All time great Rams roster-defensive tackle
All time great Rams threads continued. This is a tough one folks. Defensive Tackle. This position has been a problem for the Rams for many years. Guys like Sean Gilbert, Ray Agnew and Dmarco Farr, effective as they were for short periods of time, dont exactly fall into the category of all time greats.
One tackle is obvious, Merlin Olsen, a 14 time all pro and one of the greatest rams ever. For the second choice, I take Larry Brooks, who played with the Rams from 1982-1992, made five pro bowls, as least three first team all pro teams, and was a huge force inside for the 1979 team that went to the super bowl.
Suggestions for backups are welcomed, i think its going to be tough to beat out these two for the starting spots. I think Rosey Grier probably warrants serious consideration for a backup spot, even though his Rams career was not very long.
ramming speed to all
Re: All time great Rams roster-defensive tackle
Thanks for these great All-time-great threads GC! :ram:
Totally agree with your DT selections; can't go wrong with those names ...
Indeed, Olsen is at the very top, no question whatsover. Not only our best but one of the NFL's all-time greatest as well. Talk about consistency, quality, character in a DL. 15 straight seasons, 208 games; 14 Pro Bowls in a row; retired jersey. HOF material early in his career. Anchorman for the four headed monster of the Fearsome.
Click on image. Olsen saying, "nice try cowpoke!" Also, Rosey Grier. A very solid DT -- one of those intimating football players that was actually a gentleman away from the gridiron.