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Building A GGN All Time Jets Team: Interior Offensive Line

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Jets Richard Todd Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images

We have the 33rd position filled on the GGN All Time Jets Team. The winner of the fourth vote at Interior Offensive Line is: Joe Fields!

Joe Fields played 14 seasons in the NFL, from 1975 through 1988. The first 13 of those seasons Fields spent with the Jets. He started his Jets career snapping the ball to Joe Namath and lasted through Richard Todd, Matt Robinson, Ken O’Brien, Pat Ryan, and several other Jets quarterbacks. Fields saw the deepest lows of the pathetic Jets teams of the 1970s and some pretty great highs with the Sack Exchange teams of the 1980s. He earned first team All Pro honors at center in 1982 and Pro Bowl Honors in 1981 and 1982. Fields, along with Kevin Mawae and Nick Mangold, form a triumvirate at the center position few NFL teams can match, a rare area of prolonged excellence for the Jets.

From now until mid July I’ll be putting up a daily poll asking GGN to vote on the best Jets players of all time. The idea here is to build a 55 man roster of the best players ever to wear the Green and White. The roster will consist of 26 offensive players, 26 defensive players, and three special team players.

OFFENSE

Quarterback: 3

Wide Receiver: 6

Running Back: 4

Tight End: 3

Offensive Tackle: 4

INTERIOR OFFENSIVE LINE: 6

KEVIN MAWAE

NICK MANGOLD

RANDY RASMUSSEN

JOE FIELDS

DEFENSE

SAFETY

JAMAL ADAMS

VICTOR GREEN

KERRY RHODES

ERIK MCMILLAN

CORNERBACK

DARRELLE REVIS

AARON GLENN

JAMES HASTY

ANTONIO CROMARTIE

JOHNNY SAMPLE

BOBBY JACKSON

LINEBACKER

DAVID HARRIS

LARRY GRANTHAM

MARVIN JONES

LANCE MEHL

KYLE CLIFTON

GREG BUTTLE

EDGE

MARK GASTINEAU

JOHN ABRAHAM

GERRY PHILBIN

SHAUN ELLIS

MO LEWIS

INTERIOR DEFENSIVE LINE

JOE KLECKO

MARTY LYONS

DAMON HARRISON

JOHN ELLIOTT

ABDUL SALAAM

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kicker

PAT LEAHY

Punter

TOM TUPA

Returner

LEON WASHINGTON

Every day I will be putting up a poll at one position. The choices will be limited to players who were on the Jets roster for at least three seasons. I will not be including players who were great for other teams but not great for the Jets (for example, guys like Matt Forte or LaDainian Tomlinson will not be included in the polls, though both those guys would be excluded for not meeting the three year rule as well). Each day we will close the previous day’s poll and the candidate with the most votes will be added to the GGN All Time Jets Team. In the event of a tie vote both players will be added to the team.

In the event I have made an egregious omission and a name you think should be on the poll is not there you can write in candidates in the comments section. If a player gets support in the comments section I’ll add him to the next day’s poll.

So let’s get to it. Today we continue voting on perhaps the Jets’ strongest position over the years, the interior offensive line. Who will it be? Vote early, vote often, and let’s hear who you think are the best players ever to have played for the New York Jets.

Poll

Who is the fifth best Jets interior offensive lineman of all time?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Dan Alexander
    (17 votes)
  • 27%
    Jim Sweeney
    (59 votes)
  • 17%
    Brandon Moore
    (36 votes)
  • 29%
    Dave Herman
    (63 votes)
  • 8%
    John Schmitt
    (17 votes)
  • 0%
    Mike Hudock
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Roger Duffy
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Dwayne White
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Garry Puetz
    (1 vote)
  • 2%
    Randy Thomas
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    James Carpenter
    (0 votes)
  • 3%
    Pete Kendall
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    Mike Haight
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Willie Colon
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Dave Cadigan
    (1 vote)
211 votes total Vote Now