Bill Rademacher, who played in Super Bowl III for the Jets, has died. He was 75.
The team reported his passing Tuesday.
The Jets signed Rademacher as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Michigan in 1964. He played as both a receiver and a defensive back during his five seasons with the Jets.
Presenting the seventh-annual list of role players, journeymen and castoffs thriving in unexpected circumstances around the NBA.
It just never happened. Kidd-Gilchrist is just 11-of-21 on post-ups this season, five fewer attempts than he tried last season, per NBA.com. He barely runs the pick-and-roll.
There are good reasons for all of this. With Kemba Walker and Nicolas Batum on the floor, it is hard to justify shifting much off-the-bounce duty to MKG — even if plotting the chess pieces that way would loosen spacing. There is no room for another post-up threat with Dwight Howard hogging one block. Perhaps Kidd-Gilchrist hasn’t shown enough in practice.
It’s nevertheless been a difficult couple of months for Doleman, who rose to prominence three decades ago with the Vikings..
“When a doctor tells you that you have brain cancer, it changes your whole world,” Doleman said. “Those are the scariest words that you’ll ever hear in your life. When I first heard it, I was so devastated by it I couldn’t get any words out of my mouth.”
Per Tomasson, Doleman has glioblastoma. In addition to the radiation, Doleman is undergoing chemotherapy.
“We’re working on [the cancer] on a daily basis,” Doleman said. “It can heal, and it can come back. I ask Vikings fans to pray for me on a daily basis. Just one day at a time.”
Vikings fans and all football fans should say a prayer for Doleman.