• Briggs said he was “spoiled” by Urlacher, misses his pal

    Summary of 48 articles · Updated May 25, 2013
    Bears linebacker Lance Briggs misses playing alongside Brian Urlacher, but he isn’t going to have to get used to seeing Urlacher play in another uniform. The did not have a need for Urlacher. Urlacher may have been Rodgers' favorite opponent, but he wasn't even the best linebacker of his era, according to ... Urlacher. When I wrote last summer that Urlacher, coming off knee surgery, should wade carefully into the 2012 season, bag September and try to play the final 12 games or so, Julius Peppers told me I was nuts, because it was Urlacher who was the player who was going to get Bears off to a good start . Two future Hall of Fame middle linebackers have retired this offseason, but if they go into the Hall of Fame together when they both become eligible in 2018, Brian Urlacher has no illusions about who the best middle linebacker in their class will be. Measuring their impact on football starts not with the question of whether they changed the game and how middle linebackers play in today's NFL, but with the recognition that their versatile skill sets came to represent what the league required in the middle of a defense forced to compete in the pass-happy track meet that offenses have morphed into.
    • Urlacher says joining Cowboys “would have been ideal”

      From the moment the Cowboys opted to install a 4-3, Cover 2-style defense, we began beating the drum (or, as the case may be, the dead horse) for the team to sign middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. Apart from his lingering physical skills, his leadership…
    • Brian Urlacher never forgot New Mexico roots

      Speedy Faith describes it as a picturesque day in Albuquerque, N.M., five or six years ago. He and longtime Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher had just finished dinner - on Urlacher, of course - after running a football camp and stepped outside. “It wa
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    • Aaron Rodgers: Urlacher was my favorite player to play against

      We’ve heard plenty of praise for Brian Urlacher since the linebacker announced his retirement earlier this week. That praise has come from friend and foe alike, including a quarterback who has seen a lot of Urlacher since taking over as the starter in G
    • Healing needed for Bears, Brian Urlacher?

      We've spent a good part of this week discussing feuds of varying degrees, from the dissipating animosity between Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers to the now-healed relationship between Mike Ditka and the Chicago Bears. Those situations have me thin…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • NESN falls for prank article that Brian Urlacher signed one-day contract to retire a Packer

      The satire site SportsPickle.com had a great joke article the other day, titled "Brian Urlacher Retires as a Green Bay Packer: 'I just wanted to go out a winner.'"If you understand or appreciate the Packers-Bears rivalry in the slightest, you …
      Source: yahoo.com
    • NESN Reports SportsPickle Satire About Brian Urlacher As News

      Yesterday satirical sports website SportsPickle published an amusing story on Brian Urlacher's retirement, claiming the Bears linebacker was retiring but signing a one-day contract with the Packers so he could "go out a winner." Today, while b…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Urlacher, Lewis broke the mold for prototype inside linebackers

      Out are the thumpers, in is the need for speed. Brian Urlacher and Ray Lewis are retired, but their biggest impact is still evident in defenses across the league, Don Banks writes.
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    • Urlacher remembers when Brady “juked me out of my shoes”

      As the recently retired Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher looks back on his career, there’s one missed tackle in particular he wishes he could have back. Urlacher said on the Dan Patrick Show that it still sticks in his craw that when the Patriots beat th
    • Why Brian Urlacher will be a first-ballot NFL Hall of Famer

      MARK POTASH: Brian Urlacher wasn’t the best Bears linebacker of all time - there’s only one Dick Butkus. Urlacher arguably rates somewhere between Bill George and Mike Singletary in the pantheon of the Bears linebackers. But so what? Theodore Roosev
    • Brian Urlacher: Ray Lewis is the best middle linebacker ever

      Two future Hall of Fame middle linebackers have retired this offseason, but if they go into the Hall of Fame together when they both become eligible in 2018, Brian Urlacher has no illusions about who the best middle linebacker in their class will be. In…
    • BBAO: Retire Brian Urlacher's No. 54?

      We're Black and Blue All Over: Now that we've dissected Brian Urlacher's retirement and assessed his chances at enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, we should ask the next question: Will the Bears retire his No. 54? That issue might be more co…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Retiring Brian Urlacher calls Ray Lewis 'best of all time'

      Chicago Bears middle linebacker retired Wednesday after 13 seasonsAs impressive a career Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher put together in 13 seasons before retiring Wednesday, the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year acknowledged his ac…
    • 105-Day NFL Warning: Remembering Brian Urlacher

      What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are set to spen...
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    • Jammer not ready to pull an Urlacher

      Like many players, former Chargers cornerback wants to play on.
    • TELANDER: Brian Urlacher carried on proud tradition of Bears’ MLBs

      When you think of the Bears, you think of middle linebackers. And when you think of middle linebackers, you think of Brian Urlacher. Or, you should.
      Source: suntimes.com
    • Praise together: Bears family salutes Brian Urlacher

      Although his talent, intelligence, accomplishments on the field and overall value to the Bears always said superstar, Brian Urlacher always just wanted to be one of the guys. “You always knew you could call ‘Lach and he would do whatever he could to a
      Source: suntimes.com
    • George McCaskey: Brian Urlacher a member of Bears’ “pantheon”

      In a statement issued by the team Wednesday, Bears chairman George H. McCaskey paid public tribute to retiring middle linebacker Brian Urlacher - and painted a clear picture of what Urlacher has meant to the franchise. Here is the text of McCaskey’s s
    • Urlacher announces retirement

      Click on this ! OUCH ! Ok, the drama is over. Brian Urlacher will not be joining the Minnesota Vikings and we can put all talk to the contrary to bed. This morning he released the following statement below through his Twitter account saying that after 1…
    • Bob Babich on Brian Urlacher's retirement

      Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher announced his retirement today and the link between him and the Jaguars is new defensive coordinator Bob Babich. During nine years in Chicago (2004-12), Babich had two stints as linebackers coach that sandwiched t…
    • Calling Canton: Brian Urlacher's candidacy

      Reviewing the Pro Football Hall of Fame's list of middle linebackers is a sobering experience. The position is well-represented, but almost all of the enshrinees -- Dick Butkus, Jack Lambert and Willie Lanier among them -- are drawn from a long-gone era…
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    • Brian Urlacher: Impact on teammates

      What made Brian Urlacher special? You have to start, of course, with the way a 6-foot-4, 258-pound man could run, hit and organize a defense on the field. But even an occasional in-person observer of the Chicago Bears over the past decade could notice t…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Reaction to Brian Urlacher retirement

      In the wake of Brian Urlacher's announcement that his 13th NFL season would be his last, current and former NFL players took to Twitter to send out tributes to the Hall of Fame Bears linebacker. Fans also sent their thoughts via our NFC North Twitter ac…
      Source: ESPN.com
  • AFC North links: Urlacher lauds Lewis

    Baltimore Ravens Recently retired Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher said former Raven Ray Lewis is the best middle linebacker of all time, reports John Breech of CBSSports.com. Could Joe Flacco have his best season yet in 2013? The Baltimore Sun has five …
    Source: ESPN.com

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