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    Ravens announce passing of Orlando Brown | ProFootballTalk

    Best wishes for his friends and family during this time.
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    Re: Sad News. Another former player dies too young. Orlando Brown has passed at age

    We practically worship these guys as "gods" on the field.

    Its a shame that many live such sad and sometimes short lives after the glory days are over.
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    Re: Sad News. Another former player dies too young. Orlando Brown has passed at age

    Undrafted, I believe
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    Too bad. The guy lost a large part of his career because of a freak accident. Now he passes far too young.

    Condolences to his family.
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    The only reason I ever knew who he was, was because he got hit in the eye with that flag.

    Shame.
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    Re: Sad News. Another former player dies too young. Orlando Brown has passed at age

    Dang, that was him? Sad, very sad! RIP!!
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    Re: Sad News. Another former player dies too young. Orlando Brown has passed at age

    Was he the guy Belichick referred to as Zeus?
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    Re: Sad News. Another former player dies too young. Orlando Brown has passed at age

    Obviously, this makes the eyesight problem seem trivial by comparison.

    Football is eating its players. I don't think any fan should oppose moves to make it safer, even at the cost of some "pansyfication".
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    Re: Sad News. Another former player dies too young. Orlando Brown has passed at age

    Wow.
    What a stark reminder of the price many players pay to be part of the National Football League.
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    Re: Sad News. Another former player dies too young. Orlando Brown has passed at age


    Same for me ... I enjoyed watching him play - for a big man he had some wiggle in him and moved pretty good. Not the best player or a heralded player but he made a career work.
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    Re: Sad News. Another former player dies too young. Orlando Brown has passed at age

    Sad to hear this news.

    Solutions seem difficult to impose. A man who was just inducted to the Patriot's HOF played OL at 250 pounds. The people who play for and against the Patriots currently are enormous in comparison, and such size and strength demands are proving to be incredibly taxing on the body.

    It seems that the game will continually get bigger, faster and stronger... you can't ask teams to draft, sign, and play some people over others because they will be comparably healthier as a 50 year old man. So what's the league to do?

    The best hopes for post NFL life seem to be better safety equipment (helmets, braces etc.) and use of Damien Woody as a post playing career role model.
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    Re: Sad News. Another former player dies too young. Orlando Brown has passed at age

    Correct, but it was Bill who signed him as a UDFA after the '93 draft.

    During the America's Team version of the '03 Pats, Bill revealed that, prior to playing the Murderers @ Foxboro, he told his defense that Brown had a 100% tell with his hand placement that indicated run or pass. Wouldn't you know it, Bill laughed, Brown was deactivated for the game.
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    Re: Sad News. Another former player dies too young. Orlando Brown has passed at age

    i believe he won a 25,000,000 lawsuit against the NFL for the bonehead toss by the ref. Doesn't do him any good now. Tough way to end a career. RIP.
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    Re: Sad News. Another former player dies too young. Orlando Brown has passed at age

    Does anyone know the cause of death? Posters seem to be calling it death by football.
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    Re: Sad News. Another former player dies too young. Orlando Brown has passed at age

    That's awful. He was as tough as they come. It took a referee's flag to get him of the field--no player could do it.
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    Re: Sad News. Another former player dies too young. Orlando Brown has passed at age

    He was a mean lineman. He was well known to all true football fans as one of the toughest and most feared lineman in the game. Linemen are anonymous, but he stood out.
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    My condolences to his family and friends.
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    Re: Sad News. Another former player dies too young. Orlando Brown has passed at age

    Just a followup:

    Former Raven Orlando Zeus Brown likely didn't know he had diabetes - baltimoresun.com
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