By Charlie Roumeliotis
After the Bears' 27-21 victory against the New York Giants on Thursday night, Jay Cutler was invited to join the NFL Network set to talk about the win. But the Bears quarterback declined and said he didn't have any desire to do it.
Typical Cutler? Not exactly.
"I get enough credit as is," Cutler said during "Waddle & Silvy" on ESPN 1000 on Monday. "It's about those other guys."
Brandon Marshall, instead, joined the crew and praised Cutler's maturation by saying, "I'm lost for words when I talk about him. He's unbelievable."
Cutler acknowledged those comments, and even he believes the old Cutler is behind him.
"Some people change for the better, some people change for the worse," he said. "I like the situation I'm in right now with the coaches. Marc Trestman, (Matt Cavanaugh), (Aaron Kromer), all those guys are doing a great job of getting this team offensively where we need to be. Offensive line, I can’t say enough about them.
“We brought in Martellus Bennett, some other guys around us. We’ve got Brandon Marshall, Alshon (Jeffery), Earl (Bennett), Matt Forte, (Michael) Bush, all those guys are playing well.”
Cutler steered the credit away from himself and onto his teammates, like he has all season.
But Cutler also let Marshall be the guest on NFL Network because it was a special night for him after wearing lime-green shoes in support of Mental Awareness Week.
"I tried to deflect a lot of stuff throughout the week and definitely on game day," Cutler said. "I knew it was a big day for 'B.' He had a big game. I knew he had an important message that he wanted to get across, and I thought it'd be cool for him to do it."
Marshall added that he notices Cutler maturing by reading more books on how to be a better husband and man.
And life in the new Cutler home?
“Life is good," he said. "Kristen’s actually here tonight with me. We’re gonna have a little date night, go downtown, go to dinner. So that’s great. Cam is doing great.
"I’m in a good place right now. It makes it a lot easier when you have good guys to work around you. It makes my life easier.”