Urlacher Done

| September 14th, 2009

Vaughn McClure is reporting that Brian Urlacher is out for the season with a wrist injury.

Sad.  But not devastating.

Brian Urlacher has been the heart of this defense for a decade but his best years are well in his past.  In the second half last night, against one of the best offenses in football and without Urlacher, the Bears allowed a total of eleven points.

Now I’m not arguing that the Bears defense will be more productive without 54.  They’ll miss his ability to get sideline-to-sideline and he still can be a force in coverage.  But Nick Roach and Jamar Williams are good, solid back-ups and linebacker is the deepest position on this roster.  If you’re going to lose a star, Brian was the one to lose.

If fans make the choice to throw in the towel and stop watching on Sundays, that’s fine.  It ain’t my thing.  I think the Bears are going to beat the Steelers on Sunday afternoon.  The coming media and fan write-off of 2009 will be a big reason why.  This team – throughout this era – plays best when they’re dragging themselves out of the shit.  And guess what?  They’re in it.