Sturgis: Preseason field goal experiment ‘a good thing’

BY DAN BEGNOCHESince its institution, the extra point has been mainly a formality, a chip shot seldom missed by kickers and a play that rarely brings much excitement.Though major efforts to reform the lackluster rule were largely quashed during NFL owners’ meetings this offseason, a two-week experiment during the preseason this year will be the first test as to whether a permanent...
Via AFC East Daily
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

KICKERS? Top 2014 Draft Prospects

The National Football League has been given the proverbial BOOT.Traditionally the new years NFL draft is held on the final weekend of April. For the 2014 season it has been punted backward two weeks to May 8th thru 10th.As it turns out the loss of field position (for the most part) is due to kickers not yet in the league.The ROCKETTES kicked in the door of Radio City Music Hall in...
Via Dolphin Shout
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Miami Dolphins cheerleaders crack list of top-10 best in the NFL

Not every team has them, which is one of the biggest head-scratchers in football. Why wouldn’t a franchise want to have cheerleaders on the sidelines during games? It’s part of a the atmosphere that has helped make football America’s newest pastime, re-creating on high school, college and NFL fields across the country every weekend in the fall. Yet, some teams stubbornly miss...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
March 06, 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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 19, 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...
Via Phin Nation
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Six Dolphins Poised for Bigger Years in 2014

For the Miami Dolphins, 2013 was their best season in five years. Losses to the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets to close the year however, left Miami a win shy of its first winning season in five years and a playoff appearance.While Miami's 8-8 finish was the best since 2008, 2013 was a season more of what could have been than what was. While the Dolphins didn't reach their...
Via Pro Football Spot
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...
Via Phin Nation
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins: 2013 Breakdown

The 2013 NFL season ended by leaving a bitter taste in the mouth of the Miami Dolphins and their fans. Miami was outscored 39-7 by the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets over the final two weeks leaving the Dolphins a win shy of the playoffs. The 8-8 finish was the best for the Dolphins however, since 2008.While the Miami Dolphins beat four of the six teams in the AFC's playoff...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Onwards to the offseason

After a disappointing end to this Miami Dolphins season, the sense of frustration amongst this fan base is palpable. A 5th straight non-winning year, a collapse against two average/mediocre teams with a playoff berth on the line, statistical stagnation on offense as compared to last year, and a team that lacked energy when it mattered most. The list goes on and on; the frustration...
Via Phins Phocus
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins Gameplan: Just win baby, WIN!!!

  By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter) The game plan for this Sunday’s game is: Just win, baby, win! Style points do not matter, just the fact that this is the toughest remaining obstacle between the Dolphins and their first playoff appearance in five years.  It would be a big step towards clinching a playoff berth and place the team on the verge of a 10 win season, the baseline...
Via Phin Nation
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dolphins’ Brandon Fields takes a football to the face

In case you missed it earlier, take a look at this .gif of the Miami punter Brandon Fields taking a football to the face on a botched snap and hold. He was looking back at kicker Caleb Sturgis on a 42 yard field goal attempt, and what ensued was nothing short of hilarious. (credit to   This might be one of my favorite reactions of all time. Some are even...
Via Down and Distance
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Ooops: Dolphins FG Holder Catches Ball With Face

When good things go bad---You may…or may not have already seen this, but it's pretty funny.Check out what happened to poor Brandon Fields of the Miami Dolphins earlier this afternoon. Fields, who hold for field goal kicker Caleb Sturgis had his viral video moment of infamy happen today.He was getting ready to call for the snap on a Sturgis field goal attempt, and looked away...
Via Online Sports Guys
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dolphins holder drilled in face with ball on botched FG

Caleb Sturgis was ready to kick a field goal for the Miami Dolphins when the long snapper snapped the ball right into Brandon Fields’ face. This is pretty much the worst thing that can happen to you as a holder. He wasn’t ready for the play. Sturgis ended up recovering the balls. FINS UP!
Via Throw The Flag
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers fall short of miracle; lose to Dolphins 34-28

