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3 Concerning Miami Dolphins position groups vs. New York Jets

Whatever is happening in this photo can’t happen again on Sunday. That’s Jay Cutler. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) This is a game for payback. At least, that’s how the Dolphins view Sunday’s game against the Jets at Hard Rock Stadium. The Jets stunned and humiliated Miami, 20-6, less than one month ago. So if Miami were to lose to a team projected to tank the season again...
Dolphins need RB Jay Ajayi to watch ball closer on pass plays

Dolphins need RB Jay Ajayi to watch ball closer on pass plays

Jay Ajayi has a long way to go in his goal of becoming a pass-catching running back. (AP) DAVIE—The offseason goal of becoming a reliable receiving threat hasn’t panned out for Jay Ajayi yet, and the Dolphins are still trying to sharpen some fundamentals with him. The biggest issue is getting Ajayi to secure the pass before he tries to get upfield. That cost him at least one...
Dolphins DE Cameron Wake not thrilled about two games in five days

Dolphins DE Cameron Wake not thrilled about two games in five days

Cameron Wake doesn’t seem like a big fan of Thursday Night Football. (Getty Images) DAVIE— Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake likes to say he’d be happy playing a football game any day, any place (even the moon, he said once), but it sounds like he wouldn’t mind seeing Thursday night games go away. As Miami prepares to play a home game against the Jets...
Dolphins vs. Jets: Both teams unpredictable heading into Week 7 matchup

Dolphins vs. Jets: Both teams unpredictable heading into Week 7 matchup

The Dolphins know better than to underestimate a Jets team that embarrassed them last month. (Getty Images) DAVIE—There are two dangerous games football fans love to play, and coaches highly recommend quitting them. The first is the annual tradition—taking place as early as April—of going through the schedule and marking down wins and losses. The second is applying the...
5 Miami Dolphins under intense scrutiny vs. New York Jets

5 Miami Dolphins under intense scrutiny vs. New York Jets

Jay Ajayi didn’t do much against the Jets last time. (TNS) DAVIE—These are the types of games the Dolphins can’t afford to throw away if they’re serious about making a repeat trip to the playoffs. They’ve already blown one chance against the Jets, and losing to them at home Sunday would be a major derailment to their recent progress. A win, conversely...
Post staff predictions: Dolphins primed for revenge against Jets on Sunday

Post staff predictions: Dolphins primed for revenge against Jets on Sunday

Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler (6) directs the offensive line during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File) What are our Miami Dolphins writers expecting on Sunday when the Fins host the AFC East-rival New York Jets at Hard Rock Stadium? STAFF PREDICTIONS Joe Schad, Beat...
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill remains highly involved despite injury

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill remains highly involved despite injury

Ryan Tannehill (left) has been an advisor to Jay Cutler (right) and others while he’s been out injured. (AP) DAVIE—Short of actually rolling out and throwing passes, Ryan Tannehill is doing everything he can to help the Dolphins while he works back from a season-ending knee injury. Tannehill is out for the year after his left knee gave out early in training camp, but &ldquo...
Miami Dolphins LT Laremy Tunsil not satisfied with performance so far

Miami Dolphins LT Laremy Tunsil not satisfied with performance so far

Laremy Tunsil knows he’s better than how he’s played thus far. (Getty Images) DAVIE—There has not been a single game this season in which Dolphins left tackle Laremy Tunsil walked off the field feeling great about how he played. That’s typical of Tunsil, who studies meticulously to identify his mistakes, but it’s not a source of frustration. “I&rsquo...
Why Miami Dolphins’ Jay Ajayi wears this insane Bane mask

Why Miami Dolphins’ Jay Ajayi wears this insane Bane mask

Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi wears this mask in pregame warmups. By why? And what do his teammates think of it? (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — Why does Jay Ajayi wear this frightening mask during pregame warmups? Well, the Miami Dolphins running back has been wearing it for three years now, so the Daily Dolphin thought it was a good time...
What Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Friday

What Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Friday

Getting to 4-2 would be a big step for Adam Gase and the Dolphins. (AP) DAVIE–The sting of last month’s 20-6 loss to the Jets has stuck with the Dolphins, and they finally get a chance at revenge this week. It’s a big game for Miami in the division race and in the broader scope of its season. The AFC East is bunched together with all teams within one game...
Watch our Dolphins-Jets Week 7 simulation on Madden 18

Watch our Dolphins-Jets Week 7 simulation on Madden 18

This NFL season, we at the Post are making our predictions every week.  But it's another thing entirely to play the game out in advance. And that's precisely what we're doing each week.  And you get to watch.  Each week of the 2017 Dolphins season, we'll have Madden NFL 18 — yes, finally, the brand-spanking-new version of the game! — simulate that week's matchup, and...
Dolphins vs. Jets: How do they match up in Week 7?

