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MikeGangGree... Icon : (27 November 2016 - 07:15 PM) SHIT!!!!
MikeGangGree... Icon : (27 November 2016 - 07:15 PM) THAT WAS THE PLAY
MikeGangGree... Icon : (27 November 2016 - 07:15 PM) WE SUCK
MikeGangGree... Icon : (27 November 2016 - 07:15 PM) WIDE OPEN
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MikeGangGree... Icon : (27 November 2016 - 07:20 PM) COME ON FITZ
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ganggreen2003 Icon : (27 November 2016 - 07:21 PM) his foot was out of bounds
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MikeGangGree... Icon : (27 November 2016 - 07:22 PM) 75 yards away
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MikeGangGree... Icon : (27 November 2016 - 07:28 PM) AND DO WHAT WITH IT?????
MikeGangGree... Icon : (27 November 2016 - 07:29 PM) What the f*** are we going to take
at 5?????
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Fish Got Lucky great read

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:07 PM

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Miami snapped the schneid against the Pats. A guy some Dolphins don’t know was key.

Last Monday morning, San Francisco practice squad safety Michael Thomas was sleeping in on a victory Monday for the Niners. A day off, other than getting a lift and a workout in at some point during the day. At 10:20 a.m., late for Thomas, he finally paid attention to the vibrating phone and sat up. He’d missed four calls from his agent, Christina Phillips, and a text that said, “WAKE UP! There’s a team that wants you. If you don’t wake up soon they’re going to move on.” Thomas called, and the team was Miami. There was no time to think. Miami was offering a spot on the 53-man roster, the Holy Grail for practice squad players, and seeing that Thomas had spent all 22 game weeks last year and all 14 weeks so far this year on the San Francisco practice squad, he figured he’d better grab an active-roster spot. There was a flight at 2:30 from San Francisco to Miami, and he had to be on it. He made it, not even bothering to close down his Bay Area apartment. “No time,” he said. “I was just like, ‘Holy crap! I gotta go!’ ”

Thomas began to get schooled Tuesday by Dolphins assistant defensive backs coach Blue Adams, but all week he got the sense that the more immediate focus would be on playing special teams against the Patriots Sunday. “I was going to start on the punt-return team, I knew that,” Thomas said Sunday afternoon from the Miami locker room. He took no defensive snaps all week.

The night before the game, Thomas heard about its importance: Miami hadn’t beaten New England in the last seven tries. If the Dolphins wanted to have a good shot at being a wild card team, this game was the big one. So on Sunday, Thomas went in and played his part, running down on two special teams units, making a tackle on one punt play. But by the fourth quarter, corners Nolan Carroll and Brent Grimes were down. Thomas is a safety. He played the position at Stanford and in practice for the Niners. But right now, in the last five minutes, Miami didn’t need a safety. The Dolphins had to have a corner.

“You want your opportunity?” Adams said. “It’s time.”

“I’m not gonna lie,” Thomas said by phone from the locker room Sunday afternoon, when it was over. “I was pretty emotional. I was going out there knowing Tom Brady was coming after me.”

Michael Thomas' breakup of a would-be Danny Amendola game-winning touchdown was the prelude to Thomas' interception. (J Pat Carter/AP)
Michael Thomas’s breakup of a would-be Danny Amendola game-winning touchdown was the prelude to his game-clinching interception. (J Pat Carter/AP)
On the first snap of the last New England series, Brady found Thomas. Brady threw to Danny Amendola for 11. On the second snap, he found Thomas. Brady threw to Shane Vereen for two. “I was out there, getting help from [safety] Reshad Jones,” said Thomas. “He’d basically tell me what to do on most plays, like where to go and who to cover.”

Brady got to the Miami 19, with 27 seconds left. First down. The defense broke the huddle and saw the spread New England formation. Jones nodded over to Amendola, split right. “You got no help,” Jones said to Thomas.

