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Taco John
01-15-2013, 09:40 PM
He's got 1 maybe 2 seasons left on him. He'll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. He's the kind of veteran you want in a playoff run like we just had - ready to sacrifice everything to achieve the dream.

What say you?

huh??
01-15-2013, 09:48 PM
Would he even want to leave Chicago? He may be willing to stay if he thinks they'll be legit contenders. Not that he'll be right, but...

go_broncos
01-15-2013, 09:53 PM
He's got 1 maybe 2 seasons left on him. He'll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. He's the kind of veteran you want in a playoff run like we just had - ready to sacrifice everything to achieve the dream.

What say you?

Please don't use the word "dream"..
Urlacher will be a good choice.
The one thing this team lacks is leadership on defense(someone like Lewis).

SonOfLe-loLang
01-15-2013, 10:04 PM
If he's healthy, its an interesting choice. Though I'd like to see what some think about how he fits within what we do

extralife
01-15-2013, 10:10 PM
He's done. He can't move anymore.

Ratboy
01-15-2013, 10:14 PM
It could work out in our favor.

John Lynch was finished too, he gave us some great football!

extralife
01-15-2013, 10:18 PM
Lynch had a neck problem. He got over it. Urlacher can't move anymore. You don't get over that.

And if he doesn't retire, he's going where Lovie ends up.

BroncoMan4ever
01-15-2013, 10:34 PM
Please don't use the word "dream"..
Urlacher will be a good choice.
The one thing this team lacks is leadership on defense(someone like Lewis).

It would be like an equal switch from what we have now. A slow old battered white guy taking the place of another old slow battered white guy. Except our current old guy can move a little.

I am tired of stop gaps at MLB. Let's draft our new Al Wilson and Be done with that position for the next decade

lonestar
01-15-2013, 10:36 PM
One of the dumbest ideas I have seen on this forum.

While he give leadership his skills have eroded, even if he could be counted on to be on the field his body has taken such a beating, not worth the coin and roster spot IMO.

Find a younger guy if we can not find one in the draft. Give him the money.

Taco John
01-15-2013, 10:40 PM
One of the dumbest ideas I have seen on this forum.


That answers my questions on whether or not you proofread your own posts.

UberBroncoMan
01-15-2013, 10:44 PM
It would be like an equal switch from what we have now. A slow old battered white guy taking the place of another old slow battered white guy.

I am tired of stop gaps at MLB. Let's draft our new Al Wilson and Be done with that position for the next decade

Would be a good person for our drafted MLB to learn behind for two seasons.

BroncoMan4ever
01-15-2013, 10:46 PM
Would be a good person for our drafted MLB to learn behind for two seasons.

So would Brooking and in a pinch Brooking can perform adequately if necessary for a much smaller salary.

Also if we draft a guy in the 1st 2 rounds he really should not need a mentor or an apprenticeship on the bench watching a vet play.

Bronco Yoda
01-15-2013, 11:11 PM
It's an interesting idea. I've said before that IMO one of our main priorities is to get tough, mean & smart on the D. We need a QB and leader on the Defense to do that. A true star at MLB is what we should be after.

.... But I think Urlacher is done. Time to draft young. Time to step up and draft high for this position.l

UberBroncoMan
01-15-2013, 11:43 PM
So would Brooking and in a pinch Brooking can perform adequately if necessary for a much smaller salary.

Also if we draft a guy in the 1st 2 rounds he really should not need a mentor or an apprenticeship on the bench watching a vet play.

Brooking is turning 38, Urlacher is turning 35. That's a big difference in the NFL.

lonestar
01-16-2013, 12:37 AM
Would be a good person for our drafted MLB to learn behind for two seasons.

Hey how about JDR his DC? And he will not cost a dime of our cap money nor take a roster spot..

MLB or for that matter LB in general is not a spot that requires a tutor.. For the most part you either are one or your Joe Mayes.

It is one of the easiest spots to fill if they guy has a brain, is a good tackler and is athletic.

lonestar
01-16-2013, 12:41 AM
That answers my questions on whether or not you proofread your own posts.

I note you forgot the rest of the post. Let me refresh your memory.

While he give leadership, his skills have eroded, even if he could be counted on to be on the field his body has taken such a beating, not worth the coin and roster spot IMO.

