Moving along with out “By the numbers” off-season feature. We get into our first real debate. While not exciting by any means, those will come later, this still should be interesting.
In 1972 Billy Lothridge wore number seven followed by Guy Benjamin in ’78 and ’79. Fuad Reveiz served as Miami’s kicker and wore the number from 1985-1988. Charlie Baumann in 91, Joe Prokop in 92, and Dale Hatcher in 93 also wore the number. Then came the QB’s. Craig Erickson from 1996 – 98, A.J. Feeley from 2004-2005 and finally Chad Henne from 2008 – 20111.
Chad Henne was never a fan favorite. Saddled with poor play calling from Dan Henning and a poor choice by Bill Parcells, Henne never really received the proper coaching in Miami. He has found little more success in Jacksonville where he will enter the 2014 season as the starter. Statistically, Henne never came close to his draft position but he still produced more than his fellow seven wearing QB’s.
The question is did Fuad Reveiz do a better job in representing the single digit number seven?
Reveiz made 52 of 74 FG attempts during his time in Miami. That doesn’t seem like a lot but he made 161 of 169 extra point attempts during that same period. A time when the Dolphins more often than not scored TD’s instead of FG’s. Reveiz was a solid if unspectacular kicker. He was very good inside the 40 yard line but outside struggled with leg strength. He attempted 32 kicks from outside the 40 making 18 of them. Seven were for longer than 50. He made one.
Guy Benjamin served played two years with the Dolphins and completed 3 passes for 112 yards. One interception and one TD.
Who wore it better?