Tag:Miami Dolphins
Posted on: October 24, 2010 1:31 pm
Edited on: October 24, 2010 4:36 pm

Magic 'definitely' interested in owning Dolphins

Posted by Will Brinson

Magic Johnson's made no bones about his desire to bring the NFL back to Los Angeles -- it's something he wants to do very badly. And that's understandable, considering that LA is a monster TV market, it has no NFL team, and, as noted previously, they did it on Entourage so it clearly needs to happen in real life.

Turns out, Magic might also be interested in owning the Dolphins. That's according to the NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora, who was chatting up Earvin before the Steelers-Dolphins game (Magic's buddies with 'Fins owner Stephen Ross and was there, according to LaCanfora, at his request).

LaCanfora says Magic "praised GM Jeff Ireland, Ross, Bill Parcells and the [Dolphins] organization" and that he is "definitely" interested in becoming a minority owner with Miami, though he hasn't been approached about the possibility.

It seems reasonable that Magic, who recently sold all his shares of the Los Angeles Lakers, might dabble in the NFL vis-a-vis the Dolphins before going "all-in" with ownership of an L.A. team. Plus, is there any celebrity left who doesn't own a couple of Dolphins' shares?

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Posted on: October 22, 2010 2:36 pm

Hot Routes 10.22.10 Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!

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Posted by Andy Benoit

Titans players seem to have a knack for getting in serious bar fights but not charged with a crime. First Vince Young, and now Kenny Britt. The difference, of course, is Britt’s incident did not happen in May – it happened at 1:45 am Friday morning on the week of a game.

Speaking of the Titans…it’s now been one year since they started 0-6. Since then, they’ve gone 12-4 and, statistically speaking, been one of the most solid teams in all of football.

Chad Ochocinco sent T-shirts to some of the Falcons players this week. So, Roddy White responded with this homemade video. Guerilla trash talk, gotta love it.

The Chiefs will get defensive end Tyson Jackson back Sunday. The No. 3 overall pick of the 2009 draft has been out since Week 1 with a knee injury.

Joey Porter insists he will have double-digit sacks when all is said and done. So far, Arizona’s $5.2 million outside linebacker has one.

The Ravens don’t agree with those who say their offensive is conservative.

Interesting article about how the Bills passed on Haloti Ngata in the 2006 draft. (They took Dante Whitner instead.)

The Panthers have benched right guard Mackenzy Bernadeau. Geoff Schwartz will move from right tackle to Bernadeau’s spot. Stepping in at right tackle will be second-year player Gary Williams, making his first NFL start. Bernadeau understood: “They said I’ve been playing pretty well, but not to the best of my ability. And I know I wasn’t. Little things were holding me back, nothing too crazy,” he said. “Right now we just need a win and we’ve got to make some changes, and that’s one of them.”

Redskins veteran leader Phillip Daniels is traveling to Chicago earlier than the rest of the team so that he can attend his son’s high school football senior night. Daniels left the Bears in 2003 but his family stayed in town. Daniels’ son, DeVaris Daniels, is a defensive back/wide receiver and has committed to Notre Dame.

Thanks to wrist surgery, Nick Barnett is now learning how to be a southpaw.

The Dolphins are making a push for stadium improvements. For the second time in seven months, they’re trying to drum up support for some public funding.

The Bucs are practicing at Raymond James Stadium on Friday because Raheem Morris wants his players to get more familiar with being in their end zone. It’s not a pure metaphor – they’re literally spending more time on that part of the field.

The Wall Street Journal says the numbers suggest the 2-4 San Diego Chargers might be the greatest bad team in NFL history.

Mathias Kiwanuka expects to play against this season, but WHEN, exactly, is unclear.

Chris Kluwe offered some unique analysis on the league’s illegal hit policies.

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Posted on: October 22, 2010 11:52 am
Edited on: October 22, 2010 3:07 pm

NFL Week 7 Podcast Preview

Posted by Will Brinson

The NFL's Week 7 might be the most parity filled of the entire season -- there are nine games with a three-point spread, and in case you didn't notice, there have been a lot of close games and there are a lot of teams in contention (more on that later).

Andy and I break down the action with our weekly Friday run-through, asking the big questions, like, will James Harrison retire before he gets to lay wood on the Dolphins? Are the Redskins and Bears respective defenses good enough to carry a pair of clearly flawed offenses? 

Just how uncanny are the quarterback similarities between Philadelphia and Tennessee right now? What the what -- both the Buccaneers and Rams have a shot at being over .500 through seven week? OHMYGOD SEATTLE AND ARIZONA TOO? Can the Chargers beat the Patriots by 25 points like they have the rest of their opponents at home? And will this be the most Favre drama we've ever seen? All that and much, much more.

