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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...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
2 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  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...
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: 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

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...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
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...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
February 15, 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...
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

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...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
January 20, 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

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...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
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

Is it playoffs or bust for Dolphins’ Philbin and Ireland?

On Sunday, the Miami Dolphins will come to a fork in the road.  Will the Ryan Tannehill led Dolphins travel down the road that the Chad Henne, Cleo Lemon, and John Beck Dolphins ventured down?  Or will the Ryan Tannehill led Dolphins travel down the newly paved road…the one that hasn’t been used for a few years (since 2008)?  Will Sunday’s performance be ‘the same old...
Via Phin Nation
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins in good shape to get the help they need to make playoffs

  The Miami Dolphins had their playoff ticket in their hands before last week’s game against the Bills.  Ryan Tannehill was poised to lead the Dolphins into the postease.  To hold onto that ticket and gain admission into the postseason, all the Dolphins had to do was beat the 3rd and 4th best teams in their division.  What did the Dolphins do with their ticket on Sunday in...
Via Phin Nation
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Lifeless Dolphins should be embarrassed after 19-0 loss to Bills

  We all saw this coming, didn’t we Dolphins fans?  I know I did and you can check my Twitter timeline if you don’t believe me.  I hoped this Dolphins team was different.  I hoped that this Dolphins team would avoid a big let down after a big win.  But this Dolphins team looked just like every other Dolphins team we’ve watched for the last 10 years (except for 2008).  ...
Via Phin Nation
December 23, 2013  |  2 Comments

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

Film Review: Kevin Coyle's pressure-packed game plan

When Cameron Wake took down Andy Dalton for a game-winning safety in sudden death overtime to give the Miami Dolphins a 22-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday night, it seemed that he single-handedly rejuvenated the Miami's season after a brutal four-game losing streak. Wake recorded three total sacks and numerous quarterback pressures in a Herculean-type performance...
Via AFC East Daily
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

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