Dolphins vs. Jets: How do they match up in Week 7?

Byron Maxwell hasn’t played for Miami since the Jets game in Week 3. (Getty Images) How do the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets match up for Sunday’s NFL Week 7 tilt at Hard Rock Stadium? When the Dolphins have the ball… Miami passing offense (32nd in NFL) vs. New York pass defense (15th in NFL) Last weekend against the Falcons, the Dolphins threw for 151 yards, topping...
Do modest TD stats eat at Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry? ‘As a competitor, it does, a lot’

Do modest TD stats eat at Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry? ‘As a competitor, it does, a lot’

The Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry easily scores on a 7-yard reception against the Atlanta Falcons. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) DAVIE — A list of Dolphins with more self-confidence than Jarvis Landry would be short or nonexistent. We see it in the way he’ll catch a pass over the middle, then burrow through bigger men in search of the first-down marker...
William Hayes: One of best Miami Dolphins trades in last 20 years

William Hayes: One of best Miami Dolphins trades in last 20 years

William Hayes is one of the best trade acquisitions of the last 20 years for the Miami Dolphins. DAVIE — The compliments are effusive and consistent. Player after player, coach after coach. They can’t say enough about Miami Dolphins veteran defensive lineman William Hayes. “He’s been one of the most impressive players I’ve ever been around,” Dolphins coach...
What’s it like working with Jay Cutler? “I’ve found him to be really pleasant”

What’s it like working with Jay Cutler? “I’ve found him to be really pleasant”

Jay Cutler’s gotten nothing but positive reviews from the coaching staff in Miami. (AP) DAVIE—Like most people who haven’t worked directly with Jay Cutler, Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen wasn’t sure exactly what to expect when the team signed him in August. He had a mixed reputation from his years in Chicago and Denver, but so far, the experience...
Miami Dolphins LB Rey Maualuga conversation: “I still don’t like the sun”

Miami Dolphins LB Rey Maualuga conversation: “I still don’t like the sun”

Rey Maualuga is always in a good mood. (Bill Ingram/The Post) DAVIE—On the list of interesting things to do at Dolphins headquarters, a locker room chat with Rey Maualuga ranks at or near the top. Maualuga has become a favorite among the media for his candor and humor, and he’s been doing well on the field, too. Here’s a conversation with him following today&rsquo...
Roger Goodell makes smart play with NFL anthem protest summit

Roger Goodell makes smart play with NFL anthem protest summit

Saw a large U.S. flag being flown from the bed of a pickup truck the other day, a sign of patriotic fervor and of respect for our national symbol. Wait a minute, though. Since that same flag was half tattered and torn away from overuse, was there also some disrespect here for not replacing it with a new one? This stuff gets trickier and trickier as we all get touchier and touchier. And that is why...
Fantasy Fins: Jay Ajayi looking bullish vs. Jets with change in offensive scheme

Fantasy Fins: Jay Ajayi looking bullish vs. Jets with change in offensive scheme

Jay Ajayi #23 of the Miami Dolphins rushes against Tennessee Titans on October 8, 2017 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images) In fantasy terms, usually when a football player goes down injured, it most directly affects a teammate at the same position. For example, when New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman went down...
Miami Dolphins: Is Xavien Howard a future lockdown, shutdown, matchup corner?

Miami Dolphins: Is Xavien Howard a future lockdown, shutdown, matchup corner?

