The Football 101

Countdown of the 101 greatest players in pro football history

There’s a moment in the 2008 AFC Championship Game between Pittsburgh and Baltimore that might explain, just a little bit, what it means to play modern…
We continue with our roundups of the next players in the Football 101. Thanks for reading, and for those who aren’t subscribers, I hope you’ll consider…
Beginning this week, we will have a Friday roundup of players in the Football 101 — there’s simply too much else going on here at Joe Blogs for me to c…
Julius Peppers might be the greatest athlete to play in the NFL. Then again, Bobby Bell might be the greatest athlete to play in the NFL. It probably d…
When I started this crazy project, you could have given me 500 guesses at the first African-American player elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a…
So here’s my favorite thing about the great Raymond Berry: He was said to have invented 88 different wide receiver moves. It’s the specificity of the n…
From what I can find in the newspapers, the first shutdown corner in pro football history was a two-time Pro Bowler named Eric Davis … or a Hall of Fam…
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