Well, Jay Ratliff was released by the Bears the other day. According to several reports, Lake Forest Police were called to Halas Hall because Ratliff was angry. I am not sure if his anger reached Chucky-like levels, but many are saying he has been showing up out of shape and “unfit”. Police were called to escort him away.
Until now, I had no idea that Ratliff had issues with players/management. Word is that he had a similar heated argument with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. He’s been a good player but couldn’t stay healthy throughout his career. His three-game suspension to start the season didn’t help his his cause and it hurt the team.
I think Eddie Goldman has played so well at nose tackle. Every since switching to a 3-4, the Bears have extra depth on the line and were able to trade Jared Allen and now, release Ratliff.
And let’s not forget what’s most important here: The Bears cannot and will not lose this Sunday.