Cardinal Calamity: David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald Appear Primed for Big Days in Miami

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Throughout the 2016 season, the Dolphins have had success against high-powered NFL offenses. They are currently 2-1 against top-10 passing attacks with wins over the Chargers and Steelers with their loss coming against the Patriots. Often, concerns have been raised heading into games about Miami’s ability to cover well-equipped, dangerous offenses. Each time it seems that there’s no reason to

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Learning Experiences: Legendary Coaches’ Early Struggles Predict a Tough Month for Adam Gase

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 23: Head coach Adam Gase of the Miami Dolphins works the sideline in the final minute of the game against the Buffalo Bills on October 23, 2016 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Miami defeated Buffalo 28-25. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

The NFL is a conclusion-driven league. Each season, months of blood, sweat and, more often than I’m sure some would like to admit, tears go into making the shortest regular season in professional sports count. Teams have 16 games to prove that they deserve a chance to play just a few more; sometimes deserving it isn’t even enough. With such

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Charm City Collapse: How the Ravens Exposed a Blueprint for Beating the Dolphins

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That sound you just heard? That was the sound of the Dolphins’ bubble bursting. While the streak was something out of a fairytale, it’s hard not to have a bad taste in your mouth after the beat down the Baltimore Ravens put on the Miami Dolphins. The warning signs were aplenty, but the talk leading up to the game  was

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Bump in the Road: Grades and Analysis from Miami’s 38-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens

Dec 4, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA;  Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Chris Moore (10) runs between Miami Dolphins linebacker Mike Hull (45) and linebacker Spencer Paysinger (42) during the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Well that happened. After nearly two months without an “L” in the win column, the Miami Dolphins fell back to Earth in a laughable affair against the Baltimore Ravens. While not quite as disheartening as some of the team’s losses in the beginning of the year, primarily due to the fact that the team remains a playoff contender with a

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Draft Journal: DE Taco Charlton Emerges as Potential Solution for Dolphins’ Pass Rush

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The Miami Dolphins continue to get by with an aging and shallow position group at defensive end thanks to the superhuman abilities of Cameron Wake. However, with the emphasis Vance Joseph places on rushing the passer, and Wake and Mario Williams slowly but surely approaching the ends of their careers, Adam Gase has no choice but to bring in reinforcements.

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Baltimore Blues: Recalling the Dolphins’ Recent Up-and-Down History With the Ravens

Oct 6, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA;  Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) passes the ball in the second quarter of a game against the Baltimore Ravens at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins are winners of six straight games. If the playoffs began today, not only would Miami be in as the 6th seed, but they also would be playing on Wild Card Saturday at Baltimore; the same place they visit this Sunday in a potential playoff preview. While the ‘Phins aren’t currently competing directly with the Ravens for a

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Cracks Begin to Show: How the 49ers Exposed the Greatest Weakness of the Dolphins’ Defense

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 27:  Carlos Hyde #28 of the San Francisco 49ers scores a touchdown during a game against the Miami Dolphins on November 27, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Entering the 2016 season, there was little hope for the Miami Dolphins. The concerns really weren’t on the offensive side of the ball; most expected that after an acclimation period, Ryan Tannehill would be able to succeed within Adam Gase’s offense and that the running game would be serviceable. (Obviously, the ground attack has been better than serviceable.) The main

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