Toughness defined

These 10 Bears wore you down, crushed your spirit -- and maybe a few bones

Updated: January 25, 2012, 6:30 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPNChicago.com

Dick Butkus is 69 years old. But if he lined up at middle linebacker again, assumed the distinctive Butkus crouch and began snarling like a junkyard dog I'm almost positive a little bit of pee would come out of any quarterback on the other side of the line.

Butkus made NFL Films famous, not the other way around. He was the Tasmanian Devil, but with a thicker neck. Plus, Taz could never stuff the run like Butkus.

Anyway, when you think Monsters of the Midway, you think Butkus. ...

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