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Kenny Stills: I think the Dolphins are going to do something special

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Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills quickly signed a four-year, $32 million contract to stay in Miami when free agency started, showing that he’s committed to the franchise that traded for him two years ago.

Stills said this morning on PFT Live that he feels at home with the Dolphins and knew that staying was his top priority, even as other teams wooed him.

“I wanted to be here,” Stills said. “I think we’re going to do something special here. I believe in the staff. I believe in the owner. I believe in every person that’s in our building, and I love Miami and I love the people here. So I wanted to stay here and do something special for them.”

Last season Stills started all 16 games and had 42 catches for 726 yards and a career-high nine touchdowns, and the Dolphins ended their playoff drought. Stills said he believes the Dolphins are going to build on that in 2017, and beyond.

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  1. More Cowbell says: Mar 15, 2017 8:55 AM

    Well, last year they did make it to the playoffs. Even if it was just a one and done that was still for them pretty special.

  2. nolasoxfan2012 says: Mar 15, 2017 9:00 AM

    Here we go. Let’s crank up the articles talking about how the Dolphins/Bills/Jets are finally going to overcome the Patriots. It’s an annual tradition.

  3. RogerThat! says: Mar 15, 2017 9:00 AM

    Patriots still have their foot on the Dolphins neck. To be the man, ya gotta beat the man.

  4. yankeemofo says: Mar 15, 2017 9:01 AM

    The Dolphins(and fans) always think they’ll win the AFCE during the offseason.

  5. Flash1287 says: Mar 15, 2017 9:02 AM

    Finishing in second place back to back is “something special”

    #5xchamps

  6. irkjames says: Mar 15, 2017 9:03 AM

    Kenny is a team guy. Despite the backlash he got from the media for kneeling he is a well liked and supported player on the roster and amongst the coaching staff.

    Before, the Dolphins were criticized for letting a lot of their core nucleus guys go to other teams for more money. Now, they’re making an effort to keep impactful players in leadership roles and some national media heads are still throwing shade at them for re-signing Stills and Andre Branch for fairly on-par contracts based on their numbers and production in comparison to other guys in the league.

    People who continuously cite Kenny’s drop in Week 1 against the Seahawks end up having to put a foot in their mouths because if they lost that game because of his drop that means he single-handedly won Miami a couple games on the days he made big catches. Or I guess that’s their logic.

    Anyone who watched the Dolphins play last year knows they’re not the same old Dolphins. The Gase affect has even permeated it’s way to the front office on how they’ve finalized deals as of late. Can’t ask for a better situation right now.

  7. 3yardsndust says: Mar 15, 2017 9:03 AM

    I would also quickly sign a contract for $32 million to live in Miami.

  8. dtp15 says: Mar 15, 2017 9:04 AM

    I guess a wildcard spot is special….

  9. nhpats says: Mar 15, 2017 9:05 AM

    Four years and $32M for this guy? No wonder Miami hasn’t been relevant since 1973

  10. Ralphie says: Mar 15, 2017 9:06 AM

    The Phins’ will never do anything “special” until BB decides they will. He aint in a giving mood.

    PS: How’s that cranky old fart, Shula? Has he been screaming at any of the neighborhood kids t0 get off his lawn lately?

  11. billshavezerochanceofeverwinninglol says: Mar 15, 2017 9:12 AM

    “What’s that?, oh, let me put my bong down”
    “I think we’re going to do something special here”

  12. jjackwagon says: Mar 15, 2017 9:13 AM

    Probably ought to save the talking until you can take the division title away from the Pats.

  13. footballisnotthatimportant says: Mar 15, 2017 9:14 AM

    Nope.

  14. flexx91 says: Mar 15, 2017 9:14 AM

    I believe the team that plays in Foxboro will still make it difficult to do something special….

  15. psljax says: Mar 15, 2017 9:16 AM

    Special is a relative term

  16. weepingjebus says: Mar 15, 2017 9:18 AM

    Soaking the field again?

