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Will Gase be Tannehill’s savior?

When Adam Gase was hired by the Miami Dolphins, it was with the belief that he could resurrect Ryan Tannehill from mediocrity. Gase was heavily influential in Peyton Manning’s record breaking 2013 season for the Denver Broncos. He also dramatically helped Jay Cutler in Chicago. His biggest challenge to date will be in Tannehill who has been the poster-boy of mediocrity since he...
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June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Dolphins QB competition

 It would be very shocking if the Dolphins kept four quarterbacks on their roster and in fact, it might be shocking if they kept more than two. Matt Moore will enter training camp as the main back-up and he will likely keep that job because he has experience. The other two quarterbacks do not. This is where the position gets interesting. The Dolphins actually like both of their...
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June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: At least 3 teams have inquired about Arian Foster

Interest is starting to gain steam in free agent running back Arian Foster. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Foster has been contacted by “at least” three teams in the recent days or weeks. The 29-year-old running back was released by the Houston Texans this offseason after playing in only four games during an injury plagued 2015 season. While still recovering from surgery...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Dolphins have a few backup plans for Reshad Jones holdout!

  Reshad Jones is just two years removed from an extension he signed with Miami back in 2014. That hasn’t stopped him, however, from requesting a new contract and he’s apparently willing to sit out Miami’s mandatory minicamp to get one. With still two years left on the deal and Jones due $7.2 million this season and $7.1 million in the next, the Dolphins are not yet ready...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Five NFL teams that improved during the 2016 offseason

Rex Ryan can claim that the Bills are the NFL’s 2016 offseason champions, but since pads aren’t worn during the offseason, that hollow title is up for debate. Offseason activities across the league ended Thursday with 25 teams wrapping up their mandatory minicamps. The other seven teams finished last week. So now we can look back at free agency, the draft, OTAs and minicamp...
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June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Reshad Jones, back in Miami and ready to roll!

Reshad Jones returned to the practice field just in time for mini-camp and 76,000 dollars whole in his bank account. While some pundits intimated that Jones would be out possibly through training camp, Jone returned in great shape and ready to give a huge lift to the Miami Dolphins defense. Said Jones upon returning: “I’m here to play football…I’m here.” Everything is...
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June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Can Jay Ajayi carry the load for the Dolphins?

Gone is Lamar Miller to the greenest of pastures in Houston. Taking on the role of Dolphins presumed running back is unproven, and seldom used until week 11, running back Jay Ajayi. Ajayi hails from England, but better yet brings his tea and crumpets to Miami by way of  a spread offense at Boise State after falling in the draft greater than the masked man Laremy Tunsil to the 5th...
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June 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Are the Dolphins headed for divorce with Reshad Jones?

The Miami Dolphins offseason continues to head at a rapid pace with minicamp around the corner and no sign of their safety Reshad Jones. As it stands currently, with the recent report in ProFootball Talk, Jones is poised to sit out the entire season if his deal, with two years remaining cannot be reworked. Jones is owed 7 million plus the next to seasons and if he sit outs out the...
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June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Tannehill: ‘Sky is the limit’ for DeVante Parker

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is expecting big things from second-year receiver DeVante Parker. “I think you saw, the last six to eight games of the year, his confidence start to build,” Tannehill said, via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “He made more and more plays it seemed like as the weeks went on. He got more comfortable and more confident and was attacking...
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June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Jay Ajayi must stay healthy in 2016!

The Miami Dolphins have put their faith in Jay Ajayi this season. With the departure of Lamar Miller, Miami needed a new starting running back and they have chosen second year player Jay Ajayi. With no real competition on the roster for Ajayi, and no quality depth at the position, Miami needs Ajayi to remain healthy at all costs. Heading into the draft there was much speculation...
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May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

1 on 1 with Dolphins legend Richmond Webb

Today we go 1 on 1 with Dolphins legend Richmond Webb. Webb, who was a perennial All-Pro left tackle and member of the 90’s All Decade team, was responsible for making Dan Marino one of the least sacked quarterback’s of the 90’s. Big Rich was gracious enough to do a Q & A. We touch on Laremy Tunsil, Ryan Tannehill, Adam Gase and Dan Marino. We hope you enjoy.   1. Being...
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May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

My optimistic Miami Dolphins viewpoint

The Miami Dolphins have made it through free agency & the draft. It is likely that the overwhelming majority of the players that will be on this year’s roster are currently on the team. While I have had some issues with moves in both free agency & the draft, I am generally happy with their off season. Now it is time to see how the pieces fit & more importantly, how...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Mario Williams excited to ‘cut it loose’ for Dolphins

After a disappointing final year with the Buffalo Bills, defensive end Mario Williams is excited to finally “cut it loose” with the Miami Dolphins. “I think the biggest focal point and exciting for us is knowing that [we can] cut it loose,” Williams said, via ESPN. “It’s almost like saying, ‘Go! Every time, just go. We’re going to put you in the best position for...
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May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Eric Decker says AFC East ‘up for grabs’ with Brady suspension

Eric Decker said on the NFL Network that Tom Brady’s impending Deflategate suspension will give the Jets a better opportunity to make the playoffs in 2016. The Jets wide receiver says the AFC East is “up for grabs” with Brady sitting out four games. Decker isn’t exactly breaking out any fancy analytics with that statement. It stands to reason that the Jets’ path to the...
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May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Tannehill faces a critical 2016 season!

