If this upcoming season for the Bears doesn’t already look shitty, what Brian Urlacher said on Sunday in an interview will probably seal the deal for you. Even if Urlacher plays every game this season, it will not be at 100%. The Bears, historically, have sucked when Urlacher doesn’t play or plays at a limited level. That’s what we are going to get this season. The defense sucks as it is and it will be worse with Urlacher not playing at a top level. He is one of the best linebackers in franchise history and in the last two years, he played really well after having some injury problems before that.
Urlacher also said in the interview that he felt he could have played three or four more years at a high level. We all can thank Lovie Lee Smith for cutting his career short. There was no point in playing him with the Bears losing their previous five games before that and being eliminated from playoff contention the week before. Here I am with the pessimism again but rightfully so. Urlacher may only play this year and maybe the next before calling it quits. If someone wants to say that the Bears have a great offense and that’s what could put them over the top, you are a moron. Teams win Super Bowls because of good defenses. If you want to know what a great offense with a shitty defense can do, ask the Packers how they did last year. They put up video game numbers on offense in the regular season but when the playoffs rolled around, that didn’t get them anywhere.
This also can be blamed on one, Jerry Angelo. I wrote a few months back that even after he is long gone, Angelo is still screwing the Bears. Angelo should have tried to get a linebacker for the future and instead, ignored the situation. No. Nick Roach doesn’t count and neither does some other bum he drafted. I am already going to be looking forward to next year’s draft where linebackers and offensive lineman will be priorities. Let’s not forget about Lance Briggs who is getting older as well. The windows is a crack away from being closed. This is not only Lovie’s last shot, but this team as well before rebuilding begins for good. I will be at the game Sunday as well as the guys from Fire Ron Turner. We’ll both have recaps of the game.
Buckle up Bears fans. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.