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Urlacher was mad at the Bears, hasn’t heard from Cutler

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Former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher didn’t appreciate the way the team treated him in contract negotiations early this year.

Urlacher said in an interview with Yahoo! Sports that the Bears gave him a “take it or leave it” offer and that they were eager to say goodbye when Urlacher didn’t immediately accept.

“I was so mad at the way it was handled, and I thought it was just wrong, the way it all went down,” Urlacher said.

Urlacher said he thinks the Bears had already decided to move on, and that as soon as his agent told them that the “take it or leave it” offer wasn’t what Urlacher was looking for, the Bears immediately put an announcement on Twitter saying that Urlacher’s time with the Bears had come to an end.

“The Bears had a tweet out — I’m not playing — 30 seconds after my agent hung up the phone with him,” Urlacher said. “They had a statement already written saying, ‘He’s not going to be back this year.'”

Urlacher also says Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was the only former teammate who didn’t contact him to wish him well after the Bears and Urlacher parted ways. Cutler confirmed that on Thursday, adding, “I guess I’ll reach out to him.”

Cutler reaching out now probably won’t mean a whole lot. There are obviously some hurt feelings there, and that’s a shame: Urlacher was a great Bear, and he earned the right to retire on his own terms. In a perfect world, Urlacher and the Bears both would have decided together that it was time for him to go, and he could have had a retirement ceremony where he was shown the appreciation he deserves. Unfortunately, the Bears decided to move on before Urlacher was ready to say goodbye.

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117 Responses to “Urlacher was mad at the Bears, hasn’t heard from Cutler”
  1. biscojay says: Sep 13, 2013 10:06 AM

    Cutler is a douche. What did he expect??

  2. seatownballers says: Sep 13, 2013 10:06 AM

    Someone is catcHing feelings

  3. sandblastermoron says: Sep 13, 2013 10:09 AM

    In related news the green bay defense is still a joke

  4. shibbyleigh says: Sep 13, 2013 10:09 AM

    Urlacher seems like a passive aggressive baby through all of this. What did he expect, the Bears to hold a spot for his slow, injured geriatric body and take up a couple million in cap space?

  5. karlton3 says: Sep 13, 2013 10:09 AM

    “Unfortunately, the Bears decided to move on before Urlacher was ready to say goodbye.”

    ————————————————————-

    The NFL retired Urlacher, not the Bears. That tells me Urlacher should have been ready to say goodbye.

  6. tc2004txst says: Sep 13, 2013 10:09 AM

    Hurt feelings? This is football. I wouldn’t cry if my job let me go and someone forgot to call and wish me well. Get over it.

  7. emoney826 says: Sep 13, 2013 10:10 AM

    Terrible organization. This man has earned the right to leave whenever he wanted. They showed him no respect.

    Sound familiar, Bear fans? That’s the same tune we heard from you when Favre was traded away.

    Works both ways. Now you know how it feels.

  8. jack3dsd says: Sep 13, 2013 10:10 AM

    “I’m just really really sad Jay never called me…please call me Jay I need to hear your voice one last time”

  9. Jason Saidoo says: Sep 13, 2013 10:11 AM

    Speaking as a former Bears employee – this is how they treat their people (both football staff and non-football staff). It wasn’t always that way, but with the most recent front office changes, things got “cold” at Halas Hall.

  10. bennyb82 says: Sep 13, 2013 10:11 AM

    With his veteran status, a take it or leave it offer would be around a million dollars. Interesting how no other team offered him more…

  11. floratiotime says: Sep 13, 2013 10:12 AM

    Stop it Brian. You’re sounding like a chick.

  12. mdpickles says: Sep 13, 2013 10:13 AM

    Well, it’s obvious that Urlacher is a physically tough man, but mentally soft. Get over it.

  13. jjrs89 says: Sep 13, 2013 10:15 AM

    i bet he is even more upset he didn’t take it considering he didnt get ANY other offers.

  14. tinbender2000 says: Sep 13, 2013 10:16 AM

    Is this Phil Emery clown AJ Smith in disguise? Who in their right mind would want to play for that front office.

