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.