One-time dolphin foe Aaron Hernandez is dead.   The prison says it was suicide.   His lawyers say No Way! Seems like a cowardly way to go out, if it were suicide.   But it smells fishy, given how combative and violent he was.  The Dolphins have had their share of violent and non-violent felons too, from Mercury Morris to Cecil Collins to Lawrence Phillips.   What makes millionaires turn so silly? Your thoughts? Meanwhile, the Patriot have signed former Dolphins RB Mike Gillislee, although the Bills still have the right to match the offer.   I was really high on Gillislee when we hadRead More →

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Not to be outdone by Stephen Ross allowing Joe Philbin to allow Mike Sherman to hire Sherman’s own son-in-law, who had no coaching experience, today Ross allowed Adam Gase to hire Gase’s own father-in-law as a special Dolphins consultant. Joe Vitt is a journeyman coach with a losing record when he had a few stints as an interim head coach.  That part makes you scratch your head about what he has to offer. However, he does own a Super Bowl ring for being an assistant linebacker coach for the Saints when they won their Super Bowl.   I don’t give Vitt any credit for theRead More →

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Well, in piecing a few things together, I know the NFL always releases its schedule on a Thursday evening in late April. It doesn’t appear to be tonight.  And it can’t be two weeks from now, because that is the draft.   So it has to be next Thursday, April 20.   Now this could change.   The NFL is notorious for giving very very little notice of its schedule releases, so it still could be tonight at 8 pm.    But that is getting more and more doubtful. As I’ve been reporting this month, the NFL seems to be clueless about how important this releaseRead More →

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As I’ve pointed our before, the NFL is missing a golden opportunity to create some buzz, if only they would release the 2017 schedule. Instead, we plod along with nothing to talk about except the 15,000 different mock drafts that are out there. Oh, and as reader Sean pointed out, Kenny Stills did an arm-wrestling tournament in Vegas that was against the NFL’s gambling protocol.  Expect a minor fine to be forthcoming. In other news, LeSean McCoy of the Bills called Kiko Alonso a bum.   I can just picture the Patriots sitting back with their rings and watching this nonsense unfold. Man!   It’sRead More →

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The Dolphins are so desperate for defensive backs that today they signed a guy who can’t even play for them. Safety T.J. McDonald is suspended already, and he cannot play until at least Week 8, assuming that he passes all drug tests and assuming that the NFL approves of his formal reinstatement request. Of course, Dion Jordan was in the exact same situation before, where all he had to do was stay clean and serve a three-game suspension.  However, during his suspension, he got suspended again for using drugs again.  I won’t be naive again.  You see, I used to think that it would beRead More →

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Personally, I think April is a good month to hold the draft.   The Super Bowl was a couple of months ago, and it takes a few months for the 2016 memories to fade into the 2017 anticipation.   Except for the Atlanta Falcons, who I hope never ever forget how much the world hates them for handing a free Super Bowl to the Patriots. So an April draft makes sense.   Releasing the NFL schedule in April, however, is a horrible and unfair idea.   It should be released the day after the Super Bowl.   I comment on this every year, and IRead More →

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I was glad to see the Dolphins active in the trade and free agent market yesterday.   Glad we kept a few of our own.   Not too worried about the ones who may be leaving. Some new faces include Julius Thomas and William Hayes. Some old faces include Reshad Jones and Kenny Stills. A new face that is sort of old too:  Anthony Fasano. What do you guys think of these moves?Read More →

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Reader Rick James had a great idea to start an in-depth draft discussion. Brian proposed these names below.   Let’s discuss 1 – Reuben Foster 2 – Jarrad Davis 3 – Zach Cunningham 4 – Cody Whitehair 5 – Vadal Alexander 6 – Jalen Tabo 7 – Dan Feeney 8 – Montae Nicholson 9 – Pat Mahomes in the 3rd if he is still there but I doubt he will be 10 – Tanoh Kpassagnon this kid is a beast at 6 – 6 and a 3rd round steal if hes thereRead More →

