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On Way to Canton, Martin Stops Here Thursday

Posted by Eric Allen on June 4, 2012 – 2:57 pm

In just two months, Curtis Martin will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. And before he makes that trip to Canton, we’ll talk to the legendary running back at the Jets Partner Summit on Thursday, June 7, and Jets Nation can tune in live to our exclusive show at 8:30 a.m.

“Curtis Martin: Countdown to Canton” will also be archived and available for view throughout the weekend and beyond if you can’t join us live.

Martin, who is the fourth-leading rusher in NFL history with 14,101 yards, rushed for at least 1,000 yards in each of his first 10 seasons. That feat equaled an NFL record set by Barry Sanders for most 1,000-yard seasons to start a career.

On Aug. 4, Martin will become the 29th modern-era RB to join the Hall. Always a fan favorite, the humble Martin set a number of franchise records, including most rushing yards (10,302), most yards from scrimmage (12,741), most 1,000-yard rush seasons (7), most rush TDs (58) and most receptions by a RB (367).

If you have a question or comment for Curtis, please write us now on Facebook.com/Jets, on twitter @nyjets or right here with a comment to the Radar on newyorkjets.com. We will get to a couple of the questions during our visit. So remember to tune in to “Curtis Martin: Countdown to Canton” on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. or catch the archived show here on the site.

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29 Responses to “On Way to Canton, Martin Stops Here Thursday”

  1. By since shea on Jun 4, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you, Curtis, for the extraordinary dedication and devotion throughout your Jet career. Your results showed it. Thank you also for the class, dignity and professionalism with which you represented yourself and our team. HOF well deserved.

  2. By oasus on Jun 4, 2012 | Reply

    Anyone that hates that Curtis is going in, hates it simply because he’s a Jet. I guarantee that if he were a Patriot (for his whole career), or a 49er, or some other team, people would be lauding this as an excellent. #norespect #justsaying We’re all proud of ya Curtis!

  3. By DKM on Jun 4, 2012 | Reply

    my all time favorite Jet, and a class act deserves everything he can get, and hopefully one day soon, the Majority Ownership of our beloved NY JETS.
    i believe

  4. By Jimmer on Jun 4, 2012 | Reply

    Curtis brought class and dignity to the field. Sure, we swiped him from an enemy, even after that, he was still able to bring class to our franchise. Along with Chrebet, Curtis will be one of the greatest to ever wear our colors. I pray the younger generation understands what they did for our franchise.

  5. By Frankly on Jun 4, 2012 | Reply

    I agree, Curtis doesn’t receive enough recognition for what he has done on the field. One of the great professionals I have witnessed! Curtis, Tell us how life is not having to report to training camp every year? What is one of your best memories from the green and white?

  6. By BlackDynamite on Jun 5, 2012 | Reply

    I have a Martin jersey. Wear it proudly every Jets game……

  7. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jun 5, 2012 | Reply

    I still like Martin for the next owner of this team. Speaking of RBs, Cimini writes today that McKnight is finally getting his chance to be the #2 back. That would be the chance that he shoulda gotten last yr but like I say, scjoe, we love to talk about draft picks and then often hate to actually put them on the field. I see also that Holmes is back, meaning he missed 4 OTA’s and will participate in 3. What a scandal! You’d think we didn’t have bigger things to worry about, like which of our first two overrated QBs is gonna get the ball to him and who’s gonna start at RT.

  8. By joeyjets12fla on Jun 5, 2012 | Reply

    If there were ever a player that, played like a Jet, it was Curtis Martin. He showed up with his lunch box and went to work He put team above all else and lead by example. Thanks for a HOF career.And thank you, Bill Parcells.

  9. By IRA on Jun 5, 2012 | Reply

    Curtis is one of the most underrated athletes to ever play for a team in NYC. While Namath, Chrebet, Hasty, Penny, and Glenn go down for me as some of my all-time favorites i would be hard pressed to not say Curtis is my favorite. I always will be a Namath man but Curtis was just so very special. Congrats to him!

  10. By GaryC on Jun 5, 2012 | Reply

    jet fan tom, is holmes out there working with tebow and sanchez with the rest of the recievers and backs,your out there,drop by and see,it can’t hurt to have him try to get some consistency going with sanchez,mcelroy or tebow.or will he be the first one again to moan and groan that he isn’t getting enough passes.I GOT TO BE ME, IT’S ALL ABOUT ME.

  11. By carl on Jun 5, 2012 | Reply

    Class act all the way!!!

  12. By IRA on Jun 5, 2012 | Reply

    +Gary, Cut Holmes some slack. yeah i know he doesn’t deserve it but i think Sparano will keep Holmes in line the way he did Marshall.
    GO JETS!!!!

  13. By jetsfan80 on Jun 5, 2012 | Reply

    Curtis Martin and Joe Namath stand out as the best Jets of all time to me…tiebreaker goes to Curtis because he was more humble. Clearly the best player on the team for several years while he played with us and never had to let a soul know about it. No nasty contract disputes. The team needed cap room, he sacrificed and took a pay cut. What a genuine person and outstanding example for others to follow. Thanks for the memories, Curtis.

