Jay Cutler on fights at Bears training camp: We're just being dumb

Tuesday August 9th, 2016

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has had enough of the fights that have occurred throughout Chicago’s training camp, saying that the team needs to refocus on its upcoming games.

His comments come after some of his teammates brawled at the Bears Family Fest on Saturday, the latest in a number of recent fights.

“Now we’re getting to the point where we’re just kind of being a dumb team,” Cutler said via CBS Chicago. “So we’ve got to find that fine line of when we’re being tough and when we’re being dumb. I think we’re right there on that edge, so now we kind have to start dialing it back and getting ready for games.”

Cutler also personally addressed offensive tackle Kyle Long, who admitted to making a mistake by getting involved in the brawl on Saturday,

“He’s got to be smarter than that,” Cutler said. “We’ve talked to him. He’s better than that. He’s smarter than that. He has come a long way in his years here. I know he’s protecting his teammates and doing everything possible, but some things we just can’t do.”

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Coach Jon Fox noted early in training camp that fights are natural, but said that the team needs to dial it back after Saturday.

The Bears open their preseason schedule against the Denver Broncos on Thursday.

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