Posts Tagged ‘Brian Urlacher’

The conundrum with Bears LB Brian Urlacher and his curious knee injury…

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. […]

Ray Lewis as a Steeler? Nobody could see it

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.

Playbook mailbag: Who’s our favorite MLB

While every question has its merit – and believe it, we enjoy answering every one of them, so keep sending them in to playbook@nfl.com 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?”

Thursday’s injury roundup: Dalton OK to start

We take an updated look at the status of notable injured players around the NFL.

First and 10: A look under the hoodie

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.

First and 10: A tale of two quarterbacks

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.

First and 10: Debating Newton’s appearance

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.

DDFP: Roethlisberger not in the top 40? An outrage!

Dave Dameshek and Adam Rank hit anger level five with the latest episode of the Top 100, numbers 50-41.

Owens would help fill Bears’ most glaring weakness

In fairness to Jay Cutler, he needs in Chicago what he had in Denver, a true No. 1 receiver.

Draft Countdown: Dressed to the 9s

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.

Urlacher: We don’t question Cutler’s toughness

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.

Halftime notes: Packers-Bears

A look at some halftime numbers, and a few observations, at halftime of the NFC Championship Game at Solider Field.

Plenty of reasons to like the Bears

I went out on my own on the “Playbook” picks this week and took the Bears over the Packers, for several reasons.

Two dozen Senior Bowlers named to Pro Bowl

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 continues to lead fan vote

Vick currently leads all players in fan voting for the second week in a row, beating “Tom Terrific” by 34,493 nods.

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