The Fish Tank: Miami Dolphins Tales From The Deep
Ricky Williams: The Star of the Symphony

Ricky Williams: The Star of the Symphony

May 19, 2020

Miami Dolphins Tales From The Deep

 

The decorated football career of Ricky Williams is the stuff of legend, featuring an NCAA career rushing record, the 1998 Heisman Trophy, becoming the first player ever to represent a National Football League team’s entire draft class in 1999, and an NFL rushing title in 2002. It is Williams’s enigmatic personality, however, that has often stood out even more than his gridiron greatness. The combination of the two endeared Williams to Miami Dolphins fans around the world when the team brought him to South Florida through a 2002 trade with the New Orleans Saints, and resulted in confusion, hurt, and outrage upon his unexpected but temporary retirement from football just days before the 2004 season. Diving in The Tank for the first time ever, Ricky fondly recalls his years as a Dolphin, particularly his prolific first two seasons. He candidly details the decisions behind his retirement (including a surprising assist from an unlikely source), his conversations with then Dolphins Head Coach Dave Wannstedt, and how meaningful and self-healing his time away from football was. Ricky also covers his respect for Nick Saban, his special friendship with fellow Fins rusher Ronnie Brown, and of course talks the Wild Cat from his perspective.  

Don Shula Remembered

Don Shula Remembered

May 6, 2020

Miami Dolphins Tales From The Deep

 

There simply aren’t enough words to describe the magnitude of Don Shula’s impact on the Miami Dolphins, South Florida, and the entire National Football League, but leave it to The Fish Tank to give it a shot. As no single individual has been discussed more in The Tank, Juice and Seth look back on some of their favorite stories ever told about the winningest coach in NFL history. From members of the perfect 1972 Dolphins including Larry Csonka, Manny Fernandez, Larry Little, Mercury Morris, and Larry Seiple to former equipment managers Bobby Monica and Tony Egues, this tribute to Coach Shula features tough talk, heavy laughs, and of course, the winning edge. Others making an appearance in this tribute are All-Pro Richmond Webb, cornerback William Judson, Security Chief Stu Weinstein, and PR Man Harvey Greene, as well as heartfelt commentary from our very own O.J. McDuffie.

Joy Taylor: It’s Been a Journey

Joy Taylor: It’s Been a Journey

February 18, 2020

Miami Dolphins Tales From The Deep

 

Joy Taylor’s quick wit and sharp tongue serve her well as co-host of one of the top-rated sports talk shows in the country, The Herd, on FOX Sports Radio and FS1. When she’s not joining Colin Cowherd in the studio, you can also catch her unique takes on the world of sports through her weekly podcast, “Maybe I’m Crazy.” Prior to becoming a fixture on the national sports media scene, Joy was a South Florida sports fan-favorite as she spent three years as co-host of 790 The Ticket’s Morning Show. Of course, those in Dolphins Nation have always known Joy as Jason Taylor’s sister and in The Tank, she sheds some light on what it’s like to grow up as a sibling of one of the team’s iconic players. From being driven across the country to watch her brother’s games, to coming of age before her JT’s – and his teammates – eyes, Joy’s Dolphins Tales are insightful and outrageous all at once, much like the younger “JT” herself.

 

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Armando Salguero: People Tell Me Stuff

Armando Salguero: People Tell Me Stuff

January 27, 2020

Miami Dolphins Tales From The Deep

 

Armando Salguero has covered the Miami Dolphins and the NFL since 1990, longer than many players on the current roster have been alive, and since many coaches on the team were in middle school. He is one of 48 Pro Football Hall of Fame selectors and is an Associated Press All-Pro and awards voter. Salguero has covered Dolphins games in London, Berlin, Mexico City and Tokyo and has covered 25 Super Bowls, the NBA Finals, and the Olympics. In The Tank, “Mando” discusses his path to covering the Dolphins, recalls upsetting iconic former Dolphins Head Coach Don Shula, provides never-before heard details of Jason Taylor’s Hall of Fame nomination, and shares the epic story of Jimmy Johnson’s eloquent reprimanding of former Herald co-worker, Jason Cole!

 

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Larry Csonka, Larry Little & Mercury Morris: Perfection

Larry Csonka, Larry Little & Mercury Morris: Perfection

January 13, 2020

Miami Dolphins Tales From The Deep

 

There were many factors that contributed to the 1972 Miami Dolphins perfect 17-0 record. One reason was their fearsome rushing attack that helped Miami become the first team in NFL history to feature two backs who each rushed for 1,000 yards in the same season. Those two backs were Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback Larry Csonka and the electric Mercury Morris. Paving the way for Csonka and Morris was an all-star offensive line lead by Hall of Fame guard, Larry Little. This legendary trio dives in to The Tank and it is no surprise that the result is one of our most spectacular episodes to date. From Csonka and Jim Kiick sneaking out of the team hotel through the bushes, to Little earning his poultry inspired nickname, to Morris’ supernatural exploits with “The Root Man,” these guys are as dynamic on the mic as they were on the field!

