Pro Football Hall of Fame Releases Modern-Era Semi... TUESDAY TIDBITS: "Hirsch Roars Into the Clover". Also, how many of those sacks did he have with San Francisco? Love the information you provide in these articles.They have helped me immensely in my own research.Is there a way for me to get copies of the gamebooks for all the NFL teams?Who would I contact to acquire copies?Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. He and TJ differed, too. He was highly rated by Proscout, Inc. and by their charts they would agree that he was better than his All-Pro seasons would reflect. Take a look at how all 47 of his selections stack up. And look with the rush backers. OLB Joey Porter was missed by me as well. He averaged 109 tackles a season and had 15 sacks, 16 interceptions, and 7 fumbles recovered and he forced 16 fumbles. Sadly his team was awful for most of that time and when he went to the Niners he just wasn’t the same guy, but was able to get a ring he deserved just for having to play for the Saints as long as he did. Email us at: He was part of two world titles, picked off 21 passes, had 24 sacks, and fell on 15 free balls. I read his book and in my opinion, while he was complimentary towards a lot of players, he seemed lukewarm on Connor. The continuation of the best of series looks at the best Steelers pass rushers to ever lace ... 5 greatest Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers of all time. The way he could string out wide sweeps play off the block and reach out at the last second to bring the ball carrier down was special. From 1990-02 the Chargers allowed 3.54 yards per rush, best in NFL over than span. Hopefully he won’t be forgotten behind the other great players he got to play with. Used the gamebooks and it's possible he had a few more, bust most all of the Chiefs sacks are accounted for. His peak may not have been as high as some others ahead of him, but then length of his career as a starter (all but his first and final season) is remarkable. Wizard of Odds uses cookies, this enables us to provide you with a personalised experience.More InfoGot It! He performed well in many playoff runs as well in 2010 recording 5 sacks in just two games. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Thank you for taking the time to respond. If anything, his stuffs (tackles for loss) were a benefit. His 1989 rookie season was one of the best the NFL has ever seen. Derrick Brooks played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1995 to 2008. I’m not gonna lie, if it wasn’t for his longevity he wouldn’t be over Suggs for me. ( Log Out /  Let’s be honest. Ware struck fear into QBs and it sucks that he was forced to play on a team that didn’t use his great years to their benefit. Like Ted Hendricks, he's one of the top handful of kick blockers in the history of the game but was also a dynamite linebacker. Follow us on Twitter: @NFL_Journal - In 2002 Derrick Brooks had 11 pass deflections, 5 interceptions and 4 defensive touchdowns. Nonetheless though Jackson dominated in a different aspect it felt like every game. Walter Payton Man of the Year Award (2000). These all-time greats have electrified crowds with their energy and leadership and delivered on the field as some of the NFL's best defensive players ever. Jack Ham was the 3rd guy you thought of when thinking of the greatest defense of all time. Many give LT the title as the greatest defensive player of all time, and any of those people have plenty of reason to do so. Dedicated to reporting mainstream and esoteric aspects of professional football. NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award (1985), 5 Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988). Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Your list is missing some very deserving people – Robert Brazile, Bobby Bell and Ted Hendricks. Many others could have filled out this list at the number 10 spot but Bennett’s pass rushing ability and ability to stop the run was enough for me to put him over all of the rest. Some of his reps were just dominant. TUESDAY TIDBITS: Hungry Grizzlies and the End Zone. best year? His takeaways rank 1st of all non secondary players. newsletter and other special announcements. In that case Lavonte David and Urlacher are ommitted. John, I love your research (especially on pre-1982 sack numbers) and wanted to ask a clarifying question: Here you have Matt Hazeltine listed with 38 sacks, but in this article: the image shows Hazeltine with 51.5 sacks...which number is correct? I will ask him, he may not...I've asked him about Conner and while not effusive he thought he was very good...but TJ usually doesn't criticize much, he's too classy, so if he does disagree he'd kept it to himself. If it wasn’t locking down the flats or hook zones, he was right in the QB’s face it the QB managed to barely escape his grasp. Suggs was part of a great defense headlined by Ed Reed and Ray Lewis. 5 Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993), 3 Time NFL First Team All Pro (1988, 1991, 1992). Jackson was in similar group of the Robertsons, Villapianos, etc...Zim didn't like Gradishar for some reason. What season/games do you consider his peak? ( Log Out /  From that point forward he was plagued with injuries. His football IQ was just out the roof. How confident are people with Bobby Bells 40 sack number? Enter your email address to receive our newsletter and other special announcements. Jackson was the best thing in New Orleans for a long time. Greene is 3rd in sacks and even though you can debate whether or not he was one dimensional when it came to linebackers, he is still one of the best rushers in NFL history. Enter your email address below to subscribe to our weekly newsletter along with other special announcements from The Wizard of Odds!