Lions could top the perfect 1972 Dolphins

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  1. jonkruse

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  2. jonkruse

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    Hey guys,

    I was just routinely browsing the internet in search of the end of the web(I still have yet to find it). I came across one of these AOL Sports articles titled "Lions could top the perfect 1972 Dolphins."
    http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2008/12/12/the-2008-lions-would-beat-the-1972-dolphins/

    Just wondering what you guys think about the opinion. Agree or disagree?
     
  3. dan lake worth

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    They just might beat the 72 Dolphins...those guys are not spring chickens no mo.
     
  4. Cannonboy

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    Have you seen the Lions play. The 72 team at there age now could crush the current Lions. Mercury and Zonk would each have 100 yards.
     
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    This is a funny thought. But I'm sure the Lions would crush the '72 Fins.
     
  6. DolfanAdam

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    It's all relative, but if they were on an even playing field I don't think the Lions could beat the fins. It isn't the same game it was then though so I really don't think a fair comparison can be made between the two. One was excellent for its time, one is terrible for its time.
     
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    The 72 Dolphins would control the ball for about 50 minutes on the Lions.
     
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    did you even read the thread........
     
  9. McMichael

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    And to answer the thread of course today's teams would crush any team that was around 35 years ago.

    Not just because of how the game has evolved, but because of how medicine/training has evolved, they are just plain bigger and stronger now. There is no way a bunch of 250 pound O-lineman are going to stop a bunch of 300+ pound defensive lineman, same with the 250 D-lineman of the fins going against the 300+ pound O-Lineman of today.

    it wouldn't even be close, maybe 48-7
     
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    Jake Scott would have about 3 Culpepper INTs.
     
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    Did you guys read that C-Pep is 280 lbs? holy crap he is bigger than me and I'm a nose tackle! He and Jesse Chatman (former Phin RB) must have gotten together this off season and went on an eating binge or something!
     
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    The Lions players from todays game could not deal with the brutality of the 70's game.
    The defenses tackled with intent to injure and knock the player out of the game.
    The OL played equally dirty and with the same mentality.
    Csonka weighed 250 lbs. He would abuse the Lions.
    Look at the stats from 72. The fins were #1 in every catagory including Wins.
    In my opinion, if you put the 72 fins against the 2007 Giants, it would be a close game.
     
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    I just looked at the ages (20's) of some of you guys posting. If you didnt see it for yourselves you really dont have an educated opinion. I wasnt playing Madden...I was watching Madden's teams and the Fins battle in the trenches.
    Todays game is a watered down politically correct version of the NFL
     
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    It's comparing apples to oranges....it is a much different game today and players are much bigger and faster. The 1972 Dolphins ran it about 80% of the time.
     
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    Isn't most of the 72 team either decomposing in the ground or collecting health care benefits??
     
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    Show some respect man, those guys are living legends. And No most of them are doing just fine, and are alive and well as witnessed at last years 35th reunion ceremony.
     
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    the real thing is that they ruled the field in 72, I remember watching the superbowl with my dad way back then. I was 11 at the time. I have been a dolphins fan since then.

    Rick
     
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    Why would you start a new thread by saying "See Below"????
     
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    Sure, how is this- cd quality sound is more clear than that of records...
    of course a few people like records better.

    How about High def TV is better than orignal broadcast TV.... How about we do a college paper on it?

    So I will answer the original question with another question.
    which accomplishment is greater- the first time a signal was broadcast to the public or the first time you could see a hair on a Kirstie Alley pimple. :unsure:

    A little hint- one accomplishment is a big part of human history
    the other is a natural progression.

    To compare the first TV signal to the TV's today is both silly and ignorant and the attempt to try should not even be acknowledged. (Because the original is ALWAYS better because without the former you will never have the latter) :shakeno:
     
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    It's like Mercury Morris said its easy to say someone could beat the '72 Dolphins, but on what ground is the argument made? No one beat them! So I don't understand how a ****ty team like Detroit could.
     
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    when your staring at 0-16, the mind tends to think and wish big lol
     
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    I guess instead of trashing the lions for their record this season. This guy decided to do a "looking on the brightside" type of article.

    To bad that is all he could think of.
     
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    Because the first post was messed up and reposted and then edited..Hence the "See Below" to the second post.
     
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    I call bull ****. First it takes a team to win, and the lions are NOT a team. The 72 phins were an awesome team not only in record. Talent alone does NOT win games gentlemen.
     
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    It's true that if the 08 Lions hopped in 27 different DeLorians and traveled back to 1972 to face the perfect Phins, they would be the bigger, stronger team.

    Of course, you dont have to look any farther than the 08 Dolphins to realize that you dont need to be the bigger, stronger team to win the game. How many players on that demoralized Lions D do you think would have it in them to stand up to Czonka smashing them in the mouth every other play? Do you think the pitiful Lions would be able to bounce back after their usual mistakes when a Donte Culpepper pass ended up in the hands of Jake Scott for the 3rd or 4th time?

    My feeling is that the Lions simple ineptitude on the field would be their downfall, even against a team from 1972.
     
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    I'm not going to dignify an article written by an idiot. I don't care how much bigger and faster and stronger today's players are. Today's players are not anywhere near as tough as yesterday's players. The 72 Dolphins would distroy today's Lions.
     
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    question... how is the pour Rodger-less Detroit interior DL going to do against one of the best G-C-G combo of all time in Bob Kuechenberg, Jim Langer, and Larry Little, and what are they and their tiny LBs gonna do with those 3 paving the way for Zonk? Who's gonna cover Paul Warfield? Manny Fernandez and Nick Buonticonti? Let's not forget that their QB carousel is going up against Jake Scott and **** Anderson.

    yeah the athletes are better today, but that was a power team that would be going up against a small defense even by Cover 2 standards
     

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