Jay Cutler did a bit of backpeddling today after practice. This is the first time JC spoke to the media after he made his Devin Hester comments following his first quarter interception against the Buffalo Bills. Here’s what he had to say according to the Bears website:
Cutler clarified that he wasn’t criticizing Hester when he said after throwing an interception on a jump ball that the Bears receiver “is more of a go-get-it guy” and “not really a back-shoulder, jump-up-and-get-it [guy].”
“He’s a go-down-the-field and get-the-ball [receiver],” Cutler said Wednesday. “It was a bad ball. I didn’t give him a chance. I’ve got to throw it down there and let him run under it. It was a bad ball on my part. We’re going to work on that in practice. I’ve got to get it out there for him.”
Cutler told reporters that there’s no tension between him and Hester.
“He’s fine, I’m fine,” said the quarterback. “Things get taken out of context and blown out of proportion all the time. He’s done a great job. He’s a No. 1 receiver and he’s done a heck of a job on the field and in the classroom.”
Interesting to see this is the first time that Jay talked at all about that being a bad ball. After years of watching Bears quarterbacks, I consider myself something of a bad ball aficionado and that, my friends, was a bad ball. When I first described it, I believe I called it Grossman-esque. Classic heave it up there off the back foot because there’s pressure in my face but I refuse to check down or take a sack bad throw. I’m glad he could acknowledge as much. Now let’s not have that happen in the future. To see JC’s interview, check it out on the Bears website here.
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