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Brian Urlacher: Tim Tebow Is 'A Good Running Back'

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DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 11: Linebacker Brian Urlacher #54 of the Chicago Bears runs the defense against quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 11, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Bears 13-10 in overtime. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 11: Linebacker Brian Urlacher #54 of the Chicago Bears runs the defense against quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 11, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Bears 13-10 in overtime. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Even after having his team lose to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, all-pro linebacker Brian Urlacher still doesn't quite buy into the Tim Tebow hype, as indicated by this backhanded compliment he delivered to reporters after the game.

"He's a good running back," Urlacher said of Tebow, referring to the Denver quarterback's strength at running with the football, but also likely more so his weakness at throwing it.

Tebow responded to Urlacher's comments the best way he could by saying, "Coming from a really good player, that means a lot."

Urlacher wasn't the only Bear to get down on Tebow. Julius Peppers also chimed in after the game and told the Chicago Tribune, "We got to finish better. That's pretty much it. It wasn't anything special [Tebow] did."

Even if the Bears defense isn't ready to give Tebow his due, seemingly everyone else is. On Monday, CNN ran a story asking, "Is God on Tebow's side?" Not to be outdone, last night, Bob Costas suggested on Football Night In America that Tebow and the Broncos were among the most uplifting stories in sports.

Regardless of your thoughts of Tebow, as a result of the win on Sunday, the Broncos are now 8-5 and alone atop the standings in the AFC West. So don't expect the media to stop talking about him anytime soon.

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