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For some NFL writers, the talk of the Miami Dolphins possibly being a playoff team in 2013-14 is quite real.I am one of those writers.The changes on offense and the improvements on defense have made the Dolphins (7-9 last season) a “hot” pick to grab a wild card slot in the postseason.The team run by Joe Philbin may not be ready to overtake New England just yet, but they will be exciting nonetheless.New receivers, a new starter at running back, a solid tight end and a second-year quarterback ready to take the next step.Those things alone have team owner Stephen Ross and general manager Jeff Ireland excited about this season, a season which could be the best in a while for this franchise.With those expectations come goals, predictions and prognostications. Some are real and attainable. Some, well let’s just say they are pretty out there. The NFL season is now a year-round business, so we sports reporters can come up with some wit as well as wisdom.Here are six bold predictions that m...
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According to the Miami Herald, Dolphins running back Lamar Miller has been working out with fellow Hurricane, 49ers running back Frank Gore and has learned quite a bit.
“The way Lamar is learning from Frank, it’s a beautiful thing,” Steelers linebacker Sean Spence, another former Cane, said this week.
Gore’s mentoring of Miller has been one of the neater Dolphins-flavored...
At times the Miami Dolphins offensive line has looked atrocious over the years. At one time their only solid blocker was Jake Long. But over the years pieces have been added to finally solidify this line through the draft. During this offseason the Dolphins lost their solid player Jake Long in free agency. Luckily they still have their other pieces in place like Mike Pouncey and...
Thye may be playing ont he other side of the ball, but they watch Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill out there practicing, and feel good about his second year in pros.
Speaking to fans through a scheduled conference call, linebacker Dannell Ellerbe said he’s “seen a lot of good decisions” from Tannehill, according to Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post.
Actions speak louder than words. The Miami Dolphins were the first and only team to host Vonta Leach on a free agent visit, since he was released from the Baltimore Ravens. Miami flew Leach out to their practice facility in Davie, Florida just one day after his release. Despite the expressed interest from both parties, it remains a mystery as to why the contract talks have remained...
Miami Dolphins’ quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been receiving praise all off season from his receivers, Ron Jaworski, and now you can add his teammates on the defensive side of the ball.
Andrew Abramson of the PalmBeachPost.com reports that during a team-held conference call with fans, a couple different players on the defense had some good things to say about the second year quarterback...
Dannell Ellerbe jetted south to Miami after the conclusion 2012 season. Ellerbe wants to create his own legacy with the Dolphins.
“At the end of the day, it’s all about making a name for yourself and going somewhere where you can start your own legacy,” Ellerbe said to the Baltimore Sun. “I just feel like that’s where I was at in my career. I got the blessing from Ray...
Fat guys need love, too.
The ESPN The Magazine Body Issue draws tons of attention every years as the greatest athletes from all sorts of sports bare it all for the camera. But apparently the popular newsstand item is excluding one core group of athletes: the fat guys.
Miami Dolphins rookie A.J. Francis took to Twitter in opposition of the oversized injustice, urging ESPN to make...
Our friends at Dolphin Shout continue their countdown of the 15 most important Miami Dolphins for the upcoming 2013 season. The top 10 begins with a pair of big bodies that the Dolphins are hopeful can stuff the run again. READ STORY Outside the Redzone gives you Breaking Sports News, Opinion and Analysis with a [...]
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Miami Dolphins rookie defensive tackle A. J. Francis is a very big and a very funny guy. The former Maryland Terrapin wants to appear nude in ESPN the Magazine’s The Body Issue. The trouble is Francis is 6’5” and weighs 309 lbs. Check out his hilarious tweet:
Former Maryland star AJ Francis is now with the Miami Dolphins. As a pro athlete, the 300-plus pounder wants to know why he wasn't included in ESPN's Body Issue.
One NFL rookie wants to "super-size" ESPN The Magazine's ‘Body Issue’ which hit the stands this week.
Miami Dolphins' heavyweight A.J. Francis took one look at the perfectly sculpted bodies in the annual issue and wondered, "where are all the fat people?" via his Twitter account.
Francis stands 6 foot, 5 inches tall and weighs 309 pounds.
It appears as though the Miami Dolphins have taken a significant step in closing the gap between them and the New England Patriots. The Dolphins have done this through making a splash in free agency, with the major signing of Mike Wallace, and lesser signings of Dannell Ellerbe, Phillip Wheeler, Brandon Gibson & Dustin Keller. As well has having a solid draft. While the New...
BY SEAN DONOVANThe Miami Dolphins surprised almost everyone when they traded up to take Oregon defender Dion Jordan with the No. 3 overall pick in April's draft.How Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle decides to use the athletic former Duck may turn out to be just as much of a surprise.“He’s mentioned to me numerous amount of times what he’s planning on doing with...
BY SEAN DONOVANThis offseason, the Miami Dolphins made a number of moves to improve their defense, bringing in linebackers Philip Wheeler, Dannell Ellerbe and cornerback Brent Grimes to add some speed and athleticism to the unit.But so far, those players are mostly singing the praises of the offense they face in practice every day. (photo: Keith Allison, Flickr)"We have a fast...
BY SEAN DONOVANThe Miami Dolphins overhauled the cornerback position this offseason but had a pair of likely starters coming back from season-ending injuries.Both players are reportedly recovering well and will be ready for strong 2013 campaigns.The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson reports that Richard Marshall, who missed the final 12 games of last season with a back injury, and...