Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Monday, December 12, 2005
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Friday, November 18, 2005
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
The Miami Dolphins came out ahead of the Carolina Panthers with a 27-24 victory. The Dolphins are looking good for the first time in awhile. The next week is their bye week, so that will get them rested for their next game against Buffalo Bills in
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Miami Dolphins winning over the Denver Broncos 34-10, the Dolphins rushing 33 times and having 151 total rushing yards makes it seem that the Miami Dolphins were just pounding the ball. You have to feel bad for the Denver Broncos losing 2 players to injuries, of which Champ Bailey might be out for the season with a shoulder injury. The Miami Dolphins look better this year than seasons in the past, giving them a hope for the wild card! Gus Frerotte having 275 passing yards leaving him fifth for the opener. Opening day is the most important game to win--the first game the teams play usually determines your season, and if it does, the Miami Dolphins are looking great. Their next game is against the New York Jets at the Meadowlands--with the Jets coming off a loss, they will be ready to play.
Thursday, September 01, 2005
The Miami Dolphins winning against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17-14 should give the Dolphins a chance to hang their head up high. Especially since this Thursday they are playing the Atlanta Falcons and the exciting Michael Vick. I really think that the Atlanta Falcons will give the Miami Dolphin’s defense a good exercise by doing a lot of running and chasing. This game will be at the Dolphins Stadium, and then the Dolphins will start their season at home on the 11th of September against the Denver Broncos. The best part of the Miami Dolphins schedule is that the home games should be loaded with excitement. Ricky Williams starting at HB will give them a chance at throwing the ball when Ricky Williams starts getting those long runs for first downs.
Question for thought--Who do you think will be the next running back to pass up all Emmitt Smith’s records?
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Thursday, May 26, 2005
Keith Traylor was originally drafted in 1991 by the Denver Broncos in the third round. During his career up to date, Traylor has tallied 459 tackles (316 solo), including 13 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 11 forced fumbles.
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Boston did not have that productive of a year last season on account of a season-ending injury he sustained in a practice game against the Texans in early August. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals, where he was a first round choice in 1999. He then played four years with the Cards and then moved over to the Chargers. In 2004, Boston came over to the Dolphins.
In 2001, Boston was fierce being selected into the NFC Pro Bowl squad with a record of 98 passes for 1,598 yards and eight touchdowns.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
The Dolphins started mining the veteran cornerback market when they had former New England Pro Bowler Ty Law visit this week after losing second-year CB Will Poole to injury. In addition to Law, Terrell Buckley has expressed interest in playing for the Dolphins again and the team could look at R.W. McQaurters if he is let go. Don't expect the Dolphins to pay a lot of money for any veteran they sign. However, the depth at cornerback is suspect. After Sam Madison, the team has Reggie Howard, Mario Edwards and rookie Travis Daniels. None of them have great recovery speed and Daniels could end up as a safety. . . .
The Dolphins are hoping that Poole will be able to recover in time to play at least part of the season. Poole tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. If he can recover in five months, he might be able to play in the second half of the season. The Dolphins are hoping for that because they want Poole, who was a possible starter before the injury, to learn the defense and so that the new coaching staff can get a better evaluation of him. . . .
Fifth-round pick LT Anthony Alabi is every bit the project the Dolphins considered him to be when they took him. Alabi is a terrific athlete, but he looks more like a tight end right now than an offensive tackle. Alabi needs to put on a good 20 pounds to be ready to handle the rigors of playing in the NFL, let alone at left tackle.
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Poole had his rookie year with the Dolphins during the 2004 season where he racked in 37 tackles, one sack and one kickoff return for 22 yards.
"It's unfortunate when any player gets hurt. But when it happens before the start of the season, it means he doesn't have the opportunity to prove or disprove whether he can contribute to the team's success and to determine what role he can best play. When Will recovers from his injury, hopefully [he'll get] the opportunity to prove what he can or can't do."
