Miami Dolphins 2015 Prognosticated Offensive Roster

The Miami Dolphins are 24 days shy of Training Camp 2015's July 30th start which is two weeks previous to Pre-Season Game One at Chicago's Bears on August 13th.

Each NFL team has a 53 man roster while just 46 can dress on game-day.
Here's an Early Bird look at the Miami Dolphins Offensive Nest.

Special Teams (3)
Long Snapper John Denney
Punter Brandon Fields
Kicker Caleb Sturgis

Offensive Lineman (9)

Starting Center
Mike Pouncey, 6-5, 305, Age 25, 5 years experience (2014 Pro-Bowl Guard)

Left & Right Tackle
Branden Albert, 6-5, 310, 30, 8
Ja'Wuan James, 6-6, 318, 23, 1

Left & Right Guard
Dallas Thomas,6-5, 315, 25, 3
Billy Turner, 6-5, 315, 23, 1

Second String & Backups
J.D Walton, 6-3, 305, 28, 6 (Sixteen 2014 starts as NY Giants Center).

Jason Fox, 6-6, 310, 27, 6

Jamil Douglas, 6-4, 304, 23, Rookie
Jeff Linkenbach, 6-6, 325, 28, 6
(Both are possibilities to supplant Thomas and/or Turner),
as is Pouncey if all else fails.

Offensive Lineman Outside of the 46, Looking in at a 53 Man Roster Spot
C/G Sam Brenner, 6-2, 310, 25, 2
OT Mickey Baucus, 6-8, 293, 23, Rookie
G Jacques McClendon, 6-3, 324, 27, 4
G Donald Hawkins, 6-4, 310, 23, 2
G Michael Liedtke, 6-3, 305, 23, Rookie
G Aundrey Walker, 6-6, 315, 22, Rookie
G Dionte Savage, 6-4, 343, 23, Rookie
Watch the waiver-wire for released veteran tackles.
(Dolphins are extremely thin at Tackle, fingers crossed for Brandon Albert's health)!

Tight-End (3)
Jordan Cameron, 6-5, 249, 26, 5
Dion Sims, 6-4, 265, 24, 3

On The Bubble
Arthur Lynch, 6-5, 255, 25, 1

Potential Bubble Busters and/or 47th thru 53rd thru Developmental Squad Participants.
Tim Semisch, 6-8, 267, 23, Rookie
Jake Stoneburner, 6-3, 249, 25, 2
Gerell Robinson, 6-4, 220, 25, 2

Running-Back (3)
Lamar Miller, 5-10, 224, 24, 3
Jay Ajayi, 6-0, 221, 22, Rookie
Damien Williams, 5-11, 221, 23, 1

Outside Of The Perennial 46 Man Game-Day Roster
LaMichael James, 5-9, 195, 22, 3
Mike Gillislee, 5-11, 216, 25, 2

Wide-Receiver (4)
DeVante Parker, 6-3, 209, 22, Rookie
Kenny Stills, 6-0, 194, 23, 2
Jarvis Landry, 5-11, 202, 22, 1
Greg Jennings, 6-0, 195, 31, 9

Hoping To Catch Potential Fifth Receiver Game-Day Position. (1)?
Rishard Matthews, 6-0, 215, 25, 3
Matt Hazel, 6-1, 202, 23, 1
LaRon Byrd, 6-4, 225, 25, 2
Tommy Streeter, 6-5, 215, 25, 2
Michael Preston, 6-5, 213, 26, 2
Tyler McDonald, 6-3, 190, 24, 1
Nigel King, 6-3, 210, 22, Rookie
Christion Jones, 5-11, 187, 22, Rookie
Damarr Aultman, 5-11, 198, 23, Rookie

Quarterback (2)
Ryan Tannehill
Matt Moore

Outside, Lookin-in at the 53 man roster.
Josh Freeman
McLeod Bethel-Thompson

Game-Day (46)
3 Special Teams
9 Offensive Linemen
3 Tight Ends
3 Running Backs
5 Receivers
2 Quarterbacks
25 Total

With Four Wide-Outs, and Three Tight-Ends totaling Seven true receiver options.
Does Miami need a fifth game-day Wide-Out?
If so? Only 21 Defensive Roster Spots would remain!
How-Bout a fourth running-back, OR another tackle?
At which point only 20 roster spots would remain for the DEFENSE!

