By Jon Sterngass
For a decade, center linebacker Brian Urlacher has been the emblem of the Chicago Bears soccer group. Urlacher led his small-town highschool to a country championship after which led the state in tackles on the collage of recent Mexico. selected via the Chicago Bears because the 9th choose within the NFL draft in 2000, he shocked all people through successful shielding Rookie of the 12 months honors. on the grounds that then, Urlacher has develop into some of the most well known gamers within the NFL. He helped lead the Bears to the playoffs a number of occasions, as well as tremendous Bowl XLI in 2007. He has received numerous shielding Player-of-the-Year awards and ESPN named him to their All-Decade staff in 2009. during this new biography, find out about Urlacher's upbringing and his unity, plus how he leads his existence either off and on the sector.
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Chicago’s coaches originally put Urlacher at strongside (known as the “Sam”) linebacker. They believed that he would pick up that position more quickly than middle linebacker and be able to contribute to the team immediately. Although Urlacher was used to playing a variety of positions, he struggled at training camp and during exhibition games. Urlacher himself admitted, “I was the worst Sam linebacker ever. ” He made mental mistakes and was caught out of position. “For the most part, I’m lost,” he said.
Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens was the best example of this new type of middle linebacker. Lewis won NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2000 and 2003 and was the MVP of Super Bowl XXXV. As of 2011, most NFL teams have gone back to playing a base 4-3 defense, often with massive defensive tackles to protect the middle linebacker from increasingly large offensive linemen. For example, the Bears shielded Urlacher in 2001 with a pair of huge defensive tackles—330-pound (150-kilogram) Ted Washington and 49 50 Brian Urlacher 320-pound (145-kilogram) Keith Traylor—who allowed him to roam across the field.
They won their ninth NFL championship in Super Bowl XX, defeating the New England Patriots 46-10. In that game, the Bears set seven Super Bowl records, including most points and largest margin of victory. The next day, an estimated 500,000 people assembled for a ticker-tape parade in downtown Chicago to greet the team. Quarterback Jim McMahon and running back Walter Payton led that great Bears team. Chicago’s strength, however, was its defense; linemen Richard Dent and Dan Hampton and linebacker Mike Singletary all made the Pro Football Hall of Fame.