It will be interesting to see if Jay Cutler comes back stronger than ever next season after fracturing the thumb on his throwing hand. But no one can question his toughness after he kept playing through the initial injury without letting on about the pain. ... How much longer will Brian Urlacher play? He remains in great shape at age 33, and his contract expires after the 2012 season. He looks like he could play five more years, so the Bears might want to start thinking about an extension. ... Where will Mike Martz been coaching next season? I heard the folks at Fresno State were in a panic to get Martz after Pat Hill was fired. Yes, another rumor has started.
Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune