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Friday, December 9th, 2016

WE BETTER SEE VINTAGE URLACHER

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Now that Brian Urlacher has everything he wanted, it’s time for the fans to get everything they want. David Haugh in the Tribune puts it best:

That means continuing the momentum that began in the final five games of a disastrous 2007 season when Urlacher resembled the NFL Defensive Player of the Year candidate the league is used to seeing. That means making plays that make jaws drop, heads rattle and men groan.

That also means representing the franchise like its highest-paid player should.

Being professional with the media comes with the territory and the tax bracket. Behaving like an adult whose example affects millions of his fans of all ages should be assumed more than applauded.

No more petulant news conferences, no more messy headlines. This contract extension gives the most famous Bear since the 1985 season all the reasons in the world to stop being infamous now—18 million of them, in fact.

Time to earn these new dollars. Yesterday is gone. The Super Bowl seems like a decade ago. And the upcoming season seems to teeter on mediocrity. Will you change that Brian Urlacher? Bears fans are counting on it.

  • http://brianlis.com Lis

    Making more money doesn’t make you a leader. Urlicker did more to hurt the Bears then to make the team better with this contract. I don’t like it at all.

  • http://www.sportsloungeblog.com Neil

    I think everything will be fine with Urlacher, the guy is a gamer. A mediocre season for him puts him still as one of the top 5-7 LBs in the game. I agree, though, he needs to dominate if he’s getting paid this much money. Now, about that QB situation……

  • http://www.tremendousupsidepotential.com Rickhouse

    I hate how people are bashing Urlacher for this. Does everyone realize that this is the way things work in the NFL. Seriously, players all want new contracts, it’s not bad or new that Urlacher thinks he should make more money than Calvin Pace. More importantly….the Bears had the money. Might as well have it in the players pockets than the McCaskeys.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    To play devil’s advocate, he is an older player now with a history of some injuries that already had a contract. And what I’m basically saying is, you got what you wanted now go perform at a level commensurate to your rewards. Or to put it more hippity-hop: what’s done is done, let’s have more fun.

  • PB

    He sucks. FIRE MILLEN MANG!

  • http://brianlis.com Lis

    Rick, Urlacher was one of the highest paid players and HE wanted a long term contract. He got both. He’ll pulling a Scottie Pippin.

    The McKasey arguement doesn’t hold water. Since JA has taken over the Bears have been at 97%+ salary cap, including this year.

  • http://www.tremendosupsidepotential.com Rickhouse

    YES YES YES. Scottie Pippen. He caused the Bulls dynasty to end prematurely because Reinsdorf was too stubborn to rework his contract. Sometimes you gotta swallow your pride and the Bears did it.

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