Originally Posted by The Band
he wasn`t liked by ANYONE in the NFL. He EARNED every sack he got and thus, still owns the record. That gap-toothed idiot got a freebie from Favre and that shouldn`t count. Strahan was liked by everyone in the league. I wonder just how many free sacks he actually got. Gastineau was hated by his own teammates. Hated by everyone and still managed to get sacks. He was a beast. He deserves better from Jets fans. His personal life is his and he make decisions on what he believes in. His GF Brigette Nielson(sp?)was diagnosed with some sort of ovarian cancer and he decided that was more important than playing football. It was the right decision. I believe he was also on mark to break his own sack record that season. I think he had 8 sacks after just 4 games played. I could be wrong but I think that was it. I don`t know about the juicing stuff. He was one of the most fit athletes in the league at that time. 4% body fat whatever that means.
He had 7 sacks through first 5 games, but he was held sackless after Alex Gordon went out in games 6 and 7. He had 7 through 7 games before retiring in 88.
Marty Lions and Joe Klecko also crossed the picket line later in 87 BTW.