By Dr. Bruce Banner
We here at Finsmob Unleashed have been wondering how many of you from all over including Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, California, Iowa, Wisconsin, Canada and other parts known and unknown have become Miami Dolphin fans. So we are encouraging all of you to write us your story on how you became a phins fan. Here is Hulk’s.
Every great Superhero have origins story. This is mine. Hulk was first exposed to gamma radiation on January 2, 1972 when 3 bombs went off in the Orange Bowl in Miami. Hulk was not quite 8 years old and the Miami Dolphins were playing in the AFC Championship game against a group of horsemen from the City of Baltimore. Miami just come off thrilling overtime victory versus Kansas City Chiefs in then longest game in league history. Young Hulk think it would be fun to see this team win. However, everyone tell young Hulk that no way could Miami win. The horsemen were defending Super Bowl Champions. They were led by great field general known as Johnny U – please do not confuse with Johnny Football. That would make Hulk angry. So Hulk thought there was no way that Miami could win.
Then early in 1st quarter the first bomb goes off. Bob Griese finds greatest wide receiver in Dolphins’ history, otherwise known as Paul Warfield, for 75 yard touchdown pass and Miami has early lead.
Greatest wide receiver in Dolphins’ history score touchdown vs Colts on January 2, 1972.
Score remain 7-0 in favor of Miami at half. Then in early in 3rd quarter 2nd bomb go off. This time it was Johnny U who threw deep ball in direction of Eddie Hinton but ball get tipped and some guy name Dick do impersonation of heat seeking missile and intercept ball. Then some guy named Dick not just go down but he turn and run with ball and his defensive team mates threw blocks like experienced offensive linemen and some guy named Dick returns interception for 62 yards and touchdown. Miami now have 14-0 lead and young Hulk getting excited that Dolphins will prove everyone wrong.
Some guy named Dick returning interception of Johnny U on January 2, 1972.
But Dolphins no done yet. The 3rd bomb goes off in the 4th quarter. Bob Griese once again finds greatest receiver in Dolphins’ history for 50 yard bomb. This put Miami deep in horsemen territory. Then Miami know what to do. They give ball to Zonk. Hulk like Zonk. Zonk do Hulk impersonation and smash his way 5 yards for game clinching touchdown. After Zonk scores Dick’s defense holds up for rest of game. (Hulk think Dick’s team mates changed name of defense the next season to No Name Defense so Dick no feel bad). Miami beats horsemen 21-0 in upset victory and go to Super Bowl. Young Hulk hooked on this improbable win and starts to feel the power of the gamma radiation.
Larry Csonka running football vs. Colts January 2, 1972
But Hulk’s origins story not done. It was 2 weeks later in Super Bowl VI that Hulk first experience the anger and rage that caused by the gamma radiation. Miami go to play some Cowboys from Dallas and the Cowboys beat Dolphins bad by score of 24-3. With each score by Cowboys and missed scoring opportunity by Dolphins make Hulk get madder and madder. Hulk get angry, Hulk yell, Hulk scream, Hulk stomp, Hulk cry and Hulk smash. Hulk go into state of suspended emotional development because that is how Hulk react to every Dolphin loss ever since to this very day. But the next season the Hulk see the true power of the gamma radiation. Hulk see Miami Dolphins go 17-0 and crush all opponents on way to perfect season and Super Bowl win. Then Hulk see Miami Dolphins win the following Super Bowl and Hulk now knows the gamma radiation of those three bombs is what powered team to win and what make Hulk the Hulk. That is Hulk’s origins story, so what is yours?
Link to box score of Hulk’s origin’s day game: http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/197201020mia.htm
Odrick has been an iron horse ever since his 1st year with the leg injury. Sucks we’re even contemplating letting him walk…he was a former 1st round pick too….SMH!
Something isn’t right with our coaching, I mean, Odrick, Wake disappearing, Vernon an off year, Mitchell not what he was in Houston, Jordan not getting any solid role…..
