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What will be for Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin

The Dolphins have a different feel coming into this season.  What does that mean?  Is that enough for the major changes to be put on pause going forward.  The big question remains, is Joe Philbin the right man for the job?  Sadly that still stands as a question without a specific answer.  Yes, the Dolphins did improve from 7-9 in year one, to 8-8 in year two.  Ryan Tannehill...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Tannehill’s maturity could be the Dolphins’ key off-season acquisition!

The Miami Dolphins organization is trying to remake itself on the fly.   The Dolphins’ have made off-season moves as it attempts to move from the darkness of the Jeff Ireland era, into the light of a new day, under Dennis Hickey.   The signing of Branden Albert and re-signing of Brent Grimes and Randy Starks were good steps in that direction.  The most important move for the...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Miami Dolphins let Vonta Leach get out of their sight this year?

Last year, when the Baltimore Ravens released Vonta Leach the Miami Dolphins acted fast.  They brought the blocking machine to the 305 to try to sign him. He watched practice and talked to former general manager Jeff Ireland, but Leach never signed with the Dolphins. Instead, he returned to Baltimore. The Dolphins moved on without a […]The post Will Miami Dolphins let Vonta Leach...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins "Fired" Up for 2014

In what was most likely an attempt at damage control, the Miami Dolphins made more subtractions this week. The team parted ways with offensive line coach Jim Turner and athletic trainer, Kevin O'Neill after last week's report issued by Ted Wells.Jim Turner (Getty Images)The Wells Report incriminated the two for not helping to calm the fire of the bullying saga which ultimately...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

For a change, Dolphins' coach & GM see eye-to-eye

BY NICK ST. DENISThe Miami Dolphins' head coach and general manager getting along? Weird. The well-documented disconnect between former Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland and current coach Joe Philbin came to a head in 2013, as Philbin made Ireland's rookie class by far the least active in all the NFL.That was only one piece of evidence, though it was a pretty telling one.Ireland,...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans hire Brian Gaine as director of pro scouting

The Dolphins’ loss has turned out to be the Texans’ gain. Or Gaine, to be precise. When the Dolphins fired General Manager Jeff Ireland after the end of the regular season, they interviewed assistant G.M. Brian Gaine along with other candidates for the job. Gaine didn’t wind up getting the position, which went to Dennis Hickey, and wound up leaving the Dolphins a short time...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Was Dion Jordan's down year marred by lack of coaches confidence?

The expectations were high after then Dolphins' GM, Jeff Ireland vaulted eight spots to get the third pick of the draft.  As Jeff Ireland hung up with the Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, the Dolphins thought they had their man.   To fans, the selection of Dion Jordan was the missing piece of the puzzle.  The guy that would become Tom Brady's nightmare and career...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins: Same old he said, she said

  Hide your kids, hide your wives; Richie Incognito’s three month suspension with the Miami Dolphins has been lifted, and he is backing Jonathan Martin “100 percent.” Wait, What? Jonathan Martin left the Miami Dolphins organization with pay back toward the end of October as a result of an alleged cafeteria prank, and in the beginning of November, news surfaced about him being...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Miami Dolphins need better roster management.

The last couple of years the Dolphins have seemed to be a step behind. Whether it be a GM, coach, or even a player the Dolphins have waited too long to pull the trigger. For example, last year the Baltimore Ravens traded for left Tackle Eugene Monroe because of their poor offensive line play. This happened on October 1st, at the time the Dolphins had arguably the worst offensive...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins, Hickey Get Fresh Start

On Sunday, former director of player personnel with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dennis Hickey, was hired as the new general manager of the Miami Dolphins. Hickey replaces the maligned Jeff Ireland, whose six-year tenure with Miami was not one to be remembered. While Hickey was not the general manager in Tampa Bay, he was instrumental in acquiring much of the personnel that the Buccaneers...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins Hire Dennis Hickey as General Manager

The Miami Dolphins have hired Buccaneers director of player personnel Dennis Hickey as their next general manager. Hickey had spent 18 seasons with Tampa Bay in their front office.As I am unfamiliar with general managers and their abilities I don't think I am qualified to state an opinion on this. It has been well documented that I was firmly on the Jeff Ireland boat, but that...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami's GM search continues anger Dolphins fans

Two weeks ago, the Fire Ireland crowd was growing contentious prior to the "parting of ways" of GM Jeff Ireland.  Some fans called it their happiest day of the year, dream come true, or Hallelujah moment. Ironically, the Dolphins fans who celebrated the firing of Jeff Ireland are now puzzled as to why Jeff Ireland was in fact let go.  Sure, the Dolphins have formed...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Media Runs Ray Farmer Out of Miami

