Snippy Bears take snap shots
BY JOE COWLEY firstname.lastname@example.org September 24, 2012 9:42PM
Updated: October 26, 2012 2:17PM
Who said the Bears were a boring team?
Sure, maybe on the field in the 23-6 yawner Sunday over the St. Louis Rams, but on Monday? That’s when they really unleashed some fireworks.
Coach Lovie Smith snapped at the media, and quarterback Jay Cutler said cornerback D.J. Moore needed a “muzzle,’’ but receiver Brandon Marshall made the biggest splash, using social media to counterpunch NFL Network’s Warren Sapp for calling him a “retard.’’
“When I look at Warren Sapp, I can’t go to him and talk about finances because he filed for bankruptcy,’’ Marshall said in the first of two online videos. “I can’t go to him and talk about my marriage because he filed for divorce. I can’t go to him and talk about being a great father when one day I have children because he’s not active in his children’s lives.
“So the lesson we should all learn here is, surround yourself with good people and be careful who you take counsel from.
‘‘I’m not saying he’s been there on my side giving me counsel, but that’s not a guy that I can go to.’’
In his news conference, Smith was asked by a reporter about having bumpy offensive starts for several seasons, and when he thought he was interrupted, he said, “If you let me finish … I don’t need your help. Believe me, I don’t need your help.’’
Then there was Cutler’s weekly appearance on his WMVP-AM (1000) show, and, of course, Moore was brought up. He had criticized Cutler for bumping left tackle J’Marcus Webb in the Week 2 loss against the Green Bay Packers.
“There are certain guys in the locker room that they know you can get quotes from, and D.J. is at the top of that list,’’ Cutler said.
“I went to school with the guy, love him to death, but it’s just that sometimes you need to put a muzzle on some people.’’
At 2-1, the Bears do have a winning record. Someone remind them of that.