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Kyle Long "disappointed" that the Long family couldn't join the Bosa family as first round selections

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Kyle Long "disappointed" that the Long family couldn't join the Bosa family as first round selections

When the Arizona Cardinals selected Ohio State DE Nick Bosa with the No. 2 overall pick, he helped his family make some incredible history.

Bosa became the 4th member of his family drafted in the 1st Round in Common Draft Era, with his brother Joey being the most recent draftee in 2016. The Bosa family will now be discussed in the same vein as the Manning and Gronkowski families, who each have had three or more members of their family play in the NFL.

The Bears have a connection to the great football families in the nation, as three-time Pro Bowler Kyle Long’s brother Chris is a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, and their father Howie is an NFL Hall of Famer. But nonetheless, looking at Bosa complete the string of 1st round selections for their family made Long take to Twitter to tell the world how he really felt about the accomplishment.

The humorous tweet from Long elicited some great responses.

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Under Center Podcast: Bears win as Eddy Pineiro bursts onto the NFL scene

Under Center Podcast: Bears win as Eddy Pineiro bursts onto the NFL scene

It wasn’t always pretty, but the Bears found a way to win on the road in Denver thanks to a wild final minute of the game.

Olin Kreutz, Lance Briggs, Alex Brown and host Laurence Holmes break down the victory and debate whether the Bears can be a legitimate Super Bowl contender playing like this. Are the Bears making any progress on offense and what are opposing defenses doing to limit Mitchell Trubisky? Plus, a look ahead to Week 3 against Washington and what the guys want to see the Bears do to get going in the right direction.

0:38 – “The Eddy Pineiro Game”

2:40 – Bears deserve credit for finding Pineiro

8:13 – Is the Bears offense making progress?

10:19 – What are offenses doing to Trubisky?

15:25 – Can the Bears be contenders playing like this?

18:12 – What’s going on in the Bears backfield?

21:40 – Expectations vs Washington next week

Listen to the entire episode here or in the embedded player below.

Under Center Podcast

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Brandon Marshall says Jay Cutler was a bad QB who lacked leadership

Brandon Marshall says Jay Cutler was a bad QB who lacked leadership

On a morning when Bears fans are balancing excitement about a Week 2 win over the Broncos with concerns for starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, former Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall appeared on ESPN's First Take and blasted Chicago's previous swing at a franchise passer.

Jay Cutler, who played eight seasons with the Bears and finished his tenure with the team as the franchise record holder in almost every major passing category, ended his time in Chicago with a 51-51 record. He never quite became the franchise savior he was supposed to be. Marshall offered up some reasons why.

"I had to be the company guy with Jay Cutler," Marshall said in response to Stephen A. Smith. "Now I can talk real, Jay Cutler was bad."

Not exactly what Bears fans expected to hear on a victory Monday.

"He can make every throw, he's one of the smartest guys I've ever been around," Marshall said. "But it comes down to this heart right here, and leadership. Galvanizing the team."

Marshall provided examples of what made Cutler frustrating, citing missed throws in practice that led to Cutler blaming his receivers. Marshall said other quarterbacks he played with, like Eli Manning and Russell Wilson, would shoulder the responsibility of similarly failed plays.

He even added that he'd run through a wall for Ryan Fitzpatrick, whom he played with during his time as a Jet. It's pretty clear he wouldn't do that for Cutler.

Marshall's characterization of Cutler shouldn't come as much of a surprise. The shoulder-shrugging gunslinger was hardly ever praised for his passion or leadership skills, and that's probably why he never reached his fullest potential as an NFL quarterback.

It'll be interesting to see if Cutler replies to Marshall's comments. It's more likely, however, that he just won't care.

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