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Baltimore remembers Earl Morrall and mourns his death…

As a kid I was always amazed by the fact that Earl Morrall could come into a game cold off the bench and light things up. It didn’t seem to matter what team he was playing for—and there were many. Morrall just seemed ready, always ready… In that sense, I guess he was the earliest example I had as a fan of the consummate NFL professional. In Baltimore today there is still a...
Via Ravens Football Machine
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Former NFL backup QB Earl Morral passes away

Earl Morrall passed away on Friday. While Morrall played 21 seasons in the NFL, his biggest contributions came as a backup to the Miami Dolphins during their 1972 perfect season. Morral, 79, replaced an injured Bob Griese for the final nine games of the regular season before Griese returned for the playoffs. During that season Morrall recorded 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions...
Via Tireball.com
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Dolphins quarterback Earl Morrall dies at 79

Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Earl Morrall has died at the age of 79. Morrall was an integral part of the 1972 Dolphins, the only undefeated team in NFL history. Morrall threw for 1,360 yards and 11 touchdowns while starting nine games that year in place of Bob Griese, who suffered a broken leg and dislocated ankle five weeks into the season. Despite his 9-0 record as starter...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Bringing Wenning for Visit

Keith Wenning owns all of the major passing records at Ball State and was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award during a senior season in which he scored 40 touchdowns.
Via gnb.scout.com
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Do any former Colts players land on our top 10 draft busts of all-time?

The draft is now less than four weeks away, so I decided to put together the top 10 all-time NFL draft busts. And the Colts have a player on that list. Art Schilichter was taken fourth overall in the 1982 draft. For you Colts fans who remember he was supposed to be the next Johnny Unitas for the team. Gambling addictions got in the way of that. After never winning a game and throwing...
Via cover32 - Colts
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots send Lombardi to scout Terrance West

courtesy cbssports.comPouring rain could not keep Terrance West off the field for his pro day at Johnny Unitas Stadium, it also couldn't keep the scouts from coming out to see him. One of those scouts was the Patriots assistant to the coaching staff, Mike Lombardi.West caught each pass thrown to him and kept his solid footing during the entirety of the event according to the...
Via Patriots Life
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

For my money, Sonny Jurgensen was better than Johnny Unitas…

I know this sounds like blasphemy, but I thought Sonny Jurgensen should have beaten out Johnny Unitas in the recent NFLN poll ranking the game’s greatest quarterbacks. This is not homerism either… as Jurgensen played the bulk of his career with the Washington Redskins. But Sonny was originally drafted and groomed by the Eagles. And man did he produce in the seven years he was...
Via Eagles Eye
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens hope to unveil Ray Lewis statue before 2014 season starts

The Johnny Unitas statue that stands outside of M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore is about to have some permanent company. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said this week that he hopes to have a Ray Lewis statue up before the 2014 NFL season kicks off. According to Bisciotti, artist Frederick Kail is well on his way to making that happen. Kail is the same artist who sculpted the Unitas...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Unitas, move over…

Well, that didn’t take long. Just one full season after his retirement, the Ravens announced plans to unveil a statue of Ray Lewis outside of M&T Bank Stadium for the 2014 season.  Frederick Kail, the sculptor who was commissioned to complete the Unitas statue in 2002, is apparently already “well into it,” and though the organization hasn’t tangibly seen the progress...
Via cover32 - Ravens
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Colt’s Mount Rushmore: Can the Colts really leave off Johnny U?

So Indianapolis Colts fans, have you read the latest cover32 article on each team’s Mount Rushmore? If you have not, go ahead and check it out HERE and see who landed on the mountain for the Colts. Now before you say anything make sure you understand the rules for this one. Basically the whole Colts history was invalid for this term. Meaning that any player that played in Baltimore...
Via cover32 - Colts
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Upon further review: Fun with MVP quarterback stat lines from eras gone by

"Upon further review" is a recurring segment in which This Given Sunday analyzes quirks and fascinating tidbits from the NFL's history books.  How best can we reveal to you how much the NFL has changed over the last half decade? Look no further than what the criteria was for a quarterback to be seen as "successful" decades ago in comparison to that same...
Via Bloguin Best
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Upon further review: Fun with MVP quarterback stat lines from eras gone by

