Larry Allen is a legend.
The former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman has gained more and more notoriety in recent years, as a new generation of fans have been introduced to his incredible highlights.
It’s often difficult for fans to pick out which offensive linemen are playing well, but Allen made his dominance clear as day. Especially when run blocking.
Former Cowboys defensive lineman and current ESPN analyst Marcus Spears joined Chris Long on his Green Light Podcast, and gave a great story about Larry Allen. Spears said that in one of his first padded practices, he was tasked with taking on a Larry Allen/Flozell Adams double team.
And it didn’t go well for Spears.
Afterwards, Spears says he told then head coach coach Bill Parcells that if that’s how Sundays are going to go, he “can’t play in this league.” Of course, Spears went on to have a nice career in Dallas, learning that not every NFL offensive lineman looks and plays like the great Larry Allen.
You can watch and listen to the entirety of Chris Long’s podcast with Spears using the link above.