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Zach Thomas 2021 HOF Finalist

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by The G Man, Jan 10, 2021.

  1. The G Man

    The G Man Git 'r doooonnne!!!

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  2. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Loved Zach. One of my favorite players.
     
  3. JJ_79

    JJ_79 Well-Known Member

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    About ****ing time they put him in, can't believe Urlacher is in and he ain't yet. One of my all time great Dolphins!
     
  4. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Zack was good but I would put Urlacher in front of him.
     
  5. JJ_79

    JJ_79 Well-Known Member

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    Fair, but I think Urlacher just had the bigger Name being a high draft pick and all. I think they were pretty similar impact wise and one could argue if Urlacher was the better player.
     
  6. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    Urlacher was good and probably deserves it overall, but he definitely benefitted from the Bears linebacker legacy. He's overall VERY comparable to Zach, who should absolutely be in if Urlacher is.
     
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  7. jdallen1222

    jdallen1222 He can smell your fear

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    +1 vote for Zach
     
  8. Deus ex dolphin

    Deus ex dolphin Well-Known Member

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    Zach Thomas would have been in the HoF at least five years ago if he had a Super Bowl ring -or maybe even just played in one. Hopefully he finally makes it this year.
     
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  9. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    +1 for Zach!
     
  10. brandon27

    brandon27 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I hope he gets in. He deserves it IMO. To put up stats similar to Urlacher, be a later pick, undersized and to still put up the career numbers he did... He's certainly deserving of being in. I'm not sure the actual voters will see it that way unfortunately.

    At least as Dolphins fans we know the player he was and how he overcame his initially perceived physical shortcomings with hard work, dedication, determination & a desire to be the best and most prepared player on the field through film study and instincts. Guy was great to watch; there's no doubt about that. I'd love to have an MLB on this team like him right now.
     
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  11. OwesOwn614

    OwesOwn614 Well-Known Member

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    In a fair world, he would get in. If the people selecting were voting on merit instead of headlines, he'd already be there. Zach was a beast for his entire career but his consistency was overshadowed by players who frequently flashed. It kills me how guys suddenly become worthy of enshrinement 30 years after retirement.
     
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  12. mlb1399

    mlb1399 Well-Known Member

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    If Peyton Manning hates playing against you, that should be merit enough for HoF. My 2nd favorite fin of all time. Epitomized the player who overcame the measurables and completely dominated.
     
  13. Puka-head

    Puka-head My2nd Fav team:___vs Jets Club Member

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    Got my #54 on. Come on Zack. Tonights your night. Apparently because of COVID the big dude traveled around the country and the finalists have known for weeks. Not getting "the knock" tonight. But they are going to be showing it on the NFL honors show tonight on CBS. it's on now east coast time. I have to wait for it to show at 9 here in the PNW.

    Couldn't hardly sleep last night. I gotta find a way to watch it now. I can't flipping wait 3 more hours!
     
  14. vmarcilfan75

    vmarcilfan75 blah...blah...blah... Club Member

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    Rumors are not good :cry:
     
  15. VanDolPhan

    VanDolPhan Club member Club Member

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    He didn't get in.

    He has a solid shot next year though. No sure fire first ballots.
     
  16. Puka-head

    Puka-head My2nd Fav team:___vs Jets Club Member

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    Whale ****! John Lynch should be carrying Zacks pads into the Hall
     
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  17. JJ_79

    JJ_79 Well-Known Member

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    True, but he won a SB... This is a joke that he's not in it yet.
     
  18. TheHighExhaulted

    TheHighExhaulted Well-Known Member

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    Lynch getting in over Thomas is an absolute joke.
     
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  19. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    Look, it’s a SAD fact of football life...

    If your TEAM was not a perennial deep in the playoff team...

    If your team didn’t win a Super Bowl...

    Or if your team didn’t even play in a Super Bowl...

    You’re not getting into the Hall of Fame until you’re an old man. It pisses me off to no end because if anyone deserves it, it’s Zach Thomas.

    Zach will ALWAYS be a Hall of Famer in my book, regardless of what those idiots say.
     
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  20. The G Man

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    Yeah, disappointed but not surprised. Hopefully next year.
     
  21. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    Don’t know if anyone caught it in the video I posted, but Zach led the league in tackles from 1996-2008. He was a one man wrecking crew!!!

    Again, it goes back to the whole “team” stat of playoffs and Super Bowls.

    Sorry for ranting. It just pisses me off to that extreme.
     
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  22. Silverphin

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    Zach got hosed.
     
  23. VanDolPhan

    VanDolPhan Club member Club Member

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    It's a numbers game. Alan Faneca just got in after EIGHT tries. I would have loved to have Alan on our team back then. Zach has a pretty good shot at making it next year.
     
  24. OwesOwn614

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    Looking at next year's list of first-time eligible players, I have a hard time believing any besides Woolfolk are going to scoop players who've been waiting. If Zach was the first or second player left out this season, that bodes well. On the other hand, if he doesn't make it next year, he's probably only going in as a legacy pick sometime way down the line.
     
  25. The G Man

    The G Man Git 'r doooonnne!!!

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    I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw Faneca open the front door of his house to greet the HOF presenter guy. He's lost a ton of weight/mass.

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