DT Earl Mitchell gets $3 million dollars guaranteed by the Dolphins

Earl Mitchell, defensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins, was guaranteed $3 million dollars of his base salary of $4 million dollars because he was still on the roster five days after the league's new year. This guarantee clause isn't uncommon in contracts across the NFL and Mitchell and his agent made sure they had one too when they signed the four-year deal worth $16 million dollars...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Five thoughts about the Dolphins going after Suh

For the longest time I was against signing Ndamukong Suh because of his attitude, Miami’s needs, and the fact that he wants a lot of money. After reading other opinions and thinking about Suh long term, here are the five conclusions I have come to. 1. Suh and Cam Wake would dominate the NFL One of Miami’s biggest issues is that they are unable to get to the quarterback when...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking down the film of Ndamukong Suh and the impact he makes

The NFL is abuzz about Ndamukong Suh entering the free agent market.  It is uncommon for a defensive tackle to get this much attention. There are numbers being throwing out there in the $100 million dollar range. That big of a cap hit seems ludicrous for a defensive lineman.  The only defensive lineman I can remember with this much attention was Reggie White going from the Philadelphia...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

A in-depth look at the facts regarding the Miami Dolphins cap situation

The Miami Dolphins’ fan base is buzzing with rumors surfacing that the team is one of the favorites to land Ndamukong Suh. Suh is the top prize in NFL free agency and won’t come cheap but the Dolphins can certainly make it happen. The problem with social media is that everyone thinks that they are a cap expert and there is just much information out there no one knows what to...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

How can the Miami Dolphins fix their run defense? Here's a look inside.

The most surprising aspect of the 2014 season for the Miami Dolphins was the collapse of a once stout run defense.  This was very surprising because the starting defensive line remained intact for the majority of the season.  It is my opinion that fixing the run defense is the number one priority this offseason. In this article, I am going to explore what I think were the primary...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Hard data and numbers in regards to Kevin Coyle and his performance

Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle is on the hot seat and rightfully so. After seeing a defensive collapse in the second half of the 2014 season, many people in the front office want answers. In addition to those front office people, head coach Joe Philbin wants answers too and that’s what he has been researching the past week, according to someone close to the situation...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Updated injury report for the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets

Here is the latest injury report heading into the final game of the 2014 season on Sunday against the New York Jets. With two more days of practice set for the Dolphins, things can certainly change but this will give you an idea of where everyone stands at this point in the week. For those not participating in practice, their outlook for Sunday remains grim and likely won't play...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins denied in Detroit 20-16

It’s funny how the same inconsistencies for the Dolphins can rear their ugly head in an important game versus the Lions. Dropped passes, interceptions, fumbles, did the Dolphins in. The Dolphins started off very s-l-o-w. We know that this has been a sore spot for the coaching staff, the players, and the media.  When the Dolphins were down at the half 10-3, the game screamed Buffalo...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

This year the Miami Dolphins’ defense is for real

Entering into week three of the NFL season, the Miami Dolphins are 1-1, with a win and a loss against divisional opponents. With a win against the New England Patriots and a loss against the Buffalo Bills, the Dolphins have already shown that they still suffer from inconsistencies that they struggled with last year. With that being said though, their defense has shown to be improved...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The good, the bad and the ugly. Grading the Dolphins week 1 performance

The Dolphins rallied back to an improbable comeback victory against the Patriots in week one. Now it’s time to play Monday morning QB and take a little closer look on how our friends at PFF graded the team. OFFENSE The Good Brandon Albert – In Albert’s first game in Miami he showed why he was worth the big contract he got. Albert received a +5.4 grade the highest of any Dolphin...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins reserves get more involved heading into scrimmage

DAVIE, Fla. -- With the Miami Dolphins preparing for their first team scrimmage of the season Saturday at Sun Life Stadium and a few minor injuries piling up, Friday's practice featured more reserves in prominent roles than earlier this week. Coach Joe Philbin liked what he saw regardless, with an opportunity to more thoroughly evaluate the rest of the talent beyond the presumed...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Odrick: 'One of my attributes is all of my attributes'

BY SEAN DONOVANFor the first time in five seasons, the middle of the Miami Dolphins' defensive line will be without its anchor, defensive tackle Paul Soliai.One of the candidates to pick up some of the slack from Soliai's departure is former first round pick Jared Odrick.Odrick, entering his fifth NFL season, was a part-time defensive tackle last season, after playing defensive end...
Via AFC East Daily
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Notes from day one of Miami Dolphins OTA’s

FOOTBALL’S BACK! Well not really but today the Dolphins started their first off season training activities which included both rookies and vets. No pads yet but still great to see the new roster on the field for the first time. A couple of notes from today’s OTA’s. -          Koa Misi is working at MLB with Ellerbe and Wheeler outside. This is an experiment we heard...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins' new D-tackle Mitchell primed for new role

