The Fish Tank: Miami Dolphins Tales From The Deep
Bobby Monica: I Just Tried To Make It Comfortable For The Guys

Bobby Monica: I Just Tried To Make It Comfortable For The Guys

September 16, 2019

Miami Dolphins Tales From The Deep

 

Bobby Monica joined the Miami Dolphins as a member of the team’s Equipment Staff in 1980. After four seasons as an assistant, he was named the head man and for the next nine years, established himself as one of the most popular and most memorable characters in the organization of all time. Stints in Jacksonville and Cleveland followed Monica’s tenure in Miami and currently, he serves as the Director of Equipment Operations for the XFL. In The Tank, Bobby recalls his early days in the Dolphins laundry room, his combined respect for and fear of Don Shula, his close friendship with Dan Marino, a cameo appearance on the hit TV Show Miami Vice, and of course, pranks he played on coaches and staff, most notably on his protégé and former Fish Tank guest, Tony Egues.

 

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Kim Bokamper: Don’t Quit

Kim Bokamper: Don’t Quit

September 9, 2019

Miami Dolphins Tales From The Deep

 

One of two first-round draft choices by the Miami Dolphins in 1976, Kim Bokamper spent his entire 10-year NFL career in aqua and orange, including a Pro Bowl bid in 1979. Bokamper started at defensive end for the Dolphins in two Super Bowls and was widely known as a member of the famed Killer B’s defense. In The Tank, “Bo” recalls joining a Dolphins roster filled with legends from the Undefeated Season, shares the best Bob Kuechenberg story you will ever hear, explains where his drive as an entrepreneur comes from, and provides the details surrounding his silver screen debut in Ace Ventura Pet Detective.

 

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Chris Chambers: I Will Fire You

Chris Chambers: I Will Fire You

August 26, 2019

Miami Dolphins Tales From The Deep

 

Following a standout career at the University of Wisconsin, Chris Chambers left his snow boots and winter coats behind, as he became the Miami Dolphins second-round draft choice in 2001. Chambers averaged 18.4 yards per reception and hauled in seven TDs as a rookie, setting the tone for things to come. Over the next five years, Chris became one of the Dolphins most important and productive offensive players before being traded to the San Diego Chargers in 2007. In The Tank, Chris fondly recalls his first trip to South Beach with former Badgers teammate and Dolphins first-round pick, Jamar Fletcher, shares exactly what Nick Saban said to inspire his 2005 Pro Bowl season, explains why he agreed with Cam Cameron regarding the Ginn family, and challenges all doubters who left him off of their Top 5.

 

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Jeff Darlington: I Like People Who Like Me

Jeff Darlington: I Like People Who Like Me

August 20, 2019

Jeff Darlington is an Emmy-nominated national television reporter with ESPN, best known for his work on NFL Countdown and SportsCenter. Prior to joining the World Wide Leader, Darlington worked with NFL Network and NFL.com but he cut his teeth in the National Football League as a beat writer for The Miami Herald covering the Miami Dolphins. In The Tank, Darlington shares why he loved covering Nick Saban in Miami, gives a behind-the-scenes look at how he broke stories involving Manny Wright’s departure from the Dolphins and Stephen Ross’ purchase of the team, tries to make sense out of his obsession with Dolphins quarterbacks, and fondly recalls his legendary “Bangy Dangy” house party promoted by none other than Joe Rose.

 

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Training Camp Special: Who Wants A One-on-One?

Training Camp Special: Who Wants A One-on-One?

August 12, 2019

For the first time in history, current players from the Miami Dolphins roster dive in The Tank! After OJ and Seth recount some of their favorite training camp memories, they are joined by four different active Dolphins players. Pro Bowl long snapper, John Denney, is first to the mic and tries to clear up some stories Jason Taylor shared in the previous episode. Denney is followed by another specialist as punter Matt Haack reveals his less than traditional path to the Dolphins locker room. South Florida native and former Miami Hurricanes great, Allen Hurns makes sure OJ gets his receiver fix while linebacker Jerome Baker shares the pros and cons of missing the rookie dinner.

