• Deacon Jones passes away at age 74

    Summary of 30 articles · Updated Jun 6, 2013
    Hall of Fame defensive end David “Deacon” Jones has died at the age of 74. We are going to remember and appreciate former Los Angeles Rams defensive end David "Deacon" Jones' career on this day following his passing at age 74. Deacon Jones was one of the greatest players in NFL history, and one of the best to play for the Rams. Fearsome Foursome legend Deacon Jones' passing Monday at age 74 provides an opportunity to reflect upon one of the greatest defensive ends in NFL history. David "Deacon" Jones, the original sackmaster, has died. You can't say many players from the '40s, '50s and '60s would have dominated today. Be competitive, sure. But dominated? Not many. Deacon Jones, though there was a guy who would have been one of the greats whenever he played. Always outspoken, Jones lived a boisterous and happy life throughout his 74 years, but he has passed away of natural causes at his Southern California home.
    • Lem Barney: I’m sure Deacon Jones’s death is due to head injuries

      Hall of Fame cornerback Lem Barney has been a vocal critic of the NFL over its treatment of players who suffered head injuries, suing the league and saying he wishes he had never played the sport that brought him fame and fortune. And now Barney is blam…
    • So What If He Didn’t Use His First Name

      (AP Images) When David Jones decided to retire from the NFL after a sack-filled 14-year career with the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins, his name would eventually find its way to Canton, Ohio-home of the Pro Football Hall of
      Source: redskins.com
    • David "Deacon" Jones, Hall of Famer, dies

      David "Deacon" Jones, the original sackmaster, has died.The Hall of Fame defensive end, credited with coining the word "sack" for how he knocked down quarterbacks, was 74.
    • Deacon Jones: The trailblazer who changed the way the game was played

      To a degree, David "Deacon" Jones' legacy is trapped in game highlights, filmy sack totals, and a long history of soundbites. And on the event of his passing, I think more than ever how unfortunate it is that there wasn't NFL Game Rewind, read…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Peter King: Late Deacon Jones would have dominated any era; mail

      You can't say many players from the '40s, '50s and '60s would have dominated today. Be competitive, sure. But dominated? Not many. Deacon Jones, though -- there was a guy who would have been one of the greats whenever he played.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Deacon Jones changed game, set standard

      Quarterback Johnny Unitas and receiver Raymond Berry had been tormenting NFL Western Conference defenses with the deep ball when along came David "Deacon" Jones and a new wave of defensive linemen to spoil the fun. "The main pattern we we…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Deacon Jones always regretted he didn’t kill more quarterbacks

      I talked to Deacon Jones at last year’s Super Bowl, and although he bore the scars of years in the trenches, used a cane and struggled to stand up straight, he still had the imposing air of a man who could break me in half without breaking a sweat. I fe
    • Deacon Jones, Fearsome N.F.L. Defensive End, Dies at 74

      Mr. Jones, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980 after a 14-year career, used his size and strength to glamorize defensive play and master the sack, mostly for the Los Angeles Rams.
      Source: nytimes.com
  • Around the NFC West: QBs a little safer

    Good morning, NFC West. We are going to remember and appreciate former Los Angeles Rams defensive end David "Deacon" Jones' career on this day following his passing at age 74. Around the NFC West: June 4, 2013 The NFL calendar pauses long enou…
    Source: ESPN.com

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