Brian Urlacher told "The Rich Eisen Podcast" he retired because he realized he just wasn't the same player anymore. Would he have continued his career if the Dallas Cowboys were interested?
In the wake of Brian Urlacher's retirement after 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears, we're left with one obvious question: Is the decorated middle linebacker a lock for the Hall of Fame? Let's debate!
The Chicago Bears have their work cut out for them in replacing Brian Urlacher. Ron Rivera, who coached the linebacker for three seasons in Chicago, tells Stacey Dales what task the Bears face.
Lance Briggs looks around and finds himself without Brian Urlacher, his longtime partner at linebacker. Briggs, now an elder statesman for the Chicago Bears, takes the changes in stride.
Why did Brian Urlacher retire? The Chicago Bears legend told "The Rich Eisen Podcast" that he couldn't ignore the truth, saying, "Honestly, I'm just not quite the same player I used to be."