First, the HIGHS: Jarvis Landry continues to impress.  We questioned it when we drafted him, but we’re happy to be wrong.  The only blight on him is a couple of fumbles.  Also, he has to stop getting tackled by kickers.  At least 3 times this season already he had one 98-lb-weakling kicker to beat, and he got tackled.  Otherwise, this kid is exciting. Mike Wallace had a drop, but he continues to produce.  Bill Lazor knows how to use him, while Mike Sherman was lost.   Ryan Tannehill in the second half.  You know what’s coming later when I get to the Lows, but weRead More →

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4th and 10.  We had manhandled the Pack for 3 consecutive plays.  On 3rd down, we caused a fumble.  NOTHING was going Green Bay’s way.  Nothing. You saw Rodgers’s face as he crawled up from the turf after Wake had leveled him. The Packer receivers were gasping for air as they limped back to the line of scrimmage.  The Florida sun had wilted this team as badly as the Dolphins had.  The game was ours. But then Joe Philbin allowed them to regroup. He allowed his Packer friends to rest. He allowed his boss, Mike McCarthy, to study our defensive personnel and call an adjustedRead More →

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When will these bum announcers from CBS mention that Mike Pouncey is playing guard? Aaron Rodgers this and that, but when All-Pro Pouncey comes back, at a new position, they don’t even notice. 7-3 Green Bay with 8:15 left in the first. Every time Mike McCarthy calls a running play, the Packers should fine him.  Their running game is horrendous.   Their passing game is perfect.  Why on earth would they ever run the ball?   It is laughable.  I am grateful every time I see Rodgers hand it off. Apparently Kevin Coyle got a memo from the league that says “blitzing is now illegal.”  Lucky forRead More →

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With New England’s impressive win, they are back in first place in the AFC East, with the Dolphins now in second place. The Buffalo Bills laughably find themselves tied for first, thanks to the Detroit Lions giving up after one quarter last Sunday when Buffalo came to the Motor City.  Seriously, how terrible must the Lions be to lose to Kyle Orton?  Orton even threw them a gift pick-6, and Detroit still couldn’t get the job done.  All this to say, the Bills are absolutely not for real, and they’ll be lucky to finish at 5-11. But the Patriots are for real, yet again, andRead More →

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A man is innocent until proven guilty, but sometimes the word of a police officer or two, or four, can be quite damaging. After Derrick Shelby’s arrest, only his lawyer and agent seem to believe he is innocent.  Credible witnesses at a nightclub saw Shelby acting up, and it was enough to get him arrested by the police and suspended by the Dolphins. Dion Jordan. Rashad Jones, Mike Pouncey and his brother, now Derrick Shelby. We know it’s easier said than done, but these fellows simply need to stay away from drugs.  Stay away from booze.  Stay away from clubs.  These guys are multi-millionaires. andRead More →

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CBS’s report last week about turmoil in the  Dolphins’ front office  seems to have been false. Somehow, the alleged professionals who cover the Dolphins are among the worst journalists employed in any sport.  The “insiders” cannot survive if they just write “nothing new today,” so they embellish. CBS’s Jason La Canfora recently mentioned that Dawn Aponte and Joe Philbin were at odds with each other, when there is little if any proof of that.  Made for a good story though. La Canfora, you may remember, was the genius who kept telling us that the Dolphins were going to trade Mike Wallace. How about a few yearsRead More →

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Hard to believe that a quarter of the season has come and gone already.  As we grade the various positions, we tried to take into consideration certain areas like production and stats, as well as intangibles. Normally these grading charts end with the coaches, but we choose to begin here. Coaches: C We’ll give the staff an A+ for an excellent game plan vs. New England, but then two F’s in a row drop their grade much lower. Joe Philbin’s inconsistency, poor decisions, distractions, and more, did not help matters at all.  Interesting rumors developed about Dawn Aponte and the front office staff, too, which didn’tRead More →

