Reflecting Upon the Dolphins’ Season Opener

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Coming into the Dolphins at Browns game yesterday there was plenty of optimism surrounding the 2013 season for the Phins.  A game that was substantially changed by Dolphin’s takeaways, turned into a defensive battle early in the first half.  With a close first half, the Dolphins eventually pulled away from the Browns in the 4th quarter.  In conclusion the Dolphins left Cleveland with their first win of the season, and learned a few things from their first outing of the year.

 

One very noticeable downturn for the Miami Dolphins was easily their running game.  With a total of 20 rushing yards throughout the game, and only 1 rushing first down, the Dolphin’s offense heavily relied on Ryan Tannehill’s arm.  This poor rushing performance by the Dolphins brings skepticism for Miami fans.  Heading into the 2013 season, 2 year running back Lamar Miller was named the starter after a heated position battle with Daniel Thomas.  Lamar took 10 carries for 3 yards in Miami’s season opener on Sunday, in comparison to Thomas’ 8 carries for 14 yards and a touchdown.  A very concerning start for the Dolphin’s backs creates a dubious opinion of the running backs and offensive line.

Staying on the offensive side of the ball, the condition of wide out Mike Wallace is concerning.

Accumulating only 1 reception for 15 yards in his regular season debut as a Dolphin brought a seemingly distressed receiver.  After the game upon being asked about his performance, Wallace responded “I don’t want to talk. I don’t feel like talking about it” and “ask coach. It’s not my gameplan.”  With Wallace being rather unproductive in the statistical column, he did take away two defenders a majority of the game.  The coverage of Mike Wallace may have been substantial, however this brought Ryan Tannehill opportunities to feed Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson who combined for 16 receptions and 191 yards.  Mike Wallace may have been unhappy with his production in week one, however week 2 may be a completely different story against the Indianapolis Colts.

On the defensive side of the ball, unexpected players like Dimitri Patterson came up big for the Dolphins in the win.  Patterson who forced the Brown’s quarterback Brandon Weeden to throw 2 interceptions, came up big against his former team.  Nolan Carroll also came up with an interception early in the game.  Perhaps the constant pressure from all star defensive end Cameron Wake helped force some of these turnovers.  Wake accumulated 4 tackles, along with 2.5 sacks on Sunday, and left the Brown’s right tackle Mitchell Schwartz struggling.

 

A couple other players who made an impact are listed below:

  • New additions to the Dolphins, Phillip Wheeler and Dannell Ellerbe finished with 6 tackles respectively.
  • Rookie Dolphin’s kicker Caleb Sturgis struck for 3/3 field goals, with a long of 49 yards.
  • Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess finished with 5 reception for 47 yards for the Cleveland Browns.
  • Second year quarterback Ryan Tannehill was effective in his sophomore season opener, as he went 24/38 for 272 yards and for a touchdown (Hartline) as well as an interception.

 

The Dolphins continue their road game trip next Sunday as they play at Indianapolis.

 

 

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Digesting the Dolphin’s Roster Moves

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As the Miami Dolphins approach closer to the regular season opener versus the Browns just 11 days away, the Dolphins have been assessing their roster, and making cuts.  As seen in HBO’s Hard Knocks last summer, the whole roster fights for very limited spots in the final 53 man roster.  With this past Tuesday (27th) being set as a deadline for a 75 man roster, the Dolphins made a series of subtractions.

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How To Stay Active In A Dull Football Game

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Many people like watching live football games for fun, however some matches may be long and mundane without any thrill or action, this can be bad if you have already paid for the ticket. Nevertheless, there are many interesting ways to kill boredom in such games.

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Miami Dolphins have an interesting app on Google play, which fans can use to stay updated with the latest news. Instead of sitting idle, you can log in and get instant access to LIVE videos, audio broadcasts and in-depth sport details. Download here for instant access to this app.

Visitors can also check cool photo galleries of both players and cheerleaders. It’s one of the best ways to pass time in such circumstances. Other things you can do with this app are accessing live sport commentary, team stats and new scoring drives.

Play NFL pro 2013

Android users can now download and play NFL Pro 2013 from their Smartphones, it’s another great way of passing time in any unexciting football match. The game is absolutely free and delivers quality graphical experience. It incorporates a series of great onscreen buttons including gyroscopic consoles that are easy to use. Moreover, the virtual buttons allow players to make quick moves such as speed burst which helps in sprinting past defenders.

Gamers also have the opportunity of enjoying 1st person visuals with better field views. Whenever a player passes the ball to another competitor, they would get clear views of all corners within the field according to a quarterback’s perspective, this helps in finding an open play receiver who may be used to score goals faster. This great app can keep your mind jogging and prevent monotony.

Enjoy casino games

Mobile casinos give people unrivaled gambling opportunities that can be used to kill time during boring playoffs. Players are guaranteed the best interface controls, game selection as well as maximum security. When you register with these virtual betting platforms, there’s always the promise of thrill and excitement. Moreover, you will get 24/7 staff assistance through email, telephone and live chat. Players may also be given astounding casino cash bonuses to lift their spirits. The best mobile casinos for android are now available for all Smartphone users.

After all, you have many things you can do to get entertained when bored during a football game.

