The Dolphin Report

By Ron Poltorack

Post archive for ‘2006’

WITH THE HIRING OF CAM CAMERON: THE SABAN ERROR IS OVER

Two years ago, upon the hiring of Nick Saban the town was abuzz with talk of the Saban era. Two years later, we realized it was in reality the Saban error! Now, with the hiring of Cam Cameron, it seems that the Dolphins are intent upon punctuating the end to the Saban error. Unlike the [...]

SOMETIMES WHEN THE PRESS CRIES “LIAR.” THEY’RE RIGHT!

I can not only admit that I was fooled, but I couldn’t deny it if I wanted to. It was only a couple of days ago that I wrote: “Thanks to the media’s ridiculous urge to create stories rather than merely report them, the media focus will continue to be whether Saban is going to [...]

IT BETTER BE DAUNTE

If there’s one thing Dolfans’ learned from the season-ending game at Indianapolis, it’s that Cleo Lemon (who was making his first NFL start and only his third NFL appearance) is not an effective NFL starting quarterback. If he can become an effective starting quarterback, then he will need a couple of years of experience to [...]

NOW EVEN NICK’S SEEN ENOUGH OF JOEY

By halftime of this rain-soaked game against the Jets, Coach Saban had seen enough of his starter at quarterback, Joey Harrington, who was then 7 of 15 for a mere 42 yards. Saban yanked him at halftime in favor of Cleo Lemon who responded by leading a nice drive for a touchdown (which put the [...]

BILLS ZERO IN ON JOEY

A week after the Dolphins beat up the division-leading Patriots 21-0, the lowly Bills did the same to the Dolphins. In doing so, the Bills “zeroed” in on the enigmatic Joey Harrington who was mercifully pulled with 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter. At the time, his quarterback rating for the day was a [...]

DOLPHINS GET THEIR “A”-GAME DOWN PAT

They may have entered the game a disappointing 5-7 this season, but the Miami Dolphins brought their “A”-game on Sunday, shutting out the first-place Pats 21-0 and handing them their first road loss of the season. The last time the Fins shut out the Pats was in their prized ’72 perfect season. This time it [...]

DOLPHINS WILL BE HOME FOR NEW YEAR’S

Thanks to Joey Harrington’s poor performance on Sunday the Dolphins, whose last regular season game is against the Colts on December 31, will be home for New Year’s. Their playoff hopes ended in a disappointing 24-10 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars and with it their 4-game winning streak and their slim hopes of going to [...]

JOEY’S NO TURKEY

Give Joey credit, in his return to Detroit he proved to a booing crowd that he can play the game. All he needed to succeed was a team around him that wasn’t the hapless Lions. Except for throwing an interception in the end zone with 3 seconds left in the first half, Joey played an [...]

J.T. WINS IT FOR DAUNTE

Before this season started, Daunte Culpepper circled this week’s game against his former team on the schedule. Before the game on Sunday, Dolphins’ team leader, Jason Taylor, dedicated the game to his injured-teammate Daunte Culpepper. J.T. then proceeded to back up his words. In a close game, Taylor had two sacks, a forced fumble, two [...]

DEFENSE SAVES FINS FROM A “MULARKEY” CALL

The Dolphin Defense turned in another superlative effort stopping the Kansas City Chiefs cold in a 13-10 win on Sunday. The defense had to be strong at the end thanks to a bonehead call by offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey that resulted in a fumble and let the Chiefs back into the game when it should [...]

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