Alex Makrides

Staff Writer

Alex Makrides writes sports for the Palm Beach Post.

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Sunrise Report: Kenyan Drake preparing for wintry-weather in Buffalo
 Here are five things you should know to start your Thursday off right... The Dolphins running back is looking to keep his streak of 100-yard rushing games alive when Miami heads to Buffalo on Sunday -- where snow is predicted in the forecast. “I’ve never played in snow, so that’d be interesting,” Drake said. Drake...

12:10 AM Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

Here are five things you should know to start your Thursday off right... The Dolphins running back is looking to keep his streak of 100-yard rushing games alive when Miami heads to Buffalo on Sunday -- where snow is predicted in the forecast. “I’ve never played in snow, so that’d be interesting,” Drake said. Drake...
Florida State hires Telly Lockette as offensive assistant coach
 Florida State’s Willie Taggart has made his first hire since becoming the new head coach of the Seminoles last week. Taggart is bringing in Florida native and his former assistant coach Telly Lockette to help with the offense, Tomahawk Nation reported Wednesday.  Lockette will reportedly coach the running backs, a position...

7:48 PM Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

Florida State’s Willie Taggart has made his first hire since becoming the new head coach of the Seminoles last week. Taggart is bringing in Florida native and his former assistant coach Telly Lockette to help with the offense, Tomahawk Nation reported Wednesday.  Lockette will reportedly coach the running backs, a position...
ESPN NFL analyst Todd McShay predicts Dolphins to take offensive guard in 2018 draft
 While Miami’s win over New England gives the Dolphins new life in the playoff race, it’s not too early for the front office to start looking ahead at making improvements to next year’s team.  The college football season has ended and apart from some celebratory bowl games for a majority of teams, NFL scouts have seen...

6:51 PM Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

While Miami’s win over New England gives the Dolphins new life in the playoff race, it’s not too early for the front office to start looking ahead at making improvements to next year’s team.  The college football season has ended and apart from some celebratory bowl games for a majority of teams, NFL scouts have seen...
Dolphins surging in Week 15 NFL power rankings
 The Miami Dolphins are continuing to trend in the right direction at the most critical part of the season.  With their upset-win over the New England Patriots on Monday night, the 6-7 Dolphins kept their playoff hopes alive with three games remaining against the Bills, Chiefs and Bills again. Jay Cutler played his best game as a Dolphin...

5:46 PM Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

The Miami Dolphins are continuing to trend in the right direction at the most critical part of the season.  With their upset-win over the New England Patriots on Monday night, the 6-7 Dolphins kept their playoff hopes alive with three games remaining against the Bills, Chiefs and Bills again. Jay Cutler played his best game as a Dolphin...
Sunrise Report: Dolphins finally put it all together
 Here are five things you should know to start your Wednesday off right... For 13 weeks, the Miami Dolphins have been prodding to try and put together a performance like they did on Monday night against the Patriots. It finally came in prime-time and reaffirmed to all the Dolphins players why this season could turn into something special...

11:30 AM Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

Here are five things you should know to start your Wednesday off right... For 13 weeks, the Miami Dolphins have been prodding to try and put together a performance like they did on Monday night against the Patriots. It finally came in prime-time and reaffirmed to all the Dolphins players why this season could turn into something special...
Sports media members compliment Dolphins in Monday night victory over Patriots
 Fans weren’t the only people who were stunned at the Miami Dolphins upset win over the New England Patriots on Monday night. The 27-20 win came as a shock to many national sports media members too.  Miami played one of its best games of the season in prime-time to keep its playoff hopes alive.  After the game, several ESPN...

11:34 PM Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

Fans weren’t the only people who were stunned at the Miami Dolphins upset win over the New England Patriots on Monday night. The 27-20 win came as a shock to many national sports media members too.  Miami played one of its best games of the season in prime-time to keep its playoff hopes alive.  After the game, several ESPN...
Stephen A. Smith says Patriots underestimated Jay Cutler in loss
 The biggest Jay Cutler hater of them all still isn’t giving the Dolphins quarterback credit for out-dueling Tom Brady and helping his team knock of the New England Patriots 27-20 on Monday night. While not outwardly saying the Patriots’ looked past Cutler on ESPN’s “First Take” Tuesday morning, Smith underhandedly...

9:56 PM Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

The biggest Jay Cutler hater of them all still isn’t giving the Dolphins quarterback credit for out-dueling Tom Brady and helping his team knock of the New England Patriots 27-20 on Monday night. While not outwardly saying the Patriots’ looked past Cutler on ESPN’s “First Take” Tuesday morning, Smith underhandedly...
Shannon Sharpe on Jay Cutler: ‘frustrating to see what he’s capable of’
 Fox Sports host and former NFL player Shannon Sharpe wasn’t impressed by Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler in Miami’s 27-20 upset-win over the New England Patriots on Monday night. In his show “Undisputed” -- which he co-host’s with Skip Bayless -- he explained Tuesday morning how Cutler’s best performance...

8:36 PM Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

Fox Sports host and former NFL player Shannon Sharpe wasn’t impressed by Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler in Miami’s 27-20 upset-win over the New England Patriots on Monday night. In his show “Undisputed” -- which he co-host’s with Skip Bayless -- he explained Tuesday morning how Cutler’s best performance...
Dolphins react to win over Patriots 
 After watching the Miami Dolphins celebrate their 27-20 victory over the New England Patriots on Monday night, it felt like the Dolphins had just won the Super Bowl.  In a game the Dolphins needed to win to keep their playoff hopes alive, Jay Cutler, Kenyan Drake, Xavien Howard and the front-four played their best games of the season...

7:25 PM Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

After watching the Miami Dolphins celebrate their 27-20 victory over the New England Patriots on Monday night, it felt like the Dolphins had just won the Super Bowl.  In a game the Dolphins needed to win to keep their playoff hopes alive, Jay Cutler, Kenyan Drake, Xavien Howard and the front-four played their best games of the season...
Dolphins fans react to win over Patriots
 Monday night was a great evening to be a Miami Dolphins fan.  For 14 weeks, fans have been waiting for their team to play up to its potential. And it finally did in prime-time against its division-rival, knocking off the Patriots 27-20 at Hard Rock Stadium. Quarterback Jay Cutler turned back the clock to his rookie days in Denver, throwing...

6:33 PM Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

Monday night was a great evening to be a Miami Dolphins fan.  For 14 weeks, fans have been waiting for their team to play up to its potential. And it finally did in prime-time against its division-rival, knocking off the Patriots 27-20 at Hard Rock Stadium. Quarterback Jay Cutler turned back the clock to his rookie days in Denver, throwing...
In-game Replay: Jarvis Landry catches second TD of night
 The Miami Dolphins offense was firing on all cylinders in the third quarter of Monday’s game against the New England Patriots. With Miami already leading their division rivals 20-10 at Hard Rock Stadium, quarterback Jay Cutler found a wide-open Jarvis Landry in the middle of the Patriots’ end zone.  The wide receiver&rsquo...

3:51 AM Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

The Miami Dolphins offense was firing on all cylinders in the third quarter of Monday’s game against the New England Patriots. With Miami already leading their division rivals 20-10 at Hard Rock Stadium, quarterback Jay Cutler found a wide-open Jarvis Landry in the middle of the Patriots’ end zone.  The wide receiver&rsquo...