1992 Football Dream TeamJune 14, 2012
I watched the great NBA TV documentary on the 1992 Dream Team last night. It should have been an ESPN #30for30, but awesome work by NBA TV. I got to thinking about what if football was an Olympic sport. I remember in the 1996 Olympics commercials by Reebok titled “Gridiron Glory” where they featured Smith trying to make football an Olympic sport. Here is who we think would have been on the 1992 Football dream team if there was one.
QB: John Elway
- Backups: Warren Moon and Dan Marino
A huge controversy would have been that Jim Kelly was left off of the team. At the time the Bills were probably the best offense in all of the NFL.
RB: Barry Sanders
-Backups: Thurman Thomas and Emmitt Smith
Geesh…can you imagine these three in the same backfield. Just for the fans sake, one wishbone play a game would have to be ran with these three in the backfield.
FB: John L. Williams
WR: Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin
-Backups: Haywood Jefferies and Sterling Sharpe
By far the hardest position to select players. Tim Brown, Art Monk, Andre Reed, Gary Clark, Andre Rison, Cris Carter and plenty more WR were left off the Dream Team.
TE: Jay Novacek
-Backup: Marv Cook
LT: Anthony Munoz
LG: Randall McDaniel
C: Bruce Matthews
RG: Mark Schlereth
RT: Jim Lachey
DT: Cortez Kennedy
DT: Jerome Brown (He would die one month before the games and be replaced by Henry Thomas)
DE: Clyde Simmons
Three members of the Philadelphia Eagles front four make the team?!? Unreal.
ILB: Junior Seau
Backup: Mike Singletary
OLB: Charles Haley
Backup: Greg Lloyd
FS: Ronnie Lott
Backup: Bennie Blades
SS: Steve Atwater
Backup: Mark Carrier
K: Chip Lohmiller
P: Jeff Gossett
KR/PR: Mel Gray and Desmond Howard
Desmond Howard is the lone college player to make it onto the team after a great Heisman Trophy winning season at Michigan.
Coach: Joe Gibbs
This one was hard, because Marty Schottenheimer was the hot name, but the committee chose to go with experience.
That’s all I got,