By John Turney
1915-25, the 1920s, the 1925-35 period, the 1930s, 1935-45, the 1940s, and now we tackle the 1945-55 period.
We consulted Chris Willis of NFL Films to make the selections.
Here they are—
1945-55 Player of the Decade
1945-55 Defensive Player of the Decade
A great, quick middle guard who was a dominate rusher and run defender.
1945-55 Player of the Decade Runner-Up
1945-55 Defensive Player of the Decade Runners-Up
George Connor and Bill Dudley
Connor and Dudley were both two-way players and great ones. Connor was a linebacker and defensive lineman and Dudley was a fantastic defensive back.
Next up: The 1950s
I get that it's a split decade, but Bobby Layne's Lion years arguably are stronger than Waterfield's full career (of course, if one factors in Jane Russell, forget #22 was ever mentioned!)ReplyDelete