Probably the most hotly contested debates in soccer every summer season is which crew can lay declare to the best particular person crew within the historical past of the sport. With so might groups laying declare to the title of a “dynasty”, there are not any scarcity of groups who can assert themselves into that dialog. However amid the groups with a reputable declare to a dynasty, which of them can efficiently declare that title: the very best dynasty in all of soccer?
That, as is at all times the case with this stuff, depends upon who you ask. Does one worth longevity, championships or information? The 1972 Dolphins will at all times have a novel argument for the best particular person crew in NFL historical past due to their standing because the lone undefeated Tremendous Bowl champion. However these 1972 Dolphins had been aside of a much bigger image for Miami — a foundational sequence of years underneath coach Don Shula that set the usual in South Florida for over 25 years.
CBS Sports activities has given rating the best dynasties in soccer an opportunity: and the Dolphins of 1970-1974 verify in on the No. 9 total spot on their listing.
Biggest NFL Dynasties of the previous six many years:
(In line with @BryanDeArdo)
1. Patriots (2001-18)
2. Steelers (1972-79)
3. Packers (1960-67)
4. 49ers (1981-94)
5. Cowboys (1991-95)
6. Raiders (1967-85)
7. Cowboys (1970-79)
8. Washington (1982-91)
9. Dolphins (1970-74) pic.twitter.com/9xvdiPvywM
— CBS Sports activities HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) June 5, 2021
1974 is a curious cutoff for the Dolphins, notably when you think about the continued success of the group all over the mid-Eighties when Dan Marino took over because the crew’s franchise quarterback. Miami missed the playoffs in three consecutive seasons from 1975 to 1977 however the crew was additionally 10-4, 6-8 and 10-4 in that stretch earlier than a postseason return in 1978. Shula’s Dolphins would miss the playoffs simply as soon as extra from 1977 to 1986 and claimed two AFC titles alongside the best way.
However there have been no extra Tremendous Bowl titles for the Dolphins in that stretch, which seems to be the defining brackets utilized on this train.
However there look like no favors granted to groups for consistency and, extra importantly within the Dolphins’ case, unique information on this rating of NFL dynasties.