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Binn belongs in All-Time Greatest Chargers

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Thursday, November 19, 2009

    The Chargers’ 50 Year Team was unofficially announced this week, and it’s a fantastic list. Chuck Muncie, Fred Dean, Dan Fouts, Kellen Winslow, Woodrow Lowe, Stan Humphries… Ah, the memories.
    But how can you have an all-time Charger team without the all-time Charger?
    Seriously, David Binn should have been on that list.
    Ok, he’s just the long snapper, blah, blah, blah. Well, he’s arguably the greatest long snapper in NFL history and he’s played more games in a Chargers uniform (248) than any other person in history. By far.
    And if you believe long snapping is a snap, think about all the games that have been decided by a poor one. Tony Romo knows. So do the New York Giants, who would have destroyed San Diego’s season two weeks ago if not for that aborted first-half field goal.
    Binn makes it look so easy. Actually he makes everything look easy. He’s a laid-back California type, a graduate of UC Berkeley, who plays as much golf as any non-PGA player in the world. Take that back. He plays as much golf as anyone in the world. Period.
    But when it’s game time, he’s a consummate professional. On the money. Laces out. Perfection.

    A bad snap from Binn? Not sure that it’s ever actually happened.
    And just ask Nate Kaeding and Mike Scifres how integral Binn is to their own success. Would Kaeding be the most accurate kicker in the game if Binn bounced a few every season? Would Scifres be able to concentrate on plopping his booming punts inside the 20 if he had to worry about a snap sailing over his head?
    Binn is so good at his job, he goes unnoticed. For a long snapper, that’s the way it should be.
    But now Binn deserves real recognition for his accomplishments and contributions. An undrafted free agent out of Cal, he’s played for San Diego his entire career, 16 seasons, 248 games and one Pro Bowl appearance.
    And consider this. Binn was the long snapper when the Chargers played in their one and only Super Bowl back in 1994.
    Outside of few greats like John Hadl and Lance Alworth, Binn has basically played with most of the guys on the Chargers’ All-Time List.
    Of the 50 All-Time Chargers on the list, only two—Hank Bauer and Kassim Osgood—are special teamers. Can’t knock either of those selections. But sources tell me that Binn was the third-highest vote-getter among special teams players.
    C’mon, San Diego … We don’t want Rodney Harrison or Junior Seau on the list. Believe me, they consider themselves New England Patriots, not San Diego Chargers. Why shouldn’t we?
    So let’s scratch Rodney or Junior and give the spot to Binn. The team isn’t officially announced until Nov. 27, so there’s still time to make the switch.
    The 50 Year team without Number 50?
    That’s a call that should be overturned.

    -- MIKE FLEISS -- UT
     
  2. YuoGotOwn3d

    YuoGotOwn3d Well-Known Member

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    vote him in bc he also dated pamela anderson hehe
     
  3. TheLash

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    Darren Bennet should be in there too
     
  4. HollywoodLeo

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    Junior can consider him a Patriot all he likes he's still a Charger first.

    The guy played the best years of his career as a Charger.

    His time as a Patriot are the twilight of his career while he's trying to hang on to the game playing a reserve role.

    I can buy Rodney as a Patriot. As much as it irks me, he's won Championships with them and had some of the best years of his career with them, but not Junior.

    Junior's best years were in San Diego. Hell, he even has a restaurant named after him in San Diego.

    For the longest time the two names most synonymous with San Diego sports were Tony Gwynn and Junior Seau.

    Junior a Patriot? Give me a break.
     
  5. Holy_Bolt

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    Binn is in as far as I'm concern...no discussion needed! :tup:
     
  6. TCHDNSD

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    He should be there. Sheesh, he's the only guy who knows what it's like to be on a SB team.
     
  7. TCHDNSD

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    Word:icon_toast:
     
  8. megold0715

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    AGREED BINN IN FOR THE LOVE OF FOOTBALL
     
  9. bigmike.x.09

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    Seau will always be remembered as a Charger. Done deal, take out Rodney if you wanna take someone out. Binn does need to be on here, he's a perfect snapper, and still busts his *** to the ball. :tup:
     
  10. HollywoodLeo

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    Seriously.

    Calling Junior a Patriot would be like calling Johnny Unitas a Charger, or Brett Favre a Viking, or Hank Aaron a Brewer, or Emmitt Smith a Cardinal.

    I can keep going.
     
  11. SDRaiderH8er

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    How many games have we lost because of a bad snap?
     
  12. HollywoodLeo

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    I'd guess none.

    Binn belongs on the All-Time Chargers list.
     
  13. Kwak

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    A chargers punter(Sci or Bennet) commented a while back that every time they get the ball the laces are already up.
     
  14. nflhof

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    David Binn has been perfect as far as I know. Something else I think is he has had an amazing career. Played 15 plus years in the NFL as a long snapper and he should be considered for the Hall when he finished as a specialist. Now that may be a reach to the voters but he has had a Hall of Fame type career as a long snapper. I wish I had focused on that skill when I played in HS and College. :bolt:
     
  15. HollywoodLeo

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    I remember the year we only had 2 QBs on the roster, 2002 I think it was, and David Binn was listed as our emergency 3rd string. :lol:
     
  16. scottbbo1

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    I always see him making tackles on punts...in fact, looking up his stats, I found he has made more tackles in the latter half of his career than the former.
     
  17. TCHDNSD

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    He's getting faster.
     

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