I'm really getting sick of Urlacher.

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  1. 4dabers

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    I love the guy for all he did here, and I know some of you are upset with the way his departure went down; I don't necessarily agree with you on that, but I certainly respect your opinions. However, now he's pulling this loyalty Bullshit. I'm really developing an attitude with his attitude.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4690831/urlacher-on-hester-loyalty-not-there

    Here's a newsflash for you Brian, we all have favorite players, but that's usually because they play on our favorite teams. Ya wanna know what we want our favorite teams to do Brian? WIN!!! Wanna know something else? Players; like us fans, get old; and until that time, players try to get as much money as they can while they are in their prime, even if it prevents their team from getting other good players to help them...wait for it...WIN!!! There is still loyalty between teams and players, I'm sure, but there is also that whole bottom line with winning thing and making as much money to "take care of your family" thing, right? I really don't see players showing any more loyalty than teams do Brian. let's see, how many freakin Millions did you make from all the jerseys hanging in our closets? How about the contract extension for several million that Angelo gave you to keep you happy when you still had three years left on your first extension.

    You're really turning into a little bitch! You think things look so rosy with your butt buddy Lovie down in TB, then go down there and join him in the losing he's going to do down there too. If he wants to keep picking up old Bears to play down there, then he'll get caught in one of the same traps he had up here; giving guys far too much rope and letting them play far beyond they were capable of playing.
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    Agreed........Urlacherher needs to shut the hell up, the nfl is still a business and if anybody should know this its him. .
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    Yeah, I don't mind hearing the line that the NFL is just a business but if I hear that old line "I gotta feed my family" by a longtime vet...:14_6_12[1]:
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    The problem is I feel Lovie's players aren't playing loyal to Trestman. I think they are still bitter from Lovie being fired.

    So I can see Trestman making a statement of me or the highway.... That's the only logical explanation.
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    That wasnt that bad for Urlacher, just stating it would be nice if....
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    Let me just say, my rant on Urlacher should not be construed as any disrespect to Devin Hester. I DO think there is still loyalty and I think the loyalty played itself out last year by allowing him to play out his contract (I think he got $3Mill last year, not sure) as just a returner. When Devin threw a little fit after Lovie left, he spoke about retiring at that point, but he wanted to come back and the new regime let him, even though they could have really used that cap space.

    Devin gave us all a helluva lot of joy as fans, and he happened to play at a time when my son was young and all through his growing up. Devin provided a lot of father-son celebrations, not the least of which was that game winning run in the Cardinals game in 2006. That was a night game and it was getting late. My son was young (about 9 years old) and it was getting to be past his bed time. My wife and I let him stay up to watch the finish and we're so glad we did. It's literally a memory we will always have along with so many others (Giants short field goal, Superbowl, etc.). So to Devin, we thank you for all the great times and the lifetime memories; many of which rank right up there with watching some of the other Chicago Bear greats like Walter Payton, Dick Butkus, Gayle Sayers; but age catches up to all of us and there is no way around it. It dosen't have a damn thing to do with loyalty; it has everything to do with reality.
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    I'm just trying not to get too worked up with the things Urlacher says right now. I want to remember all the good stuff he did for our team. Hopefully, with time, he will adjust to life after the NFL. I hope he doesn't do the Gale Sayers thing and become a bitter old man. I wish the end of his career had been different, but we can't change that now. It's over. Life goes on. I do have a lot of great memories of him though. I wish him the best.
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    I agree with you, especially the bold. I, however, am having a more difficult time with his snarky attitude. I really do think you are just a better person than me 99. Maybe its that law enforcement (if I remember correctly) patience that you have. The older I get, the less patience I have; I should try to work on that.:)
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    I try to remind myself that people put up with me, and I know I'm a pain at times. So I try to cut others some slack......easier said than done sometimes :)
    It may take Urlacher a few years to let it go, as far as the way his career ended. Or, he may never get over it. But for his own sake, I hope he just let's it go at some point and enjoys the rest of his life. Life is more than a job, even a great job as a great NFL player. There's more to life than that. And life is too short to waste it being bitter.
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    And that's exactly what I've been saying is going on. One by one the Lovie Admiration Society is getting shoved out the door but you seem to be the only other person around here who sees it too. But as for loyalty, it's two way street and while I won't speak any longer about what happened last year I will about this year.

    How could Devin Hester have been any more loyal than he was? He accepted his role as a KOR/PR guy only with grace and then went out and set a record for KOR yardage and had two PR for TDs (one called back). How was that loyalty rewarded? Trestman brought in a kid from Canada last fall whose 5'9" and 175lbs and Emery signed him to a three year deal not one of his typical "you got one year to prove yourself" deals. This kid hasn't played even one game on a much narrower NFL field and at 175lbs whose gonna tell me this kid will be anything more than a return specialist either. The day they brought this kid in from Canada Hester career in Chicago was over. They didn't even make a future HOF'er and offer and showed him the door.

    That's another example of crappy treatment and there's nothing wrong with Urlacher commenting on it. For all of you current "haters" who want him to keep his mouth shut you do realize he's now a network analyst and he gets paid to open his mouth don't you? What gets my goat is that you're all so emotional about it and such slaves to what the sportswriters say that you overlook what the guy does for a living. When someone asks him to comment he's now being paid to do that. If he played dumb about it like he did when he was the Bears MLB and Captain they'd find somebody else to do his job and then he'd REALLY be out of work, not just out of football. So far there isn't one thing I've ever heard him say where the facts don't back him up. You all just don't like to him telling it like it is. It's easier to name call and get all emotional about it. Look, he's just doing his job. Look at it that way an it's easier to swallow.

