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The Greatest Team Ever Needs Guards

Posted on: February 15, 2008 10:26 am
Edited on: February 17, 2008 12:10 am
 

Ok, here is the deal, every Friday I will post a new Blog in which we will choose the greatest player ever at a certain position. Until the next position is posted CBS members may vote for who they think the greatest ever is, at the end of the voting I will calculate every ones votes and will add that player to The Greatest Team Ever. I hope lots of you participate because I think this could be fun. I will try to post a running tally in a comment every day.

5th Position - L & R G      Vote for the best Guards of all time!! Please post your vote in a comment, if you wish to give some insight on your choices feel free to do so. Please start your post with the players names, and please make sure that you are naming someone who played the positions being voted for that week, as those are the only votes that will count, Remember this week is a double dip and you will be voting for 2 players..........So who our Guards?

CBS SPORTSLINE GREATEST EVER TEAM

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C-                        Mike Webster                    Pittsburgh Steelers                   46 votes              3696+  views

RG-

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K-

P-

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KR-

ST1-                   Steve Tasker                       Buffalo Bills                                 28 votes               740+ views 

ST2-                    Bill Bates                              Dallas Cowboys                            7 votes              740+ views

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OLB1-

MLB-                  Dick Butkus                           Chicago Bears                             24 votes            1125+ views
                           
( Jack Lambert ) My Choice

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Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2008 10:19 pm
 

The Greatest Team Ever Needs Guards

Larry Little and Jerry Kramer



Since: Jun 17, 2007
Posted on: February 23, 2008 12:13 pm
 

The Greatest Team Ever Needs Guards

John Hannah   &  Randall McDaniel.....    Hands down...!!!



Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2008 12:56 pm
 

The Greatest Team Ever Needs Guards

In an out-of-the-ordinary twist, Jim Parker divided his career almost evenly between left tackle and left guard.

Each job had its distinct set of responsibilities. Even the opponents were different. As a tackle, he went head-to-head against the faster, more agile defensive ends. At guard, his daily foes were the bigger and stronger defensive tackles. Parker handled both positions in all-pro fashion. At left tackle he earned All-Pro honors four straight times from 1958 to 1961.

In the middle of the 1962 season he was moved to left guard and at year’s end was named All-Pro at both tackle and guard. He then followed up with three straight seasons of earning All-Pro accolades at guard (1963 to 1965). During this period Parker played in eight consecutive Pro Bowls.

 

Excellent Skydog 5'd and Faved!!!!!!!




Since: Jun 12, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2008 5:35 am
 

The Greatest Team Ever Needs Guards

Magic Johnson.... Just kidding. I say Jerry Kramer.



Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2008 5:27 am
 

The Greatest Team Ever Needs Guards

Jim Parker was a tackle.

In an out-of-the-ordinary twist, Jim Parker divided his career almost evenly between left tackle and left guard.

Each job had its distinct set of responsibilities. Even the opponents were different. As a tackle, he went head-to-head against the faster, more agile defensive ends. At guard, his daily foes were the bigger and stronger defensive tackles. Parker handled both positions in all-pro fashion. At left tackle he earned All-Pro honors four straight times from 1958 to 1961.

In the middle of the 1962 season he was moved to left guard and at year’s end was named All-Pro at both tackle and guard. He then followed up with three straight seasons of earning All-Pro accolades at guard (1963 to 1965). During this period Parker played in eight consecutive Pro Bowls.




Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2008 1:50 am
 

The Greatest Team Ever Needs Guards

FINAL RESULTS:

John Hannah- 18, Bruce Matthews- 14, Gene Upshaw- 11, Steve Hutchenson- 2, Larry Allen-5, Mike Munchack- 3, Allen Faneca- 1, Randy Cross- 2, Larry Little- 5, Russ Grimm- 3, Jim Parker- 2, Steve Wisniewski- 1, Joe DeLamielleure- 2, Will Shields- 1, Jerry Kramer- 1, Guy McIntyre- 1.




Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2008 6:50 pm
 

The Greatest Team Ever Needs Guards

John Hannah - Along with Anthony Munoz, one of the two best lineman I ever saw play.

Bruce Matthews - Not quite Hannah (I don't think anyone was), but great and consistent for an entire career.

 

I saw Upshaw in the latter half of his career, and while he was a great pulling guard, I just can't put him in the same class as Hannah.  I can't understand anyone else since the late 1970's even being in the discussion.




Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2008 6:39 pm
 

The Greatest Team Ever Needs Guards

John Hannah
Gene Upshaw


Matthews was mainly a center. You can't seriously include him at guard???!!!
Jim Parker was a tackle.
Cross was a center.

Other guards deserving props: Larry Little, Tom Mack, Russ Grimm, Brad Budde, Larry Allen, Joe DeLamielleure,
Mike Munchak.
Special mention: Dirtiest Guard EVER...Conrad Dobler



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2008 11:23 am
 

The Greatest Team Ever Needs Guards

Okay one last vote before the polls close on this.

JONH "HOG" HANNAH-------New England Patroits(U-of-Bama)

GENE UPSHAW




Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: February 20, 2008 10:25 am
 

The Greatest Team Ever Needs Guards

Results as of 2/20/08: John Hannah- 15, Bruce Matthews- 13, Gene Upshaw- 9, Steve Hutchenson- 2, Larry Allen-5, Mike Munchack- 3, Allen Faneca- 1, Randy Cross- 2, Larry Little- 5, Russ Grimm- 3, Jim Parker- 2, Steve Wisniewski- 1, Joe DeLamielleure- 2, Will Shields- 1, Jerry Kramer- 1, Guy McIntyre- 1.



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