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  • Dick "Night Train" Lane

    1 4.35%
  • Eddie Meador

    2 8.70%
  • Rod Perry

    0 0%
  • Pat Thomas

    0 0%
  • Bill Simpson

    1 4.35%
  • Dave Elmendorf

    0 0%
  • Nolan Cromwell

    5 21.74%
  • Jerry Gray

    2 8.70%
  • LeRoy Irvin

    1 4.35%
  • Todd Lyght

    3 13.04%
  • Keith Lyle

    0 0%
  • Aeneas Williams

    8 34.78%
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Thread: Favorite Rams: Poll #7 - Defensive Backs

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    Favorite Rams: Poll #7 - Defensive Backs

    Who is your favorite?

    (As w/the DL, I'm expanding to 12 choices on this one)


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    Re: Favorite Rams: Poll #7 - Defensive Backs

    It's Aeneas Williams by default, as the only one i saw play for the Rams. Not my favourite Rams DB though. Up there, but Adam Archuleta was my favourite to start with. At the moment it's JJ.

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    Re: Favorite Rams: Poll #7 - Defensive Backs

    I like Lyght, Lyle, and Williams on this list.... but Lyght's cousins went to my high school and we heard really good stories about the guy from the family (who were great people themselves). So gotta go with Todd ...
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    Re: Favorite Rams: Poll #7 - Defensive Backs

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    Eddie Meador, easily my favorite CB/FS. All Rams in his NFL career from 1959-70.


    From Wiki (copy, paste: Wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Meador)...

    Pro Bowls: 6

    Honors: NFL 1960s All-Decade Team

    3x First-team All-Pro (1967, 1968, 1969)
    3x Second-team All-Pro (1960, 1963, 1965)
    7x All-Western Conference (1961, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969)


    RECORDS Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams:

    Most interceptions, career (46)
    Most opponent fumbles recovered, career (18)
    Most blocked kicks, career (10)
    Most opponent fumbles recovered, season, 5 (tied)
    Most blocked kicks, season, 4

    "Eddie Meador was one of the finest defensive backs l have ever seen. Outstanding in coverage and a fierce tackier, he had a remarkable nose for the football that allowed him to come up with big plays again and again during his career with the Rams. He was also a fine leader and one of my favorite teammates."

    --Merlin Olsen

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    Re: Favorite Rams: Poll #7 - Defensive Backs

    Loved the little-man syndrome Pat Thomas played with. Pound for pound, one of the toughest guys to ever play CB, IMO.

    Loved Nolan Cromwell's all-around game. The dropped pick six that likely would've won us our 1st Superbowl, still haunts me.

    But recently inducted Hall-of-famer Aeneas Williams was my favorite. Nobody exuded more class.
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    Re: Favorite Rams: Poll #7 - Defensive Backs

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    But recently inducted Hall-of-famer Aeneas Williams was my favorite. Nobody exuded more class.
    Very true. Consummate pro and a class act... - -

    Hard hitter too...

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    Re: Favorite Rams: Poll #7 - Defensive Backs

    I went with Todd Lyght, Eddie Meador probably was the best we ever had not just cause of the stats but his impact per game effect. I just really love Todd's smooth style thought he could have been even better than he proved out to be. I had visions of a Lem Barney kinda guy when he came out of college. Still he had a nice career. Just always left me expecting more of him, as for Aeneas thought his best years were with the Cards. He still splits time between the two franchises, just making it hard to view him as a Rams all time player for me. Lots of the other guys Cromwell, Perry, Irvin etc were really good players but I just did not see them as the best of the best. Wish I had seen Night Train, from all accounts he was unstoppable! Cudos to all our Rams great DB's a tough position and often critiqued to microscopic points. I think our guys now could be really special if they keep developing as well. TJ, JJ & Tru could be awesome for years to come, perhaps a couple of the rookies will join them I sure hope so!

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    Re: Favorite Rams: Poll #7 - Defensive Backs

    Liked them all very much, but since "all" was not a choice I went with Bill Simpson. I felt he came up with the most timely interceptions. He wasn't the most in Rams history, I'm sure, but he was great at ending drives for the opposing teams. I am sorry he had to end his career elsewhere, Buffalo as I recall, but he was a great safety for us and wish we had his clone available to us today.

    Go Rams!
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    Re: Favorite Rams: Poll #7 - Defensive Backs

    Nolan Cromwell was my all-time sports idol for his versatility and athleticism. I wore # 21 in all three sports in HS and in every organized sport I ever played beyond that. Had pictures of him all over my room as a young kid. Loved him. And he had as lengthy and productve a career as any Ram DB in the last 40 years. Just a notch below hall-of-fame caliber.

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    Re: Favorite Rams: Poll #7 - Defensive Backs

    Wow! . . . No Toby Wright #32

    My favourite Ram enforcer of ALL time. Played on some truly dire Rams teams sadly, and career ended prematurely due to injuries.

    Always remembered him nearly killing Jerry Rice down the sideline at the dome one year. Never seen anyone hit that hard in a game of football.

    Wright however lived by the sword and died by it. You can't hit that hard all the time and not screw your body up.

    Made John Lynch look like Jacoby Sheppard!!

    Sorry mods. I can't help it!!

    http://youtu.be/x0fLQ0qAz9k

    However for this poll, I went Williams who just sneaked it from Lyght, with honourable mentions to the 80's guys, and a closing nod to the ball hawk of all ball hawks. . . . . Keith Lyle.
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    Re: Favorite Rams: Poll #7 - Defensive Backs

    I'm bumping each of these threads to allow anyone who wants to get in a vote to do so before Monday. At that point, I'll close these threads and post a final poll in which the winners of each category will compete for the title of ClanRam's All-Time Favorite Ram!

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