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Bears QB Jay Cutler finally speaks, talks about his hurt feelings

  • Blog Post by: Michael Rand
  • April 8, 2011 - 12:10 PM

 

Ex-Twin Cities journalist Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times caught up with Jay Cutler for the Bears QB's first comments since he left the NFC title game in January with a sprained knee. Some highlights:

In nine days, Cutler is scheduled to join 350 kids on a one-mile “Fun Run” in Naperville to benefit NCO Youth & Family Services. “I think it’s more of a walk,” Cutler told the Sun-Times. I think these kids are like 5 or 6 years old, so it shouldn’t be too strenuous. But I don’t even know if I can make it.”

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“To get to the point we were and the opportunity we had — I’m frustrated just like everyone else,” said Cutler, who completed just 6 of 14 passes for 80 yards in that game. “But there’s nothing we can do about it now. We have to learn from it and overcome it this year.”

The furor over Cutler’s knee raged on long after the Bears season ended, and ­numerous players and analysts even shared their opinions at the Super Bowl.

“I was gone, and I stayed away from it all,” Cutler said. “But I can’t say it didn’t bother me that people questioned my toughness and desire to play. I think I’ve been through a lot here in Chicago, and I would have loved to play.”

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So how is Cutler’s knee? “I’m good,” he said. “It’s one of those things that heals on its own.” Cutler figured he was fine after about six weeks, though he hasn’t really tested his knee yet.

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So the knee is good. But he hasn't really tested it. And he's not sure he can make it a mile. Got it?

 

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