Andre Johnson recently stated that the Dolphins were his first choice of teams to sign with, but Miami never reached out to him.   As many of our regular readers know, we’re not real big on spending big money on free agent receivers. You need to look no further than New England, who are perennial winners no matter who Tom Brady throws to.  Name me one WR that New England drafted in the last 10 years?    I can’t think of one.  Name me one big name WR that the Pats signed as a free agent?   Not a one….unless you count Danny Amendola. Could Andre Johnson haveRead More →

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Ryan Tannehill doesn’t have to worry about unemployment.  Neither, it would seem, does Matt Moore nor Josh Freeman. The three quarterbacks should be with the Dolphins on opening day.  Tannehill will be the starter, leaving Moore and Freeman to battle for the backup job.   Joe Philbin does not like to carry a third emergency QB on game days.   Dolphins Truth feels this is a risky move, but Philbin has gotten away with it so far. An NFL team can only dress 51 players on game day.ou carry 3 QBs, that means you have 48 others to work into the game.  Dressing only twoRead More →

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Jonathan Judas Martin, who whined his way out of Miami and cost Pro Bowl guard Richie Incognito his job, will now be back with the Dolphins…sort of. Martin, as part of the Carolina Panthers, will participate in joint practices in August with the Dolphins.  I’m not sure why teams practice with other teams. It seems that injuries are more likely and the familiarity is not there.  These practices will be held in advance of the Panther-Dolphin preseason game. It will be interesting to see how the Dolphins treat this fallen traitor.   I will lose respect for any Dolphin who still respects this big crybaby.Read More →

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Sal Alosi, who cowardly tripped Nolan Carroll from the sidelines in a blindside assault, was himself assaulted by rapper P. Combs Diddy, or whatever he calls himself these days. Alosi is the Tripping Coach at UCLA nowadays. Was Diddy belatedly angry because of what the notoriously cheating Alosi did to our Nolan?   No word yet, but stayed tuned.   🙂Read More →

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As noted in various news sources, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is weakening the Dolphins yet again. He weakens the team by not concentrating his efforts on the team. As many of our readers know, our main complaint about Mr. Ross is that he has too many interests and business ventures besides the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins become one of many hobbies for him, rather than his obsession, as it should be. Mr. Ross is as generous and as intelligent as they come. But… Quick! Name me one non-Yankee venture that George Steinbrenner wasted his time and money on. When is Jerry Jones in the newsRead More →

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Joe Philbin, who must think the Dolphins went 19-0 last year, ended minicamp early and canceled the entire third day of camp. Apparently, Philbin doesn’t think the Dolphins need to practice anything.  Apparently, he thinks going 8-8 every year is ideal and so why work harder to improve? The Patriots also canceled their third day of minicamp.  But there’s a big difference between the Patriots and the Dolphins.  As a matter of fact, many teams around the NFL ended minicamps early.   Does that mean Philbin had to end ours early too?  No! Why not gain the upper hand on our opponents by asking theRead More →

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The Dolphins signed defensive tackle CJ Mosley to a deal. Miami will be Mosley’s 6th different team, so you have to wonder what he has left in the tank.  You also have to wonder why FIVE other teams let him go in the past. The defensive tackles at this point are Kong Suh, Mosley, AJ Francis,  Anthony Johnson, Earl Mitchell, and rookie draft choices Jordan Phillips and Ellis McCarthy.  We’ll predict that McCarthy gets cut, leaving 6 D tackles on the roster.   Would 5 have been enough?   What did Philbin/Hickey see in Mosley that made them want to offer a deal?Read More →

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It’s very early in the 2015 pre-season, but a few things are worth looking at. I watched Joe Philbin’s press conference a few times to see if I could discern anything useful or honest, but it was the usual Philbin stuff.  “We had a good day of practice” etc.   The one thing that stands out to me is the softball questions that the media tosses him.  “How was Jarvis Landry today?”    “Will there be competition for the starting positions? etc.   It’s rather silly of the media to feed Philbin questions like that. Press Conference Here. Let me into a press conference, andRead More →

