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I've spoken many times here of Randy Johnson. He was our 1st. Falcon quarterback. Randy was a

kid short on skill, but he had something that money can't buy. The guy had nerve. Randy played without

the benefit of a descent offensive line. The defensive line would be back there as soon as Randy got the snap.

But the kid could still make a few things happen. What I remember most about Randy .... was his heart.

He took some of the most ferocious hits, I've ever seen a quarterback take. Randy was drafted the same

year as Tommy Nobis, most of you have heard of Tommy, but not Randy. There are many unsung heroes

in our history, Randy Johnson was one of'em. Randy's gone now at the age of 65 ..... 65 ..... He was

only 5 years older than me. It makes you wonder, at least I do. Its things like this that makes the petty

rivalry we have going here seem insignificant right now ... at least for me. So long Randy, you were

one tough son of a gun. I'm going to miss you ..... I'm going to miss you. :(

You know those throw backs we wore last

Sunday, those were the ones that Randy

and the Falcons first hit the field in .. 1966.

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I've spoken many times here of Randy Johnson. He was our 1st. Falcon quarterback. Randy was a

kid short on skill, but he had something that money can't buy. The guy had nerve. Randy played without

the benefit of a fair offensive line. The defensive line would be back there as soon as Randy got the snap.

But the kid could still make a few things happen. What I remember most about Randy .... was his heart.

He took some of the most ferocious hits, I've ever seen a quarterback take. Randy was drafted the same

year as Tommy Nobis, most of you have heard of Tommy, but not Randy. There are many unsung heroes

in our history, Randy Johnson was one of'em. Randy's gone now at the age of 65 ..... 65 ..... He was

only 5 years older than me. It makes you wonder, at least I do. Its things like this that makes the petty

rivalry we have going here seem insignificant right now ... at least for me. So long Randy, you were

one tough son of a gun. I'm going to miss you ..... I'm going to miss you. :(

You know those throw backs we wore last

Sunday, those were the ones that Randy

and the Falcons first hit the field in .. 1966.

Sounds like a heck of a Player, good to at least hear about someone like that, because they are very few in the NFL today, and seem to be getting fewer every year.

I wonder at times if the players today know the difference between heart and pride, the ability to follow before you lead, and accounting for yourself when trying to hold another accountable.

RIP Randy Johnson

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<!--quoteo(post=5079668:date=Sep 22 2009, 11:24 PM:name=REV.2000)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (REV.2000 @ Sep 22 2009, 11:24 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=5079668"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><b>I've spoken many times here of Randy Johnson. He was our 1st. Falcon quarterback. Randy was a

kid short on skill, but he had something that money can't buy. The guy had nerve. Randy played without

the benefit of a fair offensive line. The defensive line would be back there as soon as Randy got the snap.

But the kid could still make a few things happen. What I remember most about Randy .... was his heart.

He took some of the most ferocious hits, I've ever seen a quarterback take. Randy was drafted the same

year as Tommy Nobis, most of you have heard of Tommy, but not Randy. There are many unsung heroes

in our history, Randy Johnson was one of'em. Randy's gone now at the age of 65 ..... 65 ..... He was

only 5 years older than me. It makes you wonder, at least I do. Its things like this that makes the petty

rivalry we have going here seem insignificant right now ... at least for me. So long Randy, you were

one tough son of a gun. I'm going to miss you ..... I'm going to miss you. <img src="http://life.atlantafalcons.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

You know those throw backs we wore last

Sunday, those were the ones that Randy

and the Falcons first hit the field in .. 1966.</b><!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

Sounds like a heck of a Player, good to at least hear about someone like that, because they are very few in the NFL today, and seem to be getting fewer every year.

I wonder at times if the players today know the difference between heart and pride, the ability to follow before you lead, and accounting for yourself when trying to hold another accountable.

RIP Randy Johnson

YOU'RE RIGHT ABOUT THIS. THEY'RE ONLY A HANDFUL OF GUYS WHO COULD HAVE PLAYED

THE KIND OF HARD NOSED NFL FOOTBALL OF THAT DAY. LET A GUY GET A HANGNAIL TODAY, AND HE'S OUT FOR A WEEK. THIS IS THE WAY IT IS. :rolleyes:

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I've spoken many times here of Randy Johnson. He was our 1st. Falcon quarterback. Randy was a

kid short on skill, but he had something that money can't buy. The guy had nerve. Randy played without

the benefit of a descent offensive line. The defensive line would be back there as soon as Randy got the snap.

But the kid could still make a few things happen. What I remember most about Randy .... was his heart.

He took some of the most ferocious hits, I've ever seen a quarterback take. Randy was drafted the same

year as Tommy Nobis, most of you have heard of Tommy, but not Randy. There are many unsung heroes

in our history, Randy Johnson was one of'em. Randy's gone now at the age of 65 ..... 65 ..... He was

only 5 years older than me. It makes you wonder, at least I do. Its things like this that makes the petty

rivalry we have going here seem insignificant right now ... at least for me. So long Randy, you were

one tough son of a gun. I'm going to miss you ..... I'm going to miss you. sad.gif

You know those throw backs we wore last

Sunday, those were the ones that Randy

and the Falcons first hit the field in .. 1966.

Sorry to hear about his passing, Rev. We have our memories which in a way is their legacy, though they never realized what what an effect they had on us as fans at the time.

Peace Randy........

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