Tradition helps ease loss of Urlacher

Bears will miss their iconic linebacker but history shows there will be another

Updated: May 22, 2013, 10:36 PM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPNChicago.com

We don't know much about quarterbacks in Chicago; how could we if the best one we ever had played so long ago he wore a leather helmet?

We don't know much about receivers either; Brandon Marshall is like a Martian in the context of Chicago's football history.

But linebackers we know. Great linebackers we've watched in abundance. George, Butkus, Singletary, Urlacher. It's a linebacker's Mount Rushmore. Linebackers are to the Bears what centers are to the Lakers: Mikan, Wilt, ...

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