Reading Grogan's Wiki page brings back memories and in particular, what endeared him to the Patriots faithful:
Grogan's injuries and his toughness in response to them are also part of his legacy. One sports writer for the Boston Globe, wrote of the "Grogan Toughness Meter" in 2003. The writer, Nick Cafardo, gave a partial listing of Grogan's injuries over his 16-year career: "Five knee surgeries; screws in his leg after the tip of his fibula snapped; a cracked fibula that snapped when he tried to practice; two ruptured disks in his neck, which he played with for 1 1/2 seasons; a broken left hand (he simply handed off with his right hand); two separated shoulders on each side; the reattachment of a tendon to his throwing elbow; and three concussions."
Remember when he played with that neck brace and still scrambled at the goal line? That was nuts.
He could run...
And the Jets still sucked.
I always loved watching Grogan run those naked reverses. He was fearless.