1. D-Shark - Ray Lewis
2. Dasher - Reggie White
3. -primetime- Joe Montana
4. MarloStanfield - Lawrence Taylor
5. RedBlackAttack - Joe Greene
6. IlliniFan - Dick Butkus
7. ruslan - Deion Sanders
8. Dirtbag - Anthony Munoz
9. Carbine - Mel Blount
10. statman32 - Deacon Jones
10. statman32 - Jim Brown (11)
9. Carbine - Bruce Smith (12)
8. Dirtbag - Mike Webster (13)
7. ruslan - Peyton Manning (14)
6. IlliniFan - Walter Payton (15)
5. RedBlackAttack - Jerry Rice (16)
4. MarloStanfield - Barry Sanders (17)
3. -Primetime- Randy Moss (18)
2. Dasher - Randy White (19)
1. D-Shark - Mike Singletary (20)
1. D-Shark - Ronnie Lott (21)
2. Dasher - Jack Tatum (22)
3. -primetime- Larry Allen (23)
4. MarloStanfield - Nnamdi Asomugha (24)
5. RedBlackAttack - Jack Lambert (25)
6. IlliniFan - Merlin Olson (26)
7. ruslan - Alan Page (27)
8. Dirtbag - Dan Marino (28)
9. Carbine - Bob Lilly (29)
10. statman32 - Dick Lane (30)
10. statman32 - John Hannah (31)
9. Carbine - Champ Bailey (32)
8. Dirtbag - OJ Simpson (33)
7. ruslan- Don Hutson (34)
6. IlliniFan - Johnny Unitas (35)
5. RedBlackAttack - John Elway (36)
4. MarloStanfield - Jonathen Ogden (37)
3. -Primetime- Tony Gonzalez (38)
2. Dasher - Chuck Bednarik (39)
1. D-Shark - Kevin Greene (40)
1. D-Shark - Derrick Thomas (41)
2. Dasher - Ray Nitschke (42)
3. -primetime- Warren Sapp (43)
4. MarloStanfield - Rod Woodson (44)
5. RedBlackAttack - Eric Dickerson (45)
6. IlliniFan - Forrest Gregg (46)
7. ruslan - Michael Strahan (47)
8. Dirtbag - Gene Upshaw (48)
9. Carbine - Ed Reed (49)
10. statman32 - Gale Sayers (50)
1. D-Shark - Emmitt Smith (61)
2. Dasher - Dan Dierdorf (62)
3. -primetime- Terrell Owens (63)
4. statman32 (from MarloStanfield) - Jack Ham (64)
5. RedBlackAttack - Howie Long (65)
6. IlliniFan - Kellen Winslow Sr. (66)
7. ruslan - Marvin Harrison (67)
8. Dirtbag - Antonio Gates (68)
9. Carbine - Troy Polamalu (69)
10. statman32 - Larry Wilson (70)
10. statman32 - Willie Lanier (71)
9. Carbine - Ladainian Tomlinson (72)
8. Dirtbag - Shannon Sharpe (73) (to D-Shark)
7. ruslan - Brian Dawkins (74)
6. IlliniFan - Herb Adderley (75)
5. RedBlackAttack - Michael Irvin (76)
4. MarloStanfield - Steve Young (77)
3. -primetime- Marshall Faulk (78)
2. Dasher - Roger Staubach (79)
1. D-Shark - John Randle (80)
1. D-Shark - Willie Brown (81)
2. Dasher - Aeneas Williams (82)
3. -primetime- Will Shields (83)
4. MarloStanfield - Jerome Bettis (84)
5. RedBlackAttack - Julius Peppers (85)
6. IlliniFan - Cris Carter (86)
7. ruslan - Walter Jones (87)
8. Dirtbag - Earl Campbell (88)
9. Carbine - Demarcus Ware (89)
10. statman32 - Ken Houston (90)
10. statman32 - Dwight Stephenson (91)
9. Carbine - Richard Dent (92)
8. Dirtbag - Tim Brown (93)
7. ruslan - Jason Taylor (94)
6. IlliniFan - Bruce Matthews (95)
5. RedBlackAttack - Steve Smith (96)
4. MarloStanfield - Willie Roaf (97)
3. -primetime- Orlando Pace (98)
2. Dasher - Dick Lebeau (99)
1. D-Shark - Ty Law (100)
1. D-Shark - Larry Fitzgerald (101)
2. Dasher - Charles Haley (102)
3. -primetime- Bo Jackson (103)
4. MarloStanfield - Isaac Bruce (104)
5. RedBlackAttack - Steve Atwater (105)
6. IlliniFan - Andre Tippett (106)
7. ruslan - Alan Faneca (107)
8. Dirtbag - Torry Holt (108)
9. Carbine - James Harrison (109)
10. statman32 - Jack Youngblood (110)
10. statman32 - Mike Haynes (111)
