Another day, another team who helps the Patriots. Doug Marrone is the latest dolt of a coach to think that 14 whole points was good enough.  He thought 14 points was high enough, so it was safe to play prevent defense and three-and-out offense.  He thought the refs would call at least one, just one, penalty on New England’s offense or defense.  He thought wrong. I’m embarrassed that I praised Marrone’s intelligence yesterday.  Embarrassed that this guy was coached by Don Shula and then went out and made sooooo many mistakes. Remember right before halftime?   The Jags had an opportunity to run the clock downRead More →

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Once again, the entire world outside of Boston will be rooting against the Patriots.  Does Jacksonville have what it takes?  I think not.  However, what the players lack in skill set, their coaching makes up for with grit and smarts and experience.  Former Dolphin Doug Marrone leads the Jaguars, and I guarantee you that he’s smart enough to study how easily the Dolphins beat New England last month, rather than studying what Pittsburgh and Tennessee, among others, did wrong.  You beat a bully by punching them in the face, not by trying to be cute. In the NFC, it’s a battle of a couple ofRead More →

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For many years, the Dolphins secondary was the weak link on the team.  But they started to reverse that once they finally listened to me and got rid of Jamar Taylor.   Since then, we’ve seen a few rookies and second-year men show some promise.  We’ve seen Bobby McCain slowly but surely win me over. We’ve seen a project like Tony Lippett turn into a success.   We’ve seen a trade for Byron Maxwell work out (although the Dolphins eventually gave up on him while receiving nothing in return). The bottom line:  our secondary is now the strongest group on the defense. I believe the DB coachRead More →

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Now that the Panthers scapegoated Mike Shula because Cam Newton wasn’t smart enough to get rid of the ball, Shula is now available.  (with their season on the line and only 20 yards away from a win, Newton threw a bad incompletion, then threw an intentional grounding, then underthrew a receiver, and finally took a sack.  on 4th down, with the season on the line, he took a sack instead of at least TRYING to heave it downfield). I, for one, think it would be wise to bring Shula in.  He has the experience and the pedigree, and I think it would be an incredibleRead More →

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The pundits will incorrectly call it a defensive battle, but we all know it was a team with No Offense vs. a team with Zero Offense.  You get the idea, and the score reflects it. If you missed it, here was the final score: Number of Bills-Jags Combined Points: 13 Number of times the announcers mentioned LeSean McCoy’s sore ankle: 17. The ankle talk won 17-13. The ankle-talk over-under was 15, so I hope you guys bet on the over. The Dolphins are probably worse than either of those teams, but not by much.  At least we have some playmakers. They don’t show up mostRead More →

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The Dolphins have a new offensive coordinator, and once again, it’s a pal of Coach Adam Gase. Some guy named Dowell Loggains, who most recently led the mighty Chicago Bears offense to a last-place finish, was given the Dolphins job today.  The good news is that the offensive coordinator in Miami is just a figurehead.   The bad news is that the offensive coordinator in Miami is just a figurehead.  Meaning, Adam Gase will continue to call the passes.  I mean call the plays. Much like Gase gave charity jobs to his chums Julius Thomas and Jay Cutler, along with Matt Burke and Vance Joseph, he continuedRead More →

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There’s already been a lot of speculation and “inside information” (which is really just a reporter making a guess while pretending to have a friend on the inside) about which players the Dolphins will keep and who will walk, etc. And before we start, just remember what I always point out: Nobody is ever cut because of salary reasons. They are let go because, in someone’s eyes, they aren’t good anymore. If you are a zillion dollars OVER the cap, there are still creative ways to afford new free agents, and this happens all the time. So when the team says “It was a businessRead More →

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On the heels of the Dolphins losing their last 3 games in a row in ugly fashion in a failed season, Stephen Ross came out with a vote of confidence for the architects of that failure, Adam Gase and Mike Tannenbaum. Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not adamantly opposed to letting them keep their jobs.  I’m not overly upset that they are staying.  What I AM upset about, however, is Ross’s stubborn vote of confidence.  I don’t mind that Ross keeps them, but he SHOULD say, “I’m going to take a few weeks and think long and hard about this.  I do not accept failure, and IRead More →

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I’ll have a lot more during the week about the NFL’s ludicrous decision to move the game times around today.  (Essentially, they didn’t want any teams to know the final scores of any other games).     Once again, the Dolphins get pushed around by the league’s schedule makers. In any event, join us at 4:15 EST for the last chat of the year. I know we’re better off with a loss and higher draft pick, but no way can I root against my Dolphins, especially with a chance to end the false playoff dreams of the despised Bills.  Read More →

