There’s no explanation about why perennial screw-up Ed Hochuli is allowed to call this game.   But he’s already doing everything in his power to help the Patriots along. That lateral -pass was close.   But the video evidence was not 100% certain, so the call has to stand.    Guest ref-commentator Mike Carey agreed.   Ed Hochuli, however, took the game into his own hands and gacve the pats the ball, deep in Denver territory, which was essentially giving them a free touchdown. How much did Robert Kraft pay him for that one?Read More →

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Well, it’s pretty obvious that most Dolfans are or should be rooting for the Broncos to defeat the Evil Empire, the lying and cheating Patriots. But can Denver actually pull it off? The Patriot Express is very difficult to derail.   For all of its predictability, it still works.  Little Julie Edelmann will run a crossing pattern.  Gronk will run through a seam.   Amendola will cause traffic jams.   And Brady will run a QB sneak when they need two yards or less.  Without fail  100% predictable. Then why can’t anyone ever stop them?  It’s mostly because defenses overthink things.  “Oh my!  What ifRead More →

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Although not acknowledged by the team, many media reports are saying that Clyde Christensen will be the Dolphins next offensive coordinator. Given the fact that Adam Gase is head coach and will call all plays himself, one has to wonder what the offensive coordinator will do.   To find out what a figurehead offensive coordinator with no power really does, you need only look back as far as Joey Philbin in Green Bay. As we’ve stated many times here at Dolphins Truth, Philbin worked as Mike McCarthy’s OC in Green Bay.  McCarthy saw Philbin and worked with him day in and day out for many years.Read More →

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When Don Shula surpassed George Halas as the NFL’s all-time leader in wins., Dan Marino was not the QB that day. It wasn’t Scott Mitchell.   No even Steve DeBerg. It was Doug Pedersen.  Who?!! Doug then went on to Green Bay and won a Super Bowl ring as Brett Favre’s backup.   And now Pedersen is an NFL head coach. The Dolphins 4th-string QB in 1993 got Don Shula’s 325th win for him, a trivia answer for the ages. The Eagles signed an offensive coordinator from a team who is STILL active in the playoffs.  Imagine that!   Unlike the Dolphins, who signed anRead More →

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Mel Kiper has released his first mock draft, and he believes the Dolphins will select defensive end Shaq Lawson from Clemson. This would be par for the course for the Dolphins, who don’t need a defensive end.   Why pick a player you need when you can instead select someone you don’t need? That is the Dolphins motto!    Dion Jordan is the salvation, remember? Yes, I know our defensive end situation is iffy right now.   Wake might not be ready for the season (Achilles injuries are far more severe than a simple ACL).  Vernon and Shelby might go for more money.  Dion Jordan mightRead More →

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New Head Coach Adan Gase has already started to mold his staff and his on-field personnel, which is good and bad. It’s good to get the staff settled in early so they can start working together.   But it’s bad who he is choosing. Vance Joseph is our new defensive coordinator, coming in from being the Bengals’ defensive backs coach.  The same coach whose defensive back cost the Bengals a playoff win the other day.   If Joseph can’t get Pacman Jones  to  just walk away, how will he control Kong Suh? The main problem with signing coaches too early is that all the good ones areRead More →

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As we said last week, it’s virtually impossible to beat the Steelers  in the playoffs or even leading up to the playoffs.   Still can’t prove what kind of hold the Rooney family has over the NFL, but the Steelers continue to get all the calls.  All the time. In the Bengal game, for example, a Steeler leveled a Bengal by diving at his head–helmet first–and received no penalty.   Coach Joey Porter later ran onto the field in the middle of a melee, and the refs looked the other way.  The only other team to get as many calls is New England. It willRead More →

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Stephen Ross has done it again. In yet another slap to the face of all Dolfans (and there have been many slaps), Ross abandoned a long, thoughtful and meaningful coaching search. Instead, he listened to his inexperiRead More →

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Several media outlets are reporting that the Dolphins are fixated on hiring Adam Gase to be our next head coach. You know Gase, right? He’s the mastermind of the potent last-place Bears’ offense.   No accomplishments under his belt.   No championships. This guys is less qualified than Joe Philbin.   Why on earth is he even on the radar? As unqualified and unaccomplished as Gase is, the scary omen is this is exactly the same type of fellow that Stephen Ross has hired before.  Say it ain’t so.Read More →

