The Dolphin Report

By Ron Poltorack

Post archive for ‘2004’

THANKS, BUT I’D RATHER BE GOING TO THE PLAYOFFS!

This is the end, good-bye from the 2004 Official Voice of the Dolfan. It’s been a wonderful and exciting time for me, my wife and our recently turned eight-year-old son. I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed writing the columns this season. I not only wrote them during the weeks of the contest, [...]

WHAT CAN “BROWN” DO FOR YOU?

If you’re the Miami Dolphins, then Brown can do a lot for you. Sunday night the Brown team from Cleveland (as opposed to the Brown team from Baltimore who the Dolphins play in the season finale this coming Sunday) enabled the Dolphins to add a two-game winning streak to their meager list of positives this [...]

DOLPHINS DERAIL PATS! BATES DERAILING SABAN?

An amazing season-making 29-28 win by his 2-11 Dolphins against the 12-1 defending Super Bowl champs may be just what Jim Bates needs to derail the Nick Saban express that had been gathering momentum until the NFL reminded the Dolphins about its minority hiring rules last week. For the last week the sports airwaves were [...]

DROPS DROP DOLPHINS

Last week turnovers did in the Dolphins. This week they won the turnover battle, but it was drops by receivers in key situations that did them in. One of the biggest drops was at the hands of Randy McMichael, the talented tight end who ran his mouth last week because not enough balls were thrown [...]

THE BOOK IS STILL OUT, BUT THIS CHAPTER WASN’T PRETTY

The book is still out on A.J. Feeley, but Sunday’s chapter, a 42-32 loss, was not pretty. It’s been three games since Dave Wannstedt resigned and Interim Head Coach Jim Bates officially abandoned the season in favor of giving A.J. Feeley the chance to gain some playing experience (and affording the Dolphins the opportunity to [...]

WINNING IS EVERYTHING

When Vince Lombardi said “winning isn’t everything,” he surely did not envision Sunday’s game against the 49ers in which it was everything. Not only was it a win (only the Dolphins’ second of this most difficult season), but it was a loss, too–a loss of the pole position for the top pick in the 2005 [...]

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE

He didn’t win the game and won’t get any sleep tonight, but A.J. Feeley certainly won the respect of his teammates Sunday. What can you say about his incredibly gutsy performance. After getting hit by defensive lineman Rocky Bernard who went airborne at full speed and landed on top of him (with his hip taking [...]

FROM SIDELINES TO STUDIOS

The Dolphins may now have an interim head coach, but Sunday the network studios were full of their ex-coaches in this week ten of the NFL season. Jimmy Johnson and Dave Wanstedt were both doing NFL studio shows Sunday while Jim Bates prepared for his first game as interim head coach of the Dolphins next [...]

YELLOW FLAGS AND THE FIRST PICK

Sunday was another day for the Dolphins and their faithful to shake their heads and dream about the top draft pick. In a game against the Cardinals, a lowly team that had not won on the road in over two years, the Dolphins lost for the eighth time in nine games this season. Absent an [...]

DOWN FOR THE COUNT

A slow five-count by the timekeeper cost the Dolphins three points just before the end of the first half Monday night. With the Jets’ in the lead 14-7 and the game clock starting at 00:05, Chad Pennington completed a pass to Wayne Chrebet and the Jets called time out. All of this supposedly took only [...]

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