Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Deacon Jones

We pay our respects to the Deacon, who passed away last night.

The secretary of defense has a connection to the Dolphins - he is the guy who sacked Bob Griese in the '72 season, and broke his ankle.

That led to the insertion of Earl Morrall, and kept the infamous win streak going.

In the strangest of ways, that helped the Dolphins - because the entire season had an enormous amount of luck that sort of piled up for the team.  Who knows if Griese had stayed in if they had gone undefeated.

And certainly, that would have meant he couldn't come off the bench in the playoffs to give the team a lift.

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He was an icon on the defensive front.