An echo from the past?

Posted by Darren Urban on May 4, 2010 – 4:52 pm

With a hat tip to our own Jim Omohundro …

You see the facial hair. You see the (potential) scowl. You see the jersey number.

Is Alan Faneca Conrad Dobler 2.0? (Not that Faneca would eye gouge or bite or anything.)

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27 Responses to “An echo from the past?”

  1. By Frank on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    They must be distant cousins.

  2. By chris on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Darren by “echo” do you mean “blast”? Wow striking resemblance…

  3. By moe on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    when is the next mini camp.Had a question too so whats the deal with brian st pierre does he still count for the 80 man roster and are they going to be realeasing him. also how is max hall doing i went to school with dude

  4. By darrenurban on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Moe —

    St. Pierre is a free agent and will not be re-signed. Hall was fine, but he will have an uphill battle to make the team. There are no more minicamps. The team will have 14 OTAs over the next few weeks ending June 10.

  5. By k. on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    that’s great!

  6. By kauaicardsfan on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Wow Deja Vu

  7. By AndyStandsUp on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Nah, Faneca looks like a taller Jack Black or a heftier Jake Plummer, except the Snake would grab more than your facemask, hint, hint.
    Other than being voluntary, what’s the difference between minicamps and Organized Team Activities? More contact allowed under NFLPA rules?

  8. By darrenurban on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    AndyStands —

    No more contact. Probably less actually. Basically yes, just that they are voluntary.

  9. By alex on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    darren got a question do u know wen the cards are gonna be in flagstaff for training im trying to plan my vacation so i can swing bye and see them

  10. By darrenurban on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Alex, Sierra Vista Nick —

    Camp dates aren’t usually released before mid-June at the earliest.

  11. By Jon L on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    I know that coach whiz makes rookies earn playing time and he doesn’t hand them the starting job. That being said , do you think my man Dan has a chance to start early on in the season?

  12. By darrenurban on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Jon L —

    Given how rookies have been used in Whiz’s three seasons, I will be shocked — assuming everyone stays healthy — if he is starting before mid-season.

  13. By John from PA on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Faneca looks more intimidating than Dobler haha. Glad they’re both wearing Cardinals jerseys though!!

  14. By Mr. Know It All on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    K Whiz and Actor Ed Harris are twin brothers, haha

    MSN had posted Celebrity look a likes it was hilarious!!!!

    “Oh, Man, I’d like to tell you about ALL those Sunday afternoons I spent “booing” and “hissing” at the Cardinal’s Conrad Dobler!!! Hands down, THE Dirtiest Football Player I EVER saw!!! He came from a FAR, FAR, FAR different breed then the football player’s of today, THAT’S for SURE!!!” Barry Fleckmann

    Read more:

    I hope the best for Dobler and Thankfully the only similarity to Faneca is looks not circumstances.

  15. By Chuck on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    COOL!Were gonna pound the Rock,it just know it!

  16. By SierraVistaNick on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    I like it! Crazy resemblance. Darren, have the training camp dates been set yet? Need to set the dates for vacation in Jul/Aug!

  17. By TBru on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Conrad had cooler hair

  18. By Matt on May 4, 2010 | Reply


    Do you think Faneca’s age was a factor in him receiving only a 1-year contract? Or was it more of a financial decision? He seems like a great fit with the Cardinals, so I’m curious as to why he didn’t get a 2 or 3-year contract.

  19. By darrenurban on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Matt —

    I think his age was a factor, for sure. Clark Haggans signed a one-year deal originally too, and then inked a three-year deal the next offseason.

  20. By TBru on May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Mr. Know It All, thanks for the read on Dobler.

  21. By riwjr on May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Outstanding! Now I am psyched for the season to begin!

  22. By okcardsfan on May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Wow, did anyone read the article on Dobler? I have heard that the NFL and the union doesn’t really take care of the older players. Maybe it is true.

  23. By Cards Fan for 42 Years on May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Now that is spooky! I remember the “good old days” and watching Dobler play. Remember the beer commercials Dobler did where he would start an argument between fans in the stands and then walk away?

  24. By cards 2010 on May 5, 2010 | Reply

    Dobler actually resembles Burt Reynolds (if Burt had a longer styled wig in his closet).

  25. By Ottis Anderson Fan on May 10, 2010 | Reply

    Video interview with Conrad Dobler from CNN in February 2009:

  26. By Ottis Anderson Fan on May 10, 2010 | Reply

    Dobler, Dierdorf, Tilley, Hart, Metcalf, Gray, Smith, Whirley, Coryell, Anderson. Classic Cards.

    We need a throwback jersey (white) for the fans from that era. We’re the redbirds, not the, “red-winged” blackbirds as the new alternative uniforms suggest.

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