Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Dolphins Hire Former Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum as Executive Vice President of Football Operations

The Dolphins have hired Former Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum to be the new Executive Vice President of Football Operations. Current Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey and Dawn Aponte will now report to Tannenbaum while lame duck head coach Joe Philbin will still report only to owner  Stephen Ross.

Hickey will still have final say over the 53 man roster but.....Hickey and Philbin are very likely working for their jobs next year while Tannenbaum is not. Lets says a trade offer comes along that will bring the Dolphins a decent future draft pick. Lets say the player that is wanted in that trade is Cameron Wake. Hickey and Philbin are not likely going to be on board with any trade like that because they must be able to field the best team possible next year while Tannenbaum might be working with an eye on the future.

Tannenbaum does have the power to overrule and could make the trade against the wishes of Hickey and/or Philbin. This is all hypothetical but something that could happen with the power structure the way it is. Who really knows what Ross has in mind. So far he has proven to be clueless when it comes to running a football team.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Philbin Era Will Continue

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross announced today that head coach Joe Philbin will return as the Dolphins head coach in 2015. I'm sure that fans in New York, Buffalo and Boston were excited to hear the good news.

Dolphins Eliminated

Pittsburgh defeated Kansas City this afternoon ending any hopes the Dolphins had of making the post season.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Upcoming Miami Dolphins Free Agents

Looks like the Dolphins have some decisions to make.

(chart courtesy of overthecap.com)


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Can Miami Still Make The Playoffs?

Yes, the Dolphins can still make the playoffs. Basically they MUST end up in a three way tie with Pittsburgh and Baltimore or a four way tie with Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Buffalo at 9-7. One win by Pittsburgh or Baltimore and Miami is out. Miami cannot win a 5, 6,7 or 8 way tie with Kansas City, San Diego, Houston or Cleveland involved. (Yes, it is possible for there to be eight 9-7 teams)
Houston MUST beat Baltimore at home this week and lose at home to Jacksonville next week.
Remaining Schedules:
Baltimore is at Houston and home for Cleveland
Pittsburgh is home for Kansas City and Cincinnati
Buffalo is at Oakland and at New England
Kansas City is at Pittsburgh and home for San Diego
San Diego is at San Fran and at Kansas City
Of course, the Dolphins must win their final two games
Source: ESPN's NFL Playoff Machine

Monday, December 15, 2014

Post game outlook from Dolphins @ Patriots

The Dolphins once again lost dropping them to (7-7) on the season with two games remaining and little to no chance at making the playoffs. The Dolphins scored at the end of the first half to get within one point of the Patriots, but then laid a goose egg in the second half and showed that they are truly not ready for the bright lights. Lets explore my keys to the game and see where things went wrong. My first key was to get to Brady and the Dolphins did not do that. They didn't sack Brady once all game and only tallied 5 qb hits while the Patriots defense got 4 sacks and 10 qb hits. Next was to run the ball effectively like they did in the first meting, but they did not do that either rushing for a total of 76 yards and no touchdowns. My third key was to contain Rob Gronkowski and in the first half they did an excellent job shutting him down, but in the second half was a different story where he caught all three of his passes for a total of 96 yards with a long of 35 yards and a touchdown. Next was to avoid turnovers and Ryan Tannehill did not do that  throwing two interceptions to give Tom Brady ball back and also for the Patriots first score they blocked a field goal and returned it 62 yards the other way. For my final key was to score points and the Dolphins did not do that either  by only scoring  points for the second straight week. The Dolphins did not execute any of my keys which in the end resulted in a loss.