It isnt quite Mike Ditka vs. Forrest Gregg or George Halas vs. Vince Lombardi yet, but the ill will between the Bears and Green Bay Packers stepped up a little more on Thursday when Bears linebacker Lance Briggs called Packers tight end Jermichael Finley an idiot.
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Finley incurred Briggs contempt by stating on Wednesday that the Bears might be better with Brian Urlacher no longer their middle linebacker:
"Urlacher is at the end of his career right now; he's playing a little slow out there," Finley told Fox Sports Wisconsin on Wednesday. "I don't think they're losing too much if he's out. Putting another guy in might help them a little."
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Hes an idiot. You know? Briggs said. Just suit up, play ball.
Finley went to his Twitter account (@JermichaelF88) to clarify. Sort of.
Urlacher is a hall of fame player and person. I meant no disrespect to him in previous comments. I was simply trying to explain that his replacement in the lineup is a good player as well.
Saying a fellow player is a little slow and that his team isnt losing too much with that player out of the lineup isnt disrespect?
Glad thats settled