Don Shula — hands down the Miami Dolphins’ greatest coach — was living proof that good is great, but that perfect is priceless.
Twenty-five years after he retired, Shula died Monday at 90 with the honor of being the winningest coach in NFL history firmly intact. He earning 328 regular-season victories in 33 years with the Dolphins and the Baltimore Colts.
How lucky we were that a young Shula came to Miami from Baltimore in 1970 and stayed for the rest of his career, building a powerhouse team with the likes of Bob Griese, Dan Marino, Larry Csonka, Jim Kiick, Paul Warfield, Mercury Morris, Mark Duper and Mark Clayton.
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