Posted: May 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 112 Comments »

Quiet weekend in terms of news or events so why not take a second and appreciate the greatness of Reggie White, the best defensive lineman to ever play in the NFL.

Reggie is my favorite NFL player of all time. My 3 favorite athletes are Reggie, Julius Erving and Eddie Murray. I have so many great memories of Reggie. My only regret is that one of those memories isn’t him winning a Super Bowl as an Eagle. I was ecstatic when he won a title with the Packers in 1996. As much as I wanted to see the Eagles win, I also was desperate for Reggie to get a title before he retired.

Here is a good video with clips of him as an Eagle and Packer.

Reggie was special because he combined speed, quickness, strength, power and agility. He could beat blockers in a variety of ways.

The most amazing stat for me is that Reggie piled up 124 sacks in 121 games as an Eagle. For 8 years, he averaged just over a sack a game. That kind of production and consistency is crazy.

As good as J.J. Watt is, he has 74.5 sacks in 80 career games.

Enough with numbers. Enjoy some more of number 92 in action.


112 Comments on “Reggie”

  1. 1 Reggie - said at 8:59 PM on May 22nd, 2016:

    […] Tommy Lawlor Quiet weekend in terms of news or events so why not take a second and appreciate the greatness of […]

  2. 2 unhinged said at 9:08 PM on May 22nd, 2016:

    Reggie was a man-child. A 300lb DE whose athleticism was a spectacle to all fans of the sport. He was as light on his feet as a safety, and as strong as today’s NT’s. The greatest Eagle.

  3. 3 Aaron said at 9:12 PM on May 22nd, 2016:

    seen him play the phoenix cardinals when I was stationed out there, he was huge

  4. 4 Tumtum said at 9:43 PM on May 22nd, 2016:

    Wish I was older so I actually reconigize I was watching the best player that would ever live. Kind of makes me sad.

    Also… when Mr. Reese retires it will be a very said day.

  5. 5 Dude said at 12:24 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    I love the fact that when I’m forced to drive somewhere during a game, I can turn on Merril and picture the game in vivid detail. He is the best!

  6. 6 OakBrigade said at 9:52 PM on May 22nd, 2016:

    I admit that I was very emocional when I watched his A Football Life with Jerome Brown.
    Good memories, Tommy. Do more columns like this during the offseason.

    The greatest player. The greatest Eagle.

  7. 7 iceberg584 said at 4:05 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    The scene in which Reggie comes out onto that platform in Veterans Stadium and tells the crowd (there for some kind of religious service) that Jerome Brown had died that day was pretty powerful. In the age before smartphones, the people in the audience were hearing the news for the first time. As he gets the words out, you can hear the entire Philadelphia crowd gasp collectively…

  8. 8 OakBrigade said at 4:09 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Yeah, never seen nothing like it before.

  9. 9 the guy said at 11:16 PM on May 22nd, 2016:

    I loved “48 Hrs.” and “Trading Places” but it seems strange that he’s one of your favorite athletes too.

  10. 10 Ben said at 11:50 PM on May 22nd, 2016:

    If we are going to remember Reggie, then you cannot forget Gang Green.
    Enjoy this Video of the 1991 Eagles and watch one the greatest defenses that ever played the game.

  11. 11 Media Mike said at 5:14 AM on May 23rd, 2016:


    Why qualify it?

    1991 Eagles were the best defense in the history of the concept of defending anything.

  12. 12 A_T_G said at 9:12 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    With a distant 2nd and 3rd place going to the innocence and purity of a girl I dated in high school, and Masada.

  13. 13 swoopin and swervin said at 6:03 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    I like how they talk about being a unit. Hope Schwartz brings that mentality to our guys this year, especially the secondary.

  14. 14 Dude said at 12:48 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    My 3 favorite athletes:

    Dawk- I just loved the way he played. The passion in the huddle. The fire when he was coming out of the tunnel. The way he threw his body around. The dude was just pure electricity. In an era of great safetys, he was the best.

    Nolan Ryan- I was never a Rangers or Angels fan, but I always loved Ryan. He almost always threw a good game. Most of the time he was dominant. Sometimes he was downright magical. IIRC he holds the record with 7 no-hitters and 5k+ K’s. I doubt we’ll ever see that again. Still, my favorite moment in his career was when plunked Robin Ventura. 40 something year old Ryan gets charged by Ventura, a much larger and younger man (probably roided up too), and Ryan absolutely OWNS him. That’s the kind of thing that happens in movies, not real life.

