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Rivals take it on chin against Chargers nose

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
    <blockquote><img width="258" height="132" alt="Jamal WIlliams sacks Jake Plummer" title="Jamal WIlliams sacks Jake Plummer" src="http://images.tsn.ca/images/stories/20041205/chargers_72168.jpg" />

    By Nick Canepa

    Nose tackles personify football of yore, when coaches wore fedoras and overcoats and looked like Lombardi and players hung with their dentists more than their families. You know, before the NFL became a fashion-police state.

    Shirttails out, nose tackles are the heavy lifters, the game's dirty fingernails. They're constantly submerged under huge bodies of angry flesh, playing incognito, the quiet assassins.

    If a team uses a 3-4 defense, which more and more geniuses are leaning toward these days, nose tackles often are the most important players on that side of the ball – at times maybe both sides of it. And, in the case of Jamal Williams, it carries over to the locker room, where he is a general officer, earning rank through sweat, blood, deed, tenure and respect.</blockquote>
    <a target="_blank" href="http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/canepa/20060809-9999-1s9canepa.html"><strong>Article Link</strong></a>

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