Pictures, or it didn’t happen.

If you don’t remember Terrell Davis playing in Athens — and between Garrison Hearst and Ray Goff, that’s understandable — Patrick Garbin has proof Davis suited up in the red and black.

Somebody else remembers.

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46 responses to “Pictures, or it didn’t happen.

  1. Athens Dog

    One of those “what if” Injuries and coaching. He’s always been very supportive of UGA DGD

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  2. Chi-town Dawg

    Congratulations to TD and hard to believe he’s only the 3rd UGA player inducted into the NFL HOF. You’d think guys like Herschel Walker, Bill Stanfill and Jake Scott would be in there. I imagine Hines Ward and Champ Bailey will make it soon and hopefully others like Matt Stanford, Richard Seymour, Ben Watson and Thomas Davis will get consideration when they retire.

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    • Chi-town Dawg

      *Stafford

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      How does Jason Taylor get elected to the HOF, but not Stanfill or Scott?! Sure, Taylor was a decent DE. But Stanfill and Scott were integral parts of 2 super bowl winners on one of the great teams of their era. That just defies all logic.

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  3. 3rdandGrantham

    Subjectively, I’m glad he got in. But being objective and taking off my r&b glasses for a second, and I just don’t get how TD managed to get elected to the HOF. He had three great seasons in Denver, with his rookie year being a very good season as he barely eclipsed the 1k yard mark in ’95 I believe. IMO, a few great seasons and nothing else is not HOF worthy. RB’s like Curtis Martin had double the career yards, yet TD seems to be better remembered these days than him.

    Regardless, boy did TD ever hate Ray Goff. Even today he unabashedly paints him as an incompetent, heartless hick who had no clue what he was doing.

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    • Hobnail_Boot

      He is the greatest playoff RB of all time.

      You can’t tell the history of the SB or of a pretty storied franchise without talking about TD.

      This was long overdue.

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      • 3rdandGrantham

        He is? Based on what? I’m not going to bother looking it up, but I’m willing to bet that Emmett Smith has far more playoff yards and TD’s than TD.

        Besides, the fact that you immediately had to go to the playoff argument says quite a bit. You do realize that you are referring to just TWO playoff seasons, in which he was in the backfield with one of the greatest QB’s of all-time, and one of the greatest teams of all time.

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        • TD stacks up pretty well. Look at the highest yards per carry and 7 straight 100 yard games. http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/records/playoffs/player/rushing

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          • 3rdandGrantham

            Indeed, very impressive…but again we are talking a few short seasons here, in which you’re having to pull from a select few playoff games to make your point. Again, not HOF worthy given his very fleeting career overall.

            This is my last post on this as again, subjectively I’m very glad he got in. But I strongly suspect the overall opinions here would be quite different if TD were a Gator or Vol in college. That’s essentially how I looked at it this morning, and I know quite well that I would be calling BS on his induction if he played for a hated rival.

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            • I’m not suggesting that it isn’t a close call due to a lack of longevity. I also think that Terrell’s career is diminished by how well the guys did that came right behind him.

              It’s also amazing that he’s not nearly one of the best RB’s we’ve had in the last 40 years but he’s the one in the NFL HOF. I can think of ten TBs at UGA who were better than TD over that time.

              I do think 2,000 is a big deal as are Super Bowl rings. It’s harder to get in the HOF if you played at St. Louis in the 1970’s than if you played for the Steelers. TD was lucky to be in Denver when he was. Can’t argue with that.

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              • 3rdandGrantham

                Ok, one last reply. Good thoughts, and we can agree that he was in the right place at the right time, if nothing else.

                Btw he was only a 3 time pro bowler as well — I’d be curious how many HOF’s had so few pro bowls on their resume.

                The real shame is how they continue to leave Terrell Owens out, even though he’s clearly one of the very best ever, with unreal stats to back it up.

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            • S

              “But I strongly suspect the overall opinions here would be quite different if TD were a Gator or Vol in college.”

              Well, so what? I don’t give a shit for anyone who was a Gator or Vol in college. Every time I’ve seen Peyton Manning on TV I’ve said to hell with him. Except when he roasted Ann Coulter, which was fucking awesome.

