Originally Posted by TEXANRED
I hear you about the rules but I don't think these rules apply to this situation, or shouldnt anyway. Cutler was a runner and was past the line of scrimmage. Cutler ran straight at a defender and chose not to defend himself instead pulled off a boneheaded play that got him hurt. He was not a receiver going up for the catch nor was he in the pocket throwing the football. He was a runner.
If you run your car into the brick wall is it the brick wall's fault that you ran into it?
He was a passer. He was penalized as a passer, even if he was past the LOS and was defenseless.