Stay-Tuned for 21 Defensive Game-Day Roster Spot suggestions.

Thank You for an Open-Minded Read, and we look forward to your angle of view : )) !!


Miami Dolphins Have Perfect Vision.


On Monday May 18th the Miami Dolphins and their 2012 first round draft pick came to terms on the Franchise Quarterbacks second contract.

The 26 years young Ryan Tannehill is now scheduled to be the face of the franchise, and quarterback of the Miami Dolphins through the 2020 NFL season.

"We are committed and believe in Ryan as our quarterback for the long-term," GM Dennis Hickey said.

""We are thrilled that we were able to sign Ryan to an extension," Dolphins vice president Mike Tannenbaum said in a statement. "He is an ascending talent, a team leader and checks all of the boxes you are looking for at the position."

Since being selected with the 8th overall pick of the 2012 draft Tannehill has started all 48 Miami Dolphin games while defenses have batted him around like a Pinata. He has improved with each year despite having to adjust to two different General Managers, two different offensive coordinators schemes while working behind an injury prone, revolving door of an offensive line, and a void of skill players to threaten the opposition.

In 2014 (his first year under coordinator Bill Lazor) he completed the most passes for a single season in Dolphin history (surpassing Danny Marino) while connecting on 66.4 percent of his attempts for 4045 yards with 27 Touchdowns and just 12 interceptions. The first time that Miami has had a quarterback with a two to one touchdown to interception ratio since 2008 and Chad Pennington's (19 & 7).

The Dolphins started five offensive lineman in 2014 that weren't starters for them in 2013 (a first in NFL history), and they were a top ten offense before an injury epidemic infected the entire team over the final six weeks of the season. For 2015 Miami has three returning starters on the offensive line with All-Pro's Brandon Albert at Left Tackle, Center Mike Pouncey, with the highly productive 2014 rookie Ju'Waun James at Right Tackle while numerous other highly qualified returnees as well as rookie Jamil Douglas will vie for the two guard, and depth positions.

Miami has also upgraded the total package of skill players with Charles Clay being replaced by Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron (who at 6-5 had four touchdowns of forty or more yards in 2014 which is a first from the NFL tight end position in some 13 years). The Dolphins also severely upgraded the one two punch at running back with the draft acquisition of Jay Ajayi who's a second round talent that Miami stole in the fifth round.

Along with the signing of veteran free agent/wide receiver contributor/mentor Greg Jennings. A far more technically sound, youthful and hungry Kenny Stills is replacing the similar skill sets of the hard headed quitter, and now departed Mike Wallace. Stills is a true number two Wide Out as is Wallace who (due to an absentee necessity) had been played out of position as the Dolphins number one Wide Out. The Dolphins and their quarterback have played without a true number one Wide Out option since Brandon Marshall was told to take his ball and go home which took place in cohesion with the Miami selection of Ryan Tannehill.

In May of the year 2015, The Miami Dolphins drafted at pick fourteen of the first round their Big, Tall, Do'It'All, True Number One Wide Out in DeVante Parker while signing to long term deals both he, and their three year veteran Franchise Quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

CONGRATULATIONS to The Miami Dolphins, and Ryan Tannehill !!

And that's just the summarized jest of the offense!
The Defense has also been substantially upgraded!

THANK YOU for an Open Minded Read, and we look forward to your angle of view : )) !!



On an April 24th Saturday in the year 2010 a youthful 17 year old entrepreneur wrote an introductory post to his new Miami Dolphin Shout Community Blog site.

Paul Smythe. Our Host, Founder, Owner, Writer, Editor, Creator, Designer, and whatever else of Dolphin Shout opened with this on that initial Dolphin Shout day.

""I am obviously a huge Miami Dolphins fan. I love football in general, and I want to write about it as much as I can.""

