Cutler's not who we thought he was

September 20, 2012|By Bag Boy | For RedEye

It's over, it's past us, and let's put it behind us.

Yeah, that's what Jay Cutler says about the J'Marcus Webb shoving incident. It's over for him, but not for us.

The problem is—and it really is a problem—Jay is somewhat of a something that can't be printed here.

Here's a confession. Because the guy was roughly 10 times as talented as anything we've had at quarterback in the last 20 years and beyond, the Bag never really cared what his demeanor was. Never cared about the pouty face. Never cared whom he was dating.

Bad news. It's all starting to bother me.

He's too cool for school. He's the sophomore who got promoted to varsity and thought his you-know-what didn't stink.

He's going to be an old, bitter man, maybe not even caring why people don't like him.

Too bad—he could have been huge here. Big guy, like Derrick Rose. Instead, nothing. When things go wrong and it falls apart, he becomes a waste of talent.

Only Chicago. Only Chicago finally lands a so-called big-time quarterback and he wilts under the lights and throws a hissy fit. Green Bay got it right. "Same old Jay."

Well, Sunday is probably a win anyway, but the Green Bay game was one where the seed was planted—Cutler isn't a big-time QB. Not when everyone is watching.

So the Monday nighters against Dallas, San Francisco and Detroit are probably losses. Maybe the Sunday nighter against Houston, too.

But until then, I say we have some October baseball ahead of us. Oh yes, the White Sox, limping to the finish with oxygen tanks in tow, are somehow less pitiful than the Detroit Tigers.

We even beat Kansas City the other night! I think for the first time this year! Things really are going our way. Remember these special days, because I think the Sox will last about three games in the playoffs.

Wait, more good news: The Cubs switched their Class A team from Peoria to Kane County! Now it's a shorter drive to see future failures!

Bag Boy is a RedEye special contributor.


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