- WR Hartline cut after 6 seasons WR Gibson was also released
- Mike Tannenbaum hired... ...as Dolphins' executive VP of football operations
- Philbin retained Coach Philbin was given a contract extension
- Fins season ends on low note Jets down the Fins to end their season 8-8
The current Dolphins organization is a rudderless mess!
–If Stephen Ross wants to fire somebody, he should start by firing himself. I am not saying he should sell the team (that’s unrealistic) but Ross shouldn’t have control over what goes on in this organization. Ross rarely spends any time in Miami so he has no REAL idea of what the Miami Dolphins team is doing. Ross needs to hire somebody (QUALIFIED) to be the head of all football operations. NOT his ‘buddy’ Carl Petersen but NOT somebody who knows nothing about football either. Ross needs eyes/ears IN MIAMI that the GM and coach can report to because, right now, there doesn’t seem to be a ‘master plan’.
–Putting the competency/effectiveness of Ireland and Philbin aside (more on their individual failures in a moment) this year’s Miami Dolphins is the PERFECT example of why you don’t keep the prior GM and hire a new coach. Ireland’s player acquisitions OFF the field didn’t seem to mesh AT ALL with what Philbin was trying to do ON thefield.Trading up to #3 to select Dion Jordan withnospot Continue reading
Patience is key in the Early Going.
There are three truths we need to get out of the way.
- This team has gone through a tremendous overhaul this offseason
- The Offense almost always looks shoddy early in training camp.
- Tannehill is not where he needs to be just yet.
That’s not to mention the outstanding play of Brent Grimes, and the LB’s.
Mike Sherman, and Kevin Coyle are competing. Coyle sending assorted jailhouse blitzes. The line will adjust, as will Tannehill. To what degree will depend on the talent they hold.
Miami has 5 Pre-season games so there is no cause for alarm at this point. Nobody should be concerned about the team bringing in Jordan slowly either. It’s exactly the wise move. We know his skillset. He needs that shoulder at 100%. No need to push him until he is absolutely ready from a medical standpoint. The fact he is dressing is a good sign for the days to come.
The above mentioned coaches are tinkering with several different sets. What better way to place players into uncomfortable situations to see who can handle the challenges of change?Theextraweekisthe Continue reading
I got 99 problems but a QB ain’t one!
How sweet it is to enter the off-season with that mindset. This off-season I am looking toward the draft to build this franchise for long term sustainable success and provide Tannehill with the support that he needs. However, the Dolphins have a lot of cash in their pockets and can do a bit of shopping if they so desire. The talk has naturally been focused on the wide receiver position with Mike Wallace, Greg Jennings and Brain Hartline available. But what about other positions of need? Here is a list of toys I would consider buying with the Dolphins credit card this off-season, I am limiting my choices to one player from a particular position of need and I have excluded wide receivers.
Ok so what if the guy looks like Fred Flintstone! It’s time for Eric to come home, and I don’t mean back to Houston with the Texans. Eric played his college ball at the University of Miami and it’s time for him to return to South Florida. Eric was r Continue reading
Mike Sherman was hired today by the Miami Dolphins as their offensive coordinator. Sherman will be rejoining former colleague and friend Joe Philbin. Both worked at Green Bay together when Sherman was a head coach there.
On a personal note, I think Sherman will make a great OC. He uses a West Coast type offense. His offenses when he was Green Bay head coach broke franchise records in both passing and rushing. He had 5 consecutive winning seasons and three consecutive division titles.
He was the Texans OC in 2007. He took their offense from 28th in the NFL to 14th in his one season as OC.
In addition, Bengals DBs coach Kevin Coyle’s was names the Dolphins defensive coordinator. Coyle has been a defensive assistant coach with Cincinnati since 2001 and a defensive backs coach since 2003. Coyle is familiar with the 4-3 defense, and there are strong indictions that the Dolphins will be switching back to the 4-3 defense.
According to Dolphin GM Jeff Ireland, scouts will be lookingatplayersfor Continue reading