Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 1/15/13

CHICAGO - DECEMBER 28: Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears looks to pass against the Minnesota Vikings in the first half at Soldier Field on December 28, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
A wind brushes across the almost frozen Lake Michigan, climbing over the top of Soldier Field, and dipping into the Chicago Bears bench. On this bench, sits Jay Cutler, huddling for warmth from not only the harsh physical environment, but the harsh mental environment as well. It’s the NFC Championship, and he’s being taken out of the game. The winner goes to the Super Bowl, and the loser reaps the blame. The 2010 NFC Championship game will define Jay Cutler’s career, but only if Cutler doesn’t make his last stand. Cutler has made many stands in his career. He stood against the Denver Broncos when they fired Mike Shanahan. He stood against Josh McDaniels, and asked to be traded from the Broncos.… Read more
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