Bears Brian Urlacher doesn't care for fans, media, Lovie Smith detractors, refs

Bears Brian Urlacher doesn't care for fans, media, Lovie Smith detractors, refs

Brian Urlacher had an interesting view of the Chicago Bears loss to the Green Bay Packers yesterday. His view from IR was quite opinionated. Maybe this is the end of his days with the Bears? Or the end of his NFL career? During his weekly appearance on the local Chicago FOX news program he had some choice words for Bears fans, the media and those who think Bears coach Lovie Smith should be fired.

“Our crowd was pretty good today for the most part,” Urlacher said on air. “They were loud for a minute there. The boos were really loud, which is always nice. The only team in our division to get booed at home is us. It’s unbelievable to me.”

Sounds like bullshit to me. Like Detroit Lions fans don’t boo their terrible team? Or Vikings fans don’t boo Christian Ponder for how bad he is?

By the way Bears safety Chris Conte also called out the fans, tweeting this

Back to Urlacher.

“It’s not going to change. If we talk about it, then the media says, ‘You’re blaming the fans for losing. You’re doing this. You’re blaming the refs for losing.’ We lost that football game. Every football game we play in, we lose, it’s nobody’s fault but ours, but we’re allowed to say what we want,” Urlacher continued sounded like the grumpy old man of the NFL.

“Two of the people I don’t care about, fans or the media,” he continued. “They can say what they want to about our head coach, about our players. It does bother me because those people don’t know what they’re talking about, obviously.

“I know there are a bunch of experts in the media, and there are a bunch of smart guys out there who know exactly what they’re talking about all the time. But they don’t know what they’re talking about.”


Blaming the media? How unoriginal of you Brian! Surely you got some more typical jock cliches in that bag of trick of yours? Oh that's right we haven't played the game, so we know nothing.


Everyone in Chicago seems to be calling for coach Lovie Smith’s head, but Urlacher defended his embattled coach. Even if he is about to miss the playoffs for the fifth time in six years.

“People don’t see it. That’s the way we like it as players. He’s not going to call somebody out, a player out in front of the people. He’ll do it privately, which is the way it should be handled. He’s not one of those coaches who’s going to go out and yell and scream at you. That’s just not his style, and we appreciate that.

“We know when it’s time to play. We just haven’t played well. It’s not his fault. He can’t go out there and do it for us. We have to do it ourselves.”

And Urlacher had some choice words for the officiating:

“We lost the football game. The Bears lost that football game, but we damn sure didn’t get any help from the refs. We didn’t get any. The same guy calls three penalties on Alshon. The same damn guy calls three penalties on Alshon. Late in the game I thought he could have called one on the other guy, but he didn’t call it. Maybe Alshon beat his school up in college. I don’t know. Maybe he didn’t like him, he had something against him.”

Oh know you didn't Brian, that's going to bring trouble from the league.

h/t ESPN Chicago

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  • When laid out this way, his comments speak for themselves, and hence your first paragraph is fair. As a general rule, a spokesperson doesn't dump on the paying customers.

  • well, I try to be fair

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    He's obviously just a frustrated dope who should know better than to ever call out the fans like that. On the other hand, his comment on the media (always) and the refs (for this game) was dead on. Oh, and it's time for Lovie to go.

  • Is he subject to a fine by the league for criticizing the ref like that? If the Bears don't make the playoffs, expect Lovie to be dismissed (Emery will have his chance to finally bring in his own guy) and Urlacher to leave. He will probably end up in New England for a few years, a la Junior Seau.

  • Yeah I would suspect $25-$50,000 fine could be on the table for that. And I agree he comes off like a meathead at times. I mean he's got the male version of the tramp stamp tattoo (the barbed wire around the bicep) and he's dated both Paris Hilton and Jenny McCarthy. He's like a real celebrity version of Jersey Shore

  • Ten years from now it'll be Brian Who?

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