Leading up to Sunday’s game between long-time rivals the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers, Packers tight end Jermichael Finley said that the Bears could be better off without linebacker Brian Urlacher, implying that the 34-year old Urlacher has lost a step.
Bears linebacker Lance Briggs response to that statement was short and simple.
“He’s an idiot,” Briggs said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “Just suit up and play ball. His comments aren’t going to change the outcome of the game, they’re not going to help him or anybody else play better. Doesn’t really matter.”
Finley tried to back off his statement on Twitter saying that Urlacher is a Hall of Fame player and person. Urlacher is not expected to play against the Packers because of a hamstring injury. The Packers defeated the Bears 23-10 in September and hold a one-game lead over the Bears in the NFC North.
Urlacher is a hall of fame player and person. I meant no disrespect to him in previous comments, I was simply trying to explain that—
Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) December 13, 2012