By John Turney
1915-25, the 1920s, the 1925-35 period, the 1930s, 1935-45, the 1940s, 1945-55 the 1950s, 1955-65, the 1960s, 1965-75, the 1970s, 1975-85, the 1980s, and now the period of 1985-95
Here are the picks for the decade for the span of 1985-95—
1985-95 Player of the Decade
1985-95 Defensive Player of the Decade
White was the NFC Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994 and 1995 (and you can throw in 1998 though it's outside the time frame). Then you can add in the NFL Defensive Lineman of the Year Awards that he won in 1987-89, 91, 95.
1985-95 Player of the Decade Runner-Up
We also are going with Dan Marino (1984-93 'decade') as an honorable mention.
1985-95 Defensive Player of the Decade Runner-Up
No honorable mentions—White and Smith really stood out.
Next up: the 1990s