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SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-14-2009, 09:52 AM
I read this somewhere, not sure I've actually heard of a wrist getting dislocated before. Does anyone know what the recovery is from that?

proudpittsburgher
09-14-2009, 10:07 AM
He had surgery on it this morning. Don't have a timetable for him being out.

EDIT: just heard from Adam Schefter that he will be out at least a couple of weeks. So maybe Ben won't be killed by the Bears pass rush, only roughed up a bit. :)

SteelBucks
09-14-2009, 11:13 AM
He had surgery on it this morning. Don't have a timetable for him being out.

EDIT: just heard from Adam Schefter that he will be out at least a couple of weeks. So maybe Ben won't be killed by the Bears pass rush, only roughed up a bit. :)

Another Edit: He's done for the season according to ESPN......

Brian Urlacher's season appears to be in jeopardy after the Chicago Bears' six-time All-Pro linebacker told the Chicago Tribune his "season is over" in a text message.
Urlacher left Sunday's 21-15 loss to the Green Bay Packers with a wrist injury in the third quarter.

Bears coach Lovie Smith said Urlacher dislocated his wrist, and no timetable had been set for his return.

Citing unnamed sources, the Chicago Tribune reported on Sunday night that Urlacher will have surgery when the team returns to Chicago. The newspaper reported that Urlacher had an X-ray at halftime, but an MRI was not needed.

"It's always tough to have your leader go down," linebacker Lance Briggs said, according to the newspaper. "He knows the defense better than anybody and he communicates everything to everyone else."

It wasn't clear which play Urlacher was injured on, but he left on Green Bay's first drive of the second half on Sunday night. Team officials had no other details about the injury or on his possible return.

Urlacher made several plays in the first half, including when he lowered his right shoulder into the quarterback Aaron Rodgers after he had released the ball on a third down to send him sprawling.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Oviedo
09-14-2009, 11:25 AM
Just heard on the radio that Urlacher sent out a text that he is done for the season...unconfirmed.

One of the Bears other starting LBs went out with a knee injury and is also out for Sunday.

Lance Briggs is likely to move inside which takes away from his blitz ability.

birtikidis
09-14-2009, 11:29 AM
Im more worried about their ends than their linebackers. don't get me wrong, briggs and urlacher are good, but i don't think anyone on our line can block their ends.

Oviedo
09-14-2009, 11:47 AM
Im more worried about their ends than their linebackers. don't get me wrong, briggs and urlacher are good, but i don't think anyone on our line can block their ends.

You can nullify that with quick, short passes. Ben needs to make the hot reads and with two starting LBs out we should be able to pick them apart. Ben just needs to control his desire to throw the ball deep. Dink and dunk them all day long. The reality is however Ben won't be able to constrain himself and do that.

birtikidis
09-14-2009, 11:49 AM
well i don't see us being very successful in the running game either. maybe more than last week, but not much.

RuthlessBurgher
09-14-2009, 12:27 PM
Im more worried about their ends than their linebackers. don't get me wrong, briggs and urlacher are good, but i don't think anyone on our line can block their ends.

Yeah, Starks and Colon should certainly have their hands full with Adewale Ogunleye, Alex Brown, and situational pass rusher Mark Anderson. Also, Tommie Harris will be lining up across from Trai Essex, which could spell disaster (I foresee plenty of double teams from Hartwig there).

Tomlinator
09-14-2009, 02:37 PM
Yeah, Starks and Colon should certainly have their hands full with Adewale Ogunleye, Alex Brown, and situational pass rusher Mark Anderson. Also, Tommie Harris will be lining up across from Trai Essex, which could spell disaster (I foresee plenty of double teams from Hartwig there).

On a more positive note, I'm looking forward to seeing if Hampton slaps around their center like Jolly did. The Bears never seemed to adjust and double him up. I'd love to see Big Snack get in the back field and wreak havoc.

