As the Dolphins prepare for summer (namely, waiting until June 1 when we get $17 million to spend on free agents), off-season conditioning workouts have begun. All reports indicate that last year’s injured starters all showed up.  This includes Tony Lippett, Ryan Tannehill, Raekwon McMillan, and more. The NFL season is long, and guys get injured every single week, from the opening of camp to the end of the Super Bowl.   Last year, we got hit exceptionally hard.   This year, let’s keep our fingers crossed… In other news, our pal Richie Incognito is now under lockup after allegedly throwing a barbell at a guy inRead More →

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Each year I  analyze the way the NFL schedules games. Now that we’ve had a month since the schedule’s release, it’s time to take a look at how it affects the Dolphins. First of all, let’s look at some of the annual, repeated unfair advantages that some teams have.   For example, we all know that Detroit and Dallas will get home games on Thanksgiving. You may not think it’s a big deal, but it is. Those teams are able to plan their logistics well in advance of other teams. They know it’s a short week to begin with, and having a home game during theRead More →

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I guess we need someone to play in those meaningless preseason games…Read More →

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I’m not going to comment too much here, because I’m far more curious about what you our readers and other Dolphans have to say. My overall grade of this draft is a D.  It’s not an F, because some of these guys are fantastic.  But it’s also not an A, B, or even C because of the baffling positions they chose to fill. I’m excited to hear rave reviews for Minkah Fitzpatrick and Kalen Ballage.   I’m amused to hear that our new tight ends each can only do one thing.  I’m puzzled why we drafted an unneeded DB and a kicker who only makes 60% of his fieldRead More →

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Interesting choice.   We need tight ends.   But we need linebackers more. Adam Gase’s tight ends sit on the bench when a game is on the line.   (I.E., he calls for 5-WR shotgun formations every time it’s 4th and inches).  Gase does not involve his tight ends during situations when other teams do.   So he’s either gonna change that habit, or these are wasted picks.  Let’s hope it’s the former! Go Phins!   Go tight ends! Now get some F’in linebackers. YOUR thoughts???Read More →

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While the selection of Minkah Fitzpatrick has received unanimous praise–from the media to that lying scum Nick Saban–it wouldn’t be DolphinsTruth unless I critiqued this a little. I have no problem with his skill set, his speed, his smarts. He checks everything you need to be a success in the NFL. The problem I see in selecting him has nothing to do with him. The problem is that the Dolphins, yet again, chose a player at a position where we need little/no help. We lost Kong Suh and did not replace him. We lost Jay Ajayi and did not replace him (sorry, but an agingRead More →

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 What position should we take with the 11th overall pick? 2.   Regarding your answer to #1, What specific player should that be? 3.  Despite what we need, what position do you think the Dolphins will actually draft? 4.  Will the experts and pundits praise or criticize the Dolphins’ selection? 5.  What are your thoughts on trading the #11 pick to move either up or down?Read More →

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Dolphins open at Home:   Week one, Titans @ Dolphins! Raiders AT Dolphins Sept 23 Dolphins end the season (Week 17) at Buffalo.  The league really really needs to stop giving the Bills this December advantage every single year. NOVEMBER 11:   Dolphins at Packers.     Better than December in Lambeau I guess.  Joe Philbin is now the offensive coordinator, LOL. WEEK 6:  Bears at Dolphins. Week 12:   Dolphins at Colts Lions @ Dolphins Week 7 Dolphins @ Vikings Week 15 Looks like the Patriots get to come to Miami on comfortable December 9th instead of miserable September.  That’s okay.  We beat them last year in December andRead More →

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Will the Dolphins get a Monday Night game? Will we FINALLY get to play our required Thursday game at home? Will we get plenty of home games during the brutal humidity? Will Stephen Ross give away invaluable home games in order to play in Europe instead? Will the schedule leak out long before the “official” release?  (Yes!  it does every year.  I disagree with the Dolphin writers at the Herald very often, but I give them lots of credit for discovering the schedule in advance.) Will we get some oddball Saturday game? Thanksgiving? Will we have to go to Lambeau in December…or September.  A bitRead More →

