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”

An amazing head-turning victory – literally head-turning

The Miami Dolphins have had their share of remarkable finishes over the years. But nothing quite like this. Nothing that can compare to the events that unfolded late Saturday night in Las Vegas, the Dolphins somehow, someway leaving town with a 26-25 victory. And nothing, not even remotely, can compare to the play that realisticallyContinue reading “An amazing head-turning victory – literally head-turning”

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”

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”

Another important test for Tua and Dolphins

Chapter Two of Tua – has a nice ring to do it — as the team’s starting quarterback should provide us with another important measuring stick. For Tua as well as the Dolphins. This is not the old Arizona Cardinals the Dolphins will be facing late Sunday afternoon in Glendale, Ariz. This is a talentedContinue reading “Another important test for Tua and Dolphins”

Why the move to start Tua makes perfect sense

Why now? I say: why not now? There are many who greeted the news that Tua Tagovailoa will be the Dolphins starting quarterback moving forward with a look of genuine surprise. After all, Ryan Fitzpatrick had led this team to a 3-3 record and had played very well. But this decision was not about Fitzpatrick.Continue reading “Why the move to start Tua makes perfect sense”

A very sweet victory and a Tua sighting – what a day!

This was what we wanted to see. Complete domination. The Dolphins beating the Jets upside down, winning in about every possible area, and in the process further validating the undeniable truth after a 3-3 start: This team is growing up in a hurry. The 24-0 victory over the Jets was sweet on so many fronts,Continue reading “A very sweet victory and a Tua sighting – what a day!”

This is the blueprint we’re looking for from Dolphins

Can they bottle this? That’s what I want to know after watching the Dolphins tear apart the San Francisco 49ers in almost every way imaginable. The final score was 43-17 and the bottom line is that this is the best overall game I’ve seen the Dolphins play, maybe in years. This is the team IContinue reading “This is the blueprint we’re looking for from Dolphins”

Could Tua provide the spark this team needs?

You can’t settle for field goals instead of touchdowns, even a handful of field goals. You can’t give up a 75-yard drive in 21 seconds at the end of the first half against a team as elite as Seattle. You can’t play well some of the time and expect any more than a 1-3 recordContinue reading “Could Tua provide the spark this team needs?”

Dolphins provide nice evidence of upside

Talk of Tua can stop again at least for a little while. The Dolphins proved Thursday night they have a more than capable veteran quarterback leading this team, certainly until Tua’s moment arrives. Ryan Fitzpatrick, as he reminded us against the Jaguars, can still be awfully good. Even at 37 going on 38. Fitzpatrick threwContinue reading “Dolphins provide nice evidence of upside”