Football

Dec. 31, 1982

Hall of Fame guard John Hannah and one of his Patriots head coaches, Ron Meyer, weren’t exactly close pals. So as a new year beckoned, Hannah and Meyer came to the same conclusion:

Hannah would be better off elsewhere.

Hannah asked to be traded, and Meyer said he would try to wheel a deal. But, according to the Boston Globe, Meyer said making a trade involving the fourth pick in the 1973 draft would be difficult because of Hannah’s “attitude.”

That observation didn’t endear Meyer to Hannah’s teammates.

At any rate, Hannah stayed with the Pats for the duration of his career, retiring after the 1985 season.

Meyer was asked to leave after the 1984 season, compiling an 18-15 record.

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