Bears linebackers are banged up

Chicago is hanging tough Sunday night in Green Bay despite three first half interceptions by Jay Cutler, but their defense will be playing short-handed the rest of the way.

Starting linebackers Brian Urlacher and Pisa Tinoisamoa are out for the remainder of the game.  Urlacher has an injured wrist and Tinoisamoa has a right knee injury.  Special teamer Trumaine McBride is also out for the rest of the game with a knee injury.  

The injury to Urlacher is especially disheartening because the Bears talked all preseason that Urlacher was “finally healthy.”  Tinoisamoa has been injured often over the last three years (12 missed games), so his absence isn’t shocking.

Expect a heavy dose of Packers running back Ryan Grant the rest of the night.

13 responses to “Bears linebackers are banged up

  1. That challenge was 100% on Lovie, but what was the snapper thinking? If he saw 12 men he doesn’t have to send a signal to Wolfe, he can snap that thing to Mars without hesitation and it’s 12 men. In the words of Todd Haley to Brodie Croyle earlier today, “Snap the f-ing ball!”

  2. # darrius_heyward-bey-butterfingers says: September 13, 2009 11:16 PM
    That challenge was 100% on Lovie, but what was the snapper thinking? If he saw 12 men he doesn’t have to send a signal to Wolfe, he can snap that thing to Mars without hesitation and it’s 12 men. In the words of Todd Haley to Brodie Croyle earlier today, “Snap the f-ing ball!”
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    a five yard penalty wouldn’t have been worth anything because it was third and 12. he wanted to take a chance on the fake

  3. Cutler can’t take all the blame. Receivers were running bad routes, falling down, giving up on plays or just dropping the ball.
    Tough game to watch.
    Both teams look like shit.
    Dunno if Bears pass rush is back or if Pack is just playing sloppy.

  4. The Bears can always pluck LB Mike Rivera off the Titans practice squad if they need to.
    He was with the Bears during training camp…

  5. That should just about put an end to the “Bears and Packers Superbowl contenders” talk. Packers=bad, Bears=worse

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