All other NFL-related trademarks are trademarks of the National Football League. The NFL will present a pair of resolutions to increase coaching and GM opportunities for minorities this coming Tuesday during the owners' virtual meeting, Jim Trotter reports. 1 overall pick in 1985 NFL Draft... Born June 18, 1963, in Norfolk, VA. Belichick: Bruce Smith was a great edge rusher. Belichick: Unblockable, a little bit like Randle. Joe Greene: He wore number 75, that's kind of why I wore 75. ...LT's rookie year, I mean, this guy could do it all, OK? Very instinctive player. Lavonte David and Adarius Taylor had the best season out the bunch. He's like, 'how is he doing that? I watched him, he played by formations -- what are the possibilities -- and the position of the fullback or halfback would tell him that. Super Bowl XXXVII champion. Long-time starting inside linebacker Lavonte David has been his usual dominant self. Led Buccaneers to eight winning records in 14 seasons... Heart of NFL's No. You had great instincts, could handle the defense, you knew your team well, you knew what they could do and you certainly knew the opponent well and you know how to defend what they tried to do. Belichick: Randle had a great first step as an inside rusher, which made him even more dangerous because he could go inside or outside of the guard or run through the guard. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Below you will find brief accounts of nine players whom we have nominated for the two inside linebacker spots on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers All-Time Team. Greene: Jack was quick, fast, very bright. Tampa Bay’s offense has exploded with Tom Brady playing at an MVP level. From a weakside backer, the way Derrick Brooks scans the field, some of his interceptions were on the opposite side of the hash, places that you don't supposed to come from if you're a weakside backer. It was never, never stopped. Has Adarius Taylor done enough to be re-signed? The middle linebackers in Todd Bowles’ 3-4 defense look to be a prominently featured group in 2019 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. One thing about Reggie was he was a religious person and I could understand it. Tampa Bay's starting trio of linebackers features two Pro Bowlers still very much in their prime and another young player that was an extremely pleasant surprise as a rookie. Seemed like you were always two steps ahead of the play that we were trying to run. 5 greatest Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers of all time. Greene: Merlin was a very, very bright guy. He played the game the way a linebacker is always supposed to play the game. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. Time; REG 14 12/13 vs Vikings: 1:00 PM EST REG 15 ... Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tickets Find and buy tickets to all games BUY TICKETS Team Info. For years, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were somewhat of a laughing stock of the NFL. Joe ran well and just really had a knack for the ball ...good all-around football player that just continued to make big plays on a very good defense. Selected by the Los Angeles Rams in 1st round (3rd overall pick) of 1962 NFL Draft... Two-time All-American at Utah State, 1960-1961... Outland Trophy winner as best interior lineman, 1961... Born September 15, 1940, in Logan, UT. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Historical Starting Lineups. Write for us; Facebook; Twitter; Jack … Lewis: In 1986, I was 11 years old and my grandfather said, I want you to watch somebody, and I'm sitting there, and this TV comes on and it's LT. It looked like there was no way you could run through a hole because he was that wide to start with and if you tried to get through there, there was just no gap in there. Selected by Buccaneers in the first round (28th overall pick) of the 1995 NFL Draft... Born April 18, 1973 in Pensacola, FL. Head Coach Jon Gruden details the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, discusses running back Devontae Booker, Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski and more. Unanimous All-American, Lombardi Award (best lineman/LB) and Outland Trophy (best interior lineman) winner at Oklahoma, 1975... Born October 20, 1954, in Eufaula, Oklahoma. 