Xavien Howard breaking up a pass against the Jets last season. DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins asked sophomore cornerback Xavien Howard to shadow Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones last Sunday. Does that mean the Dolphins view Howard as a potential lockdown, shutdown, matchup corner? “We feel he’s a pretty good player, yes,” Dolphins defensive coordinator...
Matt Burke says thriving Miami Dolphins defense still on way up

Matt Burke says thriving Miami Dolphins defense still on way up

The Dolphins are No. 11 in total defense this season. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE—The Dolphins’ defense could sit right here—No. 11 in total yardage, fourth against the run, third in points—and everyone would call it a success. Everyone in the media, that is, which doesn’t mean anything to coordinator Matt Burke. “God bless you guys...
‘Championship-caliber defense’ or not, Miami Dolphins knew Matt Burke was their man

‘Championship-caliber defense’ or not, Miami Dolphins knew Matt Burke was their man

Matt Burke confers with linebacker Kiko Alonso. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Thursday that he brought Matt Burke aboard last year knowing he’d be the heir apparent as defensive coordinator to Vance Joseph, who left after one season to take the head coaching job with the Denver Broncos. “I really felt like Vance was only...
DeVante Parker injury: Dolphins hoping he ‘shows up at the last second from the dead’

DeVante Parker injury: Dolphins hoping he ‘shows up at the last second from the dead’

DeVante Parker is pretty good (AP) DAVIE — Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker hasn’t practiced since the Titans game 11 days ago. Do the Dolphins have hope Parker could suit up Sunday against the Jets? “We still just keep on holding out hope,” Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said Thursday, before practice. “He’s had some...
What Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Thursday before Jets

What Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Thursday before Jets

Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase. (AP) DAVIE — Here is some of what Adam Gase said Thursday: • He felt Vance Joseph was only going to be there a year. So Matt Burke was always going to be the next DC. • Burke did a nice job of scaling back the defense this season. Last season was trial-by-error. • Gase is not mentioning the last Jets game. Normal scouting stuff. Have moved...
Dolphins QB Jay Cutler says mild-mannered on-field demeanor is intentional

Dolphins QB Jay Cutler says mild-mannered on-field demeanor is intentional

Jay Cutler says his laidback demeanor is intentional. (AP) DAVIE–Few players in recent NFL history have been criticized for their on-field demeanor and body language as much as Jay Cutler, and Dolphins fans are getting a firsthand look at it this season. They noticed, certainly, that Cutler got animated during the 20-17 win over Atlanta last week. It doesn’t happen...
What did Miami Dolphins DC Matt Burke say Thursday before Jets?

What did Miami Dolphins DC Matt Burke say Thursday before Jets?

Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke has an impressive beard.  He also has an impressive defense. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — Here is some of what Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke said Thursday: • Charles Harris is doing a good job. Redirects his athletic ability. Has been better at getting closer and hitting the edge. ...
What Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said today

What Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said today

Clyde Christensen and the offense finally had a breakthrough in the Falcons game. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE–Just a couple weeks ago, Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen struggled to come up with some positives to mention at his weekly media briefing. It was much easier today. Christensen was beaming about the offense after it hit Atlanta with 20 unanswered points...
What Miami Dolphins associate head coach Darren Rizzi said Thursday

What Miami Dolphins associate head coach Darren Rizzi said Thursday

Dolphins associate head coach and special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) What Darren Rizzi, the Dolphins’ associate head coach and special teams coordinator, said Thursday: On the Falcons’ botched punt in the fourth quarter: Says Dolphins have done a good job of pressuring punters and kickers this season, including previous punt by...
WR Rashawn Scott: Gase, Richt bring similar accountability to Miami, UM

WR Rashawn Scott: Gase, Richt bring similar accountability to Miami, UM

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Rashawn Scott is back. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — When Miami Dolphins receiver Rashawn Scott was rehabilitating a broken left foot, he would sometimes do work at the University of Miami, where he played until 2015. What Scott noticed is similarities between second-year ‘Canes coach Mark Richt and second-year Dolphins coach...
With Mike Pouncey in protocol, Miami Dolphins’ Jake Brendel eager for his close-up

With Mike Pouncey in protocol, Miami Dolphins’ Jake Brendel eager for his close-up

Jake Brendel. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) DAVIE — If last weekend’s cameo was a precursor to a starring role this weekend, Jake Brendel appears ready for his close-up. After center Mike Pouncey could not play in the second half of the victory over Atlanta, the Dolphins called on Brendel, who helped Miami turn a 17-0 halftime deficit into a 20-17 win. Pouncey remains...
Dominant Jordan Phillips of Miami Dolphins: ‘I can play better’

Dominant Jordan Phillips of Miami Dolphins: ‘I can play better’

