Miami Dolphins training camp positional battles

With Training Camp starting July 25th, there are several interesting Training Camp battles this year. The Dolphins seem have more depth on the roster this year, but they also have question marks to answer. There are some interesting story lines and let’s take a look at what to look for this year.  Training Camp Battle #1: Running Back Lamar Miller vs. Knowshon Moreno  This is...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s In, Who’s Out Among Miami Dolphins’ Wide Receivers

The wide receiver position for the Miami Dolphins has evolved from being a position of weakness in 2012 to a position of good (albeit slightly overpaid) quality in 2013. In 2014, that hasn’t changed, saved for a few new players added to the mix. We’re going to look at the Dolphins’ wide outs, where they’d fit in the depth chart, as well as determining who will stay, and who...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins' Thigpen getting time in new role

A crowded backfield led to Dolphins running back Marcus Thigpen seeing some time at slot receiver Monday during OTAs. Thigpen, who is going into his third season with the team, said after practice he's just trying to get involved in the new offense. Thigpen said he would like to eventually return to running back but understands nothing is concrete. "It is a new offense...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Devin Hester an upgrade for the Dolphins?

  By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter) The recent news that Devin Hester would “love” to play for the Miami Dolphins and that they are one of the thirteen teams that have approached his agent, has me pretty jazzed. Photo Courtesy of Jauerback via Wikipedia I gave Hester a first round draft grade in 2006 in spite of the fact that he was a special teamer without a defined position...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rumor: Hester, Moreno and Dolphins Have Mutual Interest

Chris Humphrey/USA TODAY Sports John Miceli (@JohnMiceli15) The Dolphins are in major need of some help in special teams, and at running back.  Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas were terrible in the backfield last season, and I believe current returner Marcus Thigpen is not the answer in special teams. The Dolphins are reportedly interested in both Moreno and Hester and all parties...
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March 17, 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

Three under the radar free agents who could end up in Miami

Last year the Miami Dolphins were the “winners” of free agency by snagging almost every big name available. It is clear that having the best names on  paper does not translate into wins. This year the Dolphins should focus on filling holes, it doesn’t have to be with the biggest names either. The Dolphins are in need of a short yardage back, someone who could get the 4th and...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Dolphins need a new General Manager; I’ll apply!

  By Cyrus Lassus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter) Dear Mr. Ross, I have followed the Miami Dolphins closely for over two decades and covered them for PhinNation in 2013. It is very important to me that the franchise finds a General Manager capable of leading the team back into its rightful place amongst the NFL’s elite. Photo Courtesy of Please allow me to boldly present...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins Week 15: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Miami Dolphins came from behind in the final quarter for a second week in a row on Sunday and held off a late comeback attempt from New England to down the Patriots 24-20. The victory snapped a seven-game losing streak to New England and was Miami's first win over the Patriots in more than four years.With the victory, Miami improved to 8-6 and for the moment, the Dolphins...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins make big statement with win over Patriots 24-20

The Miami Dolphins entered Sunday’s game, facing a crossroad.  Would they wilt under the pressure of a huge game against the hated Patriots.  Or would they rise to the challenge and make their presence known in the AFC playoff race?  The story of this game followed the same script as many games we’ve witnessed this season.  The Dolphins took a lead in the 4th quarter then...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins: Five Things We Learned

The Patriots went into this game knowing that, following Denver’s defeat on Thursday, a win would put them back into pole position for the number one seed in the AFC playoff race. The Dolphins knew that they needed the win equally badly in order to keep their chances of a wild card and the sixth seed in the postseason alive.When Tom Brady’s fourth down pass was intercepted in...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins survive comeback attempt, defeat Patriots 24-20

Welcome to the big time, Ryan Tannehill. And welcome to the Dolphins, Michael Thomas. The Dolphins’ quarterback went out and beat Tom Brady. Tannehill directed a 60-yard, game-winning touchdown drive, capped by a 14-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Thigpen with 75 seconds left. Then it was on the Dolphins’ patchwork defense to make it hold up. Thomas, signed last week, did just...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins 24, Patriots 20: Takeaways & observations

