“Absolutely not,” Emery said, via Chris Boden of CSNChicago.com. “It was a very straight-forward process. We had a very honest and open exchange between Brian’s representatives. There was no lack of clarity. No surprises. Brian’s been a great player, a Hall of Fame player. He’s done great things for the Chicago Bears.
“We’ve committed more resources to Brian than any Bear in the history of the organization. We were willing to commit more. In the end, we just couldn’t agree to what that amount was, and it’s no more than that.”
Of course, Emery was willing to commit at a far lower level this time through, offering him a take-it-or-leave-it $1.5 million offer, which Urlacher not only left, but took as an insult.