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December 08, 2016
 

Miami Dolphins

AFC East

2016 Schedule

  • Week 1

    MIA @ SEA

    09/11/16

    4:00 pm

  • Week 2

    MIA @ NE

    09/18/16

    1:00 pm

  • Week 3

    CLE @ MIA

    09/25/16

    1:00 pm

  • Week 3

    MIA @ CIN

    09/29/16

    9:30 pm

  • Week 5

    TEN @ MIA

    10/09/16

    1:00 pm

  • Week 6

    PIT @ MIA

    10/16/16

    1:00 pm

  • Week 7

    BUF @ MIA

    10/23/16

    1:00 pm

  • Week 8

    bye

  • Week 9

    NYJ @ MIA

    11/06/16

    1:00 pm

  • Week 10

    MIA @ SD

    11/13/16

    4:00 pm

  • Week 11

    MIA @ LAR

    11/20/16

    4:00 pm

  • Week 12

    SF @ MIA

    11/27/16

    1:00 pm

  • Week 13

    MIA @ BAL

    12/04/16

    1:00 pm

  • Week 14

    ARI @ MIA

    12/11/16

    1:00 pm

  • Week 15

    MIA @ NYJ

    12/17/16

    8:30 pm

  • Week 16

    MIA @ BUF

    12/24/16

    1:00 pm

  • Week 17

    NE @ MIA

    01/01/17

    1:00 pm

PYRO Fantasy Depth Chart

The PYRO Fantasy Football Depth Chart is a rundown of where Team PYRO projects the fantasy production for each team at each position. It is NOT an attempt to inform you of the current starters for each team. For example, we are well aware that Brandon Manumaleuna is currently the starting TE for the Chicago Bears, but if you look at the Bears Team Page, we have Greg Olsen listed at TE. Why? We’re projecting that Greg Olsen will be the most Fantasy Football relevant TE for the Bears this season. Since Olsen will be the Bears leading FF point scorer at TE, it’s his name at the top of the TE column on our PYRO Fantasy Depth Chart.

Miami Dolphins - 2014 Preseason #FF Preview

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Miami Dolphins - 2014 Preseason #FF Preview


 


 


Undoubtedly, the times are a changing down in Miami. As LeBron James heads back home, there has apparently been talk of remaking the film, “The Jerk”. Steve Martin has declined to revise his role as Navin, so the logical next choice is Mike Pouncey. 


 


 


 







 


 


Now, I have used the term douche canoe before in order to refer to some of the other top 40 type fantasy sites out there. However, I may have to reserve this title for Mike “douche canoe” Pouncey; it just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it. The public was first treated to his off the field behavior when bully-gate first hit. Pouncey was one of the ring-leaders that tormented Jonathan Martin to such a degree, he actually left the team. Then, he flashed the free Hernandez wear during the Aaron Hernandez murder trial. Now he is wanted for questioning for a night club beating


 




To coin a Shakespearean line: “Such antics do not amount to a man”. Aside from his deplorable behavior off the field, which might yet receive the wrath of Goodell, Pouncey was originally expected to miss the first 4 weeks of the season due to hip surgery. Now, team sources are speculating he may very well not be ready until week 8.  The loss of Pouncey is a crushing blow to an already dismal offensive line. Last year they ranked 28th in run blocking and 30th in pass protection. They gave up, a league high, 58 sacks. The Dolphins did spend their 1st and 3rd picks in this year’s draft on offensive tackles. Tannehill, in a display of confidence, stated the team’s intentions: “We want to play deep into January and February”. He was then abruptly tackled from his blind side.


 




Despite his offensive protection, or lack-there-of, Tannehill should have an impressive season. Although the line is a major concern, he is running a new offense under coordinator Bill Lazor. Most recently, Lazor was the QB coach for the Eagles. According to a CBS affiliate in Philadelphia, he is attempting to install a fast paced offense: “Lazor has added more motion, shifts, and formations. He wants to be more wide-open while deploying players in multiple positions more often. Most of all, he wants the offense operating at a faster tempo”.


 


 




The Dolphins have the easiest strength of schedule for quarterbacks, and clock in at #3 for the fantasy playoffs. Tannehill has some impressive qualities. Perhaps none more so than the fact he landed this…


 




 


Not Ryan Tannehill


 


 


 


