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By Vaughn McClure, Tribune reporter 12:54 p.m. CDT, September 20, 2012
Brian Urlacher tried Thursday to steer clear of the controversy related to Jay Cutlerís sideline run-in with tackle JíMarcus Webb. But the Chicago Bears linebacker and defensive co-captain did offer an opinion.
"I didnít pay attention to it locally or nationally," Urlacher said. "Everyone was asking me about it, but I still havenít seen what happened. And I donít really care what happened.
"Whatever happened, itís over with now. Weíve moved on. It doesnít seem to be an issue. Someone told me there was a mutiny against Jay in our locker room. If there was, I didnít know about it. I guess weíre supposed to be mad at him, but things happen on the sideline."
Cutler gave Webb a slight shove and yelled in the left tackleís face during last Thursday nightís 23-10 loss at Green Bay. Culter said he talked to Webb and all the members of the offensive line individually. Nickel back D.J. Moore said Cutler shouldn't have treated Webb in that manner.
"People get mad," Urlacher said. "Iíve gotten in spats with coaches, players as well. It happens. ... People get pissed off and sometimes do things we shouldnít do. But it happens."
Urlacher was asked about his approach toward moving forward when such an incident occurs.
"Itís just like a fight in practice: Itís in practice, who cares?" he said. "You guys probably see us fight in training camp every year. So what? After practice is over, youíre in the locker room (and) youíre buddies again.
"Itís not a big deal. You lose your emotions sometimes out there and you get mad. But once itís over with, itís over with. We spend a lot of time around each other, so you better get rid of it real quick. Itís going to be a long season if we donít."
As for the state of his left knee, Urlacher said, "My knee's fine. Been a week now since we've played and it feels fine."