9. Carbine - Patrick Willis (112)
8. Dirtbag - Tommy Nobis (113)
7. ruslan - Adrian Peterson (114)
6. IlliniFan - Paul Krause (115)
5. RedBlackAttack - Dermontti Dawson (116)
4. MarloStanfield - Richard Seymour (117)
3. -primetime- Mel Renfro (118)
2. Dasher - Roger Craig (119)
1. D-Shark - Chad Johnson (120)
1. D-Shark - Darren Woodson (121)
2. Dasher - Lynn Swann (122)
3. -primetime- Emmitt Thomas (123)
4. MarloStanfeild - Rodney Harrison (124)
5. RedBlackAttack - Steve Hutchinson (125)
6. IlliniFan - Lem Barney (126)
7. ruslan - Emlen Tunnell (127)
8. Dirtbag - Willie Wood (128)
9. Carbine - Andre Johnson (129)
10. statman32 - Hines Ward (130)
10. statman32 - Paul Warfield (131)
9. Carbine - Charles Woodson (132)
8. Dirtbag - Jimmy Johnson (133)
7. ruslan - Darren Sharper (134)
6. IlliniFan - Kevin Williams (135)
5. RedBlackAttack - Greg Lloyd (136)
4. MarloStanfield - Kevin Mawae (137)
3. Dirtbag (from -primetime-) - Chris Doleman (138)
2. Dasher - Fred Biletnikoff (139)
1. Dirtbag (from D-Shark) Joey Porter - (140)
1. Dirtbag (from D-Shark) Shawne Merriman - (141)
2. Dasher - Mike Ditka (142)
3. -primetime- John Lynch (143)
4. MarloStanfield - Jimmy Smith (144)
5. RedBlackAttack - Ozzie Newsome (145)
6. IlliniFan - Jim Otto (146)
7. ruslan - Mike Munchak (147)
8. -primetime- (from Dirtbag) - Ronde Barber (148)
9. Carbine - Reggie Wayne (149)
10. statman32 - Ted Hendricks (150)
10. statman32 - Cortez Kennedy (151)
9. Carbine - Calvin Johnson (152)
8. -primetime- (from Dirtbag) - Devin Hester (153)
7. ruslan - Albert Haynesworth (154)
6. IlliniFan - Lance Alworth (155)
5. RedBlackAttack - Tony Boselli (156)
4. MarloStanfield - Ruben Brown (157)
3. -primetime- Terrell Suggs (158)
2. Dasher - Bill Walsh (159)
1. D-Shark - Bob Hays (160)
10× Pro Bowl selection (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008)
6× First-team All-Pro selection (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008)
2× Second-team All-Pro selection (1997, 1998) 2× AP NFL Defensive Player of Year (2000, 2003)
Super Bowl champion (XXXV)
Super Bowl XXXV MVP
Member of 20 Sack/20 Int Club
Dasher Selects: The Minister of Defense Reggie White DL Tennessee
The greatest defensive lineman to ever play the game. His versatility is unmatched, and he is the archetype, the prototype, blueprint of the player you would want in the trenches. He can play both end and tackle, and has the athleticism to play the rush linebacker spot currently popular in today's NFL.
2 Time Defensive POY
8 Time All Pro
14 Pro Bowls
with the #3 pick overall Team -primetime- selects:
no brainer for me...best player at the most important postition on the feild...
8x Pro Bowl selection (1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1993)
3x First-Team All-Pro selection (1987, 1989, 1990)
3x Second-Team All-Pro selection (1981, 1983, 1984)
4x Super Bowl champion (XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV)
3x Super Bowl MVP (1981, 1984, 1989)
2x AP NFL MVP (1989, 1990)
1989 PFWA NFL MVP
1989 NEA NFL MVP
1989 NFL Offensive Player of the Year
1986 NFL Comeback Player of the Year
1981 UPI NFC Player of the Year
1989 Bert Bell Award
1979 Cotton Bowl MVP
San Francisco 49ers #16 retired
With the 4th pick of the OTC All-Time Draft the Stanfield's select Lawrence Taylor.
