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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Who should the Dolphins draft? What position is most important? Thoughts on trading up or trading down? Which Dolphin executive should have final say in who we pick…Philbin, Hickey, J-Lo, Ross, Aponte, Tannenbaum, Venus Williams? Will Dion Jordan watch the draft? Will ESPN milk the draft over three long days?  YES (that one was easy!) Will Joe Philbin have no idea about how toRead More →

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Dion Jordan has been suspended for the entire season. NOW will all the Dolphin Truth haters begin to believe me? NOW will you please stop demanding that Dion be moved to linebacker? NOW will you please admit he is a bust?   Thanks to Dion forRead More →

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THIS JUST IN.  DOLPHINS  HAVE SIGNED WIDE RECEIVER GREG JENNINGS. The schedule is out. And there some good things and some bad things. The bad things are compounded by the fact that Stephen Ross–and not the NFL–made them bad. More on that later. Let’s start with the good, for all the Dolphins Truth naysayers who claim that we never have anything positive to say! It’s good to play the bad teams on the road. When we have to play the really difficult teams, we need every bit of help we can get, and home field advantage helps. Playing a difficult team on the road makesRead More →

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The wait is over.  On Tuesday. we’ll learn not only who and where the Dolphins play, but when. In recent years, the “when” has not been good for the Dolphins.  We closed out the season at home the last two years, and blew both games to a vastly inferior New York Jets team.   So I’m not too concerned about where our season openers and finales are. I’m more concerned with spacing out and away games.   The NFL is not Major League Baseball.   There is no reason for any team to have to play 2 or even three road games in a row.Read More →

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This week, the Dolphins signed cornerback Zack Bowman and re-signed center (maybe guard) Mike Pouncey. Neither move has me overly excited, yet they are both good movies. Pouncey, who supported his friend and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez and who was involved in the Jonathan Martin teasing, has a lot to prove still. Was it immature of him to publically say that Aaron Hernandez should be freed? Not my place to say. I don’t care about a man’s immaturity nor his taste in friends, as long as he’s an excellent player. So that brings up the question: Is Pouncey an excellent player? He’s certainly good, andRead More →

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As we look forward to the 2015 draft, the Dolphins have just as many holes, if not more, than at last year’s draft. Our current pre-draft offensive line might be more settled than last year, but we’re short on WRs, LBs, and (as always) DBs. No matter what players we pick, the Dolphin coaches need to do a better job of utilizing them. Today we’re going to examine Bill Lazor’s offense…what went wrong and what needs to be done. All the best offensive players in the world will not help the Dolphins unless Lazor and Philbin utilize them properly. As we went back and reviewedRead More →

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Sometimes the mainstream media who cover the Dolphins  just don’t get it.   They are duped into writing things that seem accurate, but they just aren’t true. Here at Dolphins Truth, we pride ourselves on digging deeper.  We don’t just report about what Joe Philbin says as if it were fact, but we analyze it, and (in most cases) we can demonstrate why Philbin is wrong so often. In today’s Miami Herald, for example, the usually reliable but a little-too-naive Armando Salguero wrote this: “Joe Philbin knows the results haven’t been good enough. He knows his players haven’t been good enough. He knows his assistant coachesRead More →

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For the third year in a row, we’re hearing all kinds of rumors about Dion Jordan moving to linebacker. Yes, the Dolphins need a linebacker.  Yes, Dion Jordan has done absolutely nothing as a defensive end.  But, no, the Dolphins aren’t moving him anywhere. Head Coach Joe Philbin recently squashed all rumors when he determinedly stated that Dion Jordan would remain at defensive end.  This bothers some Dolfans, who want to see Jordan be given a fair chance at linebacker, especially given the need we have there. There are two sides to this, and both are bad. One, it’s always a bad sign when aRead More →

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