Tannehill Returns to Practice
Ryan Tannehill returned to limited practice this week just in time for the playoffs. While he will not play in the Wild Card round against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend, it could open the door for him to return for the divisional round of the playoffs if the Dolphins can take care of the Steelers once again. Miami began their amazing 9-1 run against these very Steelers and the team is very confident they will be moving on with Matt Moore under Center.
Tickets for the game are still selling at a brisk pace and the home field Steelers have a great advantage in the weather. It has been balmy in Florida all week while Pittsburgh is freezing. The Dolphins have gone so far as to freeze footballs for Kicker Andrew Franks.
“They definitely become hard in the colder weather,” Special Teams Coordinator Darren Rizzi said. “But there’s only so much you can do in this kind of weather to practice. We actually put balls in the freezer, believe it or not. But you bring them out and five minutes later they’ve thawed out.”
The game kicks off at Sunday at Noon. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so grab yours today!
The Miami Dolphins will host the Atlanta Falcons tonight on a nationally televised game and for Defensive Coordinator Vance Joseph it is really very simple, “do your job!”
“We’ve got a lot more work to do,” Ndamukong Suh acknowledged this week. “I think at the end of the day, it’s about going out there and executing [and] putting yourself in the right position so you can make the right tackles. We weren’t always in the right position to make the proper tackles.”
with cuts looming, Head Coach Adam Gase has to get his team down to 75 this weekend.
“Teams are doing the same thing that we do. As soon as that waiver wire comes out, that personnel department, they don’t go home. They sit there and grind and go through their information . They start watching tape on guys and start looking at where we feel we might be light in a certain position. There’s a lot of work that goes into it, and you have to be somewhat strategic as far as who you possibly let go in this first round. You’re hoping you make the right decision on guys and then at the same time you’re hoping those guys get a chance to get somewhere else. It’s a tough deal because when you start developing relationships with these guys, cutting these guys is not easy.
After the Cowboys ran up 300 plus yards in the first half last weekend, Coach Gase will have a lot to evaluate as will Coach Vance.
Tickets for tonight’s game as well as all remaining preseason and regular season games are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Miami Dolphins!
Williams, Wake and Suh not expected to play
The entire Miami Dolphins team traveled to New York City but don’t expect to see many established veterans taking the field tonight.
The team will unveil their new offense under new Head Coach Adam Gase whom QB Ryan Tannehill seems to like the best so far.
“I think Adam [has] completely enabled me,” Tannehill said. “I think I have the credibility now to pretty much demand excellence out of these guys. That’s what I’m trying to do.”
The Dolphins will face the Dallas Cowboys in AT&T Stadium next week before returning home to face the Atlanta Falcons on the 25th of August. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Miami Dolphins!