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Fins vs Pats OT 2003 on NFLN Tuesday

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by frozenfin, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. frozenfin

    frozenfin Well-Known Member

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    NFL Network "Game of the Week" tomorrow is showing Patriots at Dolphins from October 19, 2003 at 2PM Eastern.
     
  2. CaribPhin

    CaribPhin Guest

    Who won?
     
  3. Trowa

    Trowa A world of pain

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    Is that the monday night game when we wore the orange unis and AJ Feely carved them up?
     
  4. frozenfin

    frozenfin Well-Known Member

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    No... I wasn't watching football then, but it looks like we lost in overtime 19-13 after a Jay Fieldler interception in OT and two missed potential game-winning Olindo Mare field goals. :(

    Wednesday NFL Network is showing their "America's Game" special on the 2003 Patriots.

    I still got it DVR-ed though.
     
  5. Killerphins

    Killerphins The Finger

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    troy brown 82 yard TD in OT.
    seeing that game once was enough for me.
     
  6. Merauder

    Merauder Perseverance

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    The dirt infield cost us that game, and that game cost us the division if I'm not mistaken. Excuse me while I throw up.
     
  7. steveincolorado

    steveincolorado Spook, Storme & Pebbles

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    I think we lost because we were not the better team:wink2: The infield dirt had nothing to do with it. Maybe if our offense could have scored TD's instead of having to kick off the dirt, maybe we could have won. Maybe the 82 yard TD was caused by the dirt??:no:
     
  8. Merauder

    Merauder Perseverance

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    Mare missed both of those field goals while he was on the dirt. If there had been grass, he probably would have made one of the two. The Marlins stole our mojo that year, and then won the World Series.
     
  9. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    I was at that game. No thanks. Had we won that game, we would've been in 1st place in the division and been set up nicely for the rest of the season. When Mare missed that chip shot FG in OT (after Ricky set us up with a nice run) you could feel the air let out of that stadium.
     
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  10. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    IMO, that is a BS excuse. Mare had been kicking on that dirt for years. He shanked it, plain and simple. If it were a 45 yarder, I could understand. But he basically missed an extra point.
     
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  11. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    I think Mare never returned to form after that game. He was nearly automatic before that game
     
  12. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    I honestly believe the "dirt" became more mental for him than physical.
     
  13. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    For a while he was an extremely accurate kicker with a very strong leg. I think some people forget how awesome he was before he lost it.
     
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  14. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    No doubt. He was the NFL's all-time leader in accuracy for a while. I believe Vanderjagt eventually passed him, which isn't all that noteworthy considering half (or more) of his games were indoors.
     
  15. SuperMarksBros.

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    We lost because Mare missed several very makeable FGs. That game should never have gone to OT. 2002 was the beginning of the end for him. a FG % in the 70's is unacceptable.
     
  16. Merauder

    Merauder Perseverance

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    True...Mare had grown accustomed to kicking in the dirt..... but every now and then even the best kickers might take an awkward step in the dirt and miss a field goal or two. Especially in a high pressure situation like that. It becomes magnified. All I'm saying is that kicking in the dirt is harder than kicking on grass, regardless if someone had been doing it for their entire career or not. I have always hated the dirt. It cost us the division that year and God knows how many other games.... and has been the culprit for countless injuries over the years.
     
  17. steveincolorado

    steveincolorado Spook, Storme & Pebbles

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    We lost because we were not a very good team that year. Not just because our kicker had a bad year.
     
  18. frozenfin

    frozenfin Well-Known Member

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    In the last two seasons with Seattle, Mare is 48/53 (90.6%). What was his problem in the middle of the last decade with Miami?? Is it a popular thought that this NE game really affected his performance?

    In 1999 he set a then-NFL record of 39 field goals in a year... 117 points off of Mare field goals that year... damn. His leg carried offenses that couldn't get into the end zone.

    I have never seen this 2003 game so I look forward to seeing it for historical appreciation and hopefully won't get too upset over the loss... I watched maybe two football games start to finish after Dan's retirement until 2007.
     
  19. Agua

    Agua Reality: Try It!

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    Dear NFLN:

    Do you have any games for GotW which the Dolphins won? It doesn't seem like it.

    Thanks
     
  20. Agua

    Agua Reality: Try It!

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    Get ready to vomit. That game sticks in my throat probably somewhere around #3 or 4 all time chokes. Winner - 1974 Playoffs @ Raiders. Honorable mention 1993 AFC Championship v. Buffalo.
     
  21. Dolphins1Beatles

    Dolphins1Beatles Ziggy Stardust

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    Games like that are the story of the Dolphins' last decade, including 2009 - Injuries or not, they choked when they controlled their own destiny last season. Thankfully a new decade is here, hopefully it will be better and less choke filled.

    That's why this season will be so big. You expect the Phins to make the playoffs and win a game or two and if they do lose, to not get completely destroyed in a losing effort as has been the case for like 15 years in the wild card and divisional rounds. Games like these which have filled this past decade have scarred me. Anytime we play a meaningful game I feel like I'm going to have a heart attack because for so long we've been watching stuff like that happen. They really need to make me think they can win big games! Doing so against the Jets with the division title on the line in 2008 helped, but that's really the only one of the last decade. I guess the 2000 WC game against the Colts also, but that's so long ago now.

    Sweeping the Jets was a nice start to the first half of last season, but the fact that they lost the last 3 when they would have needed to win 2 was reminiscent of earlier in the decade when they would start strong then fade away in November and December, and it was "here we go again." Please change our skeptic minds!
     
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  22. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    If Mare made either one of the two very makable field goals Miami would have won the game.
     
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  23. steveincolorado

    steveincolorado Spook, Storme & Pebbles

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    If our offense could have scored 1 TD instead of having to settle for 2 FG attempts, then we would have won:wink2:

    Can't believe I'm defending a stupid kicker:sad:
     
  24. 54Fins

    54Fins "In Gase we trust"

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    Was that the game that I thought Mare made that 2nd FG? It was questionable like close but I swore it made it through.
     
  25. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    that might be true, however it still doesn't change the fact that they had the kicker in a situation where he can and has hit before. Twice.
     
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  26. ChrisKo

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    I was at that game and it sucked badly, seeing Troy Brown torch Brock Marion.

    If I remember correctly, it came out after the game that Wanny left it up to Mare if he wanted to practice during the week on the dirt. Mare did not practice on the dirt and the results are what you see. I split the blame between Mare and Wanny because Wanny should have forced Mare to practice.
     
  27. frozenfin

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    From the past decade, no. :cry:

    From the 1990s though at least they've aired 1993 Thanksgiving vs Dallas, 94 Marino comeback vs Patriots, the 94 divisional playoffs vs Chargers... wait we choked a nut and blew that game too (most heartbreaking nauseating choke in my book). Damn.
     
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  28. SuperMarksBros.

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    How is 10-6 not very good? We missed the playoffs because we were in a deep conference.
     
  29. Merauder

    Merauder Perseverance

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    Don't forget about the opening day game against Houston that year that Miami should have NEVER lost. That was my first Dolphins home game that I attended, and I still haven't forgotten about it. Makes me sick just thinking about it.
     
  30. frozenfin

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    My dumb DVR didn't work and for some reason didn't even record the game Tuesday. Maybe it's for the better.
     
  31. Disnardo

    Disnardo Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Which Dolphin loss over the last 10 years hasn't been???:lol:

    Wonder who was the CB covering Brown that game...

    Surtain or Madison???
     

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