  15. pitpenguinsrulez says: Sep 13, 2013 10:17 AM

    My dearest memory of Urlacher is watching Jerome Bettis plow over his ass back in 2005 in the infamous “Snow Game” vs Chicago here in Pittsburgh

  16. dbdcrewmatt says: Sep 13, 2013 10:17 AM

    Thats going to be an awkward call from Cutler.

  17. nesby2 says: Sep 13, 2013 10:19 AM

    Ok, Cutler didn’t reach out to you after your treatment from management when they decided to part ways… AND?!?

    Bruh your starting to sound like a bitter ex-girlfriend who can’t move on and get over the fact that your were dumped.. Get over it and start the new phase of your life please, and stop trying to bash the Bears while your at it. Your deal was above generous for your age and for your performance in 2012. You haven’t played a full season in 3 years and to top it off during those 3 years you didn’t finish a season you were paid over 10 million to be on the IR!! Not once did they ask you to take a pay cut nor give any of that money back, so please do Bear Nation a favor and zip it buddy, if anything you should of accepted the generous offer Emery gave you and took that and finished your career the right way instead of whining your way out of Chicago! Now put that in your pipe and smoke it!

  18. azarkhan says: Sep 13, 2013 10:22 AM

    Didn’t Mike Ditka once say that “George Halas throws nickels around like manhole covers.” Sounds like it’s back to the future for the Bears.

  19. PacificNWMark says: Sep 13, 2013 10:23 AM

    Urlacher was a great player and should be a first ballot Hall of Famer. Hopefully his hurt feelings will have healed by then.

  20. habsfanatic says: Sep 13, 2013 10:23 AM

    Geriatric body? He’s 35 years old, not 70!

    London Fletcher is 38 and still playing at a high level. I would have had Urlacher back in a mentorship role for a final year.

  21. tformation says: Sep 13, 2013 10:23 AM

    Ladies and gentlemen, the new Tiki Barber, Brian Urlacher!

    Just let those grudges against your former team drive your career as a commentator right into the dirt…

  22. tannethrill says: Sep 13, 2013 10:24 AM

    Dude made a boatload of cash and started feeling like he was the Bears. They gave him a shot to stick around. His ego retired him.

  23. thesteelskirt says: Sep 13, 2013 10:26 AM

    Urlacher cashed in before on his way up and the bears did what any nfl team would do nowadays and offered him an inventive laden contract. He felt disrespected that he would be forced to prove himself again. Apparently every other team was offering the vet minimum too or he would have signed. If this was last year he would be a Texan.

  24. michiganstillsucks says: Sep 13, 2013 10:27 AM

    As the biggest bear fan and urlacher fan…

    QUIT YOUR CRYING ALREADY!!

  25. reiriza says: Sep 13, 2013 10:27 AM

    To be upset and publicly announce that another man never called him after he left shows the type of ego he has. Every single person on the bears roster called him and he’s upset because one person didn’t???

    You can’t be serious bro…..

  26. oilcandroid says: Sep 13, 2013 10:27 AM

    If you told me 10 years ago that Urlacher’s retirement would play out in such bizarre fashion, I never would have believed you. As a Bears fan, I should have known it was entirely inevitable.

  27. bostonistitletown says: Sep 13, 2013 10:28 AM

    Will this guy just shut the hell up and please go away?

  28. packman331 says: Sep 13, 2013 10:29 AM

    Is this the same Urlacher who had his contract renegotiated at least twice with time remaining?

    Same old story. Whoever has the leverage says “it’s a business”. Whoever does not says “where’s the loyalty”

    And who really wants to talk to crabby Jay anyway?

  29. nice2meetumarco says: Sep 13, 2013 10:30 AM

    Wah wah contract negotiations didn’t give me warm fuzzies wah wah one of my friends didn’t call me.

  30. pspring63 says: Sep 13, 2013 10:30 AM

    Sorry Brian, it ain’t always on your terms brah!

  31. jerrytagge says: Sep 13, 2013 10:30 AM

    As a Packer fan, I loved watching Urlacher and the way he played the game.

    In related news, Bears fans still suck. Looking forward to GB kicking your asses in Lambeau and Soldier…again.

  32. freepretzels says: Sep 13, 2013 10:30 AM

    If you’re expected Cutler to show some people touch, you got the wrong guy.

