Welcome to Marino Mondays!
Over the next few months, I’m going to be searching the internet looking for some of the GOAT’s best performances throughout his Hall of Fame career. And although the end result might not always be a Miami Dolphins’ victory, I assure you Marino will look damn good throwing the football. These videos will showcase Marino’s rocket arm. They will show off his ability to move effortlessly around in the pocket. You will have a chance to see his lightning quick release and pinpoint accuracy. Most of all, you will get to relive your childhood, and what made most of us fall in love with the Miami Dolphins.
Without further ado, the fifth installment in the Marino Monday series.
September 29th, 1985
Two of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game, square off in this 1985 match-up. And despite how good John Elway was, Dan Marino was that much better. The Dolphins and Broncos battled back and fourth, but ultimately it was Don Shula’s Dolphins that got the last laugh. 30-26 was the end result, but this game was so much more. Two Hall of Fame quarterbacks from the same draft class battled for NFL supremacy. One of these QBs thrived in the limelight, the other did not. Miami’s offense outplayed the Broncos all day long, and with the game on the line, Dan Marino took matters into his own hand. Marino finished the game 25/43 for 390 yards and 3 touchdowns. His opponent John Elway, completed 18/37 for 250 yard and 1 interception. Marino was the better quarterback on this day, and so were the Dolphins.
Here are the highlights from Miami’s impressive 30-26 win.
I love watching dan marino throw a football. pic.twitter.com/wZv1VaBK4q— josh houtz (@houtz) June 25, 2018
even without a running back, marino’s playaction could freeze a defense. beautiful pass on a similar route = TD pic.twitter.com/VWQyC2tHCv— josh houtz (@houtz) June 25, 2018
you won’t see marino throw many bad passes, but this may be one of them. pic.twitter.com/C5eAp6ElYS— josh houtz (@houtz) June 25, 2018
empty backfield, pressure mounts, what does marino do? drops back in style and delivers a strike for the first down. pic.twitter.com/4oQmjAwMoV— josh houtz (@houtz) June 25, 2018
Do you remember where you were on this historic day in 1985? Have any suggestions on what you would like to see in the next installment of Marino Mondays? Like? Dislike? Let us know in the comments below.
This article was written by Josh Houtz. Follow him on Twitter!