Tag: Miami Dolphins

Have Pity: Wayward QB’s and NFL Teams Who Need Them

NFL quarterbacks have had a rough season. But with the season winding down, let’s take a look at possible QB destinations in 2016 for a number of guys who don’t have a home. And homes looking for a new member to add to the family. Just be sure to have your $.51-cents per day ready. Colin Kaepernick Just two years ago he was losing the Super Bowl and knocking the Packers out of the playoffs every year.  Now Colin’s complete lack of growth means he’s a 28 year old quarterback who plays like a rookie, albeit one with terrific...

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Random thoughts from Week 13 in the NFL

Did the loss to the Jets this week seal Giants coach Tom Coughlin’s fate?  Coughlin’s run with the team has been a rollercoaster.  In 2007, Coughlin was rumored to be on the way out, having lost the lockerroom and with his team seemingly out of contention.  Then Eli Manning got hot and the Giants went on to an unlikely Super Bowl win over the then undefeated New England Patriots. The Giants were unable to sustain or duplicate that success, however, fizzing in the playoffs the following year and then falling out of contention altogether.  Another unlikely Super Bowl win...

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The best NFL quotes from Week 7

Be careful who you scapegoat. I was scratching my head when Dallas benched backup QB Brandon Weeden in favor of recently signed Matt Cassel.  True, Weeden hadn’t won any games in relief of Tony Romo (unless you count finishing off the Eagles in the fourth quarter), but the losses hardly seemed to be Weeden’s fault.  In fact, he had played much better than I (or a lot of people, I suspect) would have guessed. Enter Cassel, who put up worse numbers in a winnable matchup with the Giants than Weeden had put up in any previous start with the...

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NFL surprise starts: Who’s shocking us through Week 6?

We’re over a third of the way through the NFL season, more than enough to call it a reasonable sample size, so I thought I’d take a look at the true surprises so far this year. You won’t see the Dallas Cowboys on this list.  Why?  If I had told you before the season that they’d play the bulk of their season without Tony Romo or Dez Bryant you’d have quickly changed their status from “division favorite” to “dead meat.” You won’t see the Seattle Seahawks either.  Seattle is not having nearly as bad a season as the hysterical...

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NFL 2015 preview: Are there two playoff teams in the AFC East?

Predicted Finish New England Patriots (10-6) (4th seed; Wildcard Round) Buffalo Bills (10-6) (6th seed; Wildcard Round) Miami Dolphins (9-7) New York Jets (5-11) For the first time in a long time, the AFC East is going to be a very competitive division. I see three of these teams finishing with winning records, with a wild, down-to-the-wire finish likely to occur. Let’s face it, until the Patriots get “overthrown” in the AFC East, you’d be crazy to pick against them. And deflated balls or not, Brady suspension or not, New England will once again be the favorites in the division. Not so with...

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