Find a younger guy if we can not find one in the draft. Give him the money.



If you can get past your ego, you might have read it. But I guess you did not.

Night night.

lonestar
01-16-2013, 12:43 AM
So would Brooking and in a pinch Brooking can perform adequately if necessary for a much smaller salary.

Also if we draft a guy in the 1st 2 rounds he really should not need a mentor or an apprenticeship on the bench watching a vet play.

:thumbs:

Archer81
01-16-2013, 12:45 AM
I'd be for it in one instance.

If we draft and then proceed to develop talent behind him. Otherwise its just another short term fix for a long term problem.

:Broncos:

SlyEli
01-16-2013, 12:48 AM
He was a weak part of a strong defense this year..pass

Atwater His Ass
01-16-2013, 01:39 AM
If he was healthy, sure. I mean we had a guy like Brooking as the starter most of the year. But alas, Urlacher just isn't healthy and never will be again. Don't think it's a good move.

TheReverend
01-16-2013, 04:56 AM
No. If you want an expensive big name from the Bears, go Melton2013.

Ray Finkle
01-16-2013, 05:07 AM
He's a slightly faster version of Brooking.....which means he would make all the assignments calls and be left in the dust.

MileHighMagic
01-16-2013, 07:17 AM
Love it! Biased towards my hometown boy.

Rohirrim
01-16-2013, 07:19 AM
It would depend on his hammy and what you think will happen in the draft. This draft is thin at ILB. The three (arguably) "good" ones (Te'o, Minter, Ogletree) will probably be gone before we pick because of that. Sure, we can pick one up in the third or fourth round, but they're not going to start. I would rather we get the best DT available in the draft to improve the line, use a stopgap like Urlacher for a season or two and hope we get the same kind of benefits we got from Dawkins. Then hope we can get better chances in next year's draft. Would I prefer Al Wilson in his prime and a 100% solution to our ILB problem? Sure. But that's not available.

Kaylore
01-16-2013, 07:22 AM
He's done. He can't move anymore.

We started Keith Brooking last game.

Urlacher is an upgrade and provides that veteran presence.

That said, I would like to explore the draft for possible options.

Kaylore
01-16-2013, 07:23 AM
No. If you want an expensive big name from the Bears, go Melton2013.

I have a hard time seeing the Bears letting Melton go.

DenverBroncosJM
01-16-2013, 07:37 AM
He is a great athlete. He just happens to be older, slower and more injury prone than the other great athletes.

BroncoMan4ever
01-16-2013, 08:39 AM
Brooking is turning 38, Urlacher is turning 35. That's a big difference in the NFL.

Except injuries and wear and tear have made Urlacher a shell of his former self and aged him more than Brookingg's 38

Smiling Assassin27
01-16-2013, 08:57 AM
I talked to Urlacher at a wedding last summer and actually asked him about playing in Denver. He said he loves the atmosphere there but said he's a Bear through and through. Said he's seriously consider retiring if it came down to not being a Bear.

Tombstone RJ
01-16-2013, 09:04 AM
He's got 1 maybe 2 seasons left on him. He'll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. He's the kind of veteran you want in a playoff run like we just had - ready to sacrifice everything to achieve the dream.

What say you?

We already have Urlacher, but he's called Brooking.

mopatt24
01-16-2013, 09:39 AM
I dont see him in another uniform. I think he'd retire, before playing for someone else.
Would rather see us get younger at MLB, but it is looking pretty thin in the draft this season. Maualuga could be on the short list

Rohirrim
01-16-2013, 09:48 AM
Unfortunately, Rey Rey is dumb as a tree stump.

mopatt24
01-16-2013, 09:53 AM
Unfortunately, Rey Rey is dumb as a tree stump.

unfortunate in deed

TheReverend
01-16-2013, 10:02 AM
I have a hard time seeing the Bears letting Melton go.

Gonna be a new staff from front to back along with systems. They might want that cap room for "their" guys.

razorwire77
01-16-2013, 12:01 PM
Urlacher is probably the most beloved athlete of all time in New Mexico. He's one of my favorite non-Bronco football players.

That being said, If his can milk another couple of years out of his knees, I'd be shocked. Probably pass at this point.

