Say what? Top 50 Miami Dolphins quotes of all time

27. "Five yards is my life!" - Don Shula, left, to a referee who had told Shula to quit arguing, that the penalty he just called was only five yards

31. "When it rains it pours -- and we got poured on.'' - guard Kevin Gogan in 2000 following the 62-7 playoff loss to Jacksonville

30. "Why don't you go right to the top and get the best there is? Don Shula." - Miami Herald columnist Edwin Pope to Dolphins owner Joe Robbie when the Dolphins were looking for a new coach after the 1969 season

29. "The enemy of great is good." - Jimmy Johnson on building NFL teams into champions


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28. "He needs a hug and a hobby.'' - Jason Taylor on Bob Kuechenberg after the former Dolphin great criticized the 1-6 Dolphins, saying they had no heart and no chance of beating the 7-0 Bears in 2006.

27. "Five yards is my life!" - Don Shula to a referee who had told Shula to quit arguing, that the penalty he just called was only five yards

26. "Sammie sucks!" - Dolphins fans chant after Sammie Smith fumbled for the second straight game at the goal line in 1991

25. "The organization has struggled from a personnel standpoint over the years. For instance, they drafted me in the second round. . . . You don't recover from those types of mistakes." - Rob Konrad on the team's questionable draft picks from 1998-2003.

24. "Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?" - Jimmy Johnson after drafting Daryl Gardener in 1996

23. "What can Trent Green do that Jay can't? He's not as good an athlete. Jay will make every throw. [Green] played this year, and I don't think really helped his stock much." - Dave Wannstedt, on why he liked quarterback Jay Fiedler over the available Trent Green in January 2001

22. "With Larry Shannon coming to our football team, by the way, he's probably a step faster than Randy Moss. So he's bigger, he's taller, he's faster. - Jimmy Johnson after passing on Moss in the 1998 draft

21. "Not bad for a guy on one ankle." - New England coach Bill Parcells, shaking hands with Dan Marino after the Dolphins quarterback threw five touchdown passes in the season opener of 1994. It was Marino's first game back from an Achilles injury the previous season.

20. "Ted Ginn and his family will give us everything they have.'' - Cam Cameron upon drafting Ted Ginn, Jr., in 2007

19. "It's just the people in Buffalo - you have to understand that they're a whole different breed of people, a whole different breed of species." - Bryan Cox in 1993 on why he flipped his middle finger to the Buffalo crowd upon being introduced

18. "Who's he?" - Don Shula when the Jets took Ken O'Brien with the 24th pick in the 1983 draft, leaving Dan Marino for the Dolphins

17. "I'm the idiot that hired all the geniuses." - Former owner Joe Robbie after the team's fifth Super Bowl (two wins, three losses) in 1985

16. "I've never heard anything like it. It was like we were still on the field. It was that loud. We were in the locker room, what -- 10, 15 minutes? -- and it never stopped!" - Don Strock of the 1982 successful hook-and-ladder play just before halftime a legendary playoff game against San Diego

15. "You're missing an earring." - Don Shula, when tight end Marv Fleming brandished a new earring at the start of a training camp and asked Shula what he thought of it

14. "We liked a couple of those receivers up there, but we didn't feel there was a guy that was going to come in and make more of a contribution than a linebacker." - Dave Wannstedt, on why he chose Eddie Moore over Anquan Boldin in the 2003 draft.

13. "Dammit! How many times have I told you?" - Jimmy Johnson, throwing a portable television at offensive coordinator Gary Stevens on the flight back from the New England playoff loss in 1997 after watching the video and seeing the Patriots had stolen the Dolphins' calls (from former scouting director Bob Ackles' autobiography, The Water Boy)

12. "I had my Gatorade shower at No. 324. When you get my age, you can't take too many of those ice-cold showers." - Don Shula on why he got a ride on his players shoulders after victory No. 325 in Philadelphia in 1993