Monday, Jan. 31, 2011
This week, The Dan Patrick Show is airing live from the Super Bowl in Dallas and the conversation on Monday again turned to Jay Cutler. The NFL Network's Rich Eisen weighed in with his thoughts on the Bears QB.
Bigger interview: Super Bowl QBs or Jay Cutler?
Eisen: "This week? Jay Cutler. If Jay wants to actually open up, I think if he really wants to have a say to counteract all the things that have been said by his colleagues and all the things that have been said by the media. I think he should, I think he's got to."
Does Cutler care?
Eisen: This is why everyone is wondering, a guy with a resume that screams 'tough guy', a guy that screams like 'I care'. He was an option quarterback at Vanderbilt his first year and he excelled at it. Vanderbilt, you've gotta be smart to go there. It just strikes me, it just shows that he doesn't care about his perception problem.
The Dan Patrick Show can be seen Monday-Friday from 8:00-11:00 a.m. on Comcast SportsNet.
The Atlanta Falcons released kick return specialist Devin Hester on Tuesday after just two seasons with the team.
The former Bear and four-time Pro Bowl selection, who's best known for being one of the NFL's most dangerous return men, is now in the market for a new NFL job.
So that begs the question, should the Bears entertain the idea of bringing Hester back to Chicago in 2016?
Hester, 33, has an NFL-record 20 touchdown returns over his 10 year career. However, he only had one return touchdown during his two years in Atlanta, and collected just two receiving touchdowns and one rushing score.
It's safe to say the Bears aren't interested in Hester as a receiver, and who knows how much gas he has left in the tank, but he has certainly made an impact during his time in the Windy City.
Devin Hester is hitting the market.
The Atlanta Falcons announced Tuesday that they have released the kick return specialist after a two-year run with the team.
The former Bear holds the NFL record for most return touchdowns with 20. Hester left the Bears — after eight seasons — tied with Deion Sanders at 19.
On Sept. 18, 2014, Hester broke that record with the Falcons on a 62-yard punt return against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Prime Time gave Hester this shoutout afterwards:
Hester only played in five games last season due to a turf toe injury. He underwent foot surgery in January 2016.
Former Bears defensive end Corey Wootton announced his retirement on Tuesday after a six-year NFL career.
The 28-year-old released this statement on his Twitter page:
[SHOP: Gear up Bears fans!]
Wootton spent his first four seasons in Chicago before going to the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions for one-year stints in 2014 and 2015.
Wootton had the best years of his career in 2012 and 2013, his final two seasons with the Bears. He played in all 16 games both seasons and combined for 10 sacks, 48 tackles and three forced fumbles.
Wootton was selected by the Bears in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.