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This is not goodbye

This is not goodbye

Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP via Don’t you dare give me any of that quivering lip stuff, it’s gonna be all right. In January of 2016, I received a message from the bald-headed maestro of The Phinsider, Kevin Nogle. “Would you like to be a front page writer?” Um, YES. 414 articles later (415 including this one), not to mention the dozens of FanPosts I wrote before becoming part of the full-time team and the three seasons of podcasts with Josh Houtz and Matthew Cannata after I joined it — it’s time to step away from the site. On this adventure, I’ll be watching...
Dec 7, 2019
The Splash Zone 12/7/19: Previewing Sunday’s Game Against The Jets

The Splash Zone 12/7/19: Previewing Sunday’s Game Against The Jets

Al Diaz/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via 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 and Jets have already faced off this year and it was actually the Jets that gave the Dolphins their first win of the season. The Jets suffered another heart breaker last week by giving the Bengals their first win of the season also. Meanwhile the Dolphins are coming off their best game of the season with an upset over the Eagles and will look to carry that momentum...
Dec 6, 2019
Oregon QB Justin Herbert plays football tonight and all Dolphins fans should be watching

Oregon QB Justin Herbert plays football tonight and all Dolphins fans should be watching

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Duck, Duck, GOOSE! You might be surprised to hear this but for the last twenty years the Dolphins have been searching for a franchise-altering quarterback. And despite countless failed attempts, they are still very much in the market for a QB. Thankfully, Miami has 14 draft picks in 2020 and several more—including an additional first-round pick in 2021. Lots will change between now and April’s draft. And several important decisions from some of college’s top prospects will significantly impact next year’s pool of talent. But for now, all we can do is...
Dec 6, 2019
How did Dolphins’ win over Eagles impact fan confidence in team? Our FanPulse survey results are here

How did Dolphins’ win over Eagles impact fan confidence in team? Our FanPulse survey results are here

Photo by Joel Auerbach/ The Miami Dolphins’ 2019 season is a strange one for fans. It is a year in which losing is not as horrible as it usually is, and where wins are fun but also come at a potential draft pick cost. It is confusing, but as we reach the final quarter of the season, it is also fun. The Dolphins took it to the Philadelphia Eagles last week, and they did it through hard play, creativity, and all-time great moments. It was a fun game and it was one in which the fans rallied behind the team. Early in the game, the visitors side of the stands, and even around into the...
Dec 6, 2019
Two Birds with One Stone

Two Birds with One Stone

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Long live, “The Mountaineer Shot.” The Miami Dolphins franchise is one of milestones, moments, and memories. However, like any franchise in the NFL, there has been misery as well. The extent of the latter is measured in different ways, and that is dependent on the individual holding the instrument. The milestones of Miami are all over Hard Rock Stadium. Whether they are banners, statues, retired numbers, or names of Miami Immortals forever remembered in white letters circling the upper deck. The moments are captured exquisitely on entrance hallways,...
Dec 6, 2019
Dolphins at Jets Week 14 2019: How to stream, where to watch, weather, injuries, tickets, odds, MetLife Takeover, more

Dolphins at Jets Week 14 2019: How to stream, where to watch, weather, injuries, tickets, odds, MetLife Takeover, more

Photo by Joel Auerbach/ Buy tickets through StubHub to join other Dolphins fans at MetLife Stadium as they look for the season sweep of the Jets. The Miami Dolphins head to New Jersey this weekend for two-straight games at MetLife Stadium. The first sees the Dolphins looking to complete a season sweep of the New York Jets. The Dolphins beat the Jets in Week 9 down in Miami 26-18, the South Florida franchise’s first win of the season. The Jets are looking to bounce back after becoming the first team in NFL history to lose two games to teams that were at least 0-7 on the season, losing...
Dec 6, 2019
New author joining The Phinsider team

New author joining The Phinsider team

Photo by Joel Auerbach/ The Phinsider staff is growing this morning as Jason Sarney officially joins us. Sarney brings to us another passionate Miami Dolphins fan who is looking for a place to analyze and discuss the team. He has experience over at Pro Football Network, focusing on the league as a whole and sports betting. Now, he comes to us looking to work specifically analyzing the Dolphins with a mix of fan enthusiasm. He will be a great addition to the team, and I know he is excited to get started here on The Phinsider. Please welcome him and look for his first article on the site...
Dec 6, 2019
The Splash Zone 12/6/19: Ryan Fitzpatrick Is Feeling Good