"Upon further review" is a recurring segment in which This Given Sunday analyzes quirks and fascinating tidbits from the NFL's history books.  How best can we reveal to you how much the NFL has changed over the last half decade? Look no further than what the criteria was for a quarterback to be seen as "successful" decades ago in comparison to that same...
Via This Given Sunday
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 20 NFL Quarterbacks Since 1980

Why 1980?  Why exclude some of the all time greats like Johnny Unitas, Otto Graham, Bart Starr, Roger Staubach, Terry Bradshaw and many others worthy of a list such as this.  Well simply put, I'm 33 years old and can only base my opinion on the quarterbacks I've seen play at significant length.  And if you do the math, I was born in 1980 so there's another logical...
Via Route4Sports
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Heisman finalist McCarron wins Unitas award for top senior QB

Alabama's AJ McCarron has won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given to the top senior quarterback in college football. McCarron completed 67 percent of his passes for 2,676 yards and 26 touchdowns for the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide (11-1). The other finalists were Clemson's Tajh Boyd, Fresno State's Derek Carr, Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch and Georgia'...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Golden Arm Performances of Week 14

Transamerica is a proud sponsor of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. The award is presented each year by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm...
Via Athlon Sports
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

The NFL's 10 greatest quarterback rivalries of all-time

We may have witnessed two of the greatest games ever played on Sunday night and the fact they were played in the same game makes the Peyton Manning/Tom Brady rivalry that much more meaningful.After a 24-0 hole, Brady stepped forward and again proved why he is one of the 10 greatest passers of all time.In my lifetime, there have been many quarterback battles over the years that have...
Via Football Nation
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Golden Arm Performances of Week 13

Transamerica is a proud sponsor of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. The award is presented each year by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Education...
Via Athlon Sports
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Golden Arm Performances of Week 5

Transamerica is a proud sponsor of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. The award is presented each year by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm...
Via Athlon Sports
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Golden Arm Performances of Week 4

Transamerica is a proud sponsor of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. The award is presented each year by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm...
Via Athlon Sports
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Golden Arm Performances of Week 3

Transamerica is a proud sponsor of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. The award is presented each year by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Education...
Via Athlon Sports
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

#upROAR no more on Towson field?

This past summer, Towson University installed a new FieldTurf Revolution field at Johnny Unitas Stadium to replace the school's old playing surface at the facility just outside Baltimore. The new multi-purpose pitch looks fantastic, if the latest Google Maps satellite imagery is to be believed -- but there's one little problem, and it involves a hashtag. Between the 30...
Via Fox Sports
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Flacco Breaks “Space Jam” Rules for Johnny Unitas Movie

I’ve developed a foolproof system for determining whether or not any actor is an acceptable choice to portray an athlete in a film. I call it “the Space Jam rule.” Don’t let Hoosiers or Rudy purists tell you otherwise: Joe Pytka perfected the sports movie genre with his 1996 gem, Space Jam. It’s so obvious that I’m not even going to waste this space making such an argument...
Via The Football Juice
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Flacco Breaks "Space Jam" Rules for Johnny Unitas Movie

There are certain rules for playing an athlete in a movie (Photo by Complex.com) I’ve developed a foolproof system for determining whether or not any actor is an acceptable choice to portray an athlete in a film. I call it "the Space Jam rule." Don’t let Hoosiers or Rudy purists tell you otherwise: Joe Pytka perfected the sports movie genre with his 1996 gem, Space...
Via The Sports Post
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Black, Blue, and Ornery: NFC North News for Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Good morning, folks! Welcome to the WCSN Black, Blue and Ornery, your source for NFC North News on this Tuesday, April 9th, 2013. In lieu of fun facts today, I’m just going to discuss a story from the NFL’s official site. Apparently, legendary quarterback Johnny Unitas’ son from his second marriage, Joe Unitas, is producing [...]The post Black, Blue, and Ornery: NFC North News...
Via WCSN - The Water Cooler Sports Network
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Flacco to portray Johnny Unitas in movie

Joe Flacco as Johnny Unitas. The Ravens' quarterback says he'll play the part of Baltimore's greatest quarterback, former Colts star Johnny Unitas, in an upcoming movie entitled ''Unitas We Stand.'' The movie is being co-produced by Joe Unitas, the late quarterback's son. He tells WBAL-TV that Flacco will portray Unitas in scenes of the 1958 NFL...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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