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Don Shula, Paul Warfield Selected To NFL 100 All-Time Team

Dolphins Hall of Famers Don Shula and Paul Warfield have made their way onto the NFL 100 All-Time Team.

Shula and Warfield were among the 10 coaches and 10 wide receivers announced on the All-Time Team on Friday.

Shula, the winningest coach in NFL history, guided the Dolphins from 1970-95 and oversaw the only perfect team in league history. That team, the 1972 Dolphins, was selected as the Greatest Team of All Time.

"I think Coach Shula kind of set the standard for all of us that followed," New England head coach Bill Belichick said of Shula. "347 wins, that says it all."

Shula was a four-time NFL Coach of the Year who was able to win with different styles at different times.

"He had the Griese teams where they were (Larry) Csonka and (Jim) Kiick and (Mercury) Morris and they ran the football predominantly and played defense," said NBC analyst Cris Collinsworth, "and then flipped right around and had Dan Marino and (Mark) Duper and (Mark) Clayton and had he same sort of ability to take that passing team and win with it."

Warfield helped Shula win his two Super Bowl titles in 1972 and 1973 as the deep threat in the Dolphins passing game.

He averaged a remarkable 21.5 yards in his five seasons with Miami, and put up an 20.1 overall figure during his 13-year NFL career, which culminated with his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983.

"I think one of the most underrated wide receivers the history of the game for my money," Collinsworth said. "You'll never see the numbers because they didn't throw the ball at the time the way they do in the game today, but the routes and the ability to get in and out of cuts, it was just so effective. One of the great receivers of all time."

Shula and Warfield became the second and third Dolphins on the NFL 100 All-Time Team, as they joined fellow Hall of Famer Dwight Stephenson, who was among the centers selected.

The unveiling of the NFL 100 All-Time Team concludes next Friday night with the quarterbacks, and Dolphins Hall of Famer Dan Marino is among the finalists for a spot on the team.

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