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Lance Briggs: Jermichael Finley an idiot for comments

We knew this was coming. There was no way the Chicago Bears wouldn't respond to Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley saying they're better off without Brian Urlacher.

"He's an idiot," Briggs said Thursday, via the Chicago Sun-Times. "Just suit up and play ball.

"His comments aren't going to change the outcome of the game, they're not going to help him or anybody else play better. Doesn't really matter."

Things always get exciting when someone is called an idiot. Shoot, Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum are pointing fingers at each other after Braylon Edwards called the New York Jets a bunch of idiots for the way they've handled Mark Sanchez.

Finley clarified his statements on Twitter.

"Urlacher is a Hall of Fame player and person," Finley wrote Thursday morning. "I meant no disrespect to him in previous comments, I was simply trying to explain that his replacement in the lineup (Nick Roach) is a good player as well."

Hopefully we'll get a response out of the Packers' locker room and really get guys worked up.

Follow Kareem Copeland on Twitter @kareemcopeland.

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