Jake Long, Richmond Webb, Troy Vincent, Wes Welker and of course Zach Thomas. Of these guys, I would enshrine Thomas and Webb.  Both were Dolphin stalwarts with longevity and outstanding stats.  Most of the NFL agreed that Thomas should have been selected last year, but he didn’t get enough votes. Jake Long’s career wasn’t HOF-worthy, mostly because of bad luck and bad leg injuries.  He coulda been a great one.  We Welker’s best years were with the Pats, where he was a nice slot guy, but I don’t see that much to put him in the HOF.   Troy Vincent is interesting, because of hisRead More →

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Call it a mistake.   Call it a lie.  Whatever was said on Sunday and Monday simply wasn’t true: Tua did NOT merely have some bruised ribs.   They are cracked and broken.  He will not play Sunday.  The forseeable future is in doubt as well.  Read More →

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While other writers today will begin their recaps with words like “embarrassing” and “one-sided,” I will start immediately with the blame game.  I will tell you why Coach Brian Flores was in over his head from the get-go.   He’s certainly done enough in his first two years to merit our respect, but today he made Adam Gas and Joe Philbin look like true leaders.  He was that bad. Right out of the box, Tua was sacked on his first two attempts.  Two times fading back, two times on his ass.  THAT shows me the Bills pass rushers were hungry…and prepared.  Something the Dolphins were not.  It’sRead More →

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Please join us in the live chat a:  http://dolphinstruth.com/chat/ Today we will see a more seasoned opponent than last week.  The Bills will be angry after a tough loss last week.  perhaps they will revery back to the Bills of 2020.  Or…maybe 2020 was a Covid-affected season in which they overachieved.   We’ll get a good idea today. We could use a laugher and an easy win.  But if we lose, I hope it’s a blowout and it’s over early.   I don’t know if I can handle another close nail-biter!  I think we’ll know the direction of this game by the second quarter.  The Dolphins seem toRead More →

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New Dolphin Will Fuller will not play Sunday. The team reported that a personal issue, not an injury,  will prevent him from playing.    I won’t dabble in speculation, but “personal issue” can mean many things, and in pro sports, they use that term to mean “none of your business.”   So I will leave it at that. I was really looking forward to seeing what he can do, and he’ll certainly be missed against the Bills’ tough defense.  He missed week one with a substance-issue suspension, and at the time, Fuller said, “I sought treatment from a medical professional who prescribed medication that he believedRead More →

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The Dolphins have place Davis on IR. He seemed very promising for 2021, and you can read plenty of quotes from the coaching staff about the big things they expected from him this year.  Our pass rush and run defense were already quite porous, and I fear it just got worse. However, on the good side…Davis’s IR stint is non the season-ending IR, but rather the month-long IR.  That part is very fortunate for us.Read More →

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Okay, in no particular order, here are my thoughts on the game, some good, some bad, some troubling. We have to hope–very intensely hope–that Tua’s poor showing was due to some nerves and ring rust.   The Dolphins cannot get by with a starting QB tossing the ball for barely 200 yards.  the passes were crisp, and that part was good.  But his pocket presence seems to have declined to a point where it looked worse than last year.  The pre-season adjustments he made were nowhere to be found.  Yes, the bad offensive line did him no favors, but an NFL quarterback needs have some escapability,Read More →

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Even early on, the Dolphins never seem to get help. The Steelers offense is laying down for the Bills. The 49ers (whose first-round pick we own) are killing the Lions.  Detroit fans must be livid with anger that their management decided to bring in Jared Goff.   All he does is lose games. One bit of good news is that LT Austin Jackson will play today. I’ll have a chat today.  Seems live forever, doesn’t it!?     http://dolphinstruth.com/chat/    Read More →

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It seems like a looooonger off season than usual, but it’s finally upon us. And right off the bat, we draw a road game against the Patriots.  I’m particularly worried baout their defense, as they have several returning Pro Bowlers, plus they added Kyle Van Noy and Davon Godchaux.  Thos 2 men will clearly be pumped up and ready to face us. New QB Mac Jones is probably our best hope of winning.  We have to hope for a lot of rookie mistakes, althought Bill Belichick is usually outstanding at prepping younger players.  A few years ago, Tom Brady was hurt, so second-string Jimmy Garropolo gotRead More →