- Dolphins Head Coach Nick Saban
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Thursday, April 28, 2005
The Nick Saban era in South Florida officially kicked off as the NFL held its 70th annual Draft. In the first round, the Dolphins selected running back Ronnie Brown from Auburn University. Miami selected defensive end Matt Roth from Iowa in the second round. The Dolphins drafted linebacker Channing Crowder from the University of Florida in the third round. In the fourth round, Miami selected cornerback Travis Daniels from Louisiana State. The Dolphins drafted offensive tackle Anthony Alabi from Texas Christian in the fifth round. In the seventh round, Miami selected defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson from Michigan State.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
The team likely will target the best player available with its first pick, which could be Michigan WR Braylon Edwards or one of two quarterbacks: Cal's Aaron Rodgers or Utah's Alex Smith. Though the Dolphins have a good group of receivers, new offensive coordinator Scott Linehan emphasizes throwing downfield. Getting Edwards would give Miami exceptional depth at receiver and allow it to run the three-receiver alignments Linehan prefers. Smith is a favorite of Linehan, who recruited him in college, but has to learn to play under center rather than in the shotgun. The Dolphins also have scouted former Florida State QB Adrian McPherson, who put on a show at his workout but is dogged by gambling allegations from his college days and will be a mid- to late-round pick.
If the Dolphins don't take a running back in the first round, Cal's J.J. Arrington or Florida's Ciatrick Fason could be options at No. 70. Through the rest of the draft, look for the Dolphins to rebuild an aging defense with an emphasis on linebacker, safety and tackle. Saban would like to get a linebacker/end similar to the Patriots' Mike Vrabel who would allow the team to switch from a 3-4 to a 4-3.
Thursday, April 14, 2005
This is Saban’s first year participating in football on the league level. Before his newly acquired five-year contract with the Dolphins, Saban was coaching on the college level for some 26 years. Most recently, Saban was head coach for Louisiana State University.
Saban has had a very prolific career coaching college ball, only being on a losing team for 3 years of his stint as a coach. Lets hope he can do just as well acquiring us a winning team.
Sunday, April 10, 2005
Thursday, April 07, 2005
Miami Dolphins Head Coach Nick Saban will hold a pre-draft press availability on Thursday, April 7, at 4:30 p.m. (ET). Dol-Fans can watch live, streaming video of the press conference only on MiamiDolphins.com.
Thursday, March 31, 2005
The biggest priority for the Dolphins is to move down in the draft. The Dolphins wouldn't mind taking a quarterback in this draft, but likely won't in the first round at No. 2 overall because there are other needs and the team doesn't pick again until the third round at No. 70 overall. The team needs an infusion of youth at defensive tackle, linebacker and could use at least a solid contender for Lamar Gordon at running back. If the team stays at the No. 2 spot and can't trade down, look for them to take the best offensive player available, possibly WR Braylon Edwards or RB Ronnie Brown.
Thursday, March 24, 2005
Now, with the addition of Nick Saban as the new coach, we can look at the possibility of Williams returning. Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga is leaving the reins of control all in Saban’s hands. Huizenga looks at it like “I'll do what Nick wants to do.”
"His (Saban) approach is just different; very methodical. The way he talks about his players, what they need to do, how they need to react, what he expects out of them. You know, a game plan is one thing, but execution is something else. It's different, no doubt about it."
- Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga
There is some ongoing hostility with Williams. For the most part, he abandoned the team and has some sort of reparations to make. But, we can only wait and see what time will reveal.
Thursday, March 17, 2005
The Miami Dolphins today signed free agent safety Tebucky Jones to a two-year contract. Jones, a seven-year NFL veteran who was a first-round draft choice of New England in 1998 (22nd overall), spent the last two seasons with New Orleans. He was released by the Saints on Tuesday.
In his NFL career, the 30-year old Jones has played in 103 regular season games, including 66 starts, and has tallied 385 tackles, six interceptions, 41 passes defensed, six fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles. With the Saints in 2004, he started all 16 games at free safety and finished third on the team with a career-high 110 tackles and an interception. The 6-2, 220-pounder spent the first five years of his career with Patriots and was a member of the New England squad that captured the Super Bowl title in 2001, when he started 12 contests. He began his career as a cornerback before being moved to free safety in 2000. He was traded to the Saints on April 15, 2003 in exchange for third- and seventh-round draft choices in 2003 and a fourth-round pick in 2004.
Jones also has made an impact on special teams throughout his career, having recorded 69 tackles, including 28 in his rookie season of 1998 with the Patriots. He also has a blocked field goal and a blocked PAT to his credit.