    Bo Jackson- 2 sport PRO athlete. Unreal. On the football field he looked like a man playing against boys. He ran with speed, power, elusiveness, the whole package. On the baseball field he could do anything. Hit, run, field, throw. He did it all, and he did it as well as the best at each respective skill. The guy was a human highlight reel. That injury was one of the worst things to happen to sports in the history of sports.

  15. 15 Media Mike said at 5:14 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Steve Carlton > Nolan Ryan.

  16. 16 Bert's Bells said at 6:20 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Hard to say who’s crazier too.

    What was Carlton’s line (and a rare quote at that)? He’s a pitcher, Ryan is more of a thrower.

  17. 17 eagleyankfan said at 9:02 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Those 2 have 1 stat in common that we’ll never see again…complete games.

  18. 18 Dude said at 12:07 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Can’t argue with that.

  19. 19 Media Mike said at 5:31 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    But to your point; Ryan tuning up Ventura was epic.

  20. 20 Dude said at 6:41 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    I just re-watched that fight. Nolan didn’t beat him as badly as I remember, and Ventura wasn’t as big as I remembered. Oh well, it was still awesome because Ryan did get the best of him. And who charges a living legend like that?

  21. 21 laeagle said at 11:47 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    I don’t think people who didn’t grow up with Bo Jackson can really understand how good he actually was. On both fields, he was unstoppable in a way that I’ve never seen before or since.

  22. 22 Cafone said at 1:13 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    They could watch the 30 for 30 on him…

  23. 23 Media Mike said at 5:30 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    That guy was a legend.

  24. 24 ChoTime said at 2:11 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    “That injury was one of the worst things to happen to sports in the history of sports.”

  25. 25 T_S_O_P said at 2:39 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    In the first clip, you wonder whether Brian Baldinger (#62) is following his assignment or just getting out of the way. Poor old Kevin Call and Albert Bentley!

  26. 26 QQ754360405 said at 5:04 AM on May 23rd, 2016:













  27. 27 Media Mike said at 5:17 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Great post, but calling Reggie the greatest lineman ever is a hedge.

    He’s the greatest defender ever. Lawrence Taylor didn’t sustain his prime long enough and was coked up out of his mind while achieving some of his best seasons.

    The New York based media’s attempt to elevate LT over Reggie is vile.

  28. 28 Anders said at 5:42 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Watching LT’s stats, not sure how on earth outside of been a part of the Giants made him so elevated.

  29. 29 Bert's Bells said at 6:19 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Watch his tape, maybe you’ll see.

  30. 30 Anders said at 8:35 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    What I have seen does not make him better than Demarcus Ware tbh.

    If LT was dominating, how come his stats are so lack luster?

    I mean guys like Ware, Smith, Allen, White etc. got the same amount of attention as LT.

  31. 31 D3FB said at 8:50 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Run heavy league.

  32. 32 Anders said at 9:01 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    There was more sacks per game in the 80’s than now.
    There was 2.63 sacks per game back then around 2.37 sacks per game now.

  33. 33 FairOaks said at 10:18 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Maybe having a few guys like Smith/White/Taylor in the league upped that figure 😉 What was the median then and now?

    The level of QB play has changed pretty dramatically. QBs were mostly in-the-pocket then, and would take deeper drops. Completion percentages then averaged mid-50s, now the average is over 60. QBs get rid of the ball a lot more often now. But looking historically, sack percentages have stayed pretty constant, other than a swell in the early 1960s (which must be a post-created stat, since sacks were not tracked at the time) and one in the 1980s — so maybe there were simply a few better pass rushers in that era, overall. But the get-rid-of-the-ball QBs had yet to become commonplace, so even though there were fewer pass attempts, the odds were better of getting home then, true.

  34. 34 Bert's Bells said at 9:37 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    I’m not going to defend the guy, but if you think Ware or Bruce Smith are on the same level that’s on you.

  35. 35 brza said at 6:54 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Exactly, there really shouldn’t be any comparison. Reggie dominated every single time he stepped on the field. The combination of power, quickness and technique that he had is still unparalleled. Its amazing to me that he is not discussed more often as the best defender ever.

    LT was great but NY and his partying make his reputation bigger while Reggie’s humble nature seem to downplay how great he was.
    Meeting Reggie up at training camp was an amazing experience as a kid.

    The Fog Bowl, Bryce Paup and Norman Braman are names I recite like Arya Stark every night. All 3 robbed us of a championship each.

