Time for Miami Dolphin Winners

As Miami dolphin fans, we are acutely aware of the negativity that originates from a sports network in the backyard of our rivals. Having listened to enough critics, we will not condone the vicious words of hateful anonymous commentors. Every reader has a voice on the internet, and those voices have evolved until only the meanest or most outlandish get attention amid the over-saturation.

Ryan Tannehill may never be great, but the Miami quarterback is a true survivor in an age gone completely fanatical. Without an ounce of his talent, haters incessantly disparage his ability until he has become a hero in the hearts of many true Miami Dolphin fans. Hate is easy. A hater never has to face the fear of losing, like a batter that never comes to the plate will always bat one thousand… Hiding behind hateful words is easier than facing the consequences of losing.

People or teams learn how to win by facing and overcoming the pain of losing. Only two reactions come from losing, learn how to get better and win, or quit. Adam Gase felt several accomplished players were a little too comfortable with losing and those players are no longer with the Miami Dolphins. With so much distraction and unrelenting expectations, it is more difficult than ever to be a loyal fan.

Attention spans compressed into instant gratification, fantasy teams rewarding individual accomplishments and promoting fan disloyalty, all fight against a simple word – Team.

The overused term, “there is no I in team” is a little ludicrous when fantasy is all about “I” and instant gratification starts with the same letter. The quarterback is easily the most important position on the football field, but Tom Brady is not famous for his physical prowess. It’s his ability to demand complete cohesion and unrelenting commitment to team goals that marks his greatness.

Tom Brady lost a lot before he won. He sat on the bench behind Drew Hensen his senior year at Michigan and wasn’t drafted until the 6th round.

Belichick was fired by Cleveland!

Digressing into Brady and Belichick comparisons in a Miami blog is certain to bring out the haters who will miss the point. This season will be the moment Ryan Tannehill is mentioned in the same sentence with Tom Brady. The reason is simple, Tannehill has lost but did not quit, instead he has grown and learned.

Adam Gase removed the players more interested in individual accomplishments at the expense of team goals. Money cannot motivate, there is never enough. When team goals become secondary to money, it is time to part ways. Landry wanted more than his position demanded. Suh was grossly overpaid for his impact. Pouncey could no longer perform up to the value he placed on his own services.

In the NFL, there are always teams willing to pay players on the open market. Landry may never repeat his accomplishments in Miami, but he got his payday. Suh is a mercenary who made his fortune in Miami. Pouncey will be the sad story we read about ten years from now when he can no longer walk. The point is, winning and team goals must come before personal goals in the game of football.

Tannehill has had many opportunities to use losing as a reason to quit and instead has used it as a reason to learn. Ruthless anonymous commentors who can only find pleasure in knocking down others are the definition of a loser. Claiming to be a fan only to antagonize the players who have worked their entire life to reach their dreams, that is the definition of a loser.

Winners will stay with it, even when times are the toughest. The Shout is here for those fans, the faithful, and the true diehards who enter every season hopeful that the turning point has arrived.

Antagonizers, and bad mouthed losers are unwelcome here, please spew your hate elsewhere.

Here, we give Ryan Tannehill one more shot. We give Adam Gase the years he needs to get it right. When the team decides their time has come, we’ll wish them good luck on the way out. Sports, like most things in life runs in cycles, and soon, our time will come again.

While we can never follow our team with blind faith, we will constructively criticize. We will handle losing with dignity and winning with grace. We will stand behind our team through thick and thin, even when it hurts.

We are Miami Dolphin fans.

Respect the Fin!

Miami Dolphins Projected 53/65 Man Roster, (Pre-Training-Camp 2018)


The NFL and Miami Dolphins 2018 season has finally arrived. Much has taken place over the last seven-plus months. It appears as though that The Dolphins will start 13 different players, and have a bunch more depth throughout the season than that of o17's game one/season.

Presently, Miami has 99 player prospects.
Upon regular season gamedays 46 players are permitted to dress/play. Not sure about these days, but there was a time that 47 could dress, (if the 47th was a third QB). Either-way. 53 players make the final roster, and will put themselves in position to be named one of those 46 game day players each week. Players 54 - 65 become part of the team as Practice and/or Developmental Squad prospects. The #'s included below are Jersey numbers for TC/Pre/Reg & Post Season game viewing identification, and ""Civil, Un-Biased, Reasonable Observations""!!

Training Camp begins this Thursday 7-26, and just two measly weeks later, Your Miami Dolphins will be playing their first preseason football game of 2018.

