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Lovie Smith wants D.J. Moore to keep it in-house

  • By David Weiner
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The chewing out isn't done yet in Chicago.

First, quarterback Jay Cutler famously yelled at Bears left tackle J'Marcus Webb during Week 2's Thursday night loss to the Green Bay Packers. Webb gave up three of the seven sacks suffered by Cutler on a miserable night for the team's offense.

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Then Cutler himself came in for a deluge of criticism, first from media types and ex-players and then from one of his own teammates, fourth-year defensive back D.J. Moore.

"Is it unfair to criticize Jay right now? Shoot, it's unfair for him to be like that toward J'Marcus," Moore said on Monday. "In every game in every sport, there's always somebody who has a tough day. For you to come off on the sideline, once you holler at him it makes it seem like (Webb) is the only reason."

But the final word -- at least so far -- goes to Bears head coach Lovie Smith.

"He wasn't happy at all," Moore told the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday. "He said, 'Don't say it in this setting' or 'don't say it here' or 'don't say it there.' He was just telling me the right way to do stuff.

"I was just being myself, really, but I probably shouldn't have because it's really been blown out of proportion ... I've got to realize that if I say something, (the media are) going to make it seem like everybody feels that way and they're going to make it seem like the locker room's split. That's not the truth."

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