From the Fins:
- Mike Dee shares his thoughts on the new coaching staff with The Finsiders
- Andy Kent of Dolphins.com reports on the first DBA Trade Show at Sun Life Stadium
- New offensive coordinator Mike Sherman joins The Finsiders
From the Fins:
- John Congemi takes a look back at Vontae Davis’ 2011 season
- Andy Kent of Dolphins.com talks about a touching event at Sun Life Stadium
- The Finsiders discuss the hiring of two new coordinators
The curtain closes on the 2011 season with the last of three straight AFC East opponents visiting Sun Life Stadium on Sunday. The New York Jets (8-7) come to South Florida looking to keep their playoff hopes alive, while the Miami Dolphins (5-10) hope to send the Jets back to New York disappointed. New York was riding high a few weeks ago and looked like a team that couldn’t miss a play-off berth, but back to back losses to the Philadelphia Eagles (45-19) and the cross-town rival New York Giants (29-14) have left the Jets on the outside looking in!
It was a tale of two football games all wrapped into one as I observed Saturday’s match-up between the Miami Dolphins (5-10) and the New England Patriots (12-3). Coaches at every level of sports always preach about playing from start to finish, and it was on full display this past weekend! The Dolphins defense completely dominated the first half of the game, making Patriots quarterback Tom Brady look confused and frustrated.
The start of the game on Sunday at Sun Life Stadium couldn’t have went any better for the Miami Dolphins (4-9). The special teams stayed hot and a blocked punt by Jimmy Wilson set up the Miami offense at the Philadelphia Eagles 15-yard line. Quarterback Matt Moore took over from there and hit wide receiver Brandon Marshall to take a quick 7-0 lead, but it went downhill fast from there!
The Philadelphia Eagles (4-8) travel to Sun Life Stadium to face the surging Miami Dolphins (4-8) who are looking for there fourth straight victory at home. The Dolphins haven’t won four straight at home in the same season since 2002! Sunday’s contest marks the 13th meeting between the two teams. Miami holds the advantage in the all-time series 7-5, but has lost the last two meetings to the Eagles.
Miami Dolphins defensive end Jared Odrick hails from the same part of the country as Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy. Both players played high school football against each other in the Philadelphia area, and Odrick remembers how special McCoy was at an early age! Both went to rival colleges and now find each other on opposite sidelines once again this Sunday.