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Chargers by the (Jersey) Numbers: #75

75 is interesting not for who wins but moreso for who doesn’t.  No less than three honorable mentions who could make up a solid defensive line in their own right. 

 

Sort of Runners-Up

Joe Phillips, DE

David (Deacon) Jones, DE

Marcellus Wiley, DE

 

Joe Phillips gave some lousy Charger teams 5 solid seasons of quality play before bringing his services over to the Chiefs.  Deacon Jones gave some lousy Charger teams 2 mediocre seasons of past-his-prime play before bringing his services to the silver screen (not too many pro football players get to say they knocked Warren Beatty on his ass).  And then there’s Marcellus Wiley, who joined the Chargers amidst much hoopla only to fizzle and flame out without much more than a whimper.

 

But ultimately 75 boils down to 8 glorious years of Hall of Fame caliber bookend offensive tackles.

Winner

Ernie Wright, T

Imagine what it must have been like having Ron Mix on one side and Ernie Wright on the other.  Say what you will about offensive weapons like John Hadl, Lance Alworth, Keith Lincoln, Dickie Post.  All that offensive firepower seems to make a lot more sense with Mix and Wright on the ends of the line as they were for every year of the ‘60s Chargers.

 

(The Rest)

 

Ray Baylor, DE

Tony Berti, T

Corey Clark, T

Curt DiGiacomo, G

Eugene Ferguson, T

Andrew Gissinger, T

Leander Jordan, T

Les Miller, DT

Paul Miller, DT

Gary Nowak, DT

Dave Tipton, DE

 

This FanPost was written by a member of the Bolts From The Blue community and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Bolts From The Blue editors or SB Nation.

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