You can't tell me that defense didn't miss Urlacher's on field leadership last year. You watched the same games I did and it was evident by all of the pre-snap scrambling and chaos that was going on. His play may have been declining but not his ability to lead a defense. Players were very unsure and hesitant as far as their assignments and as a result they were often out of position and less aggressive than they needed to be. I also firmly believe without a shadow of a doubt that had Urlacher been making the defensive play calls and Peanut playing CB, instead of Anderson and Bowman in those roles, that Conte would have gotten the proper call and the coverage wouldn't have been blown that led to that last GB TD and being shut out of the playoffs. (not that we would have ever done much there anyway but I hate losing to the Pack for the NFCN title) I would agree with you that most of the guys on that list are younger than Peanut but not about the better part. How many of them have shut down Megatron twice a year. How many are two or three time Pro Bowlers?(and actually he should have had more than that) How many of them have his talent for creating big turnovers? How many of them are 6'2" and 200lbs and can play the run and pass equally well. In other words how many of them are the "whole package" that Tillman is? I don't think even one of them is. In the final analysis I know what Charles Tillman is capable of an how much trust they can place in him to man that island he plays on. I don't have that same trust in those others and hopefully the Bears recognize that too. If his play had been on the decline for a few years or is he had a long term history of injuries then maybe I'd agree that it's time to move on from him but none of that is the case. I believe they need to bring him back and give him a "fair shake" on the deal over two years and then, unless a serious injury or a major decline in his play develops, I believe he'll retire. That's my position and it's not gonna change. To impute injuries or a decline in play that hasn't happened yet is both ridiculous and unfair. Further more if they are gonna replace him then do it with a rookie draftee whose 22 years old and not a 28 or 29 year old vet we'll also need to replace in a few years.