He just couldn’t stay away.
With the Lovie Smith negotiations dragging on and on, you knew Jay was bound to weigh in on a topic that was right in his wheelhouse.
If Mariotti were Popeye, organizations being tight with their money would be his can of spinich, giving him the strength to take cheap shots at ten times the rate of an average columnist.
With all his pent-up post Super Bowl insults still simmering inside, Jay really let loose this morning.
So much so, in fact, that he didn’t let little things like “logic” get in the way of mocking the Bears in every way possible.
Jay wants us to believe the Bears are at fault in the strained contract talks because they are cheap.
He’s right. They are. To Chicagoans, calling the Bears cheap raises about the same number of eyebrows as calling Mayor Daley corrupt. (Happy City Election Day everyone!)
Still, we’ll play ball Jay. Tell us about how the Bears are cheap and it’s a travesty Lovie Smith doesn’t have his contract yet.
Jay hits the nail on the head in paragraph two:
‘’’He’s scared to death,’’ noted Colts defensive line coach John Teerlinck, echoing the world’s thoughts on a waterlogged evening when Prince showed more poise then Rexy.”
Excuse me? What exactly does Rex’s historically poor performance in the Super Bowl have to do with Lovie Smith?
If you want to argue that the Bears are doing Lovie wrong, why continuously bring up the poor performance of Grossman, who has no bigger supporter in the Bears organization than Smith?
If anything, by Jay’s “logic”, shouldn’t Lovie’s loyalty to his shaky quarterback reflect poorly on him in negotiations?
Of course it shouldn’t. But Jay can’t worry about little matters like completely contradicting himself. So many insults, so little time.