Brian Urlacher Is Losing Me

From ESPNChicago.com:

Urlacher went on to address that many fans and media are calling for a coaching change.

“Two of the people I don’t care about, fans or the media,” Urlacher said. “They can say what they want to about our head coach, about our players. It does bother me because those people don’t know what they’re talking about, obviously.

Bravo sir. It’s not like those are the people who pay for tickets or buy your jersey. I think most athletes don’t care about fans, but they don’t say it, and they shouldn’t. Urlacher has done a lot for the Chicago Bears, but taking a shot at the fans is wrong.

And the fans have a reason to complain, this team started 7-1 and currently sits at 8-6, and unlikely to make the playoffs. After crumbling last year after Jay Cutler and Matt Forte got hurt, they have been one disappointment after another. I have never been a Lovie Smith fan, and the fact that the Bears offense has been so bad during his tenure, and the fact that they haven’t been able to win a Super Bowl is disappointing.

This theory that the team doesn’t deserve criticism is crazy. It’s not like they are a year or two removed from a Championship. They aren’t the Giants, Patriots or Steelers. The expectations are higher.

And if Brian Urlacher can’t take the heat, he can tear up his contract and go play somewhere else.