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Dr. Z's All-Tough Team
Paul Zimmerman
September 06, 2004
When it comes to players with grit, here's the lineup Paul Zimmerman wants on his side--22 lunch-pailers who play hurt and never take a down off. You won't find situational pass rushers here or wide receivers who won't block or cornerbacks who don't hit. Just a bunch of guys taking pride in doing the dirty work
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September 06, 2004

Dr. Z's All-tough Team

When it comes to players with grit, here's the lineup Paul Zimmerman wants on his side--22 lunch-pailers who play hurt and never take a down off. You won't find situational pass rushers here or wide receivers who won't block or cornerbacks who don't hit. Just a bunch of guys taking pride in doing the dirty work

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BRIAN DAWKINS
Eagles

There's a lot of sentiment for the Cowboys' Roy Williams, but this is an easy choice. Dawkins is a wild man on the blitz, and he'll close quickly on a receiver and deliver a blow with the best of them.

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KYLE TURLEY
Rams

The former Saints bad boy has settled down, and last year he gave the Rams something they lacked: a mauler at right tackle. Mess with one of his teammates and Turley is still the first to jump in.

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MIKE WAHLE
Packers

This seven-year veteran out of Navy is tough to separate from Green Bay's other guard, Marco Rivera, but Wahle keys a power running game that has been one of the league's best for years.

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HANK FRALEY
Eagles

Not what you'd call a form blocker, he'll claw and scratch and get the job done any way he can. Originally signed as a free agent by the Steelers, he has become a fixture in Philly, starting 47 of 48 games.

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JOE ANDRUZZI
Patriots

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