  17. RandyinRoxbury says: Mar 15, 2017 9:19 AM

    As a diehard Pats fan, i have to agree, the Dolphins seem to be on the verge of greatness, Gase and company are the real deal.

  18. silvernblacksabbath says: Mar 15, 2017 9:19 AM

    “The division still goes through us!” -Sporano
    lmao

  19. primemundo says: Mar 15, 2017 9:22 AM

    And who’s the qb? Better get a decent back up ready If Ryan can’t make it the whole season. Daniels? Fitz?

  20. patsrule59 says: Mar 15, 2017 9:24 AM

    “Here we go. Let’s crank up the articles talking about how the Dolphins/Bills/Jets are finally going to overcome the Patriots. It’s an annual tradition.”

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    What makes it really funny is how everyone says how good those teams are and how they’re going to challenge the Pats for the division crown, but then when the Pats run away with the division, the same people who said how good the Bills, Jets and Fins are say “the Patriots only win because the rest of the division sucks”.

  21. dg0122 says: Mar 15, 2017 9:24 AM

    I guess I missed the story about them getting a new quarterback

  22. beachsidejames says: Mar 15, 2017 9:25 AM

    Pats fans all over this article. If not worried about the Fins they would pay no attention.

  23. handsatlanta says: Mar 15, 2017 9:30 AM

    Us Dolphins fans know the Pats are the cream and, barring something unusual, we’re playing for 2nd place. But I wouldn’t want a player on my team who didn’t think we could compete with anyone.

    Stills is also active in the community and is the kind of person you want living in your area.

  24. triptomlin says: Mar 15, 2017 9:33 AM

    I would not live in Florida for $50m.

  25. pastabelly says: Mar 15, 2017 9:40 AM

    beachsidejames says:
    Mar 15, 2017 9:25 AM
    Pats fans all over this article. If not worried about the Fins they would pay no attention.
    =======================================
    Here are the teams (Patriots perspective) who I am most worried about:

    (1) Oakland
    (2) Denver (if they find a quarterback)
    (3) Baltimore (always a tough out in the playoffs for NE)
    (4) Pittsburgh
    (5) Miami (in the division and always to tough to beat in Miami), tied with Kansas City.

    Are you happy? You have a good team.

  26. stoopidfool says: Mar 15, 2017 9:40 AM

    the Lolphins

  27. deenchaz says: Mar 15, 2017 9:41 AM

    I think we’re doing pretty good for a team that doesn’t hang its morals on cheating . Which is a proven fact to all you patsy fans.

  28. lscottman3 says: Mar 15, 2017 9:42 AM

    unfortunately since the dolphins had a good record last year, this year they play the good teams.

    reality is that an 8-8 record would be very respectable with their schedule.

    And Randy, stop the facade, we all know you are a dolphins fan…

  29. superpatriotsfan says: Mar 15, 2017 9:42 AM

    Dolphins will need to start cheating. Worked for the Patriots.

  30. sb44champs says: Mar 15, 2017 9:45 AM

    same people who said how good the Bills, Jets and Fins are say “the Patriots only win because the rest of the division sucks”.
    ==========================
    Patriots win not because their division sucks. But you have to admit, besides the Patriots, the AFC East does indeed suck year in and year out…

  31. getitrightflorio says: Mar 15, 2017 9:46 AM

    As a Dolphins fan when we beat more than one team above .500 to make the playoffs and stop proclaiming we are the off season champs maybe we will do something. The AFC is weak besides the Pats, so we should be back in the playoffs again.

  32. gtrav says: Mar 15, 2017 9:47 AM

    With Gase it looks like this team might do exactly that. We’ll see if Ajayi is a one-year wonder or not. They made the playoffs last season so they’re trending in the right direction. They’re better than the Jets and the Bills and it looks like they’ll stay that way. No reason for the Fins not to be optimistic.

  33. infectorman says: Mar 15, 2017 9:51 AM

    @FAKEsuperpatriotsfan

    “Dolphins will need to start cheating. Worked for the Patriots.”

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Whaddya mean, “start cheating”?

