As expected, the Dolphins have suspended Lawrence Timmons.   Not a lot of new information to go with this, as everyone remains tight-lipped about the entire ordeal. What we do know is that the suspension makes the Dolphins a far weaker team.   I understand the logic of punishing someone, but when it’s a detriment to the entire team?   With the players union so strong these days, you can’t even make a guy run extra laps as punishment.  You’re forced to suspend them and shoot yourself in the foot. Sadly, Timmons doesn’t need the money, so this will not really punish him at all.Read More →

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So as Monday developed, a few tidbits of information came in about Lawrence Timmons, but still nothing concrete to go by. It appears that Timmons went awol in order to go to Pittsburgh to visit his the mother of his child. That seems to be confirmed by all involved (except Timmons, who apparently isn’t available to discuss it). Adam Gase claims to know little else, and claims that he hasn’t spoken to Timmons and claims that he hasn’t decided what to do. I’d rather Gase say “No Comment” rather than lie to us like that, but what can ya do? There is a huge duifferenceRead More →

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Head coach Adam Gase called a timeout with 10 seconds left and the Chargers in disarray, with both the starting offense and the kicking squad on the field at the same time.   If Gase keeps his mouth shut and doesn’t call a timeout, the Dolphins walk away without having to endure a heart-attack missed field goal. Gase is just awful.   The very worst timeout in NFL history.    Seriously, can you think of a worse one? Stephen Ross should seriously consider disciplining that dolt.   He pulled a Philbin of epic proportion.   He also refused to call running plays when we had numerousRead More →

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Chat room open soon http://dolphinstruth.com/chat/ I called it early and often.   And Dolphins Truth was correct as usual… Because the Dolphins refused to draft a handful of LBs last April, we’re  now in crisis mode.  It’s a disaster.   The sad part is that the disaster was easy to avoid. Raekwon McMillan tripped on his teammate in a practice game.  Ray Maualuga was signed, but he showed up out-of-shape and remains that way.   And now our star free agent, Lawrence Timmons, went AWOL.   Koa Misi is, well, the same as always. None of them will play today. That thrusts Mike Hull and ChaseRead More →

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Thanks to the NFL’s ridiculous decision to move a football game back two months instead of ahead one day or two, the Dolphins still haven’t played a game.   That is about to change come Sunday. The distractions of the last two weeks probably weigh on the Dolphins more than they’ll admit, but I believe that will all go away at game time.  When you’re fighting in the trenches, you don’t have time to think, “Is my sofa back home water damaged?” The Dolphins spent $12,000 this past week to use the Cowboys’ facility in Oxnard, CA.   Just in case any of you thoughtRead More →

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Barry Jackson reported today that the Dolphins asked for–and were denied–a request to move their London game back to Miami. While I think the main issue is the NFL having a blatant disrespect for the Miami Dolphins and our fans, I think another problem is the way the Dolphins “asked” for this change.   There comes a time in life when things must be demanded.  Taken public.  Getting some force behind you instead of politely asking. Stephen Ross should have demanded that the Europe game be moved back to Miami, just like he should have demanded that the Bucs game be played last Thursday orRead More →

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We’ll take it! The refs tried real hard, but still they couldn’t do enough to derail the Chiefs on way to a big win in Foxboro. Andy Reid is no genius, but even that guy understands that when you have a lead, especially against New England, you run the ball.   Playing it safe is not a crime.   And sometimes-…and this is what the Falcons and Seahawks and even Adam Gase don’t understand…sometimes when you run the ball, good things happen.   You don’t just call a running play to kill time…you call a running play because it buries and demoralizes a defense.  WhenRead More →

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I blame Stephen Ross. Not for the hurricane that may or may not affect our weather Sunday.    Rather, I blame Ross for being the NFL’s patsy, bending over to accommodate them at every whim.  Always (and I mean always) to the detriment of our beloved Miami Dolphins. As soon as I heard that he Dolphins players (and myself as well) wanted to play at a neutral site Sunday (rather than have no bye week), I knew our fate.    For whatever the Dolphins and their fans want, Stephen Ross and the NFL will do the opposite.   I can’t emphasize this enough:   prettyRead More →

