Dolphins News: Craig Erickson Released

Dolphins News: Craig Erickson Released

Post by Curt Fennel » Sat, 04 Sep 1999 04:00:00


DOLPHINS NEWS:

        Jimmy Johnson announced this afternoon that the Dolphins have
released quarterback Craig Erickson, in a move that reduces the roster
to 69 players and solidifies' Damon Huard's status as the backup
quarterback.

        JJ further announced that a series of roster cuts would likely
be announced on Saturday to bring the Dolphins down to the 53 man
limit before Sunday's deadline.

        This move comes in the wake of the pre-season loss to the
Packers on Thursday night, in which Erickson completed 10 of 17 passes
for 172 yards, including a 56 yarder to Larry Shannon.  Erickson did
not throw a touchdown pass, but did have an interception.  

        That works out to a quarterback rating of 68.8, which is
somewhat better than Huard's rating of 44.0 last night.  However,
Huard has looked better overall this summer and Craig Erickson's hefty
salary of about $1,000,000 for this season undoubtedly factored into
the decision.

        This leaves the Dolphins with 3 quarterbacks on their roster:
Dan Marino, Damon Huard and Dan Gonzalez.   It is possible that the
Dolphins may only keep 2 quarterbacks on the roster for the regular
season this year.

COMMENTS:

        Craig Erickson has been living on borrowed time with the
Dolphins since he was injured last summer.  Ever since Damon Huard
came in and beat him out, Erickson has been much too expensive a
player to keep as a third string quarterback.  

        The question raised by the departure of Erickson is who will
the third string quarterback be?  Dan Gonzalez did not play well in
NFL Europe this spring and has looked so poor in training camp that JJ
didn't give him any snaps in pre-season games this summer.  I would be
stunned if Gonzalez even made the practice squad.

        Well, there is one intriguing possibility - as my buddy Chris
reminded me the other day, Tony Martin is a terrific athlete and
played quarterback in college.  In an emergency, Martin could play
quarterback.

        Keeping Martin as the emergency quarterback opens up a roster
spot for the Dolphins, allowing JJ to keep just 2 quarterbacks and an
extra running back or defensive lineman.

        Also, I think that keeping just 2 quarterbacks says something
about how confident JJ is in his offensive line's ability to keep Dan
Marino healthy.

        Or maybe it's just that he knows that if Dan and Damon are
lost, the team is lost, too.

        In any case, I'm sure that Craig Erickson won't have any
trouble in finding another job in the NFL.  If not right now,
certainly by the end of week 1 there will openings for experienced
quarterbacks.

RELATED LINKS:

Dolphins Endzone: Dolphins Terminate Craig Erickson
http://www.miamidolphins.com/pressbox/pressreleases/pressreleases.asp...

Curt


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Dolphins News: Craig Erickson Released

Post by Mali » Sat, 04 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Rumor has it now that JJ is scouting the Broward County Correctional
system for the next Dan Marino. Maybe JJ can lure Jim Kelly or Phill
Simms out of retirement ?

 
 
 

Dolphins News: Craig Erickson Released

Post by Hal Hor » Sat, 04 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:


> Rumor has it now that JJ is scouting the Broward County Correctional
> system for the next Dan Marino.

Well, Art Schlichter was released recently, wasn't he?

;-)

HCH

 
 
 

Dolphins News: Craig Erickson Released

Post by euphemis » Sat, 04 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:


> Rumor has it now that JJ is scouting the Broward County Correctional
> system for the next Dan Marino. Maybe JJ can lure Jim Kelly or Phill
> Simms out of retirement ?

If it comes to that, I'd suggest that he work on Boomer Esiason.


 
 
 

Dolphins News: Craig Erickson Released

Post by Cla » Sat, 04 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>>       Or maybe it's just that he knows that if Dan and Damon are
>>lost, the team is lost, too.

>You have said many stupid things in the past, but this has to take the
>award for Homer of the Year.

Why?

Quote:
>Pork faced Satan figures he's not going to be around next season, so
>why worry about a backup quarterback or quarterback of the future. If
>Marino gets hurt, the season is over anyway.

Huard is the backup quarterback, and possibly the quarterback
of the (short-term) future.  It's not as if quarterbacks of the future
are*** around waiting to be picked up off waivers or something.

Quote:
>Damon Huard isn't gong to lead the team anywhere but into the top 10
>of next year's draft. Jimmy would probably go with 1 quarterback, if
>he didn't have to give so much time to all the receivers in camp.
>Marino's weak assed arm would probably fall off, if he had to throw to
>all those guys.

What does this even mean?  

Quote:
>Just remember, round peg, round hole. Square peg, square hole. It's
>very simple.

I see you've been playing with your blocks.
What does this have to do with football?

CC

 
 
 

Dolphins News: Craig Erickson Released

Post by euphemis » Sat, 04 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Sort of...  The piece I read made it sound like he was released from one
prison into the waiting arms of the police who escorted him to another.
The little story from about a week ago was that he was *** from
prison. Evidently he will be tried on those charges now...?


Quote:



> > Rumor has it now that JJ is scouting the Broward County Correctional
> > system for the next Dan Marino.

> Well, Art Schlichter was released recently, wasn't he?

> ;-)

> HCH

 
 
 

Dolphins News: Craig Erickson Released

Post by euphemis » Sat, 04 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> If Marino gets hurt, the season is over anyway.

I'll give you six quag-Mirer's for one Huard on.


 
 
 

Dolphins News: Craig Erickson Released

Post by Curt Fenne » Sun, 05 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> [ nothing worth reading ]

Well, well, well - if it isn't the kringe boy again.  The boy with
only two brain cells - that fight.  The child who hates Jimmy Johnson
with such a pathological passion that he has extended his hatred to
anyone and anything that supports any of Jimmy Johnson's decisions in
even the smallest way.

What's the matter, boy?  Did JJ***your mother?  Did he run over
your dog?  Do you blame him for the war in Vietnam?  Or perhaps hunger
in Africa?  

Well, I've had it with you.  Being a fan of a football team is
supposed to be about being FOR that team, not being against everything
it does.  But it's also about being a friend to other fans of that
team - not about attacking them the minute they say something you
don't like.  That doesn't make you a tough guy and it certainly
doesn't make you right. It just makes you a sniveling, whining,
overfed, underdeveloped, spoiled little punk.  That load of hatred you
carry around has really messed you up.

At least a guy like Mike Wilk is *for* something.  He's for the
Buffalo Bills. You don't seem to be for anything except getting rid of
JJ.

Fortunately, I don't have to listen to your crap.   You win this
week's kill file sweepstakes!!!  Congratulations!

Bye, kringey.  If you ever grow up, let me know.

To everyone else, I apologize for this little burst of temper.  Most
of the time, I just ignore sniveling, drooling little cretins like
kringe, but sometimes I get angry and let them know how I feel about
them.

Curt


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