WE BETTER SEE VINTAGE URLACHER
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.