One of the greatest Bears of all time is less than impressed with the current state of his former team.
None other than Gale Sayers was critical of coach Lovie Smith, quarterback Jay Cutler, linebacker Brian Urlacher and the team’s offseason moves Tuesday
“Cutler hasn’t done the job,” Sayers said, according to various reports. “They need a couple wide receivers, a couple defensive backs. They haven’t done a good job.”
Sayers was speaking at a banquet to benefit Boys Town in his hometown of Omaha, Neb.
“If Lovie doesn’t do it this year, I think he’s gone,” he went on to say. “He had a good team the Super Bowl year. Nothing came together for him the last couple years.”
Sayers said he also doubts Urlacher will return to form after missing last season with a wrist injury.
As for Julius Peppers, Sayers told the Omaha World-Herald that, “He’s a good player, but he can’t do it all by himself.”
Just because Sayers seems less than optimistic about the team’s prospects for 2010 doesn’t mean he doesn’t remain a fan.
“I go to every game I can,” he told the World-Herald. “I live or die with them.”