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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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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Moore Modifications: How Will Adam Gase Tweak His Offense to Fit Matt Moore?

The Dolphins had several strokes of incredible luck during Sunday’s game. The weather gods seemed to cooperate, dooming the air-oriented Cardinals attack. Several tipped passes seemed to go right towards Miami’s defenders. At the end of the game, Matt Moore’s desperation heave downfield fell into Kenny Stills’ awaiting arms. Then, Damien Williams managed to get down with a mere 0:01

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Tannehill’s Triumph: How Adam Gase Leveled the Playing Field & Unleashed Ryan Tannehill

It’s the Dolphins’ second possession, and they’re already down by 7 at home against the 1-9 49ers. On first down, Ryan Tannehill evades the rush and scrambles for a solid gain; thanks to a holding call against the defense, the team has a new set of downs. Then, Tannehill uncorks a bomb that travels deep towards DeVante Parker, only to

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Anatomy of the Drives: How Adam Gase & Ryan Tannehill Led the Dolphins’ Week 11 Comeback

It’s impossible to identify one quality that defines all winning teams. Some, like the Patriots, kill you with preparation, finding ways to exploit opponents’ weaknesses with lethal efficiency. The Cowboys serve as an example of a team that does it by bullying you up front, winning through brute force. Others, like the Colts during Peyton Manning’s time, have one player

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Doubters Be Damned: Why Cameron Wake Should Be the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year

When someone finds out that you write about sports, they’ll often ask you a series of questions that you’ve undoubtedly answered 100 times before. I never mind being asked who I think the greatest quarterback of all-time is (Brady), who’s going to win the Super Bowl that year (again, Brady, but Dallas could make it tough) or any number of

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The Cornerstone: How Laremy Tunsil Has Already Proved to the NFL That He Belongs

All it takes is one stroke of luck. The Miami Dolphins’ offensive line was in the conversation among the league’s worst units from 2012-2015. It seemed impossible for a team that applied so many resources to that area of the roster could be toiling in mediocrity at the line of scrimmage for so long. At the onset of the 2016

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