Bears say they'll miss Mike Brown

Bears say they'll miss Mike Brown

There are 122 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 14, 2009, titled Bears say they'll miss Mike Brown. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Brian Urlacher saw no reason for him not to return. Danieal Manning couldn't fathom life without him.

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Jerseyboy

United States

#1 Feb 14, 2009
Oh boy,nearly down,boy! Let me choke it down,choke it down..What A bunch of losers,whoa! WOW!!!

Since: Feb 09

Chicago

#2 Feb 14, 2009
Good Luck Mike Brown, could only imagine the the kind of career you aould have had without the injuries.
bronellione

Pahrump, NV

#3 Feb 14, 2009
Sinc;e Fencik ran the defensive backs, nobody other than Mike Brown showed the brains to be on the field general.
Alan

Salt Lake City, UT

#4 Feb 14, 2009
Thanks Mike for making watching the Bears kinda fun. We'll miss all your hard hitting. Good luck wherever you wind up and stay healthy!
lee

Far Rockaway, NY

#5 Feb 14, 2009
Not offering a contract to Brown? Another stroke of genius by Angelo, my God!
Chi-Town

Sugar Land, TX

#6 Feb 14, 2009
Well the heart of the defense is gone. Thanks Mike. Anybody want to guess who can, not will, but can fill that the void?
sivedog

Poplar, MT

#7 Feb 14, 2009
Mike Brown is without a doubt the smartest football player to grace the Chicago Bears in a long time. Life has not been fair to him on the field. He will be missed. I wish him the best of luck.

Mark Siverly in Glasgow Montana
The Baron

United States

#8 Feb 14, 2009
They are'nt kidding!!! Boy will they miss Mike Brown.

Since: Dec 08

Oakland, CA

#9 Feb 14, 2009
Brownie ... sorry, very sorry. But it is time to move on. We will miss you and your presence, no doubt.

But, we all know life is not fair. Hopefully this works out for you, and works out for us.

9 years is a lot to ask of a football player ... your body must feel it too with all those injuries ... yeah it hurts to let you go, when you were the glue it seems ...

but, i do believe the Bears need to make some radical changes to move productively forward. If Lance Briggs, BU, and a few others can't hold down this defense down then with or withut M.B. we're in a world of hurt anyway.

Sayounara Brownie,
Sweet34
brett

Chicago, IL

#10 Feb 14, 2009
Tough call....but those injuries were deflating to the team.
jason

Chicago, IL

#11 Feb 14, 2009
we'll miss you mike. you are the heart and soul of our D. thank you so much for the INT's, TD's, Hard Hits, Soul, Heart, and everything you gave to our City.

We are going to miss you Mike.
David in Philly

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Feb 14, 2009
By far, my favorite Bear of the past 10 years. He'll be missed.
John McCains Rice Bowl

Phoenix, AZ

#13 Feb 14, 2009
Mike Brown was the Mike Singletary of strong safeties. Head, heart and killer instinct. Off the field he was a man without vices.
A true role model for the kids. Sadly the Bears are in the process of cutting heart and soul out of this team. Way to go, Mickey McCaskey, Ted Phillips, Jerkie Angelo and Lovie Smith. Brownie, hope you go into coaching and come back to kick their a*s*s.

“Let's rock!!”

Since: Oct 07

Aurora, IL

#14 Feb 15, 2009
"Angelo told the Tribune the Bears couldn't afford to bring Brown back considering what they wanted to accomplish in other areas, including the development of Danieal Manning."

Replace "Brown" with "Thomas Jones," and "Daniel Manning" with "Cedric Benson."

Keep Brown, cut Angelo! Hell, use Brown for a position coach!
Chelle7822

Chicago, IL

#15 Feb 15, 2009
Good luck Mike.
Mike

Tucson, AZ

#16 Feb 15, 2009
Angelo is an idiot. What else would you expect from a GM that is happy with mediocrity in one of the largest sports markets in the nation. If anyone needs to go it's Angelo. The guy is absolutely clueless.
Chicago Slim

Chicago, IL

#17 Feb 15, 2009
With all the dead weight the Bears have paid dearly to keep around over the years you would think they could find a way to keep someone whose heart and soul was with this team.

Even if Mike Brown played in only half the games the rest of his career that is still much better than all the full time bust outs paid and selected by Jerry Angelo.

Mike Brown with one leg amputated is worth keeping for his leadership and inspiration to the others on this uninspiring team.

I guess it is a "Bear" move.
Homer

Mazon, IL

#18 Feb 15, 2009
Mike Brown, not Urlacher, heas been the heart and soul of the Bears defense since he's been here. But, the Bears are 16-16 the last 2 years with him. He's missed many games over that time because of assorted serious injuries. It's time for him to save his body. But Danieal Manning has not shown any sign of being anywhere near the player Brown has been, so Brown leaving definitely creates a huge void.
val

Aurora, IL

#19 Feb 15, 2009
So Brown goes to another team and plays injury free for another 5 years as well as make all pro for those years too.
I hope this doesn't happen but it sures seems like a possibility. It's not as if the bears haven't been wrong before.
val

Aurora, IL

#20 Feb 15, 2009
Since lovie is the defensive coordinator, why not make Brown the head coach. With Brown's heart, we would become winners again (lovie has no heart..he doesn't even breathe..some say he isn't even human).
Then Brown can finally do the right thing....fire lovie and babich.

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