According to the official NFL record book, the most sack to date for players in the Super Bowl belong to the 4.5 Hall of Fame Charles Haley and the future Hall of Fame Von Miller, respectively.
Together, the two have seven Super Bowl Championships.
What if one player in the pre-sack era unofficially holds a record with four players in one game and a total of five players in the Super Bowl? What if I also tell you that the player hasn’t been inducted into the Hall of Fame and hasn’t been a finalist since 2006?
That player? Great LC Greenwood from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
After reading some of the sentences above, many of you probably knew immediately who I was talking about. Especially if I read my work on the weekends and made a Greenwood case to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Looking at the reaction that the work produced and the overall attention I received to the appearance of initiating the Greenwood movement for the Hall of Fame through the Appellate Body, I made the work in the movie room 21- With 17 victories, he decided to devote himself to the efforts of four bags of Greenwood on January 18, 1976 at the Dallas Cowboys at the Orange Bowl in Miami at the Super Bowl X.
No player in NFL history has four sack on the biggest stage of the Super Bowl — officially. Of course, Sack wasn’t official stats until 1982, a year after Greenwood called it a career.
But that day in Miami, Greenwood dominated from start to finish, pairing with “Mean” Joe Greene, Dwight White, and Ernie Holmes to live in Dallas’ Backfield, harassing Roger Staubach throughout the afternoon. Achieved two consecutive victories. Black and gold bowl title.
When I say it from the beginning with Super Bowl X Greenwood, I really mean that.
In his first play from the Cowboys scrimmage, head coach Tom Landry dialed Staubach’s bare bootleg away from play action. Greenwood was waiting for it and was forced to fail in the process of dismissing the future Cowboys Hall of Fame quarterback. Dallas recovered the fumble early on, avoiding mistakes.
After all, this was Greenwood’s easiest sack of the day. He was unblocked in play and had to run straight upfield to get into Staubach’s pass for Sack. The fact that he was able to punch football with his right hand in the process of dismissing Staubach was certainly special.
After dismissing Staubach in the first play of the game, Greenwood was fairly quiet throughout the rest of the first quarter, recording another tackle at Robert Newhouse’s five yards. Greenwood found his game in the second quarter, thanks to a timely stunt with Green in 2nd and 13th from Pittsburgh’s 23-yard line.
With a stunt, Greenwood looped behind the green, crocheting into the Dallas backfield between the center and the guard, and getting a free shot on Staubach. In the process, Greenwood took off some of Staubach’s helmets, and Staubach barked at the officials in search of the flag. Yes, the quarterback still looked for the flag, unbelievably.
After Greenwood sacked Staubach to take 3rd and 25th place, Arnie Holmes took part in the race, swarming Staubach with 10 losses and setting a Dallas punt, and the Steelers again in Dallas. You have reached the star.
The Steelers attack couldn’t end the drive, and kicker Roy Gerela missed two field goals to keep the Steelers behind 10-7, keeping the Steel Curtain taller. rice field. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Greenwood went home for a third bag of games.
Like his first bag in the game, it didn’t really write about the house for Greenwood. Still, a bag is a bag, even if it wasn’t really considered one in 1976.
Greenwood did a great job of spying on Staubach in his pocket and staying patiently for his third bag while White and Holmes were chasing Dallas stars here and there. Eventually, Greenwood cleaned it for a loss of 3 yards and forced a punt. It brought the Steelers safe and gave them the sparks they needed.
The Steelers dragged 10-9 to secure safety and then ran down the field against the Cowboys, leading 12-10 with a 36-yard field goal from Jerella, leaving 9:05 in the fourth quarter. Did. After two plays, Staubach was the second pick-off in the game as Mike Wagner intercepted the pass for Drew Pearson.
In four plays after the intercept, Jerella kicked an 18-yard field goal with a 15-10 lead.
Greenwood finally grew up in Dallas’ possession, chasing Staubach in his pocket for a 9-yard loss and his fourth sack in the game, setting up thirds and fifteen, and finally another punt. Connected to and set up the Steelers, a 64-yard touchdown pass to Rin Swan in the quarterback Terry Bradshaw.
That day, Greenwood was a really dominant force. In addition to the four sack, he recorded three tackles against the run. White and Steve Furness also recorded Staubach’s sack when the Steel Curtain reached the flashy Dallas quarterback seven times in the afternoon. A total of 108 yards with 31 carries.
Let’s talk about the display of domination.
Given his personal performance at the Super Bowl X and his overall career number, there’s no reason why LC Greenwood shouldn’t be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Not including him in the 2023 class semi-finalists was a serious oversight from the senior committee, especially when putting a name like Jim Marshall in front of him.