Author Archives: Max Himmelrich

Style Over Substance: Ranking the Dolphins’ 2017 Rookie Class Based On Jersey Numbers

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. After a stellar performance last offseason, the now-annual rookie jersey-number rankings are back. If you’re like me, you’ve spent the last week nervously speculating about which number each recently selected Dolphin will wear on his jersey in 2017. A great choice can redefine a generation. Just ask Deion Sanders or Michael Jordan.

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Turbulent Tight End: How Julius Thomas Could Impact the Dolphins Offense

The Dolphins spent the later part of last week engaged in a strange tango, tangled in reports of players being cut, potential trades, and later a retraction of that player’s release. However, the team’s decisions have now come into focus. Many were blindsided by reports that the Dolphins planned on cutting Branden Albert, who was the team’s starting LT in

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Investing Up Front: Why the Dolphins’ Offseason Priority Should Be the Offensive Line

Upon initial review, most would believe that the Dolphins’ offensive line was a huge reason for the team’s success in 2016. In a playoff hunt that would see three 200-yard games from Jay Ajayi and improved performance from Ryan Tannehill, it would be logical to expect that the group up front would take a huge step forward. While it’s true

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Time to Upgrade: Why Acquiring a TE Could Take Adam Gase’s Offense to the Next Level

The tight-end position was far from a disappointment for the Dolphins in 2016. Most had little, if any, hope for Jordan Cameron, and the USC product continued his path towards being remembered as a “what if” player. Cameron’s health continues to keep him off the gridiron. While Cameron didn’t produce, the Dolphins were surely pleased to see so many other

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Nothing is Given: Examining Miami’s Future Based On the Volatile Nature of NFL Success

Of the many contributing factors that have led sports to become one of the world’s most towering cultural institutions, uncertainty sits closest to its core. What’s the fun in something that you know to be a given? There’s a reason that people root for teams like the 2007 New York Giants or the 2016 Clemson Tigers: When a team begins

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All Falls Down: Examining Pittsburgh’s Strategy and Miami’s Struggles

It was just a matter of time. In Week 13, the Miami Dolphins were eviscerated by the Baltimore Ravens, failing in the first test of a playoff push that they would later miraculously complete. John Harbaugh and his staff outcoached the Dolphins’ sideline leaders in every way imaginable; the Ravens ran, passed, played defense and held up on special teams

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Scratching the Surface: Dolphins Show They’re Not Quite There, But Surely Getting Close

Nobody was surprised by what transpired at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday. Somehow, it seemed that those who watched the Dolphins were still not prepared for the team to be dismantled in such a decisive fashion. The Dolphins’ playoff seeding was all-but certain heading into their Week 17 regular-season finale – barring miraculous finishes in Miami and San Diego (neither

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