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Khalil Mack’s dog-poop quote leads for weirdest thing said in Bears’ locker room

The quote went viral after the Bears beat the Vikings 16-6, and Mack explained it Tuesday at Halas Hall.

Khalil Mack has a new analogy to share with the world.
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Few people, if any, are going to argue with Bears star Khalil Mack about anything. So when he summarized his thoughts on the Bears’ 16-6 win over the Vikings by saying with a straight face, “A dog that poops fast don’t poop for long, man,” it was treated as though that was the most normal thing in the world to say.

Mack was quoting his former defensive line coach Jethro Franklin, who worked with him from 2015 through ’17 in Oakland and is now with the Seahawks.

The analogy is a weird one and it’s quite a stretch to apply it to the NFC North race, but basically Mack would prefer the Bears have one long, steady output rather than a few quick spurts.

“Yeah, everybody keeps asking me what that means,” Mack said Tuesday at Halas Hall. “It really means that anybody can start fast, but it’s about the whole race. You know what I’m saying? The whole season. Being consistent.”

It seems like there are only about 87 different analogies that would work better here, but Mack’s calling the shots.

He added that he edited Franklin’s original phrase to keep it “PG rated.” He’d been cursing left and right in post-game interviews the first few weeks of the season, but decided to cut back for television.