    The Dolphins kept their playoff hopes alive by defeating the Steelers in cold, snowy Pittsburgh, PA. The Steelers playoff hopes should be dead, now. The Steelers tried their best to keep their season on life support. They almost won a miracle-like play at the end of game, but Steelers receiver Antonio Brown stepped out of bounds at the 13 yard...
Via Pro Football Zone
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins: 2013 Third Quarter Breakdown

12 games down and the Miami Dolphins are an even 6-6. After a promising 3-0 start, the Dolphins had dropped six of their last eight games before their most dominating effort of the season on Sunday in a 23-3 victory over the New York Jets. Four games remain for Miami and the Dolphins are very much in the thick of things in the AFC playoff race.The second half of the season could...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins very much alive in playoff race after dominating Jets 23-3

The Miami Dolphins were facing what was essentially a playoff game on Sunday when they headed to the Meadowlands to take on the reeling Jets.  The Dolphins responded and completely dominated the Jets from start to finish.  Yes, the Dolphins bumbled their way through a frustrating first half, but still took a 6-0 lead into the half. Photo Courtesy of At the half, the...
Via Phin Nation
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins rout Jets to stay alive in playoff hunt

Nothing like a rivalry game to bring out your best. Or, as in the case of the Jets, your worst. The Dolphins dominated everything but the scoreboard from the opening whistle, and then scored 17 second-half points to humble the Jets 23-3 Sunday. With the win, the Dolphins keep pace with the Ravens for the sixth and final wild-card spot at 6-6. The Jets fell to 5-7. Ryan Tannehill...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins facing a must-win versus rival Jets

The season hangs in the balance for the Miami Dolphins versus the Jets today.  Both teams share the same record at 5-6 and the key to the playoffs.  Today's game not only serves as a must-win game for the Dolphins, but an opportunity to win on the road and quiet the naysayers about this team and their ability to win with their backs against the wall.  The Dolphins have a chance...
Via Phins Phocus
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Life sucked out of the Dolphins in loss to Panthers 20-16

In what proved to be a great game for avid football viewers, the Miami Dolphins proved they can't do enough to avoid losses in the 4th quarter.  After clinging onto a slim 16-13 lead and a lead since the first quarter, the Dolphins lost the game after Cam Newton found a wide open Greg Olson in the back of the end zone.  The play resulted in Miami safety Chris Clemons biting...
Via Phins Phocus
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucs Win! Tampa Bay outlasts Miami 22-19 on MNF for 1st win

It took nine games (and four running backs), but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are winless no more. Tampa Bay topped the Miami Dolphins, 22-19, Monday night at Raymond James Stadium to improve to 1-8 on the season. Reserve RB Bobby Rainey, forced into action due to injuries to Doug Martin and Mike James, broke loose early in the fourth quarter for a 31-yard burst to the Miami 1-yard...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Groin injury may explain Sturgis' recent struggles

BY NICK ST. DENISMiami Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis has struggled to split the uprights as of late, and this week, Sturgis is struggling to stay on the practice field.Sturgis, who has missed five of his last eight field goal attempts, was limited in practice Thursday with a groin ailment, according to The Sun-Sentinel.The fifth-round pick out of Florida missed a chunk of training...
Via AFC East Daily
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins: 2013 First Half Breakdown

The Miami Dolphins' 2013 campaign is at the midway point and the Dolphins will head into the second half of the season with momentum after a thrilling 22-20 overtime victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night. The win for Miami snapped a four-game losing skid after a brilliant 3-0 start.After falling to New Orleans on the final Monday night of September, the Dolphins...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins WAKE up and pull out win over the Bengals

The Miami Dolphins took the first step in saving their 2013 season last night.  They also might have taken the first step in saving their head coach’s and general manager’s jobs.   The Dolphins never quit despite blowing a 14 point lead for the second week in a row.  Their defense, which was exhausted from a never-ending 3rd quarter, ultimately made the play that decided the...
Via Phin Nation
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins 22, Bengals 20: Takeways & observations

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- One win in the standings, yet so much more than that for the Miami Dolphins. A four-game losing streak ended and a couple of off-field issues took a backseat Thursday night, when the Dolphins earned a thrilling 22-20 overtime victory against the Cincinnati Bengals at Sun Life Stadium. Cameron Wake had the game-winning play, a safety with 6:38 left in the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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