A bit of a quiet time for current Dolphins news, so how about some good old fashioned hindsight griping before your Tuesday drive home?
Dan Marino spent ten of his seventeen years in the NFL with Miami’s defense ranked in the bottom half of the league. We went back to look at those seven years when the Dolphins fielded an above average defense. Not necessarily a great defense, mind you. Just one that kicked and scraped its way into the top half of the overall rankings.
This happened seven times in Dan’s career, 83-85, 90, 92, 95, and 98. In those seasons the SoFlo Sea Mammals fielded, on average, the 7th ranked defense in the NFL. Dan Marino’s record during those seasons? An incredible 81-35. That’s only five losses a year on average, including the playoffs.
Again, we all know Dan Marino held up his end of the bargain for the duration of his incredible career. But imagine how much damage he might have done if the Sea Mammals had shown some consistency on the defensive side of the ball.
Thanks again, Dan, for leaving it all on the field.
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