 

Betting On The Next Miami Dolphins Game

 

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It has been a long wait for fans of the Miami Dolphins for the new NFL football season to commence. However, the start of the season is drawing nearer with each passing day. A lot of excitement surrounds the new season given coaching and staffing changes. Many fans are brimming with anticipation to see how well their team will perform in the new season. For some of these fans, sports betting is providing an outlet through which they can have some involvement in the impending season as they continue to wait.

Right now, the main bets that can be placed are what are known as future bets. As one might think judging by the name, these pertain to future events within the season and their results. Placing this kind of wager right now comes with a lot of inherent risk which makes them also quite lucrative should they be successful. Of these bets, probably the one that is placed the most is which NFL team will win the Super Bowl. Many fans often place their money down on their favourite team. Therefore, for Dolphins fans, the odds of their team winning are currently set at 50 to 1. This means for a standard bet of $100, the payout for the Dolphins actually winning would be $5000.

Once a futures bet is placed, there is obviously some time that must elapse before the result is know. In the meantime, Miami Dolphins fans can continue to enjoy aspects of football by playing football themed slot machine games at Gaming Club online casino games. One of these is a game known as $5 Million Dollar Touchdown. The game features symbols taken right from football including players, cheerleaders, footballs and a referee’s whistle. Many fans will find that this game can fit into any budget has it has a large range of coin denominations that can be used.

Dolphins Host Intriguing Position Battles

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Coming into early July, the Dolphins roster looks to host numerous position battles come training camp. Dolphin’s training camp will begin July 20th, and will provide plenty of excitement that will carry into the preseason. Within the Dolphins’s position battles stands numerous newly acquired additions that took place in this eventful offseason. Today we look into the most intriguing battles that will continue throughout the season.

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Dolphins Look To Pick Up Pace

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As seen in HBO Hard Knocks that premiered last season, the Dolphins introduced a high tempo, no huddle offense.  Along with the presence of head coach Joe Philbin, the Dolphins changed their practice format to comply with this pace, as they ran a “dual team practice” in which two squads would practice almost simultaneously, which introduced the offense to a higher tempo pace.  With OTA’s under way, it is becoming more apparent the Dolphins are set on becoming a high tempo offense.

“I think the biggest things that we’ve talked about is being able to move the chains,”  “(That’s) I think really the one deciding things that gets you the opportunity to call more plays and play faster. So I think to that degree, the more weapons you have on offense you’ve got to believe that helps your percentages of getting more first downs and creating that type of tempo”, said Philbin on Tuesday.

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Addressing the Dolphin’s Offensive Line

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It was an apparent question heading into the offseason that needed addressing, the offensive line.  Heading into the offseason the Dolphins were searching for answers with Jake Long, after he packed his bags for St. Louis, the Dolphins looked to fill his void through the draft.  Last year the Dolphins were 17th in average yards per carry, and plan to only get better as an offensive line.

Come draft time one of the Dolphin’s primary focuses was how to protect the backfield. At center we have a solid pass blocker in Mike Pouncey, as of now there is no need to fill his spot. With Incognito improving his abilities in mobility, he is also looking like he will be starting in the upcoming season.  With newly acquired guards in Lance Louis from St. Louis, and Dallas Thomas from Tennessee out of the draft, it is seeming that one of these two will start at left guard, where Incognito could be on the other side.

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Dear Mr Ross, It’s All About Class

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I left watching this year’s NFL draft feeling great about the direction the organization is headed.  Miami made some selections both great and solid, and positioned themselves well.  I never thought I would  be at peace with losing Davone Bess, but with the moves that they’ve been making, it makes too much sense.  I like the direction that the organization is taking on the whole, with both Ireland and Philbin, and I give credit to Ross for that.

I fully expected to be writing an article right now about the positive direction, but then something else came acrossed my screen, and quite frankly it upset me.  A lot.

Stephen Ross went on the Dan Le Batard show Friday afternoon, and referenced how the organization is running the best it has since the Don Shula era.  The Don Shula era in Miami, through it’s ups and downs, was about class.  Through it’s highs and lows, the Shula era was dripping with CLASS.  In watching the moves lately, I do agree with Mr Ross in that the organization is in the best shape it has been in since Shula left.  UnfortunatelyIn the same breath Mr Ross mentioned that he felt this was the case, however, he made a statement that quite frankly went up my <expletive deleted> sideways.

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Dolphins Bolster Entire Defense in One Bold Move

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Nobody could’ve predicted this move, or seen it coming.  Miami was sitting at the number 12 selection and the analysts had the ‘Fins trying to move up to take one of the top three Offensive Tackles in the draft.  Picks one and two came off the board, and only one offensive tackle was left out of the top three.  The announcement came through that Miami had traded up into the number three spot, and it went without saying that Lane Johnson would be the player coming off the board at number three overall.  The commissioner walked to the podium, announced the trade between Miami and Oakland, and finished with: “…The Miami Dolphins select: Dion Jordan, Defensive End, Oregon,” and the analysts went crazy.  Once they settled down, the analysts began throwing words around like: “Gamechanger,” “Difference maker” “Beautifully disruptive off the edge,” etc.

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