His own college coach told scouts Nick Buoniconti was too small to play in the pros. What happened next: ▪️Made eight Pro Bowls ▪️Named first-team All-Pro five times ▪️Led the Dolphins’ “No-Name Defense” ▪️Won two Super Bowls ▪️Elected to the Hall of Fame Rest In Peace to a legend of the game.
The West Coast offense changed the game. Harbaugh thinks the @ravens could do the same. 🤔🗣
Madden covers we missed out on... Which would you cop? 🔥🗣
Reggie Wayne was really the 🐐 of training camp entrances.
Someone had to replace Jim Brown. Good thing Leroy Kelly was near impossible to tackle.
The LeRoy Butler story is amazing: ▪️Born with deformed feet, had to use wheelchair and leg braces ▪️At 8, found out he could walk when his sister accidentally knocked him out of his wheelchair ▪️Became All-American and four-time All-Pro ▪️Invented the Lambeau Leap (swipe to see the first one: Dec. 26, 1993)
From undrafted to Hall of Famer: Larry Little didn’t need the spotlight.
Joe Delaney was one of the best young RBs in the NFL. 36 years ago, he died trying to save three drowning children. He died a hero. No Chief has worn No. 37 since.
@drewbledsoe was letting it fly in this 1994 comeback. 70 DAYS UNTIL KICKOFF!! #NFL100 (Nov. 13, 1994)
Which three are you starting your defense with? 🤔🗣
Terry Bradshaw flexing during a workout the day before Super Bowl XIII. He went out the next day and threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns en route to Super Bowl MVP honors. Swipe to see him do it.
Who’s the best father-son combo in NFL history?
Marino SHREDDED the record book in ‘84.
The ‘85 Bears were unfair. What’s the craziest stat they put up? 🤔🗣
The greatest postseason run ever by a QB? Joe Montana in the 1989 playoffs (three games): ▪️11 TDs, 0 INTs ▪️78.3% completion rate ▪️146.4 QB rating ▪️267 yards per game 📷: AP Photo/Lennox McLennon
The Super Chargers changed the league. Happy birthday to the man leading the attack, Dan Fouts!
88 is stacked. Who’s the GOAT? 🤔🗣
Kliff Kingsbury and Tom Brady listen to Bill Belichick at Patriots minicamp in 2004. (AP Photo/Joe Giblin) #TBT #throwbackthursday
Emmitt Smith with his arm in a sling after playing through a separated shoulder to lead a division-clinching win over the Giants. Smith injured his shoulder in the first half but returned to the game and finished with 249 total yards and a TD in a 16-13 victory 💪 (Jan. 2, 1994)
First day of Browns mini-camp, 1991.
The patriarch of football’s most famous family. Happy birthday Archie Manning!
Who’s your squad? 🤔🗣 Before everyone goes crazy, we are not necessarily claiming these to be the greatest at their position during that decade. Plenty of guys who could have been on here, just meant to be a fun thought experiment.
The next great No. 7 in Washington? Dwayne Haskins showed some respect for his elders by checking if Joe Theismann was cool with him wearing the @redskins No. 7. Theismann gave him the okay. 💪
Oklahoma has tied USC and Notre Dame for the most No. 1 overall picks of all time 💪
THE DRAFT IS FINALLY HERE 🔥🔥 📺: Tonight on NFLN/ESPN/ABC (8 PM ET)
Joe Thomas is ready for Cleveland to rock. (📷: Aaron M. Sprecher via AP)
Two Steeler stars with the same birthday 🎂 Happy birthday to Hall of Famers Franco Harris and Lynn Swann.
Bo Jackson on the sidelines with his sons after suffering the hip injury that would end his career. (1990 AFC Divisional: Jan. 13, 1991; AP Photo/Al Messerschmidt)
Happy birthday to the man with the most picks in NFL history! 🎂
Something’s in the air... Teams across the league have already piled up 162 passing touchdowns this season, an @NFL record for the first three weeks of the year.