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Friday, August 12, 2011
BBAO: Brian Urlacher on leadership

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

We're Black and Blue All Over:

In Thursday's Camp Confidential on the Chicago Bears, we discussed the leadership void following the departure of center Olin Kreutz. Middle linebacker Brian Urlacher seemed like the most logical candidate to fill it, and Urlacher discussed that subject with Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune.

Urlacher doesn't expect to be more vocal than he normally is, but will continue to make players accountable for mistakes.

"We don't need a guy to go yell at everybody,'' Urlacher told the Tribune. "Our guys, they don't act like [dummies]. They follow rules. They practice hard. They lead by example.''

It's not necessary to have a rah-rah motivator screaming all day long. What the Bears need is a veteran player who others can watch and emulate. Urlacher has the capacity to be that player.

Continuing around the NFC North: