Some parents have zero awareness.
The 04 team missing out on the playoffs b/c the Rams beat the Jets in OT in a weird, fluky game? That didn't bother me as much b/c by then I thought the Haslett Saints had clearly shown us who they were. In 02...yeah, we had 01 to look at, but we also had 00. For me, the jury was still out, especially when we got to a 9-4 start (7-5 at that point in 01).
I've always been lead to believe it was just two NFL teams, Saints and Dolphins, that held O.J. under 100 yards rushing during his record-breaking 2,000 rushing season. Well, sometimes you do learn new things every day.
Here's another interesting story about 1973 Bills/Dolphins game, Miami had taken a near 2-TD lead over Bills midway through the 4th quarter and instead of trying to get back in the game, Bills just kept handing the ball off to Simpson, more interested in him getting closer to his eventual record than trying to win the game. I mean, quite a few Dolphins defenders got upset and were yelling at Buffalo's selfishness and lack of concern or apparent desire to try and win the game.,
If you’re bringing that up, you need to also mention that they left him in the game and on the next couple of plays he got stopped behind the line and finished the season under 1,000 yds.Teams back before the 90s if they were bad would often have selfish acts or odd moments. Like when Falcons stopped the game to present a trophy to its first 1,000 yard rusher.
Or Peter Yanker. He was actually Peter Yanker III, so poor awareness was congenital
You are correct. This was under Bum and Rickey was there but Mora filled in the rest.The Dome Patrol wasn't 83. Rickey Jackson was on the team then and we had a strong D that year (Dirt Winston! Whitney Paul! Bruce Clark!), but Mills, Johnson, and Swilling didn't come until later.