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Kreutz: Cutler was not a good leader when I was there

Olin Kreutz joined the Bears Banter Podcast and discussed Devin Hester’s comments about Jay Cutler.

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Editor: With such an interesting discussion on the Bill’s podcast this week, we wanted to re-rack it for those of you that may have missed it.


Our latest Bears Banter Podcast featured a great guest, the always opinionated Olin Kreutz!

He discussed the state of the current 3-0 Chicago Bears. He talked about what could be ailing the defense, and he of course had thoughts about the switch from Mitchell Trubisky to Nick Foles, all while still giving a great preview of the Indianapolis Colts game coming up tomorrow.

Kreutz also commented on Devin Hester’s comments about Jay Cutler not being a good leader earlier in the week, and Olin certainly didn’t disagree.

“My problem with all of it was when Jay came into the building, it didn’t take long to figure out that he was extremely talented. You could figure out exactly what he was from the first year he was there,” Kreutz said. “The general managers, to me, that kept trying to push him into the leadership role, which wasn’t his strength, it wasn’t his forte. They are the ones that made the mistake... As far as leadership, when I was there, no, Jay wasn’t a great leader. A lot of other guys that played with him as the years went on, I heard Kyle Long say amazing things about him. Roberto Garza told me before that Jay really improved his leadership and the way he dealt with people. So for me to say what he was the whole time he was there, I wouldn’t really know. The two years I was there, we all have to learn how to be leaders, he wasn’t a great leader the two years I was there.”

It’s a great podcast, check it out below!