Card: Sage 2016
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker
Briean Boddy-Calhoun was a member of a very stout Minnesota Gopher defensive secondary. He and Eric Murray provided one of the most solid CB combos in the nation. BC has a pretty good resume of work with 104 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 15 pass deflections, 10 interceptions for 169 yards and a TD. Scouts liked some of his muscle memory traits with his fluid hips and solid jumping skills. They feel he will most be at home in zone or off coverage, primarily as a slot defender.
A few of the draft boards I checked out had Boddy-Calhoun going to the Texans in the 5th or 6th round, but he ended up slipping off the 2016 draft boards all together. He eventually signed a free agent contract with division rival Jacksonville, but was cut before the season. The Browns eventually claimed him off waivers from the Jaguars. In his debut against the Miami Dolphins in Week 3, Briean intercepted his first pass, which he returned 27 yards for a TD. For the record, Calhoun appeared in 14 games, with 7 starts, recorded 43 tackles, a sack, 11 passes defended, and three interceptions in his rookie season. He followed his league debut in 2017 with another 13 games played (7 starts), and recorded 27 tackles, 9 assists, to go along with 6 passes defended.
Cards: Playoff Contenders 2004, Leaf Rookies & Stars 2003 (494/750)
Acquired: TTM 2017, C/o Home
Sent: 10/20 Received: 10/30 (10 days)
See Also: Jason Babin
After his 2010 appearance on the Tennessee Titans, in which he earned his first Pro Bowl appearance and 12 sacks from the defensive end position, Jason Babin packed his bags and returned to the Philadelphia Eagles. While with the Eagles, he again notched a career high in sacks with 18 and the second of his Pro Bowl appearances. After having a fallout with management, Babin was cut after 11 games and finished his season with the Jaguars in 2012. He played the following year in 2013 with the Jaguars recording 7.5 sacks, before heading over to the Jets for 2014 where he saw his last meaningful statistics. Jason was on the roster of both the Cardinals and Ravens in 2015 and is presumed to be retired from the sport.
With some great cards here of Jason, I really had wanted to get him over the years. I had been advised by friends that he did football camps but after waiting for the past 3 years or so for him to pop up, I decided to just hit him up through the mail and it was a pretty fast turn around for the former Texan.
I like the clean design of the Leaf Rookies & Stars card. The angled lines and slow evolution of this design really punctuated a solid overall look. I probably should’ve gotten one of the Longevity cards that I like, but this one still hits the mark nicely. I really like the Rookie Roundup Playoff cards, almost strictly because of the gimmicky translucency and credit card feel. While devoid of most color it does stand out nicely with an autograph on it- in which Jason kindly and painstakingly used a silver sharpie on.
Cards: Atomic 2001, Upper Deck 2000
Acquired: TTM 2017, C/o Home
Sent: 8/29 Received: 9/30 (32 days)
Tecmo Super Bowl on the Super Nintendo expanded upon the previous entries most notably updating the rosters and adding the Jaguars and the Panthers. I played the game, but not with the same fervor as I did the previous entries- as the Houston Oilers had been gutted due to the salary cap and Bud Adams meddling. The Jags showcased James Stewart as their main back. He was more of a powerback with high hitting power and low speed and provided somewhat of a challenge when he was in excellent condition.
James was selected in the first round of the 1995 draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars (19th overall). This draft had a pretty solid lineup of runningback talent headlined by the cursed Ki-Jana Carter. Other notables included Tyrone Wheatley, Napoleon Kaufman, Rashaan Salaam, Sherman Williams, Curtis Martin, and Terrell Davis. Stewart plodded away behind the Jaguars line for 5 seasons. His best year came in 1999 when he put up 931 yards on 249 carries, while rushing for 13 TDs.
In 2000, he was allowed to sign as a free agent with the Detroit Lions. The Lions had been looking for a replacement for Barry Sanders since his sudden retirement in 1999. While James was up to the task, it would’ve been impossible to replace the future Hall of Famer. Still, Stewart put together 1184 yards and 10 TDs in 2000, and 1021 yards and 4 TDs in 2002. During the 2003 preseason, James’ shoulder was shattered. Unable to fully recover from the injury he retired at the conclusion of the season.
G/GS 101/69 Rush 1478 Yds 5841 Avg 4.0 TD 48 Lg 56
Rec 220 Yds 1715 Avg 7.8 TD 9 Lg 56