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Thread: The most underrated Dolphins in history?

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    Irving Fryar, Keith Jackson, Mark Duper underrated????? Hardly.

    OJ *maybe* but really there was just one season that *may* have justified his being referred to as "underrated" in the sense of the national media. Among Dolphin fans, he was hyped up to the hilt. He was good, don't get me wrong, but he got recognized for it, at least among Dolphin fans.
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    Nat Moore is one. The guy was a great receiver, but the Dolphins didn't throw much early in his career, and he also lost a few years of productivity with David Woodley at QB. But, look at the monster year he had in 1977 when the Dolphins opened up the passing game. And look at how good he was with Marino, late in his career.

    I think Tony Nathan was underrated. The guy was a great receiver out of the backfield, and he averaged 4.8 yards per carry for his career. Shula loved to use multiple RBs, and Tony just never got enough carries to put up big numbers. Look at his 1981 season. 50 catches for 452 yards, and 782 yards rushing (5.3 yards per carry).

    Mercury Morris is also a bit underrated. He was an amazing big play back, averaging 5.1 yards per carry for his career. Look at 1973. He ran for 954 yards, averaging 6.4 yards per carry with 10 TDs. Again, Shula loved to use multiple RBs, and Kiick and Csonka took carries away from Merc. It's hard to say if Mercury would have held up under the bigger workloads, but it would have been fun to see what would have happened if he had a 250 carry season while in his prime.

    Others who I think were underrated:
    Ed Newman- 4-time Pro Bowler
    Earnie Rhone- leader of the killer B's
    Bob Brudzinski- a great run stuffer
    Steve Towle- a tackling machine, 217 in 1976!
    Vern Den Herder- a very productive player for a very long time
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    The first name to come to mind before I scrolled down the thread was Earnie Rhone, glad to see a couple of others think of him too. I also agree with Rusty Chambers and Steve Towle. A couple of others I think of off the top of my head are Norm Evans and Mark Dennard.
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    The whole "No Name Defense", one of the best Defense of all time and they don`t get enough credit; specially Manny Fernandez, Van Den Herder and Dick Anderson . . . .
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    This is just a question, and I don't believe it to be true, but couldn't you say that Dan Marino is/was underrated because some people don't put him up there with Montana because of the super bowl thing? I think it's ludacris, but it happens.
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    I think it's ludicrous anyone would think Marino is underrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agua
    I think it's ludicrous anyone would think Marino is underrated.
    I just said that
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    McDuffee never got enough credit around the league as he should have.
    I agree. Add a few more to that list:

    John Offerdahl, Bernie Parmelee, Marc Higgs, Keith Byars, Ron Heller, Louis Oliver, Reggie Roby and Marc Dixon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agua
    I think it's ludicrous anyone would think Marino is underrated.
    Well, a local radio station in Sacramento was doing a top 5 list of the best QBs and Marino wasn't on it. He didn't even make their honorable mention. IMO they are underrating him.
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