- Fins beat Steelers on final play Antonio Brown steps out of bounds at the 13 yard line, sealing the Fins' win
- Fins shut down Jets Miami's defense dominates in a 23-3 victory at New York
- Fins hold off Chargers Brent Grimes' last second deflection sealed Miami's victory
- Fins lose lead and game to Bucs Stupid penalties and missed tackles put the Fins season in doubt
I usually try to refrain from “knee-jerk” reactions to a Dolphins loss. I prefer to wait a day or so before posting anything, either on a message board or in an article. I give myself a chance to calm down and reflect on the game objectively. And yesterday’s loss to the Ravens is no different.
After the game, I was pissed. 6 sacks!??!? 4 in the 4th quarter?? 2 on the final drive?!?! @#!*&!
“Someone’s head should be on a platter!” I seethed.
But I decided to sleep on it. Maybe cooler heads will prevail?
Well after a night’s sleep, I still feel like Miami needs to make some big changes. QB Ryan Tannehill is on pace to be sacked a record 77 times this year, and that is UNACCECTABLE!! Miami is risking the health, both physical and mental, of their young QB.
The physical risk is obvious. The mental risk? Look no further than the QB who currently holds the sack record, David Carr. A promising young QB for the Texans, Carr was so rattled and shaken after his 7 Continue reading
Yesterday, the Miami Dolphins released CB Richard Marshall. The cut will save the Dolphins almost $3.5 million in cap space. But for a team that was under the salary cap by about $16 million before the move, I am not sure if that was really a big issue.
During training camp and preseason, Marshall had be rotating with Dimitri Patterson for the starting spot opposite Brent Grimes. By all accounts, Patterson has had a solid preseason.
But there are no reports that Marshall had played poorly. Although his play has not been stellar, many believed he had played well enough to at least warrant a roster spot despite his salary cap hit. ($4.55 million this season.)
According to a team source, Marshall was a great locker room guy and calming influence.
The Dolphins have to be excited about the additions of Will Davis and Jamar Taylor. But Davis, for all of his outstanding plays, still shows his inexperience. And Taylor has been battling injuries throughout camp. Multiple sources stated it appeared Taylorwasagainbattling Continue reading
Q. Is the Dolphins season over with Keller being gone?
A. No. If an injury to one player (who isn’t an elite QB) ends your season, you weren’t very good to begin with.
Make no mistake though, this injury hurts…BIG TIME. I think this injury could be as big if not bigger than an injury to Wallace. Wallace’s outside speed would require a CB and a safety for coverage, allowing a lot of room in the middle of the field. Dustin Keller would of been invaluable there. Miami just lost 8 plus TDs easy.
We can only hope that Michael Egnew and/or Dion Sims steps up.
Q. Will the Fins make a trade for a TE?
A. We cannot rule that out. Ireland has been known to wheel and deal. But I think the Fins might wait to see who all gets cut by other teams first.
Q. What is up with Miami’s RB(runningbacks)?
A. I’m not sure what you mean by that. If you are talking about why we haven’t seen more of Lamar Millerinpreseason, Continue reading
Fans were certainly happy after the Dolphins pounded the Jags, 27-3. And why not? Who doesn’t like seeing their team clobber another team in route to victory?
But keep in mind, just as I said you cannot read too much into the loss to the Cowboys, you can’t read too much into the win over Jacksonville. It is still preseason!
That being said, there were some positives and some negatives to this game. Here is a list of players who, in my opinion, saw their stock rise or fall after Friday night’s game.
TE Dustin Keller – He connected for a 22 yard TD reception with QB Ryan Tannehill. Upon further review, the ball appeared a bit off target, but Keller made the correct adjustment and hauled it in. The beauty was not Tannehill’s throw, but Keller’s catch.
I’ve said all summer that Keller will be Tannehill’s endzone threat. I still stand by that statement.
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The Dolphins (and their fans) are always on the hunt for the next “hidden gem”. Jeff Ireland is known for not leaving any stone unturned, always looking for that “acorn”.
Well, I think Miami’s next gem won’t be on the field on Sundays, he’ll be on the sidelines, coaching the Fins defensive line. I expect defensive line coach Kacy Rodgers days with the Fins maybe numbered, as other teams are surely taking notice of his accomplishments.
A 4 year letterman out of the university of Tennessee, Kacy played linebacker and defensive end. He was an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Kacy Rodgers was brought into Miami with coach Sparano in 2008, and the effects of his impact were felt almost immediately. The Dolphins run defense has been consistently in the top 10 in the NFL. In 2011 the Dolphins were 3rd in the NFL against the run. Last year, they were 7th.
While Rodgers was a coach in Dallas, the Cowboys defense was in the top 10inthe Continue reading