Phinatics - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:53:05 +0000 Kunena 1.6 Phinatics - Forum en-gb Subject: Win in SPITE of coaching? - by: Wulf Many say that it can't be done, I maintain that we HAVE done so.
Philbin's coaching is 6-10 at best...

ON I see where they rated all of the 2015 HC's:
In the AFC East
30 Jets Todd Bowles
25 Phins Joe Philbin
19 Bills Rex Ryan
#1 (of course) Cheatriots Bill Belichick

Bowles only got put at 30 due to his lack of experience... Can we actually see a season where Philbin DOESN'T blow games from the sideline?]]>
Phinatics Talk Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:51:17 +0000
Subject: Players concerned about Guard Position. - by: Dolfan1
Posted by Josh Alper on July 3, 2015, 8:10 AM EDT
Miami Dolphins OTA's

As long as left tackle Branden Albert is healthy, the Dolphins are set at three spots on their offensive line.

Albert, right tackle Ju’Wuan James and center Mike Pouncey will be starting for the Dolphins in September, but things are a lot less clear at guard. The team has several options to sift through, but it doesn’t look like any of them have left the rest of the team feeling too comfortable as they head toward training camp.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that there’s “definitely concern” among Dolphins players about the fact that no one seized the opportunity to nail down a guard job during offseason work. Jackson adds that fourth-round pick Jamil Douglas has had some good moments, but it appears he, Billy Turner, Dallas Thomas and others will be battling it out well into camp.

Unless, of course, the Dolphins look outside the organization for more help. Evan Mathis would be a possibility if they decide to go that way, although there’s been a lot more chatter about interest in the former Eagle since his release than there’s been actual confirmation of it from any teams.]]>
Phinatics Talk Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:21:40 +0000
Subject: NFL suspensions flying out like pancakes - by: Bahamas
All suspended

Antonio Gates - TE - Chargers
NFL suspended Chargers TE Antonio Gates four games for violating the league's PED policy.

NFL suspended Packers DE Datone Jones one week for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
The league is ramping up its Fourth of July weekend news dump. Green Bay's 2013 first-rounder, Jones played 385 snaps last season as a situational pass rusher. Jones has just five sacks through 32 NFL games. His absence won't exactly be a deal-breaker against Chicago in Week 1

NFL suspended Jets DL Sheldon Richardson four games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
"I apologize for letting down my family, teammates, this organization and the fans," Richardson said in a statement. With the Jets on bye in Week 5, Richardson won't make his season debut until Oct. 18 against the Redskins. It's a massive blow for Todd Bowles' defense, as Richardson will miss contests against the Browns, Colts, Eagles and Dolphins. Alongside an equally-dominant Mo Wilkerson, Richardson was one of the league's best defenders last season. His absence will ramp up the pressure on No. 6 overall pick Leonard Williams. Richardson has always been outspoken, but had previously avoided off-the-field drama through his first two years in the NFL.

NFL suspended Cowboys MLB Rolando McClain four games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
McClain was originally believed to be facing a four-game fine, which would have meant three failed tests. A fourth failed test triggers a suspension. McClain simply can't stay out of his own way, though this is his first league-imposed suspension. It would likely be his second had he not "retired" in May 2013. McClain is coming off a renaissance year for the Cowboys, but is recovering from a knee scope in addition to his suspension. The end to his 2014-15 was marred by repeated head issues. McClain turns 26 in July. He's likely one strike away from being out of the NFL.]]>
Phinatics Talk Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:12:04 +0000
Subject: 50th Anniversary Jersey! - by: hawkfinfan

Now Just win 10 or more games ]]>
Phinatics Talk Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:56:08 +0000
Subject: Dolphins Aren't Pursuing Dion Jordans Bonus Money - by: Dolfan1
Posted by Darin Gantt on June 28, 2015, 9:57 AM EDT

Dion Jordan hasn’t done much to make the Dolphins want to give him extra chances. But they’re apparently giving him one anyway.

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins “will give thought” to keeping Jordan in 2016, but apparently haven’t given thought to trying to recoup signing bonus money from him.

Jordan’s year-long suspension for violating the league’s drug policy because of a diluted test is grounds to forfeit $3.35 million in already paid signing bonus. But the Dolphins “aren’t actively trying to collect signing bonus money from him” according to the report.

Perhaps it’s a sign they think he’s worth something in the future, even though the guy who traded up to draft him third overall in 2013 is gone.

There was some talk about trading him to the Eagles prior to his suspension, but if it’s possible, his value is even lower now, meaning they might be willing to see if he can get himself right and become a productive player on the field again.]]>
Phinatics Talk Sun, 28 Jun 2015 16:23:24 +0000
Subject: Pouncey Brothers Look To Change Public Image - by: Dolfan1
Posted by Michael David Smith on June 28, 2015, 7:37 AM EDT

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and Dolphins center Mike Pouncey are identical twin brothers who have a reputation as good players on the field, but not quite as great a reputation off the field.

There was their support for Aaron Hernandez, their college teammate-turned-murderer. There was the time they were accused of beating someone up at their birthday party, although no charges were filed. There was Mike’s involvement in the Dolphins bullying scandal.

