| Jan 9, 2015
| 8:31 AM
First-year candidates Junior Seau, Kurt Warner and Orlando Pace are among 18 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The list of nominees was reduced Thursday to 15 from the modern era, one senior and two contributors. A finalist must receive at...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 3:39 AM
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced its 15 finalists for enshrinement later this year, including former Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson and linebacker Junior Seau.
Johnson, who built the bulk of his Canton credentials from 1989-1993 with...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Well, here it is. The worst day of the football year. The last day of another lost season. It's Dolphins versus Jets with nothing on the line, and then, as the locker rooms empty, nothing at all. Darkness. For months.
I once stumbled into Don Shula's...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 8:59 AM
The main question for the NFL's weekend of wild-card games is who will advance, of course. The next big query: Who do you trust?
Dallas? Not exactly a sure thing in the playoffs — at least not since Jimmy Johnson was around.
Detroit? Even less...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 5:54 PM
I am laying down in the grass and staring up at the sky, which seems as good a place as any to find an answer for what the Dolphins are doing these days. Can that plane up there way up there drop a leaflet of explanation?
It's not that Tuesday's...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 6:14 PM
On Thursday night at Soldier Field, an offensive coordinator disguised as an NFL head coach will lead players he once struggled to connect with through a game that will remind fans in a passionate football city how lucky he is to still have his job.
| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:12 AM
Look around the Soldier Field kitty litter on Thursday night, and you’ll see similarities between the Bears and Cowboys:
*Big-armed quarterbacks likely making the big mistake in the big moment.
*Head coaches on the sideline that make you...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 4:15 PM
This is a day that attracts all the biggest themes in sports. Must-win. Season on the line. Careers to be measured. Even jobs up for grabs when you connect all the dots.
It's a Sunday of superlatives, this Dolphins game against Baltimore where most...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Joe Philbin's team is fading into the land of irrelevance yet again and fraying at the seams.
The Dolphins offense is gasping for air, desperate for big plays, and the defense is hemorrhaging up blood after allowing 661 rushing yards and four rushing...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 3:49 PM
—Brad Kaaya, the young quarterback with a deep respect for Miami's history, came into Saturday's game against North Carolina hoping to put on a show for Jim Kelly.
And there's no doubt the former UM great appreciated what he saw from Kaaya and the...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Paul Philbin was one tough old son of an Irish immigrant. Fought in World War II. Coached youth baseball for decades. Even volunteered at a community center in Longmeadow, Mass., washing dishes until nearly 93.
So when he told his oldest son that he...