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RIP Deacon Jones

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Dead at 74, according to Washington Redskins Twitter feed. (Jones played for George Allen, father of Redskins GM Bruce Allen).


    Great player, and if you didn't believe it, all you had to do was ask him.

    But every time his name comes up, I always think of this not-so-politically correct NFL Films clip:

  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Wow. RIP.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Another member of the Fearsome Foursome gone. Only Rosey Grier is left.


  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Sad news.
    Down to the Fearsome One.

    He was no sissy.

    Here's the proof

    Didn't realize he was a founding member of War and sang on Why Can't We Be Friends.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member


    One of my favorite Deacon stories is the one Madden told of when Jones and Bob Brown were teammates on the Rams. Jones loved to use the headslap, and Brown asked, then told him to stop doing it in practice. Jones refused, until one day that Brown took out one of the bolts in his helmet and replaced it with a longer, sharper bolt. Jones slapped him, cut his hand and howled. Brown's reply: "I told you to stop doing it."
  6. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    RIP Deacon.
  7. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    RIP. The angels won't know what hit 'em, especially after they get a big head slap.
  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    When the leagues merged, the NFL, the old NFL teams adopted the AFL's custom of putting last names on the back of jersies ... except Jones, who just used "Deacon." RIP

    And since Dan bought up music:
  9. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Great anecdote!

    RIP, Mr. Jones...
  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    RIP to The Deacon.
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    RIP to one of the greats. He was always one of the great interviews in recent years on
    radio row during The Super Bowl. Loved how he described his head slap move as
    a "straight lick upside the head".

    The NFL of today is a lot more generic than it was back in Deacon's day. How many players can you think of today that are associated with an individual move like the head slap. The advent of the 3-4 took a lot of star quality out of D lines and made the OLB more of the stars on D.
  12. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Remember Deacon in the Miller Lite commercials? Classic.
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