Monday, December 30, 2013
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Who, if anyone is safe? If you can Ireland do you let the new GM have the choice to replace Philbin? Does Philbin deserve another year? I hear people say that if you fire Sherman, it will stunt Ryan Tannehill's growth. Why is that? Other QB's come into the league and do fine without their college coach holding their hand.
Well, here is my opinion, like it or not. Start at the top. Ireland has had his chances and has failed. 2 things stick out in my mind this year. First, he failed to improve a lousy offensive line. Jonathan Martin clearly was not ready to start at left tackle (let alone play in this league). Jake Long had a fine year in St Louis before getting injured. Tyson Clabo was just ok after a horrible start. The other thing that sticks out is Dion Jordan. If you trade up to the 3rd pick in the draft, that guy better be an immediate starter. Jordan was not.
So you start by parting ways with Ireland. You want a top GM and you will not get a top GM if you tell him his hands are tied because he has to give Philbin another year. No. If you can get a top GM you tell him the team is his to run as he sees fit. If he wants to bring in his own staff, then so be it.
I think if Ross stays status quo, he may see a lot more empty seats next year.
So what do I think then? Well, I've been going back and forth, but I think the Dolphins coaching staff will have at least addressed the blitzes Buffalo ran on them and have some plan in place to slow them down. If they didn't they shouldn't be coaching in the NFL. The Dolphins had success in the first meeting with the Jets on the ground and I think they will (should) try to establish it early on. On defense, they will stack the box to stop the Jets run game and try to make Geno Smith beat them with his arm.
So how do I see it? I say a low scoring game.....
Miami 13 NY Jets 6
Friday, December 27, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Despite their putrid effort in Buffalo today, Miami is still in a decent position for that last wild card spot. Miami, San Diego and Baltimore are each 8-7. None of them, however control their own destiny. Bottom line for Miami, they need a three way tie or a two way with San Diego. Baltimore will be at Cincinnati and the Bengals will be playing for the 2nd seed and a bye (they do need help for that). San Diego will be home for Kansas City. Miami and Baltimore play at 1:00 so they will know their fate when their game starts. Kansas City is the 5th seed no matter what happens, so they may rest starters as they have nothing to play for.
And if you are wondering what happens if everyone loses? I can only assume the Dolphins would be eliminated because...the Jets are already eliminated and if they beat Miami next week, they will move into 2nd place in the AFC East based on divisional records.
Miami 24 Buffalo 10
Friday, December 13, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
My point is that it is difficult to know or understand the context of the remarks, especially in the complex culture of an NFL locker room. Not to mention the fact that it looks like we could be dealing with two mentally ill individuals.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Jeff Darlington of NFL network and NFL.com has reported that LG Richie Incognito has been suspended indefinitely by the Miami Dolphins for conduct detrimental to the team. Considering that were pretty thin on the offensive line, the team must know something pretty bad that Incognito did that we don't know about. So we have now lost our starting tackle Jonathan Martin and Left Guard Richie Incognito in less than two weeks. Keep up the great work, Mr. Ireland and Mr. Philbin.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Dolphins RT Jonathan Martin has gone AWOL from the team after being the victim of a prank orchestrated by his teammates. As per Jay Glazer, Martin was in the team cafeteria and none of the other players wanted to sit with him. Then he reportedly “flipped out, smashed a food tray on the ground, took off, and they haven’t seen him since.” Hes now at a treatment facility for an unknown condition. I dont have an opinion on this until I know for sure what exactly happened, but he's been under a lot of pressure and this appears to be a serious issue.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Matthews will need to step up. Will be interesting to see if the Fins also look to add a WR as well. WR Brian Tymes was just taken off our practice squad last week, talk about bad timing!
For Miami it is the usual suspects, loaded with 2013 draft picks:
Will Davis - cornerback*
Mike Gillislee - running back*
Jamar Taylor - cornerback*
Dallas Thomas - guard / tackle*
Danny Watkins - guard
Will Yeatman - tackle
Pat Devlin - quarterback
*indicates 2013 draft pick
For New England there are a couple names that may be a benefit to the Dolphins:
Chris Barker - guard
Steve Beauharnais - linebacker
Juke Bequette - defensive end
Josh Boyce - wide redeiver
Tommy Kelly - defensive tackle
Aquib Talib - cornerback
Leon Washington - running back.
The loss of Aquib Talib makes the Pats defensive secondary weaker. He has 4 interceptions on the season and also missed last weeks game against the Jets.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
The official Miami Dolphins twitter account just posted that the Dolphins will travel to London next season to play the Oakland Raiders. The game was originally to be played in Oakland but will now be played in the UK. The scheduled date of the game has not been announced.
Monday, October 21, 2013
McKinnie has given up only one sack this season compared to Clabo's 8, then again he has been inactive the past 2 weeks.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/21/3702801/miami-dolphins-trade-for-veteran.html#storylink=cpy
Sunday, October 20, 2013
I am not going to do an in-depth write up this week because I don't believe this game deserves one. Look at each teams rosters, Miami has far superior talent on both sides of the football. I also feel they have a big edge in the coaching staff department as the few times I have seen Buffalo this year I have not liked what I have seen out of rookie head coach Doug Marrone.
Cam Wake is back at 100% and will be playing and with no knee brace and one would like to think that with the bye week we will see some improvement with the Dolphins offensive line. The Bills are starting a 3rd string QB who is banged up. I think this game will be ugly and get ugly quick. Easy Miami win Miami 41 Buffalo 10
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
I would qualify this as a "rumor" at best so take it with a grain of salt.