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Fresh Perspective: Building the 2020 Miami Dolphins – Free Agency 2.0

/ / Football, South Florida
Back in late September. I put together an offseason plan that would revamp the 2020 Miami Dolphins. First, I looked at how they should tackle free agency. I gave Miami some stud defensive players and finally (hopefully) fixed the offensive line. Then, I immediately dove in and addressed the 2020 NFL draft, such as it ...
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Former Dolphins Damien Williams scores the clinching touchdown for the Chiefs in Super Bowl 54. (Craig Davis for Five Reasons Sports)

Pressure Point: Chiefs’ Mahomes, Williams show how to stage magical ending

/ / Football, South Florida
Five Reasons Sports Network at Super Bowl 54 MIAMI GARDENS Rarely does a Super Bowl present such a study of contrasts as the No. LIV edition did Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. The AFC champion Chiefs with the thrill-a-minute pass-happy offense; the NFC champion 49ers with more of an old-school approach with a punishing running ...
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Hurricanes Football: Restoring Expectations a Good Start

Hurricanes Football: Restoring Expectations a Good Start

/ / Football, South Florida
Miami Hurricanes football is once again setting high expectations in the offseason, will it carry over to the regular season? With Super Bowl 54 in their home stadium. the Miami Hurricanes have managed to grab some headlines of their own. Miami legend Ed Reed joining the team as an advisor is the latest move by ...
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49ers DE Nick Bosa is the sort of dominant puss rusher the Dolphins desperately need. (Craig Davis for Five Reasons Sports Network)

Pressure Point: Bosa’s impact illuminates Dolphins’ need for pass rusher

/ / Football, South Florida
MIAMI Five Reasons Sports Network at Super Bowl 54 The flip side of the Miami Dolphins’ obvious need at quarterback is the void they have to fill on defense for a pass rusher. Someone like Nick Bosa, the South Florida native who will play in his hometown Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday in Super Bowl ...
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CK's Take: Technology Offers Miami Dolphins a Blueprint

CK’s Take: Technology Offers Miami Dolphins a Blueprint

While admiring the sheer size of the Miami Beach Convention Center, the central hub for Super Bowl LIV, I came across a back room in a relatively un-trafficked part of the Convention Center. Peeking into the room, the presentation slides on the screens bracketing the dais said, "Zebra Technologies". I decided to attend the scheduled ...
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Kyle Shanahan sought players with high football character in building the 49ers' Super Bowl team. (Craig Davis for Five Reasons Sports Network)

Pressure Point: 49ers’ turnaround a model for Dolphins’ rebuild

/ / Football, South Florida
Five Reasons Sports at Super Bowl 54 in Miami Miami Dolphins fans are relegated to watching wistfully as Super Bowl 54 is contested on their team’s home field on Feb. 2. They can find hope, though, in knowing that one of the teams vying for the championship was in much the same situation in 2017 ...
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Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes at the opening night event for Super Bowl 54. (Craig Davis for Five Reasons Sports Network)

Pressure Point: Dolphins need to find the next Patrick Mahomes

/ / Football, South Florida
MIAMI Miami Dolphins fans have been dreaming about a franchise quarterback for two decades now. The quest has gone unrequited since Dan Marino retired. So many have tried and been found wanting that you wonder if anyone in Miami would recognize a franchise quarterback when they saw one. Well, it’s not that tough, folks. One ...
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Houtz Super Bowl Special: The better QB? Marino or Mahomes

Houtz Super Bowl Special: The better QB? Marino or Mahomes

/ / Football, South Florida
“Montana was a product of the system; Marino was the system.” For 20 years, the Miami Dolphins have been searching for their next great quarterback, searching for a QB that can fill the void left behind by The Right Arm of God, Dan Marino. And during that time, they’ve had the opportunity to land some ...
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Season Ticket: Jimmy Butler, the Miami Heat & Fresh First Impressions

Season Ticket: Jimmy Butler, the Miami Heat & Fresh First Impressions

/ / Basketball
He’s a toxic teammate. A terrible influence. A ticking time bomb. Too demanding. Too selfish. Too much me, not enough we. That’s what we heard about Jimmy Butler, not from one spot, not from two spots, but from three. Issues in Chicago. Trouble in Minnesota. Tension in Philadelphia. A star, for sure, but not someone ...
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Panthers Get Two Late Goals, Top Wild 5-4

Panthers Get Two Late Goals, Top Wild 5-4

Entering the game Monday, the Panthers were riding a season high four game winning streak, with a chance to extend it to five, playing the Minnesota Wild on the road.  The Panthers hadn’t  won a game in Minnesota in over 10 years, last time being when Corey Stillman, the father of current Panther Riley, scored ...
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Derek Jeter with the Miami Marlins: So far, so good

Derek Jeter with the Miami Marlins: So far, so good

/ / Baseball
Tuesday, Derek Jeter learns if he makes the Baseball Hall of Fame. Well, we already know he is. The only question is whether it's unanimous. What's not unanimous? Views on his tenure with the Miami Marlins. So, today seems the right day to evaluate that. When Jeter officially took over the Marlins as part-owner and ...
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Florida Panthers: Michael Matheson is upping his play

Florida Panthers: Michael Matheson is upping his play

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The Florida Panthers have benefited from his play over the past couple games. As the Florida Panthers get ready to begin their road trip against the Detroit Red Wings, one Panther is looking to continue his hot streak. Michael Matheson has been playing well over the past couple of games. Now, he is looking to ...
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Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores

Miami Dolphins: Team goes backwards with coaching youth movement

/ / Football
The Miami Dolphins are bucking the trend with coaching hires. The Miami Dolphins have hired two coaches in the past month who are on the older side of things. Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey is 68, while Steve Marshall, the new offensive line coach, is 63. I have no problems with either of the hires, aside ...
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Guts Check: Try to win now or wait for 2021? Heat can do both

Guts Check: Try to win now or wait for 2021? Heat can do both

/ / Basketball, South Florida
Welcome to Guts Check by Greg Sylvander. A weekly Miami Heat column aimed at bringing readers my perspective on all the hot topics surrounding the team. You can expect a regular balance of sourced information, analysis and feeling the Heat down in my soul. In the name of Trusting the Spocess, let’s call these weekly ...
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What's Wrong With the Miami Heat's Defense?

What’s Wrong With the Miami Heat’s Defense?

/ / Basketball
This is bad. A 1-2 road trip isn't the end of the world. Heck, losing to the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks (yuck) isn't all that bad. They're two losses in an 82-game schedule that, to this point, the Heat have probably overachieved in. The way that those games were lost, however, is pretty ...
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Dolphins Chris Grier

Fresh Perspective: Potential new cap rules mean Dolphins should spend heavily

/ / Football, South Florida
Several months ago, I wrote up a massive offseason plan based on both free agency and the 2020 NFL draft. The Miami Dolphins would have gotten star free agents, stud prospects, and a franchise quarterback in it. Not only that, I was about to redo that plan to reflect the confirmed draft positions. However, some ...
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