Re: Why I think the 72' Fins are OVERRATED
posted at 12/21/2009 8:14 PM EST
In Response to Why I think the 72' Fins are OVERRATED
[QUOTE]First off Im not saying they werent a good team. Second Im not doing this because Im a bitter Pats fan, not at all. Every year when a team or teams, like the Colts, Pats, Saints, Broncos, etc. get to a point were their 10-0, 13-0, this annoying, disgruntled, and I say overrated team, mostly represented by Mec. Morris appears, to hang on, grasping n clutching to their only claim to fame like Spencer n Hedi. What a loser this guy is, anyway, we have to suffer through his 70's style raps, his rants that they were the first n only team so far to go undefeated, well I say, who cares! When me n my friends have a convo. about the greatest players, greatest teams, as Im sure you guys do too. When we have this discussion, say about greatest players, Mec. Morris isnt even in the ballpark of greatest backs. Not even close, nowhere near the top 25-30. Greatest rec.'s , Paul Warfields name is brought up. This is a guy who never had more than 52 catches, and top 1000yrds only once. He had over 10 td's 3 times, and to be fair, as Im sure most of you will bring up this wasnt exactly a passing era. Ok decent point, but I judge great a great player, and great teams by how they did in their time, team n indv. stats, how they would have done ,say 15-20yrs before their time and 15-20yrs after they played. Say around the 80's, 90's, and 2000's. And of coarse and maybe most important "the eye test". Plain n simple can they play. I dont think any of those guys including Csonka, who was prob. their best player. IMHO just dont think those guys (team as well as indv.) could hang w/ the greats. Different era, different players in terms of speed n size, but, to judge a team or a single player you have to compare them at some point in the discussion to other teams n players. Here are a couple of more statisics that I think are interesting and may shed some light on how good they really were. First and maybe most important they only beat TWO, count them TWO TEAMS , who had winning records. And those teams were both 8-6, the Giants and the Chiefs. They beat 8 teams w/ 5 or less loss' on the schedule and two that were 7-7. Im sorry but that just doesnt impress me at all. It matters who U beat. Something I just cant get over, not to mention the talent level of those teams. Going into the 07' season how many SB contenders did the Pats walk through, people were talking about the Cowboys, Eagles, Colts, Ravens, Steelers, even the Bengals as possible teams that could get to the big game. Again the talent level of those teams as well as the other 's the Pats beat cant be compared to the ones the Fins beat, not even close! Another thing is the QB play Griese is always talked about, but he didnt start that season, Earl Morrall did. He had 1360yrds(lol) and a 55% completion rating, how many rec. today are going to finish w/ over 1300yrds this year, 5-6? Morrall also had 11 td's w/ 7 picks. Griese had 636yrds, 54% comp. rating and 4 td's w/ 4 picks. Thats a joke! And their "no-name defense" which gets brought up as one their strong points, yea they finished w/ no sacks. Yes no sacks and 21 int's. Now can U imagine that team facing a Manning, Brady, Montana, Favre, Elway, or Young? Yea they went undefeated, but it matters who in beat if ,U want to be compared w/ the greats, and they beat no-one. Ok give it to me, agree/disagree, hate/love it? Happy Holidays, GO PATS!!!
Posted by SICOFITALL[/QUOTE]
Sure, this post had nothing to do with you being a pats fan. LMAO.
You can go on and on about this and that, but the fact remains that the 72 Dolphins are the only team to win every game, plus the playoffs and they also won the Super Bowl. I don't know how anyone can argue with a straight face against that being a "great" team or saying that team was somehow "overrated"...except for the fact that you are jealous that your team couldn't finish the job.
I am not a flame thrower and I have never posted anything remotely disrespectful about the Pats or their fans. And everythign I have posted here has shown respect for the Patriots and what they accomplished and hope that one day my team can knock the pats down from their division dominance. But this type of talk is just nonsense born out of jealousy.
You want to say that they weren't the best in history? Fine. I agree with you. The 73 Dolphins were actually better than the 72 dolphins; and there are some other teams including your '07 team that can make their case too. But to say the 72 dolphins were "good" and not "great" when they did something no other team has done? You're just jealous--plain and simple.