The good news is this week, the Dolphins, Steelers, and Texans all lost, so our 3 first round draft picks all became stronger. The bad news is that the teams ahead of us, Washington and the Bengals, also lost.  The Giants had a bye.  So as of now, we pick 4th.    I don’t think that is a strong enough spot to be in to ensure and elite player.   We must continue to lose and hope the boneheads on Cincy and DC get a few wins.  We still play the Giants and Bengals coming up.  Both of those teams are very beatable, but Brian FloresRead More →

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17-0. To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the NFL put together a list of its greatest teams, and the 1972 Dolphins took the top spot.    Some say this was an obvious choice.  The Herald today said it was not a surprise. Me personally?  I’m very pleased and a little relieved.  A little surprised.  You see, despite their 17-0 perfect record, other teams and other analyses have pointed to “better” teams.  I remember a while ago, ESPN ran some computer simulation tournament using state-of-the-art statistical input, and the Dolphins didn’t win. Other writers say the 72 Dolphins were good “for that era,” but they couldn’t competeRead More →

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As many of my readers know, I tolerate Jet fans and Patriot fans far easier than Bills fans.  There’s something about a fan base that watches their team lose 4 Super Bowls in a row, and yet they still won’t shut up.  So it really pains me to want to pull for a Bills’ victory in a few days, but I know deep down I have to. We got the one win I wanted.   We even got a bonus win that I didn’t expect.  As I’ve mentioned, it’s time to turn it all off now.  2019 was an experiment, and we need to look aheadRead More →

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  The Dolphins are now extremely, dangerously, seriously, and positively close to blowing this once-golden draft coming up in 2020. The pundits and our own Dolphins Truth group here– for months–have discussed who we would take with the #1 overall pick. We went with the assumption that we’d get first choice, and the ability to pick anyone we chose.  The Steelers were 0-3, and we got their pick too. Tua’s name came up a lot. But then Justin Herbert and Chase Young entered the picture.   And we won a game.  We also beat the Jets, which means we pick after them.  And the Bengals. WeRead More →

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Why does Adam hate the Dolphins so much?  He hurts the Dolphins almost as much as Stephen Ross does. Anyway, I would have gladly accepted a loss.  I probably would have preferred it.  But it wasn’t to be, and we got a nice little road victory.  Our draft stock is plunging. We’re gonna regret this win in April.  But for now, let’s live it up.  We won!Read More →

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Now that we have a victory out of the the way, it saddens me to say that the Dolphins should start losing.  With no hope of the playoffs, we might as well experiment and let’s see what some different players can do.  Starting with Josh Rosen.  We can’t lose on purpose.  We can’t ask players to drop the ball or miss tackles on purpose.   But we can play some of the guys who otherwise might not be playing.  Let’s see what they have. There is a huge difference between picking 1st or 2nd in the draft and picking 5th or 6th, which is exactly whereRead More →

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I won’t get into a lot of minutia and detail here, but I wanted to give some thoughts on how Brian Flores has done this year so far. Let’s break it into his pros and cons. Let’s start with the positives: He’s won a game.  That says something in this league, where it is indeed possible to go 0-16,and we can commend Flores for getting that first win. The players seem to like him.  I haven’t observed anyone giving up, not even in the blowouts.  The guys are hitting hard and trying. Penalties are way down.  Flores’s system is to make guys run sprints when theRead More →

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Owners often hire bad coaches.  Owners allow inept GMs to draft bad players and throw money at lousy free agents.  Owners try to step in and pretend they know how to make football decisions. These are common occurrences, and no matter what team you’re a fan of, you’ve probably been mad at your owner at one point or another. But then there’s Stephen Ross. He doesn’t just make passive mistakes like drafting a poor player.   He makes active mistakes that hurt his team immediately. And I don’t think he even realizes it. I don’t know who is in his inner circle of advisers.  I don’tRead More →

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Yes, we’re all fully aware that a win against the Jets hurt our draft standing.  (We were also hurt by Adam Vinatieri choking on an easy FG and a missed extra point vs. the Steelers, but we can’t help that). But to me, it’s all worth while, for now.  The Jets are the laughingstock of the sports world this morning, and the Dolphins are an afterthought.  There will be no 0-16 teams in Miami this year.  Jet fans have learned first hand what I’ve been saying about Gase for years.  The media has caught on too.  No Dolphin jokes today, and it feels great. DoRead More →

