DOLPHINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

2016 player recap: LG Laremy Tunsil

The PhinPhanatic staff is recapping the 2016 season for each Miami Dolphins player as the team prepares for the start of free agency.  Here is the 2016 player recap for starting left guard Laremy Tunsil. Laremy Tunsil has been on the Dolphins’ roster since joining the team as its first round draft pick heading into […] 2016 player recap: LG Laremy Tunsil - Phin Phanatic - Phin...
Via Phin Phanatic
7 hours ago

Veteran NFL assistant coach Frank Bush joins Dolphins staff

MIAMI (AP) Veteran NFL assistant coach Frank Bush has been hired as assistant head coach and linebackers coach of the Miami Dolphins. Darren Rizzi was promoted Thursday to associate head coach while remaining special teams coordinator, and Chris Kuper was promoted to assistant offensive line coach. Bush has 32 years of NFL experience as a player, scout and coach. He spent the...
Via Associated Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins make internal coaching changes with new hires

The Miami Dolphins have made three changes to their coaching roster today as Adam Gase fills in the holes on his staff. With the promotion of Matt Burke to defensive coordinator Gase had a hole at linebacker. He filled that staff opening with former Rams linebacker coach Frank Bush. Bush will also serve as an […] Miami Dolphins make internal coaching changes with new hires - Phin...
Via Phin Phanatic
10 hours ago

Miami Dolphins hire Frank Bush as linebacker coach

The Miami Dolphins filled one of the vacancies on Adam Gase's coaching staff by naming Frank Bush the team's new linebacker coach. Bush will replace Matt Burke, who was promoted to defensive coordinator last week because Vance Joseph became the head coach of the Denver Broncos. According to a league...
Via Miami Dolphins Blog
12 hours ago

Ex-Dolphin Ricky Williams speaks with police about incident in Tyler, Texas

Former Texas player Ricky Williams is honored during the team’s game against Kansas State at Royal Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 24, 2015. (DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN) Tyler, Texas, mayor Martin Heines spoke to the Tyler Morning Telegraph on Wednesday. He told the newspaper that he had spoken to former Miami Dolphins great Ricky Williams about an incident that...
Via The Daily Dolphin
14 hours ago

Wondering if the Dolphins’ No. 22 overall draft position is haunted

It’s an oddity, but the Miami Dolphins have never owned the No. 22 overall selection in an NFL draft, which is where they sit for April’s edition. Don’t know if this development will be groundbreaking or heartbreaking, but there has been plenty of both to choose from at that number through the years. Pittsburgh got Ernie Stautner at No. 22 in 1950. He’s the only Pro Football...
Via The Daily Dolphin
15 hours ago

Dolphins expecting at least two compensatory draft picks in 2017

The Miami Dolphins are presently fairly thin on draft picks because of a trade that produced receiver Leonte Carroo last year, but compensation for the franchise's numerous free agent losses last offseason should provide at least two more selections. According to many experts and insiders the Dolphins...
Via Miami Dolphins Blog
16 hours ago

Miami Dolphins 2016 review: Cameron Wake

As the 2016 NFL season turned from the 2015 season, speculation on the future of Cameron Wake became a hot topic. Decisions would need to be made on Cameron Wake. Wake was not interested in doing a big restructure of his contract and was coming off a season ending Achille’s injury. He was also turning […] Miami Dolphins 2016 review: Cameron Wake - Phin Phanatic - Phin Phanatic...
Via Phin Phanatic
17 hours ago

Perkins: QB is now Dolphins' strongest unit | Commentary

 The strongest position on the Dolphins isn’t the unit you’d expect. After years of hoping for the next Dan Marino, or at least a reasonable facsimile of Chad Pennington, the Dolphins instead have the quarterback duo of Ryan Tannehill and Matt Moore. And right now, there’s no better, deeper position...
Via Miami Dolphins Blog
18 hours ago

QUIZ: Name every head coach in the history of the Miami Dolphins

With the close of the 2016 NFL season, the Miami Dolphins first-year head coach took the team back to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. As only the 12th in franchise history, he joins a storied list of coaches, including one Hall of Famer. How many of these leaders of the Dolphins can you name? Clue: Years Active  
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kiko Alonso could move from middle linebacker

