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Great players who had their career cut short

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by ivo610, Jul 19, 2013.

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    I wrote an article like this somewhere else recently.

    Marcus Dupree
    Billy Sims
    Bo Jackson
    Sterling Sharpe
    Terrell Davis

    Those guys topped the list for me because they didn't make the HOF, but when playing, they were better than great.
    They were special.

    God could not have molded a better specimen for the RB position than Dupree.
    And Bo was special too.
    Billy Sims was phenomenal too from the moment he went to that crappy Lions team.

    We all should know about Sterling.
    He was uncoverable. So strong. He was about keeping pace with Jerry Rice, despite not having Montana & Young throwing always, and Bill Walsh designing.

    I still believe Terrell Davis should be in the Hall of Fame, so he makes my list.
    Sayers is in even though his career was cut way short, as he should be.
    But so should TD.
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    Why is Javon Walker mentioned?
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    O.J. Simpson.......well he wont be making anymore movies for a while :rolleyes:
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    No joke he was originally cast to play the terminator
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    Maybe he was just trying to get into "character" the night of the incident ??? If I were him, I`d be onto my defense team ASAP.
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    So you gotta look at OJ's situation. He's paying $25,000 a month in alimony, got another man driving around in his car and ******* his wife in a house he's still paying the mortgage on. Now I'm not saying he should have killed her... but I understand.- Chris rock

    100% agree
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    Can anybody think of a QB in prison or should be in prison ? I have an idea for a film remake Mean Machine. They`ve got O.J. and probably Aaron Hernandez already. Just an idea of course.
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    Vick got out to soon for this remake.
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    Damn, I forgot him :D
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    Ryan Leaf and Art Schlichter.

    btw the list of NFL players in prison or convicted of crimes is pretty long.
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    The name that first popped into my mind when I saw the subject line was Gale Sayers.

    What did this guy in his rookie season in a 14 game season .... 22 touchdowns... really only three "full" seasons when factoring out injury time and he's STILL in the Hall.
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    I think the kid's name was Tim Lewis. Wore #26 in the early 80's for GB. I think he got injured in his rookie or second year, basically broke his neck trying to take a WR's knees out on a tackle. This kid was the best corner I saw in Green Bay in the 80's
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