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Chicago Bears’ Lance Briggs Backs Brian Urlachers Comments Regarding Fans

December 21st, 2012 at 7:53 PM
By PJ Foti

'Lance Briggs' photo (c) 2011, Mike Morbeck - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

After team leader Brian Urlacher opened his mouth about the fans, other teammates are beginning to follow suit.

Linebacker Lance Briggs is the latest Chicago Bear to talk about being booed at home.

"Obviously, some people think the way it came off, they might be upset about it," Briggs said. "I understand where he's coming from. I've been here for a long time, too, and I've seen a lot of boos, for a lot of wrong reasons. Nobody, on any team I've ever been on, gets booed more at home than here in Chicago.

"That's also a point to the passion of Chicago fans. Everyone is passionate, but everyone in Chicago doesn't know how to run a football team, doesn't know how to play for a professional football team. It's our job to do that."

Briggs is the second defensive player for the Bears to address the fans' booing of the offense, that has failed to put up significant numbers in the team's current slide. After racing out to a 7-1 start, the Bears have gone just 1-5 in its last six games and are now sitting outside of the playoff picture.

It's not easy to say which fans boo their home team the loudest. The fans in New York, Philadelphia and other teams around the league sure let their team hear it when they struggle.

These comments by Chicago's linebackers could easily be coming out of frustration as the team in in the midst of yet another late-season collapse.

Chicago has two games remaining to win their fans over against the lowly Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions. If the team can get to 10 wins and a playoff birth, perhaps the crowd noise will being to lessen — especially because Chicago wouldn't have a home playoff game.

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Brian Urlacher, Chicago, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Football, Lance Briggs, NFL

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