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Good luck narrowing the Miami Mt. Rushmore to four

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It’s been a while since the Dolphins have had many dominant players.  But they had more than their fair share in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.

So many that it won’t be easy to trim the list of all-time great Dolphins to four.

You get your chance below to help us identify the 12 or so that will eventually be trimmed to four.

Good luck now.  Better luck later.

If you want to chime in on any of the other teams whose nomination process has begun, the full list of links is right here.

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137 Responses to “Good luck narrowing the Miami Mt. Rushmore to four”
  1. kcroyal says: May 18, 2013 2:35 PM

    Shula, Marino, Taylor, Csonka

  2. mustbechris says: May 18, 2013 2:35 PM

    Bill Parcells, Jeff Ireland, Stephen Ross, Chad Henne?

    Actually, it’s not that hard. Dan Marino, Don Shula, Larry Csonka, Joe Robbie. Maybe Bob Griese. Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas would probably make it on just about any other team.

  3. clups says: May 18, 2013 2:36 PM

    Dan Marino
    Don Shula
    Larry Csonka
    Jason Taylor

  4. rando74 says: May 18, 2013 2:36 PM

    marino. shula. csonka griese

  5. hardballtalkusername says: May 18, 2013 2:38 PM

    If it’s only players I would say: Dan Marino, Jason Taylor, Bob Griese, and Larry Little. Others I would consider: Richmond Webb, Zach Thomas, Sam Madison, Mark Duper, Larry Czonka, and Bob Kuechenberg

  6. mustbechris says: May 18, 2013 2:41 PM

    I want to be clear, Joe Robbie HAS to be included.

  7. goraidersgospurs says: May 18, 2013 2:42 PM

    No roby miami fans???

  8. nativeraider says: May 18, 2013 2:42 PM

    Id have to say…
    1 Dan Marino
    2 Don Shula
    3 Larry Czonka
    4 Zach Thomas

  9. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: May 18, 2013 2:43 PM

    Cleo Lemon, Pat White, David Boston, John Beck. Done.

  10. finfan4life says: May 18, 2013 2:44 PM

    Marino, Csonka, Shula, and Taylor

  11. mikeoliver1313 says: May 18, 2013 2:44 PM

    Dan Marino
    bob griese
    Joe Robbie
    Earl morrall

  12. evilglazers666 says: May 18, 2013 2:46 PM

    Dan Marino
    Don Shula
    Larry Csonka
    Zach Thomas

  13. madmax80 says: May 18, 2013 2:46 PM

    I’m a Fins fan, but I really want Ted Ginn’s dad on there.

  14. dldove77 says: May 18, 2013 2:47 PM

    Marino
    Shula
    Robbie
    Griese

  15. ead1 says: May 18, 2013 2:48 PM

    Shula, Marino, Griese, Csonka

  16. thraiderskin says: May 18, 2013 2:48 PM

    Shula, Marino, Czonka and Griese… Outside of Marino, the other guys brought Miami a Superbowl Championship (the only championship that counts) and Marino is more than Iconic. I find the 4 man list to be very easy.

  17. phinphant says: May 18, 2013 2:49 PM

    Joe Robbie, Don Shula, Larry Csonka, Dan Marino.

    If players only, replace Robbie and Shula with Bob Griese and Jason Taylor

  18. nysportsrule says: May 18, 2013 2:49 PM

    Marino, Taylor, Schula, Griese

  19. mendenhallfumblemachine says: May 18, 2013 2:49 PM

    Ted Ginn
    Pat White
    Daunte Culpepper
    Jason Allen

  20. jrod2173 says: May 18, 2013 2:52 PM

    Marino, Shula, Czonka, and either Griese or J.T.

  21. dirtyharry44 says: May 18, 2013 2:54 PM

    Csonka
    Shula
    Larry Little
    Paul Warfield

  22. dcee101 says: May 18, 2013 2:55 PM

    Shula
    Marino
    Csonka
    Dwight Stephenson

  23. mikeb1354 says: May 18, 2013 2:55 PM

    Shula, Marino, Csonka, and just because he is the man and would make it on most other teams Zach Thomas.

  24. titusyoungslegalcounsel says: May 18, 2013 2:55 PM

    Jay Fiedler, Cleo Lemon, AJ Feeley and of course Daunte Culpepper

  25. kd75 says: May 18, 2013 2:58 PM

    Richard Todd
    Garo Yepremian
    Pete Stoyanovich
    Ray Finkle

  26. sdakota says: May 18, 2013 3:01 PM

    how about Jim Langer, a hall of famer from South Dakota. perfect for Mount Rushmore

  27. philvil41 says: May 18, 2013 3:04 PM

    Shula, Marino, Keuchenberg,and Taylor

  28. paleandpasty says: May 18, 2013 3:06 PM

    Lots of greatness to choose from but the answer is, who are joe robbie, don shula, bob griese and dan marino.

  29. Stiller43 says: May 18, 2013 3:06 PM

    Marino, csonka, taylor, shula…

  30. elliottcovert says: May 18, 2013 3:07 PM

    Don Shula
    Dan Marino
    Larry Csonka
    Jason Taylor

    Honorable mentions: Bob Griese and Zach Thomas

  31. kac360 says: May 18, 2013 3:09 PM

    Marino, Shula, Jason Taylor, Richmond Webb

  32. dolphinsfan69 says: May 18, 2013 3:12 PM

    Don Shula, Dan Marino, Jason Taylor and Larry Czonka!!!! Fins up my friends!!!!!!!

  33. guvsta says: May 18, 2013 3:13 PM

    Marcus Vick; Cecil Collins; Sammie Smith and Pat White.

    We’re ballin’ now!!!

  34. monstersofthemidway545051 says: May 18, 2013 3:14 PM

    Marino and Ricky Williams’ pot dealer.

  35. miamigator says: May 18, 2013 3:15 PM

    Shula
    Csonka
    Marino
    Taylor

    Really, is that so hard?

  36. 23chameleons says: May 18, 2013 3:18 PM

    Only retired 3 numbers: Marino, Griese, Czonka, so they’re the locks to go along with Don Shula

    Honorable Mention: Jason Taylor, Larry Little, Zach Thomas

    Noteworthy: The Marks Brothers (Duper & Clayton), Jim Langer, Dwight Stevenson, Bob Kuechenberg & Richmond Webb

  37. hess97 says: May 18, 2013 3:20 PM

    czonka
    bob griese
    Marino
    Paul warfield

    Hm
    Zach Thomas
    j Taylor ( I still hold a grudge that Taylor won def poy in the year that champ bailey had argueably the greatest season for a cornerback- more ints than completions against is an unbelievable stat…and jason did with average stats that aldon Smith has dwarfed in both his seasons)
    bonacontti (spelling?)
    m Fernandez
    m Morris
    m Clayton
    j scott

  38. bigbluefan11 says: May 18, 2013 3:20 PM

    Shula
    Marino

    Now it gets harder, but I like…

    Csonka
    Buoniconti

  39. guvsta says: May 18, 2013 3:21 PM

    Of course, I’d settle for Marino, Griese, Shula and Csonka (honourable mention for Dwight Stephenson, Nick Buoniconti and possibly Jason Taylor).

  40. sourceformerlyknownasunnamed says: May 18, 2013 3:31 PM

    If you want to truly represent the franchise and all it’s history then it goes like this…
    Joe Robbie – Owner/founder represents the 1960’s and the teams conception.
    Don Shula – Hall of Fame/winningest coach of all time represents the 1970’s and the perfect season.
    Dan Marino – NFL’s greatest pure passer of all time represents the 1980’s and is the franchises most iconic figure.
    Jason Taylor – First ballot Hall of Fame defender that represents the 1990’s to present.

