After the Chicago Bears lost 27-14 at home to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, several journalists reported hearing loud yelling and screaming coming from the Bears' locker room.
Jeremy Stoltz of Bear Report described it as an "ugly scene," and reported "lots of yelling" and players being pulled out of the room. Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago quotes a source who says the fracas featured Brandon Marshall calling out quarterback Jay Cutler.
"We lost, there should be a lot of frustration," Marshall told reporters. "You should hear frustration. We're 3-4."
Chris Emma of 670 The Score reported that players were yelling and being pulled apart, and that "Marshall ranted and Kyle Long ripped the fans." During Marshall's postgame interview, he said "unacceptable" 16 times in 3 1/2 minutes, according to Jon Greenberg of ESPN Chicago.
Shortly after the report, Long tweeted that he "wasn't just running around blaming the fans. I was asked about it and I said what I said. I wish we were making great plays all the time too."
Peggy Kusinski of NBC Chicago reports she heard a player yell, "When you play with heart ... It's supposed to hurt," and then, "you just kick the ball."
Following the game, former Chicago linebacker Blake Costanzo criticized head coach Marc Trestman on Twitter:
Trestmen has made the bears soft. I took pride in wearing that jersey. Ditka,Urlacher,Briggs. Unreal man. No respect— Blake Costanzo (@BlakeCostanzo51) October 19, 2014
Trestman also addressed his team's play:
"Today was an unacceptable performance by our football team," Trestman said after the game. "We should be playing a lot better at this point in the season."
The loss dropped the Bears to 3-4 on the season. Chicago has now lost three of its last four games, and is winless at home.
- Molly Geary and Sarah Barshop