I Was Doing Some Research And Discovered.

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  1. mercury 40

    mercury 40 Well-Known Member

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    That since 1990 the dolphins have brought in 19 running backs and 5 of them were fullbacks , this is intreaging because that is a awful amount of rbs to go through this must explain why we were bad in the 90's . i made a list and i may have missed a couple of players but here is a list of rbs
    1991 3rd Aaron Craver rb
    1992 10th rd Raoul Spears rb
    1993 3rd Terry Kirby rb
    1996 3rd rd Karim Abdul Jabbar rb
    1996 4th rd Stanley Pritchett fb
    1996 5th rd Jerris Mcphail rb
    1998 1st rd -b John Avery rb
    1999 2nd rd -a J.J. Johnson rb
    1999 2nd rd- 2b Rob Konrad fb
    1999 5th rd Cecil Collins rb
    1999 VET F/A Tyrone Wheatley rb
    2000 4th rd Deon Dyer fb
    2001 not sure which rd but Travis Minor rb
    2001 vet f/a Lamar Smith rb
    2002 trade for Ricky Williams rb / Saints
    trade for Lamar Gordon
    brought in Sammy morris fb / BuffaloI ma

    I AM NOT SURE WHEN THESE GUYS CAME BUT
    Bernie Parmalee rb
    Leroy Holt fb
    I realize that nobody cares but I came across this info and I thought I would throught this out here and see if you guys think this has contributed to our 8-8 seaons which I have been so sick of because of lousy draft position. and to try to understand why we havent had a good rb when most of the nfl had a good back.
    this was interesting i thought. :cooldude: :cooldude: :cooldude:
     
  2. Sirspud

    Sirspud Pro Bowler

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    It does seem strange that in all this time, we only had one running back who was really a great runner. It seems to me that taking guys like Travis Minor on the first day, guys who will never really be a starter, is part of the reason why. Other teams have much more success with later round backs than we do, and our one first round running back was a total dud.
     
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    That is an AWFULLY BAD job of drafting Rb's is the 90's :eek:
     
  4. mercury 40

    mercury 40 Well-Known Member

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    I dont know about anybody else but I never really felt that travis minor was a good fit for the phins because of his size. I recall that in one game and ithink it was the Baltimore playoff game where dave decided to run minor up the middle and minor ran smack into a deffender and he completly fell over. I liked Parmalee and jabbar a lot more than I did minor. :fire:
     
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    remember audry denson, who was supossed to be great?
     
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    J Tes next generation

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    Dont forget Irving Spikes
     
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    I could of swore Kareem Abdul Jabaar played for the Lakers.
     
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    Don't forget Troy Stradford 4th or 5th round pick out of Boston College.
     
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    SMadison29 What Sherman aspires to be

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    You left out Lawrence Phillips, Rashaan Salaam (until he failed the physical), Thurman Thomas, Spikes, Denson, Cleveland Gary I believe was in that time frame, plus a couple others on the roster now like Leonary Henry & Brock Forsey.
     
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    SMadison29 What Sherman aspires to be

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    He was in the 80s, not the 90s.
     
  11. mercury 40

    mercury 40 Well-Known Member

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    just think if i would have started in the year 1980 , just think how many running backs that this ball club has gone through. as of right now we have had 22 rbs from 1990 to the present . I cant belive this is correct but we must have had some bad scouts working on the staff. this is more than the total number of backs combined for the afc east.
     
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    Mr Fan The return of tradition

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    Ugh!....I'm getting old!

    :cry:
     
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    Don't forget about Sammie "the fumbler" Smith
     
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    MY GAWD!! No wonder Marino never won a Super Bowl
     
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    Mark Higgs in the 90's?
     
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    Yeah someone else remembered my boy 'higgy'! LOL. Gosh, remember the days...
     
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    This is not news to most I would guess, we also haven't done a good job drafting quarterbacks since 1983.
     
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    MarinoEqualsGod The man, the myth, the legend

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    Bobby Humphrey
     
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    Can't forget Tony Paige!
     
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    Didn't they even bring in Pete Johnson!!!???
    Or was that the 80's too?
     
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    Yeah, how the hell can you keep Higgs off of that list?????

    Mark Higgs IMO was the one who started the trend of backs that would get thisclose to getting the 1,000 yard mark but just couldnt get there....until Jabbar...

    I believe he got injured the year he had like 957 yards...or something close to that....I was really rooting for Higgs to be the first since Williams '78 to get that mark...
     
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    not reading again, Irving Spikes?
     
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    Keith Byars & the guy from the Chiefs...man what was his name?
     
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    Oh yeah...James Saxon.
     
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    Research

    Don't forget David Overstreet No 20. He gave us our last win over the 49ers in Candelstick. If he hadn't been killed in a car crash in Texas , we would have had a running game in Super Bowl XIX.
    Then Maybe Marino would have had his Ring.
     
  27. WCUgodsmacked13

    WCUgodsmacked13 Western Carolina 30 App St. 27

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    He did. It was Karim Abdul Jabbar, after he left the Dolphins and signed with the Colts he changed his name to Karim Abdul Al-Jabbar.
     

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