He’s always a good interviewer and he never gets too full of himself.
He talked Tuesday at the luncheon for the Ed Block Courage Award that Urlacher won. The award highlights three key aspects: inspiration, sportsmanship and courage.
Here’s what Urlacher had to say about the team’s moves this off-season and what expects from the 2012 Chicago Bears.
On new Bears receiver Brandon Marshall:
“Brandon’s a good guy, and I know he’s had some issues, everyone says that,” Urlacher said (via Chicagotribune.com). “I’ve been around him a couple times. Jay’s going to handle that situation, so I’m not worried about it. Jay is a straightforward guy, he’s been around Brandon. … He’s got a great quarterback, good offensive line, good running game, decent defense, great coaching staff, so I think it’s a good situation for him to be in. He’s going to get a lot of balls thrown at him, so that should keep him happy.”
On Matt Forte’s situation this off-season:
“Matt takes care of himself, he knows the offense, he’s a smart guy, he’s always in shape,” Urlacher said (via Chicagotribune.com). “He’s the least of my concerns. He’ll be at training camp when he needs to be. Either way, he’s under contract. Whether he’s franchised or he gets a new deal, he’ll be there, so I’m glad we got him back. He’s a big part of our offense, probably the best player on our offense besides Jay, so I’m excited to get him back.”
On injuries hurting the team last season:
“We have to stay healthy, that’s the No. 1 thing,” Urlacher said (via Chicagotribune.com). “We saw that last year how major injuries can be. It killed us, you know, we lost Jay and then we just took a nosedive at the end of the season there.
On competing with the Green Bay Packers:
“We competed with (the Packers) pretty well last year. The second game was ugly but the first game was pretty close, so we’ll see what happens, but we feel like we’ve gotten better already on paper, we just have to go out there and do it. (via Chicagotribune.com)”