  33. howiehandles says: Sep 13, 2013 10:31 AM

    “Terrible organization. This man has earned the right to leave whenever he wanted. They showed him no respect.”

    Its a business, and he was done. If he still had something left, someone else would have picked him up. That organization has been loyal to a fault. Lovie should have been fired years before.

  34. azjam says: Sep 13, 2013 10:31 AM

    Happens all the time. Veterans have a very hard time accepting the fact that their playing days are over. Father Time always wins out in the end.

  35. conormacleod says: Sep 13, 2013 10:32 AM

    Gimme a break. These guys are coddled since about junior high school. Nobody cares that you couldn’t get another multi million dollar contract after your football skills eroded. Some of us have real jobs and real bills to pay you cry baby. Now go away.

  36. purpleguy says: Sep 13, 2013 10:33 AM

    Most everything that ends, ends badly.

  37. sportnorcal says: Sep 13, 2013 10:34 AM

    I hope this story isn’t accurate from a standpoint of him coming across this bitter and entitled.

    JOE MONTANA was traded from my team when I was a teenager. Urlacher is no Montana – any player is expendable when you are old. Get over yourself.

  38. jimispackers says: Sep 13, 2013 10:36 AM

    Not Jay’s fault really, he was busy filming the next Laguna Beach.
    Love Jimi.

  39. stevejjones says: Sep 13, 2013 10:37 AM

    I’m a Bears fan and an ‘Lach fan. Brian seems to forget the organization paid him well and largely because he stuck it to them and used all the leverage he could. I don’t know why he thinks he was entitled to making the team his own personal nursing home into old age. They will release Robbie Gould in the same way when he’s used up because of his union crap. Neither of those two guys can claim to be ideal employees that are shocked, just shocked, that their employer responded in kind to their poison once they lose the talent to protect themselves.

  40. pw1265 says: Sep 13, 2013 10:39 AM

    Stay classy Chicago….

  41. realfootballfan says: Sep 13, 2013 10:39 AM

    It’s a good thing that new CBA that the veterans sold out the rookies for in order to get that top 10 draft pick money converted over to them is working so well. Oh, wait.

  42. scoops1 says: Sep 13, 2013 10:39 AM

    this is the same organization that didn’t let Payton score a TD in the SB….

    you expect anything less from this group of nimrods

  43. nfloracle says: Sep 13, 2013 10:43 AM

    It’s funny how these players are always reminding us that “football is a business,” but when they don’t get the terms they want from the business, they sure can whine and cry and draw attention to themselves.

    On one of its most basic levels, football is a meat market and smart players know that. Loyalty means very little when you’re no longer productive; years of service mean even less in most cases when your body’s falling apart.

    It’s true in every business and in every job. These days, you’re only one cough away from being on the street with a “Thank you for your service” and, if you’re really lucky, a severance check for a few bucks.

  44. jazsrt says: Sep 13, 2013 10:44 AM

    While I appreciate the great career that Brian Urlacher had with the Bears, this is starting to get annoying.

    With the recent insight into his personality and opinions, I don’t think I would have called him either.

    You retired-go golf…or just…go away.

  45. rextraordinaire says: Sep 13, 2013 10:45 AM

    Urlacher needs to just move on. I lost count of how many times he’s complained about how the Bears handled his contract.

    On the Cutler thing, Urlacher said in the interview that it doesnt really bother him that he hasn’t called. He also said while they always got along, they weren’t super close or anything.

    So in short, Cutler doesn’t care, and Urlacher doesn’t care that Cutler doesn’t care.

  46. 52lightsxout52 says: Sep 13, 2013 10:46 AM

    Urlacher may seem a bit whiny, but he did represent well throughout his career in Chicago. I would’ve expected better treatment from their front office, but then again, these are the McCaskeys we’re talking about here: Just use ‘em up and spit ‘em out…

  47. isphet71 says: Sep 13, 2013 10:47 AM

    You know that Urlacher’s mix tape he’s sending to Cutler next week is going to have some Gotye on it!

