…but it’s not the one we want. News broke today that the Dolphins are changing their uniforms again, and I instantly became enthused that it would be back to the aqua and orange, with the mighty dolphin jumping upright through the sun.  But then Stephen Ross dashed  my hopes again.   He is only “tweaking” the existing uniform and logo. I don’t know what the tweaks will consist of, but it will not be a return to our proud logo and colors. Armando at the Miami Herald actually said the team CURRENTLY wears aqua and orange.  He is wrong.  Larry Csonka wore aqua.  Dwight Stephenson woreRead More →

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On the deciding play in the Super Bowl, defensive end Brandon Graham lined up between the center and the guard, beat the guard, and won the game for his team. A defensive END lined up on the inside.  One of the Eagles’ best outside rushers fooled the Patriots by lining up inside.  Fooled them to perfection. Now compare that to the way Adam Gase and Matt Burke utilize our best pass rusher, Cameron Wake.   Half the time, they have him on the bench, which is a huge mistake to begin with.  When he does play, he lines up in essentially the same exact spot every singleRead More →

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Nuff said. congratulations to former Dolphins Jay Ajayi, Donnie Jones, Dannell Ellerbee, and of course Doug Pedersen. Jay Ajayi becoming a Super Bowl champion has to be the ultimate insult he could possibly send Adam Gase’s way.  Now every single Dolphin hopes Gase punishes the same way he punished JayRead More →

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One of the many things that the NFL does wrong with the Super Bowl is taking away from the championship game itself.    For example, halftime is 12 minutes long.   It is not just a guess, but set in stone in the the league’s official rules.  Except when the NFL is trying to turn a game into a spectacle, then suddenly the 12 minutes becomes over an hour long, so millennial fans can fawn over Justin Timberlake. I have no problem with the special commemorative coins they use for the coin toss, or the fossils they drag out to be honorary captains, etc.   All ofRead More →

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There was a play in the Pro Bowl where Alex Smith hit Jarvis Landry on a long bomb.   Wasn’t the play of the game, and it wasn’t overly dramatic in the annals of NFL history.   But yet it showed me something. Landry lined up outside, and when the ball was snapped, he sprinted straight ahead.  He blew past his defender and caught the ball for a gain of 50 yards.  he did not run five yardds across the middle.   He did not stay in place and wait for a screen pass.  He ran the most simple route in the NFL. In the past two years,Read More →

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It looks like Matt Patricia will become Detroit’s head coach next year.  So even though he will finally be out of the AFC East, we still have to face him. Lucky for us, we get to play the strong NFC North next season.  Which means tough games in Green Bay and Minneapolis, and home games with Detroit and Chicago.  We have a chance against Chicago, but that’s about it. More good news:  We also have to face Jon Gruden.  It just keeps getting better and better for the Dolphins, doesn’t it?   Every team goes out and makes themselves stronger by acquiring championship coaches, while theRead More →

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Another day, another team who helps the Patriots. Doug Marrone is the latest dolt of a coach to think that 14 whole points was good enough.  He thought 14 points was high enough, so it was safe to play prevent defense and three-and-out offense.  He thought the refs would call at least one, just one, penalty on New England’s offense or defense.  He thought wrong. I’m embarrassed that I praised Marrone’s intelligence yesterday.  Embarrassed that this guy was coached by Don Shula and then went out and made sooooo many mistakes. Remember right before halftime?   The Jags had an opportunity to run the clock downRead More →

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Once again, the entire world outside of Boston will be rooting against the Patriots.  Does Jacksonville have what it takes?  I think not.  However, what the players lack in skill set, their coaching makes up for with grit and smarts and experience.  Former Dolphin Doug Marrone leads the Jaguars, and I guarantee you that he’s smart enough to study how easily the Dolphins beat New England last month, rather than studying what Pittsburgh and Tennessee, among others, did wrong.  You beat a bully by punching them in the face, not by trying to be cute. In the NFC, it’s a battle of a couple ofRead More →

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For many years, the Dolphins secondary was the weak link on the team.  But they started to reverse that once they finally listened to me and got rid of Jamar Taylor.   Since then, we’ve seen a few rookies and second-year men show some promise.  We’ve seen Bobby McCain slowly but surely win me over. We’ve seen a project like Tony Lippett turn into a success.   We’ve seen a trade for Byron Maxwell work out (although the Dolphins eventually gave up on him while receiving nothing in return). The bottom line:  our secondary is now the strongest group on the defense. I believe the DB coachRead More →

