Peter King: Bears Are #4 In NFL
I was surprised to see that in Peter King’s latest NFL rankings he has New England at #1 and my beloved Bears at #4 behind Pittsburgh and the Giants.
I love the Bears as much as anyone, but I’m not sure they should be ranked that high. Teams 5-1o are Indy, Philly, San Diego, Baltimore, Dallas and Tennessee.
While he is high on the Bears, King is not a fan of how new QB Jay Cutler orchestrated his trade:
I may not like how Jay Cutler babied his way out of Denver, but by Labor Day, the football world will have forgotten, and by Thanksgiving, the most popular baby name in Chicagoland will be Jay.
I still don’t see how Cutler is a baby. He got a new boss. The new boss was interested in other players for his job, after he was one of the top performers in the league last year. He decides it’s time to move on. How is that being a baby? Most people would react the same way. He’s trying to build his career. If the new man in charge isn’t fully sold on him, why would he want to stay?
Let’s say that the brass at SI made waves at another writer to take King’s place. For giggles we’ll say Jay Mariotti. If King found out about that and he knew there were other opportunities of commensurate value and stature, would he not look into them?