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Miami Dolphins Have Hopes for Terrence Fede

Entering the 2014 NFL Draft, Fede was hardly a blip on the radar screen. He played collegiately at Marist, a college whose main claim to fame is having produced former NBA All-Star and Indiana Pacers’ center Rik Smits. While receiving little to no attention at Marist, Fede’s performance earned him the 2013 Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Year honors. He also led...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins host clinic to breed a new batch of football supermoms

Who says Mom doesn't know anything about football? On April 14th, the Miami Dolphins - in conjunction with USA Football's "Heads Up Football" program and Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon- held their second annual Moms Football Safety Clinic.Moms from all over came into the Dolphins practice facility at Nova Southeastern University (you all know it as "The Bubble") to get educated...
Via PhinManiacs
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins set to host second annual Heads Up Football Mom's Clinic

The Miami Dolphins, in partnership with USA Football’s national initiative of Heads Up Football program and DE Olivier Vernon, will host their second annual Mom’s Clinic. The clinic will take place on Tuesday, April 14 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. The clinic will include information about nutrition, heat and hydration...
Via PhinManiacs
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins 4 Biggest Free Agency Mistakes

The Second Year of Suh’s Deal View image | gettyimages.com Sure, Ndamukong Suh won’t count too much against the cap this season, allowing the team to offer contracts to other free agents, but his second year cap number is significantly greater and therefore harmful.  In an offseason where we’ll have to get a long term deal done with Ryan Tannehill, Mike Pouncey,...
Via TopSportsReport
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins Free Agent Top Tier Targets Of Positional Dire Need

The 2015 season officially gets underway with the opening of the Free Agency signing period on Tuesday March 10th. Teams can begin speaking with players and their agents today, Saturday March 7th. The Wide Receivers have been covered in recent post, and now some other positional desires of need are brought to the negotiating table, so here they are. Offensive Line Savior.Bryan Baluga...
Via Dolphin Shout
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Position review: New defensive line coach Williams needs to maximize potential

The Miami Dolphins defensive line abruptly went from stalwart to substandard during the second half of the 2014 season as opponents rushed for 992 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns over the final six weeks of the season. Boasting the NFL's 10th-ranked run defense heading into their Week 8 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Dolphins would plummet to 24th by the end...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Terrell Williams to take over as D-line coach for 'Phins

Miami defensive line coach Kacy Rodgers bailed for the open coordinator position with the Jets once the season ended. Thursday, the team brought in former Raiders coach Terrell Williams to replace him, according to the Sun Sentinel.Williams held the line coach position with Oakland for three years before his move to the Dolphins, with a slight stopover at the University of Florida...
Via AFC East Daily
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

4 matchups that will decide the game for the Baltimore Ravens & Miami Dolphins

We have made it to December, the final stretch of games of the NFL’s regular season.  With teams jockeying for playoff position down the stretch it’s vital for coaches and players to find mismatches within individual games and exploit them for their teams best chance to win the game.  But when two teams meet that are virtually mirror images of each other, those mismatches aren’t...
Via cover32 - Ravens
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens: 4 key matchups that will decide the game

We have made it to December, the final stretch of games of the NFL’s regular season.  With teams jockeying for playoff position down the stretch it’s vital for coaches and players to find mismatches within individual games and exploit them for their teams best chance to win the game.  But when two teams meet that are virtually mirror images of each other, those mismatches aren’t...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Una prueba de fuego.

Hoy domingo los Dolphins de Miami tendrán en sus manos la oportunidad de demostrar que son contendores a un espacio en la post temporada de la NFL. Se enfrentarán a uno de los equipos más poderosos de la liga y a domicilio: los Broncos de Denver. Si se mira en perspectiva lo que señalamos en uno de nuestros escritos pre temporada encontrarán que dije que el calendario de los...
Via Phins Phocus
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins sack-happy defense looking to put pressure on Peyton Manning

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- The Miami Dolphins are among the league leaders in quarterback sacks and this Sunday they are facing the quarterback who has been sacked the least in Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos. They Dolphins hope to impose their will on Manning and the Broncos. Miami's defensive ends -- Cameron Wake and Olivier Vernon -- have combined for 14 of the team's 30 sacks with...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins sack-happy defense looking to put pressure on Peyton Manning

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- The Miami Dolphins are among the league leaders in quarterback sacks and this Sunday they are facing the quarterback who has been sacked the least in Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos. They Dolphins hope to impose their will on Manning and the Broncos. Miami's defensive ends -- Cameron Wake and Olivier Vernon -- have combined for 14 of the team's 30 sacks with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins look to pressure Broncos' Peyton Manning

