Brian Urlacher Thinks Cutler Destroyed the Bears’ Identity
I was just sitting around thinking, “Hey, what could make this Bears season even worse?” With the poor play on both sides of the ball, an embattled stubborn coach being stabbed in the back by ownership, and a bleak future with the Bears having dealt their 1st and 2nd round picks for next season, there is really only one thing that the scenario is missing: Drama. And who better than an injured Brian Urlacher to make it happen. Apparently he feels that Cutler may be good, but he has created a new identity for the team and this new identity is what’s causing all the losing. Here’s what Brian had to say:
“Look, I love Jay, and I understand he’s a great player who can take us a long way, and I still have faith in him,” Urlacher said. “But I hate the way our identity has changed. We used to establish the run and wear teams down and try not to make mistakes, and we’d rely on our defense to keep us in the game and make big plays to put us in position to win. Kyle Orton might not be the flashiest quarterback, but the guy is a winner, and that formula worked for us. I hate to say it, but that’s the truth.”
Wow. I mean Urlacher is not playing right now, but you know he is around the team and that he is still a respected figure in that locker room. The last thing Jay needs now is for Urlacher to be questioning his leadership and what he brings to the team. Not to mention that Urlacher is COMPLETELY WRONG. He’s not wrong that the identity has changed, he’s wrong that somehow Kyle Orton was the key to that identity. The key to that identity was a run game that was remotely functional and a good defense. We have neither of those. How would Orton’s “game management” make a difference? Sure he could “manage” the Bears to a 37-10 loss, but at least Cutler gives us a shot at getting back in games.
Hey Brian, SHUT UP.