CHICAGO — In Thursday's 23-10 loss to the Packers, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler threw four interceptions and was sacked seven times.
As frustration mounted, Cutler vented with emphatic gestures throughout, saying afterward it was simply a sign of his desire to win.
"I care about this," Cutler said. "This isn't a hobby for me. I am not doing this for my health. … When we're not doing the little things or not doing things the right way consistently, I'm going to say something. If they want a quarterback that doesn't care, they can get somebody else."
Cutler was particularly upset with his offensive line, a position group that did not see a significant addition during the Bears' offseason makeover.
"I'm not going to just walk to the sideline and act like everything's okay," he said after going 11 for 27 for 126 yards.
The loss left at least one prominent Bear wondering if their Week 1 win was something of a mirage. "Maybe we're not as good as we thought we were," linebacker Brian Urlacher said. "We've got a long ways to go, that's obvious."
And starting running back Matt Forte suffered a high ankle sprain, too. Former Texans and Dolphins running back Steve Slaton is scheduled to work out for the Bears today, the Chicago Tribune reported.
ALL Jags home games on TV: Jaguars team president Mark Lamping said the club will have every home game on local television in 2012 and in an effort to remove blackouts from the conversation, they won't even ask the NFL for extensions. "We don't sell tickets to get our game on TV," he said. "We sell tickets to generate revenue and have a stabile franchise." Jacksonville also has several new initiatives to beef up ticket sales. Fans are allowed to bring food into the stadium, and babies sitting on a parent's lap get free admission. And unused seats are being sold for as low as $20 each.
REVIS OUT, STEELER STARS IFFY: Darrelle Revis won't make the trip back to Pittsburgh, where he starred in college. The Jets' superstar cornerback is out of Sunday's game against the Steelers with a concussion. Also, Steelers safety Troy Polamalu and linebacker James Harrison are questionable. Neither Polamalu (strained right calf) nor Harrison (left knee) practiced this week.
BENGALS: Outside linebacker Thomas Howard went on injured reserve after tearing his ACL during practice.
CHARGERS: The team avoided having its home opener Sunday blacked out.
COWBOYS: Former USF cornerback and first-round pick Mike Jenkins practiced and is likely to return this week from a shoulder injury.
RAIDERS: Center Stefen Wisniewski, who suited up but did not play in the opener, will be in the lineup Sunday.
TEXANS: The league fined defensive end Antonio Smith $21,000 for kicking Miami guard Richie Incognito. Smith has missed two practices with a sore right ankle; he says he was retaliating when Incognito tried to twist his ankle after the whistle.
MORE FINES: The league docked safeties Madieu Williams of Washington, Taylor Mays of Cincinnati and Rahim Moore of Denver $21,000 each for unnecessary roughness in Week 1.