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Sam Madison vs. Patrick Surtain

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by btfu149, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. btfu149

    btfu149 Well-Known Member

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    As a younger Dolphin fan (30), I thought it would be fun to discuss older Dolphins now that it’s the off-season for us. Of course I remember both players fondly but my football comprehension wasn’t nearly as good back then as it is now, who was better?
     
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  2. TheHighExhaulted

    TheHighExhaulted Well-Known Member

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    I would say their careers were very similar. Both had dominant stretches at one point. I feel like Madison did it longer though and was notorious for getting into a receivers head and completely taking him out of the game.
     
  3. Dol-Fan Dupree

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

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    My feeling was Surtain was better, however, they were both great.
     
  4. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

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    I would say Madison was probably better honestly. Surtain was probably a slightly better ball hawk but Madison would shut down #1 receivers and make it look easy. Surtain would give up more plays IMO.
     
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  5. Puka-head

    Puka-head My2nd Fav team:___vs Jets Club Member

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    Slightly left of center
    Sam Madison. For his time in Miami and for picking off Brady in the Super Bowl to seal the deal and end what would have been an undefeated year for the patsies.
    He could be getting another SB ring this year. He is the Chiefs CB coach.

    Surtain was a baller no doubt. Would be sweet if his baby boy became a Dolphin too.
     
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  6. Mcduffie81

    Mcduffie81 Wildcat Club Member

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    They were both awesome. Madison was cooler. He was feisty.
     
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  7. The Guy

    The Guy Well-Known Member

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    My impression was always that Surtain was technically better, but that Madison had a bigger penchant for making big plays. Surtain could shut down your top receiver with his technique better than Madison could, but Madison would peel off of his man and pick the ball off when it was intended for a different guy, for example.
     
  8. TheHighExhaulted

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  9. hitman8

    hitman8 Well-Known Member

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    I actually got the opposite impression. It seemed to me surtain was a slightly better athlete and was faster than Madison, however Madison made up for it with better technique and instincts. Surtain was better at covering quicker recievers while madison was better covering physical recievers. I would say Madison was the better overall CB, but they were both pretty good and fairly equal in their level of play. They were probably the best CB duo in the NFL in the early 2000s.
     
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