First things first… Here’s a whopper from the Miami Herald, and it proves what I’ve been saying about Stephen Ross all along… “Ending the year on the road is no big surprise; the Dolphins prefer it because it helps preserve Hard Rock Stadium‘s field for the Orange Bowl.” Good ol’ Stephen Ross!  Always placing the interests of college football ahead of his own team.   What an unfortunate owner we have.   He should be pounding on Goodell’s door demanding we finish at home, instead of “preferring” we play on the road. At least he’s not sending us to Europe this year! Seems like weeks 14, 15,Read More →

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I know it’s not a big deal to most people, but the last few unqualified Dolphins head coaches have repeated the same word far too often, and it always bothered me.   On the first day of practice, Brian Flores went there as well. ”I’m living the dream,” he said. ”It has been a learning process. Like the players, I try to learn and improve every day. This begins the phase I enjoy the most: coaching football. Today is a special day for me.” I don’t want a coach who needs to LEARN coaching.   I don’t want a coach who needs to LEARN football.     I don’tRead More →

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The NFL typically releases its schedule on the Thursday before the draft.   That makes it this Thursday, April 18. There’s not guarantee of this, but that’s what recent history tells us.  April 18,  I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t have much enthusiasm this time around. The Dolphins are a much weaker team than last year. The Patriots are champions and better than ever, meaning we have zero chance of doing anything good this year.  Our owner talks a good talk, and he certainly fooled me when he fired Arrogant Adam Gase, but he doesn’t care about the Dolphins’ success.  Our Head CoachRead More →

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How about this blurb at the bottom of Brian Flores’ picture?  Read More →

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Ross has let this team become such an embarrassment. There’s simply no identity to the Miami Dolphins.   32 teams in the league, and 31 team apps enthusiastically describe the team and promote fandom.   One team app enthusiastically asks you to buy Hard Rock Cafe shot glasses. To make up for Ross allowing this nonsense to usurp our app, he went out and hired an experienced head coach and….ooops, never mind. By the way, Matt Moore is now working on our scouting department.   One of the very few Dolphins front office men who played in the NFL.  Have ANY of our coaches or coordinators ever putRead More →

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A couple of Patriots tidbits that affect the Dolphins.  Maybe. Rob Gronkowski, who fell down to enable the Miami Miracle to take place, has retired.  Whoever his backup is will probably score 5 TDs and gain 400 yards against the Dolphins.  We are consistently the worst team in the world at covering TEs, especially backups. Pats owner Robert Kraft continues to embarrass himself.   If he just pled guilty and allowed a few jokes at his expense, it would be water under the bridge by now.  But since he refuses to admit to any wrongdoing, he is making it worse. By the way (and this seemsRead More →

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I thought it was a new day.  I fell for it.  I fell for Stephen Ross’s words when he said it was a new day and when he said he won’t try the same old things again and expect a different result. He said all of that on one of the greatest Dolphin days in the past decade:  the day he finally fired Adam Gase. There are very few positive, smart decisions that Ross has made during his ownership.  Firing Gase was a huge one.  It almost made me forget about all the other nonsense Ross puts us through.  But, alas, the positive feeling was shortRead More →

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While I was elated to be rid of Arrogant Adam Gase, I have a bit of a heavy heart in saying goodbye to Ryan Tannehill. He did some good things here, and you guys know, I always appreciated his toughness and loyalty.   However, his faults were simply too many to be ignored and too serious to be tolerated. Listen, Adam Gase’s playcalling put Tannehill in a position to fail.  But sometimes, even when you’re in a losing position, you need to make things happen.  RT17 rarely did that.  He’s going to be a Titan now, and with oft-injured, gimpy Marcy Mariota on that team, thatRead More →

