Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints
Shop Horizontal

Conrad Dobler

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Growing up I've always heard stories about the legendary Conrad Dobler. I wasn't alive when he played for us, so I never saw him play. I looked up his stats and they show that he was only a Saint for ...

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-22-2005, 11:37 AM   #1
100th Post
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 122
Conrad Dobler

Growing up I've always heard stories about the legendary Conrad Dobler. I wasn't alive when he played for us, so I never saw him play. I looked up his stats and they show that he was only a Saint for two seasons. That seems like a short period of time considering all the stories I've heard about him.

Anyway I was wondering if any of ya'll know anything about him. Was he that dirty of a player? Was he any good? To me he seems like a football version of Bill Laimbeer.
bignic26 is offline  
Old 03-22-2005, 11:41 AM   #2
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,020
Conrad Dobler



My favorite Saint .
saintz08 is offline  
Old 03-22-2005, 12:41 PM   #3
100th Post
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Kilgore, Texas
Posts: 337
Conrad Dobler

Being a pure, technically sound football player he wasn\'t, but he more than made up for it with pure tenacity and mean-spirited, somewhat dirty playing ability. I would take a dozen of him on my team, players couldn\'t stand to play against him but there were quite a few that said they liked being beside him on the line.
Cassady37 is offline  
Old 03-22-2005, 12:44 PM   #4
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 517
Conrad Dobler

You mean kinda like Kyle?

Turley was the best O lineman I had seen here in a LOOOONG time...

I wish we could have kept him...I know He was \'\'Vocal\'\', and at times dramatic..But , He was a Warrior..Much like Dobler
shadowdrinker is offline  
Old 03-22-2005, 01:21 PM   #5
100th Post
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Kilgore, Texas
Posts: 337
Conrad Dobler

Turley had some Dobler in him, but Turley was more athletically gifted. I would\'ve loved to have seen them side-by-side!
Cassady37 is offline  
Old 03-22-2005, 04:35 PM   #6
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,020
Conrad Dobler

Being a pure, technically sound football player he wasn\'t,
Depends on how you look at it .

Quite possibly the man who invented the sternum punch blocking technique and my personal favorite the get your fingers out of my facemask biting technique .
saintz08 is offline  
Old 03-22-2005, 05:26 PM   #7
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: baton rouge
Posts: 2,540
Conrad Dobler

he had his best all-pro years as a cardinal but he made a big impression while here.

some links-

http://www.esquire.com/features/lear...wi_dobler.html

http://www.veteranpresence.com/FPOTM/Dobler.html
LKelley67 is offline  
Old 03-22-2005, 05:38 PM   #8
Deuce
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,879
Conrad Dobler

Dobler was a scrapper...fun to watch. Put his heart in all the players here today and we have a playoff team for certain. Too bad we only had him at the end of his career. He subscribed to the philosophy that \"it\'s not holding if you don\'t get caught!\"
Saint_LB is offline  
Old 03-22-2005, 05:48 PM   #9
Retired
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 10,546
Conrad Dobler

I\'ve never heard of him unfortunately... but from the looks of it, having Turley and Dobler isn\'t such a great idea. I mean how many 1st and 30s can you really put up with :P
papz is offline  
Old 03-22-2005, 08:53 PM   #10
Kinder, gentler
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: dirty south
Posts: 3,889
Conrad Dobler

somewhat dirty playing
Somewhat? :rollinglaugh:

He was a convict that played football for a living. Hear he\'s real family man, though. :P

[Edited on 23/3/2005 by BlackandBlue]
BlackandBlue is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:16 AM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts