Saturday, April 16, 2016

Top Ten Packers

The NFL Network’s Top Ten Green Bay Packers:
10. FB Jim Taylor #31
9. OG PK Jerry Kramer #64
8. WR James Lofton #80
7. CB Herb Adderly #26
6. HB PK Paul Hornung #5 (above, kicking)
5. MLB Ray Nitscke #66
4. DT Reggie White #92
3. QB Bart Starr #15 two Super Bowl MVPs (above, holding)
2. QB Brett Farve #4 League MVP
1. FL PK DB Don Hutson #14
Best of the rest: Forrest Gregg, Jim Ringo, Vince Lombardi, Curly Lambeau, Mike Holmgren, Aaron Rodgers, Lynn Dickey, Don Makowski. No mention of Dave Robinson.
Hutson was the best player of his era by far, perhaps the greatest football player in history. Farve set many career passing records. Starr won two Super Bowl MVPs. White turned the franchise around and led the Packers to the Super Bowl. Nitscke epitomized Lombardi’s tough defense. Hornung scored 174 points in 14 games, and could run, pass, block, and kick. Adderly was moved from running back to defense and became a hall of famer. Lofton was the best receiver of his era. Kramer’s block won the Ice Bowl. Taylor was just as good as Hornung.    

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