Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
2 Pages12>
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline Zero2Cool  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:42:44 AM(UTC)
Rank: Premier Member

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2015Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2016ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

United States
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI
Applause Given: 2,504
Applause Received: 4,057
Some say he's a solid Hall of Fame candidate. Why?
Offline wpr  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:48:44 AM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2014FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 4,000
Applause Received: 2,049
I am a bit surprised that he retired. I was not following whether or not he got any offers.

from rotoworld

Quote:
Free agent MLB Brian Urlacher has retired from the NFL after 13 seasons.
Urlacher, 35 in three days, spent his entire career with the Bears. "Although I could continue playing, I'm not sure I would bring a level of performance or passion that's up to my standards," Urlacher wrote in a statement. "When considering this, along with the fact that I could retire after a 13-year career wearing only one jersey for such a storied franchise, my decision became pretty clear." It's hard to see Urlacher forced out of the game like this, but no team was willing to sign him after his skills declined sharply last season. An injury to a middle linebacker around the league could give Urlacher an opportunity, and he could change his mind. But at this moment, he finishes his career with 1,229 tackles, 41.5 sacks, 22 interceptions, 12 forced fumbles, and eight Pro Bowl selections. He's a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame.
Offline Pack93z  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:13:51 AM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Bronze: 2012

United States
Joined: 3/16/2007(UTC)
Location: North Central Wisconsin
Applause Given: 437
Applause Received: 1,237
First, no I don't think he is a Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker.. he was a great player for the most part, but certainly not special enough to be part of the hall of fame. IMO. Bears hall of fame.. yes.. NFL... no.

But I applaud Urlacher for this decision.. he very well may have latched on someplace else, but like other greats for a franchise, it would have knocked off some of the luster of having been only a great for x team.

For years, Driver will be more revered than Favre because he only played for the Packers. Just like Montana and Young, even though I believe Montana was a better QB for the Niners.. he lost some of that ironic nature by playing elsewhere.

By understanding he probably is near the end of his greatness and the tarnish that would have come along donning another jersey... he choose to simply hang it up and go out being fully embraced in Bears legend. He most definitely will be a HOFer for the Franchise.

Like Driver.. he gets it, you can't outrun father time.

By the way... I still think Briggs is the better player of the two.
Offline Zero2Cool  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, May 22, 2013 7:48:27 PM(UTC)
Rank: Premier Member

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2015Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2016ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

United States
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI
Applause Given: 2,504
Applause Received: 4,057
Andrew Brandt said:
Don't remember another defensive player that affected game-planning for us in Green Bay like Urlacher did.
Offline MintBaconDrivel  
#5 Posted : Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:57:59 AM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

United States
Joined: 12/11/2012(UTC)
Applause Received: 146
JerseyAl said:
Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher announced today that he is retiring from the NFL after 13 seasons. I know this is a Packers website but when one of the all-time greats from a division rival hangs up the cleats, it's noteworthy. Urlacher is a sure first-ballot Hall of Famer.  No doubt about it.  Even the casual [...]
Offline MintBaconDrivel  
#6 Posted : Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:58:01 AM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

United States
Joined: 12/11/2012(UTC)
Applause Received: 146
LombardiAve said:
After 13 seasons of manning the middle of the field and blowing up backfields across the National Football League, Chicago Bears linebacker extraordinaire Brian Urlacher has called it quits. Like longtime Green Bay Packer Charles Woodson, Urlacher has been waiting for a team to call for his services this offseason. Woodson signed with the Oakland [...]
Offline OlHoss1884  
#7 Posted : Thursday, May 23, 2013 1:18:38 AM(UTC)
Rank: Member

United States
Joined: 5/8/2013(UTC)
Location: Waukegan, IL
Applause Given: 91
Applause Received: 267
I agree with his peers that he was overrated, but still undoubtedly a hall of famer and certainly a worthy opponent. Also star of a great Old Spice commercial. I am glad to see him call it a career instead of letting his fading skills leave a lastng impression of him as a terrible player for the vikings.
Offline Zero2Cool  
#8 Posted : Thursday, May 23, 2013 4:52:08 AM(UTC)
Rank: Premier Member

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2015Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2016ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

United States
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI
Applause Given: 2,504
Applause Received: 4,057
OlHoss1884 said: Go to Quoted Post
I agree with his peers that he was overrated, but still undoubtedly a hall of famer and certainly a worthy opponent. Also star of a great Old Spice commercial. I am glad to see him call it a career instead of letting his fading skills leave a lastng impression of him as a terrible player for the vikings.