              Why can’t we unabashedly pull for one of our own? I get so tired of people talking about how we have to be objective about our Dawgs. Fuck no we don’t. I’m a Dawg fan, so I’m damn happy about Terrell Davis getting into the HOF and I don’t give two shits about being objective about it. He’s always been very complimentary to the University of Georgia (and it wasn’t like he got treated all that great by Goff when he was here), so you could show a little loyalty back to the man.

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              • 81Dog

                It’s like insisting Napoleon would have won the Battle of Waterloo if he’d only had air support. Props to Terrell Davis, no reservations here!

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              • 92 grad

                Hells yeah. If I ever met Peyton I’d tell him that nothing sucks like a big orange.

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    • Biggus Rickus

      Because he was the best running back in the league before injuries shortened his career, and he carried the Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl wins. Gale Sayers accomplished less, and he’s in the HOF.

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  4. Perl

    The play that earned TD a roster spot for the Broncos

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  5. Argondawg

    Meh. You have two all everything running backs in your back field. Both good NFL players I think TD was always ahead on YPC. Each had a little different skill set and I think TD transferred in from Cali late? You can’t miss with either.

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  6. Granthams replacement

    I remembered TD but forgot that Georgia wore silver pants.

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  7. Chopdawg

    So, Senator, shall we consider this our gameday thread?…

    …damn, even when we’ve had a great season we still get no respect, a 6:30 start! Game must be on ESPN 2.

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  8. Bright Idea

    Players told me when TD transferred to UGA he could not squat the bar in the wt. room. If that is true, then who developed him?

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  9. Uglydawg

    Would you (if you could only have one) rather the Falcons win the Super Bowl or Georgia beat GT? UF? UT? The Barn?
    I hope the Falcons win…it will be great! But it pales in comparison to any game at all in which the Dawgs play.
    But for today..”Hunker Down You Hairy Falcons!”

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  10. Dawg Vegas

    I remember well the game against GTU when TD went off. It was Senior day for Erin Zeier and obvs others, and EZ got hurt early. B9bo came off the bench and handed TD the ball a lot, and he killed ’em.

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  11. light gray britches

    Rise Up! Biggest football game for the state of Georgia since January 1999.

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    • Chopdawg

      You are correct, sir. Hope we can establish enough of a running game to give Ryan a little time to throw; then on defense, stop the Patriots at least a few times.

      Buddy of mine today said if he were betting, he’d take the “under” at 58 1/2, myself is not so sure about that.

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  12. Satowndawg

    Some of the toughest ruahing yards ive seen was when he lead us to a tie in williams brice..that game was old man sec football and he was a beast…halting AU’s 17 game winning streak…walking out of there felt more like kissing a hot cousin instead of your sister…very happy for a DGD

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  13. Ray Goof’s greatest achievement? Holding TD to less than 100 yds/game.

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  14. Bulldog Joe

    Enormously stupid 3rd and 1 call loses the super bowl.

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    • Ain’t that the truth. All they had to do was run there.

      Anyway I’m glad that Andrews and Malcolm get rings.

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    • Exactly again. Run the ball for the yard and a half. The whole thing unraveled on that one play. Did Chaney phone that call in?

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      • Russ

        This is why I try to be only a casual Atlanta fan. Years and years of being kicked in the nuts gets old. I try to save my nut shots for Georgia games now.

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        • Bulldog Joe

          3rd and 1, 16 point lead, clock running in the 4th quarter, right offensive tackle just got injured, and they run an empty set with a five step drop.

          This is what we call “asking for it”.

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          • Mayor

            Yep. Really stupid. All they had to do was hand the ball to Freeman, who was having a terrific night, and if he didn’t get the first, then punt and make the Patriots go the length of the field using up clock every step of the way. Plus a running play–even if unsuccessful– would have knocked another 40 seconds off the clock even if they didn’t get the first. No way there is enough time left in the game for the Pats to score enough points to tie if they do that. Same old Falcons. Victory in reach and choke. This loss is on the staff–not the players.

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  15. AusDawg85

    I’m not ever moving back to Georgia now. Something must be in the water. Sighhhhh…….

    Go Dawgs.

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