Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has created something of a controversy in Chicago by saying he doesn’t care what the fans think about the team’s current losing streak. But teammate Lance Briggs says he stands with Urlacher.
Briggs said on CSN Chicago that Bears fans let their passion turn negative when the team is losing, and he agrees with Urlacher that the fans in Chicago are too quick to turn on their team.
“I understand where he’s coming from,” Briggs said. “I’ve been here for a long time, too and I’ve seen a lot of boos. For a lot of the wrong reasons. Nobody, on any team that I’ve ever been on, gets booed more at home than here in Chicago. That’s also a point to the passion of the Chicago fans.”
Briggs also urged Bears fans to trust the team to do their jobs.
“Everyone is passionate, but everyone in Chicago doesn’t know how to run a football team. Everyone doesn’t know how to play professional football. It’s our job to do that,” Briggs said.
Briggs may be right, but if the Bears don’t win their final two games, a lot of the people getting booed won’t have their jobs much longer. Starting with Lovie Smith.