Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Curtis Martin

Favorite Jet not named Joe Namath? Curtis Martin! Speed, toughness and class. Martin began his professional career with the Patriots, who selected him in the third round of the 1995 NFL Draft. As a free agent in 1998, he joined the Jets where he finished his career in 2006 due to a career-ending knee injury.Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Curtis Martin”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Christian Okoye (The Nigerian Nightmare

Nicknamed “The Nigerian Nightmare,” Okoye was known for his powerful running style and ability to break tackles. His career as compared to many other great running backs was short (6 years).Okoye’s six seasons in the NFL saw a league rushing title in 1989, two Pro Bowl appearances (1989, 1991), and three playoff appearances. In his rookieContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Christian Okoye (The Nigerian Nightmare”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jerome (The Bus) Bettis

Welcome to this week’s edition of Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday. This week let’s take a look at 3 great running backs that exhibited talent, skill and toughness. To start things off let’s take a a ride on the bus … Former Stlouis Ram and Pittsburgh Steeler  Jerome (The Bus) Bettis . Bettis career in theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jerome (The Bus) Bettis”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Wilbert Montgomery

Before Marshawn Lynch there was …Wilbert Montgomery …beast mode before beast mode. Montgomery played for nine years with the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions.Montgomery was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 1977 NFL Draft. Wearing number 31, Montgomery played eight seasons with Philadelphia, shattering almost all of the Eagles’ rushingContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Wilbert Montgomery”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jamal Lewis

Jamal Lewis  was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens fifth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee. After spending his first seven seasons with the Ravens, Lewis signed a free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns prior to the 2007 season and retired after the 2009 season. Lewis is best knownContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jamal Lewis”