Ok, today we go back to the "O" and for jeff, we go to a dying position in the NFL, that at one time was a very important cog of any team- but with the advent of more and more passing has become less important.And sometimes hard to judge fullbacks, because their main job just opening holes for the RB, that never show ina stat sheet, so you have to look at not only the rush/receiving stats, but also how good a blocker they were- and that leads to almost 2 categories for Fullbacks.Especially before the 2000's hard to find a top Rb that didn't also have a top FB leading the way for them
1. bronco nagurski- the biggest. strongest, toughest Fb in NFL history, stories abound on his toughness.Bronko Nagurski was the symbol of terrifying, crushing power on the gridiron. All who saw him play speak of him only in the most awesome of terms.
"Defense him?" Steve Owen, the long-time New York Giants coach, once said. "There's only one way to defense him - shoot him before he leaves the dressing room!"
"That boy could have been an all-American at all eleven positions," his University of Minnesota coach, Dr. Clarence Spears, insisted."There was something strange about tackling Nagurski," his long-time teammate, Red Grange, remembers. "When you hit him at the ankles, it is almost like getting an electric shock. If you hit him above the ankles, you are likely to get killed."
2. rick casares-a complete stud, that only because of the bear's great Running back tradition gets lost in the "shuffle" on almost any other team would be more more revered and talked about alot more. he was a 5 time probowler that becuase of all the other great backfield players, doesn't, imo get the recognition deserves
3. matt suhey- Payton's full back in the glory years, and underated as reciver imo
4.ronnie bull- another very solid blocker for sayers and 1960's bears, but also could get the tugh yards when needed
5A.b]brad muster- more the All around Fullback who could block, but more known for his rushing and receiving in late 80's and 90's
5broland harper-payton's first FB and another hammer FB
byran johnson- a shame got injured, in the games did play you could HEAR the difference when he went in hole and hit a DT/LB, a shame injuries ended it
tony carter- a big piledriver Fb