#50-41: 50. Willie Brown - "I still think about the trouble he gave me. He's got speed, like a lot of good ones, but he also has great quickness and he reacts so fast he doesn't have to play the receiver tight. Thus, he doesn't have to follow all your moves. You can waste a lot of fakes on Willie." Lance Alworth 49. Bill George - "A player must have an instinct for linebacking to be good at it. Bill George has it. He doesn't commit himself too quickly. He's motionless until he senses where a play is going, then -- wham! -- he moves like lightning to the right place." Former Bears coach George Halas 48. John Mackey - "Once he catches the ball, the great adventure begins. Those people on defense climb all over him. The lucky ones fall off. Others might be trampled." former Colts assistant coach Dick Bielski, 1969, The Sporting News 47. Jack Ham - "He is the premier outside linebacker in football. He's the guy you measure other outside linebackers against." Former Rams defensive tackle Merlin Olsen, 1977, The Sporting News 46. Steve Largent - "When I got here and had a chance to watch him on a regular basis, I was amazed. In my mind, you can take every superlative you can think of and apply it to Steve Largent. He's that good." former Seahawks G.M. Mike McCormack, 1984, The Sporting News 45. Herb Adderley - "I'm just thankful he's playing for the Packers. He's the best cornerback I've ever seen." Bart Starr 44. Terry Bradshaw - "You've got to hand it to Bradshaw; he's bursting with talent. My God, his arm is like a rifle." former Steelers quarterback Terry Hanratty, 1972, The Sporting News 43. Larry Wilson - "You can run out of superlatives in talking about Larry Wilson. To me, he typified everything great you could possibly expect in a pro football player." Broadcaster and former NFL player Pat Summerall 42. Willie Lanier - "It (a Willie Lanier tackle) really wasn't much. Part of me landed one place and the rest of me someplace else. I pulled myself together and went on just like a mountain had never fallen on me." Former Raiders running back Hewritt Dixon 41. Bart Starr - "Bart Starr is the best quarterback in football today. And before he's done, which will be soon, I hope, he may become the greatest of all time." 49ers coach Jack Christiansen, 1967, The Sporting News Discuss.