    “But you didn’t have to cut me off
    Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
    And I don’t even need your love
    But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough
    No you didn’t have to stoop so low
    Have your friends collect your records and then change your number
    I guess that I don’t need that though
    Now you’re just somebody that I used to know”

  48. 80sbroncofan says: Sep 13, 2013 10:48 AM

    Its unfortunate that Urlacher did not get the super bowl ring he deserved because of bad offensive play. The defense was always super bowl caliber but the front office would never get help for the offense. He still at least deserves a spot in the hall of fame.

  49. skippynj says: Sep 13, 2013 10:48 AM

    I never was a fan of urlacher, but I never thought he’d be such a crybaby about everything. Whining about this slight and that slight-geez what a puss. Dude needs to just shut up and go away because all this “insider info” is gonna get old soon and all the reporters who’ve waited breathlessly for every dirty detail are gonna say thanks for yesterday’s news and buh-bye. And all he’ll have left is shame and a bunch of people not returning his calls.

  50. quickdraw53 says: Sep 13, 2013 10:51 AM

    the only thing important to cutler is himself. what happens to the team doesn’t bother him at all. cutler is a selfish, self centered jerk

  51. dfeltz says: Sep 13, 2013 10:53 AM

    I love Urlacher, I do but he is acting like a little girl here. He wanted to squabble over a million dollars when he is the only Bear in history of the franchise to have reached the $100 million mark in contract worth. Move on dude, you didn’t do yourself any favors at the end either.

  52. yaboyjake says: Sep 13, 2013 10:56 AM

    I’m sure Urlacher is losing sleep over what you nobodies have to say about him.

  53. ccjcsr says: Sep 13, 2013 10:57 AM

    Out of sight, out of mind

  54. 52lightsxout52 says: Sep 13, 2013 11:08 AM

    yaboyjake says: Sep 13, 2013 10:56 AM

    I’m sure Urlacher is losing sleep over what you nobodies have to say about him.

    _________________________________

    No, I’m sure he is not. But you certainly are! :-D

  55. cuda1234 says: Sep 13, 2013 11:10 AM

    Cutler was the ONLY former teammate who didn’t call? Unlikely with as many teammates as he’s had over the years.

    And what kind of person keeps a list of everyone he’s every played with and keeps track of who calls and who doesn’t? Very weird. Very Tebowish.

  56. blackandbluedivision says: Sep 13, 2013 11:12 AM

    I was surprised the Bears even offered him a contract to be honest with you. Anybody who watched game film of him last week could see he lost a step. Teams were happy to run up the middle against him. They got nothing on the outside against Peppers and Briggs. But, they ran up the middle with surprising success.

    Oh, lets not forget how much these running QBs embarrassed him (Wilson and Kaepernick). He used to dominate Vick and McNabb in their prime. Yea, he was done.

    With the money he was asking we brought in two starting veterans (Anderson and Williams) and was able to draft two capable rookies.

    Sorry Brian. You didn’t want to retire (you said you wanted two more years), so you had to be shown that you had to retire.

  57. blackandbluedivision says: Sep 13, 2013 11:13 AM

    *Game Film last year obviously not last week.

  58. crazycane says: Sep 13, 2013 11:14 AM

    Upon being ask Cutler said the following

    “DDDDOOOOONNN’TTTT CCCCARRRREEEEE”

    Bear down! Get over it, Brian.

  59. chillyball says: Sep 13, 2013 11:14 AM

    Guys, this is strictly business, not personal. It will happen to everyone in the NFL. Payton Manning, Brett Favre, Emmit Smith, all the greats felt unloved by their teams when it came to the end.

    The good news is, you’re still super rich.

    — Signed, Bernie Kosar

  60. dexterismyhero says: Sep 13, 2013 11:15 AM

    @yaboyjake says:Sep 13, 2013 10:56 AM

    I’m sure Urlacher is losing sleep over what you nobodies have to say about him.
    =================================
    Actually, the way he is whining now makes me think that he probably hits this site and sniffles when he reads this. Get some Kleenex Brian and go away.

  61. wjarvis says: Sep 13, 2013 11:15 AM

    If you listen to the interview, Urlacher didn’t care that Cutler didn’t call him. He was specifically asked if there was a teammate that didn’t call him, he said Cutler didn’t, but that was fine.

  62. aceakking says: Sep 13, 2013 11:15 AM

    They say it’s only business but everything is personal because we are human beings.

