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Tribal Warfare
11-28-2008, 11:13 PM
T-Rich still delivering the blows for backs (http://www.kansascity.com/sports/chiefs/story/913897.html)
The Associated Press

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. | Tony Richardson rumbled for 14 yards against Tennessee last Sunday. It was his longest run since 2002 — when some of is teammates knew of him only from a video game.

“They said I looked like the old T-Rich from the Tecmo Bowl days,” Richardson said with a smile Friday. “That was pretty funny and they razzed me a little bit.”

Richardson, who turns 37 in a few weeks, isn’t know for his running. He’s known for popping linebackers and creating holes for running backs — four of whom rushed for 1,000 yards. Thomas Jones of the Jets is just 50 yards away from joining the T-Rich club.

“Oh, man, he’s the best fullback in the league, hands down,” Jones said. “He comes off the ball, he hits guys, he can catch, he can run. He can do it all.”

Richardson is satisfied being the man in front of The Man in the backfield, and realizes it’s a job not suited for everyone.

“You’ve kind of got to be a different type of person to want to go in there and smash people,” he said. “I enjoy it and that’s why I still play this game.”

Richardson, whose career began on Dallas’ practice squad in 1994, helped Priest Holmes to three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons in Kansas City during 2001-03, and Larry Johnson in 2005.

He did it again the following season in Minnesota with Chester Taylor, and was instrumental in Adrian Peterson becoming a star with 1,341 yards as a rookie last season.

“What I really liked about Tony prior to him getting here was his ability to always find his man,” Jets coach Eric Mangini said. “It may not have the same thump as it once did, but he’s very effective at finding the person he’s supposed to block, getting him taken care of and giving the back a chance.”

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Ebolapox
11-28-2008, 11:14 PM
so--he's fluffing on teh side? NTTAWWT

Thig Lyfe
11-29-2008, 02:30 AM
:(

Count Zarth
11-29-2008, 02:40 AM
I'll settle for young Cox.

ZootedGranny
11-29-2008, 02:41 AM
Richardson, who turns 37 in a few weeks, isn’t known for his running.

He was for at least one week. (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2000/12/17/sports/main257926.shtml?source=search_story)

crazycoffey
11-29-2008, 07:16 AM
I'll settle for young Cox.


too easy, you are just trying to tee them up now, aren't you?


-Missing T Rich
Glad to see he's still getting some good props - Heck of a player

kstater
11-29-2008, 07:19 AM
Question, can T-Rich get into the HOF as a blocking FB?

Deberg_1990
11-29-2008, 07:33 AM
He was for at least one week. (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2000/12/17/sports/main257926.shtml?source=search_story)



Yea, i remember that. Wasnt he also the starting RB back in 01 for the first couple of games before Priest truly emerged?

Deberg_1990
11-29-2008, 07:34 AM
Question, can T-Rich get into the HOF as a blocking FB?

Not a chance.

crazycoffey
11-29-2008, 07:38 AM
Not a chance.

I disagree that he doesn't make it, but I also contend he's not JUST a blocking back. He's known for being able to do it all, and he's been doing it for a long time....

HypnotizedMonkey
11-29-2008, 07:52 AM
all hail T-Rich

milkman
11-29-2008, 09:08 AM
I disagree that he doesn't make it, but I also contend he's not JUST a blocking back. He's known for being able to do it all, and he's been doing it for a long time....

So you actually think that T-Rich is a legitimate HoF candidate when he becomes eligible?

LMAO

blueballs
11-29-2008, 09:23 AM
he's as fragile as Brokie

KC Tattoo
11-29-2008, 09:27 AM
^^^ DAMN I hate Carl Peterson. All this article does is make my blood pressure go up cus we really could have used T-Rich the last few years. Instead they tried useing a LB or TE to play full back:rolleyes: Notice Herm Edwards is allways puting players out of position. Our center should be guard, our DE is on the wrong side, oh yea we did the option with a "WR QB" against the ^^^ DAMN Raiders the last time we played :cuss:

chiefsngop
11-29-2008, 09:34 AM
^^^ DAMN I hate Carl Peterson. All this article does is make my blood pressure go up cus we really could have used T-Rich the last few years. Instead they tried useing a LB or TE to play full back:rolleyes: Notice Herm Edwards is allways puting players out of position. Our center should be guard, our DE is on the wrong side, oh yea we did the option with a "WR QB" against the ^^^ DAMN Raiders the last time we played :cuss:

I totally agree. With him turning 37 this year it would've been perfect timing for Cox to come in and start splitting snaps and learning from TD Richardson. Would've put us in position to go from one good FB to the next, with no lag in between.

Man, how great did Priest Holmes have to feel, lining up in the backfield with Roaf, Shields, Waters, Tait, and T. Rich all standing infront of him. That's like running behind the Great Wall Of China.

StcChief
11-29-2008, 09:39 AM
I totally agree. With him turning 37 this year it would've been perfect timing for Cox to come in and start splitting snaps and learning from TD Richardson. Would've put us in position to go from one good FB to the next, with no lag in between.

Man, how great did Priest Holmes have to feel, lining up in the backfield with Roaf, Shields, Waters, Tait, and T. Rich all standing infront of him. That's like running behind the Great Wall Of China.

reminded me cheap a$$ King Carl let him walk for what $500K? he pissed more of that away on his busts he drafted.... Cox could have learned from the best.

