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The Electric Company was the nickname of the offensive line of the Buffalo Bills during the early 1970s. They consisted of Dave Foley, Ethan M. Best, Mike Montler, Joe Delamielleure, Donnie Green, and Paul Seymour. Bruce Jarvis was the original center for the Electric Company, but a knee injury ended his career early in the 1973 NFL season, causing him to be replaced with Montler. They were called the Electric Company due to their running back's nickname. O.J. Simpson played running back for the Bills during the time of the Electric Company and his nickname was the "Juice." The offensive line would "turn on the juice," which was a metaphor for unleashing Simpson, who at the time was the best running back in the National Football League and the first running back to eclipse 2000 yards rushing in a single season. Jim Ringo was the line coach for the Bills, and he was the man who coined the name for them. Of these five linemen and one tight end of the Electric Company, only Joe Delamielleure is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.



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