Biggs: Sapp tells Urlacher to 'shut up'
Warren Sapp has a message for Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher, who is wearing a ink cast these days on his injured wrist that he called an aphrodisiac, and it’s pretty straight forward.
That is what the retired defensive tackle, who is on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL,” said this morning when he was a guest on the Mully & Hanley Show on WSCR-670 AM in Chicago. Urlacher questioned the identity of the Bears in comments made to Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports, and was critical of running back Matt Forte during the Bears’ embarrassing loss Sunday afternoon at Minnesota.
“Shut up,’’ Sapp snapped. “He’s not helping. Why don’t he go and help those linebackers watch tape and teach them how to call a defense and line them up. That way they aren’t all off flank all game long against Cincinnati and Cedric Benson is running for 189 yards.’’
The Bears’ defense has been terrible for most of the season. It is 29th in the Aikman Efficiency Rankings, and the team is 24th vs. the run. But the defense was bad the last two seasons with Urlacher. Coach Lovie Smith said he would prefer all comments about the team to be positive, but said guys are going to speak their minds. Apparently, Urlacher isn’t happy with what has been going on, even from a distance.
Urlacher denied telling friend and former teammate Bobby Wade before the season that Jay Cutler was a slang word for a female anatomical part that we don’t use at the National Football Post. Wade said on KFAN and Minneapolis that Urlacher had told him just that prior to training camp opening. Now, Urlacher has fired on the offense and criticized Forte during the Vikings’ game.
“Now we’re gonna run that (expletive)!” Urlacher said to Silver of a running play in the fourth quarter. Earlier, discussing a screen pass to Forte that was stuffed, Urlacher said, “You know why that doesn’t work? We don’t make anyone (expletive) miss. I guess I just don’t realize what great tacklers these (opposing defenders) are. They’re amazing.”
It will be interesting to see how Cutler and Forte react today. Sapp has one idea how Urlacher should react. Zip it.
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