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    Best Cyclone NFL Career?

    I saw this question asked in another thread, Someone stated the Sage may have the best NFL career of any Alum and I could not disagree more. I think its this guy....

    Matt Blair, #59, former Minnesota Vikings All-Pro Linebacker was a fixture at Outside Linebacker for more than a decade. Playing for 12 years (from 1974 to 1986) with the Vikes, he appeared in two Super Bowls and three NFC Conference Championship Games.

    Being named to the All Rookie Team, NFC All Conference Teams, and All Pro Teams and to six consecutive Pro Bowls, and the 1981 NFC Linebacker MVP and the Vikings Defensive Captain.

    2nd round pick in 1974.

    Just my 2 cents.



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    Re: Best Cyclone NFL Career?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneace55 View Post
    I saw this question asked in another thread, Someone stated the Sage may have the best NFL career of any Alum and I could not disagree more. I think its this guy....

    Matt Blair, #59, former Minnesota Vikings All-Pro Linebacker was a fixture at Outside Linebacker for more than a decade. Playing for 12 years (from 1974 to 1986) with the Vikes, he appeared in two Super Bowls and three NFC Conference Championship Games.

    Being named to the All Rookie Team, NFC All Conference Teams, and All Pro Teams and to six consecutive Pro Bowls, and the 1981 NFC Linebacker MVP and the Vikings Defensive Captain.

    2nd round pick in 1974.

    Just my 2 cents.
    not really a glamour position so easily overlooked.



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    Re: Best Cyclone NFL Career?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneace55 View Post
    I saw this question asked in another thread, Someone stated the Sage may have the best NFL career of any Alum and I could not disagree more. I think its this guy....

    Matt Blair, #59, former Minnesota Vikings All-Pro Linebacker was a fixture at Outside Linebacker for more than a decade. Playing for 12 years (from 1974 to 1986) with the Vikes, he appeared in two Super Bowls and three NFC Conference Championship Games.

    Being named to the All Rookie Team, NFC All Conference Teams, and All Pro Teams and to six consecutive Pro Bowls, and the 1981 NFC Linebacker MVP and the Vikings Defensive Captain.

    2nd round pick in 1974.

    Just my 2 cents.
    1) Matt Blair 2) Ike Harris 3) Keith Krepfle 4) John Doran --- all pro-bowlers -- Matt Blair forced a change in the NFL rules he was so good -- you are just too young to realize what a force he was.



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    Re: Best Cyclone NFL Career?

    Dude, if you are going to start a thread you have to slow play it. You pretty much blew everyone else outta the water. Oh, and I agree.



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    Re: Best Cyclone NFL Career?

    Matt Blair and Marcus Robertson are at the top of the list in longevity. Blair's NFL accomplishments easily outdo any other former Cyclone.



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    Re: Best Cyclone NFL Career?

    Matt Blair would be my pick. Sage might not even be the best QB. David Archer was the Falcons #1 QB in '85 and '86. Started 11 games each of those years. Stats weren't that good, but he was a starter. If Sage can start this year for the Vikings he'd probably take the #1 spot.



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    Re: Best Cyclone NFL Career?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone90 View Post
    Matt Blair would be my pick. Sage might not even be the best QB. David Archer was the Falcons #1 QB in '85 and '86. Started 11 games each of those years. Stats weren't that good, but he was a starter. If Sage can start this year for the Vikings he'd probably take the #1 spot.
    Not Todd Doxson?



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    Re: Best Cyclone NFL Career?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone90 View Post
    Matt Blair would be my pick. Sage might not even be the best QB. David Archer was the Falcons #1 QB in '85 and '86. Started 11 games each of those years. Stats weren't that good, but he was a starter. If Sage can start this year for the Vikings he'd probably take the #1 spot.
    Archer: 55 GP, 23 starts (9-13-1), 4337 yds, 50.8%, 18 TD, 30 INT
    Rosenfels: 32 GP, 12 starts (6-6), 4156 yds, 62.5%, 30 TD, 29 INT



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    Re: Best Cyclone NFL Career?

    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    1) Matt Blair 2) Ike Harris 3) Keith Krepfle 4) John Doran --- all pro-bowlers -- Matt Blair forced a change in the NFL rules he was so good -- you are just too young to realize what a force he was.
    Harris and Krepfle weren't Pro Bowlers, and I assume you mean Jim Doran.



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    Re: Best Cyclone NFL Career?

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    Archer: 55 GP, 23 starts (9-13-1), 4337 yds, 50.8%, 18 TD, 30 INT
    Rosenfels: 32 GP, 12 starts (6-6), 4156 yds, 62.5%, 30 TD, 29 INT
    Ya, it depends on how you gage careers. Sage has better numbers but Archer had more time in the limelight. That is if you count the mid 80s Falcons as a real NFL team.



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    Re: Best Cyclone NFL Career?

    Right now, Blair wins hands down IMHO. Sage may end up having a better career, depending on how it goes with the Vikings, but he is already 31 years old, so......



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    Re: Best Cyclone NFL Career?

    Where's Reggie Heyward on the list?


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
    Make this one for the ages!




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    Re: Best Cyclone NFL Career?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone90 View Post
    Ya, it depends on how you gage careers. Sage has better numbers but Archer had more time in the limelight. That is if you count the mid 80s Falcons as a real NFL team.
    Archer had more success in the CFL, as he is one of only three QBs in that league's history to throw for 6,000 yards in one season. He put up over 20,000 passing yards and 120 TDs in only five seasons.

    He also won a World Bowl (WLAF) title in '92, along with game MVP and league MVP honors, before jumping to the CFL.



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    Re: Best Cyclone NFL Career?

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    Harris and Krepfle weren't Pro Bowlers, and I assume you mean Jim Doran.
    sorry going om memory and failed -- john doran was my wifes gynecologist back in the day ooops



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    Re: Best Cyclone NFL Career?

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    Matt Blair and Marcus Robertson are at the top of the list in longevity. Blair's NFL accomplishments easily outdo any other former Cyclone.
    Robertson and Keith Sims both played in the Pro Bowl...




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