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    The "FEARSOME FOURSOME"

    The NFL Network's "It's a Football Life" is running a story on the Fearsome Foursome next Wednesday 8pm est.

    This was our defense when I started following and falling in love with our RAMS!!!!
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    Re: The "FEARSOME FOURSOME"

    I am extremely excited to see this. A football life is a great series.

    Fisher should make Long, Quinn, Langford and Brockers and the lines backups watch this together Wednesday.
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    Re: The "FEARSOME FOURSOME"

    I thought this topic was going to be a nod to our front four last night!

    I'll be sure to check this out though.
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    Re: The "FEARSOME FOURSOME"

    Quote Originally Posted by shower beers View Post
    I thought this topic was going to be a nod to our front four last night!

    I'll be sure to check this out though.
    What we have right now is the GRUESOME TWOSOME (Long & Quinn)
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    Re: The "FEARSOME FOURSOME"

    Thanks LARam0. Saw that announced last night during the game vs AZ.

    Fisher should make Long, Quinn, Langford and Brockers and the lines backups watch this together Wednesday. -- Tampa Ram
    You got that right TR!


    Now, for the mid-late 60s fans like yours truly, this is a MUST see! For younger and current generation Rams fans, watch and enjoy one of the most respected and awesome defenses in NFL history, particularly stemming from the DL...

    The Fantastic Four!


    The roots of this ferocious quartet began in the early 60s but was solidified with the arrival of HC George Allen -- a defense mastermind -- in 1966.





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    Lamar Lundy, DE 1957-69 (No. 85).

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    Rosey Grier, DT 1963-66 (No. 76).

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    Roger Brown, DT 1967-69 (No. 78).

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    HOF Merlin Olsen, DT 1962-76 (No. 74 [retired jersey]).

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    HOF Deacon Jones, DE 1961-71 (No. 75 [retired jersey])

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    HOF Jack Youngblood, DE 1971-84 (No. 85). Had the honor and privilege to replace the great Deacon Jones in '71 as a rookie after Jones was injured and missed four games that year.





    Diron Talbert, DE 1967-70 (No. 72).





    Coy Bacon, DE, DT 1968-72 (No. 79).

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    THE NEW FORMIDABLE FOURSOME? Although nowadays there is much more rotation going in and out between DL as well as OL players, for our D I'd like to see a more steady dose of Quinn, Brockers, Cudjo / Heard, and Long!

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    Re: The "FEARSOME FOURSOME"

    This will be awesome!

    I feel fortunate to have watched the Fearsome Foursome play. I cut my teeth as a Rams fan with these guys. Of course I'm biased, but to this very day, I think Merlin Olsen is the best DT I have ever seen play.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferter View Post
    This will be awesome!

    ...I think Merlin Olsen is the best DT I have ever seen play.

    Yes, in Olsen and Jones the Rams had arguably the B E S T DT / DE in the history of the NFL.

    Certainly the BEST DL DUO! Ramtastic!

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    Re: The "FEARSOME FOURSOME"

    [QUOTE=Ferter;440163]This will be awesome!

    I feel fortunate to have watched the Fearsome Foursome play. I cut my teeth as a Rams fan with these guys. Of course I'm biased, but to this very day, I think Merlin Olsen is the best DT I have ever seen play.

    Amen to that I too became fan due to these guys....Merlin was a TOTAL class act and the best DT i ever saw as well

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    Re: The "FEARSOME FOURSOME"

    Those are the guys that made me a Ram fan for life! ( even including the Tony Banks days)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fearsome foursome View Post
    Those are the guys that made me a Ram fan for life! ( even including the Tony Banks days)
    For any present day fan who never saw these guys play, don 't miss this.

    Seriously.
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    Re: The "FEARSOME FOURSOME"

    Don't forget tomorrow night, Wed. 8 ET on ESPN: 'A Football Life'.

    This fantastic foursome also "met at the QB" many times!


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    Re: The "FEARSOME FOURSOME"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferter View Post
    This will be awesome!

    I feel fortunate to have watched the Fearsome Foursome play. I cut my teeth as a Rams fan with these guys. Of course I'm biased, but to this very day, I think Merlin Olsen is the best DT I have ever seen play.
    I'd agree with you too on that point!

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    Re: The "FEARSOME FOURSOME"

    Our Fab Four was one of the first to truly make a name for itself as a DL quartet. Thereafter others gained popularity such as the Doomsday Defense of Dallas; Curtain Steel of the Steelers; No-name Defense of Miami; the Purple People Eaters of the Vikings; etc.

    But the Fearsome Foursome were among the more original and unique - aside from awesome!

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    Re: The "FEARSOME FOURSOME"

    I just finished watching the show.

    OMG, the memories for me as an old Rams fan, the pictures and interviews brought back such fantastic feelings of pride and and respect for the greatest linemen the game as ever produced.

    What a great, great story of friendship and love of each other and the game of football. As much as I hate to admit it, I actually cried during a couple of segments...

    Fantastic presentation.
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    Re: The "FEARSOME FOURSOME"

    I was not yet born when these guys were wreaking havoc on opposing offenses, but as a student of sports, I have seen countless footage of them and hold a tremendous appreciation for what they did and how they positively represented the Rams colors. Awesome individuals both on and off the field. Tonight's segment was excellent- and highlighted fond memories of the past. Deacon and Merlin, specifically were the best that ever was.

    RIP Merlin Olsen and Lamar Lundy- Rams forever.

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