…And now on with the show. He had 5 games where he threw for more than 300 yards. That’s more than Kaepernick and R. Wilson combined. He is entering his 3rd season and so far, he has suited up every single week. In 2013, he averaged 14.9 points a game. Pyro expects him to run the ball more this year, plus he’s had more time for the chemistry to develop with Mike Wallace. Last year, Tannehill put the ball up 588 times and completed 355 of those for 3,913 yards. He had 24 TDs with 17 INTs. If his line can provide more protection, undoubtedly the INTs will come down. He added 238 yards on the ground and a rushing TD as well. He made impressive leaps from his rookie year. He showed improvements in important statistical categories. Tannehill increased his percentage from 58.3% to 60.4%. His touchdowns actually doubled. Plus, he is trending in a positive direction. He threw for over 300 yards in three of his last six games. In that same span, he put up 10 touchdowns. As of late July, Tannehill has an ADP of the early 14th round for 12 team leagues. Generally, I have found quarterbacks can go as much as 2-3 rounds ahead of their ADP. Even so, Tannehill is a bargain. I love a strategy that targets a tier 1 tight end, plus top backs and receivers. In order to lock up these positions, I am not drafting QBs until much later. I would be thrilled going into battle with a Tannehill and another tier III or IV QB in order to play the matchups. Tannehill should outperform his draft position considerably. In fact, Pyro has pegged him as one of their sleeper picks this year. You can get all the sleepers, busts, and more by purchasing the draft kit.


 




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Mike Wallace took a trip to south beach last year. Although he took time to get a feel for the system, he ended up at WR #25 in fantasy. He still was able to bring in 73 receptions, the most of his career. Wallace had 930 yards and only turned out 5 TDs. Tannehill was building faith in Wallace as the season progressed. In fact, Wallace was targeted 32 times in his last three games. This trend should continue in 2014. Plus, Miami not only has the best quarterback schedule, but they also have the best WR schedule as well, 4th in the fantasy playoffs. This undoubtedly makes Wallace more appealing than normal. In fact, there could be some nice value there. According to his most recent ADP (end of July) he is going in the 6th round for 12 team leagues. You will be hard pressed to find a #1 WR for their team in that late of a round. I like him as your WR#3 with WR#2 upside . Keep an eye on training camp as Wallace has had some recent issues with a hamstring.


 




Last year’s surprise was Brian Heartline. He was by far the better value than his partner, Mike Wallace. Heartine clocked in just behind Wallace with the #26 ranking for fantasy receivers. Last year, he broke 1,000 yards for the 2nd year in a row. He ended 2014 with only 4 total touchdowns. He is a consistent player, but not dynamic.  Last year, he only had 2 games with at least 100 yards. If you have some risk/reward receivers, Heartline can temper your line-up. While he will never win you a week, he generally puts up steady numbers. He did, however, end the year on a down swing, only catching 9 balls in his last 3 games without crossing the end zone. Reports from camp have been positive thus far.


 




Although Houdini is an Iowa grad, he shows a suspicious amount of love for LSU players. Jarvis Landry is such a guy. It is not just Houdini however. Dawgmatica mentions Landry as a sleeper in show #136. Here, the boys dissect a mock draft, and go through sleepers and deep sleepers. This is the perfect road tripper, it provides over three and a half hours of fantasy goo!


 


 


 


Landry could take on a return role in 2014 according to the Sun Sentinel.


 




If your league rewards individual players for return scores, you might want to keep him on your radar for a late round flier, as this plays out in camp. Landry was not a return guy in college, but is a gifted athlete. Coming into the Combine, he was most often compared to Odell Beckham. In his last year at LSU, Landry totaled 77 catches for 1,193 yards. Out of his 12 regular season games, he had 9 with at least 87 yards.


 




The running back position is of interest this year. While the team brought in Knowshon Moreno, he may be shedding a tear as LaMar Miller seems to have locked up the #1 spot so far. 


 


 


Moreno's Tears


 


 


Moreno, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in June, is still on the PUP list. His stock is falling fast as he came into camp overweight and out of shape. As of early August, his ADP (now early 9th) has dropped approximately one whole round in a month.  If he does not recover quickly, he might not be worth the risk. While he had a fantastic season in Denver, how much of that was due to the threat of Manning?


 


 


While they still have Daniel Thomas, Lamar Miller is the talk of camp. I have always liked Miller’s talent, but for some reason, the Dolphins never seemed to give him a fair shake. Last year, he shared time and never seemed to be given a chance with the rock. He ran the ball 177 times for 709 yards and only 2 TDs. He added 26 receptions for an additional 170 yards. This year could be his year. I am aware, similar sentiment was discussed at this time last year. However, new OC Lazor has talked about expanding Miller’s role, using him in a similar fashion to LeSean McCoy. In fact, Miller has sought out the Eagle back for advice this offseason. Reports from camp have been glowing. I can see Miller breaking the 1,000 yard marker this year. The fact is, Mike Sherman, the previous offensive coordinator, never figured out how to use him properly. Miller, who is only going into his third year as a pro, boasts 4.3 speed and can run up the middle. Why would you not give this kid a chance? Well, ask Sherman, who only saw fit to give Miller the ball more than 10 times in only 7 games last year. In those 7 games however, he averaged 4.8 yards per carry (he averaged 4.0 on the season). Not to mention, that was behind an offensive line that ranked 28th for run blocking. The fact is, they just never gave him a legitimate chance. With the new offensive system in place, an improved passing game, and fresh faces on the O-line, Miller could have real value. As of late July, he is being taken in the 7th round for 12 man leagues. Miller is a solid #2 fantasy back who could break into the top 15. Still don’t believe me? Check out his highlights from the U. He has not been given the chance to be the guy in the NFL…yet!


