Don’t Disrespect Marino!


Marino Monday: Dan Marino's first career start vs the Buffalo ...

No way in Hell is the answer!

What is the Question? I will get to that in a little bit. I just want to first take the time to remind some of you who have obviously lost their minds or are still suffering from some long term effects of abusing drugs.

There is no one in the history of the Miami Dolphins that has dawned a Dolphins uniform that will ever be on the level of our Hall Of Fame QB Dan Marino. Some will say he never won a SB just to try and knock him but consider this fact, he did not win a SB and is still considered one of the greatest of all time!

Dan Marino wore the number 13 throughout his career and did so proudly for 17 wonderful seasons in a Jersey that is now retired and sits in the Hall Of Fame, and for some to ask the question (which I answered in the beginning of this article) Should Dan Marino unretire his number 13 and let this snotty nose kid who also wore the number 13 throughout his college career have that number?

I repeat “No way in Hell is the answer!”

How can any of you try and erase the memory of the greatest QB to have worn a Miami Dolphins uniform? You would think it has to be a young person who have no clue what Marino has accomplished in his career and how he was the only true hope I clung onto every game because even when we were down in a game we were never out of a game as long as number 13 was on the field.

I get it, some of you are excited that Miami drafted the next potential franchise QB and even though I currently don’t share such sentiments I hope those of you who do are correct. Tua Tagovailoa (who wore the number 13 in college) if he is smart should squash the calls by some overzealous fans and media personalities and refuse to want to even step on Dan Marion’s legacy!

I am offended that this is even a subject some of you are even considering!

There is one number between 1-20 that is PERMANENTLY UNAVAILABLE for any player coming to Miami, that number is RETIRED and should not even be thought of  being unretired!

#13!

Fins Up

TDS

 

Dan Marino’s Career Accomplishments

Active records

  • Most seasons leading league, pass attempts: 5 (1984, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1997)
  • Most seasons leading league, completions: 6 (1984–1986, 1988, 1992, 1997)
  • Most seasons leading league, lowest sack percentage: 10 (1983–1989, 1994, 1997, 1999)
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league, lowest sack percentage: 7 (1983–1989)
  • Lowest sack percentage, season: 1.0% (1988)[53]
  • Lowest sack percentage, career: 3.1%[54]
  • 200 touchdown passes in fewest games to start career: 89 (September 17, 1989 at New England)
  • Monday Night Football, most passing yards: 9,654[55]
  • Monday Night Football, most completions: 798
  • Monday Night Football, most attempts: 1,303
  • Monday Night Football, most touchdown passes: 74
  • Monday Night Football, most wins as a starter: 20

Former records

  • Most yards passing, season: 5,084, in 1984 (surpassed by Drew Brees in 2011 with 5,476; as of 2019 season, now tenth all-time)
  • Most fourth-quarter comeback wins, career (playoffs included): 36 (surpassed by Peyton Manning, 38, in 2012)
  • Lowest percentage, passes intercepted, rookie season: 2.03 in 1983 (296–6) (surpassed by Charlie Batch, Detroit, 1.98 in 1998 (303–6))
  • Most consecutive seasons, 3,000 or more yards passing: 9 (1984–1992) (surpassed by Brett Favre in 2009 with 18) (1992–2009)
  • Most games, 300 or more yards passing, season: 9 in 1984 (surpassed by Drew Brees with 13 in 2011)
  • Most games, 300 or more yards passing, career: 63 (surpassed by Peyton Manning with 72 in 2012)
  • Most games, 400 or more yards passing, playoffs: 2 (surpassed by Drew Brees with 3 in 2012 playoffs)
  • Most touchdown passes, season: 48 in 1984 (surpassed by Peyton Manning (49) in 2004 and by Tom Brady (50) in 2007 and by Peyton Manning (55) in 2013 and by Patrick Mahomes (50) in 2018).
  • Most consecutive games, four or more touchdown passes: 4 in 1984 (surpassed by Peyton Manning in 2004)
  • Most consecutive games, two or more touchdown passes: 12 (surpassed by Peyton Manning in 2004, Tom Brady in 2011, and Aaron Rodgers in 2011)
  • Most consecutive games with a touchdown pass, playoffs: 13 (surpassed by Brett Favre in 2004 and Tom Brady in 2007)
  • Highest passer rating, rookie season: 96.0 (surpassed by Ben Roethlisberger in 2004 and by Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin III in 2012)
  • Most seasons, 3,000 or more yards passing: 13 (1984–1992, 1994–1995, 1997–1998) (surpassed by Brett Favre in 2005)
  • Most completions, career: 4,967 (surpassed by Brett Favre in 2006 and Peyton Manning in 2012)
  • Most attempts, career: 8,358 (surpassed by Brett Favre in 2007)
  • 40,000 career passing yards in fewest games to start career: 153 (surpassed by Drew Brees with 152 games in 2011)[56]
  • Most yards passing, career: 61,361 (surpassed by Brett Favre in 2007, Peyton Manning in 2012, Drew Brees and Tom Brady in 2016)
  • Most touchdown passes, career: 420 (surpassed by Brett Favre in 2007, Peyton Manning in 2012, Drew Brees and Tom Brady in 2015)
  • Most consecutive home games with a touchdown pass: 39 (1983–1988; surpassed by Tom Brady in 2013)[57]
  • Most wins against one team: 24 against the Indianapolis Colts (surpassed by Brett Favre against the Detroit Lions in 2007)
  • Most games, three or more touchdown passes, career: 62 (surpassed by Brett Favre in 2007 and Peyton Manning in 2010)
  • Most wins in different stadiums: 31 (surpassed by Brett Favre in 2008)[58]
  • 50,000 career passing yards in fewest games to start career: 193 (surpassed by Peyton Manning in 2009)
  • Highest career TD-INT differential: +168 (surpassed by Peyton Manning in 2009)
  • Most games, four or more touchdown passes, career: 21 (surpassed by Brett Favre in 2009 and Peyton Manning in 2010)
  • Most regular season wins, quarterback/head coach: 116 with Don Shula (surpassed by Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in 2011)
  • Most straight games, at least 400 yards passing: 2 (surpassed by Ryan Fitzpatrick in 2018)
  • Most games, four or more touchdown passes, season: 6 (1984); tied by Peyton Manning in 2004. Surpassed by Patrick Mahomes in 2018 (8)

NFL records tied

  • Most games, 400 or more yards passing, season: 4 in 1984; tied by Peyton Manning in 2013[59] and Ryan Fitzpatrick in 2018
  • Most seasons, 40 or more touchdown passes: 2 (1984, 1986); tied by Drew Brees in 2012 and Peyton Manning in 2013
  • Most seasons leading league, yards gained: 5 (1984–1986, 1988, 1992); tied with Sonny Jurgensen (Philadelphia, 1961–1962; Washington, 1966–1967, 1969)
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league, completions: 3 (1984–1986); tied with George Blanda (Houston, 1963–1965)
  • 300 TD passes in fewest games to start career: 157 (9/4/1994 vs. New England); tied by Peyton Manning in 2007
  • 30,000 career passing yards in fewest games to start career: 114 (November 25, 1990 at Cleveland); tied by Kurt Warner, October 18, 2009

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