Fuck Yeah Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins: A team owned by Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Fergie.

2minutedrill:

The burning of Sanchez jerseys has begun. 

I know this isn’t Dolphins related, but I had to share this.

breakingnews:

Report: Richie Incognito checks into psychiatric unit over stress

Richie Incognito was admitted to a psychiatric care unit in Arizona late Thursday night over stress from an NFL report that revealed systematic harassment within the Miami Dolphins, some at the hand of Incognito, Jeff Darlington of NFL Network reports.

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-KICKOFF COVERAGE’S: HISTORY OF THE 32 IN 32-

-JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS-

1999

JAGS CRUSH DOLPHINS 62-7 IN DIVISION PLAYOFFS:

The 1999 season was quite a success for the Jacksonville Jaguars as they compiled a record of 14–2, which was the best regular season record in the NFL that year; it remains the best season record in franchise history.Leading the way for the Jaguars who earn the number one seed in the playoffs are Wide Receiver Jimmy Smith who leads the NFL with 116 receptions, and a defense that allows only 217 points.  In the January 2000 AFC Divisional playoffs, the Jaguars flattened the Miami Dolphins 62–7 in what turned out to be Dan Marino and Jimmy Johnson's last NFL game. Jacksonville's 62 points and 55-point margin are the second most ever in NFL playoff history, and Fred Taylor's 90-yard run is the longest ever in an NFL playoff game.

LMAO my dad still bitches about this game years later. (I don’t blame him)

After a thorough examination of the facts, we conclude that three starters on the Dolphins offensive line, Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey, engaged in a pattern of harassment directed at not only Martin, but also another young Dolphins offensive lineman, whom we refer to as Player A for confidentiality reasons, and a member of the training staff, whom we refer to as the Assistant Trainer. We find that the Assistant Trainer repeatedly was targeted with racial slurs and other racially derogatory language. Player A frequently was subjected to homophobic name-calling and improper physical touching. Martin was taunted on a persistent basis with sexually explicit remarks about his sister and his mother and at times ridiculed with racial insults and other offensive comments….

In reaching this conclusion, we were significantly influenced by multiple factors, including the flagrantly inappropriate treatment of the Assistant Trainer and Player A, which, independent of Martin’s claims, reflected a pattern of harassment. Moreover, shortly after Martin left the team, Incognito made a number of telling entries in a notebook used to keep track of “fines” the offensive linemen imposed on each other in their “kangaroo court” (typically for trivial infractions such as arriving late to meetings). Incognito recorded a $200 fine against himself for “breaking Jmart,” awarded another lineman who had been verbally taunted a $250 bonus for “not cracking first,” and wrote down a number of penalties against Martin for acting like a “pussy.” The evidence shows, and Incognito did not dispute, that “breaking Jmart” meant causing Martin to have an emotional reaction in response to taunting. Approximately one week after Martin left the team, on November 3, 2013, Incognito wrote nearly identical text messages to Pouncey and another lineman: “They’re going to suspend me Please destroy the fine book first thing in the morning.” We view Incognito’s entries in the fine book about “breaking Jmart” and his attempt to destroy the fine book — which was unsuccessful — as evidence demonstrating his awareness that he had engaged in improper conduct toward Martin.

We reject the assertion by Incognito that Martin has fabricated claims of harassment after the fact. Contemporaneous text messages that Martin sent to his parents and others months before he left the Dolphins — which have never before been made public — corroborate Martin’s account that he was distressed by insults from his teammates and experiencing emotional turmoil because he believed he was “a push over” who was unable to stop the verbal assaults.

Further, Martin’s vulnerabilities do not excuse the harassment that was directed at him. That the same taunts might have bounced off a different person is beside the point. Bullies often pick vulnerable victims, but this makes their conduct more, not less, objectionable….

Martin has expressed a desire to continue his NFL career, and we hope that he will have the opportunity to do so. His brief experience in the league was derailed by harassment from his teammates, and it would be unfortunate if he did not get the chance to resume playing in an environment that will permit him to reach his full potential as a professional athlete.

