View Full Version : Deacon Jones Passes Away June 3rd, 2013
Rest in Peace, Deacon Jones, one of the greatest players and arguably the best defensive end to ever play the game.
I'll miss seeing his commentary on the NFL Films videos. He was always entertaining to watch, on and off the field.
06-04-2013, 02:13 AM
I may not have seen you play, but I know how you coined the term "sack," you created the head slap, and you were one of, if not the most dominant pass rusher the game has ever known. RIP Deacon Jones...
06-04-2013, 02:30 AM
One of the best, if not the best, pass-rusher all-time. A true legend.
06-04-2013, 04:10 AM
06-04-2013, 06:39 AM
he hated on the steelers, so i'm just not gonna say anything. if you got nothing nice to say...
06-04-2013, 07:22 AM
RIP Deacon Jones, you revolutionized the game.
06-04-2013, 06:37 PM
Never had the chance to see the man play, but by all accounts he was a legend.
The few clips I have seen prove his titanic-like stature in NFL lore.
Surely Vince Lombardi has him lined up at DE in heaven right now.
06-04-2013, 06:51 PM
:tombstone RIP Mr. Jones
06-04-2013, 07:28 PM
Nice tribute by Peter King
You can't say many players from the '40s, '50s and '60s would have dominated today. Be competitive, sure. But dominated? Not many. Deacon Jones, though -- there was a guy who would have been one of the greats whenever he played.
Jones died Monday of natural causes in California. He was one of the best defensive ends in history, playing for the Rams, Chargers and Redskins in the '60s and early '70s before being a first-ballot Hall of Fame pick in 1980. Take 75 seconds here and watch him, particularly when he relentlessly pursues and then sacks the elusive Fran Tarkenton (enjoy the music too).
:hatsoff: to the great Sam and Dave
06-08-2013, 09:03 PM
I remember his guest spot on the Brady Bunch and he really seemed to be a nice guy. I don't know much about him but all I have read seems to point to a true legend. So what if he hated on the Steelers? We hate on people...
RIP Deacon Jones. Thank you for all you contributed to the game of football.
06-09-2013, 09:05 AM
Best ever to play on the defensive side of the ball. I was ffortunate to have seen him play in the prime of his career. He invoked fear in the opposing offenses, especially the QB who had to know where he was at ALL times. Besides that, he was a great individual on a personal level. God rest his soul.
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