    Shula* has handed down a Cheating legacy second to none in sunny Miami.
    I’m sure Belichick learned a lot of cheating strategies from Double dealing Don

  34. pastabelly says: Mar 15, 2017 9:51 AM

    deenchaz says:
    Mar 15, 2017 9:41 AM
    I think we’re doing pretty good for a team that doesn’t hang its morals on cheating . Which is a proven fact to all you patsy fans.
    ========================================
    Your franchise was built on cheating. Shula had a valid contract with the Baltimore Colts and signed one with Miami. You lost a first round pick, but got a head start with a top coach at the time, so don’t go pointing any fingers at other franchises.

  35. kcflake says: Mar 15, 2017 9:53 AM

    QB is the linchpin. Just like my Chiefs, Great team outside of the QB, and that is what will cause their downfall.

  36. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 15, 2017 9:57 AM

    “Pats fans all over this article. If not worried about the Fins they would pay no attention.”

    Lolz worried no. Just the yearly offseason ridicule the Fins phase as they claim to be “something special” or “going to win the division, you’ll see”.

    “Dolphins will need to start cheating”

    Start? They Fins have one of the longest and most extensive cheating histories in the league, going back to before the NFL and AFL merged with by cheating to sign Shula to a contract while he was still under contract to Baltimore.

    Lolz at the cheater parrot

  37. TheDPR says: Mar 15, 2017 10:05 AM

    Right now the Dolphins are a good team. The Bills and Jests are not. Other recent playoff caliber teams across the conference have slipped (Denver, Cincinnati, Indianapolis) and other good teams are about the same year after year (Baltimore, Pittsburgh, KC). There’s no reason to think the Dolphins can’t take the next step, post 10+ wins, and win a game in the wild card round.

    I don’t think even the most die hard Dolphins fan is thinking they’re going to the Super Bowl yet, but they’re improving, which only a handful of teams across the league seem to be doing.

  38. fireroger says: Mar 15, 2017 10:09 AM

    Gase is the real deal. Tannehill however …

  39. jjackwagon says: Mar 15, 2017 10:15 AM

    The AFC is weak besides the Pats, so we should be back in the playoffs again.
    ———————————-
    The Dolphins went 6-7 against AFC teams last year and those wins were against the Chargers, Browns, Jets twice and Bills twice. Not exactly the toughest teams in the conference.
    You play the rest of the AFC West this year, don’t get your hopes up about making it back to the playoffs.

  40. wib22 says: Mar 15, 2017 10:20 AM

    I’m sure chippy is thrilled by this.

  41. walker1191 says: Mar 15, 2017 10:21 AM

    They are a good team, but it’s hard to picture them beating anybody good in the playoffs without a serious upgrade at QB.

    Kind of in the same category as Denver and KC.

  42. rcosborne59 says: Mar 15, 2017 10:26 AM

    With Patriots in your division you are playing as also ran. Now isn’t that special!!!

  43. ricko1112 says: Mar 15, 2017 10:27 AM

    Stills “quickly” signed that deal because he knew he wouldn’t come close to getting the years or $$ from any other team.

  44. daytontriangles says: Mar 15, 2017 10:28 AM

    “Doing something special”

    That’s code for “We’ll be a strong contender for 2nd place in the division behind the Patriots.”

  45. patsfaninus says: Mar 15, 2017 10:32 AM

    Good for Stills. He’s positive about, and committed to the team that is paying him handsomely.

  46. sportschatterdotco says: Mar 15, 2017 10:41 AM

    pastabelly says:
    Mar 15, 2017 9:40 AM
    beachsidejames says:
    Mar 15, 2017 9:25 AM
    Pats fans all over this article. If not worried about the Fins they would pay no attention.
    =======================================
    Here are the teams (Patriots perspective) who I am most worried about:

    (1) Oakland
    (2) Denver (if they find a quarterback)
    (3) Baltimore (always a tough out in the playoffs for NE)
    (4) Pittsburgh
    (5) Miami (in the division and always to tough to beat in Miami), tied with Kansas City.

