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Rain Man
03-15-2006, 12:16 PM
Now that the Collins era is over, perhaps we should reflect a bit on the flash of light that blazed across the Kansas City sky from 1998 through 2005.

What are your memories of Todd? What plays stand out? What was the signature play that will always pop into your mind when the name "Todd Collins" is mentioned?

I present below a compendium of his accomplishments as a Chief. In 8 short seasons, he went 18 of 27 for 229 yards, an average of over 8 yards per attempt. He threw for 1 touchdown, and rushed 14 times for 8 yards. Even more amazing is that during his entire 8-year career with the Chiefs, he NEVER THREW AN INTERCEPTION OR FUMBLED!!!!

For me personally, I would have to go with the blowout in Buffalo in Week 8 of the 2003 season. In a rare showing, the defense played well, the offense was smoking hot, and the Chiefs had a 38-5 lead. And then...into the game against his old team comes Todd Collins, leading the team to victory and earning a save. He went 1 for 2 for 2 yards, which wasn't his best statistical outing, but I think that when he came in there against the Bills, it gave the whole team a lift.

Please find below the box score from the Bills game, as well as Todd's career statistics. You can look up other box scores at http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/teams.nsf/histories/chiefs.



Kansas City Chiefs 38,
Buffalo Bills 5


Buffalo 2 3 0 0 -- 5
Kansas City 7 21 0 10 -- 38

First Quarter
Buf--Safety, punt blocked though end zone, 4:21.
KC--D.Hall 67 pass from T.Green (M.Andersen kick), 9:48.
Second Quarter
KC--P.Holmes 4 run (M.Andersen kick), 0:44.
KC--P.Holmes 13 run (M.Andersen kick), 7:25.
Buf--FG R.Lindell 20, 12:04.
KC--T.Gonzalez 1 pass from T.Green (M.Andersen kick), 14:50.
Fourth Quarter
KC--P.Holmes 15 run (M.Andersen kick), 7:44.
KC--FG M.Andersen 49, 10:58.
A--78,689.

BUF KC
FIRST DOWNS 15 22
Rushing 6 8
Passing 9 13
Penalty 0 1
3RD-DOWN EFFICIENCY 3-11 2-10
4TH-DOWN EFFICIENCY 0-2 0-0
TOTAL NET YARDS 266 375
Total Plays 67 61
Average Gain 4.0 6.1
NET YARDS RUSHING 133 100
Rushes 26 24
Average per Rush 5.1 4.2
NET YARDS PASSING 133 275
Completed - Attempted 25-38 21-37
Yards per Pass 3.2 7.4
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-32 0-0
Had Intercepted 5 0
PUNTS-AVERAGE 3-42.0 7-31.7
RETURN YARDAGE 181 66
Punt Returns - Yards 2-0 0-0
Kickoff Returns - Yards 8-181 2-38
Int. Returns - Yards 0-0 5-28
PENALTIES-YARDS 5-31 5-60
FUMBLES-LOST 3-2 0-0
TIME OF POSSESSION 32:53 27:07



INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING --
BUF: T.Henry 22-124, S.Morris 3-9, D.Bledsoe 1-0.
KC: P.Holmes 15-83, T.Richardson 6-11, T.Green 2-7, J.Morton 1-(-1).
PASSING --
BUF: D.Bledsoe 23-34-3-153, A.Van Pelt 2-4-2-12.
KC: T.Green 20-35-0-273, T.Collins 1-2-0-2.
RECEIVING --
BUF: J.Reed 8-59, E.Moulds 6-53, M.Campbell 4-21, B.Shaw 2-14, T.Henry 2-0, R.Neufeld 1-7, S.Morris 1-7, S.Gash 1-4.
KC: T.Gonzalez 6-65, E.Kennison 5-57, D.Hall 4-107, P.Holmes 3-26, T.Richardson 2-11, J.Morton 1-9.
MISSED FIELD GOALS --
BUF: R.Lindell 49.









Career stats for Todd are shown below.



