cripes! i wanted nitschke again...may as well pick a player i had last time...
the cleveland browns select...
#75 forrest gregg -- offensive tackle
Originally Posted by The Sporting News
Green Bay opponents called him masterful and frustrating. For Forrest Gregg, playing offensive tackle was all a matter of footwork and superior technique. Size was overrated. So was strength and power. Quickness was the name of his game and success was measured by his ability to do-si-do a bigger defensive end at the point of attack.
Nature dictated that finesse would play a major role in the life of the gruff, no-nonsense, straight-talking Gregg, who at 6-4 and 249 pounds was lighter and not as strong as the players he had to block. So he became a great technician...He worked hard on his footwork, learned about leverage and balance, studied film on opponents...He became the offensive anchor for one of the best teams ever assembled.
He seldom made a mistake on run-blocking assignments, he was tireless and he was very intelligent, the ultimate team leader whom Lombardi called "the finest player I ever coached."
With the durable Gregg (he played in 187 consecutive games for the Packers over 14 seasons) clearing the way, the great Packers of the '60s won five NFL championships (and two Super Bowls) in a seven-year period.
Originally Posted by nfl hall of fame
Even though, at 6-4 and 249 pounds, he was considered small for the job, he was ticketed from the start for the offensive right tackle position. Realizing that he would never be able to overpower the monstrous defensive left ends that would be pouring in on him, Forrest went right to work learning how to finesse them. He spent countless hours watching coaches’ films of the most noted stars. It wasn't long before he knew the moves of every opponent and had perfected ways to combat them.
Pick 27 - Dallas Cowboys select - Gino Marchetti DE
Marchetti got off to a late start in his career because he fought in the Battle of the Bulge among other battles in WWII. He made 10 Pro Bowls and led his team to two NFL Championships. He is also one of only four defensive players to win the NFL MVP.
Grr...I did not expect both Smith and Marchetti to be gone by my picks.
Well, with my two picks I will take CB Mel Blount and OT Art Shell.
With Blount, I get a premier CB who can lockdown an entire side of the field. Blount also had a knack for making huge plays when it mattered the most--in January.
Judging from last year's draft (and already a few picks in this year's), there's going to be a huge run on O-linemen before my next pick, and I want to make sure I get a solid guy at LT, and Shell fits the bill.
the cleveland browns are pleased to provide montana with a fantastic target in...
#19 lance alworth -- wide receiver
Originally Posted by the sporting news
He was Bambi, the bounding, graceful wide receiver who eluded defensive backs like a startled deer might flee from a hunter. His long, loping stride, dance-stepping footwork and leaping, twisting style brought beauty to a sport filled with beasts. Lance Alworth was the ultimate wide receiver of the 1960s, a crowd-pleasing showpiece for the AFL in its battle to gain football respectability.
He joined the San Diego Chargers in 1962 and quickly blossomed into the AFL's first true superstar. It was a perfect match: XXX XXX's high-powered vertical passing game with XXX XXX throwing to the speedy Alworth, who was explosive, fearless and acrobatic. He never met a defender he couldn't burn, and he never saw a pass he couldn't catch, thanks to his outstanding leaping ability and what XXX called "the greatest hands I've ever seen."
Throw in those big brown eyes, a Prince Valiant haircut, Hollywood good looks and the stylish clothes that became his trademark and you have star quality. Alworth made it all work over an 11-year career that produced 542 receptions for 10,266 yards and 85 touchdowns. He averaged a remarkable 18.9 yards per catch, recorded seven straight 1,000-yard seasons and caught at least one pass in every AFL game in which he played. His showcase season was 1965, when he caught 69 passes for 1,602 yards and 14 touchdowns -- averaging a whopping 23.2 yards per reception.
Alworth, who helped the Chargers win the 1963 AFL championship, spent his final two years in Dallas, where his free-wheeling style was restricted by a more-conservative offense. Still, the seven-time Pro Bowl selection played a prominent role for the 1971 team that won a league championship, and he caught a TD pass in a Super Bowl VI win over Miami.
