HAPPY NEW NFL YEAR! The new season is officially here, and The Miami Dolphins are celebrating by completely changing their players. Elite defenders released, franchise players traded away and team captains cut. Adam Gase and the rest of the front office are hell bent on changing the culture of The Dolphins, even if […]

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Chris recently suffered a gruesome ankle injury, that Sam mocks to infinity. The boys re-call times where they pooped and peed themselves during athletic contests, and find time to discuss the actual football team a little bit, as well. What unit on offense is stacked to the brim with talent? Which position scares the hell […]

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Chapter One: Rock Bottom – “I don’t see a way that Ryan Tannehill makes it back for Miami. I just don’t. He looks totally punch-drunk. Fatefully, I think it’s over.” These were the words of highly regarded Dolphins fan, insider and contributor Simon Clancy (@SiClancy) on October 9. The Miami players, losers of four of […]

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The 2016 Dolphins were many things. Between the heart-thumping finishes, exceeded expectations, and setting a new organizational precedence, if nothing else, this team was a sheer pleasure to watch. With an impressive resolve, the Dolphins overcame a multitude of adverse situations to win double digit games and secure a post-season berth for the first time […]

The playoffs start NOW, as Miami steamrolls into Baltimore to take on the third seeded, and AFC North Division leading, Ravens. Can Miami take out a playoff contender while in a hostile environment? Will Ryan Tannehill or Jay Ajayi be able to crack the seemingly, unsolvable code, that is The Ravens defense? And who, among […]

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The Miami Dolphins won their sixth straight game and are now the sixth seed in the AFC Playoff standings! It wasn’t easy, however, as Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers put up a valiant effort before succumbing to defeat, two yards short of the game tying touchdown by Kaepernick. Who stepped up to thwart […]

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Back in August, I wrote positional previews for the entire 2016 Miami Dolphins roster. Before even seeing him dress in aqua and orange, this was what I had to say about MarQueis Gray in the “Quarterbacks and Tight Ends Preview.” “Gray spent the end of last season on Buffalo’s injured reserved and signed with the […]

The regular season is here! Sam and Chris preview Miami’s first game against The Seattle Seahawks. The ‘Hawks are virtually unstoppable in their home stadium with Russell Wilson under center. Ryan Tannehill is 1-0 against his fellow 2012 drafted counterpart. Will Seattle remain dominant? Or will history repeat itself with a Ryan Tannehill led victory […]

A player’s job in the NFL is unlike most professions in many ways. Voting for captains (superiors) is one of those unique traits. Today, the Dolphins elected five captains for the 2016 season. Offense: Ryan Tannehill – The quarterback had better be one of the captains of the team. Ryan Tannehill and his grey, dull […]

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The number one thing to take away from the pre-season is that you shouldn’t take anything away from the pre-season. These glorified scrimmages can prove who is worthy of the bubble spots on the roster and who is capable of flashing ability in one-on-one situations. The pre-season has had its bright spots sprinkled in over […]

Adam Gase provided a depth chart that not even Dallas Thomas’ mom thought to be true throughout the entire pre-season. Listing the embattled offensive lineman as the first team left guard was very “Belichickian” of the rookie head coach. With the Seahawks only six days away, and the team beginning early preparations, an accurate depth […]

The following players were cut today to get the roster to 53. Imagine if you are a football player and aren’t good enough to make a team like the Miami Dolphins…ouch: Players in bold, commentary in (parenthesis) CUTS: OL Sam Young (Great first name, bad player) CB Chimdi Chekwa (ChekWHY was this a surprise to […]

I have been extremely dismissive of this final pre-season game tonight. Before we get into this piece, let’s touch on three things I want to look for: 1.) Xavien Howard – He’s been anointed the defacto starter week one in Seattle and I find the message to be a bit mixed. Here you’ve made Laremy […]

Sam and Chris review the game against the Atlanta Falcons and hand out their “Worst Players Ever” awards in addition to breaking down every roster spot available and predicting the final 53 man roster for opening day. Who do Sam and Chris see staying? Who gets cut? And can Dallas Thomas survive yet ANOTHER bad […]

Falcons 6 Dolphins 17 Although not outstanding by any measure, that performance gave me a much better feeling heading into the season. The best news of all, assuming Ndamukong Suh’s ankle injury is as minor as we’re told, the Dolphins get out of this game without any serious injuries and appear poised (knock on wood) […]

Atlanta Falcons (2-0) @ Miami Dolphins (1-1) Thursday August 25 8:00 EST – Hard Rock Stadium – NBC National Broadcast   The third pre-season game is always the “dress rehearsal” for the regular season. Just as the Dolphins are preparing for their contest possible adding some minimal scheming, I’m going to transition more into a […]

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I was immediately worried when Mike Pouncey left the Dolphin’s preseason game due to injury against the Dallas Cowboys last Friday night. While he was able to return to play later in the quarter there now reports that he will miss the rest of preseason and possibly the season opener due to an undisclosed hip […]

Dolphins 14 (1-1) Cowboys 41 (1-1) That was difficult to stomach. That queasy, unwelcomed feeling of watching this team fall helplessly off the rails reared its ugly head once more as Miami were completely undone by the Cowboys. There are inevitable mistakes that will occur in the pre-season. Missed assignments, blown coverages, penalties, substitution issues […]

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The unfortunate circumstance of Ryan Tannehill’s imminent rise to league-wide respectability is that all the credit will go directly to Adam Gase. That’s one of the prevailing premises of the National Football League though – these professionals can’t allow ego to interrupt their overcoming of obstacles. I’m a frequent listener of various football podcasts and […]

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This is the group that determines the fate of the 2016 Dolphins more so than any other. The strides made from the revamped coaching staff will be apparent from day one, but the new and improved line may take some time to gel and find cohesion. Playing in synchrony is one thing, but we’re also […]

The All Paper Bag Team   I grew up a prototypical 90’s kid. Nicktoons ran on loop, I played Nintendo 64 at a Reshad Jones level and when I got home from school, I took to the backyard to play whatever sport was in season. At 7:10 pacific standard time every night I watched Ken […]

The Miami Dolphins had a historically bad offensive line in 2015. Awful in run blocking and terrible in pass blocking. Injury after injury and a depth pool so shallow that even Jesus’s friends could walk across it. Sam and Chris discuss what can be done to help fix in in time for the 2016 NFL […]