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DAVIE — As Charles Clay continues to improve, the Dolphins feel they are moving closer to the two-tight end dynamic.
If so, the offense can open things up more, perhaps creating even further opportunities for playmakers Davone Bess, Brandon Marshall, Brian Hartline and Reggie Bush. It surely worked in 2008 when Anthony Fasano and David Martin combined for the best tight end season in Dolphins history.
That year, Martin caught 31 passes for 450 yards and three touchdowns. Fasano had 34 receptions for 454 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns.
Another key stat: The Dolphins were 11-5 and made the playoffs.
What the formation does is allow teams to create mismatches against the defense. Opponents have the choice of playing a bigger lineup to stop the run or go small to cover the receivers.
Most times, if the tight ends are talented enough, the offense wins the matchup.
“If they bring little guys in the game, you can create matchup problems in the run game that way,” coach Tony Spara...
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A trio of Dolphins talking points to jumpstart your Wednesday: 1. RT Marc Colombo showing signs of improvement. As the Dolphins’ season spiraled out of control during the seven-game losing streak, no player heard more grief from the fans than right tackle Marc Colombo, who came to Miami in July with a reputation for being [...]
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Defensive end Jason Taylor is set to host the 3Cinteractive JT’s Ping-Pong Smash 8, one of his more popular charity events.
The event takes place Dec. 12 at Hard Rock Live. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is a $5 donation to the Jason Taylor Foundation.
Many current and former Dolphins will participate in the event, a two-on-two, round-round tournament. Prior to the event,...
Dolphins tackle Veron Carey returned to practice Wednesday.
Carey missed last week’s game against the Oakland Raiders because of a sprained ankle. He was replaced by second-year guard John Jerry, who received positive reviews from coach Tony Sparano. It was Jerry’s first start of the season.
Carey has only missed five games in the last seven seasons.
Note: Cornerback Marcus...
I’ve got my reservations about Tony Sparano just like everyone else.
Has Tony Sparano blossomed as a head coach?
The Miami Dolphins head coach is TOO STUBBORN, especially when it comes to his offensive line (OH…you better not bring that group up to this supposed O-line guru).
Sparano’s not good with click management or timeouts, and his game management needs work.
Go on NFL.com. The start ‘em, sit ‘em page on the right side has a picture of Dolphins RB Reggie Bush putting a juke move on. His determined eyes, alert and awake, with the muscle to lower the boom on a hapless defender at any time. This is what Bush has become. He is now the every down back just as much as QB Matt Moore deserves the title of starting QB. The Philadelphia...
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The Dolphins have made a nice turnaround this season after an 0 – 7 start winning 4...
Every week during the season, we’ll scout out the Eagles next opponent. This week, that opponent is the Miami Dolphins.
The Opponent: The Miami Dolphins
Record: 4-8, but a cagey 4-8!
The Line: Dolphins by 3.
Last Game: A mammoth 34-14 curb-stomping of the Raiders that knocked Oakland out of first place in the AFC West. The Dolphins held the Raiders to just 46 yards rushing...
Though the Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins share identical overall records at this stage of the season, the recent results of the two teams couldn't be any more different heading into their Week 14 encounter.