 

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Jim Kiick: I was the better lookin’ one

Jim Kiick: I was the better lookin’ one

December 9, 2019

Miami Dolphins Tales From The Deep

 

A multi-sport star in his native New Jersey, Jim Kiick went on to lead the Wyoming Cowboys in rushing from 1965-67 becoming the first player ever to earn first-team All-WAC honors three times. Kiick was selected by the then-AFL’s Miami Dolphins in the fifth round of the 1968 draft. He quickly forged a bond with Larry Csonka that lead to the duo being dubbed “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” Kiick’s versatility on the field helped him become a key figure in the Dolphins reign of the early 70’s including back-to-back Super Bowl titles, which of course also featured the 1972 Perfect Season. In The Tank, Kiick fondly recalls his friendship with Csonka, while not so fondly remembering Don Shula’s infamous 12-minute run. Jim discusses who did the blocking in the team’s famed backfield that also featured Mercury Morris, reveals who actually placed an alligator in Coach Shula’s shower, and shares some insight into where his athleticism comes from. Special thanks to Lori Musto and the staff at Independence Hall for hosting The Fish Tank and, more importantly, for the care they are providing to Jim.

 

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Mark Higgs: The Lawn Mower

Mark Higgs: The Lawn Mower

November 27, 2019

Miami Dolphins Tales From The Deep

 

Following a standout career at the University of Kentucky, running back Mark Higgs wasn’t selected until the eighth round of the 1988 NFL Draft, in part due to his small stature, standing only 5 feet 7 inches tall. Higgs moved on to Philadelphia after only one year in Dallas, and then a year later joined the Miami Dolphins where he climbed the depth chart to eventually become the team’s leading rusher for three straight seasons. Affectionately referred to as “Higgy” he quickly became a fan-favorite in Miami. In The Tank, Higgs shares how it was more than just his size that set him back in the draft, discusses the differences between the three legendary Head Coaches (Don Shula, Tom Landry and Buddy Ryan) he played under during his NFL career, reveals the nickname Buddy Ryan gave him before he earned the Higgy moniker, continues to dread the 12-minute run, and explains why he was so popular on team flights.

 

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The Best of The Fish Tank: Season II

The Best of The Fish Tank: Season II

November 27, 2019

Miami Dolphins Tales From The Deep

 

Now at the midway point of the 2019 NFL season, OJ and Seth highlight some of their favorite moments from Season II. Hear Jason Taylor vividly detail his fight against former Dolphins offensive lineman and Fish Tank guest, John Bock. ESPN reporter, Jeff Darlington, shares some of the trade secrets he perfected while covering the Dolphins during his days as a Miami Herald beat reporter. Current Dolphins linebacker and team captain, Jerome Baker, shares some rookie hazing moments while former Fins linebacker Kim Bokamper tells one of the greatest stories ever told in The Tank, fondly remembering the Kuechenberg family. Bobby Monica, the current League Equipment Manager for the XFL and former Fins equipment man, explains why you don’t talk while Coach Shula is talking, no matter how loud William Judson is screaming, and Randal “Thrill” Hill provides some critical insight into the Miami Hurricanes swagger. If you aren’t caught up on Season II of The Fish Tank, this is a great way to wet your appetite and if you’ve heard each of these episodes before, then you know they are worth another listen!

 

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Morlon Greenwood: You Know It’s Ultimate!

Morlon Greenwood: You Know It’s Ultimate!

November 27, 2019

Miami Dolphins Tales From The Deep

 

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Morlon Greenwood ultimately moved to Freeport, NY where he excelled at soccer and was a state championship wrestler before being convinced to try out for the Freeport High School football team. Greenwood’s talents on the gridiron did not go unnoticed as he received a scholarship to Syracuse University where he played along side Dwight Freeney and other future NFL standouts. In 2001, the Miami Dolphins selected Greenwood in the third round of the draft and he started at linebacker for the team for four seasons. In The Tank, Morlon details his unlikely journey from Jamaica to the National Football League, shares his love for music that led to his “Ultimate” alter-ego, talks hair loss, head tattoos, boxing, his non-profit organization, and of course, his epic rap battles with former Dolphins Pro Bowl cornerback, Patrick Surtain.

 

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William Judson: My Assistant Was Dan Marino

William Judson: My Assistant Was Dan Marino

November 5, 2019

William Judson was drafted by the Miami Dolphins out of South Carolina State in the eighth round of the 1981 NFL Draft. Originally a long shot to even make the team, Judson went on to start in 106 of the 115 games he played for Miami over eight seasons, hauling in 24 interceptions, including two he returned for touchdowns. In The Tank, William talked about the eye opening differences from playing at a small college compared to the culture of the National Football League, racing Mark “Super” Duper…and winning, a nose injury he suffered that could have cost Bobby Monica his job, and experiencing two work stoppages during his NFL tenure, including the 1987 player strike in which he was leading the charge on the Dolphins picket lines as the team’s player rep with an assist from Dan Marino.

 

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