Pro Football Weekly: Pat Boyle and crew discuss Brian Urlacher's recent tragedy and preview the Bears-Saints game - 9/16
Fri, 16 Sep 2011|
The Bears. At the New Orleans Saints Chicago dominated the Falcons in every phase and -- to a thirty to twelve victory in the season opener. But as they got back to work this week's stunning new surface of Brian Urlacher is mother unexpectedly. Passed away at the age of 51 after attending a family matters prior rejoin the team meanwhile. The Saints have had an extended period time to get over their shootout loss to Green Bay. Game which they lost Marcus Colston for -- Least a month with a broken collarbone -- of the insiders say well first of all of course all of our thoughts and prayers with Urlacher famine it's a tragic story. We don't wanna make it about football the relative to the game there's going to be an impact in the question is what is it going to be how focused and Brian Urlacher be. Will it impact this defense because much like Peyton Manning is the Indianapolis Colts in many respects Brian Urlacher is the Chicago Bears defense even with Julius Peppers there. For the New Orleans Saints who won't impact this game because the reports -- Marcus Colston for weeks. We're here and forget it's at least six to ten weeks before the bone heals properly. You've also got Lance Moore and -- that groin injury the Saints will not be fully armed even if more can go and that could be a factor against the Bears defense. You know guys for reasons that pat described at the top of the show to me and upper Echelon team in the National Football League and it in this day and age you have to give great play from your quarterback you have to be able. To rush the opposing quarterback can get pressure on them. Look the Chicago Bears at home last week against the Atlanta Falcons mega ball from their team -- -- it was fantastic. Completed better than 70% or about 70% of his passes to nine different receivers threw for over 300 yards. If He can have the same kind of afternoon yes the Bears can't go to the superdome -- beat the Saints. But this game for me is all about the Bears offensive line and how they handle that environment. They're loud crowd at all the different looks that they're going to see -- great -- -- -- -- not be happy with his defense that started last year. For the post season in Seattle where they were embarrassed. I think they were embarrassed at Lambeau. We can go on Thursday as well so I think you're gonna see a number of different looks. You're gonna see them come at -- a number of different ways and Gregg Williams is going to trying to confuse that Bears. Useful offensive line. I think the Saints win this game then but I the Bears are gonna make it contest out of it I. I don't know exactly how will play out and don't say grizzled are you gotta think to Sean Payton Drew Brees and company is it after a two game skid going back to the playoffs last year. They've got to be burned the midnight all realize and with the loss of Marcus Colston and maybe last more than any other. On the run game well last week number one draft pick Mark Ingram. He had thirteen at Kansas barely three. Be a much better -- -- that but don't forget Brian Urlacher if you -- up playing with a heavy heart He was last weeks defensive player of the week in the NFC. If you want to make him an open starting at -- to tackle for the first time for the Bears. He responded with a couple of sacks and an awful lot of big plays but I did not. See the Saints going 02. I'm gonna take the Saints in this one and I think that this could be a bad spot for the Bears keep in mind about Henry Melton and I'm impressed with what he's done so far last week He had a backup center and a guard in his first NFL start this week he's got Carl Nicks may be the best guard in football Jermaine -- -- one of the better left tackles could not keep creating pressure they're in good shape He can't it gets tougher. I think the Saints win the game I like to win the Bears are playing defense I think they keep this within a touchdown.