All obscure Patriot team

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Lloyd_Christmas, May 24, 2006.

  1. Lloyd_Christmas

    Lloyd_Christmas I can delete my own crap! Supporter

    Ok, since we are listing every kind of imaginable team, how about a team comprised of underappreciated or oft forgotten Patriots who were good solid players yet not elite ones.

    Rules are:

    Decent starters in their prime, but not elite caliber
    obscure in the sense that they were/are underappreciated or just forgotten
    Were once Patriots

    I'm thinking:

    QB: In my time, I guess Hugh Millen would qualify, but there has to be someone in older times that would be a better fit.

    RB: John Stevens or Robert Edwards

    FB: Kevin Turner or Sam Gash

    TE: Marv Cook or Jermaine Wiggins

    WR: Terry Glenn (He gets no love anymore, but I think he was actually pretty good on the field), David Patten

    OG: Joe Andruzzi
    C: Dave Walebaugh (sp???)

    DT: Brandon Mitchell, Eaton
    DE: Bobby Hamilton
    LB: Marty Moore
    CB: Otis Smith
  2. SamBamsFan

    SamBamsFan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I have to call you on this one as I think you must have watched some different Patriots games. He had one of the best rookie seasons that I ever saw a Patriot have, then the wheels came of after Parcells left. IMO
  3. PatsWickedPissah

    PatsWickedPissah Supporter Supporter

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    You need to look up the definition of 'obscure' - Glenn, Stevens, Edwards & O.T.I.S. for example are not
  4. tombonneau

    tombonneau In the Starting Line-Up

    Maurice Hearst? Hurst? -- The fact I can't remember the spelling speaks to his obscurity ;)

    John Stephens.

    Vincent Brisby.

    Rich Camarillo.

    Fred Marion.

    Garin Veris.

    Vincent Brown (maybe not obscure enough ...)

    Those are a few decent but relatively obscure guys.
  5. Brady-To-Branch

    Brady-To-Branch Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    John "Stevens" is definitely obscure.

    Following a Pro Bowl rookie season in 1988, in the 1989 Earthquake game at Stanford U against the 49ers, "Stevens" partially paralyzed Niners safety Jeff Fuller. I think that affected "Stevens". He was never the same player after that game. BTW, the Pats lost 37-20.

    "Stevens" career...

    | Year  TM |   G |   Att  Yards    Y/A   TD |   Rec  Yards   Y/R   TD |
    | 1988 nwe |  16 |   297   1168    3.9    4 |    14     98   7.0    0 |
    | 1989 nwe |  14 |   244    833    3.4    7 |    21    207   9.9    0 |
    | 1990 nwe |  16 |   212    808    3.8    2 |    28    196   7.0    1 |
    | 1991 nwe |  14 |    63    163    2.6    2 |    16    119   7.4    0 |
    | 1992 nwe |  16 |    75    277    3.7    2 |    21    161   7.7    0 |
    | 1993 gnb |   5 |    48    173    3.6    1 |     5     31   6.2    0 |
    | 1993 kan |   7 |     6     18    3.0    0 |     0      0   0.0    0 |
    |  TOTAL   |  88 |   945   3440    3.6   18 |   105    812   7.7    1 |
    One more reason John "Stevens" should be in the "obscure" category...

    It's Stephens, not "Stevens"!!! :D

    Other obscure RBs: Don Calhoun, Vegas Ferguson, and one of my personal faves, Robert Weathers.
    Last edited: May 24, 2006
  6. jimmyjames

    jimmyjames On the Game Day Roster

    I always liked WR Shawn Jefferson and was sad to see him go to the Falcons. He used to come up with some big catches in the Bledsoe era.
  7. JDSal45

    JDSal45 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Umm, anyone who started at running back and had a 1,000 yard season is probably not obscure. For example, ten years from now, perhaps Mike Wright will be obscure. Jarvis Green will not be.

    None of the guys you name as running backs are obscure. I have vivid memories of watching all. Scott Lockwood=obscure. Don Calhoun, a critical piece of many great Pats teams IS NOT.

