Tag "Fran Tarkenton"

How Fran Tarkenton Changed the Quarterback Position

“Tarkenton was a pain in the ass.” In football years long gone by, quarterbacks were expected to stand in the pocket and only in the pocket, and if their protection broke down, they were supposed to just crumple to the ground

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How Fran Tarkenton Changed the Quarterback Position

“Tarkenton was a pain in the ass.” In football years long gone by, quarterbacks were expected to stand in the pocket and only in the pocket, and if their protection broke down, they were supposed to just crumple to the ground

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Loss of a Legend: Remembering Bart Starr

Green Bay Packers legend Bart Starr passed away Sunday. Michael Travis Rose looks back at Starr’s legacy.

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Loss of a Legend: Remembering Bart Starr

Green Bay Packers legend Bart Starr passed away Sunday. Michael Travis Rose looks back at Starr’s legacy.

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How the Quarterback Position has Changed: ’66-’77.

Previously in this multi-article chain, I went over the quarterbacks from the ’40’s to ’65. The QB position changed in that quarter century from a man who hands the ball off to a man who throws the football down the field. However, the QB position would change even more in this eleven-year span than it did in the previous 25-year span.

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