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1993 Miami Dolphins season
Head Coach Don Shula
Home Field Joe Robbie Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Place 2nd AFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 1993 Miami Dolphins' season was the 28th for the franchise and 24th in the NFL. The season was marked by Don Shula becoming the winningest coach in NFL history, passing George Halas against the Philadelphia Eagles. Also, during the Week 5 game against Cleveland, quarterback Dan Marino ruptured his Achilles' tendon and was lost for the remainder of the season. Quarterback Scott Mitchell filled in for Marino, and was Player of the Month for October 1993. Mitchell, too, became injured, leaving the team in the hands of Doug Pederson and NFL veteran Steve DeBerg.

Rookie running back Terry Kirby led the team with 75 pass receptions, and free-agent acquisition Irving Fryar caught 64 passes for 1,010 yards.[1]

The Dolphins had a record of 9-2 on Thanksgiving Day, but lost their final five games of the season, missing the playoffs altogether.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School
1 25 O.J. McDuffie Wide Receiver Penn State
2

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Personnel

Staff

1993 Miami Dolphins final staff
Front Office
  • President – Tim Robbie
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Eddie Jones
  • Assistant General Manager – Bryan Wiedmeier
  • Director of Player Personnel – Tom Heckert, Sr.
  • Director of College Scouting – Tom Braatz
  • Staff Assistant – Carl Taseff

Head Coaches

  • Head Coach – Don Shula
  • Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line – John Sandusky

Offensive Coaches

  • Offense/Quarterbacks – Gary Stevens
  • Offensive Backs – Tony Nathan
  • Wide Receivers – Larry Seiple
  • Assistant Offensive Line/Tight Ends – Rich McGeorge
  Defensive Coaches
  • Defense – Tom Olivadotti
  • Defensive Line – Joe Greene
  • Linebackers – George Hill
  • Defensive Backs – Mel Phillips

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams – Mike Westhoff

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Junior Wade

Regular season

On November 14, Don Shula became the winningest head coach in NFL history by winning his 325th game. The Dolphins beat the Philadelphia Eagles.[3]

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 5, 1993 at Indianapolis Colts W 24–20
51,858
2 September 12, 1993 New York Jets L 24–14
70,314
3 Bye
4 September 26, 1993 at Buffalo Bills W 22–13
79,635
5 October 4, 1993 Washington Redskins W 17–10
68,568
6 October 10, 1993 at Cleveland Browns W 24–14
78,138
7 Bye
8 October 24, 1993 Indianapolis Colts W 41–27
57,301
9 October 31, 1993 Kansas City Chiefs W 30–10
67,765
10 November 7, 1993 at New York Jets L 27–10
71,306
11 November 14, 1993 at Philadelphia Eagles W 19–14
64,213
12 November 21, 1993 New England Patriots W 17–13
59,982
13 November 25, 1993 at Dallas Cowboys W 16–14
60,198
14 December 5, 1993 New York Giants L 19–14
72,161
15 December 13, 1993 Pittsburgh Steelers L 21–20
70,232
16 December 19, 1993 Buffalo Bills L 47–34
71,597
17 December 27, 1993 at San Diego Chargers L 45–20
60,311
18 January 2, 1994 at New England Patriots L 33–27
53,883

Standings

Template:1993 AFC East standings

References

  1. Neft, David S.; Cohen, Richard M.; and Korch, Rich The Sports Encyclopedia: Pro Football, 12th Edition, p. 680, Martin's Press, August 1994, ISBN 0-312-11073-1
  2. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/mia/1993_draft.htm
  3. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.287
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