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I’m not gonna write a lot here, because the news keeps coming in faster than I can write.   Let’s just use this space to comment on what’s going on and our thoughts. Out of all the stupid news that has occurred since Ross finally fired Arrogant Adam, the WORST news is that the Dolphins are re-signing DeVante parker for two more excruciating years. Here is my prediction for Parker over the next 2 years (32 games): He’ll be “hurt” and unable to play in 21 of those 32 games.  He’ll drop 19 passes per year.   He’ll run slow, lazy routes 90% of the time.  HeRead More →

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Looks like Danny Amendola is gone for sure.  Dolphins already score 50 or 60 points per game anyway, so there is no need to hang onto a clutch receiver who never ever drops a ball. Who needs offense, right? Cameron Wake is rumored to be gone.  Who wants a quiet, confident, productive team leader. Robert Quinn and Andre branch appear to be gone as well.  When you cut your best pass rusher, you may as well cut BOTH of his backups as well.   Now we have such great depth with Bust Charles Harris at the top of the list, and zero backups. Tannehill is more thanRead More →

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When we first heard the joyous words that Stephen Ross had fired Adam Gase, my first instinct was to then plead for Ross to hire Rex Ryan. Or Mike McCarthy.   A lot of folks disagreed with me, and that’s fine.   But one theme that most of my readers here agreed with was that we needed someone with experience. Ross had given audition jobs to inexperienced and unqualified first-timers like Clueless Joey Philbin and Arrogant Adam Gase.  Neither man had head coaching experience–anywhere at any level.  Both men had always had others making the big decisions for them   Both men failed in Miami.  Both men lostRead More →

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The man who condones cheating got a little retribution. I will never forget when Tom Brady got caught deflating footballs, Kraft said the Patriots will own up to it and accept any fate that the NFL hands them. So Roger Goodell suspended Tom Brady 4 games, and Kraft immediately changed his tune.  He whined all the way into the court system.   Still lost, but fighting a suspension is the direct opposite of “We’ll accept whatever punishment is handed to us.” I’d find more humor in this if he just got caught in with a standard, willing, adult hooker.   But there is no laughing at theRead More →

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The league paid off Colin Kaepernick an undisclosed amount, and the Miami Herald’s P.C. Patrolman Greg Cote was quick to come to Colin’s aid.  He actually called Kaepernick a victim!  LOL. Social protest is legal,  and it’s important to stand up for your beliefs.   My only issue with all of this is that the guys did it at their place of work. If Colin was so mad at the police, then why didn’t he go and kneel in front of a police station? No, he used his employer’s forum to stage his protest, and he did so during a time when it’s typically accepted toRead More →

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I’ve selected a trio of topics that the Miami Herald writers have dredged up this week. First is QB Kyler Murray, who will NOT be available when the Dolphins pick at #13.   In order to get this kid, the Dolphins would need to trade (i.e., sacrifice) some players and picks.  Is Murray worth it?   Nope.   You can’t grow overnight.   He’s a great athlete, but far too short to be an NFL quarterback.  Players like him are very used to be the hottest player on the field during their college days, then they come into the NFL and get a rude awakening. It’s no secret thatRead More →

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Watch the whole thing.   Dolphins players climb into stands to celebrate!  Read More →

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In the worst-kept secret in sports history, the Miami Dolphins officially named Brian Flores as head coach. As has been reported for about a month, the Dolphins chose Flores early on but had to wait to make it official because of league rules.  I will point out one last time that I question this decision.  Flores came up as an administrative office assistant in the scouting department just a few short years ago, and I question his experience.   I also question his role in the Patriots defense.   Just ask Matt Patricia, Steve Sidwell, Romeo Crenell, Dean Pees…they will tell you how easy it is toRead More →

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The Rams tried 10 different long passes on 10 different third-and-shorts.    Jared Goff sits straight back in the pocket and allows himself to be sacked. He was simply Gawful. I swear, it was like watching the Dolphins’ offense. The Rams put a man in motion, sprinting behind the QB, on 90% of their plays, but never once handed it to him.  Because the passing game was going so well. If you try a low-percentage long fade route and it almost gets picked off on first down, by all means try it again on second down. Sean McVay didn’t even try.  The exact same 8-stepRead More →

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