So! I don’t like you!
No, you suck!
That’s not exactly what they said, but Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher and Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones sure did acted like a bunch of second graders this past week.
This all started when Jones gave his list of the top 10 linebackers in the league to the NFL Network. Jones ranked himself seventh while leaving off Urlacher, asking the question: “When was the last time Urlacher got off a block?”
On Thursday, Urlacher was on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000 and said he wasn’t upset about the list but he did throw some shade right back at Jones.
“I think we were drafted in the same class, and I haven’t heard anything about him since then,” Urlacher said. “I saw him on a TV show with a bow tie on, though. So I know him better for the way he dresses than what he does on the football field.
On Tuesday, Jones didn’t make a big deal about the list and praised Urlacher’s charitable deeds.
“It’s my top 10 list,” Jones said. “It’s the guys I think [are the top 10], the guys I know, the guys I like the way they play.
“I’m not taking anything away from Brian Urlacher and the things he’s done. He’s got defensive accolades. He’s been to the Pro Bowl [seven times] far more than I’ve ever been because I’ve never been there. But at the same time, it’s a list that I’ve applied. But the most important thing is he’s definitely in my top 5 list of philanthropic linebackers. I think that is to be commended.”
You’re one of the “top linebackers” in the league right now, yet you never made a pro bowl??
Too bad Dhani doesn’t play on offense. It would be nice to see Urlacher prove to him why he is one of the top linebackers in the league.