    But if its just players then it goes…
    Bob Griese
    Larry Csonka
    Dan Marino
    Jason Taylor

  41. pmangarola says: May 18, 2013 3:32 PM

    D. Shula
    L. Csonka
    D. Marino
    J. Taylor

  42. floriosbigtoe says: May 18, 2013 3:40 PM

    Simple.
    Joe Robbie
    Don Shula
    Bob Griese
    Dan Marino

  43. escoboltsfan says: May 18, 2013 3:41 PM

    Marino, Shula, Csonka, Stephenson.

  44. rhamrhoddy says: May 18, 2013 3:41 PM

    I saw a handful of legitimate lists on here that didn’t include Dan Marino’s name. Thats just crazy.

    With this team you certainly didn’t have to reach for a fourth face like you did with the Cardinals for instance. Or even a 3rd face, like you did with…the cardinals for instance.

  45. silverhornet says: May 18, 2013 3:44 PM

    yeah, Shula and Marino are easy. the second two a bit more difficult. I think you have to choose from the other seven Dolphins that are in the Hall of Fame:

    Warfield, Langer, Little, Griese, Stephenson, Buoniconti and Csonka. Can’t consider Jason Taylor or even Zach Thomas since they aren’t in the HOF yet. Of those seven, I would go with Csonka and Griese but a case could be made for all of those guys. Tough one.

  46. ss9boxer says: May 18, 2013 3:45 PM

    Marino, Csonka, Offerdahl, Greise

  47. pastinterference says: May 18, 2013 3:48 PM

    With Shula and Marino as locks that leaves spots for two of the following:

    Griese
    Csonka
    Warfield
    Dwight Stephenson
    Jason Taylor

    Warfield was an all-time great WR but was underutilized and had some of his best years in Cleveland. Griese barely threw the ball in his two Super Bowl wins and missed most of the undefeated season. I think it comes down to the other three.

    Taylor’s the greatest defensive player in team history. Stephenson’s career was somewhat short but many think he was the most dominant center of all time. Csonka split carries with Morris and Kiick but was the heart and soul of the two championship teams and probably the most loved player in team history besides Marino. Very tough call.

    Going with Shula, Marino, Taylor and Stephenson.

  48. dolphins1121 says: May 18, 2013 3:56 PM

    Joe Robbie
    Don Shula
    Larry Csonka
    Dan Marino

    Honorable Mention:
    Bob Griese
    Jason Taylor
    Zach Thomas
    Wayne Huizenga

  49. dalanz28 says: May 18, 2013 4:01 PM

    Shula, Marino, Csonka, Little

  50. fwippel says: May 18, 2013 4:03 PM

    Don Shula
    Dan Marino
    Larry Czonka
    Paul Warfield

  51. mbhcu98 says: May 18, 2013 4:06 PM

    Dan Marino
    Don Shula
    Jason Taylor
    Dwight Stephenson

    Zach Thomas
    Bob Griese
    Larry Csonka
    Brian Cox
    Richmond Webb

  52. albertmn says: May 18, 2013 4:06 PM

    Robbie, Shula, Marino, Csonka

    But, for some guys that were fun to watch and root for:

    AJ Duhe
    Jim Jensen (QB to special teamer to WR)
    The Bruise Brothers (Lyle and Glenn Blackwood)

  53. scyankee9999 says: May 18, 2013 4:10 PM

    Csonka-Marino-Shula-Taylor. Pretty easy.

  54. 1sgtankerman says: May 18, 2013 4:14 PM

    Not Csonka. Much as I loved him, he bailed in 1974 and we were never the same afterwards. Therefore…

    Shula
    Griese
    Marino
    Taylor

    That’ s it. I wouldn’t pick Robbie any more than I would Bobby Beathard.

  55. denttlm says: May 18, 2013 4:14 PM

    What’s funny is all the guys naming Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas, no they wouldn’t make it on
    Your team or anyone else’s. they were great players on bad teams but not iconic players for the franchise!

  56. skinsrock says: May 18, 2013 4:14 PM

    Eyes closed… not looking at the others… I got this:

    Don Shula
    Dan Marino
    Larry Csonka
    Bob Griese

  57. denttlm says: May 18, 2013 4:18 PM

    Robbie- founder always should make it
    Marino- greatest QB franchise has seen
    Shula- one of greatest coaches off all time
    Griese- winner of only championship!

  58. raiderinvader says: May 18, 2013 4:22 PM

    don Shula.Dan Marino.Larry sconka .Sam Madison

  59. FinFan68 says: May 18, 2013 4:26 PM

    Joe Robbie
    Don Shula
    Dan Marino
    Jason Taylor
    HM: Stephenson, Thomas, Csonka, Griese, Offerdhal

  60. drtharrison says: May 18, 2013 4:34 PM

    For me:

    Shula
    Marino
    Griese
    Csonka

    Many others to choose from, Stephenson, Little, Langer, Webb, Taylor, Thomas… but the one that not enough mention, who SHOULD be in the HOF…

    Bob Kuechenberg. Pro Bowl in two different decades, with approaches/QBs that were about as different as possible (running in the 70s, Marino in the 80s).

    Kooch is just as deserving as than Willie Roaf, Larry Allen, Dermontti Dawson, or Randall McDaniel.

  61. twyger says: May 18, 2013 4:36 PM

    Really shocked that pretty much no one mentioned Joe Robbie (okay, 1 other person did) . Joe wasn’t your typical wealthy owner, mainly because he wasn’t hugely wealthy… but any professional sports team in Miami or Florida for that matter – owes him a debt of gratitude. He was the pioneer. He ended up building (at the time) the ONLY privately financed stadium in the league which used to bear his name. Mr Huizinga stripped his name from the stadium and hid his statue in a dark corner under the stadium… kudos for Stephen Ross unearthing it, and prominently displaying it again.

    To me you have to start Mt Rushmore with:

    Joe Robbie
    Don Shula

    And being forced to only four… finish it up with the two HoF QB’s:

    Bob Griese
    Dan Marino

    As others have stated, there are many many more deserving candidates… many in the HoF, some who may yet be entering the HoF, and others deserving of the HoF.

    I’m confident that one of those other names will replace Joe Robbie in this particular endeavor… because this is a fans vote, and a HoF player is lots more sexy than an owner (one with a legendary reputation for being skinflint tight at that. lol) But honestly… without Joe Robbie, the Dolphins wouldn’t exist. It will be like leaving George Washington off the real Mt Rushmore IMO.

  62. sacopapa says: May 18, 2013 5:20 PM

    1. Joe Robbie (NO QUESTION!)
    2. Don Shula
    3. Dan Marino
    4. Larry Csonka

  63. mcjon22 says: May 18, 2013 5:28 PM

    Marino, Shula, Griese, Zach Thomas

  64. nremi85 says: May 18, 2013 5:34 PM

    tannehill , Wallace, elerbe , wake

  65. lifeimitatesfootball says: May 18, 2013 5:43 PM

    Shula, of course.
    Robbie, the founder.
    Griese, the QB of the undefeated season

    the 4th pick should be one of the following:
    Marino
    Csonka
    Jason Taylor
    Zach Thomas

  66. lifeimitatesfootball says: May 18, 2013 5:48 PM

    we get 12 picks? Okay then…the 7 above, plus Kuechenberg, Little, Langer, Webb, and Warfield (though he probably belongs on Cleveland’s Mt. Rushmore)…do this again in ten years and Tannehill might be good enough for it…this Aggies fan can only hope…

  67. opinion157983 says: May 18, 2013 5:53 PM

    Of course Marino and Shula. Then I was going to go with Griese and Csonka but Twyger’s post swayed me and I agree with it:

    Don Shula
    Dan Marino
    Joe Robbie
    Bob Griese

  68. finsbooyah says: May 18, 2013 6:14 PM

    Joe Robbie
    Dan Marino
    Don Shula
    Larry Czonka

    Honorable Mention
    Jason Taylor
    Paul Warfield
    Mark Clayton
    Mark Duper
    Zach Thomas
    Dwight Stephenson
    Richmond Webb
    Bob Kuechenberg
    Larry Little
    Bob Griese
    Manny Fernandez

  69. bcgreg says: May 18, 2013 6:16 PM

    Shula
    Marino
    Griese
    Csonka

  70. buffaloviper says: May 18, 2013 6:33 PM

    Nick Saban
    Marcus Vick
    Daunte Culpepper
    Drew Brees

  71. bullpuppy552 says: May 18, 2013 6:34 PM

    Dwight Stephenson was one of the best Centers to ever play the game. He’s a Hall of Famer who has to rank real high.

  72. blueballzny says: May 18, 2013 6:35 PM

    Did someone really suggest Brian Cox on Miami’s Mt. Rushmore?

    Exactly who does he beat out, Griese? Robbie?

  73. jdphx says: May 18, 2013 6:36 PM

    Larry Csonka
    Larry Little
    Dan Marino
    Paul Warfield

  74. 1972wasalongtimeago says: May 18, 2013 6:38 PM

    Shipp
    Hampton
    Bosa
    Kumwrow

  75. mackcarrington says: May 18, 2013 6:38 PM

    Apparently Jason Taylor was really loved in Miami. But is he greater than Nick Buoniconti? Marino had great stats and longevity, but did he win Super Bowls like Griese did? The youngsters don’t know how great Paul Warfield was.
    Larry Csonka
    Jake Scott
    Larry Little
    Don Shula
    Joe Robbie

  76. bem75 says: May 18, 2013 6:44 PM

    Jim Jensen – QB
    Jim Jensen – RB
    Jim Jensen – WR
    Jim Jensen – TE

  77. bartlettruss says: May 18, 2013 6:52 PM

    Warfield
    Csonka
    Marino
    Shula

  78. cuda1234 says: May 18, 2013 6:54 PM

    I’m surprised there’s not more love for Mark Clayton, Nat Moore and John Offerdahl, but it’s tough with all the HOF’ers in team history.

  79. siggtacular says: May 18, 2013 7:20 PM

    Don Shula
    Dan Marino
    Larry Csonka
    Jason Taylor

  80. notthesicko says: May 18, 2013 7:21 PM

    Dan Marino
    Don Shula
    Larry Csonka
    Joe Robbie

  81. thirdistheworrd says: May 18, 2013 7:25 PM

    Not a Dolphins fan, but you’ve got to admire the franchise. However, I don’t see why their Mt. Rushmore should be “harder to narrow down” than any other team’s

    Miami have eleven guys in Canton, and Joe Robbie (9 spent whole career with team,), the Redskins have 31 (28 spent whole career with team), the Giants have 28 (19 spent whole career with team), the Steelers have 23 (22 spent whole career with team).

    Point is not that the Dolphins don’t have a very contentious battle for the top four spots, just that it isn’t any “harder to narrow down” than for most historically strong franchises.

  82. raiderapologist says: May 18, 2013 7:37 PM

    Danny Thomas?

    The Dolphins have had some great players over the years, but none was better than Dwight Stephenson. He didn’t have a long career, but if you never got to see him play, you missed something special.

  83. dontcorrectmeplz says: May 18, 2013 7:38 PM

    Marino and Shula + 2

  84. nflgreedleague says: May 18, 2013 7:44 PM

    Joe Robbie
    Don Shula
    Dan Marino
    Have to be locks

    Ideally you have 5 including Csonka and J. Taylor,
    but I could see Bob Greise bumping Taylor on some peoples list.
    It’s a tough four to pick out alright.

  85. -Alpha- says: May 18, 2013 7:49 PM

    wow – not much love for Larry Little…one of the best Guards of all time.

    Marino, Shula and Csonka seem like automatics.

    After that, its a toss up with Taylor, Thomas, Stephenson and Little for me.

