Posts Tagged ‘Miami Dolphins’

Peyton Manning enjoying retirement, turned down joking (?) offer to play again

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

As Peyton Manning’s great NFL career wound to a close, we all spent time wondering what was next for him. It turns out, after decades of grinding on the football field, doing nothing suits Peyton Manning pretty well. Manning has done a little of everything since retiring following Super Bowl 50, from attending games to golfing with the President of the United States.

The $30 million NFL quarterback is coming, and it won’t be who you think

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

A little over two years ago, when the Miami Dolphins signed Ndamukong Suh to a staggering deal loaded with $60 million in guaranteed money and worth over $19 million per season, an exasperated NFL executive spoke to Yahoo Sports and asked a pointed question. The Oakland Raiders have made quarterback Derek Carr – with one winning season and zero playoff games under his belt – the NFL’s highest-paid player.

Winning, Losing and Plays

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

If you’re someone who creates personal projections, projecting the number of overall plays and ensuing split of passing and rushing plays is one of the first steps in a top-down approach. Miami began the season 1-4. Through four weeks, Miami had passed on 66.8 percent of their offensive snaps while their leading rusher had just 75 yards with no individual player having more than 18 total rushing attempts.

Michael Vick’s Father Reportedly Charged In Heroin And Money Laundering Scheme

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

On Wednesday evening (June 21), it was reported that Michael Vick’s father received some charges of his own, of which are more punishable offenses than those of his QB son. Michael Dwayne Boddie was reportedly part of a group charged in relation to a heroin distribution scheme, The Virginia-Pilot reports. The 55-year-old was individually charged with dealing the opioid and money laundering.

The Playoff Bowl: The Worst Kind of Garbage Time

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

It was late December, 1967, and the Cleveland Browns had just been eliminated from the NFL playoffs, in the conference championship game. Hoaglin and Kellerman, the team’s center and strong safety, had been golfing buddies all season.

Ndamukong Suh has high praise for Charles Harris

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Of the various rookies who have a chance to win defensive rookie of the year honors, few have a better shot than Miami Dolphins first-round pass rusher Charles Harris. “Charles, in my opinion, is a very focused kid,” defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said this week, via Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post. “Obviously, he’s been running with the ones and getting a lot of play time in our package that we like [to] run, in regards to pass rush,” Suh said regarding Harris.

Miami Dolphins, for some reason, want all their players to register to vote

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross’ alliance is pushing for all Miami players to register to vote. The Associated Press reported that at minicamp practice on Thursday, Martin Luther King III and Bill Wachtel, co-founder of the community action group Drum Major Institute, had a session with the team. After that session, Wachtel told AP 90 percent of the Dolphins are now registered to vote.

Dolphins’ Cam Wake looking forward to ‘tremendous season’

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Cameron Wake will report to Miami Dolphins training camp next month with a starting job secured, which will be a change from last season for the five-time Pro Bowl defensive end. A year ago, Wake was still recovering from Achilles tendon surgery and uncertain how much he much he would play in 2016. Now he ranks among the fittest 35-year-olds on the planet, and believes he's poised to help the Dolphins advance deep into January for the first time since he came to Miami in 2009.

Dolphins minicamp interrupted by swarm of bees

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

DAVIE, Fla. -- The second day of mandatory minicamp for the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday had several hundred uninvited guests. A swarm of bees packed one corner of the practice field near the bleachers and caused the team to switch ends of the field toward the close of practice. The Dolphins noticed the bees after a deep passing play in the insects' direction to receiver DeVante Parker, who caught the pass in the end zone over cornerback Xavien Howard. "I was standing right in the middle of it," Dolphins coach Adam Gase said. "I was starting to see all of those somethings flying around and I didn't know what was going on. Then a couple of guys were freaking out." Parker kept his full concentration

Palm Beach Gardens’ Avery Young working toward Dolphins’ roster spot

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

DAVIE—Avery Young was a can’t-miss left tackle coming out of Palm Beach Gardens High School and was very good in college, but his pro career is off to a slow start. He hopes to get it going with the Dolphins, who are interested in using him at guard. While still listed as a tackle, Young has been working at guard during offseason practices. Miami’s interest in getting more athletic on the line for outside zone blocking led to signing Young in March, and he’s been impressive so far. “He’s done a really good job for us,” coach Adam Gase said. “He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do and he just keeps finding ways to get better.” Young, 24, was a three-year starter at various offensive line positions