The 20 Biggest Baddest Bears of All Time Series, #20 Steve McMichael
No. 20 Steve McMichael
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Steve “Mongo” McMichael was one of the best pass-rushing defensive tackles of all time. That is probably the most overlooked aspect of McMichael’s career. He finished with the third-most sacks of all time behind Hall of Famer John Randle and soon-to-be Hall of Fame player Warren Sapp.
McMichael combined with Dan Hampton and Richard Dent, two Hall of Famers, to form one of the best defensive lines from the decade of the ’80s. He was an intimidating force because he was so quick and strong and was most often overshadowed by Hampton and Dent.
Known as an even wilder player off the field, McMichael played acutely focused on destroying the offense.