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  1. maust1013

    maust1013 In the Starting Line-Up

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    I can't honestly say Greene was better than Randy White or vice versa. Likewise with Kennedy vs Sapp although I am quite sure Olsen was better than either of them.

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    Mean Joe/Randy White
    Merlin Olsen
    Sapp/Kennedy

    Honorable mentions: John Randle and Dan Hampton
     

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    Can't speak for anyone else but I see NT as it's own category. And I have big love for Big Vince. Like bromance love, his signed jersey hangs in our sports cave
     
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    Sigh...

    He certainly comes up in the discussion.
     
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    VW moved around on the line too in 2010 and 2011 ala White, Klecko, etc but hes not in that class.
     
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    Forgot about him

    He was a menace.
     
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    Agree on Atkins. Playing on the Bungles hasn't done him any favors.

    To RW's OP: Randy White's tackle stats are insane.

    Regards,
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    Exactly. By most accounts Greene was the most dominant DT who ever played. If they tracked sacks back then hed be putting up 8-12 a year. He was also a dominant run defender.

    White was a different player. Smaller. Super quick. Always guessed right. Tenacious. Thats why Donald reminds me of him.
     
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    GOAT DTs is a medical condition caused by profligate over-indulgence in SB wins.
     
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    Same line with the Big Cat Ernie Ladd. Wow.
     
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    people forget..jeez...Willie Lanier backed that line in the middle...flanked by Bobby Bell! That D was scary
     
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    White was so damn quick they actually used him at LB at times. It's one thing to think of a DE at OLB it's another to have seen a DT out there in that era. With the conditioning we see now we take it for granted that it can happen but in the 70's it was unusual to say the least
     
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    Remember White getting dominated by J Hannah, They moved him away from Hannah in the second half.
     
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    Remember it well...Kee-rist we are old but...STILL HERE and NOT LEAVIN'
     
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    When they talk about describing a player having a "motor", Randy White's picture is next to it.
     
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    Damn straight. And Bruschi's is right next to it
     
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    I immediately thought of Bruce Smith...but i guess he was more a DE.
     
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    Yea hes in the top 5 of the OT: GOAT DE thread.
     
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    Oh please, you saw enough of that dogshit Buffalo team from back then. He was the whole defense.
     
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    I was bustin ya.

    Smerlas was outstanding.
     
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    He actually started as a LB and wasn’t real good so he bulked up and moved to DT.
     

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