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Is Jay Cutler criticized too much?
After Chicago's oft-maligned quarterback delivered a gritty come-from-behind win over the Raiders on Sunday, that question was posed to Bears tight end Martellus Bennett.
is Jay Cutler too often criticized? Martellus: "They threw rocks at Jesus, & Jesus was an excellent guy who did a lot of awesome stuff."— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) October 4, 2015
Before comparing Jay Cutler to Jesus, Martellus Bennett compared him to Keanu Reeves in the movie 'The Replacements'— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) October 4, 2015
It's safe to say the tongue-in-cheek Bennett is having some fun here, but what an answer.
The quotes predictably earned some laughs and retweets on Twitter, and good on Chicago Sun-Times reporter Patrick Finley for posing the question to Bennett -- the self-proclaimed "black unicorn" -- who's always a good quote.
Ex-Bears LB Brian Urlacher is spending his retirement catching -- and helping other people catch -- huge fish on his charter boat
Brian Urlacher left the NFL in 2012, after a 13-year, eight-Pro Bowl, defensive player of the year-winning career with the Chicago Bears.
Let's check in on what the former linebacker is doing now, via his Twitter account:
Yes, Urlacher is pretty into this fishing thing. According to the Naples Daily News, he and some business partners own a charter boat called "The Linebreaker" and based in southwest Florida.
The name isn't just a simple play on Urlacher's former position. Via Kelly Merritt, in 2011:
On a fishing trip prior to Urlacher purchasing his boat, the line kept snapping from the big fish they were catching. One of the guys on the boat said, "You're not a linebacker -- you're a line breaker," and the name was born.
It doesn't seem the line was breaking too much on those catches, though.
H/T For The Win
Statistically, two is not a trend. But we're calling it anyway:
2014 is the Year of the Jump-Kick.
First there was Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers planting a foot on the face mask of Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning (which, admittedly, drew a fine):
On Sunday night, the Green Bay Packers' Jarrett Boykin (perhaps) one-upped Brown by getting a leg to the ball before Chicago Bears punter Pat O'Donnell could kick it: