This actually bothered me most...What could have been if Arnsparger instead of Olivadotti was D-Coordinator.Arnsparger left the first time after the '74 Super Bowl to coach the Giants. The D suffered greatly the next season. With him they almost assuredly would have beaten Oakland in the Sea of Hands game and also made their 4th straight SB.
Then keeping the idiot olivadotti and not hiring Arnsparger back in the early 90s and he instead goes to SD where his defense was the main reason the chargers went to the SB upsetting us in the playoffs along the way. That should have been another SB team for Miami.
I blame the guy who hired him and kept him on for years while the prime of one of the greatest QBs ever withered.This actually bothered me most...What could have been if Arnsparger instead of Olivadotti was D-Coordinator.
People keep harping on the reason Marino never saw another SB, was because he did not have a running game to help him, I disagree, Marino was an offense all by himself, putting up 30+ points way more then not and making it way to easy.
If Miami had continued to have an Arnsparger type Defense, it would have been far to unfair to the rest of the NFL...Not that I would have cared as Miami went for their 4th straight SB win.
Olivadotti will always be the biggest thorn in my Psyche and what could have been.
I agree, the past is the past, but I'll never tire of popping champagne every year when the last undefeated team loses.F*ck the past. Both positive and negative. I’m sick of popping corks when a team loses and I’m sick of hearing about past front office blunders. F*cking win NOW !
Was Bill's best team in afc for 4 or 5 yr. He was not only DC that should of gotten fired. The only thing I didnt understand about dolphins. Why we never had great Rb to go w Marino. Dolphins was good just not good enough beat bills.I never understood why Shula stuck by Olivadotti. I never understood why Shula or the front office never went after Arnsparger in 1992. I never could figure out why Olivadotti had that long of a tenure with the Phins. He sucked. He couldn't scheme against the K-gun and I remember Thurman Thomas running wild.
If only it had been just Thurman Thomas running wild. His backup-- Kenneth Davis-- also ran plenty wild and together they'd often have a field day against the Dolphins.I never understood why Shula stuck by Olivadotti. I never understood why Shula or the front office never went after Arnsparger in 1992. I never could figure out why Olivadotti had that long of a tenure with the Phins. He sucked. He couldn't scheme against the K-gun and I remember Thurman Thomas running wild.