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Hard Knocks

on Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:53 pm
"We can't just keep turning the ball over. If you insist on throwing into double coverage you won't play a snap in the regular season!"

Coach Wilson was seen on the sidelines screaming at his quarterbacks. The Dolphins lost badly to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4 of the pre-season. They turned the ball over a combined 8 times, including 3 picks in the first quarter by rookie starter Ryan Tannehill.

The game opened with rookie running back Lamar Miller fumbling on an inside run. It was clear that Reggie Bush wasn't happy watching from the sidelines.

"Not being out there with my team kills me, you know?" Bush replied when asked about his injured groin. "I am feeling good though and I'm gonna give 100% in Week 1. Ain't no way I miss that game. No way"

As Jeff Ireland cut the team down to 53 players a fan favorite of the show didn't make the cut. Chris "7/11" Hogan was released after not being able to get open against first team Defenses. Will he be picked up elsewhere? Only time will tell.

Next week on Hard Knocks:

Ryan Tannehill makes his first career start against the Houston Texans, and Reggie Bush begins his assault on the 2012 rushing title.
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Re: Hard Knocks

on Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:35 pm
Needs more Lauren tannehill! Lol.
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Re: Hard Knocks

on Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:16 pm
SquirrelHunter wrote:Needs more Lauren tannehill! Lol.

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Has Reggie officially guaranteed he will lead the league in rushing yet?? I am hoping 24/7 Chris Hogan gets a shot in the league.
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Re: Hard Knocks

on Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:38 pm
Let down by Tannehill

After an 0-4 start to the season the Miami Dolphins are having a hard time finding a bright side to things. Their rookie quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, is off to an atrocious start. In the last game he threw 4 interceptions two of which were taken to the house for 6. In the post game interview he took full blame for the loss in the desert.

"I know the guys played their hearts out and I let them down. You never want to give up points when you have the ball, especially if your D is pitching a shutout."

When asked about whether or not we'd see Matt Moore in the next game, head coach Sean Wilson was vague.

"I am going to field whoever gives us the best chance of winning. The way our defence played today proves we have a club that can win games if we can just protect the ball."

The silver lining in this game was the defenders. As a unit they posted 6 sacks. Jared Odrick being the cause of 3 of those. Also they held the Arizona offence to a mere 117 total yards. They had a 6 point lead after halftime when Tannehill threw his first pick six. On the following play from scrimmage he threw his second.

It's not hard to see this is a rebuilding season for the Phins, the only question is are they developing the right pieces? Time will tell as they head home to face a stiff Bengals Defence in what should be a low scoring game.
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Re: Hard Knocks

on Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:22 am
Stanford ruins Luck's day

Two weeks ago the Miami Dolphins were 0-6 and looking for answers. After the bye week they travelled to New York where they faced the division rival New York Jets. Led by Reggie Bush who had 150 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns the downtrodden Phins pulled out their first win of the season. They took that momentum into week 9 against the 5-2 Luck led Colts.

Miami had the 3rd ranked defence going into this game and they definitely earned that spot with a stellar performance against one of the leagues top offences. After going down 10-0 to start the game, Tannehill threw a screen pass to Reggie Bush for 50+ yards and a score. Tannehill, who has been plagued by interceptions this season threw two in this game as well but the Miami D managed to hold the Colts to just 3 points off turnovers.

The stout run defence held Steven Jackson and company to just 29 total rushing yards on the day. Miami's well known fondness for man to man coverage hurt them early in the game as Kevin Coyle had trouble finding players to match up with Colts star tight end Aaron Hernandez. After a broken collarbone suffered by starting cornerback Richard Marshall the team was forced to mix in more zone plays. Cameron Wake continued his fantastic play with a sack that caused a fumble (that was recovered by the Colts) and the team held Luck in check for 208 yards in the air.

Late in the game, after a big reception by Brian Hartline put them on the 1, the Dolphins took the lead 14-13 on a Charles Clay run. Andrew Luck made a valiant effort driving the Dolphins back into their own territory and with 6 seconds left and the ball on the 40, too far for a field goal, he threw one last pass that was picked off by 3rd year corner R.J. Stanford who took it to the house. After the game we caught up to him in the locker room and asked him about the game ending play.

"You go out there and have to be ready to play every down. When Richie went down everyone knew they'd have to step up ya know? He's a great player and we just had to fill that gap."

The injury to Marshall has him sidelined for 6 weeks, so the Dolphins may be dipping into free agency to fill that void. Or maybe they'll trust the job to their trio of young db's after the way they kept pace with the Colts receivers.

Heading into week 10 against the Titans coach Sean Wilson has said that 2 in a row is nice, but he has always preferred 3 ways.
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