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TOM MACK Q and A with the Rams E-Zine

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by Shaky, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Shaky

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    TOM MACK Q and A with the Rams E-Zine

    by Guard,

    Hi Tom,

    Thanks for spending some time with us, and answering some questions. In your 13 year career with the Rams, you had the opportunity to pave the way for a lot of great Running Backs, and a lot of that credit goes to some great Offensive Lines. Can you say who was your favorite Back to block for and why?

    Thanks Again,


    Tom Mack:

    Probably the most consistent was Laurence Mc Cucheon. Most people don't realize he had at least 6 and perhaps 7 or 8 yrs of 1000 yds + and he played fullback, not half back. He was a great runner and extremely durable. Dick Bass was one of the most exciting runners I ever blocked for with the Rams. He also was playing at fullback position but he darted and dodged like a scat back, not a bull moose. Jimmy Bertelson was a crafty runner who knew how to set up blocks for lineman leading him- This is extremely important and sort of a lost art! Larry Smith was a strong running back as anyone but tended to run standing high. As a result he took a terrible beating and just didn't last too long in the pros. Tommy Mason was also a really good running back but he was too beaten up by the time he came to the Rams. Finally, Willie Ellison had many great games and at one point held the record for most yds gained in a single game (around 250yds). He was more of a slasher with great acceleration.


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  2. Ramhusker

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    Jul 15, 2010
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    Great stuff. Thanks for that!!!!