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NFL Chicago Bears

Brian Urlacher Needs to Zip Lip About Booing

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The Chicago Bears are a team in a deep tailspin late in the 2012 National Football League season, going from 7-1 to 8-6 now heading into this week. After last week’s game, Brian Urlacher decided to take it upon himself to complain about the fans booing the team during a loss to the Green Bay Packers. Urlacher needs to just shut up and accept what the fans are doing.

The fans in Chicago are very fickle and will cheer you when you succeed, and boo you all day when the team is bad, just like the Bears have been in recent weeks. If my team had lost five of six games during a stretch where they really only needed to win two or three games in their last nine to make the playoffs with no problem, I would be booing too. Urlacher doesn’t realize that the fans can do whatever they want as long as it is in line. If they want to boo, they will boo and there is nothing Urlacher can do about it.

The Bears have finished the home portion of the regular season, so Urlacher won’t have that to complain about for the rest of the year. If this team does make the playoffs and somehow gets a home game, the boos could rain down yet again. Urlacher and the Bears need to take more responsibility for their play, and outside of Brandon Marshall, the team has basically folded. Urlacher needs to worry more about getting his teammates into the game and less about the fans.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.