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Thread: Marino only Dolphin better than Taylor

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    Marino only Dolphin better than Taylor

    Broadening the frame to include all players, I would depose that only Dan Marino was better or more accomplished at what he did.


    One man's view of this franchise's 10 greatest players:
    1. Marino; 2. Taylor; 3. Larry Little; 4. Larry Csonka; 5. Zach Thomas; 6. Mark Clayton; 7. Bob Griese; 8. Dick Anderson; 9. Nick Buoniconti; 10. Bob Kuechenberg.


    The case that I omitted someone would be easier to sell me on than the argument I am rating Taylor too high. It might be too soon for some fans to see it, though. The divorce might be too raw, especially for that sizable faction of Dolfans who see Taylor in villain's clothes as he exits. As selfish for wanting out.


    True enough the way Taylor left the Dolphins was neither neat nor sweet, but he's in good company. The franchise's twin titans, Don Shula and Marino, didn't exactly leave on their own terms and smiling, either. Csonka was called a traitor once, too, for jumping leagues.


    Pain, anger, regret -- all of those things will fade, and let us more clearly see what we have lost in Taylor: the best we ever had at what he does. I believe he will make the Pro Football Hall of Fame someday, especially if his career continues productively in Washington beyond just one more season.
    Taylor would be the only Dolphins defender other than Buoniconti to reach the Canton, Ohio, shrine, and Nick, history books remind us, was an established, seven-year Boston Patriots star before ever coming to Miami.
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    As much as I love Jason Taylor and Thomas, those other guys brought us to and/or won us a super bowl. Taylor and Thomas did not.


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    Good Read, Thanks. Can't argue with the article.

    Thanks to gih for the sig! That guy got skills!!!!
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    I don't know if I agree with Jason Taylor being 2nd on that list but I think Jake Scott was more accomplished than Dick Anderson.
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    The fact that Taylor played so many games with the Dolphins at such a high level i think has to put him in the conversation for second behind Marino. But i've always considered the second greatest Dolphin to be Larry Csonka, as good as guys like Larry Little and Bob Griese were. I think my list would be something like:

    1. Dan Marino
    2. Larry Csonka (arguably the greatest FB to ever play he has to be here)
    3. Jason Taylor
    4. Zach Thomas
    5. Larry Little (one of the greatest guards to ever play)
    6. Bob Griese
    7. Mark Clayton (our greatest receiver)
    8. Nick Buoniconti
    9. Bob Kuechenberg
    10. Richmond Webb
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    When you start with all time great Miami Dolphins players, it has to start with the three guys who have had their jerseys retired by the team. Then you can fill in the blanks.

    1. Dan Marino
    2. Bob Griese
    3. Larry Csonka
    4. Zach Thomas
    5. Jason Taylor
    6. Bob Kuechenberg
    7. Mark Clayton
    8. Richmond Webb
    9. Larry Little
    10. Jake Scott
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    We move Marshall for all the right reasons, miss out on ole' manning.. then when they dont overpay a backup qb : it's the last straw and jokers are protesting outside the stadium ! All brainwashed by the media. There's no pressure from within the walls of the office, it's all from the uneducated fanbase, and that's why a movement was made to inform the fans of what's going on, because all they had to go off of was the media.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CitizenSnips View Post
    As much as I love Jason Taylor and Thomas, those other guys brought us to and/or won us a super bowl. Taylor and Thomas did not.

    so tear down Marino then too.

    Most of those other guys had eachother when they won their titles....Little, Czonka, Griese, Anderson, Kuech, Buoniconti. That's 6 of the best 10 right there.....so they made a great team and the team won championships. That's not even counting others who deserve consideration (M.Morris, P.Warfield, J.Scott, M.Fernandez)

    Of the other 4 Marino and Clayton had eachother, and Zach and JT had eachother....but not much else in terms of all-time great Phins. And if you counted up the next tier.....Marino had more to work with than JT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burger13 View Post
    so tear down Marino then too.

    Most of those other guys had eachother when they won their titles....Little, Czonka, Griese, Anderson, Kuech, Buoniconti. That's 6 of the best 10 right there.....so they made a great team and the team won championships. That's not even counting others who deserve consideration (M.Morris, P.Warfield, J.Scott, M.Fernandez)

    Of the other 4 Marino and Clayton had eachother, and Zach and JT had eachother....but not much else in terms of all-time great Phins. And if you counted up the next tier.....Marino had more to work with than JT.
    Marino brought us to a super bowl...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CitizenSnips View Post
    Marino brought us to a super bowl...
    oh...need to work on my reading comprehension.

    well, I stand by the remainder of my post...even Marino and Clayton had more help than ZT and JT.

    Greatest Phins to play with Marino and Clayton: Duper, Nat Moore, D.Stephenson, Offerdahl, L.Oliver, R.Webb, K.Simms, Tony Nathan, Reggie Roby

    JT and Zach: Madison, Surtain, Bowens, McMichael, Chambers
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