Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Gale Sayers said this week that he doesn’t think much of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, doesn’t know if linebacker Brian Urlacher has much left, and doesn’t believe coach Lovie Smith’s job is safe.
“Cutler hasn’t done the job,” Sayers said, per the Associated Press. “Urlacher, I don’t know how good he’s going to be coming back. He’s 33 years old. They need a couple wide receivers, a couple defensive backs. They haven’t done a good job. If Lovie doesn’t do it this year, I think he’s gone.”
Sayers was speaking at an event for a home for troubled youth in his home town of Omaha, Nebraska, and he said he still supports the Bears, even if he doesn’t have a lot of contact with the people who currently run the team.
“I go to every game I can,” he said. “Yes, I do live and die with them.”
Sayers also said that he made $275,000, total, in his career, which started in 1965 and ended in 1971. He said he’d like to play these days.
“You know why? Because of the money,” he said. “I wouldn’t change my game. I probably would be just as good because I would be on AstroTurf. The money, that’s the key right now. Everybody is making so much.”