 


 


 







 


 


Pyro alerted you to a waiver wire darling last year named Charles Clay. Targeted 103 times, he pulled down 69 of those for 759 yards and 6 TDs. He ran the ball 7 times last year and scored once, a throw back to his college days at Tulsa. This is something he will be doing more of this year. Lazor likes to move guys around, and Clay should see some looks from the backfield around the goal line from time to time. While he has command of the #1 tight end spot on the team, if there is no improvement on the O-line, he could be called on for blocking duty. Last year, Clay was one of only seven tight ends who were targeted at least 100 times in the passing game. You could find value in picking Clay this year. If you do not get a top tier TE, I have no problem playing the waiting game, thus creating a stable of backs and receivers. As of late July, Clay is going in the 12th round for 12 team leagues. In the last 5 games last year, he was 3rd in targets (35), 3rd in receptions (23). He finished as the 7th ranked fantasy TE last year. 


 


 


 


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The Miami Dolphins

jim jensen, dan marino and coach shula


#11 Jim Jensen was the first do it all player that I remember in the NFL. He was a quarterback, but with Dan Marino there, he became the do it all HB/WR/TE...in other words, the first true FLEX player. Tim Tebow has nothing on Jensen.

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Perfection

17-0 1972 Miami Dolphins go undefeated


In 1972 the Miami Dolphins became, and remain, the only team in the Super Bowl era to achieve perfection in a season, including the playoffs, when they went 17-0.  The circumstances that surrounded the team that year made the accomplishment that much more impressive.  Though the Dolphins achieved perfection, when there is talk of the greatest teams of all time the 1972 Dolphins are rarely mentioned.  Let’s take a look at look at their credentials. 


In 1971 the Dolphins, during their 6th season of existence and the 2nd year under Coach Don Shula, finished the regular season with a 10-3-1 record and made their first appearance in the Super Bowl.  They would lose Super Bowl VI, 24-3, at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys.  The expectations for the Dolphins the following year were higher with the Super Bowl appearance, but no one was sure how this team would bounce back.  As the season began, it looked great for the Dolphins, until week 5. 


In week 5 the Dolphins lost Bob Griese, their starting quarterback, to a broken leg.  The Dolphins were forced to rely on journeyman 38 year old quarterback Earl Morrall, who was with Shula in Baltimore.  Morrall was the perfect game manager and allowed the three headed running attack of Larry Csonka, Jim Kiick and Mercury Morris to handle most of the workload.   The Dolphins also relied on their “No-Name” defense to hold opponents in check.  The Dolphins coasted through the season with one close game against the Jets where they prevailed 28-24.  When the season was over the Dolphins were 14-0, but still had to deal with the playoffs. 


In the Playoffs they drew the Cleveland Browns in the first round and found themselves in a tough game, that they ended up winning 20-14.  The next week for the AFC Championship game the Dolphins actually had to go on the road and play the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The following year the NFL made a rule change that the team with the best record would earn home field advantage.  In the Championship game the Dolphins were trailing and then the hero, Bob Griese, returned (his first appearance since his injury in week 5) to lead the Dolphins from behind to win 21-17. 


The Dolphins faced the Washington Redskins in the Super Bowl and ended up winning 14-7, despite one of the worst plays in Super Bowl history made by kicker Garo Yepremian.  If you have not seen the play you can find it online or in any of the early NFL follies videos.  The Dolphins finished the season 17-0 and as NFL Champions, yet this team gets overlooked as one of the greatest of all time.


The schedule that the Dolphins faced is seen as weak by many.  They overall winning percentage of their opponents was .397 and they only faced 2 teams with winning records.  They were led by a journeyman quarterback in Morrall and they did not have a lot of flash, which is why I believe they are bypassed.  The fact remains that the 1972 Dolphins have 6 players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Nick Buoniconti, Larry Csonka, Bob Griese, Jim Langer, Larry Little and Paul Warfield.  The final argument for the Dolphins should come from one of their own and I think Larry Csonka made a great argument when he said “Perfection ends a lot of arguments.  There may come a time when another team goes undefeated and wins the Super Bowl…when that happens, I know their fans will take as much pride in that accomplishment as Dolphins fans take in the 1972 season.”  


