As most Bears fans know, Sports Illustrated recently published this article that provided an inside look at the enigma that is Jay Cutler. Whether it changed anyone's opinion, I'm not so sure. But I'll go out on a limb and say Bears fans still have a tough time warming up to Cutler even if there's more to him than meets the eye. However, Cutler's not the only Bear that has a frosty relationship with their faithful followers. Here are the Top Ten.
10. Roy Williams
It may sound crazy to say Roy Williams is unlikeable before he's even played a down with the Bears. But hear me out. As the poster boy for Jerry Angelo's bargain bin shopping spree, Williams represents everything we hated about the Bears offseason. Throw in the distinct possibility Williams will go down as a monumental bust, much the same way he was in Dallas, and you'll start to see the picture.
9. Robbie Gould
I'm onto you Robbie Gould and your whole "I'm really nice to fans and always available for interviews with a smile on my face" routine. You may have everyone else fooled, but you're going to have to get up a lot earlier in the morning to sneak one past this guy. Nobody can be that likeable.
8. Marcus Harrison
Making fun of the fat kid at camp these days will get you sent to a weeklong sensitivity seminar. But I'm willing to risk it because this tubby bastard is already the most disliked player among the coaches for showing up to camp out of shape and failing his physical. You can't expect to be respected when you can't even commit to staying in shape, roughly 25% of your responsibilities.
7. Mike Martz
Forget the mad scientist nonsense because it's what gets Martz into so much trouble. There are times when his playcalling makes me want to reach through the screen, grab him by the neck and...you get the point. Martz refuses to acknowledge how bad his offensive line is and continues to call games as if Orlando Pace was protecting Culter's backside. Anyone who can frustrate so many so often is definitely not someone you'd consider to be likeable.
6. Frank Omiyale
Old wounds don't heal overnight and the damage Omiyale did during his days on the Bears line left one hell of a puncture wound. Thankfully for Omiyale, he's been relegated to second string and won't get depantsed on national television every Sunday.
5. Brian Urlacher
Over the years, we've seen Urch act like a dick fairly often. He's equal parts egotistical and standoffish, much to the chagrin of those who hoped he'd be a bit more diplomatic in his dealings with the public. But I'll give him props for remaining the same guy from day one. Urch may be an ass, but it's gotten to the point where it can be incredibly entertaining.
4. Lovie Smith
Chicago's most stubborn man is often on the receiving end of our ire for quite a few reasons. But if I had to pinpoint exactly what it is that we find so unlikeable about Lovie, I'd venture a guess and say it's because he's the complete opposite of Mike Ditka. Instead of fire and brimstone, we get passive and patient. So when fans feel like Lovie should be going ballistic after a bad play and he doesn't, the Fire Love Smith movement gains even more traction.
3. Chris Williams
Other than the fact that Chris Williams is a god awful offensive lineman, I don't know a thing about him. Truth is, I don't need to, even if Williams is a nice guy off the field. He's a first round bust that's been nothing but a soft, waste of space from the day he was drafted.
2. Jerry Angelo
I've devoted far too many characters to count in detailing my disdain for Jerry Angelo. But if you're interested, I suggest you read this because it deals with fans punching him in the face.
1. Jay Cutler
It's not that I don't want to like you Jay, but damnit, how can I? You make it painfully obvious that interacting with fans ranks somewhere between picking up dog shit and doing your taxes. During post game interviews, you look annoyed and act as if every question asked is beneath you. Even if the recent SI article paints a different picture of you, don't plan on our perception changing too much. We've been starved for a quarterback so long, having one that wants nothing to do with us is incredibly tough to stomach.