“Some men get vasectomies; I used to give them,” he once said. The devastating tackler got his nickname “Concrete Charlie” when a sportswriter said that that the concrete salesman was "as hard as the concrete he sells."His legendary 1960 hit on Frank Gifford is still known as one of the most devastating plays in football history.
Top linebackers today at the high school, collegiate and pro levels get honored with the “Butkus Award.” One of the other anchors of the Steel Curtain defense that helped deliver four Super Bowl titles to Pittsburgh, Lambert was a bit undersized for a middle linebacker but nevertheless one of the game’s hardest hitters ever and prided himself on pummeling the opposition and breaking their will. Jones claimed he coined the term “sack,” which the NFL officially began counting in 1982.
A cornerstone of the Steel Curtain, Greene didn’t want to be remembered for being mean, but the defensive tackle was simply too intense, competitive and intimidating for him to be known differently. Third and fourth downs are tense times for coaches and fans, doubly or triply so when Moss was on the field.
Which is scarier, the glare or the knowing that he’s searing the soul with his glare behind the visor?
Here's his description: "Sacking a quarterback is just like you devastate a city or you cream a multitude of people" Jones said." I mean it's just like you put all the offensive players in one bag and I just take a baseball bat and beat on the bag." Now imagine lining up against that man.
Left tackles can thank LT's speed, power and sheer recklessness at weakside linebacker for making weak-kneed quarterback’s “blind side” a thing.
As he struggles to return from reconstructive knee surgery, Harrison still strikes fear into the hearts of pass-catchers because of his penchant for vicious hits.