Jun 11, 2013; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Gibson (10) runs during practice drills at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Weekly Dolphan Recap


With this here lengthy and uneventful time during the 2013 NFL offseason, I thought it would be an excellent time to start a new weekly development informing YOU, the fans, on what you may have missed during the past week. So let’s recap some headlines involving the Miami Dolphins throughout the past week…


Phinphanatic‘s own Brian Miller is reporting that long-shot wide receiver, Joe Hastings, is retiring at the age of 26.


NFL.com‘s Gregg Rosenthal has Miami on his list of the NFL’s thinnest back fields. Is Miami’s back field truly thin? Or is the group just insanely unproven?


Brian Miller of Phinphanatic.com also pointed out that Miami’s current “franchise” player, DT Randy Starks, needs to strike a long-term deal with the team before the July 15th deadline. If Dolphin GM Jeff Ireland and Starks’ camp cannot agree to terms, Starks will play the whole season on his franchise tender of $8.4 mill(?).


The Palm Beach Post’s Andrew Abramson is reporting that many Dolphins defenders are quite impressed with second-year QB Ryan Tannehill’s progression. DB Jimmy Wilson said Tannehill looks bigger, quicker, faster and more comfortable.


According to Mike Florio of ProFootball Talk, DT Paul Soliai has donated $25,000 to the University of Utah’s football program. Soliai was thankful for the opportunity the university gave him and wanted to give back a bit to his Alma-mater.


According to Sean Logan of The Finsiders, Dolphin great, Jason Taylor, believes this year’s third overall selection, Dion Jordan, is more NFL ready than Taylor was during his rookie season. Both Taylor and Jordan see why many compare the two, but Jordan wants to be himself, not Jason Taylor (Although that wouldn’t be a bad thing…).


Miamidolphins.com‘s Andy Kent has been doing training camp previews. Today he takes a look at the team’s defensive line.


NFL.com‘s Adam Schein has ranked Miami Dolphin QB Ryan Tannehill as the fifth most fascinating player to watch during the 2013-2014 NFL season.


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  • Jason Klenetsky

    Adam Schein and apparently uninformed Gregg Rosenthal need to take a look at Lamar Miller and reevaluate their opinions.

    • TylerMcMullen

      I see where you are coming from here, Jason. But honestly, I have to side more with Rosenthal here – And I am a huge Cane fan. No, it’s not because Miller is bad. It’s not because of Thomas. Nor is because of Gillislee, Thigpen, Gray, Marshall, etc. Simply put, it’s due to the inexperience of this back field we possess. I love Miller and I believe he will completely break out this year and what not. But if I were to list some of the thinnest back fields in the league, Miami would be up there on my list. We, as Dolphins fans, are all pointing fingers at writers for saying our back field is thin or it’s unproven because we all see the potential in Miller, Thomas, Gillislee, etc. But what we forget to truly see if that Thomas is the only one who we have gotten a large look at and even Thomas has been plagued with injuries so we have yet to see a full season from him. I definitely see where you’re coming from, but I would have to side with Rosenthal here. Thanks for the read and the comment, Jason!

      • Jason Klenetsky

        Ok ok. Maybe I’m jumping the gun a Iittle. Can’t help it myself I guess. Fricken season won’t get here soon enough. Lol. But yeah you’re probably right, they aren’t proven yet. Just that huge upside keeps blaring like neon lights shaped like green arrows pointing up that’s got me chomping at the bit. Miller has been training with Frank Gore. That can’t be a bad thing. Also, I’m a fan of the Gillislee pick. I’m not a big fan of Thomas honestly. But I’m curious to see what Gray can do. Vonta Leach…..man, if he puts on the orange and teal, forget it. Game over. Forgive me, I’m having delusions of grandeur.

        • TylerMcMullen

          Lol the huge upside is killing me. SO much potential, but so unproven! And actually, I’m a huge fan of the Gillislee pick, but I am actually one of the 3 dolphins fans who is a big Daniel Thomas fan also lol. I love all three of our running backs. That being said, I still am quite upset they took Gillislee over Jonathan Franklin. Franklin will be a stud in this league for a decade plus. Anywho (sorry got off track a bit), I really want Leach in a Miami uni. It would do wonders for Miller, Gillislee, Thomas AND Tannehill. Leach is a wonderful run blocker and is excellent in pass pro. I want him. I want him bad.