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Ex-Raiders safety Tatum dies


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#1 OFFLINE   DCSholtis

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 01:37 PM

Raider Nation most definately lost a legend today.....

http://sports.espn.g...tory?id=5413917

Former Oakland Raiders and Ohio State defensive back Jack Tatum has died of a heart attack.

Tatum, a three-time Pro Bowler, was 61.

"We have lost one of our greatest Buckeyes," Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel said in a statement. "When you think of Ohio State defense, the first name that comes to mind is Jack Tatum. His loss touches every era of Ohio State players and fans."


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Posted 27 July 2010 - 01:39 PM

Damn shame...He was a beast in the secondary.
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#3 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 02:57 PM

RIP

He will forever be known for that one big physical hit....an unfortunate career-ending injury to another player( Daryl Stingley).
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:08 AM

RIP

He will forever be known for that one big physical hit....an unfortunate career-ending injury to another player( Daryl Stingley).


And also for bragging about it afterward...Stingley become a paraplegic and died 6-7 years later I believe. If you brag about it, I don't think the word "unfortunate" fits. Sorry, Raider Nation, up here I can't really feel sorry for your loss. The Raiders have had great and classy players over the years, but (his self-given nickname) "The Assassin" wasn't one of them.
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:52 AM

And also for bragging about it afterward...Stingley become a paraplegic and died 6-7 years later I believe. If you brag about it, I don't think the word "unfortunate" fits. Sorry, Raider Nation, up here I can't really feel sorry for your loss. The Raiders have had great and classy players over the years, but (his self-given nickname) "The Assassin" wasn't one of them.


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Posted 29 July 2010 - 04:49 PM

Stingley didn't die until 2007. 29 years as a quadraplegic.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:10 PM

Stingley didn't die until 2007. 29 years as a quadraplegic.


I thought that was right.

Tatum played hard like everyone did at the time...it wasn't against the rules.
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:13 PM

I thought that was right.

Tatum played hard like everyone did at the time...it wasn't against the rules.

That's true.

Many of today's rules are based on those kinds of past negative results of the game. Unfortunately, they have learned by bad results instead of some foresight.

He was rated the toughest hitting DB of his era.
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#9 OFFLINE   Lord Vader

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 01:18 AM

He was known by many as a classless jerk. His death will be considered by many as an "it's about time" event. More than one sports radio persons here has referred to him as a despicable individual.

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