  63. bennyb82 says: Sep 13, 2013 11:15 AM

    I think Cutler could win a lot of people over if he calls Urlacher, records the conversation and then releases it to some radio stations…

  64. larryboodry says: Sep 13, 2013 11:21 AM

    jerrytagge says:

    “In related news, Bears fans still suck…”

    Stay classy, bro.

  65. lionsfan2014 says: Sep 13, 2013 11:27 AM

    As a Lions fan living in Chicago… I think this is my favorite Bears story of all time.

  66. nitschke066 says: Sep 13, 2013 11:28 AM

    I actually liked Urlacher…he was a class act when he played – kinda’ reminded me of Singletary in a way.

    His downfall was injuries…why pay that much for the guy to sit on IR half the year?

  67. larryboodry says: Sep 13, 2013 11:29 AM

    yaboyjake says: Sep 13, 2013 10:56 AM

    “I’m sure Urlacher is losing sleep over what you nobodies have to say about him.”

    Nah, for now he’s too busy losing sleep over which former teammates called him. And I don’t believe Cutler is the only one who didn’t, and I also don’t believe the tweet from the Bears appeared 30 seconds after his agent turned down their offer.

    I always liked Urlacher, but the dude needs to quit whining and grow up, already

  68. mcmeen0576 says: Sep 13, 2013 11:32 AM

    As a Bear fan it would be nice to see a cerimony for Brian or something like that, but with the way he has been bad mouthing the team since he has been gone he shut the door on that happening. Give it a couple years and he will be back.

  69. websiteauthor1960 says: Sep 13, 2013 11:36 AM

    Urlacher should have expressed his feelings for the Bears and for Cutler by taking a one-year contract with the Packers.

  70. johnnyprc says: Sep 13, 2013 11:41 AM

    The NFL has to make this game look and feel like 22 men got up that morning and wanted to slug it out on the football field, and they just all happened to be finely tuned athletic machines.

    Many fans don’t fully understand the business side, and how that side really runs the NFL. In this case, it was a player who didn’t understand that. Kraft wants everyone to think the Brady is his quasi-adopted son when in fact if Brady started to play bad he would be out in a minute.

    Perception vs reality – Urlacher just found out the difference.

  71. stvang says: Sep 13, 2013 11:51 AM

    Rumor has it Jay doesn’t find you as attractive after your reassignment surgery. Jay wants to wear the skirt.

  72. pudgalvin says: Sep 13, 2013 11:51 AM

    This happens to EVERY NFL player, superstar or not. Joe Montana, Herschel Walker, Emmitt Smith, Urlacher, Farve, Peyton Manning, Warren Sapp, Jerry Rice and the list goes on and on forever. Both the player and the team could usually handle it better, but they don’t. There’s always hurt feelings, but more often than not, a year or 3 down the road and all is forgiven. This is the way it works in virtually every team sport.

  73. tavisteelersfan says: Sep 13, 2013 11:53 AM

    My 13 year old daughter was mad at the Smith girls and hasn’t heard from Julie.

    LOL … lets call them the teddy bears

  74. vicnocal says: Sep 13, 2013 11:54 AM

    Maybe Urlacher the moron shouldn’t have started so high in his contract demands. He has stated that he and his agent started by demanding like $5 mill a year, which he admitted “We knew that was way too high, but we figured we’d start there and negotiate from there.” Uh, you start with such a ridiculous number, that means you don’t know how to negotiate.

  75. mickmoney says: Sep 13, 2013 11:54 AM

    sandblastermoron says:
    Sep 13, 2013 10:09 AM
    In related news the green bay defense is still a joke
    ___________________________________

    In related news the bears will go 0-2 against the pack and that terrible defense…again, and they will miss the playoffs…again

  76. larryboodry says: Sep 13, 2013 11:55 AM

    @lionsfan2014:

    As a Bears fan, my favorite Lions story appears in the paper twice a year…It starts out “Bears beat Lions again…”

  77. armoderate says: Sep 13, 2013 11:58 AM

    That’s one thing McDaniels did right for Denver, got rid of that guy.

  78. larryboodry says: Sep 13, 2013 12:01 PM

    websiteauthor1960 says: Sep 13, 2013 11:36 AM

    “Urlacher should have expressed his feelings for the Bears and for Cutler by taking a one-year contract with the Packers.”

