Distraction threatens Bears’ focus
LAKE FOREST – In the NFL, distractions are as perilous to a team’s success as injuries or turnovers.
So when franchise quarterback Jay Cutler angrily bumped teammate J’Marcus Webb on Thursday – and when D.J. Moore pushed back at Cutler with his words Monday – the Bears flirted with a problem bigger than any playbook.
Until this week, no one in the Bears’ locker room had veered from the company line in regard to their moody quarterback. A bevy of broadcasters and former players ripped Cutler for shoving Webb and screaming at other teammates Thursday, but the Bears’ active players insisted that they fully supported Cutler and vice versa.
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