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The Dolphins thus far have been the NFL’s laughingstock, but did you see the Jags play today?   They all but handed a free win to the Texans. Houston, week in and week out, plays teams that simply roll over for them and make them look good.  Last week the Raiders blew a lead and laid down for them.  This week, Jacksonville didn’t bother to show up. None of this would bother me, except for the fact that the more wins Houston gets, the worse our draft looks.   Their draft pick, which we own, gets weaker each week when teams fail to put up any effort.Read More →

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Right off the bat, let me say that he all-out blitz on 3rd and 20 was an awful call.  I won’t defend that blitz.  But I do want to remind everyone of other bad, costly plays in that game.  The sad part is that these mistakes are oh so avoidable. But before the 3rd-and-30 touchdown occurred, Nick O’Leary blew the game. We were up 11 points with the ball and only 1:13 left to play.  Around midfield.  On our live gameday chat, I was saying we should play play it safe and do nothing stupid.  Let’s go into halftime leading by 11. And Chad O’SheaRead More →

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We’re now 4 games into a 5-game lull in the schedule.  After feeding us 3 high-quality teams to begin the year, the NFL then served us 5 patsies.  We already lost to 3 of them (Chargers, Redskins, Bills).  Next up is Pittsburgh and the Jets. The Steelers looked like a sure thing at the beginning of the year.  But now with a rookie QB in there, anything goes, and the Steelers are not the team they once were.  We can beat the Steelers.  What we cannot beat, however, are the refs.  The Steelers have gotten all the calls for decades. Anyone remember the Super BowlRead More →

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In what looks like a clear sign that Kenyan Drake is about to be traded, he is not with the Dolphins on their way to Pittsburgh. I’ve liked Drake for several seasons, but this is the right move.   His negative plays have worn out his welcome (in my book).   As I’ve mentioned several times, he will go down in history and in our hearts for his TD in the Miracle in Miami play. But, besides that, his bonehead plays are just as engraved in my mind.   He dropped the 2-pt conversion pass against the Redskins.  He fumbled at the goal line in the Cowboys game. Read More →

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Yahoo Sports ran an article right after the game ended, pointing out the disaster that ensued right after our fake field goal successfully converted into a first down. Here’s the link:   https://sports.yahoo.com/dolphins-tanking-successful-fake-field-goal-sack-fumble-interception-201317398.html I’ll save you some time and summarize it:  the writer points out how the Dolphins blew that golden opportunity.   That’s stating the obvious.  And it offers zero insight and analysis. So allow me to tell you what really went wrong.   And it starts well before the interception. The Dolphins were driving.   We got the ball at halftime and marched all the way down to the Bills’ 13 yardline.   Mind you, a lot of thatRead More →

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I’ll lead right off by saying it’s time to dump him.   I like the kid, but we have other backs who are just as good, if not better. In his Dolphin tenure, here the the notable plays by Drake, just going by memory.   The plays that stand out to me:  The Miracle in Miami.  An unforgettable play that will go down in Dolphin lore.  I can watch Gronk fall down forever.  Drake fumbles at the goal line in the Bears game in O.T.   We shoulda lost that game, if not for Cody Parkey shanking a field goal. Drake was only in the game because FrankRead More →

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The Dolphins continue their schedule of overrated teams this week with a trip to Buffalo. Like the Chargers, the Bills are one of those teams that always starts fast and teases their fans.  Then they play a good team, and the Bills fans realize what the rest of the world already knows:  They aren’t good. With the Dolphins having limited talent and 3 inexperienced desk-job guys calling plays and making decisions, the Bills should win this game.  But the Dolphins will be within the 17-point spread for sure.  Somehow, Miami has gotten a little better and a little closer each week, while the Bills haveRead More →

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First of all, I’ll lead off with a hypocrite warning, because I thought going for two points and the win was a cool idea.  Not a wise idea, and not the best idea.  But intriguing for sure.  So I can’t fault Flores too much.   But we are all fans, and fans are allowed to do and say things based on emotion.  But our head coach and chief decision-maker has to be smarter than that.  Flores wasn’t.  He let his emotions get the best of him and set up the Redskins for the win. He told the Redskins, “If you make ONE play, you win this game.  ONE.”Read More →

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