Although my opinion may be a little biased, being a die hard Bears fan since 1975, Dick Butkus was the greatest linebacker to ever put on an NFL uniform. I give props to Lawrence Taylor, Jack Lambert, Ray Nitschke, and Ray Lewis, but in my opinion Butkus was the best. Who's your all time favorite?
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Chris Spielman was a good LB, he was just on some horrible Lions defenses
Junior Seau is definitely a top ten LB
Tatum brought the wood - that hit between him and Earl Campbell was incredible. He was a safety though, and Mad Dog Curtis has to be on the most feared safety list as well. And if we're talking DBs, then we have to mention Night Train Lane...
I remember that hit he put on Darryl Stingley that paralyzed him.
Sorry to add a Safety but I know many really though about football as a career choice after Stingley,
I do love Mike Singletary as well mgeorge, but the Monsters of the midway defense that Singletary anchored was so good as a whole, it's hard to say how good he really was.