Urlacher: "Cam won't run me over like Culpepper did"
“No disrespect to Cam but I don’t think he’s going to run me over like Daunte would,” Urlacher said. Newton was last year’s Heisman Trophy winner and Urlacher joked that he’d like a chance for a little fun with Newton.
“I hope I get a chance to run with the football,” Urlacher said, laughing, “so I can give him the Heisman [pose].”
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“It’s like rushing [former Viking quarterback] Daunte Culpepper back in the day,” said defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli. “Sometimes when you get close, you go for the ball. You’re always looking for the ball. It’s easier knocking the ball out sometimes than knocking these guys down.
“But you’ve got to wrap him up, go high, get on the arm. You go around his waist and he stands up, and you’re not hustling getting a bunch of men to him, he’s going to complete passes. He’s just tough to get down. You’ve got to get the arm and the ball.”