Thursday, March 21, 2013

Top 10 reasons why the Bears have parted ways with Brian Urlacher

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10) Figure they've already sold all of the Urlacher jerseys they can, since it's not really that common of a name

9) As the Wes Welker and Greg Jennings negotiations have shown, being an established NFL star in 2013 just means that more people recognize you at the airport when you leave

8) Urlacher wanted a two year contract, where the team wanted about two months

7) Thirteen years of experience at linebacker is awesome, if you are a coach, and willing to take a 75% pay cut

6) Somehow didn't think that his foot speed was going to get better with annual knee surgery

5) Has never shown the ability to inspire his teammates to deep playoff runs with multiple unpunished homicides, spasmodic dance or gut-churning blasphemy

4) An eight-time Pro Bowler and likely Hall of Fame inductee might impress some franchises, but with Bears linebackers, that's pretty much table stakes

3) This is just what Chicago does to people who "will always be part of the family"

2) No longer able to keep a straight face when talking about how Jay Cutler is a great leader

1) Want to make sure that new coach Marc Trestman has that terrible first year that makes years two through four look really good by comparison

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As a Bears season ticket holder I'm sad to see him go. However. Calling a $2M offer a slap in the face when you didn't show up in shape last year which resulted in multiple injuries throughout the season is a slap in the face to the fans.

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