I know this isn’t really a big deal but can Brian Urlacher please shut up now? It’s obvious this guy is bitter that the Bears decided not to bring him back. Ultimately, that was his fault. He didn’t take what the Bears offered him and he was wrong about thinking he can get a better deal somewhere else.
It’s so frustrating because as it appears, the Bears are finally doing something good and to have this guy start whining that Cutler was the only teammate that didn’t call him after announcing his retirement is garbage. Not everyone likes each other at their jobs. Why does he think everyone should like him?
I loved Urlacher as a player. I really did. But this shit is getting old fast and it’s making me feel even better that the Bears didn’t bring him back. It seems like he was nothing but a headache around teammates.
I have a question for you guys…please keep in mind that most – if not all of you – are far more knowledgeable/in touch with the Bears than me.
I’m not a Cutler hater and I’ve defended him in the past when he was criticized…but at this point in time, I”m not convinced that he is “the right guy” for the job, ie. the “long -term QB” of the Chicago Bears.
Why? I’m not convinced that his demeanor is what it should be. I’mnot convinced that he can be an effective LEADER, based on what I’ve observed.
I could be completely wrong on this…but I’m interested in hearing some opinions. U dig.
I don’t think it matters whether or not Cutler is a “leader”. The way I see it, a team is 53 players, not one. Of course, Cutler needs to be good for the Bears to have a chance. I have mentioned this countless times but they were close in 2011 and unfortunately, he hurt his knee. Then, Lovie and Martz were paid to put Todd Collins in and throw away some drives before Hanie actually gave them a chance.
I have also said the following numerous times: I don’t give a shit if Cutler is a dickhead. He may be, he may not. The truth is, dickheads have won Super Bowls in the past and that’s all I care about. Chucky and I have had this conversation about Lovie Smith being a prime example of someone who is a “nice” guy. I am sure he is. I bet he would make a great neighbor but that doesn’t mean shit when it came to him coaching. Anybody miss that “nice” guy? Not me.
Everyone talks about Cutler not being a leader or good enough to succeed. Well, let me ask you, if you were getting knocked on your ass consistently for the last four years because your teammates in front of you couldn’t block to save their lives, don’t you think you would be a little pissed off too? We’ve discussed this at Fire Ron Turner as well. Those guys will tell you the same thing I am telling you now. Win the Super Bowl. That’s all that matters. I am confident he can do it. He has the right coach and the line to protect him.
Fro….I don’t see how anybody can judge how good a player Jay Cutler is. You know this, and anybody that has two brain cells left knows that is simply impossible to know how good Cutler could have been because the O-Line damn near got his ass killed every game. Put Cutler behind a good line and then let’s see how he does. And, of course, the blame for Cutler nearly getting killed falls squarely on the empty heads of Jerry (Whistle Dixie) Angelo and the former head douchecopter/coach, Lovie (We like our team) Smith. Yeah, I miss Lovie like I would miss a bad head cold.
How many teams interviewed that moron after he left? I wonder what they thought of him after those interviews.
By the way, that whole “leader” thing is, to a certain extent, crap. It’s at least overrated. You’re right about it being a team concept.