Poll Question 10-8-14 – Toeing The Line


NFL coaches will tell you it’s what’s up front that counts — that games are won in the trenches. So who was best in the trenches? What was the greatest offensive line ever assembled? Here are your choices:
1960s – Packers. Green Bay won five championships in a span of seven years (1961-67), featuring a Hall of Fame tackle (Forrest Gregg) and center (Jim Ringo) plus a guard named to the 50th anniversary team (Jerry Kramer).
1970s – Raiders. The Raiders won a pair of Super Bowls (1976, 1980) with arguably the best left side ever assembled in Hall of Famers T Art Shell and G Gene Upshaw plus C Dave Dalby.
1980s – Redskins. The Hogs with a rotating cast went to four Super Bowls from 1982-92. Jeff Bostic started all four games at center, G Russ Grimm has been enshrined in the Hall of Fame and Joe Jacoby has been a Hall finalist.  
1990s – Cowboys. The Cowboys won three Super Bowls in a span of four years (1992-95) and all five of the primary starters became Pro Bowlers: Hall of Famer Larry Allen, G Nate  Newton, T Erik Williams, T Mark Tuinei and C Mark Stepnoski. 
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11 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    October 10, 2014
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    Unfortunately, will probably never see an offensive line such as the Redskins had back then. They were the best!

  2. DJ
    October 10, 2014
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    Will forever love the HOGS and the REDSKINS!

  3. sherri
    October 10, 2014
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    The BEST OFFENSIVE LINE! (Need to go BACK TO THAT TYPE OF PLAYING STYLE! (GEORGE ALLEN)! 🙂

  4. Sharman B
    October 10, 2014
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    Wish we didn’t have to keep living in the past. Hopefully Redskins will be great again soon. HTTR4Life

  5. Lucero
    October 10, 2014
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    Nothing could touch the “Hogs”!

  6. Paul Macdonald
    October 10, 2014
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    Hogs should have been Super Bowl XXII co-mvps. After adjustments in the first quarter Doug Williams wasn’t touched and had all day to throw. An unknown running back (Timmy Smith) who did nothing before or after that game ran for over 200 yards often not being touched until being run down from behind. That was the most dominant game by an offensive line.

  7. Amos
    October 10, 2014
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    All of these lines were great, yes. But the Hogs were a BIG reason why Coach Gibbs was able to win 3 Super Bowls with 3 different QBs!

  8. jdl skins
    October 10, 2014
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    back when the redskins had teams that played with heart not like today’s disaster

  9. October 10, 2014
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    This was truly the greatest offensive line of all time! The Hogs “Redskins” of the 1980s and 1990s simply dominated their opponents time in and time out! Hopefully in the near and distant future of this proud organization, the offensive line will come together as a cohesive, and punishing unit. I truly believe that this team is on the cusp or outer fringe, of becoming a great team once again. Hopefully, all of these so-called fans and naysayers will grow up and realize that great things will be coming again soon enough to the Redskins franchise and tremendously loyal fan base. Praise the Lord and Praise the Redskins! DWL^

  10. Anonymous
    October 11, 2014
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    Hogs were the best but how can the 1970s Steelers not be on this list?

  11. myron gehrts
    October 11, 2014
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    Joe Jacoby is overdue for his place in the Hall Of Fame!!

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