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Brian Urlacher gets defensive during conference call with fans

In addition to paying to watch mediocre football for four months, Bears season ticketholders also paid handsomely for the chance to ask Brian Urlacher a question over the phone.

During a conference call with a group of season ticketholders, the face of the franchise said some nice things about some of his new (and old) defensive teammates.

Urlacher on Julius Peppers

“We all know his athletic ability is unmatched in this league. But he works his butt off every day. He’s in the weight room working, he’s on the field. He doesn’t say too much, but he works his tail off every day.

“I think most importantly it will help our secondary, and if you help them you help our whole defense,” Urlacher said. “It’s going to help our DBs out because they don’t have to play coverage very long. As linebackers, we can break. When the quarterback looks [to a receiver], we know to go because if he pumps it he’ll get sacked.”

Urlacher on the return of Chris Harris

“He helps us all. He gets us all in position. What I like about it is if I screw up, he’ll tell me I screwed up. Sometimes you don’t have guys who do that. [New guys] don’t want to step on anyone’s toes. But Chris knows where we’re supposed to be. He knows what’s going on out there and it’s nice to have him back there. 

I like it when a guy will do that. Lance [Briggs] will tell me when I screw up, the guys up front will. But it’s nice to have a guy in the back end [Editor’s Note: ‘That’s what she said’] who will do that.”

Urlacher on Major Wright

“I watched him practice three years ago in spring practice. They wouldn’t let him do much in practice because coach [Urban] Meyer said he hits too hard.

“I’m impressed with him. His footwork is good. He’s smooth. He comes out of his breaks really good. He takes great angles on the football and he goes for the football. There are going to be times to hit people, but he goes for the football, which I like. I’m excited about him.”

Thank you chicagobears.com for the snippets.


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