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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.
He’s conservative by nature, even though he’s working to be more aggressive this season. But the common thread in four years is he plays not to lose, instead of playing to win.
I’m not certain Sparano can put together a top notch coaching staff without the assistance of mentor Bill Parcells.
In past seasons he’d run his teams into the ground during practices, and they eventually wore down at the end of the year (check the back-to-back 7-9 seasons, which each featured late season collapses).
This years he’s stopped grinding the players into the ground at practice and the Dolphins are healthy and fresh (knock on wood).
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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 [...]
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,...
When is a win really a loss? When you’re the Miami Dolphins, and you started the season 0-7, and you don’t have a realistic shot at the playoffs, and your fan base wants you to draft a franchise quarterback in next April’s draft. Sunday’s 34-14 win over Oakland was fun to watch, but it proved [...]
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...
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...
After struggling in the first six games of the season, Dolphins linebacker Kevin Burnett is becoming the playmaker the team envisioned.
=youtube_gdata_player] Taking It To The House lead writer Matt Lombardo was on the scene at Novacare on Wednesday as the Eagles began preparation for their week 14 game against the Miami Dolphins. As the season comes down the home stretch, the Eagles are not mathematically eliminated from the playoffs at 4-8, but the pressure is mounting [...]
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...
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Philadelphia Eagles vs Miami Dolphins Odds
The Philadelphia Eagles continue their depressing 2011 campaign in Miami this week as small road underdogs against the resurgent Dolphins.
And if history repeats itself, this will be a Philly victory as they are 5-0 ATS past 5 games vs the Dolphins.
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.