Debate over: Otis Wilson ends '85 Bears-Seahawks comparisons

Debate over: Otis Wilson ends '85 Bears-Seahawks comparisons
February 3, 2014, 11:00 pm
Tony Andracki

With the Seahawks' dominating defensive performance in the Super Bowl Sunday, many have taken to comparing Seattle to the 1985 Chicago Bears.

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One member of that Super Bowl XX squad doesn't want to hear it, though.

"[The Seahawks] don't remind me of us at all," said Otis Wilson, who had 10.5 regular-season sacks as a linebacker for that '85 Bears team. "They're just a good football team that's playing great football and they won.

"You look at Richard Dent, Mike Singletary, Wilbur Marshall, Dan Hampton...come on. Do I need to say more? When they get to that point, then we can talk about it. Right now, they're not there yet. They got a little more winning to do."

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Wilson went on to compare the '85 Bears to Mike Tyson in how they both instilled fear in opponents during their heyday.

"When [the Seahawks] gets the caliber of athletes we have, then we'll talk about it," Wilson said. "But right now, it's good to be the king, because everybody compares themselves to you."

Guess that settles that, then.