Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher created a ruckus a few weeks ago, responding with stunning candor to criticisms directed to the team by Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers.
Said Urlacher at the time, “Let me ask you a question: ‘How many championships did Gale Sayers win? How many playoff games did he win when he played? None.
Urlacher appeared moments ago on ESPN’s Jim Rome Is Burning. And Urlacher expressed regret for his remarks — in only the way Urlacher can. With defiance.
“I was a little frustrated,” Urlacher said. “Maybe I shouldn’t have said it. But I did. Nothing I said wasn’t true.”
Urlacher also talked in circles a bit when explaining the basis for his frustration, saying that the team has received enough criticism while seemingly acknowledging the ability of Hall of Famers to criticize the team.
Apparently, Urlacher will stand down only when the criticism comes from members of the 1985 Bears, or any other edition of the franchise that won an NFL title.