Cutler on Urlacher: He's right

December, 2, 2009
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Jay Cutler said he took no offense to Brian Urlacher's comments to YahooSports that the quarterback's arrival has changed the identity of the Chicago Bears.

"He didn't have to apologize to me," Cutler said. "I talked to him, I understand what he's talking about. It's frustrating for everybody in that locker room. I know where he is coming from. You can't take anything personal in this game, especially when we're losing. I'm going to get a lot of blame, and I'm aware of that. A lot of it should come my way, and I understand that. I know Brian's frustrated, I'm frustrated, but there's not much we can do."

"We've struggled running the ball. Brian's right. You don't have to run the ball every play, you don't have to be a running team. But when you run the ball, you have to be effective."

Cutler declined to address any potential correlation between Urlacher's latest comments, and this summer's incident where former Bear and then-Minnesota Viking Bobby Wade claimed the middle linebacker made disparaging remarks about the quarterback.

"I don't know. I'm not going to get into it," Cutler said. "I'm not worried about it."

Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He also hosts weeknight radio shows on ESPN 1000.

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