  14. By GaryC on Jun 5, 2012 | Reply

    Ira, you could be on holmes bandwagon just like jet fan tom,but until proven otherwise,what you see is what you get in holmes,the total package, good and bad.

  15. By Hector on Jun 5, 2012 | Reply

    When i here the name curtis martin i here CLASS period.Thanks for representing The New York Jets,Everytime my son and i where watching you play i told him be like that man,real talk. HOF from day one thanks HEC

  16. By Allan O'Dane on Jun 5, 2012 | Reply

    If there was one player every Jet player now should try to be like it would be Curtis Martin. This guy was a true professional on and off the field. Never heard this man gripe about anything. Team guy…played hurt..never put a teamate under the bus . Off the field just as great…no baby mama drama…no hanging out at clubs at 4am getting into trouble….Curtis Martin…Hall Of Fame on roller skates…Now..if Mr.Martin and Company would just buy the NYJ and build it from the ground up using some of his core fundamentals…..64Tom….i’m right with you buddy..

  17. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jun 5, 2012 | Reply

    I won’t say Holmes has always behaved well, GaryC, but like any great WR who’s reached the top — that is, MVP in a Super Bowl win — he wants a QB who can throw to him consistently well. We don’t have one on the roster that I know of at the moment. And your thinking is a little twisted if you think going to visit the troops is Germany is about “me” rather than about the troops.

  18. By GaryC on Jun 5, 2012 | Reply

    jet fan tom, do not misinterpret what I say,you will have everyone coming down on me,his me attitude has nothing to do with his visiting the troops,only football field attitude.Thank You.

  19. By Tom Spicer on Jun 5, 2012 | Reply

    Curtis is one of the most underated football players of all time. There were multiple years where he carried Jet teams on his back. Everyone knew he was getting the ball all 11 guys on D were in the box & they still could not stop him. He is a class act.

  20. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jun 5, 2012 | Reply

    Back at ya, Allan!

  21. By IRA on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Can’t argue that until he proves different. Lets hope for the best. i do think he will have a bounce back year on the field.
    Allan, I have said for the longest time Woody should let Curtis buy a small share of the team. Would be a win-win for everybody.

  22. By Karan on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Hey guys, definetly read this article, i think its great. Hopefully it changes the mind of some doubters. I know it won’t completely, but maybe it’ll make you understand, even the slightest would be ok. Hope the site lets me post this link:


  23. By DKM on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Nice reaction from Revis there on PFT, you can stop all this nonesense by just telling people what you planning on doing cause it is a controversy no matter how i look at it.
    I get, you want to up the stock in your so called coopertion but holding you Team hostage with crap like this cant be good in the long run and should certainly do some damage to your image.
    I also understand as a business man you want the most Money we all do but didnt you knew this 2 years ago before your signed on the dotet line. Honor is a hard thing to come by just ask and read this Article about Curtis Martin. That what seperates the truly great ones from the wannabeeeeesssss.

  24. By DKM on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Here is something to think about, becomming B. Sanders is harder then you think cause you shining star can go out just like this, just ask A. Samuels who was considert the next Barry when he was done with the Pats after 4 Years and went for the big Mullah, now you just another CB who couldnt lift up to his big Contract, or Asomugha, boy im glad he decided the Jets werent the Team for him.
    How about doing your Job honorbly like Joe shmoo, and the rest will fall into place. AAHH, whom am i fooling here greed is what dictates the world.
    Even for guy like Revis and his abilitys the HOF is along way and let me tell you its not going thru the Biggest Contract in NFL history. There is many ways to the Land of I”m THE BEST.

  25. By scjoe on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Curtis “my favorite Martin” what else can be said? I would have to put him up there in my favorite 5 or 6 along with Joe Willie, Klecko, Walker, Cherbet and Freeman. Congratulations CMart.

  26. By Tammy on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Curtis fan for life!!! Lucky enough to meet and sit down with Curtis. ALWAYS admired the player, now I admire the man I was blessed enough to get to know!!! Congratulations Curtis!!!! Well deserved!!!

  27. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jun 6, 2012 | Reply

    Okay, GaryC, thanks for making that distinction between the gridiron and the troops on the real field of battle. But I see that Holmes says today he’s going to Sanchez’s Jets West thing, so that should make you happy. Ira, tokenism like “letting Curtis buy a small share of the team” would be a typical Jets halfway-measures move — kind of like extending Sanchez’s contract unnecessarily, then trading for the even less accurate Tebow when you just drafted a promising QB the yr before — and a lose-lose for everybody. Woody needs to make up his mind whether he wants to win with this team or just grab headlines, then do what he’s gotta do.

  28. By GaryC on Jun 7, 2012 | Reply

    yes, jet fan tom, holmes is going to jet west, I am glad he is reading my posts.get yourself out there and start working in synch with the quarterbacks,with the money he is making that is the least he could do.

  29. By MikeD on Jun 12, 2012 | Reply

    To a class act that never forgot where he came from and always acted like he had been there before (endzone): Congratulations Curtis! You gave the Jets 110% and left nothing in reserve. True Jets fans will always hold you in highest regard.

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