Best all-time roster: Centers

Best all-time roster: Centers

Postby racepug » Thu May 06, 2021 11:49 pm

Centers (not Larry!), in particular. I'd go with Pittsburgh with Miami a close 2nd (interestingly I don't consider Pittsburgh's all-time best O-line to be all that great but they have "center" down cold).
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Re: Best all-time roster: Centers

Postby ChrisBabcock » Fri May 07, 2021 7:54 am

Definitely Pittsburgh
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Re: Best all-time roster: Centers

Postby racepug » Fri May 07, 2021 1:46 pm

ChrisBabcock wrote:Definitely Pittsburgh
If it weren't for Maurkice Pouncey I probably would've gone with Miami (Dwight Stephenson and Jim Langer). But having Maurkice Pouncey in there gives the All-Time Steelers more depth.
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Re: Best all-time roster: Centers

Postby racepug » Sun May 09, 2021 8:56 pm

ChrisBabcock wrote:Definitely Pittsburgh
You're right: "upon further review" Pittsburgh seems to have a "lock" on "Best of All-Time: Centers."
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Re: Best all-time roster: Centers

Postby Teo » Mon May 10, 2021 1:56 pm

The Vikings with Tingelhoff, Lowdermilk, Christy, Birk, Sullivan.
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Re: Best all-time roster: Centers

Postby Ronfitch » Mon May 10, 2021 9:47 pm

Packers had a nice 30ish year run from '53-'84 that was basically Ringo > Bowman > McCarren. Add Charley Brock in the '40s and George Svendsen in the '30s (albeit briefly).
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Re: Best all-time roster: Centers

Postby 7DnBrnc53 » Tue May 11, 2021 2:48 pm

Ronfitch wrote:Packers had a nice 30ish year run from '53-'84 that was basically Ringo > Bowman > McCarren. Add Charley Brock in the '40s and George Svendsen in the '30s (albeit briefly).


Denver also had a good run at center for 31 years (1978-09):

1978-88: Bill Bryan was the primary starter, wth 151 starts during that span. He never made a Pro Bowl, but he was considered to be one of the best centers in the game.
1989-93: Keith Kartz started 73 games at center for the Broncos, and while he didn't make a Pro Bowl, he did a good job.
1994: Dave Widell started all 16 games at center. However, the Broncos would draft their center of the future (Tom Nalen) in the seventh round.
1995-07: Nalen started 187 games in this time period. He went to five Pro Bowls, had two first team All-Pro selections, and helped the Broncos win two Super Bowls.
2008-09: After Nalen retired, they had ex-Bear and Chief C Casey Wiegmann for two years. He made the Pro Bowl in 2008.
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Re: Best all-time roster: Centers

Postby racepug » Thu May 13, 2021 6:36 pm

Steelers: Ray Mansfield (13 of his 14 seasons spent in Pittsburgh), Mike Basrak (only 2 seasons but one was as an All-Pro), Buzz Nutter (1 Pro Bowl in 4 seasons in Pittsburgh), Chuck Cherundolo (2 Pro Bowls in 6 seasons in Pittsburgh), Bill Walsh (6 seasons in Pittsburgh; 2 Pro Bowls; named first team All-Pro once), Jeff Hartings (same as Bill Walsh), Maurkice Pouncey (9 Pro Bowls and twice named first team All-Pro in 10 seasons in Pittsburgh), Dermontti Dawson (H.o.F.er), Mike Webster (one of the 4 centers named to the NFL 100 team).
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Re: Best all-time roster: Centers

Postby sheajets » Tue May 18, 2021 9:39 pm

Jets are up there

Kevin Mawae (Hall of Fame)
Nick Mangold (Pro Bowl and All Pro)
Jim Sweeney (very good solid pro for many years)
Joe Fields (had All Pro and Pro Bowl selections)
John Schmitt
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Re: Best all-time roster: Centers

Postby Teo » Thu May 20, 2021 2:47 pm

The Bears with Trafton, Turner, Dan Neal, Hilgenberg, Kreutz, Whitehair.
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