Originally Posted by Juke99
And yes, THAT release...classic stuff...no one every dropped back as quick...and had a quick a release...
Nope not even the great record-holding Marino, tho you won't find many Phins fan willing to entertain it.
Bear Bryant once said Joe was the "greatest athlete I ever coached".
I know at Beaver Falls High he was a football, baseball and basketball star. I believe he was both a pitcher and an outfielder in high school, and the Orioles offered him a fairly big bonus for that time...but Joe decided on football.
You know what, Juke, I was just a kid when he was playing but Joe was what attracted both my older sister and me to the Jets over the Giants - it wasn't just about his persona, it was how damn good he was. My dad was a lifelong Jints fan but marveled at Joe from the time he was at Alabama. He told me later he thought Joe was the best college and best pro QB he had ever seen, til the injuries and overall Jet FO ineptitude set in.
I'm glad you enjoyed that bio so much!