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Old 03-26-2014, 08:47 PM    (permalink
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http://www.pro-football-reference.co...T/TupaTo20.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Tupa

Tom Tupa. Half Punter/Half QB. I was just thinking how remarkable it was that this guy was able to do both in the NFL. I know it was done a lot back in the day but he did it in the 90s. Sure, he wasn't very good but still.

I think if I was a GM, I would want my punter to be competent enough to be my 3rd string QB. I could apply that roster spot to a more significant member of the offense or defense. Maybe that's why I'm not a GM though.

But that brings me to my next question, can Tim Tebow punt?
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<3 Tom Tupa.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:35 PM    (permalink
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Dude Punters are always your 3rd string Quarterback, don't you play Madden?
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Wasn't he in one of the Tecmo Bowl games?
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Wasn't he in one of the Tecmo Bowl games?
He's definitely in TSB3. One of the cheapest punters in season mode.
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Danny White used to be the starting punter for the Cowboys.

Randall Cunningham could boom some kicks back in his day.
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That's how Kordell Stewart got the nickname "Slash".
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I think a Tom Tupa was what they used to call a fancy toupee in the 1800s. It was named after the famed Portuguese explorer Filipe Escobar. He was rumored to make his lush hair piece from the pubic hair of his deck hands.
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I remember Tupa. Randall Cunningham also once had a 91 yard punt as an Eagle. Ray Guy was also the Raiders emergency QB.

And 60 years ago it was all Sammy Baugh.
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But that brings me to my next question, can Tim Tebow punt?
No, and he can't throw either.
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Wasn't he the inspiration for the third string QB rules?
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Wasn't he the inspiration for the third string QB rules?
Yes. Pretty sure this is correct.

They should do a 30 for 30 on Tom Tupa.
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i like Tom Tupa but the guy I really remember is Isiah Stanback.
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I used to think Tom Tupa was polynesian
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Yes. Pretty sure this is correct.

They should do a 30 for 30 on Tom Tupa.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_quarterback_rule
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