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Steve Tasker Highlights 92-96

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I was at a number of those games including the JEST game where they had no solution for him so they used a dirty hit to take him out of game.

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Looks like a Hall of Fame player to me.  

 

Tasker’s receptions as a WR would have been much higher if the Bills knew what they had sooner. 

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Great player. That play where he dove into the end zone to catch the punt (before it even bounced) and throw it back into the field of play to save the touch back was insane.

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When he was playing it was fun even to watch special teams.

 

I love the play where he dumps Deion

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I was at every home season game Steve Tasker played in. I would watch him through my binoculars on ST when they would line up 2 guys against him and he was still the first guy down field every time. It was incredible to watch. This is separate of all the clutch catches he would make. 

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5 hours ago, Bob in STL said:

Looks like a Hall of Fame player to me.  

 

Tasker’s receptions as a WR would have been much higher if the Bills knew what they had sooner. 

 

They did know, but Marv wouldn't let him play on Offense much, to keep him fresh for STs. Kelly was always asking Marv to let Tasker play more on Offense. When it did happen, even then it was largely due to injuries.

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Love the tackle against the Raiders where Tim Brown gives him props for play. He was always well respected around the NFL for special teams and deserves the HOF.

 

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21 minutes ago, GRHater69 said:

Love the tackle against the Raiders where Tim Brown gives him props for play. He was always well respected around the NFL for special teams and deserves the HOF.

 

That's one of my favorites. When they both hit the ground looking at each other and he's like, "gotta give it to you, nice play"

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He is a nominee for the HOF this year.

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8 hours ago, Bob in STL said:

Looks like a Hall of Fame player to me.  

 

Tasker’s receptions as a WR would have been much higher if the Bills knew what they had sooner. 

Kelly said he was uncoverable even in practice...i think he was too important on ST to risk being injured unless they had to play him...

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I really think Tasker could have set WR records across the board if he were inserted into offense from day 1. Welker style but had the ability to catch in coverage. Look at the way he would catch in double coverage even with how small he was!

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2 hours ago, Buddo said:

 

They did know, but Marv wouldn't let him play on Offense much, to keep him fresh for STs. Kelly was always asking Marv to let Tasker play more on Offense. When it did happen, even then it was largely due to injuries.

 

Super Bowl 25.   Don Beebe was hurt.  Steve Tasker playing as the 3rd WR, instead of Al Edwards.   That would have helped a lot.  

 

Of course, running the ball against their 2 man DL and forcing them back to their standard 3-4 was the key and  we discovered much too late.  

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And that's just 92-96. There's another video for the years prior to that.

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I have his jersey in home blue...loved watching him

 

Oh and I do like him as an announcer and he does just fine. YOU trying coming up with different phrases that never get old week after week :)

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Who else did what Steve Tasker did on teams, and receiving combined? That’s HOF output.

 

Go Bills!!!

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Very entertaining highlights.  It was nice to see all the great plays over his career.  I have a better perspective as to why he is mentioned on this site as a possible HOF candidate.  Thanks for sharing.

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This reminds me how the NFL was a much better product back then, when special teams actually mattered and was legitimately one-third of the game.

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18 hours ago, Bob in STL said:

Looks like a Hall of Fame player to me.  

 

Tasker’s receptions as a WR would have been much higher if the Bills knew what they had sooner. 

 

Kelly knew. He had been lobbying for him to play WR for years.

11 hours ago, CLTbills said:

That's one of my favorites. When they both hit the ground looking at each other and he's like, "gotta give it to you, nice play"

 

Brown asked for an autographed jersey from him and asked him to autograph one of Brown's jerseys.  He asked Steve to put something on it like 'caught you' on it.  Saw a picture of it framed once.

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8 minutes ago, Limeaid said:

 

Kelly knew. He had been lobbying for him to play WR for years.

 

Brown asked for an autographed jersey from him and asked him to autograph one of Brown's jerseys.  He asked Steve to put something on it like 'caught you' on it.  Saw a picture of it framed once.

I may have told this story on here before... But Tasker is literally the reason I grew up a Bills fan. My mom grew up in a little small town in western Kansas called Leoti. Went to high school with Steve. She met my dad in college, and moved back to NY, which just happened to be the same year the Bills picked him up on waivers. so when I was a kid, we drove to OP on the weekends to watch Steve play. Spent the night a couple times at the Taskers' house Saturday night before the game. I always love to see these videos because I was VERY young and don't remember much of it.

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