Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18
  1. #1
    general counsel's Avatar
    general counsel is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    atlanta, georgia
    Age
    52
    Posts
    5,628
    Rep Power
    82

    rams all time greats-defensive ends

    While there are great debates in which to engage regarding our all time greats at various positions, i dont think defensive end is one of them. I believe it is indisputable that our two all time greatest defensive ends were jack youngblood and deacon jones. Deacon potentially qualifies among the five meanest and brutal players in the history of the game (butkus, lambert, maybe ray lewis or LT)

    Other notables over the years would include andy robustelli, larry brink and leonard little, but i think that youngblood and deacon stand alone.

    ramming speed to all

    general counsel



  2. #2
    ramsanddodgers's Avatar
    ramsanddodgers is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Arroyo Grande, CA
    Age
    58
    Posts
    2,263
    Rep Power
    51

    Re: rams all time greats-defensive ends

    I'll drink to that! .... and I don't even drink....
    RnD

    GO RAMS!!

  3. #3
    rammiser's Avatar
    rammiser is online now Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
    Age
    41
    Posts
    2,067
    Rep Power
    59

    Re: rams all time greats-defensive ends

    Maybe the debate should be other than Youngblood and Jones who was the next best Rams defensive end? You left our Kevin Greene, I know he went to the Steelers but he was very good for the Rams.
    Just Fix It

  4. #4
    Keenum's Avatar
    Keenum is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Alabama
    Age
    26
    Posts
    2,865
    Rep Power
    27

    Re: rams all time greats-defensive ends

    Kevin Greene was a stud. I've seen some film on him and looked at some stats.
    Jones may have been the greatest DE of all time. He claims if they kept up with stats back then he'd be the all-time leader. I think that he didn't count some plays as sacks wheras others would of as well!

  5. #5
    Fat Pang's Avatar
    Fat Pang is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    1,603
    Rep Power
    64

    Re: rams all time greats-defensive ends

    My favourite player happens to be Kevin Greene and yes, he was a beast in his prime. He was much more of an OLB however. His move to a 3 point stance under the direction of John Teerlinck, and the resulting lack of production (I think he got 3 sacks that year) led to his departure. I think he actually said that had that not happened (and the rams not been so cheap) he probably wouldn't have left.

    Jones and Youngblood are hard to question though.

  6. #6
    blood85's Avatar
    blood85 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Merced,California
    Age
    44
    Posts
    1,336
    Rep Power
    20

    Re: rams all time greats-defensive ends

    Darn right Jack Youngblood is up there, the man was a terror.

  7. #7
    general counsel's Avatar
    general counsel is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    atlanta, georgia
    Age
    52
    Posts
    5,628
    Rep Power
    82

    Re: rams all time greats-defensive ends

    wasnt kevin greene an outside linebacker. great pass rusher for sure, but a linebacker nonetheless

    ramming speed to all

    general counsel


  8. #8
    tomahawk247's Avatar
    tomahawk247 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Essex, England
    Age
    28
    Posts
    4,755
    Rep Power
    57

    Re: rams all time greats-defensive ends

    dont forget Grant Wistrom, he was great for us during the GSOT years

  9. #9
    laram0's Avatar
    laram0 is offline Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Age
    57
    Posts
    9,273
    Rep Power
    109

    Re: rams all time greats-defensive ends

    Lamar Lundy? Afterall he was part of the FEARSOME FOURSOME.

  10. #10
    eldfan's Avatar
    eldfan is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Greenville N.C.
    Age
    49
    Posts
    1,655
    Rep Power
    25

    Re: rams all time greats-defensive ends

    Youngblood I watch him as a young boy. I wonder how would he react to this 0-7 rams team if he was on it.
    :ramlogo:

  11. #11
    rammiser's Avatar
    rammiser is online now Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
    Age
    41
    Posts
    2,067
    Rep Power
    59

    Re: rams all time greats-defensive ends

    Quote Originally Posted by general counsel View Post
    wasnt kevin greene an outside linebacker. great pass rusher for sure, but a linebacker nonetheless

    ramming speed to all

    general counsel

    I know I thought this as well but he actually played both positins for us. He did have two years in a row with 16 and 1/2 sacks for us though. After I wrote it I started thinking the same thing GC but he is listed as playing both positions as an NFL player.
    Just Fix It

  12. #12
    jkramsfan's Avatar
    jkramsfan is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Destin,Fl.
    Age
    50
    Posts
    3,507
    Rep Power
    44

    Re: rams all time greats-defensive ends

    Quote Originally Posted by eldfan View Post
    Youngblood I watch him as a young boy. I wonder how would he react to this 0-7 rams team if he was on it.
    I think we all know the answer to that question.

  13. #13
    AvengerRam's Avatar
    AvengerRam is offline Moderator Emeritus
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Longwood, Florida, United States
    Age
    46
    Posts
    18,823
    Rep Power
    168

    Re: rams all time greats-defensive ends

    After Jones and Youngblood, the obvious top 2, I'd rank it this way:

    Fred Dryer
    Leonard Little
    Lamar Lundy
    Kevin Carter

    Kevin Greene was an OLB.

  14. #14
    RealRam's Avatar
    RealRam is online now Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Mexico
    Posts
    8,456
    Rep Power
    68

    Re: rams all time greats-defensive ends

    As for Kevin Greene, yes, as some have already noted, he was a Rams LB, not a DE. He sometimes lined up as an 'end' on certain passing situations, or on 3-4 formations -- and was indeed a formidable pass rusher.

    For pure DEs however, sure enough, Deacon and Youngblood take the cake -- and the QB too.

    What a rush (obvious pun). To see these two work against the run OR the pass was an authentic Rams joy.


    Worthy of mention, IMO, is DE Diron Talbert who played with the Rams from 1967 to 1970 then faithfully followed Coach Allen to Washington were he again was a force.

  15. #15
    r8rh8rmike's Avatar
    r8rh8rmike is online now Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    29 Palms, Ca.
    Age
    55
    Posts
    11,699
    Rep Power
    129

    Re: rams all time greats-defensive ends

    David "Deacon" Jones, the man who personally coined the term "sack", is without a doubt the greatest Rams defensive end of all-time.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 8
    Last Post: -09-26-2006, 09:12 AM
  2. Jeff Gordon's Game-Day Blog
    By Nick in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: -09-10-2006, 04:29 PM
  3. Rams History
    By OldRamsfan in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: -02-08-2006, 03:36 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: -11-16-2004, 03:40 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •