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Favorite underrated player series: Tony Tolbert

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by THUMPER, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. 2much2soon

    2much2soon Well-Known Member

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    Good call on Tolbert. The guy was always making plays but really flew under the radar with some of the names on defense.
  2. BIGDen

    BIGDen Dr. Freakasaurus

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    Tony Tolbert was my favorite defensive player in the 90's. He was incredibly underrated. Tolbert was a player that played better in the big games. All-time postseason stats are sometimes hard to find, but I'm pretty sure he is one of the all-time post season sack leaders. Combine that with being an excellent run defender and you have a very important pice of the 90's dynasty. The 1989 draft of Aikman, Johnston, Stepnoski and Tolbert does not get enough credit. All of them made at leas one Pro Bowl and 1 is a HOFer.
    Another thing about Tolbert, he did most of this with horrible knees. He could barely walk the day after a game. He was a true warrior. Nice to see this thread (even if I responded a bit late).
  3. jem88

    jem88 Active Member

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    Tolbert is up there with Holt as one of my all-time favourites.

    THUMPER Papa

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    Better late than never. Good points on Tony too.
  5. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I agree with Tolbert. He was a favorite of mine back during that run and I always thought he got heavily over looked.

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