Monday, December 18, 2006

Different Week, Different Team

After shutting downt he New England Patriots' offense last week with a 21-0 win; the Miami Dolphins were shut out yesterday by the Buffalo Bills, 21-0. The loss was huge for the Dolphins because it officially killed any playoff hopes. The Dolphins showed that they had potential to make a push into the playoffs lately by winning 5 of 6 before yesterday's game, but they're slow start to the season, 1-6, really made it an uphill battle for the Dolphins.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Dolphins Blank the Pats

The Miami Dolphins came to play yesterday at Dolphin Stadium. They shut out the perennial Super Bowl contender New England Patriots 21-0. The Dolphins have really turned things around lately winning 5 of their last 6 proving that they are a team to fear in the AFC East. The New York Jets also lost yesterday bringing them to 7-6, which brings Miami back into the thick of things for a wild card spot.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Jaguars Take Advantage of Injuries

The 4 game winning streak of the Miami Dolphins came to an end today, as the Jacksonville Jaguars won 24-10. There were several key injuries on the Dolphins today which may have tipped the scales in the Jaguars' favor. The running game was never there for the Dolphins as they only rushed for 68 yards, while the Jaguars went for 150 yards with Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew having the bulk of the carries. The Dolphins try to get back on track next week as they host the New England Patriots.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Remember the Dolphins' of 2005?

Coach Nick Saban doesn't want to talk about it, even though it was very cool as I recall. The Dolphins had been kind of floundering, and then they hit their stride and produced six wins in a row to wrap up the 2005 season. Our current two in a row is not yet of that magnitude, but I have a lot of confidence that we can add at least one more pearl to the string when the Vikings come to town.

If I haven't jinxed us.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Miami’s Surprise for the Bears

Okay, I’ll admit it now. I was a little surprised myself that our Dolphins were the ones to snap the Bears’ perfect record. Plus, we did it at Soldier Field. I don’t think the Bears ever truly believed they would achieve what has only been done once in NFL history – a perfect unbeaten season. (Let’s see, what team was that? Oh, yeah, the Miami Dolphins.) But lots of Chicago fans figured it would happen on the road, say, visiting the New York Giants or New England Patriots.

It almost always feels better to win rather than lose, but this was extra good because it was unexpected, and because the Dolphins now get a few days without being analyzed to death about why their season has not gotten off the ground until now.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Speaking of Miami Football

I don’t think it will cheer me up, but I think I’ll talk about that other struggling local football team, the Miami Hurricanes. Well, I actually wanted to compliment Brian Costa at the Miami Herald for his insightful assessment of U of Miami’s bowl game prospects. Costa noted that Miami’s recent bowl history includes all of these famous gridiron classics: Peach, Orange, Fiesta, and Rose Bowls.

Then he pointed out that their opportunities for this season may read “more like the Yellow Pages.: Meaning Champs Sports, MCP Computers, or Meineke Car Care Bowls. With that one observation, he managed to convey both what a crummy year this normally dominant football school is having and how cheesy those commercialized bowl game names sound when you say them out loud.

I was right. That didn’t cheer me up.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Saban: It All Comes Down to Execution

Makes me wonder who he's planning to execute first. Maybe the receivers who dropped seven passes Sunday in our 34-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers? Maybe Joey Harrington the next time he throws an interception?

It's not like Green Bay never wins in Miami. It's just that the last time that happened their coach was...Vince Lombardi.

With my Dolphins at 1 and 6, I am so ready for a bye in Week 8!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

ANDERSON'S TRICEP SURGERY

Well, that's just great. Bennie Anderson's tricep surgery is going to keep him out for the rest of the season. That's the last thing the Miami Dolphins need right now with the pitiful record they have. It also seems that there is some sort of guard "curse". This is the 4th Miami guard injured this season. At least Kendyl Jacox is back. I wish I had sold my NFL Miami Dolphins season tickets. They seem to be the worst team on the East coast.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Miami Dolphins Come So Close

So close, but no cigar for Nick Saban and my Miami Dolphins, as they lost to the Houston Texans 17-15 today. If I were giving out cigars, I'd have one for Chris Chambers, who helped make things that close and almost closer. Chambers caught a TD pass from Daunte Culpepper with just over a minute and a half to go. Then he was in position to grab one from Ronnie Brown, only it got tipped away by the Texans' Mario Williams--I knew there was some reason Houston picked him as the Numero Uno choice in the draft. Williams also got his first NFL sack tdoay; we'll need to keep an eye on this guy.

