The Dolphin Report

By Ron Poltorack

Post archive for ‘2012’

FINS GET LAST LAUGH

Having been rejected in favor of the St. Louis Rams last January, the Fins had the last laugh on Sunday when they beat the team Jeff Fisher preferred to coach.  It may not have been pretty, but the Fins defeated the Rams 17-14 when Greg Zuerlein’s 66-yard attempted field goal sailed wide left with the [...]

FINS WIN BY LIMITING SINS-IN-NATI

A week after a bitter turnover-induced overtime defeat against the Cardinals, the Miami Dolphins limited their mistakes and, as a result, also limited the Bengals to 13 points en route to a 17-13 win.  After committing 2 costly turnovers in the first quarter which resulted in 2 Bengals’ field goals, the Fins then tightened up and won [...]

GROWING PAINS

For the second time in two weeks the Dolphins lost a heartbreaker in overtime and, as they did against the Jets, let it slip away in the second half.  The beginning of the end last week was a pick-six which turned the momentum and got the Jets back in the game.  This week the end [...]

AN EARLY SEASON WIN

For the first time since 2005 the Miami Dolphins won their home opener, defeating the Oakland Raiders 35-13.  As a result, the Miami Dolphins have their first win of the season and unlike last season (and some others in recent history) that feat did not have to wait until November.  In a game that saw [...]

WATT CAN YOU EXPECT

Midway into the second quarter of the season opener, the Fins amazingly held a 3-0 lead over the Houston Texans, a team some predict will be playing in February.  But then the Texans’ defensive lineman J.J. Watt began to put on a show that was the beginning of the end for the Fins who turned [...]

TIME FOR SOME DRUG TESTS

While the talking heads target the Dolphins for last place in the AFC East this season, it seems that a number of the Fins see it differently.  Karlos Dansby and others have actually talked playoffs.  Given the obvious and numerous weaknesses on a team that recently signed Anthony Armstrong off the waiver wire, an undrafted [...]

HOW CAN HE SURVIVE YEAR FIVE?

He is in his 5th year as GM and he has now been through 5 drafts for the Dolphins.  He has also been through 5 free agency signing periods as the Dolphins’ GM.  There is no room to argue that the current Fins’ roster is not his roster.  And with this roster pointing to a [...]

PLAYOFFS? DON’T TALK ABOUT PLAYOFFS!

As training camps open around the country football fans everywhere are filled with optimism, believing that their team really can do it this year, believing that the rookies will fill the holes of yesteryear and that the team doctor will be twiddling his thumbs all year because no one (and certainly no key player) will [...]

DOLPHINS’ DRAFT: SUITED TO WEST COAST OFFENSE OR JUST OFFENSIVE?

With all the talk of the new coaching staff bringing in the West Coast Offense, one would think that the Fins’ draft strategy would reflect the shift to that offense.  But the question remains:  Was the Fins’ 2012 draft strategy suited to the West Coast Offense . . . or was it just offensive!  Let’s start [...]

REJECTED

The Dolphins may not have won a playoff game in a decade, but they are rapidly leaving their mark in the free agency market.  Unfortunately, that mark is a stamp reading:  “REJECTED!”   Right off the bat this free agency season the Fins announced that they were concentrating their efforts on luring Peyton Manning.  In hot pursuit [...]

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