Lawrence Taylor, an All-America at North Carolina, was the first-round draft pick of the New York Giants and the second player selected overall in the 1981 NFL Draft. The 6-3, 237-pound linebacker set the tone for his pro career with an outstanding rookie season during which he recorded a career-high 133 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 8 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception.
A dominant force on defense, Taylor was named first-team All-Pro in each of his first nine seasons. His ability to dominate a game with his attack style changed the outside linebacker position from a read-and-react posture to an aggressive mode.
An intense player, he had the speed to run past offensive linemen and the strength to out-muscle them. Starting in Taylor’s first season, the Giants began a 10-season streak in which they made the playoffs six times and won two Super Bowls.
Although Taylor’s accomplishments are many, he recorded his finest statistical season in 1986 when he was named the NFL’s MVP, becoming the first defensive player to do so since 1971. That season, Taylor recorded a career high 20.5 sacks, 105 total tackles, five passes defensed, and two forced fumbles.
In a 1988 game against the New Orleans Saints, suffering with a torn pectoral muscle in his shoulder, Taylor demonstrated his remarkable strength and determination. Wearing a harness to keep his shoulder in place, he managed to record seven tackles, three sacks, and two forced fumbles. The Giants won 13-12.
Taylor recorded 132.5 quarterback sacks (not including 9.5 sacks he recorded in 1981, since the sack didn’t become an official NFL statistic until 1982), 1,088 tackles, 33 forced fumbles, 10 fumble recoveries, and nine interceptions during his career. He was selected to play in 10 Pro Bowls and in 1994 was named to the NFL’s 75th Anniversary All-Time Team.
10× Pro Bowl selection (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990)
9× First-Team All-Pro selection (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989)
1× Second-Team All-Pro selection (1990)
2× Super Bowl champion (XXI, XXV)
NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
1981 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
1986 AP NFL MVP
1986 PFWA NFL MVP
1986 Bert Bell Award
3× AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1981, 1982, 1986)
NEA NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1986)
2× UPI NFC Defensive Player of the Year (1983, 1986)
New York Giants #56 retired
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With the No. 5 pick in the OTC All-Time NFL draft, RBA selects...
n 1969, he was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 4th pick of the NFL draft and spent his entire career with them until his retirement in 1981. When Joe Greene was drafted, a newspaper headline asked Who's Joe Greene? The question was quickly answered as Greene became so good, that teams double-teamed, and even triple-teamed, him throughout his entire career.
After he was drafted Greene quickly established himself as a dominant defensive player. He was strong, quick and intense. He was the NFL's rookie of the year in 1969, even though he played on a poor Steelers team that went 1-13 and had a long standing reputation of being a doormat for other NFL teams. But that was also Chuck Noll's first year as a coach for the Steelers, and the Steelers quickly improved over the next few seasons. Greene later admitted that he was upset with being drafted by the Steelers due to their long history of losing. He showed his displeasure on the field. In his early years with the Steelers, Greene was at times uncontrollable and often let his temper get the best of him. He had no tolerance for losing, and the team veterans quickly took notice. He said that he was bigger than most, but neither the strongest nor the fastest, but put his desire to win in front of anybody. His desire to win rallied the veterans around him and with great drafts along with superb coaching the Steelers franchise soon began to undergo a dramatic makeover. Joe Greene was credited as the cornerstone of the great Steelers dynasty and perhaps the most important player in team history.
Greene was the leader and cornerstone of the Steel Curtain defense that won four Super Bowls in the 1970s. He was twice recognized as the NFL defensive player of the year in 1972 and 1974. He, along, with other members of the Steelers' front four (L.C. Greenwood, Dwight White and Ernie Holmes) even appeared on the cover of Time magazine. That defense held NFL MVP Fran Tarkenton and the Vikings offense scoreless in Super Bowl IX (the Vikings only scored on a blocked punt, for which they missed the extra point), the only time that has occurred in Super Bowl history. It was also Greene's best championship performance, when he became the first player ever to record an interception, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in a single Super Bowl. He went to the Pro Bowl 10 times during his career.
Greene is also well-known for the "pinch" defense in which he would line up at an angle, between the center and guard, and would explode into the line taking up 2-3 blockers. He started doing this sometime in the 1974 season, and while it cut down on the number of sacks he racked up it freed up his other defensive teammates like middle linebacker Jack Lambert to make tackles with ease.
