Deacon Jones – A Football Life : This will be a good show. The Secretary of Defense!! Can’t wait…

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Editor’s Note: Jim Reineking is an editor for  Here’s his take on Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones, a member of the “Fearsome Foursome.” 

“He barely sought nor extended pity. A barely controlled fury seemed to propel him. Watching No. 75 was like listening to an infernal choir … menace and anger swirled like brimstone.” — NFL Films narrator Jeff Kaye describing Deacon Jones in presenting the NFL’s 75th Anniversary All-Time Team.

In 1963, after a successful tenure with the New York Giants that included five NFL Championship Game appearances and one league title, Rosey Grier was traded to the Los Angeles Rams and plugged into a defensive line that already included Lamar Lundy as well as future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Deacon Jones and Merlin Olsen. Together over the course of four seasons, the quartet would quickly develop a reputation as the…

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