The Dolphin Report

By Ron Poltorack

Post archive for ‘2009’

DERAILED BY THE SAINTS

In the first three quarters of football, the Dolphins held Drew Brees to 140 yards of passing while forcing him to fumble once and picking him off 3 times, once for a touchdown. But that proved not to be enough as the Fins coughed up a 21 point lead and (again) suffered some very bad [...]

WILDCAT STRIKES GROUND THE JETS

Monday Night Football and the Jets came flying into town this week, but the Stinkin’ Jets were grounded by a series of Wildcat strikes, none more important than Ronnie Brown’s 2-yard touchdown run with the clock reading 00:06 to put the Fins ahead for good, 31-27. It was the fifth lead change of the fourth [...]

RUSHING TO A DOUBLE DIGIT WIN

This commentary may be about a 250-yard rushing performance that paved the way for a double digit win, but it surely did not get its (admittedly) deceptive title from the 28-point margin of victory. And, for that matter, the rushing total surely wasn’t a double digit number, so the story behind this win is not [...]

THREE AND OUCH

In week three the Dolphins went to San Diego hoping to find the answers, but instead it was a case of three and ouch, falling to 0-3 by losing to the Chargers 23-13. But they lost more than the game. They lost Chad Pennington who left the game in the third quarter with an injury [...]

STATISTICS DO LIE

Monday Night Football came to Miami and the Fins disproved the old saying that “statistics don’t lie.” An NFL team that runs for 239 yards in a game is supposed to win. An NFL team that holds the opposition to under 15 minutes time of possession is supposed to win. An NFL team that converts [...]

PICKING UP WHERE THEY LEFT OFF

The Fins, who this season have the statistically toughest schedule of any of the 32 teams in the NFL, opened the 2009 season with a loss to the Falcons on Sunday, unfortunately picking up where they left off last season.  Although they had hoped to pick up where they left off in the regular season [...]

A TAYLOR MADE DRAFT

A TAYLOR MADE DRAFT One of the questions surrounding this all-important second draft of the Czarcells’ era was whether roster space would be left for the second coming of Jason Taylor. Although that question was on the mind of many long-term Fins’ fans who would like to see JT in aqua and orange again, it [...]

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