Just calm the F down. Seriously, just take a deep breath and relax for a second. I know you are worried about the almighty Urlacher getting his knee scoped and (more than likely) missing the opening game against the Colts. “But what the hell are we gonna do!?! Did you see that game against the Rams??? Andrew Luck dominated? He’s Canton material for sure! Oh man! We are so screwed!” The next sound you would likely hear is me slapping you across the face. Just chill, bro.
Urlacher says he is eyeing a week 1 return which even the Bears team doctors are stating as “aggressive to say the least”. These MDs are spot on. Urlacher is a true warrior but has zero chance of coming back against the Colts and 25% chance of him being ready for the Pack on that following Thursday. Honestly though, that is alright with me. I’m not worried. I would rather Urlacher come back 100% healthy then put him out on the field where he is hobbling around getting smoked by Donald Brown. I have confidence that Nick Roach will be serviceable in the interim. He misses the whole season? Then we will have a problem.
And for all those that state Andrew Luck will destroy the Bears through the air, let me read you a quick stat line:
14 for 19. 143 passing yards. 2 TDs 0 INTs
The above is what Ryan Leaf tossed out in his very first pre-season game in the NFL. Leaf is now in prison for his addiction to painkillers and is widely considered the greatest bust in NFL history. So cool it on the expectations for Luck. The kid tossed up some gems against the previously 2-14 Rams in a pre-season game. While I don’t think he will end up like Ryan Leaf, you better well believe a big dose of Peppers from the blindside will have this rookie changing his game pants by the end of the 1st quarter.
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