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Dawkins/Atwater comparisons

Brian Dawkins played 13 seasons with the Eagles.

Steve Atwater played for 11 seasons with the Broncos.

 

Dawkins: 7 Pro Bowl appearances

Atwater: 8 Pro Bowl appearances

 

Both are (eventual) Hall of Fame Safties that are known for their hard hitting.  And the jerseys of both players will be the kind of special jersey that people will buy and wear to games for years to come.  I doubt that most of the Bronco faithful is pissed that he spent his final year with the Jets.  In fact, even though Atwater won a superbowl during his last year with the Broncos, his playing time was reduced significantly.  At least we got to see Dawk go after a season-long performance of putting in 60 minutes each and every game.  (or "every doggone play" as he likes to say)

And by the way, after Atwater completed his injury-riddled swansong with the Jets, he went back and did the ceremonial 1-day signing w/ Denver to announce his retirement.  He said: "This is the way I wanted to go out.  I bleed orange and will always bleed orange and blue."

I cant wait to hear B Dawk utter those words about Philly - because I will cheer my ass off.  He deserves it.

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