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Charger History Question: Who was the greatest Cornerback in Charger History?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by AnteaterCharger, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    I bow to the superior wisdom of those who have been Charger fans for longer then I've been alive but I'm kinda curious who people would put on this list.


    Only really great Charger CB I know of was Gill Byrd
     
  2. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    The one's older than me that got to see "Speedy" Duncan and Charlie Mc Neil will include them.
    I got to see Willie Buchanon and Mike Williams. (I thought Mike Williams was very under rated). Gil Byrd will always be considered 1 of the best I saw.

    Dwayne Harper would make the list, too.
     
  3. Centella Cajon

    Centella Cajon BoltTalker

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    IMHO, Willie Buchanon. Often teams would just surrender his side of the field and not throw in his direction.
     
  4. Lancer 1

    Lancer 1 Eternal Optimist

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    I agree wiith you both, Willie B was some kind of stud!

    I also liked Darrien Gordon...like with Cromartie, his speed & running ability with the ball made him a serious threat to score every time he touched the ball and we utilized that ability on our kick return squads as well.
     
  5. AnteaterCharger

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    Gordon was talented but he never accomplished much here with the Chargers. He certainly wasn't the threat that cromartie was or heck even Andre Coleman was. He became a 'threat' with the Broncos more then with us.

    Byrd was the first person I saw in person who I thought could be considered a 'shut down' corner.
     
  6. EsDee_in_RI

    EsDee_in_RI Well-Known Member

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    I can only think of Gill myself......Jammer is getting there, he's becoming more shut down......Cro is still young and has awesome potential to be the best ever Charger CB. But at this time I would go with Gill.
     
  7. montanabolthead

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    Willie B was also a "homeboy" playing college ball at San Diego State. Byrd, McNeill, Williams are all first rate picks. I saw Speedy Duncan play many times and he could close on a receiver as well as run stop. IMHO, he was truly ignored.
     
  8. chargerlipz

    chargerlipz Leading the league in nose hairs.

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    I'd give it to Gill Byrd. He is the Chargers all time interception leader with 42. Plus, he intercepted John Elway more than any other CB in the NFL. That alone would rate him up there in my book.
     
  9. Thumper

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    Agreed. If I remember, Willie Buchanon had the NFL record for most interceptions in a game for a while. He was a great CB and also a really great person in the community. Unfortunately he never had a lot of help during the Air Coryell era when the Chargers really focused on offense.
     
  10. henryqjr2001

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    I go with Gil Byrd with CRo closing fast:bolt:
     

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