Found November 23, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:
The Miami Dolphins started this season will the lowest expectations of any team to succeed with the exception of the Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts. The Dolphins spent most of the offseason cleaning house with the most notable changes being the trading of wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Chicago Bears, cornerback Vontae Davis to the Colts and release of safety Yeremiah Bell. That type of roster change and personnel change with the hiring of new Head Coach Joe Philbin led many to write off the Dolphins. The Fins simply couldn’t do anything right according to almost all of the NFL analysts, but this team at 4-6 has finally shown to make the right turn.… Read more
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Philbin: Dolphins' play count telling of offensive struggles

When Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin and offensive coordinator Mike Sherman came to South Beach, they had visions of an up-tempo, fast-moving offense that moved the chains and kept defenses on their heels. Through 11 weeks, Philbin hasn't gotten the results he'd like, and he can pinpoint it to one telling number in the Dolphins' 4-6 campaign. “The thing that I...

Judge: NCAA 'malicious' in USC case

The NCAA was ''malicious'' in its investigation of a former Southern California assistant football coach who was linked in a report to a scandal surrounding Heisman Trophy-winning tailback Reggie Bush, a judge said Wednesday. The NCAA's report on ethical breaches by Todd McNair was flawed, and the former coach has shown a probability he can win his defamation...

Carroll and Bush meet again as Seattle faces Miami

When Reggie Bush got his chance to face Pete Carroll in the NFC playoffs two seasons ago, he couldn't wait. It was the opportunity to show off before his former college coach when injuries in the New Orleans backfield left Bush as the featured back. Then Bush carried the ball just five times and was left watching Carroll celebrate the Seahawks' upset victory of the then...

Judge: NCAA 'malicious' in USC investigation

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The NCAA was "malicious" in its investigation of a former Southern California assistant football coach who was linked in a report to a scandal surrounding Heisman Trophy-winning tailback Reggie Bush, a judge said Wednesday. The NCAA's report on ethical breaches by Todd McNair was flawed, and the former coach has shown a probability he can win his...

Judge says NCAA “malicious” during investigation of USC football

Former USC running backs coach Todd McNair essentially had his career ended by the NCAA’s punishment of the school’s football program. The NCAA ruled that McNair “knew or should have known” about payments from a wannabe sports agent to running back Reggie Bush, despite a serious lack of evidence. Now McNair is suing the NCAA, claiming the organization’s investigation was...

Dolphins Gameplan: Protecting the football is key to Dolphins victory

The Miami Dolphins have done something very well during their 3 game losing streak….they’ve turned the ball over.  The Dolphins have turned the ball over 7 times in the last 3 games and not created a turnover on defense.  That, if you’re scoring at home, is the perfect recipe to losing football games.  Every coach in the NFL will tell you that winning the turnover battle...

Pitiful Picks: Thanksgiving Day Style!

The Miami Dolphins coaching staff rearranged the Dolphins practice schedule this week to give the players off for Thanksgiving.  The Dolphins practiced on Tuesday, a day that they are usually off, so that they could spend Thanksgiving with their families.  Hopefully, the Dolphins coaches ‘family’ approach will pay off as they continue preparations for the Seahawks tomorrow...

Pitiful Picks: Can the Dolphins turn it around?

The Miami Dolphins enter Sunday’s matchup against the Seahawks with one thing on their mind….winning.  After losing 3 straight games in ugly fashion, the Dolphins hope to get back on the winning track.  The Dolphins were once talking about the playoffs, but right now, they must focus on winning one game and inching back towards the .500 mark. Just like the Dolphins, we need...

Week 12 AFC East game picks: Seahawks at Dolphins

Lead writer Nick St. Denis and AFC East Daily contributors Dan Begnoche and Sean Donovan pick the Miami Dolphins' home contest against the NFC's Seattle Seahawks. Nick's take: Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is coming off his second straight rookie game, and he'll need to turn it around fast facing a defense that will certainly pin its ears back against the young...

What I’m watching for Sunday in the Seahawks vs. Dolphins match up

Rookie Showdown The Seattle Seahawks travel to Miami to take on Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins this Sunday. It is the first match up with a fellow rookie quarterback in Russell Wilson‘s young career. However, both have varied results in their initial campaigns. Wilson has led the Seahawks to a 6-4 record and put them in contention with the 49ers for a playoff spot. Meanwhile...

Forte, Bush no-gos for Week 12

Harmon Rankings: QB , RB , WR , TE/DEF I can't wait to review the Sit/Start questions that crop up on Sunday morning following the three Thanksgiving games. A number of players put up ridiculous stat lines in support of their fantasy owners (don't forget to thank Bill Belichick) and staked owners to substantial leads in their pivotal Week 12 matchups. I suspect that there...

Week 12: Seahawks at Dolphins (Game Thread)

Headed into their bye week back in mid-October, the Dolphins were riding on a respectable 4-3 record, but since then they've lost their last three games to drop their record to 4-6. Miami's offense is pretty bad.  Their rookie QB Ryan Tannehill has thrown a combined five interceptions in his last two games, he hasn't completed at least 60% of his passes since week...

Miami Dolphins: Week 12 NFL Power Rankings (#19)

Last week: 16 (-3) Record: 4-6 Ryan Tannehill was awful last week at Buffalo, going 14 of 28 for 141 yards, 1 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions, but he was a rookie quarterback on the road on a short week. Still, it’s safe to say that any early hype about him is dead now that they’ve lost 3 straight. In his last 3 games, he’s gone 59 of 105 for 648 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 5...

Burn Troy Burn!!!

I asked Notre Dame fans why they hate Southern Cal. They responded... [View the story "BURN TROY BURN!!!" on Storify]BURN TROY BURN!!!Irish fans share some of their hate for Southern Cal.Storified by The Subway Domer · Fri, Nov 23 2012 06:06:27Why do YOU hate Southern Cal? Tell me, I’m listening. Call 1-900-***-TROY or just use hashtag #BURNTROYBURN to send to me...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.