Before this season, much of what fans knew about Jay Cutler was based on interpretations of his demeanor and what analysts had to say about his body language and interactions with teammates. But Cutler said he has had a chance this season to convey much more of his personality through "The Jay Cutler Show" on ESPN 1000.
"Winning helps, too," Cutler said Wednesday at Halas Hall. "Anytime you win, it's going to be a cure-all. We lose and it's ... after the Packers week we were back at Def-Con 5."
"The Jay Cutler Show" runs the day after games from 12-1 CT during "The Waddle & Silvy Show."
"The radio show doesn't hurt, by any means," Cutler said. "It's a fun hour, and (Marc Silverman and Tom Waddle) do a good job, and the fans seem to like it as well."
The radio show hasn't stopped the intense scrutiny of Cutler, whose altercation with teammate J'Marcus Webb during the Bears' 23-10 loss at Green Bay on Sept. 13 was widely criticized, including on his show.
But fans also get to hear more of Cutler's thoughts on his show, which gives him more time to speak his mind than he gets during post-game press conferences and his weekly gathering with the media at Halas Hall.
Cutler's shows have drawn big crowds when they've been held at restaurants and bars, and Cutler received a rousing ovation on Monday night at Soldier Field when he reentered the game against the Detroit Lions after Ndamukong Suh knocked him out for one play with a vicious sack.
"That was cool, it really was," Cutler said Tuesday on his show. " To go back in the game and see the fans' appreciation. It doesn't happen often, but it was fun."
Long-time supporters may argue that Cutler isn't changing, it's just that people are getting a chance to know him better.