It seems like so long ago that we both started off on this path together. I have such mixed feelings now as you depart. Your time with the team seemed so short and it's hard to imagine the team without you. The past two years you left us wondering, watching and anticipating what you could do. Everyone said you were too old, everyone said it was the kid's turn, but you just wouldn't give up, you wouldn't retire. And you played your heart out every chance you had, and gave us reason to cheer!
But you leave us now, with only memories...
I remember the passes you gave us!
The hope you instilled in our blue-collar dreams!
The joy your stay here in the midwest brought to all of the loyal fans!
The fear your talent struck into the hearts of NFC North Foes!
Your cocky walk, your jovial smile.
Although you leave this team, and a void in the heart of many fans your memory will live on forever in our minds in our hearts and in our souls!
And all we have left of your legacy of your memory is a draft pick from the Tampa Bay Bucaneers...
I LOVE YOU BRIAN GRIESE! FAREWELL!
The Bears will somehow go on...