Monday, November 01, 2010

A Few from ’72

We like to jump around chronologically here in Packerville, U.S.A., so today we’re off to 1972, the last time the Packers won the division outright (barring strike-shortened years) until the Mike Holmgren era. Above, Jim Carter (#50) and Clarence Williams (#83) sack 49ers’ quarterback Steve Spurrier. Yep, that Steve Spurrier — well-known current coach of the University of South Carolina, and most known for his time at the University of Florida.

Quarterback Scott Hunter gets a pass off under a heavy rush by the Houston Oilers.

Mike McCoy (#76) makes a hard hit on the Bears’ Jim Harrison.

Running back MacArthur Lane breaks into the open and turns the corner for some positive yardage.

Running back John Brockington heads into the teeth of the opponent’s defense at home.

Green Bay native Jerry Tagge passes against the Bears in Chicago’s Soldier Field.

Assistant coach Bart Starr (left), and head coach Dan Devine talk strategy with Tagge during a time out on the road.

Lane and Brockington ready in the backfield for the snap of the ball.