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Kent Caparell

No QB for this past Denver game. Remember Tom Matte

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Think back 55 years and the Baltimore Colts. Both John Unitas and backup Gary Cuozzo both went down. Enter Tom Matte RB. Beat the LA Rams in his first game. Lost on a controversial FG by Don Chandler of the Green Bay Packers to go to the Championship game and beat Dallas 35-3 in the infamous Runner-Up Bowl which the players aptly named it the "Toilet Bowl". Tom Matte threw 2 TD's and was named MVP of the game. Matte was the QB for Ohio State but he told Woody Hayes he didn't want to do it because he wasn't very good at throwing the football. Hayes told him no big deal we don't throw much anyway. Out of Matte's 3 game two changes happened. Matte was the first QB to use a wristband to call the plays. Something you see on every QB today. Also they gave more hight to the goalposts. When Don Chandler kicked the game winning FG against the Colts it went wide but the goal posts were so short it was hard to tell. As a result you see longer goalposts.

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Green Bay QB Bart Starr also knocked out of that game in the 1st quarter on an interception.

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2 minutes ago, Kent Caparell said:

Think back 55 years and the Baltimore Colts. Both John Unitas and backup Gary Cuozzo both went down. Enter Tom Matte RB. Beat the LA Rams in his first game. Lost on a controversial FG by Don Chandler of the Green Bay Packers to go to the Championship game and beat Dallas 35-3 in the infamous Runner-Up Bowl which the players aptly named it the "Toilet Bowl". Tom Matte threw 2 TD's and was named MVP of the game. Matte was the QB for Ohio State but he told Woody Hayes he didn't want to do it because he wasn't very good at throwing the football. Hayes told him no big deal we don't throw much anyway. Out of Matte's 3 game two changes happened. Matte was the first QB to use a wristband to call the plays. Something you see on every QB today. Also they gave more hight to the goalposts. When Don Chandler kicked the game winning FG against the Colts it went wide but the goal posts were so short it was hard to tell. As a result you see longer goalposts.

i remember.  he wrote the plays on his wrist.

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