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Memorable Dolphins Plays

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Galant, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. Galant

    Galant Love - Unity - Sacrifice - Eternity Staff Member

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    It's the worst time of year for football news, but a Tweet I saw gave me an idea for a thread that might be fun.

    Hopefully this will help alleviate the boredom and pointless speculation!

    What are your most memorable Dolphins plays?

     
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  2. Galant

    Galant Love - Unity - Sacrifice - Eternity Staff Member

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  3. Unlucky 13

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    Here's a few of my favorite runs from recent Dolphins history.









     
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  4. Galant

    Galant Love - Unity - Sacrifice - Eternity Staff Member

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    Here's one that maybe shouldn't be THAT memorable but for me it is. 2012 was the year I was starting to get back into following the Dolphins so that first year with Tannehill and Hartline had a few memorable moments for me. A few pin-point side-line passes on late drives.
    So with all that, this one sticks around:



    Sorry for the rough quality.
     
  5. Galant

    Galant Love - Unity - Sacrifice - Eternity Staff Member

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    Of those, Miller's first run was the most memorable for me. I remember thinking how the Dolphins had managed to move on from Reggie Bush and found Miller, and since then they've been able to find decent running backs with reasonable frequency. Our latest crop hasn't been the best but over the last 9-10 years we've had some good running talent.
     
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  6. Unlucky 13

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    Miller was criminally underused and misused his entire time with the Dolphins. Over and over, they wouldn't give him the ball when they should have, but then later ran him into a stacked line that accomplished nothing. He could have been so much more, and it absolutely killed me when they let him walk as a free agent.

    And then then Gase did almost the exact same thing with Drake as Philbin did with Miller. Back to back, we had these fast young RBs on our roster who I loved, and our coaches were idiots and wouldn't give them the ball. Fingers crossed that we draft one this April and Flores actually lets him carry it 15-20 times most weeks.
     
  7. Galant

    Galant Love - Unity - Sacrifice - Eternity Staff Member

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    Running RB's into walls seems to be a Dolphins trademark. At this point I'm not sure, and don't care, whether it's the OL, RB's or something else. I just want them to fix it.
     
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    For the past 15 years or so, in any given week of the season, you could turn on any random game not featuring Miami, and see two teams who can design and execute regular, commonplace plays both in the run and the pass better than the Dolphins. It is absurd that its an issue that's persisted now through five coaching changes. Fingers crossed that Flores and company can get it right soon.
     
  9. Galant

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    Here's another - the Cam Wake walk-off safety.
     
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  10. TheHighExhaulted

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    Lemon to Camarillo
     
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    I don't want to remember anything from that season, lol. Winning one game makes zero difference to me to winning zero. It all sucks.
     
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    More recent in memory but easily one of my all-time favorites-

     
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    Early 2000s...like 02 or 03...Jamie Nails pulls around the side and leads Ricky down the sideline. Nails blew up a couple defenders along the way. Perfect example of an athletic OL being out in front and an RB setting him up to plow the way.
     
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    Week 1, 2002. Ricky's first game with the Fins, vs the Lions.
     
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    I very much disagree with that.

    It makes a big difference in the sense when a team is 0-8, they NEVER bring up Miami's 1-15 season. It is always clips of the Bucs and Lions.

    I am thankful for that one win as I don't have to be reminded of that season every year.
     
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    I was only a kid but that still blew me away.
     
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    Good call! About the 46sec mark.
     
  18. Unlucky 13

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    Seems like it happened not that long ago, even though that was 19 years ago now. As I get older, I understand how older fans still held the early 70s teams so close to their hearts when I was a teenager in the 90s and it seemed like ancient history. Also, given how little success we've had since that point, its easy to remember the better times beforehand. 2002 and 2003 were the last time that we had winning seasons in back to back years, even if we did miss the playoffs both times.
     
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    Feeley to Thompson
     
  20. Unlucky 13

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    Against the Patriots? I always found it kind of interesting how he had a TD catch in that game and the next week vs the Browns leading to the Fins winning both games and going 4-12 instead of 2-14, but then he never played in the NFL again even though he was only 27.

    Had he not made those two TD catches, would the Dolphins have drafted Alex Smith at #1 the next April? Would they have traded down? Either way, he likely had a significant effect on Dolphins and potentially football history in the process. Do Alex Smith and Nick Saban work out and Saban never goes to Alabama? It likely means the Wildcat never happened and became a fad around football. Would the 49ers have then drafted Aaron Rodgers at #2?

    Its funny how something so seemingly small could have changed the whole football world from a player who most football fans have totally forgotten.
     
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