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Dolphins vs Bears Breakdown - Week 7

The Miami Dolphins enter their game against the Chicago Bears at a critical juncture of their season. At 2-3 with a winnable Jacksonville game upcoming, a road win would set them up to at least continue to compete for the division title. A loss wo...

Dolphins vs Packers Breakdown - Week 6

The Miami Dolphins go into their Week 6 matchup vs Green Bay with a tall task ahead of them. The Green Bay Packers are not unbeatable; like any team, they have their weaknesses. However, they are dangerous, high-powered squad that demands top-notc...

Dolphins vs Bills Breakdown - Week 2

Dolphins vs Bills - Week 2 - Matchup Breakdown The Miami Dolphins opened up the 2014 season in fashion with a statement win. It wasn’t only that they beat the Patriots 33-20, it was in the thorough manner that they did so. On the offensive sid...

Dolphins Host Patriots, Week 1 Match Up Preview

It felt like forever, but the NFL season is finally back; and right out of the gate the Miami Dolphins face the long standing champions of the AFC East, the New England Patriots. The last time these two teams faced off in Miami, the Dolphins seale...

Preseason Week 3 Breakdown: Dolphins vs Cowboys

The Dolphins’ Week 3 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys ended in a shootout between backup quarterbacks Matt Moore and Dustin Vaughan, but since it is the preseason, the 25-20 victory was of little importance. The third week of the preseason is th...

  • Dolphins vs Bears Breakdown - Week 7

    Sunday, 19 October 2014 14:24

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  • Dolphins vs Packers Breakdown - Week 6

    Saturday, 11 October 2014 13:40

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  • Dolphins vs Bills Breakdown - Week 2

    Friday, 12 September 2014 23:45

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  • Dolphins Host Patriots, Week 1 Match Up Preview

    Friday, 05 September 2014 19:52

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  • Preseason Week 3 Breakdown: Dolphins vs Cowboys

    Sunday, 24 August 2014 18:41

    Published in Film Room


Sunday, 19 October 2014 14:24

Dolphins vs Bears Breakdown - Week 7

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The Miami Dolphins enter their game against the Chicago Bears at a critical juncture of their season. At 2-3 with a winnable Jacksonville game upcoming, a road win would set them up to at least continue to compete for the division title. A loss would threaten the chance of the Patriots starting to run away with the division. The pressure is starting to build and Miami must start to execute consistently to keep pace. However, records are just the outcomes of games played on the field and dictated by matchups; let’s take a look at some keys to this one.

Saturday, 11 October 2014 13:40

Dolphins vs Packers Breakdown - Week 6

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The Miami Dolphins go into their Week 6 matchup vs Green Bay with a tall task ahead of them. The Green Bay Packers are not unbeatable; like any team, they have their weaknesses. However, they are dangerous, high-powered squad that demands top-notch effort and execution out of any opponent trying to compete. In thinking about what the Dolphins can do in game-planning against the Packers, it is instructive to see what the statistics suggest.*

Friday, 12 September 2014 23:45

Dolphins vs Bills Breakdown - Week 2

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Dolphins vs Bills - Week 2 - Matchup Breakdown

The Miami Dolphins opened up the 2014 season in fashion with a statement win. It wasn’t only that they beat the Patriots 33-20, it was in the thorough manner that they did so. On the offensive side, the line opened up holes and Knowshon Moreno was able to do major damage as he amassed 134 yards. The run game behind effective run blocking was not something that many Dolphins fan saw coming and was a pleasant surprise.

Meanwhile, on the defensive side, the defensive line continuously punished Tom Brady while forcing game-changing turnovers and errant throws on passes under pressure. While the national media mainly focused on and discussed the Patriots’ woes, Miami Dolphins fans and film-watching analysts realized just how complete of a win this really was. With that said, the Patriots win was just one and it’s in the rearview, on to the Buffalo Bills.

The Bills opened their season with a road win over the Chicago Bears. In this piece, we’ll focus on the keys to the upcoming Bills game. Some of the strengths and weaknesses that the Bills showed in their first game will be highlighted in order to better understand the matchup breakdown.

