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2011 NFL Divisional Playoffs: Jay Cutler, He's Just Not That Into You

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Paging Dr. Phil: Can this relationship be saved?

Both the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune saw fit to air their relationship problems with Jay Cutler in today's editions. The issue at hand is the same issue that always seems to be at hand with reporters trying to get Jay to talk about his feelings, or his job, or anything. His answers are short, sometimes sarcastic or dismissive. It's as if he doesn't even want to be there!

They talk to other reporters and they're all getting along great with their quarterbacks. When New England reporters ask Tom Brady a question, he makes eye contact, and he gives them that smile ... Oh that smile! And he answers, like he and his reporter are the only people in the whole world. And even when Ben Roethlisberger had his nose broken, he still made time to tell his reporters he was all right.

Even Green Bay's reporters have Aaron Rodgers. GREEN BAY! They're not even one of the cool newspapers!

But Chicago's quarterback just sits at the podium, all quiet and sulky, the "Pouty QB", barely saying anything. It's just not fair. And even though they tell everyone how cold he is, he doesn't care! Why can't he see how sad he's making them?

It's enough to make them miss their old quarterbacks. Remember Rex Grossman? He always made time for the press, even if he had a bad day. And Kyle Orton -- he was unspectacular, but he would at least talk to his reporters. If they could only have their old QBs back, they'd treat them right this time, maybe not be so cruel.

Maybe they could have been kinder when he first came to town. They didn't have to bring up his break-up with Denver, or talked about his body language. But they were only teasing to get his attention. He didn't have to take it all personally !

They ask him a simple question, something that everyone already knows the answer to, and he acts like they're just wasting his time! Ask him a question about his feelings, like, "Are you upset with your performance in today's loss?" and he gets all defensive? Sure, they could maybe come up with better questions, but if he's going to act like that, why should they?

Oh sure, Chicago reporters thought they wanted a rebel; a young gunslinger who doesn't care what people think. But darn it, he could at least pretend they matter... Couldn't he?