After leading the Steelers to another Super Bowl win after the 1975 season over the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl X, Greene missed the first several games of the 1976 season with a back injury. The Steelers started off the season 1-4 and looked like they would not make the playoffs. Quarterback Terry Bradshaw also got injured and was replaced by rookie Mike Kruczek. The season looked lost. But Greene and the Steelers defense carried the Steelers to nine straight wins and the playoffs. In what was probably the greatest NFL defense in the modern era, the 1976 Steelers held opponents to an average of less than 10 points per game (138 points over 14 games). During their nine-game winning streak, the Steelers defense recorded five shutouts, another modern record, and gave up a total of just 28 points (roughly 3 points per game). The defense allowed only two touchdowns over nine games.
Ten of the eleven starters on that 1976 Steelers team were players who made the Pro Bowl at least once in their career (eight starters made the Pro Bowl after the 1976 season). Middle linebacker Jack Lambert had, along with Greene, become the emotional leader of the defense and over the next several years became the dominant player at his position while Greene continued to perform at an all-pro level, becoming a 5-time All-Pro (1972-74,77,79) and in 1969 receiving the first of his 10 Pro Bowl invitations. He retired after the 1981 season after 13 years in the league.
His spot on the team was technically not replaced: the Steelers switched to a 3-4 defensive alignment for the 1982 season, which has only one nose tackle as opposed to two defensive tackles, giving the extra spot to a second middle linebacker. The team has used the 3-4 alignment since Greene's retirement.
His end stats were 181 games, 78.5 sacks (unofficially, as sacks were not an official statistic until 1982) and 16 fumble recoveries.
* 10× Pro Bowl selection (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979)
* 5× First-team All-Pro selection (1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1979)
* 3× Second-team All-Pro selection (1969, 1971, 1975)
* 11× First-team All-AFC selection (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
* 4× Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
* NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
* NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
* 1969 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
* 2× AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1972, 1974)
* 2× NEA NFL Defensive MVP winner (1972, 1974)
With the No. 6 pick in the All-Time NFL Draft IlliniFan selects:
The most feared man in football..
Butkus was drafted in the first round by both the Denver Broncos of the American Football League and his hometown team, the Chicago Bears of the NFL. He was selected to the Pro Bowl for 8 seasons, and was all-league six times. In his rookie season, Butkus led the team in tackles, interceptions, forced fumbles, and fumble recoveries and regularly led the team in these categories throughout his career. Butkus recovered 25 fumbles in his career, an NFL record at the time of his retirement. He was one of the most feared players of his era and even appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1970 with the caption "The Most Feared Man in the Game." He had one of his most productive seasons in 1970 with 132 tackles, 84 assists, 3 INT and 2 fumble recoveries.
• Named All-NFL Six Times
• Played in Eight Straight Pro Bowls
• Named NFL Defensive Player of the Year Twice
• Selected to 75th Anniversary All Time Team
• Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1979)
With the 8th pick Team Dirtbag selects Anthony Munoz the greatest OT in the history of the NFL.
The 6-6, 278-pound offensive tackle, was the first-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals and the third player selected overall in the 1980 NFL Draft. Incredibly, some so-called experts considered the pick a risk because of multiple knee injuries and the fact that he played only one full game his senior year at the University of Southern California.
As the two-time All-America lineman (1978-1979) proved, the concerns were unnecessary. Muñoz was agile, quick, and strong and had the foot quickness and agility necessary to block quickest and best defensive ends in the league. Considered by many to be the premier tackle during his 13-seasons of play, he started 164 of 168 games from 1980-1990.
Munoz was elected to 11 consecutive Pro Bowls and was named All-Pro 11 straight times from 1981 through 1991. He was also named the NFL Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1981, 1987, and 1988 and the NFL Players Association Lineman of the Year in 1981, 1985, 1988, and 1989. Muñoz was also a pillar of dependability as he missed only three games due to injury in his career.
IMO, the best pass rusher in the history of the NFL. If the NFL counted sacks in his time, he would still have the record now as he reportedly had 26 sacks in 14 games in 1967 and 24 sacks in 14 games in 1968. He arguably had as much of an impact on the NFL as any player in league history. He revolutionized the art of pass-rushing and even prompted rule changes ala Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Jones' greatest asset was the sprinter-like speed that allowed him to roam from sideline-to-sideline, delivering what he called "civilized violence." A departure from the stay-at-home defensive linemen of his era, Jones also popularized the head slap, a maneuver that later was outlawed by the NFL.
Hate is a strong word. But Deacon Jones often used it to describe what was stirring in his heart and soul as he attacked the quarterback. He did not dislike the quarterback. No, that was not quite strong enough. After all, this was the man who invented the head slap. On TV all the time now, they talk about "difference makers." Deacon Jones, who put the fear in the Fearsome Foursome, was the first difference maker. He registered 173½ sacks in just 14 years. Now, that's making a difference.
