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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: Apr 8, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2008 3:43 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

John Mackey - Baltimore Colts

Since: Jan 1, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2008 11:26 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

Kellen Winslow Sr. and Shannon Sharpe

Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2008 10:31 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

touche, tundrajaz , good catch brain fart on my part

Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2008 8:43 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

Kellen Winslow is my pick for the greatest Tight End of all time.  Charley Sanders and Ozzie Newsome also deserve some consideration.

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: May 3, 2008 11:55 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

Looks like we finally have a tight race!

Results as of 5/3/08: Shannon Sharpe- 6, John Mackey- 6, Kellen Winslow- 6, Ozzie Smith- 4, Mike Ditka- 3, Dave Casper- 1, Jackie Smith- 1, Jay Novacheck- 1, Keith Jackson- 1, Brent Jones- 1, Tony Gonzalez- 1.

Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2008 11:44 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

I am going to have to go with Kellen Winslow for the way he changed the role of the tight end. If he could have of stayed healthy he would have been an even more dominating player.

Second Pick would be Shannon Sharpe, helped two great teams in the Broncos and Ravens to get to the Super Bowl.


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Since: Jul 18, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2008 11:09 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

I'm going with Shannon Sharpe here, too. He is the perfect model for what a tight end should be like.

Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2008 10:08 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

This is the first selection where I had a difficult decision.  Do you select based upon the old run/pass blocking standards of old or do you make your selection based upon the new "giant WR running a crossing route" standard of today?

I'm going to go with Tony Gonzalez of the Chiefs.  Gonzo has set the standard for the modern tight end.  He has made himself an integral part of his team's offense on nearly all plays - passing or blocking.

Serious tip o' the HOF cap to Kellen Winslow, Mike Ditka, and the award namesake John Mackey.

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: May 2, 2008 11:44 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

I'm going with John Mackey.  I'm not old enough to have seen him play, but I've read a lot about him and I've seen great stuff from NFL films. 

Honorable mentions goes to Kellen Winslow Sr. and  Ozzie Newsome (players I actually got to see).

Of current players, Tony Gonzalez is outstanding and will one day make it to Canton. 

Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: May 2, 2008 11:02 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

i'm goimg Iron MIKE DITKA, the baddest mf'er to play the position

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