So here are some (personally projected) names & numbers to watch over the next 6 weeks to six months.

Special Teams (3)
K #7 Jason Sanders (Rookie)
P #2 Matt Hack
LS #92 John Denney


Offensive-Line (10)

LT #78 Laremy Tunsil

LG #71 Josh Sitton (FA Newcomer)

C #67 Daniel Kilgore (FA Newcomer)

RG/T #77 Jesse Davis

RT #70 Ju'Waun James

OL Reserves
T/G #79 Sam Young
T/G #72 Eric Smith
G/C #62 Ted Larsen
C/G #64 Jake Brendel
G    #68 Isaac Asiata (?)

Tight-End (3)
#86 Mike Gesicki (Rookie)
#46 Durham Smythe (Rookie)
#48 MarQueis Gray

Wide-Receiver (5)
#11 DeVante Parker
#10 Kenny Stills
#19 Jakeem Grant
#80 Danny Amendola (FA Newcomer)
#15 Albert Wilson (FA Newcomer)

Running-Back (3)
#32 Kenyan Drake
#21 Frank Gore (FA Newcomer)
#33 Kalen Ballage (Rookie)

Quarterback (3)
#17 Ryan Tannehill
#8  Brock Osweiler
#9 David Fales



Safety (4)
#29 Minkah Fitzpatrick (Rookie S/CB/LB)
#20 Rashad Jones
#22 TJ McDonald
#35 Walt Aikens

Corner-Back (5)
#25 Xavien Howard
#30 Cordrea Tankersley
#28 Bobby McCain
#36 Tony Lippett
#31 Cornell Armstrong (Rookie)

Line-Backer (6)
#47 Kiko Alonso
#52 Raekwon McMillan
#44 Stephone Anthony
#59 Chase Allen
#55 Jerome Baker (Rookie)
#45 Mike Hull

Defensive-Tackle-Rotation (5)
#93 Akeem Spence (FA Newcomer)
#97 Jordan Phillips (contract year)
#56 Davon Godchaux
#96 Vincent Taylor
#98 Gabe Wright

Defensive-End-Rotation (5)
#94 Robert Quinn (FA Newcomer)
#91 Cam Wake
#50 Andre Branch
#90 Charles Harris
#95 William Hayes DE/DT


Roster Spot 53 is a toss-up between several possibilities for various reasons at various positions, be it a safety-net, an immediate desire, and/or a long-term resolution.

The 53rd roster position as well as (in most cases) practice squad spots 54 - 65 could go to a 6th WR.
#82 Francis Owusu (stature clone to DeVante Parker)
#88 Leonte Carroo

A 4th TE.
#89 Gavin Escobar (FA Newcomer, not PS eligible)
#85 AJ Derby
#83 Thomas Duarte

A 4th RB
#34 Sinorice Perry

An 11th OL
#74 Zach Sterup

A 5th Safety/10th DB.
#23 Jordan Lucas
#26 Maurice Smith

A 6th CB/10th DB
#24 Torry McTyer
#1 Jalen Davis (Rookie)

A 7th LB.
#51 Quentin Poling (Rookie)

Or, A 6th DE due to (CWake turning 37, Hayes 34, while 30 year old Branch is scheduled to make 10-plus million come 2019). The Two biggest, most youthful by far DE's on the present squad are
#75 Cameron Malveaux (23, 6-5, 265)
#76 Jonathan Woodard (24, 6-6, 271)

TOTAL 66 of 65 available spots.

Others (to name a few) working for an opportunity into the top 65 include.

QB Bryce Petty (FA Newcomer)
OL Mike Matthews (Rookie)
T David Stienmentz (Rookie)
T Roubbens Joseph (Rookie)
RB Brandon Radcliff (Rookie)
WR Isiah Ford
WR Drew Morgan
WR Malcolm Lewis
WR Rashawn Scott
LB Cayson Collins (Rookie)
LB Mike McCray (Rookie)
DT Jamiyus Pittman (Rookie)
DT Anthony Moten (Rookie)
Along with 20 others not mentioned.

And of course.
The entire league will be cutting some 1000 players over the next 6 weeks for The Miami Dolphins to sift through!!

What would you suggest differently for spots 1 - 52 ??

Who would you suggest for the 53rd spot ??

Who would be your 54 - 65 practice squad players ??

Who below 65 makes the leap into 65 ??

Rookies reported on 7-18.
Veterans report on 7-25.
Training Camp begins 7-26.
The HOF game is Thursday 8-2.
Miami's first preseason game is 8-9.