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...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from the Miami Dolphins loss

Well….that hurt. The Dolphins battled back in the second half only to suffer a devastating loss in the final seconds of the game. Time to swallow the loss and reflect at the good, bad and the ugly of Sunday’s game. The Good Jarvis Landry was fantastic in his first NFL start. Landry provided much needed YAC for this WR core and had two exciting returns where it seemed Landry...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins continue to struggle against the Bills

After an exciting opening day Dolphins fans had to take a step back into reality after Miami lost its 3rd straight game to the Buffalo Bills. Philip Wheeler said the Dolphins “are built to beat the Patriots” but “the Bills are built to beat us.” What Wheeler said happens to be true however, is not an excuse. Miami looked lost Sunday just as they did last year when facing...
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September 15, 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...
Via AFC East Daily
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins keep losing linebackers

The Dolphins shuffled the positions of their starting linebackers this offseason, but they won’t get much of a chance to see how the new alignment works out on Sunday. Philip Wheeler was scratched before the game with a thumb injury and the team has now seen both Dannell Ellerbe and Koa Misi leave their game against the Patriots in the first quarter.
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
Via AFC East Daily
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins: What kind of a player will Jordan Tripp be?

Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler both struggled during their first season with Miami Dolphins. The two linebackers were inconsistent in both run and pass coverage situations. In an attempt to upgrade the position, the Dolphins decided to draft Montana Grizzlies linebacker Jordan Tripp in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.Tripp was a two-time AP FCS All-American (2012-13) and...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Dolphins will need more creative play calling in 2014

While the Miami Dolphins have plenty of talent on the team, there is plenty of room for improvement this year. Also, there is room for improvement on the coaching staff as well, seeing as that this team had more than enough talent to make the playoffs last year and squandered their chance by losing their last two games miserably. So what exactly are some of the areas that the Dolphins...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

To draft a play maker at 19, that is the question

The “obvious” thing for the Miami Dolphins to do in the 2014 NFL Draft would be to select an offensive lineman with two out of their first three picks.   This might be obvious, and might even be a good idea. This just isn’t the direction to go in.   Miami should instead strive to find playmakers in the draft, especially in the first three rounds. The draft is deep when it...
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April 21, 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...
Via The Other Paper
March 07, 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...
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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

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

Three small attainable goals for the Miami Dolphins this off season

Last off-season, Stephen Ross opened up his cheque book and, with the help of Jeff Ireland, paid out a lot of money for high priced free agents. Mike Wallace, Dustin Keller, Brandon Gibson, Dannell Ellerbe, Philip Wheeler, and Brent Grimes were all signed in hopes of providing experienced youth, explosiveness, and athleticism. Some of these signings worked out, mainly Brent Grimes...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Approximately $30 Million in cap space – What to do with it?

Going into the 2013 off-season, the Dolphins went on a spending spree due to their fantastic figure of nearly $40 million in cap space. These pickups included MVP-caliber receiver Mike Wallace along with Brent Grimes, Tyson Clabo, and linebacker duo Philip Wheeler and Dannell Ellerbe. This left approximately $17 million in leftover cap space going into the 2013-2014 season. This...
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February 15, 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

Who was the Dolphins biggest disappointment in 2013?

Who was the biggest disappointment in 2013? There are a couple of names that come to mind but one sticks out…..Philip Wheeler. In 2013, Jeff Ireland tried to revamp his linebacker core by replacing Kevin Burnett and Karlos Dansby with Wheeler and Ellerbe. The move came at an expense but both on the field and off the field. Ireland dished out 13 million dollars guaranteed of his...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What Miami’s new GM will inherit: Part II

In yesterday’s piece we took a look at the cap situation, impending free agents and the roster. Today, we continue the discussion of the current state of the roster starting with the front seven: Defense Since Miami switched from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 unit under Kevin Coyle and Joe Philbin, the Dolphins have seen their run defense get progressively worse. With Miami having their...
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January 12, 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

Dolphins choke their way into the offseason with 20-7 loss

  The Miami Dolphins entered Sunday’s must win game against the Jets with a chance to reach the postseason for the first time in 5 years and the second time in the last decade.  They had that chance despite playing an ugly, emotionless game against the Bills a week before.  As I said in my Pitiful Picks (and all week), I expected the Dolphins to get the help they needed from...
Via Phin Nation
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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