Originally Posted by football hall of fame
Lance epitomized the glamorous, crowd-pleasing, deadly effective approach to football the Chargers exhibited in the early years of the AFL, enjoying nine exceptional years in San Diego before shifting to Dallas for a final two years with the 1971 and 1972 Cowboys. His patented leaping catches and blazing after-the-catch runs are legendary. Statistics many times are misleading, but in Alworth's case, they are not.
In 11 pro seasons, he caught 542 passes for 10,266 yards, an 18.94-yard average and 85 touchdowns. During his nine seasons with the Chargers, the graceful receiver averaged more than 50 catches and 1,000 yards per season.
He was named All-AFL seven straight years from 1963 to 1969 and played in the league's last seven All-Star games. He caught at least one pass in every AFL game he played, including a then-record 96 straight regular-season games and 105 in a row, if you count two AFL title games and seven All-Star appearances.
awards & accomplishments
7× AFL All-Star selection, covering the 1963-1970 seasons
7× All-AFL selection (1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969)
NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
AFL All-Time Team
Super Bowl champion VI
AFL Champion, 1963
San Diego Chargers #19 Retired
1. Buffalo Bills: Lawrence Taylor ROLB
2. Dallas Cowboys: Jim Brown RB/FB
3. Green Bay Packers: Jerry Rice WR
4. Cleveland Browns: Joe Montana QB
5. San Francisco 49ers: Walter Payton RB
6. Pittsburgh Maulers: John Elway QB
7. Baltimore Colts: Reggie White DE
8. Edmonton Eskimos: Don Huston WR/S/K
9. Philadelphia Eagles: David 'Deacon' Jones DE
10. The Guns of Hoculi:Johnny Unitas QB
11. Memphis Showboats: Bob Lilly DT/DE
12. San Diego Chargers: Anthony Munoz OT
13. Boston Patriots: John Hannah G
14. Deadwood Gunslingers: Sammy Baugh QB/DB/P
15. Deadwood Gunslingers: Dick Butkus MLB
16. Boston Patriots: Joe Greene DE
17. San Diego Chargers: Jim Parker OT/G
18. Memphis Showboats:Barry Sanders RB
19. The Guns of Hoculi:Ronnie Lott CB/S
20. Philadelphia Eagles: Dick 'Night Train' Lane CB
21. Edmonton Eskimos: Jack Lambert MLB
22. Baltimore Colts: Alan Page DT
23. Pitsburgh Maulers: Ray Nitschke LB
24. San Francisco 49ers: DE Bruce Smith
25. Cleveland Browns: OT Forrest Gregg
26. Green Bay Packers: DT Merlin Olsen
27. Dallas Cowboys: DE Gino Marchetti
28. Buffalo Bills: CB Mel Blount
29. Buffalo Bills: OT Art Shell
30. Dallas Cowboys: CB Deion Sanders
31. Green Bay Packers: CB Herb Adderly
32. Cleveland Browns: WR Lance Alworth
32. San Francisco 49ers: QB Peyton Manning
33. Pittsburgh Maulers: TE Kellen Winslow Sr.
34. Baltimore Colts: LB Jack Ham
35. Edmonton Eskimos: C/OLB Chuck Bednarik
36. Philadelphia Eagles: QB Otto Graham
37. The Guns of Hoculi: RB/KR Gale Sayers
38. Memphis Showboats: DB/KR Rod Woodson
39. San Diego Chargers: RB Emmitt Smith
40. Boston Patriots: QB Tom Brady
41. Deadwood Gunslingers:
San Francisco's up
Last edited by BillyShoe1721: 10-01-2009 at 03:12 PM.
-14 Seasons (Philadelphia Eagles)
-Last of the NFL's 'Sixty Minute Men,' only missed 3 games
-10x All-Pro Selection
-2x NFL Champion
-1950s NFL All-Decade Team
-NFL 75th Anniversary Team
-1948 Maxwell Award
-#60 Retired by the Eagles
-PFOF Class of 1967
-Hates everyone who played after him.