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It’s no secret that offensive line is our most troublesome–or at least questionable–positions.  And now the bad news is that Austin Jackson tested positive for Covid. The news is bad, and can only get worse.  The NFL’s Covid rules are murky, but if you were in contact with a player who tests positive, then you yourself might be deemed ineligible to play.  That means some/all of Jackson’s linemates could have to sit out Week One, and that would be devastating.  Let’s see how this plays out before we panic, but you know Bill Belichick will be monitoring this closely… Also, for the 500th time…Isiah FordRead More →

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A big thanks to reader Sean, who sent some really cool pictures of a recent Dolphins practice.  The facility looks awesome, and I give Stephen Ross credit for funding this.  Read More →

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IN order to get down to the maximum roster size, today was the day for cuts.  Of the following cut players, no one really jumps out at me as a shocker, so that’s a good thing.  With Malcolm Perry cut and Lynn Bowden on IR, I don’t think the Phins will be running any Wildcat this year, but I hope I’m wrong.   Normally cut day would be bigger news, but this year–with the ominous cloud of Watson coming to town–I’m more concerned about this possible trade than in any of the guys we cut:   OL Cameron Tom QB Reid Sinnett SAF Nate Holley RBRead More →

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This is a column I hoped to never write, but the writing is on the wall.  There’s only so many “rumors” being reported by all different insiders that can be ignored.   After a wile, you have to believe there is something to these stories.  Brian Flores doesn’t deny the rumors.  Chris Grier doesn’t deny the rumors.  It’s frightening. I HOPE TO BE WRONG.   I HOPE I AM VERY VERY INCORRECT. It seems like DeShaun Watson might be a Dolphin very soon, and that is terrible. I’ll mention his legal issues here, briefly, and move on.  The focus of my Watson-negativity is not because of theRead More →

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I find it rather ominous that the Dolphins chose to sat BOTH Tua and Jacoby Brissett.  Are they saving those guys from injury on order to trade them tomorrow for DeShaun Watson?  That always happens in baseball when a trade is imminent.  Why not give Brissett a few reps?   Could be nothing, but something feels off. Another ominous sign for me is that Chris Grier and Brian Flores BOTH REFUSE to simply say, “We aren’t going to trade for Watson.   We are keeping Tua and keeping all our draft picks.   We do not want a player with 20 legal allegations against him.”  Why won’t Grier simplyRead More →

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28-3.   Imagine having a 25-point lead in a Super Bowl with a few minutes left.  The Falcons don’t have to imagine it.   They can remember it. This year we play the Falcons in a real game on October 24, so it will be interesting to see how this week of shared practices go, leading up to the pre-season game itself.  I doubt we will see anything other than basic play calling, just like it was during the Bears game. I’ve been monitoring the injury situation among the Dolphins.  So far, there have been no catastrophes, but a lot of slow, nagging injuries keeping guys outRead More →

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The offensive line (starters, remember, not a bunch of nobodies) looks horrible consistently.  Tua looked horrible on several throws.  He’s waiting too long after guys get open.  You can’t wait until the guy is wide open and pulling away.  He needs to pass the ball the second he makes his break.  A couple of balls thrown behind guys looked pretty bad so far. Jaelen Waddle looked nice on his lone punt return. Malcolm Brown seems to be the early workhorse RB.  Getting 3 or 4 yards per play is good enough sometimes, depending on the situation. Goal line offense was very vanilla.  Obviously they didn’tRead More →

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By now, we all know the news.   Xavien Howard reported to training camp–and we thought that was that.  We were wrong. Unlike Aaron Rodgers and DeShaun Watson–who are both upset with their teams but decided to do the right thing and play anyway–Howard is still demanding a trade. His rationale seems like it was written by a sit-com writer.  Or by a truth-bending politician. He didn’t understand his contract.  Really?  But I bet he understood the part about earning nearly $16 per year.   I bet he saw THAT part of the contract loud and clear. The Dolphins don’t care about him.  If that were theRead More →

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