Week 2 picks: Dolphins at Bills

BY EDITORPublisher Nick St. Denis, associate editor Dan Begnoche and senior writer Sean Donovan pick the Week 2 AFC East bout in Western New York between the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills.Dan's take:While both team's are coming off impressive Week 1 victories, Miami's linebacking unit is already running on fumes after the loss of Dannell Ellerbe for the season and...
Via AFC East Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami's LBs woes continue as Misi, Wheeler ruled out

BY DAN BEGNOCHEThe bad news just keeps getting worse for the Miami Dolphins linebacking crew.Three days after the team designated Dannell Ellerbe to IR with a hip injury, his fellow starting linebackers -- Koa Misi and Philip Wheeler -- will reportedly miss this divisional week's matchup against the Bills as well, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.Misi, dealing...
Via AFC East Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins vs Bills will be different this year.

Two of the worst games last season came against Miami’s week two opponent, the Buffalo Bills. The Dolphins lost week seven by two and week 16 by 19. The Dolphins shot themselves in the foot over and over again, combine that with Buffalo’s elite pass rush and it is very tough to win a game. Over the two games last year, Miami’s offensive line gave up 9 sacks. To make matters...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
6 days ago  |  Discuss

'Phins move Ellerbe to IR, sign former Bill Sheppard

BY DAN BEGNOCHEIt's homecoming time for linebacker Kelvin Sheppard.A little more than a year after being traded by the Buffalo Bills to the Indianapolis Colts for Jerry Hughes, Sheppard will return to Ralph Wilson Stadium this weekend, only in a Miami Dolphins uniform. The 26-year-old was acquired by the team Monday following the news that Dannell Ellerbe was placed on Injured...
Via AFC East Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins linebacker Dannell Ellerbe out for season with hip injury

Starting linebacker Dannell Ellerbe has been placed on the injured reserve list and is done for the season, the Miami Dolphins announced on Monday. Ellerbe injured his hip during the first half of the season opener against the New England Patriots in which he recorded two tackles. He played 15 games last season and totaled 101 tackles. Head coach Joe Philbin said that the team will...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins placing Dannell Ellerbe on IR

The Dolphins are placing linebacker Dannell Ellerbe on season ending injured reserve. Joe Philbin just announced that LB Dannell Ellerbe will be placed on injured reserve (hip) & the team will sign LB Kelvin Sheppard #Dolphins — Greg Likens (@GregLikens) September 8, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; ...
Via Pro Football Zone
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins linebacker Dannell Ellerbe out for the season

Dolphins starting linebacker Dannell Ellerbe is going to the injured reserve list, coach Joe Philbin announced today. The Dolphins are signing linebacker Kelvin Sheppard. Ellerbe injured his hip in the season opener against the Patriots. He said after the game that he was in pain but he would be OK.
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins Placing LB Dannell Ellerbe On I.R. & Signing LB Kelvin Sheppard

  Dolphins HC Joe Philbin told reporters on Monday that they are placing LB Dannell Ellerbe on injured reserve and signing veteran LB Kelvin Sheppard to a contract, per James Walker. Ellerbe went down with a hip injury during the Dolphins win over the Patriots on Sunday. Ellerbe, 28, is in the second year of his five-year, $34.75 million that included $14 million guaranteed...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins keep losing linebackers

The Dolphins shuffled the positions of their starting linebackers this offseason, but they won’t get much of a chance to see how the new alignment works out on Sunday. Philip Wheeler was scratched before the game with a thumb injury and the team has now seen both Dannell Ellerbe and Koa Misi leave their game against the Patriots in the first quarter.
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Miami Dolphins to Watch Out for in Week 1

#454306066 / gettyimages.com The Miami Dolphins are preparing to face the AFC East Champion New England Patriots in Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida this weekend to open the 2014 regular season. With the New England Patriots the perennial Super Bowl contenders every year and AFC East division champions with relative ease, the Miami Dolphins are looking to put an end to this. The...
Via TopSportsReport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins Gameplan: Can the Dolphins upset the Patriots?

  By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter) The New England Patriots have won 10 straight season openers.  That is the third best mark in league history, behind the Dallas Cowboys (17, 1965-1982) and the Miami Dolphins (11, 1992-2002).  They also have spanked the AFC East since 2001, with a 63-17 record and a .788 winning percentage. Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com In more recent upsetting...
Via Phin Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Reasons why it will be hard for the Dolphins to make the playoffs

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a piece about why the Dolphins will make the playoffs. It was summer, nothing was going on, and between hours of Madden and vintage Dolphins YouTube clips, this irrational belief in the 2014 Miami Dolphins came over me. I started to believe that all the baggage the Dolphins have carried over this past decade will disappear in 2014. I started to suppose...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Dolphins primed for breakout seasons

In order to make a postseason run in the NFL, teams need certain players to step up and have career years in each aspect of the game, offensively, defensively or on special teams. Here’s a look at which players are poised to fill that role and have breakout seasons for the Miami Dolphins in the upcoming 2014 campaign. 5. LB Koa Misi Koa Misi is the Dolphins starting middle linebacker...
Via Phins Phocus
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Dolphins Draft Day! Some last minute thoughts…..

