DeLamielleure faced Pittsburgh Steeler Hall of Fame defensive tackle Mean Joe Greene eight times in his career. Since Joe D. was a right guard and Mean Joe was a left defensive tackle, they met head-to-head. Although one offensive lineman is not 100% responsible for the opponent on every play, it is notable that Joe Greene averaged only 2 tackles per game against Joe D.
Date of game― Solo tackles, Sacks by Joe Greene (Bills rushing yards, average, sacks allowed)
* 12-22-1974― 1 solo tackle, 0 sacks, (Bills gain 100 yards rushing with a 4.8 yard avg., allow no sacks)
* 9-28-1975― 3 solo tackles, 0 sacks, (Bills gain 310 yards with a 6.7 yard avg., allow one sack to Lambert)
* 9-3-1978 ― 1 solo tackle, 0 sacks, (Bills gain 100 yards on a 3.4 yard average. Allowed 3 sacks, Shell, White Greenwood)
* 12-16-1979 ― 4 solo tackles, 0 sacks, (Bills rush for 78 yards, 3.3 avg. Allow 2 sacks to Towes and White)
* 10-26-1980 ― 0 tackles, 0 sacks, (Browns rushed for 91 yards, passed for 348 allowed 1 sack for 1 yard)
* 11-16-1980― 3 solo tackles, 1 sack, (Browns rushed for 95 yards, passed for 171 allowed 1 sack for 7 yards -Greene)
* 10-11-1981 ― 3 solo tackles, 0 sacks, (Browns rushed for 166 yards, passed for 279, allowed 1 sack -Lambert)
* 11-22-1981― 0 tackles, 0 sacks, (Browns rushed for 146, passed for 219, allowed 1 sack)
Joe Greene's total: 8 games― 15 solo tackles, 1 sack
* 6x Pro Bowl selection (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980)
* 6x First-time All-Pro selection (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980)
* 2x Second-team All-pro selection (1974, 1983)
* NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
* Buffalo Bills Walk of Fame
* Co-Offensive Linemen of the Year Award-1000 Yard Rusher Club (1973)
* NFLPA AFC Offensive Lineman of the Year (1975)
* Forrest Gregg Award-NFL Offensive Lineman of the Year (1977)
2× All-Pro selection (2005, 2007)
2× Pro Bowl selection (2005, 2007)
Super Bowl XLI champion
2007 AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year
2007 GMC Defensive Player of the Year
2007 AFC Defensive Player Of The Year
With the 170th pick in the OTC All-Time NFL Draft, Statman32 selects...
Buck Buchanan, DT, Kansas City Chiefs
The sight was unnerving, like a Volkswagen going nose-to-nose with a bulldozer. There was 6-7 Buck Buchanan, his 270 pounds tucked into a three-point stance, exploding into an overmatched guard and crunching him to the ground before bouncing away in hot pursuit of the football. The size and power were bad enough. The speed, quickness and agility with which the Kansas City Chiefs' huge defensive tackle terrorized opponents for 13 seasons were another matter altogether.
Nobody had ever seen such a complete blend of physical abilities in a tall frame, much less tried to block such a force. So Chiefs coach Hank Stram changed the course of defensive line play by unleashing his monster on the suddenly undersized offensive lines of 1963. Not only did the Chiefs have a potent run-stuffer and speedy pursuer in the interior of their defense, they had one of the game's best pass rushers, all 6-7 of him, crashing right up the middle.
The emergence of the hard-working, always-friendly Buchanan, who evolved from a raw-power tackle into a smart, technically advanced defender, forced other teams to take quick action. Raiders boss Al Davis drafted 6-5, 255-pound guard Gene Upshaw with the express purpose of neutralizing Buchanan, but even the future Hall of Famer had trouble dealing with the quickness. "I'd go at him and it was like hitting a ghost," Upshaw said. And once through the line, Buchanan could either bat down passes with his long arms or drop the quarterback.
Buchanan became the anchor and co-captain for an outstanding Chiefs defense that lost in the first Super Bowl and came back three years later to upset Minnesota in Super Bowl IV. The eight-time Pro Bowl selection, who was credited with the first Super Bowl sack, missed only one game before retiring in 1975.
6x AFL All-Star selection ( 1964 , 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969)
2x Pro Bowl selection (1970, 1971)
6x All-AFL selection (1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969)
2x All-Pro selection (1970, 1971)
AFL Champion 1966, 1969
World Champion 1969
AFL All-Time Second Team
Kansas City Chiefs #86 retired
With the 171st pick in the OTC All-Time NFL Draft, Statman32 selects...
