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    73 - John Hannah - Best NFL Player by Jersey Number: 50-99 - Photos - SI.com

    Junior Seau won for #55

    Who was "worthy of consideration" for their number?:

    Mike Haynes, Steve Grogan, Steve Nelson, Gino Cappalletti, Drew Bledsoe, Terrell Buckley, Curtis Martin, Jim Nance, Rodney Harrison, Sam Bam, Ted Johnson, Tedy Bruschi, Willie McGinest, Randy Moss, Andre Tippett, Bruce Armstrong, Jim Hunt, Irving Fryar, Stanley Morgan, Ben Coates, Terry Glenn, Torry Holt, Richard Seymour, Adalius Thomas, Mike Vrabel
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    Why would they put Tim Brown over Randy Moss?
    I know Brown was good but...
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    Peyton Manning
    When his career concludes sometime this decade, Manning will likely hold every major NFL passing record. He's a four-time MVP who has completed 4,232 of 6,531 passes for 50,128 yards.


    Ahhh! Somebody better post a correction here. They forgot to add "every major REGULAR SEASON NFL passing record". He's among the worst in the playoffs.
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    I thought Ben Coates was a lock for 87 but apparently Dwight Clark made one good catch in his career which takes precedence over 10 years of greatest.

    Ben Winter Coates belongs on that list.
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    It's also weird to think about how many good players have shared numbers (22, 80) yet so many bad players shared other numbers (96). You would think this would be an easy list to make
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    Personally, I think Matthew Slater deserves recognition
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    Surprised to see so many 80's numbers as linebackers.
    Anyone know when and why they stopped that?
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    #54 Jersey

    That was my thought exactly. I half-expected to see Randy come up for #81 and was a little surprised to see Tim Brown. I wonder if erroneous media and common perceptions of Randy's work-ethic and dog fakery had an influence in that decision; not to mention the contrast in the careers each of them had with the Raiders.

    A lot of Steelers and Cowboys on the list.
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    You missed Tim, Chad Eaton and Lawyer Milloy, who were also on the list.. Personally, I don't know how some of the players were up for consideration... Joseph Addai? Come on. The guy is above average RB at best.. Buckley? Eli Manning?

    I do question some of the rankings like other people do..
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    Probably when they went to having numbers for particular positions. Which was probably done to make the lives of the officiating crew easier.
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    Yep, this was around the mid-70s or so, right around the rise of the NFL on TV. I don't know which came first but it probably also made it easier on the fans, too.

    I don't know why Randy would get the nod over Tim Brown, even without the baggage Moss has accumulated. Brown played 17 years, finished #2 in receiving yardage and #3 in catches, hardly numbers which can be downplayed.

    EDIT: Don't forget Henry Thomas played here a few years, too! #97. Or Keith Byars. #41.
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    Why is Shawn Crable even considered for #98!

    He is the reason the phrase 'Crabled' is used today ;)
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    Most play off defeats Peyton Manning
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    Probably because Moss has only been #81 during his 3 years with the Patriots (#84 with Vikings, 18 with Raiders), and while they've been great years, Tim Brown had a much longer run of greatness while wearing that particular number.
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    67- Reggie McKenzie, pleeeze, Dr. Bill is going to be PISSED!
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    80- Troy Brown
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    3 Super Bowl champion
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    Clark had better stats and won Super Bowls. Coates was not great for 10 years. He had 5 years of great play.
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