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Old 10-25-2008, 04:46 PM
 
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Who is (or was) your favorite INTERIOR defensive lineman. This would include Nose Tackles in the 3-4 and Tackles/Under Tackles in the 4-3.

My vote goes to Warren Sapp. He had 16.5 sacks in 99' or 2000' from the Under Tackle position. He was the NFL defensive player of the year and won a super bowl. He is in the top 5 in all time sacks. He used to completely take over a game even drawing the double team.

Who's your favorite?
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Old 10-25-2008, 05:46 PM
 
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There are so many good ones from the past (I'm assuming you are talking the past as Warren retired and BTW does a great job on" Inside the NFL", which moved to Showtime after being on HBO for many years). Beings as I'm the resident geezer on the sports forum, I'm going to list guys from the 70's and before. There will be plenty of input on current and recently retired D-linemen from other posters. My vote goes to Rosie Grier of the New York Giants/Los Angeles Rams, Merlin Olsen of the Los Angeles Rams, Bob Lilly of the Dallas Cowboys, Deacon Jones of the Los Angeles Rams, Alan Page of the Minnesota Vikings/Chicago Bears, Alex Karras of the Detroit Lions, Art Donovan of the Baltimore Colts, Eugene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb of the Baltimore Colts/Pittsburgh Steelers, Joe Rutgens of the Washington Redskins, and Leo Nomellini of the San Francico 49ers. TOLD YOU I WAS OLD!! I will list players from the American Football League/American Football Conference later tonight, Got a couple interesting stories on a couple of the guys I listed I think you posters would get a kick out of!
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I was a fan of Howie Long on the nose. Being partial to the Vikings, Kevin Williams is my current jersey...Keith Millard was also quite good. Without saying Eller, Page, Marshall, Larsen/Sutherland were idols.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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All-time: Mean Joe Greene
Right now: John Henderson
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Galewood
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Richard Seymour, Marcus Stroud, and of course Warren Sapp
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:11 PM
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Location: Chester County, Tennessee
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You could list DT's till your blue in the face but comparing past football play with today's studs it's really apples & oranges because the speed of the game, strength & size of players and doubles with the laundry flying everytime you bump a QB a nano-second after the release and look close and there is a hold in one way or another on every snap, it's getting harder to get to the QB so sacks from the interior is now only back's missed assingments or holding the ball a little too long. But of course everyone knows the current, most explosive, strongest DT is Albert Haynesworth!
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:43 PM
 
Location: California
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Haynesworth is good, but he only plays well in contract years (he was franchised to get two good years out of him).

Warren Sapp was the best 3 technique ever. Shaun Rogers has been an absolute beast for the Browns lately, Kris Jenkins has been dominating as well.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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Haynesworth is good, but he only plays well in contract years (he was franchised to get two good years out of him).

Warren Sapp was the best 3 technique ever. Shaun Rogers has been an absolute beast for the Browns lately, Kris Jenkins has been dominating as well.
Franchise / contract year or not, Haynesworth is the best tackle this year by far.
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