Archive for the ‘Brian Urlacher’ Category


Both Brian Urlacher and Ed Reed are preparing to begin their fade into the veteran abyss. They’re both 34 years old, but the difference is that Reed’s descent is still at least one year away if not more after he still played at a high level this past season, while Urlacher’s decline is very much in progress. He plays a far more physically demanding position, and that’s made his decay a little less gradual.

Now after 13 years with one team and 1,362 tackles, it’s time to move on. It sucks that football is a business.

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Indianapolis Colts v Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears have made a bit of splash in the free agency pool, signing TE Martellus Bennett and DT Jermon Bushrod. Despite Chicago’s obvious willingness to open their wallet for free agents, they have yet to make an offer to longtime Bears’ linebacker Brian Urlacher.

In fact, they haven’t even responded to Urlacher’s contract proposal (rumoured to be a 2-year deal) with a counteroffer.

According to Yahoo Sports’ Michael Silver, there are a handful of teams that are interested in acquiring Urlacher’s services.

According to a source familiar with Urlacher’s situation, there doesn’t seem to be a prevailing sense of urgency coming from Halas Hall as the official start of the 2013 league year approaches Tuesday afternoon. Urlacher, 34, received interest from several teams during the 87-hour “legal tampering” period that preceded the start of free agency, though it’s believed he prefers to remain with the franchise that drafted him ninth overall in 2000.

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Brian Urlacher playing football in any uniform that isn’t topped with a orange “C” on the helmet is downright frightening. It’s akin to Joe Namath in a Rams jersey, or O.J. Simpson in a 49ers jersey. Urlacher may or may not still experience some success while fading off into the twilight, but that sight alone would be sacrilegious and evil.

Prepare for the darkness. Because it’s maybe, probably coming.

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That sound you heard was Adrian Peterson owners doing simultaneous kart wheels, then a somersault, then like nine more kart wheels.

During what’s either the first week of the fantasy playoffs for some or the final week to clinch a playoff berth for others, Peterson will run against a Brian Urlacher-less front seven this Sunday. The Bears middle linebacker will reportedly miss the next three weeks due to a hamstring strain, and he’ll possibly miss the remainder of the regular season before returning during the playoffs, according to the Chicago Tribune. You know, the real playoffs.

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