Jones spent the first three years of his collegiate career at Syracuse as a running back before making the switch to defensive back for his senior year of 1997. Born October 6, 1974, Jones attended New Britain (Conn.) High School.
Saturday, March 12, 2005
Spragan Stats from the Line:
- Started 22 of the 32 games in last 2 years
- Last yr: 65 tackles, a sack, a fumble recovery
On top of this, quarterback Sage Rosenfels is being re-signed to the Dolphins. Rosenfels began his career as a fourth-round draft pick of the Washington Redskins. He came over to the Dolphins in 2002 in replace for a seventh-round draft choice. In his NFL career, he has made 20 of 48 passes for 314 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
"We are pleased to have the opportunity to add someone of Kevin’s caliber to our defense. Kevin has been a quality player who has contributed to winning teams in both St. Louis and Tennessee, including a Super Bowl championship with the Rams. In addition, he has been a positive influence in the locker room throughout his career, and we’re looking for him to add to our veteran leadership with the Dolphins."
- Dolphins Head Coach Nick Saban
Carter began his career with the St. Louis Rams where he helped in pushing the Rams to a Super Bowl championship. Afterwards, he spent his latter four years of his time with the Titans.
- 160 regular season games
- 598 tackles
- 86 sacks
- 16 forced fumbles
Thursday, March 03, 2005
Despite the strong need for a left tackle, don't look for the Dolphins to pursue top free agent Jonas Jennings, which means the Dolphins may be forced to draft a left tackle or go through the scrap heap for one. Jennings wants a signing bonus of at least $10 million for a long-term contract and the Dolphins simply don't think he's worth that. Jennings, who plays for Buffalo, has done a nice job in his matchups with DE Jason Taylor in the past. However, the Dolphins are in such a precarious position against the salary cap that they can't afford to make such a huge investment in a player who is probably only above average, if that. . . .
The team cut QB Jay Fiedler, and there is no chance he will be re-signed. The Dolphins want to make a clean break so that there is no chance that his presence will be a distraction from the effort to have A.J. Feeley become as good as he can possibly be. Last season, the team was simply too split by the presence of Fiedler while Feeley was competing for the job. Fiedler had earned great respect from teammates for not only being a gritty, tough guy, but also for winning as much as he did. Even though the team wants to sign a veteran to back up and compete with Feeley, the feeling is that Fiedler would cause disruption by his mere presence. The Dolphins saved $6.4 million by letting go of Fiedler.
Sunday, February 06, 2005
They were joined by Bennie Friedman and Fritz Pollard. The inductions will occur officially on August 7th in Canton, Ohio.
Notable achievements by Marino:
• 4,967 completions
• 8,358 passes w/ 61,361 yards
• 420 touchdowns
• 1984 League MVP
• 3 All-Pro Teams and 9 Pro Bowls
Thursday, January 27, 2005
The skepticism still remains due to Ricky Williams, former UT graduate and Dolphin. Williams joined the team and then cut his vocation with the Dolphins short in order to pursue his own spirituality.
Ricky Williams was a mentor to the up and coming Benson and now Miami has the difficulty deciding whether Benson will be as problematic. We all don’t want to go to court, right Ricky?
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Nick Saban made his first official roster moves with the Dolphins on Tuesday, as the team signed eight players to "future" contracts for 2005. Of the eight, five ended the 2004 season on the Dolphins practice squad.
Those six are DE Ronald Flemons , T Tony Pape , DB Ricky Sharpe, G Jamil Soriano and LB Winston Taylor.
The other three players signed Tuesday were long-snapper William Delahoussaye, WR James Newson and DE Matt Walter. Delahoussaye was in Dolphins training camp last summer; Newson was in Dallas' camp; while Walters was with the Jets.
Incidentally, one of the two players who ended the season on the Miami practice squad but were not signed Tuesday was 2003 fifth-round pick J.R. Tolver.
I am excited to report this, because I am hoping that this is a beginning of a overhaul of this team. Saban seems to be comfortable already, but only time will tell if he is the coach that he has been made out to be. There has not been any Ricki news latley, and the fact of the matter is that even if the does come back, he will be looked down on by everyone in the league, and probably spark a controversy. So lets keep our eyes and ears open, and who knows what could happen with the Dolphins next.