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Old 01-15-2013, 09:40 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 01-15-2013, 09:48 PM   #2
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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...
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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.

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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).
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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
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:10 PM   #5
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He's done. He can't move anymore.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:14 PM   #6
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It could work out in our favor.

John Lynch was finished too, he gave us some great football!
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:18 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:34 PM   #8
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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

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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.
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One of the dumbest ideas I have seen on this forum.
That answers my questions on whether or not you proofread your own posts.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:44 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:46 PM   #12
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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.

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Old 01-15-2013, 11:11 PM   #13
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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
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:43 PM   #14
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:45 AM   #18
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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.

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He was a weak part of a strong defense this year..pass
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:39 AM   #20
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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.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:56 AM   #21
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No. If you want an expensive big name from the Bears, go Melton2013.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:07 AM   #22
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He's a slightly faster version of Brooking.....which means he would make all the assignments calls and be left in the dust.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:17 AM   #23
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Love it! Biased towards my hometown boy.
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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.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:22 AM   #25
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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.
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