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By on October 31, 2014 at 11:59 am

The Miami Dolphins are looking to increase their wining streak to three games as they play host to the San Diego Chargers. The 4-3 Dolphins look to keep pace in the ultra competitive AFC. Facing the 5-3 Chargers will be a great test of this team. With that in mind, let’s take a look inside the locker room, and find out what the team is saying on this weekend’s matchup.

Joe Philbin

On how Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers matches up to quarterbacks the Dolphins have already seen this year: “He’s really playing well. He’s got a ton of experience, a ton of production over a long period of time. He’s very accurate. One of the things I think that makes him really unique is he kind of has that extra sense of where something bad might be happening and kind of slip-and-slide away from it.…

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By on October 30, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Thursday, the Dolphins continued their preparation for Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers (5-3) without Head Coach Joe Philbin who was away from the team because of a personal family matter. The defense continued to finalize the game-plan for Philip Rivers and the Chargers offense,  a unit that all Dolphins speak highly of after a week of film study. Also, rookie wide receiver Jarvis Landry received his first NFL award as he was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October. Landry averaged 35.6 kickoff return yards, the highest October mark in franchise history. Finally, the team’s second injury report of the week was released as linebacker Chris McCain was added to the Did Not Practice list.…

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By on October 30, 2014 at 11:52 am

In a year that featured change in the Miami Dolphins’ backfield, third-year running back Lamar Miller has been one constant the entire season: . Miami’s fourth-round selection in 2012 out of the University of Miami, the hometown kid was originally predicted by many to be splitting time and the starting halfback gig in a two-headed backfield with free agent acquisition Knowshon Moreno.

But all that changed after Moreno’s elbow injury in Week 2 against Buffalo, and then a season-ending knee injury against Green Bay. The injuries thrusted Miller into a feature back role he’s thrived in so far this season. Rushing for 496 yards at a clip of 4.9 yards per carry has been good enough to put Miller in the top 10 in the league in rushing yards, and he’s primed for a career year in almost every notable statistical category.

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By on October 29, 2014 at 8:51 pm

On Wednesday, the Dolphins returned to practice for their longest session of the week as the squad continued their work for Sunday’s AFC showdown against the San Diego Chargers. The day started with the news that safety Louis Delmas was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week. Against the Jaguars, he recovered a fumble and took back an interception 81 yards for a game-changing touchdown, helping lead the Dolphins to a 27-13 victory. Following practice, Coach Philbin and Ryan Tannehill held press conferences with reporters while Lamar Miller sat down with The Finsiders on FOX Sports Florida. Also on Wednesday, the first injury reports of the week were issued for the Dolphins and the Chargers.

In case you missed it, here’s a rundown of Dolphins.com’s coverage of Wednesday in Davie:

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NOTEBOOK: Tannehill Has A Great Resource In Marino; Other Notes
Delmas Named AFC Defensive Player Of The Week
Happy Homecoming For Satele In Many Ways
INJURY REPORT: Dolphins-Chargers Wednesday Injury Updates
AC in the AM: 10 Questions With Jelani Jenkins
VIDEO: Philbin Discusses State Of The Team
VIDEO: 1-on-1 With Lamar Miller
VIDEO: Charles Clay Mic’D Up For Win In Jacksonville
VIDEO: AFC Player Of The Week Highlights: Louis Delmas
VIDEO: Tannehill Talks About Marino Relationship & More
VIDEO: Odrick Speaks In Advance Of Chargers Game
AUDIO: Dick Stockton With The Finsiders
AUDIO: Behind-Enemy-Lines: SD Beat Writer Michael Gehlken
AUDIO: Finsiders Live Show, 10/29, Team Coverage

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By on October 28, 2014 at 9:37 pm

On Tuesday the Dolphins players returned to practice following their day off on Monday to review the film from the Jaguars game and to begin preparations for Sunday’s game against the Chargers. While the Dolphins have won of 3 of their past 4, the sentiment was unanimous that the team needs to continue to improve to come away with a win on Sunday versus Philip Rivers and the Chargers. Following practice, Coach Philbin and several Dolphins players meet with reporters while Earl Mitchell joined The Finsiders in studio on FOX Sports Florida. The team will return to practice on Wednesday and following practice the first practice reports of the week will be issued for both the Dolphins and the Chargers.

