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Rick Ross interested in owning a piece of the Dolphins

In an interview with Power 105.1 in New York, rapper Rick Ross has claimed that he has been in discussions with Miami Dolphins ownership for a minority share of the team.

“I went and sat down with the Miami Dolphins, we discussed a few things,” Ross said. “They finally invited me into the office and I sat with some people. It was a real positive conversation.”
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Ross is a Carol City native and is always keen to rep Miami in his work. A Dolphins spokesperson, on behalf of the team, has denied that Ross has contacted the team to discuss ownership. If Ross were to join the Dolphins as a minority owner, he would be the seventieth celebrity to hold a share in the team. The other celebrity owners are Marc Anthony, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Venus and Serena Williams, and Fergie.

The full interview can be seen below. He mentions the Dolphins at the 13 minute mark.

5 Things Dolphins Fans Do After A Brutal Loss

Saying the The Miami Dolphins have been a major disappointment these last two weeks would be an understatement. After an inspiring week 1 win over division rival New England Patriots, the Fins have been on a slippery slope, stumbling and bumbling their way to another disappointing season. With each blowout loss, Fins fans are hard-pressed to find anything positive to say about their hometown squad.

Instead, we vent. It’s all we can do.

Here are the top 5 things Fins fans do after a loss to vent their frustrations.

1. Call for a QB replacement.

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It’s no secret that Tannehill is on the hot seat. We all gave the first round draft pick a pass his rookie year and in year 2 we saw some minor improvements. Mike Wallace and Ryan Tannehill weren’t on the same page but those of us who are more hopeful insisted that the chemistry would come eventually. Well, its year 3 of Tannehill’s tenure and we simply aren’t seeing it yet… He’s still overthrowing receivers, he still seems incapable of checking through progressions and hitting the 2nd or 3rd man when Wallace is wrapped up and possibly his most frustrating failure is his total inability to escape the rush and scramble out of the pocket when he’s under pressure. There are vital instincts all quarterbacks must possess to succeed and it’s looking less and less like Ryan Tannehill will ever learn from his shortcomings.

2. Call for a firing of Joe Philbin.

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I’m not sure any Dolphins fan has ever been too high on Philbin. He’s morose, overly conservative, and doesn’t seem to have the support of the players behind him. If the Fins don’t turn the ship around this season, we are most likely looking at Ol’ Joe’s last stand as Head Coach.

3. Compare Mike Wallace’s production to his paycheck.

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Everyone knows the Dolphins vastly overpaid for Mike Wallace. They had no choice, really. He was the only top tier receiver available last offseason and the organization needed to make a tough call. However, Fins fans aren’t seeing a very high return on investment. He makes plays here and there and he’s a solid safety net for Tannehill but that big-play-downfield-flash is just something we haven’t seen yet. Having said that, a major part of his lack of production has to do with Tannehill being unable to get the deep ball anywhere within 5 yards of his #1 receiver.

4. Demand the organization “clean house.”

STEPHEN ROSS DEAL WITH IT

The Dolphins haven’t had an elite quarterback since Marino. They’ve only made the playoffs once in the last 10 years. The front office royally screws up the draft year after year. Add all this to the fact that they simply can’t hold on to premiere players for more than a season or 2 (Brandon Marshall, Reggie Bush) and it becomes vividly clear the organization simply has no shred of competency. It starts at the top with a clueless owner in Stephen Ross who seems more interested in landing another Super bowl in Miami than cleaning up the mess that is his own team.

5. Dunk our heads in ice…

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Hopefully you have enough ice water left in your cooler from the tailgate to bury your head. The Fins have looked brutally bad as of late and for those of us looking to find a way to cool our heads, both literally and figuratively, a bucket of ice may be the only way to feel refreshed after watching another beating. Not to mention, if you attend Sun Life Stadium on game day, this may be a necessary option, win or lose. It’s hot as hell out there.

 

Written by Grant Cohen

Fins Dominate Line of Scrimmage, Stomp Patriots 33-20

It’s been over a decade since the New England Patriots lost their season opener. It happened back in 2003 and now again in 2014, courtesy of the Miami Dolphins. Few gave Miami a shot leading into this one, as they seem to be eternal underdogs when it comes to facing the AFC East powerhouse that is New England.

Sunday’s tilt started off in favor of the Fins after an early blocked punt by Dolphins LB Chris McCain led to a Lamar Miller touchdown. Things got a bit dicey for the home team after that, though. Brady methodically led his squad back up the field and had the Patriots leading the Dolphins 20-10 at the half.

Then, the second half rolled around. Whatever Joe Philbin told his players in the locker room at halftime worked like a charm. Miami came bursting out of the gates in the 3rd quarter, finally establishing a strong run game that has been seemingly extinct for over a year now. Once Bill Lazor and the offense began handing the ball off to newcomer Knowshon Moreno, the script flipped in a major way. Moreno began to gash the patriots for big gain after big gain and the momentum was clearly in favor of the Fins. The success in the run game was a sight for sore eyes for Dolphins fans. Last year, Miami only enjoyed two games where a single running back eclipsed 100 yards. In the week 1 opener, Moreno rushed the ball 24 times for 134 yards and a touchdown. While the run game did its damage in the second half, it was really that revamped offensive line that paved the way for the Dolphins victory. The offensive line beat down and bullied New England’s D-line, making them look withered and winded. Not even big Vince Wilfork could stop Miami from moving the ball, as the Dolphins went on to score 23 unanswered points after being down by 10 at the half.

Let it be known, the Dolphins don’t just owe this victory to their O-line but to the D-line as well. There’s no getting around the fact that this entire game was won at the line of scrimmage. Olivier Vernon and Cameron Wake made the legendary Tom Brady look like a rookie in week 1 with constant, unrelenting pressure. Cameron Wake broke through the line for a total of 3 sacks in the win. This helped Ryan Tannehill out-duel Brady and cause the future hall of famer to finish with only 249 yards and a lone touchdown pass.

Brady needs to man up and shut off the tear factory, it was one game.

If Miami continues to control the line of scrimmage this season, the team can certainly hope to enjoy a great deal of success. Even when Mike Wallace is dropping balls and Lamar Miller is fumbling, the battle at the line of scrimmage takes precedent and it is where the Miami Dolphins will live or die in 2014. When the O-line is performing well, it opens up the run game. When the run game is picking up big chunks of yardage, the passing games endures more success and Mike Wallace & company have a greater chance of getting open.

If this week 1 win is a sign of things to come, Miami should have no problem improving on last season’s mediocre record and making some serious noise come playoff time. For now, Fins fans are looking up and the future seems bright.

Miami hopes to continue its success next week in Buffalo versus a Bills team that stomped Miami twice last year behind backup quarterback Thad Lewis.

Miami vs Buffalo Game 2

 

Key Performances:

Knowshon Moreno: 134 yards, 1 touchdown.

Cameron Wake: 2 sacks.

Mike Wallace: 7 catches, 81 yards, 1 touchdown.