Who Is the Greatest Middle Linebacker in NFL History?

June 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This is a question that has been asked and debated by many over the last few years.  People can sit and argue for hours as to whether or not a guy like former Chicago Bear Dick Butkus is better than Ray Lewis, or if Mike Singletary is the best of all. 
The race for the best linebacker in NFL history can be narrowed down to five people: the aforementioned Butkus, Lewis, and Singletary, along with Jack Lambert and Willie Lanier. 
Dick Butkus - No one can deny that Butkus was a great player at the middle linebacker position and that he really made an impact on the game.  Opposing players feared Butkus because he played with relentless passion, the kind of passion that you don’t see in today’s game, and he played hard one hundred percent of the time.
Butkus hit the ball carrier with ferocity and never let up once during his career.  People might say that his problem was not being able to hold up for too long (Butkus playe...

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