Brian Urlacher: From Fan Favorite To Fan Hatred?

Zack Pearson@Zack_PearsonCorrespondent IMay 21, 2010

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 13: Brian Urlacher #54 of the Chicago Bears awaits the start of play in the 1st half against the Green Bay Packers on September 13, 2009 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Bears 21-15. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Enough is enough Brian.

We all heard what you had to say. We all know what you want to say, but it's time to stop. Your making yourself look foolish.

In case you haven't been tuned in the past week, there is a war of words going on in the Bears organization.

Not in the locker room. Not on the field. No, not even on Twitter.

But in the media between a few Hall of Fame Bears, and a future Hall of Fame Bear.

After Gale Sayers spoke on Lovie Smith, Jay Cutler's ability, and Brian Urlachers age; Urlacher decided it was time to fire back.

And fire back he did.

"How many championships did Gale Sayers win? How many playoff games did he win when he played? None, none, none" responded Urlacher.

Well to be honest Brian, you've done just about the same.

Only two playoff wins in Urlacher's career isn't much to brag about. Especially saying that to one of the best players in Bears history.

Sure I'll give Urlacher the benefit of the doubt that he did win a NFC Championship, but responding back like that is just plain disrespect.

It's got to be such a big deal that two more former Bear icons have got into the mix.

Mike Ditka and Dan Hampton both commented on the matter. Ditka didn't support one or the other too much. But the Danimal backed what Sayers said.

So why the anger Brian? What happened?

I'm a huge Urlacher fan, always have been and always will be. But the guy is a jerk now.

Everything he does and how he acts resembles the jerk inside of him. We saw it last season with the Yahoo report on Jay Cutler.

I'm sure most other fans agree.

So what happened to the Brian we all loved and knew?

Could it have been the contract he wanted and got? Or winning the 2006 NFC Championship?

Who knows? But I sure liked the young Brian Urlacher who just went out there and played.

So it's time for you to settle down Brian, focus on football and not the media or what others have to say.

If you don't want to be criticized, then go out and play like the dominant middle linebacker you were.

Otherwise your going to be hearing a lot more criticizing, sir.