Join Our Green Bay Packers Interactive Community!

We have been providing fans with the best source of Packers information since 2006!
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
Options
View
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline MintBaconDrivel  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, March 6, 2013 7:58:00 PM(UTC)
MintBaconDrivel

Rank: 3rd Round Draft Pick

United States
Joined: 12/11/2012(UTC)

Applause Received: 90

PackersNews wrote:
It took six years, but Jim Taylor never wavered on his road to recovery. The Green Bay Packers' Hall of Fame fullback and tireless fitness fanatic suffered a stroke in 2004, the first serious setback of his life.
Delivering the latest and most important updates on the Green Bay Packers for your convenience.
UserPostedImage
Sponsor
Offline Glorydays  
#2 Posted : Thursday, March 7, 2013 5:56:29 PM(UTC)
Glorydays

Rank: Practice Squad

United States
Joined: 3/5/2013(UTC)
Location: Ohio

Applause Given: 4
Applause Received: 4

Taylor was a very under rated running back. He was always close to Jim Brown in rushing yards and he had to share the ball with Hornung. He caught the ball well also, and blocked, which Brown refused to do. Living in Ohio, I got nauseated hearing about how great Jim Brown was. Look at old clips. He was good, but look at his offensive line. Maybe one of the best in the history of the NFL. He had monstrous holes to run thru. After he retired, Leroy Kelly picked up right where Brown left off. Any back would look like a world beater behind that OL.
Offline nerdmann  
#3 Posted : Thursday, March 7, 2013 7:12:59 PM(UTC)
nerdmann

Rank: Super Bowl MVP

Joined: 9/14/2008(UTC)

Applause Given: 2,512
Applause Received: 629

Originally Posted by: Glorydays Go to Quoted Post
Taylor was a very under rated running back. He was always close to Jim Brown in rushing yards and he had to share the ball with Hornung. He caught the ball well also, and blocked, which Brown refused to do. Living in Ohio, I got nauseated hearing about how great Jim Brown was. Look at old clips. He was good, but look at his offensive line. Maybe one of the best in the history of the NFL. He had monstrous holes to run thru. After he retired, Leroy Kelly picked up right where Brown left off. Any back would look like a world beater behind that OL.


Too young to have seen him play, but what I've heard about Taylor is that he'd break into the open field and actually LOOK for people to run over. LOL. He wasn't necessarily running to daylight.
“Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don't do things right once in a while…you do them right all the time.”
Offline Glorydays  
#4 Posted : Friday, March 8, 2013 6:48:25 AM(UTC)
Glorydays

Rank: Practice Squad

United States
Joined: 3/5/2013(UTC)
Location: Ohio

Applause Given: 4
Applause Received: 4

Nerdmann, Yes, he was as tough and hard nosed as they come. I would compare him being in Jim Brown's shadow to Sterling Sharpe being in Jerry Rice's shadow. Both never got the recognition they should have.
 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Powered by YAF.NET | YAF.NET © 2003-2014, Yet Another Forum.NET
This page was generated in 0.444 seconds.

Notification

Icon
Error

Tweeter

Recent Topics
6m / Green Bay Packers Talk / dhazer

54m / Green Bay Packers Talk / evad04

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / evad04

1h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

2h / Green Bay Packers Talk / DarkaneRules

2h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

2h / Green Bay Packers Talk / warhawk

2h / Random Babble / macbob

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / IronMan

5h / Random Babble / wpr

5h / Random Babble / wpr

5h / Random Babble / wpr

6h / Random Babble / wpr

7h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

7h / Random Babble / wpr


Copyright © 2006-2014 PackersHome.com™. All Rights Reserved.