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Top 25 Dolphins of all-time

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by finsfan23, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. finsfan23

    finsfan23 New Member

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    Hey guys, I'm working on writing an article about the top 25 Fins of all-time. Who are some names you would be absolutely outraged to not see on the list?
     
  2. BlameItOnTheHenne

    BlameItOnTheHenne Taking a poop

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    A QB named Dan Marino...
     
  3. finsfan23

    finsfan23 New Member

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    thanks almost forgot him. ha i meant more like players from 60s and 70s that might get forgotten.
     
  4. CaribPhin

    CaribPhin Guest

    Would this happen to be on Bleacher report?
     
  5. mroz

    mroz Fix the OL Club Member

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    Chad Henne.... lol


    AJ Duhe
    Czonka
    Duper
    Clayton
    Jason Taylor
    Doug Betters
    Larry Little
    R Webb
    K Sims
    Ricky Williams (think what you want of him he will be the Fins all time leading rusher by the end of next season)
    Jake Scott
    Dick Anderson
    Pat Surtain
    Sam Madison
    Kuechenburg
    Langer
    Griese


    to name a few... :)
     
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  6. finsfan23

    finsfan23 New Member

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    Henne is in my top 5 for sure. He turned this organization around and gave us our first stable quarterback since Marino. Ha but thanks for the help. I miss the days of that Surtain and Madison secondary.
     
  7. Desides

    Desides Well-Known Member

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    Jake Scott, Richmond Webb, Dwight Stephenson, Zach Thomas, and Dick Anderson all need to be on any sort of “top Dolphins” list. Also, Don Shula should be #1 on the list. No, he wasn’t a player, but he’s still the historic face of the franchise. Conversely, Jason Taylor should NOT be on this list.

    If you decide to have a dishonorable mentions category, then Thurman Thomas, Nick Saban, Bill Parcells, Olindo Mare, and Ted Ginn, Jr. all deserve consideration.
     
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  8. Duss

    Duss Season Ticket Holder

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    Zach Thomas
     
  9. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    I think Jake Long is already in the top 25 honestly, even if you couldn't put him higher than 25th due to age/experience.
     
  10. finsfan23

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    Why no Jason? I mean I know the end result wasn't fun (which I blame, if not naively, on the organization) but he gave us some quality years.
     
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  11. Desides

    Desides Well-Known Member

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    Jason Taylor the man diverged from Jason Taylor the reputation after Wayne Huizenga failed to hire Jim Bates to succeed Dave Wannstedt full-time. He became a diva player interested more in himself than the team, but was smart enough to be subtle about it. It “helped" that Saban’s defense featured him and allowed him to become the 2006 DPOY.

    I actually thought we should have sold high and traded Taylor after the 2006 season. And in retrospect, after the way Cameron was undermined in the locker room and the way Taylor has done nothing for the franchise since, that would have been the best move.
     
  12. Vengeful Odin

    Vengeful Odin Norse Mod

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    This should get you started. I even divided 'em by era.

    Don Shula
    Joe Robbie

    1972
    - Bob Griese
    - Jim Langer
    - Bob Kuchenberg
    - Larry Little
    - Larry Csonka
    - Jim Kiick
    - Paul Warfield
    - Mercury Morris
    - Jake Scott
    - Bill Stanfill
    - Dick Anderson

    Killer B's

    - Bob Baumhower
    - Kim Bokamper
    - Doug Betters
    - Bob Brudzinski
    - Lyle Blackwood
    - Glenn Blackwood

    Legendary Linebackers

    - Nick Buoniconti
    - A.J. Duhe
    - John Offerdahl
    - Zach Thomas

    Marino Era
    - Dan Marino
    - Richmond Webb
    - Dwight Stephenson
    - Mark Clayton
    - Mark Duper

    Modern Era
    - Sam Madison
    - Patrick Surtain
    - Jason Taylor
    - Ricky Williams
    - Jake Long
     
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  13. finsfan23

    finsfan23 New Member

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    Wow vengeful, big thanks, and great list. It'll be tough to narrow that list to 25, but Long may end up on the outs simply because of his experience.
     
  14. RunRickyRun

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    Shula, Robbie, Marino, Williams, Taylor, Thomas, Fernandez, Greise, Morrall, Czonka, Morris, Kick, Buoniconni, warfield, Scott, Webb, Stephenson, Clayton, Duper, Madision, Surtain, Scott Mitchell.
     
  15. miamiron

    miamiron There's always next year

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    great list but how could you forget
    Dwight Stephenson one of the best centers of his time
     
  16. miamiron

    miamiron There's always next year

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    I thought I had smoked myself ******ed when I saw the name Scott Mitchell for one of the 25 best Dolphin players
     
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  17. FinsAreLife

    FinsAreLife Well-Known Member

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    jake longs on his way to be top 5 in my opinion but honestly i wouldnt put him in the top 25 after 3 seasons, give it 5-6 years and he should be in there.
     
  18. mdscpa

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    I needed 2 extra spots...

    1 shula
    2 csonka
    3 griese
    4 langer
    5 little
    6 kuechenburg
    7 warfield
    8 fernandez
    9 scott
    10 anderson
    11 stanfill
    12 buoniconni
    13 betters
    14 baumhower
    15 matheson
    16 duhe
    17 stephenson
    18 marino
    19 duper
    20 clayton
    21 webb
    22 cox
    23 offerdaul
    24 z thomas
    25 taylor
    26 r williams
    27 long
     
  19. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    Griese at #3? Marino at 18?

    I hope that is not in numerical order.
     
  20. unifiedtheory

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    Marino is the best player in the history of the franchise, without doubt. Putting him at #18 on any list other than "Best players in the history of the sport" is an insult. Putting Dwight Stephenson at #17 and Jim Langer at #4 is hilarious. Dwight Stephenson is WIDELY considered as the best center to have ever played the sport.

