On the doorstep of the 20th anniversary of the 01 team to boot. I'm not a fan of a lot Bob has done the last 7 years in particular but I know they'll honor him opening night, wear 86 on the jerseys this year and in particular when they honor the 01 team. I'm so bummed out.
EDIT: As many people do, I remember his game where he had a Passing, Receiving and Rushing TD. Extremely reliable and helped with the idea that the Pats receivers were so interchangeable when we had Givens, Branch, Brown and him in 2003/2004.
Wow. Got to work and saw this. For anyone too young to follow the first dynasty, the stats dont do him justice. True lunch pail wr that did everything you asked him to do.
Besides the 2 almost identical tds in the greatest playoff run ever, look up Colts game in 2001. 60 yard td pass, 29 yard td run, 91 yd td pass and added another as well. One of the greatest games in a NFL uniform by any player ever. And top it all off he was a great guy and teammate by all accounts.
Rip, the accomplishments of what you did won’t be forgotten.