    I go with favoritism on my last one…

    Zach gets the nod.

  86. supesfan34 says: May 18, 2013 7:57 PM

    Don Shula
    Dan Marino
    Larry Csonka
    Bob Griese

  87. mz1394 says: May 18, 2013 8:36 PM

    John Avery yatil green Lawrence Phillips and Cecil Collins

  88. sundevil17 says: May 18, 2013 8:42 PM

    Csonka
    Marino
    Shula
    Taylor

    Honorable Mention
    Dick Anderson
    Jake Scott
    Paul Warfield
    Zach Thomas
    Dwight Stephenson
    Larry Little
    Mercury Morris
    Mark Duper
    Mark Clayton

  89. holdup08 says: May 18, 2013 8:48 PM

    Dan Marino, Don Shula, Larry Csonka, Mark Clayton, Jason Taylor

  90. pizzano7416 says: May 18, 2013 9:04 PM

    Shula
    Marino
    Grease
    Csonka

  91. kerc1986 says: May 18, 2013 9:09 PM

    Hanley ramirez, jeffrey loria, 2pick in nba draft michael beasley, and the whole team of the florida panthers.

  92. tazchiefpu says: May 18, 2013 9:21 PM

    Shula, Czonka, Marino and Taylor

  93. menentj says: May 18, 2013 9:43 PM

    If I can use non-players then:

    Joe Robbie
    Don Shula
    Larry Csonka
    Dan Marino

    If only players:

    Larry Little
    Larry Csonka
    Dan Marino
    Jason Taylor

  94. haywoodjablomee says: May 18, 2013 9:59 PM

    Shula, Griese, Marino, Csonka.

  95. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: May 18, 2013 10:04 PM

    Shula
    Marino
    Zonk
    Stephenson

  96. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: May 18, 2013 10:08 PM

    The Dolphins can also thank the late Carroll Rosenbloom, the then-Baltimore Colts owner, for being so angry and impatient with Don Shula – that it led to Shula taking over the reigns in Miami. Shula was a thorn in the Colts side for years – and led the Dolphins to many legendary seasons.

    Similarly, Giants Nation can thank then-Jacksonville owner Wayne Weaver, for losing his patience and firing Tom Coughlin.

  97. mobuccsfan says: May 18, 2013 10:12 PM

    Marino Shula Csonka Clayton Duper Taylor Thomas Robbie Griese

    HM
    Little
    Morris

  98. mobuccsfan says: May 18, 2013 10:14 PM

    Shula Marino Csonka Griese Robbie Taylor Thomas Duper Clayton

    HM
    Little
    Kuchenberg
    Morris

  99. dolphan75 says: May 18, 2013 10:21 PM

    Marino
    Taylor
    Shula
    Csonka
    And a small Zach Thomas underneath Jason Taylor

  100. camanda13 says: May 18, 2013 11:01 PM

    Shula, Robbie, Marino, Csonka.

  101. crf4dan says: May 18, 2013 11:11 PM

    Dan Marino
    Don Shula
    Larry Csonka
    Jason Taylor

  102. dadsource says: May 18, 2013 11:59 PM

    Shula
    Marino
    Greise
    Csonka

    Honorable mention:

    Duper
    Clayton
    Strockt
    Ricky Williams (I know!)
    Mercury Morris

    Have to get pretty far down on this list to find the 70’s no-name defensive stars…..

    Jason Taylor? Really? Whiffed every time against decent offensive lineman. Zach Thomas overachieved, but Mt. Rushmore? No one remembers him outside of Dade County

  103. superhooper1981 says: May 19, 2013 1:20 AM

    I’m only 32, so these will mostly be my generation of players.

