February 25, 2010

Mr. David Deacon Jones: Watch and enjoy the best.

posted by gfinsf to football at 09:58 AM - 14 comments


posted by yzelda4045 at 11:18 AM on February 25

His linemates (Coy Bacon, Merlin Olsen, and someone whose name I can't recall) weren't too shabby, either. Gotta love those old Rams uniforms.

posted by mjkredliner at 11:21 AM on February 25

I wish the NFL would go back and count sacks for every season in which they have video and audio available of all games. It's a traveshamockery that Deacon isn't recognized for his sacks when he's the guy who named them.

posted by rcade at 11:28 AM on February 25

To quote Rudy Ray Moore (Dolomite):

"I'm the one who killed Monday, whupped Tuesday, and put Wednesday in the hospital."

Wish they had included more footage of Jones going after Tarkenton. Watching that is better than having a scotch on the rocks.

posted by beaverboard at 11:29 AM on February 25

mjkredliner that guy was Rosey Grier. Back in the day they were called the fearsome foursome.

posted by slomem at 02:00 PM on February 25

That's just classic. Even the names back in the day were better than today. I really miss football the way it was played back then, and the way it looked. As someone who has followed the Rams for years and years, and who got to see Jones actually play when I was a very young lad, thanks for posting this.

posted by dyams at 05:04 PM on February 25

Holy cats, its like watching the QBs get sucked up underneath a tidal wave. Remarkable.

posted by Joey Michaels at 05:21 PM on February 25

It was funny he said that he walked away when he was no longer the best and that's why he can walk.

posted by bperk at 06:17 PM on February 25

Wish they had included more footage of Jones going after Tarkenton. Watching that is better than having a scotch on the rocks.

I enjoy seeing old footage of Tarkenton running for his life like the next man but com'on now, you took it a bit too far there with that one.

/takes my scotch neat

posted by BornIcon at 06:27 PM on February 25

That was great. I had heard of him, but had never seen any footage. The pre-80s years of the NFL just aren't in my encyclopedia. Super cool into. And the fact that he coined the term "sack" because it was like sacking a whole city is really fantastic.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 07:30 PM on February 25

I hereby move that whoever has the most alltime sacks now or in the future forever be listed as #2 in the record books. The evidence seems to be there that he sacked more QB's than anyone else and as has been mentioned he coined the damn phrase "sack".

Deacon Jones is always #1.

posted by THX-1138 at 08:01 PM on February 25


posted by NoMich at 09:16 PM on February 25

"It's just like you take all the offensive players and put 'em in one bag. And I just take a baseball bat and beat on the bag." Damn, he's still a mean SOB.

posted by lost_cause at 10:34 PM on February 25

I met him once when I was working at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. All you saw was that big smile and heard the roar of laughter. Actually now he's a pussycat, but I wouldn't say that to his face. Also love the Chargers' name on the back in the best uniforms ever, just "Deacon."

posted by gfinsf at 06:31 AM on February 26

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