One thing remained clear in the aftermath of this weekend's NFC Championship game; Jay Cutler is still a spoiled little crybaby. For the entire second half of the game, fans could find Cutler looking like a bump on a log on the bench with nobody around him making his usual cry baby face. Injury or no injury, that image should tell you all you need to know about Jay Cutler as a leader.
Yesterday, we learned that Jay Cutler sprained his MCL in the first half of the NFC Championship game against the Packers. Most people believe that this should get him off the hook for all the criticism that he has taken in the past few days for giving up on his team. TPLIYP says nay. Yours truly has always been critical of Cutler, and will continue to be until he is run out of the league. I have my own beliefs about the actual severity of Cutler's injury or if he had an injury at all; but the last time I checked, a knee injury doesn't relegate you to the bench and make you put on a crybaby face for the rest of the game. Cutler should have at least been up motivating his teammates, or trying to help the gruesome twosome of Todd Collins and Caleb Hanie make sense of the Green Bay defense (or the Chicago offense for that matter). Instead, he just decided to sit on the bench and pout for the rest of the game.
It appeared as though Jay Cutler had turned a corner this year. With a bunch of no name receivers, he was able to help guide the Bears to the NFC Championship after being a .500 quarterback his whole career. However, in the most important game of his career he showed just how terrible of a leader he actually is. A true leader would have put himself back in that game, or at least tried to help the rest of the team to win the game. Cutler did nothing. As usual.