As a restricted free agent-to-be, linebacker Kiko Alonso’s chances of switching teams for a third straight offseason aren’t good. Alonso may still be on the move this offseason, however. The Dolphins have considered the idea of moving Alonso away from middle linebacker and putting him on the outside as they head into the 2017 season.…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Analyzing the Miami Dolphins offseason needs

With the Miami Dolphins officially out of the playoff picture, it is time to look forward to the 2017 offseason where the Dolphins will need to analyze their needs and create a collective plan that will allow the new players to mesh under now second year coach Adam Gase. The Dolphins had a tremendous season this year with coach  Gase, who was able to lead the Dolphins to their first...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers LB Bud Dupree fined $18,000 for hit on Matt Moore

Pretty much anyone who watched the AFC Wild Card matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins last weekend knew this was coming. In the midst of his team being blown out, Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore took a severe hit to the upper body from Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree. It was obviously a dirty hit, one that drew a 15-yard penalty (watch here). Now, days removed...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins haven't ruled out surgery for QB Ryan Tannehill

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) The Miami Dolphins are trying to resolve lingering questions about quarterback Ryan Tannehill's recovery from a left knee injury that forced him to miss the final four games of the season, including Sunday's 30-12 playoff loss at Pittsburgh. Tannehill returned to practice on a limited basis last week, but the Dolphins haven't ruled out surgery. Coach Adam Gase...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos prefer Vance Joseph over Kyle Shanahan?

The Denver Broncos are set to interview Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph for their head coaching vacancy on Tuesday, and there is some belief that he could be offered the job before he leaves town. Joseph has another interview lined up with the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, but Adam Schefter notes that it may be canceled if the Broncos decide to make Joseph a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

To take next step, Dolphins need defensive upgrades

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Laughter broke out in one corner of the Miami Dolphins' locker room Monday, briefly lifting the gloom as players packed their belongings and headed into the offseason. The cause for mirth: the Alabama-Clemson national championship game and trash-talking between Dolphins teammates from the two schools. Anything to change the subject. The Dolphins aren't accustomed...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick throws subtle shade at Dolphins

The New England Patriots could have waited for the outcome of Sunday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins before preparing for this weekend’s opponent. However, instead, they started getting ready for the Houston Texans after they beat the Oakland Raiders on Saturday. Why is that, you might ask? Bill Belichick said #Patriots started planning for Houston...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL reviewing concussion protocol with Matt Moore hit

The NFL announced on Monday that it is reviewing the concussion protocol surrounding the play involving Matt Moore and Bud Dupree on Sunday. Moore was destroyed on a hit from Dupree during the second quarter of Sunday’s AFC playoff game between the Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers (video here). Despite the play happening at full-speed and Moore practically having his head...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dolphins 'not counting on' Tannehill if they advance

The Miami Dolphins are aiming to pull off a massive upset on Sunday with backup quarterback Matt Moore under center, and they may have to do the same in the divisional round of the playoffs if they accomplish that feat. Ryan Tannehill returned to practice this week, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team does not consider him a lock to play should the Dolphins advance...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What do the Dolphins Need to do to Win the Super Bowl?

Five games into 2016, and the Miami Dolphins appeared on their way to another sub-par campaign. Sporting a 1-4 record coming off a 30-17 setback at home to the Tennessee Titans, it looked like it was going to be a long season for first-year head coach Adam Gase. Then faster that you can say Flipper, the ‘Fins would rack up six straight wins, ultimately prevailing in nine of their...
Via The Sports Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Miami Dolphins are One of the Worst Playoff Teams in Years

It’s hard to make the playoffs as a bad team. It’s even harder to make the playoffs as a bad wild card team. Usually when bad teams make it, it’s because every other team in their division happens to be worse. Case in point: the last team before this season to make the playoffs with a negative point differential was the 2010 Seattle Seahawks. They made it with a 7-9 record...
Via The Sports Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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