  36. 36 iceberg584 said at 4:11 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    “3 championships”? How about starting with winning a playoff game. There is an absurd amount of mythologizing that surrounds the Buddy Ryan era.

    – The 1988 49ers would have crushed the Eagles in the NFC Championship.
    – As good at the 1991 defense was, getting past Washington that year, even with Cunningham, was going to be a bear.

  37. 37 Media Mike said at 5:30 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Agree on 88. Disagree on 91. 92 would have been a discussion if Brown didn’t die. Dallas couldn’t run on us with Brown playing.

  38. 38 Dude said at 12:08 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    “And remember, kids, don’t smoke crack.” -LT

  39. 39 Bert's Bells said at 6:21 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    He also taught us that God loves money, paving the way for many of today’s political figures!

  40. 40 eagleyankfan said at 7:40 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Reggie was a beast. Dawks was a beast. Both left but it always seemed like Dawks broke the hearts of Eagles fan when he left. Some blamed the owner, other blamed the player. Right or wrong – I always blamed the owner for not re-signing Reggie. Only reason for me to watch another team play was because Reggie was on it. I never did that with Dawks. Does that mean Reggie is higher on my scale? I don’t know. There was just something about Reggie that was captivating.
    Then there’s that internal conflict. Greatest Eagle? How can I give that name to someone who did spend their whole career with the Eagles? (I’m not saying I can’t). Want to say I’d rather call a ‘greatest Eagle’ with someone who has spent their entire career an Eagle – but hard to do that in todays world. Compare that to the ‘greatest Yankee’. I wasn’t alive when the true greats played the sport. But was lucky enough to be around ‘my’ greatest Yankee his entire career. Probably the greatest ever to have played that position and there’s no room for argument. But after him, my favorite Yankee players came from other teams. Loved watching Winfield, Ricky Henderson, Paul O, Tino, Scott B. play..throw in a Mattingly/Jeter/Bernie….
    Hoping the greatest Eagles hasn’t taken the stage yet — hoping he’s the one the brings us to that trophy no other has done yet. Do that and he’ll be immortal…..

  41. 41 Bert's Bells said at 7:49 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Pro Tip: no one here cares about the Yankees.

  42. 42 eagleyankfan said at 7:53 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Thanks for the tip :)….

  43. 43 Bert's Bells said at 8:04 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Haha. I’m just feeling especially grouchy today!

  44. 44 eagleyankfan said at 8:37 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    LOL. No worries. I don’t care about them right now either. Not the same without GS running the circus. Until the contracts of Tex/Arod/CC are gone … they team is kind of strapped…

  45. 45 James said at 9:49 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Hey the Phillies are 25-19, jump on the bandwagon!

  46. 46 eagleyankfan said at 11:17 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    changing my name to eaglephilliefan 🙂

  47. 47 ACViking said at 8:21 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    So who’s your greatest Yankee?

  48. 48 eagleyankfan said at 8:36 AM on May 23rd, 2016:


  49. 49 Bert's Bells said at 9:38 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Awww, come on. A closer?!?!?

    A closer?!?!?!?

    He’s a Hall of Famer, no doubt. But a closer?

  50. 50 eagleyankfan said at 11:27 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    1997 — conversation with a Mets fan — he tells me – ‘I can’t wait for the league to catch up with his cutter’ ….
    no closer entered a game with a better song….that’s why he’s number 1 🙂 (Enter Sandman)

  51. 51 Bert's Bells said at 11:52 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    No doubt on both counts. It’s just the most overvalued position in sports since Steve Bedrosian.

  52. 52 eagleyankfan said at 1:05 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    as a whole — yes. One could argue – without Mariano – the Yankees don’t win any WS…maybe 96 because he was a set up man — but after that … no Yankee was more key than him…

  53. 53 iceberg584 said at 4:01 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    I think you could make a pretty convincing argument that Jeter was the more important Yankee of the Torre-Girardi era.

  54. 54 eagleyankfan said at 4:14 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    you could — but each game there seemed to be a different hitter being the hitting hero. On thing the Yankees had that no other team had — a closer who got the job done. Except the Diamondbacks — they had 2 starters that got the job done in 2001…

  55. 55 iceberg584 said at 4:34 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    …And Mariano blew the deciding game of the series….

  56. 56 eagleyankfan said at 10:57 AM on May 24th, 2016:


  57. 57 ACViking said at 10:45 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Great, great choice.

