Best Defensive End Not To Make A Super Bowl

July 27th, 2009

In an interesting column typed by Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, he compiled a list of the best players in the NFL to never have played in a Super Bowl.

Guess who’s name pops up? Yup. The only Bucs player in the Hall of Fame and the man who will be the initial inductee into the Bucs ring of honor, Lee Roy Selmon.

Selmon was chosen by Cole along with Deacon Jones.

DE – Deacon Jones, Lee Roy Selmon
If sacks had been an official statistic when Jones was playing, he might have set the career record for them. As it is, he coined the term “sack” and was part of the famed “Fearsome Foursome” with the Los Angeles Rams. In short, he might be the best player to never make a Super Bowl, the captain of this team. Selmon’s greatness was wasted during his nine seasons in Tampa Bay after being the No. 1 overall pick in 1976.

Joe remembers well how Selmon, playing in a 3-4 defense, was often double-teamed if not triple-teamed and still it did not matter. Joe also remembers when Selmon played in a Pro Bowl in a 43-defense and he toyed with the AFC offensive lineman like they were children.

One Response to “Best Defensive End Not To Make A Super Bowl”

  1. Mr. Lucky Says:

    So why can’t he come and kick Gaines in the a@@ a little – just for motivational purposes?