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The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

Posted on: May 2, 2008 10:09 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.

16th Position- Tight End     Vote for the best Tight End of all time!! Please post your vote in a comment, if you wish to give some insight on your choice feel free to do so. Please start your post with the players name, and please make sure that you are naming someone who played the position being voted on for that week, as those are the only votes that will count..........So who is our Tight End?

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                 876+ views




LT-                     Anthony Munoz                 Cincinnati Bengals                     42 votes                1038+ views

LG-                     John Hannah                     New England Patriots                18 votes                 971+ views
( Steve Hutchenson ) My Choice              

C-                        Mike Webster                    Pittsburgh Steelers                   46 votes               4237+  views

RG-                     Bruce Matthews                Houston Oilers                            14 votes                 971+ views

RT-                     Forrest Gregg                     Green Bay Packers                      7 votes                1038+ views
( Walter Jones ) My Choice

K-                       Adam Vinatieri                  New England Patriots                  21 votes                1302+ views

P-                       Ray Guy                               Oakland Raiders                          34 votes                   931+ views
( Sammy Baugh ) My Choice

PR-                     Devin Hester                      Chicago Bears                             26 votes                 1339+ views
( Brian Mitchell ) My Choice

KR-                     Gale Sayers                         Chicago Bears                            24 votes                1339+ views

ST1-                   Steve Tasker                       Buffalo Bills                                 28 votes                  915+ views 

ST2-                    Bill Bates                              Dallas Cowboys                            7 votes                 915+ views

DE1-                    Reggie White                       Green Bay Packers                    45 votes                791+ views

DE2-                    Deacon Jones                    Los Angeles Rams                      33 votes                791+ views

DL1-                    Joe Greene                          Pittsburgh Steelers                    26 votes              1525+ views

DL2-                    Alan Page                             Minnesota Vikings                      16 votes              1525+ views
( Jerome Brown ) My Choice

OLB1-                Lawrence Taylor                  New York Giants                          50 votes               993+ views

MLB-                  Dick Butkus                           Chicago Bears                              24 votes             1539+ views
( Jack Lambert ) My Choice

OLB2-                Jack Ham                               Pittsburgh Steelers                     13 votes               993+ views
( Derrick Thomas ) My Choice

CB1-                   Darrell Green                        Washington Redskins                 23 votes                920+ views

CB2-                   Deion Sanders                      Dallas Cowboys                            17 votes                920+ views
( Dick Lane ) My Choice

FS-                       Ronnie Lott                            San Francisco 49ers                  37 votes                926+ views

SS-                       Ken Houston                         Houston Oilers                             13 votes                926+ views

Category: NFL

Since: Jul 10, 2007
Posted on: May 5, 2008 7:32 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

DAVE CASPER gets my vote.


Honorable mention: Kellen Winslow.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: May 5, 2008 6:07 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

Jay Novacek, TE during their super bowl run, Once he left his team was never the same. The Cowboys have stuck out since until Jason Witten. Eric Bornson, David LaFlear.  All around great player.

Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: May 5, 2008 1:43 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

hawkman...very well put

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: May 5, 2008 12:17 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

I have to go with John Mackey.  I can barely stomach physical (read big and slow) receivers who line up at TE and fold when a LB comes in on them.  That's not a tight end to me. 

I grew up loving Ozzie Newsome but Mackey has the reputation as a better blocker, so I went with Mackey.

Same for Kellen Winslow.  He was an integral part of the Dan Fouts/Air Coryell Charger teams, but was much more of a "get in the way" blocker than what I'd prefer in a TE.  On the other hand, the next block Shannon Sharpe throws will be his first.  Sterling Sharpe was a damn good blocking WR - you'd think he would have taught his brother something along the way.

I wish Bavaro had stayed healthy.  Would have liked to see what he became.

Anybody remember who the other Raider TE was in the Dave Casper days?  I remember they played two TEs late in Casper's career and the other one was damn good too.


Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: May 5, 2008 11:14 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

Results As Of 5/508: Shannon Sharpe- 11, Kellen Winslow- 10, John Mackey- 8, Ozzie Newsome- 4, Mike Ditka- 4, Tony Gonzalez- 3, Dave Casper- 1, Jackie Smith- 1, Jay Novacheck- 1, Keith Jackson- 1, Brent Jones- 1.

Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: May 5, 2008 10:50 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

Tony Gonzalez did not revolutionize the position, that was more so Shannon Sharpe.  Sharpe gets my vote as the greatest of all time, he really did bring about the "modern" tight end as we know it, and without him there would be no Gonzalez, no Gates, or any of the other modern tight ends.  Not only that , Sharpe was as clutch as they come.  3rd and 8 in the AFC Championship game against the Steelers, and Elway just tells him to "get open," Sharpe did and caught the pass and sent the Broncos to the Super Bowl.  Or his last second touchdown against the Chiefs in 98 that kept the Broncos perfect season alive for one more week.  When the game was on the line, everyone knew that Elway was going to Sharpe, and he consistently delivered.  Sharpe was also underrated as a blocker, remember he was the te blocking for Terrell Davis's great seasons

One other note; Sharpe was one of the games best ever trash talkers.  In a blowout victory over the Patriots, Sharpe got on the sideline phone and faked a call to the President.  "Mr. President!  We're killing the Patriots!  Send in the National Guard!"  There was a Monday Night Game where he so completely frustrated Derick Thomas that he caused Thomas to have a complete meltdown, drawing three personal foul penalties on the same drive before Thomas was ejected.  Anyone who can get in someone's head that much coupled with his on the field play deserves to be named the best tight end ever.

Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: May 5, 2008 2:29 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

I really don't see how Gonzo "revolutionized" the TE position when he followed Shannon Sharpe.    He's great, no doubt.   But he also benefitted from many season without anyone at WR to distract those less-then-stellar KC QBs from staring at his from snap to delivery.   Not that Denver ever boasted that their WRs were anythign spectacular.

Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: May 5, 2008 2:24 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

Shannon Sharpe ... just take a look at teh record book, and it will tell you who's the best at TE.  Sharpe has some career receiving records (seasons over 50 grabs) that actually get him into the top Receivers of all time including WRs.  

There were better blockers, but I don't think that's what you want in a Greatest of All-Time list.

I can help you with the RB ... BARRY SANDERS

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: May 5, 2008 1:02 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

Tony Gonzolez.

He revolutionized the position as a reciever, but we must keep in mind he was part of the best offensive line this decade.  When it came to blocking he is no slouch, and very underrated at that.  We all know about his ball skills and ability to work in space, but little do most know the importance him and Richardson played in all of those yards that Holmes and Johnson have eaten up.  He is by no means the best blocking TE ever, but he well above average and that coupled with his recieving numbers he gets my vote for greatest of all time.

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: May 4, 2008 11:48 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

Shannon Sharpe

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