Joe Schad

Joe is a journalist who covers the Miami Dolphins for the Palm Beach Post. He has previously spent time with ESPN, the Orlando Sentinel and Newsday. 

Latest from Joe Schad

Greg Joseph of American Heritage and FAU drills 54-yarder for Miami Dolphins
 Greg Joseph didn’t even start kicking a football until the end of his junior year at American Heritage High School in Delray Beach. Yet there he was on Friday night, lining up for a 54-yard field goal for the Miami Dolphins, in a preseason game at the Carolina Panthers. Joseph had plenty of leg. And plenty of accuracy. “It felt...

Posted: 14 hours ago

Greg Joseph didn’t even start kicking a football until the end of his junior year at American Heritage High School in Delray Beach. Yet there he was on Friday night, lining up for a 54-yard field goal for the Miami Dolphins, in a preseason game at the Carolina Panthers. Joseph had plenty of leg. And plenty of accuracy. “It felt...
Miami Dolphins: Is Adam Gase worried about Raekwon McMillan, Cordrea Tankersley or Mike Gesicki?
 Adam Gase isn’t worried. He knows that gradual improvements are far more important than results in the NFL preseason. But he also has eyes. And so when a player doesn’t seem to be up to par, it causes questions. But Gase thinks there is time. He’s not panicked. He’s not panicking about rookie Mike Gesicki (no preseason...

Posted: 20 hours ago

Adam Gase isn’t worried. He knows that gradual improvements are far more important than results in the NFL preseason. But he also has eyes. And so when a player doesn’t seem to be up to par, it causes questions. But Gase thinks there is time. He’s not panicked. He’s not panicking about rookie Mike Gesicki (no preseason...
Miami Dolphins’ Tony Lippett: ‘I feel close to myself’
 Tony Lippett was held out of the last Miami Dolphins preseason game by Adam Gase as a precaution. But Lippett is ready to return at full speed this week. “I’m excited to get back out there and have fun with the guys,” Lippett said Sunday. Lippett started 13 games and posted four interceptions in 2016, before missing all...

Posted: 20 hours ago

Tony Lippett was held out of the last Miami Dolphins preseason game by Adam Gase as a precaution. But Lippett is ready to return at full speed this week. “I’m excited to get back out there and have fun with the guys,” Lippett said Sunday. Lippett started 13 games and posted four interceptions in 2016, before missing all...
Miami Dolphins trot out no-huddle uptempo offense (no, really)
 Adam Gase wants to go even faster. But in general he was happy with the way the Dolphins looked when opening Friday’s game at Carolina in up-tempo, no-huddle. It remains to be seen how fast and how often Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins actually pick up the pace this season. But it seems Tannehill really wants to. And we know Gase wants...

Posted: a day ago

Adam Gase wants to go even faster. But in general he was happy with the way the Dolphins looked when opening Friday’s game at Carolina in up-tempo, no-huddle. It remains to be seen how fast and how often Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins actually pick up the pace this season. But it seems Tannehill really wants to. And we know Gase wants...
Miami Dolphins LB Raekwon McMillan still shaking some rust
 Raekwon McMillan felt he had let go of his first-game jitters. He felt he was able to play more free and with more energy. But it wasn’t perfect for the Dolphins linebacker in Friday night’s loss at Carolina. And it must be remembered, that he is essentially, still, a rookie. “We have several corrections,” McMillan...

Posted: a day ago

Raekwon McMillan felt he had let go of his first-game jitters. He felt he was able to play more free and with more energy. But it wasn’t perfect for the Dolphins linebacker in Friday night’s loss at Carolina. And it must be remembered, that he is essentially, still, a rookie. “We have several corrections,” McMillan...
Miami Dolphins’ Robert Quinn wants to ‘break records’ and ‘do something extreme’
 It was five years ago that Robert Quinn had 19 sacks and seven forced fumbles and was first-team All Pro. Quinn’s been trying to rediscover that form since. Quinn posted two sacks for the Miami Dolphins on Friday night at Carolina, and he feels once again he’s on the verge of something special. “I’ve been saying that...

