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Brian Urlacher says Bears don’t have a problem with Jay Cutler

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Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher says the locker room isn’t divided after quarterback Jay Cutler’s sideline spat with left tackle J’Marcus Webb in last week’s loss to the Packers.

“People get mad,” Urlacher told the Chicago Tribune. “I’ve gotten in spats with coaches, players as well. It happens. . . . People get pissed off and sometimes do things we shouldn’t do. But it happens.”

Everyone — including Cutler — seems to agree that Cutler bumping Webb was something he shouldn’t have done. But Urlacher says sideline screaming matches are non-issues.

“It’s just like a fight in practice: It’s in practice, who cares?” Urlacher said. “You guys probably see us fight in training camp every year. So what? After practice is over, you’re in the locker room [and] you’re buddies again. It’s not a big deal. You lose your emotions sometimes out there and you get mad. But once it’s over with, it’s over with. We spend a lot of time around each other, so you better get rid of it real quick. It’s going to be a long season if we don’t.”

And it’s going to be a long season if the Bears’ offensive line doesn’t do a better job of protecting Cutler.

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12 Responses to “Brian Urlacher says Bears don’t have a problem with Jay Cutler”
  1. panthrobro says: Sep 21, 2012 7:45 AM

    Somewhere Mike Martz is laughing. Bears fans should have known that when they started picking up never beens like Chris Spencer to protect their franchise QB it was no bueno.

  2. crazycane says: Sep 21, 2012 7:50 AM

    And that’s why he’s the undeniable leader of this team.

  3. nikkodawg says: Sep 21, 2012 8:05 AM

    As much as the media tries to create problems or at least magnify them, I can almost guarantee that this was never a big deal in the Bears locker room. If you think otherwise, you do not follow the Bears or know much about Lovie Smith.

  4. metalhead65 says: Sep 21, 2012 8:11 AM

    I know you guys hate Cutler but are you seriosly going to keep writing about this everyday? we get it already Cutler does not suck up to the press and and issue false apologies when he hurts sombodies feelings so you must ride him when you get the chance but enough of this already. will there be a camera covering Tom Brady’s every reaction when the ravens defense is in his face every play this weekend?

  5. eventhorizon04 says: Sep 21, 2012 8:18 AM

    But the media says the Bears do have a problem with Cutler!

    Who would you rather trust – Brian Urlacher or media talking heads who like to stir up “controversy” during slow news weeks?

  6. sj39 says: Sep 21, 2012 8:20 AM

    Rams defense is already inside of Cutler’s head. He’s going to have a rough day and throw quite a few picks.

  7. xpensivewinos says: Sep 21, 2012 8:43 AM

    I’m fairly certain that whenever someone on a team says “we don’t have a problem with so and so,” you’re guaranteed that the team has a huge problem with so and so.

    Cutler is just an odd guy with an unlikeable way about him and he has zero leadership skills. He’s like a grown up version of a spoiled little brat. There’s a reason McDaniel got rid of him five seconds after taking the Denver job and now the Bears are stuck with him. A team can’t win with a guy like that at QB. Wide Receiver yes, but not a QB.

  8. lrt79 says: Sep 21, 2012 9:21 AM

    I’m surprised the sports media is even running with this story. At least 3/4 of the Chicago media, at least, makes their bread and butter off of trying to create controversy around Cutler.

    You’d think the guy had called out someone who was an innocent lamb, rather than the OLman who is responsible for 27 sacks over 2 season and 2 games.

  9. mialto says: Sep 21, 2012 10:31 AM

    After Sunday the media, these columnists will be a bit confused and lost. They will definitely have to make more news out of nothing from a Bears victory.

  10. louisvillebear says: Sep 21, 2012 12:26 PM

    Have we hard what Snooki feels about the Cutler controversy?? Geez!, give the story a rest MDS!

  11. larryboodry says: Sep 21, 2012 12:43 PM

    sj39 says: Sep 21, 2012 8:20 AM

    Rams defense is already inside of Cutler’s head. He’s going to have a rough day and throw quite a few picks.
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    I can’t wait until Sunday when you are proven wrong…Urlacher’s comments prove that this whole deal about a locker room ‘split’ is nothing more than a media-driven farce. Go Bears!

  12. larryboodry says: Sep 21, 2012 1:08 PM

    xpensivewinos says: Sep 21, 2012 8:43 AM

    “I’m fairly certain that whenever someone on a team says “we don’t have a problem with so and so,” you’re guaranteed that the team has a huge problem with so and so.”

    And I’m fairly certain that Brian Urlacher is to be trusted here, he is not one to whitewash anything…If the Bears had a problem with Cutler, Brian Urlacher would admit it, or refuse to comment publicly…He did neither in this case.

    “Cutler is just an odd guy with an unlikeable way about him and he has zero leadership skills. He’s like a grown up version of a spoiled little brat. There’s a reason McDaniel got rid of him five seconds after taking the Denver job and now the Bears are stuck with him. A team can’t win with a guy like that at QB. Wide Receiver yes, but not a QB.”

    Uh-huh…That’s why he led them to 7-3 last year (15-6 in his last 21 starts overall), and the ‘normal, more likeable’ Caleb Hanie went winless in his four starts. I do agree that there was a perfectly valid reason McDaniels ‘got rid of’ (actually not true – it was Cutler’s decision to leave) Jay in Denver…McDaniels was an idiot.

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