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Count Zarth
10-16-2011, 09:30 AM
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gblowfish
10-16-2011, 09:40 AM
Very nicely done.
I want to slap Baldwin for wearing #89. Retire the jersey.
Taylor, Budde, Tyrer all deserve HOF consideration. Taylor most of all.

Did you dig his red shoes? He played a couple years in Arrowhead on the "Astroturf." Lots of Chiefs players wore the red shoes on Astroturf.

That catch he made against Pat Fischer of the Redskins was a one handed grab. I was in that end zone. That was right in front of me.

The guy who was throwing the ball was pretty decent, too.

#89 was one of a kind.

Nice job on the video. Really enjoyed that.

mlyonsd
10-16-2011, 09:45 AM
Great vid.

Especially at the end. I'll never forget that raider game when Lenny got speared and Otis threw the goon to the ground.

Otis was one tough SOB and a blast to watch. If you were a Chief fan.

BossChief
10-16-2011, 10:18 AM
You should post this on Baldwins twitter

Deberg_1990
10-16-2011, 10:19 AM
reminds me of DBowe

Count Zarth
10-16-2011, 10:21 AM
You should post this on Baldwins twitter

Baldwin needs to reach Bowe status before he thinks about Otis Taylor.

BossChief
10-16-2011, 10:27 AM
Baldwin needs to reach Bowe status before he thinks about Otis Taylor.

Motivation not comparison

aturnis
10-16-2011, 10:31 AM
It's been said before and rejected, but Bowe really does play a lot like Otis Taylor.

RippedmyFlesh
10-16-2011, 10:41 AM
It's been said before and rejected, but Bowe really does play a lot like Otis Taylor.

That's a big reason I like Bowe so much. And the fact he's a beast.

mikey23545
10-16-2011, 10:42 AM
Very nicely done.
I want to slap Baldwin for wearing #89. Retire the jersey.
Taylor, Budde, Tyrer all deserve HOF consideration. Taylor most of all.

Did you dig his red shoes? He played a couple years in Arrowhead on the "Astroturf." Lots of Chiefs players wore the red shoes on Astroturf.

That catch he made against Pat Fischer of the Redskins was a one handed grab. I was in that end zone. That was right in front of me.

The guy who was throwing the ball was pretty decent, too.

#89 was one of a kind.

Nice job on the video. Really enjoyed that.

I was watching on tv (yes, they actually were showing a Chiefs game on tv in my area - Florida) and that catch is still one of my favorite youthful sports memories...

RippedmyFlesh
10-16-2011, 10:45 AM
To me one of the most amazing things about Otis Taylor is he had the body and skills to play in today's game. Most guys of his era would be too small or slow to translate to the same position in today's game.
With today's rules he would be unstoppable he was getting hit all the way down the field.

RippedmyFlesh
10-16-2011, 10:51 AM
I was watching on tv (yes, they actually were showing a Chiefs game on tv in my area - Florida) and that catch is still one of my favorite youthful sports memories...

Same story here but ny instead of Florida.
To me it will always be the catch before the catch was the catch.

mikey23545
10-16-2011, 10:58 AM
BTW, fantastic work Claythan, you POS...

And no matter what you fans of that morally bankrupt, culture-rotting rap music may think, that is the kind of music football highlights should be set to...

Shogun
10-16-2011, 11:02 AM
GOATis Taylor :D

stevieray
10-16-2011, 11:19 AM
that's it.


I gotta do a painting of OT.

milkman
10-16-2011, 11:23 AM
To me one of the most amazing things about Otis Taylor is he had the body and skills to play in today's game. Most guys of his era would be too small or slow to translate to the same position in today's game.
With today's rules he would be unstoppable he was getting hit all the way down the field.

This is what I'm saying.

Otis Taylor became the prototype for the NFL receiver.

Count Zarth
10-16-2011, 11:23 AM
that's it.

I gotta do a painting of OT.

Might as well do his signature play:

http://i52.tinypic.com/1z4bwhz.jpg

KChiefs1
10-16-2011, 11:39 AM
My 2nd favorite Chief of all-time.

