First I would like to apologize to everyone for missing the Victory Of The Week thread last night. I was up in Fort Worth taking care of mowing a lot we own so that the city won’t send us a giant fine following their warning that I had already received. Had I not been dealing with my grandmother's health issues for the last 6 plus weeks I had planned to be up there much earlier last month to both build the shed that I ordered and bring the riding mower up that I had bought to deal with the lot as it’s right at a half an acre. Long story short I expected that I would be home by 5 PM yesterday but it took me longer to get out of Fort Worth and then I found every accident between Fort Worth and Houston on my way home.
So moving on to tonight’s Phinsider Question Of The Day. As you can probably already tell by the photo at the top of the page this is a post about Ricky Williams. I am going to try and do another different post on him and a ton of other ex-Dolphins players like I did with Zach Thomas at the beginning of this past week. Hopefully, despite the lack of comments on the ZT post and despite spending a good bit of time writing it that the other posts will gain a little more traction. Many of us regulars are aware of not only the history of the franchise but know a lot about the past players that made an impact on the team and in some cases a giant impact on the city of Miami and or South Florida as a whole. But, we have a lot of fans that due to just their lack of years behind them don’t know as much about the franchise that they love as those of us who have long since turned gray.
So tonight’s PQOTD is do you think that Ricky Willams would have made it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame or at the very least into the Miami Dolphins Ring of Honor had he had a more static career with the team and or in the NFL, meaning void of so many stops and starts due to either being suspended by the league for failed drug screenings, due to smoking weed, multiple times or because he retired before again returning? I don’t want this to devolve into a post about whether what he did was way messed up or not as there is so much that goes into his story and the opinions on him and what he did spans the spectrum. I think a lot of us spend a good part of our 20’s and even our 30s making stupid mistakes that we wish to God that we had not made and looking back by the time we hit our 40s and 50s have a laundry list a mile long of things we would have done differently had we known what we now know. I know Ricky has come out and stated that he has regrets about his playing days and how it all turned out looking back but the past is the past. So give us your thoughts on Rickey and perhaps how you think his long-term legacy in both the NFL and with the Miami Dolphins will be seen. Also, let us know where you think Ricky sits among the other great running backs that have played for the Dolphins over the years.
Please give us your thoughts in the comment section below-
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