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    Joe Klecko ~ ~ ~

    Speed Dial : Most grueling game
    June, 26, 2010 - by Tim Graham

    Let's have another "Speed Dial," where I call three people from my Rolodex to get their insight on a particular subject.

    Today's question : After watching John Isner and Nicolas Mahut play their epic, 11-hour Wimbledon match, "What do you recall from the most grueling game you played in ?"

    ~ ~ Former New York Jets defensive lineman Joe Klecko on a 1983 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Shea Stadium:

    "It was a knock down, drag out. It was a game they had to win, and we were hoping to win to get into the playoffs. The Steelers were a bruising team. They were the kind of team that when you woke up on Monday morning, you knew you were in a war. I remember the game being extra heavy because of who they were. We were a young team and up and coming, but we didn't really know where we were yet. This was a big test for us.

    "I faced Mike Webster all game. I didn't get a break anywhere I went. I remember going into the complex for ice baths for two days. It was the toughest game I've ever been in. You don't recover for a couple weeks, and if you play a smash-mouth game two weeks in a row, it would take its toll. A game like that, it's a two- or three-week recovery."

    > [url]http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast/post/_/id/14723/speed-dial-most-grueling-game[/url]

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    Ha ha ha...no one had it tougher than Richard Todd in that game. Mike Webster wasn't beating his ass, but the fans were.

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    Why is Klecko not in the HoF?

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    kill,kill,kill.....

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9DKzJCoLug[/url]

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    [QUOTE=Apache 51;3634664][url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9DKzJCoLug[/url][/QUOTE]
    gotta luv him ! :P ! :rockon: !



    one of my all time fav jets ;)

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    "Hey, you ever do that again I'm gonna kick your @ss right here in front of everbody. You either fight with me or leave me alone" -Joe Klecko

    What a dominator. It's ridiculous that he and Winston Hill aren't in the HoF.

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    [QUOTE=Jetworks;3634731]"Hey, you ever do that again I'm gonna kick your @ss right here in front of everbody. You either fight with me or leave me alone" -Joe Klecko

    What a dominator. It's ridiculous that he and Winston Hill aren't in the HoF.[/QUOTE]
    agreed.
    i think joe will eventually make it but i'm not sure about winston :(

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    [QUOTE=Apache 51;3634664][url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9DKzJCoLug[/url][/QUOTE]

    When you consider his ability, attitude and his toughness he's probably the greatest to ever wear the green and white.

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    [QUOTE=kelly;3634718]gotta luv him ! :P ! :rockon: !



    one of my all time fav jets ;)[/QUOTE]

    I didn't know Internet Bots had feelings.

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    [QUOTE=jetstream23;3635439]When you consider his ability, attitude and his toughness he's probably the greatest to ever wear the green and white.[/QUOTE]

    +1

    The guy was a strong as an ox. I don't know that we have had a man on the line that strong until Big Jenks and Jenkins has a good 100 lbs. on Klecko. Pound for pound one of the (naturally) stongest/stoutest guys who played. Who else has stood out at three positions on the line like him? This man should be in Canton.

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    [QUOTE=kcb160;3635592]+1

    The guy was a strong as an ox. I don't know that we have had a man on the line that strong until Big Jenks and Jenkins has a good 100 lbs. on Klecko. Pound for pound one of the (naturally) stongest/stoutest guys who played. Who else has stood out at three positions on the line like him? This man should be in Canton.[/QUOTE]
    " . . . Who else has stood out at three positions on the line like him? . . . "

    exactly ! :yes:
    he played all 3 at a high/productive level in the nfl.
    he should be in the hall.

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    [QUOTE=kelly;3636949]" . . . Who else has stood out at three positions on the line like him? . . . "

    exactly ! :yes:
    he played all 3 at a high/productive level in the nfl.
    he should be in the hall.[/QUOTE]

    All Pro at 2 positions, Pro Bowl at 3.

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    [QUOTE=Apache 51;3637229]All Pro at 2 positions, Pro Bowl at 3.[/QUOTE]
    exactly !
    how many other players in the nfl have achieved what joe has ? ?

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    [QUOTE=Apache 51;3634664][url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9DKzJCoLug[/url][/QUOTE]

    GangGreen author Gerald Eskenazi "who is this Ball of Lard?":steamin:

    Is this guy freaking retarded?

    Joe Klecko was all Muscle & probably the second strongest & toughest NFL
    Player of his generation.

    I mention Randy White as number1 bec. He beat Joe Klecko in a boxing match
    several yrs ago. I saw it & you can watch it on youtube.:yes:
    Last edited by DieHard JETfan; 07-02-2010 at 06:04 PM.

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    Ive met Joe Klecko several times at games & just recently He & MarkG. did a card show at Queens college.

    Joe talked with me about WHY he's NOT in the ProFBHoF.

    1st He said "NewYork Bias" & 2nd "Politics"

    I know That the Jets organization{Politics} needs to do more!
    They retired his number 73 start a campaign website etc.
    I told Joe If he played in a SuperBowl He would prob.be in already.

    GOD BLESS Joe he's a great person & a real credit to NY JETS!

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    [QUOTE=Apache 51;3634664][url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9DKzJCoLug[/url][/QUOTE]

    :) thanks! what a great video.

    HOF worthy for sure.

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    every Jets fan must read this:

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    [QUOTE=DieHard JETfan;3638604]Ive met Joe Klecko several times at games & just recently He & MarkG. did a card show at Queens college.

    Joe talked with me about WHY he's NOT in the ProFBHoF.

    1st He said "NewYork Bias" & 2nd "Politics"

    I know That the Jets organization{Politics} needs to do more!
    They retired his number 73 start a campaign website etc.
    I told Joe If he played in a SuperBowl He would prob.be in already.

    GOD BLESS Joe he's a great person & a real credit to NY JETS![/QUOTE]
    " . . . Joe talked with me about WHY he's NOT in the ProFBHoF.

    1st He said "NewYork Bias" & 2nd "Politics" . . . "

    ~ ~ most probably true :(
    alot of folks are very " anti-new york ".
    johnson is one of the newer owners so he is not considered one of the " good old fellas " amongst the other owners.
    it's suppose to be based on the player's performance/production in the nfl but
    alot of times there are other " issues " that factor into it.
    ugggh :mad:

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    I remember that game. Webster and Klecko had a 60-minute war.

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    [QUOTE=BigEthel;3638996]I remember that game. Webster and Klecko had a 60-minute war.[/QUOTE]


    I believe that was the Jets last game at Shea & Terry Bradshaw played well
    to beat us in his final game.

    Webster is now deceased RIP

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