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    Without cheating, or googling, name an obscure Pats player you remember, and why, from years past. Here is mine:

    Carlos Pennywell

    I always thought he had talent, but never developed.

    J D Sal
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    Nice topic, although in a forum like this I think it's hard to name any "obscure" Patriots

    Pennywell! Love it. Don't remember much about him other than he was with the Pats in the late 70's. Hearing that name, my first instinct was to think of perennial backup Don Westbrook. Same position. I cannot remember the game, I think it was the "Stupor Bowl" versus the Colts in '81, but he actually caught two tds in a single game.
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    Hason Graham was probably my favorite, though I liked Dietrich Jells and Chris Wing as well. Really thought Graham would make the roster after his preseason kickoff return for a TD and tearing it up as a WR (I think he did actually play on the active roster the year before). Chris Wing, I thought he had a chance at sticking on ST since he was doing pretty well there in the preseason. Jells I just liked the name, same goes for Kendricke Bullard.
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    Chris Wing! You stole mine. Rats. Let's see...




    Scott Secules.
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    The last Pats QB to play in a game with Pat Patriot on his helmet as the teams standard uniform, excluding throwbacks that Brady (2002) and Bledsoe (1994) wore, was...














    #17 Jeff Carlson, a lefty QB from 1992. The only Pats left-handed QB??? Help???
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    Mike Ruth drafted as a nose tackle out of Boston college. The guy was very stromg but had short arms and couldn't seperate from the center. My lasting memories of him were his trying to get by Miami center I think it was Dwight Stephenson and going nowhere. He played on kickoff teams and would come down the field at 100 mph and run by people. I;m sure he would have killed the ball carrier if he ever connected.
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    Dick Conn, S.

    Spent a weekend hunting with Conn, Steve Grogan, and Andy Johnson. Pure class. Totally nice guy. Wish my family hadn't fallen out of touch with him.
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    Great one. I missed big time on him, as far as my draftnik abilities. I was talking to Dick Steinberg before the draft and said something like "I hope you guys draft Mike Ruth". He said something like "with any luck we'll be able too" (you'd never get that kind of answer now-a-days). They took him, and his 8 inch long arms.......................I didn't know.:)
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    Gotta Remember

    Ray Crittenden : Guy couldnt catch the ball unless he has horizontal to the ground.

    One of my all time favorites: Corwin Brown, I was sad when he moved on to Detroit.
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    From the Seventies...

    Johnny Outlaw (CB)- great name for a defensive player. Our best db for a lot of really bad teams.

    Steve Kiner- OLB- Fast. Great @ blitzing. The amount of drugs he used put new meaning into the phrase, "he was all over the field".

    Sam Hunt-ILB- 5' 11" 250 (that was when guards weighed that much). Came in and played the middle w/ Steve Nelson under Fairbanks. The epitome of an interior 3-4 run stopper.
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    Leonard Myers. He was as obscure a cornerback as you could get until he sold his Super Bowl 36 ring on ebay!! He's in the CFL now.

    :eek:
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    #12 Jersey

    could someone help me about your feeling about Vincent Brisby - WR ?
    i think he was # 82 at Bledsoe times...

    was it good or so and so ?
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    Corwin Brown. Nice pull. When I was in school, Corwin would come in over the summers and help out with conditioning since his career was winding down (he had just been signed by the Lions). He's made the transition into coaching very well.
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    I believe Corwin is coaching now, perhaps in Dallas with Parcells?

    J D Sal
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    #75 Jersey

    Rod Shoate - LB
    Jim Bowman - S Made some big ST plays in the 1985 playoffs
    Stephan Starring - WR
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    Mr Irrlevant - Marty Moore
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    Bob Gladieux (sp), RB from ND, early years at Schafer stadium (1971?), he was cut and got called out of the stands to play in the 2nd half of a preseason game, after some injuries, he had a few beers during the first half, ran back a KO for a big gain.

    Things weren't quite are organized back then.

    I liked the mention of Kiner. I remember an apperance he made on a local sports show back then, he was loaded. The Pats had signed Duane Thomas the star/space case RB who had won a SB with Dallas (he flipped out on Landry) and who the Pats had suspended, anyway Kiner and Thomas were friends. Kiner is being interviewed, the set had numbers on the set as a decoration, out of nowhere Kiner asked if the 33 on the wall was a reference to Thomas and his suspension. The poor guy interviewing looked confused and didn't know what ot say, the interview rapidly went south.
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    Tom Condon (now an agent)
    Doug Bedouin
    Richard Bishop
    Don Calhoun
    Rick Samford
    Matt Cavanaugh (last player to wear #12 before Tom Terrific???)
    Tom Owen
    Dwight "Wimpy" Wheeler
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    Antwan Harris - took the lateral from Troy Brown after the recovered blocked kick... and took it to the house. Hustle play personified.
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    I also remember Robert Weathers coming into a game on 4th and 1 to get the yard and close out a win against Cincinatti, and instead of picking up the first down, ran for a 49 (+/-) yard TD. I believe it was the last game of the season sometime around '86.
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    That was the game that put us into the playoffs in 1985. IIRC, it was an off-tackle right play. Weathers made a little move turning the corner and just rocketed down the sideline for the TD. I think that was the last home game I went to ... It's been too long ...
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    cheby, you strong

    hadn't thought of weathers in a long time
    as i recall his injury, like the knee injuries to RB john stephens and RB robert edwards, shut down a really promising career for each one of those backs..
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    Clayton Weishuhn - would have been an all-time Pats great
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    Remember, Robert Weathers brother Clarence Weathers played for the Pats also as a receiver. He had some talent.

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    I remember him as a Brown, did he play for the Pats as well? That was a fun receiving corps those days:

    Stanley Morgan
    Irving Fryar
    Cedric Jones
    Stephan Starring
    Derwin Williams

    Len Dawson
    Derrick Ramsey
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    Funny Name guys always seemed to stand out to me and stick in my mind

    Dino Philyaw
    Smiley Cresswell
    Ray Ratkowski
    Gerhard Schwedes
    Harry Colon (how'd like to through Jr. High with that name)
    White Graves
    Gayle Knief
    Shockmain Davis
    Preston Johnson

    And my 2 favorites- Dick Felt and Dick Shiner.
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    How could you forget Kato Serawanga?

    And didn't Darren Flutie have a brief stint with the team right after BC? He was in TC at the least.
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    Yes, Kato. I also forgot Freeman Baysinger and King Corcoran.
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    My favorite Patriot. He and Nelson manning the middle of the 3-4 got me hooked on football as a kid. Too bad his knees didn't hold up, he was the stereotype "raw-boned Texan" stuffing the run at ILB.
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    Not that obscure, but memorable.

    Hart Lee Dykes (He & Fryar had that fight @ a bar)
    Tony Gaitor (more well known for a horribly timed drop @ Miami than w/the Pats)
    Ray Crittenden

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