    One more example from this year and then I quit. With Pep almost certain to be released and being dangerously short on DEs why hasn't Emery acted like Corey Wootton is a guy he wants back? His name hasn't come up on the list of those players Phil keeps saying he'd like back. There's another guy who may have hurt his bargaining power in his contract year by playing out of position and yet he did without one gripe. I know he's had recent hip surgery but Marshalls had a couple of those with no ill effect. Melton tears and ACL and Emery says he'd like him back but he's been mum on Wootton and will let him hit the streets is seems. If they let him walk to where's the loyalty there huh?

    Are you all afraid Urlacher might be right?
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    Soul, u know that the truth is somewhere in the middle? Its is very much possible that Phil (and maybe Trest) want to do it 'their way' and get rid of Lovie players, but I do feel that Pep example is also shit. He should play for Bears not Emery. Besides, Brian is bitter, he'll be fine, give it a litlle time, hes still our HOF. I believe the way to go is - Devin's way - with dignity, I respect him even more now
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    Has anyone even given one moments thought to the fact that based only on how it was handled, not the dollar amount or the outcome, that maybe he has a right to feel that way? He spoke long and intelligently about what took place and without a trace of bitterness in the interview I listened to and no one in the Bears front office, least of all Phil Emery, has ever disputed his facts. That's all I'm saying.

    Look employer loyalty is a thing of the past no matter where you look these days. We all know that and many of us have experienced it personally. So in reality what he's saying isn't wrong but some people just don't want to hear it. They think he should continue to just keep his mouth shut and remain as supportive and loyal as he was when he was the face of the Bears.

    Well number one he's not obligated to do that and based on how Emery handled his negotiations why should that be a surprise to anyone. Number two he's not damning the entire organization. He's only taking swings at one guy and we all know who that is. Emery didn't play square with him and now he feels no obligation to play square with Emery. I don't blame him because I'd do the same and actually have a few times in my life when I felt I got hosed.

    And in finality he's now a football analyst whose paid to speak his mind (not that he wouldn't anyway) so he simply doing what he's paid to do and you just know his employers are gonna use very excuse they can to get some sound bites out of him. Just the fact that so many people over react to it around here is proof they're getting exactly the mileage out of it they expect. That's the way the media works today. When there is no news then you go out and create some and the more controversial the better. That's what sells.

    I've never known Brian Urlacher to give much thought to being "politically correct" in his comments to the press even when he was playing so why would anyone expect him to be different now? Now he has even more freedom to speak his mind and he is. As honestly as he always had and no one should blame him for that yet Bears fans want to every chance they get. Do any of you really think he cares?
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    im fine with what ur saying, I just feel he could play it out differently, but at the end of the day i dont care :)
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    How can anyone be surprised that BU said something in defense of Hester? He's still backing his friends and former teammates, no surprise there.

    BU is paid to give his opinion, if it is very anti Emery, that's fine that his OPINION. Not one most will agree with though. As for the whole "emery is pushing ex lovie players out the door that is/was happening and was going to happen, for a few reasons:
    1) some were/are getting older and/or were/are to expensive for what the Bears want to become
    2) their loyalties are w/a previoius regime and not w/the new GM/HC.
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    Funny how Urlacher forgets about that. Loyalty is a two-way street, kiddo. If Devin is loyal to LOVIE, and not the Bears, then good...let him go play for Lovie then. c'est la vie.

    With that being said, this "loyalty" shit is a bunch of crap. Players like Urlacher expect teams to be loyal to the players, but then rarely return the favor when it comes down to $$$$. I still remember Lach saying we would get a "hometown discount." So much for that, eh? You want to know what loyalty is? Tom Brady offering to take a pay cut and re-structure his contract to keep important players around. THAT is loyalty. Paying a kick returner 3M+ a year to return kicks just so he can retire a Bear is NOT loyalty. If Devin wanted to stay here, perhaps he should have agreed to a lesser deal. He still gets paid, we still get Devin, and he can retire a Bear. But no, in this day and age, the only thing players (and teams) are loyal to is money.

    This is not a knock on Devin, he handled the news with class, and will always be remember as the greatest returner of all time. I do wish him the best, and really hope he breaks that record, even with another team.
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    One other point, FWIW. We let Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith go and we now have a new GM and head coach, so of course we won't see things run in an Angelo/Lovie manner. The new guys (Emery/Trestman) have their jobs on the line here - if they fail as Angelo/Lovie did they will be tone. They are paid to make the tough decisions to become champions again - winning a Super Bowl.

    This is not a charity for old players. These guys (Emery/Trestman) know that they either win, or get fired.

    Now, we can argue that the new guys are not the "kinder and gentler" type like Lovie. The first training camp certainly wasn't "Camp Lovie" anymore either. And, we haven't seen the last of older players being let go. I think the new regime has the attitude to go "all in" to turn the team around and start winning championships in Chicago again. They want the Bears to be "relevant" again.......to unseat the Green Bay Packers as Division Champs and hopefully win a Super Bowl. They are not going to hesitate to let players go.

    I 100% understand Urlacher not liking the rebuilding of the team at the expense of his friends (including his friend Lovie Smith). But that's the way it is. If this new crew can win, we'll all be happy campers. If they can't win then they'll be gone and we'll bring in another set of GM/Coaches. I just want the Bears to win. To be relevant again in the NFL. I keep thinking that 1985 was a long long time ago, and it's time to be champions again. I wish the guys like Lovie, Angelo, Urlacher et. al. all the luck in the world. But it's understandable that the team needs to move on now.
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