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96 days until kickoff: Clyde Simmons vs. Gary Walker

Gary Walker #96...

With just 96 days until kickoff, let’s debate which No. 96 you’d rather have on your team — Clyde Simmons or Gary Walker?

Clyde Simmons (1996-1997)

Not only was Clyde Simmons one half of the best pass rushing duo this franchise has ever seen along with Tony Brackens, but his 121.5 career sacks is good for 20th on the all-time sacks leaders list. Simmons’ ability to pressure the opposing quarterback was far more frequent than Walker and he was a Second-team All-Pro selection in both his seasons with the Jaguars. He wasn’t in his prime when he was in Jacksonville, but he was still a hell of an edge rusher.

Gary Walker (1999-2001)

But Gary Walker can't be forgotten. He's one of just four Jaguars players with a double-digit sack season — Tony Brackens had 12.5 in 1999 and 11 in 2011, Kevin Hardy had 10.5 in 1999, and Bobby McCray had 10 in 2006. Walker’s run-stuffing ability made him one of the most balanced defensive lineman in Jaguars history and an asset on that 14-2 team. Two Pro Bowls, one All-Pro selection — if he weren’t going up against Simmons, the choice would be easy.


In their prime, who would you rather have on this team?

This poll is closed

  • 54%
    Clyde Simmons
    (118 votes)
  • 45%
    Gary Walker
    (99 votes)
217 votes total Vote Now