Jay Cutler Talks Trash and More News and Notes from the NFC North
Oh, and he would like them to play press coverage.
Cocky? Maybe, especially after just one win. However, that's Jay Cutler these days according to Jon Greenberg of ESPN Chicago.
Unlike in years past, it's no false bravado though. He has the best set of weapons he's ever had, a much better offensive coordinator and that should fill him with confidence.
You want your quarterback to be a little cocky.
Calling out the opposing defense though... well, while I like the moxie, I always think it's a dangerous game.
Cutler has one win under his belt this year, and the Packers looked more than a bit off last week.
However, Chicago is not without flaws, and the Packers are well equipped to make mincemeat of a shaky offensive line. They have a very potent offense as well, and the Bears' secondary has some question marks.
Cutler has every reason to be confident. Every right to be cocky.
He might want to avoid calling out a division rival just before a huge game.
On the other hand, what would we write about if he didn't?
Moving on to other smack talking divisional rivals...
Mark Potash of the Sun-Times says the Bears could actually play with a lead against Green Bay thanks to their new-fangled offense.
Interesting tweet from the Tribune's Vaughn McClure regarding the varied combinations defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli threw at Indianapolis.
Over at ChicagoBears.com, Larry Mayer talks about how the Bears have done on a short week along with some other things in his Q&A this week.
MLive.com's Justin Rogers thinks the Niners are vulnerable to the Lions' big-pass weapons.
I was excited to see that Holy Schwartz! has a new post up analyzing the clock 'error' at the end of the Lions' win on Sunday.
The Free Press' Dave Birkett says Matt Stafford could throw for 350 yards this week.
Green Bay Packers
Aaron Nagler in his alternate reality persona at CheeseheadTV.com gives you everything you need to know going into the Packers-Bears tilt tonight.
Over at Pocket Doppler, Colleen pontificates a bit on the continued referee labor strife.
Judd Zulgad at 1500 ESPN says the Vikings are looking to mix up their defensive schemes a bit.
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