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vailpass
02-02-2007, 10:10 AM
he used to hit the whole pile after the whistle blew because he was so crazy. At least that's what Larry Czonka said in an interview this morning on a local radio show. Said Curly was one of the guys he was most afraid of back in the day.

He also said he is amazed at how big today's players are, said he stood on a sideline next to an O-lineman who "had an ass about 3 and a half feet wide". Said he asked him his 40 time, dude said 4.8, Czonk said"that was my 40 time, the guy could have chased me down and killed me".

Czonk had some real cool views on how they should treat former NFLers who are now destitute, today's game, and other stuff.
I didn't know it but he's a very cool dude.

mlyonsd
02-02-2007, 10:11 AM
Culp, Bell, Lynch, Lanier.

Football used to be fun.

Demonpenz
02-02-2007, 10:12 AM
Did he say when american gladiators is coming back?

ck_IN
02-02-2007, 10:17 AM
Hmm, exactly why is Csonk checking out an Olinmens ass?

NTTAWWT

WilliamTheIrish
02-02-2007, 11:11 AM
Curly was awesome. Two time NCAA heavyweight wresting champ at Az. St. Quick as a mofo.

King_Chief_Fan
02-02-2007, 11:22 AM
But Curly Howard was a lot more funny
nyuk nyuk nyuk
sointently

boogblaster
02-02-2007, 11:36 AM
All Curlys are KOOL ...

gblowfish
02-02-2007, 12:06 PM
Curley Culp was a bad mother. The only reason he isn't more famous is because he had Buck Buchanan next to him, and Willie Lanier right behind him. He was really quick, great leverage, good push up the middle. He was everything lacking in Ryan Sims.

oldandslow
02-02-2007, 12:34 PM
Curley Culp - He was everything lacking in Ryan Sims.

No truer words ever spoken...

shaneo69
02-02-2007, 04:36 PM
I thought I read somewhere that Bum Phillips switched the Oilers to a 3-4 defense after they traded for him in the mid-70's, at which time all the other teams were using the 4-3. After that, the 3-4 became the standard defense for most of the league in the late 70's.

stevieray
02-02-2007, 04:57 PM
Curley Culp was a bad mother. The only reason he isn't more famous is because he had Buck Buchanan next to him, and Willie Lanier right behind him. He was really quick, great leverage, good push up the middle. He was everything lacking in Ryan Sims.

exactly...Culp has always been overshadowed because that defense was so great. but he was definitely an integral part of it's success.

Rain Man
02-02-2007, 06:16 PM
I thought I read somewhere that Bum Phillips switched the Oilers to a 3-4 defense after they traded for him in the mid-70's, at which time all the other teams were using the 4-3. After that, the 3-4 became the standard defense for most of the league in the late 70's.

I definitely remember him being the first nose tackle in the first 3-4 defense.

Who did we trade him for? Anyone remember?

Rain Man
02-02-2007, 06:19 PM
Curley Culp was a Bronco? I didn't remember that.

http://www.orangeandblueblog.com/2006/08/31/qa-with-floyd-little-1-of-3/

Mclark: How difficult was it to play for Lou Saban? Lou made a lot of questionable personnel moves during his tenure in Denver — did those moves (Curley Culp, Willie Brown, etc.) demoralize the Broncos?
I loved playing for Lou Saban. As I mention in my new book, Floyd Little’s Tales from the Broncos Sideline with sportswriter Tom Mackie, it took a while for me to realize that we were a lot alike. We were both very intense competitors who hated to lose. I thought Lou made some great decisions, especially trading for Rich Jackson in 1967, who, at the time was a backup linebacker for the Raiders. He also drafted Billy Thompson from a small school, one of the greatest Broncos ever. I understand he got rid of Curley Culp, but who knew he would become a good player? He was only with the club for one year and he didn’t start. So Lou traded him to Kansas City for something like a 3rd-or-4th-round draft pick that turned out to be guard Mike Schnitker, a local guy from Colorado who was pretty good. The questionable trades were when he tried to find quarterbacks. The Steve Tensi trade with San Diego was the biggest flop. He gave up our first round picks in 1968 and ’69 for Steve and he was only a backup.
Steve had it pretty rough during his short career in Denver. He was a tall, gutsy quarterback but everyone realized pretty quickly that he wasn’t worth those two first-rounders. The fans never let him forget it either. Unfortunately, he even endured a few death threats. One of them was from a deranged person who threatened to shoot him during a game from atop of the Holiday Inn that overlooked Mile High Stadium. None of us would stand near him during pre-game stretching or the National Anthem. Nothing ever came from it, but no one wanted to be struck by some stray bullet!

Rain Man
02-02-2007, 06:21 PM
Curley Culp was a Brown? I didn't remember that.

http://hfl.fof2k4utilities.net/transactionsbyyear.asp?team=Cleveland+Browns&year=1970

Rain Man
02-02-2007, 06:23 PM
We traded Curley and a high #1 pick for John Matuszak? I'm going to go chisel Jack Steadman's name off of that stadium ring right now.

http://www.houstonprofootball.com/team/olb1.html

Rain Man
02-02-2007, 06:25 PM
Ah. It appears that Culp had signed to play with the World Football League, so we were trying to get any value we could out of him.

http://www.houstonprofootball.com/team/dt2.html

However, I still plan to chisel Steadman's name off of the stadium.

Rain Man
02-02-2007, 06:27 PM
Curley Culp was a Lion? I didn't know that.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/CulpCu00.htm

I had no idea that he was still around in the early 80s. For some reason I thought he had a relatively short career.

And based on this link, what's the deal with the Browns' roster?

Rain Man
02-02-2007, 06:33 PM
Curley Culp was named to the all-century teams for both the Chiefs and the Oilers? I didn't know that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curley_Culp

Rain Man
02-02-2007, 06:34 PM
Curley Culp was the first human being to parachute into Vietnam? I didn't know that.

www.okayIjustmadethatoneuptoseeifyourereallypayingattention.com (http://www.kcchiefs.com)

WilliamTheIrish
02-02-2007, 07:32 PM
We traded Curley and a high #1 pick for John Matuszak? I'm going to go chisel Jack Steadman's name off of that stadium ring right now.

http://www.houstonprofootball.com/team/olb1.html

Yep. We got that dog for Curly Culp. The Tooz was traded to Oakland where he got his act together and played at a near All Pro level. Believe he won a SB with those bastards.

HemiEd
02-03-2007, 04:08 PM
exactly...Culp has always been overshadowed because that defense was so great. but he was definitely an integral part of it's success.
I will never forget him running the fumble back 99 yards to win a game.