  58. 58 D3FB said at 10:02 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Energy and Commerce Committee bringing the heat!

  59. 59 P_P_K said at 10:58 AM on May 23rd, 2016:

    My favorite Philly athletes: Dr. J, Dawk, Joe Frazier, Sir Charles, and Mike Schmidt.

  60. 60 Lord of the Rings said at 2:38 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    its tough to make a list like that for me. But I do know Allen Iverson is at the top. Mike Schmidt is a great one too. lots of great memories at the Vet. Dawkins of course, but Westbrook was really something!

  61. 61 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:45 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Still cant deny that the yeàr we had T.O was probably the year I had the most fun as a sports fan. From his first training camp, to the preseason, all the way to the Super Bowl, that yeàr was so much fun… followed by the year Iverson took us to the finals, and won game #1 against the Lakers on my 18th birthday

  62. 62 Lord of the Rings said at 2:48 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    I don’t know how many times I’ve re-watched that game one!
    it was so awesome.
    that whole playoff run was incredible really

  63. 63 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:51 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    The historic stepping over Tyrone Lue was a heckuva exclamation poïnt..
    But I was supposed to be in Italy that SUPERBOWL season and I literally changed my plan to be in Philly when we got T.O and I don’t regret it one bit. Being in Philly that year was so much fun.

  64. 64 peteike said at 3:10 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    ugh no, I gotta disagree here. I loved Iverson, loved that playoff run but that Lakers gm 1 win is so over hyped. We all knew they had no chance in that series. I guess in that respect it was fun to give false hope. Just dont ever feel like 2nd place is anything to prop up. Flyers losing to the Devils reminds me of that lol. Best year of Eagles football bar none

  65. 65 Lord of the Rings said at 3:23 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    well they almost won game 2 and 3.
    so there was a chance, and that year you just could not count them out.

  66. 66 peteike said at 4:38 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    it was a fantastic season and team. Guess I just dont get too nostalgic about it. Too many almosts in this town

  67. 67 Lord of the Rings said at 7:19 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    no, you’re right, no reason to be nostalgic, but there were some really great games in those playoffs, such a fun post season to watch.

  68. 68 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:47 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    It was probably more fun because It was game 1,,. Wouldn’t have been as good if that game happened when we were already down 2 or 3 games to zero
    But my favorite IVERSON game is probably during the playoff series against the Pacers when both IVERSON and Reggie Miller had a fantastic first half going back and fourth with A.I Playing just an itle better… The first half duel with Reggie was just epic

  69. 69 Lord of the Rings said at 7:20 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    yeah it was great because it was game one and all of LA was shocked! the duels again vince carter in the next series after indiana were incredible as well.

  70. 70 P_P_K said at 6:27 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    What I liked about that win was we went from no hope to false hope. Felt good at the time.

  71. 71 Lord of the Rings said at 2:50 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    also how was that game 6 loss against the bucks when Iverson dropped like 28 in the fourth and left clapping his hands basically making that win for the bucks a loss in a way, heading into game 7!

  72. 72 P_P_K said at 6:26 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    I so clearly remember that win over the Lakers. What a great birthday.
    I can respect T.O. as a talent w/o him being anywhere near my favorites list.

  73. 73 iceberg584 said at 9:55 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    You’re 32 (almost 33) years old?!

  74. 74 daveH said at 8:24 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    DrJ, Dawk (both Darryl &BDawk), Moses,Brind’Amour,Schmidt.

  75. 75 MagHelpsHubby.... said at 4:58 AM on May 24th, 2016:

    Bernie Parent? Bobby Clarke. (When playing ). Schultz? Dornhoefer?
    Flyers! Bullies of Broad Street!

  76. 76 Cafone said at 1:10 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

  77. 77 Sean Stott said at 2:14 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    According to Football Outsiders, ’91 Eagles was the best defense of all time, and by a lot, too.

  78. 78 Media Mike said at 5:28 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Nice to see the stat folks verify what the eye test shows as well. Not often we can say that.

