Phinatics - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:49:11 +0000 Kunena 1.6 Phinatics - Forum en-gb Subject: Jonathan Goodwin - by: virginiadolfan
I am really concerned with the struggles of our o-line in training camp. We could use a veteran player like Goodwin to stabilize the o-line.]]>
Phinatics Talk Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:37:16 +0000
Subject: What happened to this forum? - by: jrt13 ]]> Phinatics Talk Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:07:24 +0000 Subject: Brenner Injured/ Smith learning on the job... - by: hawkfinfan

Well I hope the figure out they need to sign a real center. Otherwise hello 5-11. JMO but you would think they would avoid getting fired( season's end ) when Pouncey got injured and fixed it then, not going the stupid cheap route. ]]>
Phinatics Talk Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:10:42 +0000
Subject: Brock Jensen released - by: cuchulainn

Undrafted rookie quarterback Brock Jensen, who was signed by the Dolphins to compete with Pat Devlin for the team’s third-string job, was released Monday night, a source told The Palm Beach Post.
The team has signed former Northern Colorado quarterback Seth Lobato, an undrafted rookie.

Lobato, 6-foot-6, 229 pounds, threw for 2,725 yards, 16 touchdowns and 13 interceptions last year and was All-Big Sky honorable mention. He is a traditional pocket passer who signed with the Colts after the draft but was released.
Phinatics Talk Tue, 29 Jul 2014 03:30:08 +0000
Subject: Training Camp News - by: cuchulainn

Smith took snaps at center during the offseason program but his center experience during games is limited to a few snaps at Colorado State and in high school. He never has started a game at center at any level.

Smith said he wasn’t informed of the position switch until Thursday but wasn’t surprised.

He said “we don’t know yet” whether his move to center will continue until Pouncey’s return, but that’s Miami’s preference if Smith proves he can handle it.

“It will be a new challenge for me,” Smith said. “I’m looking forward to it. The biggest adjustment, especially in this offense, is getting guys in the right position to be successful. Guys are ready to step up and fill in until [Pouncey] is back or if he’s not back, fill in the whole year.” (Nobody expects Pouncey to miss the season, but I found it curious that Smith said that.)

Philbin opted for Smith as the starting center instead of Sam Brenner, who took second-team snaps there.

### With Smith shifting to center, the Dolphins inserted Colledge at left guard, the position he has played primarily in his career. The Dolphins passed on Colledge during the first phase of free agency but signed him in late June after Pouncey’s injury.

Read more here:

Overall, Tannehill was 1 for 3 on deep balls, with Brent Grimes and Reshad Jones offering tight coverage on a slightly overthrown bomb to Damian Williams.

“There were times last year when I could have made plays on the ball--jumped over a couple guys,” Wallace said. “That’s my main thing: coming back to the ball. Knowing that not every ball is going to come far. Some are going to drop short. When the ball is not perfect I’ve got to make plays on it.”

### Wallace, on his state of mind: “I’m more optimistic than I’ve ever been. I feel really comfortable. I know everything about the team. Last year, I felt kind of like a rookie in a new environment. I love the environment, love the coaches. I think the guys are a lot more comfortable understanding their roles, the whole team in general. Coach [Bill] Lazor coming in with some energy for us, a big shot of energy, a nice variety of plays. He brings a different type of excitement to the table. I love coach [Mike] Sherman but coach Lazor is a different type of guy so I’m excited about it.”

He also said: “I need to be more of a complete receiver instead of a one-dimensional guy.”

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The starting offensive line today was RT Ja'Wuan James, RG Dallas Thomas, C Shelley Smith, LG Daryn Colledge and LT Branden Albert. James gave up multiple sacks in both one-on-one drills and in team drills. But ... Remember the pads were not fully on, he was matched against Cam Wake, and the kid is a rookie.
Colledge had a fine moment in one-on-one drills against Earl Mitchell. Stoned him at the line of scrimmage.

What did we see from Lazor’s offense today? Among other things: Bubble screens, quick passes, a read option play, Tannehill throwing on the move (some by design, some by necessity), spread formations, multiple sets (including one with tight ends Dion Sims and Michael Egnew both lined up as receivers), considerable use of tight ends in the passing game, play-action fakes and several passes to running backs (Lamar Miller made a particularly nice catch on one of them). “Spreading the field is going to be a big key,” Tannehill said. “The offense is pure timing and throwing to spots.”

