Eddie Goldman and Akiem Hicks are next in a long line of great Chicago Bears’ defensive linemen.
For years, the Chicago Bears have had great success with defensive lineman. You had the stars of the pre-Super Bowl era such as Doug Atkins, Bill Hewitt and Fred Williams. Then, in the modern era, Chicago had such defensive line stars as Richard Dent, Dan Hampton and the venerable Steve McMichael. All three of them contributed to the Bears’ lone Super Bowl victory.
Since the greats born out of Chicago’s Super Bowl run, there haven’t been many star defensive linemen in Chicago. You had some players that flashed but weren’t long term Pro-Bowlers and won’t be getting into the Hall of Fame. Some of those guys include Tommie Harris, Ted Washington and Henry Melton. They had their moments but didn’t do their thing on a consistent basis.
Now, it appears as if we are starting to see a return to the ways of old on the defensive line. It hasn’t been happening that long, but there is a “budding” of sorts developing with two of the team’s defensive players. Who are they you might ask?
Let’s find out.