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by JohnTurney
Mon May 20, 2024 2:35 am
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: "Name the Team" trivia part II
Replies: 10
Views: 804

Re: "Name the Team" trivia part II

This team allowed the most points in a season by any team in the 1990s They had a -235 PD and somehow it wasn't even the worst PD for a team that season Know this because of Michael Dean Perry, coming off a conference DPOY (UPI) in 1989 ... on a Bud Carson team... always was wild. Personally had an...
by JohnTurney
Sun May 19, 2024 11:12 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: 1984 49ers = Overrated
Replies: 40
Views: 1578

Re: 1984 49ers = Overrated

JWL wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 8:58 pm Jeez. Every team sucked in the 1980s.
:)
by JohnTurney
Fri May 17, 2024 7:05 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: 1971 NFL season discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: 1971 NFL season discussion

New Orleans made their wins count (Rams, 49ers, Cowboys- plus the Oakland tie that felt like a win) Yes, Archie Manning pulled up some good quality wins. Going back to magazines in 1972 (previews) they mention that was one of reasons they thought Saints would be a good team in 1972-73-74 ... Didn't...
by JohnTurney
Thu May 09, 2024 10:32 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Michael Strahan- Did he only make the HOF because of his storybook ending?
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Michael Strahan- Did he only make the HOF because of his storybook ending?

Strahan also is credited with the most tackles for a loss in 2001, 2003, and 2005 according to pro football reference. TFLs are dubious in a lot of ways because of how they keep them. They only count solo tackles, lead tackles -- that's one. Two, if you force a fumble you don't get credit for a TFL...
by JohnTurney
Fri May 03, 2024 9:38 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: What's the biggest football moment you witnessed in person?
Replies: 13
Views: 809

Re: What's the biggest football moment you witnessed in person?

1993 Thanksgiving Leon Lett --- happened right in front of me. Keith Byars almost made me roadkill ---
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by JohnTurney
Fri May 03, 2024 4:26 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: 1983 Chargers
Replies: 11
Views: 3693

Re: 1983 Chargers

The defense was atrocious. They played a 3-4 The Chargers usually played a base zone, Classic Tom Bass. I think there were the things you mentioned plus the philosophical differences between players and Bass, and also fit. Bass wanted to run a Tampa-like defense and in 2nd year got to do it full ti...
by JohnTurney
Fri May 03, 2024 3:14 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: 1968 NFL/AFL radio summary
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Thank you

Interesting artifact from the Aug. 12, 1968 edition of Broadcasting magazine. It includes a team-by-team rundown of flagship stations, announcers, and sponsors, as well as information about what networks paid to broadcast pro and college football. The article starts on page 23. https://www.worldrad...
by JohnTurney
Wed May 01, 2024 11:52 am
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Top, and Worst, Ten teams of the 14-game era, '61-thru-'77?
Replies: 18
Views: 5808

Re: Top, and Worst, Ten teams of the 14-game era, '61-thru-'77?

Jay Z wrote: Thu Apr 18, 2024 5:15 pm Apparently Hadl hurt his arm halfway through and the passing really fell off,
* True, he hurt his back ... and it affected his throwing
by JohnTurney
Tue Apr 30, 2024 4:42 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Joe Thomas with 49ers
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: Joe Thomas with 49ers

He was gone so fast --- and he not make a lot of picks --- and how much he actually scouted Bunz and McAfee But the other actioned doomed him ... all sorts of blunders and fighting with people, firing coaches unloading a few guys ... that seemed like good players So, not sure of the question, all I ...
by JohnTurney
Tue Apr 30, 2024 12:27 am
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Best Teams To Miss The Playoffs
Replies: 16
Views: 1982

Re: Best Teams To Miss The Playoffs

1981 Broncos, 10-6, lost tiebreaker to Chargers. Lost on final Sunday, wrecked by Alan Page.