In a disgusting move by the NFL, the league has officially taken away one of the Dolphins’ home games next year. The Patriots get 8 home games. The Jets get 8 home games. The Bills get 8 home games. The Dolphins get 7. Home field advantage is one of the prize goals that every team strives for. Each year, in Weeks 15, 16, and 17, plenty of NFL teams have already clinched a playoff berth, but they go out and fight in their final games. Why? Why?  Because home field advantage in pro football is THAT important. Travelling to London is a gruelling task forRead More →

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We called our site Dolphins Truth for a reason, and not Dolphins Optimism or Dolphins Positives.  We are dedicated to bringing thoughtful, truthful analysis to our readers each week, even if the truth is hard to take. That being said, there are definitely some positive signs as the Dolphins head to Detroit this week, but also some troubling signs that we need to overcome. First of all is the three-game winning streak.  It feels great.  It feels like we can beat anyone.  It feels familiar.   Wait, familiar? Familiar?  Yes.  Last year, the Dolphins began the season with a 3-game winning streak.  Then before we knewRead More →

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It’s a pleasure to have so many Highs and so few Lows this week. The HIGHS: Ryan Tannehill played great. The offensive line was stellar.  I love the forgotten plays, like Samson Satele racing down the field to recover Tannehill’s fumble.  In the past, that was EXACTLY the type of play that the opponent always recovered.  Now we are making our own luck. Jarvis Landry is doing some great things.   I love being wrong about him!  I was against drafting him in the 2nd round, and I admit how wrong I was now. The entire defense.  An A++ performance all theRead More →

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Almost everything is going well for the Dolphins as we lead the Chargers 20-0.     Caleb Strurgis continues to be a liability, as he missed a clean field goal attempt that would have put us up more. The defense seems to have a game plan to stop Rivers, and let’s hope they keep it up. The offense continues to put up points without any deep threats.  It just goes to show you that the long ball is overrated as long as you keep the chains moving. Hope everything stays the same, and our prediction of 30 Dolphin points today is looking good…. A shoutRead More →

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Welcome back. The San Diego Chargers come to town Saturday for a game that should give the Dolphins a good test. First of all, the Chargers are very beatable.  They seem to play down to their opponent a lot.  They get hot every December, but in October and November, they are still average.  Luckily, we caught them early his season. Philip Rivers should be respected, but not overly feared. He is extremely predictable.   He will not run with the the ball.  He will look for Antonio Gates far too often, and defenses can then key on Gates.  Of course, just keying on him doesn’tRead More →

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Readers, For the first time in about 14 years, I will be unavailable to watch or attend the Dolphins game live Sunday at Jacksonville, due to a travel committment. I turn the site over to you all.      The comments are open, and let’s fill up the board…hopefully with Good and Positive posts about our blowout victory over theRead More →

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I’ve had some time to take in all the Bears’ interviews and press conferences, and the one thing that stood out to me is that the Dolphins have the potential to be quite good. Jay Cutler was very respectful and complimentary of our defense.   But the one thing I noticed in his tone of voice was a bit of surprise.  Almost as if Cutler did not expect our D to be “that” good. Head Coach Marc Trestman also seemed a little surprised at how good weRead More →

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As our regular readers know, we at Dolphins Truth have not been supportive of Dion Jordan. We won’t change that now.  We won’t be hypocrites and suddenly say how great it is for Dion to be back, because we do not feel he will make any difference. That being said, there is some cause for a little hopeful optimism here, as the return of Dion Jordan MIGHT possibly help the defense. First of all, let’s call out the obvious:  What kind of player gets suspended while already on suspension?  That’s like getting arrested while you’re already under arrest.  The NFL player’s union is immensely, overlyRead More →

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THE HIGHS Ryan Tannehill looked really good all around.  I loved his running.  We have been begging him to run more, and it’s starting.  His passing looked good too.   We don’t need long bombs when he stays effective with the ten yarders.  He hit them all day long. Cameron Wake was quiet for three quarters but had a huge sack/fumble recovery when we needed it. Lamar Miller is really hitting his cuts well.  A lot of those plays look like a sweep, but then he cuts inside with a burst. Dion Jordan getting suspended hasRead More →

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Just caught the end of the Vikes and Bills game.   Seems like the NFC never helps us out when we need them to beat an AFC team for us. Kyle Orton is the worst QB in the league, and he just won a game at the buzzer.  The Bills lost their top three running backs too, so Minnesota got beat by  fourth-string RB and a journeyman bum QB. Thank you VikingsRead More →

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Already off to a poor start before I can finish my first sentence. Clueless Joe decided to receive the ball instead of deferring.  A sack. A horrible punt by Fields.   As we said all year, Fields isn’t the same since he earned his Pro Bowl spot.  Defense gets a nice stop on Chicago’s first series.   Familiar occurrences.  Defense looks good, offense not so good.   Can Lazor please do something creative? Good things happen when Tannehill keeps the ball and runs. Decent second series happening now as we get into Bear territory.  Wallace.   Miller.   Keep it up. Nice start.  Feels likeRead More →

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What will it take for Stephen Ross to act? It’s a given fact that Joe Philbin is not a good head coach. No question about it at this point. No opinions. Just facts. He has a losing record, despite being given some extremely talented players, and that losing record is the bottom-line proof. He makes decisions that are proven wrong by virtually every reputable football expert. Nothing and no one under him ever improves. He has never made the playoffs. He’s a nice enough old chap who could possibly be a well-respected lineman coach at a small D-2 college. He could spend his golden yearsRead More →

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While the season is more than likely over, as New England now has its act together and the Dolphins pursue yet another .500 season thanks to inept Joe Philbin, still we love our Dolphins and root for them do or die. Next up are the Chicago Bears.  And Brandon Marshall.  You remember Marshall…one of the best receivers in the league who the Dolphins decided to get rid of because Davone Bess was ready to be our #1 superstar.  Brandon Marshall, who the Dolphins got rid of after he was named Pro Bowl MVP.   I mean, who would want such a terrible player, right? Anyway,Read More →

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While we all get angry at Joe Philbin’s incorrect decisions each week,  we must understand that anger is a part of being a fan.  Not everything can go right, so we have to be a little patient if a coach makes a mistake now and then. But do fans, players, and team ownership (ahem, Mr. Ross) have a right to be angry when the coach makes the SAME INCORRECT decisions for three straight years? As far as Joe Philbin blowing the Packer game against his friends Mike McCarthy, Aaron Rodgers, et al., we at Dolphins Truth don’t think the fans and ownership should be angry…Read More →

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Editor’s Note:   To our younger readers…you may have noticed the word “film” in our headline today.  Film is an ancient form of plastic that was used to capture images when writers like us were little kids. We’ve had a chance to digest all of Joe Philbin’s excuses now, so it’s time to analyze them. About the final Dolphins drive, Joe Philbin said that his strategy was NOT to just kill some time.  He wanted to aggressively get a first down or two to ice the game away.  Philbin said, “I told Bill that we were going to do whatever we have to do to get aRead More →

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Today’s final is in.  Tony Sparano 28, Joe Philbin 24. Sparano inspired a terrible group of inept Raiders to torch the Chargers for 28 points.  Meanwhile, Philbin couldn’t take advantage of the awful Packer defense ranked near the bottom against the rush and the pass. I wish we could go back in time and talk to Stephen Ross about his decisions.  I know many of you hate Sparano, but heRead More →

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