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After a one-year absence, HBO’s Hard Knocks is back. And after a one year absence, so are our weekly Hard Knocks reviews.
This year, the NFL Films cameras will be chronicling the training camp exploits of the Miami Dolphins. And because the Dolphins share the same home state with him, we will be using Tom Petty song titles to headline our weekly recaps.
Let’s dive right in
-Before we start, there’s an important point to make. If you had grabbed me two days ago and asked me to name all 32 NFL teams, it’s quite possible that I would have gotten stuck trying to remember the Dolphins. They have been completely irrelevant for YEARS.
-We dive right in with the harshness of life in the NFL. Undrafted rookie guard Derrick Dennis is cut before training camp starts. Hell, he’s gone before the opening credits air.
-The team’s kick off dinner is at what appears to be a high end steakhouse. Why didn’t the organization go to Shula’s? I’ve always thought the former Dolphins coach’s steakhouse is...
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During the premiere episode of Hard Knocks, rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill's cell phone number was revealed on the screen of Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland's computer.
DAVIE, Fl-Somebody has to go. It does not matter what the depth chart says at the moment, QB Matt Moore understands that even if first-round pick Ryan Tannehill is listed in the number three slot that he has zero job security.
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The Miami Dolphins have changed quite a bit since 2011. Gone are the days of the tight-lipped, anti-media ways of Bill Parcells. Now, the Dolphins are trying to become more open and transparent with the media and fans. When the Dolphins agreed to take part in HBO’s Hard Knocks this offseason, it showed their commitment [...]
This week was the debut of HBO's popular NFL training camp series "Hard Knocks" which this year is following the Miami Dolphins.
During one of the segments, there was a close-up of Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland's computer which showed an image from the Player Enterprise Management System of Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
If you took a...
David Garrard says it's ''pretty cool'' to be listed as the starting quarterback on the Miami Dolphins' first depth chart of the season, though he knows the competition for the starting job isn't over.
Last year's starter, Matt Moore, says ''I guess it's frustrating a little bit, but I'm not worried.''
Garrard was listed on...
According to Adam Beasley of The Miami Herald, Dolphins wide receiver Legedu Naanee has been a pleasant surprise so far in training camp and is set to start this week’s preseason game alongside Chad Johnson.
“Naanee, the journeyman receiver who signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins in the spring, has rocketed to the top of a team’s depth chart after a string of...
As we all kicked back on our couches yesterday and enjoyed the first episode of Hard Knocks it wasn’t all good times and laughs as there was one major concern that came from the program. Vontae Davis! Davis still hasn’t fully found his place in the NFL yet showing flashes of brilliances and at times moments where you simply put your hands over your head.
Earlier this week...
For those who thought the Miami Dolphins would be a boring choice for this season’s Hard Knocks, those worries can be erased. You got Lauren Tannehill wearing her cute white watch and Chad Johnson telling the HBO crew that “If you pause Call of Duty for somebody (a woman), that’s the f*ckin one.”
Oh, and Matt Moore’s wife, Tara, makes her television debut. Is she in Lauren’s...
Rookie tight end Les Brown's unusual journey from college basketball player to accountant to trying to make the Dolphins roster was featured on the premiere episode of "Hard Knocks" Tuesday night. Brown also was the subject of this feature story from The Associated Press.
With the success of the joker tight end across the NFL in the last years for teams like Green Bay (Jermichael Finley), New England (Rob Gronkowski / Aaron Hernandez), and New Orleans (Jimmy Graham), we are likely to see increased usage of these type of players across the league this season. Not many people are talking about him, but one of the next players we may see emerge in this...
Outside of his Stock Watch and Fantasy Football columns, Mike Donnelly is throwing on the TV critic hat for us today. Here is his take on the first episode of Hard Knocks
After the first episode last night of Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins, I felt compelled to write something about it. A few snarky Tweets weren’t going to be enough, especially since mine got...
Every season RDM obsesses on the NFL team win total over/unders. It’s one of the more fun bets in all of sports. A single well-placed bet turns an otherwise random team into a must see weekly event. Today we look at the 2012 Miami Dolphins.
The number: 6.5 wins
Chad Ochocinco’s Johnson’s addition to the Dolphins literally makes me want to bet the under. It’s not just the...
The first new episode of HBO’s Hard Knocks in two years (thanks again, lockout) airs this evening. Tough task for NFL Films to fit the full breadth of ineptitude of this year’s Dolphins into a single television mini-series, but I think they’re up to it. Let’s all gather together and laugh at Reggie Bush, Chad Johnson and Jeff Ireland while hoping for a Lauren Tannehill appearance...