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Chicago Bears All-Time Starting Defense

DEFENSEDEFENSIVE ENDSDan Hampton1979-1990Nicknamed Danimal, Dan Hampton was the key cog of the defensive line on the Bears great 46 defenses of the 1980's. His ability to play all 4 defensive line positions at a Pro Bowl level made him one of the most feared defensive players of his time. John Madden once said, "If Hampton was ever 100% healthy, they would have to make him...
Via Pro Football Spot
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Hampton was the best

This topic is especially important this week, since the smart money is on the Bears to take a defensive tackle in the first round in May’s draft. After a good start to free agency, a top prospect on the interior of the defensive line could really help sure up the line which struggled greatly last season. Through the Bears’ storied history, they’ve featured some of the all-time...
Via cover32 - Bears
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears will no longer retire numbers following Mike Kitka's number 89

I wrote some time ago that NFL teams should consider reserving certain numbers for awhile after a great player retires instead of simply retiring numbers of great players. The Bears, who will have 14 retired numbers once Mike Ditka's number 89 is officially put on the shelf, have announced that they will no longer be retiring numbers. "If there is going to be a last...
Via This Given Sunday
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Twitter Questions: Bears' Game Plan, Looking Ahead to 2012

Dan Hampton and Laurence Holmes on what the Bears did right and wrong versus the Packers and consider the roster decisions facing the team for next year.
Via NBC Chicago
December 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Sports Sunday Bears/Packers Analysis

Dan Hampton, Lawrence Holmes and Dan Hampton break down the Christmas night matchup.
Via NBC Chicago
December 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Panthers missing the gravel gear

(By Joseph Person, First-year coach Ron Rivera quoted one of his old Bears teammates Monday in describing the Panthers' lack of a killer instinct."Dan Hampton used to say when we had a team down, 'All right guys, we've got them down, now let's grab them by their shirt and drag them through the gravel,' " Rivera said.
Via Charlotte Observer
November 21, 2011  |  Discuss
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