Bears star linebacker Brian Urlacher might just be the best interview in the NFL. The Chicago Tribune sat down with him. Here are the three best question-answer exchanges (and this doesn’t include Urlacher saying he thinks the Bears are favorites in the NFC):
On speaking out against criticism, such as Gale Sayers' comments: "If someone says something I don't like, I'm not going to hold my tongue. It's not fair for us to have people go out there and say stuff about us but there are no consequences to what they say. The consequences are us firing back. They can say whatever they want to about me. There's nothing worse they can say about me. But I get irritated when they talk about my teammates and my coaches."
On NFL Network's Michael Lombardi saying the Bears have just two blue-chip players in Julius Pepper s and Lance Briggs: "I don't even know who the guy is, first of all. I watch NFL Network all the time and I guess he's on there. I don't care about that stuff. They can say we don't have any blue-chippers. Who cares? What's a blue-chipper? I think every starter in the NFL is a blue-chipper."
On the proposed 18-game season: "I don't care either way, as long as they take away some of those preseason games. Yes, you open yourself up to more wear-and-tear because it's 18 games that matter, but I'd rather play in games that matter than those preseason games."
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