Brian Urlacher has spoken out after Jermichael Finley said that the Chicago Bears were a better side without the injured linebacker.
The Green Bay Packers tight end made the statement ahead of the Bears' game against the Packers this Sunday.
The 34-year-old told Sirius XM NFL Radio: "Just like a couple of years ago, I think, he tore his ACL and the Packers were actually better without him. You know, they won the Super Bowl.
"I hope we can duplicate that as well because it won't hurt my feelings if we go on and win the Super Bowl without me like they did without him.
"People can say what they want. It feels like I deal with something like this every year. Someone's always saying something about me."
Urlacher is expected to miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.