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Another week, another venture for Stephen Ross that doesn’t help the Dolphins.   Add this to the long list of distractions that Ross involves himself in, rather than concentrating on the Miami Dolphins. While most other NFL owners are actively participating and attending the scouting combines in Indianapolis, overseeing their scouting departments and meeting daily with their personnel departments, Ross instead is home. Home, by the way, is not Miami.   Ross is a Jet fan who lives in New York City.  His businesses are there.  And many of his non-Dolphins adventures are held there. This time around, Ross is conducting business lessons for NFLRead More →

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Mike Pouncey is being sued over a fight at his birthday party.  The trial commences next week. It stems from a 2014 altercation in which a couple of guys claim that Pouncey and his brother beat them up. Pouncey faces no jail time, but the civil case could hurt him in the wallet.  If only his hip were injured before this incident, then he never would have been able to go out partying.  But no, Pouncey’s gimp hip only acts up when it’s time to play football.  Read More →

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Guess who? http://www.tmz.com/2017/02/22/aaron-hernandez-prison-phone-calls-mike-pouncey/ Next time Pouncey needs time off for his hip, the team should take away his phone.  Read More →

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In a move that has me shaking my head, the Dolphins today cut tackle Branden Albert. While Laremy Tunsil shows a lot of promise and will undoubtedly move to left tackle (he played left guard last year), it’s uncertain how he will handle the adjustment.   More important, however, is this creates yet another offensive line combination for Ryan Tannehill to get used to. I don’t blame the offensive line for all of Tannehill’s troubles in the last few years, but it certainly never helped him to have a new lineman in the rotation every other week.   I imagine they plan to use KraigRead More →

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Reader Sean sent us a photo of himself with the enemy, Defensive Coordinator of the Patriots, Matt Patricia. Actually, he looks polite and personable and not really the enemy on this day. It’s baffling how this true genius gets no head coaching offers, but idiots like Kyle Shanahan, who hands free victories to the opponent, is hired.  Baffling. Anyway, Sean, please send us your comments about how you met him this day and the details !   Great photo. Hey, guys.   Here is Sean’s story…. My wife and I were staying at the Contemporary Resort at Disney- a trip we planned months ago. AsRead More →

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Pretty much anyone who follows the Dolphins agrees that the team needs to address a huge talent gap at linebacker.  With Kiko Alonso being the pretty much the only guy to make plays last season, the Phins need to fill some spots. While some teams are looking for LB depth, we’re looking for LB starters.    I like Mike Hull a lot, but he must be underperforming in practice or something, because they don’t let him play much on game day. The LB need is grave, because our current guys weren’t able to provide run support, nor did they rush the passer effectively on blitzes,Read More →

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A picture is worth a thousand words…   …Or in this case, a picture is worth 31 unanswered points.Read More →

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Which is worse?  Matt Ryan making three costly mistakes on the same play, or Kyle Shanahan not knowing basic arithmetic? Despite a couple of decent games earlier this season Matt Ryan had a long history of choking in playoff games, when his team needed him most.  On Sunday, he worsened his reputation.   How much of that falls on his own shoulders is debatable.   The only solace Ryan can take is that very few people are blaming him.   Most analysts, myself included, are piling the blame on that ridiculous idiot Kyle Shanhan, who called the worst plays in Super Bowl history. And ofRead More →

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When Pete Carroll handed a free Super Bowl to the Patriots a few years ago, Dan Quinn was standing right next to him.   Of all the people on earth who would learn from Carroll’s mistake, you’d think it would be Dan Quinn.  Wrong. From that fateful moment, you would think that Dan Quinn’s over-riding motivation in life would be, “If I ever get a chance to win a Super Bowl, I vow to never make the same horrendous mistake as Pete Carroll.”    Quinn not only made the same mistake once.  He made it twice.   In the 4th quarter, no less. He had aRead More →

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