The Dolphin Report

By Ron Poltorack

Post archive for ‘2006’

FINS DA-FEAT DA BEARS

Although the game started with the loyal fans in Chicago chanting for “Da Bears” and the rest of the football world thinking this game was a gimme for the home team, it ended with the undefeated Bears being the Da-feated Bears. In a real shocker, the 1-6 Dolphins flew into Chicago and beat the Bears [...]

IT’S DOWN TO THIS: DRAFT PICK, DRAFT PICK

Check the record books. For the second time this season the Dolphins have lost to the team ranked dead last against the pass. This time, it was a 34-24 loss to the Packers; last time it was a 17-15 loss to the Texans. Both times it was ugly. The only thing Dolfans can low look [...]

DOLPHINS’ SEASON DOWN THE DRAIN AND BURIED

If only Joey Harrington could play two good halves in the same game. In the first half against the Patriots last week Harrington gave a sharp new look to the Dolphins’ offense before turning ice cold in the second half and letting the Patriots put the game away. Against the Jets this week, he looked [...]

SABAN PICKS JOEY AND SO DO THE PATS

Amid much speculation which will assuredly not go away, Nick Saban elected to start Joey Harrington over Daunte Culpepper against the New England Patriots. Questions will continue to be asked if a shoulder bruise allegedly suffered in the Buffalo game 3 weeks ago was really the reason why Culpepper did not start against the Patriots. [...]

HOUSTON??? WE HAVE A PROBLEM

Perhaps you can’t say the Dolphins lost to the worst team in football on Sunday, because an argument can be made that these Dolphins are the worst team in football, having lost 17-15 to Houston. What you can say for sure, is the Dolphins have a problem or, more accurately, several of them. In a [...]

DIFFERENT RESULT, SAME QUESTIONS

A different result was welcome Sunday as the Dolphins picked up their first win of the season, but unfortunately the questions remained the same. Amidst the 13-10 win over the winless Titans, the sore spots were essentially unchanged. There were the usual offensive line breakdowns, the too-frequent defensive secondary lapses and Dante’s limited mobility. The [...]

NEW QUARTERBACK, SAME STORY . . . SO FAR

Maybe the front office had a premonition. After making “the” trade last off-season (and adding 13,000 new season ticket-holders in the process), you would have thought that on the occasion of this home-opener the Dolphins would have made sure to highlight the offense during the pre-game introductions so that seventy-plus thousand screaming Dolfans could have [...]

STEELERS DUMP DOLPHINS, CULPEPPER AND S.I.

In its pre-season football issue, Sports Illustrated boldly picked the Dolphins to go to Super Bowl XLI in Miami this coming February 4. However, the defending Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t quite see it that way, sending both SI and the Dolphins a 28-17 message in the NFL’s season-opening game. The STEELERS’ sealed the [...]

PRESEASON OUTLOOK: THE TOP 8 REASONS TO BE OPTIMISTIC

It has been a long time since Dolfans entered a new season with optimism, but optimism abounds as the Fins get set to start the 2006 season. There are certainly a lot of things fueling this optimism (which has made its way to the pages of Sports Illustrated). With due deference to David Letterman’s popular [...]

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