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HOF: The great RANDY "MANSTER" WHITE!

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by CrazyCowboy, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    found at site: http://grizz.typepad.com/cowboys/

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    Randy White Speaks Today

    I was just watching ESPN News and who comes on the screen? The Manster, Randy White. Old number 54 was on as a native from Delaware, part of ESPN's 50 states thing.

    Here is what Randy had to say:

    His first team in pee wee football was the Stanton Clippers in Newport, Delaware. He played on a team when he was 11-years old that went undefeated and un-scored upon. He played RB and LB until he became too big and moved to the line.

    Got his motivation as a football player from his dad who believed if you start something you have to finish it, never do anything half way. So he always worked hard on the football field.

    Coach Landry was a "what you see is what you get" kind of guy. You always knew where you stood with him. He would point out your mistakes but always tell you how to fix them. Gave a quick shout-out to Ernie Stautner (asst. coach 1966-1988).

    When asked about the hardest guy to tackle he said he played against a lot of great RB's. Named Earl Campbell, Eric Dickerson and said Tony Dorset was great but of course he never had to tackle him in a game. But the toughest to play against was Walter Payton. Told about how one time he tackled Walter and twisted his leg a little after the play and Walter kicked him. Then Walter said "I didn't think you were that kind of player." Randy replied "If I wanted you still down on the ground, then you would be on the ground." A couple of plays later he saw a blur out of the corner of his eye and Walter flew in and laid a block on him by putting his helmet right into Randy's thigh. Said he had a charlie horse for a week, and thought about Walter every time he took a step.

    Still lives in Dallas and was asked about the current Cowboys. Said he sees good progress, likes a lot of the young players they have, especially on defense. Through trades and free-agency brought in solid veterans. Thinks BP is a great coach and recognizes good talent. This season depends on how well Bledsoe plays and how well the young guys on defense step up.

    Some stats on Randy White:

    Drafted in the 1975, 1st round (2nd overall)

    9 Pro Bowls in a 14 year career

    Super Bowl XII Co-MVP

    1978 Defensive Player of the Year

    Inducted into the Hall Of Fame in 1994

    And finally, the most amazing stat of all, missed only 1 game in his Dallas Cowboys career
  2. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Walter Payton......is the toughest! Because Randy White said so......:bang2:
  3. rw54

    rw54 Member

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    Randy White - legend. Thanks for the post.
  4. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me? Zone Supporter

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    It was an honor to watch Lilly and White play. Who's next?
  5. Bizwah

    Bizwah Well-Known Member

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    I saw that interview.

    Man, the Manster still has HUGE guns!!!

    If I had to choose one Cowboy to take into a fight with me, it'd be Randy White.
  6. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    I am with you on that fight......:banghead:
  7. MinnesotaCowboy

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    Good post......having seen both Lilly and White play.....it would be hard for me to have to make a choice between them. Each was great in his own way. Lilly was quick and very strong about 6" 5". White was a little smaller, very strong and very fast once he broke away from his blocks. I will always remember a game where Randy, from his tackle position, raced across the field and caught a running back from behind when he was ready to shed his would-be tacklers and score. I had never seen then or now a defensive linemen make a play like that! God only knows that I am thankful that both were Dallas Cowboys.
  8. ndanger

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    I saw that segment today as well .Damn he still looks strong enough to play doesnt he.All time great Cowboy in my opinion.
  9. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    If I had to take one Cowboy into a fight with me, I'd take Stephart Williams, because he aint afraid to bust a cap :cool:
  10. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    Randy White could take over a game and just dominate.......I can Only remember a handful of players that could do that.
  11. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    Never got to see him play, but Ive seen two plays of his that amazed me: One against the Eagles where he sacked the QB, took the ball from him as he was going down, and ran 20-30 yards. Then in a game against New Orleans, he hit the QB, forced a fumble and recovered the fumble for a TD all on one play.
  12. ndanger

    ndanger Active Member

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    Him or Walt Garrison.He's a tuff sum*****,he played a whole game one time with a broken leg.
  13. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    The New Orleans game you mentioned, to me, is synonymous with Randy White. Mention his name and that game comes to mind. I have never seen a player overpower an OL like he did that day.

    It was almost unhuman....... :)
  14. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    He is one of the few players I've ever seen who you never saw make spins or stunts because he didnt need to. He just pushed the O-linemen on their butt and ran them over.
  15. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    exactly, brute force, a madman, his motor ran on full throttle........Oh! he was fun to watch.
  16. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    For a spell, Leon Lett could almost do that. But he was still a long way from Manster territory.
  17. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    Yes he could Big Dog.....Harvey Martin & Haley came close a few times but nothin even close to the Mansters performance that day.
  18. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    I liked Lilly a lot better.

    He was naturally big and strong.
  19. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    Lilly deserves all the props that can be thrown his way.....truly a great player.
  20. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    The biggest problem Lilly had is he was born too soon. The way the popularity of the NFL just shot off the charts in the 70's could have made him a huge star if were just starting in '74 instead of retiring.

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