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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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By on October 23, 2014 at 8:15 pm

On Thursday, the Miami Dolphins took to the practice field in preparation for the Jacksonville Jaguars, their second road venture in as many weeks. The team concentrated on red zone situations on both sides of the ball. Also, the Dolphins released their second injury report of the week, which had Dolphins linebacker Koa Misi listed on the Did Not Practice list. The Dolphins will be back at practice on Friday before leaving for North Florida on Saturday.

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

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By on October 23, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Riding high off of a dominant performance there is the fear to get complacent. The Miami Dolphins find themselves in this situation this week, after the team’s victory in Chicago, now facing the cellar-dwelling Jacksonville Jaguars (1-6) of the AFC South. According to cornerback Brent Grimes, the team will able to avoid the usual minefield of complacency, and won’t sell short their opponents this week in Jacksonville.

“When you watch the film you see the talent on the field,” said Grimes in an interview with The Finsiders. “They have good receivers that can run and get in and out of breaks and run a lot of routes that are challenging. It’s going to be a challenge. We can’t go out there looking at their record not being that great because they have talent on the field.”

“We’ve only got three wins, we need all the wins we can.…

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By on October 22, 2014 at 6:14 pm

On Wednesday, the Dolphins continued their preparation for the week 8 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. The squad emphasized third down situations during Wednesday’s full pad practice. The feeling around the locker room is that the Dolphins are not taking the Jaguars lightly despite their 1-6 record. Coach Philbin acknowledged the defensive line of the Jaguars and how much of a strength it is to their team as Jacksonville ranks second in the NFL with 22 sacks. Also, the first injury reports of the week were issued for the Dolphins and the Jaguars were issued, with the Dolphins having every player on the roster practice on at least a limited basis. The team will return to the practice field tomorrow

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

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NOTEBOOK: McCain Helping Make Lifetime Memories For Young Dolfans; Other Notes
Dolphins-Jaguars Wednesday Injury Updates
Pouncey Adjusting Well To Guard Position
Wallace At Home In The End Zone
AC In The AM: Opening The Mailbag
VIDEO: Philbin Discusses State Of Offense
VIDEO: Tannehill Happy With Progress Of Offense
VIDEO: 1-on-1 With Brent Grimes
VIDEO: Wallace Feeling Good In 2014
VIDEO: Colledge Previews Jacksonville game
VIDEO: Rookie Report- Jarvis Landry
AUDIO: Dick Stockton Talks Fins, Jets & More
AUDIO: Behind-Enemy-Lines: Jags H.C.

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By on October 22, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Mike Pouncey wasn’t expecting to be in the position he’s in right now. The Pro Bowl center’s 2014 season was thrown into question due to an summer hip injury, and his return date was unknown. But just six weeks into the season, Pouncey returned to full strength, and in a position he hadn’t seen since his college days.

Now starting at right guard, the 25 year-old is part of a rejuvenated offensive line that is leading a Dolphins ground game that is 4th in the league in yards rushing per game.

Pouncey, in an interview with The Finsiders’ Greg Likens, Chris Chambers, and Kim Bokamper, talked about his move to the guard position and his relationship with starting center Samson Satele.…

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By on October 21, 2014 at 8:45 pm

On Tuesday the Dolphins players returned to the facility to review the film of Sunday’s 27-14 victory in Chicago and to begin the week of preparations for Sunday’s game in Jacksonville against the Jaguars. The big news of the day was the return to the team of Dion Jordan, the team’s 2013 first round pick, who has been away from the team since the beginning of the regular season due to suspension. Dion participated in practice and then spoke with local reporters afterwards inside of the locker room. The team will return to the practice field on Wednesday for the second practice of the week as the squad looks to get back to back wins for the first time in 2014.…

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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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