Heyneck
01-16-2013, 12:35 PM
Nope... nothing to see here move on. Let's get young and athletic at the spots we need! Like a YOUNG MLB, a YOUNG slot WR, another YOUNG CB. That way when PM decides to hang it up, we don't have to blow up theh whole roster. If we are going to develop Brock and the team, we have to develop our OWN talent. Thought that was the idea behind picking Brock. If we are only striving to have great team during the Manning years then why pick Brock? Better yet, lets trade our pick for a few impact veterans, or sign all the FA Dinos that once managed to taste football glory but have to use crutches from the bed to the bathroom.

Cito Pelon
01-16-2013, 03:15 PM
It would be like an equal switch from what we have now. A slow old battered white guy taking the place of another old slow battered white guy. Except our current old guy can move a little.

I am tired of stop gaps at MLB. Let's draft our new Al Wilson and Be done with that position for the next decade

Agreed.

broncosteven
01-16-2013, 03:53 PM
We started Keith Brooking last game.

Urlacher is an upgrade and provides that veteran presence.

That said, I would like to explore the draft for possible options.

Living in Chicagoland I get to watch a lot of Bear games, What I have seen from Urlacker is the following:

1) He can't get off blocks any more

2) He is inconsistent. One play he will fall off a RB but the next play he will power through a guy forcing him into the RB and taking the RB down.

3) He can still come up with an INT and score, something I don't remember Brooking doing.

4) He is a liablity in coverage, they moved away from their traditional Tampa 2 because they could not cover the seam anymore.

5) He hates the fans, not sure if he is a locker room cancer, the D players never say anything bad about him but there is a division in that locker room between the D and the O and I think Cutler and Urlacker are the reasons why.

6) The way he rehabbed his knee last time was odd. There was a story I heard on the score about him having his blood spun or something and he had some alternative med guy try some type of voodoo on it or something that didn't work.

He is an upgrade from Brooking but not sure if he is worth the risk. Maybe after a full offseason of rehab he can comeback and get another year or 2 out of his body.

I don't think he is going to go back to Chicago, If he is willing to just play somewhere near the Vet min then hell yes but if he wants to get one last payday then move on.

Taco John
01-16-2013, 03:59 PM
I personally would be ok with bringing in Urlacher, and then in round two, drafting Reddick and may the best man win.

Atwater His Ass
01-16-2013, 05:57 PM
Whatever happened to Nate Irving?

Jekyll15Hyde
01-16-2013, 07:07 PM
I would definitely kick the tires here

nyuk nyuk
01-16-2013, 07:14 PM
Just ewwwww

broncosteven
01-16-2013, 08:55 PM
Whatever happened to Nate Irving?

Listed as an outside LB only Stevie Johnson and Brooking were listed as MLB's but I know I saw Trevanthan and Irving out there alot this year. Hard to tell what position from TV.

broncosteven
01-16-2013, 08:57 PM
I talked to Urlacher at a wedding last summer and actually asked him about playing in Denver. He said he loves the atmosphere there but said he's a Bear through and through. Said he's seriously consider retiring if it came down to not being a Bear.

What skank Ho did he bring to the wedding? Paris Hilton, Jenny McCarthy or some random hooker off the street?

broncosteven
01-16-2013, 09:04 PM
I have a hard time seeing the Bears letting Melton go.

After the way the Defensive players reacted to Lovie's firing I don't think Melton will stick around, I bet he goes on a FA tour.

Melton was Lovies pet project and it took him a couple years to blossom into the Tackle he is now. Lovie hit on this guy, he saw the talent and stuck with him even though the local media guys bashed him for it.

If it is a Win Now mentality at Dove Valley I would wine and dine this guy ASAP. He is still rather young and he is a dynamic presence inside, maybe not a guy you put in to occupy 2 blockers but he can beat double teams and push the middle of the pocket. Melton is what I hope Wolf can turn into one day.

HighCountryBronco
01-16-2013, 09:48 PM
Love it! Biased towards my hometown boy.

AHHH... Lovington. What a dump.

Bronco Yoda
01-16-2013, 10:03 PM
He could always keep Moreno company in the whirlpool, bike and training room. I hear it gets lonely sometimes.