Dolphins special teams focus on fundamentals

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Miami's mishaps on special teams last week against the Buffalo Bills taught the Dolphins a valuable lesson about the importance of that third phase of the game. It's not often that a team allows a blocked punt, a kickoff return for a touchdown and muffs a punt deep in its own territory. So Miami's special teams coordinator, Darren Rizzi, has made sure...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bashes Miami in Road Opener, 29-10

Outplayed, Outcoached, an now Out of Running BacksThis was definitely a tough game to watch, as it brought back the bad memories from last season's collapse. Face it Finatics, Buffalo is just that good, and seems to be perfect when they play the Dolphins at home.The curse of the key injuries resurfaced in Week 2, as Knowshon Moreno went down and dislocated his left elbow on...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Stampedes Miami (Not So) Special Teams.

The 2014 Miami Dolphins went to Buffalo on week two and faced a tough defensive line match up versus even the most cohesively established offensive line units, (of which Miami does not yet possess). The Bills have probably the best DL unit that the Dolphins will face over the entirety of the 2014 season. Miami's newly acquired, inspirational number one running back Knowshon Moreno...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

A Step In The Right Direction

What a start to the season!  That was exactly what the Miami Dolphins needed.  It wasn’t about the win, it was how they did it.   The Dolphins were outcoached and outplayed in the first half.  3 turnovers really hurt.  Looking at the stats, teams that are down by 3 turnovers at the half only go on to win the game 5% of the time.  It wasn’t looking good.   But, there...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins bring in Rogers, 4th kicker of preseason

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Jake Rogers needed a team and the Miami Dolphins needed yet another kicker. So for now, they're a match. Two days after playing the second half of a preseason game with no available placekicker, the Dolphins signed Rogers on Monday. They become his seventh NFL team, though none of the other six clubs ever actually used him in a regular-season game. ''...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan the best in the NFL?

When Bleacher Report released its rankings of the top 32 NFL punters in April, they put Jon Ryan of the Seattle Seahawks at number 16 overall. Brandon Fields of the Miami Dolphins was ranked number one. I will be the first to admit that I’m not an expert on punting but I’m not a fan of the methodology they used. In the article the knocks against Ryan were a lack of control: “He...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins' Brandon Fields doesn't punt on staying active in community

It was Week 14 of the 2010 NFL season and the Dolphins were taking on the Jets in the Meadowlands during a torrential downpour. After scoring 10 points in the first quarter, Miami didn't put up a single point the rest of the game. Luckily for Miami, the Jets couldn't get it together enough to pull out the win, only posting two field goals in the second and fourth quarters...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins Sign P Matt Szymanski

  The Miami Dolphins signed P Matt Szymanski on Tuesday, according to the NFL transactions release. Szymanski, 25, signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs a few months ago, but he was later waived at the end of March. He’ll have to compete for a roster spot with Brandon Fields this offseason. Last year, Fields was rated as the No. 12 punter in the league, according...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham's 'Tour of Duty'

After being the center of attention in the most watched franchise tag standoff in the NFL this off season, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is now halfway around the world, focusing on a much larger picture. Graham, Miami Dolphins kicker Brandon Fields and Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon are traveling on a week-long tour throughout the Middle East, visiting U.S. troops...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mock Draft 3.0: Exploring Dolphins draft scenarios

  By Miami Jules (@Miami_Jules on Twitter) The Senior Bowl has come and gone and so has the NFL Combine. As a direct result of the physical and mental evaluations, which are part of this process, players entering the draft will start to move up or down the rankings. The Combine, more so than the Senior Bowl, exposes players who may be affected by nagging injuries. Photo Courtesy...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins special teams unit not so special in 2013

When a team finishes 8-8 and misses the playoffs, its offense and defense get scrutinized. Special teams? Usually not so much, though any good coach or player knows how vital a kick, punt and return game can be to a team's overall success. Miami's special teams unit in 2013 was just like the Dolphins overall -- mediocre. There were good things on which to build, and issues...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Starting games fast was problem for the Dolphins in 2013

The 2013 season for the Miami Dolphins started fast. 3-0 fast to be specific. The season ended just as quickly with 2 catastrophic losses to division rivals. For example, the frantic and heart-racing finishes to the Pittsburgh and New England games in weeks 14 and 15 in Miami. Or the whirlwind that surrounded the Dolphins when Jonathan Martin abruptly left the team and a media stakeout...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins swing and miss on Nick Caserio

  The Miami Dolphins are developing a very bad reputation around the NFL.  They are the team that no one wants to work for. The latest example of this came late Saturday when the Dolphins offered their General Manager position to Nick Caserio of the Patriots.  The new job would come with a promotion and a much higher salary than Caserio was making in New England. He’d finally...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Part 3: A realistic Miami Dolphins mock draft

