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MarksBrothers85

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Now hear me out people, being the pro football history buff that I am, I did some research and this generation of Miami Dolphins really reminds me of the New England Patriots from the late 1970s and the early 1980s. A talented team all around, that was ultimately done in by subpar coaching and poor front office decisions. Now, before I am crucified for comparing the Dolphins to an earlier generation of the Patriots, here are the facts.

Jimmy Johnson reminds me of former Patriots head coach Chuck Fairbanks, in that he was a good, strong head coach overall and had a good eye for talent, but was forced to leave because of a lack of postseason success, late season collapses and his own pig headedness.

Jimmy Johnson's hand picked heir Dave Wannstedt really reminds me of Fairbanks' succesor Ron Erhardt. Erhardt had a good football mind, got along with mostly everyone and experienced a few good seasons in spite of never having full control of his team, which in turn led to a complete and utter disaster in the end (Erhardt's final season was a luckless 2-14 debacle in 1981 in which they found new and creative ways to lose on a weekly basis, kinda like last year's Dolphins)

Lets just hope that Nick Saban is more succesful than Ron Meyer who was canned after three seasons.
 

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MarksBrothers85 said:
Now hear me out people, being the pro football history buff that I am, I did some research and this generation of Miami Dolphins really reminds me of the New England Patriots from the late 1970s and the early 1980s. A talented team all around, that was ultimately done in by subpar coaching and poor front office decisions. Now, before I am crucified for comparing the Dolphins to an earlier generation of the Patriots, here are the facts.

Jimmy Johnson reminds me of former Patriots head coach Chuck Fairbanks, in that he was a good, strong head coach overall and had a good eye for talent, but was forced to leave because of a lack of postseason success, late season collapses and his own pig headedness.

Jimmy Johnson's hand picked heir Dave Wannstedt really reminds me of Fairbanks' succesor Ron Erhardt. Erhardt had a good football mind, got along with mostly everyone and experienced a few good seasons in spite of never having full control of his team, which in turn led to a complete and utter disaster in the end (Erhardt's final season was a luckless 2-14 debacle in 1981 in which they found new and creative ways to lose on a weekly basis, kinda like last year's Dolphins)

Lets just hope that Nick Saban is more succesful than Ron Meyer who was canned after three seasons.

That is an intresting point, but IMO Johnson was a better coach than Fairbanks, or maybe he really was that bad?
 

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popularwar said:
As I read this all I could think was....
God, I am so young!

Your young, lol

n e way good research man. But I hope we dont end up like them cause correct me if im wrong but didnt they get killed in the Super Bowl during that era?
 

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the only team to beat that buzzsaw the pats ran into in the superbowl was our miami dolphins on mnf
 

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MarksBrothers85 said:
any old timers want to chime in? Pats fans?


Well I'm not a Pat's fan but I am an old timer. You kids have way to much free time on youre hands Go play some football :lol: :lol:
 
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