Officially tomorrow makes two weeks away from the start of Training Camp 2012 for the Miami Dolphins, and position battles on both sides of the football have been discussed by arm chair quarterbacks all across South Florida! Quarterback and wide receiver are the two positions on offense that garner most of the attention, but on defense, I’m going to focus on the linebacker position.
There are numerous ways to describe the 2011 season but overall the Miami Dolphins fell significantly short of everyone’s expectations. After struggling through the first half of the season (starting 0-7) the Dolphins finally notched their first victory of the year at Kansas City 31-3! The team continued to play with more consistency winning five of there next eight football games, and looked like a team that could compete with anyone in the NFL at the end of the season!
The Dolphin Digest editor calls in to the program to discuss some of the key reasons for the Dolphins impressive turnaround in the last 5 weeks. Listen in to hear Cohen’s thoughts on the team’s next 4 games and what contest he has circled.
The Dolphins cornerback has a candid conversation with fellow defensive back, Sam Madison, and the rest of The Finsiders as Sean talks about the dominance displayed by the defensive unit in recent weeks. Don’t miss Smith’s entertaining response when asked about Kevin Burnett’s interception return for a touchdown against the Raiders.
The head coach joins The Finsiders for his weekly segment to look back on some of the key aspects in the dominating 34-14 win over the Raiders. Don’t miss coach’s strong comments regarding Reggie Bush’s play and his candid statement about why his is very proud of the team.
Watch the interview here:
The Miami Dolphins (4-8) put on a show Sunday afternoon against the Oakland Raiders (7-5), who had come into the game winning three consecutive games to take control of the AFC West. On the field at Sun Life Stadium, it looked like the Dolphins were the team that was in control right from the start! Winning four of their last five games, Miami is playing and executing like a team challenging for playoff contention!
From the Fins:
- The Finsiders bring you a full multimedia preview of the Raiders-Dolphins game
- Coach Sparano: ”We have a lot of coaches on the field”
- John Congemi of The Finsiders gives his three keys to victory for the Fins
- Hear from Hue Jackson, Richard Seymour and JT The Brick for a Raiders perspective
- Andy Kent of Dolphins.com writes “ten days in between games have made the Miami Dolphins a bit restless, which could spell trouble for the visiting Oakland Raiders”
From the Press:
- ESPN.com AFC East Blogger James Walker tells us why “It will be key for (Yeremiah) Bell to maintain his deep responsibility“
- Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel writes the hope for the Dolphins is that Matt Moore “can continue playing efficiently, and that would enable the offense to blossom“
- Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald says Tony Sparano is “trying everything to change his team’s fortunes, experimenting in ways he never has before“
- Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post says Matt Moore and Brian Daboll have slowly figured out which plays work and which don’t