OLIVIER VERNON NEWS

Vernon looking to elevate game with fundamentals

BY SEAN DONOVANThe Miami Dolphins used a high draft pick in 2013 on a dynamic pass-rushing prospect to start opposite All-Pro defensive end Cameron Wake.That pick, athletic defensive end Dion Jordan, appears headed in the wrong direction after playing sparingly in his first season and being hit with a suspension for the first four games of this one, but another of Miami's young...
Via AFC East Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins players show their pride for US soccer

In a wild one in Brazil a great run by the US Soccer team came to an end today. Here are some reactions of the game from your Dolphins players #merica #usa http://t.co/5mS62MQTGK — Ryan Tannehill (@ryantannehill1) July 1, 2014 Still proud of this team and proud to be an American… We will be back stronger and better than ever in 2018. #IStillBelieve #USA — A.J. Francis (@AJFrancis410...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins DEs Cameron Wake, Olivier Vernon named top-20 in NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 defensive ends in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s DE to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins 2014: 5 Most Pressing Questions Heading Into Training Camp

So much talent and not enough success. That continues to be the mantra that plagues the Miami Dolphins. It reminds me of the teams Don Shula had at the end of his career – the teams made up of former first round picks that went nowhere fast and fans and the media questioned whether he still had the Chutzpah he showed as a fiery young coach decades ago. Joe Philbin is no Don Shula...
Via Football Nation
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Miami Dolphins “Over/Under”

  Over/Under 1. Olivier Vernon & Cameron Wake will combine for 20 sacks? (both combined for 20 last year, Vernon 11.5, Wake 8.5) Over/Under 2. Knowshon Moreno & Lamar Miller will combine for 1,500 rushing yards? (Moreno had 1,038 last season with Denver, Miller had 709 in 2013 while splitting time with Daniel Thomas) Over/Under Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images 3. Brian Hartline...
Via KC Sports Ninja
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Today’s Dolphins OTA Twitter reactions

This morning, the Miami Dolphins got outside in the heat and humidity and continued their organized team activities.  Judging by the tweets shared by various Dolphins beat reporters, the Dolphins defense seemed to dominate the right side of the line.  Specifically, Cam Wake appeared to take over the session dominating first round draft pick Ja’wuan James. Said Chris Perkins of...
Via Phins Phocus
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Dion Jordan is set for big things in 2014

The biggest story from Miami Dolphins OTA’s for me wasn’t Bill Lazor and his hyped up Eagles-lite offensive changes, nor was it Ryan Tannehill’s perceived struggles running said offense. It wasn’t Mike Pouncey being Mike Pouncey either, but instead it’s the continued development of defensive end Dion Jordan. Jordan has been an enigma, at least that’s how his rookie season...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins’ Olivier Vernon excited about opening against Patriots

Excited about the Dolphins’ season opener against the Patriots? You’ve got nothing on Olivier Vernon. The Dolphins defensive end, appearing on 790 The Ticket last week, said that he circled the date (Sept. 7, at Sun Life Stadium) as soon he got his hands on the schedule. “What really got my blood pumping is that we got New England on the first game of the season,” Vernon...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins offseason wish list should include some big names

  By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter) The Miami Dolphins, after giving Brent Grimes the deal that he has earned, will field an above average defense yet again. While most of the offseason attention is on the offense and how it needs 4 new offensive linemen, I find the idea of using a first round pick and a lot of money to fill two of those positions, offensive. Photo Courtesy of...
Via Phin Nation
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Latest Dolphins rumors with free agency just days away….

The Miami Dolphins are well positioned when it comes to cap space this offseason.  And yet, we see reports, like this one, that indicate the Dolphins are looking to trade Dion Jordan, Cameron Wake, and Mike Wallace.   However, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald has a very reliable source in the Dolphins that disputes all of those rumors. Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com Personally...
Via Phin Nation
March 02, 2014  |  1 Comment

Should the Miami Dolphins draft Michael Sam?

  By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter) My first thought is that the Miami Dolphins have way too many holes to fill on the roster to take a defensive end in the 2014 draft, but what Missouri Tiger Michael Sam has done since August of 2013 has changed my mind. He came out of the closet to his teammates, had a stellar season with 10 1/2 sacks and 18 tackles for loss, claimed Co-Defensive...
Via Phin Nation
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins at a kind of crossroads with Dion Jordan

BY NICK ST. DENISDion Jordan didn't have near the impact on the Miami Dolphins' defense that one would expect from a defensive end drafted third overall -- especially one whose team traded up for him.Despite the Dolphins' high hopes for Jordan, his wiry frame and the emergence of fellow defensive end Olivier Vernon left the Oregon product in a minimal pass-rushing specialist...
Via AFC East Daily
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Time for the Dolphins to move on and prioritize this offseason

