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MJD Signals It's Time to Move on from Cutler's Knee

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    The Jaguars running back says his comments after Jay Cutler's championship game interview was taken out of context. (Published Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011)

    NBC Chicago's own Peggy Kusinski caught up with Maurice Jones-Drew, the Jacksonville running back who led the Twitter charge against Jay Cutler during the NFC Championship game. Jones-Drew said that what  said was taken out of context, and he shouldn't have done it, but he dd.

    It still smarts to look back at that game and know not only that the Bears lost and that Cutler was injured, but that his colleagues jumped on him immediately. That was the context of Jones-Drew's tweet. They weren't taken out of context. They were all about context.

    But there were more important things to take from the interview.

    First, Matt Forte called MJD to take him to task for ripping his QB. That says volumes about Cutler's leadership and how much his team believes in him. Cutler's teammates all supported him publicly, but that's to be expected. Forte's call to MJD shows that the team really has Cutler's back.

    Secondly, MJD said he shouldn't have said it, and it's time to move on. It's true. Fans, players, coaches, and anyone who cares about the Bears should shake their head at Jones-Drew's words, and then look forward to next season. Last season is gone, and the Bears can't get it back. The Packers are the Super Bowl champs, and there is nothing that can be done to change that.

    But the Bears do have control over next season. (Whenever it happens.) Still being angry about last season's events won't help them, so let's all roll our eyes at MJD and then move on.