Bears’ Jay Cutler on big hit: “Sorry, I’m not sorry”

Sep 22, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) throws a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half at Heinz Field. The Bears won the game, 40-23. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

One of the highlights of the weekend was Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler lowing his shoulder into a defender and sending him flying. The play came on a third and ten from their own 26 yard line. Cutler took off to the left and ran 12 yards and instead of sliding he lowered his shoulder, his throwing shoulder, and laid into a corner back knocking him back.

That had Chicago fans everywhere holding their breath waiting to see if their quarterback had hurt himself. Fortunately he was ok but it was a risky move that he might regret.

“No, I don’t,” Cutler told WMVP-AM, via Comcast SportsNet Chicago. “I know what I’m doing out there, but thanks for your concern, I appreciate it … But I have to play the game and that’s how I sometimes have to play the game. Sorry, I’m not sorry.”

“We needed a first down,” Cutler said. “We were struggling in the second half with third downs and we had to make something happen. We wanted to make sure we … kept the clock going to try and continue the drive.”

The Bears went on to win and improve to an undefeated 3-0 record. Cutler completed 20 of 30 passes for 159 yards and one touchdown in the win.

Topics: Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler

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