Brian Urlacher: What Bears’ mutiny against Jay Cutler?
BY JOE COWLEY firstname.lastname@example.org September 20, 2012 1:06PM
Brian Urlacher (right) said if there was a mutiny against Jay Cutler in the Bears locker room, then someone forgot to tell him. | AP
Updated: September 20, 2012 10:19PM
If there was supposed to be some locker room mutiny against Jay Cutler, Brian Urlacher didn’t get the invite.
As far as the Bears middle linebacker was concerned, he wouldn’t have wanted it, either.
Urlacher met with the media on Thursday, and for the first time since last week’s loss to Green Bay, discussed Cutler and all the fallout from the quarterback’s bump-and-run of left tackle J’Marcus Webb.
“I didn’t pay attention to it locally or nationally,’’ Urlacher said. “Everyone was asking me about it, but I still haven’t seen what happened and I don’t really care what happened. Whatever happened it’s over with now, we moved on. It doesn’t seem to be an issue. Someone told me there was a mutiny against Jay in our locker room. If there was I didn’t know about it. I guess we’re supposed to be mad at him, but things happen on the sideline. That’s just the way it goes. People get mad, I’ve gotten into spats with coaches, players, as well. It happens. It’s just what happens in the NFL. People get pissed off and sometimes do things we shouldn’t do, but it happened.’’
Urlacher said the key is turning the page, which has never really been a problem with the core on the Bears roster.
“It’s just like a fight in practice. It’s in practice, who cares?’’ Urlacher continued. “You guys probably see us fight in training camp every year. So what, after the practice is over you are in the locker room and you’re buddies again. It’s not a big deal. You lose your emotions sometimes out there, you get mad, but once it’s over with it’s over with. We spend a lot of time around each other so we better get rid of it real quick. It’s going to be a long season if we don’t.’’