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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:24:00 PDT
The Dolphins aren’t who I thought they were.
The problem is this team, which we already knew was short in the talent department, doesn't show much fight.
I still have the Dolphins finishing 7-9 on the season. That’s not the issue.
I had the Dolphins starting 2-2, and it turns out they’re very fortunate...
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:29:00 PDT
The Miami Dolphins' injury report looks like a grocery list heading into tonight's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Playing on a short week is already tough enough on the body of NFL players, but doing it with backups will challenge Miami's depth, and help us understand just how much talent...
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:43:00 PDT
Punters are rarely in the top five of a team’s most productive players, but that’s where Matt Darr ranks with the Miami Dolphins. He’s that good.
In last week’s 30-24 victory against Cleveland, the Dolphins’ first possession of overtime stalled at their own 44-yard line. Enter Darr, who ranks 10th...
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:14:00 PDT
The Miami Dolphins might be forced to use a third center during Thursday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Even though Mike Pouncey's aggressively rehabbing his hip injury, he continues to be held out of practice, and likely won't be cleared to play against the Bengals.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:49:00 PDT
As you listen to coach Adam Gase rail against third-down offense, pass protection, run defense and other elements of the Miami Dolphins, you realize there’s one thing he leaves untouched -- quarterback play.
Ryan Tannehill has almost been a sacred cow. Gase has spent the last two weeks pointing...
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:24:00 PDT
The Miami Dolphins must prepare for Thursday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals without the team's starting tight end and tailback.
Jordan Cameron, who has contributed eight receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown this season, suffered a concussion in last Sunday's 30-24 overtime victory...
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:26:00 PDT
Rarely do you see winning NFL coaches as disgusted after as victory as Adam Gase following the Miami Dolphins’ 30-24 overtime win against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
And from what we know of the brutally candid, ultra-intense Gase, it was the reaction you’d expect after such a ragged performance....
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:25:00 PDT
The Miami Dolphins might be forced to play Sunday's home opener against the Cleveland Browns without one of their starting defensive ends.
Jason Jones, the right side defensive end, turned an ankle during Thursday's practice and didn't finish the session. On Friday, the ninth-year pro was walking...
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 06:50:00 PDT
As if the Miami Dolphins didn't already have an advantage in Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns playing against Cody Kessler in the rookie's first ever NFL game, the Browns will also be without their most productive receiver.
Corey Coleman, who leads the Browns with seven receptions for...
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:54:00 PDT
The Cleveland Browns, perhaps the NFL’s worst team, will start rookie third-team quarterback Cody Kessler against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Kessler’s appearance leads many to surmise the Dolphins should surely win. That’s flawed logic.
Kessler, the third-round pick from Southern California,...
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:53:00 PDT
Jordan Cameron made what might be, through two games, the Dolphins’ catch of the season in Sunday’s 31-24 loss at New England. The veteran tight end snatched a bullet thrown by quarterback Ryan Tannehill between two defenders, took a hard hit, and held onto the ball for a touchdown.
It was a thing...
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:11:00 PDT
The “moment” for Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard came long after kickoff Sunday at Seattle.
“During the game while I was on the sideline, I think it was second quarter probably,” the third-round pick from Baylor said, “and I just sat on the sideline like, “Man, I’m in the NFL.”
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 07:03:00 PDT
For the first time in a long time I've got confidence in a Miami Dolphins' head coach, heading into his first showdown with Bill Belichick.
It's not that Adam Gase's team has won me over based on Sunday's performance in Miami's 12-10 season-opening loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
The Dolphins gift-wrapped...
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:01:00 PDT
I think the New England Patriots made a mistake by drafting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo one pick ahead of Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry in the second round of the 2014 draft.
Garoppolo, who will start for suspended quarterback Tom Brady this week when the Patriots host the Dolphins, has...
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:49:00 PDT
The Miami Dolphins have signed veteran linebacker Donald Butler, adding a proven NFL starter to one of the team's thinnest positions.
Butler, Nate Irving and A.J. Hawk were three veteran linebackers who worked out for the team Tuesday.
Butler, a former University of Washington standout who started...
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:58:00 PDT
Earl Mitchell's calf injury shut him down for a month during training camp, and it appears the lower leg injury the Miami Dolphins' starting defensive tackle re-injured in Sunday's 12-10 season-opening loss to the Seattle Seahawks might shut him down for the rest of this season.
Mitchell is being...
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:29:00 PDTMiami's defensive line depth will be tested if Mario Williams is forced to sit out games because of a concussion he possibly suffered against the Seahawks
Sun, 11 Sep 2016 08:40:00 PDT
SEATTLE - The Miami Dolphins won't have starting center Mike Pouncey for today's season opener against the Seattle Seahawks, and the team's Pro Bowl center might be sidelined for a couple more games.
Pouncey has been sitting out practice for the past three weeks because of a left hip injury he...
Sat, 10 Sep 2016 12:16:00 PDT
Did you know that teams Adam Gase has called games for the past three seasons have averaged 6.7 more points than other NFL offenses.
That's an encouraging statistic considering the Miami Dolphins offense averaged 19.4 points per game last season, which was a disaster. Hopefully Gase, who will serve...
Fri, 9 Sep 2016 15:59:00 PDT
Ever wondered where your team's starting quarterback stacks up with his NFL peers?
I began this research trying to figure out where Ryan Tannehill's numbers rank the Miami Dolphins' starting quarterback, who is beginning his fifth season as a starter in the NFL.
As you're well aware, I view this...
Fri, 9 Sep 2016 08:49:00 PDT
Dolphins rookie quarterback Brandon Doughty is living the dream. He’s not just in the NFL, which is a huge accomplishment in itself. He’s playing for his favorite team, which also happens to be located in his hometown.
“This is my job, but it also is pretty crazy,” said Doughty, the North Broward...
Wed, 7 Sep 2016 05:59:00 PDT
Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase wants to minimize the effects of the six-hour flight to Seattle, so the team is leaving Thursday, two days earlier than they’d leave for a typical road game and a day earlier than most East Coast teams would travel to the West Coast.
Gase reflected on flying from...
Tue, 6 Sep 2016 11:05:00 PDT
The Miami Dolphins are preparing to play the regular season opener without starting center Mike Pouncey for the second time in three seasons.
Pouncey, who has been rehabbing a hip injury he suffered nearly three weeks ago, hasn't been cleared to practice. And even though head coach Adam Gase insists...
Tue, 6 Sep 2016 10:12:00 PDT
Despite what the Miami Dolphins’ depth chart states, defensive coordinator Vance Joseph warns that Cameron Wake isn’t a starting defensive end in 2016.
He’s the Dolphins’ pass rushing specialist, coming onto the field on obvious pass rushing downs, getting the bulk of his snaps on third downs,...
Tue, 6 Sep 2016 05:30:00 PDT
It’s fashionable to bash the Dolphins' offensive line for allowing quarterback Ryan Tannehill to be sacked an NFL-high 184 times over the last four years. But there’s a worse pass-protecting offensive line, and it belongs to this week’s opponent -- the Seattle Seahawks.
Seahawks quarterback Russell...