Should the Dolphins draft a QB in the 1st round?

  By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter) After putting a lot of thought into the 2014 season and the future of the Miami Dolphins, I have come to a surprising conclusion heading into the draft. The Miami Dolphins must draft a quarterback in the first round. Photo Courtesy of Ryan Tannehill is not a franchise quarterback as of yet and that is the first order of business...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Some TALL receivers the Dolphins could draft in the late rounds

  By Julian (@Miami_Jules on Twitter) The 2014 Senior Bowl was played this weekend and during the week of practices that preceded the game, quite a few players stood out and climbed up in the rankings. Not all players entering the draft played in the Senior Bowl, some because of eligibility or injuries, and others just decided not to participate. The rankings will change yet again...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Why did Ray Farmer reject the Dolphins?

  By Bill (@PhinNation on Twitter, PhinNation on Facebook) Thursday afternoon, we learned that Ray Farmer turned down a 2nd interview with the Miami Dolphins for their open GM position.  Thursday night, I drank a few beers and tried to understand the rationale behind the move.  Why would an ‘up and coming’ personnel guy turn down a 2nd interview from an NFL team…an interview...
Via Phin Nation
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins could have new GM in place by Monday

  By Bill (@PhinNation on Twitter, PhinNation on Facebook) The Miami Dolphins have been navigating the last few weeks of the offseason without a General Manager steering the ship.  I’ll be honest here and tell you that a rudderless ship is still better than a ship that was sailing with the anchor (Jeff Ireland) in the water.  Even though they don’t have a General Manager in...
Via Phin Nation
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Dolphin Davone Bess arrested battery of a police officer

  The Miami Dolphins made a draft day trade last April, sending Davone Bess to the Cleveland Browns.  Up until that point, Bess had been a model citizen with the football team and in the community.  Unfortunately, things have spiraled out of control for Bess.  This morning, Bess was arrested for battery of a law enforcement officer.  The incident happened at the Fort Lauderdale...
Via Phin Nation
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Big decisions ahead for Stephen Ross, Dolphins

  By Miami Jules (@Miami_Jules on Twitter) Jeff Ireland is gone, so is offensive coordinator Mike Sherman and ahead, bright blue skies and ticket sales. OK, maybe higher ticket sales but there’s a lot of uncertainty going around, at least in the world of arm chair analysts on the Internet, but sports media reporters and insiders  don’t seem to know any better either. Rumors...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Source: Philbin was infuriated by some of Sherman’s playcalling

  The soap opera that is the Miami Dolphins continues to play out before our very eyes.  Another day passes and we have no clear decisions being made or changes announced that will help the team improve in 2014.  According to the Dolphins beat reporters, Stephen Ross was not at Dolphins Headquarters today.  Joe Philbin, Kevin Coyle, Dawn Aponte, Jim Turner, and a host of Dolphins...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Explaining all of the Dolphins’ paths to the playoffs

  The Miami Dolphins have taken a bumpy ride to get to their 8-6 record.  The Dolphins have mixed in nice wins over division leaders like the Colts, Patriots, and Bengals……but then they’ve lost games against teams like the Bills and Buccaneers.  But here the Dolphins stand at 8-6 and currently #7 in the playoff standings.  But, as a few results went there way, the Dolphins...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Gibson's injury of the season-ending variety

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Gibson exited the team's 27-17 loss to the New England Patriots in the first quarter with a leg injury, minutes after scoring the game's first touchdown on a four-yard reception.After the game, he found out the injury was likely season-ending.“They said it doesn’t look too good, so it doesn’t look good," Gibson said, via the...
Via AFC East Daily
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins show they’re NOT ready for prime time in blowout loss to Saints

It’s okay Dolphins fans…I know you’re tired because you were up late last night watching that horror show of a football game.  Actually, some of you might have been smart enough to go to bed at halftime!   I know how you feel right now because I feel that way too.  The Dolphins were 3-0 and riding high.  Then the Saints grabbed them and punched them in the face.  Repeatedly...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Are the Miami Dolphins elite?

Dolphins fans, we are proud to present the newest writer to our team, Cyrus (@cyruslassus on Twitter)!  To learn more about Cyrus, Julian, and myself, check out our new ‘About Us’ section, found here.  Below is Cyrus’ first post here at PhinNation.  Welcome to the team Cyrus! Photo Courtesy of Are the Miami Dolphins Elite – by Cyrus I cannot remember the last...
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September 26, 2013  |  1 Comment

How can the Dolphins game plan to beat the Saints?