1971 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee... First named All-Pro with two teams (1933-1934, 1936 with Bears, 1937 with Eagles)... Super-quick defensive first step, known as "The Offside Kid" for knack of reading snap counts... Fast, elusive, innovative on offense and inventor of many trick plays... Middle man on forward-lateral on Bears' game-winning TD in 1933 NFL Championship Game... Named to NFL's All-Decade Team for 1930s... Born October 8, 1909, in Bay City, MI. Selected by the San Diego Chargers in the 1st round (5th overall pick) in the 1990 NFL Draft... Born January 19, 1969 in Oceanside, CA. Even after the switch to a 4-3, the Bucs have filled their inside spot quite well, albeit with a smaller, swifter type of player. The Hall of Fame player racked up 1,297 tackles during his career, but he was a dangerous pass defender, too. You've recently made tough selections at such deep spots as running back and safety; now it's time to fill out the middle of the defense. Without further adieu, here are the top 10 linebackers of all-time for the Jets. Tampa Bay Rays Team History & Encyclopedia. Selected by the Baltimore Ravens in 1st round (26th overall pick) in 1996 NFL Draft... Two-time All-American at Miami (FL), 1994-1995... Born May 15, 1975 in Bartow, FL. Like a few other high pedigree very young linebackers that have entered the league in the last few years, it is all in the future for White. Phil Krueger, who helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion Southern California and later became part of the first coaching staff in Tampa Bay Buccaneers' history, has died. He helped make me a great coach. Mississippi State's Kylin Hill announced via social media on Monday that he will not be "representing this State" until the Mississippi state flag, which features the Confederate battle emblem, is changed. He is third all-time in tackles at USF ... McKenzie now plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is on track to become only the second former Bull to play for Tampa's NFL team.) … Played with a lot of power and physicality ...he was a big presence in the middle and a big personality, too. Conversely, two other players with similarly versatile careers, Shelton Quarles and Ervin Randle, are among the candidates below for inside linebacker.). I think Dick Butkus is a big reason. Selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2nd round (46th overall pick) in the 1974 NFL Draft... Born July 8, 1952, in Mantua, OH. Head Coach. Comprehensive and up-to-date Tampa Bay Buccaneers news, scores, schedule, stats and roster It was contagious, he was a great, great teammate. My father used to tell me, 'You have to be better than the next man just to be equal.' Played in 4 Super Bowls with Vikings... One of only 2 defensive players ever to win NFL MVP award, 1971... Posted 23 career fumble recoveries, 28 blocked kicks... 6-time 1st-team All-Pro. We recruited him at Cleveland in free agency. Lewis: Butkus created why you don't come in the middle of the field. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. It seems the Bucs and Chargers weren't the only teams interested in acquiring Tom Brady this offseason. Selected by Cowboys in 1st round (13th overall pick) of 1961 draft, the 1st pick in team history... Born July 26, 1939, in Olney, TX. The head slap, rip [move], I borrowed that from Deacon. Selected by the Buffalo Bills with No. © 2020 NFL Enterprises LLC. Selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1st round (2nd overall pick) of 1975 NFL Draft... Two-time All-American at Maryland, 1973-1974, winning Lombardi Award (best lineman/LB) & Outland Trophy (best interior lineman), 1974... Born January 15, 1953, in Pittsburgh, PA. Belichick: How would you like to have Bob Lilly and then when he retires follow it with Randy White? Ray Lewis: I don't think people really realized how big Reggie was. He was very quick off the ball, helmet or no helmet, he was a tough football player...Very fast off the edge, he was a defensive end that was not used much in coverage but he was a strong pass rusher and was very willing to take on blockers in the running game. That's why we're glad it's your job to choose the top two from that list, and not ours. That time was good for 460th out of 891 linebackers to record a time in the 3-cone. New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar have been charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm stemming from a May 13 incident, according to an arrest warrant issued Thursday by the Miramar (Fla.) Police Department. Howard Mudd, a former NFL lineman who coached in the league for 38 seasons, passed away Wednesday, his family announced. Roberts also came away with a “Poor” performance in the 3-cone test, finishing with a time of 7.2 seconds. by Ryan Pawloski 2 months ago Follow @RyanPawloski_12. We became believers. Bruce Arians . Belichick: Gino was tall, 6-foot-4, 6-foot-5, 250 [pounds], ran well, really could dominant the line of scrimmage in both the running game and the passing game...Really a standout player on this Colts defense. You praying that he don't hurt you and he praying that he don't hurt you. Selected by Pittsburgh Steelers in 1st round (4th overall pick) of 1969 NFL Draft... Born September 24, 1946, in Temple, TX. Selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2nd round (34th overall pick) in the 1971 NFL Draft... Born