While Adam Gase leaves a lot to be desired as a head coach (his play calling is atrocious and his player management is questionable at best), still he does a good job in some facets of the job. This season especially, we’re seeing improvement. As recently as the Bears game, Gase recognized the hot hands. He continued to called Gore’s and Wilson’s number, and they kept producing. I guarantee you that the old Adam Gase would have forced the ball to DeVante Parker or to Mike Gisecki. Not so much this season. So far. Gase’s clock management has been superb. Look at the end ofRead More →

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I have a few pictures to share with you all to demonstrate some items that should be pointed out.   Let’s start off with the officiating. With just under 2 minutes to go in regulation, the Dolphins recovered a fumble just inside Bears’ territory.   Things looked promising.  On first down, we ran a routine screen to Kenyan Drake.   Due to a rare, excellent design by Adam Gase, this play could have been the game winner.  But the refs blew it.  Badly. Drake got mugged badly on that play.   In the shot above, you can see the man literally tackling Drake.   Here’s an even more obviousRead More →

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I know the image upload in our comments doesn’t work right most of the time, and I’ll work on that.    In the meantime, our friend Karmatourer sent this in:     Back in May, I started to analyze our upcoming 2018 schedule and pointed out all the inequities in it. Analyzing the Dolphins 2018 Schedule Now that we’re in the midst of it all, I thought I’d revisit a few key points, because it really goes to show you a few things. First, as we all know, home field advantage is important. It’s real. It’s a big advantage. But an even bigger advantage isRead More →

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First-round bust Charles Harris sat this one out.   He contributed just as much from the bench as he did in the first 5 games this year. First-round bust DeVante Parker was targeted once.  The pass was poor, but Parker made the laziest attempt I’ve ever seen.  He casually jogged right past the ball while the defender caught it uncontested.  He does this routinely and needs to be shipped elsewhere.   Absolutely zero effort.  Hit hurts to watch. Ryan Tannehill, while I won’t call him a first-round bust, also got the day off, and we still won.   Can’t yet say if we won despite his injury orRead More →

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Last week, DE Robert Quinn was in the face of Andy Dalton on almost every play.  But Dalton avoided a sack time after time by simply jogging to his right, where Charles Harris was tied up all day long.  No sacks.   A handful of unimportant tackles.   A microcosm for his career. DeVante Parker has been more productive than Charles Harris.  Dion Jordan has been more productive.  It’s sad.   Harris continues his downslide from first-round draft pick to official BUST this weekend.   With Cameron Wake out, today is Harris’s day to shine and step up.   Instead, he is out.   His injury is playable.   My gut reactionRead More →

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Trivia: Which Miami Dolphin tried to throw the ball away and ended up nailing his own man in the head, causing a pick-6 for the Bengals? A.  Ryan Tannehill B.  Sam Young Which Dolphin was running with an protected ball and got it stripped away, which the Bengals picked up and scored 7 points? A.  Ryan Tannehill B.  Sam Young Who was responsible for calling a 60-yard bomb on third-and-inches while we held a comfortable 14-point lead? A.  Adam Gase B.  Sam Young I’m not saying Young is an All Pro.  By all accounts, he stinks.   But so does every other 4th-string practice squadder onRead More →

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One of the whacky and unfair quirks of the NFL schedule is the fact that every 4 years, all the teams in one division play the teams in another division from the other conference.   This year, we drew the NFC North.   And they are all tough teams. So what’s unfair about that, you ask?  Well, you have to look at the big playoff picture.   We can win our division and make the playoffs.   In our division, we have three opponents who all play the same 4 NFC North teams.  That’s fair and I have no issue with it.   However…there are two precious wildcard openings alsoRead More →

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The poet Dante has a line about games/sports.  To paraphrase, he says that when the game of dice (i.e., shooting craps) is over, the crowd walks away with the winner.   The loser sits there alone and ponders every roll, and reliving what went wrong and stewing all the “what ifs.” Thus our week. It’s already Wednesday, and I’m still too sick to study for the upcoming Bears game and start writing about it.  Instead, I find myself replaying all of the mistakes from the Bengals game.   Hard to sleep at night when all you can picture is a dozen plays that Adam Gase called wrong, andRead More →

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I think we all agree that Clueless Joey P stuck around far too long as our head coach.   DolphinsTruth archives are filled with stories and analysis of all the incorrect decisions this joker made.   From gifting free wins to the opponent to cutting All Pros who we desperately needed, Philbin was the pits. I often wondered what kept him around.   Why was Stephen Ross so enamored with an old man with zero accomplishments on his resume?    He was a simpleton who was in over his head, and we all knew that.  But he also had a nice, grandfatherly guy, and you felt bad forRead More →

