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    The best duos in NFL History (Deacon Jones and Merlin Olson are listed)

    Honorable Mentions: Norm Van Brocklin-Bob Waterfield, and Issac Bruce-Torry Holt

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    Re: The best duos in NFL History (Deacon Jones and Merlin Olson are listed)

    1962-1971: DEACON JONES and MERLIN OLSEN

    The greatest odd couple in history. DT Olsen, a frat boy blue-chipper from Utah, and DE Jones, the bad-ass 14th-round project from Florida. They started together on the left side of the Rams' defensive line for a solid decade, and both made the NFL's all-1960s team. Like our duo from the Beatles (remember them?), you have to wonder whether these two easy Hall of Famers would have gotten into Canton without the other.

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    Re: The best duos in NFL History (Deacon Jones and Merlin Olson are listed)

    Thanks SB99. Great to see this duo recognized as one of the greatest.

    Speculating along with the article, no, I don't think either Merlin or Deacon would have achieved the greatness they did without having each other. Also, during the era of Coach Allen (1966-1970), the Rams were one of the mightiest defenses in the NFL -- fewest points allowed in 1967 -- thanks in a big part to, yes, the Fearsome Foursome, with Olsen and Jones being the most visible of the crashing quartet.

    They were truly awesome and as a Rams fan I feel very proud to see this type of merit and recognition.


    :bash: Same as with the other thread about SI awarding "The Greatest Athletes by The No." (a Bud thread, moved to General Interest): it was so nice to see these two defenders Olsen 74, Jones 75, among other Rams mentioned.
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    Re: The best duos in NFL History (Deacon Jones and Merlin Olson are listed)

    How about Mike Martz's favorites, Kurt and Brenda Warner?

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    Re: The best duos in NFL History (Deacon Jones and Merlin Olson are listed)

    how about everett and ellard best down and out combo ever guarented 10 yards every time, or jim (chris) everett and jim rome

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    Re: The best duos in NFL History (Deacon Jones and Merlin Olson are listed)

    Buddy Ryan-Mike Ditka
    There's an odd couple for ya. Either one of those would spit twice and rip the skull out of anyone who put both their names in the same sentence.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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