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vidae
04-23-2012, 10:04 AM
One of my favorite NFL players. Loved him as an Eagle.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/23/brian-dawkins-retires-from-nfl/

bigbluedefense
04-23-2012, 10:23 AM
The only Eagle I ever liked. Weapon X had my respect.

Rosebud
04-23-2012, 10:32 AM
http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq11/ZackM17/GIF%20Files/GIF%20Files%20Football/Dawkplex.gif

Him leaving for Denver was probably the happiest I've ever felt about a rival team's player leaving the division.

eaglesalltheway
04-23-2012, 10:33 AM
Hopefully the Eagles show some class and get this guy back in for a one day contract so he can *officially* retire an Eagle...

Kinda sucks, because I already felt like I said my goodbye when he left two years ago. He is the only Eagles during my lifetime that I would homerishly vote into the HOF whether you think he deserved it or not. (Even if I wasn't being a homer, I'd say he should get in... in time)

WCH
04-23-2012, 10:34 AM
I'm kind of shocked. I shouldn't be surprised because he's old enough to be SuperPacker's daddy; but he's one of those guys that I just expected to play forever.

Wootylicous
04-23-2012, 10:42 AM
http://www.lifegreat.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Brian-Dawkins.jpg

Probably my favorite player with his intensity. Loved his game and had huge respect for him

Splat
04-23-2012, 10:59 AM
You just had to love B-Dawk.

broncosfan
04-23-2012, 11:02 AM
I'm glad he's retiring now before making too much harm to his body. Hopefully that neck injury doesn't have a long term effect on him.

It's sad that he retired without a ring, one of those guys that doesn't matter if they're on your team or not you want them to win a championship.

boknows34
04-23-2012, 11:33 AM
Hopefully the Eagles show some class and get this guy back in for a one day contract so he can *officially* retire an Eagle...

Kinda sucks, because I already felt like I said my goodbye when he left two years ago. He is the only Eagles during my lifetime that I would homerishly vote into the HOF whether you think he deserved it or not. (Even if I wasn't being a homer, I'd say he should get in... in time)


According to CSNPhilly.com Eagles beat writer Reuben Frank, Dawkins has told the Eagles he’ll retire with the team at a game to be announced this year. Frank adds that Dawkins may be in town this week to talk about it.

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Brian-Dawkins-To-Retire-With-Eagles-Report-148521185.html

http://gifsoup.com/view5/2516472/brian-dawkins-entrance-o.gif

Dawkins would get my support for the HOF. He’ll wait a while but should get in eventually as I believe the safety position will finally start to get the recognition it deserves in Canton. I’d rank him next in line after Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu and ahead of John Lynch and Darren Sharper. I think there’s room for 3 safeties from the same era, but there will be perhaps be a cutoff point after that,

Dawkins will be on the ballot in 2017 where he will almost certainly find himself in competition with Lynch, Steve Atwater and LeRoy Butler. Eventually the latter two will likely fall off the modern era list into the Seniors pool in the middle of the next decade. Reed is 34 and perhaps has no more than 2 seasons left. He’s pretty much a slam dunk choice imo around 2020. Polamalu just turned 31 so if we give him 5 more seasons he should be on the ballot by approx 2022/23 and should get elected soon after. By 2025 I think we might regard Dawkins as the best remaining safety, and maybe even defensive back (Polamalu, Reed, C.Woodson elected and Revis not yet eligible), on the modern era list.

Giantsfan1080
04-23-2012, 11:47 AM
Good riddance to a dirty dirty player.

scottyboy
04-23-2012, 11:49 AM
i loved Ike Hilliard too much to like Dawkins

brat316
04-23-2012, 11:59 AM
Finally hanging it up, to bad he was forced out rather than leaving on his own terms.

eaglesalltheway
04-23-2012, 12:22 PM
I will make an effort to be at Dawk's game back. It has no other option but to be special..

tjsunstein
04-23-2012, 12:27 PM
Didn't like him as a Packers fan but god damn, did I respect him.

Ngatachance92
04-23-2012, 12:35 PM
Watching all of your favorite players retire that you watched growing up really has a way of making you feel old.

eaglesalltheway
04-23-2012, 12:45 PM
Watching all of your favorite players retire that you watched growing up really has a way of making you feel old.

Yeah, that and when I was at work last week I hear All Star by Smash Mouth on a classic radio station. That really made me feel old.

Ngatachance92
04-23-2012, 12:51 PM
Yeah, that and when I was at work last week I hear All Star by Smash Mouth on a classic radio station. That really made me feel old.

As long as you didn't start dancing to it the transformation is not yet complete.