    Uh-huh…And his first comment to Aaron Rodgers would be “How come Ryan Braun never looked deep into MY eyes, huh???”

  79. thundersandpackers says: Sep 13, 2013 12:03 PM

    sign him PACKERS

  80. larryboodry says: Sep 13, 2013 12:05 PM

    @tavisteelersfan:

    Your team’s ‘stud’ QB got away with rape…What should we call them?

  81. swaggyy says: Sep 13, 2013 12:09 PM

    Brians like that crazy ex girlfriend who just can’t get over she was dumped

  82. philtration says: Sep 13, 2013 12:14 PM

    Once again a lot of PFT readers jump in without knowing what the hell they are talking about.
    The Bears gave Urlacher a very good offer to have him come back but he was butt hurt because he was so used to them ripping up his contracts and giving him more and more and more…

    He retired because not one single NFL team even offered him what the Bears were going to pay him.
    He said it was not worth playing another season for a mere $2 million.
    He wanted another fat contract even though the time had come for him to hang it up or become a part time player.

    How does he respond to this now?
    By acting like a baby and throwing Cutler under the buss because it appeals to the simple minded fans around the country.
    For someone that “does not care about what the media or the fans think” he sure is spending a lot of time focusing on just that.

  83. larryboodry says: Sep 13, 2013 12:18 PM

    @isphet71:

    Made my day with that one.

  84. doctormantistoboggan says: Sep 13, 2013 12:22 PM

    Urclacher mad. Urlacher miss team. Urlacher miss hit people. Urclacher see steak. NOM NOM NOM

  85. larryboodry says: Sep 13, 2013 12:24 PM

    bennyb82 says: Sep 13, 2013 11:15 AM

    “I think Cutler could win a lot of people over if he calls Urlacher, records the conversation and then releases it to some radio stations…”

    How can we make this happen?

  86. ncarolinarn7 says: Sep 13, 2013 12:25 PM

    If Urlacher hadn’t played for the Bears there would be little mention of him at this point. His numbers aren’t mind blowing. They’re descent. So what. It’s the Bear’s line backing history and large Chicago market area that even gets him in the news. Not him the ex-player. Just my humble opinion.

  87. dashmooz says: Sep 13, 2013 12:29 PM

    I have no dog in this fight as I am not a Bears fan, although I do like Urlacher – solid stud for years.

    What amuses me is how all the people bashing him for ‘crying’ are so manipulated by the media. Figure it out, people – they are so desperate for stories and controversy they made this up for you to ‘comment’ on. Urlacher was asked a bunch of questions in an interview and answered them. That doesn’t mean he was bitching or crying – he answered a question. The man was a great player and teammate for years and you get on him now for answering some questions? Give me a break – most of the people bitching are probably Packer fans that just hate Chicago.

    And by the way – if ANY of you were at a company for 13 years and when you left someone who was there just ignored you when you walked out the door – you would be a little miffed as well.

  88. proclone69 says: Sep 13, 2013 12:34 PM

    Why are we still hearing from this crybaby? I guess he wasn’t happy spilling the beans about faking injuries to slow down offenses. Bears fans everywhere should be crying over the stupid discount double check commercials…

  89. larryboodry says: Sep 13, 2013 12:39 PM

    @Jason Saidoo:

    “As a former Bears employee…”

    Two disgruntled former employees, peas in a whiny pond…Did Brian reach out to you, or you to him?

    Didn’t think so.

  90. larryboodry says: Sep 13, 2013 12:40 PM

    Meant ‘pod,’ but ‘pond’ works just as well.

  91. CKL says: Sep 13, 2013 12:44 PM

    Cutler is simply not a sentimental type fella. It’s weird that Urlacher hasn’t wrapped his mind around that when even we outside observers can get that impression. For example, when he and his now wife got re engaged, he mailed her the ring. I doubt he’s going to whip out the phone and call someone when they retire.

  92. trollingforjustice says: Sep 13, 2013 12:44 PM

    It sounds as if retirement wont last very long….

