Found September 24, 2012 on
We see it all the time. A kicker trots on to the field with a huge field goal attempt to come. The kicker stares at the ground after taking his practice kicks into a small net on the sidelines. He thinks about the kick as his team marches down the field. Nobody on the sidelines talks to him. The coaches don’t even look at him until his number is called. After the last play that sets them up as close as possible, the kicker is called onto the field to attempt a kick that can either win the game or send it to overtime. The teams line up for the kick as the second are frozen on the clock. Time is frozen and the kicker has to get ready for the big kick. Then, far more often than not, the opposing coach calls a timeout. They feel as if it ices the kicker and puts added pressure on him before the kick. Turns out, it does not. Joe Philbin was the latest coach to fall victim to the theory that icing the kicker works. It doesn’t. In fact, how many times do we see the opposing coach call the ...

Dolphins kicker on suicide watch?

Miami Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter missed two “make-able” field goals in a 23-20 overtime loss to the New York Jets and after listening to his post-game remarks you might want to take any sharp items away from him. Understanding the importance of the loss for the Dolphins, Carpenter was apologetic and depressed after the game. “I let the team down. First of all there shouldn’t...

Chad Johnson spends $300K on a new Lamborghini Aventador

It looks like Chad Johnson is doing his best to try to cope with the divorce of his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada. He decided to spend $300,ooo on a new Lamborghini Aventador, even though he’s currently unemployed. I’m sure this will keep his mind off his ex for a little bit, but it won’t last forever h/t Black Sports Online

Lamar Miller was a bright spot this weekend for the Phins

Lamar Miller rushed nine times for 48 yards in the Dolphins’ Week 3 loss to the Jets, but he was one of the very bright spots for the Phins. Miller has 19 carries for 113 yards and a touchdown in his only two games active this season and has looked very good.  I don’t think he will be playing behind Daniel Thomas for long, because this week the Dolphins need to change things...

Report: Reggie Bush expected to miss some time

According to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post, Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush didn’t suffer a season ending knee injury during yesterday’s loss to the Jets.  But he could still miss a few weeks. “A source said Monday morning that Bush’s left knee injury is “nothing season-ending,” but the Dolphins are concerned that Bush may have to miss a few games. The Dolphins...

Backup RBs Thomas, Miller active for Dolphins

Backup running backs Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller are both active for the Miami Dolphins for Sunday's game against the New York Jets. As expected, Jets All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis is back in the starting lineup after suffering a concussion in the season opener, and tight end Dustin Keller is inactive with a right hamstring injury. Both did not play against Pittsburgh...

Dolphins RB Bush could return from knee injury this week

Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush may be back this week after an MRI taken Monday showed that his injured left knee sustained no structural damage, according to ESPN. Bush's injury occurred with 23 seconds left in the second quarter of the Dolphins' 23-20 overtime loss to the New York Jets on Sunday when his knee made contact with a helmet. He tested out the knee...

Daniel Thomas Plays More Snaps Than Miller Week 3

Miami running back Daniel Thomas played 42 snaps to rookie Lamar Miller's 17 in Week 3, according to the Palm Beach Post.Fantasy Spin:Thomas is a lesser player with a fumbling issue but Miller needs to improve in pass protection and get a better grasp on the offense before the team can play him more. For the time being Thomas is the backup Miami running back to own while Reggie...

Calvin Pace on Reggie Bush: ‘We had to put him on out’

The Dolphins were able to run the ball against the Jets very effectively on Sunday until Reggie Bush left the game with a knee injury late in the second quarter. Prior to limping off, Bush carried the ball 10 times for over 60 yards. Daniel Thomas filled in for Bush and carried the ball 19 times for only 69 yards, so I guess you could say the injury worked out for New York. But were...

Bush leaves injured, Dolphins fall in OT

MIAMI (AP) -- Kicker Nick Folk received a reprieve that gave the New York Jets a wild win. After Folk's blocked field-goal attempt in overtime was negated by a timeout, his retry was a successful 33-yarder with 6:04 left, and the Jets beat the Miami Dolphins 23-20 on Sunday. Mark Sanchez hit Santonio Holmes for a 38-yard gain to set up the kick. Two plays later, Folk's...

Dolphins 'icing' timeout backfires against the Jets

Hopefully Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin's decision to "ice" the kicker at the last second will be a lesson to all coaches who plan on using a spare timeout to make an opposing kicker "think" about making a game-winning kick right before the snap.  But, after yesterday's strategy backfired, I still don't think it will stop anyone from using...

Miami Dolphins fan taunts Mark Sanchez, Sanchez laughs it off (Video)

Miami Dolphins fan: "You Got Lucky" Mark Sanchez: "Did We?" Best Comeback Ever...... (Courtesy of Busted Coverage)

Miami Dolphins vs New York Jets Live Game Chat

This is a huge game for the Miami Dolphins. Let's see if they can do this. Click here to watch the game live online. (Be careful. We haven't had any problems with viruses in over a year, but there... Come here for the best Miami Dolphins blog on the web. We have all of the most up to date new and opinions on the Dolphins organization for its fans.

New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins: Hero and Zero of the Game

The New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins entered their week three contest tied atop the AFC East at 1-1.The Jets needed overtime (and some help from Dan Carpenter) to beat the Dolphins, who looked like the better team most of the day.Dolphins' kicker Dan Carpenter, who missed two field goal attempts including the potential game-winning try from 48 yards, earned the "zero...

Jets somehow pull out OT victory

Nick Folk received a reprieve when his blocked field-goal attempt was negated by a timeout, and his second try was a successful 33-yarder with 6:04 left, giving the New York Jets a 23-20 overtime victory over the Miami Dolphins. Mark Sanchez hit Santonio Holmes for a 38-yard gain to set up the kick. Two plays later, Folk's try was blocked, but the officials whistled the play...
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