Is The Dolphins D-Line Better?

Written by Finatic Dave

Here is what Ryan Tannehill says about our definsive line in practice...  “(I am) definitely glad that I don’t have to see them in live action. (Laughter) We had a grueling training camp against those guys, battling every day (with) our guys up front, battling against those quality players and quality pass rushers. They kept the heat on us the whole camp, and I think it really made our offensive line improve and get better quickly, because of the quality of the rushers. Now we’re getting into the season and seeing those guys disrupt the run game a little bit and get after the quarterback, it’s a lot of fun.”

Coach Gase Conference Call with Cleveland Media on 9/21/16

Written by Finatic Dave

(On the challenges of facing a rookie quarterback that he knows little about and has little tape on) – “I think the hardest thing for our guys is going to be just kind of the unknown. You can always try to do as much research as you possibly can as far as what looks like could be his strengths and weaknesses in the NFL from the limited exposure you have on him. You try to lean on possibly some of the scouting evaluation that went on coming out (of college), as much as you can; but obviously it’s such a different game at this level that it’s hard to really get great detail from college film. But you take everything you can and then the thing that you have to do more than anything is be able to adjust during the game.”

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DeVante Parker Shines Despite Loss To Patriots

Written by Finatic Dave

WR DeVante Parker posted statistically the best performance of his career against the Patriots. His eight receptions were a career high, and his 106 receiving yards match his career high set in the last game he played, Jan 3, 2016 vs. New England.

All of WR DeVante Parker’s eight receptions for 106 yards came in the second half. He is the first Dolphins player to have 100 – plus receiving yards in a half since WR Jarvis Landry gained 115 yards in the air in the in the second half at the NY Jets on Nov. 29 2015.



Dolphins vs. Patriots Game Facts

Written by Finatic Dave

The Dolphins will open AFC East play on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. when they travel to New England to play the Patriots for the 102nd time in franchise history. It will be Miami's second road game in as many weeks against an opponent who made the playoffs in 2015. The Dolphins took the last meeting between the two teams - a 20-10 victory in Week 17 last year, to finish the 2015 season on a winning note.

Foxborough has been a difficult place to play for quite some time and that has proven true for the Dolphins. Miami has dropped the last seven contests there. It's the Dolphins' longest road losing streak in the all-time series and the team's longest active road winless streak against any NFL team. Miami's last win at New England came on Sept. 21, 2008 in what has been aptly termed as "The Wildcat Game." The Dolphins won the contest, 38-13, behind 113 rushing yards from RB Ronnie Brown, who spent a significant portion of the game lined up in the "Wildcat formation." QB Chad Pennington completed 17 of 20 passes for 226 yards and the Dolphins picked up their first win of the season en route to an 11-5 record and AFC East title.