John Mackey, TE, Baltimore Colts
On an October 2008 airing of the NFL Network's 'Top 10 Tight End's' Mackey was the named the #1 tight end by virtually every football figure commenting on the show.
Mackey made his stamp in Super Bowl lore when he corralled a deflected Johnny Unitas pass for a then-record 75-yard TD reception in the Colts' 16-13 Super Bowl V defeat of the Cowboys.
Nothing could prepare a wide-eyed defensive back for the sight of 224-pound John Mackey, ball tucked safely under a massive arm, rumbling straight at him full-speed. He was like a runaway truck, a bulldozer on a mission. Mackey was willing to run around, over or through would-be tacklers, and those who successfully brought him down absorbed serious punishment while doing so.
Mackey was a fullback in tight end's clothing. He was a dangerous weapon in the passing arsenal of Johnny Unitas when most teams used their tight ends primarily as blockers. Mackey had the power to catch short slants, outs and screens and then use his powerful legs to churn out extra yardage. But he also had the speed to go deep, a tight end quality coaches had never had to defend against before. He was simply too elusive for the linebackers assigned to cover him and too big for the smaller defensive backs caught in one-on-one situations.
Fullback or tight end? That was the question Baltimore Colts coach Don Shula had to answer in 1963 when Mackey was drafted out of Syracuse, and his decision revolutionized the position. The soft-spoken, mild-mannered Mackey was a willing prototype -- a devastating blocker against defensive ends and linebackers, a reliable pass catcher and a running force on end-around plays.
Mackey's big-play ability was demonstrated in 1966, when six of his nine touchdowns were scored on plays of more than 50 yards. Twice he compiled season averages of more than 20 yards per catch and his 10-year career average of 15.8 was remarkable for a tight end. A five-time Pro Bowl choice and member of two Super Bowl teams (one winner), Mackey was voted the tight end on the NFL's 50th anniversary team in 1969.
5x Pro Bowl selection (1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968)
3x All-Pro selection (1966, 1967, 1968)
NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
The Steelers have ranked first in total defensive three times in Hampton's seven seasons and have always been in the top nine over that span. Hampton was named Pittsburgh's season CO-MVP (along with Hines Ward) for the 2005 Super Bowl champions.
* 4× Pro Bowl selection: (1980, 1982, 1984, 1985)
* 4× First-Team All-Pro selection (1982, 1984, 1986, 1988)
* 2× Second-Team All-Pro selection (1980, 1985)
* NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
* 1979 All-Rookie selection
* 1982 PFW NFL Defensive Player of the Year
* 1984 NFLPA NFC Defensive Lineman of the Year
* 1990 George S. Halas Courage Award
Hampton was drafted by the Bears in the first round of the 1979 draft and on June 27, 1979, he signed a four-year $470,000 contract with the club that included a $160,000 signing bonus. In 1979 he was voted All-Rookie by the Pro Football Writers Association. The following year he was a Second-team All-Pro selection and was voted to his first Pro Bowl after recording 11½ sacks which lead the Bears. His fierce style of play earned him the nickname of "Danimal".
He was selected to four Pro Bowls and was a key defensive member of the Bears' Super Bowl XX win against the New England Patriots in 1985. Hampton was a versatile defensive lineman, making All-Pro at both defensive end and defensive tackle. In all, Hampton was 1st or 2nd team All-Pro in 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1988. His versatility likely cost him several post-season honors, for example, in 1986 he was an alternate for the Pro Bowl at both defensive end and defensive tackle. His playing both positions likely split the votes of his NFC peers. Hampton was also a 1st alternate for the Pro Bowl in 1988 and graded out as the top defender on the Bears that season, even though Mike Singletary was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
With the next pick in the OTC All-Time NFL draft, RBA selects...
William Clay Matthews, Jr. (born March 15, 1956 in Palo Alto, California) is a former American football linebacker who played for the Cleveland Browns and the Atlanta Falcons. He played 19 seasons and 278 games in the NFL (12th most in NFL history). Matthews was drafted by the Browns out of the University of Southern California with the 12th pick in the first round of the 1978 NFL Draft. Clay was a four time Pro Bowler for Cleveland.
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The Wasteland Soldiers select Mountain of A Man Gilbert Brown
He is a reach, and was probably not on anyone's radar, but I select this mountain of a man to complete my defensive line. Gilbert occupies two to three blockers on every play, and pairing him up with The Whites and Charles Haley makes my D-line incredibly formidable.