Bears Left Tackle Jim Covert
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To have a Left Tackle that you never have to worry about happens once in the league every 10 years. Jimbo Covert http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-1198618..._2095_75339731
It's a sad omission he has been left off the Hall of Fame consideration. AP voted him and Munoz as OT of the 80's. Covert never allowed more than one sack per season
. He destroyed the best rushers in the NFL. He beat Lawrence Taylor so badly in the 85 playoff game that Lawrence Taylor took a knee and virtually never crossed the line of scrimmage the rest of the game. Ditka said he was the best lineman he ever saw.
People that never saw him play don't understand that he was technically perfect with a nasty streak. He just didn't stop rushers, he punished them
. In some games teams just stopped rushing his position, the DE would just stop. He humbled the best DE of his era like Lawrence Taylor, Dexter Manley and even the great LeRoy Selmon wanted no part of Jimbo.
If he had played on one of the east coast media teams he would be in the HOF.