- Fins fire OL coach Turner Jim Turner and head trainer Kevin Oneill were fired today by the Miami Dolphins
- Fins hire new GM Miami Dolphins announce Dennis Hickey as their new GM
- GM Jeff Ireland Resigns Dolphins announce that GM Jeff Ireland mutually agrees to part with Miami
- OC Mike Sherman fired The Dolphins terminated OC Mike Sherman
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Part one. Defense will follow.
This is an impossible task, and totally subjective which is what makes it both fun, and challenging. Some positions, like QB are easy; others like DE are brutally difficult.
The advantage I have in taking on a project like this is I’ve been a die-hard fan since Christmas Day 1971. I’ve seen almost every meaningful moment in franchise history. The disadvantage is I am old, and surely will forget someone I shouldn’t have.
Feel free to disagree, as I am using no specific formula, other then my perception of the player’s value to the team in the day he played. That being the case, a player like Larry Seiple could be in front of other punters who had a better average. Most positions I will list my top 3, unless I find it too unfair to do so, and no current day players will be included.
Here we go…
The obvious and far too easy position is QB.
- Dan Marino – Simply one of the best ever.
- Bob Griese – Very underrated QB who was as unselfish as they come. Hard to call a hall Continue reading
In a move that was pretty obvious the day he was hired it’s now official. John Benton has been named the new offensive line coach. In his first season in Miami he’ll be charged with a ton of change. He’ll need to improve the pass protection, the running game, and the culture. He’s got a full plate. To assist him will be Jack Bicknell Jr. formally from Pittsburgh. He was released by the Steelers in January after only one season of coaching their offensive line.
Let’s hope these two men are successful!
So the results of this lengthy investigation are in. (144 pages) In short, it paints a clear picture that Incognito, Jerry, and Pouncey were guilty of harassing Jonathon Martin, other offensive lineman, and an Assistant Trainer.
I have a lot of questions, but in no way do I want to portray that I am not sympathetic to Martin’s dilemma. He clearly was harassed, abused, and mistreated.
A few questions come to me immediately.
- Why is there no support system in place?
- Why did no players see this was tormenting him?
- Why did Martin never approach Joe Philbin?
I can’t answer the first two, but I can assume he feared retaliation from the players had he spoken to the coach. It is clear he was/is a tormented man. The following text messages are taken directly from the report which you can view at nfldolphinsreport.com
One of the most telling communications was between Martin and his mother on April 22nd. (Condensed for space)
I figured out a major source of my anxiety. I’m a push over, a people pleaser. I avoidconfrontation whenever I can, I always want everyone to like me. I let Continue reading
The Miami Dolphins have begun their search for former Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland’s replacement. The Dolphins have conducted three interviews this weekend.
Those interviewed so far include Dolphins Assistant General Manager Brian Gaine, Arizona Cardinals Vice President of Player Personnel Jason Licht, and Pittsburgh Steelers Director of Football and Business Administration Omar Kahn
Miami has also received permission to interview the Philadelphia Eagles’ Tom Gamble, the New York Giants’ Marc Ross, the Cleveland Browns’ Ray Farmer, and the Tennessee Titans’ Lake Dawson.
Miami reached out to the Baltimore Raven’s Assistant General Manager Eric DeCosta, but he declined to be interviewed.
Michael Thomas, plucked off of the San Francisco 49ers practice squad last week, capped off a wonderful week by winning the AFC Defensive Player of the Week award. The Miami Dolphins cornerback registered two tackles, two passes defensed and the game winning interception in Miami’s 24-20 victory over the New England Patriots.
Thomas was thrust into the starting line up after injuries to both Nolan Carroll and Brent Grimes. Both Grimes and Carroll are expected to play in this weekend’s matchup against the Buffalo Bills.