KChiefs1
10-16-2011, 11:42 AM
Great vid.

Especially at the end. I'll never forget that raider game when Lenny got speared and Otis threw the goon to the ground.

Otis was one tough SOB and a blast to watch. If you were a Chief fan.

goon = Ben Davidson

Fritz88
10-16-2011, 11:51 AM
Great sound track and great montage.

Your skills are clearly improving in editing videos.

cdcox
10-16-2011, 12:22 PM
I want to slap Baldwin for wearing #89. Retire the jersey.


Henry Marshall wore it for more years than Otis.

lcarus
10-16-2011, 12:23 PM
Wish I was alive to see the Chiefs back then.

cdcox
10-16-2011, 12:25 PM
Wish I was alive to see the Chiefs back then.

You wish you were old?

Extra Point
10-16-2011, 01:22 PM
reminds me of DBowe

Reminds me of Otis. Bowe has his style, but no high step. Tend to believe that Ollie Gates had his logo designed after OT.

Props, CW.

KChiefs1
10-16-2011, 01:26 PM
Wish I was alive to see the Chiefs back then.

Wanna trade? Is much rather be 10 again instead if 50! :thumb:

jlscorpio
10-16-2011, 01:47 PM
big props on the video, man.

Rain Man
10-16-2011, 03:29 PM
Great video. Quite awesome.

Count Zarth
10-16-2011, 03:40 PM
Great video. Quite awesome.

Tell us what watching Otis Taylor was like, Kevin.

Tell us how it made boy Rain Man squeal with delight.

Rain Man
10-16-2011, 03:48 PM
Tell us what watching Otis Taylor was like, Kevin.

Tell us how it made boy Rain Man squeal with delight.


We argued on the playground about who got to be Otis Taylor in the football games.

gblowfish
10-16-2011, 04:07 PM
Henry Marshall wore it for more years than Otis.
Marshall got the jersey the year after Otis retired. After Marshall, they should have shut it down.

Here's a list from the Chiefs website of all the KC players up through 2010 who wore #89. Baldwin would be added this year if he ever gets on an active game roster.

Goldmember
10-16-2011, 04:57 PM
You wish you were old?

define "old"

tomahawk kid
10-16-2011, 05:41 PM
Very nicely done.
I want to slap Baldwin for wearing #89. Retire the jersey.
Taylor, Budde, Tyrer all deserve HOF consideration. Taylor most of all.

Did you dig his red shoes? He played a couple years in Arrowhead on the "Astroturf." Lots of Chiefs players wore the red shoes on Astroturf.

That catch he made against Pat Fischer of the Redskins was a one handed grab. I was in that end zone. That was right in front of me.

The guy who was throwing the ball was pretty decent, too.

#89 was one of a kind.

Nice job on the video. Really enjoyed that.

What about Johnny Robinson?

Count Zarth
10-16-2011, 05:45 PM
Interesting comment:

"It's hard to appreciate just how large and fast he was for his time. He was the equivalent of a 6' 8" receiver with 4.4 speed today."

whoman69
10-16-2011, 05:47 PM
What about Johnny Robinson?

By the numbers its more perplexing why Robinson is not in the HOF. The voters and the vets committee are all about numbers. Otis had 3 all-pro seasons which by today's standards seem pale. He had one other excellent season while his rest were rather ordinary.

tomahawk kid
10-16-2011, 05:51 PM
Interesting comment:

"It's hard to appreciate just how large and fast he was for his time. He was the equivalent of a 6' 8" receiver with 4.4 speed today."

Where did you find all the old footage?

Count Zarth
10-16-2011, 05:52 PM
By the numbers its more perplexing why Robinson is not in the HOF.

57 goddamn interceptions?

