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To say that Zach Thomas was the Miami Dolphins' defense for over a decade almost seems like an understatement.  Thomas was only drafted in the 5th Round in 1996, but the Linebacker from Texas Tech would become one of the elite Linebackers in the AFC.  From 1998 to 2006, he would be chosen for five First Team All-Pro Selections and…
The all time leader in Receiving, Receiving Yards and Receiving Touchdowns in the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise, Hines Ward brings the accumulative statistical resume that you would expect from a Wide Receiver in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Ward amassed over 12,000 Yards Receiving, an even 1,000 Receptions and most importantly was a large part of the…
Much like our entry with Terrell Davis, we wonder what kind of career numbers Sterling Sharpe would have put up had a neck injury not prematurely ended his career in his prime in 1994.  It is not out of the realm of possibility to think that he could have in the top ten in every major receiving category had he…
Very few players could be viewed as the total athletic package. Neil Smith may have been one of those rare exceptions as scouts felt with his skills there was little he couldn’t do on the football field.  Those scouts would be right.Neil Smith was a multi faceted Defensive End who was equally adept at stuffing the run as defending against…

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Dec 15, 2019

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Dec 21, 2019

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Dec 22, 2019

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Dec 22, 2019

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As one of the men who eagerly waits for the final undefeated team to lose every NFL season, Bob Kuechenberg was a staple on the fame Miami Dolphins O-Line.As part of the Dolphins two consecutive Super Bowl champions, Kuechenberg actually enjoyed better individual seasons after.  Although he looked like a reject from the Longest Yard Prison Team (the original movie);…
There have been many great defensive stars for the Philadelphia Eagles through the years.  Perhaps one of their quickest was Eric Allen, who was a constant threat to intercept any football thrown in his vicinity.Eric Allen was an impact player almost immediately in the NFL.  In his first eight years as a professional, Allen was named to the Pro Bowl…
As much as football changes, there are some statistics that will always remain critical to the game.  One such stat is the Interception, which is one of the biggest game changers regardless of era.  In the 60’s, Bobby Boyd was one of the masters of the pick.
Offensive linemen may be the most respected in football, but they are from the most famous.  One of the few exceptions to that rule was the fames “Hogs” who patrolled the front line of the Washington Redskins in the 1980’s.
Many entries on this list discuss how you can’t compare offensive statistics from the 60’s and 70’s to today’s inflated numbers.  This is even more accurate when looking at the stars of the 1950’s.  Perhaps this is why Charlie Conerly, the Quarterback of the New York Giants during the 50’s was on the final ballot multiple times but dropped off…
You never had to wonder what was on Ricky Watters mind.  He would tell you whether it was good or bad, and that brashness made him a very polarizing figure in the NFL.  It is also possible that this is why the Hall of Fame has yet to look his way. Ricky Watters was one of the most consistent Running…
A member of the 100 Sack club (133.5 exactly), John Abraham was a pounding Defensive End who terrorized Quarterbacks for years. Eight times he would exceed ten sacks in a season and was a very popular figure during his time with the New York Jets and the Atlanta Falcons. A very intriguing candidate, Abraham is as of this writing in…
Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1943, Al Wistert would play his entire nine-year career in Eastern Pennsylvania.  Playing at Tackle (on both sides of the ball), the former Michigan Wolverine would be named a First Team All-Pro by the Associated Press four years in a row (1944-47).  Wistert would be named to the Pro Bowl in 1950 and was…
Although Quarterback sacks have always taken place in football, it was not an official statistic in the NFL until 1982.  The first true “sackmaster” of American football would have to be the flamboyant and somewhat controversial Mark Gastineau who terrorized Quarterbacks; and not because he had sex with Brigitte Neilsen.
Although the New England Patriots were praised for their offense in the 2000’s, they did have a more than capable defense, much of which could be attributed to Richard Seymour.
If popularity in New York City was enough to get inducted into the Football Hall of Fame, there is a good chance that Joe Klecko would have already been inducted.  As we know, that is not the only criteria and the popular former New York Jet remains a popular candidate among those who hang around Fireman Ed, though not among…
Considered by most people to be the best player in Jacksonville Jaguar history, Left Tackle, Tony Boselli was an exceptionally popular figure in North-Eastern Florida.  A second overall pick, and the first ever pick for the Jags, Boselli was a Pro Bowl Selection five consecutive years with the middle three warranting a First Team All Pro spot.  His career wasn’t…
Ottis Anderson had one of the best rookie seasons ever for a Running Back gaining over 1,600 yards on the ground.  Too bad he did for a bad St. Louis Cardinals team that was barely on the National radar.Anderson would prove he was not a one season wonder.  Although he would never again equal his rookie numbers he still posted…
In the 1980s, the Dallas Cowboys had a slew of excellent defensive players, so cracking the main roster as an undrafted Free Agent was not too likely, though that is exactly what Everson Walls did in 1981. 
Gene “Big Daddy” Lipscomb enlisted in the military and played football as USMC Camp Pendleton, so if you think the teams of the NFL lightly recruited him, you would be right!