Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4
Results 61 to 76 of 76

Thread: Napier Names Roberts New Defensive Coordinator

  1. #61
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Opelousas, LA
    Posts
    1,457

    Default Re: Napier Names Roberts New Defensive Coordinator

    Quote Originally Posted by BeauCajun View Post
    Apparently you never saw William Sims, Patrice Alexander and Frank Bartley play.

    The first 2 played on Sundays and the 3rd only has the most tackles in school history.
    Frank has the most tackles by a lot. He was a tackling machine.

  2. #62
    basinbear's Avatar
    basinbear is offline Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Greatest Fan Ever
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Missouri City, TX.
    Posts
    5,639

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    It is hard to compare eras, but I think the guys playing LB in the late 80's, early 90's were better. I do think Peters was as good as the older guys. My favorite was Sims. He made a few plays during his career that were jaw dropping.
    In my opinion Peters was as good as the 1990 group....

  3. #63
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    lafayette
    Posts
    10,842

    Default Re: Napier Names Roberts New Defensive Coordinator

    Offenses were a lot different in the 80's and 90's..those LB'ers had a lot more opportunities.


  4. #64
    basinbear's Avatar
    basinbear is offline Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Greatest Fan Ever
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Missouri City, TX.
    Posts
    5,639

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by crazycajun View Post
    Offenses were a lot different in the 80's and 90's..those LB'ers had a lot more opportunities.
    For the most part....but some were similar.....we ran a combo of the flex bone option plus some run and shoot passing.....others ran run and shoot....the players that I posted about could play in any era of college football....

  5. #65
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    458

    Default Re: Napier Names Roberts New Defensive Coordinator

    Quote Originally Posted by basinbear View Post
    In my opinion Peters was as good as the 1990 group....
    Yes but the statement was as a group I think.

  6. #66
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Outside of the cave, in the bright sunlight.
    Posts
    6,087

    Default Re: Napier Names Roberts New Defensive Coordinator

    Didn't Spurrier say of Poole...."It was like trying to block a greased pig."


  7. #67
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Outside of the cave, in the bright sunlight.
    Posts
    6,087

    Default Re: Napier Names Roberts New Defensive Coordinator

    Quote Originally Posted by basinbear View Post
    Starting with Steve Spinella in the early 1980's was our 1st Division 1a All American.....Theron Harrison, Rudy Pennimon, William Sims, Clifford Champ, Dwayne Fontenette, Patrice Alexander, Charles Poole.....a couple of Linebackers who weren't as athletic but were fine players were Randy Guidry in the late 1980's and in the 1990's Pat Brennan.......I would definitely put Otha Peters and Lightfoot in that group....in my opinion the best "group" were in 1990 when we ran double eagle....outside backers Clifford Champ and Dwayne Fontenette....Inside backers William Sims and Rudy Pennimon...shame that Sims played hurt all year, Rudy tore his ACL and Clifford broke his arm....all 4 signed pro contracts..
    Guidry.

    He of the large shoulder pads, neckroll, arm pads, etc. etc....

    Dude looked like he was going to the gladiator wars.

  8. #68
    basinbear's Avatar
    basinbear is offline Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Greatest Fan Ever
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Missouri City, TX.
    Posts
    5,639

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    Guidry.

    He of the large shoulder pads, neckroll, arm pads, etc. etc....

    Dude looked like he was going to the gladiator wars.
    210 pounds of heart and grit.....

  9. #69
    basinbear's Avatar
    basinbear is offline Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Greatest Fan Ever
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Missouri City, TX.
    Posts
    5,639

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    Didn't Spurrier say of Poole...."It was like trying to block a greased pig."
    When Stokes met Spurrier at midfield after the game of course he mentioned Orlando Thomas. He also made special mention of Charles Poole....said he was an SEC linebacker....Charles loved to smack those ball carriers...

  10. #70
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Lafayette
    Posts
    1,273

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bankruptcyman View Post
    Frank has the most tackles by a lot. He was a tackling machine.
    Frank had over 200 tackles in one season.

  11. #71
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    4,177

    Default Re: Napier Names Roberts New Defensive Coordinator

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickRick View Post
    Frank had over 200 tackles in one season.
    Over only 11 games in a season too....

  12. #72
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Opelousas, LA
    Posts
    1,457

    Default

    Frank only weighed about 180 pounds.


  13. #73
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    LAFAYETTE
    Posts
    9,002
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Napier Names Roberts New Defensive Coordinator

    Quote Originally Posted by basinbear View Post
    Starting with Steve Spinella in the early 1980's was our 1st Division 1a All American.....Theron Harrison, Rudy Pennimon, William Sims, Clifford Champ, Dwayne Fontenette, Patrice Alexander, Charles Poole.....a couple of Linebackers who weren't as athletic but were fine players were Randy Guidry in the late 1980's and in the 1990's Pat Brennan.......I would definitely put Otha Peters and Lightfoot in that group....in my opinion the best "group" were in 1990 when we ran double eagle....outside backers Clifford Champ and Dwayne Fontenette....Inside backers William Sims and Rudy Pennimon...shame that Sims played hurt all year, Rudy tore his ACL and Clifford broke his arm....all 4 signed pro contracts..
    Actually starting with Randy McClanahan and Frank Bartley.

  14. #74
    basinbear's Avatar
    basinbear is offline Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Greatest Fan Ever
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Missouri City, TX.
    Posts
    5,639

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    Actually starting with Randy McClanahan and Frank Bartley.
    Yep.....I plum forgot

  15. #75
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Opelousas, LA
    Posts
    1,457

    Default Re: Napier Names Roberts New Defensive Coordinator

    You could go back to Glenn Lafleur, Mike Neustrom and David Neustrom. David Neustrom was an excellent college LB.


  16. #76
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Louisiana A
    Posts
    18,907
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default Re: Napier Names Roberts New Defensive Coordinator

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickRick View Post
    Frank had over 200 tackles in one season.
    A tackler like that would have had the Saints in the NFC Championship game.

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •