NFL Chicago Bears

Jay Cutler Kindly Asks That You Quiet Down When The Bears Are In The Red Zone

Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE

After a rough start for the Chicago Bears in their season opener on Sunday, Jay Cutler and the offense found their groove, rolling to a 41-21 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Cutler finished with over 300 yards passing and a pair of scores. The only blemish was his early interception that was returned for a touchdown. But Cutler looked as sharp as we all expected and looks like a career year could be in store for him. He just has at least one request for right now, though.

Jay Cutler kindly asks that the fans at Soldier Field bring it down a bit when the Bears are in the red zone:

 “Please, please, please let’s tone it down a little bit when we’re down in the 20,” Cutler said after the game as he delivered a message to the fans. “You’re more than welcome to yell and scream and do whatever you want to do after we score, but please, let’s go ahead and quiet the stadium down and save it for after we score. Thank you. That’s my PSA.”

We saw Cutler’s frustration with the noise from the fans early in the game. With the Bears driving, Matt Forte carried the ball inside the one. The huddle that followed was apparently difficult to hear, and players attempted to get fans to quiet down. When it failed, the Bears had to use a timeout and we saw Cutler motion to pipe down.

And that’s the way it should be. Traditionally, at any football game, the noise is supposed to come when the home team is on defense and the road team is trying to call plays. Bears fans must have forgotten that unwritten rule, and Cutler called them out on it. I suggest we listen to him.