While the Chicago Bears got back to practice today and Lovie Smith made a few announcements regarding the team’s roster, corner back D.J. Moore was talking to the media about how quarterback Jay Cutler acted on Thursday night. It is apparent that the Chicago Bears may have a problem on their hands as the quarterback and the rest of the team grow apart.
Moore first joked about how much coverage there’s been of Cutler yelling at left tackle J’Marcus Webb last Thursday, but then veered into a criticism of the quarterback’s sideline demeanor.
“I don’t think you can act like that, though. To make it seem like it’s just my fault or what not, I think it’s just wrong, though honestly,” Moore said, via Joe Cowley of theChicago Sun-Times. “I would feel a certain way if he did me like that, to make it seem like, ‘Well, the reason I’m having a bad game is because is what you’re doing and not about me taking accountability for myself because I’m throwing these type of passes and doing these type of reads.’ It’s a tough situation.”
Moore doesn’t speak for everyone in the locker room, but his willingness to say it tells you that there isn’t much uneasiness about speaking one’s mind about the quarterback.
While winning would solve every thing, if the Bears continue to struggle and a separation between the team and the quarterback continues, only bad things can follow. If the distance between the two sides continues to grow, it would not be shocking to see some trades happening at the end of the year.