Thursday, August 2, 2012
Brandon going to Canton to see Curtis
By Rich Cimini
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Veteran RG Brandon Moore will skip Saturday night's intrasquad scrimmage to attend Curtis Martin's Hall-of-Fame induction in Canton.
Moore was a first-year starter in 2004, the year Martin won the NFL rushing title at the age of 31 -- the oldest player to accomplish that milestone.
"That was a big year for him and I was part of a good offensive line that helped him get that rushing title at a time when people were claiming he was old and lost a step," Moore said Thursday. "I look back on that team with fond memories. When somebody asks you to come to the Hall of Fame, I think you go."
Several members of the organization will be in Canton, including owner Woody Johnson, GM Mike Tannenbaum and senior personnel executive Terry Bradway. Many former Martin teammates from the Jets and Patriots also are expected to be there.
In case you're wondering, here is the 2004 starting lineup on offense:
QB -- Chad Pennington
RB -- Martin, Gerald Sowell
WR -- Santana Moss, Justin McCareins
TE -- Anthony Becht
OL -- Jason Fabini, Pete Kendall, Kevin Mawae, Moore, Kareem McKenzie