By Chris Emma–
CHICAGO (CBS) — How the Bears have gone 0-3 at their hostile home venue of Soldier Field remains a great mystery. Jay Cutler may have an answer.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warnings In Effect; One More Day In The 90s
“I guess it’s the grass,” the Bears’ quarterback joked. “I don’t know. Nah, I’m joking.”
Cutler’s quip was all in good fun, but it shed a greater light on a problem that reared its ugly head once again, this time in a 27-14 loss to Miami on Sunday.
The turf at Soldier Field was once again nearly unplayable, a familiar issue from years past.
Chicago linebacker Shea McClellin lost his footing on a pass to the flats, leaving Miami’s Charles Clay with open green ahead for a touchdown. Had McClellin kept his feet, it could have been a different story.
“Yes, I just slipped,” McClellin said. “That was unfortunate. That just happens sometimes.”
It happened several times later. Miami running back Lamar Miller was twice tackled by the turf. Gaining traction was a difficult task.