The 2013 Bears produced the third-best passing and No. 2 scoring offense in the NFL in no small part because they avoided major personnel setbacks outside of the ankle and groin injuries that cost them Jay Cutler at times. It will still be only preseason Friday night when the Bears host the Philadelphia Eagles. But the suspension of Martellus Bennett, which makes Bennett’s status uncertain for now, and broken collarbone of Marquess Wilson force the Bears to do some unwanted early adjusting. “Those things happen in football,” said offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer. “There’s adversity in every season. It’s inevitable. It’s going to happen. Good teams that win find a way to overcome those things and move on. And that’s the position we’re in right now, and we’ll do that." Bennett’s fury spasm on Monday cost him fine money but not some understanding from teammates, even though the message was clear: Do not pull that nonsense again. “I play quarterback, so you never really can get that high or low,” Cutler said. “Those guys are hitting and being hit, and emotions are high. But at the same point, there are rules and we’ve got to protect each other and there are ways to go about things. “We’ve all reached out to him. We care about him and we all love the guys. He works extremely hard out here. Going forward, we just hope that we get him back sooner than later.” After Bennett’s attack on cornerback Kyle Fuller, Cutler was among those who went over to check on Fuller.
Bears teammates don’t condone Bennett outburst but understand it
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