Brian Urlacher: Ravens Would Be Wise to Avoid Future Hall of Famer

March 30, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As a lifelong Chicagoan, I have been able to appreciate Brian Urlacher's entire career with the Chicago Bears, but his time as a difference-making middle linebacker is over.
Per Bovada.lv, Las Vegas oddsmakers have listed the Baltimore Ravens as the most likely landing spot for the future Hall of Famer.
On name recognition alone, Urlacher may sound like a perfect replacement for another future Hall of Famer, Ray Lewis, but he's not.
Much like Lewis last season, Urlacher has lost more than a step in the speed department. That has always been his best attribute.
Urlacher is obviously still a very savvy player, but he will be 35 years old by the time the season starts, has battled a rash of injuries over the last two seasons and needs to play with great players around him to hide his deficiencies.
Last season, Lewis returned in time to help inspire the Ravens to a successful Super Bowl run. While his presence likely made a positive emotional impact on the team, he...

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