A few interesting highlights today in the Arthur Lynch interview. One play in particular that caught my attention was Brian Hartline motioning into the backfield, right-to-left, and Tannehill, in the gun, received the snap and fakes a jet sweep to Hartline, while Lynch crossed behind the line of scrimmage, left-to-right, and Tannehill dumps it to him in the flat.

Lynch was also lined up in the backfield with Tannehill on one play where a RB traditionally would be, and instead of blocking, he ran a flare out to the left side.

First 3 plays of practice showed a commitment to running the ball - and not just with the backs:

1- Ryan Tannehill keeper on option
2- End-around to Hartline
3- Lamar Miller on zone-read

One of my potential camp sleepers, RB Damien Williams, with a big run up the middle

Damien Williams with a nice draw run. He juked out Micajah Reynolds for the 10 yard gain.

Damian Williams with a nice inside run. He intrigues me a little.

Ryan Tannehill and Brandon Gibson have picked up right where they left off when the WR was hurt last season. Completion for combo now.

Gibson makes a nice catch down the middle in traffic from Tannehill. He's working at full speed now should reclaim his slot job.

Jelani Jenkins with a nice stop behind the line of scrimmage on a Darkwa Orleans.

Matt Moore missed on a wide open Stephen Williams deep.

Play-action, Ryan Tannehill throws deep post to Mike Wallace ... who is DOUBLED covered. Incomplete

Tannehill's first deep pass of the day, overthrows Wallace.

Overthrow to Wallace... Wallace slowed up around 30 yards down the field...Seemed like Wallace gave up when he saw the bracket coverage, then turned and saw Tannehill put it in the air and tried to speed back up, but it was too late at that point.

Deep pass to a well covered Mike Wallace is too long. But Tannehill threw it far.

Run up middle by Lamar Miller...I'll say this: so far I like what I see from Miller. Pads on tomorrow. We'll know more.

Dolphins Ryan Tannehill makes a nice QB sneak.

And now an end around to Brian Hartline.

Now it's a reverse to the the #Dolphins?!

First play of 11-on-11 is an option run from Ryan Tannehill. Second play is a end around to Hartline.

11-on-11...DTs Earl Mitchell and Randy Starks...on 1st play Tannehill runs on read option play. Nice.

Team just went in the bubble for a cool down but will come back out.

It’s not a surprise that Cameron Wake has beaten rookie right tackle Ja’Wuan James several times early in camp. But Philbin said of James: “I like what I’ve seen first two days. Very smart. Very aware. I like his poise. He’s very coachable. He learns. He listens well.”

JaWuan James put Cameron Wake down during 1 on 1 on day 1. Good sign.
Phinatics Talk Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:14:48 +0000
Subject: Looks like it's going to be all offense this year - by: ONole1 Phinatics Talk Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:36:17 +0000 Subject: Some proposals I would make to the NFL - by: virginiadolfan
I would expand the regular season to 18 weeks. Every team would have a "traditional" bye week, thats when a team has a week off between games. Then I would also add 2 "mini" bye weeks to the schedule since every team is required to play a Thursday game. This is how that would work for example if a team plays a Thursday game in week 4 they would not play in week 3 so they would have 10 or 11 days off before their week 4 Thursday game and have 10 or 11 days off before their week 5 game. Also the teams that play on Thursday in week 2 would not play in week 1.

The players should like this because they won't have to play a game 4 days apart and the owners should like this because the NFL will expand their product by an extra week.

I would also expand the playoffs by 1 extra team per conference. That would make for more meaningful games late in the season as more teams will have hope of making the playoffs. We would then have an incredible triple header on wildcard weekend both saturday and sunday. Only the #1 seeds will have a first round bye.

What are your thoughts about these proposals that I would make to the NFL?]]>
Phinatics Talk Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:14:09 +0000
Subject: FACTS WITH HYPOTHETICAL ....... - by: DolphinsFreak
The Dolphins have the 12th-toughest schedule in the NFL as their opponents went a combined 129-125-2 last season, a winning percentage of .508. Miami's home slate (.531) appears much harder than on the road (.484). The Fins are 3-point home dogs for Week 1 against New England. The Dolphins had lost seven straight in the series before beating the visiting Patriots 24-20 in Week 15 last year. Tannehill hit Marcus Thigpen with the game-winning 14-yard score with 1:15 left and then Miami picked off Tom Brady in the end zone in the final seconds. It might have been Tannehill's best game as a pro as he was 25-of-37 for 312 yards, three TDs and no turnovers.