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For once, I can only blame Adam Gase and his play calls for a small portion of this loss. Jay Cutler is even less at fault. Instead, the Dolphins’ superstars, not Cutler or Gase, decided to play for the Chiefs today.  Cameron Wake had penalties.  Jarvis Landry gave the ball to the Chiefs.  Kenny Stills gave the ball to the Chiefs.  Kong Suh did nothing (unless you count jumping offsides).   Torry McTyer let a pick-6 go through his arms.  Punter Matt Haack decided to kick the ball 20 yards.  Twice.   (All right, those last two are not one of our superstars, but just another exampleRead More →

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I’ve all but given up on the Dolphins ,making the playoffs, of course, but it’s hard to figure out if we have a mathematical chance still. With Baltimore winning yesterday, some reports say the Dolphins are out.   Some say we are still alive.   Two conflicting articles appear in the Miami Herald.  These are professional reporters with contacts at the NFL and at Dolphins headquarters, and even they can’t get their facts straight. anyway, let’s hope for a fun game and a win against the Chefs.   Or a loss for a better draft pick. Join our live chat.   http://dolphinstruth.com/chat/  Read More →

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To pour salt in the wounds of Dolfans who had to suffer through Miami losing to an absolutely terrible Bills team, CBS decided to run an experiment with political correctness, inexperience, and amateurism. The network should be ashamed of itself for many reasons. First of all, modern telecasts feature a play-by-play caller, typically a proven journalist with a neutral voice who won’t distract from the game.  Also in the booth will be an ex-player, someone who’s been in the trenches and will point out the x’s and o’s while breaking down plays.   A third caller will be on the field, interviewing coaches and giving injury updates.Read More →

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In listening to and reading all the reports over the past few days about the Dolphins’ loss to the lowly Buffalo Bills, the one word that keeps popping up is “inconsistent.”   As if it’s a big secret that the Dolphins play inconsistently. Most of the time, the reporters simply point out that the Dolphins play inconsistently and point out that Miami defeated New England and Atlanta yet lost to Buffalo and Tampa.  Fine.  But what they’re missing is that the inconsistency starts and end with Adam Gase’s play calling. On Monday night, when Adam Gase called a lot of bootleg plays and got Jay CutlerRead More →

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While many of you are rightfully upset with the woeful performance of Jay Cutler, today’s loss clearly falls on Adam Gase.  And, once again, specifically it’s his play calling.   More on that to come.  But for now, I must point out just how awful the Bills truly are. We know that LeSean McCoy is a good, if overrated, NFL running back, and there’s no shame in him playing well against you.  But Tyrod Taylor?  This guy is bad.  Just plain bad.  Barely worthy to be in the NFL, and yet we made him look like an All Pro.  Again. In case you think I’m pickingRead More →

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JOIN OUR CHAT Oh, no.     We have the chick announcer calling our game.   Nothing against her knowledge, but it’s a man’s game, and her grating voice just detracts.  Is she truly the very best of the best announcers in the world, or was she hired as a novelty so that CBS can say they have a female announcer?  You do the math. I don’t know about you guys, but I despise the Bills and their fans far worse than the Jets or Patriots.   There’s something about a sports fan who doesn’t see the utter humiliation of losing 4 consecutive Super Bowls, and then stillRead More →

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The jinx is on for anyone who mentions Dolphins and playoffs in the same sentence.    It all hinges on winning the next 3 games, (plus needing some help).  And by the time we start to unravel all the playoff scenarios, the Dolphins will probably lose to the Bills Sunday and end all speculation.  So forgive me if I’m not too excited yet. But I am excited.  Beating New England showed that we have some spark and some talent on this team.  Beating them rather handily furthers the point.  And think about this: If Jakeem Grant catches one of the easiest TD passes he’ll everRead More →

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Here it is mid-December, and the Dolphins get their first homestand of the season.  Not a typo.  The NFL schedule-makers, combined with Stephen Ross’s apathy, made the Dolphins travel every single week this season, except for this weekend.   Either flying to a road game or flying home from a road game, we were always on the move.  Stephen Ross even decided that he wanted us to play one such home game in Europe, lucky us.  The traveling is no excuse, but it sure doesn’t help.  There’s something markedly unfair about giving a team ONE and only one weekend without traveling. I expect the Dolphins toRead More →

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