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YATittle1962
03-03-2012, 11:17 PM
Alex Webster was one of the greatest Giants to ever wear blue

you will be remembered fondly by me Big Red, not only for your warrior like play on the gridiron, but your fantastic efforts as a head coach and human being.

New Jerseys own Alex Webster

may you rest easy

always a Giant in my heart

stormblue
03-03-2012, 11:25 PM
love and respect.

coachjdc
03-03-2012, 11:36 PM
Before my time, but Rest In Peace!

mainegiantsfan
03-03-2012, 11:57 PM
My first games I saw featured Alex, Frank Gifford, and Mel Triplett. They were great. Thanks Alex for some great moments, and best wishes for his family.

BigBlue1971
03-04-2012, 12:02 AM
growing up in New York you gave me many memories as a young Giants fan Big Red.</P>


may you rest in peace!</P>

buffyblue
03-04-2012, 12:15 AM
Way before my time but obviously a beloved and respected man.

Rest in peace.

YATittle1962
03-04-2012, 12:52 AM
My first games I saw featured Alex, Frank Gifford, and Mel Triplett. They were great. Thanks Alex for some great moments, and best wishes for his family.

the best of memories

he was a true warrior

when they needed those tough yards in those days they handed the ball to # 29

G-Men Surg.
03-04-2012, 01:40 AM
RIP Big Red, enjoy it up there with your love ones and of course say hello to Mr. Wellington Mara when you see him !

Meanhothead
03-04-2012, 02:00 AM
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03-04-2012, 02:04 AM
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03-04-2012, 02:05 AM
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03-04-2012, 02:07 AM
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03-04-2012, 02:08 AM
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03-04-2012, 02:09 AM
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03-04-2012, 02:10 AM
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miked1958
03-04-2012, 02:12 AM
I remember him. I was young and my dad bringing me to games. Great Coach. RIP

frantlj
03-04-2012, 02:20 AM
One of my dad's favorite players. A true Giant. Thanks to everyone for posting the awesome pictures. RIP, Big Red.

WE ARE SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!!!!!

IamGiantsfan
03-04-2012, 04:17 AM
Before my time but Rest in Peace

GameTime
03-04-2012, 07:54 AM
Once a Giant</P>


Always a Giant</P>


Rest In Peace Mr. Webster</P>

SweetZombieJesus
03-04-2012, 07:55 AM
One of those guys who is before my time but looms large in Giants lore and one of Wellington's favorites. RIP.

firstgamein49
03-04-2012, 08:20 AM
I remember when he was on the Montreal Allouettes as a rb. He was the only rb I saw in the league who could gains yds beyond the LOS. Great receiver for the Gmen as well as a blocker. The nickname tough as nails comes to mind. Great loss for the football world. He was special.
Rest in peace Red.

giantyankee1976
03-04-2012, 08:23 AM
before my time as well, but RIP.

Once a Giant...

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03-04-2012, 08:56 AM
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Thanks for the memories MHH. Big Red played every game like it might be his last. RIP Alex.

BParcells777
03-04-2012, 09:01 AM
I met him years ago at the Stadium in Sea Girt.......a genuinely nice guy

Years later he called me at my office cold calling to sell stationary, and office supplies

That really made me sad

No one has ever or will ever run the screen like Ol Red did

jints10
03-04-2012, 09:21 AM
My dad used to take us to Alex Websters The Stadium in Sea Girt for away games. Alex always had time to sit and talk to fans. We always had a great time going over there.

RIP Alex you will be missed by many and forgotten by none.

BParcells777
03-04-2012, 09:35 AM
The funny thing was when I approached Alex in his booth he was a little intimidated by my size (I'm 6 ft 2 and weigh 257, same weight as Blackburn and Urlacher) but in truth I'm a gentle giant just like Alex was........he moved back in his seat before I extended my hand LOL

chasjay
03-04-2012, 09:36 AM
He started with the Giants just as I was getting old enough to start pulling for the Giants and watching the games with my Dad down in the rural south. I was #29 in a lot of my pretend games in the back yard. The only way I could get any detailed stats back then was to go about 20 miles to a town where I could find the Sporting News - and the new issues were about two weeks behind the games that had been played - yeah, I'm old!!. And now with a few clicks I can look up just about everything I can think of to wonder about - I couldn't find where Big Red ever coached in any capacity except the 5 years as HC for the Giants. Did he serve as an assistant?

RIP

swimeasy
03-04-2012, 09:56 AM
Alex Webster was one of the greatest Giants to ever wear blue

you will be remembered fondly by me Big Red, not only for your warrior like play on the gridiron, but your fantastic efforts as a head coach and human being.

New Jerseys own Alex Webster

may you rest easy

always a Giant in my heart

Well said YA. One of my Dad's favorite players. Now they are together again. Rest well Alex and thank you also for all the family traditions you inspired.

888888
03-04-2012, 10:43 AM
Wow! Great photos.. Mr. Alex Webster looks like he could have competed in today's NFL

zimonami
03-04-2012, 11:21 AM
Beloved by Giant fans. We all knew things would get better whyen he saved us from Allie... alas, he didn't have the horses to bring us all the way back to respectability, but we still loved him.

