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talastan
11-14-2008, 01:35 PM
http://www.kansascity.com/491/story/890720.html

Pro Bowl safety John Lynch to retire
By Sports Network
The Sports Network
Pro Bowl safety John Lynch will announce his retirement at a news conference Monday afternoon in Tampa.

Lynch was selected to nine Pro Bowls at the safety position during his 15-year career with Tampa Bay and Denver. That's the second-most at the position in league history, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer Ken Houston (10).

A third-round draft pick by the Buccaneers in 1993, Lynch was a key member of Tampa Bay's defense, helping the 2002 team to a Super Bowl championship. He earned a reputation as one of the league's hardest-hitting safeties during his tenure with the Bucs and was a centerpiece of Tampa's "Cover Two" defensive scheme.

After playing his first 11 NFL seasons with the Bucs, Lynch joined the Broncos in 2004. He played the last four seasons with Denver, earning Pro Bowl berths each year.

Earlier this year, however, the Broncos parted ways with the 37-year-old Lynch because he was in line to see a reduction in playing time due to the emergence of Marlon McCree.

The Stanford product signed with New England in August but was released before the start of the regular season. He will retire with 26 interceptions, 13 sacks and 1,277 tackles in 224 regular season games.

Hog Farmer
11-14-2008, 01:39 PM
I hate that Bastard!!!!

This is a good thing for the NFL!

RustShack
11-14-2008, 01:40 PM
Damn Herm for not signing him and cutting McGraw!

Demonpenz
11-14-2008, 01:40 PM
hall of fame

StcChief
11-14-2008, 01:50 PM
dante hall breathes a sigh of relief.

Goapics1
11-14-2008, 01:51 PM
i thought he already did

talastan
11-14-2008, 01:57 PM
I hate that Bastard!!!!

This is a good thing for the NFL!

Hog Farmer, you're avatar says it all. The only good donkeys is a dead donkey!

alpha_omega
11-14-2008, 02:07 PM
i thought he already did

Yep, me too.

Dicky McElephant
11-14-2008, 02:17 PM
I wonder if why his wife is crossing the living room.....does he come screaming in and spear her into the couch?

Braincase
11-14-2008, 02:53 PM
I wonder if why his wife is crossing the living room.....does he come screaming in and spear her into the couch?

Just the one time when she was pregnant with John Elway's kid.

morphius
11-14-2008, 02:57 PM
i thought he already did
It does make me laugh when players that nobody will sign decide to retire.

I morphius have decided to retire from the NFL as well.

Dicky McElephant
11-14-2008, 03:21 PM
I morphius have decided to retire from the NFL as well.

You should start a thread about that. :D

talastan
11-14-2008, 03:37 PM
It does make me laugh when players that nobody will sign decide to retire.

I morphius have decided to retire from the NFL as well.

I wonder if you qualify for the retirement pension? :hmmm:

I retire as well. I loved the game, but it is time to move on with my life. Thanks to all of my teammates, coaches, and the league for this opportunity..(shed obligatory tears here)..Good night America!!

Al Bundy
11-14-2008, 06:39 PM
I will always think of Lynch as a Buccaneer.. not a donk.

the Talking Can
11-14-2008, 06:44 PM
again?

Crashride
11-14-2008, 09:36 PM
I will always think of Lynch as a Buccaneer.. not a donk.

Absolutly, hes on of the greatest bucs ever. Hes a god around my neck of the woods.

El Pendejo
11-14-2008, 09:45 PM
BLAMMO!!!

Al Bundy
11-14-2008, 10:46 PM
http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u359/BuccaneerBruce/lynch-atl95.jpg

Fruit Ninja
11-14-2008, 11:16 PM
hall of fame

Yep, Alot of pro bowls and a SB ring. He deserves it.

El Pendejo
11-14-2008, 11:47 PM
Yep, Alot of pro bowls and a SB ring. He deserves it.

Yes. He approached the Rat with his displeasure with his role on the team...the Rat broke it down like it is and gave him his release. To be honest I think the Donks would be a better team with him on the roster in his limited roll...but Lynch isn't looking to cash a pay check. The writing was smeared on the wall when New England cut him. They get every last bit of productivity out of aging studs up there.

Completely off topic, and bad karma for me...but when Rodney Harrison got hurt against the Donks I was giddy. I don't think I've ever been pleased about an athlete being injured (hopefully career ending) before.

cdcox
11-15-2008, 12:03 AM
hall of fame

I'm 100% sure he won't go in as a Donk.

El Pendejo
11-15-2008, 12:25 AM
I'm 100% sure he won't go in as a Donk.

NFL players don't go in as anything...though it is funny how you people (chiefs fans) root against all things Donks.

Here's a link to an article about his retirement:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3702821

cdcox
11-15-2008, 12:40 AM
NFL players don't go in as anything...

Yeah, we know.

El Pendejo
11-15-2008, 01:01 AM
Yeah, we know.

Whoops. I originally missed your meaning. Good clear and concise job. In my defense I'm a very heavy drinker, and I mean heavy.