Found May 24, 2013 on Patriots Life:
For how amazing he is at the quarterback position, it is truly shocking how goofy and painfully slow Tom Brady is on the run. No matter what, it is always good for a laugh when he manages to escape the pocket on foot. Typically, it does not end well, but over the years, he has had a few shining moments on the run. The best probably being his TD scramble in the Snow Bowl (although even that ended with an extremely ungraceful spike). And then there was the time he completely shook once-fearsome linebacker Brian Urlacher, who recently announced his retirement from the NFL. In week twelve of the 2006 season, the Pats defeated Urlacher's bears 17-13, during which Brady had a crucial 11 yard first down scramble in the fourth quarter. And in the middle of the scramble, something awesome happened: No one saw that one coming, including Urlacher, who admitted in an interview that Brady owned him on that play, and throughout his career as a whole (Quote from Brady...

Dennis & Callahan talk with Tom Brady (by WEEIVideo)

Dennis & Callahan talk with Tom Brady (by WEEIVideo)

So What's Next for Brian Urlacher?

The Chicago Bears already said good bye to Brian Urlacher, but the former great didn't decide to call it a career until yesterday (Wednesday). Personally, I didn't see him really hanging it up; I thought he was likely going to drag his feet filing his papers and as soon as someone got hurt and teams had a need he would be back. After reading some of his comments in the...

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Future Hall of Fame middle linebacker Brian Urlacher retired from the NFL on Wednesday after 13 seasons as a member of the Chicago Bears. An eight-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro, the 6-foot-4, 260 pound Urlacher rejected the Bears one-year deal for $2 million in March and reportedly refused to accept a contract worth less than $3.5 million for the 2013 season. “Although...

NESN reports Sportspickle story about Urlacher as real news

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Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher walk away together as two of the greatest middle linebackers in ...

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Brian Urlacher, Thanks For The Great Memories

It is the end of the line for future Hall of Fame middle linebacker Brian Urlacher.  On Tuesday May 22, 2013 Urlacher announced via his twitter account that he was retiring from professional football.  This was a decision that may have been a short time coming after Urlacher was not resigned by the Bears earlier this off season.  There had been rumors of the Broncos and Vikings...

Guest Post: On Brian Urlacher's retirement

(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports) Earlier this week, Lamar Hull, an ex-basketball player at Davidson reached out to me and requested the opportunity to do a guest post here at Aaron Torres Sports. Given that he was looking to cover a subject I wouldn't have considered (Brian Urlacher's retirement from the NFL) and given that I have a soft-spot for all ex-athletes, I...

Brian Urlacher Announces Retirement

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Aaron Rodgers: I’m going to miss Brian Urlacher

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers told The Jim Rose Show that he’s going to miss former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher. “I just have the utmost amount of respect for him, the way he plays the game,” Rodgers, said per “A lot of memories come to mind. He picked me off a couple times, maybe more than anybody else has. But I had one really bad play...

VIDEO: TNA Congratulates Brian Urlacher On NFL Career

Bears' Urlacher was Rodgers' favorite opponent

Brian Urlacher never fared well against the Green Bay Packers during a 13-year career with the Chicago Bears that ended this week with a somewhat unexpected retirement announcement. Despite the Bears only winning 9 of 27 in that time against their NFC North rival, Urlacher often made his presence felt. He also left a lasting impression on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who called...

NFL Carousel: A Look Around the National Football League

The announcement caught many by surprise this morning when it ignited across the Twittersphere.  Brian Urlacher was hanging it up after an illustrious thirteen year career with the Chicago Bears.  Originally drafted ninth overall by Chicago out of the University of New Mexico, Urlacher burst onto the scene as a rookie, playing in all 16 of the Bears games that season, while starting...
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