Well, it's back to AFC East competition next week, when we head to Gillette Stadium to go after the New England Patriots. The Pats looked pretty good (as in 38-13) against the Cincinnati Bengals today. I think we can at least keep it closer than that, right Miami?

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

About this Jamall Broussard character…

The Miami Dolphins have acquired special teams hopeful Jamall Broussard from the Cincinnati Bengals. The article I read claims he will bring us some much needed speed on the return team and at wide receiver. I’ve never seen him play so I have no idea what to think about this move by the Dolphins. Please enlighten me if you know a little more about this guy? I’m interested.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Miami Heat Too Hot for Dallas

It's a safe bet that tonight the citizens of Miami are thinking more about basketball than football--we could clinch the NBA championship for the first time ever. And if we don't do it during Game 6, there would still be a Game 7. But I want it to happen tonight for two reasons: one, we've got the momentum coming off of that wild Game 5 that ended 101-100, and two, enough about basketball already: this is June and time to start thinking about that opening game with the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 12th. Not to mention our *real* opening game September 7th at the home of the current NFL champion Pittsburgh Steelers.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Ricky Williams has fled to Canada!

Ricky Williams is playing in the CFL in the off season and has signed a deal that the Miami Dolphins can barely accept. He promises to return to the Dolphins despite his playing in the CFL on a one year contract that makes him the highest paid running back in the CFL. There is reason for concern because Ricky could be injured during play in the CFL or even wear himself out before his expiration date and render his NFL career less valuable by far than it is with him saving himself for play in the NFL only.

The Miami Dolphins have the right to be upset because Ricky Williams has made assurances and promises and has turned his back on those in the past. Also, he can really get himself in trouble with drugs again considering they are legal in certain places in Canada. He’ll never come back!

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Miami Dolphins may have a fighting chance.

The Miami Dolphins are boasting a host of great draft choices. New Dolphins Rodrique Wright, Devin Aromashodu, Fred Evans, Jason Allen, Derek Hagan, and Joe Toledo will all be seen on the filed soon enough. Personally I can’t wait to see how this team improves in 2006.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Culpepper not culpable after all.

I am sure you have all heard about Daunte Culpepper and the boat-party sex scandal. The Judge has dropped the charges against the Minnesota Vikings quarterback due to an eye witness account of his actions and Culpepper’s testimony that he did not partake of the illegal activities.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Culpepper is a Dolphin now!

The Miami Dolphins have acquired star quarter back Daunte Culpepper. This is a great move, in my opinion. We can definitely build a strong offense around a great player like Culpepper. I can’t wait for training camp.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Will Coaching Changes Save the Dolphins?

The Miami Dolphins are going through a lot of structural changes this off season and the changes have been swift in coming. New offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey is joined by new safeties coach Kirby Smart and new assistant strength coach Bo Davis.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Act Fast, Only One Year Left!

Scott Linehan has left the Miami Dolphins to be the Head Coach of the St, Louis Rams. He was our defensive coordinator and some would argue he was not the best we’ve had. On a positive note Miami residents have one more year to save up for Super Bowl tickets and I am sure next year’s championship will be quite a bit warmer at Dolphins Stadium in Miami than this year’s game at Ford Field in Detroit.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Dolphins Make Off-Season Changes

Bryan Wiedmeier has been named the Miami Dolphins President and Chief Operating Officer. The Dolphins Stadium scoreboard is set to be reconstructed into a large HD video monitor and we are the first to make the change and offer the same HD technology that fans have at home. This has been a busy week for the Dolphins and to top it off we have signed veteran wide receiver Teyo Johnson. Johnson had spent the past few years with Oakland and Arizona playing in most of their regular season games. He comes from Stanford where he played wide receiver and was a starter on their basketball team as well.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Dolphins Finish Close Second

For Nick Saban’s first year to coach the Miami Dolphins we didn’t do that bad. In fact we did quite well winning six in a row to end the season. We didn’t make the playoffs but we can hope for better things in Saban’s second season of coaching the Dolphins. The Miami Dolphins ended the season with a win over the New England Patriots. The Patriots scored a touchdown in the last minutes and tried for the two-point conversion, but the pass fell incomplete and the Dolphins were victorious ending the season second in their division by one game.