May 09, 2023

Joe Kapp, former quarterback and head coach, dies at 85: Football's most interesting man, Joe Kapp, the only QB to lead a team to the Rose Bowl, Grey Cup, and Super Bowl has died after a *15 year* battle with Alzheimers. (more inside)

posted by NoMich to football at 09:32 AM - 3 comments

Some of the man's highlights include:

posted by NoMich at 09:34 AM on May 09, 2023

Great tally up NoMich, thanks.

Joe Kapp was also the first ball carrier I saw hurdle a tackler. I think it was in a playoff game, not the Super Bowl.

Now, you see players hurdle over opponents all the time, but back then, it was a big deal.

Plus Joe wasn't the most athletic guy, so it was seen as mostly drive, desire, and improv rather than vertical leap ability.

Some of the wobblers that Joe threw at old Metropolitan Stadium looked like they would freeze solid in the arctic air before they came down.

I always liked that stoic, stalwart Bud Grant employed inventive unpredictables like Kapp and Tarkenton at QB.

posted by beaverboard at 11:41 AM on May 09, 2023

And a damn fine skirmish with Angie Mosca!

posted by tommybiden at 03:27 PM on May 09, 2023

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