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  1. thafuture3886

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    Your source for all things pertaining to the Dolphins such as game reviews, trades, trade rumors, free agent signings and draft picks.
     
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  2. thafuture3886

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    2013 Notable Free Agent Signings

    WR Emmanuel Sanders: A personal favorite of Coach Nesmith, Sanders comes over from the Steelers and is an immediate upgrade over the other wide receivers on the Dolphins roster. Sanders will start opposite of Mike Wallace and his combination of speed and quickness will allow the team to use him in the slot as well.

    WR Kevin Ogletree: Ogeltree comes over from the Cowboys and will step in as the slot wide receiver taking over for Dolphins mainstay Davonne Bess who is now relegated to the 4th or 5th wide receiver.



    RT Barry Richardson: Barry Richardson comes over from the Chiefs and immediately steps in at RT and is an upgrade over Nate Garner who the Dolphins were able to bring back in free agency.

    LT King Dunlap: Dunlap comes over from the Eagles(i think) and will be in charge of protecting Ryan Tannehill's blind side. Dunlap has big shoes to fill with former #1 pick Jake Long moving on to the Rams.

    RG Leroy Harris: Harris comes in and will step in as the starting right guard. Dolphins front office believes his combination of pass and run blocking will help lead the way for the Dolphins young backfield.

    DE's Tim Jamison and Fili Moala: Both come over to provide depth in the Dolphins move to the 3-4 defense. The front office hopes their familiarity will help as they tutor the other members of the defensive line.

    OLB Antwaan Barnes: Barnes comes over from San Diego and will start opposite Cameron Wake who will transition to the OLB in the 3-4 defense. Barnes combination of speed and pass rushing moves will make him a terror on opposing offenses.

    OLB Victor Butler: Butler comes over from the Cowboys to provide depth at the OLB spot and to step in in case Wake struggles in his transition to OLB.

    MLB's Gary Guyton and Darryl Sharpton: Guyton and Sharpton come over to help with the transition to the 3-4 defense and to provide depth at the MLB position. Guyton will be pegged as the starter opposite Dannell Ellerbee with Sharpton backing them up.

    CB Deangelo Hall: Hall comes over from the Redskins and immediately steps in as the #1 cornerback opposite Richard Marshall. The front office hopes his veteran leadership will be a calming influence on the Dolphins young secondary.


    Other signings:
    CB Justin Tryon
    SS Dejon Gomes
    FS Ryan Mundy
    LG Chris Degeare
    QB Vince Young
    CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah
     
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    2013 DRAFT

    The Dolphins came into the 2013 draft with a stockpile of picks, including 5 in the first 3 rounds so they were hoping to find at least 2 or 3 immediate starters and a couple situational and players to help out on special teams.


    2013 Draft Picks
    1st round: FS Lamell Seawood - Needing a free safety thanks to the departure of FS Chris Clemons who wanted too much money, the Dolphins were pleased when Seawood was still there at the 12th pick. Seawood will step in as the starter at free safety and his combination of speed(93) and hitting power(93) will be a welcomed addition to the Dolphins secondary.


    2nd round: HB Meko Rotschild - Rotschild was picks solely because of his speed(94) and will be looked to for big plays on offense, but mainly will provide special teams depth.


    2nd round: RE Uche Jackson - Jackson was a welcomed surprise to still be there late in the 2nd round and the front office didn't want to risk him being gone by their next pick so they pulled the trigger. Even though he was graded out to be a projected 4th round player, Jackson comes in at an 83 overall 3-4 DE and steps in as an immediate starter at RE.



    3rd round: SS Maurice Peters - Another surprise to still be there when the Dolphins picked, the Dolphins quickly pulled the trigger on Peters. Peters has all the tools(95 spd, 68 mcv, 71 acv, 86 how) to be a starter in the league but will most likely contribute on 3rd downs and special teams for the upcoming season while he learns behind starter Reshad Jones.


    4th round: HB Gerard Matthews - Matthews was another luxury pick for the Dolphins as he was also picked solely on his speed(95) but the Dolphins hope his size 6 ft, 205 lbs can provide help in short yardage.


    7th round: Isaac Dansby - Taken with the Dolphins last pick in the draft, Dansby remained the only player left that the Dolphins scouted so they picked him. To their surprise, Dansby comes in ready to contribute immediately at 77 over and will push Jared Odrick for the starting LE position.