Oviedo
09-14-2009, 03:09 PM
Yeah, Starks and Colon should certainly have their hands full with Adewale Ogunleye, Alex Brown, and situational pass rusher Mark Anderson. Also, Tommie Harris will be lining up across from Trai Essex, which could spell disaster (I foresee plenty of double teams from Hartwig there).

On a more positive note, I'm looking forward to seeing if Hampton slaps around their center like Jolly did. The Bears never seemed to adjust and double him up. I'd love to see Big Snack get in the back field and wreak havoc.

Hoke is a much better gap penetrator than Hampton. This is the type of game that if 100% healthy and able to play Timmons could destroy Cutler with inside blitzes.

Iron Shiek
09-14-2009, 04:08 PM
Didn't see anyone throw this out there but the rumor was that they had already contacted Derrick Brooks. No word of an agreement being made. That would be interesting.

RuthlessBurgher
09-14-2009, 04:10 PM
Didn't see anyone throw this out there but the rumor was that they had already contacted Derrick Brooks. No word of an agreement being made. That would be interesting.

I don't see how that would help since Urlacher is 4-3 MLB and Brooks was a 4-3 OLB. Unless they plan to move Briggs over the Urlacher's spot for the rest of this season and let Brooks take Briggs' spot.

Iron Shiek
09-14-2009, 04:11 PM
Well, just saw this update. They have multiple LB injuries, they might be softened up by Hines and Heath, then maybe somehow we can start running on them (?). :)

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/09/14/bears-to-sign-linebacker-not-named-derrick-brooks/


Bears to sign linebacker not named Derrick Brooks
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on September 14, 2009 3:55 PM ET
Lovie Smith may already be talking to Derrick Brooks as a possible replacement for Brian Urlacher, but the team is signing another linebacker -- Tim Shaw.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports the team will sign Shaw on Tuesday when the former Penn State player arrives at the team facility.

Shaw's deal doesn't mean that Brooks won't land with Lovie. The Bears are trying to replace Urlacher and starting strong-side linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa, and probably will make another move at the position.

Shaw seems most likely to be slated for special teams duty.

NorthCoast
09-14-2009, 06:26 PM
I agree, it's their DL we must fear. If they can get pressure with only 4 rushing (Titans could not) then Ben will be in for one hell of an afternoon. I don't see the run game improving at all but the best chance may be to run HB screens (yea, I know, we suck at screens). Colon is really going to have to step up this game if we are to have a chance. I am afraid it will be a repeat of the Titan game with Ben having to win it with his arm. Special teams are gonna have to clamp on Hester.

RuthlessBurgher
09-14-2009, 06:48 PM
I agree, it's their DL we must fear. If they can get pressure with only 4 rushing (Titans could not) then Ben will be in for one hell of an afternoon. I don't see the run game improving at all but the best chance may be to run HB screens (yea, I know, we suck at screens). Colon is really going to have to step up this game if we are to have a chance. I am afraid it will be a repeat of the Titan game with Ben having to win it with his arm. Special teams are gonna have to clamp on Hester.

I believe that the Bears are only using Hester on punt returns this year, not kick returns (since they don't want him using up all of his energy since he is now a starting WR and not just a return specialist). Hopefully, Sepulveda will be able to punt directionally so that Hester will not be an issue. I think our kick coverage teams should be able to handle Danieal Manning.

DukieBoy
09-14-2009, 07:07 PM
Looked to me ast night llike Ogunleye was not so strong vs the run, but I don't really know his overall game. Sure looked like he tee'd off to rush on every play. Made me wonder if they might run at him some.



Im more worried about their ends than their linebackers. don't get me wrong, briggs and urlacher are good, but i don't think anyone on our line can block their ends.

Yeah, Starks and Colon should certainly have their hands full with Adewale Ogunleye, Alex Brown, and situational pass rusher Mark Anderson. Also, Tommie Harris will be lining up across from Trai Essex, which could spell disaster (I foresee plenty of double teams from Hartwig there).