Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pillars of the NFL: Arnie Herber

In Patrick McCaskey's Pillars of the NFL: Coaches Who Have Won Three or More Championships he covers the ten greatest NFL coaches of all-time.  Among the Pillars are two coaches from Green Bay, Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi.  In Pillars, we describe some of the key players  for these great coaches and we'd  thought we'd reproduce some of that for our posts.

Arnie Herber

A local boy who worked as a handyman in the Packers’ clubhouse after college, Arnie Herber had a Packers’ destiny.  Lambeau gave the young man a tryout and an 11-year Packers’ career followed.  There was something magical about Herber—something akin to Roy Hobbs’s from The Natural.  Herber did not need Hobbs Wonderboy baseball bat in the NFL; he had a supernatural arm and an unconventional throwing motion that produced results.  Herber had small hands and he would palm the ball tossing 60-yard passes with accuracy.  When Don Hutson joined the team, what many call the NFL’s first great passing-receiving tandem, Herber to Hutson, was born.  

Pillars of the NFL is the only book that includes the complete history of the NFL top ten coaches.  Everyone who loves NFL history will enjoy this great book. 

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