A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from September 02, 2014
“If you don’t hear an offensive lineman’s named called, he is doing a good job” (football adage)

Entry in progress—B.P.

21 November 1976, Independent, Press-Telegram (Long Beach, CA), “Rams’ Williams seeks to square accounts” by Rich Roberts, pg. S-8, col. 3:
Williams (Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman John Willisms—ed.) sighs in resignation to an offensive lineman’s lot.

“It’s a shame that the only time an offensive lineman’s name is mentioned is when the quarterback gets sacked or he’s called for a holding penalty.”

Google News Archive
4 October 1981, Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal, “Several Falcons On Streaks Including Unknown Tackle,” pg. B8, col. 4:
So if Mike Kenn’s name is not too well-known, there is a good reason.

“Let’s face it,” he said. “The only time an offensive lineman’s name is called is for a penalty.”

Google Books
The Women’s Armchair Guide to Pro Football
By Betsy Berns
New York, NY: BVision Sportsmedia, L.P.
1996
Pg. 18:
For the most part, you will hear an offensive lineman’s name mentioned when he has done something wrong, such as being called for a holding penalty or offsides.

Google Books
The Steelers Reader
Edited by Randy Roberts and David Welky
Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press
2001
Pg. 176:
If you hear an offensive lineman’s name during a game, it is probably because he has just committed a costly holding infraction.

Twitter
Ryan Abraham
‏@insidetroy
Kiffin also praised the play of Max Tuerk. If you don’t say an offensive lineman’s name much, that is a good thing. #USC
Los Angeles, CA
8:39 PM - 20 Aug 2012

Lombardi Ave (Green Bay Packers blog)
September 2, 2014
Green Bay Packers O-line ready to block for Rodgers, Lacy
by Davey Miller
The age old saying, “if you don’t hear an offensive lineman’s named called, he is doing a good job,” still holds true today.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Tuesday, September 02, 2014 • Permalink


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