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The Miami Super Bowl Dolphins

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When the Dolphins came into existence in 1965 they did not enjoy early success.  They had amassed only 15 wins in their first 4 years.  The team was looking for a way to improve the team and they made the biggest trade in the history of their franchise. 


In 1970 the Miami Dolphins made Don Shula their number one priority.  Shula had been successful with the Baltimore Colts, but was not feeling the love in Baltimore after their loss to the Jets in Super Bowl III.  The Dolphins gave up their 1st round draft pick in order to get Shula.  In his first season with the Dolphins he leads them to a 10-4 record and the teams’ first playoff appearance.    They would lose to the Raiders in the playoffs 21-14.


In 1971 Shula and Dolphins again enjoyed regular season success finishing 10-3-1.  They were led by Future Hall of Famers Bob Griese and Larry Csonka.  The Dolphins would face the Chiefs in the first round of the playoffs.  The game was a back and forth game that went into overtime.  Both of the teams had chances to win, but the game would go to a second overtime.  The game finally ended with a Dolphins victory off the leg of Garo Yepremian for a 37 yard field goal and a 27-24 win.  That game is the longest game in NFL history at 82 minutes and 40 seconds.  In the AFC Championship game the Dolphins rolled the Colts, Shula’s old team, 21-0 to get to Super Bowl VI. 


In Super Bowl VI the Dolphins were outmatched by the Dallas Cowboys and lost 24-3.  The Cowboys were in the process of exercising their own demons as they had been hunting the Super Bowl since 1965.  The Dolphins now had a real chip on their shoulders heading into 1972. 


In 1972 the Dolphins exceeded all expectations as they went undefeated during the regular season with a 14-0 record.  Most of this was done without starting QB Bob Griese who broke his leg in week 5.  The Dolphins again relied on their running game and “No Name” defense.  In the Playoffs the Dolphins faced a tough match up against the Cleveland Browns and were trailing 14-13 in the fourth quarter before Jim Kiick scored a TD with time running out to give the Dolphins the win.  The Dolphins then went on to beat the Steelers with Bob Griese coming back to lead them to victory and send them to their 2nd straight Super Bowl.  In Super Bowl VII the Dolphins completed their run at perfection and beat the Washington Redskins 14-7, despite the most memorable play being the botched field goal attempt by Garo Yepremian that ended up with Yepremian trying to throw a pass that was intercepted and returned for a TD, but the Dolphins won the game and finished the year 17-0. 


The following year the Dolphins continued to show their dominance and Don Shula became a legend in Miami as they went 12-2 in the regular season.  That made a mark of 26-2 in the last two years of regular season which was the best 2 year mark in NFL history.  The Dolphins rolled the Bengals in their first round match up 34-16.  Then they got a chance to face the Raiders, the team that knocked them out of the playoffs 2 years ago and the team that ended their unbeaten streak earlier in the season.  The Dolphins attacked the Raiders at the line of scrimmage and amassed 266 yards on the ground en route to a 27-10 ground and pound victory.  That win sent them to their 3rd straight Super Bowl. 


In Super Bowl VIII the Dolphins faced the Minnesota Vikings.  The Dolphins would once again rely on their running game and Hall of Famer Larry Csonka who ran for 145 yards and 2 TD’s in the game.  The Dolphins rolled the Vikings 24-7.  It was a running display as Griese only threw 7 passes the entire game.  The Dolphins had made their mark on the NFL and Don Shula had made a legacy for himself even though he would coach for 20+ more years.  The Dolphins never again enjoyed the success of those glory days, but that run with perfection in the middle will never be erased from NFL history.


shula two-time super bowl champion


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Champagne Poppers

shula & obama - the 1972 miami dolphins


The 1972 Dolphins are the only team in the Super Bowl era that has achieved perfection.  The team does not always get the respect they deserve and part of that may have to do with the perception of the 1972 Dolphins due to their popping the champagne every time the last unbeaten team falls in the NFL. 


There are many who believe that all the 72’ Dolphins take part in the ritual, but it started with Dick Anderson and Nick Buoniconti.  Anderson has been quoted saying “He (Buoniconti) and I are ones who usually do the champagne.”  While that may be the truth there have been 2 key times that we have seen multiple members of the 72’ Dolphins popping the champagne. 


The first was in 1985 when the 12-0 Bears came to the Orange Bowl in Miami and many of the 72’ Dolphins came to be on the sidelines for this game.  The Bears were the biggest threat to matching their season of perfection and they helped Dan Marino and Dolphins give the Bears their only loss on the season.  Then there was 2007 Patriots who were undefeated heading into the Super Bowl.  The 72’ Dolphins got a lot of coverage on ESPN and they seemed worried about the Patriots taking away their place in history. 


