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For the second consecutive week, Dolphins fall apart in the second half

Through the first ten weeks of the season, the Miami Dolphins were the hottest team in the second half. We were used to slow starts only to see them coming roaring out of the tunnel to put the game away. Now, we’ve seen the Dolphins completely give up in the second half last week against the Baltimore Ravens and this past Sunday against the New England Patriots. After the game...
Via PhinManiacs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins-Bears Capsule

MIAMI DOLPHINS (2-3) at CHICAGO BEARS (3-3) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Bears by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Miami 2-2-1, Chicago 3-3 SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 7-4 LAST MEETING - Bears beat Dolphins 16-0, Nov. 18, 2010 LAST WEEK - Dolphins lost to Packers 27-24; Bears beat Falcons 27-13 AP PRO32 RANKING - Dolphins No. 23, Bears No. 16. DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins coach says he has to do a better job

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Criticism of coach Joe Philbin filled the South Florida airwaves Monday, with fans complaining he passed when he should have run, ran when he should have passed, called timeouts that helped the opposition, and used the wrong defense on the touchdown that beat the Miami Dolphins with three seconds left. A wrenching 27-24 loss to Green Bay inspired lots of second...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 2 picks: Dolphins at Bills

BY EDITORPublisher Nick St. Denis, associate editor Dan Begnoche and senior writer Sean Donovan pick the Week 2 AFC East bout in Western New York between the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills.Dan's take:While both team's are coming off impressive Week 1 victories, Miami's linebacking unit is already running on fumes after the loss of Dannell Ellerbe for the season and now Koa Misi...
Via AFC East Daily
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami's LBs woes continue as Misi, Wheeler ruled out

BY DAN BEGNOCHEThe bad news just keeps getting worse for the Miami Dolphins linebacking crew.Three days after the team designated Dannell Ellerbe to IR with a hip injury, his fellow starting linebackers -- Koa Misi and Philip Wheeler -- will reportedly miss this divisional week's matchup against the Bills as well, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.Misi, dealing with...
Via AFC East Daily
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins/New England Patriots Preview

#457062689 / gettyimages.com It’s been five seasons since the Miami Dolphins won the AFC East. On Sunday, the team hopes they can begin their quest to win their first division title since 2008 over the team that’s has dominated the AFC East since 2001, the New England Patriots.  New England finished last season 12-4 and is coming off its 11th AFC East title in 14 seasons....
Via TopSportsReport
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Wheeler ruled out for Dolphins' divisional bout

BY NICK ST. DENISThe Miami Dolphins were looking for veteran linebacker Philip Wheeler to step it up in his second season with the team. It looks like they'll have to wait at least one more week to see it.Wheeler was ruled out of the team's Week 1 bout with the New England Patriots with a thumb injury.Here's the team's full injury report:OUTC Mike Pouncey (hip)LB Jordan Tripp (chest...
Via AFC East Daily
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ellerbe, Wheeler not sure things atop depth chart

BY SEAN DONOVANThe Miami Dolphins dished out big free agent contracts to Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler last offseason to upgrade their linebacker corps. That's what they thought they were doing, anyway.The duo turned out to be a disappointment on the whole in 2013, with linebacker play the primary culprit as Miami's once-mighty run defense slipped into mediocrity. According...
Via AFC East Daily
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins' Phillip Wheeler defends girlfriend for breastfeeding photo

Philip Wheeler is lashing out at the haters who criticized his model girlfriend after she posted a picture of her breastfeeding his son last month.The Miami Dolphins linebacker is defending his partner Ashley Nicole, claiming she is being "unfairly attacked" over the photograph she uploaded to her Instagram profile.The new mother posted the picture to her 23,000 followers showing...
Via The Other Paper
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackson off table, but Dolphins still have LB options

BY SEAN DONOVANIt's been insinuated through the media that new Miami Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey was none-too-impressed with his predecessor's rebuild of the team's linebacker corps last offseason.This suggestion was supported by Miami's pursuit of D'Qwell Jackson, the recently-released long-time Cleveland Brown who would reportedly have taken over for Dannell Ellerbe...
Via AFC East Daily
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins player defends girlfriend posting breast feeding selfie

Instagram brings out the attention ***** in a lot of people. But one NFL player wants you to know that his girlfriend/baby’s mama isn’t that, she’s just a model who thinks showing off life’s natural beauty of breast feeding in a fake candid photo is a special moment she wanted to share. “Was on the way out the door but then mommy duty called… Everything stops for him...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins News: Team Talks to D'Qwell Jackson

