• Knowshon Moreno to Fins Knowshon Moreno to Fins RB reportedly signs a one year deal with Miami.
  • Fins sign CB Finnegan Fins sign CB Finnegan Dolphins ink him to a 2 year, $11 million contract
  • DT Randy Starks stays with Fins DT Randy Starks stays with Fins Reportedly signs a 2 year deal worth about $12 million
  • OT Albert to Fins done OT Albert to Fins done Reportedly a 5 year, $46 million contract.

     

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The goal is clear for Miami

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Coach Philbin and company have their work cut out for them.

The goal is clear for Miami

Exactly three weeks from today begins the NFL’s annual selection process. Over the years Miami has really struggled to excel in the annual ritual. You’ll need to go all the way back to Jimmy Johnson’s defensive selections to find the type of players that turn losing franchises into winners. Sam Madison, Patrick Surtain, Zack Thomas, and Jason Taylor were all Pro-Bowl quality players. Since then, the Dolphins have failed miserably, and consistently to uncover that kind of talent.

If Hickey, and Philbin plan on remaining in Miami this must change immediately.

You can be sure they are aware of the expectations by now. Miami fans have long grown tired of the excuses, regime changes, and more excuses. This franchise was only in it’s 5th season when it played it’s first playoff game. An expansion team grew to a playoff team in 5 years. The abysmal display of football over the last 13 years is embarrassing, (We’ll exclude 2008 as a very unique set of circumstanc Continue reading

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Should Ryan Tannehill be on a short leash in 2014?

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The pressure will be on Tannehill in 2014

I believe the Dolphins should in fact draft a QB in May’s draft. Don’t leave, hear me out.

This is been a pretty heated debate since the story broke. Jason La Canfora wrote an article which had several interesting topics related to the Dolphins. We’ll address the above topic here. You can read his thoughts at the link below.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/jason-la-canfora/24434345/new-gm-same-old-problems-for-dolphins-despite-cap-space

Omar Kelly the team beat writer for the Sun Sentinel also addressed this issue in his weekly Question, and Answer segment in the paper. You can read his thoughts here.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/sfl-askomar,0,6671297.story

I’ll give excerpts from each writer’s article, and then give you my own thoughts.

La Confora writes, “He definitely wants to push Tannehill more,” said one source who has spoken to Philbin about the quarterbacks, “and if he doesn’t see improvement he said he might go to Moore at some point. He definitely has a lot of faith in Moore, and they’re paying him a lot of money.”

Omar Kelly writes, “The Dolphins didn’t utilize Tannehill’s athleticism as much in 2012 and his pocket presence regressed. And not all Continue reading

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AFC East Draft Grades

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CB Dee Milliner was a solid pick for the Jets

There has been much media discussion with the Dolphins trade up for DE Dion Jordan. And most pundits have been favorable to this year’s Miami Dolphins draft.

But what about the rest of the AFC East? What about the teams that Miami squares off against twice a year?

Buffalo Bills – Trading down from #8 to #16 netted QB E.J. Manuel, LB Kiko Alonso, and TE Chris Gragg.

Can the accuracy issues Manuel displayed at FSU be corrected? I have my doubts because accuracy is rarely a trait that figures itself out (see Jake Locker) in the NFL. Manuel has the athleticism, character, and arm talent to justify the risk-reward, though.

2nd and 3rd round WR’s Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin add weapons to an offense that needs them.
Grade: C+

New York Jets – CB Dee Milliner is no Darrelle Revis, but he was the BPA for the Jets at #9 with LB Barkevious Mingo and WR Tavon Austin off the board. I disagree whole-heartedly with the pic Continue reading

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Miami Dolphins – Signed UDFA WR Terrell Sinkfield

TERRELL SINKFIELD

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WR Terrell Sinkfield of the University of Northern Iowa first made sporting headlines when it was reported that he ran 4.19s in the 40 yard dash at his pro day in early March. I was always doubtful that this was an accurate hand time and at a follow up pro day, which was attended by a higher caliber of NFL scouts, Terrell was clocked twice in the low 4.3s, with an official best of 4.33s.

Sinkfield definitely has elite level speed, and although his times are not 4.19s as first reported, it is still fast enough to comfortably put him in the Tavon Austin and Marquise Goodwin speed bracket. Along with his straight-line speed, Sinkfield also has outstanding leaping ability, with a vertical of 42.5 inches. Those measurables give him a tremendous catching radius.

However, it remains a concern that Sinkfield went undrafted after receiving national notoriety, you would assume that with all the attention he received, if there was enough raw talent a team would have selected him in the later rounds of the draft, rather than take the risk ofbeingoutbid Continue reading

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2013 Miami Dolphins – Projected Starters and Camp Battles

New Look 2013 Miami Dolphins

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I am hoping that we are going to see a hybrid defensive scheme in 2013, with multiple looks and personnel combinations. The Dolphins have in my opinion one of the most versatile defensive front 7′s in football. This 2013 defensive roster that Jeff Ireland has assembled can switch between 4-3, 3-4, and nickel variations without a hitch. I expect to see an aggressive blitz heavy defense that gets after the Quarterback.

Our defense will be able to cause confusion at the LOS with Linebackers bringing heat and athletic DEs dropping into a shallow zone on occasion. Opposing Quarterbacks should have issues trusting their pre-snap reads and difficultly locating where the soft spots are in the underneath zone. I am glad to see Chris Clemons and Reshad Jones back protecting the deep middle, they should grow even more in the second year under Kevin Coyle.

Rookie Dion Jordan may split time with Jared Odrick at RE on obvious running situations, as he still needs to bulk up from 248lbs to reduce the liability versus the ground game. Iamstillabit Continue reading

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