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Old 03-21-2010, 04:48 PM   #1
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Elam isn't planning to continue playing football
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 21, 2010 10:13 AM ET
After 17 NFL seasons, kicker Jason Elam is moving on to the next phase of his life.

This phase will include leading a group trip to Jerusalem in November according to the Denver Post, indicating that the former Bronco and Falcon isn't planning to be in the NFL this year.

Mike Klis writes that Elam, whose fourth book is due out in November, would be a worthy choice for the Broncos Ring of Fame. Elam played 15 years in Denver, making three Pro Bowls.

He was released by the Falcons last December.

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Old 03-21-2010, 04:51 PM   #2
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:54 PM   #3
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Too bad he couldnt have stayed his whole career in Denver.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:03 PM   #4
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I hope that McD signs him for a day so that he can retire a Bronco.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:12 PM   #5
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I'll never forget the "holy ****!" moment when he kicked that 63 yarder against the jagwads
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:30 PM   #6
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suck it up Jason, kickers can play forever. this is where you make your mark!
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:33 PM   #7
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17 points away from 2,000. Sucks he didn't make it.
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suck it up Jason, kickers can play forever. this is where you make your mark!
well he could probably always come back in a year if he wanted to. Enjoy writing some more of those weird christian novels
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:46 PM   #9
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:59 PM   #10
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I hope that McD signs him for a day so that he can retire a Bronco.
I'm surprised it hasn't happened already
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:21 PM   #11
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Good luck in retirement Jason! Ring of Fame for sure and if they ever decide to let kickers into the hof, you'd be a shoe-in, for now you'll have to settle for your shoes being in Mr Clutch.

From Wikipedia - "He also holds NFL records for best extra point conversion percentage (.995), most consecutive seasons with at least 100 points (15), most seasons with at least 100 points (15), fastest to 300 successful field goals, fastest to 1,600 points and fastest to 1,700 points. Furthermore, Elam was the first player in NFL history to score at least 200 points against three or more teams (San Diego Chargers: 222, Oakland Raiders: 215, Kansas City Chiefs: 203). Elam shares a record with Steve Christie for the most overtime field goals; 9." Tons more there too.

My favorite Elam moments:

TORA TORA TORA - The last second win at Buffalo a couple of years ago with the clock ticking, no time outs left and only 14 seconds to get the FG unit on the field and snap the ball. Jason doesn't evens take his normal steps back, just hops back to about the spot and lets it fly - right through the uprights.

63 Yards - Holy cow, he just kicked it from the OTHER side of the 50!

He was just money pretty much every time he trotted out onto the field. It sucked when he didn't have the distance anymore, I was sad to see him go, but it was the right time. Have fun traveling, writing books and playing a lot of golf!
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I'll never forget the "holy ****!" moment when he kicked that 63 yarder against the jagwads
I was 12 sitting in a lexington nh hotel room with my bro. He had enough leg for at least 5 more yards.
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:10 PM   #14
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I hope that McD signs him for a day so that he can retire a Bronco.
wouldnt that make 11 field goal/punters in our arsenal?
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well he could probably always come back in a year if he wanted to. Enjoy writing some more of those weird christian novels
Weird is right ....
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I know Vinatieri gets all the love for being Mr. Clutch, but you'd have to put Elam right up there.
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Elam was money for us for many, many years! A terrific Bronco!!
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Elam was the best kicker this franchise has ever seen.

If they ever let kickers in the HOF he should be in.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:51 AM   #20
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Love that old clip of the 63 yarder with scott and dave.
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well he could probably always come back in a year if he wanted to. Enjoy writing some more of those weird christian novels
Great servant but he is a bit of a religious nutbag...
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Weird is right ....
I'm not religious, but I've read two of his books.

They aren't badly written. Think Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, but with a moral/religious tinge.

Elam and Yohn make a point of trying to show the points view from a football player/soldier/Christian and a Muslim and their perceived justifications for doing what they do. I actually enjoyed reading both books.
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I was really hoping to see Elam get to 2000 points.

Maybe he will stay in kicking shape and something will open up during the season.

Sometimes a kicker gets hurt and a veteran gets brought in for a few games.
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