Terrible way to end fun season

This was bad. This was unexpected. This was saving the worst for last, the Dolphins never really in it, losing to the Buffalo Bills in a manner few could have envisioned. This was realistically over early. And now, so is the season, the Dolphins becoming the odd team out in what was left of theContinue reading “Terrible way to end fun season”

Playoffs would be perfect capper to turnaround season

First, we’ll state what I believe is the obvious. This season is already a success for the Miami Dolphins. Grasp it. Savor it. Don’t deny it. The Dolphins are 10-5 heading into Sunday’s season-finale at Buffalo. Their rebuild is on fast forward, already surpassing the expectations of so many, and it is clear that manyContinue reading “Playoffs would be perfect capper to turnaround season”

Dolphins making this a merry Christmas

Let’s imagine for a minute a dozen things that would be neat to find under the Christmas tree if you’re a Miami Dolphins’ fan. • We’ll start with my favorite: Wrapped in a golden box near the front of the tree you’ll find the first and second round picks of the Houston Texans. Sorry, though,Continue reading “Dolphins making this a merry Christmas”

This Dolphins’ team just keeps finding a way

Add “resourceful” to the list of so many attributes that have helped propel the Dolphins to a 9-5 record with two games left. Look at  Sunday against the Patriots. The top four offensive threats were missing – DeVante Parker, Mike Gesicki, Jakeem Grant and Myles Gaskin. So what happens? The Dolphins rush for 250 yardsContinue reading “This Dolphins’ team just keeps finding a way”

It’s statement time for Dolphins against Patriots

What better way to underline the dawning of a new day in the AFC East than by eliminating the New England Patriots from playoff contention? I mean how many times over the years have the Patriots done that to the Dolphins? It’s time for a role reversal, don’t you think? With three games left, theContinue reading “It’s statement time for Dolphins against Patriots”

A gutsy effort underlined need for playmakers

How do you feel right now? The Dolphins come within six points of the defending Super Bowl champions. They forced four turnovers, sack Patrick Mahomes three times and get the type of performance out of Tua Tagovailoa that once again screams the future is oh so bright. That’s all very promising. But there’s a flipsideContinue reading “A gutsy effort underlined need for playmakers”

Offense holds key to earning playoff spot

This was supposed to be the Burrow vs. Tua game, matching the two top quarterbacks taken in the 2020 NFL draft. But now Joe Burrow is out for the season with a knee injury and Tua Tagovailoa has been fighting through a thumb injury and hopes to play. None of that, though, changes the bottomContinue reading “Offense holds key to earning playoff spot”

Dolphins in good place to handle success

I figured all along the Dolphins would be improved this season. But I truthfully never imagined they would reach this level so quickly, certainly not with so many new players trying to contribute without the luxury of a productive offseason. So, what a nice surprise it has been, seeing the Dolphins reel off five straightContinue reading “Dolphins in good place to handle success”

Put the re-build on hold – this team is awfully good

Well, look at them now. Five straight victories. A 6-3 record. A season now filled with enticing possibilities. Maybe we should put that rebuild on hold for a while; the Dolphins certainly have. This is no longer about the future, although isn’t it looking awfully bright right now? This is about the present, what thisContinue reading “Put the re-build on hold – this team is awfully good”

Can they make it five-in-a-row? Why not.

This week it’s Tua vs. Justin (Herbert). Last week it was Tua vs Kyler (Murray). The week before it was Tua’s First Start. Every week there is a Tua angle and, really, did you expect anything else considering the resume he showed up with and the franchise-turning hopes he has ignited. We knew coming inContinue reading “Can they make it five-in-a-row? Why not.”