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Discussion in 'NFL Football Forum' started by Joey007, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Joey007

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    What a career this guy had. Hard to believe he’s been around for so long. Great human being.

    Best of luck in retirement, Benjamin!
     
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  2. robertweathers

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    He should run for political office.

    I still find it strange he didn't play longer here.
     
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  3. PatsDeb

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    If I recall correctly, he got Gronked. I seem to remember some frustration with him in having "hands of stone" but obviously he is a good player who managed to stick around a long time.
     
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    He helped us win a superbowl, and was a great fit with the team. Should've had a few more years here.
     
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    robertweathers PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    He got 3/$12m from CLE which was more than they wanted to spend. No hard feelings on either side.

    Watson: No hard feelings, no regrets
     
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    He went to IR in 04 after the 1st game. Didn't help them per se.
     
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    Chasing down Champ Bailey
     
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    maust1013 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Good player, better man. Multiple time man of the year nominee

     
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    maust1013 In the Starting Line-Up

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    One of the all time great hustle plays deserves to be seen again...

     
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    bormio In the Starting Line-Up

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    Another great South Carolina product. Has the highest Wonderlic score of all-time - tied with the Harvard QB Fitzgerald
     
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    Here’s a mini documentary about that play.

    Should have been a touchback!



    This should be required viewing for pats fans at least once a year.
     
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    Caught him too....knocked ball out of end zone....should have been a touchback and pats get ball back....
     
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    Great clip. Couple things:

    --It says "Tackle saving touchdown," I think they've got that mixed up.

    --Did that ref slow him down a step?

    --Yep, should have been a touchback. And if that play HAD been a touchback and the Pats had ended up winning? Legendary.
     
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    A bulldog chasing a bulldog.
     
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    The guy was a solid player for the Pats but will never get his due because he played between Ben Coates and Rob Gronkowski.
     
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    Another reason I want to see the Saints win it all if NE does not.
     
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    Another Pats board gave him the moniker "Pizza Paddles"
     
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    Ben Watson running down champ bailey is one of the all time best plays. It’s anecdotal but I know multiple people who hate the pats who think that wasn’t a TD
     
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    Graham had hands of stone. Watson was "looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane." Had the athleticism to play a long career without having to fight for balls too much.
     
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    Fun fact: remember all those photos from Patriots victories past that Belichick took down a few years ago? IIRC, this was the only photo from a loss.
     
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