I will never understand some fans. I will never understand what they really want. The hits keep on coming. Urlacher allowed to walk last year. That was brutal. Fans going off on management for "disrespecting the face of the franchise" even though the Bears are the only team to offer him a contract. They say that the Bears should have brought him back, even though they offered him the only contract offer he received, and paid him top dollar. Just when you think the torment is over and the fans have gotten over themselves, the Bears do not re-sign Hester, they cut Peppers and it looks as though Tillman is all but gone. Fans are lamenting their departure and calling out Trestman and Emery for "not showing loyalty" to the best players the Bears have had in recent years. One person even said "I don't care how bad they are now, I want them back". Seriously? Do you want to keep a team of players you like, or a team that can win? If you want to play the loyalty game, and keep a team together for sentimental reasons, do not expect to win a championship. If you want to win a championship, you cannot afford to be sentimental when building a team. You cannot afford to keep a team together because you like them if you want to win. When building a team, sometimes you have to make the choices that will be criticized by the fans. You have to make the tough choices, even ones that you may not want to make, even though its whats best for the team. Sometimes, you have to go against what your heart says and do what is best for the team. Urlacher, you did great for us. Now shut up, go away. Fans, stop lamenting his not being here. Bears (whether they really wanted him back or not) gave him the only offer he would receive. In the end, HE chose to walk away from the Bears. They may have pushed him out the door, but it was still open and he shut it. Hester.... he is a shell of his former self, and the Bears could not afford to bring him back. He did great things for the Bears, and I will truly miss him. But he cost too much to bring back, and he lost a step in the return game. Actually, he lost a couple steps. Peppers.... yeah. Last season made this decision easy. He dropped off big time. Was it injury, was it being heart broken over the loss of Lovie? Who knows. But I do know that we were warned by Panther fans that he tends to take plays and games off. I never believed that until he practically took the whole 2013 season off. He was not worth the 18M he was set to make, and he refused to take a pay cut to what the Bears though would be right. So long Pep. Good luck. Tillman, I loved everything he did. But he is getting older and I have always been a firm believer of saying goodbye a year early rather than a year late. He was set for another big pay, one where he might get over paid. He will go down as the greatest CB in Chicago Bears history. I wish him nothing but the best where ever he lands (likely Tampa). I will truly miss Tillman more than any of the other Bears, for he was the heart and soul of that turnover defense that was so successful in Chicago. Urlacher may have been the defensive captain and leader, but Tillman made it work as well as it did. I guess that ends my "rant". I just wish some fans would make up their minds. Do they want Emery to build a team that can win, or do they want a team filled with their sentimental favorites, even if they are no longer the star players you will always remember them to be. For me, I would rather have a team that can win. If they kept Urlacher, Peppers, Hester and Tillman, they would not be a winning team.