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Any list without John Hannah at No1 is not worth looking at. I love Barrett but when he is listed as 1 of the top three pro linemen that has ever played the game we will look at the list again.
!00 % agreed. You must be an "old timer" like myself to mention Sington.
IMO any list that puts Jones lower than 3 is incorrect. I can't overlook AA at 3 positions. He is just really really good at everything thats been asked. If he would have stayed at one spot, how good would he be?
This post was edited by Scott0809 16 months ago
I understand how ya feel, but this was based on college accomplishments alone.
5-Barrett Jones, mainly because of versatitily.
6- Couldn't leave Paul Crane off. 3 time All-Sec at 205 lbs.
Hannah the greatest.
B. Jones the most versatile.
Went to school with Buddy Browns son. His son married my cousin. Good to see him on the list.
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Great, logical explanation. Agree. RTR
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Cecil Dowdy was a two-time All American as an OT. Coach Bryant loved him as a player and person.
Another great OT who hasn't been mentioned but made many honors lists for him performance as an OL is Jim Bunch.
This post was edited by BAMASLUGGER 16 months ago
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Great stuff! Enjoyed reading everyone's opinions. How great is it when you can argue about Samuels, Hannah, Jones, etc. No real argument for Hannah from me - I went back and forth on that one. I just think I'll wake up one day when I'm 80 and we'll have never had a lineman do all the things that Jones did at an All-American or All-SEC level.
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This post was edited by 92DT 16 months ago
3-5. (any order) B.Jones, Stephenson, Samuels
CW - you just raised the grading curve on this assignment.
IF we are looking at it as a Best OL , I like your 1st team choice
If we are looking to rate the OL from the groups.
1) John Hannah
2) Chris Samuels
3) Barrett Jones
4) Dwight Stephenson
5) Andre Smith (as talented as anyone Bama has had, but lacked the work ethic for Saban football)
Also - really like the addition ofl LR Jordon, people forget the lineman of yester -years played both ways. Plus, I don't what we would have done with out our Fred Sington Sporting Goods Store - Sports Authority of it's time.
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I agree he was great. But if BJ and Bama win another NC, that's 3 for him as a starting OL at 3 different spots, with Outland and Remington trophies in different NC seasons. John may have been the greatest ever, but Jones has to be the most important OL in the history of Bama football. Considering what he meant to the team on the line and off the field
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1) John Hannah- best OL to every play
2) Fred Sington- was considered possibly the best college football player of his era. Went on the a major league baseball career and then was still drafted in the NFL at the age of 47.
3) Dwight Stephenson
4) Chris Samuels
5) Vaughn Mancha
6) Chance Warmack
7) Billy Neighbors
8) Barrett Jones
9) Lee Roy Jordan
10) Sylvester Croom
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too many over too much time to limit to 5
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