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The King of All Overrated Teams comes to Miami this weekend.   They love their QB, Josh Allen, so much that they drafted another QB “just in case.” Their defense is allegedly good, and yet they let the lowly Jets put up 17 on them last week.   PLUS…the Bills’ best players on defense opted out to free agency, as they couldn’t wait to get out of Buffalo and its long, long history of losing. For the record, losing 4 Super Bowls in a row is nothing to be proud of.  There are no trophies handed out for appearances.  Wide right will always be wide right. Yet,Read More →

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Joe Burrow is 0-2, but he’s played well in both games.  I believe the way the Bengals are handling him will be compared to the way the Dolphins handle Tua and the Chargers handle Justin Herbert for years to come. The Bengals opted to get rid of perennial loser, expensive Andy Dalton and initiate the Burrow era. The Dolphins opted to keep perennial loser Ryan Fitzpatrick and store Tua on ice.   (Sorry, I love Fitz, but we gotta be honest here.) The Chargers opted to keep perennial loser Tyrod Taylor and store Herbert on ice. The end results are far far from over.  The Chiefs letRead More →

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So Cam Newton wants us to believe that he was innocently walking off the field, minding his own business, and then several Dolphin multi-millionaires tried to steal his necklace. All on their own, without provocation, on national TV with millions of witnesses, the Dolphins tried to rob him…all while Cam innocently did nothing to provoke it. Hmmmm, is there something wrong with Cam’s version of events? I was very curious to hear what Chan Gailey said about his offense’s terrible showing on Sunday, and his words/explanations/excuses did not inspire any confidence.   If you missed it, he basically said the same old cliche that has plaguedRead More →

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Given Ryan Fitzpatrick’s awful game yesterday, I saw several articles questioning if it’s time for Tua.  My own opinion is it’s not time to start him Sunday against Buffalo.  However, it was time to use him yesterday. Like watching a pitcher struggle, a strong manager must know when it’s time to bring in some relief.  A spark.  Even simply a change of pace.  That time was yesterday.  Just for a few series to see.   Flores should have brought him Tua in, just like Nick Saban brought him in when Jalen Hurts was playing poorly in Alabama.  Same exact scenario:  A rookie/freshman with all the skillsRead More →

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The turning point of this game came very early, and no one mentioned it after it happened.  After the Dolphins’ first three and out, we punted, and the Patriots muffed it.  Two Dolphins were nearby, and their effort to grab the ball was nonchalant.  Meanwhile, the Pat who muffed the punt and the other guy who got pushed into him, both went all out to recover the ball.  The team that tried harder–indeed the team that wanted it more–got the ball.  You can’t teach that kind of effort and awareness…or can you? There were other turning points too, but that one stuck out.   Imagine theRead More →

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With all the hype surrounding Malcom Perry and Jason Strowbridge, I’m surprised that they are both inactive today.   I wanted to see if the hype lived up to it, but the coaches evidently felt other players were better.   Let’s see. Our chatroom will be open for business.   Please join us for uncensored Dolphins talk among true fans:   http://dolphinstruth.com/chat/    Read More →

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Well, there’s a lot to cover in this crazy, wacky, unprecendented 2020. First of all, while we don’t know the details and the exact plans, there is one thing to say.  Ryan Fitzpatrick is our QB.  Several ways to look at this situation, and again, we don’t know the details and we don’t know if Brian Flores is being coy, but here are the possibilities:  Josh Rosen and Tua were BOTH not good enough to beat out a 60-year-old journeyman QB for a job.  Both Rosen and Tua were better, but it came down to money.  (Not likely, since Tua and Rosen are on their dirt-cheapRead More →

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Take a few minutes to watch this video of a few Dolphins miked up during practice.  Mike Gesicki, Shaq Lawson, and Jerome Baker talk a lot of smack and seem to be having fun.  Bobby McCain is all business. A really interesting part is when Baker helps new RB Matt Brieda on his blocking technique when picking up a blitz.  Also, it’s fun that the guys tease Kyle Van Noy for being old…but he’s only 29.  That is old for a Dolphin!   Everyone's got jokes | Mic'd Up Week 1 Training Camp Everybody got jokes this week 😂 Posted by Miami Dolphins on Monday,Read More →

