Best all time bears tackles- who ya got
In the Continuing series, today we will delve into the "O" side again, with the best Offsensive tackles. Once again its hard to differentiate or seperate some of the great early players, who played both ways, as to what their best position was, or how rank just as "O" or "D" player, but will try and do this by what known for:
1ed healey- one of the original stars of bears, and halas word good enough for me "Veteran Bears' Coach Halas calls Healey the most versatile tackle of all time. "
2joe stydahar- jumbo the first draft pick of the NFL and went on to a great carreer on bears many ways, "Jumbo Joe" was the epitome of the Bears' overpowering strength at that time. Fearless and huge by the standards
3. jimbo covert- One of the sad 'oversights" of the HOF is covert( and hilgy) not getting ny traction for HOF, as dent says, playing against covert all week made sunday's easy
4george musso( he can be either a guardor tackle)-But for literally the biggest star of all-at 6-2 and 270 pounds, George Musso was physically the most intimidating Bears-pro football's finest honor never came. As the years and even the decades rolled by, Musso reluctantly admitted that he most likely had been "lost in the shuffle" bit ginally got elected in 1982.Big Bear," as he was affectionately known by his contemporaries, was the Bears' middle guard on defense and he specialized in the big play-the blocked kick, the critical tackle, whatever was needed to blunt the enemy attack. It was almost impossible for a ball carrier to run through him and a detour around him meant running into a pack of outstanding linebackers such as Danny Fortmann and Bulldog Turner.
On offense, Musso started out as a tackle but, after four seasons, made the switch to guard when the teams personnel needs so dictated. He won all-NFL honors as a tackle in 1935 and then again as guard in 1937. No one was better at getting out of the line to lead interference. When asked how a big man could move so fast, Musso had a ready explanation.
5.A john tait- angelo's first F/A pick up and a big success
5b. keith van horne- just the huge RT the 1980's bears needed
roy 'link' lyman- known more for his "D" exploits still a top OT
big cat williams- a converted DT that after teh switch became a fixture
andy heck- hard to like much about the mid 90's but heck was good
ted albight/dennis lick- the 1970's were ugly but both played good for bad teams