5:51 PM EDT, Fri October 20, 2017
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What one Jets starter would you steal for the Dolphins’ roster?

What one Jets starter would you steal for the Dolphins’ roster?

A post that we used to do weekly here on The Phinsider has not made an appearance yet this year, but it is time to fix that now. We used to ask each week for a player off the opposing team’s roster that you would want to steal and put on the Miami Dolphins’ roster. Since this week is the Dolphins’ second contest against the New York Jets, we ask, what starter from the Jets’ roster would you steal to bring to the Dolphins? My choice is going to be Muhammad Wilkerson. Adding a defensive tackle may be a bit gluttonous, given the Dolphins have Ndamukong Suh, Jordan Phillips, Davon...
6 hours ago
Dolphins game planning without DeVante Parker, hoping to plug him in

Dolphins game planning without DeVante Parker, hoping to plug him in

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker missed all of last week’s game against the Atlanta Falcons after sustaining an ankle injury the week prior against the Tennessee Titans, an injury that caused him to miss nearly all of that game. This week, it does not appear Parker will be ready to play as the New York Jets head to South Florida, but that does not mean the team has given up hope of getting their big-play receiver back. “It’s hard to predict anything,” head coach Adam Gase said on Wednesday of Parker’s availability. “We’re still kind of working through some...
12 hours ago
The Splash Zone 10/20/17: Matt Burke Proving He Was The Right Man For The Job

The Splash Zone 10/20/17: Matt Burke Proving He Was The Right Man For The Job

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours. After the departure of Vance Joseph, Adam Gase already had his guy for the vacant defensive coordinator position. When Gase hired Joseph and Matt Burke, he knew Burke would take over the defense when Joseph left town. And so far, Burke’s defense has been impressive, compared to last season. In Joseph’s defense, the defense was really banged up last year. The most impressive stat for this defense is that they’re 4th against...
21 hours ago
Thursday Night Football: Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders Live Thread & Game Information

Thursday Night Football: Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders Live Thread & Game Information

This weeks Thursday Night Football game features two AFC West teams, the 5 and 1 Kansas City Chiefs and the 2 and 4 Oakland Raiders. Oakland began the season considered by many to be one of the best teams in the NFL but they have struggled through the last four of the first six weeks of the season. Their season started out with back to back wins over the Tennessee Titans and the New York Jets. They then followed that up with four successive losses to the Washington Redskins, the Denver Broncos, the Baltimore Ravens and the Los Angles Chargers leaving them in 4th place in the AFC West. The...
Oct 19, 2017
Phinsider Week 7 Game Previews and Predictions

Phinsider Week 7 Game Previews and Predictions

Welcome to another edition of Justin Hier’s weekly game previews and predictions! As has been the case this NFL season, fans from all over were treated to a wide array of upsets on Sunday, continuing one of the wildest first halves of an NFL season in recent memory. The most shocking of those upsets? The Miami Dolphins’ 20-0 second half run against the Atlanta Falcons that erased a 17 point halftime deficit. This week, those same up-and-down Dolphins face a New York Jets team that absolutely spanked them up in the Meadowlands just a few weeks ago, but this time, they play at Hard Rock...
Oct 19, 2017
Miami Dolphins: Why being not normal is more than okay (and quite honestly a bit more fun to watch)

Miami Dolphins: Why being not normal is more than okay (and quite honestly a bit more fun to watch)

Say what you want about the Dolphins, but defying the norm has become their bread and butter. Looking at all that has happened to the Miami Dolphins so far this season is starting to have opposing fans perplexed. In fact, it is confusing many people from odds-makers, to fans, coaches, and analysts. But this is a team that has bought into the mindset of the man hired to right the ship, and to say that head coach Adam Gase is a bit of an oddity himself is an understatement. After years of coaching searches, player searches, roster additions and subtractions, Miami has finally seemed to have...
Oct 19, 2017
ESPN: Jay Cutler ‘one QB you would not want as teammate’

ESPN: Jay Cutler ‘one QB you would not want as teammate’

ESPN reporters recently polled 155 players about the quarterback position, asking questions like “Which QB talks the most trash?” and “Which QB do you most want to sack?” While Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler did not show up in the results for either of those questions, he can be found in the responses for two of the other questions - and not questions for which you want to be the response. There were 64 total responses (either players did not answer the question, or ESPN pulled out the answers that were single votes for a quarterback) to the question “Who is the one QB you...
Oct 19, 2017
The Splash Zone 10/19/17: Gase Wants Pass Catchers To Practice More

