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By on October 19, 2014 at 6:21 pm

The Miami Dolphins responded following last week’s defeat against Green Bay, as a complete team effort led by a career day from quarterback Ryan Tannehill resulted in Miami defeating the Chicago Bears, 27-14, at Soldier Field. Tannehill was electric in the Windy City, posting a career best passer rating of 123.6, completing 25 of his 32 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns. Tannehill had two favorite targets on the day while hitting eight different receivers, as Charles Clay and Mike Wallace both caught touchdowns. The passing game wasn’t the only facet on the offense that thrived though, as running back Lamar Miller ran for 61 yards and a touchdown. Tannehill also contributed in that department, running for 48 yards.

And while the Dolphins offense was rolling, the defense contributed their fair share and more, causing three turnovers, racking up three sacks and holding the usually explosive Chicago offense to 224 total yards.…

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By on October 19, 2014 at 6:15 pm

You couldn’t have asked for a better response and result from the Dolphins today in Chicago, as the team was running at full tilt on both sides of the ball in their 27-14 win against the Bears. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill likely put up the performance of his young career. The quarterback shredded the Bears’ secondary and was also incredibly efficient with the football, rarely throwing an incompletion and not turning the ball over. Tannehill’s big day, along with an aggressive showing from Miami’s defense were just a few of the major storylines to come out of the team’s Week 7 win.

Here a few things in particular that stood out to me during the Dolphins’ 27-14 victory:

1.  A Complete Bounce Back

A week after a devastating loss at home, the Dolphins played their most complete game of the year.…

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By on October 19, 2014 at 8:10 am

Here’s the rundown of coverage for Sunday’s Week 7 matchup between the Dolphins and Bears.  Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. from Chicago’s Soldier 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 John Congemi and Sam Madison as well as Kim Bokamper from Soldier Field.…

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By on October 18, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Looking to turn the page from last week’s close loss to the Green Bay Packers, the Miami Dolphins focused on the this week’s opponent, the Chicago Bears. The Dolphins have reached a critical juncture in their season. A win at Soldier Field in Chicago can bring the team to 3-3 on the season, helping keep pace in a wild AFC conference that’s soon to develop the beginnings of a early playoff picture.

In case you missed any of it, here’s a look at the week that was with the Miami Dolphins from Oct. 13-17:

Monday, 10/13

The Coach Philbin Show

  • Coach Joe Philbin joined The Finsiders during his weekly show to discuss the final stages of Sunday’s Dolphins-Packers game. (More…)
  • In the second part of The Coach Philbin Show, the coach looked ahead to Sunday’s game in Chicago against Jay Cutler and the Bears.
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By on October 18, 2014 at 9:48 am

After coming up short last week against one NFC North opponent last week, the Miami Dolphins look to get back on track when they travel up to Soldier Field in Chicago to take on the Bears. Miami faces a few interesting matchups across the board this week. Check out what’s being said around Miami’s locker room ahead of Sunday’s contest against the Chicago Bears.

Joe Philbin

On the Chicago Bears offense and the challenge it poses the linebackers: “They have big skill players. Their running back is big, their tight end is big, their wide outs are big, so it’s a formidable challenge for the entire football team, not just for the linebackers. We’re going to have to have a multiple plan.…

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By on October 17, 2014 at 1:01 pm

There’s little doubt that the leader of one of the league’s most aggressive defensive units is Cameron Wake. The defensive end’s career has been a model for younger players in this league to follow not only because of his production, but also because his discipline both on and off the field, consistently making plays and taking care of his body through a stringent diet and workout routine.

Wake recently spoke about his role as a leader in an interview with the Finsiders, and how in the past few years he’s encountering more and more younger players looking for advice.

“Even in the past few seasons in the locker room, where I’ve had a lot of younger guys who are trying to make a name for themselves and get on the field or be an impact player kind of just come in an tug on my jersey and ask me small questions,” said Wake.…

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By on October 16, 2014 at 8:05 pm

With their third away game of the season just three days away, the Miami Dolphins continued their preparation on Wednesday for an important contest at the Chicago Bears. The team focused on their offensive and defensive schemes, both being key points of emphasis if they want to match the play of one of the NFL’s most dynamic offenses. Also, the second injury report of the week was released, with most of the updates being on the positive side. The Dolphins will take the practice field on Friday for their final run-through of the week before traveling to the Windy City on Saturday.

In case you missed it, here’s a complete summary of’s coverage of this afternoon’s events at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility:




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By on October 16, 2014 at 10:53 am

Following a four-week suspension, safety Reshad Jones returned to his usual starting role in Miami’s heartbreaking Week 6 loss to the Packers, and looked like he didn’t miss a beat, leading the team in tackles with nine.

In an interview with The Finsiders‘ Greg Likens, Jones talked about making his return, and how he’s just one part of a defense that’s getting itself together as a whole once more.

“It felt great just to be out there running around doing whatever it takes to help this football team win football games,” said Jones. “That’s what I’m all about.”

Jones’ effort did not go unnoticed by any stretch, as defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle called it a “a solid performance, solid, winning performance.”

Jones’ return, along with the returns of Randy Starks and Koa Misi showed what the Dolphins defense can really do once it’s all together.…

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By on October 15, 2014 at 8:13 pm

On Wednesday, the Dolphins held their second practice of the week in preparation for Sunday’s crucial showdown in the Windy City against the Bears. The team worked on third down situations in addition to normal down and distance. After practice, Coach Philbin, Ryan Tannehill and others spoke with the media about the importance of bouncing back with a win against a formidable opponent on the road. Additionally, the first injury reports of the week were released for both teams; with the Dolphins have 11 players limited but safety Jimmy Wilson was the only player held out of practice in its entirety.

In case you missed it, here’s an overview of’s coverage of this afternoon’s proceedings at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility:


INJURY REPORT: Dolphins-Bears Wednesday Injury Updates
NOTEBOOK: Tannehill Showing His Running Ability; Other Notes
Pouncey Earns Praise For First Game At Guard
AC In The AM: 10 Questions With Samson Satele
VIDEO: Philbin Previews Bears Game
VIDEO: Tannehill: “We’ve Got To Make It Happen”
VIDEO: Reshad Jones Making Smooth Return
VIDEO: Odrick Scouts Bears Offense
VIDEO: Rookie Report: Ja’Wuan James
VIDEO: Pouncey Feeling Good After 1st Game At RG
VIDEO: Rookie Report: Jarvis Landry
VIDEO: Trusnik Looks Ahead To Sunday
AUDIO: State Of The Team With Jimmy Cefalo
AUDIO: Around The NFL With Dick Stockton
AUDIO: Finsiders Live Show, 10/15, Team Coverage

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By on October 14, 2014 at 8:43 pm

On Tuesday the players returned to practice for the first time since Sunday’s game against the Packers. The players demonstrated the ability to turn the page from a tough defeat by having what Coach Philbin termed as their “best Tuesday practice of the year”. The team made two transactions on Tuesday morning; placing RB Knowshon Moreno on Injured Reserve with an ACL injury and reinstating defensive end Derrick Shelby from suspension. The players began film study and preparation for another NFC North opponent, the Chicago Bears (3-3) who will host the Dolphins at 1pm on Sunday. Following practice, Coach Philbin and many of the players met with the media at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility.

In case you missed it, here’s a full recap of a busy Tuesday in Davie:


NOTEBOOK: James Prepared To Tackle Multiple Positions; Other Notes
PRESS RELEASE: Moreno Placed On Injured Reserve
PRESS RELEASE: Shelby Reinstated By Dolphins
Dolphins Running Back Depth Paying Dividends
VIDEO: In Case You Missed It, 10/14, Video Report From Practice
VIDEO: Philbin Discusses RB Situation & More
VIDEO: Catching Up With Rookie WR Jarvis Landry On The Finsiders
VIDEO: Derrick Shelby Answers Questions From Media
VIDEO: Mike Wallace Meets With Reporters
VIDEO: Finnegan Discusses Bears Offense
VIDEO: RB Damien Williams Ready For Opportunity
VIDEO: Jenkins Previews Matchup With Forte & Bears
VIDEO: State Of The OL With Branden Albert
AUDIO: Finsiders Live Show, 10/14, Team Coverage

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