The Falcons have been in business for over five decades, meaning we had our hands full populating lists of nominees and voting on the best ever. I’m not sure we got everything right, but at the end of the day, these All-Decade teams look very good to me. We’ll put them all side-by-side tomorrow for a closer look.
I do want to thank those who have been Falcons fans for longer than me for chastising, correcting, and improving my lists throughout this process, as I didn’t have the grasp on the 1966-1980 teams that some of you do. It’s appreciated.
Later this week, we’re going to vote on the best ever to do it at each position group, so stay tuned for that. Congratulations for making it this far with us, though, and here’s your 1966-1970 team.
Quarterback: Bob Berry
Running Back: Cannonball Butler
Fullback: Junior Coffey
Wide Receivers: Tommy McDonald & Paul Flatley
Tight End: Jim Mitchell
Tackles: George Kunz (who I initially overlooked) & Bill Sandeman
Guards: Andy Maurer & Dick Enderle
Center: Jeff Van Note
Defense & Special Teams
Defensive Ends: Claude Humphrey & John Zook
Defensive Tackles: Glen Condren & John Small
Linebackers: Tommy Nobis, Don Hansen & Greg Brezina
Cornerbacks: Ken Reaves & Rudy Redmond
Safeties: John Mallory & Billy Lothridge
Kicker: Bob Better
Punter: Billy Lothridge
Returner: John Mallory