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Deion Sanders was almost a Dolphin

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by phinnhedd, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. phinnhedd

    phinnhedd Reality.

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    Damn, we lost out on Deion because he gave his word elsewhere when we may have offered more money in the long run. DAMN. 1994 would have been PRIME.

    Source: www.twitter.com/DeionSanders
     
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  2. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    I remember when that happened, but the reports in the media then weren't quite like Sanders says it was now. He said then, as I recall, Miami offered more money, but he signed with SF because he thought they had a better chance to go to the Super Bowl. He took just a 1 yr deal with the 49ers too, as I recall.
     
  3. SCall13

    SCall13 ThePhins QB

    Who cares. Really? Sanders, IMO, was at least a little over-rated.
     
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  4. Noodle Arm

    Noodle Arm and you are?

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    I remember this as well, it really hurt to watch him go to the 49ers. I was constantly watching the news and reading the Herald (that was life before the internet and Twitter) hoping to see Sanders holding up a Phins jersey. Never happened...then he had a monster year that season and won a ring :(
     
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  5. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho -=| Censored |=-

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  6. GARDENHEAD

    GARDENHEAD Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    No way was Deion overrated. Best cover corner I've ever seen.
     
  7. BlameItOnTheHenne

    BlameItOnTheHenne Taking a poop

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    Davie

    He's also a HOFer.
     
  8. brandon27

    brandon27 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Damn you Jeff Ireland and Stephen Ross. Way to screw us over. :rolleyes:

    wait, what?!?!
     
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  9. DolfanJake

    DolfanJake Banned

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    WTF ? Why talk about something that ALMOST happened almost 20 years ago. :pity:
     
  10. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    I remember he even held a press conference while he was here.

    We all thought we were gonna get him!

    - sent from my EVO 3D -
     
  11. BlameItOnTheHenne

    BlameItOnTheHenne Taking a poop

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    20 years ago is better than right now. Hell, better than the past decade.
     
  12. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    Why not?

    - sent from my EVO 3D -
     
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  13. Tin Indian

    Tin Indian Rockin' The Bottom End Club Member

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    Best Damn Corner I ever saw. Mainly cause he was so bloody fast! He could make a bad mistake recover while the ball was in the air and take it back for 6 like it was no big deal! Only thing I'll add he was the WORST Tackler I've ever seen as well.
     
  14. Trowa

    Trowa A world of pain

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    Can you call someone, who completely revolutionized an entire position in the league for decades to follow, over rated?
     
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  15. Ophinerated

    Ophinerated Preposterous!

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    You can call someone whatever you want. It doesn't necessarily make it true though.
     
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  16. Ohio Fanatic

    Ohio Fanatic Twuaddle or bust Club Member

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    You are nuts my friend. Best shut down corner to ever play the game.
     
  17. dolfan22

    dolfan22 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    As I remember it as well. Ticked me off as I felt a SB coming on at that time ...
     
  18. Killerphins

    Killerphins The Finger

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    :lol:
     
  19. Killerphins

    Killerphins The Finger

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    Remember when he played for the Braves early in the day and flew down to Miami later to play the Dolphins when he was a Falcon.
    No way that is an artificial memory.....
    Someone may be able to elaborate...
     
  20. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster New Member

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    Other way around, played Dolphins early in the day and then flew to Pitt to play baseball, but didn't get in the game.
     
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  21. GreenMonster

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    Deion Sanders demand respect and got it, and made you pay dearly for your mistakes. Best shut down corner ever.
     
  22. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    He used to arrive in a helicopter for those games sometimes.

    There were two matchups I used to live for in the mid-'90s.

    One was when Reggie White was gonna face Erik Williams.

    The other was Deion vs Jerry Rice.
     
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    O_o.
     
  24. Frumundah Finnatic

    Frumundah Finnatic U Mad Miami?

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    Deion was arguably one of the greatest athletes in all of pro-sports.
     
  25. steveincolorado

    steveincolorado Spook, Storme & Pebbles

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    San Francisco offered Deion more money because Deion said so. Deion goes for the money.

    In 1996, a reporter asked Jimmy Johnson what would he have done if the Dolphins would have signed him, JJ responded, "I'd cut him".

    Deion was a very good cover corner, a great punt returner, but he was Sh!t when it came to contact. Biggest puss ever to play in the NFL.
     
  26. TheMageGandalf

    TheMageGandalf Senior Member

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    The question is whether he would've made a difference against the Chargers in the 2nd half...

    IMHO I think if he was playing CB for us, that game wouldnt of come down to Stoyo and we would've gone on to play Pittsburg.
     
  27. TheMageGandalf

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    Thats how I remember it too. I read in the Herald that even his mom was lobbying him to come here. It was a huge disappointment when he turned us down and then he said that about SF's chances vs ours.
     
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  28. phinnhedd

    phinnhedd Reality.

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    It's just awesome that you can find out info on **** you couldn't find out about 20 years ago in a blink of an eye using twitter. This is still news to me, at the time we thought Deion was gonna be a Dolphin. FU 49ers.
     
  29. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    Yes, that's right. Deion can pretend we don't remember and try to rewrite history, but it won't work with me. He stiffed us for less money. That's totally his right, but he doesn't need to tell it different now than what was being said then.
     
  30. Alex13

    Alex13 Tua Time !!! Club Member

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    even back then, no one wanted to come here....damn
     
  31. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    The team he would have been on was the one that lost to SD in the playoffs when Stoyo missed a last second 48 yd FG. That SD team went on to get trounced in the Super Bowl by the 49ers with Sanders. I don't know for sure if he would have made the difference in our going to the SB that year rather than SD, but pretty good chance he could have.
     
  32. phinnhedd

    phinnhedd Reality.

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    Absolutely would have. NO ****ING DOUBT ABOUT IT.
     
  33. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    I remember that fiasco as well. I was stationed at Fort Leavenworth and Sanders even visited the Kansas City Chiefs....showed him at some lake fishing. I'm GLAD we never got Deion Sanders, regardless of what he brought to the table.

    Couldn't stand prima donnas then...can't stand them now!
     
  34. phinnhedd

    phinnhedd Reality.

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    You realize he was probably a difference between playoffs and a chance at super bowl at that point right?
     
  35. Alex13

    Alex13 Tua Time !!! Club Member

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    yeah, i was just beeing sarcastic...:)
     
  36. Boik14

    Boik14 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Maybe he was a bit overrated in your opinion but it sure as hell beat anything we had at the time and it sure as hell would have stopped Jim Kelly/Andre Reed from roasting us so many damn times. What could have been :(
     

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