Thursday, October 09, 2014

The ring of honor

Or...is anyone any good?

With Manny Fernandez becoming the 27th inductee into the ring, a friend asked "aren't they going to run out of space?"

And that got me to thinking.  Sure, most members of the '72 team probably deserve to be on it.  And certainly between '72 and '99 there are were a fair number of players who could and should be considered, and many of them are already up there.

But then it occurred to me that since '99, there aren't many players who deserve to be "Dolphins legends" to be celebrated and remembered (and honored) in this way.  Not to say that there haven't been *any* (though with free agency, I have to wonder).

I'm curious what you think.  Post below with any players who started playing for the team after 2000 who you think might qualify to be all-time Dolphins greats. 

And yes, I realize that the last 3-4 years, its hard to gauge who might be good enough.  I mean Dion Jordan would qualify as a legend. but he's only been here two years.  (oh wait he qualifies in the Cecil the Diesel category of all hype and no body of work)
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I would say Can Wake could be in that discussion. Not really much else joing after 2000

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Cam is all I could think of.

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Cannot add Williams even though hd put up good numbers. It should be too controversial.

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how about Pat Surtain, or Sam Madison or both come in as the pair. Can make an argument that they were the best CB tandem of their time.

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If it wasn't for Nick Satan, there would of been a good chance they retired as Dolphins. Still can't get over to this day that that POS let them go

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Jason Taylor was the most recent retiree. Other than John Denny and Brian Hartline not many players have spent their careers with the team. Having a winning career I think helps alot.

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Taylor is a no brainer but we are looking at guys coming on board since 2000

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Slim pickings indeed.

Since '99 Jason Taylor, Zach Thomas are locks. Tim Bowens should also be a lock, though he was drafted in 1994. Surtain, and Madison should be considered, with preference to Surtain who was always a slight bit better. If he didn't quit to go on a pot haze walkabout, Ricky Williams would have been up there too.

And we should consider perhaps the greatest impact player from that era - Greg Camarillo. A true symbol of the lost Dolphins decade. If it wasn't for Camarillo, those Dolphins would be living in truly historic infamy.

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OK, I need a bit more reading comprehension.... *Started* playing since 2000. That gets rid of everyone I listed except Grag Camarillo.

There may be some players on this current team. Certainly Wake comes to mind. If this team starts to have success, then guys like Wallace and Tannehill will probably end up there.