Urlacher: Cutler Not What Bears Expected

Aaron MeeCorrespondent IJuly 30, 2009

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 20: Jay Cutler #6 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 20, 2008 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

He said what?

Say it isn't so. Couldn't we at least wait until training camp starts before we decide what to think about Cutler in Chicago?

Apparently Bears' team captain, Brian Urlacher, couldn't wait that long. Of course that depends on who you ask, as there are two sides to every story.

In an interview on a local Chicago radio station, Bobby Wade, a former Chicago Bear, couldn't resist the urge to talk about the conversation he'd had with Brian Urlacher in Las Vegas over the weekend.

"I don't want to get [Urlacher] in trouble, but it wasn't what [the Bears] expected. Pretty much [Urlacher] said Jay Cutler was a [wimp] for the most part."

Of course, "wimp" wasn't the word used, although it's amusing no matter how its said. I could come up some with more choice names for Cutler but I digress.

Brian Urlacher seemed to think it was funny when hearing that Wade had told the media his secrets.

"Oh, please. I don't think I would ever say that about one of my teammates," Urlacher told the Tribune. "Look, Bobby Wade's a friend of mine. He's trying to get things going before training camp. That's just Bobby being Bobby. I'm pretty sure Jay knows I wouldn't say that about him."

So it seems to be a simple misunderstanding. Boy, if I had a dollar for every time I heard of "friends" across the NFL spreading rumors their "friend" called his supposed franchise quarterback a wimp.

Now that's a unique sense of humor.

What makes Bobby Wade's prank even funnier is that "wimp" is actually a name that many who have followed Cutler's career would call him, after watching him pout after every loss in a Broncos uniform. So to hear Urlacher wasn't a big fan was somewhat less than a surprise.

Is their anybody in the world that would put any stock into Urlacher's denial of the comment? If this was a prank by Bobby Wade, he got the Bears good this time.

Another story circulating on Chicago radio stations, is that Urlacher had to be restrained from attacking Cutler in mini camp. This too was hilarious to Brian Urlacher. Yet another funny joke on the radio.

"I didn't even practice," Urlacher said, with a hint of sarcasm. "If anything, I called him a few names for zipping balls by my head with that cannon he has. Me having to be restrained? That's funny."

Love it.