Urlacher: 100 percent Bears will reach playoffs

Urlacher: 100 percent Bears will reach playoffs
April 1, 2014, 12:00 pm
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Since Brian Urlacher's departure from the Bears, the future Hall of Famer has been extremely critical of his former club.

In March he questioned the team's loyalty for not bringing back Devin Hester.

“Look at what the Steelers have done the last couple days signing Troy Polamalu, Heath Miller, some older guys to a couple more years just so they can retire as Steelers,” Urlacher told FOXSports.com. “The Bears could do that with Devin. He should retire a Bear. He set all those records in a Bears uniform and his number 23 should be retired one day in Chicago. It’s just the loyalty factor. It’s just not there. He should be a guy that retires as a Bear.”

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But on Tuesday, Urlacher was singing to a different tune. The eight-time Pro Bowl linebacker showered nothing but praise for Phil Emery and the front office for signing veteran defensive end Jared Allen.

"You see how he plays on the field with all that energy and excitement," Urlacher said on the Kap and Haugh show on 87.7 The Game Chicago. "As a fan I'm happy the Bears signed him. I think that's going to be a fun locker room to be in with those three [Lance Briggs, Charles Tillman and Allen] there. I don't think there will be any issues with him fitting in."

And Urlacher even went as far as to say that the Bears will reach the postseason in 2014.

"The Bears added impact players. With Lance and Peanut healthy, and the new additions, I think they will be better. 100 percent they go to the playoffs."