We are unabashed Sterling Sharpe fans. Always have been. Always will be.
Arguably the second-greatest receiver in Green Bay Packers history, although James Lofton may have something to say about that. Should be in the Hall of Fame. Should especially be in the Hall of Fame now that Terrell Davis is in the Hall of Fame.
Like a freight train!
Anyway, this makes us like Sterling Sharpe even more. Here’s his brother Shannon talking about what Sterling meant to him.
You’ll recall that when Shannon was inducted into the Hall of Fame, he said he’s the only Hall of Famer who is the second-best football player in his family. That was dope. It was also true.
The Hustle: My Brother's Keeper
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Sterling Sharpe will always be one of my all-time favorite Packer players. Easily the toughest player I’ve ever seen at the WR position. Was never afraid to go over the middle and take HUGE hits while hanging onto a catch, before bouncing right back up on his feet for the next play. Very diverse receiver who could often beat you deep, but who was also incredible at producing yards after the catch on short passes. He perfected the art of the WR screen, where he would catch the screen pass and suddenly become this old-school battering ram type of runner, bashing his way through defensive backs and linebackers on the way to so much more yardage than you’d initially think a certain play would ever allow. At the risk of making the understatement of the year, Sterling is long overdue for the Hall of Fame.
The other thing he wasn’t afraid to do was hold the team hostage the night before the the 1st game of the 94 season. demanding his contract be re-done or he was holding out.
September 4, 1994
Sterling Sharpe went on strike Saturday, informing the Green Bay Packers he would sit out the 1994 season under his present contract. The NFL’s best wide receiver the last two years is dissatisfied with terms of a 10-year deal he signed in 1991 worth at least $15.5 million. Packers General Manager Ron Wolf announced that weeklong efforts to satisfy Sharpe’s contract demands had “reached an impasse” on the eve of Sunday’s opener against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field.
Even Favre didn’t appreciate his selfishness, and said so publicly.
Karma is a bitch.
Amazing football players, both of these guys. There will never be another Sterling Sharpe.