Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Lester Hayes

One of my favorite players was Lester Hayes. He was the shutdown cover corner. The Best.  Hayes was commonly referred to as “the Judge” and also as “Lester the Molester” because of his bump and run coverage. He was also known for using Stickum before it was banned in 1981 in a rule bearing his name. HeContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Lester Hayes”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Mike Haynes

Mike Haynes played as a cornerback for the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Raiders. He used his speed, quickness and range to become both a premier defensive back and an outstanding punt return specialist. Haynes was selected in the first round in the 1976 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He enjoyedContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Mike Haynes”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Willie Brown

He was signed by the Houston Oilers of the American Football League (AFL), but was cut from the team during training camp. He was then signed by the AFL’s Denver Broncos and became a starter by the middle of his rookie season. He won All-AFL honors in his second season and played in the AFLContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Willie Brown”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Mel Blount

Blount was the prototype cornerback of his era and a significant reason why the Pittsburgh Steelers were the dominant team of the National Football League in the 1970s.[4] A third-round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1970, he had the size, speed, and quickness for the position, plus the toughness and mental ability toContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Mel Blount”