I don't see what he's done over the course of his career that merits being "undoubtedly" a hall of famer. The guy played lights out against the Packers, but in all the other games I've seen ... he wasn't any better than A.J. Hawk most of the time.
Offline DakotaT  
#9 Posted : Thursday, May 23, 2013 6:37:08 AM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

United States
Joined: 8/18/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 1,049
Applause Received: 2,116
Urlacher had monster years when he had the big fatties protecting him from being blocked. When those guys weren't there he was a decent player, but by no means was he ever a Butkus or Singletary. Urlacher was very good in the passing game though.
Offline DakotaT  
#10 Posted : Thursday, May 23, 2013 6:37:57 AM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

United States
Joined: 8/18/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 1,049
Applause Received: 2,116
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
I don't see what he's done over the course of his career that merits being "undoubtedly" a hall of famer. The guy played lights out against the Packers, but in all the other games I've seen ... he wasn't any better than A.J. Hawk most of the time.


Ouch, why don't you just piss on his grave, too. [grin1]
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
2 Pages12>
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error


Fan Shout
hardrocker950 (51m) : Time to get the CB situation sorted out
Smokey (59m) : DON'T DELAY, JOIN TODAY !
musccy (3h) : Sorry, but no to shields. 9 mil better spent elsewhere.
uffda udfa (3h) : Sam Shields still having headaches but wants to continue playing.
uffda udfa (3h) : Not harsh. Another failure and playoff embarrassment.
uffda udfa (3h) : Aaron cried a little when asked about Jordy playing today.
GoPack1984 (3h) : Dismal season? I think that's too harsh.
uffda udfa (4h) : Packers should have never been 4-6. Dismal season.
GoPack1984 (4h) : ...with the current defense.
GoPack1984 (4h) : Good season. Great rebound from 4-6. Would have loved to have seen them go to the Super Bowl and win, but I don't know if that was realistic
uffda udfa (4h) : •thanks Shakespeare.
The_Green_Ninja (4h) : Mike at the end of the day is with the team every day and knows what is needed and not needed. Don't be surprised if Mike helps push the cha
Nonstopdrivel (4h) : Bated*
uffda udfa (4h) : It won't change until Ted is gone. I await that day with baited breath.
uffda udfa (4h) : Nobody has ever lost a championship game by as big of a margin as us. Title Town revolt.
uffda udfa (4h) : Did I hear wrong or was that the biggest beatdown in championship game history? Nice.
Nonstopdrivel (4h) : ndedly fill in all the holes on the roster.
Nonstopdrivel (4h) : I do get the same sort of complacent vibe from the Packers front office that cost Bill Polian his job. You can't rely on the QB to single-ha
The_Green_Ninja (4h) : Thomas Brady has been given tools his whole career. It's up to the Packers to start doing the same.
The_Green_Ninja (4h) : As much as I loved brett, Aaron is right. We need more tools and HE is the QB that deserves the tools
shield4life (4h) : & management
shield4life (4h) : Blame the coaching
The_Green_Ninja (4h) : This is near the same time Brett started saying the same stuff.
uffda udfa (5h) : That is exactly what Aaron is saying. We don't do what needs to be done to win. Same song over and over.
uffda udfa (5h) : Aaron is a troll and a hater and doesn't understand the game. Who is he to say such things?
Zero2Cool (5h) : Probably reading into it wrong, but I think he's saying to front office. Do. More!
Zero2Cool (5h) : Rodgers says "We just gotta make sure we're going all-in every year to win....we can take a big step this off-season"
uffda udfa (5h) : MM: We ran into a buzzsaw today. LOL. U came with no tools at all.
hardrocker950 (6h) : They showed up and played, we crawled in and died...
mojaveson (6h) : Kudos to the Falcons. I hope they win the Super Bowl.
uffda udfa (6h) : All credit to ATL. Not a word about needing to get better.
Zero2Cool (6h) : Ran out of talent, something we didn't have a plethora of on defense (my opinion)
uffda udfa (6h) : MM: Ran out of gas but proud of his guys.
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

2016 Packers Schedule
Sunday, Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM
at Jaguars
Sunday, Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Oct 2 @ 12:00 AM
BYE
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM
GIANTS
Sunday, Oct 16 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 30 @ 3:25 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Nov 6 @ 3:25 PM
COLTS
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Titans
Sunday, Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
at Redskins
Monday, Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM
at Eagles
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM
TEXANS
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Saturday, Dec 24 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Jan 1 @ 7:30 PM
at Lions

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
38m / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / The_Green_Ninja

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

2h / Fantasy Sports Talk / Smokey

4h / Around The NFL / mojaveson

4h / Green Bay Packers Talk / luigis

4h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / dhazer

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

5h / Announcements / wpr

6h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Nonstopdrivel

6h / Green Bay Packers Talk / mojaveson

6h / Green Bay Packers Talk / mojaveson

10h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa


Packers Headlines