Posts Tagged ‘Miami Dolphins’

Miami Dolphins most important player for 2017 success is Jay Ajayi

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The most important player on the New England Patriots? Tom Brady, of course. The most important player on the Green Bay Packers? Aaron Rodgers. The quarterback is probably the most important player on most NFL teams and if that isn’t true, it’s rare the team is a playoff contender because today’s NFL is so much about quarterback play. The Denver Broncos are an exception. Von Miller is the most important player on that playoff contending team that is still searching for a starting quarterback. And the Miami Dolphins also are an exception because the most important player on that team is running back Jay Ajayi. Amazing isn’t it? The Dolphins are certain they have a winning quarterback in Ryan Tannehill.

Suh says he’s ‘sick and tired’ of not winning in playoffs

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Ndamukong Suh says he was largely at fault for the Miami Dolphins' lousy run defense last season, and he's eager to change that and lead a playoff run. Following the team's first practice at the start of organized team activities Tuesday, Suh said he's anxious to win a postseason game - which would be a career first. ''I'm definitely sick and tired of making it to the playoffs and not going further,'' said the Pro Bowl defensive tackle, who is 0-3 in postseason games.

Nick Saban talked with Dan Quinn about blowing huge leads in big games

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Nick Saban and Dan Quinn have something in common besides a line on a résumé: both men blew double-digit leads in the biggest game of the year within a month of each other, Saban’s Alabama to Clemson in the national championship game, Quinn’s Atlanta Falcons to New England in the Super Bowl. Quinn worked under Saban during that brief stint when Saban coached the Miami Dolphins.

Comparing current Miami Dolphins offensive players to the team’s past players

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

With a little down time between the 2017 NFL Draft and organized team activities, this – and another blog post in the near future – will allow the Miami Dolphins fans to reminisce on former players throughout the history of the team. This week we’ll take a look at the current skill players on the offensive side of the ball for Miami and which former Dolphins they compare to and share similar skill sets with.

Miami Dolphins will have fight for number two tight end position

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

One of the biggest additions of the Miami Dolphins offseason was tight end Julius Thomas. Exchanging draft picks and also sending left tackle Branden Albert to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for Thomas, the Dolphins got themselves a heck of a deal and a player whose great seasons came when he played with the Broncos while Adam Gase was his offensive coordinator. Also giving the blessing and backing of the great Peyton Manning, the Dolphins added themselves a true number one tight end.

2017 will be extremely important for Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Expected to be a starter for the Miami Dolphins in 2017, Xavien Howard is about to have the most important season of his life this year. Suffering from injury problems for most of his rookie campaign, Howard was limited to just seven games played and six starts last season for Miami. If he wants to be the breakout player Dolphins fans expect him to be, this year will be key to his success.

Ricky Williams still high on cannabis use, and now he’s talking about it

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Ricky Williams, the former Miami Dolphins running back whose career and reputation were tarnished by marijuana use, is now a national spokesman for cannabis use. After spending years as the punchline for pothead jokes, Williams will be a keynote speaker at the Southeast Cannabis Conference and Expo, June 9-11 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center. It is the first large-scale cannabis convention ever held in South Florida, and expected to draw thousands of participants including patients, scientists, doctors, and others working in the cannabis business. More than 20 NFL teams play in states where some form of marijuana use has become legal since Williams retired from

Former NFL returner, cornerback Chris Carr set to graduate from law school

Monday, May 15th, 2017

According to Chris Carr, who enjoyed a solid nine-year career in the NFL as a return specialist and cornerback, his mother used to tell him that every morning he woke up as a professional football player, he should be thinking about the day that life would end. Carr, who played 125 games in his career, for the Raiders, Titans, Ravens, Chargers and Saints, led the league in kickoff returns and return yards in his first two seasons, 2004 and 2005. The undrafted Boise State product, who was a full-time starter at cornerback just one year, in 2010 with Baltimore, totaled seven interceptions, one of which he returned 100 yards for his only NFL touchdown and over 7,000 return yards on kickoffs and punts.

Exclusive Interview: Meet new Miami Dolphins punter Matt Haack

Monday, May 15th, 2017

While most people only pay attention to those rookies that are drafted during the annual NFL Draft, many of today’s top NFL players have gone undrafted during their entry to the NFL. Every year, these players are signed following the draft and receive a shot at making an NFL roster and living out their dream as a player in the NFL. Adding 14 of these players this year, the Miami Dolphins have given themselves a solid rookie class to evaluate in the coming weeks.

Buffalo Bills hire Dolphins’ Joe Schoen to be assistant GM

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

The Buffalo Bills have hired Miami Dolphins player personnel director Joe Schoen to be their assistant general manager. The hiring was announced Sunday in Brandon Beane's first move since taking over as the Bills' general manager last week. Schoen spent the past eight years serving in various amateur and professional scouting roles with the Dolphins. His ties to Beane began with the Carolina Panthers, where the two broke into the NFL as interns a few years apart. Schoen spent seven years in Carolina's scouting department, while Beane worked his way up to become the Panthers assistant GM. Beane replaces GM Doug Whaley, who was fired along with most of Buffalo's scouting staff a day after the NFL