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We all know about Philbinland. It’s that magical place that Joey P. goes to in his own head on game day.  The place where you call a timeout so the opponent can regroup.  The place where you give away points because you’re too unobservant to call for a challenge.  The place where you lose game after game and then say, “I made the right calls” and “We will get better.” And, most sad of all, Philbinland is the place where you can have zero accomplishments in three years and still be given extra time and millions and millions of extra dollars. Let’s face it:  JoeRead More →

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Yep, Mike Sherman has a job! He’s now the head coach of a small high school in Massachusetts. On his first day on the job, Sherman immediately called a timeout on offense so that the opponent could take a rest.  Then he prohibited his QB from ever running a QB sneak, and he told the QB that they were going to pass the ball when all they had to do was take a knee.  Vintage Mike Sherman! When Mike Sherman was coach of the Packers, he had BOTH Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre and finished 4-12.  I point that out all the time.  He hadRead More →

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Lamar Miller is a fine running back, and we can begin with that. However, he is far from elite.  He doesn’t break tackles as often as other RBs.  He doesn’t seem to run great pass routes when he’s asked to do so.  I don’t mean RB screen passes;  I mean passes more in the middle.   And although Miller is a 1,000 rusher and that is nothing to diminish, still a 1,000-yard-season means that he only needs to average 62 yards per game to hit a thousand yards.    If he didn’t break that huge run in Week 17 vs. the Jets, we’d be talkingRead More →

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If Brent Grimes gets hurt, we’re doomed. I’ll start off by saying that, and I firmly believe it’s true.   We just don’t have enough depth in our secondary to make up for Grimes if he’s ever injured.  We barely held on for dear life last year when Cortland Finnegan got hurt.  It would be much worse if Grimes went down. The other Dolphins corners just aren’t too good.  I’m sorry to all you fans of Jamar Taylor and Will Davis, but those guys have had plenty of times and opportunities to do something, and they never have.   It might take a few yearsRead More →

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For some reason, the NFL likes to give Ted Wells millions and millions of dollars. There are thousands (millions?) of attorneys and impartial investigators out there, yet the NFL keeps hiring the same guy:  Ted Wells.  Why? Whether you agree with Wells’ findings or not is irrelevant.  What is important to understand is why the NFL keeps hiring him again and again.  It makes little sense.  Certainly Dolphins Truth has no idea why. Is Wells the only attorney in the United States who’s capable of looking into a case?  Absolutely not.  So then Why does Roger Goodell turn to Wells all the time? This isRead More →

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The NFL simply has never heard expressions like “Let sleeping dogs lie” and “Don’t tamper with success.” The NFL is a multi-BILLION-dollar industry, and everything works fine as is.  Tom Brady cheats, Ray Rice beats his wife, Ray Lewis gets into an altercation in a crowded bar with 100 witnesses, the victims end up dead, and Ray Lewis walks away…no matter what kind of shenanigans the NFL goes through, it survives.  It thrives. When something is thriving, you leave it alone.  Except in Roger Goodell’s mind.  When things are perfect, that’s when you must change. Extra points will now be kicked from the 15 yardline.  ThisRead More →

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Ryan Tannehill has agreed to a whopping new contract extension, which should keep him in Miami for the rest of his career. We think this is good news. Tannehill’s stats might not be superb, but at least he’s progressing.  He has been limited and hampered by a head coach who thinks it’s 1925 and an offensive line & WR corps  that keeps changing on him constantly.  Despite all that, Tannehill has proven toRead More →

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It’s with great sadness that we announce the death of the Dolphins’ greatest kicker, Garo Yepremian. To a lot of younger fans who don’t know Garo, you missed out on a very consistent kicker who was clutch.  Garo kicked the field goal in double overtime to win the longest game in NFL history, and it doesn’t get more clutch than that. Garo was also a Pro Bowl MVP, a left-footed kicker among the first to kick soccer style.   He rarely missed. I still remember the day I missed Garo most.  It was the 1982 playoff game against San Diego, when Uwe Von Choke missedRead More →

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Sorry, folks.  I’m away one more day and then will be back with our brand of truth, including commentary on Ted Wells (and the millions of dollars that Roger Goodell handed over to him), our draft grades and reports, and a dream I had about why Joe Philbin would be a great basketball coach (because he would not be able to call timeouts on defense). Until then, here is the new thread Bryan requested…Read More →

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