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Hey Jay Cutler, You’re Doing It Wrong: QB Says He’ll Throw A Lot Of INTs This Season

Jay Cutler is a genius. The second-year Chicago Bears quarterback understands that if he sets the bar for his performance in the upcoming season amazingly low, coupled with a subpar 2009 campaign where he threw 26 interceptions after the Bears mortgaged their future on him, the Bears fans, media and coaching staff will be delightfully surprised if he simply doesn’t ruin the Bears’ season single-handedly.

At least that’s what I’m going with after reading about Cutler’s comments today on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” (what, Weenie & The Butt weren’t available?) on ESPN 1000.

Via ESPN Chicago:

“I’m going to throw some this year,” he said Wednesday on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “I’m not going to lie about that.”

“There are going to be some balls that are picked off,” Cutler said. “It’s part of the game. But we can’t worry about it. Defenses will make adjustments, we have to make them back.

“The guys are going to get knocked off routes, something is going to happen, the defender is going to get in the way, and the ball’s going to be gone,” Cutler said. “That’s part of this offense. It’s not a read and see what happens and let it fly, it’s a read and let it fly. So balls are going to be in the air.

Wow. Make excuses much even before the first preseason game has even been played? With that sort of message, if Cutler doesn’t throw 150 interceptions this season or hand the ball off to rushing linebackers, it will be a miracle.

With that said, you got to give the guy credit for being a wily little sucker by playing the media like he did. He has now set the expectation level so low he’s got nothing to lose. Talk about media savvy – this guy has got it in spades. Either that or he’s a complete moron who isn’t worth nearly what the Bears gave up for him and should probably just keep his big mouth shut for a change.

I’m going to go with the latter.

Jay Cutler warns about interceptions [ESPN Chicago]