    J D Sal
    Last edited: May 24, 2006
  8. JDSal45

    JDSal45 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Here is my all obscure team for guys who were on the roster for at least a bit of time:

    QB: Jeff Carlson
    RB: Allen Clark
    FB: Mario Grier
    WR: Carlos Pennywell
    WR: Don Westbrook
    TE: Lovett Purnell
    OT: J.R. Conrad
    OT: Larry Tharpe
    OG: Lance Scott
    OG: Reggie Redding
    C: Juan Porter

    DE: Mike Pitts
    NT: Pio Sagapulitelli (yeah, he started, I like the name)
    DE: Jon Hand
    LB: Richard Harvey
    LB: Rich McKenzie
    LB: Dwayne Sabb
    LB: Ron Merkeson
    CB: Dyshod Carter
    CB: Leonard Myers
    S: Myron Guyton
    S: Arturo Freeman

    K: Scott Sisson
    P: Eddie Hare

    J D Sal
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  9. Brady-To-Branch

    Brady-To-Branch Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I have vivid memories of Scott Missin' Sisson, Dwayne Sabb #95 (from UNH), Eddie Hare (a gosh-awful punter from 1979), Myron Guyton (one of Tuna's Jints refugees who started on the Jints SBXXV championship team), Reggie Redding (the Tuna's "brooktrout" boy), Pio Sagapuletele (NT who played with BB in Cleveland), Mike Pitts (a former 1st round pick from the Atlanta Falcons and a starter on Buddy Ryan's Eagles teams), and Jeff Carlson (in 1992, the last starting QB to don Pat Patriot as his normal uniform and I'm guessing, the only lefty QB to start for the Pats?). So I guess they're NOT obscure either. :rolleyes:

    Umm, see just how subjective "obscure" can be? :rolleyes:
    Last edited: May 24, 2006
  10. Lloyd_Christmas

    Lloyd_Christmas I can delete my own crap! Supporter

    In my opinion, John Stevens is obscure. He only had one good season, so if you didn't watch the pats that year, you probably don't even know who he is. At the same time, he was one of the few bright spots that year. Everyone knew we were going to hand the ball off to him, yet they still could rarely stop him for a loss. His "both hands on the ball all the time" carrying style was interesting.

    Instead of debating about the subjective obscurity of other choices, I encourage everyone to pitch in their "All obscure" team.

    I commend you for adding a detailed team list... you came up with a lot more than I was able to.

    Whoever said Shawn Jefferson... good one. I totally forgot about him and he was a solid starter... the perfect candidate for this list IMO.
  11. SamBamsFan

    SamBamsFan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Joe Kapp
    Sideways Ike Forte
    Josh Ashton
    Randy Vataha
    Pete Gogalak
  12. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Obscure to me is MORE the peripheral players of any era...Calhoun as was said is NOT obscure!!
  13. AzPatsFan

    AzPatsFan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Let me be the oldtimer to suggest some long forgotten Patriots.

    1) CB Leroy Mitchell 6-2 190# two time Probowl player in the late '60s. He was the best pure man cover corner ever on the Pats until Mike Haynes arrived. Unfortunately he played on the terrible late '60s Patriots.

    2) RT Tom Neville 6-4 255# multi year All AFL tackle in the '60s.

    3) LBs Sam Hunt and John Rembert from the 70's.

    4) S Fred Marion. On a secondary with Super stars Mike Haynes, Ray Clayborn and Tim Fox it was easy overlook a solid player like Fred. And people did.
    Last edited: May 24, 2006
  14. AzPatsFan

    AzPatsFan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I take this as an opportunity to recall and recognize solid players not unknown ST part time players. Any one nominated should have been a regualar satrting player who just got overlooked whan the kudos are passed out. The guys on todays Patriots who might be teh type of players considered are guys like Joe Andruzzi, David Patten type players, not guys like Eric Alexander or Joe Klecko.
  15. Pats67

    Pats67 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    George Webster, for one season, a man amongst men.
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  16. Chevy

    Chevy Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Marion only played 1 season with Haynes, and 0 with Fox (Fox left after the 81 season, Haynes after the 82 season which was Marion's rookie year)

    Marion was also a full time starter for most of his career (injury shortened his 87 and 91 campaigns.)
  17. drewdagreat

    drewdagreat On the Game Day Roster

    Did Brandon Mitchell block the FG vs Pitt in AFCCG in '01 or was it Seymour? If it's Mitchell, my vote's for him. :D
  18. Lloyd_Christmas

    Lloyd_Christmas I can delete my own crap! Supporter

    It was Mitchell I believe. He had a VERY strong year in 01 and I really think that if we had retained him instead of going with Funny Guy Steve Martin at NT the next year, we would have made the playoffs in 02 and then who knows....
  19. Patriotic

    Patriotic Supporter Supporter

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    Pat Patriot Days

    QB Mike Talliferro
    RB "Handy" Andy Johnson
    WR Reggie Rucker
    TE Bob Windsor
    OL Leon Gray
    DL Richard Bishop
    LBs Don Blackmon, Steve Kiner
    DB Ron Bolton
    KR Jess Phillips
    PR Roland James
  20. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member Supporter

    #75 Jersey

    The man who made the play that created me as a Pats fan in 1974 against the Purple People Eaters.

    TE Bob Windsor.

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