    Shula
    Marino
    Jason Taylor
    Zach Thomas

  104. mazblast says: May 19, 2013 2:21 AM

    Don Shula
    Dan “Mr. Regular Season” Marino
    Larry Csonka
    Joe Robbie

    Honorable mention–Manny Fernandez, Dwight Stephenson, Mark Clayton, Mark Duper, Larry Little

    No mention of the severely overrated Jason Taylor, John Offerdahl, and Zack Thomas

  105. fourthandafoot says: May 19, 2013 5:58 AM

    If you put a member of the No Name Defense on the Miami Mt. Rushmore does that nullify the nickname? Food for thought.

  106. fourthandafoot says: May 19, 2013 6:05 AM

    You can’t pick Richmond Webb. He gave up a sack to Mike Mamula. Ha just joshing.

    Marino
    Shula
    Stephenson
    Csonka

    From a non Miami fan’s opinion.

  107. fin1fan says: May 19, 2013 7:24 AM

    Zonk
    Griese (@ Super Bowl victories)
    Clayton (One of the most exciting Finz EVER!)
    Marino

  108. perfectville says: May 19, 2013 9:07 AM

    Since they didn’t give much in the way of rules, how about we think outside the box?
    The number ’72’ would free us up nicely for three other worthy warriors while honoring the ultimate achievement of the ultimate team sport.

  109. jahmic says: May 19, 2013 9:28 AM

    Greise
    Marino
    Shula
    Csonka

    HM:
    Mercury
    Little

  110. wvuandsteelers says: May 19, 2013 9:41 AM

    Marino, Shula, Griese and Csonka.

  111. pantsfreezone says: May 19, 2013 10:18 AM

    Don Shula, Dan Marino, Larry Csonka, Zach Thomas.

  112. friscoktank says: May 19, 2013 1:56 PM

    Dan Marino
    Jason Taylor
    Larry Czonka
    Mark Clayton

  113. Deb says: May 19, 2013 2:28 PM

    Keeping it players only:

    Dan Marino
    Jason Taylor
    Zach Thomas
    Larry Csonka

    Honorable Mention:

    Nick Buoniconti
    Larry Little
    Dwight Stephenson
    Paul Warfield

  114. Chris Henry's Wild Ride says: May 19, 2013 2:51 PM

    Marino, Taylor, Csonka, and Griese

  115. a82g says: May 19, 2013 3:35 PM

    Marino
    Shula
    Czonka
    and either Griese, Robbie, Thomas, Taylor, or Warfield

  116. slickrick971 says: May 19, 2013 5:26 PM

    Larry Csonka
    Dan Marino
    Don Shula
    Bob Griese

    HM:
    Jason Taylor

  117. 3lmt says: May 19, 2013 7:10 PM

    This one will leave off some greats…

    Don Shula
    Dan Marino
    Paul Warfield
    Larry Csonka

    HM: Bob Griese and Jason Taylor (though as a Redskins fan, I hate saying that)

  118. jwag777 says: May 19, 2013 8:15 PM

    marino. shula. csonka griese

  119. lakermetskins says: May 19, 2013 10:07 PM

    Garo Yepremian
    Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar
    John Beck
    John Riggins

  120. musicman495 says: May 19, 2013 11:43 PM

    Marino
    Shula
    Csonka
    Buoniconti

    Griese were great, but how indispensable was Griese if Earl Morrall lead the team to most of the perfect season.

    Jason Taylor belongs on the DWTS Mt. Rushmore, not here.

    And here is one vote for Manny Fernandez, who I think was one of the most underrated members of that defense. He was unblockable in SB VII and could easily have been SB MVP.

  121. musicman495 says: May 19, 2013 11:47 PM

    If not for Nick Saban and the team doctors, this list could have included Drew Brees.

  122. twayward says: May 19, 2013 11:49 PM

    Don Shula, Bob Griese, Larry Csonka and Dan Marino (three retired numbers and the architect of the franchise; relatively straightforward)

  123. jonato7 says: May 20, 2013 11:09 AM

    Shula
    Marino
    Csonka
    Taylor

  124. sanderscm2 says: May 20, 2013 1:12 PM

    Shula
    Marino
    Robbie
    Taylor

    Dolphins history would be completely different, if not for these four guys.

