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  • Which Ram player is the greatest of all time

    If we can do a Rams team of all time, who alone was the best player the Rams had and could carry a team. Not your favorite, but the best :tongue:

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  • #2
    Re: Which Ram player is the greatest of all time

    I evaluate this on the basis of sustained excellence over a long period of time while playing for the Rams. Based on that, my selections are:

    Offense: Jackie Slater
    Defense: Jack Youngblood

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    • #3
      Re: Which Ram player is the greatest of all time

      No argument from me on the long term contribution, although i would put merlin olsen in a tie with jack yougblood on the defensive side.

      Peak performance, in what i am sure will be a shock to everyone on this board, i give to Marshall Faulk with a slight nod over captain kurt, based on my previously stated arguments that for a window of time (call it 99-01), faulk was the very best all around player in the nfl.

      general counsel

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      • #4
        Re: Which Ram player is the greatest of all time

        speaking of Olsen, I have heard that Jones was only great because of Olsen. Olsen's pure power and run stuffing ablity made it possible for Jones to only have to focus on a pass rush. I have also heard Deacon was terrible against the run and lined up so far outside that he was impossible to touch and was little of a factor except to the pass.

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        • #5
          Re: Which Ram player is the greatest of all time

          Offense-Flipper Anderson
          Defense-Jack Youngblood

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          • #6
            Re: Which Ram player is the greatest of all time

            Offense-I would have to go with Eric Dickerson. No one could control a game better than him.

            Defense-Nolan Cromwell. The guy could do it all. Great in run support and could blanket recievers, a 3 time defensive back of the year and one time defensive player of the year.

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            • #7
              Re: Which Ram player is the greatest of all time

              I know it's the offseason and all but why do we need to do this? You can't single out one Rams player as the greatest ever any more than you can single out one Rams team as the greatest ever. I think it takes away from what the others accomplished.

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              • #8
                Re: Which Ram player is the greatest of all time

                ferter....it's the offseason. No trolls. No whiners. No aints. We haven't lost 5 in a row so we don't need to kick anyone off the board yet.

                Have some fun.....it's healthy.


                LOL

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                • #9
                  Re: Which Ram player is the greatest of all time

                  Sorry fert. Just trying to have some fun in the off season. Just like everyone else.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Which Ram player is the greatest of all time

                    Originally posted by Ferter
                    I know it's the offseason and all but why do we need to do this? You can't single out one Rams player as the greatest ever any more than you can single out one Rams team as the greatest ever. I think it takes away from what the others accomplished.
                    I dunno, these threads are started to have some discussion while basically nothing goes on in the NFL. I don't think it takes away at all from what others accomplished because all we're listing is our opinion if we had to narrow it down to one guy. If you're really that opposed to it, don't read it, I guess.

                    I'm not exactly sure why we needed this comment either...

                    Anywho, my answers:

                    Offense: Dickerson
                    Defense: Youngblood

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                    • #11
                      Re: Which Ram player is the greatest of all time

                      Offense - Orlando Pace --- Without him, Faulk and Warner would not have looked as good from 99-01

                      Defense - Nolan Cromwell --- You have to love a DB that could play like a LB
                      The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Which Ram player is the greatest of all time

                        Originally posted by Ferter
                        I know it's the offseason and all but why do we need to do this? You can't single out one Rams player as the greatest ever any more than you can single out one Rams team as the greatest ever. I think it takes away from what the others accomplished.
                        So, are you saying you would be opposed to my next poll: Who would win in a fight: Dennis Harrah or Batman?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Which Ram player is the greatest of all time

                          Originally posted by AvengerRam
                          So, are you saying you would be opposed to my next poll: Who would win in a fight: Dennis Harrah or Batman?

                          Batman---he knew Kung Fu
                          The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Which Ram player is the greatest of all time

                            It's a tough decision, they're both wearing blue and gold... ;)

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                            • #15
                              Re: Which Ram player is the greatest of all time

                              How about dennis harrah vs. timmerman. That would be a fair fight and a brawl of epic magnitude, comporable to the first battle between hulk hogan and andre the giant.

                              general counsel

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                              • NJ Ramsfan1
                                Who is your favorite all_time ram?
                                by NJ Ramsfan1
                                The mood hit me to go outside the box for this one, since we all hope these recent developments with Spagnuolo will bring us back to glory.It got me to thinking about why I became a Rams fan- and the great teams and players they've had over the years. I will give you my top two- which is AWFULLY difficult, since there are so many great Rams I've rooted for since I was a little kid.

                                #2 is Jack Youngblood- A great, great, player whose toughness, production and leadership is legendary. That he had to wait 17 years to get into the Hall of Fame is an absolute joke. Went to at least 8 pro bowls and was the 1975 NFC defensive player of the year. Unofficially had 150.5 career sacks- an unbelievable total considering he was undersized even by yesterday's standards. Learned from the great Deacon Jones and anchored a line that was part of a Rams team in the 70's that led the DECADE in total defense. And of course playing 1 1/2 games (one of which was Super Bowl XIV) on a broken leg was the stuff from which legends are made. A class guy on and off the field, he was the guy who made me a Rams fan as a 5 year old boy.

                                #1 is Nolan Cromwell- My childhood idol. I played safety, special teams and held for placekicks during my high school football days and wore his number (#21) in every sport I ever played and wore it during my college baseball career and in semi-pro leagues thereafter. A stellar athlete who was one of the top two or three safeties of the 80's and a guy I don't feel gets his due today as an all-time great Ram (management even disrespected him by giving Lawrence Phillips his number). I had the good fortune of teaching with a guy who knew Nolan personally- and I got his jersey I wore as a kid signed by him along with a personal letter. Both are framed in my den.

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