Chiefaholic
11-29-2008, 09:49 AM
I've always been a fan of the blue collar underdog that never get's the recognition they deserve for doing the dirty work that makes others look good. I always thought T-Rich was as good or better than Kimble Anders, and was glad when he finally got his opportunity to shine. He was a great and unselfish player his entire tenure in KC, a fan favorite, and loved the city and team. Unfortunatly, they let him walk for peanuts in comparison to that players around him were making. Coaches outside KC can teach fundamentals, but they can't teach heart. Tony had a HUGE heart with the drive to give it everything he had on EVERY snap. I wish him the best of luck when his playing days are over and hope he stays in the NFL in another aspect.

Another of my personal favorites was Greg Manusky, but that's another story.

Buzzsaw
11-29-2008, 10:37 AM
He's doing a phenomenal job, very happy to have him clearing the way for our running game. I used to watch other teams and see their runningbacks have these gaping holes to run through, it's nice to finally have that for the Jets. Takes a lot of pressure off of Favre too.

chiefsngop
11-29-2008, 10:52 AM
I've always been a fan of the blue collar underdog that never get's the recognition they deserve for doing the dirty work that makes others look good. I always thought T-Rich was as good or better than Kimble Anders, and was glad when he finally got his opportunity to shine. He was a great and unselfish player his entire tenure in KC, a fan favorite, and loved the city and team. Unfortunatly, they let him walk for peanuts in comparison to that players around him were making. Coaches outside KC can teach fundamentals, but they can't teach heart. Tony had a HUGE heart with the drive to give it everything he had on EVERY snap. I wish him the best of luck when his playing days are over and hope he stays in the NFL in another aspect.

Another of my personal favorites was Greg Manusky, but that's another story.

Anyone who doubts T-Rich's ability or heart need only look at the productivity of the halfbacks that have played behind his blocks.

Oh, and when he's not laying waste in the hole ; TD Rich aint scared to catch a touchdown pass or smash a run over the goal line.

You'd think a guy with his skills that has spent year after year doing the true dirty work of the game, might end up b*tching about getting the ball more, especially on the goal line, to snatch some glory and boost some stats, but not T-Rich.

Year after year that guy has just quietly knocked linebackers on their ass and watched from a distance as the halfback danced in the endzone to the applause of the fans.

Rausch
11-29-2008, 11:36 AM
Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter was fined $7,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct for verbally abusing the opponents after a play was over

:spock:

Ultra Peanut
11-29-2008, 12:16 PM
T-Rich still rules.

:spock:Meanwhile, a chop block in the same game netted a $5,000 fine.

JuicesFlowing
11-29-2008, 12:33 PM
T-Rich is in the Chiefs Hall of Fame in my mind.

Rain Man
11-29-2008, 12:52 PM
He's doing a phenomenal job, very happy to have him clearing the way for our running game. I used to watch other teams and see their runningbacks have these gaping holes to run through, it's nice to finally have that for the Jets. Takes a lot of pressure off of Favre too.

Give him back. Let's do an exchange for him and Herm.

JuicesFlowing
11-29-2008, 12:53 PM
Not re-signing T-Rich will always be one of the worst mistakes by Carl ...

milkman
11-29-2008, 12:58 PM
Not re-signing T-Rich will always be one of the worst mistakes by Carl ...

I get that T-Rich is a damn good FB, and a really good guy, but I have to ask, embellish much?

crossbow
11-29-2008, 02:49 PM
Wasn't T-Rich LJ's mentor who kept him out of trouble? Way to go Carl...you screwed that pooch. Hope it was worth the $500k to ya.

Ari Chi3fs
11-29-2008, 03:41 PM
This article makes me hate Carl even more.

Halfcan
11-29-2008, 03:54 PM
Anyone who doubts T-Rich's ability or heart need only look at the productivity of the halfbacks that have played behind his blocks.

Oh, and when he's not laying waste in the hole ; TD Rich aint scared to catch a touchdown pass or smash a run over the goal line.

You'd think a guy with his skills that has spent year after year doing the true dirty work of the game, might end up b*tching about getting the ball more, especially on the goal line, to snatch some glory and boost some stats, but not T-Rich.

Year after year that guy has just quietly knocked linebackers on their ass and watched from a distance as the halfback danced in the endzone to the applause of the fans.


:thumb:

dtebbe
11-29-2008, 07:26 PM
Anyone who doubts T-Rich's ability or heart need only look at the productivity of the halfbacks that have played behind his blocks.

Oh, and when he's not laying waste in the hole ; TD Rich aint scared to catch a touchdown pass or smash a run over the goal line.

You'd think a guy with his skills that has spent year after year doing the true dirty work of the game, might end up b*tching about getting the ball more, especially on the goal line, to snatch some glory and boost some stats, but not T-Rich.

Year after year that guy has just quietly knocked linebackers on their ass and watched from a distance as the halfback danced in the endzone to the applause of the fans.

{mecca} He's an old, overrated, has-been, who never really was that good. Letting him go is the best move Carl ever made {/mecca}

googlegoogle
11-29-2008, 10:36 PM
great player!

StcChief
11-29-2008, 10:51 PM
{mecca} He's an old, overrated, has-been, who never really was that good. Letting him go is the best move Carl ever made {/mecca}quoting the great sooth sayer again I see... :)