January 31st, 2011
by bearsbacker

Bears star linebacker Brian Urlacher had a bounce back season this year and isn’t the only Bear upset about the loss against the Packers in the NFC Championship. He had this to say about the season and the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Here is what Urlacher had to say:

“We’re such a close team, and I think we know how to put things behind us,” Urlacher said Friday on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “Stuff in the media just makes us stronger as a team, pulls us closer together, gives us something to build on.”

Urlacher said he was upset when he was told during the postgame press conference that other players were questioning Cutler’s toughness via Twitter.

“It [ticked] me off,” Urlacher said. “I didn’t think it was warranted.

“Anyone who knows Jay and has played with Jay and seen the hits he’s taken in his career knows he’s not a sissy. He’s a tough guy. He goes out there every day and doesn’t say anything about what’s going on, just practices and plays and goes about his business. It really frustrated me. I didn’t think it was warranted, but that’s just the way — with all the social networking now — it’s the way things go.”

“I’m the last person who needs to tell someone to have fun during an interview,” he said. “You’ve seen me do mine.”

“I’m getting better. The more smart alec you are the more fun it is, for me at least. No, I’m not going to say anything to Jay. That’s his deal.”

Urlacher also said he has no plans on reaching out to Cutler.

“About what? I talk to our trainers,” Urlacher said. “I don’t want to bother him in the offseason. For the most part, he should be OK in a couple of weeks, if he does the rehab and stuff.”

Urlacher says he has no plans on cheering for the Packers on Super Bowl Sunday:

“Hell no I’m not rooting for the Packers in the Super Bowl,” he said. “I have a ton of respect for that organization and the head coach, but I don’t want them to win the Super Bowl. They’re in our division, I want them to lose.”

all quotes from ESPNChicago.com

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