The Miami Dolphins will celebrate their 50th NFL season this year, spanning from 1966 to 2015. Thousands of players have hit the field for the team over that time, helping the team appear in five Super Bowls, winning two of them, including the only undefeated season in league history. Despite spending the last decade stuck in a purgatory of mediocrity, the Dolphins are still hold the fourth highest winning percentage in the NFL at .565, behind just the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears, and Green Bay Packers.
The team has eight Hall of Famer players, Nick Buoniconti, Larry Csonka, Bob Griese, Jim Langer, Larry Little, Dan Marino, Dwight Stephenson, and Paul Warfield, plus one Hall of Fame coach Don Shula. Another three Hall of Famers, Cris Carter, Junior Seau, and Thurman Thomas, all had brief stints in aqua on their way to Canton.
As we all look forward to better days for the Dolphins from this rut that has been the franchise since the turn of the century, we can also look back at one of the premier franchises of the NFL as they turn 50. We've spent the last couple of weeks building the team's all-time depth chart. Now, we put it all together.
Quarterbacks Running Backs Tight Ends Offensive Line Wide Receiver Defensive Ends Defensive Tackles Linebackers Cornerbacks Safeties Punter and Kicker
This morning, we take a look back at our (nearly) completed depth chart.
|Receiver||Receiver||Left Tackle||Left Guard||Center||Right Guard||Right Tackle||Tight End||Receiver|
|Mark Clayton||Mark Duper||Richmond Webb||Bob Kuechenberg||Dwight Stephenson||Larry Little||Jake Long||Randy McMichael||Paul Warfield|
|Nat Moore||Chris Chambers||Keith Jackson||O.J. McDuffie|
|Dan Marino||Offensive Line Reserves|
|Half Back||Bob Griese||Fullback||Jim Langer|
|Ricky Williams||Ryan Tannehill||Larry Csonka||Ed Newman|
|Jim Kiick||Tim Ruddy|
|Mercury Morris||Keith Sims|
|Ronnie Brown||Jeff Dellenbach|
|Cornerback||Defensive End||Defensive Tackle||Defensive Tackle||Defensive End||Cornerback|
|Sam Madison||Jason Taylor||Bob Baumhower||Manny Fernandez||Bill Stanfill||Patrick Surtain|
|Terrell Buckley||Vern Den Herder||Tim Bowens||Daryl Gardener||Cameron Wake||Curtis Johnson|
|Nick Buoniconti||Zach Thomas||John Offerdahl|
|Kim Bokamper||A.J. Duhe||Bryan Cox|
|Dick Anderson||Jake Scott|
|Glenn Blackwood||Brock Marion|
|Reggie Roby||Olindo Mare|
Our depth chart currently breaks down to 28 players on offense, 22 players on defense, and the 2 special teams players, or 52 players on a 53 man roster. This is where our readers now come into the process. There is one spot remaining, and you will fill it with the most deserving player from the Dolphins' past. In the comments will be some nominees, and you should feel free to add anyone else you so choose. I will ask you to then "rec" the nominees you agree should be on the ballot. I will then collect the top recommended players and make a poll for you to vote on the last member of the 50th Anniversary Depth Chart.