When you look at it from afar, it’s easy to think that Stan Brock wasn’t anything special. He was never named to the Pro Bowl, doesn’t have any fancy awards attached to his name and won’t be heading to the Pro Football Hall of Fame anytime soon.
However, if you talk to a Saints fan who was around during his 13 years with the club, they’ll be happy to tell you that he was an integral piece for the franchise. The model of consistency and a true leader in the locker room, Brock was everything the Saints wanted out of a starting offensive lineman.
One of the best pass blockers of his era, Brock was known for keeping opposing pass rushers at bay. He was the top dog of the 1992 New Orleans offensive line that allowed a league-low 15 sacks, further solidifying his status as an elite quarterback protector.
Realistically, Brock doesn’t get the credit he deserves. Most folks outside of Louisiana or California (he played for the San Diego Chargers for three years) have no idea who he is. And yet, if you watched film of his work, you’d understand why I have him ranked No. 13 on the all-time list of Saints greats.