#47: Ray Nitschke | The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players (2010) | NFL Films

Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Nitschke comes in at number 47 on NFL Films’ “The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players” list produced in 2010.

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  1. robert dunn on February 19, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    ATTENDED EVERY HALL OF FAME INDUCTION TILL HIS DEATH !! PROUD MAN.

  2. Ted Savides on February 19, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Wow. Things sure can change in less than ten years… Given his rating on this 2010 list, Nitschke should be a linebacker on the NFL100 team too. But a number of guys rated lower than Ray on this list made it as NFL100 linebackers over him. This just shows how arbitrary these “expert blue ribbon” selection panels really are.

  3. Brian G. Lee on February 19, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    The Ice Bowl I still get a chill when it’s mentioned

  4. Tom Burbey on February 19, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    I’ll never forget Ray Nitschke #66 coming to our Boy Scout meeting in Cudahy in 1966

  5. TheBalls55 on February 19, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    The Monster from Young Frankenstein.

  6. Mutt Hoople on February 19, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    I was at at tailgate up in Green Bay in 2004. Met an older man who was a neighbor of Ray’s. Said he’d go out and be all-time QB for the kids’ pickup football games. Was a normal regular everyday guy during the off season.

  7. Born Yesterday on February 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    If you guys have a minute listen to this song. It kicks ass. https://open.spotify.com/track/6xVPVJl8wcsBdERiQsTAHb?si=sGMY4oDdSqC5FePRGG2jSA

  8. phillyeaglesphan on February 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    He died way too young. He was elected to the HoF and during the HOF luncheon every year, he was the keynote speaker. He spoke of the honor it was to elected to the hall and to uphold that honor. Supposedly you can hear a pin drop when he approached the podium and gave that speech.

  9. Bull Durham on February 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    That was a different era, for sure. The modern players are bigger, far faster, far stronger, and better coached. Nowadays, players train hard all year, are better nourished, and their conditioning is far, far more scientific, such that they are lethal compared to that era, when training camp was to get into shape. Now, if a player reports to camp in less than great shape, he can’t make the team and is quickly cut. And rules have had to be continuously changed to reduce the carnage. I am 74 years-old, and have played the game and seen the changes. Lamar Jackson would run over Nitschke, crushing him, and put him in the hospital!

  10. My Imorata on February 19, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    When you have a MLB of this caliber — Huff, Butkus, Nitschke, Lewis, Gradishar, Carson, among others — you can build a great defense around him. Without him, you are struggling to find strategies to account for his absence.

  11. Gary Nelson on February 19, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    LOL!!! @2:37 is classic!!! After a Stop, Ray hit him in the back then try to kick him!!!!! I love the old days of football. The NFL today is so damn lame.

  12. Ray Rocco on February 19, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    So who was Tougher Ray or Jack Lambert ????>

  13. R.M.S Carpathia on February 19, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    Imagine him,LT,Reggie white,JJ watt on the same team

  14. Yung Methadone on February 19, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    Madden 20 please

  15. Steven Pitts on February 19, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    Mr.Nitschke was the best in the NFL. I won’t dispute that. The only thing is Mr. Kramer is the man I want to be. Mr. Kramer is strong, kind, brave, loving, tough and a true GentleMan. I hope someday I can become half the Man He was!

  16. IT'SME on February 19, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    02:37 he tries to kick him in the ass.😂😂😂

  17. Brian on February 19, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    A legend.

  18. The Anthropologist _Forensic on February 19, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    He scared the hell out of me in The Longest Yard… best character in the whole movie

  19. god emperor almighty forefather TRUMP on February 19, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    My first platoon sergeant in the corps looked and ran like this dude

  20. Scott Brown on February 19, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    Love Jerry’s impressions of Vince

  21. R Hugh Sirius Ph.D. on February 19, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    The guy was born bald and never grew any hair.

  22. NeoNitty on February 19, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    What a story Mr. Kramer lmao!

  23. C Su on February 19, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    No Polamalu in 100? Not good!

  24. Dwight Love on February 19, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    Football according to his teammates kept this guy from being a CAREER CRIMINAL.

  25. Tim Tebow's Left Arm on February 19, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Nitschke was No.47 here but didn’t make the NFL 100 year team?

    Ray’s coming down from Heaven to haunt the league.

  26. Matthew Corder on February 19, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    On a great team with twelve Hall of Famers,Ray was one of the best.

  27. futilitariano on February 19, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Mr. Nitschke was fun to watch in real time.

  28. Steven Leslie on February 19, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Classic NFL player. Tough as nails. Never took a knee during the National Anthem.

  29. LPVP on February 19, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Is he in the longest yard?

  30. RPG 808 on February 19, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    "Everybody loves Raymond!" Except the opposing offense.

  31. John Nelson on February 19, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    Bad Man !!!!

  32. Supervillain725 on February 19, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    He looked like the monster from Young Frankenstein.

  33. Brian Johnson on February 19, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    I stood next to Ray one time in a gas station in Oneida. Couldn’t believe how big he was.

  34. Jerry Blair on February 19, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    Ray was a football player back in the day when football was a game to many rules now.

  35. Randy Valentine on February 19, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    Who needs hair,give’em hell #66

  36. Daniel Guaracha on February 19, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    *The spongebob beat*

  37. Arthur Villarreal on February 19, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Tried to kick the guy he could not tackle, looked so 😂

  38. Matt Beeman on February 19, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Nitschke and Butkus two of the most feared men of their day.

  39. Kevin Tross on February 19, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    As a die hard bears fan I don’t respect A lot of packers but this guy is nasty

  40. bowlinglefty on February 19, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Today’s Packers could watch Nitschke and learn how to tackle.

  41. Rip The Ripper on February 19, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    When football was great. No pussified rules to ruin the game like today.

  42. cardeyar on February 19, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    I swear all these players look so old, different times I guess

  43. CaliforniaCheez on February 19, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    I wish he had been in more movies. He had that special look.

  44. Linda Nitzschke on February 19, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    I got to meet Ray at a meet and greet in Sioux City about half a year before he passed away. What a terrific person he was. Afterward, I caught him in the sporting goods store that had sponsored the event, and, knowing how people mangled my last name, I asked him, "Ray, how do you pronounce your last name?" He kind of glared at me and said "NITS-key."

  45. John Wayne Everett on February 19, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    66 BEST EVER …I HAVE A PACKER REPORT HIS PAPER AUTOGRAPHED ITS MINE HE IS A HERO IN MY BOOK

  46. jennifersman on February 19, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Nitschke actually appeared on To Tell the Truth wearing glasses and looked like an accountant

  47. Alan Strong on February 19, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Ray was excellent and legendary. He even did Nestle’s Quick commercials. He knew what was good for him. Ray Nitzchke, RIP.

  48. David Priscak on February 19, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    66

  49. Crap on February 19, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    I miss players like Ray, a born bad mamajama ,

  50. llamov on February 19, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Must suck to be bald so young

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