The biggest test for the Miami Dolphins is coming this Monday in New Orleans. The Saints are 3–0,  in reasonably good health and are led by their super bowl winning all-pro QB, who always seems to be on a mission when playing against Miami.  Apparently he hasn’t gotten over how Nick Saban passed him over for Daunte Culpepper. That was the good news, here is the bad news: Our...
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September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Wallace upset with Dolphins coaches after win

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace, who signed a five-year, $60 million contract, caught just one pass for 15 yards during the Dolphins’ 23-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns. He was not happy with the coaches after the game. According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland led a “visibly angry” Wallace off the field, putting...
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Tannehill reaches out to Chad Pennington for advice

Dolphins fans, welcome to the dog days of summer.  Now that the Heat have repeated as NBA champions and the NHL season is over, the only team South Florida has left to root for is the Marlins….Anyway, there is absolutely no Dolphins news to write about because the team is essentially on vacation from now until July 20th when training camp opens.  Wait a minute….did I just write...
Via Phin Nation
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins Mini Camp opens, Starks returns, Leach to visit

While it’s been pretty quiet lately around these parts, we finally have some Dolphins news to bring you!  The Dolphins officially opened up their mandatory Mini-Camp on Tuesday and they welcomed back an old familiar face in the process.  Randy Starks, who has expressed his unhappiness with being slapped with the franchise tag this offseason, was in attendance.  Starks did not...
Via Phin Nation
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Stevie Johnson adds free agent Gibson to call list

BY DAN BEGNOCHEThe Buffalo Bills have made bolstering their wide receiver corps one of their top priorities this offseason. So has No. 1 receiver Stevie Johnson.Johnson has frequently voiced his excitement in bringing in some wideout talent, and he’s even reached out to some on his own.Dwayne Bowe was one those players before ultimately re-signing with Kansas City, as was Greg...
Via AFC East Daily
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams Notes: Steven Jackson, Brandon Gibson, Bradley Fletcher

Steven Jackson Jim Thomas of the St Louis Post-Dispatch reports that league sources have informed him that RB Steven Jackson will void his $7 million player option and become a free agent in the next few weeks. Thomas adds that all indications have been suggesting that Jackson would likely decide to test the open market. There were some reports that indicated that both the Rams...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams rumors: St. Louis not targeting Greg Jennings, Dwayne Bowe

The St. Louis Rams have several questions surrounding the wide receiver position, as Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson are both free agents. However, if they find themselves in need of an additional wide out, the team isn’t expected to target free agents Greg Jennings or Dwayne Bowe, according to Don Banks of Sports Illustrated. If St. Louis does lose Amendola, it doesn'...
Via NFL Injury Report
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams rumors: St. Louis, Danny Amendola ‘far apart’ on deal

The St. Louis Rams and wide receiver Danny Amendola are “far apart in terms of what it will take to re-sign him,” according to Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Rams recently waived wide receiver Titus Young, who was claimed off waivers from the Detroit Lions. His departure puts even more focus on the team’s re-signing of Amendola and fellow free agent wide...
Via NFL Injury Report
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Gibson Likely Done in St. Louis

It seems likely that Rams wide receiver Brandon Gibson will be playing for a new team in 2013. SOURCE: St. Louis Post-DispatchFantasy Spin:Gibson (51 catches, five TD, 691 yards in 2012) had his moments last season but overall he's not a receiver you can count on for consistent fantasy production. A change of scenery could do Gibson some good or it could bury him even further...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
February 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams Notes: Dick Jauron, Danny Amendola, Brandon Gibson

Dick Jauron Jason La Canfora reports the Rams met with former Browns DC Dick Jauron regarding their defensive coordinator vacancy. Jauron actually did a pretty decent job with the Browns defense and fits Jeff Fisher‘s defensive philosophy better than Rob Ryan did. Ian Rapoport adds that St Louis is expected to meet with five or six more candidates regarding the position, but...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Steven Jackson hints at retiring after season

Running back Steven Jackson could be playing his last game in a St. Louis Rams uniform Sunday as the Rams play the Seattle Seahawks for their final regular season game.  The nine-year veteran will have the chance to explore free agency at the end of the season, but has also hinted he might just retire.   From the Associated Press: Jackson intimated Thursday that he might retire...
Via Sports-Glory
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Bradford, Gibson set to shine

It's championship week for most of you, and our Position vs. Fantasy Defensive Points Allowed tool can help with tough matchup calls. As always, please remember that the players listed are mostly meant to be borderline guys, who need reasons for you to play or bench them. You won't see recommendations to start Adrian Peterson, Calvin Johnson and Drew Brees, because you should...
Via Fox Sports
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Potential St. Louis Rams roster changes in 2013

The St. Louis Rams have no shot to make the Playoffs in 2012, but the Rams made big improvements and everyone is left wondering what the St. Louis Rams roster changes will be in 2013. The first place to look for roster changes in 2013 is on the offense with the Ram wide receivers. The Rams have to face up to the facts that they need a veteran wide out to round out the group and 2013...
Via The Penalty Flag
December 16, 2012  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams: Week 15 NFL Power Rankings (#18)

Last week: 21 (+3) Record: 6-6-1 Net points per drive: -0.40 (25th) DVOA: -5.3% (19th) Weighted DVOA: -6.3% (19th) Since the bye, the Rams have tied and beaten the 49ers, gotten road wins in Buffalo and Arizona, and only lost to the Jets, who were in a great spot. Improved health is to thank. They won’t win in Seattle, but they should win at least one of two against Minnesota in...
Via The Football Fan Spot
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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