Brian Urlacher says he’s ‘not sitting around waiting for phone call’ from Bears

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WAUKEGAN, Ill. -- Former Chicago Bears All-Pro linebacker Brian Urlacher is hoping to teach middle school kids a lesson--and it has little to do with football.

Urlacher and former Bears beat writer Sean Jensen corroborated for a new book, "The Middle School Rules of Brian Urlacher." Urlacher went to Abbott Middle School in Waukegan on Tuesday to read chapters of his book to the kids and shoot hoops with them.

Urlacher provided several childhood stories for the book that he hopes kids can learn from, including how he picked on his older sister and struggled with sportsmanship.

The Bears great also spoke about the team's new direction with head coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace.

"I have not talked to coach Fox yet," Urlacher said. "I have talked to him in the past, but I'm not sitting around waiting for a phone call."

When asked if he'd be open to being more of a part of the Bears organization, Urlacher stated, "I was never not a part of the Bears, I just didn't like to go in the building that's all."

Urlacher also said the Bears offense "took a step back" despite having "great talent at every position. Offensive line, receiver, running back, tight end, all great players."

When prompted about why he didn't mention quarterback, Urlacher said, "Great talent everywhere on that offense."

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