There were many of the 72’ Dolphins, including Earl Morrall who were in attendance at the game and were clearly rooting for the Giants.  When the game ended the 72’ Dolphins popped the champagne and celebrated still being the only unbeaten team in NFL history.  While they may not get many fans around the league for their behavior and are left off lists of the greatest teams of all times, they still have perfection and no one can take that away.


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Paul Warfield

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Paul Warfield was a an amazing receiver during his 13 year career in which he played with the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins.  When Warfield was traded to the Dolphins for their first round pick in 1970, 3rd overall (which became Mike Phipps for the Browns), it was the final piece to the puzzle for the Miami Dolphins.  The Browns and their fans wish they never heard of Mike Phipps. 


Paul Warfield was arguably the best wide receiver in the league at the time.  The Dolphins had a power running attack with Larry Csonka, Jim Kiick and Mercury Morris, but what they lacked was the downfield threat which Warfield supplied.  The thing about Paul Warfield is that when you think of the game today and the wide open passing attack and looking at his numbers might make you think he was not that great, but you would be wrong. 


Yes it is true that Warfield best year receiving was his first with 52 receptions, and the most yards he ever had in a season was 1,067 in 1968, and was the only time he ever had more than 1,000 yards.  The thing you would be missing is how big of impact he was on the game.  He was so hard for defenders to cover that he could beat just about anyone in one-on-one coverage.  The game back then did not feature a lot of passing, but Warfield was head and shoulders above the rest. 


The thing about Warfield that really showed his value was the yard per catch average he had.  Over a 13 year career Warfield had 20.1 yards per catch average.  Even in today’s game that number is outstanding.  He was used as a deep vertical threat and helped to support the running games that were the foundation of both the Browns and Dolphins.  Warfield is a Hall of Famer and very deservedly so.  If you are not familiar with him and consider yourself a football fan you need to familiarize yourself with Paul Warfield.



Paul Warfield career stats


 


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Miami Dolphins #1

The Dolphins fight song, Miami Dolphins #1, was written by Lee Ofman before the 1972 season.  He wrote the music because he wanted to inspire his favorite team and it became a favorite as it came out during the only perfect season in NFL history and on the heels of the Dolphins reaching Super Bowl VI. 


The song is infectious and horrible at the same time which is why it is so great.  Here are the lyrics to the song. 


Miami has the Dolphins
The Greatest Football Team
We take the ball from goal to goal
Like no one's ever seen
We're in the air, we're on the ground
We're always in control
And when you say Miami
You're talking Super Bowl

'Cause we're the

Miami Dolphins,
Miami Dolphins,
Miami Dolphins Number One
Yes we're the
Miami Dolphins,







The greatest travesty for the song is the fact that it was stolen and repurposed by the Houston Oilers.  The writers of the Houston Oilers song only changed the beginning of the song and used the exact same lyrics and tune.  Here are the lyrics for the Houston Oilers fight song, obviously named “Houston Oilers #1”.

Look out football, here we come,
Houston Oilers, number one.
Houston has the Oilers
The greatest football team

We take the ball from goal to goal

Like no one's ever seen.
We're in the air, we're on the ground

 ... always in control
And when you say the Oilers,

You're talking Super Bowl.

'Cause we're the

Houston Oilers,

 Houston Oilers,

Houston Oilers Number One.
Yes, we're the

Houston Oilers,

 Houston Oilers,

Houston Oilers Number One.

We've got the offense.
We've got the defense.
We give the other team no hope.

Cause we're the

Houston Oilers,

Houston Oilers,
You know we're gonna hold the rope.








 


Then there is the remix that was made by T-Pain.  I still think I like the hokey original one better, but here you go.  







 


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Garo Yepremian

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Garo Yepremian will always be remembered in NFL history for 2 events, one which was a great achievement and the other which is a classic blunder.  Yepremian was actually born on the Island of Cyprus and immigrated to the United States with his brother.  When they arrived they did not know how they were going to make a living until Garo saw part of a football game on television and told his brother he could kick field goals for a living.  


He went out with his brother and practiced kicking field goals and proved that he indeed could do this for a living so they set out to prove this to an NFL team.  They really had no idea about the game and only were able to get a tryout with the Detroit Lions.  He got a contract and did very well, including a game against the Vikings where he kicked 6 field goals.  The best moment of his rookie year though was during his first game.  He was told they lost the coin flip so Yepremian ran out to midfield got on his knees and actually started looking for the coin.  No doubt this made for some jokes about Cyprus.  Then he made another mistake. 


Being that he was not from America, and wanting to prove it was not a game for foreigners, other players were looking to take him out.  His coach told him after kicking off to run to the bench so as not to get hurt.  The first time he did this he ran to the opposing teams’ bench…oops.  He also did not wear a facemask.  That is until Ray Nitschke laid into him during his 4th game.  Another time he was celebrating like crazy after an extra point to which Alex Karras asked him “What the hell are you celebrating?”  , and Yepremian replied “I keek a touchdown.”  This was panned on the Johnny Carson show. 


