Phinsider All Time Jersey Countdown - Snubs

Joel Auerbach

Yesterday, we completed our countdown of the top ten Miami Dolphins uniform numbers of all time. But, everyone has an opinion of what number didn't make the list, but should have. So, which one was the biggest snub?

We have completed our countdown of the top all time Miami Dolphins jersey numbers. Over the past week and a half, we've had a chance to look back at some of the greatest Dolphins players. But, there were some numbers who did not make the list, but may have an argument to be on the list. Today, we ask what number was the biggest snub.

Before we get there, he's a look back at the countdown:

10 - #91: Ed Judie, Mack Moore, Fred Robinson, Victor Morris, Jeff Cross, Lorenzo Bromell, Jay Williams, Vonnie Holliday, Cameron Wake;

9 - #22: Willie West, Mercury Morris, Tony Nathan, Kerry Goode, Tim McKyer, James Saxon, Shawn Wooden, Terrance Shaw, Lee Suggs, Michael Lehan, Reggie Bush

8 - #73: Norm Evans, Bob Baumhower, Greg Johnson, Ron Heller, Billy Yates, Stockar McDougle, Evan Mathis, Allen Barbre, Patrick Brown, Ryan Durand, Artis Hicks

7 - #77: Rich Zecher, Doug Crusan, A.J. Duhe, Stanley Scott, Louis Cheek, Karl Wilson, Jeff Buckey, Damion McIntosh, Jake Long, Tyson Clabo

6 - #66: Larry Little, Larry Lee, Jim Gilmore, Everett McIver, Kevin Gogan, Heath Irwin, Jamie Nails, Rex Hadnot, Donald Thomas, Frank Kearse

5 - #62: Jim Langer, Harry Gailbreath, Chris Gray, Fred Evans, Anthony Bryant, Ryan Cook, Johnny Jones, Chris Barker

4 - #99: Jimmy Hines, George Little, Rick Graf, Chuck Klingbeil, Jason Taylor, Micah Johnson

3 - #12 (Retired): Bob Griese

2 - #39 (Retired): Larry Csonka

1 - #13 (Retired): Dan Marino

To explain a little about the process of how I chose the numbers. I went to multiple sites, to include Pro Football Focus, Pro-Football-Reference, NFL.com, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame sites, to see how they graded former Dolphins players. Then, I took an average of grade of EVERY player to have worn that number. So, if one great player held the number, but 18 also-rans also wore it, and all graded out as an F, then that number fell down the rankings.

Which, brings us to today's question. What number, even if a bunch of not-so-great players wore it, should have made it into the list. Here are the nominees, which are the next 10 according to my grades, in numerical order. You can vote in the poll below, and make sure you comment on who you would take out of the list.

  • #54
    Wahoo McDaniel 1966 1968
    Dale McCullers 1969 1969
    Ted Davis 1970 1970
    Howard Kindig 1972 1972
    Ralph Ortega 1979 1980
    Steve Potter 1981 1982
    Rodell Thomas 1983 1984
    Alex Moyer 1985 1986
    Johnny Taylor 1986 1986
    Larry Kolic 1987 1988
    Steve Lubischer 1987 1987
    E.J. Junior 1989 1991
    Chuck Bullough 1993 1994
    Zach Thomas 1996 2007
  • #56
    Bob Bruggers 1966 1968
    Jesse Powell 1969 1973
    Steve Towle 1975 1980
    Charles Bowser 1982 1985
    John Offerdahl 1986 1993
    Mike Crawford 1997 1997
    Twan Russell 2000 2002
    Derrick Pope 2004 2007
    Charlie Anderson 2008 2009
    Kevin Burnett 2011 2012
    Robert Rose 2011 2011
    Jonathan Freeny 2012 2013
  • #67
    Bob Kuechenberg 1970 1983
    Chris Conlin 1987 1987
    Pat Swoopes 1991 1991
    Jeff Novak 1994 1994
    Barry Stokes 1998 1998
    Joe Berger 2009 2011
    Andrew McDonald 2012 2013
  • #69
    Keith Sims 1990 1997
    Taylor Whitley 2004 2004
    Ray Feinga 2011 2012
    Emeka Onyenekwu 2013 2013
  • #75
    Ken Rice 1966 1967
    Manny Fernandez 1968 1975
    Doug Betters 1978 1987
    Dave Zawatson 1991 1991
    Shane Burton 1996 1998
    Todd Perry 2001 2003
    Chidi Ahanotu 2004 2004
    Josh Shaw 2004 2004
    Derreck Robinson 2007 2007
    Nate Garner 2009 2013
  • #83
    Dave Kocourek 1966 1966
    Jim Cox 1968 1968
    Vern Den Herder 1972 1982
    Mark Clayton 1983 1992
    Dameon Reilly 1987 1987
    Scott Miller 1993 1996
    Hunter Goodwin 1999 2001
    Robert Baker 2002 2002
    Albert Johnson 2002 2002
    Sam Simmons 2003 2003
    Wes Welker 2004 2006
    Greg Camarillo 2007 2009
    Jasper Collins 2013 2013
  • #84
    Earl Faison 1966 1966
    Ray Jacobs 1967 1968
    Bill Stanfill 1969 1976
    Bruce Hardy 1978 1989
    Willie Smith 1987 1987
    Greg Baty 1990 1994
    Gary Clark 1995 1995
    Brett Carolan 1996 1996
    Troy Drayton 1996 1999
    Leslie Shepherd 2000 2000
    Chris Chambers 2001 2007
    Brett Brackett 2011 2011
    Michael Egnew 2012 2013
  • #85
    Johnny Holmes 1966 1966
    Nick Buoniconti 1969 1976
    Terry Anderson 1977 1978
    Bo Rather 1978 1978
    Jeff Groth 1979 1979
    Mark Duper 1982 1992
    Eddie Chavis 1987 1987
    Ronnie Williams 1993 1995
    Lamar Thomas 1996 1998
    Desmond Clark 2002 2002
    Donald Lee 2003 2004
    Will Heller 2005 2005
    Jason Rader 2006 2006
    Phillip Livas 2011 2011
    Brian Tyms 2012 2013
  • #89
    Karl Noonan 1966 1971
    Nat Moore 1974 1986
    Leland Douglas 1987 1987
    Tony Martin 1990 1993
    Randal Hill 1995 1996
    Ed Perry 1997 2004
    Alex Holmes 2005 2005
    Tim Massaquoi 2006 2006
    Will Yeatman 2011 2011
  • #95
    T.J. Turner 1986 1992
    Tim Bowens 1994 2004
    Dan Wilkinson 2006 2006
    Chase Page 2007 2007
    Jason Ferguson 2008 2009
    Lionel Dotson 2010 2010
    Igor Olshansky 2011 2011
    Dion Jordan 2013 2013

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