View Full Version : Should Aikman come back?

01-15-2002, 11:02 PM
I hope he stays retired.

Here's the link (http://web.star-telegram.com/content/fortworth/2002/01/14/sports/fw010901-0114-XC009-1.htm)

Report: Aikman might return
From Staff and Wire Reports

Former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman might come out of retirement to play for the Miami Dolphins in 2002, according to an ABC News Radio report Sunday night.

The report is consistent with Aikman's stance - after he retired April 9 - that he wouldn't rule out a possible return to the NFL, if the situation were right.

Sources have told ABC News Radio that the Dolphins, who were eliminated Sunday from the NFL playoffs by the Baltimore Ravens, and Aikman made "informal contact" long before the playoffs began.

Norv Turner, Aikman's close friend and former Cowboys offensive coordinator, gives the Miami scenario some credence, at least in theory.

ABC News Radio indicated that Aikman might be willing to join the Dolphins, regardless of where Turner is coaching next season, but that a deal would be "clinched" if the Dolphins were to hire Turner.

Aikman, an NFL analyst for Fox Sports, could not be reached for comment Sunday night.

Aikman, 35, retired after 12 NFL seasons with 10 known career concussions, including four in his past 20 starts over the 1999-2000 seasons.

"I still wanted to play, and I just can't do it anymore," Aikman said in April.

He was waived March 7 by the Cowboys for health reasons and salary-cap issues. ABC News Radio reported that Aikman is comfortable with his health issues and is 99 percent certain he wants to play next season in Miami.

A source close to the Dolphins downplayed the radio report Sunday night, saying that it will have some merit only when, and if, Turner is hired by coach Dave Wannstedt as offensive coordinator. Wannstedt and Turner worked together on Jimmy Johnson's staff in Dallas. Chan Gailey resigned as Dolphins' offensive coordinator to become coach at Georgia Tech.

Turner is still a candidate for the San Diego head-coaching job after serving as the Chargers' offensive coordinator in 2001.

01-15-2002, 11:16 PM
i don't think he should come back..however, i do want him to.
i like watching him play

01-16-2002, 02:05 AM
no, i dont want to see him paralized on a strecher after his 12th concussion.

01-16-2002, 02:07 AM
neither do i..but i want to see him come back and be successful...
how about going to washington and leading that open offense?
what would that do for the cowboys vs redskins rivalry?

01-16-2002, 04:10 PM
<< no, i dont want to see him paralized on a strecher after his 12th concussion. >>

Or almost as bad- being like Ali for the rest of his life

01-17-2002, 12:35 AM
hell yes he should come back.....on a team with a decent off. line though.

01-21-2002, 05:49 PM
NO NO NO. And for the most part of his career, he had a great offensive line. He is too old now, too slow, and has nothing to prove to anyone. He loves the game, true, but at least he still has his health. Who knows what another concussion could do to him?