If the Bears are going to take a step forward in the NFC North this year, they need top-notch play from their defensive leader – MLB Brian Urlacher. Owner Jerry Angelo is the latest to talk about Urlacher, and loves what he’s seen from him, and told it to the Tribune:
Bears GM Jerry Angelo became the latest to note Brian Urlacher’s renewed commitment during an interview on the team’s Web site, saying he expects the middle linebacker to return to elite form as a result. “Brian spent the whole off-season here, and that’s a big thing for me to have him train with us,” Angelo said. “I feel he can get back to a Pro Bowl level.”
Last season Urlacher had 93 tackles, but didn’t have a sack (5 the year before), and did have two picks. His play will be a critical part of the Bears success in 09.