Friday, January 13, 2017

NFL Moves Steelers at Chiefs Start Time

Due to inclement weather forecasted for Kansas City on Sunday morning, the NFL has moved the start time of the Divisional Playoff Game between the Steelers and the Chiefs.

Kansas City is expecting freezing rain early in the day on Sunday. So to protect the safety of fans not only traveling to Arrowhead Stadium but also navigating to and from their seats the start time has been moved back into prime time.

The game will now kick off at 8:20 PM EST. NBC will still televise the game.

So as fans, we get two prime time kick offs this weekend with the Patriots hosting the Texans on Saturday night at 8:15 PM EST.

No need to rush around Sunday morning as the first game with the Packers at Dallas will still kick off at 4:40 PM EST.

Enjoy the games.

Phins Up!!

Carl Leone
Dolfan since 12/25/1971

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Dolphins Dawning

From the Philbin/Campbell Denouement to the dawn of The Gase Era, have the Miami Dolphins really changed?

Owner Stephen Ross gets the first credit. For someone universally panned as "...not football-savvy...", he demonstrated great football instincts by signing Adam Gase to be his head coach. Gase did the rest!

Not surprisingly, the Dolphins offense became much better at finishing drives and putting points on the board. The passing game went from 6 yds./att. to almost 7, that's the difference between 24th to 6th in the league! Similarly, quarterback play improved equally well. The Gase Effect!

The Dolphins running game ranked near the top ten with both the departed Lamar Miller and the current Jay Ajayi despite sub-par offensive line play for both runners.

In the give-and-take of turnovers, the Dolphins regressed from 8th to 17th, because of one more fumble and three more interceptions.

Defense stagnated. Forcing opponents to work harder for scores, bending without breaking, actually improved from middle-of-the-pack to near the top ten. Against winning teams and/or good quarterback play, the defense under-performed equally poorly. The Dolphins run defense improved from awful to middling.

Overall, the Dolphins have become more competitive under Gase than they have been in the past. Part of that is due to the draft and free agency, but the greatest benefit to the Dolphins has been their head coach, Adam Gase, who rallied his team to a 10-6 record and playoffs after a 1-4 start.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Injury Decimated & Outclassed But Still A Season To Be Proud Of

Decimated by injuries and outclassed against the Steelers. 

No way Miami wins giving up 7 YPC every single run and not tackling anything.

We are playing with mostly backups at a lot of key positions

This season is still something to be proud of. 

The future looks bright in Miami.

Good season Dolphins!

Phins Up!