[12/23/17] -- What Next?
Now that the Dolphins have been - for all practical intents and purposes - eliminiated from the playoffs, it is time to talk about the teams's future. One of the biggest questions is whether or not Ryan Tannehill is in the team's long term plans. This week, Phins.com Columnist Chris Shashaty gives us his thoughts on Tannehill's future in today's column Has the Window Closed on Ryan Tannehill?.
[11/07/17] -- Halfway There
The Dolphins are now halfway through the 2017 regular season and I think it's fair to say that things are about as confusing as they ever get down in South Florida for our team. To take a closer look at where we are so far this season, Phins.com Columnist Chris Shashaty examines the state of the team in his latest column: Culture War.
[08/01/17] -- Training Camp is Underway
Training Camp 2017 started last week and while the team has a lot to work on, the biggest weakness the team had last year was the defense. Recognizing this, 5 of Miami's 7 draft picks were on defense. The Dolphins also switched defensive coordinators, adding Matt Burke to replace the departed Vance Joseph.
So, with that in mind, it isn't difficult to see that Miami's defense must have a good training camp, if the Dolphins are to improve their play in the 2017 season. With that in mind, Phins.com Columnist Chris Shashaty gives us his latest thoughts here: Top Priority in Training Camp: Defense
[05/03/17] -- Drafting for the future
Last week, the Dolphins spent most of their draft picks on improving the defense, which makes sense, given the poor overall performance of the defense last year. Also, the offense is a very young and up-and-coming group, whereas key areas of the defense are aging and need upgrades. Following the draft, I heard an interview with Dolphins' General Manager Chris Grier who said that the thing that impressed them most about Charles Harris was how much Harris loved football. And he went on to say that a key characteristic of all the players they drafted was that all the players loved to play football - which sounds like it would be an obvious trait, but often isn't. So more important than 40 times or other amazing stats, the Dolphins drafted blue collar guys - guys who come to work every day to work as hard as they can and who are not as concerned with how many sacks they get as they are in helping the team win. Or, as Phins.com Columnist Chris Shashaty puts it in his latest column, Dolphins Opt for Dirty over Sexy.