The search for a GM in Miami took a miserable turn as front runner for the job, Ray Farmer, was run out of town by the overzealous media.The Miami Herald took it upon itself to sabotage the process by using the yellow journalist tactic of interjecting themselves between the candidate and the team. In claiming Farmer was uncertain about the power structure of the job, the Herald completely...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Stephen Ross misses

  5.Dolphins and Jeff Ireland decided to part ways. Ireland no longer wanted to be the GM because Ross was going to bring in a “Football Czar” for Ireland to work under.   Here we are, almost a month has passed and the Dolphins don’t have a GM or a “Football Czar”. This brings up the question, did Ross even have a guy set up for Ireland to   work under? Or was Ross...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins get rejected by another GM candidate

On January 7th the Dolphins parted ways with Jeff Ireland. Today, January 23rd not only have the Dolphins not replaced Ireland but they were recently informed that they were just rejected for the 5th time. Browns exec Ray Farmer, a finalist for the Dolphins GM job, has opted to stay with Cleveland. Will not take second interview with Miami — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora)...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins have image problems: welcome to 2014

As Peyton Manning stood at the podium with confetti floating around following the Broncos' convincing win over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship, I can't help but wonder what could've been.  Because of tweedle dumb (Steven Ross) and tweedle dumber (Jeff Ireland), it wasn't to be.  After what has--and continues to happen--in Miami, Peyton made the...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Who was the Dolphins biggest disappointment in 2013?

Who was the biggest disappointment in 2013? There are a couple of names that come to mind but one sticks out…..Philip Wheeler. In 2013, Jeff Ireland tried to revamp his linebacker core by replacing Kevin Burnett and Karlos Dansby with Wheeler and Ellerbe. The move came at an expense but both on the field and off the field. Ireland dished out 13 million dollars guaranteed of his...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Where is Miami’s urgency ?

It has been 12 days since the Dolphins decided to mutually part ways with GM Jeff Ireland. The Senior Bowl is in 6 days and Senior Bowl week starts tomorrow. The new Dolphins GM is still TBD. With one of the premiere scouting events of the offseason literally right around the corner the Dolphins still do not have a general manager. According to Jason La Canfora this morning it...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

What to expect with a new general manager in 2014

Last year the Dolphins made a few big moves that involved players. This year they plan on doing the same thing, except with coaches and management. Jeff Ireland’s reign lasted just about six years before parting ways with the Dolphins.   Ireland was the GM when I started high school and lasted until I was about half way through college. For many, like myself the “Jeff Ireland...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

For Dolphins fans, patience is the key to offseason of uncertainty

Last week most Dolphins fans got what they wanted with the pseudo firing of Jeff Ireland and firing offensive coordinator Mike Sherman.  Due to the need to make things seem normal in Miami, things have moved at a quick pace in order to attract the best GM and OC for the team.  Each interviewee has entered with a portfolio of plays, strategies, and philosophies looking to wow Carl...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

What Joe Philbin must do to cement his tenure in Miami

The Miami Dolphins are an “average football team.”  The Dolphins in 2013 had an average season with an 8-8 record.  Sure they went 4-1 against playoff teams this season, but the Dolphins failed to conquer the lesser opponents.  With a new vote of confidence and a change in the front office after the parting of ways of Jeff Ireland and firing Mike Sherman; year three for...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Ireland and Sherman out; what’s next for Dolphins?

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to get you ready for the Divisional Playoff round. Here is the week around the playoff-less Miami Dolphins. Miami Dolphins - What Miami’s new GM will inherit (READ) - Dolphins fire Jeff Ireland….now what? (READ) - Breaking: Dolphins fire OC Mike Sherman (READ) - Dolphins fans should step back; consider the human side ...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins have been very busy interviewing people

The Miami Dolphins conducted interviews with three general manager candidates on Friday. The Dolphins confirmed Pittsburgh Steelers director of football administration Omar Kahn,Arizona Cardinals vice president of player personnel Jason Licht and Dolphins assistant general manager Brian Gaine have officially completed interviews. Friday was the first round of interviews as the...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Update on the Miami Dolphins general manager search

Ever since the Dolphins decided to fire…I mean part ways with Jeff Ireland there has been a clusterfudge of names who have been rumored to be interviewed by the team for their general manager job opening. To ensure everyone is kept in the loop here is where the Dolphins currently stand. After much confusion and bad PR, owner Steve Ross made it clear on Thursday night what role...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Uncertainty might be a welcomed change for Miami

What a week for the Miami Dolphins, they finally took action and did it in dramatic fashion. The team, who was silent on Black Monday, was loud this week, as they removed Mike Sherman from his Offensive Coordinator post. That wasn’t the only management move of the early off-season, the Fins said adios to its front office stalwart, Jeff Ireland. Ireland who had been with the organization...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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