Bears' Lance Briggs: Jermichael Finley is an idiot

  • By Kareem Copeland
  • Around the League Writer
  • Updated: Dec. 13, 2012 at 02:17 p.m.

We knew this was coming. There was no way the Chicago Bears wouldn't respond to Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley saying Chicago is better off without Brian Urlacher.

The mic is all yours Lance Briggs.

"He's an idiot," said Briggs, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. "Just suit up and play ball.

"His comments aren't going to change the outcome of the game, they're not going to help him or anybody else play better. Doesn't really matter."

Things always get exciting when someone is called an idiot. Shoot, Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum are pointing fingers at each other after Braylon Edwards called the Jets a bunch of idiots for the way they've handled Mark Sanchez.

Finley clarified his statements on Twitter Thursday morning.

"Urlacher is a Hall of Fame player and person," Finley wrote. "I meant no disrespect to him in previous comments, I was simply trying to explain that his replacement in the lineup (Nick Roach) is a good player as well."

Hopefully we'll get a response out of the Packers locker room today and really get guys worked up.