  125. tahjay says: May 20, 2013 2:21 PM

    bem75 says:
    May 18, 2013 6:44 PM
    Jim Jensen – QB
    Jim Jensen – RB
    Jim Jensen – WR
    Jim Jensen – TE

    My dad used to sell him and Joe Rose weed back in the 80s.

  126. orthomarine says: May 20, 2013 3:21 PM

    1. Shula
    2. Marino
    3. Robbie
    4. Taylor

    Options:

    Thomas
    Csonka
    Griese

  127. thejimthorpejamsession says: May 20, 2013 6:51 PM

    The Core Four:

    Don Shula
    Bob Griese
    Dan Marino
    Joe Robbie

    Honorable Mentions:

    Larry Csonka
    Jim Langer
    Nick Buoniconti
    Larry Little
    Dwight Stephenson
    Bob Keuchenberg
    Mark Clayton
    Mark Duper
    Richmond Webb
    Jason Taylor
    Zach Thomas
    Paul Warfield
    Bob Baumhower
    Bill Arnsparger

  128. calvinhobbes5000 says: May 21, 2013 1:59 AM

    Shula, Csonka, and Marino are obvious. As long as those three are on, I don’t care who’s fourth.

  129. stonefish67 says: May 21, 2013 10:42 AM

    Csonka
    Griese
    Marino
    Schula

  130. dolfandon says: May 21, 2013 10:58 AM

    In no particular order …

    Joe Robbie
    Don Shula
    Dan Marino

    And this was very tough between Csonka, Stevenson and Little but I have to give the nod to Stevenson. Even though he had a shorter career I don’t know how you leave off the best Center to ever play the game. The other three are the best owner, coach and QB to ever play so why not the Center too.

  131. the1vito says: May 21, 2013 8:36 PM

    Well, the obvious two: Shula & Marino

    I think the next two need to come from the following (probably in order, although I’m not sure if an owner should really make the list or not, but Joe Robbie did a great job building that franchise and built that stadium with his own money).

    Joe Robbie
    Bob Griese (14 seasons as a Dolphin)
    Jason Taylor
    Zach Thomas
    Dwight Stephenson
    Larry Little

    Buoniconti is tough because although I think of him as the leader of the No Name Defense, he did spend half his career with the Patriots.

  132. peanutrae says: May 23, 2013 11:07 AM

    I’d go with Robbie, Shula, Marino and Csonka because they are what I envision when I picture the “face” of the franchise. All though he was a Dolphin great, I do have issue with putting Taylor up there simply because he was once a Jet. No Jet should be on the Dolphin’s Mt. Rushmore.

  133. rjmcready says: May 26, 2013 1:42 PM

    1. Shula
    2. Marino
    3. Csonka
    4. Taylor

    Go Fins!

  134. kcsmashmouth says: May 27, 2013 8:51 PM

    Don Shula
    Dan Marino
    Larry Csonka
    Larry Little

  135. johntdavidpa says: May 28, 2013 2:14 PM

    Very easy for the top ten
    Don Shula
    Dan Marino
    Larry Csonka
    Bob Greise
    Zach Thomas
    Jason Taylor
    Doug Betters
    Dwight Stephenson
    Jim Langer
    Larry Little

  136. droyer85 says: Jun 5, 2013 1:57 PM

    Don Shula, Dan Marino, Jason Taylor, Larry Csonka

  137. haveoneforme says: Jun 10, 2013 11:44 AM

    Amazed at all the Dolphans having so much trouble with this. Let me try to clear things up:

    1. Don Shula

    2. Dan Marino

    3. Joe Robbie

    4. Entire 1972 17-0 Team

    Due to the fact that the 1972 Dolphins are the ONLY team ever to have gone undefeated, they have earned the right to have one of the “faces” on Dolphins Mt. Rushmore depict their greatest accomplishment, the entire team!

    FINS UP BABY!

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