PASSING

Year Team G GS Att Comp Pct Yards YPA Lg TD Int Tkld 20+ 40+ Rate
1995 Buffalo Bills 7 1 29 14 48.3 112 3.86 18 0 1 6/43 0 0 44.0
1996 Buffalo Bills 7 3 99 55 55.6 739 7.46 95 4 5 11/53 11 3 71.9
1997 Buffalo Bills 14 13 391 215 55.0 2367 6.05 77 12 13 39/278 27 9 69.5
1998 Kansas City Chiefs 0 0 0 0 --- 0 --- 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 ---
1999 Kansas City Chiefs 0 0 0 0 --- 0 --- 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 ---
2000 Kansas City Chiefs 0 0 0 0 --- 0 --- 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 ---
2001 Kansas City Chiefs 1 0 4 3 75.0 40 10.00 26 0 0 0/0 1 0 106.3
2002 Kansas City Chiefs 3 0 6 5 83.3 73 12.17 29 1 0 0/0 1 0 156.9
2003 Kansas City Chiefs 5 0 12 9 75.0 74 6.17 20 0 0 0/0 1 0 90.3
2004 Kansas City Chiefs 2 0 5 1 20.0 42 8.40 42 0 0 0/0 1 1 62.1
2005 Kansas City Chiefs 1 0 0 0 --- 0 --- 0 0 0 0/0 0 0 ---
TOTAL 40 17 546 302 55.3 3447 6.31 95 17 19 56/374 42 13 70.4


RUSHING

Year Team G GS Att Yards Avg Lg TD 20+ FD
1995 Buffalo Bills 7 1 9 23 2.6 10 0 0 2
1996 Buffalo Bills 7 3 21 43 2.0 10 0 0 4
1997 Buffalo Bills 14 13 30 77 2.6 11 0 0 3
1998 Kansas City Chiefs 0 0 0 0 --- 0 0 0 0
1999 Kansas City Chiefs 0 0 0 0 --- 0 0 0 0
2000 Kansas City Chiefs 0 0 0 0 --- 0 0 0 0
2001 Kansas City Chiefs 1 0 2 6 3.0 7 0 0 1
2002 Kansas City Chiefs 3 0 1 7 7.0 7 0 0 0
2003 Kansas City Chiefs 5 0 8 -7 -0.9 0 0 0 0
2004 Kansas City Chiefs 2 0 1 4 4.0 4 0 0 0
2005 Kansas City Chiefs 1 0 2 -2 -1.0 -1 0 0 0
TOTAL 40 17 74 151 2.0 11 0 0 10


DEFENSIVE STATS

Year Team G Total Tckl Ast Sacks Int Yds Avg Lg TD Pass Def
1995 Buffalo Bills 7 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
1996 Buffalo Bills 7 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
1997 Buffalo Bills 14 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
1998 Kansas City Chiefs 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
1999 Kansas City Chiefs 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2000 Kansas City Chiefs 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2001 Kansas City Chiefs 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2002 Kansas City Chiefs 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2003 Kansas City Chiefs 5 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2004 Kansas City Chiefs 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2005 Kansas City Chiefs 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
TOTAL 40 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0


FUMBLES

Year Team G Fum Lost Fum Forced Own Rec Opp Rec Yards Tot Rec TD
1995 Buffalo Bills 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 Buffalo Bills 7 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 Buffalo Bills 14 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 Kansas City Chiefs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 Kansas City Chiefs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 Kansas City Chiefs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 Kansas City Chiefs 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 Kansas City Chiefs 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 Kansas City Chiefs 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 Kansas City Chiefs 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 Kansas City Chiefs 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 40 13 6 0 0 0 0 0 0

NewChief
03-15-2006, 12:20 PM
He was always good for a laugh during the "Grill the Chiefs" segment.

It warmed my heart when he said his favorite movie was Raising Arizona and he did a quick little improv bit from it on Arrowvision.

FAX
03-15-2006, 12:23 PM
I remember one time, Todd was holding the clipboard in his left hand and then he switched it to his right hand. Then he called in a play to Trent. Just like it was nothing.

FAX

plbrdude
03-15-2006, 12:26 PM
i never once saw him drop the clipboard!!!!

KcMizzou
03-15-2006, 12:29 PM
....

chiefqueen
03-15-2006, 12:30 PM
Best Clipboard holder we ever had.

Andoverer
03-15-2006, 12:32 PM
I just wonder how his more famous brother Tom is doing these days....

greg63
03-15-2006, 12:35 PM
I remember Todd trying to hold a conversation with Trent while shoving his index finger half way up his nose.