No help. A safety playing cornerback in his first NFL game, in his first NFL quarter, against Tom Brady, in single coverage against one of Brady’s favorite targets. Thomas ran with Amendola.

“Then there it was,” Thomas said. “Tom Brady throwing at me.”

The ball was over Thomas’ head, bound for Amendola’s hands. All Thomas could think of was the lesson he’d learned as a defensive back long ago. Play through his hands. As a trailer on the play, Thomas knew to do everything he could to disrupt the ball in Amendola’s hands, and he did. Thomas knocked the ball away. No touchdown. Huge play.

Three plays later. Fourth-and-5 from the 14. Likely the last chance for Brady. This time Thomas would be in the slot, determined not to let a Patriots receiver get behind him with any cushion. Again Brady threw at Thomas, for Austin Collie, with another Dolphin also in coverage. The ball never got to Collie. Thomas jumped and picked it off.

The players he barely knew now were jumping on him, slapping him, celebrating. “Mama, I did it! I did it!” Thomas yelled over and over, but no one could hear him. No one could hear anything, because the stadium was so loud. And after the game, he cried. In Joe Philbin’s post-game press conference, the coach seemed not to remember the name of the hero who broke up one touchdown pass in the end zone and then intercepted another. “We had a player in there that I think got into the building on Tuesday,” Philbin said. That just added to the lore.

“I am overwhelmed,” said Thomas. “It is so much to realize, how my life has changed and how this happened—Tom Brady throwing at me, and I answered the call. The only thing I can say is I am blessed.”

Next time you hear some coach say, “It takes all 53 to win,” think of Michael Thomas. Imagine if he’d slept a couple more hours last Monday. Maybe Miami would be on an eight-game losing streak to New England right now instead of a one-game winning streak.


fresh off the practice squad to defending brady darts in the 4th
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Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:40 PM

Idk if I can say they got lucky. The Gaytriots have had to play from behind the last 4 games and THEIR luck finally ran out. Next week won't be any easier for them playing Baltimore & then they close against Buffalo who sure as hell wouldn't mind playing spoiler seeing that if Baltimore beat the Pats next week & Buffalo managed to upset them in week 17 along with a Dolphin win over us as well as a Baltimore win in week 17, New England completely misses the playoffs. VERY unlikely to happen, but it's possible.

Baltimore & Miami both win out & New England loses out, New England misses the playoffs completely as the Fins would wind the division and Baltimore would grab the final WildCard by way of head to head tie breaker.
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Posted 16 December 2013 - 04:23 PM

Yea...so lucky that enough CBs were injured that a practice squad safety had to play CB...
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Posted 16 December 2013 - 04:24 PM

View PostC l u t c H 385, on 16 December 2013 - 04:23 PM, said:

Yea...so lucky that enough CBs were injured that a practice squad safety had to play CB...


yep lucky

I thought it was a good game. Reading the story made it much more interesting.
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Posted 17 December 2013 - 04:14 PM

Everyone who pays attention to betting lines knew the dolphins were winning that game. Odds makers were begging for people to hop on the patriots. They are one of the most over rated teams in the NFL this year. They aren't nearly as good as their record shows. They just so happen to be playing in a division with 2 rookie QB's and a 2nd year QB. Not to mention, that the 3 teams in their divisions have average, at best, rosters. They can no longer win shoot outs, and brady just hasn't been all that great this year. Blame it on his pass catchers all you want, I don't care, but he just doesn't look like the same guy. He still has decent stats, but he isn't going to carry the patriots this year. They have got really lucky the last month, they could easily be on a 5 game losing streak right now. They just keep catching the right breaks at the right time. The stole wins from the texans, browns, and broncos. If you guys watched those games, each time the ending had you wondering how in the hell did they pull that off. A wins a win, but the patriots have been very fortunate. Luck and last second onside kicks recoveries wont win you a superbowl.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 04:34 PM

Haha I love ext, the gambling whiz.
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