  The Miami Dolphins just had a very public and very poor showing in front of the rest of the National Football League.  The Dolphins were turned down by 7 men for their open General Manager position.  We don’t need to rehash all of what happened because we all lived through it.  It was sad, disappointing, and frustrating.  We’ve all witnessed what has transpired over the...
Via Phin Nation
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Part 3: A realistic Miami Dolphins mock draft

  By Miami Jules (@Miami_Jules on Twitter) The 2014 draft is being advertised as one that is offensive tackle and guard deep. The Dolphins have the obvious needs we all know about coming off the franchise record breaking season in sacks allowed, but the Dolphins also had other needs. The inability to stop the run was an understated worry, especially since the Dolphins defense ranked...
Via Phin Nation
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins GM search begins to take shape

  The Miami Dolphins have begun their search for a new General Manager.  As soon as the position opened up, speculation reigned and I’m pretty sure about 5,683 candidates were rumored to be on the Dolphins radar.  That list of candidates is beginning to take shape, as we learned on Thursday, exactly what the Dolphins new GM will be responsible for. Photo Courtesy of Dolphins...
Via Phin Nation
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Latest news on Dolphins GM and Offensive Coordinator searches

  The Miami Dolphins fired both their offensive coordinator and general manager earlier this week.  Since then, there have been a lot of people guessing as to who the Dolphins would bring in to fill both of those roles.  It’s often difficult to figure out exactly what is the truth and what is speculation.  So exactly who do the Dolphins have in mind for both of these positions...
Via Phin Nation
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins: 2013 Breakdown

The 2013 NFL season ended by leaving a bitter taste in the mouth of the Miami Dolphins and their fans. Miami was outscored 39-7 by the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets over the final two weeks leaving the Dolphins a win shy of the playoffs. The 8-8 finish was the best for the Dolphins however, since 2008.While the Miami Dolphins beat four of the six teams in the AFC's playoff...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Circle the Wagons: Bills – Dolphins

Who: Miami Dolphins (8-6) When: Sunday December 22nd, 1:00 PM EST Where: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo, NY The Line: Miami (-3.5) Buffalo Bills Offense vs. Dolphins Defense The last time out, the Dolphins held the Bills to just 268 total yards, but the Bills walked out of Miami with a 23-21 win. They’ve been more and more stout as they’ve gone on, allowing just 18.4 points...
Via The Farm Club
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills: Three Bold Predictions

On Sunday afternoon, the Miami Dolphins beat New England and were squarely in the sixth playoff spot in the AFC. After Monday, the Dolphins, who have won three straight games and were on the outside looking in as the seventh team in the conference.Oh, how the world turns in the NFL. Now, with a three-game winning streak on tact, two games against AFC East opponents with losing records...
Via Football Nation
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins' Pro Bowl Candidates

With just two weeks remaining in the 2013 regular season, it won't be long before Pro Bowl rosters are released. Like almost every other team in the NFL, several Miami Dolphins are making strong cases to take that trip to Honolulu. Here is a look at the Dolphins' leading Pro Bowl candidates:Charles Clay, TEWith 684 yards receiving, Charles Clay is third among AFC tight ends...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 17, 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...
Via Phin Nation
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Pitiful Picks: Can the Dolphins upset the Pats and win 3rd in a row?

  The Miami Dolphins will be playing meaningful games for at least the next 2 weeks.  We can only hope that they win one of them and make the final week of the season meaningful.  In fact, it would be great if we get to see the Dolphins make the playoffs for the first time since 2008, wouldn’t it? Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com Our Pitiful Picks were….well….pitiful earlier...
Via Phin Nation
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins News and Notes: Game Day Against the Pats

If the New England Patriots are living dangerously, the Miami Dolphins may be living with an angel on their shoulders. The season that has been for the team down south has been anything but easy. And the second meeting between the two AFC East rivals could be a classic - one that could help both teams get to their Promised Land.Granted the Patriots are a lot closer to getting their...
Via Football Nation
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins Gameplan: Attack Tom Brady

  By Cyrus (@Cyruslassus on Twitter) This week the Miami Dolphins host the New England Patriots in another must win game.  While the possibility exists that Baltimore could lose two or three of their remaining games, Miami is already dependent on at least one loss from the defending Super Bowl champion in order to secure the 6th spot in the AFC playoffs.  Surprisingly, should...
Via Phin Nation
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

IDP Rankings – Week 15

IDP Rankings – Week 15 Paul Worrilow has been on fire for the Atlanta Falcons and has amassed an insane 83 total tackles in just six games. A high effort linebacker in the Luke Kuechly mold this undrafted free agent has pushed himself into the LB1 category but there are 23 linebackers with higher owned percentages in the Yahoo! game. Worrilow should be rostered in every IDP league...
Via Win My Fantasy League
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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