Retro Packer – Lynn Dickey
Being born in 1981, I was never really exposed to the Green Bay Packers in the “Dark Years” of the 70′s and 80′s. Still, as a sports history enthusiast, I have always enjoyed hearing stories of games, teams and players that were before my time. The first-half of the 1980s have been very intriguing to explore over the years; everything from Charles Martin’s bounty towel to the 48-47 Monday Night shootout with the Washington Redskins.
The quarterback for those teams was Lynn Dickey. Before Aaron Rodgers, record breaking 2011 or 4643-yards, it was Dickey who held the franchise record for most yards in a season. His 4458-yards in 1983 stood for nearly 30-years, and maybe most impressively through Brett Favre’s 16-season run as a Packer. That season, Dickey tossed a then club record 32-TDs which now sits tied for 6th with 2-Favre years, behind 4-Favre years and Rodger’s 2011 record mark of 45.
Today, I had an opportunity to talk with the former Packer great:
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