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  1. Seneschal2

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    Darryl Stingley

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    Those who saw him play will agree he was quite a talent. The career-ending injury will never be forgotten.
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    Sad news to hear
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    R.I.P. Darryl.
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    He was a graceful man on the field and even more off the field.

    Peace be with you.
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    RIP Darryl.. very sad, my wife used to be friends of friends with him.. a very sad day.. said all along his number should be in the rafters.
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    He's up there running post patterns again right now. RIP Darryl
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    What sad news to begin the day. I'll never forget the Tatum hit and I felt then and feel now like it happened to a member of my own family. RIP.
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    I don't think this is neccessarily a sad thing at all. I believe death is a beginning and not just an end. In Darryl's case I also believe it was a release from a body that became a prison.

    I hope Jack Tatum also finds some true peace about what happened.
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    What Clona said. Maybe I missed some of the coverage, but I don't believe he ever expressed blame against Tatum once... that's keeping perspective under some pretty changed circumstances.

    Yeah, if there's a heaven, he's up there running routes...

    PFnV
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    makes us realize there is a consequence to the violence we see in football and we need to understand there are human beings inside the uniforms and helmets
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    Rest Well Darryl, you will be missed..
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    Wow. RIP Darryl Stingley. I just read his memoir a month ago, and he was one of the strongest individuals I have ever heard of. He had a real drive and determination. I agree with the poster who said his body became a prison; I hope he finds peace and solitude in heaven.

    As for Jack Tatum, I hope he can live with the fact that he NEVER has felt remorse for that hit.
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    Very very sad!!! That is so so sad!!! I have to say that I agree with all of what amny have said about him..not only was he a great talent..but as an individual so so strong!! Just saddens my day..in many ways..Saw him play..saw and heard the hit..and???? Way too young...!!!
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    This is a very sad day for All Pats Fans. Darryl Stingley was a fine player and even a better guy.What happened to Him on the field in Oakland was criminal and this morning Jack Tatum should be charged with murder.Jack Tatum is now suffering through his own problems but it will never be enough for what He did to Darryl Stingley. Rest In Peace Darryl, It's now time for You to run a "Double Reverse" for the Angels .
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    Like Tony Conigliaro's very young passing, I think we can safely assume Stingley's early death was the result of his sports injury. Tatum's hit, in an exhibition game, on an uncatchable ball, after the ball was even gone, is the dirtiest cheap shot ever. It certainly had the worst result.
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    A sad day. FYI Grogan is going to be on The Dale and Holley Show today to talk about Darryl.
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    Very, very sad. I never saw him play, but had the utmost respect for the guy.

    Much too young to leave us.
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    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/

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    Rest in Peace, Darryl.
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    I completely agree! From everything I read about Stingly he was an incredible person. He NEVER was bitter and held nothing against Tatum. He was at peace after the injury and is fully at peace now. He was just an incredible man.

    The way you lived your life has been a light to many Darryl. God Bless
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    I was a kid when Stingley played for the Patriots. Not living close by, I used to write the players and asked for autographed photos. Pretty easy...the player signed a photo and the team mailed it.

    Darryl actually took the time to write me a little note. He was the only one who ever did that and I really appreciated it.

    RIP Darryl, you're a class guy!
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    You are at a higher level of enlightenment than I, and I say that with admiration. I too believe that death is a beginning, but Darryl Stingley was doing wonderful things with his life and was still a young man, and I wish he could have continued doing those things for a longer time before he went to meet his Maker, but that is not for us to decide.

    I am also afraid that I still cannot forgive Tatum, since he has never done anything but play word games around his accountability for what he did.

    As for any "release from a body that became a prison," I think only Darryl Stingley could have made that assessment. It is not for me to judge.
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    I remember that game
    My best wishes to the Stingley family
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    A very sad day for Patriot nation. Rest in Peace Darryl.

    The Pats really need to do something to honor former players ASAP. Some sort of ring of fame or something. Darryl's name should be there.
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    Rest in Peace Mr. Stingley.
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    RIP D. S. #84.

    Rot in hell J.T.
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    I would be extremely dissapointed if we did not have Darryls name or initials embroidered into the uniforms this year or a sticker on the helmets.

    He may have ended up as one of the best Patriots WRs ever if not for that horrific hit.

    God Bless Darryl..We will miss you and may you rest in peace and hope you will be catching some passes again up there in heaven where no one has disabilities.

    This years 2007 team is for you Darryl,May we take it all the way in your memory.
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    He's rotting in life...........
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    Respect. Stingley found something positive in a tragic situation. I can't say that if I was dealt that hand, I could do half of what he did after being injuried.

    It is sad that in death, we realize what a great individual we lost and reflect on his life. Individuals like Stingley deserve our admiration in life as much as in death.

    It isn't difficult to resent Jack Tatum for delivering the hit that paralyzed Stingly. I wish nothing good for Tatum and feel nothing for his problems. I wish him no wrong, but feel he deserves no good. May regret weigh heavy.

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