The Best Seat In The House For All Your News On The 5 Time World Champion Niners

The Best Seat In The House For All Your News On The 5 Time World Champion Niners
A review and commentary on the history & lastest events surrounding the 17 time NFC Western Division & 5 -Time World Champion San Francisco 49ers. From 1946 and the All America Football Conference to 2009 and the road to a 6th Super Bowl title - For true fans of the scarlet and gold! Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Neon Deion was "Primetime"

To commemorate USA TODAY's 25th anniversary, a panel of USA TODAY's NFL reporters and editors has produced an anthology of the 25 best NFL players of the past 25 years. Working down from No. 25, we are unveiling one player each weekday until training camp season arrives:


•No. 16 Deion Sanders
His flashy style marked him as a celebrity around the sports world, but it was his skill as one of the game's greatest cornerbacks that earned Deion Sanders the 16th spot on USA TODAY's list.
Many analysts have anointed Sanders as the greatest cover cornerback in the history of the game for the way he effectively locked his assigned receiver out of offensive game plans. Sanders, who has 53 career interceptions, ranks second all-time in both yards off INTs with 1,331 and touchdowns off INTs with nine.

Whether it was as Neon Deion or Prime Time, Sanders helped raise the profile of defensive players with his All-Pro caliber of play and his savvy understanding of the business side of the NFL. Drafted in 1989 by the Falcons, he signed on as a high-profile free agent with San Francisco in 1994, winning the first of two Super Bowl rings and NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors. Sanders would then move on to Dallas and Washington. After a three year hiatus into broadcasting, he returned to play two more seasons with Baltimore.

1 comment:

eric said...

From a 2-14 Raider fan, how did you sleep after your team was 2-14 3 years ago? I could use some tips to make the tears go away...haha.

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Although I love sports, I am not in the sports category, so there is no conflict of interest.

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