"EVERYONE'S A TOUGH GUY UNTIL THEY MEET ONE".
See why these types of statements are dumb and meaningless?
By the way, considering the fact that 4-5 was good enough to make the playoffs in 1982, that makes your statement hold even less water.
Not so sure about #3 #2 #1
Last night I watched Espn and they were at 6 counting down and it ended with them finishing the voting,but on their website it says Sunday they are voting for #3, Monday #2 and Tuesday # 1 How many of these contests are there and Says George Halas is #4 not #1
Maybe the show I watched last night was last years or some type of repeat.The good thing is Shula still hasnt been voted on the website and 3 are left.
Bill Walsh ,Don Shula, Vince Lombardi
Not even taking the strike into account, 1982 was an awkward year for the AFC. LA was probably the only team with a realistic chance to beat us, and the flopped against the Jets. San Diego (our divisional round foe) had elite QB play, but circumstances were different in 1982 - you needed defense and they didn't have it. The Jets were an awkward team that was a bit of a fluke, the Steelers were at their best since the dynasty but couldn't pull through in the playoffs, and Cincinnati choked big time against the Jets in the first round.
We have to remember that the QB position simply wasn't as important back then. The Dolphins couldn't win with David Woodley in 2012, but hey were able to in 1982.
That's not to say Shula didn't do a masterful job that year. But as a team, the Dolphins were at their post-repeat peak talentwise, and as a conference, our AFC competition was not so great. But they still had to win those games, and they succeeded. It's also worth noting that they played very solidly against a superior Redskins team in a game that was closer than the final margin. We had plenty of chances to win that game, and if Joe Theismann doesn't make an incredible play on a batted pass that looked like a sure interception we probably do win.
So all in all...I'd say it was a great coaching effort that year. Not miraculous as miraculous as the name of the QB makes it seem, but great nonetheless.
As to coaches, I'm not sure Shula should be #1 or #2. Halas and Lombardi could easily be 1-2. But Shula has to be in the discussion, which speaks to his incredible coaching career.
17-0 and 347 Wins.
The cynic knows the price of everything, but the value of nothing
oh lord more shula is gods gift to the game stuff...ha ha
hoops scoops 2012 season ..."in 2014 ryan tannehill etches his name in stone amongst the games elite qbs"..."ryan tannehill and andrew luck will carry the afc for the next decade plus the way peyton manning and tom brady have this last decade plus"