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) The Miami Dolphins are among the league leaders in quarterback sacks and this Sunday they are facing the quarterback who has been sacked the least in Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos. They Dolphins hope to impose their will on Manning and the Broncos. Miami's defensive ends - Cameron Wake and Olivier Vernon - have combined for 14 of the team's 30 sacks with...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins: Finding The Positives of a Win on Sunday

It is kind of hard to get excited about the Miami Dolphins win over the Jacksonville Jaguars this past Sunday. But a win is a win – no matter how ugly it was.There is a difference in how the Dolphins played in two halves of football. The result was a 27-13 win on the road at a time when the team needed to continue momentum toward the post season.I’m not sure this win continues...
Via Football Nation
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins Defense Take Jaguars To The House

The 1 - 6 with nothing to lose Jacksonville Jaguars played territorial Tom-Cat while hosting the 3 - 3 Miami Dolphins on week eight of the 2014 season. Jacksonville's NFL number two ranked in defensive sacks Jaguars put the Dolphin quarterback upon his buttocks once in each of his two first quarter possessions that went three and out. Miami's third touch of the ball was also a three...
Via Dolphin Shout
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins Week 6: Game Balls

With two weeks to prepare for the Green Bay Packers, the Miami Dolphins looked to be on the verge of overcoming a slow start to get back over .500 for the season. A late touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Andrew Quarless however, lifted the Packers to a 27-24 victory.While Sunday's loss was an absolute heartbreaker for the Miami Dolphins, a number of players stood out. Here are...
Via Pro Football Spot
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Make some noise: Dolphins embracing power of music in locker room

DAVIE, Fla. -- Music has the power to evoke a wide range of emotions. For the Miami Dolphins, it's become the backbeat to their season starting from the very beginning in July, when head coach Joe Philbin decided to relax the rules a bit and pump out a wide range of music during training camp. On any given day, music is playing loudly from a few of the lockers before and after practice...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 02, 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...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins observations: Miami looks lost in falling to Buffalo

After their feel-good home victory to open the season, the Miami Dolphins crashed down to the earth Sunday with a deflating 29-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills on the road. This time, another weak first-half performance could not be overcome, as they were able to do against the Patriots. Bills running back C.J. Spiller made sure of that, with a 102-yard touchdown kickoff return in the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins visit Bills trying for second straight divisional matchup win

MIAMI, Fla. -- Either the Miami Dolphins or the Buffalo Bills will enter Week 3 of the season undefeated, and whoever emerges victorious from the AFC East division battle on Sunday, 1:00 p.m. at the renovated Ralph Wilson Stadium will most certainly have deserved it. After both teams pulled off upset victories, they'll be hungry to prove Week 1 wasn't a fluke. Backed by a dangerous...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins-Bills capsule

MIAMI (1-0) At BUFFALO (1-0) Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS OPENING LINE - Dolphins by 1 2014 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Miami 1-0, Buffalo 1-0 SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 57-42-1 LAST MEETING - Bills beat Dolphins 19-0, Dec. 22, 2013 LAST WEEK - Dolphins beat Patriots, 33-20; Bills beat Bears 23-20, OT AP PRO32 RANKING - Dolphins No. 15, Bills No. 21 DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (18t), RUSH (4),...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Potential Dolphins break out candidates

Who will break out is always a question on every sports fans mind regardless of the team or sport.  This time of year around the NFL that is a main question asked around the proverbial water cooler.  The Miami Dolphins are a team with enough star power.  The defensive side of the ball has 2 time pro bowler Cam Wake, All Pro cornerback Brent Grimes, and burgeoning star Olivier...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami 10, Atlanta 16: Dolphins Preseason Week 1 stock report

In a game that featured many players that are unlikely to make either team’s 53 man roster, the Miami Dolphins lost 16-10 in their preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons. The Dolphins were without key starters Brian Hartline, Mike Wallace, Charles Clay and Olivier Vernon, giving depth players a chance to earn themselves a roster spot. During the limited time Miami’s starters...
Via Phins Phocus
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins battling the injury bug early in camp

BY SEAN DONOVANIf you ask, most teams will say the most important thing to take away from training camp is a healthy roster.In that regard, it's been a tough start to the week for the Miami Dolphins.Though they've luckily avoided major injuries thus far, many first and second team regulars have either missed practice time or left sessions early.Adding themselves to that list on Monday...
Via AFC East Daily
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Dolphins consider trading a defensive end ?

Let me start this by saying that I believe defensive end is one of the most impactful positions on the defensive side of the ball and quality depth is never a bad thing.  But if there is one position Miami could potentially afford to deal in a trade to bring in future draft picks, it’s safe to say it would be defensive end. An aging, but yet highly productive, Cam Wake is due...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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