Urlacher: Athletically, there is nothing Edmunds cannot do

August 08, 2018 - 3:40 pm

2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee Brian Urlacher joined John Murphy and Steve Tasker on One Bills Live on Wednesday afternoon to talk about his enshrinement, his correlation to Buffalo Bills' rookie linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, and more.

Urlacher, a legendary linebacker himself, played 13 season in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears. In his career, Urlacher racked up 22 interceptions, 41.5 sacks, and over 1,000 tackles from 2000-2012.

The aforementioned Edmunds is currently coached by Bob Babich, the Bills' linebackers coach. Babich also was a linebackers coach for the Bears during Urlacher's tenure in varying degrees between 2004 and 2012, before accepting the same position with Buffalo ahead of the 2017 campaign. Urlacher spoke highly of Babich's merit, and his excitement for what Babich could do for a young, up-and-coming linebacker of Edmunds' stature.

Here are some of the notable quotes from Urlacher's time with Murph and Tasker:


Urlacher on Edmunds:

"I like him. He's got a lot of talent. Coach Babich is very high on him as well. His football IQ is way up there, and athletically there's nothing he cannot do. He's 6'4", 6'5", 235 pounds and runs as fast as he needs to. He can jump, too. The thing you worry most about with a young guy is the mental part of this game. From what I hear from Bob, he said this kid is smart and he gets it. He hasn't made a lot of mental errors in training camp, which is great. He's just a good kid overall."


Urlacher on Babich:

"I love playing for that dude. He's more like my brother; he used to piss me off every day at practice. He could get under my skin like nobody else. We would go at it like brothers. We were just so competitive. I wanted to be better and he wanted to make me better. He challenged me every single day, whether it was in meetings, walkthroughs or a practice. I had to be on my toes all the time because he was always challenging me. That's why I appreciated him. He did not let me get stagnant; always challenged me to get better. I appreciated that."

Edmunds and the Bills are getting ready to host the Carolina Panthers tomorrow evening for their first preseason game action here in 2018.

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