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  • #91
    channeling his inner Chucky

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    • #92
      Cancel Culture is a swift and terrible Doom-bringer. Sometimes it's overdone, but Coach Gruden got what he deserved in my estimation.
      The caveat is that I believe most NFL coaches over 55 are similarly afflicted with his beliefs. Racism perhaps less so (the league is 70% Black), but certainly the misogyny and homophobia.

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      • #93
        That linked list overlooks Ed Caruthers (Oly HJ Silver in 68) who played one injury plagued year in the NFL and in that era of shamateurism probably made more money than he had during his entire jumping career.
        I'd guess that nearly all NFL players were tracksters in HS or college and that a lot of them were pretty impressive. Almost all those great athletes dropped T&F at some point in pursuit of the $$$ sport.
        NFL+T&F cross overs are of interest but too many to digest.

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        • #94
          Originally posted by jc203 View Post
          I'd guess that nearly all NFL players were tracksters in HS or college and that a lot of them were pretty impressive. Almost all those great athletes dropped T&F at some point in pursuit of the $$$ sport.
          NFL+T&F cross overs are of interest but too many to digest.
          This is why I was pretty confident that DK Metcalf wasn't going to embarrass himself earlier this year and had a realistic idea of what he was capable of. Most pro football players, especially the ones playing skill positions, are familiar enough with track and field to appreciate how fast a sub-10 100 is and know what real world-class speed looks like.

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          • #95
            Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
            Most pro football players, especially the ones playing skill positions, are familiar enough with track and field to appreciate how fast a sub-10 100 is and know what real world-class speed looks like.
            When Metcalf chased down the interception, he was tracking a guy with good speed and certainly LOOKED like he was the Real Deal in speed.

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            • #96
              Originally posted by scottmitchell74 View Post
              Yeah, the Bucs need to be consistent. Sapp - a domestic violence perpetrator- is still in their Ring of Honor. They currently employ Richard Sherman and Antonio Brown. Serious mixed messages.
              That's exactly what the fans are bringing up.

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              • #97
                Originally posted by jc203 View Post
                That linked list overlooks Ed Caruthers (Oly HJ Silver in 68) who played one injury plagued year in the NFL and in that era of shamateurism probably made more money than he had during his entire jumping career.
                I'd guess that nearly all NFL players were tracksters in HS or college and that a lot of them were pretty impressive. Almost all those great athletes dropped T&F at some point in pursuit of the $$$ sport.
                NFL+T&F cross overs are of interest but too many to digest.
                Caruthers is not listed as ever having played in the NFL per pro-football-reference.com. We don't list him as an NFLer/Olympian and I've never heard that before. If you have more definitive information - other than a taxi squader, which wouldn't count - send it along.

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                • #98
                  Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
                  Caruthers is not listed as ever having played in the NFL per pro-football-reference.com. We don't list him as an NFLer/Olympian and I've never heard that before. If you have more definitive information - other than a taxi squader, which wouldn't count - send it along.
                  The Lions signed him, although he soon hurt his knee and back and ultimately was forced to leave the NFL. Caruthers later required two back surgeries.
                  Since he's not on the roster for the fall, it appears he never suited up for a game.


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                  • #99
                    Ed Caruthers was a low draft pick by the Lions in 1968 and signed with the team. He was injured but stayed with the team for time but apparently never suited up for a game.

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                    • The feel-good story of the day is about Matthew Wright, a kicker from UCF, who was activated TODAY by the winless Jaguars to play in London against the Dolphins this morning.

                      He came on in the 4th quarter to try and tie the game, attempting a 54-yarder, his longest attempt ever.

                      It was obviously wide-right, but at the last moment hooked inside the upright, JUST over the cross-bar.

                      Then with no time left, he tried a 53-yarder to win the game and nailed it!

                      He will never have to buy a beer in Jacksonville again.

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                      • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                        The feel-good story of the day is about Matthew Wright, a kicker from UCF, who was activated TODAY by the winless Jaguars to play in London against the Dolphins this morning.

                        He came on in the 4th quarter to try and tie the game, attempting a 54-yarder, his longest attempt ever.

                        It was obviously wide-right, but at the last moment hooked inside the upright, JUST over the cross-bar.

                        Then with no time left, he tried a 53-yarder to win the game and nailed it!

                        He will never have to buy a beer in Jacksonville again.
                        That was fun to watch.
                        You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!

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                        • 65-year-old future Tom Brady makes an appearance in a video game ad:

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRkJzprLmos

                          TB2042.png

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                          • Yesterday Tampa Bay elevated LSU track and field alumnus Cyril Grayson from the practice squad and today he caught his first NFL touchdown from the GOAT Tom Brady. Grayson is following the opposite path of DK Metcalf so to speak - he was a college track athlete who played no college football, but he's in the 5th year of his NFL journeyman career.

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                            • First sub 1:50 800m runner to become an NFL player? Almost certainly. Pretty amazing range 21.3, 45.9, 1:49.3 to NFL WR.

                              https://mobile.twitter.com/stevemagn...63735513214980

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                              • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                                First sub 1:50 800m runner to become an NFL player? Almost certainly. Pretty amazing range 21.3, 45.9, 1:49.3 to NFL WR.

                                https://mobile.twitter.com/stevemagn...63735513214980
                                He played football in high school but because of the Bear Bryant rule, Les Miles wouldn't let him walk onto the football. team.

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