When you think of the Orange Crush defense of back in the day, Karl Mecklenburg is one of those guys that his name pops up right away. The guy was a tackling machine. He recorded well over 1,100 tackles and 79.5 sacks.
When he got to you, there was no escape. He was going to bring you down no matter what the cost was. It truly is a shame that we have yet to see this man in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
There have been plenty of times in the last few years that he has been close, but he continues to get beat out as the list narrows down. It is likely he will get in now as a senior member. And with the senior members increasing to ten options next season, he will have a really strong shot of getting in.
Here is to hoping it will not be long before he finds himself in the halls of Canton soon.