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    Ray Guy greatest punter ever dies at age 72

    RIP Ray Guy. Raider legend


    Guy was a legend in the sport. That's a rare level to achieve for a punter.
    Guy made history before he ever played an NFL game. He was the first punter ever taken in the first round of the draft. The Raiders took him 23rd overall.
    "I thought then he could be the greatest in the league, but I changed my mind," Raiders coach John Madden said, via Southern Miss' announcement of Guy's death. "I think Ray proved he's the best of all time."
    That pick paid off right away. Guy was a Pro Bowler as a rookie. He'd make six straight Pro Bowls to start his career, and seven overall.
    Guy brought a rare level of athleticism to the position. He played safety in college. He was drafted four different times by Major League Baseball teams as a pitcher. Guy hit a 61-yard field goal in college, which at the time set a new record. He was the Raiders' emergency quarterback at times.
    "I was a good athlete and could have been a Major League pitcher or an NBA basketball player, but I knew God had something special for me," Guy said during his Hall of Fame induction speech. "And eventually one sport would stand out beyond the rest, and it did. Playing in the NFL with the Raiders was my destiny, and I never looked back or questioned my decision."
    He was a member of all three Raiders Super Bowl championship teams, and that was no coincidence. He consistently flipped field position for the team with his booming punts.
    Guy played in the NFL from 1973-86, spending his entire career with the Raiders.
    It took Guy a while to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. No other primary punter had been in before. But if anyone was to make it as a punter, it was Guy. He was part of the class of 2014. Guy is still the only primary punter in the Hall of Fame.
    Guy was also the first punter in the College Football Hall of Fame. He was inducted in 2004.
    There are debates about the greatest player at just about every position in NFL history. You won't get much debate about the punter on the all-time team. Guy is almost unanimously seen as the greatest punter of all time. That's a special legacy.

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    I loved watching him as a kid...... You are correct he is a legend.

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    He was far and away the best at that time. RIP

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    I don't remember him punting as maybe I was to young but I do remember his name.

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    Greatest punter ever. He made kicking cool. RIP


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    Quote Originally Posted by JIBBBY View Post
    I don't remember him punting as maybe I was to young but I do remember his name.
    Are you going to tell us it was the vaccine kill shot. LOL Just fukking with you.

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    Greatest punter ever! He was dumb as a stump though with an IQ around 60. He had a "handler" that was with him all of the time to protect him and his money.

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    those were the days

    I was a Raiders fan when he played

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    was the very best. Rip

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    yeah just saw it yesterday but my brain isnt focused right now

    RIP Ray you were incredible and i think he also passed the ball couple times

    and those were the days on teams wall was saying JUST WIN BABY
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    Great guy. RIP, Ray.

    Dave Butz gone, too. Who will the 3rd be?

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    RIP Dave Butz, played and started at DL through the age of 38 and only missed four games in his last 14 years. Should be in the HOF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkHorseplayer View Post
    RIP Dave Butz, played and started at DL through the age of 38 and only missed four games in his last 14 years. Should be in the HOF.
    Great player. Effectively, he already made it. Dave Butz was one of the guys that Madden loved.

    Such great players on those WASH teams. The Hogs, pure classic. Have met a few of the former Skins at card shows, Nelms and Grant.

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    Wow, Guy was legendary.

    Madden loved the draft pick, he said "When we drafted him I thought he would be the greatest in the league, but I changed my mind, I thought he was the greatest ever"

    I knew he was also a backup QB, I did not know he was a backup safety as well.
    Two way Ray.

    RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckyTheGoat View Post
    Great player. Effectively, he already made it. Dave Butz was one of the guys that Madden loved.

    Such great players on those WASH teams. The Hogs, pure classic. Have met a few of the former Skins at card shows, Nelms and Grant.
    I remember when the Redskins DL starters were Mann, Manley, Butz and Grant. You couldn't come up with four better names for that position.

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    Jerrell Wilson KC Chief, wasn't too shabby a punter as well, check out his stats. Interestingly, both came out of S. Miss.U.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Fager View Post
    Jerrell Wilson KC Chief, wasn't too shabby a punter as well, check out his stats. Interestingly, both came out of S. Miss.U.
    Nah bro get out here with that we don't give no KC players no shine in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkHorseplayer View Post
    I remember when the Redskins DL starters were Mann, Manley, Butz and Grant. You couldn't come up with four better names for that position.
    Yeah, awesome. I talked to Grant.

    He had the SI cover w/ him scoring the Def TD vs Cowboys. Joked w/ him about the Grant's Tomb play.

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    RIP Ray-life long Raida fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandt Moat View Post
    RIP Ray-life long Raida fan.
    No you aren't your some broke dikk from Ohio.

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    Amazing highlights. Rip Ray.

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    Ray was the punter that set the standard, he was a Raider thru and thru!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckyTheGoat View Post
    Yeah, awesome. I talked to Grant.

    He had the SI cover w/ him scoring the Def TD vs Cowboys. Joked w/ him about the Grant's Tomb play.
    I remember that. It showed him in mid-spike with the headline" Wham! Bam! It's the Skins."

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    wow in your own R.I.P. thread... Real Classy

    Quote Originally Posted by 209 Life View Post
    No you aren't your some broke dikk from Ohio.

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    GOAT because he moved the vegas lines.
    How many cappers figure Special Teams into their calculations?
    Well, Guy was easily worth 3 points a game.
    RIP Ray. You are a LEGEND.

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    Cool thread. Thanks. RIP

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    He was unreal

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    Rip ray. " mister coffin corner "

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    Will Raiders play up for Ray today ?

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    would luv2 see a fake punt !!!

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