Six or so weeks later on June 4th, 2010 one of the Shouts first followers Gary (RiverdoG) Cowell was recruited by Paul to write his first article. The title was. My First Post: Don't Worry Miami Dolphins Fans, Jason Taylor Is Replaceable.

""He was always a liability in the running game. Most of the time he was so intent to get his sacks he took himself out the play and face it his coverage skills were well, lets just say not very good.""

""Yea, yea I know I'm going to take some heat on this, I understand I'm taking on what most fans feel is an icon for the Dolphins. So it's not going to be popular.""

Say What? How Dare You!

In the Shouts (About Us) section the doG wrote.
""What you will get from me on Paul's site is a bit different from many others, and you may not agree with what I say. You may even question if I am a "true Dolphin fan" as I have heard that many times before. I can assure you that I am a Dolphin fan no matter what you may think. So sit back, buckle up, and enjoy. It could be a bumpy ride...""

Gary/RiverdoG's self proclaimed unpopular thought process made him the Shouts driving force as attendance began to soar to read and respond to the most wisely approachable, popular enigma, and Dolphin Shout Hero. Boy did he ever have it right with that last thought! ""It could be a bumpy ride"" Upon the ending of a much too exciting Miami Dolphin Victory over the New England Patriots on December 15th 2013, Our Beloved doG was called upon to do good deeds elsewhere, but he will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!

Previous to the worlds loss!
In July of 2011 Paul asked Gary to recruit some writing for the Shout prospects. In being associated with through other blogging sites over the previous handful of years the doG brought home Patrick and myself.

In the Shouts (About Us) tab. Patrick wrote some stuff that I personally found very amusing.

""I grew up in a small town near Carlisle Pennsylvania, my brother and I used to ride our bikes to the Washington Redskins training camp at the war college. One day while sitting in the stands the coach of the Redskins walked up, he said hello and talked with us for a bit, his name was Vince Lombardi…

My three brothers and I never liked to root for the same team, it wasn’t as much fun, so when they all stayed in the NFC East choosing the Redskins, Eagles and Cowboys I had to select either the Giants or the Cardinals (at the time) neither was very appealing to me, so I selected this start up team in Miami, the Dolphins.

As fate would have it, a few years later my dad got a job in Fort Lauderdale and we moved to Florida. The year was 1972 and I got to witness the undefeated season, going to many of the games with my father who had taken a liking to Don Shula. I have been in Florida ever since, now living on the west coast.

Some folks might say I’m obsessed with the Dolphins, I prefer the word passion. Just because I pace around the room, yell at the TV using language better fit for a brothel and call every official a flaming idiot does not mean I’m obsessive! I prefer to call it passion…

Hopefully I can bring some of that passion to the readers of Dolphin Shout!""

And he's killed-it with every article he's ever written!

On December 5th of 2012 Paul brought Shawn Carlson and Todd Bartley aboard, and in 2014 Tony Nicoletti started writing his take for The Dolphin Shout Community.

Numerous others have come and gone (John Bleech, Richard Anderson, James Tieman, Jeff Brennan, and Mike Ferguson) have all assisted greatly with their contributions.

Five plus years, and 1250 articles later Dolphin Shout is still a favored community of intelligently civilized Miami Dolphin fan contributors that drive the site. Too many to mention as it would be an injustice to all in forgetting to mention any one single name! So, Let It Be Known that every one of you is a force that drives us toward the success of Dolphin Shout, and that you are greatly appreciated within the community as well as beyond our time here together!

Back to the reasoning for this particular piece.
In the midst of that initial Dolphin Shout introductory post, our host Paul included.
""I am into more than just football, though. I am pursuing degrees in Real Estate and Marketing. I am also planning on obtaining my Masters in Real Estate Development.""

Our youthful entrepreneur Paul Smythe Graduated College this past Friday!
CONGRATULATIONS Paul, and good luck to you in all your future endeavors!
THANK YOU for all the good times and great people that your initial vision of Dolphin Shout has provided us over the years!

Here's to all for five more years on a less bumpy, and more joyous ride!

THANK YOU ALL for your Open-Minded Reads and contributions over the duration,
(as always) we look forward to your angles of view : )) !!