Jordan Phillips of the Miami Dolphins has a new mindset. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) DAVIE — It’s early in the fourth quarter in Atlanta and the Dolphins are trailing the Falcons by three. Matt Ryan hands the ball to Devonta Freeman and here comes Jordan Phillips, a 6-feet-6, 333-pound defensive tackle. Phillips tosses aside a Falcons left guard as if he was a trash can on...
Miami Dolphins’ Terrence Fede: Crazy error on punt didn’t happen by accident

Miami Dolphins’ Terrence Fede: Crazy error on punt didn’t happen by accident

Dolphins defensive lineman Terrence Fede is about to slip past long snapper Josh Harris (47) as the ball rolls toward punter Matt Bosher. DAVIE — It was the craziest play on a crazy day. The Dolphins had to sense things were going their way with 12 minutes left in what would turn out to be a 20-17 victory over Atlanta. With Matt Bosher in punt formation, long snapper...
Dave George: Jets rematch will tell us a lot about Dolphins

Dave George: Jets rematch will tell us a lot about Dolphins

Five games into the 2016 season, nobody wondered if the Miami Dolphins were a playoff team. Clearly they weren’t at 1-4. Got that wrong, huh? All of us. So now the Dolphins are five games into another season and the inclination is to think that they’re just not that good. Even at 3-2, a record that only three AFC teams can top. Even with 12 wins in their past 16 regular-season games. Even...
Miami Dolphins’ Michael Thomas can envision an end to anthem protests in ’17

Miami Dolphins’ Michael Thomas can envision an end to anthem protests in ’17

Retired NFL player Anquan Boldin of Pahokee (left), Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid speak Tuesday after a meeting with NFL players and owners on social inequality in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) DAVIE — Michael Thomas said Wednesday that he is optimistic enough following a league meeting on social issues that he can ...
Battered, beleaguered, but good enough: Dolphins o-line holds firm

Battered, beleaguered, but good enough: Dolphins o-line holds firm

Ja’Wuan James and the o-line have overcome one thing after another. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE—It would take too long to list the number of things that have gone wrong for the Dolphins’ offensive line the last season and a half, but just in the past week or so they lost their position coach to a national scandal and their best individual player to a...
Miami Dolphins’ Byron Maxwell: I won’t ask for trade or release

Miami Dolphins’ Byron Maxwell: I won’t ask for trade or release

Cornerback Byron Maxwell celebrated after a great play helped the Miami Dolphins defeat the San Francisco 49ers last season. Maxwell hasn’t been playing this season. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) DAVIE — Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell hasn’t played in the last three games and there’s no guarantee he’ll be active even when he is fully...
Why isn’t Kenyan Drake playing more? Adam Gase says: ‘be right … do your job.’

Why isn’t Kenyan Drake playing more? Adam Gase says: ‘be right … do your job.’

Kenyan Drake scoring a huge touchdown against the Jets last season. (Getty Images) DAVIE — Kenyan Drake seems to be stuck in neutral. And in order for Drake to take off in his second season as a Miami Dolphin, coach Adam Gase has a clear message, which sounds familiar: When you get your chances, do the right thing. “(Kenyan) has just got to embrace the role that he has...
Adam Gase: Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell always finds way to get on field

Adam Gase: Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell always finds way to get on field

Byron Maxwell hasn’t played for Miami since the Jets game in Week 3. (Getty Images) DAVIE—Good luck trying to figure out what the Dolphins are doing with veteran cornerback Byron Maxwell. He’s been demoted behind rookie Cordrea Tankersley and Alterraun Verner, and it’s unclear what part of that downfall is a result of performance and what’s attributable...
Miami Dolphins: Did DeVante Parker, Mike Pouncey practice on Wednesday?

Miami Dolphins: Did DeVante Parker, Mike Pouncey practice on Wednesday?

