The All Mickey Andrews Team Is Terrifying

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↵Longtime Florida State defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews long ago ↵went from resplendent genius to a guy the internet wants to see ↵beheaded, and the internet is getting its wish this year. ↵Andrews will not return to FSU next year in the aftermath of a disastrous season ↵that confirms what FSU fans have know for a while know: Andrews has ↵checked out. ↵

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↵But when Andrews was good, he was terrifying. In memoriam, an All ↵Mickey Andrews defense: ↵

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↵DE Andre Wadsworth - Wadsworth was actually drafted ↵in front of Heisman winner and future All-Pro Charles Woodson in the ↵loaded 1998 NFL Draft. (The first two picks were, famously, Peyton ↵Manning and Ryan Leaf.) He did zero in the NFL because of injuries, but ↵going third was tribute to what a terror he was in college. ↵

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↵DT Corey Simon (right) - Crushing defensive tackle, a ↵consensus All-American his senior year and the winner of the Outland ↵Trophy. Set a school record for TFLs at a position that ↵doesn't see a whole lot of statistical production. Sixth pick in the the ↵2000 NFL draft, a Pro-Bowler in 2003, and one of the first guys to get ↵in a franchise tag holdout. Would still be in the NFL if not for serious ↵arthritis. ↵

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↵DT Darnell Dockett - Dockett was a four-year starter ↵at FSU and left the school as FSU's all-time leader in tackles for loss, ↵breaking Simon's mark from four years earlier. He would have been a ↵first round pick but for character concerns. He eventually landed with ↵the Cardinals in the third round and was a Pro-Bowler in 2007. ↵

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↵DE Jamal Reynolds - Won the Lombardi Award in 2000, ↵his senior year, with 12 sacks and 58 tackles. He was also an ↵All-American. He was the 10th pick of that year's draft but failed to ↵make an impact with the Packers. ↵

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↵LB Peter Boulware - Boulware was basically ↵Wadsworth, a terror of an edge rusher that did almost nothing except ↵destroy quarterbacks. He did that spectacularly, though, racking up 19 ↵sacks his junior year. He was named an All-American and National ↵Defensive Player of the Year, and went #4 in that year's draft to the ↵Ravens, where he was Defensive Rookie of the Year and a four-time ↵Pro-Bowler. ↵

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↵LB Derrick Brooks - The centerpiece of Tampa Bay's ↵excellent defenses under Tony Dungy, Derrick Brooks was a ↵sideline-to-sideline linebacker capable of getting to any play as long ↵as his defensive line kept him clean. Dungy built the entire Tampa 2 ↵defense around Brooks, using his athleticism to deploy him as a ↵quasi-safety and getting him free to pick up huge tackle numbers. In ↵college, Brooks was a two-time All-American; in the pros he was an ↵eleven-time Pro-Bowler and nine-time All-Pro. He'll be a slam-dunk ↵Hall-of-Famer the instant he's eligible. ↵

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↵LB Marvin Jones - The fourth pick in the 1993 NFL ↵draft, Jones was a Jets mainstay for a decade and was an All-Pro in ↵2000. When Florida State's Scout site ran down the top ten players in ↵FSU history, Jones checked in at No. 4: ↵

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↵⇥Without a doubt Marvin Jones is the finest linebacker in Florida ↵⇥State history. He earned consensus All-America honors as a sophomore and ↵⇥junior before departing for the NFL. The Miami native was a dominating ↵⇥force on FSU's 1993 National Championship team and was named to the ↵⇥ACC's 50th Anniversary team in 2002. ↵
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↵Dang, man. Two-time All-American as a sophomore and junior. ↵

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↵CB Deion Sanders (right) - Fighting with Darrell Green to ↵see who is the best cornerback of all time. Somewhat less good in an ↵advisory role. ↵

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↵CB Terrell Buckley - Buckley was a slight ↵disappointment as a pro, a long-lived journeyman but never a star. In ↵college, though, he was incredible, setting a Florida State record with ↵21 interceptions in just three years. He still holds the NCAA record for ↵total interception return yards. With 12 interceptions as a junior, he ↵was an easy winner of the Thorpe Award and a top-five NFL draft pick. ↵

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↵S LeRoy Butler - Packers icon played 14 seasons in ↵Green Bay and claims to have "invented" the Lambeau Leap. At ↵Florida State he was an All-American, intercepting seven passes, and was ↵the guy who ran on FSU's famous fake punt against Clemson. ↵

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↵S Corey Fuller - And finally we come to a player ↵that wasn't either a top-ten pick or an NFL icon. Fuller wasn't ↵shabby, a second round pick in 1995 who had a ten-year NFL ↵career, but he was never an All-American or a Thorpe winner, which makes ↵him the least accomplished player on this list. ↵

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↵So ... yeah, when a guy who played ten years in the NFL is the lamest ↵player in your starting eleven, you've had a hell of a run as a defensive ↵coordinator. Mickey Andrews got old and faded but dang, man, the ↵Seminole run in the mid-90s is one of the greatest of all time [/kanye]. ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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