Thursday, August 1, 2019

Curly Lambeau's 1955 All-Time Team

By Chris Willis, NFL Films

In 1955 Curly Lambeau selected an All-Time Team. The future Hall of Fame coach had just recently concluded a 33-year NFL coaching career (Packers, 1919-1949, Cardinals, 1950-1951, Redskins, 1952-1953) in which he won 229 games and 6 NFL Championships. His all-time squad had a blend of older and newer players at the time.

His ends were Don Hutson and Tom Fears or Elroy Hirsch; tackles were Link Lyman and Joe Stydahar; guards were Dan Fortmann and Mike Michalske; center was Mel Hein. His backfield consisted of halfbacks George McAfee and Hugh McElhenny; fullback Clarke Hinkle and quarterback Bob Waterfield.
1955 Curly Lambeau All-Time Team

1 comment:

  1. I'm guessing that Curley wasn't being particularly analytical when putting down names for the article....1955 is pretty late for a one-platoon team, and as great as Hinkle was, that's a "homer" pick when Motley has just recently concluded his career and Nagurski was there before him.....Waterfield over Baugh? that I'm surmising makes Curley and Jayne Russell the only two who would pick that way....McAfee over Tony Canadeo is a real headscratcher from a Packer coach....interesting that