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Buffone: Urlacher Will Embarrass Himself With Another Team

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(WSCR) So what’s Bears legend Doug Buffone’s advice for Brian Urlacher?

Walk away from the game right now.

The Bears officially announced Wednesday that they would be parting ways with Urlacher after failing to agree to a new contract with the 34-year-old linebacker.

When asked if he thinks Urlacher will embarrass himself if he tries to sign with another team, here’s Buffone’s response:

“Yeah,” Buffone told The McNeil and Spiegel Show. “I’m going to tell you why. The odds are against him for him to (succeed with another team.) What’s going to happen now is he’s going to have in the back of his mind that he’s going to prove the Bears wrong. ‘I’m going to prove everybody wrong. Everybody says I’m finished. Everybody says I’m done.’ I’ve  seen that routine with ball players. If he wants to try, go ahead and go, but I gotta tell you, throughout my whole career, and I ended up retiring and I wasn’t hurt, but the fact is that when you go out there and you play, and I’ve seen it happen. I was there. I played against Joe Namath at the end. I played against (Johnny) Unitas at the end. It’s not a nice sign.”