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AJ Edds chooses..#54

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by padre31, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Killerphins

    Killerphins The Finger

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    i was talking about edds man :up:
    but i would love to see odrick take #99
    so a completely new era can begin and we can put this jt is my hero crap behind us and move on.
     
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I was saying the reason you picked #99 for Odrick is because you hate Taylor. And it's pretty obvious.

    IMO, #99 and #54 should not be worn by anyone else. At least have a little respect for them.
     
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  3. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    Again, there's 5 new LBs and only 5 LB #'s currently available. 99 and 54 will have to be worn at least until some cuts are made.
     
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  4. fins77

    fins77 New Member

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    Why not something in the 40's i think he wore 49 in college?
     
  5. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    LBs are not allowed #'s in the 40s unless they began their career at a position where that # were eligible to be used.
     
  6. FinsAreLife

    FinsAreLife Well-Known Member

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    This disgusts me. Zach Thomas was an outstanding player for us for so many years and the lack of respect for him by our current regime is getting worse and worse. No matter what this kid does he will not be able to own up to that number.
     
  7. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    Wait, so if Edds becomes a 1st ballot HOFer he will not have lived up to the #?

    Wow. :lol:
     
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  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    As long as they don't wear it during the regular season, then I'm fine.
     
  9. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    I hope he keeps the # and does exceptionally well in the regular season.
     
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  10. Nappy Roots

    Nappy Roots Well-Known Member

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    there's to many players on a football team to retire all the greats #s...specially considering the restrictions on #s per position

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
     
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  11. 52CANES

    52CANES New Member

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    IMO, he can have #13 if he wants to as long as he helps us get back to a Super Bowl.

    And #13 is my favorite player of all time.
     
  12. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Post Hard, Post Often Club Member

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    There are only so many numbers...
     
  13. Disgustipate

    Disgustipate Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Where's the outrage against-

    Donald Thomas wearing Larry Little's number?

    Or Brian Johnston wearing Dwight Stephensons?

    Or Kory Sperry wearing Nick Buonicontis?

    What's the cutoff? Those Hall of Fame players do not and will not have their numbers retired.
     
  14. Tin Indian

    Tin Indian Rockin' The Bottom End

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    I know, I love Jake Scott too!
     
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  15. The G Man

    The G Man Git 'r doooonnne!!!

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    :lol:
     
  16. 52CANES

    52CANES New Member

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    lol good one.
     
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  17. DOLPHAN1

    DOLPHAN1 Premium Member Luxury Box

    I think you are getting ahead of your self there. It has been the policy of this team since it's inception to not retire numbers. At present there are only 3 numbers retired (12, 13, 39 ). It has been up to equipment managers to issue numbers as they see fit, sometimes denying access to certain ones.

    Not to mention there are only so many numbers available. If every fan favorite had his number retired there would be no more left...:shifty:
     
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  18. finyank13

    finyank13 Reality Check

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    Why Zack isnt and wont be a HOF'er, was he a great Dolphin, sure, do I respect him, all day long...but retired numbers are usually guys that make it into the Hall....
     
  19. Onehondo

    Onehondo Senior Member Club Member

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    There are a number of former Dolphin legends who don't have their numbers retired.
    Dwight Stephenson
    Jim Langer
    Larry Little
    Paul Warfield
    Nick Buoniconti
    Bob Kuechenberg
    Dick Anderson
    and the list goes on

    Its just impossible to retire every great Dolphin's number unless we start putting numbers in the 100's on jerseys.
    Jason Taylor and Zac Thomas were great Miami Dolphins and they were the face of the Dolphins for many years. But wouldn't it be a slight to some of the other great Dolphins if Zac and Jason's numbers were retired? I believe they both make the Ring of Honor and their names will be alongside some of the other great Dolphins who helped make Dolphin history and that will be a fitting tribute.
     
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  20. Frumundah Finnatic

    Frumundah Finnatic U Mad Miami?

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    I love ZT abd JT as much as anyone but its been the Franchise's policy FOR A LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time not to retire a bunch of numbers. To say its because of this regime is foolish.


    Plus 1.
     
  21. FinFan316

    FinFan316 Banned

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    Why?
     
  22. FinFan316

    FinFan316 Banned

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    No doubt.
     
