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    The home for everything Miami related (Player updates, injury reports, player and coach interviews, and more)
    Coach: Guy Wilson
    Stadium: Sun Life Stadium
    Capacity: 75,540

     
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    Rumors are beginning to swirl out of Miami that the offensive and defensive coordinators for the Dolphins could be in serious trouble and possibly gone. Things could get interesting once he Dolphins have been officially eliminated from playoff contention. Heck they may have already been eliminated.
     
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    Following the Dolphins win over Buffalo Coach UA announced in his post game conference the hiring of a new offense coordinator. The Miami Dolphins have agreed to terms and would like to announce the hiring of Tom Rathman as the Dolphins next offensive coordinator effect immediately following the NFL playoffs. Coach Rathman will finish out the current season and the Playoff run with the 49ers before moving to Florida. We are excited to have Coach Rathman join us in Miami and look forward to brand of power football that has made San Francisco so successful all these years. It will be a change for Miami but plans are under way and hard decisions are being made on current and future personnel.
     
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    Season 1 Recap
    The Dolphins finished year won under Coach Ugrad90 with an 8-8 record. Although not what the Coach was looking for overall he was pleased with several aspects of the season. The Dolphins finished 3rd in the AFC East at 8-8 and more importantly 3-3 within the Division and 6-6 within the AFC Conference. Unfortunately the Dolphins were 4-4 at home and 4-4 on the road, this will be an area for 2013 that coaching staff will look to improve. The coaching staff is pushing hard on the players the belief you must win at home and then if you can split on the road you are putting your self in position to earn a first round playoff bye.
    Offensively the Dolphins are looking to dramatically improve on year 1 as the offense at times really struggled to move the ball and score points. The Dolphins only averaged 22 points a game which is just not good enough to win at a consistent level in the NFL. The Dolphins passed for 3,124 yards for the year (195.25 per game) and rushing for 1,574 yards on the year (98.38 per game) which resulted in 35 TDs on the year (22 passing and 13 rushing). But the Dolphins are rumored to be restructuring their entire offensive philosophy and could be moving in a totally different direction for 2013.
    Defensively the Dolphins are looking to tweak and fine tune on year 1 as the defense started to come together about mid way thru the season as they players adjusted from being a 4-3 defense to be more aggressive 3-4 style defense. The Dolphins allowed an average of 21.5 points a game which is not bad but the Dolphins would like to get that number down to 17 points per game. The Dolphins allowed their opponents to pass for 3,237 yards for the year (202.31 per game) and allowed them to rush for 1,534 yards on the year (95.88 per game). The Dolphins did register 33 sacks on the year while intercepting 29 passes.
    Individual Leaders for 2012
    QB Ryan Tannehill 208/320 (65%) for 3,3013 yards, 20 Tds and 13 Ints
    HB Lamar Miller 173 Att for 950 yards and 5 Tds
    OLB/DE Cameron Wake 49 Tackles and 14 sacks
    OLB Antwan Barnes 56 Tackles with 2 Sacks and 2 Ints
    MLB Karlos Dansby 69 Tackles with 2 Sacks and 3 Ints
    CB Sean Smith 30 Tackles with 5 Ints and 8 Defections
     
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    Dolphins Begin to Develop a New Identify
    The Miami Dolphins took their first steps in developing their new identify as a football team during the 1st week of Free Agent movements when they reached a trade deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars to bring HB Maurice Jones-Drew to Miami in return for CB Sean Smith and Miami's 2013 1st round pick. Drew brings to the Dolphins that power back with deceptive speed as Miami transitions from a spread pass oriented team to a more physical run based team.
     
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    Year 1 Off-Season & Free Agency
    The Dolphins entered the off-season looking to rebuild and restructure their team thru whatever means possible (Trades, Free Agents, Draft). After completing the trade early in the off-season for HB Maurice Jones-Drew, Miami looked to the free agent market to find a couple of needed starters. The Dolphins decided to look for young quality players that could step and play right away but also had room to grow and develop.
    On offense the Dolphins looked to convert their WR corps from the smaller air raid/run-n-gun type receivers to bigger more physical possession type of receivers. The Dolphins were able to acquire the service of Brandon Gibson and Mohamed Massaquoi who should help give the Dolphins a more physical approach to their passing game. The Dolphins were also in need of addressing a couple spots on the offensive line, that was build and geared to be a pass blocking line but was now being called upon to be more of a run blocking line. Miami was able to sign RT Brandon Keith and RG Lance Louis who should help open up holes for MJD.
    On defense the Dolphins were desperately looking to improve their LBs and DBs. When the Dolphins converted to the 34 after the coaching change the main problem they had was the lack of MLB on the roster. Miami was able to add Jonathan Goff, Jonas Mouton and Jovan Belcher, with Belcher looked to be a starter along side Karlos Dansby. Miami was also able to resign Antwan Barnes who they acquired in a trade during the season when they moved Reggie Bush. Barnes who had an excellent season for the Dolphins somehow slipped past the Miami front office into the Market but luckily the Dolphins were able to bring him back into the fold. With the departure of Sean Smith (part of the MJD trade) the Dolphins were looking for CB who could step in and play right away. Miami was able to pick up Kevin Barnes, Tramaine Brock and Alfonzo Dennard to fill the void left by Smith. The Dolphins also picked up Rashad Johnson to add depth at Safety.
    Heading into the Draft the Dolphins will be looking for quality depth with their picks but will not hesitate to pick up a sure fire starter if they happen to slip down the draft and into the Dolphins lap.
    Overall the Dolphins are pleased the the start of their building process, and realize there may be a bump or two along the way, but by focusing on younger talented players who need just a little improvement to become really good the Dolphins feel like they have laid a good foundation for a playoff run in the not to distant future. But only time will tell.
     
