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Dang, you know you're an old fart when you start to see players you watched as a kid die off. Deacon Jones was a real defensive force for the Rams back in the day. He was exciting to watch.

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Deacon Jones passes away at age 74

The National Football League has lost one of its legends as Hall of Fame defensive end David “Deacon” Jones has died at the age of 74.

Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen relayed the news via the team’s official website. He died of natural causes at his home in Southern California.

“Deacon Jones was one of the greatest players in NFL history. Off the field, he was a true giant. His passion and spirit will continue to inspire those who knew him” said Allen. “He was cherished member of the Allen family and I will always consider him my big brother.”

Jones, nicknamed the “Secretary of Defense,” was one of the most dominant players of his era. He was a two-time NFL defensive player of the year and five-time first-team All-Pro selection. He was named to eight Pro Bowls during his 14-year NFL career. He was also named to the NFL’s 75th Anniversary team. Jones spent his first 11 seasons with the Los Angeles Rams before playing two years for the San Diego Chargers and his final season with the Washington Redskins in 1974.

Bruce Allen’s father, George, was Jones’ head coach for five season with the Rams and again during his final season with the Redskins.

Jones was a member of the “Fearsome Foursome” with the Rams that consisted of Lamar Lundy, Rosey Grier and Merlin Olsen. It was among the most imposing defensive lines ever constructed. Famous for using a head slap to gain an advantage on offensive linemen, Jones was a nightmare for quarterbacks as a pass rusher. Although sacks didn’t become an official statistic until 1982, Jones would be among the best all-time in the category. He unofficially recorded 22 sacks twice during his tenure with the Rams and posted three 20-plus sack seasons. Jones is even credited with first coining the term “sack.” His 173.5 career sacks would rank third on the all-time list behind Bruce Smith (200) and Reggie White (198).

Jones was named to the Hall of Fame in 1980 during his first year eligible to be elected.


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Post Re: OT: RIP Deacon Jones
This guy was a beast in his prime and he really did set the tone for an aggressive style of rushing the quarterback. May he rest in peace and so long to a great player from his era.


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170+ plus unrecorded sacks in a run-first era of football. Amazing!


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The unsung hero of the 1972 undefeated team.


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One of the best!


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The unsung hero of the 1972 undefeated team.


How so?

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Post Re: OT: RIP Deacon Jones
Rich wrote:
Phins Rock wrote:
The unsung hero of the 1972 undefeated team.


How so?


I'm pretty sure he's the one that injured Griese.


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Post Re: OT: RIP Deacon Jones
Deacon on the Brady Bunch. Personally, I would have like to see him go midieval on the Bradys.


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His unofficial sack numbers (since sacks weren't a stat until 1982) puts him at 3rd on the all-time list. In a run-first era. The man was absolutely phenomenal, and for my money one of the top 5 defensive players of all time

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Post Re: OT: RIP Deacon Jones
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This guy was a beast in his prime and he really did set the tone for an aggressive style of rushing the quarterback. May he rest in peace and so long to a great player from his era.



Yes indeed....... :yay:

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Post Re: OT: RIP Deacon Jones
Phins Rock wrote:
Rich wrote:
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The unsung hero of the 1972 undefeated team.


How so?


I'm pretty sure he's the one that injured Griese.


Yep, that's correct! Nicely done, PR.

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Bob Griese was tackled by Deacon Jones and Ron East of the San Diego Chargers, and he went down with a broken leg and dislocated ankle.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Griese



But the real "hero" was G Norm Evans who let Deacon Jones get past him for the sack.

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Evans bawled because he just heard the diagnosis on the radio. It's my fault. I got beat. My man broke Bob's ankle. I've cost us the season.
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Not bad for a 14th rounder.


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Post Re: OT: RIP Deacon Jones
Sorry to hear of his passing. But it is nice to hear about an NFL player living a long and healthy life after a long and punishing career.


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Post Re: OT: RIP Deacon Jones
This was a guy who intimidated Lyle Alzado. And not much intimidated Lyle Alzado

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Post Re: OT: RIP Deacon Jones
degs wrote:
Sorry to hear of his passing. But it is nice to hear about an NFL player living a long and healthy life after a long and punishing career.


Think i read he missed 5 games in 14 years


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