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Just a few months ago, there were positions where the Dolphins were extremely solid.  We had a versatile running back in Jay Ajayi, with a potential star in Kenyan Drake as his backup.  Awesome depth.  We had an excellent WR crew, led by All-Pro Jarvis Landry.  We had a reliable kicker who was clutch all season long.   And we had the best defensive tackle in the business. Now…we have none of that. Now, because the Tannenbaum-Gase crew don’t quite know what they are doing, we have to waste valuable draft choices on those positions.  Free agency has already filled a void at WR, but weRead More →

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I don’t know the exact player the Dolphins should draft. I’m not certain of the position he should play. I don’t recommend a player from one college over another. Junior or Senior? Who cares. What IS IMPORTANT is that we come out of the draft with some winners. By that, I mean a winning attitude. A ferocious competitor. A guy who’ll cut off a finger or a toe to get ready for game day. A guy who will fight tooth and nail for the ball. Give me a fighter like that with mediocre skills, and I’ll take him any day of the week over aRead More →

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In a move that won’t hurt the Dolphins, special teamer Michael Thomas has ditched the team to go to the New York Giants. Five years ago, Thomas came to the Dolphins in mid-season.   He had a game-ending interception that helped us beat the Patriots that year.   Since then?   Nada. Yeah, I know people count special team contributors as key ingredients to a team, but I don’t.  Thomas was not our return man, so it’s not a big deal to replace him. I’m more concerned that our DB coach, Lou Anarumo, also ditched Miami and went to New York.    The DBs were the ONLY position thatRead More →

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Former Dolphins owner H. Wayne Huizenga passed away yesterday, leaving a nice legacy in Florida sports, but not such a great legacy for the Dolphins specifically. Huizenga was the Dolphins’ third owner, behind Joe Robbie and Tim Robbie and ahead of Stephen Ross. We all know that Joe Robbie lived and breathed for his Miami Dolphins.  When he died, Tim Robbie wanted nothing to do with the team, taking the money and running.  The Dolphins were an orphan…willed to a new parent who didn’t want them (Tim Robbie) and who sold them as fast as possible to the highest bidder:  H. Wayne. Huizenga clearly boughtRead More →

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Going into the final game of the 2017 season, the Buffalo Bills were in the playoff hunt when they traveled down to Miami. The Dolphins had a chance to beat our division rivals and send them home crying.  A chance to knock them out of the playoffs.  A chance to return the favor, since the Bills’ defeat of Miami a few weeks prior had ended our season.  A chance to prove how incredibly over-rated Tyrod Taylor is.   A chance to end the season on a high note and send 70,000 fans home happy.  Did I mention how sweet it is to beat a division rivalRead More →

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Ryan Tannehill was drafted the same year the Dolphins were featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks.   If you’ve never seen it, the show is a documentary on how NFL training camps work, with lots of candid behind-the-scenes conversations that fans rarely see. My first impression of Tannehill came from a simple conversation he had with Matt Moore, and the cameras were rolling.  I don’t remember the exact words, but it went something like this: Tannehill was new to the Dolphins, and Moore was talking to him about the AFC East and the upcoming schedule.  Tannehill did not know what teams were in the AFC East.  MooreRead More →

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I’ve never been a fan of vastly over-rated Mike Pouncey.  But I am a fan of continuity on the offensive line.   With Pouncey and Jermon Bushrod both gone, we have nothing in the interior of the line. We won’t be able to run the ball at all, which is fine for Adam Gase’s pass-happy schemes.  We save some money, which is fine for Stephen Ross.  We will lose many many games, which is NOT fine for the fans. Management discarded 4 All Pros and got nothing in return but some low draft picks.   Ajayi, Landry, Suh, and now Pouncey.  If it was so infuriating itRead More →

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Unconfirmed reports are declaring that Patriots WR Danny Amendola is coming to the Dolphins.   That accompanies news that we will also obtain Chiefs WR Albert Wilson. So that’s 2 WR signed in the course of 24 hours. A week ago, if you asked me what was the Dolphins strongest position–a position where we do not need to tamper…no need to sign free agents…no need to draft–it was WR.  But the Dolphins create their own needs, even when they don’t exist. The Dolphins drill a hole in their sink pipes and then say, “Hey, we just went out and hired the best plumber available.  Aren’t weRead More →

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