Last week, former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy caused a stir in NFL circles when he questioned the maturity level of QB Jay Cutler, who the Broncos shipped to the Chicago Bears to end one of the most ridiculous off-season dramas ever. Now, another Hall of Fame coach, Mike Ditka, is seconding that emotion. In a Chicago Tribune article, Iron Mike says, "I don't think anything about what Tony said is earth-shattering. I think it's a fact. [Cutler] came here under uncertain circumstances. The way he got out of Denver was kind of strange. But the kid is a talent." He adds that while Cutler has been a model citizen thus far, he needs to be aware of pitfalls that could mar his Chicago honeymoon: "The worst thing that you could ever do in this city is come in here and be a complainer or a whiner. If you do that, you have a problem." In this view, "You'll find out a lot when the pressure's on. We'll find out once the season starts, when things are either going good or not so good, you find out how people respond to that."
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Of course, a potential Cutler meltdown won't make the Broncos any better -- and right now, predictions that they'll go 6-10 feel optimistic. But you know that old saying about how misery loves company? It does.