Saturday, December 27, 2014

Pillars of the NFL: Russ Grimm

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 is Joe Gibbs  who coached the Redskins to three Super Bowls and four NFC Championships in 16 years as head coach.  In Pillars, we describe some of Gibbs key players and we'd  thought we'd reproduce some of that for our posts.  Gibbs had a penchant for getting great play from his men.


Russ Grimm

Hall of Famer Russ Grimm was drafted in the third round of the 1981 draft by the Redskins. Grimm played offensive guard and epitomized the blue collar spirit and work ethic of the original “Hogs.”
Gibbs’s original Hogs were starting tackles Jacoby and Starke, guards Grimm and May, and center Bostic.  Grimm was a formidable 6-foot-3, 273 pound blocker who helped John Riggins power over opposing defenses. 

The 6'3", 273-pound Grimm became

The 6'3", 273-pound Grimm became
The 6'3", 273-pound Grimm became
The 6'3", 273-pound Grimm became
The 6'3", 273-pound Grimm became
The 6'3", 273-pound Grimm became