Chicago Bears Season End Review Part VII: The Linebackers

February 21, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Chicago’s linebackers had a rough start to the season in 2009 as both Brian Urlacher and Pisa Tinoisamoa went out early (Urlacher for the year and Tinoisamoa for what basically was a few games but in reality it was most of the season and really put a damper on defense for the Bears.) 
Not too many people realized just how important Urlacher was to the Bears defense until he was gone for almost an entire season.
After spending last year on the sidelines, Urlacher came back this season and despite the fact that the has some age on him and spent all of last season on the sidelines, he played very well earning several honors including a spot in the Pro Bowl this season. 
It was nice to see Urlacher back to his old self and being back to his old self helped make the Bear’s defense much better this season.
There will be some decisions that have to be made this season regarding some of the starting options and depth on the team. Both Tinoisamoa and Ni...

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