Monday, November 24, 2014

Post game outlook from the Dolphins vs Broncos

The Miami Dolphins once again took a heartbreaking loss against a good opponent this time falling to the Denver Broncos 39-36. With the loss the Dolphins now stand at 6-5 on the season with 5 games left. My keys to the game were to pressure Peyton Manning which didn't happen as the Dolphins defense only manged to get one sack on the day and that came early. Next was to stay positive on the turnover margin which for most of the afternoon the Dolphins did as they got a turnover on special teams and the only mistake of the day came in the 4th quarter when a Ryan Tannehill pass was tipped and intercepted. Another key was to run the ball effectively. The dolphins ran the ball 21 times for a total of 97 yards which wasn't good enough. I wish they would have ran more and run more clock doing so, but oh well. By owning time of possession that would have meant we controlled the ball more and kept the ball out of Manning's hands, but the Broncos offense had the ball for 9 minutes longer than the Dolphins with their running game. Next was to get off the field on 3rd down, but the Dolphins failed to do so allowing the Broncos to convert 9 of 13 third downs in the game and stay on the field and continue drives. I will save the best for last my last key to the game was to score touchdowns in the redzone rather than kick field goals and the Dolphins did a excellent job in that department on Sunday by going 5 for 5 in the redzone. The offense executed great when it came to scoring and just needed the defense to play better to get a big win.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Jamar Taylor OUT for the season

Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post is reporting Dolphins CB Jamar Taylor will miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury.

This is a huge injury to the Dolphins who have already lost Will Davis and Cortland Finnegan is banged up and not ready to return to the field yet.

UPDATE 11/24: After tests on Monday it was found there was no structural damage to Jamar Taylor's shoulder as initially thought. And it is possible Taylor could return later this season. The Dolphins have said they will not rush him back though.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Dolphins to get new "Alternate Jersey" in 2015

Are the Orange Jersey's coming back?
Our friends over at the website Uni-Watch are saying the Dolphins are one of four teams who will get a new alternate jersey for next season. Rumor is that it will be orange but that has not yet been confirmed. CLICK HERE to read the article.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Keys to the game for the Miami Dolphins vs Denver Broncos

The 6-4 Miami Dolphins travel to the mile high city to play the 7-3 Denver Broncos in a pivotal match up that will affect the the AFC playoff race for both teams. This game is very important for the Miami Dolphins as they try to get back in the playoffs for the first since 2008. They can't afford too many more losses this season and if they can get a win over Denver who is coming off a loss to the Rams it will probably their biggest win of the season. Here are my Keys to the game to beat Denver.

  1. Pressure Peyton Manning: If our front 7 can put pressure on Peyton and either get sacks or make Peyton get the ball out in a hurry will be key. If we can make him get the ball out of his hands in a hurry he will make the same mistakes as he did last week and throw interceptions. 
  2. Stay positive on the turnover margin: We can't afford to give the ball back to manning and that offense. We can't give them extra possessions to put points on the board. Another thing is we need to force turnovers wether it be forced fumbles or interceptions we need at least two turnovers from our defense and not only do we need turnovers we need to capitalize on them and score touchdowns.
  3. Run the ball effectively: The Rams were able to run the ball for 131 yards we need to do the same with Lamar Miller and get positive yards doing so.
  4. Own time of possession: again by running the ball the Rams won time of possession by over ten minutes. If we can control this game it will help us a lot.
  5. Score touchdowns in the red zone: Knowing Denver's offense we cant afford to kick field goals when we get in the red zone we have to score touchdowns to keep up with the Broncos. 
  6. Get off the field on third down: Our defense needs to get off the field on thirds downs and force the Broncos to punt the ball and give our offense more opportunities. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Harbugh won't be coming to Miami in near future

Ian Rapoport also mentioned this morning on NFL Network that Stephen Ross doesn't want to fire Joe Philbin at this point and Philbin is safe in Miami.

Video: A FOOTBALL LIFE: The Perfect Backfield

In case you missed NFL Networks show A FOOTBALL LIFE on the 1972 Miami Dolphins backfield of Csonka, Kiick, and Morris here are is the show!

Part 1        Part 2        Part 3         Part 4       Part 5