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By on February 28, 2015 at 1:24 pm

022715-WakeThis week with the Miami Dolphins was one of the new beginnings, as the team unvelied the future of Sun Life Stadium through the Samsung Business Preview Center and a video showcasing what the home of the Dolphins will look like in 2015 and 2016. Also, the team made several rosters moves, making changes at that wide receiver position, and we learned more about potential targets for Miami at the #14th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Check out the week that was with the Dolphins from February 23rd through February 27th:

Monday, 2/23

Marino And His Legendary Friends Hit The Bahamas

  • The second annual event included a welcome party, golf tournament with football legends, a sunset cruise, Dolphins Academy Youth Football and Cheerleader Clinic, and an inaugural flag football matchup between the Miami Dolphins alumni and the Bahamian all star team.


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By on February 26, 2015 at 7:37 pm

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With the NFL Scouting Combine firmly in the rearview mirror, the days counting down to the 2015 NFL Draft are dwindling quickly. And while the impending free agency period that begins when the new league year kicks off  at 4 p.m. EST on March 10 will give us a clearer picture of team needs are at that point, there’s a whole new group of post-combine mock drafts that have been released.

Did performances at the Combine change prospects’ draft stock? Let’s take a look around sports media and see who voices in the football world believe the Miami Dolphins will take with their first round selection at #14 overall.

Hint: There may be a bit of disagreement on the subject…

Dane Brugler, CBSSports.com: Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa (Previous Pick: La’El Collins, OL, LSU)

The Dolphins went offensive tackle in the first round last year and could address the position again this spring, especially considering Branden Albert‘s injury history.



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By on February 24, 2015 at 10:54 am

021615-williamsonFor the Miami Dolphins to improve in 2015 and reach the postseason for the first time since the 2008 season, it’s going to take a successful offseason to add and fit the right pieces into the puzzle. Last offseason the Dolphins were active in both free agency and the draft, and according to ESPN’s John Clayton, Miami may be aggressive this offseason as well.

Clayton joined The Finsiders on Monday, and talked about his expectations for the Dolphins this spring.

“Particulary in the front office there’s a realization, ‘like what can we do to get this team over the top,'” said Clayton. “You just saw it with the Dallas Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys have been drafting to the offensive line, they’ve been drafting on offense, and were trying to surround Tony Romo with a chance to get better.…

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By on February 21, 2015 at 9:08 am

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Up in frigid Indianapolis at the NFL Scouting Combine, The Finsiders were able to catch up with ESPN’s Todd McShay. The NFL draft analyst broke down the  options for the Dolphins at several positions and gave his opinion on the deepest positions in this draft.

There is plenty of depth in this year’s draft and McShay believes that several skill positions on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball provide that.

“I think running back is one of the deeper classes I’ve seen in a while,” said McShay. “The top two guys are Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon. In the second and third round you have Ameer Abdullah from Nebraska, T.J. Yeldon from Alabama.…

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By on February 18, 2015 at 7:37 pm

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We’ve begun our Path to The 2015 NFL Draft, as the NFL Scouting Combine is underway from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Football media, coaches, scouts, and front office personnel will all meet under one roof to watch and meet with the best players from college football, and get a better feel of the prospects ahead of this April’s draft.

The beginning of this week will feature the prospects meeting with the media and going through one-on-one meetings with NFL teams, while Friday will kickoff on-field workouts, where specialists, offensive linemen, and tight ends will take the field in Indianapolis. On Saturday, offensive skill players such as quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers will perform in front of the NFL world.…

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By on February 17, 2015 at 10:49 am

021715-WilliamsonThroughout the season and during the offseason, front office personnel spend countless hours planning out a team’s gameplan to improve for the future.

Former NFL scout Matt Williamson, currently working for ESPN as an analyst and scout, has been in those meetings where teams come up with a strategy for free agency and the draft.

In an interview with The Finsiders, Williamson covered a variety of topics regarding Miami’s offseason and how the Dolphins will attack the 2015 season, including where a former first round pick could fit into the Dolphins’ plans.

Selected third overall in the 2013 draft, it was expected that Dion Jordan would make an immediate impact for the Dolphins defense. Williamson expects that athleticism to be showcased in a much greater role in his third season, and be a guy to fill the shoes of possible departing players.…

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By on February 14, 2015 at 1:54 pm

021415-StadiumThis week with the Dolphins featured The Finsiders Awards, as the crew gave out four awards for individual success during the 2014 season. The team also signed a player towards the 90-man offseason roster limit, and we learned more about Sun Life Stadium’s modernization project from team CEO Tom Garfinkel. 

Check out the past week with the Dolphins from February 9th through February 14th:

Monday, 2/9

The Finsiders Awards: Most Improved Player

  • Watch as The Finsiders crew of Greg Likens, O.J. McDuffie, Sam Madison and Tristin Jones gave their votes for the Dolphins Most Improved Player in 2014 along with the vote of the fans online at Dolphins.com. (More…)
  • Check out the  four nominees that were up for the Most Improved Player Of The Year award.


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By on February 13, 2015 at 12:09 pm

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The NFL Combine begins in less than a week, signaling the start of the road toward the 2015 NFL draft. Team and media personnel alike will meet in Indianapolis to get their first in-person look at all of college football’s best under one roof.

There are a whole new crop of mock drafts that have been released, and according to the experts, there’s variety of directions that the Dolphins may go in with their first round selection.

Here’s a look at some of the mock drafts around sports media, without accounting for potential trades:

Dane Brugler, CBSSports.com: La’El Collins, OL, LSU (PREVIOUS PICK: La’El Collins)

The Dolphins went offensive tackle in the first round last year and could address the position again this spring, especially with Branden Albert’s injury history.



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By on February 12, 2015 at 10:37 am

021114-awards660Welcome to The Finsiders Awards, where our analysts, and you, the fans, decide which Dolphins players will receive recognition for their play this past season. Throughout the week, we’ll be honoring players in four categories: Most Improved Player, Defensive Player Of The Year, Offensive Player Of The Year, and Play Of The Year.

Our final award will be given out to the best play of the year.

The nominees for Best Play Of The Year are…

October 19th- Dolphins at Bears: Tannehill Needing One, Gets 30 (Highlight occurs at the 1:47 mark)

  • With 1:54 left in the third quarter, the Miami Dolphins led the Chicago Bears 14-7 in the Windy City. Encountering a 4th and one on the edge of field goal range, Coach Joe Philbin decided to send out the offense instead of punting to try to get the first down and extend Miami’s lead.


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By on February 11, 2015 at 10:48 am

021114-awards660Welcome to The Finsiders Awards, where our analysts, and you, the fans, decide which Dolphins players will receive recognition for their play this past season. Throughout the week, we’ll be honoring players in four categories: Most Improved Player, Defensive Player Of The Year, Offensive Player Of The Year, and Play Of The Year.

Our third award will be given out to the the team’s best offensive player.

So without further ado, the nominees for Offensive Player Of The Year are…

Lamar Miller



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