Fuck Yeah, Offensive Line

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Joe Jacoby, Offensive Tackle, Washington Redskins

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Joe Jacoby, Offensive Tackle, Washington Redskins

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Chad Clifton, Offensive Tackle, Green Bay Packers

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Chad Clifton, Offensive Tackle, Green Bay Packers

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Tom Nalen, Center, Denver Broncos

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Tom Nalen, Center, Denver Broncos

Joe Thomas mauls James Farrior

Joe Thomas mauls James Farrior

I do not care for defensive linemen. 

That being said, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the passing of one of the great defenders football has ever seen.

Deacon Jones revolutionized the game with his emphasis on rushing the passer and the devastating effect sacking the quarterback could have on an offense. 

Aside from that, I really like his attitude towards his opponents on the field. His whole M.O. was to basically make those folks in the other uniform suffer for being on the same field as him. That attitude is something I tried to emulate during my own playing career. 

His on-field prowess notwithstanding, Jones was also a great man off the field, putting a lot of time and effort into numerous causes.

As a man and as a football player, Deacon Jones will be missed. 

He barely sought nor extended pity. A barely controlled fury seemed to propel him. Watching No. 75 was like listening to an infernal choir … menace and anger swirled like brimstone.

— NFL Films narrator Jeff Kaye describing Deacon Jones