Report to the Commissioner of the National Football League

The Dolphins locker room sounds like a hell hole. Also, it appears that the coaching staff (particularly the offensive line coach) knew about and encouraged this harassment.

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-LAZOR HIRED AS DOLPHINS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR-

The Miami Dolphins are hoping their new offensive coordinator clicks with Ryan Tannehill the way he did with Nick Foles.

Bill Lazor, who tutored Foles this season as quarterbacks coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, has been hired by Miami, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.

Lazor joined the Eagles a year ago when Chip Kelly was hired as head coach. Lazor was instrumental in the development of Foles, who led the NFL in passing in his second NFL season.

The Dolphins also had a second-year quarterback in Tannehill. Foles threw 27 touchdown passes and two interceptions, while Tannehill threw 24 and 17.

Lazor was offensive coordinator at the University of Virginia from 2010 to 2012, and he has also worked for the Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons. He replaces Mike Sherman, who was fired last week after two seasons with Miami and was Tannehill’s head coach at Texas A&M.

Also interviewed for the job were Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo, who was hired Tuesday as offensive coordinator of the New York Giants, and former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

Miami is also searching for a general manager to replace Jeff Ireland, who departed last week after six seasons.

The Dolphins ranked 27th in the NFL in yards and scored once in their final 24 possessions while losing their final two games to miss the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year. Miami allowed a franchise-record 58 sacks, and offseason upgrades will focus on an offensive line depleted by the team’s midseason bullying scandal.

The Dolphins might be in the market for a running back, too. Lamar Miller scored two touchdowns, the lowest total for a player leading the Dolphins in rushing since 1980.

Miami threw the ball 65 percent of the time, third-highest in the NFL. The Eagles threw it 53 percent of the time, sixth-lowest, and ranked second in yards and offensive points. (Photo: Associated Press)

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DOLPHINS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR MIKE SHERMAN FIRED - Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman was fired Monday, the first change by the team since missing the playoffs because of a late-season collapse.

Coach Joe Philbin defended Sherman the day after the season, but owner Stephen Ross was expected to demand some sort of shakeup following the dismal finish. Sherman joined the Dolphins when Philbin was hired two years ago, and the two have been close for more than 30 years.

But Sherman’s unit ranked 27th this season in the NFL in yards, allowed a franchise-record 58 sacks and scored once in its final 24 possessions.

The Dolphins (8-8) would have made the playoffs if they had won one of their final two games against the Bills and Jets. Instead, they were beaten by a combined score of 39-7.

Other changes in Philbin’s staff are possible.

Sherman was Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s coach at Texas A&M. Tannehill won the starting job in training camp as a rookie in 2012 and showed considerable progress this year until the final two games, when he played poorly.

Sherman’s play-calling came into question because of the team’s pass-run imbalance. Miami passed the ball 65 percent of the time, third-highest in the NFL, and had games where they rushed for 2, 14, 20 and 22 yards.

Philbin announced the firing in a brief statement and thanked Sherman for his contributions.

"Mike has been a mentor to me throughout my coaching career, dating back to 1979," Philbin said. "He is a man of great integrity, dedicated to his family, his team, his players and his profession. On behalf of the entire Miami Dolphins organization I want to wish Mike and his family the very best in the future."

The Dolphins have missed the playoffs five years in a row and haven’t won a postseason game since 2000. Philbin is 15-17 in his first head-coaching job. (Photo: Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

thefinalpoints:

After six years as General Manager of the Miami Dolphins, Jeff Ireland and the team have agreed to part ways.

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Dolphins to Pick 19th 

After an average 8-8 season, the Dolphins will have an average draft pick. Miami will hold the 19th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft in May, considering how many positions need an upgrading, expect there to be much debate over what decision will be made. Whether it be an OT, OG, CB, RB, or LB, expect the team to try to address one of their many needs.