By Earl Bennett
Trash talk is universal. What makes trash talk golden? Some guys dig and find out serious information, while others just state the obvious. The NFL field has its own unwritten rules. But, stating the obvious was always one route to go.
Jay Cutler rarely talked trash. However, when opposing defenders decided to chime in on his play he never faltered. The obvious instance of DeAngelo Hall with the multiple interceptions and Cutler’s feud with Phillip Rivers are prime examples of how he never backed away from good trash talking on the field. However, it was playing against Detroit when I heard one of the slickest remarks by Cutler.
Willie Young was in his second year with the Detroit Lions when he began talking trash to Cutler. After a bad first start we took the field and Young was yapping, at that point in his career we were all trying to figure out who the yapper even was. Cutler asked us in the huddle who is number 79? No one knew. We break the huddle and get to the line of scrimmage and 79 is still yapping. Before the play was called you hear Cutler say “Hey 79, could you turn around so we can know who you are because we are fucking clueless you no name.” A subtle, but yet dagger remark. This was a you know me because I am Jay Cutler, but no one on this team knows who you are.
Young would continue to yap the entire game. His strength as a pass rusher became evident as he was disruptive with his speed. However, the unknown trash talking defender was roasted because no one knew number 79’s name.
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