December 23, 1948, in Johnstown, PA. Greene: Ham was just a special player. He could also do the 4-3. Devin White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jim Trotter reveals the details of the 49ers' decision to split $1 million in grants among nine organizations to further the movement for social justice. That's a pretty good group? Please review their qualifications and vote for two players in the poll to the right. Next: 10. Greene: I recall him at Tampa, they played a three-man front. The following is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers all-time roster, browsable by last name or position. Did that boost their rankings? You put on some tape of this guy, tackles for losses were just a part of playing Pittsburgh but it was him. Selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the No. The NFL is revealing the 100 greatest players and 10 greatest coaches in NFL history. Football was fun for Junior Seau, it was work but it was fun ...everybody loved Junior and Junior loved everybody but he worked very hard, extremely hard ...when he stepped on the field, he was just one of those guys that just had an energy and had a vigor for the game that was truly unique and special. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. Next 1 of 11 Prev post. When Reggie got up under you, I'll never forget, my son was watching the Super Bowl and Reggie put his hand and was pushing the guy with one hand. You could play the run, you could play the pass, you could blitz. Tampa Bay Buccaneers All-Time Roster. Get Joe and we got to take our chances on Jack.'. Sam Eguavoen ... Tampa Bay 1995-2008. He did a little bit of everything on defense. Belichick: Bill was a little undersized but fast and tough, kind of like how all those Michigan guys are. The nominations are presented in alphabetical order. Not only did Nickerson go on to play in five Pro Bowls as a Buccaneer, but he instantly shored up what had been a gaping hole on the Bucs' defense. But the true key to the Bucs’ success is their fearsome defense. Everybody's praying. We'd call him "Jack Splat"; he helped bring the personality. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport sheds additional light on the courting of the star QB, who also drew interest from the Bears and Saints. Named to NFL's All-Decade Team for 1970s... Won two NCAA titles at Notre Dame, 1964, 1966... Born August 7, 1945, in Canton, OH. Belichick: Butkus in the middle really was a very physical linebacker. The Bucs had switched from a 3-4 to a 4-3 front just two years prior and had tried unsuccessfully to fill the middle linebacker spot with Jesse Solomon and Darrick Brownlow. Selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the No. He had that same kind of passion every day, every minute. 1. Offense, defense, special teams, wherever you wanted him to play, he would have been a great two-way player if he had played in the two-way era. Tremendous quickness off the ball. “I tell those guys all the time, don’t be scared of missing a play. Eventually, he started to put together, through the draft, some players that was like-minded. Bill Belichick: His length at 6-foot-8 was a lot in those days, it's a lot now but it was especially big in those days. I don’t care. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers franchise has had some luck within the NFL since getting into the league in 1976 and it has a minimum of one Tremendous Bowl – greater than one of the vital longer-existing groups. Selected by New York Yankees in 2nd round (14th overall) of 1952 NFL Draft... Born January 2, 1926, in Smithers, WV. Still to come in June and July: guard, defensive tackle, wide receiver, kicker and quarterback. All-Time Lists. NFL and the NFL shield design are registered trademarks of the National Football League.The team names, logos and uniform designs are registered trademarks of the teams indicated. 21. I’ll take that all day. It was almost impossible to block him in part because of the length. (Note: Cecil Johnson and Winston Moss, two players who started portions of their Buccaneer careers at both inside and outside linebacker, were included in the voting for outside linebacker. Collinsworth: The Tasmanian devil, he was. Belichick: You deserve it, you had 17 great years, you might have been the smartest. The Buccaneers tallied a convincing win over the Minnesota Vikings coming off their bye week. Overall, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' linebackers weren't bad. Lewis: Derrick is so calmly spoken but when he gets on the field, it's a different mentality. Belichick: Junior Seau, in a lot of ways, reminds me of Ray [Lewis]. Current team members are listed in bold. It was stunning. Collinsworth: You were one of the nicest guys that nobody ever wanted to play against. Sideline to sideline was what I was in awe with him about. Selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 7th round of the 1963 NFL Draft... Two-time All-American tackle at Minnesota, 1961-1962, and Outland Trophy winner as best interior lineman, 1962... Born June 17, 1940, in Shelby, NC. Extremely fast, strong with cat-like reflexes. And Jack's power, not only in the running game, in the middle, on the inside, his ability to cover, he could get very deep. 186 overall) of the 1961 NFL Draft... Born December 9, 1938, in Eatonville, FL. NFL footage © NFL Productions LLC. Lee Roy was, to me, the best "30" (3-4) defensive end of all. 60 Tackles, 1 Sack, 1 Forced Fumble, and 1 Interception, I would definitely entertain … Super quick and a little bit longer. With time to spare in the NFL offseason, I’ll take a look at the top 50 linebackers in the NFL in the modern era.. I’m only going to be looking at players drafted in 1970 or later. Tampa Bay Buccaneers' all-time Mount Rushmore: 4 best players in franchise history. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. By Bailey Adams @BaileyJAdams22 Jul 23, 2020, 11:00am EDT / new In terms of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers All-Time Team, however, the inside linebacker spot has been well-manned through most of franchise history. Helped power Buccaneers from 0-14 season as a rookie to No. Never. But now, a new force to be reckoned with has emerged beside David. Ray, you're one of the most complete players that ever played the game ...hated playing against you. This is 11th installment of our ongoing effort to determine the Greatest Buccaneers at every position. In terms of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers All-Time Team, however, the inside linebacker spot has been well-manned through most of franchise history. Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson is set to play out the final year of his contract, but things could get interesting for the eight-time Pro Bowler after this season. I don't know if you could name another person that plays like John Randle. Took over team that had never won title of any kind in 1969... First team finished 1-13... Steelers won first-ever championship (AFC Central) in 1972... Guard-linebacker for Cleveland Browns, 1953-1959... Born January 5, 1932, in Cleveland, OH. Mudd was surrounded by family after suffering multiple injuries from a motorcycle accident in late July. To review the positions discussed so far, visit the All-Time Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team home page. Outstanding in pass coverage. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. Behind the two starting middle linebackers the Bucs have Kevin Minter, who originally signed with Tampa Bay in 2018 but remained with the Arians-led team in 2019 after originally being drafted out of LSU by the Cardinals in 2013 when Arians served as Arizona’s head coach. Employing the 3-4 defense from 1977 through 1990 forced the Bucs to emphasize the inside linebacker position, and they generally did a fine job of finding the necessary talent. One of the most celebrated linebackers of the 2000s, Urlacher set Chicago’s all-time tackle record with 1,353. And Brady said 'You know what if I throw that Y hook route on Ray Lewis, you deserve to cut me.' Me sitting next to "Mean" Joe Greene, me sitting next to LT, the forefathers of what nastiness means. Oklahoma State's Chuba Hubbard expressed unity with head coach Mike Gundy in a video on Monday after threatening a boycott earlier in the day when he took exception to an OAN T-shirt worn by the coach. I mean, he was probably as big as the offensive linemen he was playing against then. When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose middle linebacker Hardy Nickerson as their first big-time foray into the NFL's new free agency system in 1993, it proved to be the perfect choice. He's that icon that every kid needs to research. Selected in the 14th round (No. Already you've selected two cornerbacks, two defensive ends, two outside linebackers, two safeties, two offensive tackles, two running backs, one center, one tight end, one punter and one special teams ace. The Buccaneers' Week 15 list of protected practice squad players is the same as last week: K Greg Joseph, CB Herb Miller and G John Molchon. ...I've been very fortunate to have some great coaching and even though I may not listen in meetings, I do listen on game day. One of the greatest Tampa Bay Buccaneers players is also one of the greatest NFL linebackers ever. Nickerson wasn't the first team MVP to come from that position (Dewey Selmon was the choice in 1978) and he wasn't the last Pro Bowl middle linebacker to represent the Bucs (that honor belongs to Shelton Quarles). Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Greene: I was a holdout my rookie year and I came into the team meeting and he said, 'Guys I want you to meet our first-round draft choice, Joe Greene,' I stood, 'Hi, fellas.' Left click on top headings to sort by name, position, college, number of seasons, years played, number of games played or games started. After all, there are greater areas of weakness up and down the roster. All-Time Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team: Nominated Inside Linebackers. He was 78. Team Names: Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Devil Rays Seasons: 23 (1998 to 2020) Record: 1726-1896, .477 W-L% Playoff Appearances: 6 Pennants: 2 World Championships: 0 Winningest Manager: Joe Maddon, 754-705, .517 W-L% More Franchise Info Seasons: 45 (1976 to 2020 ) Record (W-L-T): 274-429-1 Playoff Record: 6-9. Selmon and Richard 'Batman' Wood were at the middle of the great Buc defense of 1979, Jeff Davis was a tackling machine through most of the '80s and Scot Brantley, now a Bay area broadcaster, left behind a string of highlight-reel plays. As we continue our selection of the Greatest Bucs, we're asking you once again to do the heavy lifting. He is widely regarded by his peers as one of the best all-around linebackers to ever play in the NFL. Selected by the Cleveland Browns in 1st round (11th overall) of the 1953 NFL Draft... All-American tackle at Tennessee, 1952... Born May 8, 1930, in Humboldt, TN. All-Time Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team home page. Selected by the New York Giants as the 1st round pick (2nd overall) in the 1981 NFL Draft... Born February 4, 1959, in Williamsburg, VA. Belichick: Well, I think I had the honor of coaching the greatest defensive football player in the history of the game. Won a lot with his first step and then, if the tackle was off-balance, then he could power him or come back underneath. My voice cracked. Greene: What I recall Ted is doing is dropping into coverage and really stretching the middle of that field, you couldn't get a ball over top of him. In the final edition of The Pewter Plank’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers position previews series, the linebackers take the spotlight. All-Time Lists. And when he lined up against you, everybody's praying. Just go back and if you want to play the linebacker position, just go see why it was started. The Buccaneers placed specialists Ryan Succop, Bradley Pinion and Zach Triner on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, which was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons. 30 Greatest Players of All Time ; 15 Best Running Backs of All Time; Game Day Grub; More More. Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule said he's considering kneeling alongside his players during the national anthem this season in support of the movement against racial injustice. Missed only one game in 13 seasons... Excelled at intimidating passer, unofficially batted down 16 passes, 1967... 1st overall pick by Kansas City Chiefs in the 1963 AFL Draft... NAIA All-American at Grambling... Born September 10, 1940, in Gainesville, AL. In fact, the field of candidates for the two inside linebacker spots on the All-Time Team is impressively deep. Selected by the Chicago Bears in 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1965 NFL Draft... Two-time All-American at Illinois, 1963-1964... Born December 9, 1942, in Chicago, IL. So it's obvious that your preparation paid off. Frustrated by the slow pace of minority hiring in college and professional football, Maryland's Michael Locksley has created the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches. Lewis: His quickness and that first step, I would've adored to play behind that first step. Lavonte David might be the best linebacker in the NFL, and Devin White is one of the league’s most exciting young players at the position. Stadium. Like, I'm sick of seeing it. In 1976, the Buccaneers went 0-14, suffering through blowout after blowout. You picked that off I don't know how many times. Elected to 9 straight Pro Bowls, 1968-1976. Only a player's accomplishments with the Buccaneers are considered. At time when there is simply a need, a reserve is allowed because two players from different eras simply cannot be left off the list. If you shoot and you miss, you shoot and you miss. I'm proud, I'm happy, I'm content with the actions that I had on the football field. He finished with 25 interceptions, including three returned for touchdowns in 2002, the season in which Tampa’s defense powered the … And that was very important in terms of how I played "rush the passer.". I mean, he could get to the deep middle and he could get to the hashes. Included are players that played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL) from 1976-2020. © TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS. Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame linebacker Bobby Bell (78) sacks Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr (15) during Super Bowl I, a … Selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2nd round pick (50th overall pick) of the 1967 NFL Draft... Born August 21, 1945, in Clover, VA. Collinsworth: Inside, Willie Lanier looked like a guard. The 2020 Position Preview series rolls on today with a look at Tampa Bay’s talented group of linebackers. Of all his other scores, only Roberts’ shuttle time of 4.26 seconds falls outside of the “Great” category of 8.0 or higher. Belichick: Reggie's in a class by himself. He was 90. With 5 of the 9 Tampa Bay linebackers on the roster set to hit free agency in March, Jason Licht and Bruce Arians have to question; who is worth keeping, and who should we add to the team? And he says our goal is to win a Super Bowl ...there was some snickering in the back row, Chuck found the guy that was snickering; he was gone. Belichick: We used to say, as great as [Jack] Lambert was, 'Don't worry about Lambert. I told Brady if you throw that Y shape on Ray Lewis, I'm gonna cut you. Every Friday night at 8 ET through Dec. 27, NFL Network will announce the latest members of the All-Time Team during a one-hour special hosted by Rich Eisen and featuring Bill Belichick and Cris Collinsworth. Your vote will determine who makes the team at the position, although the results will not be announced until the entire team is revealed near the beginning of the 2004 season. Originally went undrafted, signed by Vikings as undrafted free agent after being undersized, entering league under 250 pounds... Born December 12, 1967, in Mumford, TX. The attorneys for New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar have issued statements claiming the innocence of their clients following an arrest warrant issued on Thursday. He was a very good pass rusher, had excellent speed in pursuit. The heart and soul of Tampa Bay’s defense lines up right in the middle of the formation. See who made the list. Selected by the Detroit Lions in the 7th round of the 1953 NFL Draft... Born January 19, 1932, in Pittsburgh, PA. Belichick: Joe Schmidt had an immediate impact in the league. Guys would try to cut block him and he just kind of stepped over them, it wasn't any problem at all. It was a stream of four, five, six plays where I didn't care about watching nobody else but actually watching his impact on hitting other men. The Bucs fought off the Vikings' attempt to replace them as the NFC's sixth seed and now have a two-game edge over the teams just outside the conference playoff picture. In his 11 seasons with Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers legend was a five-time Pro Bowl selection in addition to earning two first-team All-Pro selections. Shelton Quarles, who owns the longest scoring play in franchise history, is the latest in a long line of outstanding Buccaneer inside linebackers. Cris Collinsworth: When free agency came around, everybody said that the free agents would only go to L.A. or New York or Miami and he was one of the first ones ever to sign and when he went to Green Bay, it shook up everything. Played in six AFC championship games and won four Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers... Named 1976 NFL Defensive Player of Year. Tweet; Share; x; Pin; Comment; Next 1 of 6 Prev post. 4 overall pick in the 1984 Supplemental Draft... Born December 19, 1961, in Chattanooga, TN. Collinsworth:Buck Buchanan is a monster. Very good athlete. Lawrence Taylor: When I look at the best defensive player that ever played the game, I don't put myself number one; I'm looking at Reggie White as number one. Sorting information. Saw you do that against a lot of other people too. To appear on the list, the player must have been on the active roster for at least one regular season game, even if they did not play in that game. Didn't have much of a chance but he was a special guy, he really was. And I'm watching this time after time again and now because I understand the science of it I'm watching you do this and I'm like they don't want this fight. Lewis: My grandfather used to have me sitting down and understanding that nobody goes into Pittsburgh and wins. You had, obviously, the ability to destroy people straight-ahead but his first-step quickness and ability. Known for unusual speed, strength, intelligence, recovery ability. Recorded 10.0 or more sacks in NFL-record 13 seasons... Named to NFL's All-Decade Teams for 1980s & 1990s. Lavonte David Devin White Kevin Minter Jack Cichy Noah Dawkins Chapelle Russell. On Friday night, NFL Network revealed 14 defensive linemen and 12 linebackers on the NFL's All-Time Team. In 1987, Tampa declared Steve Young a bust at quarterback, and promptly traded him to the 49ers for pennies on the dollar — Young went on to establish a Hall-of-Fame career in San Francisco. 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