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Tillman, Urlacher question marks for Thursday

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08:09 AM ET 09.11 | Even though the Bears didn't practice Monday, the fact cornerback Charles Tillman (shin), linebacker Brian Urlacher (knee) and tight end Kyle Adams (shoulder) would have been held out did register as a headline. Coach Lovie Smith remains optimistic about the team's health for Thursday night's game against the Packers in Green Bay, though Tillman and Urlacher bear watching. Tillman apparently got kicked in the shin while playing special teams Sunday. He wore a protective sleeve Monday at Halas Hall. Smith was asked if he expects to see Tillman on the field against the Packers. "Yes, I do," Smith said. ... Urlacher, still getting up to speed after offseason knee surgery, was pulled from the Colts game in the second half.

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September 11, 2012  08:16 AM ET
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A lot of question marks for this Thursday game. I honestly think these Thursday night games this early in the season is a mistake. They should wait til after week 4 or 5 to start this. Let the teams warm up and get in a groove.

Agreed, too early in the season for short weeks

September 11, 2012  08:19 AM ET

I honestly think these Thursday night games every week until Christmas suck. For those of us on the East coast, the games drag on too long to stay up for.

Shiite, man. Two of the Fox games on Sunday that started at 4:15 didn't end until 8. That's 3 hours, 45 minutes. They didn't go into OT, and there were no power failures. Mostly, it was lots and lots of commercial breaks. Once again, games are taking too long, and the problem has nothing to do with the game itself.

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September 11, 2012  08:27 AM ET

Bears could have gotten a LB and gave Forte some of that Urlacher money, yo.

September 11, 2012  08:28 AM ET
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I honestly think these Thursday night games every week until Christmas suck. For those of us on the East coast, the games drag on too long to stay up for.Shiite, man. Two of the Fox games on Sunday that started at 4:15 didn't end until 8. That's 3 hours, 45 minutes. They didn't go into OT, and there were no power failures. Mostly, it was lots and lots of commercial breaks. Once again, games are taking too long, and the problem has nothing to do with the game itself.

You also don't have time to set your Fantasy picks before the next NFL week starts, if you aren't paying attention.

September 11, 2012  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

A lot of question marks for this Thursday game. I honestly think these Thursday night games this early in the season is a mistake. They should wait til after week 4 or 5 to start this. Let the teams warm up and get in a groove.

*Eli Voice*

SHA - BAM!!!!

September 11, 2012  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I honestly think these Thursday night games every week until Christmas suck. For those of us on the East coast, the games drag on too long to stay up for.Shiite, man. Two of the Fox games on Sunday that started at 4:15 didn't end until 8. That's 3 hours, 45 minutes. They didn't go into OT, and there were no power failures. Mostly, it was lots and lots of commercial breaks. Once again, games are taking too long, and the problem has nothing to do with the game itself.

That is the nice part to watching them commercial free

September 11, 2012  08:44 AM ET
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I honestly think these Thursday night games every week until Christmas suck. For those of us on the East coast, the games drag on too long to stay up for.Shiite, man. Two of the Fox games on Sunday that started at 4:15 didn't end until 8. That's 3 hours, 45 minutes. They didn't go into OT, and there were no power failures. Mostly, it was lots and lots of commercial breaks. Once again, games are taking too long, and the problem has nothing to do with the game itself.

the replacement refs also figure into the length of the game.

September 11, 2012  08:50 AM ET
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... I honestly think these Thursday night games this early in the season is a mistake....

NFL Network courteously disagrees with you.

September 11, 2012  09:02 AM ET
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NFL Network courteously disagrees with you.

And I courteously tell them to go eff off.

September 11, 2012  09:04 AM ET
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And I courteously tell them to go eff off.

I believe that Mario is in agreement with you

September 11, 2012  09:19 AM ET

This is another stupid article c/o Tribune. Urlacher was pulled on Sunday because the Bears had the game in hand and were resting him. Roach took most of the snaps at mike this off-season and is competent. yes, the knee is a problem, but Urlacher will be on the field on Thursday. Tillman has a bruise. period. Some Tribune writers just want to stir the pot so that overzealous fans can wring their hands and call in Boring and Berenstain crying.

September 11, 2012  10:06 AM ET

Having to get up everyday at 03:30 am Night games are out. Why not Friday night?

September 11, 2012  10:24 AM ET
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Having to get up everyday at 03:30 am Night games are out. Why not Friday night?

And Saturday night? OK, so in a couple of years I'll retire, but remember, the advertisers won't like me then, because I won't have money to spend on their useless products.

September 11, 2012  10:50 AM ET
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A lot of question marks for this Thursday game. I honestly think these Thursday night games this early in the season is a mistake. They should wait til after week 4 or 5 to start this. Let the teams warm up and get in a groove.

Diddo!!! Your right on the Money!!!!

September 11, 2012  11:03 AM ET

It won't matter if Urlacher is in because the Packer D will give up at least 35 to the Bears. Urlacher won't be needed.

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September 11, 2012  11:32 AM ET
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It won't matter if Urlacher is in because the Packer D will give up at least 35 to the Bears. Urlacher won't be needed.

And the bears defense will give up 42. A win is a win!! Big difference going the 49ers and the colts on week one.

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