• TE Jordon Cameron signed TE Jordon Cameron signed Reported a 2 year, $15 million deal
  • Suh Signs! Suh Signs! Ndamukong Suh receives nearly $60 Million signing bonus with $114+ Million total over 6 years
  • WR Hartline cut after 6 seasons WR Hartline cut after 6 seasons WR Gibson was also released
  • Mike Tannenbaum hired... Mike Tannenbaum hired... ...as Dolphins' executive VP of football operations

     
James Lancaster

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When not fighting crime or sleeping, James enjoys working out, playing with his K9 partner and his kids, participating in his "On The Fin Side" radio show, and working on this website.

Training Camp Begins!

FinNation.com is proud to offer some eye witness training camp reports from LacesOut.

  • Please excuse spelling/ gibberish. 
  • Landry is as advertised. Crafty, always seems open. Caught a very poorly thrown ball for potential td. A fast db would have caught him.
  • Whoever mentioned designed QB runs as part of this offense was right. Looked like a college practice at times. Looks like each QB had a carry.
  • If it’s this hot against NE we should run every play. Weather will be a factor in that game.
  • As you all know our punter is a STUD. Reggie Roby was the only one I ve seen that was More impressive.
  • Tannehill throwing into tight windows!
  • 89 runs like a yeti. Blocking Te only.
  • Finnegans can still run blanket coverage on beautiful deep ball be tannehill. I don’t know how much they will connect but Tannehill has definitely worked on his deep ball. He now has an arc.

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Fin’s Draft – Final Thoughts

LB Jordan Tripp could be a steal for the Fins

LB Jordan Tripp could be a steal for the Fins

Ok, so I have had a little time to digest this year’s Dolphin draft. I generally try to take a day or two to avoid knee jerk reactions. Initially, I was underwhelmed. But now that I’ve thought on it, I’ve realized that this draft was ok. Not great, but not terrible either. 

In the first round I think James will be the immediate starter on the right side of the line. I don’t see him as a dominating, Pro Bowler type. Think more along the lines of a Todd Wade or Vernon Carey type. I still think Miami could of traded down 5-10 spots and landed him, making him somewhat of a reach in my opinion. But if he can solidify the right tackle position, I’ll be happy.

In the second and third rounds, the Fins traded back and forth multiple times. Overall, I think the Fins may have lost some trade value here as they selected WR Jarvis Landry out of LSU and then traded back up for Turner.

For the record, I have no problem with this selection. Landry is a superb route runner, and has hands of glue. While he does not having blazing speed, his skill set is perfect for a WCO. If Landry becomes another OJ McDuffie type receiver, in a year or two no one will remember how much trading went on by Miami leading up to his selection.

In the 3rd round, Miami selected “versitile”  OL Billy Turner. You should remember that Coach Philbin used that term last year in describing third round pick Dallas Thomas. But a lot of scouts like Turner, and talked about his high ceiling. I guess we will see if he can break the Miami tradition of selecting offensive linemen in the mid rounds who wash out.
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Growing up a Dolphin Fan

Guest Columnist Stu Pace offers his thoughts as a life long Fin fan!

I was born in 1961. At the ripe old age of 7 I became a Miami Dolphins fan. In New Jersey. I became a fan because at the time, my favorite television show was Flipper. Why? I don’t know, I just always liked the actual mammal. My Dad must have had a game on one Sunday afternoon (though I am sure he was asleep-he always was startled when the channel changed by one of the three kids) and I was passing through the living room when I noticed that Flipper, yes, my Flipper was on TV. In an end zone. At a football game. Retrieving field goals and extra points. I sat down. It was 1968. I was sold.

Now, back then the merchandise for the NFL was, at best, nonexistent. You would see a kid on the block with a Giants or Jets, or maybe a Steelers shirt walking around. But a Miami Dolphin shirt? Nowhere to be seen. Thankfully, my grandparents lived in Florida (Dad was from New S Continue reading

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OT Bryant McKinnie to move to right side?

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Should the Fins bring back McKinnie to play RT?

In a radio interview on WQAM, OT Bryant McKinnie stated that he would be willing to move to the right tackle position if he came back to Miami.

Bryant, who will turn 35 in May, has never played right tackle. (But he believes he could make the transition.) This year’s NFL draft has some quality depth at right tackle position also.

But Bryant played decent last year for Miami, helping to stabilize an offensive line that was in disarry. By bringing him back as a one year stop gap, it allows the Dolphins to use their 6 NFL draft picks in other areas.

Plus, McKinnie would be the backup to LT Albert should Albert get hurt. Thoughts? Good idea to bring him back? Join us on our message board and share your thoughts on this at FinNation Forums
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Cortland Finnegan….Buyer Beware

Tennessee Titans v St. Louis Rams

CB Cortland Finnegan signed a 2 year deal with Miami

When Miami released Dimitri Patterson and let Nolan Carroll move on to the Eagles, I had wondered if that meant that the Fins were going to allow Jamar Taylor or Will Davis step up into the #2 spot opposite Brent Grimes.

Taylor, a 2nd round pick, was a playmaker in college. But he battled a hernia problem for much of last season. Davis flashed big play potential in training camp last year. But the coaching staff felt he needed to develop more, so he was limited to playing in just 5 games. (Mainly due to injury.)

When the Dolphins brought CB Cortland Finnegan in for a visit, I realized that the coaching staff wanted another veteran back there. It makes sense. With Grimes locking down one side, you know opposing QBs are going to test the other CB.

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