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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Who the hell gets suspended twice in one season? It’s really time to let  Dion Jordan go.  There is virtually no trade value left, but we can still save a few bucks.   And 95 is a pretty cool number and should go to a deserving Dolphin. Before everyone starts blaming Jeff Ireland, we’re still not entirely sure who wanted Dion Jordan so bad in the 2013 draft.   It might have been Philbin who lobbied to pick a defensive end.   Apparently, Cameron Wake was not good enough in Philbin/Ireland’s eyes, so we had to draft another defensive end. What an utter waste.   DolphinsRead More →

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One of the reasons that Bills fans have such a hard time accepting that Sammy Watkins fumbled on his “touchdown” is that they incorrectly believe that all scoring plays are reviewed. All scoring plays are NOT reviewed. In defense of the Bills fans, for the past few years, we have all been fed the same line from every single NFL announcer…over and over and over. “All scoring plays are reviewed. All scoring plays are reviewed. All scoring plays are reviewed.” Wrong, wrong, and wrong. The NFL rulebook statesRead More →

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A picture is worth a thousand words in most cases.   But sometimes a picture is worth 7 points. As Sports Illustrated’s photo below clearly shows, the ball is NOT in Watkins’ hands as it crosses the goal line and hits the pylon.   First down, Miami, at its own 20.  Period.   Indisputable. As a free gift from the NFL for their home opener, the Bills got all the calls, all day long.  But no call was worse than the one above. On a side note, I WISH all the announcers wouldRead More →

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Sometimes records can be deceiving.  The 0-2 Saints and 0-2 Kansas City Chiefs are both much better teams that the 2-0 Texans and 2-0 Bills,  for example.  It all depends on how the schedule unfolds and how long it takes a team to get in stride. So we can’t take the upcoming Chiefs game lightly.   Alex Smith is a great QB.  He lost a lot of his tools from last year (luckily Brandon Albert is now a Dolphin) but he still causes problems for defenses. I don’t foresee the Chiefs defensive line being as stout as Buffalo’s was.  Plus, our O-line hasRead More →

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In listening to Joe Philbin’s assessment of the disaster in Buffalo, it becomes so apparent what a broken record he is.  Any serious Dolphin fan who listens to Philbin’s press conferences will hear the same repeated lines over and over and over again. “We have to get better.” “I made the right call.” “We considered the down and distance.” “We’ll get that corrected.” “(The opponent) is a great team. Well-coached.” Etc. Does this look like a confident, championship -caliber coach to you, or a confused man obsessed with down and distance? We’ve heard it all before. But the Dolphins haven’t gotten better. The calls were wrong. ConsideringRead More →

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There wasn’t a lot of production from either side of the ball on Sunday, but still we have to find someone to be upbeat about.   This week, the award goes to Mike Wallace. Wallace’s one-handed catch was a thing of beauty, and he held onto it throughout the entire catch.  Earlier, Wallace broke free on a post route and burned a couple of Buffalo DBs along the way.  Tannehill blew that play, but Wallace’s route was still great. For his hustle and production, we giv e the Week Two game ball to Mike Wallace.Read More →

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The Dolphins have re-signed Daniel Thomas to fill in for an injured Knowshon Moreno.  This is a good move, and it makes sense. We need RBs, especially since Lamar Miller may be out too.  Thomas knows the offense, and he did decent in his one-and-only preseason game. He was loyal and kept private after he was cut; he didn’t badmouth the organization, and it paid off.     We feel he is good for the team right now, and we expect big things from him Sunday against the Chiefs.Read More →

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Dolphins Truth would like your comments on if you feel Ryan Tannehill has what it takes. Was Sunday’s loss a fair test, or was it the O-line’s fault?  Perhaps both.  That missed pass to a wide open Mike Wallace really hurt.  Two weeks in a row Tannehill made the identical mistake.  If he throws it to Wallace’s left, we score.  Instead he throws it to the right, and no score. Is Matt Moore capable?  Intriguing question.  The answer isRead More →

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First, the HIGHS: The defense played well.   Yes, you read that right, and I’m sorry if you disagree.   The defense gave up only ONE touchdown to the Bills and their pathetic offense.  The Bills won the field-possession battles all day long, and our D held them to field goals. A great job, despite the 29 points.   The D simply couldn’t catch its breath with the way our O was playing. Jarvis Landry.   He’s catching the ball in traffic and is becoming reliable.   We need more of this, but so far his receiving is off to a good start. Caleb Sturgis.Read More →

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With the final injury report in, the Dolphins will be without several important players, including Dannell Ellerbe and perhaps Koa Misi.  Meanwhile, the Bills might be missing a few low-level players who they won’t miss.  I still think the Dolphins win easily. The Bills are catching Miami at a good time.   If Buffalo hasRead More →

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It’s possible that both Jones and Jordan could play Sunday.  If they can play, that means two guys on the active roster cannot dress for the game.   Who should Joe Philbin leave out…Jordan and Jones or two others?Read More →

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Several months ago, we at Dolphins Truth began studying the Dolphins’ upcoming schedule, and we circled the September 14 game at Buffalo. We even wrote an article about it, calling this the most telling game of the year. The result of this Bills game will tell the Dolphins and the fans all they need to know about the 2014 Dolphins. If we lose to the Bills, then that means the Week One Patriot win wasRead More →

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Cameron Wake was rightfully named the NFL’s defensive player of the week.   You know why.   No need to recap. The Players Union tabled a vote on drug suspensions, meaning that Dion Jordan and Reshad Jones are still suspended.   there was some talk that a vote could have altered their suspensions, but for now, it’s status quo.Read More →

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The loss of Danell Ellerbe certainly stings, but it’s very good to know that the backup linebackers came through so well.  As we noted last Sunday,  we never thought that Jason Trusnik was a superstar, and maybe he still is not.   But he played his heart out on Sunday, and he certainly won our praise. Chris McCain proved he belongs, and we hope Wheeler and Misi can come back soon to complement him. The Patriots players and coaches were pretty respectful to the Dolphins in all their comments.  They admitted that the Read More →

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