Last night’s installment of Hard Knocks gave an in-depth look into the human side of the NFL and what it’s like for a young player. We first take a look at rookie QB Ryan Tannehill, who is fresh off being named the starter, ask another player about another player. Apparently, that particular player that he asked about was cut, which was unknown to the rookie signal caller. We see the inevitable fate of rookie TE Les Brown, who has struggled the entire preseason. The Dolphins were banking on Brown to be the next basketball player turned elite TE, but because of his ineptitude at blocking, he became a liability. Brown was noticeably upset, and it was sad to see, but it definitely wasn’t the saddest part of this episode. Continue reading
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This weeks’ episode of Hard Knocks picks up after the Chad Johnson fiasco. LB Karlos Dansby told the media of his disappointment in the organization not standing behind Chad. The rest of the team apparently had mixed feelings, but I found it very interesting to see that team leaders, which consisted of Dansby, Reggie Bush, and Jake Long, meeting with Coach Philbin, about starting a “peer counseling” group to keep players on the straight and narrow.
Chad’s absence brings a bigger problem: Who do the Dolphins have to fill the spot at receiver? Last night, we saw a bevy WRs that weren’t particularly impressive. Philbin said that his gut told him that Chad wouldn’t fit on the team. What is his gut saying now? Continue reading
The Miami Dolphins have a rich tradition of undefeated seasons, Super Bowl wins and appearances (how can we forget the Wildcat). Sadly, the most recent history has been losing season after losing season. I don’t expect anything different this upcoming season. The Dolphins have no playmakers, save Reggie Bush, since they traded away the best player they have had in recent history, Brandon Marshall. They dumped Tony Sparano as their head coach, hiring rookie coach Joe Philbin. They also missed out on the services of Peyton Manning, and placed their future in the hand of rookie WR turned QB, Ryan Tannehill. Then just yesterday, it was announced that HBO will profile the team on Hard Knocks this year. The whole nation will be able to see exactly what all of this looks like for the Dolphins. Who will emerge as the darling of South Beach on HBO: the rookie Head Coach, who recently loss his son to a tragedy, the rookie newlywed QB, or will it be a veteran like Bush? Exciting times in Miami even if the football is bad.
Fantasy Football Studs: Well Reggie Bush had a pretty good year for his first year as a Dolphin. He started off kinda slow but ended the year with 1086 rushing yards and 7 combined TDs, the most of anyone on the current roster (bye-bye Brandon Marshall). Experience has taught me that Reggie Bush himself may be a stud, but he’s no fantasy football stud. Those are hard to come by on the Miami Dolphins Continue reading