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RIP Mike Kadish. When most people think of the 1972 undefeated Miami Dolphins, the name Mike Kadish is rarely mentioned. Unless you're a longtime Dolphin fan from the 1970s, you probably don't remember him at all. Yet, he was the Dolphins first round draft pick in 1972 after an All American career as a defensive tackle at Notre Dame. How forgetful was Kadish's Dolphins career? When Kadish showed up to camp overweight, head coach Don Shula asked him what happened? Kadish told Shula he got married. Shula responded "Did you marry a refrigerator?" Kadish would spend the entire 1972 season on the team's taxi squad without playing a single down. After suffering a concussion in 1973, Kadish was traded to the Buffalo Bills. Kadish ended up having a solid career and played 9 seasons with Bills from 1973 to 1981 without missing a game. He's one of the few Bills that can actually say he has a Super Bowl ring. Kadish had battled Parkinson's Disease for several years. He passed away on March 19th. Mike Kadish was 72.

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I do remember him and I was a fan, as I was of all those guys on the 78-82 Knox Era teams.


They were all my heroes as a boy.


I am gray and old and bald now.  He passes at 72 and I have sadness over it, because I still see him, and all of them, through the eyes of that small boy as they were then...and as I was.


The almost tears in my eyes are for the both of us.


RIP, Sir.  



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I saw him play many times. Great player. I forgot what Miami got in that trade, but I remember after he made a great play a game announcer asking "What did Buffali trade for him? A couple bubble gum wrappers?" Indeed. That was one of the best trades in franchise history.

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7 hours ago, Nextmanup said:

He is not to be confused with former Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Mike Lodish.


Weird that we had two DTs with names so similar.



That's what came to my mind.  NFL record (still) for playing in 6 SBs. 4 with the Bills and 2 with Denver

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