Let's take a break from Miami Dolphins training camp to talk a little about their history.
I'm a big Miami Dolphins history buff. It's part of the inspiration for me becoming a Dolphins featured columnist on Bleacher Report, and the reason why I'm thinking about writing a Miami Dolphins book for their 50th anniversary (if given the opportunity).
One thing I've noticed about the Dolphins' history is if they have a good quarterback, they win their division, which was true with Bob Griese, Earl Morrall, Dan Marino and Chad Pennington.
However, when the Dolphins have a dominant defensive line that can stop the run and terrorize the quarterback, that's when they dominate.
When they have both, they go to Super Bowls. Over the years, they've had the dominant defensive line and the quarterback, but since the 1980s, it's never been at the same time.
This year could fit into their history, for the Dolphins look like they have a good quarterback and a dominant defensive line.
But before we go forward, let's go back and look at the five best defensive linemen in Miami Dolphins history.
To tell you the truth, this is probably one of the toughest Miami Dolphins lists to make, because there have been plenty of great defensive linemen in Miami's history.