Brees TD passing streak record stories/linkage
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Posted by blueslover on 10/4 at 8:25 am
There's been some good stuff on the record. Maybe dump all the relevant stories worth a read into one thread...

Joe Unitas letter thread

first TD pass of streak thread

good nola.com summary

HOF comparison of streaks
notice Jerry Richardson, now owner of Panthers

Unitas details

Brees details
notice the tear since TB 11/6/12... 37 in the past 12 games, 8 of those more than 3

NFL Films #2 record of alltime that will never be broken
my favorite, produced not many years ago

Must Read Story
guaranteed pick me up from 0-4 blues


This post was edited on 10/4 at 8:36 am

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Posted by Papa Tigah on 10/4 at 8:55 am to blueslover
Now that was some good reading.


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Posted by CECILTURTLE on 10/4 at 9:32 am to Papa Tigah
Enjoyed the post. Thanks


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Posted by Kafka on 10/4 at 10:59 am to blueslover
quote:

NFL Films #2 record of alltime that will never be broken


Did I or did I not hear the phrase "Hall of Famer Tony Romo" in that clip? (0:57)



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Posted by Fearthehat0307 on 10/4 at 11:06 am to Kafka
quote:

Did I or did I not hear the phrase "Hall of Famer Tony Romo" in that clip? (0:57)
i heard it



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Posted by blueslover on 10/5 at 9:30 am to Fearthehat0307
Streaks compared and adjusted by era

I agree with a lot of this reasoning. His summation is that it would take a 63 game streak today to equal the 47 game streak back in the late 50's. I would tweak it down a bit for one other factor today not mentioned. That is, the size, skill, and athleticism faced today. Unitas had quite an advantage in the sense of how unsophisticated defenses were and the great advantage the receivers had in skill sets.

63 seems no less attainable than 47 either with the roll the Breesus has been on.



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Posted by drake20 on 10/5 at 9:36 am to blueslover



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Posted by blueslover on 10/5 at 9:54 am to drake20
Vitt on Unitas & Brees - very enjoyable read.

kinda wowed that Vitt knew Johnny U so well...

Vitt believes it was Unitas who helped get him his first job in the NFL with the Baltimore Colts, right out of college in 1978.

Vitt, who had just recovered from his first bout with testicular cancer at the time, has always joked that he thinks Colts Coach Ted Marchibroda gave him the job because, "He figured I only had six months to live." But in all seriousness Thursday, Vitt gushed about the way Unitas took him under his wing and gave him the boost that began his 34-year coaching career.

Vitt first met Unitas when he started working as a doorman at former Baltimore Colts defensive back Bobby Boyd's Hooligan's bar in Towson, Md., where Vitt was going to college at Towson State. Then he started working shifts at the Golden Arm bar owned by Unitas and Boyd closer to Baltimore.

It was a pretty sweet gig for Vitt, considering he met his wife Linda while working the door - as well as becoming close with one of the NFL's all-time greats.




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