1969 Rams: Dominating On Defense
The 1966 Rams finally took a step into winning territory under first year head coach George Allen with an 8–6 record. The former underachieving Rams improved to 11–1–2 in 1967 and 10–3–1 in 1968, miking them one of league's best. Though they did not qualify for the playoff in 1968 despite their 10-win season, the Rams had put together one of the most talented rosters in the NFL.
Offensively, the Rams had balance and depth but it was the defensive unit that captured headlines with the Fearsome Foursome. Deacon Jones, Merlin Olsen, Roger Brown, and Lamar Lundy plus up-and-comers Gregg Schumacher and Coy Bacon were as good as it gets as the defense continually set the table for the Rams offense led by Roman Gabriel.
This RetroCards set includes: This RetroCards set includes: Coy Bacon, Roger Brown, Joe Carollo, Charlie Cowan, Irv Cross, Willie Ellison, Ken Iman, Lamar Lundy, Tom Mack, Jim Nettles, Richie Petitbon, Milt Plum, Myron Pottios, Joe Scibelli, Ron Smith, Pat Studstill, Wendell Tucker, Clancy Williams, George Allen, and the Fearsome Foursome.