Three things that could derail the Miami Dolphins in 2015

Optimism is in the air with a few days until the start of the Miami Dolphins training camp.  An improved defense, an upgraded offense, and new grass being laid at Sun Life Stadium are all of the ingredients for a successful season for both fans and players.  As I say every season, this is the Miami Dolphins year! AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Rating each NFL team’s Week 1 starter...
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Dolphins RB Lamar Miller could see more carries in 2015

One of the more surprising numbers from the Miami Dolphins' 2014 season has to do with running back Lamar Miller. It's not his 1,099 rushing yards, or nine total touchdowns. It's the fact that he never topped 20 carries in a game. Not once.Miller averaged 5.1 yards per carry last season, but never appeared to be the Dolphins' "workhorse back." It's not that Miller can't handle the...
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Saturday web roundup: Miami Dolphins

QB Freeman Released By Dolphins Before Training Camp Begins MIAMI (AP) — Quarterback Josh Freeman's bid to jump-start his career with the ... Freeman was released Friday by the Dolphins, who open camp next week ... Miami Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill: 'We're trending in a great direction' Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill also was a tone-setter for Miami. The former 2012 ....
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Weekend web roundup: Miami Dolphins

QB Freeman Released By Dolphins Before Training Camp Begins MIAMI (AP) — Quarterback Josh Freeman's bid to jump-start his career with the ... Freeman was released Friday by the Dolphins, who open camp next week ... Miami Dolphins 53-man roster projection The Miami Dolphins open training camp on July 30 at Nova Southeastern University in ... 84: Receptions by Jarvis Landry...
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Lamar Miller will need strong 2015 campaign to earn big pay day

Lamar Miller of the Miami Dolphins is entering a contract year this season in which he'll look to prove his worth -- whether it's to the Dolphins or another running back-needy franchise. In 2014, Miller began to show just how talented he is, racking up 1,099 yards on just 216 carries, which gave him a 5.1 yard-per-carry average for the season.Shockingly, Miller never topped 20 carries...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins 2015 Training Camp Preview

Hope may spring eternal for the Dolphins and their fans, but despite a more optimistic outlook for 2015, the ‘Fins still have some questions to answer and some rough spots to smooth before they can start thinking about ending playoff droughts, dethroning the Patriots and making reservations for the Super Bowl in their home stadium. Here’s a preview of some of the biggest concerns...
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Breakdown of the Miami Dolphins Running Backs Entering the 2015 Season

Coming into the 2014 season, Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno were both supposed to lead the Miami Dolphins’ rushing attack. After a good...
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Dolphins Lamar Miller has high expectations for 2015

Last season, lurking in the shadows of the Dolphins offensive line was the quiet performance of running back Lamar Miller.  Miller became the first back since Reggie Bush in 2011 to reach the 1,000 yard mark and did it with an exclamation point in his final game versus the Jets, a 97 yard run! Miller, after rushing for 1,099 yards has high expectations for 2015. Miller’s start...
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Evaluating the Dolphins’ Roster – Running Backs

Lamar Miller View image | Miller is likely to split time in the backfield this season, but with whom remains to be decided. Miller has added weight to his frame this offseason in order to better handle the rigors of a full NFL season, and I think that’ll suit him well. He’s a quick runner with good speed. He needs to improve his blocking, but he could...
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Miami Dolphins RB Damien Williams ready to take the next step

Last season, very few fans knew of Miami Dolphins running back Damien Williams. As an undrafted rookie out of Oklahoma, Williams did catch the eye of our guy on the ground, Luis Sung, during training camp last year, and he made an impression on the coaches as well, making the roster behind Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno. This year there is a lot more competition, with LaMichael...
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RB Damien Williams eyeing a bigger role for 2015

Miami Dolphins running back Damien Williams, who came aboard as an undrafted free agent in 2014, hopes to emerge as an integral player for the team in 2015. Currently, Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno share the two top spots at the position going into training camp. Williams is looking to get noticed in competition with three other young promising backs on the roster - 2013...
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Three reasons the Dolphins don’t need to upgrade their guards before the 2015

There has been a lot of discussion about the Dolphins needing to get an upgrade at guard. Fans have actually been saying that one good guard is all that stands between the Dolphins and the playoffs. That isn’t entirely true. While the Dolphins do have the cap space to go out and sign someone like Evan Mathis, they should wait. Mathis is expecting to get paid in a long-term deal...
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How Relevant Can Rookie Jay Ajayi be for the Miami Dolphins in 2015?

(Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) It didn’t make the same kind of headlines as an Aaron Rodgers type slide, but former Boise State running back Jay Ajayi found himself dropping down to the 5th round in this year’s draft after knee concerns scared many teams away. The Miami Dolphins were there to stop his fall, netting a dynamic runner who many believed could have been a...
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Who Will Be the Dolphins Scapegoat if they Struggle?

View image | This article is part of a series of articles on teams’ scapegoats. The Miami Dolphins seem to always put blame on individuals.  I’ve heard everything from Tony Sparano to Lamar Miller to Mike Wallace to Joe Philbin in just a matter of a few years.  This year, Dolphins fans have already given us some insight into who their scapegoat will be.  That...
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Five players who are on the roster bubble for the Miami Dolphins

If you have ever watched the HBO show Hard Knocks you know how hard it is to cut a NFL roster from 90 to 75 and then finally to 53. Most of the time, teams are forced to let go of players they see as “NFL-ready.” Some of these players get re-signed to the practice squad, or even get picked up by other rosters. The Dolphins aren’t any different. They have a little too much depth...
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The Miami Dolphins can’t overlook Lamar Miller

Lamar Miller had his best season in 2014, scoring eight touchdowns and going over 1,000 rushing yards for the first time in his career. Not to mention, he also had the longest run of the 2014 season in his 97 yard touchdown run against the Jets. He will also be a free agent after the 2015 season, the Dolphins have a tough decision on their hands. While Lamar has only been the starter...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Meet five Houston Texans receivers that will play big roles in 2015

With Texans’ minicamp officially underway, I find it was fitting to give a little insight on a big offseason question… Now that Andre Johnson is gone, who are the Texans going to throw the ball to? As of now there are 12 receivers on the roster, but obviously only four or five will make the final 53-man roster. So let’s take a look at five guys who are most likely to have a...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller stepping up when challenged

It may seem crazy to think about, but if you can perhaps think back to the beginning of the previous season and try to remember who seemed to be a shoe-in to be the starting running back for the Miami Dolphins, you'll recall that RB's name wasn't Lamar Miller.Veteran RB Knowshon Moreno had come into training camp out of shape and still rather banged up, and yet he had managed to...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins looking forward to RB Lamar Miller having a breakout season

Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said running back Lamar Miller is ascending into a premier rusher and after making gains the past two seasons, and the team expects him to breakout in 2015 while becoming a top level back in the NFL. “I thought he played well [in 2014]," Philbin said, via "The thing I like about Lamar is he rushed for, again, don’t quote...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Lamar Miller in Miami’s long term plans?

Lamar Miller ranked second among qualifying running backs averaging 5.1 yards a carry in 2014. That made him one of only four starting Dolphins’ running backs to ever rush for more than five yards a carry in a season. He joined Ronnie Brown, Larry Csonka, and Mercury Morris as the group to do it. Miller had his best season in 2014, scoring eight touchdowns and going over 1,000...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins Positional Breakdown: Running Back

Lamar MillerDrafted in the fourth round in 2012 out of the University of Miami, Miller finally displayed the skills that the Dolphins saw when they drafted him. Last season, Miller had career highs in yardage (1,099), attempts (216), average (5.1) and touchdowns (8). All of these numbers were career highs for Miller and he was the first Dolphins’ rusher to gain 1,000-yards or more...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking down film of Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller

Lamar Miller seems to be one of the most underrated running backs in the league. Since he entered the league as a fourth round draft pick in 2012, it seems like fans of the Miami Dolphins have always been looking for a way to replace him. Whether it was Reggie Bush, Knowshon Moreno and now Jay Ajayi, there is always someone out there who fans think may be better than Miller.Despite...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins Can Benefit from Ground and Pound Approach

The Miami Dolphins have been a particularly trendy subject around the NFL this offseason. Many analysts have offered their “expert” opinion on this young team, and it has been quite positive. But this year, more than any other one I can remember, has Dolphin faithful’s scratching their head, not too sure what to expect.On one side, you have the fans that believe the Dolphins...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins view Jay Ajayi as a three-down running back

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports The Miami Dolphins are heading into the 2015 season with a bit of competition at the running back position. Lamar Miller is expected to be the starter, but the Dolphins reportedly view rookie running back Jay Ajayi as a legitimate three-down back heading into his first NFL season. That is a very strong compliment to Ajayi’s game, especially without...
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May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Dolphins Offense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now over.  This means teams are just about finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to prepare their offseason programs. With the draft recently concluding, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate where each team stands in comparison to the other 31 NFL teams. After taking that...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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