Posted: 2 days ago

It was five years ago that Robert Quinn had 19 sacks and seven forced fumbles and was first-team All Pro. Quinn’s been trying to rediscover that form since. Quinn posted two sacks for the Miami Dolphins on Friday night at Carolina, and he feels once again he’s on the verge of something special. “I’ve been saying that...
Miami Dolphins’ Cordrea Tankersley: ‘I played terrible. Straight trash.’
 Miami Dolphins cornerback Cordrea Tankersley had a tough night in a loss at the Carolina Panthers on Friday night. And Tankersley did not mince words afterwards. “I feel like I played terrible,” Tankersley said. “Straight trash. Even though my coverage was pretty tight. I still feel like I left some meat on the bone. Back...

Posted: 2 days ago

Miami Dolphins cornerback Cordrea Tankersley had a tough night in a loss at the Carolina Panthers on Friday night. And Tankersley did not mince words afterwards. “I feel like I played terrible,” Tankersley said. “Straight trash. Even though my coverage was pretty tight. I still feel like I left some meat on the bone. Back...
5 Instant Takeaways from Miami Dolphins vs. Carolina Panthers
 The Dolphins were seeking an impressive performance from a first-team offense scheduled to play most or all of the first half at Carolina on Friday night. It was a mixed bag, but all in all, not a disaster. Miami Dolphins defense coordinator Matt Burke wanted his first-team to rebound from a poor showing in the preseason opener. Again, a...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Dolphins were seeking an impressive performance from a first-team offense scheduled to play most or all of the first half at Carolina on Friday night. It was a mixed bag, but all in all, not a disaster. Miami Dolphins defense coordinator Matt Burke wanted his first-team to rebound from a poor showing in the preseason opener. Again, a...
Miami Dolphins’ Adam Gase: ‘We’re counting on Kenyan Drake’
 A defensive tackle named Gabe Wright, who few people outside of Auburn, Alabama and maybe in Wright’s circle of family and friends knows, was officially tossed off the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday. Wright took a swing at Kenyan Drake, a running back with Pro Bowl upside, in Monday’s practice. This was a poor decision on Wright&rsquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

A defensive tackle named Gabe Wright, who few people outside of Auburn, Alabama and maybe in Wright’s circle of family and friends knows, was officially tossed off the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday. Wright took a swing at Kenyan Drake, a running back with Pro Bowl upside, in Monday’s practice. This was a poor decision on Wright&rsquo...
Miami Dolphins’ Albert Wilson: How I get separation and make ‘em miss
 Albert Wilson may not be a first-team wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, but he’s been first in the NFL in two intriguing categories. Miami gave Wilson a 3-year, $24 million contract in part because he’s: • First in the NFL in yards of separation (4.1) between receiver and defender on passing targets in 2017. (Next Gen...

Posted: 5 days ago

Albert Wilson may not be a first-team wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, but he’s been first in the NFL in two intriguing categories. Miami gave Wilson a 3-year, $24 million contract in part because he’s: • First in the NFL in yards of separation (4.1) between receiver and defender on passing targets in 2017. (Next Gen...
BREAKING: DeVante Parker of Miami Dolphins has broken finger
 Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker has broken the middle finger on his right hand, according to a source. Parker is hopeful to be able to play in the season opener, but it could take weeks to heal. One estimation for recovery is four weeks; which would be right around the September 9 opener against Tennessee. Parker and Kenny Stills...

Posted: 5 days ago

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker has broken the middle finger on his right hand, according to a source. Parker is hopeful to be able to play in the season opener, but it could take weeks to heal. One estimation for recovery is four weeks; which would be right around the September 9 opener against Tennessee. Parker and Kenny Stills...