Posts tagged "Brian Urlacher"

54, an Ode

54, an Ode
A southwest safety With a strange German name Arrived in Chicago Without much acclaim We’d heard all the stories The speed was unique But his game on the gridiron Was far from its peak Conversion came quickly The middle he’d fill The land of Dick Butkus And George comma Bill The pressure ascended The coverage... Read more »

Thoughts on Brian Urlacher's Retirement

Thoughts on Brian Urlacher's Retirement
I am not going to write a poetic rambling on the importance of Brian Urlacher to the Chicago Bears over the last thirteen years. There will be plenty of those in the Tribune, the Sun-Times and on the various web outlets over the coming days. Instead I’ll compile my thoughts in list form as they... Read more »

Emery Moves on From 54, Rebuilds Linebacking Corps

Emery Moves on From 54, Rebuilds Linebacking Corps
It didn’t take Phil Emery a week. Less than a week after he and the whole of the Chicago Bears organization saluted and celebrated the career of Brian Urlacher in a lengthy press release, the GM has reloaded the club’s trademark strength and added a pair of veteran linebackers in free agency. DJ Williams will... Read more »
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And a Legend Exits Football's Finest Stage

And a Legend Exits Football's Finest Stage
Tomorrow morning, I’ll wake up. I’ll make breakfast – eggs, bacon, cheese, some bread – and drink a nice pot of iced coffee. I will then turn my television to NFL AM, a show I despise, because the topic of conversation will most certainly be one of pertinence to myself and those who read this... Read more »

Where Else Can Bears Turn in Free Agency?

Where Else Can Bears Turn in Free Agency?
Phil Emery acquired his starting left tackle and his starting tight end on the first day of free agency. The two most significant vulnerabilities of the 2012 Chicago Bears have been, at least in the eyes of the GM, have been addressed. Now that the spending spree is over and the organization is tight to... Read more »

Re-Signing Urlacher Not Sentimental But Essential

Re-Signing Urlacher Not Sentimental But Essential
You won’t find many Bears writers or bloggers around who’ve been as critical of Brian Urlacher. While celebrating his remarkable, sideline-to-sideline athletic ability and impeccable huddle command I have also questioned his ability to shed blocks since Ted Washington and Ketih Traylor were exiled by a defensive regime change and wondered publicly if Urlacher possessed... Read more »
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Reactions to Brian Urlacher on Waddle & Silvy

Reactions to Brian Urlacher on Waddle & Silvy
If you haven’t had an opportunity to hear Brian Urlacher’s open, honest interview on Waddly & Silvy yesterday – give it a listen. You can do so by CLICKING HERE. Here are my reactions to the spot:  I don’t know why but it always surprises when players admit to their complete ambivalence when it comes... Read more »

10 Definitive Factors of the 2012 Season: #s 10-6

10 Definitive Factors of the 2012 Season: #s 10-6
The Chicago Bears have failed to reach the postseason in 2012 and it has cost Lovie Smith his head coaching job. Today and tomorrow I’ll present my ten definitive factors/moments/developments of the 2012 campaign. They are the reasons the Bears succeeded and – perhaps more important – failed over the course of this roller coaster... Read more »

Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears Game Preview

Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears Game Preview
The game plan to beat the Seahawks feels exactly, almost EXACTLY the same the Bears implemented against the Vikings. Shut down their big running back. Shut down their pass rush. Win. The Bears did the former in 2011, silencing Marshawn Lynch. They did a poor job on the latter and Caleb Hanie vomit to the... Read more »
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Audibles From the Bored Long Snapper

Unless you are a fan of TheOtherSports (shameless plug) I’m not sure what you’re doing with your weekends.  Taking the wife to the circus?  Watching the kids hit a ball off a tee?  Nonsense.  The U.S. Open is this weekend!  Four Gold Cup quarterfinal matches, including the United States meeting Jamaica at RFK Sunday at... Read more »