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It was a mom and a dad with two young sons. All of them were in Dolphin gear from head to toe. The younger of the 2 sons was in a wheel chair and it was quite clear to see that he was terminally ill. He was probably around 7 years old.Dan Marino (Best Pure Passer in NFL History) NFL Legends
He had a Marino jersey on and his wheelchair was decked out in Dolphin decor. It had flags, stickers, the whole bit.
Dan greeted the family and gave the mom a hug she was in tears the whole time. He knelt down, shook the young boys hand and started talking with him. I couldn't hear what was being said but I was so moved by the expressions on all 4 of their faces. You could tell how much this meant to them. I expected Dan to talk to them for a few mins, take some pics, and jump on the bus.
Finally, a Dolphin staffer came out of the first bus and told Dan they had to get going. Dan didn't say anything to him, he just brushed him off. They took a few pics, Dan was talking with the parents and about 10 minutes later the same staffer appeared looking a bit more nervous and once again told Dan that they needed to go. Once again, Dan ignored him. To this day, I always find it funny that there was 3 team buses, yet none of them would leave until Dan was on his bus.
Dan continued talking with the family for about another 10 minutes before that poor staffer showed up again this time looking like he was about to pee his pants. He pleaded with Dan: The entire team is going to miss it's flight".
I really thought the staffer was gonna cry. Finally, Dan calmly said to him: The staffer slinked away back to his bus looking completely defeated.
Dan spent the next 5 minutes hugging all 4 of the family members. He saved his last hug for the boy in the wheel chair and once again, knelt down and talked with him for the last few minutes.
Finally, Dan told the family goodbye and went to his bus. As he walked away I looked at the family.
The parents were just sobbing and the little boy had a look of joy on his face that I will never forget for the rest of my life. What he did for that family in about a half hour's time was extremely moving. I instantly realized that what I had just seen was so much more important than me getting his autograph. Shula later said that being passed up by so many teams "motivated [Marino] to show everybody else what a mistake that they had made.
Marino and Miami lost that game 38—35 in overtime.
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As a rookie, Marino set several records: However, he also threw two interceptions as the team lost to the Seattle Seahawks The Dolphins finished with a 14—2 regular season record, clinching home-field advantage for the playoffs. In the Divisional round, the Dolphins avenged their playoff loss of the previous season to Seattle Seahawks 31—10 behind Marino's passing yards and 3 touchdowns. Both records still stand as of [update]. The Dolphins, who had 74 rushing attempts in the previous two weeks, ran the ball only eight times in this game.
Marino finished with 29 completions out of 50 attempts for yards, throwing one touchdown pass and two interceptions. The Dolphins lost 38—16 in what was Marino's only Super Bowl appearance. Marino led the league in yards and touchdown passes and was named first team All-Pro in Marino accomplished that feat in just 44 games- the fastest in NFL history.
In that season Marino threw for 4, yards and 44 touchdowns. Marino again led the league in yards and touchdown passes and was named first team All-Pro. Mid-career[ edit ] InMarino threw for 4, yards and 28 touchdowns. As a result of his 4, yards passing, Marino became the first QB in NFL history to throw for 4, or more yards in four different seasons.
Marino had been tied with Dan Fouts for the most 4, yard passing seasons with three. His 4, passing yards led the entire NFL and marked the fifth time in his NFL career that he led the league in passing yards. InMiami was strongly favored at the start of the year to make it back to the AFC championship game and possibly the Super Bowl.
However, after throwing a swing pass at a game in Cleveland, Marino, who was untouched on the play, crumpled to the ground in pain with a torn Achilles tendon and was out for the season. Marino later said, "I felt like I got kicked". Steve DeBerg started the last 4 games of the season. Mitchell signed a free-agent contract with the Detroit Lionsand Miami signed veteran quarterback Bernie Kosar from the Dallas Cowboys as a backup.
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Wearing a special shoe on one foot, and having a right calf that was visibly atrophied, Marino was the starting quarterback at the opening of the season. In the season opener, a home game versus the New England Patriots and quarterback Drew Bledsoethe two quarterbacks put up a combined yards Marino, yards; Bledsoe, yards and nine passing touchdowns Marino, 5; Bledsoe, 4with Miami winning 39— Later in the season, Marino led a comeback win on the road against the New York Jets 28—24a game famous for Marino's execution of a fake spike for the winning touchdown pass, a play known as " The Clock Play ".
After missing the postseason inMiami came back to the playoffs in Three touchdown passes by Marino in the first half allowed the Dolphins to lead 21—6, before the Chargers staged a comeback and took the lead toward the end of the fourth quarter. In the final moments of the game, Marino tried to set up a good position for a field goal, but with little time left at the Chargers' yard line, Pete Stoyanovich was forced to attempt a yard field goal.
Stoyanovich missed, ending the game with a 22—21 loss for Miami. He suffered a hip injury in week 6 against the Indianapolis Colts and was replaced by Bernie Kosar in the following two games. In terms of scoring, Buffalo held a wide lead throughout the game. The Dolphins remained scoreless until the fourth quarter, when they scored 22 points, which included two touchdown passes from Marino.
However, Miami fell well short of a comeback and lost 37— Final season and retirement[ edit ] Marino's final win was his first playoff road win and his 36th comeback win, as the Dolphins defeated the Seattle Seahawks 20—17 on January 9, in the final football game ever in the Seattle Kingdome. In the next round January 16also on the road, Marino and the Dolphins lost 62—7 to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Marino was replaced by backup Damon Huard after playing one series in the second half.