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RIP Buoniconti

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Fin D, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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  2. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Heard on the radio coming in today. Hard nosed MoFo. Wish we had more like him. RIP.
     
  3. The G Man

    The G Man Git 'r doooonnne!!!

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  4. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Here's a nice little piece on Nick.

     
  5. The_Dark_Knight

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    Broke my heart. Loved watching him play.
     
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  6. Unlucky 13

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    He was retired before I was even born, but I respect what he meant to the franchise. Watched him on TV a little bit as a teenager. Seems like the Fins got a little lucky and traded for him after the only season where he ever really missed time due to injury. Perhaps New England thought he was on the decline at age 29, which makes sense. Then he goes on to play seven more years for the Fins, and only misses three games before his final season at age 36.
     
  7. Da 'Fins

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    Sad to hear. Great football player. Greater humanitarian after football. Really incredible what he did after tragedy struck his own son Marc, to raise awareness and to bring countless millions into the Miami Project.

    A human being to be honored, for sure.
     
  8. TheHighExhaulted

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    Everyone do yourselves a favor and watch the recent HBO documentary on him.
     
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    As great a LB as he was in the NFL, he was even a much greater human being. May he RIP.
     
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  17. Puka-head

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    When I was a little fat kid just learning to play football Buoniconti was who I wanted to be. When I didn't want to be Csonka anyway. The world is a far poorer place without men like him in it.

    Thanks for keeping the light on Nick.
     
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  19. rafael

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    For those younger fans who never saw him play, he was Zach Thomas before Zack Thomas. He was the smartest guy on the defense. The difference was that while ZT played on dumb defenses, Nick played on very smart defenses. Nick was also the player's leader, more than Griese or any player on offense. I don't believe he was the best player on those great teams, but he was the heart and soul of those teams.
     
  20. The_Dark_Knight

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    I did and it broke my heart to see how rapidly his health declined.

    On a side note, my father met him once in Nashville. Nick, Marino and a few others came into the club where my dad worked. The very first thing my dad asked Nick was how was his son.

    That meant a lot to Nick, not fans going off on tangents about yesteryear but a true genuine caring question
     
  21. Miamiforlife

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    RIP Nick
     
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    God Bless.
     
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  25. firedan

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    One of my hero's when I was a 14 year old kid. RIP Nick.
     
  26. Unlucky 13

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    Given that he was the second oldest player on those great teams of the 70s (behind Earl Morral) I wonder if he and Shula had a closer relationship that Don did with some of the other players.
     

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