Originally Posted by burmafrd
You DO know that Otto Graham had the highest passer rating of all time untill Joe Montana came around? Among retired QB's he is #3. H8s career completion % was 55.7; his best year was 64.7 Career passer rating 86.7 He was the Peyton Manning/Marino of his time- no one was close. The formations today are more complicated; but certain things are still the same: blocking and tackling.
Granted the players are bigger and faster now; but head slaps are outlawed, as well as many other tricks that were used back then.
Not only that but the O-Linemen are allowed to use their hands now which they couldn't do back in the day (until the late 70s I believe). The rules favor the offense now and in particular the passing game.
If they would have kept sack stats back in the 50s-70s we would have a whole different list of top sackers.
I checked back to the late 60s to see what our sacks were like back then and I found that from 1966-69 we led the league in sacks 3 times in 4 years. The one year we didn't lead the league the Raiders did with 67 sacks in 14 games. That translates to 76.6 in a 16-game season which would pass the 1984 Bears record of 72 in a season.
Our best year was 1966 when we had 60 sacks which would be 68.6 in a 16-game season.
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Last edited by THUMPER : 06-04-2005 at 07:07 PM.