Yesterday the Sunday Night Football Twitter account Tweeted out the following;
Let's get nostalgic.— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) February 6, 2019
Name an NFL player that'll make everyone go, "ahh yeah, I remember that guy... he was awesome!"
I thought it was a fun topic for Chicago Bears’ fans, so I jacked it and made it our own.
The way I took the original question was about a player that was probably not a superstar, but a guy that may have slipped through historical cracks even though he had a nice career in Chicago. I’m not talking about the Walter Paytons or the Devin Hesters, nor am I talking about the Cade McNowns or the Daniel Bravermans. I’m talking about a player that isn’t regularly mentioned in casual NFL conversation, but a guy that if you heard his name and thought about it for a second, you’d have fond memories and say, “ahh yeah, I remember that guy... he was awesome!”
We got a bunch of traction on the Tweet, so I wanted to share a few of your responses here, but I also asked some of our writers to chime in with some names.
Here are a few of the players that we mentioned;
Sam Householder - Adrian Peterson, Kyle Orton, Bobby Engram, Brock Forsey, Jerry Azumah
Steven Schweickert - Jason McKie
Jacob Infante - Hunter Hillenmeyer, Devin Aromashodu, Dane Sanzenbacher, Fred Miller, Mark Anderson, John Gilmore
Jeff Berckes - Israel Idonije, Adawale Ogunleye, Tom Waddle, Jeff Graham, Marty Booker
Josh Sunderbruch - Brad Maynard
Ken Mitchell - Matt Suhey, Doug Buffone, Johnny Knox, Doug Plank, Alonzo Spellman, Trace Armstrong, Thomas Jones
Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter - Desmond Clark, John St. Clair, Josh Beekman, Chris Williams
Jack M Silverstein - Marcus Robinson, Mike Brown, Glyn Milburn, Tommie Harris, Mo Douglass, Brendon Ayanbadejo
Kev H - Jonathan Quinn, Craig Krenzel, Kordell Stewart, Chad Hutchison, Brian Griese, Chris Chandler, Moses Moreno, Peter Tom Willis (this list is peak Kev being Kev)
Some of those guys were more awesome than others, but it’s all subjective.
Now let’s check in with a few of you guys!
R.W. McQuarters— Ryan Starr (@rwstarr) February 7, 2019
BRANDON RIDEAU— Kyle Thorsen (@ThorCo34) February 7, 2019
Roosevelt Colvin and Warrick Holdman— Mark Van Deusen (@Mark_Van_D) February 7, 2019
Raymont Harris. The ultra back!— Adam Allgood (@allgood04) February 7, 2019
Adrian Peterson... not THAT Adrian Peterson— John Lazar (@johnjlazz) February 7, 2019
The original Adrian Peterson— TheVoiceofReason3451 (@reason3451) February 7, 2019
Daniel Manning.— Alejandro J. Cerda (@Juanny_Dinero) February 7, 2019
Bonus points to anyone that knows what DMS is.
Definitely Mike Brown— Parkey's Participation Trophy (@SowaTheArrogant) February 7, 2019
Tim Jennings— J (@GetinOutOurDrms) February 7, 2019
Anthony Thomas— Jonathon Morris (@JonatelloM) February 7, 2019
Paul Edinger— Joe Zimmerman (@jkuncl) February 7, 2019
B-Twice! (Bernard Berrian)— Derek Clark (@Papa_Bear_7) February 7, 2019
Craig Steltz— Janssen (@thejanman64) February 8, 2019
Is Janssen an alias for Dane?
Chris Zorich, Mike Stonebreaker, Jim Flanagan, Chris Villarreal, Andy Heck, Brad Muster, Raymond Harris— Jason Black (@dabayrz) February 7, 2019
Bobby Wade— Bill Windle (@WTWin89) February 8, 2019
Bears:— DC3 (@dieselDC3) February 8, 2019
Big Cat Williams
Joe Cain— B (@balvertos) February 8, 2019
Walt Harris— PK (@_Kasko_) February 7, 2019
Bob Avellini.— John Lustina (@JohnLustina) February 8, 2019
Jonny Bailey, John Tait, Roberto Garza, Rashied Davis, Shawn Gayle, trace armstrong... I'm trying not to repeat any names.— Amundjoy (@amund_joy) February 7, 2019
Barry Minter— Jesse Donini (@JesseD52) February 7, 2019
Ryan Wetnight— Jason Clark (@theoneclark77) February 7, 2019
There did used to be another 29 played his entire 10 year career with the Bears. pic.twitter.com/9TyOq9X3G3— Brett Carpenter (@chibearsfan1960) February 8, 2019
Ted Washington and Keith Traylor— MAYHEM (@MAYHEM_Bandit) February 7, 2019
Mark Carrier— Hacksaw Jim Dubbin (@34thandDubb) February 8, 2019
Rolling deep here but was always a big Donnell Woolford fan.— Kevin Shreves (@Kshreves) February 7, 2019
Wilbur Marshall— Holden McGroin (@customframingto) February 7, 2019
Anthony Thomas. Still one of my favorite RB’s— GoldenTeeth (@Andy_Gold85) February 7, 2019
Olin kruetz. Just the stories of his off field bad assery are alone enough to remember him.— Caleb Lozano (@caleb_lozano) February 7, 2019
Jim Flanagan— theGrassNinja ⬇️ (@ShifteeCent) February 8, 2019
You have to be old to remember this guy but Roland Harper. Came 8 yds short of 1000 yds one year as Walter’s lead blocker. Underrated back.— JC Neall (@jcneall) February 7, 2019
Curtis Conway was my guy growing up. Always wanted to play WR. Still waiting for my growth spurt to make my the dream a reality. 2019 IS MY YEAR!!!!!— Rad Tad Hajek (@nickhajek) February 7, 2019
No love for Neal Anderson?— Patrick Sheldon (@P_Shels) February 8, 2019
Any of these names bring back good memories for you guys?