Posts Tagged ‘Merlin Olsen’
Posted: Monday, April 25th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Draft Countdown, 2011 NFL Draft, Andre Johnson, Barry Sanders, Blaine Gabbert, Bobby Layne, Bronko Nagurski, Cam Newton, Dick Butkus, Joe Flacco, Joe Thomas, Josh Freeman, Larry Fitzgerald, Mark Sanchez, Matt Ryan, Matt Stafford, Mel Kiper, Merlin Olsen, Mike Mayock, Sam Bradford
If you’re a draftnik, and if you think Mike Mayock and Mel Kiper are like Axl and Slash, then you know what’s in three days. The path to prime time is getting short, as draft weekend starts Thursday.
So if the NFL draft is just three days away, then what are some good draft 3s?
Posted: Friday, December 10th, 2010 | Craig Ellenport Tags: Pick Six, Jim Brown, Merlin Olsen, O.J. Simpson, Carl Weathers, Fred Dryer, Dave Dameshek, Rosey Grier
While Dave Dameshek’s NFL.com column this week contained a list of the top athletes-turned-actors, here is the more “official” list of NFL players who have turned that trick.
Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 | Adam Rank Tags: Alex Karras, Carl Weathers, Fred Dryer, Fred Williamson, Green Bay Packers, Greg Jennings, Jim Brown, Merlin Olsen
NFL players are no strangers to making the leap over to a film or television career. A transition that sometimes appears as seamless as a well-run pass route.
Posted: Thursday, March 11th, 2010 | Gil Brandt Tags: Merlin Olsen
Merlin Olsen, who passed away Wednesday night, was a great player and a great person. I’m not sure anyone who knew him didn’t like him.
Posted: Thursday, March 11th, 2010 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Merlin Olsen, Pro Football Hall of Fame
Merlin Olsen, legendary Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has died. He was 69.
Posted: Friday, August 7th, 2009 | Adam Rank Tags: Andre Reed, Bruce Smith, Chuck Howley, Deacon Jones, Don Coryell, Drew Pearson, Eddie Meador, Hall of Fame, Jim Kelly, Joe Gibbs, Kellen Winslow, Lee Roy Jordan, Merlin Olsen, Ralph Wilson
One of the biggest themes leading up to the Hall of Fame, next to the incoming class, is the list of players not in the Hall of Fame. Put a microphone in front of a player and he’ll instantly start campaigning for teammates who belong in the Hall of Fame.
Posted: Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Bob Waterfield, Deacon Jones, Eric Dickerson, Jack Youngblood, Jackie Slater, Marshall Faulk, Merlin Olsen, St. Louis Rams
David “Deacon” Jones used to channel a lot of hate to play defensive end for the Rams. The 70-year-old Pro Football Hall of Famer still has it.