The Good Old Days Of Marino To Moore

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  1. Danny

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    Just to bring back a few memories guys.
     
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    Some of the "Good Ole Day's"!!!!!!!
     
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    Watching that makes me feel old.
     
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    Then, like me, you probably are!:cheers:
     
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    I was at that game
     
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    Chicago had no answer to Nat Moore. Always will wonder if Miami could have beaten the Bears in the Super Bowl. I really think the Dolphins style matched up well against the Bears and Chicago would have had to come up with an entirely different game plan.
     
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    Nat Moore’s career was basically done in 1982 when he caught just 9 balls all year from Woodley. Then Marino comes along and Moore has an unbelievable resurgence and becomes the best 3rd down player for us for another 3-4 seasons. I think he got about 40% of his career receptions playing w Marino and he was already an accomplished All Pro WR in the 70’s. Loved Nat Moore. One of my favorite Dolphins of all time. As for the Bears that night - match up nightmare that I believe would have played out the same way in the SB. Marino just got rid of it too quick for their pass rush. Want to run Walter Payton a lot? Ok, all that’s going to do is keep it a low scoring game. Miami didn’t lose those games - they stole them back then even when they had no business. A good parallel for you younger guys would be the way we lost to Peyton Manning and the Colts in that primetime game where we controlled the clock for 46-47 minutes but still lost 17-14. We did things similar to that to people in the mid 80’s.
     
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    Yes.... I think they would have beaten the Bears the next time around.
    I don't believe Moore would have been used as in the first game, but rather we would have had to get TEs a little more involved. Nevertheless, the Fins had the formula to beat that defense, and NO ONE else did that year.
     
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    Maybe. What is clear, however, is that the Patriots had the formula to beat the Dolphins that year since they won 2 out of 3, culminating in beating the Dolphins at home in the championship game (shades of things to come as the 1992 Bills also took 2 of 3 from the Dolphins, including the AFC championship game in Miami).
     
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    Yeah we had no answer for Tony Collins and Craig James attacking the edges w our hideously slow LB Corp.
     
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    It sucks we didn’t get that chance....5 or 6 fumbles in the orange bowl in the AFC championship game...against of all teams a Patriot team we should have crushed in the orange bowl...probably the most disappointing game in Dolphin history for me...right up there with the “sea of hands “ game that ended our dynasty .

    You know we were in Chicago’s head!
     
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    It was the fumbles.....
     
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    Am I asking for too much? I don't want for someone to be the next Dan Marino, because that will never happen, but give me 60% and that should be more than enough.:biggrin
     
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    I don’t remember that. I seem to recall their running sweeps all day long and we couldn’t run them down.
     
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    Obviously the fumbles didn’t help, but the defense was destroyed that game which was a foreshadowing of the way it would completely fall apart in 1986 and for several years afterwards.

    The Patriots had 262 yards rushing that day at over 4.5 yards per carry.
     
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