You look at every organization, every football team, there's a face of the franchise and there can't be a better player to represent an organization than (the way) Brian Urlacher has ... Coach on the field. Great guy. So it will be different not seeing No. 54 there. But with time, things change.
It's hard to say whether he's misunderstood or not ... I think, when you're in that position, you get criticized a lot. Everything you do is watched, and that has been the case with Jay. There have been some incidents where he would probably like them not to happen that way, but that's just a part of it. I know his teammates have his back and they are expecting big things from him this year.More quotes »
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