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Brian Urlacher in Contract Talks With Minnesota Vikings


I get it.  Legendary Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Ulracher is hurt.  He had his people send a proposal to the Bears during the 72 hour negotiating window but they haven’t bothered to counter; choosing instead to court younger, fresher players.  While he’s been sitting at home, waiting by the phone, the Bears have signed tight end Martellus Bennett and left tackle Jermon Bushrod.  What have they ever done for the Chicago Bears?  Since when are either of them a sure-fire Hall of Famer?

He feels like he got punched in the jaw, like Michael Corleone did in The Godfather.  I’ll echo Michael’s words to Urlacher:

The Chicago Tribune’s Mike Mulligan is reporting that Brian Urlacher is in talks with the division rival Minnesota Vikings.  Is it a longshot that Urlacher actually signs with the Vikings?  Even the Vikings insider admits as much: 

A Vikings source confirmed talks with Urlacher’s camp, but said the team was “monitoring” the situation and still believed Urlacher eventually would remain with the Bears.

Urlacher talking to the Vikings is the equivalent of sleeping with your ex’s best friend to get back at you.

I definitely think that this is 90% posturing; a last ditch effort to try to get some leverage back.  It’s clear that he hasn’t gotten a lot of interest on the open market, exactly what the Bears expected.  Let’s face it, a broken down 35 year old linebacker coming of an injury plagued season isn’t worth the $5.5 million that Urlacher is reportedly seeking.

Urlacher to the Vikings?  Really?  Isn’t he supposed to go to the Jets for a year, sexually harass sideline reporter Jen Sterger and then end up in Minnesota?   Hasn’t he learned from his old nemesis Brett Favre?  Minesota is where legends go to die.

What do you think Bears fans?  Can you imagine Brian Urlacher in the purple and gold?  Do you think there’s any way he plays somewhere other than the Bears and if so, do you care?

 

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  • Dave

    It would be sad to see him finish his career elsewhere when you look back on everything he’s done on the field as a Bear. However, it’s not like he’s in his prime so it wouldn’t be much to worry about from a division rival standpoint.

    In other news….. what the hell happened to the Bear Goggles On app? It didn’t work that well before but it was nice to have. Now every time I open it I’m bombarded with video ads. Then I click on a link and guess what? More video ads. This has made it extremely difficult and frustrating to navigate so unfortunately I have to get rid of it. Hopefully someone will fix that problem.

    • BearGogglesOn

      Dave – do you have the iOS or Android app? Let me know so I can run it up the flagpole with our network guys.

      • Dave

        Android.

        • BearGogglesOn

          FanSided just released a new app for iOS and we’re working on one for Android. Hang with us and I’ll post about it when the Droid app is released. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • DeCon

    You mean there is an issue with FanSided having excessive and annoying advertising that it makes their properties almost unreadable??? No way!!! Tongue firmly in cheek…
    I am sure Boomer will pass along your comments.

    • BearGogglesOn

      Who asked you anyway Decon? Don’t you have a post you’re supposed to be writing??!?!?

  • Auburn78

    Its the same now for the Arrowhead Addict app on android. Its unusable now.

  • StuManChu

    Honestly, I find myself not caring much. I have always liked Urlacher but I am ok with him leaving and wouldn’t hold any animosity with either side. If the Bears were sitting with 15 million in cap space, I might feel different. But both sides gotta do what they gotta do.

  • Phil_X

    I am okay with him going, but hope he stays now that roach and Hayes are gone. I think 5mil is too much. Maybe 3.5