“I Wanted To Feel Retired”

September 17th, 2014

The Tampa Bay Times rumor of Brian Urlacher to the Bucs was misguided

Joe read yesterday’s wacky afternoon report by Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times that implied retired Brian Urlacher is on the Buccaneers’ radar.

Stroud claimed fans should keep an eye on Urlacher maybe landing in Tampa, especially if Mason Foster can’t get healthy and/or Dane Fletcher doesn’t impress. But it seems Stroud wasn’t listening to Urlacher on Chicago Sports Radio yesterday morning.

After quitting his analyst gig on Fox Sports 1 this week, Urlacher joined the Spiegel and Mannelly show on 670 AM in the Windy City yesterday morning.

Urlacher said he quit FOX because the travel got to him and “I wanted to feel retired.” Urlacher talked about enjoying golf, kickball games with his kids and never once referenced a desire to play — or even stay connected to football.

In fact, Urlacher was asked about injured Bears cornerback Charles Tillman getting healthy next year and playing for Lovie Smith in Tampa. Urlacher explained why he couldn’t envision such a thing.

“I would think it would be tough to pick up and move to Tampa after spending 12 years in one spot like that,” Urlacher said. Of course, Urlacher spent 13 seasons in Chicago before retiring before last season.

Yes, Joe feels secure saying Urlacher is not returning to playing football in 2014.

17 Responses to ““I Wanted To Feel Retired””

  1. DallasBuc Says:

    Not sure Urlacher could help us much at this point anyway. Nothing to see here…

  2. Nick Says:

    Don’t think Fletcher is that much of a drop-off from Foster. Plus, we would need to sign someone that could play special teams, so Fletcher doesn’t have to while starting. Doubt Urlacher would sign on to that.

  3. Jon Says:

    Stroud is a hack. Plus he’s done from a talent standpoint.

  4. bucrightoff Says:

    Urlacher was shot 3 years ago. Signing him would be a stunning indictment against Lovie and Licht.

  5. DallasBuc Says:

    “Urlacher was shot 3 years ago. Signing him would be a stunning indictment against Lovie and Licht.”
    I think there are plenty of stunning indictments in so far!

  6. ScottA Says:

    Yeah, that’s what we need. More player either past their prime or never had one

  7. JMN Says:

    This is not the first and will not be the last time Stroud has made up a story.

  8. Louis Friend Says:

    I misread the headline as “I want to feel retarded”. As a Bucs fan, I’m accused of being retarded for following them, and yeah I feel stupid sometimes for it. Brian could feel that way too if he signs.

  9. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Rick Stroud has a long and storied history of making things up. It gets him on the nation tv shows for interviews…especially bspn.

    He is probably the 3rd most dishonest sports reporter in Tampa.

  10. jo_mama Says:

    THe morning show guys need to get off the Air.

    God Forbid they give an opinion that is not Politically Correct.

  11. Rob Says:

    Having been out of football for nearly 2 years, you might as well have Derrick Brooks strap on some pads… it wouldn’t be that much of a difference compared to Urlacher.

  12. RastaMon Says:

    Absurd…rediculous…desparate…@ the depths of the dismal abyss

  13. BirdDoggers Says:

    Fletcher should be fine filling in for however long he’s needed. Urlacher wouldn’t even be in football shape so he probably shouldn’t be an option.

  14. Grudenzombie Says:

    Well hell while they are at it why not re-sign Simeon Rice and Warren Sapp, one of the only proven tandem to generate pressure. But why stop there, bringin Joe klecko and Mark gastineau to be on the other end of this fearsome foursome.

  15. buctebow Says:

    There are no miracles out there. We’ve got what we’ve got and have to find a way to win with the players we have. Lovie knows that.

  16. Joe Dunn Says:

    Media notices that Brian stopped wanting to do TV…..and his sister’s Mom lives in Palm Harbor,and she loves the Bucs, so naturally there should be a story written about him playing here by Oct 1st.

    Yeah . . . . . . .right. Do some REAL research, sports media.

  17. Paul Says:

    Irresponsible journalism on Stoud’s part.