    Are you happy? You have a good team.

    Texans -if they get a QB- would be high on my list

  47. jonathankrobinson424 says: Mar 15, 2017 10:43 AM

    Tannehill is an average quarterback at best. If the Dolphins want to REALLY improve their team, they need to find a stud QB.

  48. maust1013 says: Mar 15, 2017 10:54 AM

    beachsidejames says:
    Mar 15, 2017 9:25 AM
    Pats fans all over this article. If not worried about the Fins they would pay no attention.
    =======================

    Following that logic you and all your sock puppets are truly terrified of New England chipster.

    So far Gase seems to be the real deal. That he wasn’t at least among the top 3 vote getters for COTY was a travesty. Long time Pats fans want Miami to be better. Good competition makes the season a lot more entertaining. Other than the misery fueled posts it drives from you, slapping around a punching bag is not entertaining (unless it’s the jests, ’cause Boston/NY).

  49. WasLemmytoocontroversial? says: Mar 15, 2017 10:54 AM

    sb44champs says:
    Mar 15, 2017 9:45 AM
    same people who said how good the Bills, Jets and Fins are say “the Patriots only win because the rest of the division sucks”.
    ==========================
    Patriots win not because their division sucks. But you have to admit, besides the Patriots, the AFC East does indeed suck year in and year out…

    Yet somehow they beat the AFC South, North & the best the NFC had to offer. Also the AFC has won the last 3 Super Bowls so evidently every other NFC team sucks as well.

  50. jchipwood says: Mar 15, 2017 11:00 AM

    When Belichick gets caught cheating again, maybe Roger wlbow suspend him finally. This way everyone is playing within the rules.

  51. johnheisman says: Mar 15, 2017 11:03 AM

    I am a Patriots fan living in South Florida. The Dolphins will be as good as Tannehill is. If he play poorly or average the team will be poor or average as well.

    The Dolphins run defense is also a soft spot and had been for a while. If they can put points on the board (Tannehill) and get a lead, maybe the run defense won’t matter.

  52. kemp13 says: Mar 15, 2017 11:05 AM

    He has a point. Brady’s skills ARE going to diminish, and if it is like other QBs it will be sudden and swift. When that happens, the Dolphins will be well positioned to challenge the Patriots for AFC East supremacy.

  53. theandy59 says: Mar 15, 2017 11:05 AM

    10-6, possible wild card team. Playoffs in consecutive seasons is a good step, but they’re going to have to wait for Brady to retire before going any further.

  54. xpensivewinos says: Mar 15, 2017 11:32 AM

    Only 42 years since their last Super Bowl win.

    Seems like “something special” has to happen at some point, doesn’t it?

  55. More Cowbell says: Mar 15, 2017 11:34 AM

    beachsidejames says:
    Mar 15, 2017 9:25 AM
    Pats fans all over this article. If not worried about the Fins they would pay no attention.

    ———————————

    Its actually coming accross in the Pats feed too. I am not sure why it should. But sending it through that way comes off as like smack talk which I think is the basis for some of the snappy excuses.

    Its also where the anti Patriots trolls are picking it up you see some of those comments too.

    In all seriousness the Dolphins did do something special last year. I know some were trolling them for one and done in the playoffs but really if you consider where they were the year before that was a huge step forward. Gase looks like the real deal here and it will be interesting to see how far he takes it. He has to both build and also escape from some of the legacy stuff thats hurting them so give him a couple more years to get this turned completely. But fantastic start!

  56. graylingskies says: Mar 15, 2017 11:36 AM

    deenchaz says:
    Mar 15, 2017 9:41 AM
    I think we’re doing pretty good for a team that doesn’t hang its morals on cheating . Which is a proven fact to all you patsy fans.
    ****************************************************
    That pretty much summarizes it, but I think SB LI was the final arbiter. There is no longer any question. What is now a fact is that every last vestige of Deflategate has been disproven in spades. Your redundant bleating only insures that no one will ever forget how corrupt Goodell and the rest of the league officials acted in their attempt to sabotage the team, or what the Patriots have managed to achieve in spite of all the agents working against them. Keep up the good work.

