What if a team IN A PLAYOFF GAME ON THE ROAD, had to face another where one receiver had 1,313 yards 11TDs on the season, and the other had gone for 1,150 and 10 scores?? How would they fare?? If they held them COMBINED to just one catch, how great a performance would that be?? They did it to Mark Duper and Mark Clayton in Miami.
We have always believed that some of the greatest NFL stories have been left on the cutting room floor when it comes to players that didn’t play for the glamour teams. Such is the case for the best cornerback tandem in modern NFL history. During this offseason of condensed free agency, when it appeared Namedi Asoumgha might wind up with Darelle Revis to form the best conrerback tandem in decades. We had thoughts and images of Frank Minnifield and Hanford Dixon dancing in our heads. They were the best tandem in league history and yes better than Lester Hayes and Mike Haynes of the Los Angeles Raiders. Dixon and Minnifield starred and went to Pro Bowls together for 3 seasons. The most in NFL history.
The Hayes / Haynes connection really was half a season, or at least it’s zenith. Alright they did have a good 1985 but what happened…
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