Ray Nitschke and Dave Robinson anchored a Packers defense that dominated the NFL.
Ray Nitschke and Dave Robinson were a dynamic duo for the Green Bay Packers in the 1960s. And Gil Brandt of NFL.com just made the call as to where they rank with the all-time greats.
Brandt recently released his list of the 45 best linebackers in NFL history and both Robinson and Nitschke were ranked in the top 15. Robinson came in at No. 15 and Nitschke came in at No. 4.
Robinson was named to the 1960s All-Decade Team after leading the Packers to three NFL championships (two Super Bowls) and being named to the Pro Bowl three times. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013.
Nitschke is considered one of the all-time greats as helped the Packers win five NFL championships (two Super Bowls). He was named to he All-Pro team seven times and he was also named to the 1960s All-Decade Team as well as the 75th Anniversary All-Time Team.
There was another Packer to make the list and that was Ted Hendricks who was ranked No. 5. He played for the Packers for one season (1974), but he had one of his best seasons as he recorded 75 tackles, five interceptions and seven blocked kicks.
As for the three players who were ranked ahead of Nitschke, they were Dick Butkus (No. 3), Derrick Thomas (No. 2), Lawrence Taylor (No. 1).
Story by Brian Jones, Courtesy of http://gnb.247sports.com