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Every year a football team loses a valuable player/leader during the regular season. This has happened to the Bears two years in a row. In 2011, the Bears lost their starting quarterback, Jay Cutler, to a season ending injury. This season, the Bears have lost their starting middle linebacker, Brian Urlacher, possibly for the reminder of the regular season. Neither Jay Cutler or Brian Urlacher can be replaced. They are both extremely talented and smart football players. Losing Urlacher will be a heavy blow but the blow can be crippled, at least until the playoffs. Urlacher has been the face of the Chicago Bears franchise and without a doubt, the leader for over a decade. However, it's time to pass the torch down to the future leader and future face of the franchise.There is nothing the coaches and assistants can say or do to help the team than what they have done already. The only way the team can subdue the loss of Urlacher is to rally around someone. Someone who knows what to s...
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Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler told reporters
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Jay Cutler didn't look stiff Wednesday from the neck
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers tight end Jermichael Finley apparently hasn't been very impressed with the recent play of Chicago Bears future Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher.
With NFC North rivals Green Bay and Chicago preparing for their 186th matchup on Sunday, Urlacher has been ruled out due to a hamstring injury. In Finley's view, Urlacher's absence might make...
GREEN BAY, Wis. The war of words between the Packers and Bears leading into their Sunday matchup continues to escalate.
One day after Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley said that Chicago linebacker Brian Urlacher is "playing a little slow" and that the Bears aren't "losing too much" if the 13-year veteran is not on the field, Urlacher's teammates...
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, who left Sunday's game with a stiff neck says he'll be ready for Week 15 against Green Bay, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.Fantasy Spin:Jason Campbell finished last Sunday's game. We've already seen that the Bears have no offensive production when Cutler is out of the lineup so fantasy owners of Brandon Marshall and Matt Forte...
Jay Cutler, who left Sunday's ugly loss at Minnesota with a neck injury expects to play on Sunday for Chicago, which no longer controls its fate in the NFC North.
[caption id="attachment_10693" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) gets a handshake from the Viking's mascot at the conclusion of his team's loss to the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field, in Minneapolis, MN, on Sunday, December 9, 2012. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune)[/caption]
After suffering a...
A day after Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley said that Chicago better without Brian Urlacher members of Bears defense responded.
“Just like a couple of years ago, I think, he (Finley) tore his ACL and the Packers were actually better without him. You know, they won the Super Bowl,” Urlacher told SiriusXM NFL Radio. “I hope we can duplicate that as well because...
Jay Cutler can't catch a break this season.
Clay Matthews was back at practice Wednesday for the first time since pulling his hamstring last month, and he's eager to terrorize the Bears quarterback again Sunday when the Green Bay Packers (9-4) travel to Chicago. The Packers can clinch the NFC North title with a victory over their biggest rivals.
''When you have...
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Lance Briggs apparently does not agree with Packers tight end Jermichael Finley's assertion that the Bears defense is better off without the injured Brian Urlacher.
Defensive linemen Jared Allen and Everson Griffen know that the target area for a quarterback hit isn’t very large. Griffen maintains he didn’t do anything wrong during a hit on Jay Cutler, but he’s not going to let a potential fine alter his aggressiveness.
Injuries have played a role in the Bears recent struggles. But this version of the Bears yearly collapse has many other factors.
One way or another, the Bears always seem to find a way to fall short of their potential. Whether it be injuries, play calling, personnel, or Father Time, every aspect seems to make a yearly appearance at one point or another and derail the season.
The last time Clay Matthews faced Chicago, he dropped Jay Cutler for 3.5 sacks. Rather than rush back from his hamstring injury, Matthews and the training staff kept the "big picture" in mind during his four-game absence. The "big picture" also is in play with Charles Woodson.
Much like their early season success on the football field in number of games won, the Bears successfully avoided a lot of injuries. That is no longer the case with this team facing a rash of injuries with three games left to play in the regular season.
In total the Bears have 14 players listed on the injury report for the game against the Packers. 11 of those player...