Feb 1, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula listens as he is presented the Champion Award during the Taste of the NFL breakfast event honoring Earl Morrall for his longtime contributions to hunger relief efforts and to celebrate his legendary football career. A former quarterback who played 21 seasons in the NFL - Morrall played five seasons with the Miami Dolphins and led them to The Perfect Season in 1972. The only NFL team to ever complete an entire season undefeated and go on to win the Super Bowl, the 1972 Dolphins were coached by Don Shula. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

Don Shula says Dolphins chance on Richie Incognito backfired

Former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula is the latest to weigh in on the Richie Incognito – Jonathan Martin situation that has been the talk of the NFL world, and he had some words for the Dolphins organization.

Shula said that teams need some good and bad guys in the locker room in order to win, but he believes the Dolphins risk they took by signing Incognito has ultimately backfired.

You win with good people on and off the field,” Shula said, via the Miami Herald. “They took a chance on a guy with a bad reputation and it backfired on them.”

Shula also says that it hurts seeing his beloved Dolphins being questioned and at the center of a controversy of this magnitude.

“It hurts. You hate to see it happening,” Shula said.

Unfortunately for Shula, it is the harsh reality of what happens when you appear to have no control of the locker room, so he better get used to people looking at his beloved team much different than they have in the past.

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