The Patriots may be catching the Bears at the right time, as there was plenty of infighting in Chicago on Sunday.
After the Bears fell to Miami, 27-14, at Soldier Field Sunday, “yelling” could be heard outside the double doors of the Bears locker room and, according to an ESPN source, wide receiver Brandon Marshall called out quarterback Jay Cutler. The ESPN report also said it was believed that Marshall voiced his frustration with kicker Robbie Gould.
Marshall downplayed the issues with the media.
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“OK, were you in here?” Marshall asked reporters, according to ESPN. “Were you in this locker room? This is a team matter. That has nothing to do with you.”
Bears guard Kyle Long took some jabs at the Chicago fan base, which booed the Bears as it came off the field at halftime.
“I don’t know if upset is the word I would use,” Long told the Chicago Tribune. “But as somebody who is blood, sweat and tears like the other guys in this locker room and the coaches, the trainers, the staff, the equipment guys, to be getting booed at home when you're walking off the field down two possessions is unacceptable. Especially when there is not a lot of noise being made on third down. Period.”
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