Is defense really to blame for the Miami Dolphins late season collapse?

Having a stout defense that can close out games is paramount in the NFL - especially in December. But the Miami Dolphins offense needs to be able to convert on third downs, and score touchdowns instead of field goals. A lot was made of the Dolphins defensive collapse late in games this season. The Green Bay and Detroit games are the two that stick out in people’s minds because...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens Poop On Miami Dolphins Playoff Hopes

Coming into week fourteen of the 2014 NFL season, though tied with five other teams at 7 - 5. The Miami Dolphins were ranked as the AFC's final 6th seed playoff team and in control of their own destiny. In a head to head three game swing scenario Miami hosted the 7 - 5 Baltimore Ravens and lost 28 - 13. The game started out well with the Ravens first three possessions going three...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens sack Dolphins' postseason hopes

BY NICK ST. DENISThat should just about do it.The Miami Dolphins couldn't protect their quarterback and couldn't protect their end zone Sunday, squandering their playoff hopes with a 28-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.With the loss, the Dolphins drop to 7-6 and essentially out of the hunt, while the Ravens improve to 8-5 and a game out of both the last Wildcard spot and the AFC North...
Via AFC East Daily
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins observations: Run defense rears ugly head again in crucial defeat

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- In what was widely considered a make-or-break game by both teams involved, the Miami Dolphins came up short in a 28-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at Sun Life Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Squandering an early 10-0 lead, the Dolphins came to a screeching halt when the Ravens marched 97 yards down field and into the end zone as the second quarter came to a close...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

These three teams may control the fate of the Miami Dolphins this season

AFC teams have performed much better than expected this season. The Dolphins are currently competing with a cluster of teams for the final two playoff spots. The Chiefs, Chargers and Ravens in particular stand out as Miami’s primary competition. With just five weeks left in the season, every one of these teams’ remaining games will be crucial for the Dolphins playoff chances...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins Week 13 showdown announced as top NFL game to watch?

It’s hard to believe that calendar has already reached Thanksgiving, with only five weeks left in the NFL regular season. That means it’s stretch time, as every game takes on added implications. It also means that the NFL landscape looks different than most people would have predicted. Just one week before December, there are a slew of big games involving teams that have playoff...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins Sign DB R.J. Stanford

The Miami Dolphins have signed DB R.J. Stanford to a contract on Tuesday, according to his agent David Canter. Congratulations and welcome back to #TeamDEC client @RJStanford25 on signing with @MiamiDolphins — DECManagement (@davidcanter) November 25, 2014 Stanford, 26, is a former seventh-round pick of the Carolina Panthers. He spent a little over two years with the team...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Roster trimming begins: Who missed the cut for the Cincinnati Bengals?

If you listened to the Sunday Night Football broadcast of the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Arizona Cardinals game on NBC you probably heard Chris Collinsworth say that this is the hardest time of the year for NFL coaches. He wasn’t referring to injuries or the preseason schedule; he was talking about roster cuts and how difficult it is to make those decisions. By 4:00 eastern today tomorrow...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals cut five, need to be at 75 Tuesday

The day after beating Arizona 19-13 in the team's third preseason game, the Bengals front office made their first round of roster cuts. The team terminated the contract of fourth-year CB R.J. Stanford, making him a free agent. They waived DT Larry Black, S Isaiah Lewis, K Quinn Sharp and fourth-year WR Ryan Whalen. Sharp made both his field goal attempts in Sunday night's victory...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals cut five, need to be at 75 Tuesday

The day after beating Arizona 19-13 in the team's third preseason game, the Bengals front office made their first round of roster cuts. The team terminated the contract of fourth-year CB R.J. Stanford, making him a free agent. They waived DT Larry Black, S Isaiah Lewis, K Quinn Sharp and fourth-year WR Ryan Whalen. Sharp made both his field goal attempts in Sunday night's victory...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

National Rewind: DTs for the Cincinnati Bengals, Power Rankings, rule changes, more

In case you missed it the best national stories from the cover32 universe this week. National Columns - The top-10 defensive tackles in the NFL Draft. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: The greatest player in the history of every franchise. (READ) - The NFL just passed the dumbest, least fun rule ever. (READ) - Ten rule changes the NFL should implement immediately. (READ) You may also...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Dalton losing support, Bengals sign R.J. Stanford, and even more

This week the Cincinnati Bengals made moves to strengthen their defensive unit,  as well as the special teams.  Rumors have surfaced that Dalton is losing support. Cover32 has these stories and some you might have missed Cincinnati Bengals Bengals extend Domata Peko’s contract.  (READ) Cincinnati signs R.J. Stanford. (READ) Andy Dalton losing support. (READ) Two Bengals cash...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Who’s the Cincinnati Bengals greatest ever and where’s he rank?

Every team has a GOAT. You know, the “greatest of all-time.” The best player to ever don the uniform. The first pick on every fan’s Mount Rushmore. Whether a franchise has been around since the early years of the National Football League or was the most-recent addition via expansion, someone is atop their all-time roster. If they’ve played a game, one player has emerged as...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals bolster special teams by signing under the radar cornerback

The Cincinnati Bengals signed cornerback R.J. Stanford Monday to replace the recently departed cornerback Brandon Ghee. Stanford has more experience than Ghee who signed a two-year contract with the San Diego Chargers about two weeks ago. Stanford’s 41 career games played, 39 tackles, and an interception will cause Bengal fans to soon forget about Ghee who played in just 23 games...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals sign CB R.J. Stanford from Dolphins

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals have signed free-agent cornerback R.J. Stanford from the Dolphins, giving them a player with a lot of experience on special teams.
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals sign CB R.J. Stanford

The Bengals Monday signed free agent CB R.J. Stanford. Stanford (5-10, 190; Utah) is a fourth-year NFL player in 2014. He played in the first 13 games last season for the Miami Dolphins, ranking tied for sixth on the special teams with five tackles, and missed the last three games due to an ankle injury suffered Dec. 8 at Pittsburgh. He played in every game for Miami in 2012, with...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals Sign CB R.J. Stanford

  David Canter, the agent for CB R.J. Stanford, announced via his Twitter account Monday that his client has signed with the Bengals. Congratulations to #TeamDEC @RJStanford25 on signing with the @Bengals — David Canter (@davidcanter) March 24, 2014 Stanford, 25, was taken in the seventh-round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. He lasted until September of 2012 when...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins Roster Moves: Dimitri Patterson, R.J. Stanford, Michael Thomas

Josh Alper of NBCSports reports that the Miami Dolphins placed cornerback, Dimitri Patterson, on the injured reserve list, officially ending his 2013 season.Patterson, bothered by a groin injury, finishes the year with four interceptions in only six games played.  In last week’s win against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Patterson aggravated the injury and was noticeably in pain from...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Miami's Patterson, Stanford go on reserve-injured

Miami Dolphins cornerback Dimitri Patterson has been placed on the reserve-injured list because of a groin injury that has bothered him since September. Reserve cornerback R.J. Stanford also went on the reserve-injured list Tuesday with a right leg injury. The moves end the season for both players. The Dolphins signed free agent cornerback Justin Rogers, and signed safety Michael...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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