Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by xwalker, Jun 24, 2012.
How would you have rated this OLine in June of 1992?
Good question. I see no fail here.
Mark's career started in 83 at a DT and he was switched to T in 85. He was a starter by 87 so he wasn't a new kid on the block. Known as steady he wasn't considered that good until later on.
Nate was cut in 83 by the Skins and after two years with the USFL signed with Dallas. He became a starter in 89 when Johnson got here. Even then he was considered too fat and not that good. Johnson pushed his buttons and the rest is history. In June 92 he was considered ok but nothing special either.
Mark was an Outland Trophy finalist who dropped to the third round because of his size. He was moved to C because Rafferty was retiring and Tom tutored him. Mark was a Forest Gregg type of player being quick and athletic and was pretty well thought of from the start although he wasn't considered great either in June 92.
Gesek was a journeyman although probably better than he got credit for. He was a nobody in 92.
Erik Williams was considered good early on and went to a small school because he didn't qualify academically to go to a Div 1 school. He forced his way into the line up in 92 as a second year player moving Newton to G. People were looking for him to do well but he was unproven in Jun 92.
So I take it your point is that line often considered one of the greatest in Cowboys' history were relative nobodies in Jun 92. Point taken.
"We" would have whined and cried about how the Cowboys didn't spend high draft picks like the world champ Redskins did.
Yep. Why don't we address the OL????!
I know a few people on this forum that need to read this thread. Wonder where they are? lol
The 92 line had come together in 91 ( except Williams )where they had to play with a backup qb and also had a playoff win in Chicago. The present oline has not even done squat. Cant even compare...not apples to apples guys...
Sorry Michael, I drifted off. But your comment was scintillating.
You're a kind person.
That was also the oldest position on the team, very veteran, those two UFAs had learned by being in the league since 1983 for Tuinei and 1985 for Newton. Gesek was also a veteran, backups Kevin Gogan and Frank Cournish Jr. were also holders of half a dozen years of experience.
Only Stepnoski and Erik Williams were in their 20s.
I take it this thread is full of a bunch of kids not old enough to know how ridiculous this comparison is.
The 1991 Cowboys OL looked nothing like the complete slop we saw in 2011.
This is so bad it should be immediately deleted just to protect the board's credibility.
Without Emmitt toting the rock, this line would not have been remembered nearly as favorably as it was.
I'm gonna have to agree with this. That chart doesn't tell the whole story.
and the typical responses from the O line Kool Aid drinkers.
Totally ridiculous comparison but some will do ANYTHING to try and make the mess that is the interior of Our O line look better.
What year was it when that OL got destroyed by the Eagles DL and put a major hurting on Aikman? Ton of sacks in that game.
You're probably referring to the 1992 Monday night game. I think it was week 4 or 5 of the season.
No, it was the first game that they played in 1991. Aikman was sacked 11 times.
It made the win in Philly late in the year that much sweeter.