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Miami Dolphins At 50: 2006-2009

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The 2000’s have seen a lot of change. From Dan Marino’s retirement, Jimmy Johnson’s retirement, Dave Wannstedts resignation, and the hiring of Nick Saban. It would continue throughout the rest of the decade. The Dolphins, a once prominent member of the playoff chase would suddenly find themselves the also-rans of the AFC East offering little competition for the New England Patriots.

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January 10th

Bryan Weidemeir is elevated to the teams President/COO position. Weidemier had been with the club since 1983 and was previously serving as the teams EVP/COO for the past four seasons.

January 22nd

Mike Mularkey is named offensive coordinator in place of Scott Linehan who was hired as the Rams new head coach

April 8th

The Dolphins unveil what would be at the time the largest HD video board in the world. They would also rename the stadium Dolphin Stadium instead of Dolphins Stadium

April 25th

Ricky Williams fails his fourth drug test and the NFL announces he has been suspended for one year

December 3rd

Former Dolphin Dick Anderson is enshrined into the Dolphins Honor Roll. On December 25th Richmond Webb will join the Honor Roll (Ring of Honor) as well.


January 3rd

After just two seasons, Nick Saban resigns to take a job he had previously told media he wasn’t going to take. The head coaching gig at Alabama.

January 5th

Jason Taylor is named the AP’s Defensive Player of the Year. He is the 3rd Dolphin to earn the honor. Dick Anderson and Doug Betters both previously were awarded the honor.

January 19th

Cam Cameron was named the Dolphins head coach

January 20th

Cam Cameron was fired as the Dolphins head coach – O.k. I joke but it was only a year before he was…sure seemed like a loooonnnng year.

February 2nd

The Dolphins and the NFL announce that Miami will take part in the first ever regular season game held outside of the country, Wembley Stadium in London, U.K.

March 16th

The Dolphins lose long time fan and adopted mascot Dennis “Dolfan Denny” Sym at the age of 72. In 1976 Dolphins owner Joe Robbie asked Denny to move from the stands to the field. Following his death, the Miami Dolphins were given his game day attire and that is still currently on display at the Dolphins training facility.


Ricky Williams reportedly fails a 5th drug test. He applies for reinstatement one week prior to the start of the regular season.


Ricky Williams is granted reinstatement from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

October 7th

Jason Taylor starts his 119th straight game breaking the team record held by Richmond Webb

October 21st

Jason Taylor scores his 8th defensive touchdown in a loss to Kansas City and becomes the NFL’s defensive lineman scoring leader in history

November 26th

Ricky Williams returns to the field for the Miami Dolphins for a Monday night game against the Steelers. He tears his pectoral muscle and misses the rest of the season.

December 16th

The Baltimore Ravens miss a 44 yard field goal in overtime. The Dolphins three plays later watch as Cleo Lemon hits Greg Camarillo for a 64 yard touchdown giving the Miami Dolphins their fist and only victory of the 2007 season.

December 20th

Bill Parcells is named the Dolphins Executive Vice President of Football Operations

December 31st

The team announces the firing of Randy Mueller