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Brian Urlacher: Bears approach at QB is confusing

Brian Urlacher: Bears approach at QB is confusing
Published On: Thu, Jul 06
Dec 28, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago Bears Jay Cutler (6) looks to pass against the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Urlacher should know, when it comes to Chicago, you don't throw around the word "curse" lightly.

But the retired Bears linebacker said, perhaps jokingly, that his former team seems to be under a hex based on its losing records in the four seasons since he last played in Chicago as well as some curious personnel decisions by team management.

"It's weird to watch a game and personally not know any of those guys," Urlacher told Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney on their CBS Sports radio show. "There's no one there that was there my last year. It's really weird " even the kickers are gone."

"I like to say it's the Lovie Curse. Because since he left it's been down. He got fired being 10-6. Minnesota beats Green Bay, knocks us out of the playoffs like that last year (of Smith's tenure) " that was my last year as well. But I think they fire him either way even if we go to the playoffs. I don't think the GM (Phil Emery) liked the way he coached that team.

"The guy's a winner. I loved playing for him," Urlacher said. "I don't know what the identity of the team is right now. They sign (quarterback Mike) Glennon then they draft a kid No. 2 (Mitch Trubisky). I don't know, it's confusing.

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