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Urlacher hasn't forgotten getting faked out by Brady

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Don't worry. Brian Urlacher remembers what happened the last time these two teams played. He also has the utmost respect for Tom Brady, who is not only perhaps the game's greatest passer but proved against Urlacher and the Bears in 2006 that he can also be a scramblin' man.

"He's the best," Urlacher said of Brady. "He knows what to do with the football. If you play zone, he throws the checkdowns. If you put seven in the box, he runs it. He just knows where to go with the football every time. You're not going to trick him. You may get pressure on him, you may hurt him a little bit, but he's smart. He has a great arm. He knows everything. Big challenge for us.

"And he runs fast, too. I remember he's really fast. Good runner."

Urlacher was chuckling while referring to the key play in the Patriots' 17-13 win over the Bears in 2006, when Brady faked him out and picked up a critical first down during New England's game-winning drive in the fourth quarter.

"I'm pretty sure Brian slipped on that," Lance Briggs said. "I'm pretty sure he won't be slipping this week."

'That's not how I remember it, but that was nice of him to say that," Urlacher said when told Briggs' version of events. "I remember me going this way and [Brady] going that way. That's how I remember it. First down."

Here's what Brady said at the time: ''That was pretty cool,'' Brady said. ''At least I can tell my kids one day that I shook Brian Urlacher. They probably won't believe me.''

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Can't wait for the rematch. Urlacher is showing form from a few years ago and the defense is formidable despite last weeks poor performance.

Remember, the one that they were to be up for but clearly were not.

Does not matter, I believe in this Bears team and it can make waves in the playoffs. The next four are so critical for home field, if they win 3 of 4 they could be home field throughout the playoffs with all teams coming through Chicago, similar to the 85 Bears playoff run which was unprecedented in its dominance.

Simply AWESOME

Good luck Bears, this week will help either support the myth or break the myth as to who are the real Chicago Bears? Pretenders or the real thing, possible Superbowl winners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THE TIME HAS COME FOR BRIAN URLACHER, JULIUS PEPPERS, AND LANCE BRIGGS, TO PUT A BOUNTY ON TOM BRADY'S HEAD, OF A BET OF $500, TO TRY TO KNOCK TOM BRADY OUT IF HE RUNS OUT OF THE BACKFIELD. THE BEARS MUST WIN THIS GAME WITH HARD HITS, AND A OFFENSE THAT WILL SCORE 28 POINTS. IF THE BEARS CAN HOLD THE NFL GREATIST, PRESENT QUARTERBACK, MICAHEL VICK TO JUST 2 TOUCHDOWNS, THEN THE BEARS SHOULD SHUT-OUT THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AND MAKE A STATEMENT TO THE REST OF THE NFL, THAT THIS BEAR TEAM WILL NOT ONLY GO TO THE SUPERBOWL, BUT ALSO WIN THE SUPERBOWL.

Brady is a different challenge than Vick. He has such a fast release and makes such quick reads that containing his running is not really an issue. Keeping him from stepping up into the pocket is key here, as is getting arms in the air to block his vision and get some tipped balls. I like Henry Melton on defense this game.He can get into the air and tip some passes. I hope he and Peppers both have super games.

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