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Zero2Cool  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:42:44 AM(UTC)
Some say he's a solid Hall of Fame candidate. Why?
wpr  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:48:44 AM(UTC)
I am a bit surprised that he retired. I was not following whether or not he got any offers.

from rotoworld

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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.
Pack93z  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:13:51 AM(UTC)
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.
Zero2Cool  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, May 22, 2013 7:48:27 PM(UTC)
Andrew Brandt said:
Don't remember another defensive player that affected game-planning for us in Green Bay like Urlacher did.
MintBaconDrivel  
#5 Posted : Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:57:59 AM(UTC)
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 [...]
MintBaconDrivel  
#6 Posted : Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:58:01 AM(UTC)
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 [...]
OlHoss1884  
#7 Posted : Thursday, May 23, 2013 1:18:38 AM(UTC)
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.
Zero2Cool  
#8 Posted : Thursday, May 23, 2013 4:52:08 AM(UTC)
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.
User is suspended until 5/28/2018 11:54:40 AM(UTC) DakotaT  
#9 Posted : Thursday, May 23, 2013 6:37:08 AM(UTC)
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.
User is suspended until 5/28/2018 11:54:40 AM(UTC) DakotaT  
#10 Posted : Thursday, May 23, 2013 6:37:57 AM(UTC)
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]
SINCITYCHEEZE  
#11 Posted : Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:16:37 AM(UTC)



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Laser Gunns  
#12 Posted : Friday, May 24, 2013 2:18:02 PM(UTC)
Brady Jukes Urlacher


He will be one of those guys always on the ballot but ultimately overshadowed by better players.
Mucky Tundra  
#13 Posted : Friday, May 24, 2013 2:59:01 PM(UTC)
SINCITYCHEEZE  
#14 Posted : Friday, May 24, 2013 6:37:12 PM(UTC)
I love the grin by Rodgers at the 50 sec mark of the video. [laughing]
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