Oh, and Starks…a beast early in season, then fades….What is happening in Miami?
These talented players would probably rock elsewhere, we’ve seen it before!!!
GDP – Odrick played a lot, but didn’t really give us a lot of production
There has to be a reason why Mike. He doesn’t just suck.
I don’t what to say GDP. He played an awful lot (played a lot awful?) you’d think you’d get to the QB by accident a few times. 23 tackles and 6 assists is just underwhelming numbers. 1 FF, 1 FR. For all those snaps, you’d expect better than that. At least if we want to get better, you NEED better than that.
i am sure opening up in NE and the pats off their SB win the fins will play in a evenly called game.
GDP, Freakin wacko juror, lies in her questionnaire and has already said it would be difficult to convict hernandez. Does she think the pats win if this piece of shit walks?
Hey dopey lady he’d put a bullet in your head in a second too.
She’s probably one of those types that would marry a serial killer behind bars.
109 pass attempts from within the 1-yard line this season.
Only one resulted in an interception
Now ain’t that a stat that will produce nightmares in some heads for years to come.
Odrick is nothing special. He hasn’t done jack for us. Let him walk. It would be a mistake to invest too much into a guy who has given so little production.
We’ll see what the market values him at.
but the other side of that is that you have to repalce him if he walks
and then we are using our resources to repalce guys instead of getting better
I would rather re-sign him to the kind of deal that has the biggest cap hit early so we can part ways if we develop some one better in a couple of years
unless we replace Odrick via FA
We can replace him in the draft.
Colts GM Ryan Grigson has been revealed as the league’s source in the “Deflategate” scandal.
According to NFL executive Troy Vincent, Grigson brought the issue to the league’s attention “some time during the second quarter” of the AFC Championship Game.
How much do you guys think Odrick will cost to resign?
Starks salary is 6M in 2015 but the dead money iof he is cut is only $1M (I think verify the numbers)
Its possible that resigning Odrick saves more cap room than keeping Starks
I don;t think either is that good that we can;t part with one of them
I don;t think its a good idea to part with both and open up a hole (or make it bigger)
I think it’s time to get better. Keeping guys who don’t get it done continues the mediocrity.
But just repalcing them doesn’t necessairly make you better either
You can keep guys and bring in better guys if you can manage the salary cap
If Odrick fails to stay and produce, then what does that say about Jeffro’s 1st round picks???
2008 Jake Long
2009 Vontae Davis
2010 Jared Odrick
2011 Mike Pouncey
2012 Ryan Tannehill (hey he got one right)
2013 Dion Jordan
We know his 2nd & 3rd round picks stunk too. Misi the only decent 2nd rd pick so far.
Jeffro put this team way behind the 8 ball bigtime.
So maybe some continuity with Philbin & Hickey is a good thing. Hickey needs to keep having good drafts to dig us out of that 6 year black hole that Ireland was a part of.
Mike, ya sure a draft pick comes in a replaces Odrick in year 1? The odds aren’t in favor of that at all.
If we replace Odrick & or Starks it needs to be with a vet FA, and hope our 2nd & 3rd year guys develop, like Francis, Johnson & Johnson.
Mike E. says:
February 3, 2015 at 5:52 pm (Edit)
We can replace him in the draft.
Or draft the next Egnew….
I think we get better by replacing Odrick. He was a huge disappointment last season. He did squat in run defense and registered 1 sack. So I am not concerned about the fact we have to replace him. In fact I think it is a necessity to replace him. If we keep him to me that means we will not get better. I honestly think Fede could give us the same if not better production and we can still add some one in draft or FA.
We could draft Danny Shelton. Instant upgrade imo.
Piggy – Maybe it does make you better. 1 sack and 23 tackles is not replaceable but should be easily upgradeable, especially considering how many snaps he played. Draft Danny Shelton or Carl Davis and they can do better. You have to try. The problem with keeping the same players is you’re going to end up with similar results every year.
