With New England’s impressive win, they are back in first place in the AFC East, with the Dolphins now in second place. The Buffalo Bills laughably find themselves tied for first, thanks to the Detroit Lions giving up after one quarter last Sunday when Buffalo came to the Motor City.  Seriously, how terrible must the Lions be to lose to Kyle Orton?  Orton even threw them a gift pick-6, and Detroit still couldn’t get the job done.  All this to say, the Bills are absolutely not for real, and they’ll be lucky to finish at 5-11. But the Patriots are for real, yet again, andRead More →

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A man is innocent until proven guilty, but sometimes the word of a police officer or two, or four, can be quite damaging. After Derrick Shelby’s arrest, only his lawyer and agent seem to believe he is innocent.  Credible witnesses at a nightclub saw Shelby acting up, and it was enough to get him arrested by the police and suspended by the Dolphins. Dion Jordan. Rashad Jones, Mike Pouncey and his brother, now Derrick Shelby. We know it’s easier said than done, but these fellows simply need to stay away from drugs.  Stay away from booze.  Stay away from clubs.  These guys are multi-millionaires. andRead More →

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CBS’s report last week about turmoil in the  Dolphins’ front office  seems to have been false. Somehow, the alleged professionals who cover the Dolphins are among the worst journalists employed in any sport.  The “insiders” cannot survive if they just write “nothing new today,” so they embellish. CBS’s Jason La Canfora recently mentioned that Dawn Aponte and Joe Philbin were at odds with each other, when there is little if any proof of that.  Made for a good story though. La Canfora, you may remember, was the genius who kept telling us that the Dolphins were going to trade Mike Wallace. How about a few yearsRead More →

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Hard to believe that a quarter of the season has come and gone already.  As we grade the various positions, we tried to take into consideration certain areas like production and stats, as well as intangibles. Normally these grading charts end with the coaches, but we choose to begin here. Coaches: C We’ll give the staff an A+ for an excellent game plan vs. New England, but then two F’s in a row drop their grade much lower. Joe Philbin’s inconsistency, poor decisions, distractions, and more, did not help matters at all.  Interesting rumors developed about Dawn Aponte and the front office staff, too, which didn’tRead More →

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The Highs: Ryan Tannehill played well.  His passes were impressive today, but mostly because he had all day to pass.   The Oakland defense is among the worst in NFL history, and Ryan benefitted.  What we really liked was Tannehill’s scrambles and designed runs.   We need more of that.  Successful things happen when he puts the ball down and runs. Brent Grimes had a great interception. Same for Walt Aikens. Lamar Miller continued to rush well.   Will give him a bad mark for his fumble, but otherwise he ran through that lousy defense like he was supposed to. Cortland Finnegan.  Where are allRead More →

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One hour till game time.    Check back regularly for in-game updates, and the latest on all Dolphins news. As mentioned my reader Mania Dolphins Mint, there are interesting rumors going around about arguments between Kevin Coyle and his players, but also a rift between Joe Philbin and executives. Could it actually be that Philbin is the smart one and actually prefers Matt Moore…but management executives have ordered him to play Tannehill?  Intriguing.Read More →

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If the Dolphins have any chance whatsoever of a successful season, it must get turned around tomorrow in England.  We just lost to two terrible teams in a row, with a third one on the way in the U.K.   The players must make a statement, and a strong one at that.  We cannot lose to inferior teams like Buffalo and Oakland and expect to do well. As you know, Dolphins Truth believed well in advance of the Bills’ game that Week Two would tell us all we need to know about our team.  And they told us that they can lose by 19 pointsRead More →

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As Joe Philbin talked to his media friends about the challenges of the upcoming trip to London, time zone differences, unfamiliar stadium, extra media attention from the British press, etc…while all of that was going on, the Raiders quietly arrived in England much earlier in the week. The Raiders are already used to the time zone.   They’ve done their walk through at Wembley Stadium.  They’ve met the British press.   And they won over many many fans who originally were going to the game as neutral fans, but nowRead More →

