Stagger Lee

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    This weekend, I coincidentally had 2 different people who call themselves historically knowledgeable concerning football tell me that they really didn't know what exactly was the Stagger Lee that Glanville called in the Oilers-Broncos game. This is by far not the only time that I've been asked about it. So I have decided to post this article for anyone who is interested in one of the most painful and forgettable plays of the Oiler era.

     
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  2. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    So a fumble inside your own 5 yard line at the beginning of a playoff game can lose the game for you? Who knew?

    :slapfight:
     
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    Wow, I just made a reference to that play in the thread about play action.
     
  4. Hookem Horns

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    Jacoby Jones knows?
     
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    :facepalm: Glanville!
     
  6. TheIronDuke

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    Thanks for posting this. I've seen a lot of references to Stagger Lee on here and couldn't really find anything on the Internet when I looked it up. The way people talk about it I thought it was some kind of play that back-fired when the Oilers were in a position to win a game. It sounds like it was just a player who fumbled, why does Glanville get so much crap for the call when it would've worked had it been executed?
     
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    Probably because throwing a lateral in your won end zone is stupid. Sure there may be times when a play like that will catch a team off-guard, but to take that chance in a playoff game with a team as young as that one? Bad call.
     
  8. eriadoc

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    Don't know ... I've been told repeatedly that JJ's fumble did not lose the game. It was 7 points though, and the loss was by 7 points. Math isn't my strong suit though.
     


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    Amazing. I have been told the same thing.

    Gave up seven points.

    Killed the momentum which was completely in our favor.

    Put more pressure on a rookie QB.

    But could never have had anything to do with the outcome.

    Interesting.
     
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    Nice read, and props to Randy Harvey.
     
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    NastyNate I go kerplunk

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    TJ's 3 Turnovers> JJ's 1 Turnover.
     
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    1st and 2 at HOU 2 > 1st and 10 at HOU 34 / 1st and 10 at BAL 29 / 1st and 10 at BAL 4

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    5 year vet > rookie
     
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    It baffles the sh*t out of me that anyone even tries to make an argument to the contrary!!!!! :dontknowa
     
  14. steelbtexan

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    Screw Jerry Glanville.

    He was a mental midget that had a terrible case of short mans disease.
     
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    Honestly, I had a love/hate thing for Glanville. I hated the jackassery/douche.baggerygery that was Jerry Glanville.... BUT at the same time the Oilers defense, offense and Special teams were awesome. They could move the ball on offense, they could shut-down some of the best offenses and did quite well with the "Hit the Beach" mentality on ST's.... Only to collapse when it mattered the most.

    :facepalm: Glanville!
     

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