Wheels falling off.

Three games. That is all. Three games into the season and the wheels seem to be coming off these Miami Dolphins. If you talked to fans that is what they would tell you. It only took two games to erase the excitement of the opening game victory over the New England Patriots. Two games. Fingers…

Miami Dolphins Week Two Review

The Dolphins came back to earth very quickly. After an emotional home opener against the New England Patriots, Miami traveled to Buffalo where they promptly dropped the ball. It is easy to assign blame for the 29-10 loss. Special teams were far from special. The defense gave up chunks of yardage. On offense they simply…

Miami Dolphins Week 2: The Great White North, The Buffalo Bills

Last week was a great win. The Miami Dolphins did everything in their power to give the game to the Patriots in the first half. Three turnovers by the Dolphins turned into 20 quick and easy points for Tom Brady and the Patriots. On top of that the entire starting linebacking corps was out with…

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…

Everyone Loves the Backup Quarterback.

There are times when I think the fans are the ones who need to be drug tested. This is one of those times. Over this past weekend I have heard fans suggesting that the Miami Dolphins start Matt Moore over Ryan Tannehill. This was after Moore gifted the Dallas Cowboys with a pick-six during their…

Johnny Clipboard

It has been announced that Brian Hoyer will start week one for the Cleveland Browns. Johnny Football will start his career as Johnny Clipboard. While some national media may try to paint this as a mistake it makes perfect sense. This is not about the partying, it is not about the middle finger on Monday Night Football….

Miami Dolphins Training Camp Primer: Secondary

This is the last in my series looking at the position groups as we enter into preseason. The secondary went through several changes in the offseason. Gone from the team are safety Chris Clemons along with cornerbacks Dimitri Patterson and Nolan Carroll. Taking their place are veterans Louis Delmas at safety and Cortland Finnegan at…

The Ray Rice Conversation

There are some columns I try not to write, some subjects I try to avoid. Often it is a simple case of asking if I am the person who should be talking about this subject. Then again sometimes an issue keeps gnawing at you and you realize that like it or not it is time…

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….

This is Jimmy V week.

I did not know Jim Valvano. I never saw him play, never saw him coach. When he was cutting down the nets after winning the 1983 NCAA Basketball Tournament I was only 12 years old. I was unaware of Jim Valvano’s entire existence until this: It is odd going from being unaware of someone to feeling…