Former Dolphin Works With St. Louis DBs
It was good to see Zach Thomas back in Miami for a change, and home to stay. It kinda reminded me of the good ole days, circa 1999, when life was great. It also got me wondering about some of the other players on that great Dolphin defense.
Like, for instance, where in the world is Sam Madison?
[picappgallerysingle id="1450558"]I read in a story from NBC Sports that St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo has invited former Dolphins corner back Sam Madison to work out with the team’s young defensive backs in OTAs this week.
One of my personal favorites, Madison was drafted by the Dolphins out of Louisville in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft. In his nine years with Miami, Sammy recorded 353 tackles, 31 interceptions and two touchdowns, which was good enough to earn four-straight Pro Bowl selections (1999-2002).
Starting at corner opposite Terrell Buckley and Patrick Surtain respectively, Madison was an integral part of a smothering Dolphin defense that carried Miami to five-consecutive post-seasons from 1997-2001, including a career-high eight interceptions in 1998 (Buckley also had eight that year).
However, it wasn’t until two years ago that Madison earned his first championship ring with the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII. Seriously, what’s with all our great former players winning rings with teams I despise? Buckley, Larry Izzo, Junior Seau to name a few.
On the other hand, at least Madison and the Giants did beat the New England Patriots. You’re welcome, ’72 Dolphins.
Madison, a 12-year veteran, reportedly says he wants to continue playing, but he’s still recovering from an ankle surgery that kept him out of the entire ’09 season. According to the report, if Madison doesn’t receive any opportunities this summer, the four-time Pro Bowler may take a coaching job on Spagnuolo’s staff.
A pretty good pick-up by the Rams in my opinion, I know I certainly wouldn’t mind if Madison came back down to Miami to show our young guys a few things. What’dya say, Sammy?
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