Category Archives: History

Gase’s Barometer: How Notable Head Coaches Fared In Their First Playoff Game

Ahead of the Dolphins’ first taste of playoff action in eight years this can’t be stressed enough: Despite whatever happens at Heinz Field on Sunday afternoon, this season has been an overwhelming success. Adam Gase took over a team that looked set to wander into the cold football wilderness nearly a year ago. To be exact, on January 9, 2016

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Culture Shock: Comparing Adam Gase’s Winning Ways to the Collapses of Joe Philbin’s Dolphins

Coming off the heels of an impressive comeback win in Los Angeles, the Dolphins, especially their head coach, have lent themselves to rave reviews. Not just the locals, but even national pundits are beginning to mention Adam Gase’s name in coach of the year talk. While some still aren’t willing to buy in on these 2016 Dolphins, its clear Gase

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The Journey of Freddie Frazier: How Hardship & Adversity Fuel One Man’s Dream of the NFL

February 23, 2016. Freddie Frazier is just weeks removed from his final season of NCAA eligibility. He took full advantage of his time with the Bethany Swedes, posting 79 tackles, with 15 TFLs and 2 forced fumbles. In addition to those stats from the defensive end position, Frazier contributed on special teams, blocking 3 field goals. Frazier is an athletic

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Comeback Candidate: Scouting Report and Expectations for CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

Background & Stats: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu may have been a 7th round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, but his talent suggests he should’ve been so much more. Had it not been for a brutal knee injury during a practice session the December before the draft, he was almost assuredly going to be a first-round pick. He was an All-Pac 12

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Secondary Thought: Breaking Down Potential Dolphins’ Steal Isa Abdul-Quddus

Background & Stats: Isa Abdul-Quddus has completely turned around his career. Signed by the New Orleans Saints in 2011 as an undrafted free agent out of Fordham University, Abdul-Quddus spent the beginning of his career strictly as a key contributor on special teams; that changed this past season. Looking for answers for a struggling defense, the Lions’ coaching staff substituted

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Calculated Risk: Dolphins Hope Byron Maxwell Bounces Back Under DC Vance Joseph

Background: The Seattle Seahawks, in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL draft, picked this 28-year old cornerback out of Clemson. In the four years he spent in Seattle, Byron Maxwell gradually became one of the steadier performers in their defensive backfield. He helped lead them to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances and a championship win. While he undoubtedly benefited from

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