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    Had the day off and went to the Jets training camp in Florham Park, NJ today, about an hour from my house. Through a friend, I got on the field at the end of the practice session to shake hands with Henry Ellard, who is the Jets receivers coach. He signed an authentic "Ellard" jersey I brought and posed for a picture. Very nice, low key guy, and I talked to him privately for about 5 minutes.

    With years of Jerry Rice and SF dominance, Ellard was grossly overlooked and very underrated as a receiver.

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    Sounds like it was a good encounter. I agree that Ellard is very underrated.

    Don't forget to post the picture!

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    • #3
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      Nice, how about the transcript from the one on one five minute interview, John Clayton !!!!

      Maineram -

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        I stayed at the Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore over the weekend and the Jets were staying there as well for their Monday night game with the Ravens. I say many of the players but never got to see Ellard. I heard he was a great guy! I was bummed I never got to meet him.

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          Originally posted by NJ Ramsfan1 View Post
          With years of Jerry Rice and SF dominance, Ellard was grossly overlooked and very underrated as a receiver.
          I don't know that he was all that unknown and underrated in his heyday .. I know he helped me big time the year I won 1st place in my fantasy league. Henry ran crisp routes and was seldom caught from behind - he could really fly in his prime. Your'e right about him being a low key guy. I had the opportunity to chat with him briefly last year in St Louis just before the Giants game. I remember asking him if he was going to suit up to help us out, and his reply was: "Man if I've got to suit up we're really in trouble!" Always the gentleman Henry .. I don't know how old he is now, but he looked still to be in excellent shape .. Henry will always be one of my favorite Rams ..

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            Originally posted by MauiRam View Post
            I don't know that he was all that unknown and underrated in his heyday .. I know he helped me big time the year I won 1st place in my fantasy league. Henry ran crisp routes and was seldom caught from behind - he could really fly in his prime. Your'e right about him being a low key guy. I had the opportunity to chat with him briefly last year in St Louis just before the Giants game. I remember asking him if he was going to suit up to help us out, and his reply was: "Man if I've got to suit up we're really in trouble!" Always the gentleman Henry .. I don't know how old he is now, but he looked still to be in excellent shape .. Henry will always be one of my favorite Rams ..
            I didn't know there was fantasy football back then?

            Ellard was my favorite football player growing up in the 80's, I would love to meet him.

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              According to his bio, he's 48 now. Still in good shape. In fact, as I was leaving the Jets training complex, he was running laps around the facility.

              A funny moment that I neglected to mention- Jets Coach Rex Ryan facetiously yelled across the field during drills that Henry was "the best receiver on the roster"! It drew some spirited laughs from the crowd.

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                Originally posted by LifeLongRam View Post
                I didn't know there was fantasy football back then?

                Ellard was my favorite football player growing up in the 80's, I would love to meet him.
                I had both Eric Dickerson and Henry Ellard in 1988, although by then Eric had jumped ship to Indy. Drafted Ellard again in 89 and he did me well for yet another season. I also had Dickerson earlier (1984 the year our league was started) when he was still a Ram. I don't know how long Fantasy Football has been in existence, but my friend (Steve) who started up a league here on Maui was fresh from Vegas at the time where he had worked at one of the big Casinos. No one had ever heard of FF before here on Maui, and for the first couple of years it was the only league on the island. There were I think 8 or 10 "team owners" in the first year we played, and only one guy had access to a computer. We were kind of sore about it at first as the rest of us had to rely on newspapers and sportscenter. Turned out not to matter as he never finished in the money .. Fun times back then ...

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                  I love Henry Ellard. He was VERY underrated!

                  If he played in NY or SF he would be more well known.

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                    Re: Met Henry Ellard today

                    Originally posted by MauiRam View Post
                    I had both Eric Dickerson and Henry Ellard in 1988, although by then Eric had jumped ship to Indy. Drafted Ellard again in 89 and he did me well for yet another season. I also had Dickerson earlier (1984 the year our league was started) when he was still a Ram. I don't know how long Fantasy Football has been in existence, but my friend (Steve) who started up a league here on Maui was fresh from Vegas at the time where he had worked at one of the big Casinos. No one had ever heard of FF before here on Maui, and for the first couple of years it was the only league on the island. There were I think 8 or 10 "team owners" in the first year we played, and only one guy had access to a computer. We were kind of sore about it at first as the rest of us had to rely on newspapers and sportscenter. Turned out not to matter as he never finished in the money .. Fun times back then ...
                    WOW, I had no idea it has been around so long, thanks for the tidbit. That's pretty cool.

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