Originally Posted by Yeagermeister
Not to be picky but he never played with Deion until after he tried to comeback and was never the same. Deion was signed after he was injured.
I remember Pup as a tough hard nosed cb that was always up to the challenge of covering a teams best wr pre injury. After the injury he was a PI machine. Some he deserved most of the he didn't. The wr knew all he had to do was get bumped a little and the flag was coming.
It would have been something to see him play with Deion before he got hurt. The qb would have been a sitting duck because he wouldn't have had anywhere to throw the ball.
Yeager, you echo my sentiments exactly. I too have always wondered what might have been with a pre-1995 version of Kevin Smith and Deion on the field at the same time.
Not sure if I agree with those saying he was better
than Deion, but I think he was as close to an equal as there was in the NFL at the time, before his injury.
The one thing I'll always remember about him actually involves his rookie season of 1992. The minute he got on the field to cover Rice after they pulled Holt in the NFC Championship, everything seemed to stabilize and slow down for the Cowboys on defense. Holt had given up that long touchdown to Rice in the 1st quarter that luckily was called back because of penalty.