News: ESPND: Ozzie Newsome salutes Jason Witten

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Nov 13
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    By Todd Archer

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- With a 5-yard catch in the first quarter, Jason Witten surpassed Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome for third place in NFL history for catches by a tight end.

    Witten now has 662 catches. Newsome had the most ever by a tight end at the time of his retirement with 661.

    “Jason is a complete tight end with the ability to block at the point of attack and make plays downfield with his catches,” said Newsome, who is Baltimore’s general manager, in a statement from the Ravens. “He has a way to get open that few tight ends possess. He’ll find the spots in zones, he can run away from man coverage and he can catch a ball in heavy traffic. Congratulations to him on reaching another catching milestone.”

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  2. CowboyMike

    CowboyMike Stay Thirsty, My Friends

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    Pure class right there. Rare that you hear from a player who's record had green broken like that, especially when they work for another team.
  3. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Ozzie is a top shelf guy for sure.
  4. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    Mr. Newsome is a real class act!
  5. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Witten is 29 years old and a lock for the HOF. Amazing.
  6. cowboyeric8

    cowboyeric8 Chicks dig crutches

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    It really is crazy. And I swear no one mentions him much. Other than the "Romo's security blanket" line that gets over used.
  7. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Pure class from a wonderful guy. Thanks Ozzie.

  8. Stautner

    Stautner New Member

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    I hear him mentioned all the time as Romo's go to guy and most trusted receiver. He's been recognized enough to go to 7 Pro-Bowls.

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