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Jay Cutler on nightmarish solo weekend with his kids: ‘All hell has broken loose’


It seems like Jay Cutler cannot help but catch hell from pretty much everybody these days, even his own adoring wife.

The quarterback, whose significant struggles this past season were a contributing factor to former head coach Marc Trestman getting fired, was on the receiving end of some more playful criticism– a far cry from the vitriol he has had to deal with in his professional life — from none other than Kristin Cavallari, his wife of nearly three years.

Cutler was put in charge of the couple’s kids, sons Camden, 2, and Jaxon, 8 months, while Cavallari was on the West Coast. Things apparently got a wee bit out of control while the QB was playing “Daddy Day Care.”

Cavallari posted a screenshot of a text message exchange between herself and her husband. The conversation indicated that Cutler was struggling as he oversaw his fatherly duties.

“Contrary to what many people think, we don’t have a thousand nannies,” Cavallari writes on Instagram. “So with that being said, when I got home from LA 2 days ago this is what I landed to. Pretty hilarious. Ladies, u want your man to appreciate u? Leave them alone with the kids to see what we deal with!”

Good stuff. Perhaps new Bears head coach John Fox, a father of four children, could give Cutler some advice on how to handle “Stay at Home Dad” duties. Although it may be best for Cutler to simply make sure Fox stops calling him “Jake” during press conferences first.

While his admission that he was overwhelmed with two boys younger than toddler age hardly will garner Cutler any “Father of the Year” nominations, any father will tell you that even the most well-intentioned and best-prepared dads can be faced with a situation with their kids can prove to be incredibly daunting nevertheless. For Cutler, in this case, the prospects of being drilled in the back on a blindside blitz would have been preferable than being left in charge of a couple of out-of-control children for a long, long weekend.