WCH
04-23-2012, 12:53 PM
Yeah, that and when I was at work last week I hear All Star by Smash Mouth on a classic radio station. That really made me feel old.

Friends and That 70s Show are on Nick at Night. Isn't Nick at Night supposed to be for those old people?

eaglesalltheway
04-23-2012, 12:55 PM
As long as you didn't start dancing to it the transformation is not yet complete.
No, but I sure as **** knew every single word...

Friends and That 70s Show are on Nick at Night. Isn't Nick at Night supposed to be those old people?

:getoffmylawn: <--- That's all of us, soon...

eaglesalltheway
04-23-2012, 01:00 PM
Supposedly his game where he will be honored is against the Giants... Probably buying tickets...

Ngatachance92
04-23-2012, 01:04 PM
No, but I sure as **** knew every single word...



:getoffmylawn: <--- That's all of us, soon...

If you existed and were over the age of 3 when it came out the words have been programmed into you, can't fault you for that.

tjsunstein
04-23-2012, 01:10 PM
Supposedly his game where he will be honored is against the Giants... Probably buying tickets...

September 30th on National TV.

Ness
04-23-2012, 02:24 PM
Great player. It was a pleasure to watch him.

703SKINS202
04-23-2012, 03:11 PM
Great player. It was a pleasure to watch him.
Yup, Dawkins was a beast. Got to see him quite a bit in the NFC East; he was a true football player and one of the best of his time. HOFer.

OzTitan
04-23-2012, 06:47 PM
He suplexed his way into my heart as an NFL fan when he did that suplex that time (or was it multiple? probably multiple).

SuperMcGee
04-24-2012, 09:28 AM
Probably my favorite player in my teenaged years. Would have liked to see him win, but 16 years in the league as a feared and respected player is quite a feat, in itself. Obviously had great passion for the game and I know he wants to stay around it. I wish him luck in his future endeavors.

holt_bruce81
04-24-2012, 10:41 AM
Loved Brian Dawkins. Fun to watch him play, wish him well in his post playing career!

AirItOutSport
04-24-2012, 03:08 PM
One of my favorite players. I remember he stayed longer than any other guy after practice to sign footballs during training camp. Truly a class act. Ball's sitting in my room.
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The Alex
04-25-2012, 02:48 PM
In my brief history as an NFL fan, Dawkins is my favorite non-Titan I've seen. Just a complete badass. Damn shame he never got a ring.

eaglesalltheway
04-25-2012, 04:24 PM
One of my favorite players. I remember he stayed longer than any other guy after practice to sign footballs during training camp. Truly a class act. Ball's sitting in my room.

Eagles camp or Broncos?

Matthew Jones
04-27-2012, 02:20 AM
Next stop: Canton!

boknows34
04-28-2012, 02:04 PM
Dawkins will have his number 20 jersey retired by the Eagles.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d828b48f2/article/philadelphia-eagles-to-retire-brian-dawkins-jersey-no-20?module=HP11_headline_stack

Todd Bertuzzi
04-28-2012, 02:21 PM
Mike Vick said the hardest hit he ever took was the one Dawkins put on him in the divisional round game. Dawk was our Ray Lewis. Led this team on and off the field and he was just a guy you couldn't help but be a fan of because of the passion he played with. It's tough for me seeing this era of Eagles football come to an end. Dawk, Westbrook, McNabb, etc... were all players I grew up watching and are the reason why I am an Eagles fan today. It was hard seeing how emotional Dawkins got at his press conference today when he started talking about JJ.

JPN0jOaWlsE

GaMeTiMe
04-28-2012, 07:46 PM
Dawkins was absolutely the best thing about Eagles football through their deep playoff runs, providing the heart and soul that seemingly carried the entire team, and fanbase, along with him..it was definitely always a love/hate thing with the offense through the years as far as the fans were concerned and while McNabb was still always the face of the team Dawkins was the face of the city of Philadelphia and how we wanted to be represented on the field..


He's pretty much the Tebow of defense, but one of the best players that ever played the position....

Ness
04-29-2012, 01:45 AM
Next stop: Canton!

I hope so. They need more safeties in the NFL. And it's not like there aren't any that aren't deserving. I think there are only three our maybe four now that Rod Woodson is in the HOF. Regardless, guys like Steve Atwater should be considered. Dawkins should get in. Unfortunately, I think the only guy that is going to be a consensus when it's all said and done and maybe first ballot even, is Ed Reed.

lisayling
04-29-2012, 03:20 AM
good, very nice, thanks a lot, i think it should be adopted

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nepg
04-29-2012, 05:23 AM
good, very nice, thanks a lot, i think it should be adopted

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