The Splash Zone 12/6/19: Ryan Fitzpatrick Is Feeling Good

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports 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. Ryan Fitzpatrick feels he is playing his best football right now and Sunday he threw multiple highlight reel plays thanks to DeVante Parker. The way Fitzpatrick has been playing since taking the reigns from Josh Rosen has justified Brian Flores’ quarterback decision as all three wins have come with the Bearded Wonder at quarterback. Fitzpatrick has a fiery personality and his teammates enjoy...
Dec 5, 2019
Thursday Night Football: Dallas Cowboys @ Chicago Bears Live Thread and Game Information

Thursday Night Football: Dallas Cowboys @ Chicago Bears Live Thread and Game Information

Photo by Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire via This weeks Thursday Night Football game features two 6 and 6 NFC team. The Dallas Cowboys, by way of being in a terrible division overall, actually hold onto first place in the NFC East coming into the night. The Cowboys are coming off a loss on Thanksgiving day at the hands of the Buffalo Bills by a 15 to 26 score. The Chicago Bears on the other hand reside in a much more solid division, the NFC North and their 6 and 6 record is only good enough for third place behind the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings. Chicago also played on...
Dec 5, 2019
Dolphins claim DT Zach Sieler, release OT Isaiah Prince

Dolphins claim DT Zach Sieler, release OT Isaiah Prince

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ Acorns for everyone! Earlier today, ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe made an interesting discovery regarding HC Brian Flores and his never-ending search to find quality football players. Wolfe’s report states that before any move is made, Flores will watch the film and make a final decision on the player. Brian Flores says he spends time daily scouting players, and still uses his personnel background to uncover gems off waivers & practice squads. He says he’s looked at the NFL waiver wire everyday for last 15 years. Team scouting effort for Dolphins but Flores has...
Dec 5, 2019
‘Culture’ Is Not A Magic Potion

‘Culture’ Is Not A Magic Potion

Al Diaz/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via As the 2019 NFL season enters its fourth quarter, there are three words that Miami Dolphins fans are tired of hearing: ‘tank’, the first name of a certain Alabama quarterback who isn’t nearly as hip as he used to be (pun intended), and probably most of all, ‘culture’. But when we talk about ‘culture’, we’re not referring to some long lost buried treasure that we need a compass, a divining rod and metal detector to unearth. Legendary Dolphins head coach Don Shula said at his very first press conference with the team in...
Dec 5, 2019
The Splash Zone 12/5/19: Jason Sanders Earns Weekly Honor

The Splash Zone 12/5/19: Jason Sanders Earns Weekly Honor

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports 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. Jason Sanders may have missed an extra point, but he made up for it with his historic touchdown reception. The Dolphins kicker was rewarded with AFC Special Teams player of the week for his phenomenal reception skills. This is the second time Sanders has earned this honor this year. You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below. Jason Sanders wins AFC special...
Dec 4, 2019
Phinsider Question Of The Day (W/ Live Thread, General Discussion) 12/04/2019

Phinsider Question Of The Day (W/ Live Thread, General Discussion) 12/04/2019

Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Tonight's Phinsider Question of The Day is with what we see, a coaching staff doing a ton with little, and what seems to be a bright future for the Miami Dolphins down the road with draft picks stacked to the ceiling, how will you as a Dolphins fan, that has been there through thick and thin react when the team starts to really play well and the band-wagoners show up in droves? We know it’s going to happen. It happens with every team that starts to win. Who the hell ever saw a New England Patriots anything back in the day when...
Dec 4, 2019
Dolphins continue to churn roster, add WR Mack Hollins and OL Evan Brown

Dolphins continue to churn roster, add WR Mack Hollins and OL Evan Brown

James Lang-USA TODAY Sports Acorns for everyone! A day after claiming WR Trevor Davis off of waivers from the Oakland Raiders, the Dolphins continue to churn their roster in hopes of finding players that can make a long-term impression on Brian Flores and his coaching staff. The latest of these moves came today when the Dolphins claimed WR Mack Hollins off of waivers. Hollins, 26, was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth-round of the 2017 NFL draft. During his time with the Eagles, Hollins caught 26 targets for 351 yards and 1 touchdown. However, most of his value comes on...
Dec 4, 2019
Eagles at Dolphins recap: Stock watch for Miami following win

Eagles at Dolphins recap: Stock watch for Miami following win

Photo by Michael Reaves/ We are on to Wednesday in the week, which typically is our day to start looking forward toward the Miami Dolphins’ next game. However, with the holiday weekend last weekend, we are still dragging one article - our weekly stock watch for the Dolphins based on the last game. In this case, with the win over the Philadelphia Eagles, there is a lot of stock up to mention, so we definitely need to update our stock watch. And, because I really enjoyed this game and did not see anything blatantly jumping out at me as worthy of a stock down - except for maybe the injury...