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Here would be my All-Time Dolphins Team
Roster breakdown is Offense 23, Defense 23, Special Teams 7
Note: I am still mulling some of the end of the roster guys, so this list is subject to change. :D

Head Coach: Coach Don Shula
Offensive Coordinator: Howard Schnellenberger
Defensive Coordinator: Bill Arnsparger

OFFENSE - Multiple using base 11 personnel
Position
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Roster 1
Roster 2
QuarterbackDan MarinoBob Griese
FullbackLarry Csonka
Running BackRicky WilliamsTony Nathan (but I really want to put Ronnie Brown)
Wide Receiver 1Paul WarfieldMark DuperOrande Gadsden
Wide Receiver 2Irving FryarMark ClaytonOJ McDuffie
Tight EndRandy JacksonMike GesickiFasano (but I really want to put Mad Dog)
Left TackleRichmond WebbJon Giesler
Right TackleJake LongNorm Evans
Left GuardBob KeuchenbergKeith Simms
Right GuardLarry Little
CenterDwight StephensonJim Langer

DEFENSE - Multiple using base 335
Position
Starter
Roster 1
Roster 2
Nose TackleManny FernandezBob Baumhower
Defensive TackleTim BowensDarryl GardnerVern Den Herder
Defensive EndDoug BettersTrace ArmstrongBill Standfill
Middle LinebackerZack ThomasNick Buionticonti
Right Outside LinebackerJason TaylorBryan Cox
Left Outside LinebackerCam WakeJoey Porter
Nickel BackBrent Grimes
Left CornerbackPatrick SurtainXavien Howard
Right CornerbackSam MadisonByron Jones
Safety 1Dick AndersonReshad Jones
Safety 2Tim ScottLouis Oliver

SPECIAL TEAMS
Position
Starter
Roster 1
Roster 2
PunterReggie Roby
KickerOlindo Mare
Long SnapperDenny
SpecialistCrash Jensen
Punt / Kick Returner???


There are other guys you could substitute in, or stash as a Punt/Kick Returner (e.g. Jarvis Landry), we all have our favorites, and formation matters. My formation is more fluid, so some times a guy listed as OLB plays DE (Cam Wake) and vice versa (Jason Taylor), or maybe we play two DT's, or even 6 DB's. But, with this lineup, we have that flexibility on defense. On Offense, I'm going with a power run game (Csonka) and a pass-first offense utilizing Marino and our stellar WR corps. With our great OL players and dominant edge protection we're able to sub in Fasano for protection at TE and Tony Nathan as a 3rd down back, so we have flexibility. But make no mistake about it, if you drop into coverage or edge blitz us, we're putting the rock under Larry Csonka's arm and having him run behind Larry Little pulling behind Jake Long at RT .. and devastating your lightweight defense. Speed doesn't matter when you've got a broken jaw and fear in your eyes ... both of which Larry Csonka causes. If you bring that scared strong safety into the box to attempt to slow down Csonka, Marino will BURN YOU. This offense is near-unstoppable, we're never out of a game, speed on the outside, dominant run game, guaranteed 3rd and 1 conversions with Csonka and this OL ... Best ... Offense ... Ever. Even the 49'ers defense can't stop this offense with Csonka and this OL.

So yeah, I firmly believe that this All-Time team is the best franchise All-Time team in the NFL. Offense is unstoppable, clear best offense ever. Our Defense has a mastermind DC who is as good as Belichick or anyone else on defense. The players include a lot of difference makers, and a lot of guys who generate takeaways. No, we're not gonna win many games 3-0, but with this offense, our defense only needs to slow down offenses and with this pass rush, we will. We only need a few takeaways to blow this game wide open, and with these LB's and DB's, we're getting a lot of takeaways. We will win the turnover game.

At the end of the day, there's simply too many good players to have a definitive roster or even starting lineup. That's what makes our discussion so much fun! Let me know your lineups ... feel free to use this matrix ... and tell us what your rationale is for including the guy I or someone else didn't include.

Thanks in advance! Glad to hear all these viewpoints!
 
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Interesting thread. Hard to think up a good question, maybe I should have tried this before I started drinking, but where's the fun in dat?? Here goes nothing: Why do we park in the driveway and drive on the parkway?? Sorry it's the best I could do until sober.
 

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Question: Who was the worst starting dolphin of all time, even if he just started once. Dallas Thomas is not allowed.
Cleo Lemon by miles.

Oh and you drive on a Parkway because it used to be two words Park Way meaning path to and along a common gathering area. The Driveway is also a derivation based on similar meanings. So while it seems backwards it really isn't.
 

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Am I allowed to discuss betting and odds for the draft selections? No problem if it's off limits. This seemed like the best place to ask :)
 

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Am I allowed to discuss betting and odds for the draft selections? No problem if it's off limits. This seemed like the best place to ask :)
You can discuss it, that's fine, but no posting links to external gambling sites. Thanks for asking first... :UP:
 
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