Friday, 05 September 2014 19:52

Dolphins Host Patriots, Week 1 Match Up Preview

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It felt like forever, but the NFL season is finally back; and right out of the gate the Miami Dolphins face the long standing champions of the AFC East, the New England Patriots. The last time these two teams faced off in Miami, the Dolphins sealed the win with a great 4th quarter offensive drive and a CB who arrived three days prior making the game sealing interception. What should we expect this time around? What matchups should we be weary of, and which should we feel confident about? Read on past the break to find out. 

Friday, 22 August 2014 15:17

Preseason Week 3 Preview: Dolphins vs Cowboys

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Dolphins vs Cowboys - Preseason Week 3 Preview

 

The NFL preseason is rapidly approaching coming to a close, as we are just two weeks away from the games that matter on Sunday. As Matt Bowen of Bleacher Report explained, Week 3 of the preseason is the most important week for players that make the final 53-man roster. Coaches will install more advanced aspects of the playbook in preparation for the stressful situations that arise throughout a football game. This means the most important players will play longer and those on the verge of being cut will stay on the sidelines. From an evaluation standpoint, it’s important to not overreact because these are glorified scrimmages, but we can learn a lot about scheme and player progression. The NFL is filled with games within the game; rather the aggregate of about 140 plays that happen throughout the 60 minutes of play.

 

Dolphins vs Buccaneers - Preseason Week 2 Preview

As passionate fans of the Miami Dolphins, we love when our team is playing. When the game is on, we all have our eyes focused on different aspects. Whether it be the new look offense, your favorite veteran, or your favorite rookie, much will be happening on Saturday night when the Dolphins face the Buccaneers that may be worthy of your attention. My question to you is, what will you be watching for within the game? What things are you hoping to see on Saturday night from the Dolphins? Are you simply hoping to see the Dolphins win a Preseason game? Or, is this Preseason game much more meaningful to you than just the final score on the scoreboard? If you fall in the category of “just wanting to win the game”, there’s honestly nothing wrong with that, trust me, I want the Dolphins to win every game, no matter the importance. That said, if you’re looking more in-depth than just the scoreboard, but are having a hard time nailing down exactly what you would like to see, then maybe I can help.

Monday, 11 August 2014 13:28

Hangout: Pre-Season week 1 Review

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Join Oscar Hazell, Dustin Godin, and Rob Proffit as they discuss the pre-season game against the Atlanta Falcons. 

 

 

Thursday, 07 August 2014 04:19

Preseason Week 1 Preview: Dolphins vs Falcons

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Preseason Week 1 Preview: Dolphins vs Falcons

We get our first look at the 2014 Miami Dolphins this Friday. Accordingly, here is a quick rundown of some key positional questions that we will be looking for answers to, areas of player development to watch for, and the competition the Falcons offer to evaluate the Dolphins talent and schemes. Read on past the break.

If there is one thing NFL history has hammered home to me, it's that the West Coast Offense is a winning system. Extraordinarily, the West Coast Offense (WCO) is now roughly 46 years old, has claimed multiple championships, and continues to be a viable and efficient offensive attack. Offensive formations come and go in the NFL (think Wildcat, or the Pistol), as teams both implement their concepts and as defenses find the keystone holding the system together. Due to the WCO's historical success, I first began to study its concepts and truly fell in love with its multi-faceted concept. The WCO is, in fact, my favorite base offense.

Knowing this, imagine my excitement when The Dolphins hired Joe Philbin. He was a seemingly up-and-coming offensive coordinator from Green Bay; a GB team that is almost synonymous with WCO in modern NFL timelines. Now, imagine my disappointment when I failed to see WCO concepts actually implemented? So, what exactly is a WCO and in what way did we not use some of its core concepts? Read on past the break to find out.  

This will be the first in a series of pieces that will briefly try to put the NFL draft into better perspective. Our goal is fairly simple: to look at NFL starters by draft position. In doing so, we can get a better sense for the likelihood that a player at a given position and drafted at a certain position will eventually turn into a starter.