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The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs Cornerbacks

Posted on: April 11, 2008 10:05 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.

13th Position- Cornerbacks     Vote for the best Cornerbacks 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 on for that week, as those are the only votes that will count..........So who are our Cornerbacks?

Please remember to rate this blog entry, and all comments as I appear to be losing value points for doing this blog, I happen to believe a lot of you enjoy it however, so I will continue even though I may be a rookie by the time it is over!


QB -

RB -

FB-                     Jim Brown                          Cleveland Browns                    29 votes                 753+ views




LT-                     Anthony Munoz                 Cincinnati Bengals                     42 votes                 933+ views

LG-                     John Hannah                     New England Patriots                18 votes                 927+ views
( Steve Hutchenson ) My Choice              

C-                        Mike Webster                    Pittsburgh Steelers                   46 votes               4122+  views

RG-                     Bruce Matthews                Houston Oilers                            14 votes                 927+ views

RT-                     Forrest Gregg                     Green Bay Packers                      7 votes                 933+ views
( Walter Jones ) My Choice

K-                       Adam Vinatieri                  New England Patriots                21 votes              1165+ views

P-                       Ray Guy                               Oakland Raiders                         34 votes                809+ views
( Sammy Baugh ) My Choice

PR-                     Devin Hester                      Chicago Bears                             26 votes              1213+ views
( Brian Mitchell ) My Choice

KR-                     Gale Sayers                         Chicago Bears                            24 votes              1213+ views

ST1-                   Steve Tasker                       Buffalo Bills                                 28 votes               879+ views 

ST2-                    Bill Bates                              Dallas Cowboys                            7 votes              879+ views



DL1-                    Joe Greene                          Pittsburgh Steelers                  26 votes              1361+ views

DL2-                    Alan Page                             Minnesota Vikings                    16 votes              1361+ views
( Jerome Brown ) My Choice


MLB-                  Dick Butkus                           Chicago Bears                            24 votes             1496+ views
( Jack Lambert ) My Choice




FS-                       Ronnie Lott                            San Francisco 49ers                37 votes                763+ views

SS-                       Ken Houston                         Houston Oilers                           13 votes                763+ views

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Wal Booker
Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2008 10:30 am
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Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2008 10:00 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs Cornerbacks

Results As Of 4/12/08: Darrell Green- 15, Mel Blount- 10, Dick Lane- 6, Deion Sanders- 6, Rod Woodson- 4, Champ Bailey- 3, Mike Haynes- 2, Willie Brown- 2, Lem Barney- 1, Ty Law- 1.

 I would like to thank you for voting for Ty Law, I didn't think of him when I voted but I definitely wouldn't mind seeing him win. His 3 int game against the Colts was one of the most memorable performances I have ever seen regardless of position.

Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: April 12, 2008 5:52 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs Cornerbacks

I vote for Darrell Green and Ty Law.  Darrell Green had a very long career in the NFL and the amazing thing about it was it was with the same team.  That never happens today anymore.  Even when he retired he was still considered one of the fastest men in the NFL.  He had blazing speed and a nose for the ball. 

I voted for Ty Law because he in my opinion is better than Champ Bailey.  The game that comes to my mind the most about Ty Law is the 3 interception game he had in the AFC Championship against the Colts in 2004 I think.  Peyton Manning kept trying to throw to Marvin Harrison, but Law would be there everytime to break the play up.  Manning and Harrison are the record holders for the most "touchdown hookups." 

I want to give an honorable mention to Aeneas Williams.  He was a shutdown corner that really never got any recognition.  He played on an Arizona Cardinals team that only once made the playoffs during his career.  He did make several pro bowls, but I am certain that if he was on a team that had a better chance to contend he would be on a lot of people's list.  He just knew how to play smart defense.  He would rarely be out of position or get burned.  He had an uncanny ability to make a play on the ball.  My most memorable game of him was when he had the 2 touchdown interception returns against Green Bay in the playoffs in 2001 for the Rams.  It is sad that he never got a ring as a player because I could see that he really loved to play the game.

Since: Jan 1, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2008 1:15 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs Cornerbacks

  1. Darrell Green
  2. Rod Woodson
  3. Lester Hayes
  4. Dick "Night Train" Lane
  5. Champ Bailey

Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2008 12:10 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs Cornerbacks

gotta go with Mel Blount on this one as the best ever and number 2. Darrell Green and that's a close second.Both dominated the position like no other. As for deion give me a break .... yeah he was a good cover guy , but if someone ran at him or did catch the ball,he ran the other way to avoid any kinda contact. Like a fat kid runs to cake.To be the greatest you gotta be GREAT at all aspects of the position. As always DKM you ROCK ,if cbs sports blogs had the greatest blogger of all time,you would win hands down.

Since: Jun 17, 2007
Posted on: April 11, 2008 11:52 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs Cornerbacks

Haynes had 9 Probowls in 14 seasons & Green, 19 seasons from the first to his last, he was at the top of his game....

Since: Jul 10, 2007
Posted on: April 11, 2008 10:05 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs Cornerbacks

My votes go for Darrell Green and Mel Blount.


Deion Sanders was mostly a hot dog who got triple publicity for every good play he made.

Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: April 11, 2008 9:36 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs Cornerbacks

Mel Blount of the Steelers could do anything the position demanded. 

Willie Brown - was the Raider's defensive heart for a lot of years.  Watching these two defined how cornerbacks should play as far as I'm concerned.

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: April 11, 2008 8:14 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs Cornerbacks

Sanders couldnt or wouldnt tackle. He was NOT a complete football player. Champ Bailey and Darrell Green = the best ever. They were fast, could shut down and liked to hit.

My 2

Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: April 11, 2008 7:31 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs Cornerbacks

My first vote goes to #81 Dick "Night Train" Lane. A 24 year old free agent who showed up, in 1952, at the Los Angeles Rams training camp and asked for a tryout. The rest is history. He hit high and hard --- anyone who ever saw a "Night Train Necktie" would never forget it. Second vote goes to the great Darrell Green.

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