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The Highs: Ryan Tannehill played well.  His passes were impressive today, but mostly because he had all day to pass.   The Oakland defense is among the worst in NFL history, and Ryan benefitted.  What we really liked was Tannehill’s scrambles and designed runs.   We need more of that.  Successful things happen when he puts the ball down and runs. Brent Grimes had a great interception. Same for Walt Aikens. Lamar Miller continued to rush well.   Will give him a bad mark for his fumble, but otherwise he ran through that lousy defense like he was supposed to. Cortland Finnegan.  Where are allRead More →

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One hour till game time.    Check back regularly for in-game updates, and the latest on all Dolphins news. As mentioned my reader Mania Dolphins Mint, there are interesting rumors going around about arguments between Kevin Coyle and his players, but also a rift between Joe Philbin and executives. Could it actually be that Philbin is the smart one and actually prefers Matt Moore…but management executives have ordered him to play Tannehill?  Intriguing.Read More →

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If the Dolphins have any chance whatsoever of a successful season, it must get turned around tomorrow in England.  We just lost to two terrible teams in a row, with a third one on the way in the U.K.   The players must make a statement, and a strong one at that.  We cannot lose to inferior teams like Buffalo and Oakland and expect to do well. As you know, Dolphins Truth believed well in advance of the Bills’ game that Week Two would tell us all we need to know about our team.  And they told us that they can lose by 19 pointsRead More →

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As Joe Philbin talked to his media friends about the challenges of the upcoming trip to London, time zone differences, unfamiliar stadium, extra media attention from the British press, etc…while all of that was going on, the Raiders quietly arrived in England much earlier in the week. The Raiders are already used to the time zone.   They’ve done their walk through at Wembley Stadium.  They’ve met the British press.   And they won over many many fans who originally were going to the game as neutral fans, but nowRead More →

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There aren’t enough hours in the day to write about all the mistakes Joe Philbin makes.  There really aren’t.  For example, we could write an entire article on his inept and inconsistent clock management.  His play-calling.   So many more. While that is all sad news for Dolphins fans, what makes it worse is that Philbin can do what he wants with full impunity.   He knows that Stephen Ross is behind him and won’t fire him, so he continues to make ridiculous calls. One such call is that he will stick with Ryan Tannehill, who also enjoys impunity because he knows darn well hisRead More →

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The Dolphins re-signed WR/RB Marcus Thigpen, showing a bit of concern about the struggling offense and special teams.  While Thigpen is just on the practice squad at this point, he could be a beneficial player soon. Jarvis Landry has looked good on some returns, but he also muffed a easily catchable ball vs. Buffalo.  And he fielded a punt at his own goal line vs. the Chiefs.   These are major mistakes that the reliable Thigpen never made. Dolphins Truth feels this isRead More →

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There are only three things in life that are certainties:  Death, Taxes, and Joe Philbin will say “We have to get better” at every single news conference. As much as Ryan Tannehill needs to be benched, it is certain that Philbin will not bench him.  Not even for one play.  Not even to give the team a spark.  Or an attempt to energize the offense.  Nope. Joey P. will stubbornly stick with his quarterback. I didn’t see the warning signs aboutRead More →

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Highs:  There aren’t too many, but we’ll single out a few things. Lamar Miller had his best game in memory.  He might have had more yards at some point in another game, but today he looked sharp.  He held the ball tight when he was about to get hit, and he seemed to be running with purpose.  Well done. Daniel Thomas.  He came back to the team just a few days ago and had some impactful plays on Sunday. Mike Wallace.  For the second week in a row, Wallace’s effort really shows.  He’s a hard worker, and Read More →

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Philbin allows his coaching staff to trip a referee. Philbin opts for a long long field goal with a poor kicker on 4th and two inside Kansas City territory instead of pinning the Chiefs back with a punt or going for it. Philbin refuses to use his final time out of the half with 8 seconds left after Tannehill is tackled;  instead Clueless Joe waits until 2 seconds left. It’s all shaping up to be an unfortunate, easy win for the Chiefs thanks to Miami’s inept head coach.Read More →

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