Marino: Only Dolphin in NFL's Top 100 of All Time

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  1. AFCMiamiEast

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    http://top100.nfl.com/all-time-100

    Dan Marino is the ONLY player on that list from Miami...that has to be the least amount a team has on that list. How can a franchise who accomplished 3 consecutive superbowl appearances, and has the greatest NFL record ever in the '72 undefeated team, the winningest head coach in league history, a top 8 franchise winning % of all time, yet NONE of them (from the early teams pre-Marino) be in the top 100?
     
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    That's pretty ridiculous.
     
  3. AdamC13

    AdamC13 Awe "Tight End" my favorite position!

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    I think it is fair. I can't think of any other Dolphins that belong on the list. There is a reason the 1970's dominant defense was referred to as the "no-name" defense...now if the early 1970s football team that went to 3 straight Super Bowls, won 2 and went undefeated didn't make a top 10 list of all-time NFL teams I would say that was B.S.
     
  4. Digital

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    What a joke. Larry Csonka remains the very best FB to ever play the game. Guys like Dwight Stephenson and Larry Little probably deserve to be there as well, but the OL isn't very glamorous. If Webster is 68 then Stephenson should be ahead of him because every year they both played Stephenson was better. Little probably belongs in the late 70's with guys like Art Shell at 76 and Bruce Matthews at 78.
     
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    Paul Warfield is at 71.
     
  6. AFCMiamiEast

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    What got me the most was reading "Patriots" over and over lol....ugh.
     
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    Yeah, it seems this list is less skewed towards the current players than most lists of its kind. More Steelers and Packers love this time.
     
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    What's disturbing is the NFL ranks, they put guys like Ray Lewis above Marino. Really?
     
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    Ridiculous. Csonka. Little. Langer. Buoniconti. Stephenson. Morris. Duper.
     
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    I think we had a pair of DBs that should have made that list and I am not talking about SM and PS.
     
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    Lewis is a great player, but it is as much all this NFL Films coverage of him shooting his mouth off before games and giving his "emotional" speeches to kids is what has garnered him his legacy.
     
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    and they found a way to put a Patriots guard above Marino. What does NFL Network love more than the Patriots?...... oh yeah Brett Favre, LOL! Above Marino and Brady.
     
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    Jason Taylor should be on that list. 6th all time in sacks and most touchdowns by a defensive lineman
     
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    We know these lists are made by idiots...
     
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    John Biello Perennial All-Pro

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    it seems thus far i am the only one to pick up on this post? I wish i was around to see both of them play, assuming your referring to scott and anderson
     
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    Dolfan5000 Mark my words, I'll get mine

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    Csonka, Marino, Taylor and Thomas should all be on that list maybe a couple more.
     
  17. JMarino

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    Does the list really matter? all that matters is winning a super bowl. records and being 100 at whatever doesn't mean **** unless you have a super bowl ring.
    Marino is about the only one. You could make a case for Stephenson, Little, Csonka, Taylor. That's about it. And let's say that they were all in the top 100. then what? who cares?
     
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    I will never accept this sick, demented notion that Elway and Favre were better than Marino. I don't give a **** about the championships, Danny was a better player than they were.
     
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    Seahawks don't have anyone on the list...so at least we're better than them :)
     
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    Everybody in the media loves the Patriots. Lots of conspuracy theories swirling around why. Undisputed is that up until the 2000s the Dallas Cowboys were called America's Team. One of the theories in 2001 was that America after 9/11 needs a new sports identity. The Patriots (Patriotism) playing mostly in red-white-blue is a perfect fit and with the silver representing the phrase "silver lining in the future/on the horizon". It is ironic that The Patriots just signed Drew Bledsoe to a 10 year contract and then lost him in the second game of that season. Brady was drafted the year before that and probably would have never seen the field if not for the injury caused by a New York Jets player.
    The Patriots finished dead last in the AFC East the year before and were expected to be again the doormat of the AFC East.

    That year the Patriots ran a 10-2 record with a back QB drafted in the 6th round the year before after going 1-3 to start the season. It was the year of the 'tuck rule' and without that gimme by the refs the Patriots would have been out of the playoffs. It is also the year when more and more fans and opponents complaint about the lax holding rules applied to the Patriots OL. This accusation has manifested itself over the years.

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    Must have been "Bring your kid to work day" List put together by a 13 year old
     
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    Canadi-Phin I hate everyone else in the AFC East

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    Jesus how about Bob Griese? Damn he's in the Hall of Fame. Wow. Just dumb. Even the media sucks at remembering the past. I understand fans not remembering but the media needs to always remember. They have access to everything they would ever need.
     
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    Griese > Namath, but celebrity > skill in the NFL when it comes to things like this.

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    Yess sirrrrrrr!!!!!!!

    Those were MEN who played FOOTBALL.
     
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    What??? Uwe Von schaman and Garo Yepremian aren't on the list???
     
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    I appreciate that Warfield is still there. He deserves it but I assumed he'd be gone, considering all the stats dynamos at that position.

    Top 100 is very, very steep. The league has been around for 80+ years and 50 of them as a TV showcase. Dozens of teams. I can't claim we deserve a half dozen or more.

    As somebody else posted, only a handful of Dolphins have a legit claim. Dwight Stephenson absolutely should be there. He wasn't loud enough on his own behalf and his career was relatively short. No question he was superior to Webster.

    Larry Little was an excellent pulling guard but others in that era were superior at in-line blocking. That would include John Hannah. I'm not sure it wouldn't include Bob Keuchenberg.

    Csonka is the greatest and most distinct Dolphin in history, IMO. I probably couldn't put him on a Top 100 list, not if ability is a measure instead of raw delight that he was a member of our franchise and nobody else's.

    Several defenders from the early '70s were phenomenal players but their careers were not long enough or spectacular enough to threaten a list like this: Bill Stanfill, **** Anderson, Jake Scott.
     
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    How many players do the jets have?
     
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    Agree 100%
     
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    Joe ****ing Namath at 100. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAaaaaaa That's all you need to know about this list being complete ****.
     

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