After the Dolphins lost to the Patriots yesterday, Marino candidly admitted to CBS Sports that he’s rooting for the Patriots to suffer an upset.
What a time to be alive, Dan! The Miami Dolphins recently made the startling decision to fire head coach Joe Philbin and his entire coaching staff, taking the team and city of Miami by surprise. Instead of sitting on his hands and waiting for the Dolphins to hire the next hot-shot coach, Dan Marino has taken to twitter to call for Bill Belichick and Tom Brady to fail in the upcoming Super Bowl.
Records need to be broken, right? But not according to Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino. As New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick approaches Don Shula’s record for most wins in NFL history, Marino openly admits he’s against a future Hall of Fame member and hopes he never gets there. Marino, who played 13 seasons for Shula, desperately wants his former head coach to keep his prestigious record, even if it means Belichick and the Patriots have to suffer.
Bill Belichick is getting closer to Don Shula’s record ().
. The Dolphins were a real heavyweight in the 70s and 80s. During Miami’s long period of dominance, players have come and gone, but one thing has remained constant: Don Shula. Shula led the Dolphins in 1970 and wasted no time in leading the team to the top. The Hall of Fame head coach led Miami to a Super Bowl victory in his second season. He didn’t win the Lombardi Trophy in his first championship, but he led his team to the Super Bowl in the next two seasons, winning both. Shula coached the Dolphins for 33 seasons. He finished his career with 328 regular season wins, which is still the NFL record for a head coach. No coach has matched Shula’s record since his retirement in 1995, but Belichick is not far behind after 27 outstanding seasons, 21 of them with the Patriots. Belichick has 280 regular season wins in his career, which is third behind Shula and George Halas. Five more seasons could be enough for Belichick to dethrone Shula at the top.
Dan Marino openly admits he is for Belichick to break therecord.
Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino looks on during halftime of the 2019 game between the Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Chargers | Michael Reaves/Getty Images Hundreds of NFL players have had at least something to do with Shula’s record, but perhaps none as important as Marino. The Hall of Fame quarterback was with the Shula Dolphins for 13 seasons, during which time Miami won 163 regular season games. Marino still believes Shula is the best coach in NFL history, and he recently admitted to ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe that he actively encourages Belichick and the Patriots to help his former coach maintain his place on the list of best coaches of all time. I hope [Belichick] doesn’t get it, Marino said. I’m a dolphin for life. Coach Shula for life. I don’t want him to have it. Shula was the best, Marino continued. He took care of me the whole time. He was an extraordinary man and coach. He taught me to be part of the community, to be a leader and to work hard. But from the first day – which I thought was great – he said: I want you to be the starting QB so you need to learn that quickly, and now you’re going to call all your plays in practice and in practice games . It takes more work and no coach tells you what to do. You have to think about it in advance; you have to prepare for it in advance. I always thought it was special and probably different from what many people do now, I guess. It’s much harder now than it was then, but it put pressure on me to learn quickly. It’s a nice gesture by Marino, but the only way Belichick won’t overtake Shula is if Shula retires in the next few years. And we don’t see that happening.
Marino thinks the Dolphins are in good hands with Brian Flores
. In the same interview with ESPN, Marino talked about the Dolphins’ current roster and what he thinks of their new head coach Brian Flores. Although Marino would never compare another coach to Shula, he said Flores has some of the same qualities as the all-time leader. It’s a different time. It’s other people. But the discipline factor, having to constantly improve – they have the same qualities, he said. That’s what you want from a head coach. Be demanding, treat your players well and want the best from them. They both have these qualities. COMPARED TO: Dan Marino vs Bob Griese: Who was the best quarterback?