Wondering why the home schedule is tougher? Throw out the six AFC East games and Miami hosts Kansas City, Green Bay, San Diego, Baltimore and Minnesota. The Chiefs, Packers and Chargers are all playoff teams, while the Ravens nearly were. The road non-division opponents: Oakland (London), Chicago, Jacksonville, Detroit, Denver. Just one playoff team in the Broncos. The Raiders stink, and that's not even a true road game. The Jaguars are the Jaguars and there will probably be more Dolphins fans at that game.

Miami is likely to play three cold-weather games, and those are always a concern for a warm-weather team: Week 12 at Denver, the following week at the Jets and Week 15 in New England. Miami was 2-1 in cold-weather cities last year from December on, winning at the Jets and Steelers but losing in Buffalo.

The Dolphins are +6500 to win the Super Bowl, +3000 for the AFC title and +550 to take the AFC East.


I am guessing Ross would be forced to, at minimum, fire the head coach, but this time around he might do a complete house cleaning.

The 49ers are doing well BUT the relationship between Jim Harbaugh and the front office is NOT a good one, it's actually quite rocky.

SO, if the Dolphins have another losing season and the 49ers cut ties with Harbaugh, what are the odds that Ross makes a full-court press to try and hire him the correct way this time around?

Would you want Jim Harbaugh as the Dolphins new Head Coach?]]>
Phinatics Talk Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:21:05 +0000
Subject: Pouncey and Moreno on the PUP - by: ONole1 Phinatics Talk Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:00:44 +0000 Subject: W L Predictions game by game - by: virginiadolfan
NE - W

@ BUF - L

KC - W

@ OAK London - W

GB - W

@ CHI - L

@ JAX - W

SD - W

@ DET - L


@ DEN - L

@ NYJ - L


@ NE - L



So there you have it 10-6 and hopefully the playoffs. Whats your game by game predictions?]]>
Phinatics Talk Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:15:50 +0000
Subject: Pouncey Out 8 Weeks ? - by: DolphinsFreak
Pouncey is expected to miss the first eight weeks of the regular season after recent hip surgery, the Miami Herald reported, citing a source.

Initially, Pouncey had been expected to miss four to six weeks.

The Dolphins will begin working on contingency plans at center on Friday when training camp begins. Backups Sam Brenner and Nate Garner are potential replacements. It's also possible that projected starting guard Shelley Smith moves to center.

The Dolphins signed veteran free-agent guard Daryn Colledge to a one-year deal after Pouncey's surgery.

Miami has had a recent run of bad luck this summer with key players. In addition to losing Pouncey, defensive end -- and 2013 first-round draft pick -- Dion Jordan was suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

The Dolphins went 8-8 last season and missed the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.]]>
Phinatics Talk Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:01:11 +0000
Subject: Bills in padded practice today - by: Wulf Buffalo held their first practice in pads today, and either their DL was bad, or the run game was hot...

I hate Miami always being among the last teams to begin camp..
Phinatics Talk Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:46:57 +0000
Subject: Dolphin's predictions for 14 - by: mofinfan Phinatics Talk Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:57:30 +0000 Subject: Prediction 4 UDFA will make roster - by: virginiadolfan
TE/HB Gator Hoskins

DT Anthony Johnson

C Tyler Larsen

RB Damien Williams

Please feel free to make your own predictions on what UDFA you think will make the roster.]]>
Phinatics Talk Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:38:10 +0000
Subject: Dan Marino in NJ wednesday - by: 61finfan
I met him in March in my town. He stays all day and signs everything. He chats honestly about football and Miami Dolphins. If you are around, you should go. I'll be there with a picture of me and him I took in March for him to autograph!.]]>
Phinatics Talk Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:48:29 +0000
Subject: OT: NFL AM - by: DolphinsFreak
That's my rant for the day. It's 222 days until the pre-season opener. ]]>
Phinatics Talk Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:31:56 +0000
Subject: Pouncey Accused Of Assault ? - by: DolphinsFreak
The alleged assault happened after 4 a.m. Saturday at Cameo nightclub in South Beach.

The incident, explained in detail Tuesday evening by the victims' attorney, Marwan Porter, happened as the twin brothers, who both played football at the University of Florida, were celebrating their birthday; the twin brothers will turn 25 on July 24.]]>
Phinatics Talk Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:51:10 +0000