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1973 Season on ESPN Classic

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by Nors, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. Nors

    Nors Benched

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    Showed 1973 Rams playoff game -

    Great stuff - Noticed 2 things

    1) Roger Staubach patted the ball a lot too! They showed too clips in a row and he patted it 4 or 5 times.

    2) Someone had a who does Crayton remind you of thread a ways back..... Its Drew Pearson!
  2. dragon_mikal

    dragon_mikal Fire Garrett

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    Only thing is, Roger could move around in the pocket to give himself more time.

    This is what I've heard, anyway. Never got to see him play.
  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Do yourself a favor and get some old tapes. :D
  4. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    Do yourself a favor and take big dogs advice gets some tapes of Roger.....you will not be disappointed. ;)

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    If you do nothing else in your life, do that. BDC is absolutely correct. A very good piece of advice right there.
  6. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    Sorry, just one thing I forgot to mention. As soon as you see one tape of Roger,You will have an instant understanding of why most of us Old Guys are so picky about our QBs.
  7. CaptainAmerica

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    Roger was very limited in what he could do as a QB as a result of the era he played in and Landry's conservative play-calling.

    Roger, imo, really showed his talent when we were behind and Landry was forced to remove the cuffs from him and let Roger cut it loose. Roger was the King of the comeback way before Elway ever came along!
  8. Cowboysguy

    Cowboysguy New Member

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    He definitely spoiled me for life...

    I actually got to stay home from school the day he announced his retirement, I was crying so hard...
  9. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    A very sad day indeed........there wasn't many dry eyes on that day for sure.
  10. Jarv

    Jarv Loud pipes saves lives. Zone Supporter

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    Yep, I thought he was good for a couple of more years. Concussions have removed Roger and Troy before their time. Warriors all.
  11. JakeCamp12

    JakeCamp12 Well-Known Member

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    I cried that day when Roger announced he was quitting. Then I got to spend the next 3 years crying after each NFC Championship game. Loved Danny White, it killed me when Montana stole his Super Bowl. That team was White's best shot at winning a Bowl.
  12. Nors

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    I too was lucky enough to watch Staubach as a kid in the 70's. Even luckier to see him in person 3 times in late 70's. With Dorsett, Pearson, Hill, TE's, Newhouse - what a team.

    Have a picture up close of the Front Four.

    Martin, White, Dutton, Jones.

    Beasts in the day.
  13. Bill Wooten

    Bill Wooten Well-Known Member

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    I have a problem with this post. I cried like a baby and still have the newspaper article that announce Roger's "retirement". But Roger never "QUIT"!!!!!

    BTW, this is nothing personal. I'm loving the fact that there is another KISS fan on the board.
  14. Nors

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    Back to the post - anytime someone rags on Bledsoe for Patting the ball. Remember Roger did EXACTLY the same thing.

    I also have to scurry - They showed Miami in 73 and talked of their 3-4 defense - Is that true?
  15. Kilyin

    Kilyin Well-Known Member

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    Just because Staubach did it too, doesn't make it a good idea. It's a wasted motion and increases the likelihood of a fumble.
  16. jay cee

    jay cee Active Member

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    I know some pick Aikman, but I have to go with Staubach as the greatest QB in Dallas history.

    But I one thing I will say is that the Cowboys would really have some flat games where they absolutely showed no sense of urgency.

    I think the chief reason for this was because most of the team was so confident that no matter how poorly they played, Staubach and Landry would find a way to pull it out.

    And like someone earlier said, Staubach was magical when Landry had to let him loose and play his game in the final minutes.
  17. Nors

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    Bledsoe fumbles less than Favre, Brady,Vick, Warner.

    Just pointing out that fact. Ans observing Roger Pated the ball too.
  18. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    There are more of us than you realize.
  19. dwmyers

    dwmyers Well-Known Member

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    They had a defense they called a 53 defense, featuring LB Bob Matheson, a tweener who would play as a DE sometimes and sometimes fall back in coverage. They way they played it, it looked like a 4-3 at the start but played like a 3-4 with a linebacker starting at the line.

    It was very confusing in its day; most pro teams were expecting a 4-3.
  20. Nors

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    interesting - they were talking about "Miami's" 3-4. Thanks for the background.

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