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.