Unfortunately, this is what has been worrying me... da knee
Brian Urlacherís availability for Week One in doubt
Posted by Michael David Smith on August 23, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT
Getty Images Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher got upset yesterday when reporters pressed him for details about experimental treatments on his surgically repaired knee. The latest talk about Urlacherís knee is going to get Bears fans upset.
The Bears are pessimistic that Urlacher will be ready to go when they open the regular season against the Colts on September 9, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Urlacher has said all along that his focus is on getting ready for Week One, and his doctor said it was realistic that Urlacher might need only 2-3 weeks to recover from his latest knee surgery.
But Urlacher still isnít practicing, and the start of the regular season is approaching. The Bears have to be getting concerned about that.
And then thereís the question of how well Urlacher will play when he does return. A 34-year-old with a bad knee can go from a great player to a liability quickly. The Bears have to hope that Urlacher can not only return to the field, but return to the form the Bears are accustomed to seeing. Itís looking less and less likely that that return will happen in Week One.
Nick Roach better be ready.
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Christ he should just admit it and give them their pansy-ass 'story'.
What should you call any : Fumble , Hold , Interception , Three and out , or Sack ?
A " F.H.I.T.S " ? or a J'Marcus ?
We all know they've got a drawer full of 'em. just reach in, grab one and do a press release. Hell, by now no one believes anything they are going to tell us anyway.
Originally Posted by Blue Horse-shoe
I wish I had followed the Bears back when he first came into the league. I only really got to see him two years when he was in his prime (2005, 2006). We don't get too many Bears games down here in Knoxville, TN, unless they're nationally televised or FOX or CBS feels sympathy for us having to settle for all the Titans, Falcons, Saints, Panthers, Colts, Cowboys, and Giants games out there. I plan on attending at least one Bears game this season, albeit on the road in San Francisco for sure and possibly one in Nashville with my best friend if his wife doesn't have anything planned for his birthday.
I mainly became a Bears fan because of how my dad grew up knowing the great Doug Atkins back when he lived in downtown Knoxville. Doug used to always go to my great-great aunt's and uncle's pub and drink like a fish, often being able to consume an entire case of beer or more without getting the least bit tipsy. I originally was a Dallas Cowboys fan because Dad brought home to me a t-shirt from Texas Stadium when he was on a business trip to Dallas back in the fall of 1987. I watched them through the Aikman/Smith/Irvin years and through all the Super Bowl championships, but became totally disenchanted with the direction of the franchise after Jerry Jones fired Jimmy Johnson and brought in Barry Switzer. Then, in the late 1990s/early 2000s, the Cowboys sucked so badly because of Jerry Jones' decisions that I basically felt alienated by him as a fan.
The first game of the Bears I ever remember watching was a Monday Night Football game back in the late 1990s (don't remember the year, but that would have put me in high school). Of course, because of the fact it was the Packers game, it was going to be broadcasted nationally. I know that the Packers won, as they almost always did back in those years because the Bears' front office, led by "Mikey", hired bad coaches and made even worse personnel decisions. I do remember the 2001 team and thinking to myself when I saw Urlacher, "Gee, this guy is an absolute beast!" Unfortunately, he wasn't on the tube much back then. I also remember the 2002 Bears/Packers game on Monday Night Football at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL. I'm pretty sure that the Bears got stomped that night, too. By that time, I was start to like the Bears because of the history they have (after all, I did graduate with a degree in history) and the fact that I felt that they were underdogs to bully Green Bay Packers. There was always something about Brett Favre even then that I found to be creepy.