49ers' Willis to Cutler: 'Have faith in yourself and rest will fall into place'

49ers' Willis to Cutler: 'Have faith in yourself and rest will fall into place'
September 30, 2013, 9:45 pm
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By Charlie Roumeliotis

Following the Bears-Lions game on Sunday, several Bears players believed that Lions defensive lineman Israel Idonije, who played in Chicago from 2004-12, fed his line some of the Bears' play calls.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis appeared on SportsTalk Live Monday and was asked how often this usually happens around the NFL.

"I'm not sure," he said. "It's always a possibility out there, but at the end of the day, I feel like you still got to play football ... When you feel like somebody knows that, then it's pretty much backyard football like, 'You know what I'm about to do, so you got to come stop it.'"

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Willis also responded to Jay Cutler's critics about his toughness and says they don't matter as long as he believes in himself.

"I played against Jay Cutler in college and I have a middle finger to show for it. I broke my middle finger in college trying to tackle him," Willis said. "Cutler's always been a competitor. When you're doing good, people are going to pat you on the back and tell you you're the world's greatest. And when you don't do so well, those same people are going to be the ones that tear you down.

"At the end of the day, you just have to stay true to who you are ... as long as you have complete faith in yourself and in your abilities, the rest will fall in place."

You can check out the full video of Willis' appearance on SportsTalk Live above.