    *5th and 6th round picks didn't make the roster*
     
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    Dolphins pitch shutout at home

    The Dolphins welcomed the high powered attack of the Broncos to Sun Life Stadium for a week 3 matchup. With their defense looking shaky at times in the first 2 games giving up leads, this game would provide a stiff test for the Dolphins as the Broncos boast probably the best WR core in the game in Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker and Eric Decker. The Dolphins responded to the challenge by putting up their best performance yet as they shut out the Broncos in a 31-0 victory.

    The game started with the Dolphins winning the toss and electing to defer. Denver would suffer a huge loss right off the bat as stud WR Demaryius Thomas would get laid out coming over the middle by Dannell Ellerbee and would leave the game with a broken collarbone. It was later revealed that Thomas would most close to a month. Unfazed, the Broncos would put together a nice first drive. However, a big hit by MLB Dannell Ellerbee would jar the ball loose and the Dolphins would recover. QB Ryan Tannehill would drive down the Dolphins right down field, going perfect on the first drive before connected with WR Mike Wallace on a short pass he turned into a 33 yard catch and run for a 7-0 lead.

    After a quick 3 and out from the Broncos, the Dolphins would get the ball early in the 2nd quarter. On a 3rd and short, Tannehill sensed an all out blitz and saw TE Dustin Keller would be matched up on a safety. Tannehill then threw a perfect strike to Keller in stride as he outran the safety 59 yards for the score. On the very first play from the Broncos on their next possession, OLB Cam Wake would flatten QB Osweiller forcing a fumble and CB Darius Butler would scoop it up for 8 yards and the score to make it 21-0.
    The 2nd half was quiet throughout with the Dolphins defense continuing its dominance and keeping the Broncos out of scoring position. The Dolphins would add to their lead in the 4th quarter on a 24 yard end around to Mike Wallace for his first rushing touchdown of the season. A late field goal by Mike Nugent would end the scoring for the Dolphins as they cruise to a 31-0 victory.

    PLAYER OF THE GAME
    OLB’s Cameron Wake and Antwaan Barnes:

    Combined for 5 sacks, 1 forced fumble and 1 interception

    GG Broncos218
     
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    CHUNKNESS Commissioner Quality Simulation Football

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    Dolphins get road win in Jerry's House





    The Dolphins traveled to the house Jerry built for their week 5 matchup with the Cowboys. After an opening week loss against the Bills the Dolphins have rebounded nicely to win 3 straight thanks to improved play from their defense.

    The game would start with the Dolphins winning the toss and electing to defer until the 2nd half. The Cowboys would drive down field and get into scoring position only to be halted by the Dolphins defense and have to settle for a field goal. On the ensuing possession, the first Dolphins play on offense would result in a fumble as Marcus Thigpen was leveled by MLB Bruce Carter. The Cowboys would recover deep in Dolphins territory but once again the Dolphins defense would step up and limit them to only a field goal and a 6-0 lead. Ryan Tannehill would then lead the Dolphins on a nice drive of their own ending in a 29 yard touchdown pass to backup TE Charles Clay and a 7-6 lead. The Dolphins would then rally off 10 more points for a 17-6 lead and had the Cowboys pinned on their own 1 yard line thanks to a beautiful punt by Brandon Fields. Expecting a run, the Dolphins sent the house on a blitz and the Cowboys had the perfect call on as Romo would hit TE James Hanna on a hot route and Hanna would outrun Dolphin defenders for the 100 yard score to get the Cowboys to within 4. After that it was all Dolphins as they would get scores from Thigpen, WR Emmanuel Sanders and Darius Butler would return a fumble for a touchdown . The Cowboys would get a late score but it would be too late as the lead was too much to come back from.

    FINAL SCORE: Dolphins 38 - Cowboys 20

    PLAYER OF THE GAME: Ryan Tannehill 21-31 339 yards, 2 td and 1 rushing touchdown

    GG CaptMoe!
     
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  7. CaptMoe

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    Don't forget to mention the "nano" INT served up by Madden...lol
    Has anyone ever seen a defender pick off the ball by putting his hands THRU the receiver's head? Freakin' amazing.
    At least that would've made it 38-27... :)

    GG bro...
     
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