"I'm probably the toughest (expletive) here. Ain't no
question about that with me. I'm the toughest guy
here... I'm clean. I mean, I ain't got no marks on
me. I don't know nobody else who can say that
who came out of any sport. I ain't got no marks on
me, so I've got to be the baddest dude I know of."
—Jones, in an interview with Kevin Jackson
8× Pro Bowl selection (1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972)
5× First-team All-Pro selection (1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969)
3× Second-team All-Pro selection (1964, 1970, 1972)
NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
1967 NFL Defensive Player of the Year
1968 NFL Defensive Player of the Year
Jim Brown led the league in rushing 8 times in 9 years. The man could not be stopped even by injures. He missed ZERO games throughout his career. Widely considered as the greatest running back of all time, Jim Brown could probably be great even in today’s NFL. Brown is the NFL's eighth all-time leading rusher. However, the most impressive thing about that is that it was done in four 12-game seasons and five 14-game seasons. The man had a huge ego but backed up everything he ever said.
He came, he saw, he conquered. And then, like a thief in the night, he disappeared from professional football with every rushing record known to man.
Many have been re-established, but the legend of Jim Brown remains as powerful as the body-scattering runs that lifted him to prominence as the Cleveland Browns ultimate offensive weapon from 1957 to 65. He was, simply, the greatest pure runner in the history of the NFL.
Brown was a physical masterpiece, a gift from the football gods. His 18-inch neck, wide shoulders and 45-inch chest tapered down to a 32-inch waist and massive thighs that carried him around the field with the grace and power of a jaguar.
Brown ran with head high, nostrils flaring, legs pumping and powerful arms swatting away tacklers like flies.
He was an amazing combination of power and speed who could juke past slower defenders or run over linebackers and defensive backs.
A multisport star at Syracuse, he stormed through the NFL as a 1957 rookie, running for 942 yards and posting the first of eight rushing championships he would claim over a nine-year career.
His yearly rushing totals would become the standard for future runners to aspire: 1,527, 1,329, 1,257, 1,408, 1,863, 1,446 and 1,544. The beauty of Brown was that everybody knew he was going to get the ball, and the opposing team still couldnt stop him.
The nine-time Pro Bowl choice was equally intimidating off the field, where his menacing glares, in-your-face attitude and outspoken views often were interpreted as resentful and rebellious.
He played the game without emotion, the same way he delivered the shocking 1965 news that he would retire, at age 29, while filming a movie in London.
He left at the top of his game, the proud owner of one championship ring (1964) and 20 NFL records that included rushing yards (12,312), yards per carry (5.2) and rushing touchdowns (106).
Team DirtBag selects "Iron" Mike Webster C Pitts 1974-1988 KC 1988-1990
Webster was a 6-1, 255-pound behemoth (at that time) who was the Pittsburgh Steelers’ fifth-round selection and the 125th player taken in the 1974 NFL Draft. A three-year starter and honor student in college, Webster adapted to the pro game quickly.
For two years, he split time at center with veteran Ray Mansfield while seeing some service at guard and special teams. However, with a start in the final game of the 1975 season, Webster began a string of 150 consecutive starts that lasted until 1986, when he missed the first four games with a dislocated elbow.
Webster, who hails from Tomahawk, Wisconsin, played more seasons (15) and more games (220) than any other player in Pittsburgh history. Webster, who was the team’s offensive captain for nine seasons, was considered to be the strongest Steeler and won the Ironman competition in 1980 to give credence to that belief.
Webster, who joined the team in the same year the Steelers won their first of four Super Bowls, also played in six AFC championship games. Pittsburgh won four of the six title games and Webster was an all-pro choice seven times who was selected to the All-AFC team five times from 1978 through 1982. He also played in nine Pro Bowls, the first five as a starter.
Sadly his post career went a little something like this:
Webster was a controversial figure due to his tumultuous personal life after his retirement. He is believed to have been legally disabled in 1996, and possibly before, suffering from amnesia, dementia, depression, and acute bone and muscle pain. He lived out of his pickup truck or train stations between Wisconsin and Pittsburgh even though he had friends and former teammates willing to rent apartments for him. He attended his Hall of Fame ceremony in 1997, but disturbed some with a rambling, 20-minute long, incoherent acceptance speech. In his last years Webster lived with his youngest son Garrett, who was only a teenager at the time but had to act more as the parent to his own father than Webster did. His wife divorced him six months before his death in 2002. He was only 50 years old.