Top of the Tebow to you, folks. Monday is the day where the bandwagon following Tim Tebow and the Broncos probably becomes too crowded (and the coverage of Tebow finally reaches a saturation point). Just do not expect Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher to be on board.
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Urlacher, speaking to the press after Denver's miraculous 13-10 victory over Chicago Sunday, said that Tebow as "a good running back."
"He’s a good running back," Urlacher said Sunday. He does a good job for them. They have a good offense with him back there. They do some different plays. I thought we did a good job overall."
The Bears did a great job, really, when it came to defending Tebow much of the game. The problem was they became too reactionary late in the game, which allowed Tebow to succeed through the air, Tebow's receivers stopped dropping every pass, and Caleb Hanie/Marion Barber couldn't put any points on the board.
Back to Urlacher's slight of Tebow, though -- the Broncos quarterback appreciates it. Of course.
"Coming from a really good player, that means a lot," Tebow said when asked about Urlacher's comments.
That cracks me up for some reason. But other players on the Bears defense don't find it quite so funny.
"We missed some opportunities in the game," defensive end Julius Peppers said. "We have to finish better; that’s pretty much it. It wasn’t anything special that [Tebow] did."
Lance Briggs, the linebacker who last week pointed out how mad he'd be if the Bears lost, was a bit more subdued.
"Played hard," Briggs would only say when asked about Tebow's performance.
Briggs is probably the only one who's right about this. Tebow did play hard, but he also did do something special and he did not act like a good running back on Sunday. In fact, he was pretty ineffective on the ground and didn't really get rolling until he turned into an all-world passer -- against the Bears defense -- in the fourth quarter and overtime.
It's OK to be upset about losing but at least give the guy his due.
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