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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Statement from Zach Thomas

The Dolphins have just released this statement from a very content Zach Thomas.

Why is he content? Let's see, he's escaping a team that was 1-15 last year and in rebuilding mode. He's going to play for a good team next year.

Why not be happy?

“I want to thank the entire organization, especially Mr. [Wayne] Huizenga, for making my 12 seasons with the Dolphins as memorable as they were,” Thomas said. “I also want to thank all the coaches and teammates that I’ve had during my career for helping me to grow both on and off the field. I have a tremendous appreciation and admiration not only for the Dolphins organization, but for the fans as well, for all of the support that they have given me. I can’t thank Bill Parcells, Jeff Ireland and the rest of Dolphins management enough for handling this situation in a first-class manner. I am healthy and look forward to playing in 2008, but will always consider myself a Miami Dolphin.”

34 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

good luck to you Zac. It was a pleasure watching you play your heart out for us the last 12 years. You're in a class by yourself.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Luck Zach!!

Class Athlete....
Class Guy...

Go get that ring, don't care who it is with - you deserve it

See you in Canton....

from fins fans everywhere...

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Cali Fins Fan said...

Let me guess.

He'll be in New England next season next to Junior making like 100 tackles...

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

think i could cry :(

4:51 PM  
Anonymous ceed said...

Dear Zach, please go to the NFC. Hell go to Dallas it doesn't matter but I don't want to see you face the Dolphins ever. I wish him the best, but if he goes to New England or Indy I just don't see how I could. San Diego would be fine too I'd like to see both him and Chambers get rings. Either way with him leaving, who's gonna replace him? I know Crowder will fit at inside linebacker but then that means we need to replace him on the outside. Dan Conner in the draft works for me but we could always go with a Boss Bailey or Teddy Lehman if we wanna take a chance. I think Parcells is making room for his former boys perhaps Spears and Carpenter in a trade with Dallas involving our 1st overall pick. if not who are some linebackers you'd guys would like to see us take a look at?

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They did made this move because Zac wanted to play for a winner next season.

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every armandoope post starts with a snarky dig at the Dolphins. Het, why don't you go cover another team, like the Cuba Castro's !

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree with all the comments, one of our best ever. Can someone tell me why we didn't seek a quick trade for even a 4th or 5th rounder? Anythings better than nothing right? Was it just not possible?

6:56 PM  
Anonymous B Man said...

Thank you sir.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Luck, Zach! Hopefully, you'll wind up in Indianapolis and Peyton Manning will help you get that ring! See you in Canton!

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Russ said...

You are a class act, Zach, and I thank you for your selfless play for the Dolphins. I hope you get the Super Bowl ring you deserve, and I look forward to your induction in the Hall of Fame.

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

true gentalman to the end. good luck to you whereever you may land. hope you do get that ring and into canton

-- CJ

7:09 PM  
Anonymous MartinK said...

Hey Ceed,
Karlos Dansby is young and has good size (6'4, 250+ lbs). Kawika Mitchell is 6'1, 250+ lbs. Both would be definite upgrades. I like your thought about getting an LB w/ a draft-day trade w/ Dallas. Think they'd give up DeMarcus Ware? Obviously they won't, but I'd love to have him. Greg Ellis is okay as far as the Dalls LBs go, but he's getting old.

7:09 PM  
Anonymous tom@jax said...

I hate to see Zach go, but he's leaving under the best possible circumstance. He can pick his team. They let him go, they did not try to trade him or get a draft pick. They did him a favor because of how great he has been as a Dolphin. I wish him all the luck in landing on a Super Bowl team. He deserves it.

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Zach, Man this is a bummer for us as fans. This is sililar to loosing 13. Zach, you are the man. I will miss watching you play in the Teal and Orange. I guess I will find out who my second favorite team is soon. We will miss you, and Thank You for the sacrifice you made. Like Marino, it seems we could never get a great team around you, Best of Luck, and please come back to the Dolphins again, as a coach, as a broadcaster, or even as a player. Miss ya Bro.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Rob UK said...

Top class man! just love him to bits

7:30 PM  
Blogger KC said...

Zach, if you go to the Giants I will follow.

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a sad day to cee such a n outstanding player leave. I have watched every game you have played in and not sure how i feel you not being there. Your heart was bigger than anyone in that league and I am hoping that you will be back on the team this year. Will miss you a great deal, thank you for everything you have done...its like its not even real.....