  23. FinFan316

    FinFan316 Banned

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    I love that idea. The idea of protecting numbers is silly. You celebrate goog players by giving their numbers to good and exciting players. I hope this kid is the player that ZT was.
     
  24. Puka-head

    Puka-head My2nd Fav team:___vs Jets Club Member

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    Do the math brah
    They could retire more than forty numbers and still have one for everybody on the team.
    Number thirteen should be retired twice.
    Number 54, 66, 77, 42, Please forgive me lord but I can't remember Larry Little's number right now. It's late, and I've been drinkin...and smokin :no: but I'm pretty sure it's 68,
    75 for the best defensive tackle EVER


    and a few others but those would be first on my list anywho.:up:
     
  25. GISH

    GISH ~mUST wARN oTHERS~

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    If you have more linebackers than eligible numbers to be worn, you might be a Parcells team
     
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  26. smahtaz

    smahtaz Pimpin Ain't Easy

    This move has Parcells written all over it.

    I hope the kid is up to the task.
     
  27. #1dolphinsfan

    #1dolphinsfan New Member

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    Its no big deal IMO its just a number. you dont remember the player for his number you remember the player for what he does on the field
     
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  28. #1dolphinsfan

    #1dolphinsfan New Member

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    you still cant retire 40 numbers and expect there to be enough numbers because WR cant go anywhere besides the 10-19 and 80-89 QBs 1-19 RBs 20-49 LBs 40-59 and 90-99 DBs 20-49 OL 50-79 besides DL who probably have the most access to numbers there are limited numbers
     
  29. sports24/7

    sports24/7 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Thank you. I think people getting upset about this is a little silly. Retired numbers in football are only for the best of the elite. Zach is a fan favorite and rightfully so, but there are better Dolphins players throughout the team's history who were better than him and don't have their number retired. So far there are three, all of them in the hall of fame, and two of them are among the top 10 in history at their position and the other led an undefeated team. Zach will probably eventually get a spot on the ring of honor and that's what he deserves, not retiring his number.
     
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  30. Califin

    Califin Well-Known Member

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    Right now, the idea of retiring Zach's numbers, pales in relevance to the mere acknowledgment that the team will at least be retiring Zach a Dolphin.

    I'd like to see that this order of business is addressed in an appropriate, and timely manner. Perhaps some chains need rattling by the local media.
     
  31. BuckeyeKing

    BuckeyeKing Wolves DYNASTY!!!!

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    This.
     
  32. Califin

    Califin Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna refer to the majority on the retired numbers issue, but I think Zach himself might have reservations about being placed on that lofty perch.

    But personally, looking over my thirty year allegiance to this team, I can't think of a single Dolphin player, who's name and numbers I'd like to see on the ring of honor more than Zach's. Maybe a statue near Dan's :headscratch:
     
  33. DolfanCole

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    I've never really been a fan of retiring numbers. You eventually get into a slippery slope where the number of available jersey numbers decline and you're almost forced to give a player a number that has historical meaning (as we're seeing here). And then what if a player eventually outperforms someone who already had their number retired? Retire that number too? I think you can still honor the player without retiring their number. And unless the NFL allows you to start putting 3 digits on the jerseys, your options become more and more limited on the numbers you can use, and the "bar" that a player must reach to have their number retired gets higher and higher.
     
  34. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

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    all things change
    let them sport the numbers
    & play like Zach & Taylor
    going to be a lot of pressure
    on these guys to produce
    & maybe they will
     
  35. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

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    Knowing Zach Thomas' personality, he probably wouldn't give a **** about this.
     
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  36. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

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    doubt if Jason would care either. one of the many things that made the Brother-in Laws so great w/unselfishness
     
  37. eltos_lightfoot

    eltos_lightfoot Well-Known Member

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    What about training camp?
     
  38. Killerphins

    Killerphins The Finger

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    zach will be cool about it
    jason will hold a press conference saying the dolphins are disrespecting him :up:
     
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  39. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

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    I usually find myself in agreement w/ most your posts but not this one. there will be no complaint
     
  40. Larryfinfan

    Larryfinfan 17-0...Priceless Club Member


    Bah humbug...Zach is gone. Seeing someone else in #54 doesn't in any way change how I feel about Zach ?? Like I said in the poll about Odrick wearing 99, seeing several other players over the years wearing #66 doesn't change the fact that Kooch is my favorite Fin of all time !!
     

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