The Daily Dolphin

Who should back up Ryan Tannehill next season? Here’s our list
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 6:00 AM

The good news: The Dolphins don’t need a starting quarterback for the 2015 season.

The bad news: They’re probably going to lose their reliable backup.

With a lack of quality quarterbacks in the NFL, Dolphins second-stringer Matt ...


You can bet on anything for the Super Bowl, including Gatorade-bath color
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 4:25 PM

There are traditional Super Bowl bets — like who will win the game (New England and Seattle are both at 10-11).

Then there are the more absurd bets.

– What color Gatorade will be poured on the ...


Dan Marino: Hey, don’t I get an assist for getting Seattle Seahawks this far?
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 9:35 AM

The Clock Play — one of the everlasting memories to warm the hearts of Dolphins fans amid lean times like this — deserves a special place in the hearts of Seattle Seahawks fans, too.

That was ...


Wife of Dolphins CB Brent Grimes goes on tirade, says NFL is anti-women and greedy
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 6:17 PM

Miko Grimes, the wife of Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes, is already the most outspoken spouse in the NFL

(Warning: explicit language)

But she went on an especially harsh tirade against the NFL on Twitter this evening. ...


Breaking down Miami Dolphins’ roster: the good, bad, average and the nonsensical
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 1:24 PM

Miko Grimes, wife of Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes, was her usual reserved self on Twitter Monday when Pro Football Focus came out with its breakdown of the Dolphins’ roster and an analysis of how far ...


Miami Dolphins 7-round Mock Draft (1.0)
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 6:00 AM

By ANDREW ABRAMSON and SAMUEL COHEN

Ask 10 scouts who the Dolphins should draft in the first round with the No. 14 overall pick and you’ll end up with 10 different answers.

The only consensus is that ...


Former Dolphins punter inflated balls, says ex-QB Damon Huard
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 5:44 PM

Quarterback Damon Huard, who backed up Tom Brady in New England, defended his former teammate on MSNBC today but lobbed an accusation at an unnamed former Dolphins punter.

Huard began his career as a backup in ...


Canes at the Senior Bowl: Who’s rising and who could fit with the Dolphins?
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 3:10 PM

MOBILE, Ala — The Dolphins have a lot of holes to fill this coming season and there are several intriguing University of Miami players at the Senior Bowl.

I sat down with Tony Pauline, a veteran draft writer who runs draftinsider.net.

Here’s his thoughts from watching the four ‘Canes player this week, along with potential draft slots.

It starts with linebacker Denzel Perryman who is currently projected by CBS Sports as the draft’s ...


Miami Dolphins ending marketing partnership with SeaWorld
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 1:19 PM

No more Dolphins at SeaWorld.

At least not the kind that play football.

The Miami Dolphins and SeaWorld are ending their controversial marketing partnership that offered perks for season-ticket holders. The agreement, which expires in March, will ...


Dolphins GM Hickey planning for long-term with QB Tannehill
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 1:29 PM

MOBILE, Alabama – Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey didn’t reveal many of his offseason plans at his annual Senior Bowl press conference, but he made it clear that Ryan Tannehill is the quarterback of the future.

The Dolphins will have to decide this offseason whether to give Tannehill the fifth-year option — which would jump his salary from $2.1 million in 2015 to $15 million in 2016.

Miami could also just ...


Bill Belichick’s legacy vs. Don Shula’s: In public opinion, cheater never wins
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 1:07 PM

Earlier this month, even Don Shula was concerned about producing just the right amount of air pressure.

The coach was getting ready to celebrate his 85th birthday and blowing out all those candles, you understand, can ...


Miami Dolphins CEO explains 2015 ticket pricing, seat-selection process
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 1:47 PM

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is shelling out $400 million for renovations to Sun Life Stadium that will take two years. Although the club will aim to recover part of that investment by raising some ticket prices next season, most prices in the upper deck will remain unchanged, Tom Garfinkel, president and CEO of the club, said Tuesday.

Garfinkel, speaking on 104.3-The Ticket, said the club expects to announce 2015 prices in ...


Senior Bowl players the Dolphins could target
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 6:00 AM

MOBILE, Alabama — It’s Senior Bowl week, which means Dolphins scouts and GM Dennis Hickey will be scouring the sidelines for potential draft steals.

Here are a few players to watch this week who could be of interest to the Dolphins.

This list was compiled along with Samuel Cohen, a freelance writer who has coached high school football in South Florida, worked various scouting events and will be assisting ...


Kevin Coyle returning as Dolphins defensive coordinator
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 4:56 PM

It’s likely a do-or-die season for Dolphins coach Joe Philbin and he’s bringing back the entire band.

Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle will return to Miami in 2015, a team source told the Palm Beach Post.

Coyle has been under fire since the Dolphins last season collapse. Miami gave up an average of 32 points per game in its final six games.

But the decision makers believe the issues were ...


Dolphins owner Stephen Ross non-committal on Mike Wallace’s return
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 3:08 PM

Will Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace be back in 2015?

Even owner Stephen Ross doesn’t know yet.

Ross told reporters attending the Sun Life Stadium modernization tour that the team doesn’t know yet if Wallace will return. He ...


Dolphins give first look at new stadium seats: Out with the orange, in with the aqua
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:56 AM

Say goodbye to those hideous orange seats that looked awful on TV when the Dolphins couldn’t sell out games.

Team CEO Tom Garfinkel released a rendering of what the stadium will look for the 2015 season. ...


Dolphins DL coach Kacy Rodgers to Jets as DC?
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:36 PM

Newly-hired Jets coach Todd Bowles, a one-time Dolphins’ interim head coach, is taking one of Miami’s top assistants with him to New York.

Bowles is set to hire Dolphins defensive line coach Kacy Rodgers as New York’s defensive coordinator, according to media reports.

Rodgers is one of Miami’s longest-tenured assistant coaches. He and Bowles, then a secondary coach, both came to the Dolphins from Dallas in 2008 with coach Tony Sparano.

While Miami’s ...


Miami Dolphins’ Ja’Wuan James, Jarvis Landry named to all-rookie team
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 8:06 PM

The Dolphins’ Ja’Wuan James and Jarvis Landry were selected to the 2014 All-Rookie Team on Tuesday by the Pro Football Writers of America.

But the real winner may be someone who wasn’t even eligible.

James, an offensive tackle from Tennessee, and Landry, a receiver from LSU who was honored as a kickoff returner, were the first two choices by Dennis Hickey, who was in his first season as an NFL general manager.

Only ...


Ranking NFL teams’ long-term prospects at quarterback
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 6:00 AM

There’s nothing easy about ranking every NFL team’s long-term health at quarterback.

How do you compare Jacksonville — which has a rookie No. 1 pick in Blake Bortles who struggled this year — to a New ...


Ex-Dolphin Rob Konrad on life-saving swim: ‘I’m not dying tonight’
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:28 AM

Still curious for more information on Rob Konrad’s incredible nine-mile swim to safety off the coast of South Florida? You’re not alone.

Thankfully, Konrad will be addressing the media today at 1 p.m. ET at the Renaissance Hotel ...