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01-05-2013, 09:26 PM
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Boomer Esiason

How good was he?

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01-05-2013, 09:28 PM
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With Cincy = Very good
With Jets/Cards = Not so good

He was a good QB ,, Just a little below the elite of his era

Think of him as Phillip Rivers of 80's (Though he did get to a SB unlike Phillip ,, Nearly won it as well)

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01-05-2013, 09:30 PM
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is this because of the NHL tweet of his that resulted in HF kids not knowing who he was?


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In my post that was deleted, I said I'm 21 and I know who he is.

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01-05-2013, 09:33 PM
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is this because of the NHL tweet of his that resulted in HF kids not knowing who he was?

Absolutely.

A decent comparable could be Matt Hasselbeck too since he also lost a SB that he probably deserved.

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01-05-2013, 09:35 PM
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Saw a few posts in the other thread that labeled him as a "Long Time" QB of the Jets. And many others that simply stated he was QB for the Jets... all with NO mention of the Bengals.

Honestly after all this time, I had even forgotten that he played for the Jets. Boomer Esiason is synonymous with the Cincinnati Bengals, it was the only time that the Bengals were any good and he was a HUGE part of that.

Another in a long list of truly great quarterbacks who never won the big game.

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01-05-2013, 09:37 PM
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Absolutely.

A decent comparable could be Matt Hasselbeck too since he also lost a SB that he probably deserved.
You know what,, That is probably better comparable

Though at his best I think Boomer was closer to elite then Hassleback was (thus why Rivers comparison felt right)

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Webb > Boomer

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In my post that was deleted, I said I'm 21 and I know who he is.
17 and know who he is over here

I don't remember him playing (obviously), but I know exactly who he is/was...

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01-05-2013, 09:44 PM
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Boomer was NFL MVP in 1988, led the Bengals to the Super Bowl that year to boot

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Not a bad player. Hopefully he's a better hockey reporter

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Absolutely.

A decent comparable could be Matt Hasselbeck too since he also lost a SB that he probably deserved.
That's a good comparison. Poor Seahawks

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I know Esiason is a big hockey fan (Rangers I believe) and often talks hockey on his radio show.

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Boomer was NFL MVP in 1988, led the Bengals to the Super Bowl that year to boot
Forgot about the MVP

If not for Joe Montana the Bengals would have likely won 2 SB's (Crazy to think given how terrible the franchise was for most of last 2 decades)

Ken Anderson and Boomer were underated at there peaks because of several elite QB's

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Im too young to have seen him play. Was victim to Joe Montana in a Super Bowl in which they were leading late in the 4th. My dad grew up with him as they went to the same high school.

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Im too young to have seen him play. Was victim to Joe Montana in a Super Bowl in which they were leading late in the 4th. My dad grew up with him as they went to the same high school.
I watched him as a kid ,, In Cincy he was solid

With Jets he was meh ,, With Cards he sucked

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Forgot about the MVP

If not for Joe Montana the Bengals would have likely won 2 SB's (Crazy to think given how terrible the franchise was for most of last 2 decades)

Ken Anderson and Boomer were underated at there peaks because of several elite QB's
Esiason was the first QB in the NFL to run an effective No Huddle Offense, then Buffalo took that and modified it to the K-Gun Offense years later.

Anderson and Esiason won the MVP the same year they took the Bengals to the Super Bowl. Bengals of the 80's were good to solid teams, great players and had one of the best tackles to play the game.

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Master of the play-action technique. Big and strong, he could roll out and make the throw. Led what for a brief period was probably the best offense in the league. Hasselbeck an Rivers are decent comparbles, although IMO Esiason was better than either.

Thinking about him got me also to wondering about his son, Gunnar. He is apparently doing well and is a student at Boston College.

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He is okay on TV and radio. "Boomer and Carlton on FAN"

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Forgot about the MVP

If not for Joe Montana the Bengals would have likely won 2 SB's (Crazy to think given how terrible the franchise was for most of last 2 decades)

Ken Anderson and Boomer were underated at there peaks because of several elite QB's
Its crazy to think Bill Walsh found both Anderson and Montana when no one else saw anything in them really. He also prevented his protege' from winning super bowls in the 80's (Sam Wyche) those Bengal teams were legit with Boomer or Ken.

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They aren't similar in terms of play style, but a similar player in terms of career trajectory and numbers was Steve McNair.

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Will never forget this story.

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Esiason is still haunted by the loss of 200 friends killed when one of the hijacked jetliners tore through the Cantor Fitzgerald financial firm's North Tower compound that included the "Boomer Esiason Foundation'' dedicated to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis, which his son, Gunnar has battled since 1993.

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I know Esiason is a big hockey fan (Rangers I believe) and often talks hockey on his radio show.
I've heard him say in interviews that he watches Rangers games on Slingbox while he announces Monday Night Football on the radio

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With Cincy = Very good
With Jets/Cards = Not so good

He was a good QB ,, Just a little below the elite of his era

Think of him as Phillip Rivers of 80's (Though he did get to a SB unlike Phillip ,, Nearly won it as well)
He didn't come close to whining like Rivers.

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