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It was hard to figure out what the Patriots were doing. Were they playing to win?  They did have something to play for, and it could cost them dearly.  Facing a hostile AFC Title Game crowd in Denver and a rejuvenated Peyton Manning is not what the doctor ordered for New England, and it would have been so easy to avoid. All New England had to do was defeat the cellar-swelling doormat of the AFC East, our beloved Dolphins.  But something strange happened along the way.  Miami won.   I watched the game live and I re-watched it for analysis.  It’s hard to pinpoint what New EnglandRead More →

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Dennis Hickey is out as the Dolphins’ GM, making me slowly start to believe just how chaotic the inner workings of this team truly are. The bottom line is this:  What did Hickey do wrong in his two seasons? His acquisitions of Suh and Kenny Stills were excellent, and his drafting of Landry, Parker, J’wuan James, and others have a ton of upside.  There is no way that Hickey bears any responsibility for Philbin/Campbell/Lazor/Zac benching Lamar Miller every time he gets red hot. Is it Hickey’s fault that we run 94% of our plays from the predictable 4-wide set?  No. Did Hickey call timeouts toRead More →

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Much of the news concerning Chip Kelly’s firing in Philadelphia concerns the fact that Kelly had total control:  the players,  the team, coaches, draft, personnel, etc. Reporters are covering Kelly’s dictatorship like it’s a bad thing. However, that “bad” thing might be exactly what the Miami Dolphins need. Let’s say the Dolphins hire the exciting Chip Kelly and his innovative offense.  If we give Kelly all the power he wants (draft, coaching hires, etc.), that means that other Dolphins executives would have less power, or be fired altogether.  Would the Dolphins suffer if Mike Tannenbaum has less power?    If Stephen Ross took a step back, wouldRead More →

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I got a lot of hate mail yesterday for blaming our COACHES for the loss.  Most of our readers felt compelled to blame Tannehill or our terrible offensive line.  Those blamers are not wrong. The offensive line is horrible and Ryan Tannehill didn’t do anything to earn praise (just ask Miko Grimes, who lambasted T-hill on public media), but it’s the way those players are utilized that makes the Dolphins lose week after week. This will sound like a broken record to many of our readers, but when we employ extra protection packages, we have success.  Period.   Case closed.  On the pass when DeVanteRead More →

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The Dolphin coaches blew this game.  Namely Mike Sherman’s son-in-law once again. Yes, I know some of my readers will blame Tannehill and others will blame our D. And by the way, if you’re going to blame the D, then start with overrated Reshad Jones missing an easy interception on the first pass of the game, and then getting plowed over embarrassingly by Frank Gore on Gore’s first TD run.  Combine that with Jones’s game-changing fumble last week and you see what the Pro Bowl voters saw. But enough of that.  Zac Taylor and his ridiculous obsession with 4 and 5-wideout formations doomed us once again.Read More →

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Sadly, no one cares. The Colts play in the easiest division in the history of sports, and they STILL can’t win it.  LMAO.  The Colts are all set to lose the division to a team who got destroyed by the lowly Dolphins (Houston).  The fans, the media, and even the NFL itself has given up on the Colts. As for the Dolphins, everyone gave up weeks ago.   This is a meaningless game in a meaningless year for both teams.   Sad sad sad. So the possibility of a Patriot-Panther Super Bowl is very real, and it’s causing some division among Dolphin fans about whoRead More →

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I like Reshad Jones, I really do. But the fact that he didn’t make the Pro Bowl is not a surprise to me, although it will shock many of our readers.   I predicted it last week. when Jones fumbled after he made a nice interception.  I called it right then and there. Now I’m not saying that the fumble kept him out of Honolulu, but it sure didn’t help.  Besides, the way these things work is that playoff teams won’t be able to send their Pro Bowlers to the game, so that means Reshad will probably get in as a reserve. Sorry to theRead More →

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It’s mind-boggling to think of how many NFL “experts” were choosing the Dolphins to overtake New England this year, 4 ft 8 Danny Woodhead hs become the latest nobody to embarrass us.  The pitiful Chargers haven’t rushed at all in 12 weeks, and today they all look like Larry Csonka. The Dolphins are trying anyone and everyone at left tackle, and they are all equally giving up crushing sacks.  Reshad Jones had the ONLY nice play iof the game, followed by a death-toll play by giving the ball right back to San Diego back when it was a 3-0 game.  Thanks Reshad.   Now you’llRead More →

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