Wile_E_Coyote
03-15-2006, 12:35 PM
Much like a roadside cross, a clipboard will be hung behind the Chiefs bench at Arrowhead. To commemorate a career that never had a chance to reach it's full potential

Saulbadguy
03-15-2006, 12:38 PM
My favorite memory of Todd Collins was when he threw a touchdown pass when we were up on the Arizona Cardinals 42-0. Vermeil apologized to then head coach Dave McGinnis after the game for running up the score.

rageeumr
03-15-2006, 12:44 PM
Green went down in one of my Madden seasons and Collins made the Pro Bowl. That is sadly my fondest memory of the guy.

Cormac
03-15-2006, 12:44 PM
My favourite memory of the Todd Collins era will be the boatload of compensatory picks issued to us by the league after losing him to FA.

I hate FA.

Why couldn't 0dd T0dd retire a Chief.

:deevee:

chagrin
03-15-2006, 12:47 PM
I remember when he ran the perfect 2 minute drill

fan4ever
03-15-2006, 12:48 PM
I'll never forget the time when the Chiefs punted to the opponent, and on the very first play of the drive, they turned the ball over to us. Trent was caught with his pants down, having laid his helmet down thinking he had some time before having to head back out on the field. Collins immediately jumped into action, located Trent's helmet, and retrieved if for Trent. He never showed any panic or confusion and handed the helmet to Trent almost casually. Todd maintained his composure in a way I can only describe as magical.

Good Luck T.C.

Scaga
03-15-2006, 12:48 PM
yep....that about sums it up.

StcChief
03-15-2006, 12:51 PM
Odd Todd will be latter known as a clip board version of the Bob Uecker of the Chiefs. Career backup. mediocre player.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/u/ueckebo01.shtml

Garcia Bronco
03-15-2006, 12:54 PM
I'll never forget the time when the Chiefs punted to the opponent, and on the very first play of the drive, they turned the ball over to us. Trent was caught with his pants down, having laid his helmet down thinking he had some time before having to head back out on the field. Collins immediately jumped into action, located Trent's helmet, and retrieved if for Trent. He never showed any panic or confusion and handed the helmet to Trent almost casually. Todd maintained his composure in a way I can only describe as magical.

Good Luck T.C.

LMAO...this is the best one

Alton deFlat
03-15-2006, 12:55 PM
Who!?

chefsos
03-15-2006, 01:00 PM
Oh man, I remember it like it was yesterday. It was that game in '01 (or '99...or maybe '04) and DV (or Marty...Gunther, possibly) turned in Todd's direction. He may have been getting The Call.

It was only TV, but I could see Todd's knuckles whiten as he gripped that shiny unused helmet, scanned the bench for a warmup partner, and considered who could properly take care of his clipboard.

Then, cruel fate stepped in, and those last 3 seconds wound off the game clock.

Count Alex's Wins
03-15-2006, 01:30 PM
My favorite memory of Todd Collins was when he threw a touchdown pass when we were up on the Arizona Cardinals 42-0. Vermeil apologized to then head coach Dave McGinnis after the game for running up the score.

That is a memory I will never have. I was at that game and missed the TD, because I was moving down to the lower seats at the end of the game.

DAMMIT!!! :cuss:

Count Alex's Wins
03-15-2006, 01:36 PM
Todd Collins had Joe Montana-like accuracy:

http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/6201/kennison42ydcatch6vc.gif (http://imageshack.us)

leviw
03-15-2006, 01:39 PM
Todd Collins had Joe Montana-like accuracy:

http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/6201/kennison42ydcatch6vc.gif (http://imageshack.us)

Ha. And we were all worried what would happen if Trent ever went down. :shake:

BTAU
03-15-2006, 01:39 PM
This thread is a lot longer than I would have expected.

Count Alex's Wins
03-15-2006, 01:40 PM
This thread is a lot longer than I would have expected.

Kind of like Todd Collins career.

patteeu
03-15-2006, 01:41 PM
My favorite memory of Todd Collins was when he threw a touchdown pass when we were up on the Arizona Cardinals 42-0. Vermeil apologized to then head coach Dave McGinnis after the game for running up the score.

That was my favorite memory too. Rain Man must not have seen that game or something.