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The best part about the Dolphins allowing some fans into their home games is that Sean McDermott, the head coach of the Buffalo Bills, is whining about it! I love it! McDermott doesn’t whine when the Dolphins have to go up to frigid Buffalo to play December games, but when the Dolphins try to begin a sense of normalcy in the world, he opens his mouth.  I hope all 13,000 fans are all diehard Dolphin fans who make as much noise as possible. The Bills keep popping up as the favorites of the AFC East, but you’ll hear it here first.  They are overrated.  TheRead More →

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Hard to believe that opening day, if it happens, is less than a month away. On Monday–most important to the players–real practices start, with hitting and contact and tackling/blocking drills allowed.   Also–more important to fans–is that the media will be allowed in to film certain parts and report on things.  We’ll get our first real looks at the rookies. A few videos of the guys have emerged already, mostly cardio drills and the QBs throwing some passes. Most of the news so far, rightfully so, has been about who’s been testing positive and having to stay away.  The latest was Xavien Howard, who’s still recovering fromRead More →

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The news hit over the weekend about Jerome Baker and new offensive lineman Ereck Flowers having covid-19. It’s obviously not good news for anyone, but they are also not shocking, unexpected cases. The NFL had protocols in place before camps begun to curb th spread as much as possible. As sports go, the NFL never said “no one will catch Coronavirus; we’re immune.” Instead, they knew it would happen and they have their policies in place. Now it’s time to see how well, if at all, the policies work. I think the NFL planned far better than MLB, who has teams scrambling around the countryRead More →

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Protesting peacefully is one thing.  But Stills took it further by, allegedly, intimidating one of the policemen. https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29467291/texans-wr-kenny-stills-arrested-louisville-protest  Read More →

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Man, this is a dreadfully painful time with no sports.  As I’ve said since day one, having to go without sports and having to cancel a vacation—that’s nothing compared to people losing their lives to the virus.  I’d rather have this minor inconvenience than suffer what others have been through.  But after 3 or 4 months, I’m really eager to get back to normal…if only mother nature would agree. I haven’t had much to report here, and even the Dolphin writers at the Herald and Sun Sentinel are re-hashing the same stuff.  What this unit MIGHT look like.   WHAT IF this or that happens?  ARead More →

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Various reports indicate that Xavien Howard will not be suspended to begin the 2020 season, if there is one. The legal charges were dropped, but Howard still could have faced discipline from Roger Goodell under the league’s personal conduct policy.  Apparently, even that will not occur, and it’s great news for the Dolphins. Meanwhile, Tua is in Miami.  Players with injuries are allowed to consult with team doctors, and that’s exactly the case here.  The “contact” rules are extremely vague during the pandemic.  I don’t even know if Tua and Brian Flores are allowed to meet and say hello in person.  I know Tua isRead More →

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The NFL reported today that it’s toying with a shorter pre-season (2 games instead of 4).   I’m curious what you all think. Me?   I am all for it.   The NFL preseason is like no other.  It’s grueling. It’s violent and dangerous.  It’s meaningless like the Pro Bowl, if you’re a veteran.   But to rookies dying to make the team, it’s life and death.  Put those rookies and the vets on the field at the same time, and it’s scary. The pre-season, they say, lets coaches see what they have.  True, no doubt.   But you can also see that, for the most part, at practices andRead More →

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2020 has featured so much uncertainty that it’s hard to get an accurate indication of when certain NFL milestones will be coming. Training camp seems a long way off still, but there is some progress.   Teams might be able to resume in-person meetings (whether it’s just coaches or players or both is unknown).  Actual practices are not around the corner, but it gives us something to look forward to. My one main wish is that the NFL stays unified and fair on when the camps will open and when teams can begin their activities.   In MLB, it’s not very unified.  The players union can’t agreeRead More →

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