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There aren’t enough hours in the day to write about all the mistakes Joe Philbin makes.  There really aren’t.  For example, we could write an entire article on his inept and inconsistent clock management.  His play-calling.   So many more. While that is all sad news for Dolphins fans, what makes it worse is that Philbin can do what he wants with full impunity.   He knows that Stephen Ross is behind him and won’t fire him, so he continues to make ridiculous calls. One such call is that he will stick with Ryan Tannehill, who also enjoys impunity because he knows darn well hisRead More →

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The Dolphins re-signed WR/RB Marcus Thigpen, showing a bit of concern about the struggling offense and special teams.  While Thigpen is just on the practice squad at this point, he could be a beneficial player soon. Jarvis Landry has looked good on some returns, but he also muffed a easily catchable ball vs. Buffalo.  And he fielded a punt at his own goal line vs. the Chiefs.   These are major mistakes that the reliable Thigpen never made. Dolphins Truth feels this isRead More →

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There are only three things in life that are certainties:  Death, Taxes, and Joe Philbin will say “We have to get better” at every single news conference. As much as Ryan Tannehill needs to be benched, it is certain that Philbin will not bench him.  Not even for one play.  Not even to give the team a spark.  Or an attempt to energize the offense.  Nope. Joey P. will stubbornly stick with his quarterback. I didn’t see the warning signs aboutRead More →

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Highs:  There aren’t too many, but we’ll single out a few things. Lamar Miller had his best game in memory.  He might have had more yards at some point in another game, but today he looked sharp.  He held the ball tight when he was about to get hit, and he seemed to be running with purpose.  Well done. Daniel Thomas.  He came back to the team just a few days ago and had some impactful plays on Sunday. Mike Wallace.  For the second week in a row, Wallace’s effort really shows.  He’s a hard worker, and Read More →

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Philbin allows his coaching staff to trip a referee. Philbin opts for a long long field goal with a poor kicker on 4th and two inside Kansas City territory instead of pinning the Chiefs back with a punt or going for it. Philbin refuses to use his final time out of the half with 8 seconds left after Tannehill is tackled;  instead Clueless Joe waits until 2 seconds left. It’s all shaping up to be an unfortunate, easy win for the Chiefs thanks to Miami’s inept head coach.Read More →

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Who the hell gets suspended twice in one season? It’s really time to let  Dion Jordan go.  There is virtually no trade value left, but we can still save a few bucks.   And 95 is a pretty cool number and should go to a deserving Dolphin. Before everyone starts blaming Jeff Ireland, we’re still not entirely sure who wanted Dion Jordan so bad in the 2013 draft.   It might have been Philbin who lobbied to pick a defensive end.   Apparently, Cameron Wake was not good enough in Philbin/Ireland’s eyes, so we had to draft another defensive end. What an utter waste.   DolphinsRead More →

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One of the reasons that Bills fans have such a hard time accepting that Sammy Watkins fumbled on his “touchdown” is that they incorrectly believe that all scoring plays are reviewed. All scoring plays are NOT reviewed. In defense of the Bills fans, for the past few years, we have all been fed the same line from every single NFL announcer…over and over and over. “All scoring plays are reviewed. All scoring plays are reviewed. All scoring plays are reviewed.” Wrong, wrong, and wrong. The NFL rulebook statesRead More →

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A picture is worth a thousand words in most cases.   But sometimes a picture is worth 7 points. As Sports Illustrated’s photo below clearly shows, the ball is NOT in Watkins’ hands as it crosses the goal line and hits the pylon.   First down, Miami, at its own 20.  Period.   Indisputable. As a free gift from the NFL for their home opener, the Bills got all the calls, all day long.  But no call was worse than the one above. On a side note, I WISH all the announcers wouldRead More →

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