All that aside, he is most remembered for his time with the Dolphins.  He had a great moment in the 1971 playoffs against the Kansas City Chiefs where he kicked a 37 yard field goal to end the game in the 2nd overtime, the longest game ever played in the NFL.  This though, is not what he is most remembered for.  It was for his play during Super VII, which almost cost his team their perfect season.  They were leading the Redskins 14-0 with just over 2 minutes left in the game and Yepremian was about to attempt a field goal that would have essentially ended the game.  His attempt was blocked but he was the first person to get to the ball.  The smart move would have been to just go down and then the Redskins would have to drive down the field and score twice which would be very difficult.  Instead Yepremian tried to throw a pass, this from the guy who had no idea about the rules when he arrived and not known for his arm.  As he goes to throw he looks like a little kid who does not know how to throw a ball and the ball goes straight up in the air and then Yepremian bats at the ball and it falls right into the waiting hands of Mike Bass of the Redskins who returns it for a TD.  The Dolphins won the game so Yepremian did not have to become Ray Finkle, but this is what he is known for.  All I can say as I looked on back on him to write this piece I want to see more of the classic blunders and he has replaced Al Del Greco as my favorite kicker of all time. 


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Joe Robbie, Founder of the Miami Dolphins


Joe Robbie was a lawyer who had a passion to own a professional football team.  Joe Robbie was business partners with producer Danny Thomas in 1965 when they acquired the American Football Franchise in Miami for an estimated $7.5 Million.  This was not Robbie’s first choice, as he had initially tried to get a franchise in Philadelphia but was turned down and told to consider Miami where there was not current competition for fan support.  Robbie’s partner bailed and forced him to raise the money on his own and was able to sway Danny Thomas to fill the void in the investment. 


Joe Robbie remained in control of the organization until his death in 1990.  Though he was not an innovator in the game he was a great owner for the Dolphins and their stadium is still named in his honor.  


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Ace Ventura

ace ventura and the miami dolphins


Ace Ventura Pet Detective was the first starring role for Jim Carrey.  The movie centered on his search for “Snowflake”, the Mascot of the Miami Dolphins, who was stolen during Super Bowl week.  This was also the theatrical debut for 10 Miami Dolphins players, most notably Dan Marino and Don Shula.  The movie has become a cult classic and has immortalized these players forever. 


I am a huge fan of the movie and every other NFL team wishes that they were ones that were chosen to build the movie around.  The Dolphins made perfect sense.  You have the iconic Coach in Don Shula and the greatest quarterback we had ever seen in Dan Marino.  The Dolphins mascot was stolen before the Miami Dolphins were to appear in the Super Bowl.  Ace Ventura follows the clues and discovers that Dan Marino is also in danger.


Dan Marino is then kidnapped a day before the Super Bowl, while filming a commercial for Isotoner Gloves, by Ray Finkle.  Finkle was a former kicker for the Dolphins, who blamed Marino for a missed kick that cost the Dolphins the Super Bowl.  Ace Ventura saves the day and returns Marino in time for the 2nd half.  The Dolphins will always have Ace.


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Nothing personal Dolphins fans, just haven' a good time!

chan johnson and his ex wife of 1 month


41 Days of pure bliss! You really know how to pick 'em Chad.


 


you are making us not want to remember


You are really trying to make us forget it ever happened, believe you me. Is this The Boz 25 years later?


 


hot


Well done Ryan Tannehill, you win in life.


 


just a joke miami dolphin fans


Just a joke Miami Dolphins fans, you guys are turning the corner, but it's been a rough run. I'm a Cubs fan for crying out loud. //d-Rx®






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Parker Unlikely to Suit Up



Pyro's take: The back will hold Parker limited in this game versus the Ravens.

Fantasy Goo: This bolsters the rankings of Landry and Stills, Carroo could be a sneaky DFS play.

12/04/16, 10:03 AM CST by The Hartbeat
Source: twitter.com

Dolphins O-Line MIA in Mia



Pyro's take: All Pro, Mike Pouncy and his supporting line Branden Albert and Laremy Tunsil are all out this week versus San Francisco. This should mean less time to pass and slightly less running lanes versus Swiss Cheese...I mean the 49ers.

Fantasy Goo: Expect a lot of running against the 49ers regardless of who is on the line. However, after his big game last week Parker could see less downfield strikes. Expect passes to be on 3 step drops and in the 8-12 yard range. Calling Jarvis Landry for a lot of looks.

11/27/16, 10:56 AM CST by The Hartbeat
Source: twitter.com

DeVante Parker in Prime Week 12 Matchup



Pyro's take: Miami is home to the 49'ers who have allowed the most raw FF Points to opposing WRs.