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Adam Gase blamed his offensive linemen for Ryan Tannehill’s 4th-quarter woes, and it just goes to prove how stubborn and/or ignorant he really is. With the Dolphins nursing a 17-10 lead, Tanny was flushed out of the pocket to his right. With a sack imminent, he tried to spike the ball into the ground near TE Durham Smythe. He missed. Not a typo. He tried to throw the ball to the ground, and he missed. It got tipped and ended up as a pick-6. We have a professional NFL quarterback who admitted he tried to throw it into the ground to avoid a sack. AndRead More →

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With the Dolphins holding a comfortable 17-3 lead late in the third quarter, Miami faced a third and one.  Before we get into the horrible, loss-causing play that Gase called next, we have to back up . Frank Gore was blowing holes the through Bengals on every carry.   No, he wasn’t busting 30-yarders at will.  But he was doing something more effective:  He was breaking their backs with 5 or 6 yards at a time.  It was gorgeous to behold.   On second-and-five, Gore burst up the middle and got tripped up just shy of the first down, which brought up 3rd and a foot. ThirdRead More →

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LIVE GAME DAY CHAT Around 1 pm Eastern The good news is that DeVante Parker is also out.  Reshad Jones is back, and that can only help. We are skating on really thin ice with all these injuries and with a scheme that is not built for the “next man up” mentality.  First-round bust Charles Harris gets the start today, and I’m going to be positive and optimistic.  But if he under-performs again, expect a less-nice report after the game. The Bangals are formidable, but not elite.  Believe it or not, here in Week 5, the Dolphins are their easiest opponent.   They are 3-1 againstRead More →

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Before I could even write “Go, Colts,” it’s already 14-0.  Game over.    Good to see that the Dolphins aren’t the only team who refuse to follow Detroit’s simple and successful plan to beat the Patriots. Then again, Colts coach Frank Reich proved how stupid he was last week by handing a free win to the lowly Texans.  Don’t forget, Reich only has this job because the Pats’ offensive coordinator was not a man of his word and lied to the Colts. Patriots’ get their Thursday night game this season at home yet again, just like every year.   Again.  While Miami has to go onRead More →

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In yet another head-scratching move, the Dolphins have cut a player at a position where we desperately need help.   It’s baffling, but not surprising, to see Adam Gase jettison another player simply because he spoke up about wanting to play more. Okay, truthfully, we don’t know the reasons he was cut.   He showed promise and was our starter.  It’s no secret that he spoke up about being on the bench so often last Sunday.  Here’s a guy who watched Tom Brady gut our defense, and he spoke up, wanting to get in there and make a difference. Now the difference is that he’ll be onRead More →

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Time to move on from that pig of a game the Dlphins played yesterday.  Let’s hope that Adam Gase learns some lessons. If I were a Patriot (or a Patriot fan), I’d be laughing at us so heartily now.  I’d say stuff like: “Miami wasted two draft picks on tight ends that were supposed to be Gronk clones.  How’d they do yesterday?”  or “How did your other first-round picks do?  DeVante Parker was injured, and he still was more effective than wasted bust Charles Harris.” The jokes at our expense are endless. Meanwhile, the season is on the brink of being lost to injuries.   It happensRead More →

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The Dlphins (there is absolutely no “O” in this team) got their annual Massachusetts Massacre out of the way today to close out September at 3-1. While the defense played poorly, this loss is not their fault.  As I wrote all week, the defense will yield points to Tom Brady.   All defenses do.   We simply had to match them on offense, and Adam Gase made certain we didn’t do that. As bad as the defense was, consider this:  What if I told you that our D would have 2 interceptions, numerous batted balls, several hurries and pressures, forced punts, and stopped 3 different wildcat/trick playsRead More →

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Join our live chat at http://dolphinstruth.com/chat/ DeVante Parker is out again with a sore leg.  That’s the only good news.  Reshad Jones is out.   That is the horrible news.   I’m all for protecting players, but man, come on.   Sometimes–especially for huge division games–you have to suck it up and get out there.  Jones got hurt in the 2nd Q of the Jets game two weeks ago.   He finished the game.  He played hurt immediately after the injury. Like I said during the week, the offense just needs to focus and score score score.   Our defense is getting banged up week after week, but it won’t matterRead More →

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