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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: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: May 2, 2008 4:51 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

I'll have to go with Ozzie Newsome.

Since: Feb 6, 2008
Posted on: May 2, 2008 4:47 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

Hands down Shannon Sharpe 3 Super Bowl rings he even got the Ravens sorry offense to win a Super Bowl.

Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: May 2, 2008 3:12 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

Mike ditka

Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: May 2, 2008 2:58 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

All I have to say is Shannon Sharp.

Since: May 9, 2007
Posted on: May 2, 2008 12:59 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

I have to go with Brent jones

Since: Dec 24, 2007
Posted on: May 2, 2008 12:26 pm
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Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: May 2, 2008 12:14 pm

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

Jay Novacek

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: May 2, 2008 11:58 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

Kellen Winslow

Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: May 2, 2008 11:51 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

Impressive list and lots of right answers. I vote for John Mackey because he is the guy who changed the tight end position.

1) John Mackey - Why do you think it's called the Mackey Award. Watch a highlight of him running after a catch and count the DB's left laying on the ground.
2) Kellen Winslow - Probably the best athlete to play TE and played the greatest game I ever saw in the playoffs.
3) Mike Ditka - The era he played in kept his numbers down. A lot of people think he "got tough" when he was the Bears coach. He invented tough long before that.
4) Dave Casper - You don't have to be a Raider Fan to enjoy watching this guy play.
5) Ozzie Newsome - Probably the original NEW AGE TE. First TE i remember being split out  or motioned.

6) Everyone else - This list could go on forever. Most modern TE's are specialists , either they are receivers or primary blockers. I'm not knocking today's TE's, just judging them them by a different criteria. I named players who redefined the position at a time that coaches treated it as an afterthought instead of a passing weapon.

Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: May 2, 2008 11:07 am

The Greatest Of All Time Team Needs A Tight End

This has got to be the weakest position in the history of the league. Not a slight, it's just  that back in the day, TE's weren't used much and today the best TE's play in David Sterns' league.

#1 - Kellen Winslow - Redefined the position. Who could forget the epic playoff game vs Miami when he got carried off the field multiple times only to return to make huge catches. Then blocking the kick. He ran like an Elk, could block, and is the greatest receiving TE ever.
#2 - Mike Ditka - I know college has the Mackey Award but 'Iron Mike' was the only TE in the HOF for years. Toughest man to ever catch passes in league history. Blocked like a slab of granite and could move pretty well until his knees went out.
#3 - Dave Casper - John Madden loved this guy. probably the best combo of blocking/receiving to ever play the position.
#4 - John Mackey - Who do you think they named the "Mackey Award" after?!
#5 - Ozzie Newsome - Played TE and WR at Bama. Could block as well.
#6 - Tony Gonzales - I know he still plays and I shy away from active players until they can finish their "book" so to speak, but this guy is the man.
#7 - Shannon Sharpe - Great athlete and a tremendous competitor. He outshined the WR's on his team. Blocked slightly better than Jackson.
#8 - Keith Jackson - This Sooner was big, strong, and fast. Like Sharpe, he was the top receiver on his teams.
#9 - Jackie Smith - Starred on mediocre St. Louis Cardinal teams for years. Great hands.
#10 - Charlie Sanders - Had the whole package. Excelled despite having Bill Munson and Greg Landry as his QB's. When he played in Detroit, they sucked. Come to think of it, they still do.
#11 - Todd Christenson - Played FB at BYU. Was an eccentric who starred for the Raiders when they were big and bad.
#12 - Jay Novacek - Highly underrated Cowboy. Deserves HOF consideration.
#13 - Mark Bavaro - One of "The Tuna"'s all-time favorites.
#14 Tie - Jimmie Giles (TB), Bob Trumpy (Cin)
#15 - Karl "The Mailman" Malone - Can you imagine 6'9" 275 with wheels?! Great hands, just ask John Stockton. How many scoring passes has this guy caught? Some NBA opponents would say he played football at The Delta Center. Had a mean streak that was legendary. He could throw elbows and forearms with the best of 'em. (Now that was fun!)

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