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Posted on: October 22, 2010 11:03 am

Mild upset in NFL awards this week

Posted by Andy Benoit

Normally we don’t pay too much attention to the NFL Player of the Week awards because, let’s be honest, hardly anyone remembers the winners of the award one month later. Or even a few days later. But every once in a while you get a Player of the Week award upset.

This week, Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons took home AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. Timmons had a terrific game against the Browns, recording 11 tackles, two sacks and an interception.

But what about Dolphins outside linebacker Cameron Wake? The rising star recorded three sacks, three tackles for a loss and six hits on the quarterback in his team’s overtime win against the Packers. Wake’s performance did not come at home against a sluggish offense led by a rookie quarterback making his NFL debut – it came on the road against Aaron Rodgers.

At the end of the day, it’s not a big deal. Timmons and Wake are both breakout players performing at a Pro Bowl level this season. Just thought it might be worth having the discussion since, well, honestly, since yours truly declared Wake a “lock” for Player of the Week honors on Monday.

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Posted on: October 20, 2010 8:17 pm
Edited on: October 20, 2010 8:23 pm

Dolphins lose first-round rookie for the season

Posted by Andy Benoit

Dolphins rookie defensive end Jared Odrick has been battling back from a fractured fibula suffered in the season opener against Buffalo. The first-round pick was hoping to return sometime around Week 5 (it was just a hairline fracture). J. Odrick

That will not be the case. Odrick was placed on Injured Reserve Wednesday night, according to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network.

The Dolphins essentially became prepared to march forward without Odrick once coaches moved Randy Starks from nose tackle back to his more natural end position. Kendall Langford, inconsistent at times though very agile against the run, remains the other starting defensive end.

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Posted on: October 20, 2010 12:35 pm

Hot Routes 10.20.10: Go, Matty, Go!

Posted by Will Brinson

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  • Yesterday, we brought you the heroic story of something about Vince Young. Today, Matt Leinart, VY's nemesis (or something), is competing for a backup job! Yay, Matty! But seriously, couldn't you see the Texans reeling off a couple wins in a row, playing decent defense, making everyone think they're contending for the division and maybe more and then suddenly Matt Schaub's leg gets crushed in a freak bad snap play followed by every single Texans fan realizing that Leinart's their starting quarterback? Except Gary Kubiak, who thinks Leinart has the "it" factor.
  • A New York Times reader is jumping in the concussion debate, op-ed style, with a piece titled "How I Became a Head-Hunting Defensive Back."
  • Drew Brees' new baby's name? Bowen Christopher Brees. I eagerly await an explanation for why it's not "Brinson."
  • Some random folks who don't want to see football disappear because of a lockout started the Twitter account @NFLLockout. The NFLPA then asked for it in exchange for some Michael Vick posters or something, they declined and the NFLPA called Twitter and demanded to get the account. And Twitter gave it up. 
Posted on: October 19, 2010 9:15 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 9:16 pm

Hot Routes 10.19.10 vi

Posted by Will Brinson

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  • Vince Young thought his season was over when he left the field on Monday night. That's understandable, especially considering how close Young appeared to being seriously injured when he fumbled a snap, recovered the snap and then tried to get up and run with the ball even after his knee hit the ground. Instincts and athleticism and whatever aside, there's only one option at that point in time for any NFL quarterback: fall on the freaking ball and lay there, praying you don't get smushed.
  • Sean Payton was apparently running his mouth against the Buccaneers on Sunday. That seems karmically foolish for the same reasons as pointing and laughing at your seven-year-old cousin when you block his basketball shots is mean. Or something. 
  • This may come as a surprise, but Jacksonville Jaguars fans are about as happy with Jack Del Rio as anyone who played against Chris Johnson in fantasy this week.
Posted on: October 18, 2010 11:57 pm

Parcells packs up and takes off

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Bill Parcells has packed up his office and has moved out of the Dolphins complex. Parcells apparently is still a consultant with the team, but he won’t be working from team headquarters any more and won't be involved in day-to-day decisions.

From Schefter:

Miami knew this move was coming, but didn't realize Parcells' departure would happen so soon.

Many around the league expected Parcells to finish the season and then move on from the organization. The Dolphins must still pay Parcells the balance of the $12 million due to him under a four-year contract that expires after the 2011 season.

Heck of a deal by the Dolphins, by the way. Parcells can leave whenever he wants, and Miami still has to pay him. Where can I sign up for a deal like that?

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