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Re: 2015 Obituaries

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:53 pm
by cdwillis
Former AP football writer and Pro Football Hall of Fame voter Dave Goldberg passed away Feb. 8.

http://pro32.ap.org/article/former-ap-f ... rg-dies-73

Re: 2015 Obituaries

PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:23 pm
by boknows34
NFL Films founder and Hall of Famer Ed Sabol died today aged 98.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300000 ... -age-of-98?

Re: 2015 Obituaries

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:25 am
by DukeSlater
Tommy Mason, former Pro Bowler, died 1-22-15.

Re: 2015 Obituaries

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:22 pm
by cdwillis
Former Bills (1969-70) and Raiders (1971) running back Bill Enyart died on Feb. 10.
He was 67 years old.

http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/25 ... ill-enyart

Re: 2015 Obituaries

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:33 pm
by LJP
Former Cardinals & Patriots DB Bobby Towns died February 10, aged 76.

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignit ... id=6319854

Re: 2015 Obituaries

PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:39 am
by BD Sullivan
The sad life of former Chargers QB Jesse Freitas ended on Sunday when he was found dead in his car:

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/35165 ... former-san

Re: 2015 Obituaries

PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:50 pm
by BD Sullivan
Gary Glick, who played with the Steelers, Redskins, Colts and Chargers from 1956-61, and 1963, died yesterday at the age of 84:

http://www.csurams.com/sports/m-footbl/ ... 15aaa.html

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/p ... icGa20.htm

Re: 2015 Obituaries

PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:48 pm
by coachtj
.....hours of film study of the steelers from 56-59 shows gary g. always giving an effort whether he was at left corner or left safety. he was rock solid in run support, but he just did not have the speed to be a corner. tiny tad weed was not much of a kicker, and gary also struggled in this area. as a redskin he became part of the slowest secondary in the league. when milt davis retired at the end of '60 the colts had a hole at right corner that gary attempted to fill. though he had a 3 interception game against his former team(redskins)....he was replaced in '62....and coached for a year in the afl.....but when the outstanding right safety of the chargers charlie mcneil was injured in '63....el sid came a calling' and gary was able to end his career as a champion.

Re: 2015 Obituaries

PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:47 am
by Bryan
coachtj wrote:.....hours of film study of the steelers from 56-59 shows gary g. always giving an effort whether he was at left corner or left safety. he was rock solid in run support, but he just did not have the speed to be a corner. tiny tad weed was not much of a kicker, and gary also struggled in this area. as a redskin he became part of the slowest secondary in the league. when milt davis retired at the end of '60 the colts had a hole at right corner that gary attempted to fill. though he had a 3 interception game against his former team(redskins)....he was replaced in '62....and coached for a year in the afl.....but when the outstanding right safety of the chargers charlie mcneil was injured in '63....el sid came a calling' and gary was able to end his career as a champion.


Is there a backstory as to why the Steelers drafted Glick with their bonus pick? How did they even know who he was? And why did they think he wouldn't have been available in the 2nd round? Glick was also 26 years old when the Steelers selected him.

Re: 2015 Obituaries

PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:07 pm
by coachtj
....rather than conjecture(some steeler histories give reasons), the colorado state website has a short article on gary g. ....so you might want to check that out. when you look at the draft picks available for '56 you cannot help but wonder what "digger o'dell" used as background for his selections. the colts took lenny moore. the bears in the 7th round took jc caroline, and earlier with a "future" took willie the wisp....the steelers needed speed and athleticism...and they just might have gotten some out of the three talented players mentioned above. so all steeler fans can do the what if....unitas is not cut, and throws to moore in pittsburgh, then not needing a qb...no trade for earl m. or drafting dawson in '57....so instead with the 4th pick in the draft was a young stallion fullback at syracuse....who might have been better than fran rogel? unitas, moore, and brown in the same backfield...