In case you missed it, here’s a summary of Dolphins.com’s coverage of Tuesday at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility.…

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By on October 26, 2014 at 7:18 pm

It certainly was not pretty from an offensive standpoint. However, sometimes in football one unit picks up the other long enough to get the other going. The Miami Dolphins defense carried the team to victory today in Jacksonville thanks to two interception return touchdowns from the secondary and just enough offensive production to put the game away. The Jaguars played a spirited but sloppy game, and that allowed Miami to take advantage of a multitude of Jacksonville mistakes, with several resulting in game changing plays, turnovers, and eventually points.

Here’s a few observations from today’s 27-13 win:

1.  Six-Pack

Right from the start you got the feeling that it was going to be a defensive type of day for the Miami Dolphins.…

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By on October 26, 2014 at 6:16 pm

An overwhelming defensive display at EverBank Field today in Jacksonville powered the Miami Dolphins to a 27-13 win against the Jaguars. The Dolphins scored 17 points off of turnovers, including interception return touchdowns from Louis Delmas and Brent Grimes,as the Dolphins defense made plays in every fashion. Miami racked up three sacks, blocked a field goal, caused three turnovers, and compiled six tackles for a loss. On the other side of the ball, the offense started slow, but got going in the second half. Ryan Tannehill finished 16-29 for 196 yards and a touchdown, and also hit wide receiver Mike Wallace on 50-yard bomb that was part of a 95-yard touchdown drive that put the game out of reach late. Running back Lamar Miller ran for 78 yards on 14 carries, and Rishard Matthews caught Tannehill’s lone TD pass.…

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By on October 26, 2014 at 7:35 am

Here’s the rundown of coverage for today’s Week 8 matchup between the Dolphins and Jaguars.  Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. from Jacksonville’s EverBank Field.

10:30 a.m.:  Finsiders Final Drive

Watch on WBFS (My TV 33) in South Florida

Host Greg Likens takes you through some of the best Dolphins conversation of the week.

11:00 a.m.:  The Coach Philbin Show

Watch on CBS-4 in South Florida and listen on BIG 105.9, 940-WINZ, and the entire Miami Dolphins Radio Network 

Coach Joe Philbin previews the game with host Kim Bokamper.

11:30 a.m.:  Dolphins Weekly Live

Watch on CBS-4 in South Florida and listen on BIG 105.9, 940-WINZ, and the entire Miami Dolphins Radio Network

Host Jim Berry previews the game with analysis from Sam Madison as well as Kim Bokamper from EverBank Field.…

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By on October 25, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Through six games and a bye week, the Miami Dolphins sit at 3-3 on the season, two games back of the division leading Patriots in the win column. Reaching Week 8, we’ve essentially hit the midpoint of the season, and Miami has a prime opportunity this week to start a winning streak, facing off against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Everbank Field this Sunday at 1 p.m. This week with the Dolphins, another player returned from suspension, the team is likely the healthiest it has been this season, and we received an exclusive look inside the team’s locker room.

Check out the week that was with the Miami Dolphins from October 20th to October 24th:

Monday, 10/20

Coaches Corner

  • Head coach Joe Philbin joined Greg Likens and John Congemi for his weekly show to look back on several of the key elements in the Dolphins 27-14 victory over the Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday.
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By on October 25, 2014 at 10:15 am

The Miami Dolphins, coming off a convincing win last week in Chicago, look to get on a roll as the season progresses and the path to a winning streak starts this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 1-6 Jaguars may not have many victories this season, but still remains formidable opposition especially on the defensive side of the ball, giving up a total of 32 points in their past three games.

Here’s a look at what the Dolphins are saying about the Jags defense, and the team as a whole in anticipation of Sunday’s game at EverBank Field:

Joe Philbin

On how to preach to the players to avoid a letdown after a big win: “You throw on the film. The truest indicator is the film.…

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