 

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Jason Taylor: Change The Narrative

Jason Taylor: Change The Narrative

August 5, 2019

Miami Dolphins Tales From The Deep

 

Once considered an undersized project from Akron University, Jason Taylor went on to become the most storied defender in Miami Dolphins history and as dynamic of a defensive playmaker that the National Football League had ever seen. As a pass rusher, Taylor shattered the Dolphins sack record and finished his career ranked sixth (now seventh) all-time in league annals with 139.5 quarterback takedowns. A six-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time first-team All Pro, Taylor was named the 2006 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and 2007 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. In 2017, his first year of eligibility, he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In The Tank, JT discusses overcoming early questions about his size and toughness, questioning his own ability in his first Jimmy Johnson training camp, and the value of having learned under Nick Saban. He also vividly recalls a brawl with former Fins guard, John Bock, an ill-advised motorcycle ride with defensive tackle Daryl Gardener, his unique relationships with Cam Cameron and Bill Parcells, and the time Michael Jordan visited him during a post-practice meeting. OJ and Seth couldn’t let JT go without addressing his reputation at Juice’s weekly basketball games.

 

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The Best of The Fish Tank: Volume II

The Best of The Fish Tank: Volume II

June 10, 2019

Miami Dolphins Tales From The Deep

 

Season One comes to a close as OJ and Seth reflect on more classic Fish Tank moments. There is no reason to dig through your archives when the guys have done it for you! Do you remember when Ronnie Brown had to carry Ricky Williams? And we don’t mean during a game! How about Troy Stradford taking on Bruce Smith, or Louis Oliver recalling a special gift Bryan Cox prepared for a deserving Bills fan? Who can forget David Bowens and Daryl Gardener inviting some friends over for a workout or Vonnie Holliday’s retelling of a gamble that did not pay off for Jason Taylor. Listen as Patrick Surtain explains why a lost freestyle rap battle to Morlon Greenwood wasn’t what it seemed, or former PR man Harvey Greene sharing a moment with Coach Shula that he will never forget. Speaking of Coach Shula, Mark Clayton details the sequence of events that ultimately changed his relationship with The Don forever and Joe Rose shares why it’s wise to drive your own vehicle when going out on the town with Clayton and fellow Marx Brother, Mark Duper. And no “Best Of” is complete without Channing Crowder absolutely blowing your mind. With OJ, Seth, and Prec taking a few weeks off before the launch of Season Two, this recap is a must listen for newcomers and Fish Tank faithful alike!

 

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Troy Drayton: I’m Very Comfortable in the Nude

Troy Drayton: I’m Very Comfortable in the Nude

May 27, 2019

Miami Dolphins Tales From The Deep

 

Troy Drayton enjoyed a standout career at Penn State University from 1989-1992, teaming with our very own OJ McDuffie. A second round selection of the Los Angeles Rams in the 1993 NFL draft, Drayton played three seasons and three games for the Rams before Jimmy Johnson traded for the tight end in 1996. Troy would go on to play in Miami through the 1999 season and upon his retirement following a one-year stint in Kansas City, returned to South Florida where he became a staple in the community, and currently serves as the Dolphins Youth Programs Manager. Diving in The Tank, Troy recants his humble beginnings at Steelton (PA) High School as well as the factors that drove him to succeed at Penn State, on the field and especially in the classroom. Troy also discusses how Tim Bowens and Dan Marino made him realize the Dolphins were the city for him, his insane prowess in the weight room, the one time he was pushed to the point of going after a coach on the sidelines, his feelings about chicken salad, and his very unique approach to being interviewed in the locker room.

 

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Who is DJ Prec?

Who is DJ Prec?

May 6, 2019

Miami Dolphins Tales From The Deep

 

You’ve heard him in the background of nearly every one of our episodes, but DJ Prec isn’t just the producer of The Fish Tank. The artist formerly known as Sean Todd was a member of the Miami Dolphins Football Operations staff from 1995 to 2000, working for the likes of Don Shula, Jimmy Johnson and Dave Wannstedt. In the Tank, Prec steps from behind the board to behind the mic, providing insight on what it takes to help a professional football team operate. From endless food at team meals, to missed buses, to regrettably saying no to Wayne Huizenga, Prec has seen it all.

 

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Stu Weinstein: Draft Intel

Stu Weinstein: Draft Intel

April 23, 2019

Miami Dolphins Tales From The Deep

 

Making a return to The Tank, former Dolphins Security Chief, Stu Weinstein, provides insight as to how he helped the team prepare for drafts for decades, providing hundreds of player background checks. Stu sheds some light on what he told coaches and personnel men about players including Randy Moss, Channing Crowder, Cecil Collins and even our very own OJ McDuffie!

 

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