A Tale of Two Weeks

Before the final play against the New England Patriots I was resigned to Miami’s fate. They had fought to stay in the game but once again I feared they would come up short to these New England Patriots. Seven seconds left, no time outs and nearly seventy yards to go. It was a tall order….

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…

Chasing Excellence

As each week passes we get closer to the return of the NFL. Training camps approach, preseason beacons. Fans start being fans. They obsess about every little bit of information they hear about their teams. Some obsess as much about what their rivals do. One of the common complaints is that their team did not…

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…

Father’s Day Football.

Once in a while an idea will find me all by itself. This Father’s Day I saw a post on Facebook of all places suggesting that Father’s Day should take place in the fall so we could spend our day with or fathers and sons watching football. Sounds good to me. Then I thought why…

Keep It Competitive

Thinking back to the Super Bowl, one of the things I took away from it was the officiating. It was great. Jim Harbaugh might not agree, he may still be arguing that last call. I found it refreshing. The officials actually let the two teams play. That is all we really want, let the players…

Buyer Beware.

The Super Bowl signals the end of the NFL season. The end of months of hard work and struggle before crowning a champion in one final game: One winner, thirty-one losers. Let us be honest: the season never ends. Officially free agency begins the offseason on March 9th.  However teams already are making moves and…

Super Bowl wishes and a squirrel under the tree.

The Super Bowl takes place this Sunday between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. For many fans this is their Christmas. So in that spirit I thought I would ask for a few Super Bowl wishes. Wish #1: Usually when the game comes around I simply wish for a good game. That will…