The Splash Zone 10/19/17: Gase Wants Pass Catchers To Practice More

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours. The Dolphins pass catchers this season seem to be allergic to catching the football. In the pass two weeks, there have been 10 dropped passes. That’s a scary number as that’s five drops per week. The dropped passes must come to and end and the only way to fix those drops is to hit the jug machines and get more reps. You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below. CATCH THIS! Adam Gase tells...
Oct 18, 2017
Phinsider Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings

Phinsider Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings

It’s time for another run of Justin Hier’s weekly fantasy football rankings! Week 7 was chalk full of surprises in both real life and the fantasy football world, something that has become a true trend thus far this NFL season. One such surprise was the shocking turnaround for the Miami Dolphins during the second half of Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, one that saw Jay Ajayi finally return the type of production that is expected from a running back that many fantasy owners took in the first or second round drafts. This week, Ajayi gets a New York Jets team that bottled him...
Oct 18, 2017
What offseason move for the Dolphins would you have changed?

What offseason move for the Dolphins would you have changed?

The Miami Dolphins have started the 2017 regular season on a roller coaster, winning their first game, then dropping the next two while scoring a combined six points total, before coming away with two more wins - all while trying to find a rhythm for the offense. With the team sitting at 3-2 on the season, we are starting to get an idea of what the team is, and where they need to address things for next year. But, what about this year? Now that the season has begun to play out, what would the Dolphins do today if they could go back and change one move they made in the offseason? Would it...
Oct 18, 2017
Miami Dolphins Rookie Report for Week Six

Miami Dolphins Rookie Report for Week Six

Taking on the defending NFC Champion Falcons in Atlanta this past Sunday, let’s take a look and see how the Miami Dolphins rookies fared in this contest. Entering Sunday’s game as an overwhelming underdog, the Miami Dolphins may have finally given their fans a reason to smile. Trailing 17-0 at one point, the Dolphins put in an extremely impressive second half performance to comeback and defeat the defending NFC Champion Falcons by a score of 20-17. While the whole team put in a great performance on Sunday to comeback and defeat Atlanta, the rookies on this squad also did their best to...
Oct 18, 2017
Is this Dolphins defense the real deal?

Is this Dolphins defense the real deal?

The Falcons were a good barometer. The defense has been playing well all season, so far. Holding Phillip Rivers and Co. to 17 points, and Brees’ Saints to 20 points. The reigning NFL MVP and defending NFC champs were supposed to walk all over Miami. Some TV pundits did not even give guesses at the score because they didn’t want to “embarrass” the Dolphins. Miami was 12 point underdogs. They won. The defense pitched a second half shutout and held Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and the rest of the Dirty Birds to just 17 total points. There is a lot to be excited about with this defense....
Oct 18, 2017
What Happened Here? Week 6, Atlanta Falcons Edition

What Happened Here? Week 6, Atlanta Falcons Edition

Film doesn’t lie, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a rich discussion to be had. Last week, I introduced a new series to the Phinsider called “What Happened Here?” We look at game tape as a Dolphins family - and instead of just blindly accepting someone else’s conclusions, we form our own. I’ll set the context of the play and it’ll be up to you to tell us what’s going on during the play. The 1st edition of “What Happened Here?” involved a play that didn’t work, and there were an array of responses and theories as to why it wasn’t executed properly (the vote was...
Oct 18, 2017
Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing. AFC EAST: New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit) Six games down: How has the Patriots’ tight end production stood up to 2016? - Pats Pulpit Tom Brady has completed 28 passes to tight ends this season. Rob Gronkowski has accounted for 26 of them. New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation) Jets-Patriots Offensive Snap Totals: Matt Forte Steps Back Into Starting Role - Gang Green Nation Matt Forte returned from injury and stepped back into his role as the primary...
Oct 18, 2017
The Splash Zone 10/18/17: Keep Feeding Jay Ajayi

The Splash Zone 10/18/17: Keep Feeding Jay Ajayi

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours. We saw it on Sunday, when the team can get Jay Ajayi going, good things will happen. As the game wore on, Ajayi kept running hard and is one of those backs that gets stronger as the game goes on. With Ajayi able to run well, it can open up the passing attack with some great play action plays. If the Dolphins can stick with the running game, they can win any game with the way this defense has been playing lately. You can check...