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Ronnie Lott - finger

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by DBOY3141, May 2, 2014.

  1. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    Watching 100 greatest players last night on NFLN. Lott said he messed up his finger trying to tackle Timmy Newsome. For some reason I thought he did it playing against the Jets.

    Little trivia for your Friday.
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  2. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    He really messed up his finger when he had the end of it cut off so he could play.
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  3. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 alpha seeing omega Zone Supporter

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    I remember that story...

    Thanks for the Timmy Newsome reference
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  4. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Ronnie Lott was hardcore, just cut the finger off and keep on playing.................LOL
  5. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    The good ole days when a safety could legally own a small patch of land in every stadium.

    SI Vault story 1989 : http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1126487/index.htm

    Lott has separated or dislocated his right shoulder twice and separated the left one once. He has pinched a nerve in his neck and broken or sprained three of his fingers. In 1985 he got his left pinkie caught between his shoulder pads and the helmet of Dallas running back Timmy Newsome. The bone at the tip of the finger was shattered, and when the bone failed to heal, Lott had the tip amputated. He has also played with torn cartilage in his right knee and with a cracked tibia in his right leg.

    Lott is such an intimidating force that scouts contend some wide receivers cringe at the thought of running routes into his territory. They sometimes fail to reach up for passes, opting instead to stay low and protect their bodies from Lott's devastating blows. Ray Rhodes, San Francisco's defensive-backfield coach, likes to call these hard hits "woo licks" because they make stadium crowds—and opponents studying game films—let out cries of wonder at every crunch. Wooooooo!
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  6. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 alpha seeing omega Zone Supporter

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    Ronnie Lott could not exist in this league the way he existed in the 80's obviously....

    He endured pain, and gave it equally...
  7. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    No way. He would miss too much time just from concussions alone.
  8. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 alpha seeing omega Zone Supporter

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    and suspensions!
  9. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    Ronnie Lott played at the right time for his skill set. He would be find out the Wazoo nowadays and that speaks to the game itself. If Ronnie Lott wasn't a 49er, I would like him all the more. A good old-fashioned football player.

    Not only do they not make them like that anymore, they're not allowed to and that sucks.
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  10. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    True story. My grandfather installed all the counter tops at Ronnie Lotts house. He said Lott was an absolute gentleman. He and some others I know also did work for Joe Montana, and Joe acted like a d***** to those working for him. I will always have respect for Lott even though I hate who he played for.

    Funny story to never forget it was Lott who the Cowboys called into the locker room to calm down an infuriated Haley. Or was that when he was still with the Whiners?
  11. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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  12. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I have a buddy who was in a motorcycle accident and he has a little nubber of a pinkie like that.

    Kind gross.

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