If the Miami Dolphins are going to look for depth and potentially another starter at linebacker for the 2014, they may not do much better than D’Qwell Jackson.Football Nation has leaned the linebacker was in Miami visiting with the team and general manager Dennis Hickey. “According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, free agent linebacker D’Qwell Jackson formerly of the...
Via Football Nation
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins LB Comes to the Defense of His Breastfeeding IG Twodel GF (Photo)

Listen, Instagram was made for pretty women to get attention from men. Doesn’t matter if they have a baby or are breastfeeding. You don’t randomly take a photo like the one above, it didn’t just happen spontaneously, she needs to cut it out. Here was how she captioned the photo. “Was on the way out the door but then mommy duty called… Everything stops for him! #breastisbest...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins Notes: Philip Wheeler, Dimitri Patterson, Chris Clemons, Matt Moore

    Philip Wheeler According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, a Dolphins source has informed him that LB Philip Wheeler “seemed to become complacent last season after getting a big contract.“ Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle previously mentioned that he has heard on numerous occasions that Wheeler could be on the chopping block this offseason. If Wheeler were...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins 2014 Off-Season Report

2013 Recap The Dolphins were big spenders last off-season, coming off of a 7-9 season in 2012 and looking to free agency to help them take that next step. As teams who embrace that philosophy often realize, it’s much easier said than done. Big deals given to Mike Wallace, Dannell Ellerbe, and Philip Wheeler failed to pay off as the Dolphins finished 8-8 and general manager Jeff...
Via The Football Fan Spot
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins: The Biggest Problem with Mediocrity

Jim Rassol/Sun Sentinel Michael Fink Miami Dolphins Writer Pressure mounts, the media scrutiny becomes harsher, the fan base grows impatient, and all of a sudden instead of building a solid nucleus for the future you’re forced to make moves to attempt to win now. That means Brent Grimes at 31 years old becomes a more of a priority, rather then developing the youngsters drafted...
Via TopSportsReport
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins LB Philip Wheeler On The Chopping Block? – Raiders Could Have Interest

Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle mentions that he has heard a few times now that Dolphins LB Philip Wheeler could be on the chopping block this offseason. Tafur adds that if the Dolphins were to part ways with Wheeler, the Raiders would be “very interested” in bringing him back. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald mentioned a few weeks ago that Wheeler could be on...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

After youth movement, Dolphins' linebackers disappointed in 2013

The Miami Dolphins took an "out with the old, in with the younger" approach for their 2013 linebacker corps. Middle linebacker Karlos Dansby was 31 and outside linebacker Kevin Burnett 30 when both were allowed to leave the Dolphins via free agency last spring. In their place, Miami signed free agents Dannell Ellerbe (27) and Philip Wheeler (28) to join returnee Koa Misi in the 4...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 12, 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

Dolphins swing and miss on Nick Caserio

  The Miami Dolphins are developing a very bad reputation around the NFL.  They are the team that no one wants to work for. The latest example of this came late Saturday when the Dolphins offered their General Manager position to Nick Caserio of the Patriots.  The new job would come with a promotion and a much higher salary than Caserio was making in New England. He’d finally...
Via Phin Nation
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins' linebackers coach leaving for Vikings job

BY SEAN DONOVAN The Miami Dolphins now have another coaching position to fill, this time on the defensive side of the ball.According to a report by Fox Sports, Dolphins linebackers coach George Edwards will be named the defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings.Prior to joining the Dolphins in 2012, his second stint with the team after holding the same linebacker coaching job...
Via AFC East Daily
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Dolphins salary cap: An interview with Jason Fitzgerald

While every Dolphins fan dreams of the roster’s next iteration…in the words of the O’Jays, “money money money, monnnnneeeeyyy!” Regardless of the whom the new general manager may be, an integral component of the Miami Dolphins 2014 offseason direction will be dictated by the team’s salary cap. Overthecap.com (OTC) was recently developed by founder Jason Fitzgerald...
Via Phins Phocus
January 14, 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

Source: Philbin was infuriated by some of Sherman’s playcalling

  The soap opera that is the Miami Dolphins continues to play out before our very eyes.  Another day passes and we have no clear decisions being made or changes announced that will help the team improve in 2014.  According to the Dolphins beat reporters, Stephen Ross was not at Dolphins Headquarters today.  Joe Philbin, Kevin Coyle, Dawn Aponte, Jim Turner, and a host of Dolphins...
Via Phin Nation
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Onwards to the offseason

After a disappointing end to this Miami Dolphins season, the sense of frustration amongst this fan base is palpable. A 5th straight non-winning year, a collapse against two average/mediocre teams with a playoff berth on the line, statistical stagnation on offense as compared to last year, and a team that lacked energy when it mattered most. The list goes on and on; the frustration...
Via Phins Phocus
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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