  79. 79 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:18 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    I can’t take any more of Brady’s court crusade continuing to dominate the headlines,,, ENOUGH!!!!!
    I don’t know what’s worth, the Brady case or more Manziel news?
    Why is the NFL “investigating” the Manziel car accident? Why do they care to waste time on a player who isn’t good enough to ever be an NFL player again? Manziel needs to worry about STAYING ALIVE, the football aspirations are OVER!
    Report from this weekend is Manziel was removed from a Las Vegas night club for punching someone….allegedly he lost so much weight and is now covered in tattoos..
    I’d love to know who this kids “friends” are that would still be willing to enable this kid and go with him to Las Vegas trips and parties… Clearly he doesmt have many “REAL Friends”.. Im sure it was fun partying with him at first as one of his friends, but at this point, how can anyone go out wifh him and contribute to him tanking his NFL career, and now putting his life at risk?
    Manziel is giving ryan Leaf a run for his money

  80. 80 Bert's Bells said at 3:56 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    You’re my source for Manziel news.

  81. 81 ACViking said at 4:24 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    It’s *not* Brady so much as the NFLPA — just as it’s the NFL’s owners more than Goodell — fighting over the power of the commissioner, whoever it may be, to discipline players “for the good of the game.”

    I assume Brady’s a very willing accomplice, however.

  82. 82 unhinged said at 7:57 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    I’m guessing, but I’m thinking it has to be Brady who hired a lawyer who’s got scotus justices on speed dial. This falls under the heading: IF YOU ARGUE LOUD ENOUGH, AND LONG ENOUGH, SOME FOLKS WILL BELIEVE YOU’RE RIGHT! Just like Republican benefactors buy the credentialed naysayers to global warming, Tom, the Trump supporter, is all in on selling his righteousness. (Emphasis on “selling”.) The degree to which he will maintain this posture of a rebel is fast approaching farce. He’s what, 39? Irrelevance is just around the corner, and Tom is taking on windmills. Wow, what a guy!

  83. 83 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:20 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Louis Riddick is calling the Giants the team who will win the division and be a legit Super Bowl contender….. I don’t understand this at all

  84. 84 Julescat said at 3:47 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    they could get lucky and win the division and get blown out just like Washington last year

  85. 85 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:33 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Calling them the winner of our weak division and calling them a legit superbowls, contemder is a pretty big difference,,, I struggle to underrstand how Riddick could possibly be THAT high on a team that can’t be considered Stout in the trenches, at least not on Offense…. vernon, Damian, Hankins and JPP can be a solid DL… Don’t have much depth behind that

  86. 86 Media Mike said at 5:35 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    They’re the 4th place team in this division unless Cousins, Romo, and Bradford all miss significant time. They would have been 4th last year is Romo didn’t get hurt.

  87. 87 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:43 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    They haven’t changed anything on their OL. Still plan on starting Newhouse and jon Jerry on the Right side lol… So why would I expect to stop seeing pressure force eli into stupid INTS or intentional grounding penalties that should be called…
    Not sure what is the point of adding new weapons if you are going to trot the same sorry OL on the field…. Heck even Jerry Jones understands that OL is Important, yet The Giants have a dumb GM on hot seat who spent a boatload of money prioritizing everything but the OL… Assume the Giants season ends with a GM being fired lol
    They have holes in their starting defense, and the only depth they have is at CB with Eli Apple on the bench behind Jenkins and DRC

  88. 88 Media Mike said at 5:27 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    The Giants stink. They massively overpaid for “talent” on D that will never produce commensurate with their salaries.

    And they still can’t block anybody.

    They’ll be last in the division.

  89. 89 peteike said at 5:58 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    thats just the division he chose to make his “edgy” pick

  90. 90 Greg Tulino said at 12:39 AM on May 24th, 2016:

    F the Giants!

  91. 91 peteike said at 2:30 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    I liked Reggie also until he started spewing his antiquated views on certain topics. Then I didnt care much for the guy but I can seperate the player from the man

  92. 92 Bert's Bells said at 3:55 PM on May 23rd, 2016:


  93. 93 iceberg584 said at 3:59 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    His whole departure from the team, with the “God [money] called me to Green Bay” nonsense really soured my opinion of him.

  94. 94 Media Mike said at 5:26 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Agree. Feel the same way about Runyan.