But the Pounceys say they’ve learned from past mistakes and are working on improving their public images.

“The world has changed so much that the public eye is everything,” Mike Pouncey told the Ledger. “It’s perception over reality. We know that you’ve got to do the things right on and off the football field, and we learned over the course of our careers to do that now. We’re just glad to be positive role models in our community.”

Added Maurkice Pouncey, “We made some mistakes in the past and we learned from them,. I’m glad they happened because you always got to learn in life. We were young … then, but we’re grown up and trying to be the positive role models — something for these kids back in Lakeland to look up to — and it means a lot to us. Anytime we did get in trouble in the past, it hit us in the heart. We learned the hard way.”

The criticism the Pounceys have received is legitimate: They have, at times, acted like jerks. But they seem sincere in wanting to change not just their images but their actions. Good for them.]]>
Phinatics Talk Sun, 28 Jun 2015 16:17:49 +0000
Subject: Benton's OL in 2014 - by: Southbeach
First 9 games with Albert.

Satele- 0 sacks, 4 hits, 6 hurries.

James- 2- 8- 16

Pouncey- 3- 0- 10

Colledge- 5- 2- 4

Dallas- 0- 2- 12

Albert- 3- 1- 5

Smith- 1- 2- 4
Totals- 14 sacks, 19 hits, and 57 hurries. Total pressures 90 or 10 per game. I thought that Benton did one hell of a job with Albert the only proven talent, and 5 new guys in a new O. I thought Tannehill was gonna get killed early and often but, Benton pulled a rabbit out of his hat.

Last 7 games without Albert

Satele- 3 sacks, 8 hits, 9 hurries.

James- 4- 4- 24

Pouncey- 0- 3- 15

Colledge- 2- 3- 5

Dallas- 7- 5- 14

Smith- 1- 1- 1

Fox- 0- 3- 8

Totals- 17 sacks, 27 hits, and 76 hurries. Total pressures- 120 or 17 per game.
It's almost hard to believe the difference Albert made but, pressure on Tannehill went fro 10 a game to 17.

The total sacks, for the OL only were 31. RT, TE's, and RB gave up 3 sacks, 4 hits, and 16 hurries. That leaves 12 sacks which were team sacks, with a player on D unblocked, which is way too many.

These are the facts on what really happened last season on the OL. If anyone's eyeballs dispute any of the above, tell me who, when, and where the facts were mistaken.

IF Albert is healthy, I believe that Benton has more to work with this year than last year but, we have not seen what he has. I would be very happy if he did the same as the first 9 games of last year, and have to think Tannehill would say the same.]]>
Phinatics Talk Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:19:06 +0000
Subject: LT Isaiah Battle - Supplemental Draft. - by: Bahamas "I have some family matters to address, with a child due this summer, and I feel it is in my best interest to enter the NFL Supplemental Draft," Battle said in a statement. Battle started 11 games on Clemson's blindside in 2014. Standing in at 6-foot-7, Battle needs to add some weight to his 275-pound frame, but is a plus athlete. Two NFL sources tell Yahoo's Charles Robinson that teams could be willing to use a third-round pick on the 22 year old.


Does anyone have any insight on this kid?]]>
Phinatics Talk Thu, 25 Jun 2015 19:49:03 +0000
Subject: Jennings Signed Because Of Tannenbaum - by: DolphinsFreak
And Jennings credited new Dolphins exec Mike Tannenbaum with the call that brought him there.

Via Ben Goessling of, Jennings expressed some initial concerns about Miami, which Tannenbaum was able to smooth over.

“There were just a few things I had that I wanted to share with him personally, because everybody has a pitch. Everybody has an angle,” Jennings said. “Shoot straight, because I’m going to shoot straight. Every visit, I shared my heart. This is what I’m looking for: I’m looking to be a leader in the locker room. I’m looking to be respected as a man of God, as a football player. Those are the things that are really important to me — and moreso, who I am, not what I can provide. Those were some of the things we cleared up. That’s really Mike and I.”


I remember when the Dolphins lost out on some big named coaches. Most fans were bummed. Then, there was the talk of Coach Philbin. Some fans were against it and some fans like me had more of an opened mind. I am starting to think those of us like me with the open mind were wrong.

Part of the reason we wanted Philbin was because of his experience, the team he had the experience with and the CONNECTIONS that he must have having coached for that team for so many years. The Green Bay Packers are a great team and have been for a long time now. SO, apparently he has no connections in Green Bay and his 'coaching' has more to do with micromanaging the players about he cleanliness of the field more than anything else.

I hear rumors that he has a great sense of humor. That's always good, if you are looking to date him. We need a coach who is a LEADER and who can coach players who are also LEADERS themselves.
Phinatics Talk Wed, 24 Jun 2015 21:09:03 +0000
Subject: Rookie Impacts in 2015? - by: Southbeach
Phillips may drop down to the 4th man in the DT rotation. Nothing against him but, would think a 2nd round pick would be good enough for a vet not to be signed although I'm good ith what we did.

Douglas may or may not challenge to start on the OL. I think he will need a year but, we shall see.

Past that, not much of anything I see having an impact this year, even with all the love for Lippett.

Your thoughts?]]>
Phinatics Talk Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:05:47 +0000