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Zach Thomas

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by the 23rd, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tampa Area
    Zach Thomas has been cut by the Chiefs.
    I would like to see Miami bring him back for one game, then do the decent thing & retire his jersey.
    Maybe the guy could be incorporated into the the defensive coaching staff as an assistant coach in-training.

    any thoughts on the subject?
  2. GRT8

    GRT8 Premium Member Luxury Box

    Mar 24, 2008
  3. finserg

    finserg Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2007
    Are you kidding why would they release such a talented player :pity:

    Do we even have room for him to play one last season here ?
  4. Sethdaddy8

    Sethdaddy8 Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2007
    i think he'll have to wait till March for his homecoming. :(
  5. Ozzy

    Ozzy Premium Member Luxury Box

    He's probably going to hold out hope that another team needs a LB at some point. So it might not happen this year and especially early on. But what you said should not even be a thought to Parcells and Co. They may not have coached him but they surely game planned against him for years.

    Zach should be a first ballot ring of honoree....
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  6. late again

    late again Senior Member

    Nov 24, 2007
    I think someone is going to sign him anyway. If you're a team looking to strengthen the middle he's worth signing for a reasonable amount.
    Dallas runs a 3/4. KC is going to be doing the same. He's too small to be effective in a 3/4. He needs those 2 big DTs up front.
  7. whatsburning

    whatsburning Junior Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    While that would be appropriate, all accounts haave him wanting to play another season or two... Hope he stands by his words and not play for the Patsies, if they are the only team to call.

    NJFINSFAN1 Premium Member Luxury Box

    Nov 24, 2007
    Northwest New Jersey
    He has already said he wants to still play.
  9. PhinsRock

    PhinsRock Premium Member Luxury Box

    Zach will not play for the Pats, he has already made that clear. Besides they run the 3-4 also, so he wouldn't fit their schemes. HOnestly I really wish Zach would retire, I really worry about him getting another concussion and the long term effects on his health.

    Zach will make an outstanding LB coach, maybe eventually a DC as well. If I had my way we would sign him to a 1 day contract, he would retire as a player, he would go on the Ring of Honor at Landshark next season, and then we would employ him as an assistant LB coach. Eventually his coaching skills would develop and he would have another great career as a coach in the NFL. But that's just my wishes. I respect his, no matter if they match mine or not.
  10. Larry Little

    Larry Little Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Dec 16, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    1) We aren't going to sign Zach Thomas. I love the guy, he's one of my favorite all-time Dolphins, but it isn't going to happen.

    2) If Zach wants to retire a Dolphin (I think there would be a very good chance that he does), the NFL has a special rule where players can sign for one day for their former team. They do not count against the 53-man roster, and they are not eligible to play, however, they do get to retire as members of the team.

    All of Zach's career data, including statistics, would show him as a retired member of the Miami Dolphins.
  11. FinSane

    FinSane Cynical Dolphins Fan

    Dec 1, 2007
    Melbourne, Fl
  12. dolphindebby

    dolphindebby Season Ticket Holder Luxury Box

    Nov 26, 2007
    Love that man.
    For what he stands for: team player, good guy, loyal and one of the best the Dolphins defense ever had.
    I'm rooting for him what ever he decides.
    I'll always miss seeing him hit the field with our team.
    If he's not in the ring of honor and the hall of fame, something is terribly wrong with the system.
  13. phinfanuk

    phinfanuk Season Ticket Holder

    Dec 19, 2007
    My favourite football player ever. With his football smarts and attention to detail I believe he'd be a great asset to our coaching staff, in what ever role.

    If he wants to move into coaching I'm sure as hell he'll be a great success.
  14. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tampa Area
    he has had too many head injuries, time to hang up the shoes
    come home Zach, retire your jersey w/ dignity, then help out the coaching cadre
    personally, I don't want to see him injured or humiliated
  15. dolphindebby

    dolphindebby Season Ticket Holder Luxury Box

    Nov 26, 2007
    I'd hate to see him injured also.
    But humiliated? Don't think that's possible.
    If he should play somewhere, he'd do the best he could and there would be no humiliation in that IMO.
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  16. Ohio Fanatic

    Ohio Fanatic Twuaddle or bust Club Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Concord, MA
    I really hope this is sarcasm. Zach is beloved here, but he's way past his prime and would be an awful fit in our scheme. I hope he retires this year.
  17. Frumundah Finnatic

    Frumundah Finnatic U Mad Miami?

    Dec 2, 2007
    Miami FL
    I would absolutely love it if he joined us as a coach.
  18. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

    Nov 22, 2007
    inching to 100k posts
    Don't laugh, but AdamCaplan is chasing down a Zach to the Philly rumor.

    ZT would make sense there, not sure if they want him though.

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  19. anlgp

    anlgp ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A

    It would sure up their MLB situation. I know they grabbed that guy from SD Wilheilm but with their starter out you can never be too sure.
  20. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

    Nov 25, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I'd love for Zach to land in Philly or some place where he has a shot to go to the dance.

    No question he and JT will land in the Ring of Honor.
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  21. brandon27

    brandon27 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Dec 3, 2007
    Windsor, ON. CANADA
    I think Zach's time in the NFL is pretty much done... It sad. I wish it wasnt. I loved watching him play. I just think he's had enough, just doesnt want to realize it yet. That being said... if he can get another year in, good for him. I hope its a great one and it gives him a shot at the post season. Otherwise, I'd like to see him sign a one day deal, and go out as a phin as he deserves :up:
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  22. dolphindebby

    dolphindebby Season Ticket Holder Luxury Box

    Nov 26, 2007
    IMO, the sentimental side of it is that it's a sad time for football when some one loves the game the way Zach always has. There's so many that don't really care about their team and only want a paycheck or fame.
    Zach is to me the ultimate player, who made watching football and rooting for the Dolphins a pleasure.
    To have watched him grow and succeed as a player was a gift. Plus, him being such a super guy was just icing on the cake.
    He and JT were the face of the team during some of the hardest seasons we've ever had. And they still made it fun to watch them.
    Maybe I'm a homer, but Zach (and JT) are TRUE Miami Dolphins. The same as Don Shula,Dan Marino and some of the older guys.
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  23. jetssuck

    jetssuck I hear Mandich's voice...

    Aug 4, 2009
    I'm sure being cut is not the way Zach wants to end his career but I really wish he'd just hang it up for safety's sake.

    When your doctors are telling you that you need to retire and you get cut by KC......it's time to quit

  24. cdz12250

    cdz12250 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Nov 28, 2007
    Coconut Grove
    Zach has been to the pro bowl seven times. Except for the years he was injured and the year in Dallas, he hovered around the 150 tackle mark. Every opposing player ever interviewed about him agrees that he was everywhere on the field. He was undersized. He did what he did by being in the best shape he could be, endless preparation and sacrificing his body. He was also one of the smartest linebackers ever to play the game. His leadership was unquestioned. His family has money; he did what he did for love of the game. The guy is a role model. The Ring of Honor is a given. Why are we not discussing the Hall of Fame?
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