---------------------------

Kansas City Chiefs 49,
Arizona Cardinals 0

Arizona 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Kansas City 14 21 7 7 -- 49

First Quarter
KC--P.Holmes 5 run (M.Andersen kick), 13:33.
KC--D.Hall 90 punt return (M.Andersen kick), 15:00.
Second Quarter
Kc--T.Richardson 3 run (M.Andersen kick),9:41.
KC--P.Holmes 2 run (M.Andersen kick), 13:46.
KC--T.Gonzalez 23 pass from T.Green (M.Andersen kick), 14:53.
Third Quarter
KC--M.Boerigter 1 pass from T.Green (M.Andersen kick), 11:07.
Fourth Quarter
KC--M.Boerigter 29 pass from T.Collins (M.Andersen kick), 7:03.
A--77,809.


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING --
ARZ: M.Shipp 14-26, S.Player 1-0.
KC: P.Holmes 16-113, E.Kennison 1-31, D.Blaylock 7-23, M.Cloud 9-20, J.Morton 1-15, T.Richardson 2-8, T.Collins 1-7, J.Quinn 1-(-1).

PASSING --
ARZ: J.Plummer 14-31-3-88, J.McCown 4-12-1-45.
KC: T.Green 14-20-0-209, T.Collins 4-5-0-57.

RECEIVING --
ARZ: M.Shipp 7-37, N.Poole 3-35, J.McAddley 2-32, F.Jones 5-29, S.Bush 1-0.
KC: T.Gonzalez 4-74, P.Holmes 3-56, E.Kennison 4-54, M.Boerigter 2-30, D.Hall 2-23, J.Morton 2-18, M.Cloud 1-11.

MISSED FIELD GOALS --
KC: M.Andersen 46.

Braincase
03-15-2006, 01:47 PM
Talking with Derrick Alexander last year right after Collins had the bar incident.

"Derrick. What is up with Todd Collins. "

"Todd's crazy. Always has been."

Yep.

Cochise
03-15-2006, 01:54 PM
I just wonder how his more famous brother Tom is doing these days....

What about Edwyn, I haven't heard anything from him in a while either.

Rain Man
03-15-2006, 01:55 PM
That was my favorite memory too. Rain Man must not have seen that game or something.



I got distracted by gochiefs trying to move to a lower seat.

Rooster
03-15-2006, 01:55 PM
This was just preseason but it's my favorite memory of Todd. It was minutes before the Chiefs took on the Vikings. Todd was plugging in his headset and fixing the brim of his ball cap like only Todd could. D. Huard stood next to him holding the clipboard. Todd looked at D. Huard with his death stare and said "Is Todd Collins gonna haf to slap a bitch?" Huard wisely gave the clipboard back to Todd.

wkchief
03-15-2006, 02:24 PM
Who was he again

Rausch
03-15-2006, 02:31 PM
Ha. And we were all worried what would happen if Trent ever went down. :shake:

He really was a solid back up. People give him a hard time but Trent has been an NFL iron man, the guy just never misses a start.

Saulbadguy
03-15-2006, 02:39 PM
Actually, this is my favorite memory, seen every day on the front of the BBS.

Collins runs perfect 2 min O -- WTF?!?!?
08-10-2003 12:24 AM (BRAD_CAUDLE)

Rausch
03-15-2006, 02:42 PM
Actually, this is my favorite memory, seen every day on the front of the BBS.

Collins runs perfect 2 min O -- WTF?!?!?
08-10-2003 12:24 AM (BRAD_CAUDLE)

What's that?

HemiEd
03-15-2006, 02:46 PM
ROFL ROFL It was a pretty brutal day until I read this Rainman, thanks. That is some really funny stuff. I had forgotten about that Buffalo game, has to be the best of his career as a Chief.

Saulbadguy
03-15-2006, 02:47 PM
What's that?
When you go to the main page of the BBS, you see that thread listed under the "Archives" section.

big nasty kcnut
03-15-2006, 02:49 PM
I remember Todd Collins when he was talking to dick vermiel and gave him a play to send to trent green.

HemiEd
03-15-2006, 02:58 PM
My favorite memory of Todd Collins was when he threw a touchdown pass when we were up on the Arizona Cardinals 42-0. Vermeil apologized to then head coach Dave McGinnis after the game for running up the score.


