Bears legend and “fan favorite” Brian Urlacher (how ironic is that?) just made it even easier for his team of 13 seasons to move on without him. That is if the organization does the right thing and realizes how wrong it is for the face of their franchise to insult their paying customers.
Once the Bears are officially eliminated from playoff contention either next week or the following, I am more convinced than ever that the Bears should commence rebuilding with a new coaching staff and most likely a new defensive system. Which means there is no reason to move forward with Urlacher, who is in essence a free agent as he probably won’t play again this year. And if the Bears happen to fall ass-backwards into the playoffs, then the rebuilding and hiring of a new staff should commence after their playoff loss.
I will admit that it is hard for me to hold a full-on grudge against Urlacher for one reason. I have seen or heard of him interact(ing) with fans on a one-to-one basis, and I have heard that he is a very approachable, friendly guy in that situation. Even though he’s lashed out stating for the world to hear that he doesn’t care about what we think. His compatriot Lance Briggs (as far as I know) hasn’t publicly lashed out at his organization’s paying customers, but I witnessed him with my own eyes acting less than professional to a fan in public.
Personally I’m caring less and less about any of this, because this is just a game, it shouldn’t affect our personal lives. But I am somewhat offended to see Urlacher lash out as he has. Apparently based on how he feels, fans should cheer he and his team no matter what happens. Cheer them when they make fantastic plays, and voice our unconditional approval when they are reeling away from a 7-1 start to sit at 8-6 with a limited chance of making the playoffs. Cheer away, fans. Unfortunate that Urlacher has now made it impossible for me to cheer for him.