Will Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey face the Jets?  (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins have two key injuries to monitor headed into Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. Will center Mike Pouncey and wide receiver DeVante Parker be able to go in this early-season revenge game? On Wednesday, neither Pouncey...
CATCH THIS! Adam Gase instructs NFL’s worst pass-catchers to practice more

CATCH THIS! Adam Gase instructs NFL’s worst pass-catchers to practice more

Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler need some help. He really needs recievers like Jarvis Landry to catch more catchable passes. Less drops. More catches. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — Drop, drop, drop, drop, drop… It seems contagious, and they’re all taking part. Jarvis Landry, Jay Ajayi, Julius Thomas, Leonte Carroo, Jakeem Grant, Kenny Stills...
Dolphins coach Adam Gase trusts WR DeVante Parker on health

Dolphins coach Adam Gase trusts WR DeVante Parker on health

DeVante Parker will decide his status for the Jets game. (AP) DAVIE—Adam Gase saw it too many times as an assistant coach. A player would contend that his injury was significant enough to warrant missing time, and a coach wouldn’t believe him. All the incidents like that made him determined not to be that way when he got his chance. During his time with ...
What Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Wednesday

What Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Wednesday

Adam Gase and the Dolphins have a big opportunity this week against the Jets. (AP) DAVIE–The season is starting to normalize for the Dolphins, and they come off a relatively painless road trip to Atlanta and prepare for a home game against the Jets. They’ve got five away games and six home dates the rest of the way, so chaotic travel won’t be part of the...
7 Best Miami Dolphins offseason additions

7 Best Miami Dolphins offseason additions

Miami Dolphins defensive end William Hayes battles with Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith. Hayes has been an incredible off-season addition. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini) No, Julius Thomas isn’t making this list. We’re only five games into the 2017 Miami Dolphins season, so, yes, things could change. But it appears Mike Tannenbaum, Chris Grier and Adam Gase have...
Analysis: Swagger is starting to fit these Miami Dolphins to a ‘T’

Analysis: Swagger is starting to fit these Miami Dolphins to a ‘T’

Adam Gase made all the right calls in the second half in Atlanta, turning a 17-0 deficit into a 20-17 victory. (AP) DAVIE — It’s a mistake to say Adam Gase wears his emotions on his sleeve. Not a mistake by much, but still a mistake. Adam Gase wears his emotions across his chest. They’re in his endless supply of motivational phrases he slaps on T-shirts for his players...
Miami Dolphins participate in ‘productive’ NFL meeting on social issues

Miami Dolphins participate in ‘productive’ NFL meeting on social issues

A coalition of advocacy groups ‘take a knee’ outside of a New York hotel Tuesday where the NFL’s quarterly meetings are being held. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Controversial anthem protests took a back seat to social inequality Tuesday as NFL players including members of the Dolphins met with team owners and Commissioner Roger Goodell...
Numbers don’t lie: Miami Dolphins’ Jay Cutler (duck!) really has felt the heat

Numbers don’t lie: Miami Dolphins’ Jay Cutler (duck!) really has felt the heat

Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler eludes Atlanta defensive end Adrian Clayborn to unload a pass against the Falcons as Jermon Bushrod (left) and Anthony Steen try to protect their QB. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) DAVIE — When Dolphins coach Adam Gase throws up his hands and says quarterback Jay Cutler hasn’t had a chance much of this season, he’s...
Dolphins Kenny Stills, Julius Thomas, Michael Thomas to meet with NFL about protests

Dolphins Kenny Stills, Julius Thomas, Michael Thomas to meet with NFL about protests

Miami Dolphins players kneel down during the national anthem before the NFL game between the Miami Dolphins and the New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium on October 1, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images) DAVIE – Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills, tight end Julius Thomas and defensive back Michael Thomas all will meet with the NFL...
The Tape Don’t Lie: Miami Dolphins at Atlanta Falcons, a review

The Tape Don’t Lie: Miami Dolphins at Atlanta Falcons, a review

Miami Dolphins’ Jay Ajayi runs the ball in the fourth quarter as Atlanta Falcons’ Brook Reed reaches to tackle him on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS) Dolphins coach  Adam Gase says, “The tape don’t lie.” So each week, I’ll give the game tape a closer look. Here are some things...
A splendidly abnormal conversation with Miami Dolphins’ Walt Aikens on T-shirt mystery

A splendidly abnormal conversation with Miami Dolphins’ Walt Aikens on T-shirt mystery

Dolphins DB Walt Aikens (35) celebrates on his way to scoring a two-point conversion on a blocked extra point by the Cardinals’ Chandler Catanzaro last season. (Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — Something very abnormal is going on with these Dolphins. OK, so that sentence probably could be written most weeks with this team, but still. After beating Atlanta...
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