BY SEAN DONOVANFor the first time in four-plus seasons, the interior of the Miami Dolphins' defensive line won't feature the indomitable Paul Soliai, who left for more lucrative waters this offseason.The guy they pegged to replace him will be seeing some significant changes himself in 2014.Defensive tackle Earl Mitchell, whom Miami signed to a four-year, $16 million contract on the...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins Likely Done with Major FA Moves

Among the 32 teams in the NFL, the Miami Dolphins have certainly been one of the more active to this point in free agency. Miami has sought to shore up its offensive line with the addition of Branden Albert while adding a versatile running back in Knowshon Moreno.On the defensive side of the ball, the Dolphins re-signed Brent Grimes and Randy Starks while picking up potential starters...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts on 2014 Miami Dolphins Free Agency as of March 22nd

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Moments after the 2014 period began the Dolphins signed what should amount to their biggest addition of the year in Brandon Albert. He’ll hopefully man the LT position for at least 2-3 seasons, of his 5 year 47 million dollar contract. Kudu’s to Hickey, and Philbin for getting their man. – Grade A+ They overpaid, but had little choice. I won’t...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dennis Hickey’s vision still yet to be determined

Dennis Hickey has gotten mixed reaction this free agency period. From great signings, like Grimes and Starks, to ho hum signings like Earl Mitchell and Cortland Finnegan, and the crowned jewel of Dennis Hickey’s first offseason with the Dolphins, Branden Albert. Reaction has been varied. Let me preface what I’m about to say with a few things. One, Branden Albert instantly upgrades...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at two new Miami Dolphins

With week one of the Free Agency period coming to a close, the Miami Dolphins started Tuesday off with a bang by signing Safety Louis Delmas and Offensive Tackle Branden Albert within the first couple of hours. Over the next couple of days we have resigned a few players and also picked up Defensive Tackle Earl Mitchell, but I believe the first two signings by the Dolphins were the...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Buh Bye to Jonathan Martin, Fins make some moves but still have work to do

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to get you caught up on all things Miami Dolphins. Free Agency frenzy was crazy as usual, make sure your caught up on everything. Dolphins Columns - What Branden Albert can bring to the Miami Dolphins. (READ) - Dennis Hickey progress report through two days of free agency (READ) - The Miami Dolphins trade Jonathan Martin...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins sign DT Earl Mitchell

The Miami Dolphins had a need for a defensive tackle after losing Paul Soliai to the Falcons and I was actually intrigued to see Earl Mitchell sign with a 4-3 team going into the off-season. He was a 3rd round pick in 2010, but the 6-2 292 pounder was miscast as a 3-4 nose tackle in Houston over the last 3 seasons. Even still, he wasn’t terrible, so there’s a chance he can become...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Dennis Hickey progress report through two days of free agency

Remember going through school and preparing for the dreaded “5-week report card” or your midterm grades? They would come in the mail and you knew that any minute now your parents would call you down from your room and sitting around the dinner table you’d receive a half hour lecture about your focus in school and underachieving grades. Well Dennis Hickey has no worries at this...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Earl Mitchell excited about move to Miami, switch to Dolphins' 4-3 scheme

DAVIE, Fla. -- Earl Mitchell got rich by playing nose tackle in a 3-4 defense. He now hopes to win a Super Bowl in the Miami Dolphins' 4-3 scheme. ''I definitely want to be part of a 4-3 team,'' Mitchell said Wednesday afternoon. ''I think it'll definitely give me the opportunity to showcase my skill ... where I can be able to make more plays and be a part of just getting after the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins’ Free Agency Day 2 Live Blog

Rise and shine Dolphins nation, today is day 2 of the NFL season and the second day of free agency frenzy. To recap where the Dolphins stand, they have signed DT Earl Mitchell, OT Branden Albert, and FS Louis Delmas and resigned CB Brent Grimes. The Fins are also rumored to be in the RT market but have failed to land their top two options Beadles and Howard. OT Breno Giacomini...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins Add Help to Offensive, Defensive Lines

The Miami Dolphins continue to show they want to be a player headed toward the playoffs in 2014. After giving Brent Grimes to a new deal and making Louis Delmas a new member of the secondary, the Dolphins went out and made to significant changes to its roster with the signing of Branden Albert to play tackle and Earl Mitchell, a defensive tackle, to play along the team’s defensive...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agency Recap: Houston Texans cut Owen Daniels

The first day of NFL Free Agency is almost over for the day, and the Houston Texans didn’t make any signings. They did, however, cut tight end Owen Daniels, while nose tackle Earl Mitchell is visiting the Miami Dolphins. Daniels played eight seasons with the Texans, racking up a total of 385 catches for 4,617 yards and 29 touchdowns.  Considering he’s 31 years old, the Texans...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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