BROOKIE: ‘CHUCK JUST SNAPPED THEM DOWN LIKE RAG DOLLS’

brookie“Dick Butkus was the one who manhandled people,” the Eagles’ former defensive back Tom Brookshier (photo at left) told Sports Illustrated in 1993, recalling the Chicago Bears’ rugged middle linebacker.

“Chuck just snapped them down like rag dolls.”

“He had such a sense for the game,” Brookshier said. “You could do all that shifting and put all those men in motion, and Chuck still went right where the ball was.”

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