Joe Montana was a guest on the "Waddle and Silvy" show on WMVP (AM-1000) today and had this to say about Bears' quarterback Jay Cutler:
"Part of it is pressure," the former 49ers quarterback said. "You're coming from a program, and sometimes you bring it on yourself a bit. You're not happy somewhere, and you leave and you think it's better somewhere else, and I love Chicago, and maybe when you get there and it's a little bit more than you expected, and maybe it's not what you expected.
"His weapons weren't the same he had in Denver, I don't know, but I think his ability is there. But some of it now is just, some guys have a tough time adjusting mentally to that part of it, and hopefully he'll settle down."
Later in the interview, Montana was asked if Cutler's temper negatively impacts his performance.
"I just don't know him personally, but a lot of times, if you're emotional off the field and emotional on the field, you're ok," Montana said. "But if you're not that same way, if you get that emotional when that affects you personally more, and he wants to succeed so bad. A lot of the times you're trying too hard, and you're emotional, and you have that on top of it, and you're trying harder. You're doing things you don't typically do as a quarterback, and you're trying to make plays instead of letting plays happen."