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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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He considers it a bonus when he can practice for a full week. McNair dislocated a finger early last season and was playing with a strained calf muscle and a cracked bone spur in his ankle at the end of '03.

RB
EDDIE GEORGE
Cowboys

He started 111 straight games for the Titans despite an endless string of injuries, and in last season's wild-card win over the Ravens, he dislocated his shoulder but still had 88 yards on 25 carries.

FB
CORY SCHLESINGER
Lions

All fullbacks are tough, but in a game against the Bears in 2002 he played with a cracked bone in his back. He took on Brian Urlacher, and his blocking set up James Stewart for a 172-yard rushing day.

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