Ricky Williams 2002

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  1. fanfin

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    my God I loved that crazy beast!

    ---------- Post added at 01:41 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:39 AM ----------

    if Jay Fiedler could hit a bull in the *** with a snow shovel we'd have won it all...F U Fiedler, F U Wanny.
     
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    Nostalgia right here, still get hype watching these clips, I freakin miss those days! .... It's Miller Time!
     
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    Epic year. Gave us A lot of memories. Will never be forgotten.
     
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    I can see a bit of Earl Campbell and Jim Taylor in Ricky. Yes he was a beast.....when his world was right !
     
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    Man that year was awesome, until the terrible end. I sat in Buffalo, watched Ricky run for over 200 and we still lost. That was one of the most disappointing years of all the disappointing years late 90s early 00s. Because we had the talent to do something
     
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    That's the guy Ricky should have been most of his career that was one of the greatest seasons for a RB ever.
     
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    A lot of people decided to hate Ricky Williams. Not this guy. Ricky Williams played with the kind of heart you don't see much anymore in the NFL. I loved the guy. And I always stood by the FACT that he was the better back between he and Ronnie Brown. I took a lot of flak for it. Didn't care then, don't care now. RW was EASILY the better back when they were both here. I'll go so far as to say he was EASILY, far and away, our best back.
     
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    Holy crap - that was a decade ago???


    :bobdole: I'm getting old.
     
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    dolphin fans should hate him(or at least not love him) since he QUIT on his team and the fans in 2004.
     
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    Seriously. It's crazy. Certainly doesn't seem that long ago. And yes, you and I are getting old.
     
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    OR maybe Ricky Williams had a right to hate DW for trying to ride him into the ground. And maybe person with an anxiety disorder has issues that are not simply resolved. You apparently have no CLUE what a social anxiety disorder can do to a person. I am in the US Army. I don not have a social anxiety disorder. But I have had issues with anxiety. It CAN be VERY debilitating. You are judging RW too harshly because you likely have no clue what he dealt with. It's either a lack of give a **** or a lack of knowledge. He did not really quit on the Dolphins. He quit to try to get better. When he got better, he came back. AND HE PLAYED HARD BEHIND SOMEONE WHO COULD NOT CARRY HIS JOCK. He did so humbly. Because that is the kind of person he is. So before you talk about someone quitting - how about getting all of your facts straight..
     
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    Stop it, what RB doesn't want the ball? that says more about Ricky than the coaching staff. Miami paid a hefty price(overpiad) for Rickjy so of course they were going to ride him.

    He can hide behind a medical condition all he wants, the fact is he quit on his team then let them down again getting suspended b/c he couldn't stay off drugs. I get you like him and will defend him but this is not a good guy no matter how many excuses you make.
     
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    My favorite play of Ricky Williams was in a game against KC. He broke free along the sideline and as the tackler closed on him, Ricky picked him up by the neck and threw him aside. Just awesome display of speed, power and strength.
    I loved watching him and was sorry to see him go.
     
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    Ricky rode the Jets defense for years. They relaxed and enjoyed the pounding.
     
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    He had some good games against us, ge should be a HOF player but he's not going in b/c he didn't play up to his abilities often enough.
     
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    I cannot say I wasn't very disappointed when he retired in 04, but after 35+ carries a game in the National Football League I would smoke a lot of pot too. DW ruined what could have been the best back in the 2000's. Had HOF type skill
     
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    wannstedt ruined him by giving him a chance to become a great back in this league. Ricky was nothing in NO, he became a great back(briefly for just 1 year in 2002) in Miami. Ricky averaged 24.2 carries a game in 2002 and 2003, AP after a terrible knee injury averaged just under 22 this year- did he complain? Arian Foster had about 22 this year- did he complain? In Curtis martin's first 2 years w/ us he averaged just undre 24 carries/game- did he complain? what great RB compalins about getting the ball? especially when his greatest year by far was under that particular coach.
     
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    What an absolute beast he was that year.

    On the other hand, what a disappointing year that was. I remember thinking we were headed for a huge year after that awesome game in Denver and then Ray Lucas stunk up the joint for a handful of games after Fiedler got hurt in that win.
     
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    • Former Dolphins running back Ricky Williams has joined the dark side. Williams, who played for Baltimore in 2011, his final NFL season, was on the field for the Super Bowl as a credentialed photographer for ESPN The Magazine.
     
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    Add in an average of 3 receptions a game, and an 8 man box every play. Point is he took a lot of damage. And anyway why the hell are you on a Miami Dolphins Fan Forum?? hahhaha shouldn't you be worried about the Jets paying Mark Sanchez 15 million a year to BUTTFUMBLE? Do you really have nothing better to do than get on a Dolphins Fan Forum and talk ****?
     
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    yeah, no great backs ever catch passes or face 8 men in the box- only Ricky.

    did you know in 2002 LT had 21 more touches than Ricky? and over those 2 years had only 8 less touches than Ricky. Did LT fall apart? did he whine?(about touches) did he quit?

    I'll ignore the asinine non football portion of your post.
     
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    cost 2 1st round picks, that hurt the team big time with the lack of talent thru the 2004 -2008 seasons.
    he was the best RB miami has had since i can remember. Ronnie brown was not even close too Ricky
     
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    that stiff arm at the 4:53 mark in the first video was so filthy
     
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    I vividly remember watching the Jet game in Video 1 and watching that Orande Gadson catch still blows my mind
     
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    The interesting thing about this thread is that even though I've been quite vocal about the fact that the Finheaven powers-that-be have given Junc way too much freedom to troll and derail threads, this is the one topic where I feel he's right on (well, he's also right on about Taylor and Thomas being marginal Hall of Famers at best).

    Ricky is treated like a folk-hero around here, despite the fact that he had one great year (in which the team went nowhere), one good year (in which the team went nowhere), and then the circus begins. Not to mention the fact that Ricky's sudden retirement helped precipitate the Ronnie Brown overreaction and the wasting of a top-2 draft pick.

    Wanny gets excoriated around here for all kinds of reasons, yet the Ricky trade is the one thing he's not criticized for that should be on the top of the list.
     
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    ANYONE WHO THINKS JASON TAYLOR IS A MARGINAL HALL OF FAMER SHOULD BE BANNED. He will be a first ballot hall of famer and is the greatest pass rusher to ever play the game. He also has the record for fumbles returned for touchdowns by ANY PLAYER ANY POSITION. That guy is a joke get him off here
     
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    wow, first ballot? greatest pass rusher? come on now.:lol:
     
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    taylors not the greatest pass rusher to ever play the game...and he dissappeared all the time in big games...went ghost when something real was on the line...i don't think he should be a first ballot hof guy either...

    anyways junc have you heard anything about what dustin keller is looking for in free agency #'s wise??? am i right in thinking he's looking for top 5 te money in the $8 mil per year range???
     
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    I haven't seen anything specific, i'm sure he's looking for that amount. We'll see if he can get it, it's sounding like he won't return which is disappointing but we'll see.
     
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    I still rock my Ricky jersey on Sundays, he's one of my favorite Fins of all times. For a couple years there in the early 2000s we had the best runningback and one of the best pass rush tandems/ secondaries in the league... We lost.thanks to our horrible QBs and.God awful coaching staff. I'd like to kick Jay Fiedler, Norv Turner and Pornstache in the nuts.so badly.
     
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    man.... he was fun to watch
     
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    Easily my favorite player of all time
     
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    If only we could put him in a time machine...
     
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    Let's not lose our humanity in all of this. He has a right to step away from this game if he chooses (whether or not it's legal is another question). I respect him more as a person than a player. I loved that he played for Miami, but as I grew past his "quitting", I understood what defined him. It wasn't the yards, touchdowns, trophies, or awards. Rather, it was fixing himself. He is an illuminating individual. So let's not let the cloud of football obscure that from our view.
     
