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  1. IcyPatriot

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    http://www.profootballweekly.com/PFW/Features/NFL Features/2008/34defense.htm


    Howie Long ... Curley Culp ... LeRoy Selmon

    Andre Tippet ... Randy Gradishar ... Harry Carson ... Lawrence Taylor



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    And as I always point out, he is the finest Jewish OLB the Patriots ever employed!
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    Love Andre Tippett, but I really think that the Real LT and Ricky Jackson were the best 3-4 OLBs. That Saints defense of the late 80s early 90s was a beast.
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    Who would be the best Jewish owner of the Patriots .. Robert or Jonathan... :p
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    Andre Tippet didn't spend his career playing on the weakside and didn't have the quality of players around him that LT had.

    Andre is the best LB to ever play the game for my money.
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    Glad to see he is finally getting the recognition he deserves, he was one of the greatest on and off the field.
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    Did Tippett have to face the LT or the RT?
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    Right tackle, but back then, offenses weren't very multiple, and he was lined up strong side, so he was always dealing with the tight end, and in the offense's strong side.

    LT, who was GREAT, don't get me wrong, was blind side, away from teh tight end, going one on one with the LT (plus any RBs who might assist, of course).

    Andre was also dealing with more running plays coming at him, as offenses ran right somewhat more often than left, usually,d ue to the TE presence on the right side.
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    Back then the Left Tackle wasn't the Left Tackle, yet. Lawrence Taylor caused the line to evolve. What is the name of that book?

    Other than the center the OL was thought to be inter changeable and hence lower paid since each guy had lots of back up.
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    I never had the opprotunity to see Tippet play live. To those that did, how great was he when he on the field? Was he one of those types that inspired the greatest of confidence or was he more of the finese guys? I guess what I'm asking is what did him being on the field mean to you? Thanks in advance.
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    look who wrote this article.
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