From July 27th:
When one of his receivers, What's His Name, drops an easy pass for the fifth straight game, yeah, I think there's a possibility Cutler will wonder why he left Eddie Royal and Brandon Marshall for this. And the chances of some sort of meltdown will increase exponentially.
From August 11th, in an article entitled "Jay Cutler Hype Over the Top":
This is the Summer of Love, or the Summer of Jay, whichever you prefer. I have been in this line of work for more than 25 years and I never have seen anything quite like the ado over the Bears' new quarterback. And I covered John Elway for eight seasons.
Everybody seems to be giddy about Cutler. Radio interviews with him have turned into giggle-fests. Questions to other players about the quarterback start with, "How amazed are you by ..." I wish an athlete just once would respond to that sort of query with, "I'm about a half of 1 percent amazed" or "Not amazed at all; I've seen better."
But if I might be the fly in the Kool-Aid, let's see what this guy can do in, you know, a real game before we crown him the next Peyton Manning.
Unless Cutler cures cancer and gets "Jon & Kate Plus 8" canceled, I don't see how he possibly can live up to the hype.
From September 10th:
Is the galloping optimism warranted? No
To sum up, hope for a Super Bowl appearance centers on two things not involving psychedelics: Cutler being as good as hyped, which might be impossible even if he were Joe Montana in his prime
From September 16th, right after the loss to Green Bay:
By that I mean, who is going to tell him? Who is going to get in Jay Cutler's face and inform him the Green Bay debacle was ridiculous?
The four interceptions in Sunday's opener were a career high, but the poor decision-making and the recklessness were nothing new.
The way the franchise, the fans and the media have built Cutler up has been bewildering. He is not a veteran John Elway, nor even a close approximation right now. Maybe someday. That's a huge "maybe" for any young quarterback.
So what does Morrissey do after two outstanding Cutler games? Does he do what we all desperately want him to do and just shut up? No. He tips the scales all the way in the other direction, surpassing even the greatest stupidity espoused by the thickest meatheads this summer. Morrissey's latest column?
"Is Jay Cutler the second coming of Tom Brady?"
Holy shit, Rick. I didn't expect this kind of hypocritical, half-brained about-face, even from you. You go from hollering that Cutler hasn't proved a damn thing in the NFL to comparing him to a three time Superbowl winner? God damn, you're pathetic. Just read these first two paragraphs
For those of us who are Jay Cutler skeptics, what has opened our eyes the last two weeks has not been his powerful right arm. Everybody knew the guy could throw the ball far.
The surprising thing has been Cutler's ability to make the delicate pass. No one told us a cannon could dispense velvet projectiles. He has been so precise at times you get the feeling he could throw a football through a moving mail slot.
I wonder who would have known that Cutler was accurate. People that watched game film? People that looked up his stat sheet that he'd completed 62.5% of his passes in Denver? People that took an objective look at Cutler, rather than hacks with agendas? And velvet projectiles? What the f*&k? Look what Morrissey has done:
God damnit, Rick. I'm done wasting time fisking you. You've won. I can no longer keep up with the torrential downpour of verbal diarrhea that pours forth from your articles.