IIRC that made it go over as well right? I had forgotten that wonderful play. So many memories, it is hard to keep them all straight.

the Talking Can
03-15-2006, 03:01 PM
I'll never forget the time when the Chiefs punted to the opponent, and on the very first play of the drive, they turned the ball over to us. Trent was caught with his pants down, having laid his helmet down thinking he had some time before having to head back out on the field. Collins immediately jumped into action, located Trent's helmet, and retrieved if for Trent. He never showed any panic or confusion and handed the helmet to Trent almost casually. Todd maintained his composure in a way I can only describe as magical.

Good Luck T.C.
:clap:

DanT
03-15-2006, 03:03 PM
Todd Collins last series in this 1997 game won't soon be forgotten:

http://www.canoe.ca/97NFLWeek3/sep14_buf_kc.html

Sunday, September 14, 1997

Chiefs 22, Bills 16
Late mistake sinks Bills
Summary

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The game was there for the Buffalo Bills to take.
When Phil Hansen blocked Pete Stoyanovich's extra point try Sunday with almost seven minutes remaining, the Kansas City Chiefs held only a six-point lead with plenty of time left for the Bills.
And the Bills looked ready to take advantage when they drove to the Chiefs 7 with 27 seconds to go and four shots at the end zone, even though they were out of timeouts.
But a furious package of blitzing kept Buffalo quarterback Todd Collins offbalance and Mark McMillian intercepted the last try, preserving the 22-16 win.
"It feels pretty bad. They sent a lot of guys after me," said Collins, whose best chance was probably on the first play from the 7, when he released the ball a little too quickly as he tried to hit Quinn Early.
"To be seven yards away and to have four shots and not get in -- it hurts really bad. It was a little bit helter-skelter out there. We didn't have any timeouts. You can't take a sack in that situation."
McMillian said he knew the Bills would come his way.
"I knew all four plays they were going to come after me," he said. "It feels good. If they hadn't, I wouldn't be doing all these interviews."
McMillian picked off a pass intended for Steve Tasker. There were those on the Bills sideline who thought McMillian got to Tasker too early, and the Buffalo bench was given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
"I'm going to stay away from the officiating," Bills coach Marv Levy said. "I think I'm better off staying away from that."
A dull game dominated by the field goal kickers came to life when Buffalo pulled off a flea-flicker. Collins hit Andre Reed on a 77-yard play for a 10-9 Bills lead when Reed got behind cornerback Dale Carter in the third quarter.
Steve Christie hit the second of his three field goals to make it 13-9 with 14:13 left.
But Tamarick Vanover finally took his coach's advice to heart on the kickoff, stayed behind his blocking wedge and burst through a huge hole for a 94-yard kickoff return and a 16-13 Chiefs lead.
"I talked to him at the half, because Tamerick has got this tendency where he wants to take the ball out of the core, out of the blocking unit," Chiefs coach Marty Schottenheimer said. "Run where the blocking is. Of course, the very first one, he didn't get it. Then all of a sudden ... with his power and strength and his speed, when those creases are created -- and they are always in the middle -- he hits those things and he's out the gate."
No one touched Vanover.
"We ran the same coverage as we did on the one before and it had worked on that one," Tasker said. "They gambled we would do it again and we did. They tried to pick us up a little differently and they opened up a seam."
Christie, who had field goals of 46 and 33 yards, kicked a 30-yarder to tie the game 16-16 with 11:52 remaining.
But Reggie Tongue intercepted Collins' pass to set up the Chiefs at the 50. Greg Hill ran three straight time for 30 yards, then quarterback Elvis Grbac faked a handoff to Hill and rolled to his right for a 16-yard gain.
It was a play that had been put in Friday, and called when Kansas City noticed the linebacker on that side was worrying too much about Hill.
After Hill ran to the 1, Grbac connected with Tony Richardson for the 22-16 lead with 6:55 to play.
After the teams exchanged punts, and the Bills went on their fateful last drive.
"One minute, you are sitting on top of the world and the next minute you are at the bottom trying to fight your way back up," Bills end Bruce Smith said.
The Chiefs have spent their last two games building character. They won at Oakland on Monday on Grbac's 32-yard touchdown pass in the last seconds to Andre Rison.
"With 27 seconds left and they're on the 10-yard line and we hold them out, that's a positive right there," Chiefs end Pellom McDaniels said of the latest thriller. "That's something you can fall back on when you find yourself in that situation again."

dj56dt58
03-15-2006, 03:16 PM
it will probably be when he leads his next team to a SB win.
DAMMIT CARL!!! :banghead: