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Good Article on Ricky....hits the nail on the head.

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Slappy8800 said:
can ya copyand paste so i dont have to sign up


Pretty sure its against the rules....if a mod says ok.....I will
 

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Paraphrasing Patton, "Cote doesn't know any more about team chemistry than he does about f@#king".
 

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Excellent article, and they are not nemisii (plural of nemisis :roflmao: ) Cote is on Lebby's radio show 2-3 times a week.

heres the first couple of paragraphs... it is liek a 2 page article though so you need to sign up:

Ricky Williams' return to the Dolphins -- and it begins to appear maybe a quarter-of-an-inch short of inevitable -- threatens to work on team chemistry and locker-room vibe about like a struck match works on a piece of paper.

So what's your point?

This being the real world, we must admit that the rosy, feel-good concepts of team chemistry and happy harmony are antiques. They are the effect of winning, not the cause. And so it is a good time for a righteous Dolfan to get beyond the hurt, past the indignation and over the grudge.

You don't need to forget or forgive that Williams abandoned the Dolphins less than a year ago to follow his own eccentric muse, the shocker that surely tipped the first domino on Miami's awful 4-12 season.

But you probably do need to admit, if only into a mirror or in a confessional at church, that the 2005 Dolphins would be a better team with a presumably reenergized Ricky than without him.

Here's a compromise for the torn fan. Boo No. 34 during pregame introductions on opening day if you must. Slap him on the wrist. Make your statement. Hold up a ''Traitor!'' sign, even. Let him know that we know he was selfish and that we don't tolerate that type of behavior around these parts.

And then cheer wildly the first time he turns the corner and shoulders past some flyweight cornerback for 21 yards.

Chant ''Rick-y! Rick-y!'' -- but maybe softly, to let him know you're not over it yet -- as he torpedoes into the end zone.

Please, though, don't make this out to be a morality play.

Williams took his season off to clear his head, to live in a tent in the Australian outback, to study holistic healing, to (so it is said) rid himself of the marijuana bug, to study yoga in India.

There are worse ways to spend a year.

Was Ricky's timing atrocious? Oh yeah. Ask the former Dave Wannstedt.

Was Ricky being selfish? Even he has admitted as much.
 

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awing_pilot said:
Excellent article, and they are not nemisii (plural of nemisis :roflmao: ) Cote is on Lebby's radio show 2-3 times a week.

heres the first couple of paragraphs... it is liek a 2 page article though so you need to sign up:
great article and 100% correct. However, it isn't anything we haven't already told other fans here already. Some people just can't get over the fake hurt they have from someone they don't even know or have ever met/talked to.
 

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awing_pilot said:
Excellent article, and they are not nemisii (plural of nemisis :roflmao: ) Cote is on Lebby's radio show 2-3 times a week.

heres the first couple of paragraphs... it is liek a 2 page article though so you need to sign up:

Exactly right. Cote is a dope, as are most friends of Le******.

I've had it with the Herald and their holier than thou sports writers who act like covering the Dolphins is a chore.

LeBetard should be disqualified from ever writing about them again as he has nothing but contempt for them, Cote is only marginally better.
 

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summed up the whole chemistry pretty well.

while not excited to see ricky back, I will be cheering after the first stiff arm during the game. I want the dolphins to win, and if Saban thinks Boston and Williams will help, so be it.
 

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Schleprock said:
great article and 100% correct. However, it isn't anything we haven't already told other fans here already. Some people just can't get over the fake hurt they have from someone they don't even know or have ever met/talked to.

Define 'fake hurt', genius.

This is a guy Miami wasted 2 first rounders on who decided to quit the team after the draft when they had few options to replace him. Name ONE player who did more to harm his team in recent history than Ricky Williams.

I can't stand Wannstedt but he comes across as a sympathetic figure when you factor in how despicable an act this weasel pulled on him after Wanny put his neck on the line to bring him in to Miami.

A guy who decided smoking pot was more important than his team. A guy who was so gutless he kept making up different excuses for his exit, each one more bizarre and silly than the previous.

If you want to embrace this messed up quitter, fine. Don't expect people who have played and followed football a lot longer than you have to give this turd a warm welcome home.
 
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