It's time

Former Bears' great Dent deserves inclusion in Hall of Fame

Updated: February 4, 2010, 5:27 PM ET
By John Jurkovic | ESPNChicago.com

I believe Richard Dent belongs in the Hall of Fame. He was one of the first pass rushers -- like Lawrence Taylor -- to get the trifecta: he would get a sack, force a fumble and recover the fumble.

He was a force coming off the end, especially in the system. But his abilities weren't reliant upon the Buddy Ryan system. He had the ability to get to the quarterback, and bring the quarterback down.

One of the biggest knocks against him was that he took plays off. Usually, that's ...

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