Ah, the Mighty Joe Kapp.I looked up his career stats. They don't reflect his impact on the game in the late 1960s: 48.9% completions/40 TDs/64 INTs. Only played four NFL seasons, believe it or not, and one of them with a woeful Patriots team. But he took the Minnesota Vikings to a Super Bowl and pretty much single-handedly beat a very good Rams team in the snow that year to advance to the NFL title game.Actually, its his rushing totals that give more of a sense of what kind of quarterback he was: 119 attempts/611 yards/5.1 yards per carry/5 TDs. He was one bad motherf ...
I wonder if your research unearthed the following: during their Kapp Super Bowl year, Joe Kapp knocked out -- cold -- a linebacker in two consecutive games.Guys went to tackle him, and he used his big, bony, Injun knees to knock them ass over teakettle . . . .
toobad that horrible NE year he was the highest-paid QB in football. Having been shipped out of Mpls unceremoniously.paved the way for plunkett to take ten years to blossom . . . .
What, you think I don't just carry these numbers around in my head?The Patriots gig was terrible. He was traded there four games into the season (after holding out, I do believe) and the Pats were awful. Jim Nance led all rushers with 522 yards, Ron Sellers who had a tendency to drop passes had 38 receptions and the defense finished dead last in points allowed. A dismal end to a memorable career.Re: knocking linebackers unconscious: I did not know that, but I'm not surprised. The main image I have of him in my mind is bulling over some hapless defender.Here's something you may not know: when California beat Stanford with "The Play," returning the kickoff with multiple laterals, finishing by running over the Stanford band, the coach of the California Golden Bears was none other than ... Joe Kapp.
a visit to his website [www.joekapp.com] will let anyone who wants to know ALL THEY WANT TO KNOW about "the play" [I guess his dismal performance in Tulane Stadium in the Super Bowl against the Chiefs doesn't merit as much attention?].Hell, for a few bucks, he'll come to your house and narrate "the play."
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