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    He can step away when he wants but to do it a week before camp opens is wrong.

    and while quitting was bad what was worse was having so many kids w/ so many different women and abandoning them(and before you bash Cromartie I bash him as well- he's an idiot just like Ricky).
     
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    Five Things.
    1. Ricky is a BEAST and a complete RB, hands, speed, power, vision, there is no wasted effort when he ran!
    2. Rob Konrad was a monster FB!
    3. Chris Chambers was sick back in those days!
    4. Orande Gadsden hands are unbelievable!
    5. Does Rishard Mathews look just like Gadsden or what!!!
     
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    Wow I forgot about the hit on chambers against Denver. That was what hurt our season the most. But man was that Denver game amazing. Mare was the man that year.
     
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    And now after watching all 5 I am sad. What a terrible ending to what should have been a great season. Chris Carter dropping the GW catch against his former team in Minnesota? That one hurt. And to think I had forgiven him for that. Not anymore, thanks for reminding me OP.
     
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    Ricky Williams might be my favorite athlete of all time. As a Dolphin fan, it did suck that he quit when he did, but I don't believe for one second he owed it to anyone to play another down if that's not what he wanted to do. If Marlon Moore decides to retire a week before training-camp starts because he's lost love for the game, none of you would vilify him; you'd wish him the best and forget he ever existed. That's because Marlon's a marginal player, & it would only be your selfish desire to see your favorite sports team do well that fueled any animosity towards Ricky.

    Most of you probably wouldn't consider him a role-model that you'd want your kids looking up to, but personally I really admired his story, & I'll quote a line from Doug Stanhope regarding his status as a role-model;

    "But Ricky Williams, that's a guy that who realized, 'I don't need ****, I'd rather enjoy my life', & people didn't get it, people were pissed off. Ricky Williams is a football player, if you don't know. Early in his career, he had hall of fame numbers if he stayed in the game, & they tried to wag a finger at him because he failed a few piss-tests for smoking pot, & he said '**** you, I quit', & people didn't get that that's great! That's a role-model for children in sports! It's like, 'I don't really need ****, I'm not happy. I'm not just doing this because you envy my position'. How much money do you need before you want to enjoy you're life? How much do you need? 'Well **** if he's makin' that much he's gotta be ****in' stupid to give it up'; stop, this comes from the same people who say they'd quit their job in a second if they ever won the lottery. Well this guy won the equivalent of 10 lotteries, 'I'd rather enjoy my life, I'd rather be high' - that's what he said, & that's beautiful!

    "Well he let the fans down", **** the fans, can we say that one time? What rights do the fans have for drinking over-priced beer & yelling at the t.v? The fans are douche-bags and they'd turn on you in a second as soon as he blew-out a knee when he's 30 years old; those fans would ****ing boo him".

    [video=youtube;mn7GuAuJAN4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn7GuAuJAN4[/video]
     
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    I'm not sure what there really is to be nostalgic about from the early 2000s.

    ;)
     
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    I dont blame ricky for quitting..if Wanny coulda ever got his tounge out of Fiedlers a$$ and got us a real qb we woulda won it all.
     
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    Thanks for the videos. Brought back memories of one of my all time favorite players. In his prime, Ricky was the perfect rb. Too bad his prime was so short. Thanks Wanny
     
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    He broke my god damn heart when I heard about that. My dad was the one that told me about it when I went over to my parents house to pick my sis up. I had no idea (wasn't on FH back then).

    He was my favorite player so it was extra ****ed up.
     
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    Awesome season! Love the one-handed catch by Gadsen too!
     
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    Your Fiedler/snow shovel comment has me in tears - such a wacked-out, great statement!
     
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    The silver lining to RWs quitting (if that's possible) is I do believe it shortened Wanny's reign by 1 year. Ricky plays in 2004 we are competitive and Wanny sticks around. Perhaps it was the ultimate sacarifice for the team - reaching, I know...
     
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    As do i, particularly great memory for me since it was my first game in miami, flew down for it, had an incredible time. as time has gone by i've forgiven the man for letting us down.
     
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    If Saban actually stayed it would have worked out.
     

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