It’s draft day, and I just realized I haven’t made a single post about it!   Last year at this time, we were all speculating.   Now we’re all waiting for the season. I suppose one of our 4 picks could be a gem, but I’m not expecting it.  I cannot seriously think of one single current Dolphin who we can definitely improve on via the draft.   Sure, we MIGHT find a third-round tackle who is better than Austin Jackson, but if not, I’m content with Jackson still on his rookie (cheap) salary. Backup linebacker?   Yes, I’d draft one.  But that doesn’t mean I’d automatically cut oneRead More →

There are two distinct narratives about the Dolphins this off-season, and the differences are striking. ONE:   Chris Grier looks to have done an outstanding job–simply superb–in bringing in upgrades at major positions of need, including superstar All Pros and not just “slight improvements.”  Even more important, at least in my opinion, is that he signed our own players who we needed to keep.  He made Xavien Howard happy, kept Emmanuel Ogbah on our line, and saw the franchise value of Mike Gesicki.   He did all of this while still saving cap room and not jettisoning our TWO first-round draft picks next year. In addition, heRead More →

I found this interview to be interesting, as Xavien Howard gave his views on new coach Mike McDaniel.  (link below) I’ve actually been waiting for this.  I’m waiting for some Dolphin players–particularly on defense–to buy into McDaniel.  I think it’s looking good so far.  It’s all well and good to hear from new Dolphins who know McDaniel already (like Raheem Mostert, for example).  But when your defensive superstar comes out and praises the coach’s energy, that’s a good thing. I’m sure the Dolphin players were told to issue “no comment” about the firing of Brian Flores, but still, it was overly quiet.  Some players expressed some initial shock,Read More →

DeVante Parker is now a Patriot. The Dolphins have traded their oft-injured WR to New England for a 3rd round pick in the 2023 draft.  I was really hard on Parker during his first few years.  His lack of effort killed the Dolphins numerous times per game.  But then he really turned it on.  He began to reach for balls and use his height.   Never a speedster, he used his lumbering route-running and strength to fight off defensive backs, and really got better. 2021 showed, however, that Jaylen Waddle and Mike Gesicki are the Dolphins’ prime threats.   Adding Tyreek Hill to that mix makes itRead More →