  By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter) The Miami Dolphins have the 19th pick in the draft, which could be a valuable pick should one of the top three quarterbacks slides, or another elite prospect, such as tight end Eric Ebron, wide receiver Mike Evans or linebacker CJ Mosley. Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com At this point the Dolphins would have a decision on their hands. Mine would...
Via Phin Nation
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Dolphins interested in QB Aaron Murray?

The Miami Dolphins seem to be comfortable with Ryan Tannehill as their franchise quarterback moving forward, but they are very interested in bringing in another talented young quarterback to push him. According to reports, the Dolphins are “very interested” in Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, and have already visited with him. Miami is considering another meeting in the near...
Via Sports-Glory
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins thinking about shaking up linebackers

The Dolphins spent a lot of money on free agent linebackers last year, and they appear to be set to shuffle some of those guys around. According to Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post, the Dolphins are planning to move outside linebacker Koa Misi to the middle, replacing Dannell Ellerbe. Ellerbe would then move to the weakside, and Phillip Wheeler would play the strongside spot.
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ellerbe, Wheeler not sure things atop depth chart

BY SEAN DONOVANThe Miami Dolphins dished out big free agent contracts to Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler last offseason to upgrade their linebacker corps. That's what they thought they were doing, anyway.The duo turned out to be a disappointment on the whole in 2013, with linebacker play the primary culprit as Miami's once-mighty run defense slipped into mediocrity. According...
Via AFC East Daily
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Approximately $30 Million in cap space – What to do with it?

Going into the 2013 off-season, the Dolphins went on a spending spree due to their fantastic figure of nearly $40 million in cap space. These pickups included MVP-caliber receiver Mike Wallace along with Brent Grimes, Tyson Clabo, and linebacker duo Philip Wheeler and Dannell Ellerbe. This left approximately $17 million in leftover cap space going into the 2013-2014 season. This...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins ILB Perry Riley In Line For A Similar Deal To That Of Dannell Ellerbe?

Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that the Redskins and impending free agent ILB Perry Riley have  held “initial negotiation talks“ regarding a long-term contract extension. However, Jones’ source added that a deal “doesn’t appear imminent” at this point in time. Jones also spoke with two “league insiders” who believe Riley could be targeting a similar...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

What went wrong with the Dolphins run defense in 2013?

One of the standard predictions by pundits and fans alike about the 2013 Miami Dolphins was the fact that teams would have a tough time running against their defense. Au contraire. The Dolphins defense, bolstering a revamped linebacking corps featuring Super Bowl hero Dannell Ellerbe, and 100 tackle man from a year ago Phillip Wheeler, the Dolphins defense ranked 24th against the...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Duffner vows to get most out of Ellerbe, Wheeler

BY NICK ST. DENISThe Miami Dolphins got younger at linebacker last year in swapping out Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett for Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler.That doesn't mean they got better.Miami hoped Ellerbe and Wheeler would be impact players in the pass rush while taking advantage of their speed in both getting to tackles against the run and dropping into coverage, but...
Via AFC East Daily
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins position coaching changes prove significant for 2014

While the Dolphins re-stocked their coaching shelves with Bill Lazor in place of Mike Sherman as offensive coordinator, one curious change was made for them with the moving on of linebackers coach George Edwards to the Minnesota Vikings.  Edwards served two stints in Miami with two separate coaching staffs and had experience coaching linebackers in a 3-4 defense, with the Bills...
Via Phins Phocus
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins need to get some “Swag” back; They need Alonzo Highsmith as a GM

Alonzo Highsmith is a very solid talent evaluator, and is exactly what the Miami Dolphins need.  He is a Florida boy, with a “Swagger” about him that really could change an organization.  The Miami Dolphins have lacked a positive vibe for several years.  Highsmith played at the “U” and knows the Miami area very well. […]The post Miami Dolphins need to get some “Swag”...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dannell Ellerbe finally settling into Dolphins’ defensive scheme

The Dolphins defense this year has taken all assumptions and tossed them in the incinerator. They are one of the best pass-rushing teams in football, yet No. 3 overall pick Dion Jordan has just two sacks. They have three of the league’s top 16 defensive tackles, according to Pro Football Focus, yet rank 25th against the run, allowing 121.8 yards per game. Their pass defense...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Mike James has fractured left ankle

Getty Images Mike James fractured his left ankle in Monday night’s game against the Dolphins and is “out indefinitely,” according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. For #Bucs RB Mike James, X-rays revealed an ankle fracture, per source. He is out indefinitely. Had 5 carries for 41 yards before exiting. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 12, 2013 James carried five times for...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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