- Fins sign OT Clabo Miami signs former Falcon OT Tyson Clabo to a 1 year deal
- Fins select CB Jamar Taylor Boise State CB Jamar Taylor is the Fins selection at the #54 pick
- Davone Bess traded to Browns Reports that WR Bess has indeed been traded to the Browns
- Miami takes DE Dion Jordan Miami trades up with the Raiders to select DE Dion Jordan
Posts reviewing Fins games
Colts QB Andrew Luck set a NFL rookie passing record with 433 yards passing, and the Colts held on to beat the Dolphins 23-20. Luck threw 30 of 48 passes for 433 yards with two TDs, and the Miami defense had no answers.
To make matters worse, the Colts were 13 of 19 on 3rd down conversion, a huge surprise against a defense that was the best in the NFL on stopping 3rd down conversion. Of those 13 conversions, 10 of them were for 5 yards or greater by my count.
Tannehill had solid stats, going 22-of-38 passing for 290 yards and a TD. That’s 90.9 QB rating. But the Colts were able to apply very effective pressure on Tannehill, especially in the second half. That was enough to knock Tannehill out of sync. On the final two drives, Tannehill seemed flustered and overthrew several receivers.
The defense did a poor job of applying pressure to Luck, and even worse job defending the pass.
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Several weeks ago the Dolphins lost to the Jets after a pair of missed field goals, once during regulation and again in overtime. Since then these two teams have gone opposite directions, with the Dolphins improving and the Jets imploding. And yet, when the teams took the field today, Dolphin fans weren’t particularly optimistic.
When the final whistle blew, the Dolphins left for the airport with a 30-9 victory, a win more dominating than the score or the stat sheet suggest.
The discussion must start with the oh-so-Special Teams. Olivier Vernon had a monster performance, scoring a TD off of a Jimmy Wilson-blocked punt and sealing the first half shut out by blocking field goal attempt. In the second half, with the Jets trying to get something going, rookie Marcus Thigpen returned a punt 57 yards. Oh yea, Dan Carpenter was 3 for 3 on field goal attempts. Last but not least, didI Continue reading
Finally! In the past it was missed FGs by Dan Carpenter that cost the Fins. But three missed FGs by Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein, including a 66 yarder as time expired helped the Dolphins hold on to a 17-14 victory over the Rams.
QB Ryan Tannehill had his best game of the season (statistically) going 21 of 29 passes for 185 yards and 2 touchdown. His QB rating was 112. And this against a very stout Rams defense.
Tannehill also had help from receiver Marlon Moore, who had 3 catches and a TD. This after the Rams game planned for Devone Bess and Brian Hartline.
The Rams outgained the Dolphins 462-192, and were helped by some overturned reviews. (One of which was clearly bogus in my opinion.) But the Fins defense came through when it counted.
DE Olivier Vernon finally showed up today, registering 2 sacks. The second sack was on third down, which pushed the Rams back to a 66yard Continue reading
For about a quarter and a half, the Miami Dolphins hung with the Houston Texans. It actually looked like it might be a close game. But in a matter of just 5 offensive plays, the Fins committed 4 turnovers. The Texans scored 24 points. And that was that. Miami lost by 20 points, 30-10.
When you lose by 20, there usually are not many bright spots. And in reality, there aren’t many. But there are a few.
Bright Spots – The Dolphins ground game looked solid, averaging 4.2 yards per carry. Reggie Bush had 69 yards on 14 carries, almost 5 ypc. (115 total yards.) In contrast, the Dolphin defense held the Texans ground game to 2.4 yards per carry.
Miami may have finally solved their return game woes with Marcus Thigpen. Thigpen had a 72 yard punt return, which was Miami’s only TD. He also averaged 27.4 yards per kick return.
Reggie Bush and Davone Bess played well in the receiving game, picking up 46 receiving yards each. Brian Hartline had 50 yardsas Continue reading
After two dismal preseason performances, the Fins needed to rebound and have a great showing in the dress rehearsal against the Falcons. Despite the score, some Dolphins did look solid.
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Cameron Wake had two sacks against the Falcons starters, and looked like he was already in mid season form. To be honest, I was impressed with the first team defense overall. They played very well, especially on third down, and kept the Falcons 1st team offense (a playoff team year) out of the endzone.
Ryan Tannehill’s stats look terrible. But let’s face it, outside of Devone Bess, Tannehill had no help. There were multiple dropped passes, including a TD pass to Anothny Fasano, and Jonathon Martin and Jake Long did not help matters either. They allowed sacks and pressures on the rookie QB for most of the evening.
But Ryan has “It” in my opinion. He kept his poise and played through the adversity. He showed he is dangerous on the run. And he showed what he can do when he get Continue reading