The Dolphin Report

By Ron Poltorack

Post archive for ‘2012’

DOLFINISHED

After a loss to the Division Champion Patriots in Foxboro locked up another losing season (7-9), the Fins are now Dolfinished.  The Patriots steamrolled over the Fins 28-0 in a game that was never close.  The Patriots showed why they are headed to the playoffs once again; the Dolphins showed why they are going home. [...]

ELIMINATED

Notwithstanding a 24-10 win over the Buffalo Bills, the Fins’ faintest of playoff hopes disappeared moments thereafter when the Steelers lost to the Bengals, thus formally eliminating the Fins from playoff contention.  As a result, next week’s season ending game in New England will be fairly meaningless.  Too bad, too sad, but the Fins have now [...]

TODAY’S FINS CAN ONLY WIN THE CELLAR BOWL

The Fins celebrated the 40th anniversary of their Perfect Season at halftime during this week’s game against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars.  Unfortunately, there is nothing super about today’s Dolphins, so these Dolphins had to settle for a win in the Cellar Bowl.  Yes, it qualified as the Cellar Bowl because both teams entered the game [...]

FINS COAST TO ANOTHER LOSS

The Miami Dolphins took their struggles to the West Coast this week and not much was new.  Special teams once again made some key mistakes.  The offense was still pretty silent.  Only the defense fared well.  It all added up to a 27-13 loss, the Fins’ 5th loss in their last 6 games.   At 5-8, [...]

AWAY

The title doesn’t say much but it really says it all.  At the stadium most fittingly known as Joe Robbie, the Fins not only gave the game away, but it also looked like they were playing away.  They gave the game away to the Patriots by turnovers and turnover-like plays.  They looked like they were [...]

A HAPPY ENDING

The Fins have given away games at the end too often this season, but that was not the case against the Seahawks on Sunday as they scored 17 points in the last 8:08 to win 24-21.  The comeback was capped by a Dan Carpenter 43-yard field goal with the game clock at 00:00.  And although [...]

DOWNHILL WITH TANNEHILL

The Miami Dolphins lost their third game in a row on Thursday night in Buffalo.  Ryan Tannehill had another bad game as the Fins found a way to make a bad team look good for the second week in a row.  The Bills were coming off a three-game losing streak and had only won once [...]

EMBARRASSMENT

Remember 2 short weeks ago.  The Fins were riding a 3-game winning streak and optimism seemed to abound for a team that finally seemed to have found its quarterback of the future and seemed like it was finally heading upward.  Following a truly horrible loss to the Tennessee Titans, the optimism of 2 short weeks [...]

NO SUCH LUCK

In the battle of draft picks at Indianapolis on Sunday, Number 1 beat Number 8.  It’s not that Ryan Tannehill failed to impress, it’s simply that Andrew Luck was plainly more impressive.  Luck threw for an NFL rookie record 433 yards against the Fins and in the process converted 12 of 18 third down plays, a [...]

A SPECIAL WIN

Any win against the Jets is enough to bring a big smile to the face of Dolfans, but the 30-9 win in New Jersey on Sunday was truly a special one.  Much of the credit goes to the special teams which contributed big time for the Fins.  It started with Dan Carpenter going 3-3 on [...]

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