Cutler: Soldier Field turf no factor in loss

December, 13, 2010
12/13/10
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Critical of the Soldier Field turf in the days leading into Chicago's 36-7 loss to the New England Patriots, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said he hasn’t heard from the Chicago Park district concerning his comments about the field, which was re-sodded two weeks prior to the contest.

“They didn’t call me,” Cutler said. “I think [Julius Peppers] said something about it, too. It is what it is. They can say that the field is good. The field had no effect on the outcome [Sunday]. We got beat by a very, very good team. Whether we were on turf or not, it wouldn’t have mattered.”

Cutler called Soldier Field “one of the worst fields in the league at this point” last Wednesday, adding “We’ve got to deal with it, and our guys know it.”

After posting passer ratings of 100 or better in two consecutive games, Cutler generated a passer rating of 32.9 Sunday, throwing for 152 yards on 12-of-26 passing with two interceptions.

Michael C. Wright

ESPN Chicago Bears reporter

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