PICKS AND PECKS
I think that the Dallas Cowboys are the greatest, and I have never seen you or anyone else cover a subject better (Pro Football, Sept. 16). My hand is extended to Tex Maule and to Edwin Shrake for their superb articles.
Please fill in the blanks.
Number of times Tex Maule has picked the Cowboys to win the NFL title____.
Number of times the Cowboys have won the title __0__.
Laguna Beach, Calif.
Sorry, Tex Maule, but it just ain't gonna happen!
The Green Bay Packers still have the greatest team in the world of pro football.
TED R. ROOSE
I was most displeased by Tex Maule's appraisal of the Baltimore Colts. Mr. Maule spreads the fallacy that the team revolves around Johnny Unitas and that it will not be able to function properly without him. I am not trying to repudiate Unitas' golden career and record, but I do wish to make clear that the performances of Quarterback Earl Morrall and the Colt team as a whole should not be discredited when Johnny Unitas is out of action.
In 1967 Sonny Jurgensen of the Washington Redskins was the leading passer in the NFL in spite of a seemingly overwhelming handicap: no consistent running game. In 1968, after a slow recovery from an arm operation and only 60 minutes of exhibition-game experience, Jurgensen threw four touchdown passes against the leading pass defense of 1967 in an upset win over the Chicago Bears.
All this and Jurgensen is virtually ignored in your Pro Football Issue. How is this possible?
JOHN A. YERRICK
Silver Spring, Md.