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  1. Long Island Leprechaun

    July Madness: All Time Draft Discussion Thread

    Ripped Campbell's shirt off and he's still going in pads!! Terminator... In fairness to Robertson, Campbell also ran over Jack Lambert and Jack Tatum. And man that stiff arm. Like Jim Brown -- defenders said when Brown stiff armed you, he actually punched you with a jab that would make you see stars --- like being hit by Sugar Ray Robinson. If this draft has nothing else, it's been a real treat to go back and see some of the videos of so many great players. Easy to forget just how good these guys were.
  2. Long Island Leprechaun

    July Madness: All Time Draft Discussion Thread

    1978. Earl Campbell hit Robertson in the chest, knocked him over, and then ran right over him. Geez.
  3. Long Island Leprechaun

    July Madness: All Time Draft Discussion Thread

    Thanks. I'm trying to be true to my defensive scheme, which is a traditional 4-3. I need speed linebackers off the edge and Robertson is historically known as one of the fastest LB's. Bobby Bell on the other side is also a great athlete. Urlacher in the middle gives me lots of range -- coverage and ball attacking guys. Ironic that I have Campbell as my RB, who flattened Robertson toward the end of his career and generated a ferocious piece of videotape for the ages. Can't run him over now!
  4. My picks: Isaiah Robertson (OLB) and Nate Newton (LG): Isaiah Robertson was selected to six Pro Bowls during his years with the Rams. He picked off 25 passes in his career, returning three for touchdowns. He scored a fourth touchdown on a fumble recovery in 1978. According to Rams and Bills records, Robertson also sacked the quarterback 25½ times and recorded 16 fumbles in his career. Isiah Robertson combined size, strength, quickness, speed, toughness, and a knack for making the game-breaking play. Isaiah was one of the NFL's fastest linebackers. He was clocked at 4.6 in the 40-yard dash. Nate Newton was a six-time Pro Bowler, attending the game from 1992 through 1996 and once again in 1998. Only Larry Allen (10) has been to more Pro Bowls with the Cowboys on the offensive line. He is tied with Rayfield Wright and John Niland for six appearances each. His ability to protect quarterback Troy Aikman and to run-block for running back Emmitt Smith helped the Cowboys win 3 Super Bowls in 1992, 1993, and 1995. He was one of the best guards in the NFL for over a decade. He was a very powerful player and was known from some great confrontations against Reggie White among other great players. Despite playing in the trenches, Newton was one of the more colorful players in Cowboys history.
  5. Long Island Leprechaun

    July Madness: All Time Draft Discussion Thread

    Time to name my team: THE PRANCING PECARRIES (and our mascot):
  6. Long Island Leprechaun

    July Madness: All Time Draft Discussion Thread

    Good team name.... The Fighting Ostriches!
  7. Long Island Leprechaun

    July Madness: All Time Draft Discussion Thread

    Yeah, it's interesting to see which great players have been left in the green room. Allen not only was versatile but he had a long career.
  8. Long Island Leprechaun

    July Madness: All Time Draft Discussion Thread

    What you're forgetting is that those old timers were spry... not to mention bandylegged and obstreperous. This could make all the difference.
  9. Long Island Leprechaun

    July Madness: All Time Draft Discussion Thread

    Cornelius Bennett kills me. I was hoping he'd somehow get lost in the shuffle. He was the perfect book-end to my linebacker trio. #$#%#*
  10. Long Island Leprechaun

    July Madness: All Time Draft Discussion Thread

    Bwahhhhhahhahahh!! Glad it's not just me watching guys on my list drop like flies. We're heading into the weeds pretty soon. I thought I was going to get clever and add Leveon Bell in a couple of rounds to complement Earl Campbell... so much for that. Guys are on their game here.
  11. Long Island Leprechaun

    July Madness: All Time Draft Discussion Thread

    The Hall of Fame well is going to run dry soon. Should be interesting to see how the next tier plays out. This is starting to get harder as player availability, offensive and defensive schemes start to bump against each other. So far everybody is playing with house money.
  12. My offensive pick is Dermontii Dawson (C) My defensive pick is Elvin Bethea (DE)
  13. Long Island Leprechaun

    July Madness: All Time Draft Discussion Thread

    Glad Carl Eller lasted this long. He was an absolute beast -- a sack king when they weren't counting officially. Figured it was time to step away from the skill players on offense and start building the trenches. So many great players have been sucked up by this nasty crowd.
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