I found this rather interesting.   VERY interesting, actually. Watson, for months, said that no way, no how will he report to the Texans.  But the Texans did not blink.  They did not panic and trade him (not that anyone wants him with a dozen sexual allegations hanging over his head).  Watson, realizing he has lost, is now reporting to camp. Houston called his bluff and won. It’s sorta-kinda similar to the Xavien Howard situation.  Watson wanted power.   He wanted to decide who the coach is, who the owner speaks to, what free agents the team signs, and setting the price of hot dogs at theRead More →

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Thanks to reader Sean for informing me of this transactions hours before it hit the news! I could have sworn Ford was already on the team.  I know he ended up on the Pats, but we got him back.  And now we got him re-back.   I can’t keep track of all the tenures this kid has has with the Dolphins. Anyway, barring lots of injuries, I don’t see him making the final 53, but ya never know.Read More →

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I wish I had some inside info to share–or any info at all–but it’s been more of the same. Greedy Xavien refuses to honor his word and come to work.  The Dolphins, thus far, refuse to budge.  And I fear we are beyond the point of no return.  This is unfortunate. Let’s say that Brian Flores and Chris Grier cave in and give Howard a raise.  Does that make X happy and make him try even harder this season?  No.  I don’t see it that way.  It’s human nature for a man like him to have a chip on his shoulder.  His attitude would notRead More →

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https://www.yahoo.com/sports/ndamukong-suh-comes-clean-role-110902118.html An interesting introspection by Suh.  He takes some blame for being too stuck in his own ways.   However, the most important part to me is how he disagreed with the new coach (Adam Gase) on everything.  Gase was far too stubborn and wouldn’t listen to his players. Maybe I’m wrong…but when an All-Pro like Suh is telling me that he can burst through Gap A, but Gase has him lined up in front of Gap B…then it’s time to listen to the All-Pro instead of stubbornly placing him where you guess the play is heading.Read More →

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Don’t listen to the Dolphins’ official spin:  “Oh, this is not a big deal.   Just an internal issue we will work out.” It’s not a small little thing requiring the dotting of some I’s.  It’s bigger.   It’s HUGE. Xavien Howard is holding out. A year after he willing agreed to a contact, and willing accepted it, and willingly signed his name on the dotted line…he is now proving he is NOT a man of his word.  He feels he does not have to honor a contact that he already committed to.   He is greedy.  He is dishonest. If he had a poor season last year,Read More →

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Barry Jackson at the Herald shared this article about the analytics of ranking the Dolphins defense. https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article251997838.html I usually agree with much of Jackson’s commentary, but he is way off base here.   You see, the ratings had the Dolphins’ linebackers ranked pretty low, and our defensive line ranked even lower.  No surprise there.   But I’m shocked that Barry Jackson thought the grades were unfair.  He thinks the Dolphins LBs and D-Line are better. Why?  What did he watch last year to indicate our non-secondary guys were any good?  Andrew Van Ginkel had a very exciting fumble recovery for a TD against the Rams, but canRead More →

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A few random thoughts as rookie training camp got underway…. Jaylen Waddle signed his contract.   I probably care about that stuff more than most people, but this is big news.  Too many times, players hold out, gripe about their deals, or simply delay the signing until much later in the season.  I’m glad our #1 pick is set in stone now. Historically, the Dolphins have been fairly lucky with their holdouts.  There have been a few, but none of the holdouts devastated the team.  I think Reshad Jones was one, but his holdout came and went under the radar and didn’t affect the Dolphins.  CompareRead More →

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We covered many of these yesterday, but here are some topics I’d love to hear your opinions on. Prime Time Games.   The Dolphins have a Monday game, a Thursday game, and an International game (whicj will be aired in prime time for the British soccer hooligans, but airs at 6 in the morning for the U.S.’s west coast.   Yep, Roger Goodell sure knows his priorities!  Anyway, prime time games used to be important.   Back in the 80s, and even moreso in the 70s, you did not have an internet, streaming, DirecTV Sunday ticket, ESPN instant highlights, etc etc.  You got two games on Sunday and oneRead More →

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The schedule release is not even official, and yet the Dolphins are already getting screwed.  Twice. We’ll keep checking in during the day, but what we know for now is that the Dolphins have to open the season at New England, AGAIN.  The Patriots always get to open at home, and how this is never pointed out by anyone but me is remarkable!   The Patriots sign Kyle Van Noy and Davon Godchaux.  They will be a lot better than last year. Second, the Dolphins quick ride up to Jacksonville is now set to take place in London.  Yep, once again, Stephen Ross allows his teamRead More →

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Thanks to reader Mike for pointing this out today. So it appears the Dolphins’ defensive purge continues.  I was wondering why the Dolphins took a safety in the second round, and now the answer is clear why we drafted Jevon Holland. There are a few ways to look at this.  Bobby McCain was a loyal and reliable safety who kept his mouth shut and did whatever was asked of him.  A team leader, as shown by his peers electing him team captain.  But he was making too much money.  This can be seen (again) as a salary-cutting move.   Holland’s rookie contract will be significantly lessRead More →

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Well, the draft is here and gone.  (The next event on the horizon is the schedule release on May 12). We’ve commented a lot the last few days, but here is my overall take.  It’s on odd way to break things down, but this is a precedent:  I love the players we selected, and I don’t think there are any duds.  HOWEVER, the timing, trading, and gamesmanship that went into these picks leaves me scratching my end and feeling less enthusiastic than I should. Let’s start with BC toght end Hunter Long.  A good player by all accounts.  He may be a great pro.  butRead More →

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I’m going to start with the negatives, and then have a happy ending later on with the positives.   Not the Robert Kraft happy endings either. First was Jaylen Waddle. I don’t mind the pick, as this kid seems to be highly touted.  No doubts about his abilities or speed.  The “negatives” surrounding him aren’t really his fault at all, as he doesn’t have many weaknesses in his game.  Rather, the Dolphins blew this. Chris Grier gambled, overspent, and lost badly.  How, you ask? By almost all consensus, Waddle would have been there at #12 if we stayed put after the 49er deal.  We went fromRead More →

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I’ll have a chat room open tonight if anyone wants to join in and gab.   Just go to http://dolphinstruth.com/chat/ round 8 pm Eastern I might update this to a Zoom meeting instead if I can figure that out in time, but my wife may need our video camera for her work, so I don’t know if Zoom will work out. I’ve been reading all the “final” mock drafts, and no real surprises here.  Read More →

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The Dolphins basically gave Ereck Flowers to the Redskins in what can only be described as a cost-cutting move. The Dolphins continue to believe that a handful of new offensive linemen and zero continuity year after year after year is a good idea.  It’s an annual merry-go-round on the line.  After letting our most consistent lineman–center Ted Karras–walk away to the Patriots, the Dolphins now get nothing in return for our 2nd best lineman, guard Flowers. Versatile backup Julien Davenport was also sent packing, along with one-and-done tackle Isaiah Wilson. It might be a sign that we are making roster space for Penei Sewell.   Or itRead More →

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Not a lot of draft news or rumors circulating around…except more of the same.   Pretty much everyone thinks that WR is the Dolphins’ main need, and virtually all “experts” have us taking LSU’s Chase at #4.  As you all know, I hope we choose defense instead, but I understand the offense get use some help too. As I’ve said, I don’t remember Tua throwing the ball to wide open WRs last year, and they all dropped the ball.  No, our WRs were fine.  Our kid QB no time to throw all season, and that was the problem.  Fitz didn’t have any time either, but veteransRead More →

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Sam Darnold is out as Jets quarterback, in a move that was expected some time ago…but Jets’ management did a good job of playing it coy and not really revealing their plans.  Darnold has been a gift to the Dolphins, and he became as bad as Josh Allen became good.   Opposite paths for these two young men. So the draft just got a bit clearer.  The Jets MUST select a QB now.  There was some talk of them taking a non-QB if they kept Darnold.  But that is a non-issue now. I am against the Dolphins taking a WR with the #6 pick.  I’m evenRead More →

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While there are many reasons to rationalize what the NFL does (and why), adding a 17th game clearly comes down to greed.  Greedy owners, greedy TV networks.  Greedy Roger Goodell. Seriously, does anyone on earth buy into Goodell’s lie about how he just wants to spread the NFL to new audience by giving them more opportunity to see a game for the first time, etc.?  It’s all about revenue, which is fine.  Just admit it! So now the Giants at Dolphins will end the season.   The NFL’s insanely unfairly unbalanced schedule just got even more unbalanced.  This season, we are already slated to play theRead More →

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