Bengals Jones levels shot at Bears' Urlacher
Give Dhani Jones credit: The outspoken Cincinnati Bengals linebacker knows how to make a name for himself, the latest example being his recent shot at Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.
Jones, a three-time all-Big Ten selection at Michigan who has played for four NFL teams since being a sixth-round draft pick by the New York Giants in 2000, has written commentaries for ESPN.com and served as a correspondent for the NFL Network while also leading the Bengals in tackles the last three seasons.
Jones appeared last week on the NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" show and was asked to rate the top 10 linebackers in the league. He wasn't shy about ranking himself at No. 7, one slot ahead of the Bears' Lance Briggs. Urlacher didn't even make the list, which was topped by Patrick Willis of the San Francisco 49ers.
When Jones was asked how he could put himself on the list while leaving off a big-name linebacker such as Urlacher, the Bengals' bigmouth dissed the Bears' Bigfoot: "When's the last time Brian Urlacher got off a block?"
For the record: Urlacher had 97 tackles and 28 assists in 2011; Jones had 86 and 39.