    Bryan Cox was a decent player but he could not hold Zach or Offerdahl's jock strap.

    Clayton was better than Duper.
     
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    If Dwight Stephenson is not in the top 5 you should go back and rewrite it.
     
  22. Ozzy

    Ozzy Premium Member Luxury Box

    Griese is higher on my list than Marino but 18? Even I don't hate on him that much. BUT that list had a lot of the names I would consider....
     
  23. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    I'm not even sure Griese would make my top 25 honestly. No chance in hell I'd put him above Marino at the very least.
     
  24. Killerphins

    Killerphins The Finger

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    Really. Wow!
     
  25. mdscpa

    mdscpa New Member

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    Nope. Chronological.
     
  26. Ozzy

    Ozzy Premium Member Luxury Box

    I agree with everything except the without a doubt part. I don't think Marino was the best player in the history of the Miami Dolphins. I think it's, without a doubt, debatable.

    Even if I'm alone in thinking it, it's damned close between Greise, Marino, Zonk, Warfield, Scot, Anderson....
     
  27. Ozzy

    Ozzy Premium Member Luxury Box

    Griese was the leader of the best team in the history of the NFL....
     
  28. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    Except Morrall is the reason they went undefeated.
     
  29. Ozzy

    Ozzy Premium Member Luxury Box

    Yep! Why some people do not comprehend is beyond me. I lived thru both Qb's playing here and loved ol number 12. He was damned good and one of the smartest Qb's to ever play.
     
  30. Ozzy

    Ozzy Premium Member Luxury Box

    Re-read it. I said the greatest team in the history of the NFL. I'm talking about 4 straight seasons.
     
  31. Killerphins

    Killerphins The Finger

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    All along I thought it was that 53 defense and an unstoppable running game :lol:

    Earl did play well in Griese's absence :wink2:
     
  32. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    Yes, the defense and running game were the real "leaders." I just meant they won more without Griese in 72 than with him.
     
  33. mroz

    mroz Fix the OL Club Member

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    I forgot about Dwight Stephenson... Definitely in the top 25.

    Zach Thomas... ahh...

    I can not stand JT BUT the fact of the matter is that the guy did record 124 sacks for the team which is more than double anyone else.
     
  34. mroz

    mroz Fix the OL Club Member

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    cause I am getting old... shhesh get of my back already... ;)
     
  35. Ozzy

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    Could not stop the passing game either! Greise did not have a cannon for an arm but he was deadly accurate with the deep ball anyway.
     
  36. mroz

    mroz Fix the OL Club Member

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    Nice list...

    I Forgot Bill Stanfill, left Paul Warfield of the list because he didn't play long enough for us IMO (same with Jake Long). Loved the Blackwood brothers but I don't think they belong in the top 25 (JMO).
     
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  37. mdscpa

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    OK, OK. Everybody wants it in numerical order.

    That's a lot tougher but I'll give it a shot...

    1 Shula (HOF my dog's name)
    2 Marino (HOF NFL QB)
    3 Stephenson (HOF my favorite phin, devastating blocker)
    4 Csonka (HOF main cog in Super teams)
    5 Langer (HOF 2nd best NFL center, super team running game anchor)
    6 Thomas (heart and soul, bleeds Aqua)
    7 Webb (body guard kept Marino clean, sorry Bruce Smith)
    8 Little (HOF pulling freight train)
    9 Warfield (HOF higher on talent but overshawdowed by running game)
    10 Taylor (hate to do it, but he has to be high)
    11 Kuechenburg (best G C G combo by a mile, 6 Pro Bowls, 3 All Pros)
    12 Anderson (No Name D centerfielder)
    13 Scott (got to be together with Anderson)
    14 Williams (could be phins rushing leader next year)
    14 Duhe
    15 Offerdaul
    16 Buoniconni
    17 Baumhower
    18 Clayton
    19 Betters
    20 Matheson
    21 Long
    22 Duper
    23 Morris
    24 Stanfill
    25 Fernandez (17 tackle Super Bowl domination of Skins)
    26 Cox

    List changed a little, but that's my stab at it.
     
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  38. Da 'Fins

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    I'll just list one's I absolutely think should be on - not in a particular order - without looking at any others:

    1. Dan Marino
    2. Bob Griese
    3. Larry Csonka
    4. Paul Warfield
    5. Jim Langer
    6. Larry Little
    7. Bob Keuchenberg
    8. Nick Buoniconti
    9. Jake Scott
    10. Dick Anderson
    11. Manny Fernandez
    12. Nat Moore
    13. Mark Clayton
    14. Mark Duper
    15. Dwight Stephenson (HOF)
    16. Richmond Webb
    17. Zach Thomas
    18. Jason Taylor
    19. AJ Duhe
    20. John Offerdahl (tied for 3rd most Pro Bowls on all-time roster - 5).

    None of those above should be left off. Others with strong consideration, imo:
    21. Bob Baumhower (3 PB starts)
    22. Ricky Williams
    23. Sam Madison
    24. Garo Yepremian. Was one of the top 4-5 kickers in the NFL in the early 70's when it was a big deal. And, kicked arguably the biggest FG in Dolphins history - beating Chiefs in epic OT game on Christmas day, 1971; longest game in NFL history.
    25. Jim Kiick - underrated but solid RB.
    26. Merc. Morris
    27. Vern Den Herder (great pass rush DE in '53' era).
     
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  39. Ozzy

    Ozzy Premium Member Luxury Box

    Offerdahl
    Betters
    Morris
    Cox
    Baumhower

    Over Greise and Duper??

    Way to be swayed.. lol

    But it's your list
     
  40. SCall13

    SCall13 ThePhins QB


    Nicely done!
     
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