Hal Habib

After 19 years as a sports writer, copy editor and assistant sports editor at The Miami Herald, Hal joined The Palm Beach Post's sports department in 1998. Areas of coverage range from the Olympics, Kentucky Derby and Super Bowl to local sports.

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Miami Dolphins’ Michael Thomas named PFF special teams player of year
 Michael Thomas, special teams captain for the Dolphins. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) Dolphins special teams captain Michael Thomas isn’t going to the Pro Bowl, but he is being recognized for his efforts. Pro Football Focus has named Thomas its special teams player of the year, which might take some of the sting off of not making the AFC...

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Michael Thomas, special teams captain for the Dolphins. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) Dolphins special teams captain Michael Thomas isn’t going to the Pro Bowl, but he is being recognized for his efforts. Pro Football Focus has named Thomas its special teams player of the year, which might take some of the sting off of not making the AFC...
Final grades for the 2017 Miami Dolphins (and a vow not to be soft in ’18)
 Jay Cutler couldn’t produce miracles in his one-year run with the Dolphins. (Getty Images)   FINAL REPORT CARD FOR 2017 MIAMI DOLPHINS Now that we’ve gone through each position on the team, it’s time to take a step back and see what we’ve learned. My takeaways
            from the project: • How inconsistent...

Posted: 19 hours ago

Jay Cutler couldn’t produce miracles in his one-year run with the Dolphins. (Getty Images)   FINAL REPORT CARD FOR 2017 MIAMI DOLPHINS Now that we’ve gone through each position on the team, it’s time to take a step back and see what we’ve learned. My takeaways from the project: • How inconsistent...
No gold star for Miami Dolphins’ special teams (but they did earn a gold belt)
 Cody Parkey makes a 54-yard field goal to beat the Chargers in the opener. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) What went wrong for the Dolphins this season? What went right (if anything)? We assigned letter grades to each position group
                  after every game. So with the season over, it’s time to issue final grades and...

Posted: a day ago

Cody Parkey makes a 54-yard field goal to beat the Chargers in the opener. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) What went wrong for the Dolphins this season? What went right (if anything)? We assigned letter grades to each position group after every game. So with the season over, it’s time to issue final grades and...
Don Shula, to critics of Miami Dolphins’ Adam Gase: ‘Give him a chance’
 Don Shula (right) signs a football for Jupiter’s William Gogan, the winner of a national “SweepSteaks” drawing for a five-day,
               all-inclusive trip to Sicily. The Shulas and the Gogans met for lunch Sunday at the Fort Lauderdale location of Shula Burger.
               (Hal Habib / The Palm Beach Post) FORT...

Posted: 2 days ago

Don Shula (right) signs a football for Jupiter’s William Gogan, the winner of a national “SweepSteaks” drawing for a five-day, all-inclusive trip to Sicily. The Shulas and the Gogans met for lunch Sunday at the Fort Lauderdale location of Shula Burger. (Hal Habib / The Palm Beach Post) FORT...
Patience, anyone? Miami Dolphins’ DBs should have you covered in 2018
 Dolphins safety Reshad Jones sacks Tennessee’s Matt Cassel.(Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post) What went wrong for the Dolphins this season? What went right (if anything)? We assigned letter grades to each position group
                  after every game. So with the season over, it’s time to issue final grades and see who flunked...

Posted: 2 days ago

Dolphins safety Reshad Jones sacks Tennessee’s Matt Cassel.(Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post) What went wrong for the Dolphins this season? What went right (if anything)? We assigned letter grades to each position group after every game. So with the season over, it’s time to issue final grades and see who flunked...
Once opponents figured out Miami Dolphins’ linebackers, it was all downhill
 Former Dolphins tight end Charles Clay of the Bills fends off linebacker Kiko Alonso. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) What went wrong for the Dolphins this season? What went right (if anything)? We assigned letter grades to each position group
                  after every game. So with the season over, it’s time to issue final...

Posted: 3 days ago

Former Dolphins tight end Charles Clay of the Bills fends off linebacker Kiko Alonso. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) What went wrong for the Dolphins this season? What went right (if anything)? We assigned letter grades to each position group after every game. So with the season over, it’s time to issue final...
Who’s buried in Jakeem Grant’s shadow? Miami Dolphins’ 5-6 offensive coordinator
 Then-Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains (right) talks with the much larger offensive lineman Cody Whitehair.
               (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Dowell Loggains is still settling into his new job as offensive coordinator of the Dolphins, but he already has one part of
            his game plans down pat, and it involves...

Posted: 4 days ago

Then-Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains (right) talks with the much larger offensive lineman Cody Whitehair. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Dowell Loggains is still settling into his new job as offensive coordinator of the Dolphins, but he already has one part of his game plans down pat, and it involves...
Miami Dolphins promote WR coach Shawn Jefferson to assistant head coach
 Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills (10) runs a drill past then-wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson in 2016. (AP Photo/Wilfredo
               Lee) Shawn Jefferson’s climb up the Dolphins’ coaching ladder isn’t taking much time. The Dolphins announced a handful of changes to Adam Gase’s coaching staff Friday afternoon...

Posted: 4 days ago

Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills (10) runs a drill past then-wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson in 2016. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Shawn Jefferson’s climb up the Dolphins’ coaching ladder isn’t taking much time. The Dolphins announced a handful of changes to Adam Gase’s coaching staff Friday afternoon...
Did Miami Dolphins’ defensive line meet expectations? ‘Absolutely not’
 Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, the Dolphins’ MVP in 2017, pressures Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. (Andres Leiva / The Palm
               Beach Post) What went wrong for the Dolphins this season? What went right (if anything)? We assigned letter grades to each position group
                  after every game. So with the season...

Posted: 4 days ago

Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, the Dolphins’ MVP in 2017, pressures Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. (Andres Leiva / The Palm Beach Post) What went wrong for the Dolphins this season? What went right (if anything)? We assigned letter grades to each position group after every game. So with the season...