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By on December 20, 2014 at 2:25 pm

121814-weekThis week with the Dolphins was a very special one for alumni, as this week revolved around Dolphins from the past. It featured the Alumni Week Golf Classic, and will culiminate with a special moment this weekend, where former defensive tackle Manny Fernandez will be inducted into the Dolphins’ prestigious Honor Roll. Miami will look to cap off the week on a positive note and get back to their winning ways, taking on the (6-8) Minnesota Vikings at home at Sun Life Stadium.

Check out the week that was with the Dolphins from December 15th through December 19th:

Monday, 12/15

Moving Towards Minnesota

  • As part of his weekly show with The Finsiders, Coach Joe Philbin discussed the progress of rookies Jarvis Landry and Ja’Wuan James while also looking ahead to Sunday’s game against the Vikings. (More…)

Reviewing The Pats Game

  •’s Andy Cohen expounded on Miami’s 7-7 record entering Week 16. (More…)
  • Miami can still make the postseason, but they’ll need a lot of help to get there. (More…)
  • During his weekly show with The Finsiders, Coach Philbin spoke with Greg Likens and John Congemi to review Sunday’s Dolphins-Patriots game. (More…)

Miami Makes Roster Moves

  • The Dolphins announced a pair of roster moves on Monday afternoon. (More…)

Tuesday, 12/16

Going Deep

  • Miami attempted six passes of 30 yards or more against the Patriots, and four others between 20 and 30 yards. (More…)
  • Dolphins great Nat Moore spoke with The Finsiders to analyze the play of rookie wide receiver Jarvis Landry and discuss the state of the team following 14 games. (More…)

Playoff Potential

  • While Sunday’s loss damaged Miami’s chances at making the postseason, there is a way the Dolphins can still make the postseason. Former Dolphins Sam Madison and Kim Bokamper joined Greg Likens as The Finsiders analyzed the multiple results that the Dolphins need to have inside of the AFC over the next two weeks to qualify for the 2014 playoffs. (More…)

Wednesday, 12/17

Highlight Reel

  • NFL Network revealed their top 5 catches of Week 15; a list that concludes with Mike Wallace‘s one-hand touchdown catch against the Patriots. (More…)

Award Winners

  • Wide receiver Brandon Gibson was voted as the Dolphins’ 2014 winner of the Ed Block Courage Award, which is voted on solely by players. (More…)
  • Defensive end Olivier Vernon has been nominated for the 2014 Walter Payton Man Of The Year Award, which is given annually to the player who best exemplifies a commitment to philanthropy and community involvement. (More…)

Battling Through Injuries

  • Charles Clay has faced a rash of injuries, but it hasn’t stopped him from getting back on the field to make an impact. (More…)

All About “Juice”

  • Rookie receiver Jarvis Landry has now put together seven straight games with at least five receptions, the first Dolphins receiver to do that since O.J. McDuffie 16 years ago. (More…)
  • Landry spoke with reporters about the impressive production that he’s been able to post during his rookie season with the team. (More…)

Thursday, 12/18

Around The Locker Room

  • Defensive end Cameron Wake answered questions from reporters about the mentality of the team heading into the final two games of the regular season with a 7-7 record. (More…)
  • Offensive lineman Mike Pouncey discussed his attitude for Sunday’s game against the Vikings at Sun Life Stadium. (More…)
  • Cornerback Brent Grimes spoke with the media about this week’s matchup against Vikings rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater, a native of Miami. (More…)
  • Running back Lamar Miller spoke about his mindset for the last two regular season games of 2014. (More…)

Behind Enemy Lines

  • Paul Allen, the radio voice of the Minnesota Vikings, joined The Finsiders to provide an inside perspective on Sunday’s opponent for the Dolphins, the 6-8 Vikings. (More…)
  • There’s plenty of connections between this Dolphins team and the Vikings, especially on the defensive side of the ball. (More…)

Friday, 12/19

Previewing Dolphins-Vikings

  • Get hyped up for Sunday by watching footage of the Dolphins as the team prepares to battle the Vikings in a Week 16 contest at Sun Life Stadium. (More…)
  • Greg Likens and John Congemi preview all the angles of Sunday’s matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. (More…)
  • The final injury update of the week was issued for the Dolphins and Vikings in advance of Sunday’s game at Sun Life Stadium. (More…)
  •’s Alain Poupart examined the Vikings’ strengths and weaknesses. (More…)
  • Check out what’s being said around Miami’s locker room in anticipation of Sunday’s game against the Vikings. (More…)
  • Head coach Joe Philbin answered questions from the South Florida media for the final time before Sunday’s Dolphins-Vikings game at Sun Life Stadium. (More…)