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Dolphins vs. Falcons: 5 Keys to Victory

The last time the Miami Dolphins opened a season 3-0, Dave Wannstedt was the head coach, Jay Fiedler was the starting quarterback, Ricky Williams was the running back and Zach Thomas and Jason Taylor were the leaders on defense. To make a long story short, it’s been awhile. 2002 to be exact. But 3-0 is […]

Dolphins Fall to Buccaneers but Starters Look the Part

The result — a 17-16 loss — certainly isn’t what the Dolphins had in mind. A muffed punt courtesy of Nolan Carroll and a fumble on a punt return by Marcus Thigpen in the first half, and Jonas Gray coughing it up in the fourth quarter to allow a Buccaneers’ game-winning touchdown drive, prevented what […]

Miami Dolphins: 3 Reasons for Optimism, Concern on Defense in 2013

The Miami Dolphins will square off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday night in a game that will serve as a dress rehearsal for a regular season that begins in two weeks. Both first teams on each side of the ball are expected to play much of the game’s first three quarters. We’ve gotten […]

Report: Dion Jordan Could Miss Dolphins’ Opener in Cleveland

The Dolphins traded up to the third-overall pick in April’s draft in order to nab the 2013 class’ top defensive prospect, Dion Jordan. It was an aggressive move to improve a pass rush that was productive but largely one dimensional in 2012. And finding another legitimate rusher to pair with All-Pro defensive end Cameron Wake […]

Miami Dolphins Preseason Report Card: Week 3 at Texans

All of the talk regarding the Dolphins and Texans preseason game on Saturday night has centered around Dustin Keller’s horrific knee injury. And that’s understandable, considering losing Keller is a difficult blow for the Dolphins’ offense and the outcome of these exhibition games is meaningless. But there was still a game in Houston that needs […]

Miami Dolphins Preseason: 5 Keys to Success in Houston

After trouncing one of the league’s presumed bottom feeders last Friday night in Jacksonville, the Dolphins travel to Houston tonight to play a legitimate Super Bowl contender. While both teams figure to play their starters one quarter at most, it will be intriguing to see how the Dolphins match up with a team that beat […]

Miami Dolphins: 5 Things We Learned in Training Camp

The Miami Dolphins wrapped up training camp at team headquarters in Davie on Thursday morning. There is still much about this season’s team that is yet to be determined and the final three games of the preseason should help shed more light on what kind of club head coach Joe Philbin has in year two […]

Miami Dolphins Position Battle Tracker: Who Starts if Week 1 Was Today?

Players were off on Tuesday — a day before the Dolphins conduct their final two open training camp practices of the 2013 season on Wednesday and Thursday. The team has been together for over three weeks now and two preseason games are already in the books. Consequently, the starting lineup is beginning to come into […]