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Which D-line was the best?
Rams Fearsome Foursome
66%
 66%  [ 18 ]
Vikings Purple People Eaters
33%
 33%  [ 9 ]
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:11 pm    Post subject: Better D-Line: Fearsome Foursome vs. Purple People Eaters Reply with quote

I just saw an advertisement on NFL Network for a tv show highlighting the Fearsome Foursome, the legendary defensive line of the Los Angeles Rams. Someone called them "the greatest defensive line of all time" on the commercial.

I would have to disagree. Back in the same era, there was the Purple People Eaters defense of the Vikings. During many of these years, the two teams would meet in the playoffs, with the Vikings coming out on top.

Both of them were incredible, but which one of these units do you think was the best?

Fearsome Foursome: Rosey Grier, Lamar Lundy, Merlin Olsen, Deacon Jones

Purple People Eaters: Carl Eller, Alan Page, Gary Larsen, Jim Marshall
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting... I'd go with the FF, but this should make for a good thread.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FF-Olsen and Jones? I wouldn't want to be a QB facing those 2.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's Minny.

Eller is very underrated and Page is my #1 DT in NFL history.

It is really close though. I would have loved to see Youngblood come a little earlier to see a line with him Jones and Olsen. That would have been absurd.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mse326 wrote:
I think it's Minny.

Eller is very underrated and Page is my #1 DT in NFL history.

It is really close though. I would have loved to see Youngblood come a little earlier to see a line with him Jones and Olsen. That would have been absurd.


Youngblood did start three games in 1971, Jones' last year in LA. So, that trio probably played together each of those times.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say it's a wash.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would take the Giants Nascar front 4. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reckless123 wrote:
I would take the Giants Nascar front 4. Very Happy


you need to be shot dead if you're serious. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the 87-91 Eagles' defensive line deserves a mention in this discussion also. Reggie White, Clyde Simmons, Jerome Brown and then a revolving door at LDT w/ Golic/Pitts/Clarke. Although I guess they weren't quite as dominant as the PPEs or FF. I think the PPEs are the greatest defensive line of all time, just had the better players.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deacon Jones is the best DL to ever play the game so im going with the FF
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El ramster wrote:
reckless123 wrote:
I would take the Giants Nascar front 4. Very Happy


you need to be shot dead if you're serious. Laughing


Of course i am Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RandyMossIsBoss wrote:
I think the 87-91 Eagles' defensive line deserves a mention in this discussion also. Reggie White, Clyde Simmons, Jerome Brown and then a revolving door at LDT w/ Golic/Pitts/Clarke. Although I guess they weren't quite as dominant as the PPEs or FF. I think the PPEs are the greatest defensive line of all time, just had the better players.


No they dont. The thread is solely comparing the PPEs vs the FF.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Favorite Team*: Minnesota Vikings

Homerism: Initiated

Pick: Purple People Eaters

I wasn't around for either, so what do I know? I just go off by what highlights were shown of those guys, plus what Vike Grandpa says. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's hard to say one way or another since all I've ever seen were grainy highlight films of those two defenses.
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