Marino has advice for Russell Wilson

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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has sought advice from Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks.  But Wilson also could benefit from some advice from Super Bowl-losing quarterbacks.

One of the best examples comes from Hall of Famer Dan Marino.  He made it to the Super Bowl in his second season with the Dolphins, he lost, he assumed he’d be back several more times, and he never was.

For Wilson, there’s no guarantee he’ll be back, or that he’ll be back and win.  Indeed, the quarterback to whom Wilson often is compared — Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton — played in three Super Bowls and won none of them.

Marino talked about all sorts of other things, including whether he thinks he could throw for 6,000 yards under today’s rules and why his Pitt Panthers felt compelled to flee to the ACC in order to get away from an annual game against my West Virginia Mountaineers.

9 responses to “Marino has advice for Russell Wilson

  1. I’d take Dan Marino over every other quarterback in the NFL every day of the week. Cannon for an arm, and the will to win.

    Winning a Super Bowl is a team thing and Dan never had a full team.

    His best chance besides ’84 was in ’92 when the Dolphins defense was a joke.

  2. IT’S A TEAM SPORT!! Dan Marino doesn’t play defense, run the ball, or play special teams. I’m so sick of QB’s being criticized because THEY didn’t win certain games as if they were the only ones playing. I measure the greatness of a QB by his ability to manage the offense and especially how they run a two minute offense to win games. The two minute offense is where the great ones shine.

  3. With today’s rules, it seems every quarterback with the exception of Ryan Tannehill is putting up Marino-like numbers. If these rules were in place in Marino’s playing days, he not only would have thrown for 6,000 yards, he’d have won several Super Bowls and had at least one undefeated season. He also might have had more LOVE CHILDREN if he doesn’t already!

    Then again, Shula WASTED Dan’s best years with bad draft picks like Sammie Smith, and that snake in the grass Jimmy Johnson (I was one of many who wanted Johnson as Shula’s successor; I apologize to fans everywhere for that since Johnson only won in Dallas when the Vikings gave him six picks for Herschel Walker) buried what was left of Marino’s career.

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