Yeah, the Bears aren’t done taking heat for canceling their “Family Night” at Soldier Field because the field wasn’t properly watered.
“It’s a joke,” Urlacher said via ESPNChicago.com. “I don’t understand how you can’t have the field ready. It sucks for the fans because I’m sure it was a pain in the butt to get down there with all the traffic. I think Coach [Lovie Smith] did the right thing not letting us practice on that stuff. It’s just too bad it had to be that way.”
The longtime Bears captain has a solution, and hopes ownership is listening.
“I don’t understand why we don’t have FieldTurf yet,” Urlacher said. “We’re a fast team, we play fast on FieldTurf. The injury issues aren’t as bad as they used to be, they’ve gone down a lot in the last few years with the way they’ve made the turf and stuff. I don’t understand it. Use our speed. We can run, let us go out there and run.”
Fellow linebacker Lance Briggs called the whole episode “annoying” because the Bears bused down to the city, only to turn around.
The bush league ordeal adds another down point to a weird couple weeks for the Bears. The offensive line is full of questions, and the two big free agent acquisitions were Roy Williams and Vernon Gholston.