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McCarthy goes hairless to honor Urlacher

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There’s a new Urlacher at middle linebacker in the NFL.  At least in look.

Titans defender Colin McCarthy has shaved his head to honor the man who has retired after 14 NFL seasons.

It’s for [Brian] Urlacher, since he hung it up,” McCarthy tells Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.  “Hopefully it will bring me good luck, and bring me 16 games of playing.”

McCarthy needs all the luck he can get.  A combination of a concussion and an ankle injury kept him out of nine games last season.

“I’m feeling as good as I’ve felt in a long, long time,” McCarthy, who had ankle surgery in January, said.  “It’s good to have all that behind me.  I know I have to get back to my old ways, and now I feel like I’m not that far off.  Things are positive.”

While McCarthy may be available for 16 games, it doesn’t mean he’ll be starting.  Moise Fokou has his sights set on the first-string position.

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11 Responses to “McCarthy goes hairless to honor Urlacher”
  1. floratiotime says: Jun 23, 2013 3:58 PM

    It was that or go pant less in honor of Brett Favre.

  2. GenXJay says: Jun 23, 2013 4:03 PM

    I question his toughness…
    Oops, wrong McCarthy. I thought Mike shaved his head.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 23, 2013 4:11 PM

    The guys are not looking forward to Cutler’s retirement, when they will have to go chinless to honor him.

  4. filthymcnasty1 says: Jun 23, 2013 4:29 PM

    Hairless only gets you half way there. You also have to go neck-less.

  5. stephen031 says: Jun 23, 2013 4:45 PM

    He chose to honor Urlacher’s retirement instead of Ray Lewis’ because Aaron Hernandez already assumed that role.

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 23, 2013 5:11 PM

    Hopefully James Harrison is not another one of his heroes. He’d have to get a full lobotomy when James retires.

  7. iamthorny says: Jun 23, 2013 5:59 PM

    Add the old Antonio Cromartie to the list of guys we all hope he doesn’t choose to emulate.

    He’ll also have to love Wilt Chamberlain to keep up with ol’ Cro.

  8. larryboodry says: Jun 23, 2013 6:43 PM

    Read the headline and thought of Mike McCarthy…That would have been hilarious.

  9. esracerx46 says: Jun 23, 2013 10:43 PM

    I thought it was about jenny McCarthy…. weren’t Urlacher and her dating?

  10. viachicago22 says: Jun 24, 2013 4:49 AM

    Nice gesture man. Remember to grunt at the media.

  11. wretchu says: Jun 24, 2013 9:26 AM

    If you’re wanting to stay healthy, I don’t think Urlacher is the guy you want to be emulating. His problem the last few years isn’t really a lack of skill (though he did slow down some), but mostly his neck, knee and wrist injuries.

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