The Dolphin Report

By Ron Poltorack

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LOST BY A KNEE

In many ways, the Dolphins’ loss to the Jets was dictated by a huge coaching blunder which occurred just before halftime.  With the Fins facing a first down on their own 20 with just about a half-minute left, Ryan Tannehill did not take a knee.  Reggie Bush, who at that point already had 9 carries [...]

REMEMBER THE MANTRA

Now that the preseason has mercifully come to an end, it is time to remember the only mantra that truly matters about the preseason: preseason football is meaningless. Dolfans who forget this fundamental truth are destined to suffer a season of discontent–for once the bell rings they will know only disappointment. At most, starters play [...]

A CONSPIRACY THEORY TO TREASURE

We all know there are enough conspiracy theories out there to keep even the most paranoid person happy.  But haven’t we had more than enough of the grassy knoll, Beatles’ songs played backwards, the aliens at Roswell and Obama’s birth in Kenya.  That’s why it is nice to report on a conspiracy theory that one [...]

AIN’T NO SUNSHINE AT SUN LIFE

Playing under threatening skies on Sunday afternoon, the Fins once again learned that there ain’t no sunshine at Sun Life Stadium, losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers (and the zebras) 23-22, thus keeping intact their imperfect 2010 home record. While the Fins extended their home record to 0-3, they are oddly 3-0 on the road this [...]

FINS ARE NOT A SPECIAL TEAM

Football coaches who preach about the importance of special teams can stop preaching; all they have to do is flick on the game film of the Fins’ embarrassing 41-14 loss to the Patriots to make their point for them. This week’s loss, which will likely have the Fins’ brass once again checking the waiver wires, was the [...]

JASON ALLEN LEADS SECOND HALF COLLAPSE

It might seem difficult to chalk up this game to a second-half Fins’ collapse when the Jets opened up a 14-0 lead in the first half, but that’s exactly what happened. The Dolphins managed to right the ship in the first half by scoring the final 10 points, thus enabling them to come out in [...]

THE FINS’ CURE?

During the pre-season of discontent, the Fins’ faithful wondered whether the curative powers of the regular season would be enough to carry the day when the bell rang. In Week 1, the Fins walked away with a win against the Bills, but it remains to be seen whether it was the curative powers of the [...]

2010 DOLPHINS PREVIEW: J.T. MAY HAVE THE LAST LAUGH

With the season upon us, it looks like Fins’ cast-off Jason Taylor may have the last laugh after all is said and done. Although the Czarcells team believed last April that this year’s roster was going to be too strong to waste a spot on J.T., the current roster leaves one with a number of [...]

THE MARSHALL PLAN PUTS THE HEAT ON HENNE

The Dolphins went all out this off-season acquiring superstud receiver Brandon Marshall in what is their version of The Marshall Plan. And as Dolfans eagerly anticipate the 2010 season with the best receiver on the roster in at least 2 decades, it is hoped this season will be a coming out party for Chad Henne, [...]

DOLPHINS PLAYING FOR NEXT YEAR

With the loss to the Texans, a franchise the Fins have never beaten, the Fins have been relegated to playing for next year. Oh sure, there is a scenario that the Dolphins could still make the playoffs, but that scenario is too far-fetched to give it any serious consideration. Make no mistake about it; despite [...]

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