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Miami’s Mt. Rushmore could have a little 17-0 influence


It’s been 40 years since the Dolphins won a Super Bowl.  But they won a pair of them in consecutive seasons during the ’70s, with one of the best teams the NFL ever has seen.  And the only NFL team that navigated the schedule unscathed in the Super Bowl era.

Throw in a Hall of Fame quarterback with a rocket release, and the spots will go quickly on the Miami Mt. Rushmore.

The full ballot appears below.  Cast your votes, and we’ll announce the winners on Wednesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN.

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56 Responses to “Miami’s Mt. Rushmore could have a little 17-0 influence”
  1. MichaelWrites says: Jun 17, 2013 2:03 PM

    Where are Don Strock, David Woodley, and Garo Yepremian? (Okay, maybe not Yepremian…)

  2. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Jun 17, 2013 2:05 PM

    John Oaf-ferdahl?

  3. RoseTintedVisor says: Jun 17, 2013 2:05 PM

    I went with #54, #13, #33, and the Coach.

  4. pooflingingmonkey says: Jun 17, 2013 2:08 PM


    Not that it matters…

  5. craniator says: Jun 17, 2013 2:09 PM

    If we’re limited to four nominees , I’ll go with Shula , Csonka , Griese and Marino.

  6. ken0west says: Jun 17, 2013 2:11 PM

    3 Spots locked and I am to choose from

    Nick Buoniconti, Larry Csonka, Jason Taylor, Paul Warfield, Richmond Webb for last spot? I refuse.

  7. nolanwiffle says: Jun 17, 2013 2:15 PM

    “I went with #54, #13, #33, and the Coach.”

    Zach Thomas, Dan Marino, Sammy Smith, and Don Shula?

  8. lance19 says: Jun 17, 2013 2:26 PM

    Marino, Csonka, Shula & Taylor

  9. aernst1586 says: Jun 17, 2013 2:26 PM

    Hochman, zaslow, joy, and brennan

  10. tcclark says: Jun 17, 2013 2:26 PM

    I think Shula, Marino, and Csonka have to be locks. The only problem is, the last spot could be so many other people. I had to go with the only other player with his number retired in Miami. As much as I love Zach Thomas and Jason Taylor, the spot has to go to Griese.

  11. unbiased8383 says: Jun 17, 2013 2:29 PM

    Lebatard, stugotz, mike, and roy

  12. fwippel says: Jun 17, 2013 2:29 PM

    Tough one:


  13. miamigator says: Jun 17, 2013 2:31 PM

    Can I vote for Larry Csonka twice?

  14. justintuckrule says: Jun 17, 2013 2:32 PM

    Shula, Csonka, Buonoconti, Marino

  15. lance19 says: Jun 17, 2013 2:36 PM

    “Miami’s Mt. Rushmore could have a little 17-0 influence”

    That’s the funny side-effect of a team not doing sh/t since 1974…

  16. justintuckrule says: Jun 17, 2013 2:36 PM


    David Tyree

  17. rayfinkleisonehellofamodelamerican says: Jun 17, 2013 2:38 PM

    Where is Ray Finkle?

  18. artbyrob says: Jun 17, 2013 2:42 PM

    I’m shocked, every one is listing Danny boy, he was a good QB for the fins but Bob Griese was the best with 3 straight Super Bowls and 2 wins, Danny only has the records, since broken. So the list has to be

    Don Shula
    Bob Griese
    Larry Csonka
    Nick Buoniconti

  19. elliottcovert says: Jun 17, 2013 2:46 PM

    Shula, Marino, Griese, Taylor

    Honorable Mention: Larry Csonka

  20. handsatlanta says: Jun 17, 2013 2:53 PM

    I was never a big fan of Joe Robbie’s but he’s gotta be on the mountain along with Shula, Marino and Csonka.

  21. bahoto34 says: Jun 17, 2013 2:57 PM

    so glad not to see mercury morris on that list…the way he runs his mouth, you would think he won that undefeated season all on his own

  22. jahyde1321 says: Jun 17, 2013 2:58 PM

    Shula, Marino, Taylor, ZONKS

    Rushmore for 2013:

    Tannehill, Wake, R. Jones, L. Miller

  23. drastrozoom says: Jun 17, 2013 3:03 PM

    Csonk, Shula, Griese and Marino … with Joe Robbie’s face in the clouds.

  24. pccanale says: Jun 17, 2013 3:13 PM

    Shula, Marino, Griese and JT

  25. machester52 says: Jun 17, 2013 3:22 PM

    Do this poll in 10-15 years, Philbin will be in the Final Four.

  26. cranespy says: Jun 17, 2013 3:23 PM

    Has to be ….. Shula…..Marino…..Csonka…..Buonocotti……

    Hon Mention to: Little…..Fernandez…..War field…..Greise

  27. perfect1972 says: Jun 17, 2013 3:38 PM

    Not Taylor. He signed with the Jets. He’s dead to me.

  28. musicman495 says: Jun 17, 2013 3:40 PM

    artbyrob says: Jun 17, 2013 2:42 PM

    I’m shocked, every one is listing Danny boy, he was a good QB for the fins but Bob Griese was the best with 3 straight Super Bowls and 2 wins.
    If Earl Morrell gets your team to the Super Bowl, the injured QB he replaced might not be the reason for their greatness.

  29. bowden5000 says: Jun 17, 2013 3:45 PM


  30. jason49er says: Jun 17, 2013 3:48 PM

    No Jeff Ireland on the list?

