Cutler Is Just Another Talented But Difficult Employee

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By John Hubbuch

I shouldn't have been surprised, but I was. The Bears rolled to an easy win on the road  last night against the Dallas Cowboys, who are somehow known as "America's Team. The talented, but prickly Bears quarterback Jay Cutler  was great with 2 touchdown passes, 75% completion percventage and a very high quarterback rating. Yet the big story concerning Cutler was  a second quarter incident in which he abruptly walked away from his coach in mid-conversation because he was upset about something.  Go figure.

Cutler is an employee. The Bears are his employer. He is not judged other than on his performance. The concept is a familiar one for anyone who has ever had a job. In the workplace no one cares if the top-selling salesman is a loudmouth. If the senior partner with lots of clients is a drunk. Or if the world class surgeon is abusive to the nurses.

This is especially true for football. I recall superstar Jim Brown throwing his girlfriend out the window. And of course there is mutilple murder O.J. Simpson. The workplace is filled with miscreant employees who are vital to the success of the enterprise. I'm not saying it's right. I'm just saying it is.           

So Jay I don't care if your body language is poor or  you yell at your team mates. Just keep slinging that football so I can enjoy my Sunday afternoons this fall.

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Posted: October 21st, 2012 9:59 AM

I hear ya, brother!

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