Three Miami Dolphins players that deserve to be in the Hall of Fame

MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 21: Linebacker Zach Thomas
MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 21: Linebacker Zach Thomas /
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Seven Pro-Bowls highlighted the career of Richmond Webb but his job was simple. Keep defensive ends off and away from Dan Marino’s blind side. And that he accomplished with very little problems.

Facing current Hall of Fame DE Bruce Smith twice a year was no easy task but Webb held Smith in check throughout their career against each other only allowing 3.5 sacks total in their 14 games against each other.

Smith was a member of the NFL’s All-90’s team, a two-time All-Pro, and a Rookie of the Year award winner and he has even made the top 100 finalists for the Hall of Fame only to be left off. So why is he not in the Hall of Fame? Because he played with Dan Marino of course.

This is not something that can be discounted. On a 49’ers team blocking for Joe Montana, Webb is in the Hall of Fame. The problem is that Webb’s ability to keep edge rushers off Marino has been attributed not to his talent level but to the quick release of Marino. In other words, the voters have completely taken Webb’s accomplishments and his abilities and thrown them out the window.

Richmond Webb deserves to be in the Hall of Fame and someone, Armando Salguero who presents for the Dolphins players, needs to do a better job of getting Webb and Kuechenberg into Canton.