The Dolphin Report

By Ron Poltorack

Post archive for ‘2013’

PLAYOFFS, DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH DOLFANS

Just one week after getting totally embarrassed by the cellar-dweller Buffalo Bills, the Miami Dolphins once again found themselves needing a win to get into the NFL Playoffs and instead got embarrassed by the New York Jets.  They got beat in every phase of the game, losing 20-7, by a team they destroyed just 4 [...]

HOOTIE’S CRYING TONIGHT

Just when it appeared the Dolphins were headed to the playoffs, they traveled to Buffalo and played absolutely heartless, gutless, uninspired football in a game that meant everything to them.  As a result, they were beaten and beaten up in an embarrassing 19-0 shutout loss.  How a team on a 3-game winning streak needing a [...]

THE LONGEST 75 SECONDS

When you’re holding a 24-20 lead with 1:15 left to play, missing key players in the defensive backfield and facing Tom Brady, time moves ever so slowly.  And while Fins’ QB Ryan Tannehill could only watch helplessly as his defense tried to hold on to the 4-point lead he had managed to give his team, [...]

DOLPHINS KEEP THE BALL IN THE AIR

With the season hanging by a thread the Fins managed to keep their slim playoff hopes alive for another week by defeating the Steelers 34-28 on a snowy day at Heinz Field.  It was a day of firsts for the Fins as they managed to put up more than 28 points for the first time [...]

JETS MAKE DOLPHINS LOOK GOOD

It seems that all it took to make the Miami Dolphins look good was a trip to the Meadowlands to play the hapless Jets.  The Fins won 23-3, scoring more points than they had since they scored 23 in a loss to the Ravens on October 6.  Never mind that the Jets’ 11 prior opponents [...]

NOT THIS WEEK

They had the opportunity, but the Miami Dolphins could not do it 2 weeks in a row.  Last week Brent Grimes made a great play in the end zone on the game’s final play to preserve the victory, but this week the defense gave up a touchdown pass with 43 seconds remaining to enable the [...]

BARELY SURVIVING

On Sunday, the beleaguered Miami Dolphins hosted the San Diego Chargers, a team that had lost 2 straight, and barely survived.  The game was not over until Brent Grimes knocked away Philip Rivers’ potential game-winning touchdown pass on the final play to preserve a 20-16 win.  The Fins not only barely survived the game, but [...]

A NEW LOW

The Miami Dolphins travelled to Tampa Bay for an appearance on Monday Night Football and set a new low while losing 22-19.  Actually, they set a couple of new lows on national television.  The 2 yards total rushing was the lowest total in the entire history of the franchise.  But the biggest low has to [...]

THE “OFFENSIVE” LINE

As events continue to unfold around Dolphins’ camp, new meaning is given to the phrase offensive line.  While the Fins’ o-line seemed to be quite offensive on the field for much of this season in which it has surrendered sacks at an alarming rate, we are now seeing just how offensive this line really has [...]

THE DEFENSE NEVER RESTS

The story line of the Dolphins’ first win in over a month was truly that the defense never rests.  And that was never truer than in the third quarter when the offense did not step onto the field until there was only 2:03 left in the quarter.  But in many ways the defense gets the [...]

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