Jay Cutler believes in Tough Love
In a recent interview, Denver Broncos QB Jay Cutler was surprisingly candid about his feelings towards star WR Brandon Marshall.
"Yeah, he's not my favorite person right now," Cutler said. "I mean, I support him, but it's always something with him right now...I've talked to him many times. I think a lot of people have. ... He knows he's running out of chances," Cutler said. "This wasn't like his DUI and other stuff he's had. It was an accident, but still, things like that can't happen. He knows it."
Marshall said last week that he realizes he has to grow up and that his freak injury was a wakeup call.
"His DUI was a wakeup call," Cutler retorted. "He's had many wakeup calls. I mean, he's been in (coach Mike) Shanahan's office many times. I've been up there with him. He said the same thing: 'This is a wakeup call. This is the last thing that's going to happen. Blah blah blah.' I mean, until he goes out and proves it, we'll see what happens."
To which this blogger says simply, "Huh."
It's just this - I think that Marshall is nicknamed "Baby T.O." because his body size and speed are like that of Terrell Owens. Let's hope his attitude is better than his namesake, because I know T.O. wouldn't be having this from a 24-year old punk from freakin Vanderbilt.
But I do appreciate that Cutler is taking a leadership role here...obviously, letting someone simply say "Wow, this is a wakeup call" or "I've really learned my lesson" means nothing until they exhibit changed behavior. (See: Jones, Pacman.) But it's a fine line here - if Marshall suddenly decides Cutler does NOT have his back, the Broncos could be in for it.
Anyhow, it's nice to see candor like this, regardless of the outcome.