Coming out of a small college with less fanfare than many of his high-profile peers, Richard Dent talks about the treatment he received, especially early in his career, even though his production rivaled that of most other players at his position. Written with veteran Chicago Tribune sportswriter Fred Mitchell, Blood, Sweat, & Bears takes the reader behind the scenes, into the huddle, and inside the locker room of one of the fiercest, most dominant defenses in NFL history.
Playing in the NFL during a time before violent helmet-to-helmet tackles weren't forbidden, Dent discusses the direction of the current game in this candid book.
Dent also discusses Hall of Fame teammates and his at-times turbulent relationship with Coach Mike Ditka. He also adds his opinions on "the bounty system" and NFL players struggle with concussion issues. A quarter of a century after the brash Bears filmed The Super Bowl Shuffle music video before winning the championship game, Dent is ready to tell his personal saga, as well as the rest of the intriguing story behind the 1985 Bears.