  95. 95 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:04 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Luke Joekel is taking snaps at Guard…. What a fall from grace for a kid that was supposed to be such a safe draft pick,with his father grooming him to be a tackle his entire life

    Scary to think what the Texans would look like if they had Watt and Khalil Mack right now. Curious to see if Clowney will ever be an impact player. Another safe, can’t miss prospect that has grossly under performed.
    Hopefully Goff will be the next trainwreck of a #1 pick, since historically, one of the top 2 QBs has been a bust, more often than both QBs taken top 5 living up to the hype
    Lurie has done a decent job trying to recreate 1999… Hopefully we managed to recreate Couch/McNabb dynamic instead of Luck/Rg3 dynamic… Jameis/Mariota also works for us, but I hate Jeff Fisher, and Id like to see him fall flat on his face with his trade up to #1, and 3 years from now when the Titans play the Rams, I want to see the Titans send all the players they got with the Rams picka out as their team captains the way Fisher tried to rub it in the skins face

  96. 96 Bert's Bells said at 3:55 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Clowney had a ton of red flags. Lots of guys on this board were pick Mack ahead of him.

  97. 97 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:25 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Im migjt be the first person to have ever posted about Mack on this board… But thanks…

  98. 98 Bert's Bells said at 6:39 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    You can say that about so many things.

  99. 99 wee2424 said at 9:21 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Maybe the first calling Clowney a safe pick.

  100. 100 ACViking said at 4:37 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Hopefully Goff will be the next trainwreck of a #1 pick, since historically, one of the top 2 QBs has been a bust, more often than both QBs taken top 5 living up to the hype.

    Between 1970-2014, QBs were drafted 1-2 only three times and 1-2-3 twice.

    Not a very useful sample set for judging Wentz and Goff (or Winston and Mariota). Anyway, 1st Rd QBs generally don’t pan out — like every other position.

    Here’s the list.

    1971: Plunkett / Manning / Pastorini (all 3 were good to very good)

    1993: Bledsoe / Mirer (1 of 2)

    1998: Manning / Leaf (1 of 2)

    1999: Couch / McNabb / ASmith (1 of 3)

    2012: Luck / Griffin (so far, 1 of 2)

    2004*: EManning (1st) / Rivers (4th) . . . (2 for 2)

  101. 101 Media Mike said at 5:35 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Plunkett; proof that being a lucky SOB who wins 2 titles doesn’t make you a lock for Canton…………………… keep Eli the F out of the HOF.

  102. 102 wee2424 said at 9:20 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    I don’t think Clowney was really ever considered that safe of a pick. There were countless people speaking about his major red flags.

    If you ask most people they would tell you that they aren’t too surprised that Clowney has so far been a bust.

  103. 103 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:13 AM on May 24th, 2016:

    Charechter wise there were legit red flags…. But there weren’t many red flags on his on field ability

  104. 104 wee2424 said at 11:00 PM on May 24th, 2016:

    Character and motivation are two of the biggest things that make high draft picks bust. His hustle on the field was in question, furthermore every high round draft pick looks good on the field in college. That is why they are high draft picks, obviously not every one of them makes it.

  105. 105 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:24 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Rowe and Najee are on CSN… Some interesting stuff

  106. 106 anon said at 5:25 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Poor Sanchez: Mark Sanchez (thumb surgery) is not expected to participate at Broncos OTAs. He’ll be fine by training camp, but this is an opportunity for
    first-round pick Paxton Lynch to work with Denver’s first-team offense.

  107. 107 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:39 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Schwartz is addressing the media tomorrow…. About time!

  108. 108 Ryan Rambo said at 7:40 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Nice! Thanks for the heads up!!

  109. 109 Gian GEAGLE said at 6:02 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    Curious to see what jenkins will look like on 3rd down now that we probably won’t see him used to go up against slot Recievers this year.
    Jenkins says that it will all depend on who is the 5th best DB, if its a safety who will come in on nickel, jenkins would function as the slot corner again, but Assumimg Rowe starts, that would mean either nolan Carrol or Leodis being the nickel (whoever doesn’t win the outside spot).. And if a CB like Nolan. Leodis, Brooks, Mills or JaCorey wins the #5 DB, Jenkins Wont be on the slot WRs. He will function as an actual safety..
    Probably unlikely that a safety like Maragos, Reynolds or Countess beats all those CB’s out for the #5 DB spot
    Be nice if we get better play from our 3 corners this yeàr allowing us to keep Both Rodney and Malcolm at safety offering support to cormers and trying to ball hawk… If schwartz improves our pass rush, we could have some fun on defense this year

  110. 110 Media Mike said at 6:32 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

    I’d imagine top 5 DBs are Jenkins, McLeod, Rowe, Carroll, and McKelvin.

  111. 111 Ryan Rambo said at 9:36 PM on May 23rd, 2016:

  112. 112 Greg Tulino said at 12:36 AM on May 24th, 2016:

    Reggie was awesome! Nuff said.