Piggy – Hickey did pretty well last year, and I trust him over anything Ireland has done. Odrick was just average at best. We need better, or expect to be 8-8 keeping the same players that let you down every year.
Think Starks will get less than he is due on paper this year ($5 mil cash value).
Think Odrick was good but not great, but at his age he will get more than Starks does.
Like Pig was saying, main concern is replacement cost.
300 lb + athletic DTs don’t fall from trees like acorns.
My guess is we renegotiate with Starks for less and Odrick is signed for Kendall Langford numbers to be a 3-4 DE.
Aaron Donald, 37 tackles, 9 sacks, 2 FF, 2 PD
Mike owes me a beer.
I just wanted to say I love the fact that Trypod posted he wants to share his origins story and Boulder hinted at that as well. That would be awesome if you guys did that. That is what the purpose of this story is.
I also want to say I am thrilled OD gave me an “OUTSTANDING” comment. OD is the resident team historian here and his review meant a lot to me.
i dont know why you guys insist on ruining this blog by talking about football when there are so many naked boobies in the world.
Alright. Hulk need to spend some time with Hulklings. BBL. Peace.
Well I know Randy always asks if Tannehill was so good why didn’t he start at QB over McGee and company? Martellus Bennet also wonders why Tannehill wasn’t named the starter right away because he was the best QB on the team. Good interview:
Good stuff on Tanny, reminded him of Carson Palmer…also good stuff on his Big brother Michael Bennett undrafted and now on the Seahawks.
I’m not insinuating that Danny Shelton will replicate Aaron Donald’s performance, but even if he does half, we’re ahead of the game, way ahead of the game, because we won’t have overpaid to keep Odrick
I don’t think we will overpay for Odrick, Mike; I think if we do re-sign him (which is my hope) then we will pay fair market value for him.
Fair market value might get all screwed up once 3-4 teams get involved offering top 3-4DE money.
Bri – If he ends up back in MIA, we will have overpaid. That’s the way I see it. He’s not worth 5-6M per.
I agree on the price. My point was I don’t think we will overpay for him.
Some one photoshopped a tongue
If Danny Shelton fell to is I would be in favor of it
I don’t think Odrick was so bad
I don’t think he was good either
I think cost is the issue at the end of the day
He is a good player, but not great. A 4-3 DL doesn’t typically pile up the statistics; it is set up for the LB’s to make the plays, so the lack of stats may be a bit misleading.
I disagree. I don’t think he is that good. He under performs. We have seen him long enough. He is a mediocre talent. Not only can he be replaced he can be upgraded
Shelton is a big body DT
He is not the same type of player as Donald
Clemson has a DT coming out the Maycock called a poor mans Donald
He might be available in the 3rd or 4th round
you have that wrong. no one photo shopped that. the nfl photo shopped the one with their mouths closed.
LMAO @ the photoshopped Belichick
I’m glad the nfl burned the photo where she gives him a happy ending
Piggy – Shelton’s a penetrator despite his size. He had 9.0 sacks this season
I’m not sure you meant it to sound that way?
This is Grady Jarrett
Some compare him to Aaron Donald
He’s probably not as good
He is undersized like Donald is
That photo is hilarious in a very creepy kind of way. lol
Your score is: 4941 (GRADE: A-)
Round 1 Pick 14: La’el Collins, OT, LSU (A)
Round 2 Pick 15: Eric Kendricks, ILB/OLB, UCLA (A)
Round 3 Pick 14: Gerod Holliman, FS, Louisville (A-)
Round 4 Pick 15: Kevin White, CB, TCU (A)
Round 5 Pick 14: Tyler Varga, FB, Yale (B+)
Round 6 Pick 15: Xavier Williams, DT, Northern Iowa (A-)
Round 7 Pick 15: Austin Hill, WR, Arizona (A)
i get the nfl is intrusive in a players life, but i seriously doubt if they are burning belicheats home movies.
