It is currently Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:32 pm

All times are UTC - 4 hours [ DST ]





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Jack Tatum dies at 61
PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:22 pm 
Offline
2009 Mock Contest Winner
2009 Mock Contest Winner
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:16 am
Posts: 12232
Location: Aschaffenburg, Germany
Posted by Mike Florio on July 27, 2010 1:46 PM ET
Notorious Raiders defensive back Jack Tatum, whose hit on Darryl Stingley during a preseason game in 1978 left Stingley a quadraplegic, has died at the age of 61.

According to 10TV.com, Tatum suffered a heart attack.

Tatum suffered from diabetes for years. He lost all five toes on his left foot, and his right leg was amputated.

The hard-nosed safety's autobiography was titled They Call Me Assassin. For the youngsters in the crowd, YouTube will get you up to speed regarding Tatum's substance, and his style. (And please wait to see Tatum's hit on Earl Campbell. Then stick around to see whether Sammie White's head was in his helmet while it was rolling around on the field.)

A member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Ohio State presents during the season a "Jack Tatum Hit of the Week" award.

Adored by Raiders fans and generally despised by those who followed every other team, Tatum was a key part of the fabric of the game in the 1970s. There hasn't been another Jack Tatum, and there likely never will.

_________________


Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Vince Lombardi





Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Jack Tatum dies at 61
PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:54 am 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:02 pm
Posts: 6598
Location: Indianapolis IN
I saw that BB I have mixed feelings. As a ballplayer he gave some dirty hits but legal. A very intimidating presence in the Raider defense. The man I can't say I liked the guy but he did have his own health battles.I don't believe he gave any remorse for the injury to Stingley. It's part of the game but still could have handled it better.

_________________
Sometimes running the Mularkey offense makes me feel like I'm in a prison.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Jack Tatum dies at 61
PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:16 am 
Online
Superstar
Superstar

Joined: Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:31 pm
Posts: 3176
Quote:
As a ballplayer he gave some dirty hits but legal.


No Scout, he just played in a different era. He hit hard and played hard. If it's within the rules, it isn't dirty.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Jack Tatum dies at 61
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:10 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:02 pm
Posts: 6598
Location: Indianapolis IN
AngryJohnny51 wrote:
Quote:
As a ballplayer he gave some dirty hits but legal.


No Scout, he just played in a different era. He hit hard and played hard. If it's within the rules, it isn't dirty.


Others would have a different opinion AngryJohnny51. Cladue Humprey used to use the head slap and literally busted someone's ear drum. It was within the rules but they outlawed the headslap I think because of issues like that.

_________________
Sometimes running the Mularkey offense makes me feel like I'm in a prison.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Re: Jack Tatum dies at 61
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:49 pm 
Online
Superstar
Superstar

Joined: Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:31 pm
Posts: 3176
thescout wrote:
AngryJohnny51 wrote:
Quote:
As a ballplayer he gave some dirty hits but legal.


No Scout, he just played in a different era. He hit hard and played hard. If it's within the rules, it isn't dirty.


Others would have a different opinion AngryJohnny51. Cladue Humprey used to use the head slap and literally busted someone's ear drum. It was within the rules but they outlawed the headslap I think because of issues like that.


I get what you're saying. All I'm saying is as with Claude, at the time of their football employment, it was within the rules. Can't fault a player for the era he played in.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: AngryJohnny51 and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  


cron