Fantasy Goo: When you look at Pyro's Positional Points Against chart, against #1 WRs, SF has given up the most targets, TDs, and FF Points. Last week, every Patriots WR scored; before that Arizona had two 100-yard pass catchers; then Michael Thomas scored two; the week before that they allowed 3 WR TD; prior to that, it was Buffalo's turn to score two WR TDs; Week 5 Larry Fitz scored two; Week 4 Dallas had 2 WR TDs... The picture is fairly clear

11/25/16, 09:21 PM CST by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.fftoday.com

Ajayi to Clean up on 49'ers



Pyro's take: San Fransisco is giving up a league-high 5.2 yards per carry.

Fantasy Goo: o In all but 2 games this season, SFs opponent have put up a 100-yard rusher. Looking at Pyromaniac's Fantasy Points Against chart, this D has surrendered the most FF Points to opposing RB 1s.

Ajayi is a solid cash game play this week.

11/25/16, 09:09 PM CST by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Landry Questionable



Pyro's take: Jarvis could potentially be out or limited in this week's game vs LA.

Fantasy Goo: On top of a negative matchup and limited snaps potentially, you should make sure you have someone to plug into Landry's place in your lineup. Devante Parker could be in for a big game, if he's on your wire he could be a better play than Landry.

11/18/16, 04:16 PM CST by The Hartbeat
Source: twitter.com

Landry Ailing Shoulder



Pyro's take: After OC Clyde Christensen told reports that they need to call more plays for Landry, he appeared on their injury report with a shoulder. If he's active Sunday it's hard to not play him because of his high floor, but make sure to have a replacement for him if he is inactive.

11/10/16, 01:01 PM CST by The Hartbeat
Source: twitter.com

Foster Announces his retirement



Pyro's take: As you may have heard, Arian Foster retired last night. Foster opened the 2010 season with 231 rushing yards and three scores. #baller

Gonna miss watching him bow in the end zone.

10/25/16, 03:54 PM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: pyromaniac.com

Ajayi shows some flash



Pyro's take: Waiver Wire after Week 6: Ajayi waited until Arian Foster returned to the lineup to put a stamp on his role as the lead back, rushing for 204 yards and two scores on 25 carries. The Dolphins are a mess and he could end up sharing carries with Foster, but this performance gives him the upper hand for the next two weeks.

10/17/16, 08:21 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Arian Foster Is Back At Practice Expected To Play Week Six



Pyro's take: Arian Foster is practicing again after a Week 2 groin strain against the Patriots. Barring a setback during the week, he's expected to play in Week 6 against the Steelers.

Fantasy Goo: With his injury history combined with a tough Steelers matchup, it'd be questionable at best to roll out Foster even as a flex play on Sunday (assuming he suits up). It'll be worth monitoring his status all week. His return will hurt Jay Ajayi's value and the Dolphins backfield will be a difficult one to use for fantasy purposes this weekend.

10/12/16, 01:43 PM CDT by PK Ripper
Source: twitter.com

Miami O-Line Dwindling



Pyro's take: The team was already without their starting left tackle. Then Tunsil, the starting left guard, got injured in warmups and will not play.

Fantasy Goo: This is going to be problematic for Tannehill as his left side of the line has now become a liability. Miami home to a solid Titans team that ranks 6th against QBs in Sched. Adjusted Points against.

10/09/16, 11:52 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.nfl.com

Dolphins Thursday Night Football injury update



Pyro's take: Koa Misi, LB, has been ruled out for Thursday night due to a neck injury.

Jelani Jenkins, LB, is listed as doubtful for Thursday night due to a groin injury. Monitor for a game-time decision, but I would not be too optimistic.

Arian Foster, RB, continues to be out with a hamstring issue.

Jordan Cameron, TE, is ruled out with a concussion.

DeVante Parker, WR, is questionable with a hamstring problem but has practiced in full all week. He is good to go. Green light.

Jarvis Landry, WR, is questionable with his shoulder issue as well, but should be good to go after logging two limited practices this week.

Source(s) (all players): www.miamidolphins.com

09/29/16, 03:33 PM CDT by Kenny Mills
Source:

Mr. PPR

‏@AdamHBeasley Jarvis Landry practiced today after missing yesterday with a shoulder injury.

Pyro's take: ‏@AdamHBeasley Jarvis Landry practiced today after missing yesterday with a shoulder injury.

Fantasy Goo: Jarvis Landry should be good to go for week 4. Week 2 Landry had 10 receptions for 120 yards which he topped week 3 with 7 receptions for 120 and a touchdown along with 16 yards rushing. Tannehill knows Jarvis well and should be chummy for years to come.


