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Jacob Tamme: Cats can still have “fantastic” season

Jacob Tamme (Keyli Chisesi/


No former Kentucky player loves the Wildcats more than Jacob Tamme. He was an All-SEC tight end at Kentucky and played nine years in the NFL with three teams — and all three made the Super Bowl with him on the roster.

His career apparently is over since Atlanta did not renew his contract this season and so far no other team has picked him up. However, that has given him time to watch Kentucky play more — even though watching Saturday night’s loss to Florida was painful for him, too.

Here’s a series of tweets Tamme had after the 28-27 loss:

1 — This group still has an opportunity to have a fantastic season. I think this team has leaders who will rally. Let’s do the same as fans.

2 —  Having said that, a word to #BBN – be Sad. Mad. Frustrated. But don’t get down on this team. Those guys played their GUTS out.

3 — Toughest loss I’ve seen/felt since my own senior night when we got beat in 4OT (by Tennessee)

4 — Been able to attend handful of UK games over years as NFLer but not many & never *purely* as a fan. I’m not sure this is healthy for me.

5 — I’m not saying refs have to swallow the flag at the end of a game (on holding call) but I do contend that if it is close it should not be called.

6 — If that is the case, w/ 6 seconds left, , it’s not the “right” call. There are lots of “close” holds that aren’t called.

7 —  This is true. UF DT took himself out of the play with his feet & then tried to lunge back. I see *why* they called it. Don’t like it.


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