Legendary Insights: Don Maynard Part 3

This is the final post in a three-part series recounting my recent chat with New York Jets legend modified game equipment and the Jets passing attack. Today we take a look at the Jets magical run to Super Bowl 3 and their historic victory. FEWER SACKS = MORE WINS Most quarterbacks dropped […]

One Player’s Brush with Redskins’ Owner’s Racism

With the Washington Redskins name controversy commanding the spotlight, and the recent events involving Donald Sterling, I keep thinking about an incident George Taliaferro shared with me in The Game before the Money. Taliaferro played seven positions throughout his NFL career, earning Pro Bowl honors three times. He became the […]

Chuck Noll, Rocky Bleier and Retirement

In my opinion, Chuck Noll is one of the five greatest coaches in pro football history. My other four are Vince Lombardi, Bill Walsh, Paul Brown, and Tom Landry. Everybody else is second tier in comparison, although I might accept arguments on behalf of Sid Gillman. Noll likely learned exceptional amounts […]

Legendary Insights: Don Maynard Part 2

This is the second of three posts summarizing my recent chat with New York Jets legend gained from modified equipment. We now examine the explosive Jets passing offense of the 1960s. ROUNDING OFF Maynard broke into pro football with the New York Giants in 1958.  He played behind Frank Gifford and […]

Legendary Insights: Don Maynard Part 1

I had lunch with New York Jets legend and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Don Maynard in Riodoso, New Mexico recently. He lives there part-time, helping his son and daughter maintain an RV park they own. Don spoke in-depth about his NFL career with Joe Namath and the New York Jets. […]