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Bruce Arians would start Tua Tagovailoa, if he’s healthy

The Dolphins have three competent quarterbacks, including rookie Tua Tagovailoa. Coach Brian Flores showed in 2019 a willingness to play the best guy, period. It’s unclear whether he’ll do that in 2020, or whether he’ll get the rookie on the field in order to get him the reps needed for his future development. Buccaneers coach [more]

The Simms QB countdown, No. 28: Ryan Fitzpatrick

On Thursday, we paused the Chris Simms Top 40 quarterback countdown on PFT Live in order to devote the full show to the ongoing conversation regarding a moment of profound change in America. On Wednesday, we unveiled two more. Quarterback No. 28 is a quarterback who seemingly has played for 28 teams. Ryan Fitzpatrick actually [more]

Brian Flores keeps the spotlight on the murder of George Floyd

Dolphins coach Brian Flores, the first coach to speak out about the murder of George Floyd with a written statement, met with reporters via videoconference on Thursday. Flores was asked about an important related topic: Kneeling during the national anthem to bring more attention to the problem of police brutality against African-Americans and persons of [more]

Dolphins sign seventh-rounder Malcolm Perry

Also, there are football transactions today. According to a tweet from his agent Jason Bernstein, the Dolphins signed seventh-round pick Malcolm Perry. Perry played quarterback at Navy last year, and ran for 2,107 yards and 21 touchdowns. His signing leaves the Dolphins with just three unsigned picks from their 11-man class: First-round tackle Austin Jackson, first-round [more]

Where are the vast majority of NFL head coaches on the current unrest?

At this critical moment in American history, only three NFL head coaches have made public statements in their own names (and only their own names) about the situation. Three. Of 32. Even though the vast majority if the league’s players are minorities. Beyond Dolphins coach Brian Flores, Colts coach Frank Reich, and Chargers coach Anthony [more]

Chris Grier, Brian Flores load groceries in cars for those in need

The Miami Dolphins Foundation is providing a Food Relief Program for those in need, and those who arrived Monday were in for a treat. General Manager Chris Grier, coach Brian Flores and team CEO Tom Garfinkel were the ones loading the groceries in the trunks of vehicles, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports. [more]

Miami-Dade mayor confident Dolphins can play in the fall

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez believes his community will be ready for Dolphins football in the fall. Giménez told reporters today at a food distribution event at Hard Rock Stadium that he is confident the Dolphins will be playing there as scheduled this season. But whether fans are in attendance is another question. Gimenez said [more]

Nick Saban is “shocked and angered” by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery

At a time when only one NFL coach has issued a statement regarding ongoing unrest throughout the nation arising from the recent death of George Floyd and others, former Dolphins coach and currently Alabama coach Nick Saban has joined the list of college coaches to issue statements. “I am shocked and angered by the tragic [more]

Ryan Fitzpatrick calls Tua Tagovailoa an awesome addition for a long time

If Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick resents rookie Tua Tagovailoa coming along to push him out of the starting job, he’s not showing it. Instead, Fitzpatrick says he’s excited to work with Tagovailoa, which has already begun during video meetings, and he expects Tagovailoa to have a great career as the Dolphins’ franchise quarterback. “We’ve been [more]

Kyle Van Noy: We are our own team, not the New England Patriots

The Dolphins hired coach Brian Flores, who spent 11 years under Bill Belichick in New England. Flores, of course, has adopted some of the Patriot Way. He also has acquired some of his former players. Linebacker Kyle Van Noy became one of four ex-Patriots to join the Dolphins this offseason. He makes it clear, though, [more]

Brian Flores: People with loud opinions on Colin Kaepernick are silent on George Floyd

Dolphins coach Brian Flores has become the first NFL coach to issue a statement on the murder of George Floyd. And it is a powerful one. The statement, provided to ESPN.com, points out the inconsistency between those who have loud opinions on issues like Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protest and devices for incentivizing the hiring of [more]

Bobby McCain ready for a second season at safety

The Dolphins moved Bobby McCain from nickel cornerback to free safety last season, but he lasted only nine games because of two shoulder injuries. So the team has to decide if safety is the right spot for McCain, who is 5 foot 11, 190 pounds, or if, because of his size, he is better suited [more]

Dolphins commit $2 million to fund at least 1,000 meals a day for up to a year

The Dolphins announced an initiative to provide meals for those in need as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to contribute to food insecurity around the country. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and the the Dolphins organization have committed to a donation of $2 million to the Miami Dolphins Foundation Food Relief Program. That will provide at least [more]

Bryan Cox reflecting on his continued unemployment

Longtime NFL linebacker and assistant coach Bryan Cox has been unemployed for four years. He’s still not quite sure why, but he said he’s trying to focus on making himself better in case he gets another chance to coach. The 52-year-old Cox told D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he’s willing to own his [more]

Minkah Fitzpatrick hoping to make bigger impact in second year in defense

Minkah Fitzpatrick already has proved well worth the price the Steelers paid in a trade with the Dolphins. The safety made 57 tackles, five interceptions, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and earned All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors. Maurkice Pouncey in 2011 and Le'Veon Bell in 2014 were the only other Steelers players to earn [more]

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