Once Rams Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones got past a lineman with his patented head-slap, he headed straight for quarterbacks such as Colts Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas.
Once Rams Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones got past a lineman with his patented head-slap, he headed straight for quarterbacks such as Colts Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas. NFL 1968 photo by The Associated Press
Once Rams Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones got past a lineman with his patented head-slap, he headed straight for quarterbacks such as Colts Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas. NFL 1968 photo by The Associated Press

Deacon Jones redirected football, and ripples remain in today’s NFL

August 23, 2014 1:00 PM