09/27/16, 05:41 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: twitter.com

Four's a... MESS

JA, KD, AF

Pyro's take: According to veteran Miami Harold reporter Barry Jackson, Adam Gase plans to continue using a four-man rotation in the Dolphin's backfield while the team waits for Arian Foster to get healthy. Sunday versus the Cleveland Browns Kenyan Drake lead the team in snaps and carries, while Ajayi scored the game winning touchdown. Damien Williams and Isaiah Pead both received more than ten snaps each.

Fantasy goo: Not surprisingly this Dolphin's backfield is a disaster. A Foster injury was expected, and when the team apparently soured on Ajayi this offseason the situation became something of a steer clear zone for fantasy owners. The Dolphin's opponent this Thursday, Cincinnati, boasts a solid run defense.

09/27/16, 04:18 PM CDT by Itchy
Source: twitter.com

Parker playing well for owners

In eight games since Week 12 of last season, DeVante Parker is averaging 10 fantasy points. Also this is your weekly reminder that Jarvis Landry is significanty better when Parker is in the lineup.

Pyro's take: In eight games since Week 12 of last season, DeVante Parker is averaging 10 fantasy points. Also this is your weekly reminder that Jarvis Landry is significanty better when Parker is in the lineup.

09/26/16, 06:13 PM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: pyromaniac.com

Drake Slated to Start Instead of Ajayi

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Pyro's take: Without Foster, Drake will start for the Dolphins although Ajayi should see work as well.

Fantasy Goo: This is a great running game script as they are expected to win by 10 points over a visiting Browns team. However, with the uncertainty of how much each back will shoulder, it makes a tough call for fantasy owners. Gun to my head, I think Ajayi has more talent and thus Id go with him, even though Gase and staff does not seem to like the young RB.

09/25/16, 11:44 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: twitter.com

Parker Could Be In store For Big Week 3

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Pyro's take: Joe HAyden has been ruled out against the Dolphins in week 3.

Fantasy Goo: Without the 'Iron HAyden', Parker should look to capitalize on his Week 2 dominance. This is tied for the highest spread of the week. I am starting Parker, I just hope the game does not get out of hand too quick and the Dolphins rely on the ground game. This is a great matchup now for Parker.

09/25/16, 11:38 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.washingtontimes.com

Arian Foster Not Practicing On Wednesday

Arian Foster

Pyro's take: Arian Foster is missing practice on Wednesday as he attempts to recover from the groin strain he suffered against the Patriots.

Fantasy Goo: Adam Gase called him day-to-day before so he should be monitored but it does not seem likely he will suit up this weekend. Jay Ajayi and Kenyan Drake will take over for him in the event he is to miss time.

09/21/16, 01:00 PM CDT by PK Ripper
Source: twitter.com

Jarvis Landry Shows He Is Still The Reciever To Own In Miami

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Pyro's take: Jarvis Landry caught seven of ten targets for 59 yards in Sunday's 12-10 loss at Seattle. Landry was quiet for most of the game, but easily led Miami in targets, and came up with a key 28-yard catch on the team's lone touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter.

Fantasy Goo:It was a tough game all afternoon for the Miami offense, especially for the wide receivers. Even though Jarvis Landry was playing with his usual fire and intensity, the Seattle defense made sure to keep close tabs on #14 throughout. Without Devante Parker active, there were no other Dolphin pass-catchers making any difference what so ever. Chalk up a quiet game one to a super strong opponent, new head coach, and a little rust, Jarvis "Juice" Landry will consistently be a PPR target monster as the offense grows.

09/15/16, 01:41 AM CDT by PK Ripper
Source: www.twitter.com

Arian Foster Held Out Of Practice

Arian Foster

Pyro's take: Arian Foster missed practice on Wednesday and was listed with a hamstring injury. Foster is expected to get certain days off for his veteran status according to head coach Adam Gase.

Fantasy Goo:This is likely just a way to keep the veteran RB from wearing down over the season, however Foster should be monitored as he has a history with injuries.

09/15/16, 01:35 AM CDT by PK Ripper
Source: dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost.com

Parker Likely to Sit Out Week #1: Landry Could Hold Sneaky Edge

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Pyro's take: Over the past few months, Parker has more hamstring tweaks and injuries in the last few months than he does hamstrings. All reports indicate he will not play in Week #1.

Fantasy Goo: Stills is the man holding down the WR2 spot for now. In all honesty, I think Stills could be a decent flex play in most weeks, perhaps not against Seattle week #1. However, a sneaky contrarian tournament play on DFS sites is Landry. Seattle is vulnerable to slot WRs and TEs. According to Vegas, Seattle holds the highest point spread of all Week #1 matchups. Thus, Tannehill is going to need to pass all day long. I like Landry as a contrarian GPP play, especially on Draft Kings where you get full PPR.


09/11/16, 10:31 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.miamiherald.com

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