The Miami Dolphins haven’t given Jason Taylor his Hall of Fame ring yet, that will be at later ceremony but already the team is looking at 2018 for their next Hall of Fame candidate.
The Pro-football Hall of Fame has released the 108 modern era nominees for the 2018 enshrinement and two former Miami Dolphins have made the list. Zach Thomas and Richmond Webb.
Both Thomas and Webb are deserving nominees and Webb has already been snubbed enough that the media in Miami ask him about it. Webb has been quick to say that he did all that he could do and that it is out of his hands. In my 2017 Miami Dolphins Season Preview Guide I asked Richmond in our exclusive interview about the HOF.
I think my resume speak for itself. I definitely have the numbers. Sometimes you need a writer who actually votes on the Hall of Fame to state your case and bring attention to why you are worthy to be selected and to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Webb has indeed produced the numbers and was a member of the NFL’s All-90’s team but he is hindered by not getting a Super Bowl win and by protecting one of the quickest arms in the NFL, Dan Marino. During Jason Taylor’s induction speech last August, Taylor mentioned Webb as someone who needs to get into the Hall of Fame. Something former opponent and Hall of Famer Bruce Smith agrees with.
The case of Zach Thomas is a little harder to present. While there is no question that Thomas’ tackle totals are noteworthy his overall statistics don’t stack up to some of the great middle linebackers in NFL history. Thomas also is held down by teams who underperformed and the lack of playoff success…
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