The Chicago Bears have a potential problem with linebacker Brian Urlacher. The face of their defense, the franchise stalwart, the best player on the field when healthy — he’s been sidelined for most of camp with a left knee injury. A report in the Chicago Tribune stated that he actually went to Germany for a treatment not approved in the United States, one the Bears don’t want to talk about. It has helped other superstars in the past. But the hope is that it will all heal and Urlacher will be ready for opening day. He has said that’s all he cares about. The issue? I’m told that the Bears are pessimistic that Urlacher will be ready on opening day. […]
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Steve Nash is going to play for the Los Angeles Lakers this season after a blockbuster deal this week. Nash’s trade to the Los Angeles Lakers comes months after Peyton Manning signed a deal with the Denver Broncos. But Nash’s deal is much more striking considering nobody ever thought they would see a day when Nash was a teammate with Kobe Bryant on the Los Angeles Lakers.
So with that in mind, we turned to Twitter on #talkaboutit Friday and asked you to select one NFL legend and a “no way” team for him to finish with, similar to Nash and the Los Angeles Lakers.
While every question has its merit – and believe it, we enjoy answering every one of them, so keep sending them in to firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter at #askplaybook – only a special kind of question can launch us into a raging debate. That question starts or ends with “why?”
We take an updated look at the status of notable injured players around the NFL.
Get an exclusive look at the highly anticipated NFL Films documentary centered around one of the NFL’s greatest coaches, Bill Belichick. “A Football Life: Bill Belichick” premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET on NFL Network.
Posted: Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Bill Belichick, Brian Urlacher, Chad Ochocinco, Eric Mangini, Justin Tuck, Matt Ryan, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Rex Grossman, St. Louis Rams, Steven Jackson, Tedy Bruschi
When this season started, Falcons signal caller Matt Ryan was one of the NFL’s glamour boys, while Redskins QB Rex Grossman was mostly the butt of jokes. How quickly things can change. Tune into NFL Network’s “Around the League” Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. ET to hear from Grossman live, then catch Ryan on “NFL Total Access” tonight at 7 p.m. ET.
Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Bill Belichick, Boomer Esiason, Brian Urlacher, Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, Fantasy football, Indianapolis Colts, Jerry Richardson, Kerry Collins, Marcell Dareus, Mike Tomlin, Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, Tim Tebow
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson asked quarterback Cam Newton not to get any tattoos or piercings while he is a Carolina Panther. Should teams be able to restrict players from getting tattoos or piercings? We asked our experts in the latest Instant Debate, and their answers will appear on NFL.com later today.
Dave Dameshek and Adam Rank hit anger level five with the latest episode of the Top 100, numbers 50-41.
In fairness to Jay Cutler, he needs in Chicago what he had in Denver, a true No. 1 receiver.
Nine Tonight. I’m not sure what Bob Seger was singing about on that tune, but as of this evening, there are just nine more until we get to April 28, day one of the NFL Draft. This svelte number traditionally has meant a lot to many people, from nine lives to Roger Maris (a No. 9), and his 61 home runs.
Posted: Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 | Frank Tadych Tags: Jay Cutler, Asante Samuel, Brian Urlacher, Caleb Hanie, Chicago Bears, Darnell Dockett, Kirk Morrison, Lovie Smith, Maurice Jones-Drew, NFC Championship Game
Before Todd Collins even had time to get pulled in favor of Caleb Hanie, the court of public opinion had already convicted Jay Cutler of having no heart because he was on the sideline with a knee injury.
Posted: Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 | Frank Tadych Tags: NFC Championship Game, Aaron Rodgers, Brandon Jackson, Brian Urlacher, Cullen Jenkins, James Starks, Julius Peppers, Matt Forte, Mike Martz, Sam Shields, T.J. Lang, Tim Masthay
A look at some halftime numbers, and a few observations, at halftime of the NFC Championship Game at Solider Field.
Posted: Thursday, January 20th, 2011 | Brian Baldinger Tags: Chicago Bears, Aaron Rodgers, Brian Baldinger, Brian Urlacher, D.J. Moore, Danieal Manning, Devin Hester, Julius Peppers, Lance Briggs, NFC Championship Game, Pisa Tinoisamoa
I went out on my own on the “Playbook” picks this week and took the Bears over the Packers, for several reasons.
When the Pro Bowl rosters were announced this week, 24 out of the 84 players had suited up at one time for the annual North vs. South game while in college.
Vick currently leads all players in fan voting for the second week in a row, beating “Tom Terrific” by 34,493 nods.