NYGRealityCheck
03-04-2012, 12:06 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8275dd0f/article/former-giants-back-and-coach-webster-dies-at-80?module=HP11_headline_stack

"Alex was one of the all-time great Giants," - John Mara

Before my time, but here's wiki info.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Webster_(American_football)

He played back in the days when the game was more physical and none of these "for player safety" penalties existed. A lot of respect here.

Rest in Peace. Glad to the Giants were able to win one more for ya this year.

jimsgints
03-04-2012, 12:24 PM
My dad went to school with Alex. Dad told me he would help him with school work. He was a good guy that didn't like school work but then again who does? Dad wore his jersey on game days. Rest in peace Mr. Webster.
A true blue Giant..

YATittle1962
03-04-2012, 12:50 PM
Beloved by Giant fans. We all knew things would get better whyen he saved us from Allie... alas, he didn't have the horses to bring us all the way back to respectability, but we still loved him.

zimmy you know how I loved that 1970 team

I thought he did such a great job that year

9-5 felt like 14-0

that team was 100% heart and guts

that first win against Philly that set the 6 game win streak in motion was magical...Yankee Stadium was rocking that day

very close to being my favorite Giant team of all time

I mean...Tucker Frederickson, Fred Dryer, Willie Williams, Spider Lockhart, Bob Tuckers rookie year with 5 TDs,.... we got Ron Johnson from Cleveland and he broke 1000 yds....., I know yr not a Tarkenton fan but we had Fran, .....hometown boy Tommy Longo


and of course Big Red on the sideline smoking butts

I remember losing a heart breaker near the end of the season to the Eagles that kept us out of the post season

loved that team

2 amazing Giants

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zimonami
03-04-2012, 03:01 PM
Beloved by Giant fans. We all knew things would get better whyen he saved us from Allie... alas, he didn't have the horses to bring us all the way back to respectability, but we still loved him.

zimmy you know how I loved that 1970 team

I thought he did such a great job that year

9-5 felt like 14-0

that team was 100% heart and guts

that first win against Philly that set the 6 game win streak in motion was magical...Yankee Stadium was rocking that day

very close to being my favorite Giant team of all time

I mean...Tucker Frederickson, Fred Dryer, Willie Williams, Spider Lockhart, Bob Tuckers rookie year with 5 TDs,.... we got Ron Johnson from Cleveland and he broke 1000 yds....., I know yr not a Tarkenton fan but we had Fran, .....hometown boy Tommy Longo


and of course Big Red on the sideline smoking butts

I remember losing a heart breaker near the end of the season to the Eagles that kept us out of the post season

loved that team

2 amazing Giants

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/7173/webster2popup.jpg
That is a great pic of Alex and Well.
I think one of the reasons we were able to withstand the bad years is because we had many players that played with hustle and pride. The players wanted to win badly for Webster, but we just weren't good enough. We had a very bad period there without a GM and while the Mara's were good people, Well and Tim were just not good evaluaters of talent.

YATittle1962
03-04-2012, 06:15 PM
Beloved by Giant fans. We all knew things would get better whyen he saved us from Allie... alas, he didn't have the horses to bring us all the way back to respectability, but we still loved him.

zimmy you know how I loved that 1970 team

I thought he did such a great job that year

9-5 felt like 14-0

that team was 100% heart and guts

that first win against Philly that set the 6 game win streak in motion was magical...Yankee Stadium was rocking that day

very close to being my favorite Giant team of all time

I mean...Tucker Frederickson, Fred Dryer, Willie Williams, Spider Lockhart, Bob Tuckers rookie year with 5 TDs,.... we got Ron Johnson from Cleveland and he broke 1000 yds....., I know yr not a Tarkenton fan but we had Fran, .....hometown boy Tommy Longo


and of course Big Red on the sideline smoking butts

I remember losing a heart breaker near the end of the season to the Eagles that kept us out of the post season

loved that team

2 amazing Giants

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/7173/webster2popup.jpg
That is a great pic of Alex and Well.
I think one of the reasons we were able to withstand the bad years is because we had many players that played with hustle and pride. The players wanted to win badly for Webster, but we just weren't good enough. We had a very bad period there without a GM and while the Mara's were good people, Well and Tim were just not good evaluaters of talent.

truth

the business of the game was evolving and Well and Tim just couldn't seem to evolve with it........plus they couldn't agree on what to have for lunch let alone make business decisions together

Having Robustelli making decisions wasn't the answer either....he was a hell of a football player not a good head of football operations

but these guys loved their Giants players so much that I guess they just wanted them around

you could do that kind of thing in the old days

just not in the cut throat business the NFL was becoming post merger

JJC7301
03-04-2012, 09:40 PM
RIP Alex Webster, and my condolences to his family.

Antwuan
03-05-2012, 01:15 AM
R.I.P.

FeaglesPuntsEaglesRunts
03-11-2012, 12:33 AM
He was a bit before my time but I did some research and really seemed to exemplify what the Giants as an organization are all about.

R.I.P. to a Giants legend.