"Cutler hasn't done the job," Sayers said, according to various reports. "They need a couple wide receivers, a couple defensive backs. They haven't done a good job."
(Sayers was speaking at a banquet to benefit Boys Town in his hometown of Omaha, Neb.)
"If Lovie doesn't do it this year, I think he's gone," he went on to say. "He had a good team the Super Bowl year. Nothing came together for him the last couple years."
(Sayers said he also doubts Urlacher will return to form after missing last season with a wrist injury.)
As for Julius Peppers, Sayers told the Omaha World-Herald that, "He's a good player, but he can't do it all by himself."
"I go to every game I can," he told the World-Herald. "I live or die with them."
Brian Urlacher then responded:
"Let me ask you a question: 'How many championships did Gale Sayers win?''' Urlacher asked. "How many playoff games did he win when he played? None. None. None.
"Does it bother me? There are enough people throwing daggers at us right now, why does one of our ex-players have to jump in? There are enough experts talking (crap) about us, so why does a Bear, an all-time great, have to jump in? I just don't like that.''
"Does (Sayers) know how to win football games? Does he?" Urlacher added. "No. How are you going to criticize someone else when you haven't done it yourself? He's one of our own, so that's why it's so frustrating.''
Sayers responded back with:
"When I am asked a question, I have to answer it,'' Sayers told the Tribune. "I don't want anybody to think I am afraid to talk about the Bears. … Right now, the Bears are hurting.
"And Urlacher, how old is he anyway? He should know that himself, that he is on the downside of his career."
Urlacher, who will be 32 next week, injured his wrist in the 2009 opener and was lost for the season.
"If somebody asks me, 'How do you think the Bears are going to do this year?' If I say, 'Oh, they are going to win 14 ballgames,' they know the Bears can't win 14 ballgames,'' Sayers said. "Why should I lie to the people?"
After reading what was said, what do you think? No polls this time