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The NFL has announced that the Dolphins will not get their season opener at home this Sunday. The current option that seems more likely is that the Dolphins will have to give up their bye week later in the year, meaning that they’ll have to play 16 straight weeks in a row while all their competition gets a week off.   This is a horrible and unfair option. No matter what, this means the Dolphins home opener will be October 8.   A full month of the season goes by before we get a home game.  1/4 of the year.  5th game before we’re home.Read More →

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It’s bad enough that the NFL is afraid of concussions and won’t let grown men play ball willingly if they have a headache.   Now they won’t let grown men play in the rain. Even though there is no solid evidence that the hurricane will be hitting Hard Rock Stadium Sunday afternoon, the league is already considering plans to make us move the game. It could be played later, or earlier, or in another state, or even during our bye week, which would then make Week One our new bye week.   And I thought only baseball players were afraid of the wind and rain!Read More →

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With the practice games behind us, it’s time to think again to Opening Day.  As I’ve mentioned before, the NFL did no favors for the Miami Dolphins with the schedule this year.   We have very little weather advantage this time around.  Typically, the humid September games bury the opponents.  But this year is different.  Our first opponent is also used to this weather, and they won’t be affected by the humidity any worse than the Dolphins. Opening Day is a home game for the Dolphins, but there will be plenty of Tampa Bay fans in attendance as well.  This is a game I wouldn’tRead More →

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I was away on Thursday night and could not watch the Dolphins-Eagles game live.   Instead, I read all about it over the next few days.   I read all about how sharp Jay Cutler looked, especially on some long passes to DeVante Parker. Then I watched the game, and I scratched my head.  What were the other Dolphin writers talking about? On the very first series, I saw Jay Cutler fumble away a promising drive by failing to protect the ball whatsoever.  On another series (the one where he allegedly made a great pass to Parker), I saw him underthrow the ball, which causedRead More →

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The injury to Raekwon McMillan, coupled with the Dolphins management stupidly refusing to draft any other LBs, made the signing of Rey Maualuga almost a necessity. The brainiacs who run the Dolphins ignorantly assumed that Koa Misi would be healthy and productive, and they also ignorantly assumed that no one else would get hurt.  Wrong and wrong. So what does Maualuga have left in the tank?  Is he a better option than Mike Hull?  We’ll get a quick feel for that on Thursday night, as the Dolphins play a practice game with the Eagles.   When the Bengals got rid of Maualuga, they claimed itRead More →

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Well, the backup Dolphin defenders gave up 31 points to a bunch of 5th stringers who are about to be unemployed once they are cut.   That is not good news, as it shows a serious lack of depth.  After watching 3 and a half quarters of unknown defenders out there, you’d think that one or two would have made a play to catch my eye.  Not really. Although, I do have to mention Cordrea Tankersley had a nice interception, literally taking the ball away from a receiver.  That was sheer smarts and instinct.   The receiver thought that Tank was simply going for the tackle,Read More →

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UPDATE: The NFL just suspended Ezekiel Elliot for 6 games for smacking a woman around. I have to feel that Jarvis Landry will get at least 8 games, because his domestic violence led to an actual police report, etc. At least he didn’t trip over his own two feet and tear his ACL (Tannehill) or trip over his own teammate and tear his ACL (McMillan).   Back before the draft–all during the spring as a matter of fact–I repeatedly said that the Dolphins needed to spend all their draft picks on LBs. Many people thought I was crazy.  The Dolphins certainly didn’t listen.   NowRead More →

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First, some news about the site.    We’ve finally upgraded the awful chatroom that was so troublesome last season. Let’s kick it off right on Thursday night.   Anyone is free to join us.  Hopefully, the new chatroom is flawless, but if not, then we’ll consider it the pre-season of chatrooms and it will give us some time to fix. The room is here:  http://dolphinstruth.com/chat/ You can also find the link at the top-right of every Dolphins Truth page.   We always have some lively discussions on game days, some debates, some fights.  But that’s what chatrooms are all about! And on Thursday, we’ll be ableRead More →

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When it rains, it pours. On the day the Dolphins welcome Jay Cutler to camp (more on that later), it’s been revealed that back in April, a domestic violence report was filed against Landry.   The Dolphins did well to hide this, but in this era, such alleged crimes are harder and harder to hide.   Still not sure how the word got out and who spilled the beans.  The Dolphins, of course, went with the old “We’re aware of this and will wait to see how it plays out” routine.     Adam Gase has made it clear that he doesn’t mind his playersRead More →

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