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What was that about the most depressing Dolphin era?

I remember reading an article earlier this year on this site stating that the Dan Marino era was the most depressing era to be a Dolphin's fan because they never won the Superbowl with him. I still am amazed at that concept, especially since 3/4 of the way through the 2011 season our Coach got fired.

Since Marino left there have been a few memorable highs, a lot of mediocre times, and too many lows to count. The 2008 team I thought was fun to watch. From 1983 until His retirement, the Dolphins were fun to watch. Yes, there were some ugly times during 13's career, but never did I ever think the Coach has got to go or that we were the worst organization in football---never.

And, yes, we never won the Superbowl with him, but I never stopped wanting to watch the team 5 games into the season. How many times has that happened since he retired? I rarely thought we were ever out of a game. You cry because we didn't win with him and therefore 13's time is depressing because it was potential never fulfilled? At least we had potential, then. What are we now, a rebuilding team inside of a rebuilt team looking still to be rebuilt again?

I'm not saying the Marino era was perfect and all I ever wanted out of my football team, but it certainly was more exciting and hopeful than the post-Marino era. I've been a fan since the early days and can tell you it did hurt for us not to win with him, but let's get some perspective----we were respected and feared throughout most of his career. When have the Dolphins been consistently respected and feared since he retired? And I don't mean for just a season or two.

The most depressing Dolphin era, undoubtedly, for me, has been the post-Marino era because the Dolphins have been toothless blunders lost at sea. And, I find it difficult to read or listen to Dolphin's fans who somehow can accept the times after Marino as being better than the Marino years. I just don't get it. Perhaps those happy with the post-Marino era, can explain it to me, because at least during the Marino years, I may not have been in Heaven, but at least I was happy.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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