  31. turdfurgerson68 says: Jun 17, 2013 3:51 PM

    What about Jim Langer?

  32. irishjugalo says: Jun 17, 2013 4:10 PM

    Where’s Super Duper?

  33. jc327 says: Jun 17, 2013 4:21 PM

    Marino, Shula, and Griese are no-brainers. The question is – Zonk, JT, or Zack?

  34. tannethrill says: Jun 17, 2013 4:21 PM

    I’m sold on Shula and Joe Robbie. Marino and Griese is a tough choice for me considering the Super Bowl rings or lack there of. A face from the 70s D needs to be there so that might nudge Marino in so that the whole mountain isn’t 72.

  35. mksnpcola says: Jun 17, 2013 4:26 PM

    Honorable mention to Jim Jensen. Dude cam in as a QB and ended up playing 12 years and became the go-to 3rd down guy. Tebow could learn a thing or two from this man.

  36. peanutrae says: Jun 17, 2013 4:27 PM

    perfect1972 says: Jun 17, 2013 3:38 PM

    Not Taylor. He signed with the Jets. He’s dead to me.

    Couldn’t agree more… no Jet should EVER be on the Dolphins Mt. Rushmore.

  37. brianjoates says: Jun 17, 2013 4:32 PM

    Steve Ross, Mike Dee, Nat Moore and Ted Ginn.

  38. dolfan13 says: Jun 17, 2013 4:38 PM

    Shula, Marino, Csonka, and Griese; in that order!

    …I did like the person who said “Jim Jenson, Jim Jenson, Jim Jenson, Jim Jenson” in the preliminary round. I’ll word it this way however,

    Jim Jenson -TE/WR
    Jim Jenson – QB3
    Jim Jenson – Special Teams
    Jim Jenson – HB.

    He’ll always be one of my personal favorite Dolphin Players, along with Tony Nathan. I actually got to shake J.J.’s hand and say hello at Marino’s HoF induction ceremony.

  39. twayward says: Jun 17, 2013 4:55 PM

    Csonka, Griese, Marino & Shula

    found this surprising straightforward

  40. jcrileyesq says: Jun 17, 2013 6:55 PM

    shula, marino, griese, stephenson

  41. ckrollage says: Jun 17, 2013 7:19 PM

    Pat White, Sammie Smith, Tedd Ginn Jr and Mark Sanchez by virtue

  42. vaphinfan says: Jun 17, 2013 7:32 PM

    Can we put Tannehills wife on the list?

  43. ezwriter69 says: Jun 17, 2013 8:06 PM

    Zach Thomas is on the list and neither Jake Scott or Dick Anderson is? Sort of makes the whole list a joke…

  44. frankdatank23 says: Jun 17, 2013 9:38 PM

    This has got to be one of the easy ones. Soo many kids listing JT…… Like he belongs in the convo with Shula,Marino,Griese,Zonk….

  45. fourthandafoot says: Jun 17, 2013 10:44 PM

    Just for irony’s sake I think only players from the No Name Defense should be voted onto the Mt. Rushmore.

  46. bgibson8708 says: Jun 17, 2013 11:24 PM

    To the poster that wasnt sure about Marino- how can the greatest QB of all time not be a shoe in on his own teams top 4. Get real. If superbowls made a player then Joe Flacco> Marino. Barry Sanders and ADP dont have rings either. Marino is the GOAT.

  47. curfster33 says: Jun 18, 2013 9:27 AM

    “Miami’s Mt. Rushmore could have a little 17-0 influence”

    That’s the funny side-effect of a team not doing sh/t since 1974…

    Lol what? Is only winning the Super Bowl what keeps you out of the not doing sh/t category? Because they also attended Super Bowls in 83 and 85. We’re great through Marion’s entire career and in the later 90s held the longest active streak of division titles at 9, then we kinda fell off a bit. Horrible coaching and management refusing to go through a rebuilding process and win now to meet te prestige and expectations of this great franchise. We have been building the last 3 years and will restore greatness. I hope Brady stays around so New England can atleast compete for awhile. Btw csonka, Marino, Shula and JT

  48. bigdaddystyle says: Jun 18, 2013 9:47 AM


  49. krisko says: Jun 18, 2013 9:50 AM

    hochman lives

  50. wyanko says: Jun 18, 2013 9:51 AM

    Mt Rushmore of stolen ideas:

    Internet (Al Gore)
    Telephone (Bell from Marconi)
    2pt conversion (NFL from USFL)
    Mt. Rushmore (you from Mark Hochman)

  51. heat2013nbachampions says: Jun 18, 2013 9:52 AM


  52. 07vrod says: Jun 18, 2013 10:07 AM

    Larry Csonka
    Dan Marino
    Don Shula
    The Marks Brothers (Can’t have Clayton without Duper)

  53. 07vrod says: Jun 18, 2013 10:11 AM

    Can a single entry be just the 1971-1972 Miami Dolphins?

    1972 Miami Dolphins
    Dan Marino
    The Marks Brothers
    Jason Taylor

  54. turdfurgerson68 says: Jun 18, 2013 1:05 PM

    Orange Bowl
    Wahoo McDaniel

  55. nightofthehipple says: Jun 20, 2013 10:37 AM

    How could it not be Buoniconti, Marino, Shula, and Warfield?

  56. pack15forever says: Jun 20, 2013 11:02 AM

    Don Shula – Great coach and the face and chin of the dolphins.

    Dan Marino – Near the top on all passing records.

    Bob Griese – A steady leader with two Superbowl titles.

    Larry Csonka – One tough hombre that no one wanted to tackle.

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