Bears Brian Urlacher doesn’t care for fans, media, Lovie Smith detractors, refs



Brian Urlacher had an interesting view of the Chicago Bears loss to the Green Bay Packers yesterday. His view from IR was quite opinionated. Maybe this is the end of his days with the Bears? Or the end of his NFL career? During his weekly appearance on the local Chicago FOX news program he had some choice words for Bears fans, the media and those who think Bears coach Lovie Smith should be fired.

“Our crowd was pretty good today for the most part,” Urlacher said on air. “They were loud for a minute there. The boos were really loud, which is always nice. The only team in our division to get booed at home is us. It’s unbelievable to me.”

Sounds like bullshit to me. Like Detroit Lions fans don’t boo their terrible team? Or Vikings fans don’t boo Christian Ponder for how bad he is?

“It’s not going to change. If we talk about it, then the media says, ‘You’re blaming the fans for losing. You’re doing this. You’re blaming the refs for losing.’ We lost that football game. Every football game we play in, we lose, it’s nobody’s fault but ours, but we’re allowed to say what we want,” Urlacher continued sounded like the grumpy old man of the NFL.

“Two of the people I don’t care about, fans or the media,” he continued. “They can say what they want to about our head coach, about our players. It does bother me because those people don’t know what they’re talking about, obviously.

“I know there are a bunch of experts in the media, and there are a bunch of smart guys out there who know exactly what they’re talking about all the time. But they don’t know what they’re talking about.”


Everyone in Chicago seems to be calling for coach Lovie Smith’s head, but Urlacher defended his embattled coach.

“People don’t see it. That’s the way we like it as players. He’s not going to call somebody out, a player out in front of the people. He’ll do it privately, which is the way it should be handled. He’s not one of those coaches who’s going to go out and yell and scream at you. That’s just not his style, and we appreciate that.

“We know when it’s time to play. We just haven’t played well. It’s not his fault. He can’t go out there and do it for us. We have to do it ourselves.”

And Urlacher had some choice words for the officiating:

“We lost the football game. The Bears lost that football game, but we damn sure didn’t get any help from the refs. We didn’t get any. The same guy calls three penalties on Alshon. The same damn guy calls three penalties on Alshon. Late in the game I thought he could have called one on the other guy, but he didn’t call it. Maybe Alshon beat his school up in college. I don’t know. Maybe he didn’t like him, he had something against him.”

h/t ESPN Chicago

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