Dress Rehearsal: Which Dolphins Need to Shine in the All-Important Third Preseason Game?


Last week’s paltry 41-14 romping at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys was undoubtedly a setback after a relatively strong preseason Week 1 performance. Though Ryan Tannehill and the starting offense turned in a strong performance, the defense failed at just about every level for the entirety of the game. The fault did not simply lie in one player or

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Dolphins Dichotomy: Film Review of the Best & Worst Plays From Dolphins vs. Cowboys

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Friday’s game was certainly a mixed bag for the Dolphins. While the offense looked to be making positive strides, the defense was lost. Tackling issues and coverage breakdowns plagued the unit. Following a game with so many highs and lows for the team, it is important to take a look at what went right (and why it worked) and what

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Struggling Against the Star: Best and Worst Performers From Dolphins VS. Cowboys


Really, it isn’t as bad as the final score makes it look. The Dolphins’ Week 2 preseason game was a crisis by many standards, but the team avoided an unmitigated disaster thanks to some positive work on offense. The defense could not stop the run, and the secondary struggled to slow anyone down in the passing game. The second and

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Fins Fantasy: Breaking Down the Fantasy Value for Key Dolphins Players in 2016

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So, it has recently been brought to my attention by my most adamant fans* that fantasy football season is nearly upon us. Tired of all the in depth analysis and film study I’ve done over the offseason, these fans have clamored for me to resume the award-winning** work that put The Deep End Miami on the map. Being a man

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No Room for Error: Which Dolphins Players Need Strong Performances in Week 2?


You’re mostly forgiven if you missed out on Miami’s first preseason game, especially after the 50-minute weather delay. We all know that the real action starts in third week of exhibition games, but that by no means should suggest that we can’t learn from the prior matchups. Head Coach Adam Gase remained cautious against the Giants, opting to rest multiple starters on

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Setting the Benchmark: What We Learned From the Dolphins’ Preseason Debut


While the first preseason game of the year is not an indicator of how a team will perform during the regular season, it is possible to gauge the direction they are moving in and to evaluate individual players. Who is acclimating well to a new system? How do various players fit into new schemes? Who will play what role going

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Preseason Premiere: Best and Worst Performances from Miami’s 27-10 Win

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Although a 50-minute weather delay deprived us of Miami Dolphins’ football for what felt like an additional week, the season is finally here. And, for a split second, I already wanted it to be over. The Dolphins started very poorly, quickly allowing 10 points to an Eli Manning-less Giants team in a classic display of ineptitude at the line of

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