Only two guys had more from 60-71. The three guys right below Robinson are all in the HOF.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/play-index/psl_finder.cgi?request=1&match=combined&year_min=1960&year_max=1971&season_start=1&season_end=-1&age_min=0&age_max=99&draft_round_min=0&draft_round_max=99&league_id=&team_id=&is_active=&is_hof=&pos_is_cb=Y&pos_is_s=Y&c1stat=def_int&c1comp=gt&c1val=15&c2stat=&c2comp=gt&c2val=&c3stat=&c3comp=gt&c3val=&c4stat=&c4comp=gt&c4val=&order_by=def_int

Count Zarth
10-16-2011, 05:53 PM
Where did you find all the old footage?

Most of it came off the History of the Chiefs DVD. The rest came from some old NFL Films shows I downloaded.

tomahawk kid
10-16-2011, 06:10 PM
57 goddamn interceptions?

Only two guys had more from 60-71. The three guys right below Robinson are all in the HOF.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/play-index/psl_finder.cgi?request=1&match=combined&year_min=1960&year_max=1971&season_start=1&season_end=-1&age_min=0&age_max=99&draft_round_min=0&draft_round_max=99&league_id=&team_id=&is_active=&is_hof=&pos_is_cb=Y&pos_is_s=Y&c1stat=def_int&c1comp=gt&c1val=15&c2stat=&c2comp=gt&c2val=&c3stat=&c3comp=gt&c3val=&c4stat=&c4comp=gt&c4val=&order_by=def_int

Yep.

The fact that Paul Krause is in and Johnny isn't - what a freaking joke.

Count Zarth
10-16-2011, 06:14 PM
And LeBeau and Boyd played corner, not safety.

Johnny Robinson had more interceptions than any other safety during his career. And he's not in the HOF.

Count Zarth
10-16-2011, 06:17 PM
Paul Krause
Ronnie Lott
Darren Sharper
Eugene Robinson
Johnny Robinson.

That's your top five interceptors at safety ALL TIME.

Count Zarth
10-16-2011, 06:26 PM
:)

Otis Taylor should absolutely be in the Hall of Fame. The typical arguments against him are that he didn't play in enough games, didn't catch enough passes, and didn't gain enough yardage. Please. The man played more games, caught more passes, gained more yards (total and per catch average) than Lynn Swann.

How about comparing him to another Hall of Famer who played at the same time Taylor did? Well Taylor AND Gale Sayers were both drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1965, with Sayers obviously choosing the NFL route with the Bears, where he played in just 3 full seasons (68 games total), gained 1,000 yards rushing twice, scored 56 touchdowns, and played on only two winning teams. But looking at Sayers' numbers and longevity completely distorts what he really was - one of the greatest running backs in NFL history. Watch just 20 seconds of footage and you know he was great.

It's the same with Otis Taylor. Watching that video reminds you that this guy was a special football player who deserves just as much as those other two guys to be enshrined.

Goldmember
10-16-2011, 06:44 PM
Thanks man, great job! Otis is my favorite Chiefs offensive player of all time

RJ
10-16-2011, 07:10 PM
There's an 11 year old boy living inside me whose hero is still Otis Taylor. Both of us enjoyed every second of that video. Extremely well done, thanks for posting.

GloryDayz
10-16-2011, 07:16 PM
Amazing player and man... And what a family too... Great family all the way around IMO...

scho63
10-17-2011, 09:08 AM
Awesome video-was one of the very first players I idolized as a kid. Willie Lanier was number one.

RJ
10-17-2011, 08:36 PM
Otis Taylor hated the Raiders. Or at least I'm pretty sure he did.

cdcox
10-17-2011, 10:05 PM
Otis Taylor hated the Raiders. Or at least I'm pretty sure he did.

Heh. If the OT-BD-LD indecent had happened today, can you imagine how long the media would be talking about it? That little pat on the back yesterday has 'em all flapping their lips over less than nothing.

mikey23545
10-17-2011, 11:08 PM
Note to Matt Cassel

Re: Otis Taylor video "The Legend"

Hey Matt - Didja notice how many deep throws in that video hit Taylor right in stride?

You can tout your completion percentage all you want, but until you're hitting receivers right in the hands 40 yards downfield...Well, let's just say you're no Lenny Dawson, my friend.