Perhaps Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher should challenge somebody to an “honor duel.” Because for the second consecutive year, the Bears linebacker was omitted from the Pro Bowl. Chicago Sun Times columnist Rick Telander believes that Urlacher’s star clearly has fallen.
And the 6-4, 258-pound Urlacher might well be properly seen now by his peers, teachers and beer-bellied observers (who get to vote via cell phone) as a shell of the pale, bullet-headed assassin who received the most Pro Bowl votes of any defender in 2002. That season, he set a Bears record with 214 tackles, including 19 for losses. MORE