Rodgers said he’ll miss the competition with Urlacher and called his play “impressive to see” because of how long he’s been in the league. Tight end Jermichael Finley also sounds like he’s disappointed that Urlacher will miss this Sunday’s matchup, although he’s coming at it from a different place than Rodgers.
“Urlacher is at the end of his career right now; he’s playing a little slow out there,” Finley said, via Paul Imig of FoxSportsWisconsin.com. “I don’t think they’re losing too much if he’s out. Putting another guy in might help them a little.”
There’s no question that Urlacher isn’t the same player in the 13th season that he was earlier in the season, but Finley might not find too many people who agree that the Bears are catching a lucky break by starting Geno Hayes and moving Nick Roach to the middle. Maybe they aren’t any worse without him, but things certainly didn’t look any better last week as Adrian Peterson ran all over the Bears.