Teaching old Bears new tricks

Brian Urlacher heads a veteran group still willing to learn

Originally Published: August 3, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- It is pointed out to Brian Urlacher, gently of course, that he is getting old.

Normally, he might not appreciate this astute observation except that it comes from someone older than him and as a gaggle of rookies stroll by, he cannot deny the obvious.

"Now they seem really young," he groans. "Twenty-one, God, I can't remember when I was 21."

At 31, Urlacher is not exactly ready for the early-bird special. He also can list a few older Bears who spring to mind: ...

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