  93. snnyjcbs says: Sep 13, 2013 12:47 PM

    Time for the dude to let it go, losing Respect for this guy every-time he opens up his mouth. He got older and they did not want him back, time to move on dude, you are looking mighty small. Don”t you have any Pride.

  94. dino2997 says: Sep 13, 2013 12:52 PM

    Cutler doesn’t owe Urlacher a call. To all you haters out there how many former employees that have retired have you called?!?

  95. trollingforjustice says: Sep 13, 2013 12:55 PM

    since Cutler got married, Urlacher feels like the lonely bridesmaid

  96. tavisteelersfan says: Sep 13, 2013 1:01 PM

    All I can say larryboodry is …

    I know you are but what am I

    lol

  97. golynxgo says: Sep 13, 2013 1:01 PM

    Poor poor Brian
    Karma is a biotch Too bad you never won a ring
    Maybe you can help Brent Favra mow his lawn
    Retirement will last long because he isn’t nearly as good as what the Veteran minimum would be.
    So quit whining and live the rest of your life in luxury you didn’t get to go on your terms …..so sad
    you only have millions to fall back on

  98. trollingforjustice says: Sep 13, 2013 1:03 PM

    Cutler doesnt even care if the girls are borrowing Cindy’s outfits without asking………..why should he care about brian?

  99. golynxgo says: Sep 13, 2013 1:04 PM

    dashmooz says:
    Sep 13, 2013 12:29 PM
    I have no dog in this fight as I am not a Bears fan, although I do like Urlacher – solid stud for years.

    What amuses me is how all the people bashing him for ‘crying’ are so manipulated by the media. Figure it out, people – they are so desperate for stories and controversy they made this up for you to ‘comment’ on. Urlacher was asked a bunch of questions in an interview and answered them. That doesn’t mean he was bitching or crying – he answered a question. The man was a great player and teammate for years and you get on him now for answering some questions? Give me a break – most of the people bitching are probably Packer fans that just hate Chicago.

    And by the way – if ANY of you were at a company for 13 years and when you left someone who was there just ignored you when you walked out the door – you would be a little miffed as well.

    I am a Packers fan I don’t hate the Bears we have owned them for years

  100. 2difshoe says: Sep 13, 2013 1:18 PM

    Dashmooz says:

    “And by the way – if ANY of you were at a company for 13 years and when you left someone who was there just ignored you when you walked out the door – you would be a little miffed as well.”

    ———————————————————-

    Dude, this isn’t women’s synchronized swimming, it’s football.

    If Urlacher needs a friend, he has enough dough to buy one.

  101. 2manyconcussions says: Sep 13, 2013 1:27 PM

    The players made a decision a long time ago that they wanted to turn football into a business. It is a bit late to pine for the old days when teams were a family, players spent their entire careers with one team, and players couldn’t earn free agency. Having said that, some teams handle it better than others. The Bears could have done better. I don’t see the need for Urlacher to do his therapy in the press. Not to classy.

  102. ososrule says: Sep 13, 2013 1:31 PM

    Bitter Brian please go away…

    Is it Sunday yet? Put in Bostic!!!

  103. clemenza58 says: Sep 13, 2013 1:53 PM

    Brian Urlacher needs to stop talking. The man has never offered up a thought that was worth listening to and every time the man speaks, he looks dumber than he did before. He’s fast becoming the poster child of a washed up athlete that can’t let go. Nobody owes him anything.

    Knowing the kind of guy Jay Cutler is, why would anyone want to hear from him anyway?!

  104. phinfan527 says: Sep 13, 2013 1:58 PM

    Cutler is a punk. Never will be a leader which will equal 0 Superbowls.

  105. pridewatcher says: Sep 13, 2013 2:03 PM

    As long as he complains over how miserably he feels since the Bears withheld him the love he desired he is as much a crybaby as Cutler

  106. chaffee5355 says: Sep 13, 2013 2:21 PM

    Cutler is in his own world anyhow. Really conceited character. Plays his own game. Chicago is mediocre and will remain so as long as he’s the QB.

  107. deweyaxewound says: Sep 13, 2013 2:35 PM

    pitpenguinsrulez says:
    Sep 13, 2013 10:17 AM
    My dearest memory of Urlacher is watching Jerome Bettis plow over his ass back in 2005 in the infamous “Snow Game” vs Chicago here in Pittsburgh

    ______________________________

    I guess when your team sucks, memories are all you really have.

