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Paul Crane was an 185lb All American center, who played center, LB, corner & safety on our Super Bowl team


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Hey, there, hm. That team is dropping like flies. RIP.

185 lbs for a LB, just goes to show you how much the game has changed. Not a LB obviously, but a guy like Randall Cunningham for example would get murdered today. Oddly enough the flipside to that is that they used to take a lot more punishment.

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7 hours ago, jetophile said:

Hey, there, hm. That team is dropping like flies. RIP.

185 lbs for a LB, just goes to show you how much the game has changed. Not a LB obviously, but a guy like Randall Cunningham for example would get murdered today. Oddly enough the flipside to that is that they used to take a lot more punishment.

Back then they didn't have strength and conditioning.  A perennial All-Star defensive lineman back in the early seventies, when asked about lifting weights, said, "I've never seen a player worth his salt fool around with those things".

 

So although you were allowed to hit people in more ways back then, the men hitting you were both smaller and non-weight-trained.

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I had the pleasure to meet Mr. Crane a couple of times.  He let me wear his Super Bowl ring once.  I didn't ask, he just took it off and handed it to me, so I put it on.  

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