BBAO: Quiet start for Brian Urlacher
It's a bit sad to see him now. He looks like a shadow of what he has been in past years. Maybe he can come back. I don't know.
LINK to the article BBAO: Quiet start for Brian Urlacher It's a tribute to the Chicago Bears' defense, and perhaps also an indication of my early senility, that middle linebacker Brian Urlacher didn't make our "By the bye" post Thursday. Urlacher was probably the most-discussed player on the Bears' roster during training camp, given his offseason-long struggle to recover from a knee injury, but his relatively quiet start to the season hasn't gained much attention. Urlacher has 20 total tackles in five games and has batted away two passes while playing 267 of a possible 325 snaps, according to Pro Football Focus. To his credit, Urlacher acknowledged that he hasn't been himself during an interview Thursday with ESPN 1000. "I've been lucky because our defense has been playing so well," Urlacher said. "I haven't done anything, and look what we've done so far. ... I have to think those plays are going to start coming my way, and when I need to make them, I will. I was put in position to make a lot of plays, some of them I didn't make. Urlacher added that his knee "feels different" but said: "[T]here's no doubt in my mind I'll be able to be an impact player again. I just have to keep getting better." That's a relatively stark admission from a proud player who will have to grind through at least 11 more games in his current condition. It's worth continued monitoring, but to this point, there is no way to argue that Urlacher's reduced playmaking has hurt the Bears. Other players have most definitely stepped up.
Last edited by JustAnotherBearsFan99; 10-12-2012 at 12:15 PM.
Thanks For The Memories
Ofcause we hope we can get him back to the good old Urlacher, but I somehow doesn't think it will happen. That being said he is still the best we got. He is getting old, you cannot deny that fact, and the body needs more time to recover from injuries and needs more rest etc etc.
But imagine our defense with a 100% Urlacher... Gives me thrills..
I believe his conditioning will continue to improve and we will see some flashes of his old self coming off the bye. And another good thing is that it is good guys are stepping up now as opposed to being forced into it out of guys retiring, etc.
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Restore the roar!
Urlacher has been kind of invisible this year. Defense is still doing good without him, but how much longer can they hide an ineffective Urlacher?
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