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Prime Numbers takes up No. 55 on Wednesday

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Prime Numbers shifts from No. 99 on Tuesday to another double-number number on Wednesday when NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk can drive 55.

PFT Planet can vote on the best to wear No. 55, picking the top two to ever don a pair of fives on the front and back and (for many teams) shoulders of their jerseys.

Do it now, and then dial us up on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. ET.  We’ll also take up No. 25, 37, 50, and 82.  A poll for another one of those numbers is coming later tonight.

If I remember to post it.

Please remember to vote on the best players to wear No. 55.  If you do it now, you won’t have to remember.

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45 Responses to “Prime Numbers takes up No. 55 on Wednesday”
  1. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jun 24, 2014 7:37 PM

    No Joey Porter on that list — hmmmm. Peazy shouldn’t have won over some of those beasts, but it seems he had a good enough career to have been listed.

  2. bhm12 says: Jun 24, 2014 7:44 PM

    Kenny Powers

  3. sdboltaction says: Jun 24, 2014 7:47 PM

    Junior Seau NO QUESTION!!!!!!!!

  4. skinsdiehard says: Jun 24, 2014 8:00 PM

    Hall of Famer Chris Hanburger

  5. rav3nsownste3lers says: Jun 24, 2014 8:00 PM

    Terrell Suggs. Derrick brooks is way overrated and faded badly down the stretch of his career badly. Suggs’ 2011 season was an all time great especially playing in this era where playing defense isn’t allowed. Brooks was in his prime while playing with multiple hof players and a great system. Suggs has a new system every year.


  6. skinsdiehard says: Jun 24, 2014 8:00 PM

    11 pro bowls

  7. dbara43 says: Jun 24, 2014 8:15 PM

    Why is Brian Bosworth not on this list?

  8. onermedboxer says: Jun 24, 2014 8:19 PM

    Brooks, it’s a no brainer. He was one of a kind. Suggs is a few shades over ordinary

  9. natelan69 says: Jun 24, 2014 8:19 PM

    Seau, and please don’t allow his untimely and unfortunate death sway this… Seau was a HOF’er from his rookie year and whooped ass for decades.

  10. nosleeptilsb says: Jun 24, 2014 8:24 PM

    Shoulda, coulda, woulda, been Bosworth. After the way it panned out, I put Sammy Hagar ahead of him.

  11. thegrigga49 says: Jun 24, 2014 8:27 PM

    Why isn’t Ahmad Brooks on this list? He’s better than all of them.

  12. themeccalambeaufield says: Jun 24, 2014 8:44 PM

    Seriously who picks these numbers? Need to learn a little more about the history of the game.

  13. themeccalambeaufield says: Jun 24, 2014 8:45 PM

    I meant the players sorry

  14. kingpel says: Jun 24, 2014 8:51 PM

    Seau was the first guy who popped into my mind.

  15. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Jun 24, 2014 8:56 PM


  16. natelan69 says: Jun 24, 2014 8:59 PM

    Seau knew where the ball was going before the QB did.

  17. bengalguy says: Jun 24, 2014 9:08 PM

    VONTAZE! The best 55 in the game

  18. citizenstrange says: Jun 24, 2014 9:14 PM

    Lee Roy Jordan was a pretty tough customer.

  19. raiderapologist says: Jun 24, 2014 9:36 PM

    Rolando McClain! What? Oh, sorry. Wrong list.

  20. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Jun 24, 2014 9:54 PM

    Seau was the first guy that came to mind for #55. He was the Ray Lewis of the 90’s with the Chargers. Without the knife.

  21. jayblack073 says: Jun 24, 2014 10:07 PM

    I think Brooks wins this one, but I’m surprised Willy Mac isn’t on this list. Maybe that’s my pats bias though, (probably is)

  22. pastabelly101 says: Jun 24, 2014 10:20 PM

    Donnie Blackmon your New England Patriot Linebacker who with Steve Nelson and Andre Tippettt made up a dominating threesome for, I am sad to say, 2.5-3 years.

