Urlacher says Packers were better without Finley, too


I see what he did there.

Linebacker Brian Urlacher has responded to Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, who said that the Bears are better off with the long-time anchor of their defense.

“Just like a couple of years ago, I think, he tore his ACL and the Packers were actually better without him,” Urlacher told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday, via the Chicago Sun-Times.  “You know, they won the Super Bowl.  I hope we can duplicate that as well because it won’t hurt my feelings if we go on and win the Super Bowl without me like they did without him.”

Urlacher said he’s not troubled by the criticism.  “People can say what they want,” said Urlacher, who is out with a hamstring injury.  “It feels like I deal with something like this every year.  Someone’s always saying something about me.”

Finley should be glad that he took aim at Urlacher and not another member of the Bears team.

“That pisses me off,” Urlacher said.  “It’s like your kids.  It’s OK to be talking about me or whatever but don’t talk about my kids or my family.”

Here’s hoping Finley responds by talking about Urlacher’s teammates.  Or his kids.  Or his family.