Another week, another random reporter tweeting anonymous information regarding Jay Cutler. We’ve seen it for years... Beat writers saying that coaches and players are secretly talking about Jay Cutler behind his back, but when his teammates and bosses get in front of the camera, all we ever hear are glowing endorsements.
Om Monday, one day following a terrible performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mike Freeman sent a string of tweets in which he describes texting with two Chicago Bears players.
Texted with two Bears players about Jay Cutler.— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) November 14, 2016
Main thing they said: most of locker room has given up on Cutler.
What makes this interesting is how many players praised Cutler not so long ago.— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) November 14, 2016
One of the Bears players told me that Cutler's lack of preparation "was truly embarrassing."— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) November 14, 2016
Just passing along what I've been told. Seems like loss really shook the confidence of players in Cutler. I mean, hell, I understand why.— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) November 14, 2016
Adam Jahns has a response, via Twitter as well.
1. John Fox has a leadership council, a chain of command in place for airing of grievances. Cutler was voted to represent offense.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) November 14, 2016
6. #Bears always talk about getting right players for culture. Bad Jay or not, those who rip him anonymously aren’t who team wants either.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) November 14, 2016
None of this really matters, and does nothing more than creates even more of a distraction for this Chicago Bears team.
Did Cutler play badly Sunday? Yes. Did some players text those things to Mike Freeman? Maybe. Does him tweeting about it serve any purpose other than hurtful gossip? Nope.
The Bears have seven games remaining this season, and the end can’t get here quickly enough.