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Your Regular Reminder that Zach Thomas Has Been Robbed

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Galant, Oct 26, 2021.

  1. Galant

    Galant Love - Unity - Sacrifice - Eternity Staff Member Club Member

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  2. pumpdogs

    pumpdogs Well-Known Member

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    One of favorite players of all-time!Ridiculous he is not a hall of famer!
     
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  3. KeyFin

    KeyFin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I think it's so cool Peyton is having these types of conversations- I keep meaning to start watching it live. I sat there watching the video and realized that I wasn't even paying attention to the game, LOL.
     
  4. mlb1399

    mlb1399 Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure Peyton Manning has identified him as the toughest defender to go against too
     
  5. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    Peyton Manning has praised Zach Thomas in the past as the best linebacker hes ever faced… and then last year he says Ray Lewis was.. i guess when you work for espn you got to stroke each other out.

    peyton would have to audible his plays several times before the snap because Zach knew what the play was and would re assign the defense.
     
  6. JJ_79

    JJ_79 Well-Known Member

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    Ray Lewis was better but Urlacher definitely was not imo, Zach should be in the HOF long time ago…
     
  7. Kud_II

    Kud_II Wtf is this curse you Gave me Lord? Club Member

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    Zach Thomas is one of my top Miami sports heros, and one of my personal favs (and i know a lot of Dolfans love and respect Zach) ALL I want FOR Christmas (offseason) is a MLB like the ZACH Attack!
     
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  8. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    Here is the sad honest truth about players selected to the HoF. If you’re on a team that wins the Super Bowl, or are perennially going deep into the playoffs, you’re going to get selected a hell of a lot sooner than GREAT players that are on average to mediocre teams.

    That’s just the sad political fact of HoF selections.
     
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  9. pumpdogs

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    True but we have exceptions to the rule like Jason Taylor
     
  10. TheHighExhaulted

    TheHighExhaulted Well-Known Member

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    Still respect Kevin Mawae for shouting on Thomas is his Hall of Fame speech. Said something to the like of he was the toughest defender he ever played against and has no idea why he's not in here with him.
     
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  11. KeyFin

    KeyFin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Did I ever tell my Zach Thomas story here?

    I was with a few buddies at the Davie Ale House in my early 20's and we were shooting pool. They had a crazy special back in the day of like $4 pitchers, so we were young, dumb and fairly drunk.

    As the night goes on, I get on a winning streak and hold the table 4-5 games in a row. This beefy white guy (Thomas) and two HUGE black guys (one was Armstrong, forget the other) were drinking at the bar and Thomas walks over and says, "We're playing next (meaning him and one of his friends)." He was much drunker than I was, but we were both 5'11" and around 225 and I'm thinking, if this goes sideways...I can definitely take this guy. I had no idea who he was and I had yet to notice who he was with.

    Again, I was young, dumb and working on getting pretty drunk.

    So I run my mouth, he runs his mouth and he comes at me aggressively. Nobody gets hit and we were separated almost instantly, their group goes out the door and we're also told we have to leave. I'm pleading my case that I didn't do anything wrong, and within one minute the police are there and dragging us outside. I had no idea what was going on...we just shoved each other a little bit...and we get outside to see several cop cars there.

    We were told to stand by our car and wait. So we're just hanging out and a few minutes later, a covered golf cart pulls into the parking lot with a light flashing on top and the cops tell Thomas to hop on. It was Nova security, where the practice facility was, and he was escorted back to campus on a golf cart. Then the cops tells us to leave and not to come back- we're banned from the property.

    Anyway, it was one of those "no hard, no foul" types of situations, but I actually hated Zach Thomas for his first few seasons in Miami before I finally started coming around. Then I became a huge fan realizing it was nothing personal that night. I can't help but wonder though how common stuff like that is in professional sports...the response time was incredibly fast.

    I'm telling you though, I could have taken him! My friends would have had a very bad night though since Zach's friends were behemoths, LOL.
     
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  12. OwesOwn614

    OwesOwn614 Well-Known Member

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    Somebody, please make it make sense...
     
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  13. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    Two more games played over his career…
    375 more tackles…
    1 less Pro Bowl selection
    1 more All Pro selection

    Sadly, when you look at the individual player, Thomas was far superior to Urlacher…and keep in mind I liked Urlacher. So why is Urlacher in and Thomas isn’t?

    The Bears during Urlacher’e tenure went to the playoffs 3 years, losing the NFC Divisional game in 2001; lost the NFC Divisional game in 2005 and the pinnacle of appearing in and losing Super Bowl XLI the following year.

    The Dolphins on the other hand…*sighs*…lost the AFC Wildcard game in 1997, lost the AFC Divisional game in 1998, lost the AFC Divisional game in 1999, lost the AFC Divisional game in 2000, lost the AFC Wildcard game in 2001. Thomas and the Dolphins appeared in the playoffs 5 years in a row and yet, Thomas has yet to be selected.

    It would make “some” sense if the Bears were perineal playoff contenders and the Dolphins weren’t, but this isn’t the case.

    The ONLY difference is Urlacher appeared in a Super Bowl and Thomas didn’t. If that’s the criteria now…Super Bowl appearances, then we had better never see another non Super Bowl player selected…no matter how incredible he is/was.
     
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