Dropping Back in Football History: The Man of Steel

Dropping Back in Football History: The Man of Steel

Chuck Noll, out of the limelight since his 1991 retirement, died on June 15 at the age of 82. Now it’s time to remember his life and impact on the NFL.

The 10 Greatest Clutch Moments In NFL History

The 10 Greatest Clutch Moments In NFL History

When it comes to do or die situations here are the 10 best instances in NFL history of players that rose to the occasion.

Dropping Back In NFL History: Lone Star And The Redskins

Dropping Back In NFL History: Lone Star And The Redskins

Lone Star Dietz is tied to the Washington Redskins name controversy but the life of Washington State’s only Rose Bowl winning coach deserves more attention.

 

Dropping Back In NFL History: Red Hickey And The Shotgun Formation

Dropping Back In NFL History: Red Hickey And The Shotgun Formation

Red Hickey put together a 27-27-1 in five years as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers but his legacy is still an important part of today’s NFL.

Dropping Back In NFL History: George Allen, The Future is Now

Dropping Back In NFL History: George Allen, The Future is Now

George Allen never met a draft pick that he couldn’t trade for more veterans to add to his football teams.

 

Dropping Back In NFL History: The Million Dollar Backfield

Dropping Back In NFL History: The Million Dollar Backfield

In the mid-1950’s the San Francisco 49ers had a backfield anchored by Joe “The Jet” Perry that ran through and around the defenses of the NFL.

Dropping Back In NFL History: The Punishing Bronko Nagurski

Dropping Back In NFL History: The Punishing Bronko Nagurski

Minnesota’s Bronko Nagurski tore through the early NFL and developed a reputation that rivaled Paul Bunyan for accomplishments and mythology.

 

Dropping Back In NFL History: Detroit Lions’ Chuck Hughes

Dropping Back In NFL History: Detroit Lions’ Chuck Hughes

In a game in Detroit against the Chicago Bears 41 years ago, Lions’ backup wide receiver Chuck Hughes collapsed with one minute left to play.

 

Dropping Back In NFL History: Football’s Greatest MLB Umpire

Dropping Back In NFL History: Football’s Greatest MLB Umpire

Some NFL stars have earned induction into both the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame. Only one added the Baseball Hall of Fame to his list.

 

Dropping Back In NFL History: The End of the Chicago Staleys

Dropping Back In NFL History: The End of the Chicago Staleys

Ninety years ago this week the NFL said good-bye to the American Professional Football League name and the Chicago Staleys became the Bears.