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey Ceed,
The only trade Miami will have with Dallas is sending the 1st overall pick to Dallas for their two 1st rounders and the rights to Marion Barber. I wouldnt mind getting Carpenter but Spears hasn't proved anything. Plus, here's a prospect.. Draft Ali Highsmith in the 2nd round out of LSU.

8:47 PM  
Anonymous dolfan said...

Sir Zach...I can't imagine my Dolphins without you...this is a sad day for the team and for your fans. I hope you end up on a winning team (just PUH-LEEEEZE don't go to Buffalo!) and get that ring you so well deserve. Many of the other writers are already talking about who will replace you. I'm here to tell ya that you're irreplacable. I loved watching that man play football!

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes I have to laugh...sad day? That statement from Zack is pure politics...nothing more. Trade him...to whom? What team is going to give you more than a bag of peanuts for a OLD MLB thats one hit away from drinking soup threw a straw...he'll be lucky if he signs a vets contract and smart if he just retires with his millions and enjoy's whats left of his life. Zack gave us plenty of years of great times as a Dolphin...but the Dolphins go on...just like they did without the other greats in the past.

9:01 PM  
Blogger Yitz said...

Thank you for everything, Zach. You will be missed.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ZACH needs to go out like Dan did. As a Dolphin. Screw that crap. He did what he could and his freaking brains are ONE HIT from being permanently scrambled. He needs to just chill out with his cash and have a statue made in his honor here.

If he goes to another team and gets messed up (99% chance of that happening) he'll just end up regreting it when he's 50 and has a brain of someone 90.

BE SMART ZACH. RETIRE LIKE DAN DID...WITH HIS HEAD HELD HIGH AND BEING ABLE TO ENJOY THE REST OF HIS LIFE.

11:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zach, go to NE next year and kick our asses. Channing Crowder cannot hold your jock strap. Good Luck pal, and take JT with you. You both deserve better. Thanks for the memories. - Good Karma

11:27 PM  
Blogger john said...

Zach can't leave yet, the clones aren't ready.Be sure to check out the Jags on your way to Foxboro.Go non stop through N.Y..but do check out the rollercoasters on your way to Canton.Thanks for the blood and your spot in the middle between A.J and Nick.

11:48 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

This is the new "St Valentine's Day Massacre" What a shame. Zach you are Class, pure Class Tears swelled in my eyes as the day Dan left. I understand it's a business. Please don't go to the Pats or Bills or stinking Jets. As much as I respect and admire you, I would have to root against you if you went, even to win the ring. Retire, become our linebackers coach. You, as Dan was, are the face of the DOLPHINS.

12:08 AM  
Anonymous Germany speaking said...

IMPORTANT NEWS:

EVERY REAL DOLFAN should wear No.54 to every home game next season - EVERYBODY !!!!!!

Spread the news an get this tribute going !!!!!

THANKS

4:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zach is a class act. You hear that Armando you big baby? He said Parcells handled his release FIRST CLASS. Is that good enough for you oh Dolphins master?

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the dolphins management needs to go to rehab what ever drugs there on is killing the team with zack's merchandise sales they could keep a few players if zack wants to stay let him stay get rid of the cheerleaders if you want to save money my next step is im saleing my home game tickets.thank you zack best wishes to you and your family.

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zach, I wish you the best of luck. I really hate, and I mean HATE to see you go. I wish I could put my 2 sense in, but I can't. I have to say, you are the most amazing football player I have ever seen, and you definitely deserve 100 rings.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the best Zach Thomas, you were truly a warrior and leader for the Miami Dolphins and definitely one of my favourite players who ever played for the Dolphins. A true classy player, who deserves to win a Superbowl ring. Sadly it did'nt happen with the Dolphins but now you have a chance with a contender.
All the very best for the future.

A true, die-hard Dolphins fan from Willesden Green, London, UK

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous at 6:56 Zach does not deserve to be traded to any team and not for a 7th which is all a team will risk on a plyer coming off a concussion (Unless a team hasa mnorobn like Cameron making decisions)

Zach deserves a shot at picking his own team He got it

1:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Zac!!!

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Bob Murphy Sr. said...

Zach and Dan...an offence and defense made in heaven. We have missed Dan for quite a while now and will miss Zach as much until we all end up in the big huddle in the sky. Good luck guys!

5:07 PM  

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