Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s decision to wish the Packers secondary good luck came back to bite him and his team on the rear end Thursday night.
Cutler had an awful night, completing just 11 of his 27 passes while getting intercepted four times and sacked seven times by a Packers defense that showed a lot more bite than they did in the season opener. Cutler got caught on camera yelling at offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb, a flashback to past seasons when protection breakdowns led to offensive breakdowns that sank the Bears’ hopes.
Things were supposed to be different this season, which led to Cutler’s comments to the Packers defensive backs. The Pack got their revenge on the field and then safety Charles Woodson, who had one of the picks, made sure that Cutler knew that Green Bay didn’t think things had changed even a little bit.
“Heard some talk out of the Bears: Packers secondary not working coverage, bigger receivers … we heard about it,” Woodson told Rachel Nichols of ESPN. “We understand that Jay is excited about his new weapons, but it’s the same-old Jay. We don’t need luck; Jay will throw us the ball.”
That, my friends, qualifies as a burn. Probably third degree.
Cutler and Woodson had words after a play in the second half, Cutler seemed to take exception to Woodson trying to tackle him low, and had to be separated on the field. The two teams will meet again in Week 15 and Woodson might be the one wishing him luck that time around.