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins not only snapped a seven-game losing streak in the series against New England on Sunday, they did it in Patriots' fashion. Ryan Tannehill connected with Marcus Thigpen on a 14-yard touchdown pass play with 1:15 left to give Miami a come-from-behind 24-20 win against New England at Sun Life Stadium. The verdict wasn't decided until...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins snatch the win from the grasp of Patriots 24-20

Today, the Miami Dolphins pulled out a huge victory and sent the Patriots home to New England to reflect on what just happened.  With the help of Ryan Tannehill staying hot from the last seconds of the second quarter (3 TDs, 312 yards passing, and a 120.6 rating), Mike Wallace with a signature catch and score, and Daniel Thomas and Marcus Thigpen showing their vesatility; the Dolphins...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Philbin pleased with Dolphins' inclusion of run game

The Miami Dolphins haven't boasted the greatest of rushing offenses this season, but Sunday against the best run defense in the NFL, the Dolphins weren't half bad. The New York Jets had been giving up less than 3 yards a carry prior to their loss to the Dolphins, and the Dolphins managed 3.5 yards a rush against the stout defensive front. It wasn't so much the quality...
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December 03, 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...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins Game Plan: Quick passing game will be key

  By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus) The Miami Dolphins have their bast pass blocking running back in Daniel Thomas and it will force them to make adjustments as they prepare to face a heavy blitzing Jets team. Photo Courtesy of The team did not sign a running back, which is either a sign of apathy or a vote of confidence for the guys in the locker room.  I have to believe that...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Thigpen Ready for Action

(AP) — When Arian Foster made his NFL breakthrough in 2010, Marcus Thigpen took note, confident he could make a big splash himself if given an opportunity. That chance will likely come Sunday, when Thigpen assumes a more prominent role with the Miami Dolphins in their road game against the New York Jets.
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Thomas’ injury gives Miller chance to prove himself as Dolphins’ No. 1 RB

Dolphins running back Lamar Miller has insisted for weeks that he doesn’t mind sharing carries with Daniel Thomas. But with Thomas out indefinitely after spraining his left ankle Sunday, Miller acknowledges he’s looking forward to having the chance to prove himself as a full-time back. “I’m pretty sure any running back would,” Miller said. While Miller is now the undisputed...
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November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins RB Thigpen eager to show what he can do

When Arian Foster made his NFL breakthrough in 2010, Marcus Thigpen took note, confident he could make a big splash himself if given an opportunity. That chance will likely come Sunday, when Thigpen assumes a more prominent role with the Miami Dolphins in their road game against the New York Jets. With running back Daniel Thomas sidelined because of a sprained ankle, Thigpen has...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins RB Thomas expected to miss several games

Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas is expected to miss several games because of a left ankle injury, leaving the team with little experience behind starter Lamar Miller. Marcus Thigpen and rookie Mike Gillislee will replace Thomas, offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said Monday. Thomas was hurt in Sunday's loss to Carolina. Thigpen is a kick returner with three carries...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins Week 10: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

After a week of controversy, the Miami Dolphins finally returned to the football field on Monday night in Tampa. In a game that the Dolphins absolutely had to have, Miami overcame a 15-0 deficit with 19 unanswered points only to let the lead slip away in the fourth quarter in a 22-19 loss to the previously winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The loss was the fifth for Miami in six tries...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins face crucial Week 7 tilt against the Bills

The bye week has come and gone as the Miami Dolphins look ahead to Sunday's crucial matchup against the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium. At 3-2, the Dolphins weathered the storm in what many believed to be the toughest part of the schedule and have positioned themselves well to make a run at the playoffs. However, the team has suffered two consecutive losses and must right...
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October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Thigpen wants to 'spark' Fins but knows his place

BY NICK ST. DENISThe Miami Dolphins are gaining just 3.7 yards a carry and 69.6 yards a game on the ground, a far cry from what they expected from the duo of Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas at the start of the season.Miami's next tailback on the depth chart in Marcus Thigpen thinks he can help, but the team has been reluctant to work the kick returner into the offensive backfield...
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October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins: Injuries in Division Could Help Team Early

It’s never a good idea to celebrate someone else’s misfortune, but the Miami Dolphins may have stumbled onto something that could help them as the regular season begins in less than two weeks.The AFC East, which was expected to be a middle-of-the-road division with two teams possibly making the playoffs (New England, Miami) and two teams leaning heavily on a restructuring process...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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