tuesday, Cutler talked about the incident on his radio show, and although Cutler admitted he probably shouldn't have bumped Webb, he doesn't regret screaming at him. But he also wouldn't have minded seeing a different reaction from Webb, who didn't do much of anything after Cutler walked away.

“Sure. Anything to let me know that [he was] pissed off that [he] got beat,” Cutler said, via the Chicago Sun Times.

Cutler also said he spoke to each of his offensive linemen about the incident and to “the powers that be.” He wouldn't say if he apologized to Webb, but he also knew which way to point the finger for why this has become such a big story.

“It's been blown up probably a little bit bigger than any of us expected, but at the same time that's what you have to expect out of the media,” Cutler said.

Ah, Jay, always talking about what's important.

Still, he also wanted to make sure everybody knows he still has faith in Webb.

"We've talked. It's in the past. We're moving on. He's our left tackle. He's my left tackle,” Cutler said, via ESPN Chicago. “I expect him each and every week to play at a certain level, and I think he expects himself to play that way, too. …

"J'Marcus is capable of playing this position; there's no question about it. This isn't about J'Marcus. This is about us as an offensive unit, us as a team of getting better. It's not one player.”

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