The Return of College Football Saturday

Certain events herald in the different season for some of us. Regardless of the actual start date, the last day of school always told me that summer was here. In the same way the first college football Saturday let me know that fall was here. These are my thoughts on the beginning of the College…

Miami Dolphins Training Camp Primer: Linebackers

The linebacker position was an issue last season that needed addressing. I wrote about it leading up to the draft. It can be found here. It was a frustrating situation. Dannell Ellerbee and Philip Wheeler were brought in to inject youth and speed to the linebacking corps. They were expected to improve an already solid front seven….

Miami Dolphins Training Camp Primer: Defensive Line

  The Miami Dolphins defensive line was a strength of this team last season and it continues to be one this year. Even with the departure of Paul Soliai and the 4-game suspension of last years first round pick Dion Jordan this unit should continue to impress. It is not simply the talent on the field it…

Miami Dolphins Training Camp Primer: Offensive Line

  It is rare that a teams number one need heading into the offseason is as obvious as the Miami Dolphins was headed into this offseason. Giving up 58 sacks will do that. Having a scandal hijack your season will do that. Needing to replace 3/5ths of your offensive line will do that. There is…

First Day of OTAs. 100 days to NFL season.

Today is the first day of OTAs (organized team activities), the precursor to NFL training camps. Some are covering today as if it matters. It really does not. Teams simply kick the tires and try to knock off some of the rust. For fans it does give us some hope. If nothing else it is the…

Miami Dolphins 2014 Draft: Rounds 4-7

Last time I wrote about the first two days of the NFL Draft. (found here) This time around I tackle the final day, rounds four through seven. I love this day. These are the longshots, the surprises. Terrell Davis and Tom Brady were found here before leading their teams to the Super Bowl. Zach Thomas fell…

Miami Dolphins 2014 Draft: Rounds 1-3

After month after month of scouting, debating and a multitude of other moves the 2014 NFL draft has come and gone. Watching the moves Dennis Hickey and the Miami Dolphins made this weekend I am decidedly underwhelmed. It is not that they made bad picks, overall they choose well, it is the hope for something…

Quarterback Quandry

Everyone loves the Quarterback. While football is most definitely a team game, the quarterback position is very important for success. A great quarterback can cover a multitude of sins at other positions. So it is understandable that NFL teams and fans obsess about who they have behind center. In this draft there are three quarterback that…

The Last Mock Draft of 2014

This mock draft is coming to you very late. I planned on having it ready last week honestly, however the extra time kept making me second guess myself. These are my thoughts, what I would do. I know there are picks here that most everyone says are not going to happen. Well…I don’t care, this…

Miami Dolphins Offseason Primer

(I original posted this column on another site. I thought I would take a look back before we move forward to the NFL Draft in two weeks.) The NFL offseason is upon us. It is a wonderful time of the football year, it is like Christmas. As fans and writers we cannot wait to open…