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Now that the Panthers scapegoated Mike Shula because Cam Newton wasn’t smart enough to get rid of the ball, Shula is now available.  (with their season on the line and only 20 yards away from a win, Newton threw a bad incompletion, then threw an intentional grounding, then underthrew a receiver, and finally took a sack.  on 4th down, with the season on the line, he took a sack instead of at least TRYING to heave it downfield). I, for one, think it would be wise to bring Shula in.  He has the experience and the pedigree, and I think it would be an incredibleRead More →

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The pundits will incorrectly call it a defensive battle, but we all know it was a team with No Offense vs. a team with Zero Offense.  You get the idea, and the score reflects it. If you missed it, here was the final score: Number of Bills-Jags Combined Points: 13 Number of times the announcers mentioned LeSean McCoy’s sore ankle: 17. The ankle talk won 17-13. The ankle-talk over-under was 15, so I hope you guys bet on the over. The Dolphins are probably worse than either of those teams, but not by much.  At least we have some playmakers. They don’t show up mostRead More →

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The Dolphins have a new offensive coordinator, and once again, it’s a pal of Coach Adam Gase. Some guy named Dowell Loggains, who most recently led the mighty Chicago Bears offense to a last-place finish, was given the Dolphins job today.  The good news is that the offensive coordinator in Miami is just a figurehead.   The bad news is that the offensive coordinator in Miami is just a figurehead.  Meaning, Adam Gase will continue to call the passes.  I mean call the plays. Much like Gase gave charity jobs to his chums Julius Thomas and Jay Cutler, along with Matt Burke and Vance Joseph, he continuedRead More →

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There’s already been a lot of speculation and “inside information” (which is really just a reporter making a guess while pretending to have a friend on the inside) about which players the Dolphins will keep and who will walk, etc. And before we start, just remember what I always point out: Nobody is ever cut because of salary reasons. They are let go because, in someone’s eyes, they aren’t good anymore. If you are a zillion dollars OVER the cap, there are still creative ways to afford new free agents, and this happens all the time. So when the team says “It was a businessRead More →

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On the heels of the Dolphins losing their last 3 games in a row in ugly fashion in a failed season, Stephen Ross came out with a vote of confidence for the architects of that failure, Adam Gase and Mike Tannenbaum. Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not adamantly opposed to letting them keep their jobs.  I’m not overly upset that they are staying.  What I AM upset about, however, is Ross’s stubborn vote of confidence.  I don’t mind that Ross keeps them, but he SHOULD say, “I’m going to take a few weeks and think long and hard about this.  I do not accept failure, and IRead More →

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I’ll have a lot more during the week about the NFL’s ludicrous decision to move the game times around today.  (Essentially, they didn’t want any teams to know the final scores of any other games).     Once again, the Dolphins get pushed around by the league’s schedule makers. In any event, join us at 4:15 EST for the last chat of the year. I know we’re better off with a loss and higher draft pick, but no way can I root against my Dolphins, especially with a chance to end the false playoff dreams of the despised Bills.  Read More →

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For once, I can only blame Adam Gase and his play calls for a small portion of this loss. Jay Cutler is even less at fault. Instead, the Dolphins’ superstars, not Cutler or Gase, decided to play for the Chiefs today.  Cameron Wake had penalties.  Jarvis Landry gave the ball to the Chiefs.  Kenny Stills gave the ball to the Chiefs.  Kong Suh did nothing (unless you count jumping offsides).   Torry McTyer let a pick-6 go through his arms.  Punter Matt Haack decided to kick the ball 20 yards.  Twice.   (All right, those last two are not one of our superstars, but just another exampleRead More →

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I’ve all but given up on the Dolphins ,making the playoffs, of course, but it’s hard to figure out if we have a mathematical chance still. With Baltimore winning yesterday, some reports say the Dolphins are out.   Some say we are still alive.   Two conflicting articles appear in the Miami Herald.  These are professional reporters with contacts at the NFL and at Dolphins headquarters, and even they can’t get their facts straight. anyway, let’s hope for a fun game and a win against the Chefs.   Or a loss for a better draft pick. Join our live chat.   http://dolphinstruth.com/chat/  Read More →

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