10 Players from the Past Who Could Play in Today’s NFL

May 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Alan Page, former defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, is one of football’s all-time greats. He was a 9-time pro bowler, 2-time defensive player of the year, and the first ever defensive player to win MVP. He has a legacy that, even without a championship ring, can’t be taken away or tarnished. His spot in the game’s history is secure. He would never play in today’s football. A 6’4’’, 245 pound defensive tackle? He would have been too small to play defensive tackle in college these days. In the ‘70s and ‘60s, offensive tackles were around 260 pounds; tackles are undersized if they’re 290 now. The size of the players in the game has risen exponentially in the past twenty years – blame the steroids we give to cows. And the steroids we give to pigs, orange juice, corn, chickens, and chicken McNuggets. By all accounts, the speed of today’s game is in another stratosphere, also. Imagine Larry Csnok...

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