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Old 07-25-2004, 07:37 AM   #16
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I also think that he's probably thought about this decision for months and months, and if he's gone public and told the coach, it means he's not going back. If he had doubts he wouldn't have started the sideshow yet.
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Old 07-25-2004, 08:32 AM   #17
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Damn. I woke up this morning and saw this and I'm shocked. I honestly thought it was a hoax when I first saw it. I really hate to see this guy leave, I loved watching him play. However, you do what you gotta do to be happy. Sorry Dolphin fan, you must be pretty pissed right now.
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Old 07-25-2004, 09:00 AM   #18
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I'm stunned and a little upset about this whole situation. I can't believe he's leaving the game at just 27 years old, claiming he doesn't like it anymore. I guess I can understand that, but....no I really can't. It just doesn't make sense. Ricky was one of my favorite running backs in the NFL. How could he do this?
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Old 07-25-2004, 09:03 AM   #19
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Ricky will be back, i'm calling it right now. The guy has mental issues and a history of depression. He probably had some chemical imbalance when he made this decesion. He'll be back.
This is exactly what I was talking about when I was concerned about Sean Taylor and mental health issues. It seemed as though he didn't really want to play football, or be a Redskin. But after reading Matty's post, I think that maybe Ricky Williams is the one whose head is on straight, and I wish him all the best.
Being honest, though, it's easy for me to say that because Ricky's a Dolphin. I can't be so laidback about Sean, being the huge Redskins fan that I am.
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Old 07-25-2004, 09:12 AM   #20
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oh yeah, an entire draft class, and the return on that is nothing 2 years later... i'd bet they'd be steamed. usually 7 picks gives you more years (if the 1st rounder is any good, 6 years+ and then the other 6 rounds...), they got 2 years, REAL bad deal on their end.

of course, i don't think anyone really saw this coming... i mean, he's the kind of RB that could sit in the top ten each season for another 5-6 years...
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Old 07-25-2004, 09:56 AM   #21
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Yeah, I figured he would be back when I first heard this. But hearing about the influence from Jim Brown and Robert Smith convinces me otherwise. Not only are the Dolphins done for the season, it is a major setback for the keeper-league Hogskins. I drafted him when he came into the NFL Now I gotta rely on Tiki... damn! Well, I will still keep him on my practice squad for a year or two just in case.
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Old 07-25-2004, 10:00 AM   #22
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Looks like the Dolphins wil have to rely on the precision passing of, let me check my roster here...

A.J. Feeley?

Oh, those guys are screwed. Revise your Power Rankings, boys.
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Old 07-25-2004, 10:57 AM   #23
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man. major news. their entire offense was built on him. burn the playbook, burn the season.

i understand where Ricky is coming from though, he never seemed happy where he was. maybe he'll never be happy. its good to hear he says he's happy now, but i wonder if he'd feel differently if he never made all that money. who knows.

i hope he gave Wannstadt some more warning though, because he's really leaving tons of people out to dry in the organization. not even talking about the fans, their livelihoods didnt count on him.
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Old 07-25-2004, 11:05 AM   #24
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I'll take that bet in the opposite direction. Civlization may never hear from him again until NFL Films does one of those "Where are they now" segments.
That's what I'm leaning toward, too. I think Williams enjoys life outside of football too much to come back. I think he'll do exactly what he said he's going to do, and it might be a long time before he even shows his face in the United States again. Then again, he might be broke in 5 years-- seeing as how he's giving his money away to any and all takers-- so maybe we'll see him again sooner than I think. I just don't think it'll be in a football uniform.

Good luck to him, and I hope he finds what he's looking for...



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Old 07-25-2004, 11:07 AM   #25
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I gotta think this puts O-gu out of our reach now. There are too many other teams with good running back depth, and Miami needs a real back in the worse way. I expect the trade to involve a TJ Duckett or Larry Johnson type backup.
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Old 07-25-2004, 11:35 AM   #26
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I gotta think this puts O-gu out of our reach now. There are too many other teams with good running back depth, and Miami needs a real back in the worse way. I expect the trade to involve a TJ Duckett or Larry Johnson type backup.
ugh. think you might be right.
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Old 07-25-2004, 11:42 AM   #27
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I'm sorry to say but Ricky Williams is cleary a head case. I respect his decition to retire. Its a fee country and you can do what ever you want. But if he thinks the kids in Jamiaca living in tin shakes not knowing where there next meal is gonna come from, would at any moment without a shread of hesitation trade for ricky's life, then he is just a dumb ass. The guy ovouisly doesn't understand how good he has it, even if he didn't like his job of playing a game and being paid millions. I remind everyone again that the guy has a history of depression and might just be in a funk right now.
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Old 07-25-2004, 11:50 AM   #28
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anyone out there already do a fantasy football draft and get ricky? I guess the big boards just got a little shaken up.
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Old 07-25-2004, 12:00 PM   #29
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so, I just read three articles from various Miami newspapers that apparently were written before the Ricky Williams announcement. Talking about how their coach is on the hot seat and how a qb controversey is going to rip the team apart. None of them mentioned Williams being gone. Thats not good for Dolphins fans to have these precamp articles written about how its going to be ar ough year, and then they find out they lose their star... man that sucks.
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Old 07-25-2004, 12:00 PM   #30
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Dolphins fans are seriously hating life right about now.

How about Betts and a pick for Ogunleye?
Matt, as insane as that sounds it may just give the Redskins the leverage that they needed to pull off a deal. The Phins are in a horrible way right now.

This could make Dan Snyder look even more like a deal making genius.
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