DOLPHINS: Could 5084 become the next 56?
Mark S. Clark
clark.m.s at gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 07:04:54 GMT 2008
What's the consensus on this list about this record?
I mean, it is a really impressive record to have, and I hope that Dan gets
to enjoy it well into his old age. As a *personal* record, it's certainly
something to be proud of.
On the other hand, as a fan of the team I find I like it less than I used
to, because it's a reminder of how one dimensional that team was, and a
reminder that despite Dan's arm taking them to the SB, Joe Montana and the
49ers showed them what happens to one dimensional teams against a balanced
Does that make sense, or am I just seeing the glass half empty?
On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 1:43 AM, Gmail <ldouglas at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dan Marino's single-season yardage record gaining in stature -
> Football - MiamiHerald.com
> Local choirs sing every year when the NFL's last unbeaten team
> inevitably loses and the historical distinction of the Dolphins' 1972
> Perfect Season remains unique.
> But year by year the one major season passing record still held by
> Miami's Dan Marino grows in stature to a point approaching 17-0. With
> every challenge that is parried, Marino's 5,084 yards in 1984 seems
> taller, bigger, more beyond reach.
> Peyton Manning and Tom Brady couldn't catch it even as they set TD
> records in MVP seasons.
> This year, the Saints' Drew Brees and Cardinals' Kurt Warner were on
> pace to surpass Marino, but barring miracle finishes, neither will.
> Brees would need 753 yards in his last two games to break No. 13's
> 25-year-old standard, and Warner would need 795.
> If two numbers signify the best of the Dolphins' franchise, the first
> must be 17-0, but right behind it, and gaining, is 5,084.
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