  By Miami Jules (@Miami_Jules on Twitter) The 2014 draft is being advertised as one that is offensive tackle and guard deep. The Dolphins have the obvious needs we all know about coming off the franchise record breaking season in sacks allowed, but the Dolphins also had other needs. The inability to stop the run was an understated worry, especially since the Dolphins defense ranked...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Part 1: An early look at potential Dolphins Draft targets

  By Miami Jules (Miami_Jules on Twitter) We really don’t know in which direction the Miami Dolphins are headed in. Rumors abound and the speculations are many. We cannot control, as fans, the direction our Miami Dolphins will take, or who the ultimate lead navigator for the organization will end up being, but whoever it turns out to be, this person will have some very important...
Via Phin Nation
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ray Farmer the ‘most impressive’ GM candidate thus far

As we told you earlier today, the Dolphins have finished interviewing 5 candidates for their open General Manager position.  Thus far, the Dolphins have interviewed Ray Farmer (Browns), Jason Licht (Cardinals), Omar Kahn  (Steelers), Lake Dawson (Titans), and Brian Gaine (Dolphins).  The interviews will continue this week, but the Dolphins do not confirm who has interviewed until...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

A (Funny) tribute & thank you letter to Jeff Ireland

  Dear Jeff Ireland, After your 6 seasons of service with the Miami Dolphins, we here at PhinNation only felt that it would be appropriate to give you the proper send off you deserve.  You helped build the last Dolphins AFC East Championship team in 2008.  And we know you tried your best in the years that followed.  You know, the 7-9, 7-9, 6-10, 7-9, 8-8 years?  You tried and...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

One Dolphin voted to 2013 All-Pro team

Despite a frustrating end to the Dolphins’ late season rally, the Associated Press still finds one Miami player worthy of a 2013 All-Pro team nod. Punter Brandon Fields has made the second team with Johnny Hekker of the St. Louis Rams taking the first team honors. Fields punted a career-high 85 times for an average of 48.8 yards per punt totaling 4,150 yards on the year. With...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitiful Picks: Will the Dolphins win & make the playoffs?

  It all comes down to this Dolphins fans!  The Dolphins embarrassing loss last week seems like a distant memory, doesn’t it?  Thanks to a couple of games in other cities going there way last week, the Dolphins seem to have the best chance out of the 4 teams vying for the final playoff spot in the AFC.   By now you know what the Dolphins need to earn the 6th seed; They need...
Via Phin Nation
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Four Dolphins Named to 2013 AFC Pro Bowl

If the Miami Dolphins have had reason to want to forget off-field turmoil there is reason to celebrate their success on the field. According to league sources and the Miami Dolphins website, four players were named to the Pro Bowl on Friday. Punter Brandon Fields, Defensive End Cameron Wake, Defensive Back Brent Grimes and Center Mike Pouncey were all named to play in Hawaii, provided...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Cameron Wake leads four Dolphins named to Pro Bowl

Four Dolphins were named to the 2014 Pro Bowl as announced Friday night. Punter Brandon Fields, cornerback Brent Grimes, center Mike Pouncey and defensive end Cameron Wake will represent Miami. The Dolphins also sent four players last season. "I want to congratulate Brandon, Brent, Mike, and Cam on being named to the NFL Pro Bowl team," coach Joe Philbin said. "It...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Four Dolphins named to Pro Bowl

The Miami Dolphins will have four representatives in this year's Pro Bowl. Punter Brandon Fields, cornerback Brent Grimes, defensive end Cameron Wake and center Mike Pouncey were all named to the roster. Fields will be making his first Pro Bowl apperance in this being his seventh season in the league. He ranks near the top of the league in virtually every category for his...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Lifeless Dolphins should be embarrassed after 19-0 loss to Bills

  We all saw this coming, didn’t we Dolphins fans?  I know I did and you can check my Twitter timeline if you don’t believe me.  I hoped this Dolphins team was different.  I hoped that this Dolphins team would avoid a big let down after a big win.  But this Dolphins team looked just like every other Dolphins team we’ve watched for the last 10 years (except for 2008).  ...
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December 23, 2013  |  2 Comments

Miami Dolphins Week 16: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

One week after an emotional come-from-behind victory over the New England Patriots, the Miami Dolphins were stifled in Orchard Park by a Buffalo Bills team that entered the contest with nothing to play for. The Bills shut out the Dolphins 19-0 to sweep the season series from Miami for the first time in six years. Miami also missed out on an opportunity to seize sole possession of...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins' Pro Bowl Candidates

With just two weeks remaining in the 2013 regular season, it won't be long before Pro Bowl rosters are released. Like almost every other team in the NFL, several Miami Dolphins are making strong cases to take that trip to Honolulu. Here is a look at the Dolphins' leading Pro Bowl candidates:Charles Clay, TEWith 684 yards receiving, Charles Clay is third among AFC tight ends...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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