    Better keep that memory handy, hockey boy — you’re going to need it for comfort two weeks from now, when the Bears’ Defense is teaching Pig Ben and your crappy, crumbling, bumbling team the TRUE meaning of “assault”.

  108. deweyaxewound says: Sep 13, 2013 2:38 PM

    stvang says:
    Sep 13, 2013 11:51 AM
    Rumor has it Jay doesn’t find you as attractive after your reassignment surgery. Jay wants to wear the skirt.
    ______________________________

    Keep your little fantasies to yourself, please.

  109. ivanpavlov0000 says: Sep 13, 2013 2:59 PM

    Urlacher deserved a lot better than the way he was treated. He was a total team guy. Everyone in the NFL looked up to Urlacher.

    You can talk all you want about how its a business, but part of the NFL experience is fans loving the players. When the team treats one of its icons (and a future Hall of Fame lock) so poorly … its an insult to the fans.

    After the way they treated Urlacher, the Bears shouldn’t expect him to give them the time of day.

  110. deacon75 says: Sep 13, 2013 3:20 PM

    Long Time Bear Fan … .. Urlacher wore out his welcome in Chicago ,, majority of fans I know are so glad he is gone… He was a baby and TOOL in his last few years .. never resisting a chance to leash out and insult Bear Fans at every chance .. He was far TOO DEDICATED TO LOVIE … his downfall.. Plus Lovie ruined his career by having Urlacher in a meaningless season ending game 2 years ago hurting his knee at Minnesota ! BRIAN people in Chicago are so glad you are gone … You turned into a bitter crying whining Bitch your last few years in Chicago…. Stop being such a baby… Hmmmm Bears offered you 2 Million and no one else in NFL gave you a sniff… Humbling to your EGO… Stop crying about Bears ,, they OVER PAID YOU for the last 4 Years of your career…. GOOD RIDDANCE !!

  111. crefan says: Sep 13, 2013 5:58 PM

    They can re-run this story next year except just change the name to Cutler.
    He’s the next one out in Chicago.
    Oh yeah and “The Bears Still Suck”

  112. wyrdawg says: Sep 14, 2013 12:00 AM

    So, we went from “having a great time retired.. don’t call me..” to “Jay didn’t call me.. and I can still play..”

    C’mon B. You made your decision. You could’ve walked this season, with every game a celebration of what you were to us Bears fans… AND got paid for it (see Mr. Singletary vs. Steelers at home, Dec 13, 1992).

  113. dino2997 says: Sep 14, 2013 4:21 AM

    clemenza58 says:
    Sep 13, 2013 1:53 PM

    Knowing the kind of guy Jay Cutler is, why would anyone want to hear from him anyway?!

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    So how long have you known Cutler?!?

  114. wnstonchill says: Sep 14, 2013 3:13 PM

    Urlacher is tainting his legacy with the Bears all because of his bittnerness towards the Bears’ brass. As a player, his teammates would tell you he was as loyal and supportive as the get, but, as a spectator, that loyalty has been compromised and he’s allowed his hurt feelings to cloud his better judgement. Sorry to see. He was a great player, just not as quality of a person as everyone thought I guess.

  115. deiong says: Sep 14, 2013 4:50 PM

    emery and the new coach aren’t the nicest people in the world they seem like the kind of men that will use someone up and toss them aside.. there isn’t much class in them at all. :(

  116. materialman80 says: Sep 18, 2013 3:59 PM

    It’s over and Urlacher needs to move on. In the NFL when your done, they don’t even remember your name

  117. clemenza58 says: Sep 19, 2013 2:12 PM

    dino2997 says: Sep 14, 2013 4:21 AM

    So how long have you known Cutler?!?

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    Anyone who lives in Chicago knows how aloof and surly Jay Cutler is. And it’s not like he’s ever gone out his way to hide his personality either. It’s been the topic of numerous columns in this town. The people who have coached him, played with him, covered him and been around him have all said the same things about him. He obviously doesn’t care what people think of him and that his prerogative. I personally don’t care how he acts either but his personality makes him easy to root against.

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