As the Kitties from the motor city continue to fall apart, the Bears continue to come together as a solid football team. This was stated by Jay Cutler in the his post-game interviews, and was also a reflection on the scuffle that broke-out between DJ Moore and Matt Stafford.
Even though I have been among such critics earlier this year, at this point a thoroughly agree that the Detroit Lions are a ball club that has a lot of maturing to do. Matt Stafford's neck tackle on DJ Moore (which he should have been penalized for holding etc.) is what ignited the melee near mid-field late in the game.
The Bears QB Jay Cutler was also the target of some verbal chattering, and physical abuse at the hands of Detroit D-Linemen Suh and Fairley. So as far as I'm concerned at this point, the Lions are an immature cheap-shot, and classless act from the head coach on down (and I don't, nor will I ever apologize for that assessment).
Cutler shared these thoughts after the game in reflection of the excitement throughout the entire game:
"You don't want to tell everyone to do that, but at a certain point, I think this team has to draw the line". "If a team's going to cross that (line), we're going to have to retaliate and we're going to stand up for ourselves. "Our offensive line, defensive line … now the secondary, everyone. We're coming together as a team and that's a good sign of it."
What Jay was referring to was DJ Moore's retaliation on Stafford after getting horse-collared by the Lions young QB. Cutler's word really hit-home with us here at CBE, and it is further evidence of a very strong sense of "solidarity" that now exist on this team.
In tonight's edition of "Chicago Bears Extra" Bill and I will discuss the game in more detail, and will also rundown the following topics:
- Is It Time For Jerry Angelo To Go?
- Is It Tine For Mike Martz To Go?
- Jay Cutler's Continued Emergence As A Team Leader.
- Where Will The Bears Finish, Wild Card or Div. Champs?
We will also preview our next game against the Chargers at home. So log-in to the chat room, or call-in to join the party.
COM'ON BEAR FANS, IT'S TIME TO BEAR-DOWN!!!!!!!
Tags: Bears Defense, Bears Front Office, Bears Offense, Bears Offensive Line, Chicago Bear Football, Chicago Bears, Devin Hester, Jay Cutler, Jerry Angelo, Jerry Angelo's Draft History and Free Agent Signings, Julius Peppers, Lovie Smith, Matt Forte, Mike Martz, NFC North Division, Season 2011.