  23. mydogsnameisvick says: Jun 24, 2014 10:36 PM

    Matt Millen being on this list is a travesty. He was made better by all the players that surrounded him and didn’t really understand the game as his tenure as GM on the Lions and his idiotic commentary for years have proven.

  24. skippernuts says: Jun 24, 2014 10:40 PM

    1)Easily Brooks or Seau.

    2) How is Suggs on this list?

  25. sclobernocker47 says: Jun 24, 2014 10:45 PM

    Brook overrated?
    He redefined the WLB “prototype”…

  26. thraiderskin says: Jun 24, 2014 10:45 PM

    As a Raiders fan… How are so many people downplaying Seau? He was absolutely amazing and on a team nothing compared to that core the Buccaneers’ had. I’m not crapping on Brooks, he is a HoF for sure, but Jr. was art imitating life.

  27. screenpass says: Jun 24, 2014 11:06 PM

    Rolando McClain demands a re-count!!!!

  28. j0esixpack says: Jun 24, 2014 11:18 PM

    This one was easy – Seau

    #12 may be a bit harder, with Staubach, Bradshaw, Namath, Brady, Griese, Stabler, Kelly, & Rogers

    In other news I’m surprised the American Mathmatical Association hasn’t issued a cease and desist yet.

  29. gpenpilot says: Jun 25, 2014 12:05 AM

    Matt Millen hands down. Not only was he championship player but my god you could argue he deserves it just for being the Lions GM as long as he was.

  30. skolvikings12 says: Jun 25, 2014 12:12 AM

    No Scott Studwell? The name alone should get him on the list.

  31. Umbra Aeternus says: Jun 25, 2014 12:13 AM

    Joey Porter > Terrell Suggs
    As simple as that.

  32. tooz72 says: Jun 25, 2014 12:17 AM

    RO MCCLAIN!!!!!!!! BEAST MODE!!!!!!!

  33. bigblu73 says: Jun 25, 2014 12:20 AM

    NO CARL BANKS??????

  34. bigblu73 says: Jun 25, 2014 12:22 AM


  35. jdphx says: Jun 25, 2014 1:10 AM

    Starting to get lazy here….

    Just let me vote for ALL SEVEN guys!

  36. joetoronto says: Jun 25, 2014 3:48 AM

    More proof that the kids are skewing the vote.

    Jr Seau, LOL!

  37. numberoneinthehoodg says: Jun 25, 2014 3:56 AM

    He won two (count em) two Daytona 500’s. It’s Michael Waltrip.

  38. bcgreg says: Jun 25, 2014 7:59 AM

    Suggs shouldn’t be on this list to begin with.

  39. smackingfools says: Jun 25, 2014 8:12 AM

    Zack Thomas and I’ll owe you one!

  40. bkostela says: Jun 25, 2014 8:57 AM

    I voted for all of them!

  41. durskichiro says: Jun 25, 2014 11:44 AM

    IMO top 55s:

    1 Seau
    2 Brooks
    3 Suggs
    4 Jordan
    5 Briggs
    6 Porter
    7 Owen: two way player. In hall because of his coaching. Coached Giants to two world championships in the 30s including the “sneaker game’. Gave us Tom Landry from his tree.

  42. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jun 25, 2014 11:53 AM

    Scott Studwell, then Anthony Barr.

  43. quizguy66 says: Jun 25, 2014 12:25 PM

    When you are able to instantly think of a player when you hear a number – that’s the guy. That was the case with Seau.

  44. lennymoorerules says: Jun 26, 2014 5:58 AM

    People tend to forget Leroy Jordan. Just a solid football player who could clog the middle. True he was on the Doomsday defense in Dallas but still a great player and he caused zero issues off the field.
    I think Tom Landry’s and Bear Bryant’s favorite player.

  45. realmenwearstripes says: Jun 27, 2014 4:40 PM

    No Sammy Hagar?

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