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Ten years ago, Marino worked for the Dolphins, for three weeks

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With Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino available for employment given the end of his tenure with CBS, speculation has surfaced that he may return to the Dolphins.

Ten years ago, Marino returned to the Dolphins.  It didn’t last long.

Hired in early 2004 by former owner Wayne Huizenga to serve as senior V.P. of football operations, Marino exited the position by early February.  But he openly talked about a possible return to the team in October 2013 during an appearance on Showtime’s Inside the NFL, even as Cris Collinsworth jokingly pointed out Marino’s reaction to his first trip to the Senior Bowl a decade ago.

“He says, ‘I”m studying the back-up tackle from Temple, and says, ‘What am I doing?’” Collinsworth said of Marino.

The last time around, Marino’s hiring came out of the blue after the Dolphins had spent two weeks searching for someone to run the football operations.  Now, owner Stephen Ross could be looking for Marino to do something other than run the football operations.  With Ross living in New York and no one in Miami to mind the store and ensure the existence of harmony and functionality, Marino could be the guy to preside over the day-to-day efforts of the franchise without actually having to study the back-up tackle from Temple, or anyone else.

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24 Responses to “Ten years ago, Marino worked for the Dolphins, for three weeks”
  1. mickton says: Feb 18, 2014 2:19 PM

    Never gonna happen

  2. thepftpoet says: Feb 18, 2014 2:19 PM

    Dan Marino is still a better QB right now than Ryan Tannehill is.

  3. xjippyx says: Feb 18, 2014 2:20 PM

    Still need to get your own gum Dan. -Ace

  4. dryzzt23 says: Feb 18, 2014 2:28 PM

    Suppose Marino comes back to the ‘Phins. Who will be his Peyton Manning?

  5. prideof10000lakes says: Feb 18, 2014 2:31 PM

    I can’t wait for Brett Favre to come back and be the vp of football opearations for state with the nicest people in the country.

  6. ajgreenhof says: Feb 18, 2014 2:35 PM

    The Dolphins are running out of options.

  7. craniator says: Feb 18, 2014 2:40 PM

    So now , in addition to their daily slamming of the Dolphins franchise , they can slam Marino , too.

  8. officialmiamidolphinsspokesperson says: Feb 18, 2014 2:42 PM

    Laces out Dan, there are psychos around here

  9. lionshawk says: Feb 18, 2014 2:43 PM

    With the current situation with the report being released I betting the Dolphins open the checkbook to buy some good PR and have Marino “right” the ship.

  10. athwartships says: Feb 18, 2014 2:48 PM

    I hope they don’t think Marino is another Elway…..cause Elway isn’t even an Elway.

  11. Frazier28/7 says: Feb 18, 2014 2:50 PM

    Does Ray Finkle approve? Change the logo back, looks like a female dolphin for a disney cartoon.

  12. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Feb 18, 2014 3:03 PM

    I can’t recall a single insight from Dan Marino where I thought, “Hey, I wish I’d’ve thought of that” – or – “That was a genius take by Marino” – or – “I’m so glad he’s taking up air time.”

    Nope. I really don’t see what he could bring to the table when it comes to football analysis, understanding, player personnel, etc..

  13. stonefish67 says: Feb 18, 2014 3:12 PM

    Go away and hustle diet food and a car dealer.
    Why would the Dolphins hire this clown?
    He scored a 10 on the wonderlic test

  14. purpleguy says: Feb 18, 2014 3:25 PM

    He probably doesn’t have to work, not that the CBS gig was really work.

  15. patsbrat says: Feb 18, 2014 3:28 PM

    He doesn’t need to have any real responsibility for building or running the team. Just hire him as ‘Icon’ and let him focus on returning the phins to a class organization like they were when he played.

  16. weepingjebus says: Feb 18, 2014 3:30 PM

    Hard to believe that was 10 years ago. Or, using the NFL phrase for a decade of sustained excellence, “one Pats interval”.

  17. iamkillerfin says: Feb 18, 2014 4:26 PM

    This would be an excellent idea!!! See how well it worked for the Broncows (Broncos) with Elway till they got ot the SuperBowl. Marino can mentor up Tannehill. The reral problem is Philbin & his no balls never go for it mentality especially inside the 20!!! At least Dan was never afraid to go for it maybe he can get them to quit being afraid & go for it!!!

  18. mackcarrington says: Feb 18, 2014 5:07 PM

    Never thought that Marino had the dedication that it takes to be the kind of football guy who would study the “backup tackle form Temple”. If he wants a job in football, it come with a pretty title like “President In Charge of Something” while not really getting his hands dirty doing real football work. I never thought that he was really engaged as a talking head on the pre-game shows. He always seemed to me like he wanted to be somewhere else.

  19. wisconsinhillfolk says: Feb 18, 2014 5:27 PM

    Why are we (you) working so hard to jam Marino into a position for which he is thoroughly unqualified?

  20. gerard33 says: Feb 18, 2014 7:31 PM

    Hey, they mentioned me!

    -Backup tackle at Tempple

  21. jerrahsucks says: Feb 18, 2014 8:30 PM

    Marino was terrible as a commentator, the only reason he didn’t get more heat, was because Shannon Sharp was horrible. Those two, with the plantation owner James”these are my boys” Brown, made even ESPN and Boomer Blowhard, palatable.

  22. pike573 says: Feb 18, 2014 9:11 PM

    Don’t make the Elway comparison. John went to Stanford, Dan scored like a 13 on the wonderlic…

  23. randomguy9999 says: Feb 18, 2014 11:39 PM

    thepftpoet says:

    Dan Marino is still a better QB right now than Ryan Tannehill is.

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    boy did you nail it…. when Tanny needs to make a throw late in the game…. he never, ever does…. the Tanny experiment should be over and Marino should never ever take a job with the Phins.

  24. bsizemore68 says: Feb 18, 2014 11:43 PM

    Give him a break, he could be in charge of the fat patrol, place then on his diet food program and get rid of the fat ass players who look like crap, police the chow line and rap them in the wallet for grabbing fat food instead of an apple or a carrot. Bill

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