The last few days the Chicago Bears and Brian Urlacher spent together were pretty ugly.
We all know how the fall out happened, Urlacher felt disrespected by the offer the Bears placed on the table for him. It was a battle of the typical ‘he say-she say’ but between a long time player and an organization.
Brian has said some things that left the fans of Chicago scratching their heads. For example, he talked about how the team had a designated dive guy who would fake injuries and jokingly said:
“A lot of my friends are still on the team. A lot of my good friends – guys I played with for 10, 11 years – So i’m still rooting for them. I hope they do well. They better not win the championship without me, ’cause then I’ll be really pissed.” - Brian Urlacher via New York Daily News.
Brian will always be welcomed back to this organization and I would personally love to see him come back as a Linebackers coach sometime in the future. Maybe even head coach. This guy left a big hole that was to be filled, but right now it looks like the patch job Chicago has right now with D.J. Williams and Jon Bostic will do just fine.
Well, Williams is out for the remainder of the season so we’ll have to rely on the rookie to hold down the inside part of the field.
Anyways, in honor of Urlacher this team needs to retire his jersey number and put a statue of him somewhere around the stadium. I know it may be too soon, but it needs to happen A.S.A.P. Just like the Chicago Cubs should do with Sammy Sosa.
Hopefully the Bears have something like this planned in the near future.
What do you think Chicago Bears fans? Do you think the Bears should honor Urlacher during a regular season game sometime soon?