PIggy – Shelton could be both, but getting Jarrett doesn’t solve the run stuffing problem. Either does Odrick for that matter, which is why I say we let him walk.
Marcus Hardison had a monster year with Arizona ST. I like his size and reach for a DT. He’s a later round prospect.
I like Shelton a lot. Right behind Kevin White in my 1st round wants. I agree that we need better than Odrick and I have been a fan of his. The impact plays just aren’t there though. That’s also the reason White is so high on my list. Bring impact in the first and a couple more starters hopefully. If not, rotational players that see a lot of time. Philbin is out of time. He needs to speed up the progress.
i am out, have a nice night all.
That photo does not need to be photo shopped to be creepy
New Age, I know I keep touting DGB a lot, but I really like WR Kevin White too, he’s a guy that has really grown on me, and I’ve always just cringed at another early pick from West Virginia.
But White is very strong, physical, and heads up on the field. He draws a lot of flags, and still gets his numbers despite a lot of constant dbl teams and poor QB play. He has a complete route tree for the most part, tracks the ball so well, and he’s a decent blocker. He’s kinda Julio Jones like.
I think White is the best receiver in the draft
KEN; Thanks for the kind words. I agree with those who say ODRICK must be replaced
HERDFAN: CHECK your email. PS: Marshall plays a regular season game at Florida Atlantic this football season! –COULD be an important game in the Conference USA title chase.
Another option at DT is Eddie Goldman from FSU
He is a big guy
I would want to take him at 14 though
^ would not
Just got home from work a few minutes ago. Loooong day! 😦
Wyo – Do you think Holliman will be available to us in the 3rd?
Time to look at 2014 snap counts:
Odrick: 807 defense, 80 st’s
Starks: 540 defense, 73 st’s
Mitchell: 536 defense, 138 st’s
Wake: 756 defense, 7 st’s
Vernon: 838 defense, 82 st’s
Shelby: 418 defense, 160 st’s
Jordan: 0 and 0 has to be wrong
Fede: 81 defense, 114 st’s
Grimes: 1013 and 63
Finnegan: 704 and 29
Jones: 756 and 43
Delmas: 834 and 0
Wilson: 784 and 124
Taylor: 293 and 103
Misi: 572 and 4
Jenkins: 899 and 76
Wheeler: 379 and 3
Trusnik: 393 and 387
What’s the d-line rotation? It would appear that Starks subs for Mitchell since Odrick’s snap count is so much higher than both. Do opposing offenses recognize the lineup on the d-line to be weaker when Starks and Odrick is in there than when Mitchell and Odrick are in there? I don’t know. Anyone have any ideas?
MIKE E.; Welcome home from work!! –FYI my article on comparing the ’72 & ’73 Dolphins is nearly done. I dug up some major surprises in my research. Gotta get my ugly rest.–Talk to all you wonderful Dolfin fans tomorrow! –The Old Dolfan is OUT.
Did anyone here realize the Fins defense had more sacks (39) than the Seahawks (37) and more int’s (14) to (13). The Fins also had 2 int’s for td’s as did the Seahawks. Hawks bettered them on fumbles; 18 to 13.
Fins offense had 361 1st downs vs the Seahawks 328. Total offensive plays 1040 vs the Seahwaks 1021. Average yards per play on offense 5.4 vs Seahawks 5.9.
Ryan Tannehill was sacked 46 times; Russell Wilson 42.
Pts scored per game; Fins 24.2,Seahawks 24.6.
The difference? Scoring defense. Hawks only gave up 15.9 ppg; Fins 23.3
Fins defense gives up an average of 80 yds more per game than Seahawks split equally between passing and rushing. So, what’s our priority come FA and draft?
If Ellerbe doesn’t get hurt it could have been a different season. That’s the way I analyze the situation.