This is a HUGE year for Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill. Tannehill has started every single game including his rookie season and has amassed a 61.9 completion percentage, a 87-54 touchdown to interception ratio, 15,460 passing yards, 901 rushing yards and a career passer rating of 85.2. All of these statistics support Ryan Tannehills adequacy. Unfortunately the main statistic people...
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May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Dolphins 2016 draft grade

The Dolphins 2016 draft is in the books. Take a look below as our staff reviews and gives their final grade.   Michael S (@DolphinMick) – Dolphins aced the draft final with the selection of Laremy Tunsil. Tunsil is a big, strong, mauler of an offensive lineman and like the success of Jake Long in Miami a few years ago and Mike Pouncey now, getting another alpha on that o-line...
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May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Did the Dolphins sell their soul by drafting Tunsil?

Last Thursday, the Miami Dolphins attached themselves to controversy by drafting tackle Laremy Tunsil out of Ole Miss. Irregardless of the draft pick and the fall from the sky drop from the 3rd pick to thirteenth, Tunsil became available after his Twitter account was hacked. Since this is a family blog, I’ll spare the details of said video and said text message screen shot on Instagram...
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May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Ten best rookie-on-rookie matchups to watch in 2016 NFL season

The 2016 NFL draft saw 253 players selected over a three-day span, providing the league with an influx of new talent and the next generation of stars. At various points in next year’s regular season, the best of these first-year players will run into another high pick from the draft class—providing intriguing clashes of young stars. Here are the best rookie vs. rookie matchups...
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May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Best, worst from 2016 NFL draft

The 2016 NFL draft is in the books. All those mock drafts are a thing of the past. The names of the 253 players drafted are set in stone. Now all that’s left is years and years of Monday morning quarterbacking, starting with this breakdown of the best and worst developments of the draft. Best Robert Nkemdiche going to Cardinals Because of his off-the-field concerns and his...
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May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Dolphins land OL Laremy Tunsil

In the biggest surprise of the first round, the Dolphins landed Laremy Tunsil, offensive lineman from Ole Miss. Before the draft began, a video was mysteriously tweeted out from Tunsil’s Twitter account, which showed him smoking marijuana. Once the video surface, GM’s around the NFL started to pass on him, one after the other. Tunsil was #1 or #2 on almost every GM’s board...
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April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Reshad Jones to hold out

Dolphins defensive star, Reshad Jones, is planning to hold out of offseason activities in search for a new contract. There is no doubt that Jones is one of the best safeties in the NFL. He turned in his best performance during the 2015 season, earning a Pro Bowl nod as an alternate. The problem with this situation, is that Jones just signed this contract in 2013 and still has two...
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April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Qué esperar de los Dolphins en el sorteo de novatos.

Tras varias semanas de especulación llega  por fin el tan esperado sorteo de novatos de la NFL 2016. Los Dolphins tras la agencia libre tienen ante sí un enorme reto de completar el roster para la venidera temporada. Perdieron a su principal corredor (RB) Lamar Miller y tras varios intentos no pudieron firmar a ningún agente libre para dicha posición. Además, deben ir en busca ...
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April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins 2016 Mock Draft Part 2

Here is an updated version of my Miami Dolphins 2016 mock draft. Please note is what I think I will happen, not necessarily what I want to happen. Embed from Getty Images   Rd 1 – Vernon Hargreaves Rd 2 – Hunter Henry Rd 3 – Kenneth Dixon Rd 4 – BJ Goodson Rd 5 – Maliek Collins Rd 6 – Alex McAllister Rd 7 – Mike Thomas Rd 7 – Jordan Payton I used the most...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Exploring the Draft: Running Backs

Mike Tannenbaum and company face the daunting task of patching up glaring holes at running back, cornerback, linebacker and defensive line. The pressure is on for the team to add at least three potential starters while shoring up the noticeable lack of depth in 2016. Despite the multiple needs, running back should be the primary focus with the 13th overall pick. When Lamar Miller...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

News & Notes from Dolphin’s Pre-Draft Presser

Mike Tannenbaum & first-year general manager Chris Grier took to the podium today in the league mandated pre-draft press conference all 32 teams must comply with. In reality nothing of value was really said. Both Tannenbaum & Grier gave the politically correct answer to the questions they were asked. However, that does not mean some intriguing questions weren’t asked,...
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April 25, 2016  |  Discuss
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