View Poll Results: Who was the "unsung hero" of the 1999 Championship season?

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  • Adam Timmerman

    10 17.86%
  • Tony Horne

    5 8.93%
  • D'Marco Farr

    7 12.50%
  • Mike Jones

    13 23.21%
  • Todd Lyght

    11 19.64%
  • Someone else (who?)

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    Who was the real "unsung hero" of the 1999 Championship team?

    When people think of the 1999 Rams, they think of the players who made up the GSOT (Warner, Faulk, Bruce, Holt, Proehl, Hakim). They might think of Pro Bowl players like Kevin Carter or Orlando Pace.

    But the stars didn't win a Championship by themselves. They had the support of an entire team. Who, in your opinion, was the real "unsung hero" of the Rams Championship team?

    A few candidates:

    Adam Timmerman
    Timmerman came to the Rams as free agent that year and really solidified the offensive line. I aso think his experience on the Packers Super Bowl teams was a valuable addition to a team that had gotten used to losing.

    Tony Horne
    Horne averaged nearly 30 yards per kickoff return, scoring two TDs in the regular season, and another against the Vikings in the playoffs. The Rams have not had a returner like him since.

    D'Marco Farr
    Farr had his best year as a Ram in 1999, finishing with 41 tackles, 8.5 sacks and 4 forced fumbles.

    Mike Jones
    Before registering "The Tackle," Jones had a solid season with 67 tackles, 1 sack, 4 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries and a TD.

    Todd Lyght
    After suffering for years on bad Rams teams, Lyght had his best year in 1999 with 66 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 6 interceptions, and 1 TD. He also had a key blocked FG in the first half of the Super Bowl.


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    Re: Who was the real "unsung hero" of the 1999 Championship team?

    I went with Lyght. I think it was a real key to have a player who had toiled for years on bad Rams teams to have his best season in 1999.

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    Re: Who was the real "unsung hero" of the 1999 Championship team?

    I voted for D'Marco.
    He brought the emotional leadership to the team that is crucial in a championship.
    Not to mention the stats, which are really good for a DT.
    honorable mention to mike jones for "the tackle"

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    Re: Who was the real "unsung hero" of the 1999 Championship team?

    Went with Lyght. Rams put a lot of teams in the hole early... and many of them had to start throwing heavy to try to get back into the game.

    with younger corners, i think it was key for the Rams' success to have a vet like Todd back there holding the secondary together.

    All are honorable mentions in my mind though!

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    Re: Who was the real "unsung hero" of the 1999 Championship team?

    ---- Other----

    Ricky Proehl.....Mr. Hands!

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    Re: Who was the real "unsung hero" of the 1999 Championship team?

    Quote Originally Posted by laram0 View Post
    ---- Other----

    Ricky Proehl.....Mr. Hands!

    No its Mr. hand!!!!!

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    Re: Who was the real "unsung hero" of the 1999 Championship team?

    It's tough to name an unsung hero in my book because the 1999 Rams could have lost any number of players and they still would have won. We could have given up more points or we could have scored fewer points. Looking at their numbers it is really amazing what they did that year.

    I don't think he is an unsung hero but a player I feel is overlooked a lot from that year was Hakim. He had about 100 yards less than Holt but two more touchdowns. His speed and threat I felt kept teams from just focusing on Bruce and Holt... which helped them have great years.

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    Re: Who was the real "unsung hero" of the 1999 Championship team?

    The answer is Proehl. Why? Because without The Catch (which was truly a spectacular grab) we dont get to the super bowl. Mike Jones made the Tackle, but i dont think he is unsung in the sense that he is always mentioned and the the tackle is always mentioned in winning the title. However, without the catch, we arent even at the big dance.

    On a season wide basis, the answer is timmerman, who added tremendous stability and vocal leadership to the O Line without getting very much in the way of publicity for it.

    Go watch the replay of the catch sometime. The ball is perfectly thrown (basically the only really good ball kurt threw all game as tampa was in his face constantly) but kelley is on top of proehl like white on rice. THe ball is half out of his hands as he grabs it for the td.

    ramming speed to all

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    Re: Who was the real "unsung hero" of the 1999 Championship team?

    i went with jones because of that remarkable tackle he made to seal the deal

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    Re: Who was the real "unsung hero" of the 1999 Championship team?

    Timmerman on offense and Fletcher on defense...
    Last edited by SFCRamFan; -05-09-2009 at 07:50 PM.

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    Re: Who was the real "unsung hero" of the 1999 Championship team?

    I went with Az Hakim. We haven't really had that home run threat at KR/Punt Rtr since.And he was a very productive/exciting WR in his own right.An electric mosquito.

    I still think we would have come back to win that game against the Saints if he hadn't muffed that kick but we certainly wouldn't have even had a chance without his earlier return.

    It'd be nice to have those Xmas morning rather than waiting-in-the-dentist-office butterflies again when The Rams receive a kick.

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    Re: Who was the real "unsung hero" of the 1999 Championship team?

    Uh-oh! Some of you didn't read the first post.

    I listed Proehl and Hakim as among the "sung heroes." Thus, they are not candidates for "unsung heroes."

    Pay attention, folks.

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    Re: Who was the real "unsung hero" of the 1999 Championship team?

    Other: Rickey Proehl. Shocked that he isn't on this list!

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    Re: Who was the real "unsung hero" of the 1999 Championship team?

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Uh-oh! Some of you didn't read the first post.

    I listed Proehl and Hakim as among the "sung heroes." Thus, they are not candidates for "unsung heroes."

    Pay attention, folks.
    Doh ! party pooper...lol

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    Re: Who was the real "unsung hero" of the 1999 Championship team?

    Well... its my party and I'll set the rules if I want to!

    One more time...

    PROEHL AND HAKIM ARE NOT ELIGIBLE!

    Remember that ESPN the Magazine cover with Warner, Faulk, Holt, Bruce, Hakim and Proehl? Those guys are all SUNG HEROES!

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