Dolphins’ Marcus Thigpen aiming for Devin Hesters' Return TD Record

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  1. foozool13

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    Happy to see him on punts instead of Bess.
     
  3. Mike13

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    You cant fault him for a lack of confidence.
     
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    Why in the world was Davone Bess returning punts over him last year in the first place?
     
  5. DphinBillkiller

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    He's certainly a very exciting player that can go all the way when he gets the ball. I'm looking forward to more good things from him this season.
     
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    I like watching him I always think he is one cut away from breaking it.
     
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    He kinda reminds me of Eric Metcalf.

    Hope he can be that type of specialist for us.
     
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    If he can put 10 more pounds he'll be very dangerous... Many times he was a broken tackle away from scoring a TD... so it is very doable!!! Go Thiggy!!!!
     
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    got to love his moxi! nothing wrong with setting goals
     
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    Hope we keep this guy for a long time. A lot of that will be dependent upon him having another good season.
     
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    [video=youtube;mmXB3_KnPWw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmXB3_KnPWw[/video]
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    Thigpen has decent speed and quickness, but not Devin Hester in his prime time stuff.

    Just be happy w. multiple return TDs in one year, if you can reach that. Along w. sure hands and dependability.

    Do that for a year, and then talk about overcoming Hester's records, lol.

    Personally, I'd like to aim for Marino's passing records. But first I need to get signed by the Phins, lol.

    LD
     
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    Wish he would change his number, 34 doesn't look right returning kicks...
     
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    Finally nice to have a capable returner who can break one open at any time.
     
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    He's got a ways to go before being on Hester's level but I loved watching him last year. So many returns felt like they were going to go the distance
     
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    Starting to really wonder what thiggy can be for us, I remember last year he was exerimenting at the slot for us, now he has both kr and PR, and gained some weight and is pushing for rb duties, if he does any of that along with some slot packages, he could be a pretty interesting player.
     
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    Hope becomes the next patrick cobb. That would give us a guy that can play alot of positions.
     
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    Breaks the kicker's ankles about 7 yards in front of him & then hurdles him :lol:

    That's pretty cool.
     
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    Love the kid and hope he does it. Also love the attitude this team is developing. I feel like success is in our future.
     
  20. dlockz

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    He has no chance but I think its different to say these are my goals. We dont have people coming out saying he will get the record and such.
     
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    It's good to have goals. Nothing like shooting high, hopefully he comes close and it would be considered a success.
     
  22. CRAZYDOLFAN305

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    Not sure what you been smoking lately homey, but saying thigpen has decent speed is so far off.

    Marcus Thigpen, who is also a sprinter for the Hoosier track team, isn't one of the elite backs in the country. He is however, always a threat to score every time he touches the ball. Thigpen averaged 6.7 yards per carry this season, even though he only averaged just under 8 carries a game. He also averaged 18.1 yards per reception and 22.4 yards per kick return, further illustrating his game breaking speed.
     
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    he should keep his mouth shut!

    lol
     
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    Why? He's not saying he's going to do it, or that he's the best in the league, or that he's the best ever or anything.

    He's saying that he WANTS to get that record. Quite frankly, I'd be worried if he didn't.
     
  25. dlockz

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    For some reason sound different the way he put it compared to some other comments and doesnt seem out of place
     
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    I agree.
     
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    That reason is probably due to your attitude towards each player. You like one, you agree with what he says and vice versa.
     
  28. dlockz

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    Not really because Im not really a fan of Thigpen and I like Miller as a runningback, your assuming too much.
     
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    Yeah man, whatever you say.
     
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    well Im sure I would know more about how I feel about a player than you
     
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    If he adds 4-5 TD's this season that will be good. Another quick strike weapon, our best QS weapon last year. Set goals, aim high, you can't get there without a plan!
     
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    Sure hands.
     
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    Bulking up to be a RB isn't going to help his returns. He needs to be lighter, faster. I think I have had enough of the "we're the dolphins and were going to the hall of fame" talk by everyone.
    Thigpen is a good returner, but certainly no Devin Hester. Good to have goals, but dude. Everyone is setting up for failure. The team that wins the Super Bowl is never the team that talks smack about being great before the OTA's start.
     
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    So many 1st and 2nd year players who can have break out years...Thig can be one of them.

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    Except for Super Bowl III, the guaranteed victory.

    Regardless, it's just plain stupid to talk publicly about your goals. They're unrealistic for the talent level of these players, and the team is still not playing as a cohesive unit (e.g., the '72 Dolphins -- they won because they were a machine), which would help them achieve it. Maybe ther're looking to create an "us vs. them" team attitude when the ridicule starts raining down on them.
     
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    I really don't see a problem with it.If a player wants to stick his neck out there and make his goals known what can it hurt other than his own ego? If he wants to take the risk which is pretty low IMO ...let him.

    Its not like a player is making a bold prediction before facing another team.Then you are singling out a team or an individual.So if lets say a player like Wake said he was going to get 5 sack vs Cleveland then its probably a bad idea.But for a player like Thigpen saying I want to take one back from the endzone it really is not that big a deal.
     
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    All this bragging will further fuel the NE Patriots.

    When will these players learn?:sarcon:
     
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    How sure are Thigpen's hands? Does anybody think we could use him in the slot ALA Reggie Bush?
     
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    man I forgot about Patrick cobbs til poster mentioned him. if he can be slightly better than cobbs I love him on the roster. I don't feel like youtubing it, even though I still may. yup just wiki'd him " A certainly bright game for Cobbs was against the Texans; he grabbed 3 passes for 138 yards and 2 touchdowns. One being a 58-yard run and the other an 80-yard run" I know it should've said reception. but yeah in figuring out lineup I was torn as to whether count thiggy as WR or RB cause I thought he lined up in slot more than he lined up at back. I think him and miller are the reasons that bush was expendable for this team. I would've loved to have bush back, but it potentially miller can run better and thiggy can catch almost as good, im sure those two combine prob make a 1/4 of what bush makes. hopefully big things for the kids. and I have nothing against him stating what he wants his personal goals to be. I posted my personal goals on my facebook at the start of the year and they are what keep me motivated. I started off year at 360 pounds and said I wanted to be 235 by start of football season. im sitting at 295 right now and the big part of it is cause I put goals out there and don't want to let anyone down along with myself. say your goals, it doesn't hurt the team
     

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