  57. sb44champs says: Mar 15, 2017 11:37 AM

    Yet somehow they beat the AFC South, North & the best the NFC had to offer. Also the AFC has won the last 3 Super Bowls so evidently every other NFC team sucks as well.
    ==============================
    Again, besides the Patriots, the AFC East does indeed suck year in and year out…

  58. iamkillerfin says: Mar 15, 2017 11:39 AM

    the only good thing about the philbin joke era was that he beat the patsies 1 time every year!!! Gase finds a way to beat thepatsies then we will be division champs just like 2008!!!

  59. zoxitic says: Mar 15, 2017 11:48 AM

    Are you sure he didnt complete that sentence with “for a change”?

  60. aj66shanghai says: Mar 15, 2017 11:49 AM

    Don’t know much about Stills personally and don’t care about the Dolphins but it is always nice to see guys getting to stick with their team. Careers are short in the NFL so if guys move around then fans don’t get to develop much affinity for them.

    As for doing something special, that’s kind of what I’m talking about. Lots of teams haven’t won a recent Super bowl but that doesn’t mean their fans don’t love them. Seems he is showing his love back more than anything else.

  61. RandyinRoxbury says: Mar 15, 2017 11:50 AM

    The biggest plus for the Dolphins going into 2017 which no one seems to mention is the changing of DC.
    2016 saw the worst overall defense in franchise history, it can’t get worst.
    Dolphins fans should send John Elway a Thank You note!

  62. xxsweepthelegxx says: Mar 15, 2017 11:50 AM

    kemp13 says:
    Mar 15, 2017 11:05 AM
    He has a point. Brady’s skills ARE going to diminish, and if it is like other QBs it will be sudden and swift. When that happens, the Dolphins will be well positioned to challenge the Patriots for AFC East supremacy.
    ——
    Then they will be forced to throw that scrub Garoppolo in there, who the Fins were lucky enough to face last year. How’d that go? Don’t be sure that when Brady hangs em up it’s over

  63. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Mar 15, 2017 11:51 AM

    Well, he’s not necessarily wrong…he didn’t give a specific time…

  64. graylingskies says: Mar 15, 2017 12:06 PM

    Love all teams in the AFC East. Wish them nothing but the best, except of course when they’re playing NE. Eight slots says it’s possible, not probable but possible all four could make the playoffs with 13-3 records.

  65. graylingskies says: Mar 15, 2017 12:17 PM

    Correction, six slots and only three would make it. Imagine ending the season 13-3 and not making it? I thought 11-5 was bad.

  66. nsawins says: Mar 15, 2017 12:17 PM

    Wake me up when this team wins a playoff game. When was their last? 17 years ago?

  67. ecarlso8 says: Mar 15, 2017 12:25 PM

    The something special is how much they overpaid him.

  68. hairpie2 says: Mar 15, 2017 2:49 PM

    I literally started laughing out loud at my desk when i read his comments.

  69. socalraider says: Mar 15, 2017 2:52 PM

    Wouldn’t live inMiami for any amount of money. Would rather stay in the United States .

  70. sb44champs says: Mar 15, 2017 4:02 PM

    Love all teams in the AFC East. Wish them nothing but the best, except of course when they’re playing NE.
    ==========================
    Of course NE fans love all the AFC East teams. Their is no real rivalry in that division as its been dominated by the Patriots for over a decade now

  71. tarniman says: Mar 15, 2017 4:23 PM

    Im happy Stills resigned with the Phins….we need that deep threat. He also comes from a Football pedigree with both his Father and Uncle playing in the NFL.

    As far as he kneeling for the National Anthem I don’t blame him. His father is black and his mother is Hispanic. Two groups heavily oppressed by the powers that be in the USA. Don’t blame him for expressing his feelings and protesting things that are wrong…things you wouldn’t understand unless you were in fact black or Hispanic.

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