Once the final whistle of the Super Bowl is blown, NFL fans begin counting down to the next time they can see their respective teams strap on pads and helmets and get back to work. Those countdowns came to an end this week as NFL teams around the league took the field and began preparing for the 2014 season.
It’s not that the New England Patriots are trying to sugarcoat the loss of Rob Gronkowski, but they feel fortunate to have succeeded in this situation before.
In his many roles with the Miami Dolphins, Charles Clay recalls one assignment as especially daunting: He attempted to block 325-pound defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, a mismatch that made a lasting impact.
A few weeks ago, Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas looked like he was done for the season with an injury. Sunday, Thomas helped save the Dolphins season.
Once the Miami Dolphins got used to the snow, the Pittsburgh Steelers were no problem.
After a 3-0 start, the Saints and Ravens exposed some of Miami’s weaknesses, sending the Dolphins into the bye week sporting the first losing streak of the year. Having reached the quarter mark of the season, here are some early “Studs vs. Duds” awards for the 2013-14 Miami Dolphins.
When Miami Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller went down with a serious knee injury during the preseason; the tight end position once again became a position of concern for the Dolphins and its fans.
The Miami Dolphins finished off the Indianapolis Colts in a fitting fashion for a team built to rush the quarterback, by sacking Andrew Luck on fourth down.
The Miami Dolphins begin the post-Dustin Keller era Monday morning after the tight end suffered a near complete destruction of the interior of his knee.
On paper, it’s an impressive array of speed (Mike Wallace) consistency (Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson) and potential mismatches (Dustin Keller). But there have been countless NFL teams that looked great on paper, but never could translate the talent onto the field. For the Fins, the key will be forming a bond between the new players, like Wallace and Gibson, and Ryan Tannehill.