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    2013 Miami Draft Picks
    HB Christian Davis 5'11" 238 Lbs from Miami, 72 Ovr
    Davis was brought in to battle Daniel Thomas for the role as the short yardage back. What he lacks in speed and acceleration when compared to the other HB in Miami he makes up for it with his ball carrying and trucking abilities. This battle with Thomas could go to the wire.
    WR Levi Watson 6'4" 232 lbs from Pitt, 66 Ovr
    The Dolphins were looking to upgrade their WR crops to bigger stronger receivers who could make catches in traffic and and physical dominate the smaller Dbs. Watson bring to Miami an excellent ability to catch passes while being hit and his ability to get off the line of scrimmage is amongst the best. Watson could be battling for the 2nd or 3rd WR position.
    WR Devin Lewis 6'2" 213 lbs from Townson St, 63 Ovr
    Lewis is another big strong WR that can help Miami with his an excellent ability to catch passes while being hit. Lewis could be battling for the 3rd or 4th WR position.
    TE Thomas Fletcher 6'3" 259 lbs from Georgia, 59 Ovr
    Miami was in desperate need of a TE that could get open and catch passes but could also be relied upon in the run game as a blocker. Fletcher bring good speed and nice hands to Miami, but he really excels in his run blocking abilities. Look for Fletcher to earn the 3rd TE spot and possibly the 2nd spot on the depth chart.
    G Kendall Croce 6'3" 303 lbs from Oregon, 59 Ovr
    Croce was drafted for his run blocking abilities. Croce has a ways to go and will be fighting for one of the backup roles along the line.
    CB Charly Johnson 6' 201 lbs from Georgia Tech, 62 Ovr
    Johnson was drafted looking to add depth to the secondary for Miami where the struggled some last year. Johnson has good cover skills and his ability to change direction and accelerate to the ball could potentially earn Johnson a spot on the final roster.
    CB Calvin Walters 6'1" 201 lbs from Auburn, 62 Ovr
    Walters was also drafted looking to add depth to the secondary for Miami where the struggled some last year. Walters is very similar to Johnson in that he has good cover skills and his ability to change direction and accelerate to the ball. Look for Walters to earn a spot on the final roster.
    S Quincy Anderson 6' 210 lbs from NW Missouri St, 68 Ovr
    Anderson is a ball hawking S who like to hit that will help add depth to the secondary for Miami. Anderson will be fighting for a spot in a secondary that has become crowded in the off-season.
     
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    Season 2 Pre-Season Position Battles
    3rd String HB - Daniel Thomas vs Christian Davis
    2nd String TE - Charles Clay vs Micheal Egnew vs Thomas Fletcher
    WR - All Spots are Up for Grabs
    #2 MLB - Jovan Belcher vs Jonathan Goff vs Jonas Mouton
    2nd & 3rd CB - Kevin Barnes vs Tramaine Brock vs Alfonzo Dennard vs Calvin Waters vs Charly Johnson
     
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    Dolphins Nips Bills 20-17 in Week 2 of Pre-Season
    HB MJD saw very limited action carrying only 4 times
    HB Lamar Miller rushed for 154 yards on 14 carries one of which went 74 yards for a TD
    S Quincy Anderson making his case for more playing time with a game sealing Int
    Overall the younger plays played well and showed significant improvement from week 1
    The staff will be looking closely at each position during week 3 game at Denver as critical cut decisions will be made
     
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    Turmoil in South Florida
    Despite having a good pre-season, QB Matt Moore has struggled to get the Dolphins into the end zone thru 2 weeks of the regular season. Moore struggled against the Bengals and the Cowboys despite Jones-Drew giving him the needed rush support they lacked last season. It all came to a head after week 2's loss to Dallas when MJD rushed for 125 yards but Moore missed several wide open opportunities for scores when the Cowboys overplayed the run. Those miss opportunities lead to Miami dropping the 2nd straight game 14-6 to Dallas and their 2nd straight game without a TD (Week 1 loss to Cinncy 35-6).
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    The Dolphins are reportedly going to give last years starter Ryan Tannehill another shot at earning the role as franchise QB for Miami. Only time well tell as Miami had placed Tannehill on the trading block earlier this year which resulted in a very disgruntled former 1st round draft pick.
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    The Dolphins are in desperate need of play making services thru the air to help complement the effort being shown by MJD and the ground game.
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