Category Archives: Miami Dolphins

Original Miami Dolphin Rick Casares Passes Away

Though much better known as a hardnosed fullback for the Chicago Bears of the 1950s and 1960s, Rick Casares’s last six games were played for the 1966 Miami Dolphins.  Casares died in his sleep on Friday, September 13.  A full obituary can be found HERE.

Former Miami Dolphins QB Rick Norton Passes Away

Former Miami Dolphins quarterback, Rick Norton, passed away on July 25.  He was 69 years old.  A full obituary can be found on Norton HERE.

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1967-69 Miami Dolphins

As expansion franchises that came along for just the tail end of the 1960s, the Cincinnati Bengals and Miami Dolphins often get overlooked in AFL discussions.  It is a shame, really, especially when you consider that it took the Dolphins just six seasons to rise from a meager 3-11 inaugural season to finish a perfect 17-0, and win Super Bowl VII.

Quarterback Bob Griese was a big reason for Miami’s success.  His stability and development into a hall of fame signal caller helped solidify the Dolphins backfield and bring leadership to their offense.  This video talks about Griese’s less-than-stellar first seasons, and how the team began to turn things around in Miami. read more

Miami Dolphins Historical Perspective Part 2 – 1967 to 1969

1967 Topps - 074 - Cookie GilchristYesterday we posted a great article from The Phinsider, a Miami Dolphins fan page, about the founding of the Dolphins and the 1966 season.  Here is Part II of that article, which covers the Dolphins remaining AFL years.

Thanks to Kevin Nogle for doing a great job documenting the ‘Fins history!

Miami Dolphins Historical Perspective Part 1 – 1965 and 1966

autographed 1967 topps george wilson

#076 – George Wilson

When discussing the latter years of the AFL, we have a tendency to focus on the Chiefs, Raiders, and Jets.  maybe a touch on the Chargers.  Rightfully so, especially as those first three teams represented the AFL in the first four Super Bowl games.  But there were another six teams in the league, two of which had their inaugural seasons in the late 1960s – the Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals. read more