Found July 08, 2013 on Helmet2Helmet:
Dannell Ellerbe was one of the Dolphins' most notable additions in an offseason that they (figuratively) went for broke. Although the ex-Ravens linebacker had many free agent suitors, he took his talents to Miami with a familiar rival in mind. "I was brought here to help knock [the Patriots] off," Ellerbe told CBS' Mike Freeman. "That doesn't mean we will, but we feel like we can. Like I said, we just have to prove it. You have to actually go do it." Most recently, Ellerbe helped knock the Pats off in the 2012 AFC Championship Game. He's eager to have a repeat experience, but knows actions ultimately speak loudest. “I think they are but you have to prove it, you can’t just talk about it,” Ellerbe said. The Pats have captured the AFC East crown a whopping 10 times since 2001, including the last four straight seasons. But they don't appear to be the superpower of years past, with players aging (Tom Brady), hurting (Rob Gronkowski), o...

15 Most Important Dolphins for 2013: #10 Paul Soliai & #9 Randy Starks

The Miami Dolphins' front four looks to be the strength of the Dolphins' defense again in 2013. While the end position could have the duo of Pro Bowler Cameron Wake and the first player defensive player taken in this year's draft, the heart and soul of the defensive front will rest on the interior. Paul Soliai (96) and Randy Starks (94). (Photo:

Dannell Ellerbe thinks he was signed to beat the Patriots

The Miami Dolphins signed linebacker Dannell Ellerbe in free agency hoping he would bring some of that intensity that helped his former team, the Ravens, win the Super Bowl. So far Ellerbe is saying all the right things. According to Mike Freeman of, Ellerbe says the Dolphins signed him to knock off the New England Patriots. I was brought here to help knock them off...

Dannell Ellerbe: “I Was Brought To Miami To Knock The Patriots Off”

The Miami Dolphins have some new weapons, and with the heavy artillery comes a new sense of confidence and bravado. Former Ravens middle linebacker Danell Ellerbe is leading the verbal charge for the Dolphins, and takes no pity on their rivals in New England. The Dolphins have actually only finished ahead of the Patriots in the AFC East once in the last 12 years, but Ellerbe thinks...

Miami Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe Says "I Was Brought in to Knock the Patriots Off"

New Miami Dolphin linebacker Dannell Ellerbe feels like it is his job to change the landscape of the AFC East and believes that’s why he was brought here. Ellerbe told CBS reporter Mike Freeman that “I was brought here to knock them (Patriots) off.” “That doesn’t mean we will, but we feel like we can.” – “Like I said we have to prove it.” - “You have to actually...

Report: No Dolphins' offer to Vonta Leach yet

After all that has been reported of the mutual interest the two sides have in each other, the Miami Dolphins have yet to make a formal offer to former Baltimore Ravens fullback Vonta Leach, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. There has been a few general contract talks, but nothing serious, Salguero writes. Leach's agent says while he thinks Miami is probably...

Safety Chris Clemons with new deal in-hand, ready to help Dolphins make run to playoffs

The Dolphins re-signed FS Chris Clemons to a one-year, $2.75 million contract earlier this offseason. His return gives the team a nice 1-2 combination at the safety position along with Reshad Jones. Clemons was drafted by the Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He’s happy that the team didn’t drag out his contract situation and he’s ready to go to work...

Dolphins DT Paul Soliai pledges 250K to alma mater Utah

Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Paul Soliai has pledged 250,000 to the University of Utahs new football center, the school announced Tuesday. Soliai played at Utah from 2005-06 and was named second-team all-Mountain West Conference as a senior. He was the Dolphins' fourth-round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft."Im thankful I can donate and help out the University of Utah football...

Dannell Ellerbe: I was brought to Miami to knock the Patriots off

After signing with the Miami Dolphins this off-season, linebacker Dannell Ellerbe says he was brought in to knock off the Patriots (Credit: ESPN) This off-season, the Miami Dolphins made a number of big splashes in free agency bringing in, among others, wide receiver Mike Wallace, corner back Brent Grimes, tight end Dustin Keller and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe. Despite it still being...

WR Joe Hastings Calling It A Career

Joe Hastings was signed by the Miami Dolphins back in June and has just been placed on the reserve/retired list. The Washburn product had previously been with the 49ers but saw action in only one game during the 2011 season. The third year undrafted receiver could have possibly made the practice squad but was never a real option for the Dolphins to make the final roster. Good luck...

Dolphin Shout: 15 Most Important Dolphins for 2013 – #11 Philip Wheeler

Dolphin Shout continues its series of the 15 most important Miami Dolphins for the upcoming season. Coming in at #11 is the first free agent acquisition to make the list. READ STORY Outside the Redzone gives you Breaking Sports News, Opinion and Analysis with a Southeastern Feel and be sure to “Like” us on Facebook!

Brandon Fields hopes for zero punts this year

BY DAN BEGNOCHEAt 29 years old, Miami Dolphins punter Brandon Fields may be in the prime of his career. But if he has his way in 2013, he won't boot a single football.The veteran leg visited The Finsiders crew recently to talk about Miami's offseason moves, namely its top offensive signings.With the likes of Mike Wallace, Brandon Gibson and Dustin Keller entering into the...

Colin Kaepernick shows off San Francisco 49ers hat to end controversy

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick drew crazy amounts of flack for wearing a Miami Dolphins helmet. He returned to Instagram to show off his San Francisco swagger.

Dannell Ellerbe Says Patriots Are Different Without Aaron Hernandez, Dolphins Signed Him to ‘Knock Them Off’

The Miami Dolphins are making a strong push to compete for the AFC East crown this season, and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe could be the key. Ellerbe, who helped the Baltimore Ravens capture their second Super Bowl title in 2012, signed a five-year, $35 million deal with the Dolphins this offseason. Now, it appears we know the reason why: the New England Patriots — as if it wasn’t...
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