That’s right Dolphins fans, PhinNation is officially back
! After a multi-year hiatus, we…..are…..back! The hiatus was the result of limited time on my part, mostly because my wife and I have been blessed with 2 young boys (2 and 4 years old). Life has settled down and has allowed me enough time to make PhinNation a reality again. I know, I know, there are 20+ other Dolphins fan blogs out there…..and everyone with a pulse has a podcast nowadays. But this site tends to be a little different.
Blogs overall have seen a downturn, mostly because of Twitter and the conversations that happen there. Let’s face it, Twitter is a cesspool and if you haven’t gotten into a heated Twitter argument yet, you’re not doing it right. We’re there (@PhinNation
), but there is only so much you can write in a freaking character-limited tweet. So that’s why we’re here.
We have some new content ideas and a few very big ideas that stretch far beyond this blog. More on that in the coming weeks and months.
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But for now, we wanted to let you know that we are back and plan on being with you for all of the joy and heartache the Dolphins upcoming season will put us through.
Some thoughts on recent storylines since we’ve been away:
- National Media’s View on the Dolphins – In my opinion this has everyone angry about nothing. Is it annoying that the Dolphins get so little respect from the national media? Yes. Is it justified? Probably not. But remember, the national media (and many Dolphins fans) view Ryan Tannehill as an average NFL quarterback. Their logic is that Tannehill will only be marginally better than Jay Cutler and the Dolphins lost/traded some key players (Landry, Suh, etc.). Look, everyone is optimistic in training camp, so Dolphins fans feel that the team is being disrespected. They are. It’s up to Adam Gase and the team to prove them wrong.
- Jarvis Landry – I’m working on a whole post devoted to ‘Juice’. There is no debating that Landry was the Dolphins best offensive weapon the last few years. He caught a ton of balls (albeit for a low avg.) and moved the chains on a regular basis. HOWEVER, his attitude and comments since he left the Dolphins are ridiculous. He’s like a girl you break up with who is constantly stalking you and trying to show you how big of a mistake you made by breaking up with her. He should just move on, enjoy the -20 degree weather in Cleveland in December and drink a couple of these awesome beers (Landry’s Tears by Funky Buddha Brewery).
- Ryan Tannehill’s Return – Just like PhinNation….he’s baaaaaaack! Will Tannehill continue to progress as we saw in 2015 OR will be revert to an average NFL QB? That is the question on every Dolphins’ fans mind. Me? I’m hopeful and I believe Tannehill can have a solid season, especially with a sturdy line in front of him and a number of speedy playmakers around him. Time will tell, but until Tannehill ends up leading the Dolphins to postseason success, the debate will go on….and on…..and on….
Finally, I just wanted to share a few thoughts on some other Dolphins fan sites that I’ve grown to love during PhinNation’s hiatus. Chris, Alf, and Simon do a great job with the 3YardsPerCarry Podcast
. Always great insight and analysis by 3 guys that know their stuff. Travis Wingfield of LockOnDolphins.com
might be the hardest working Dolphins podcaster/blogger there is. Great work Travis! Finally, if you live in the New York area or plan on being in town for the game, you should seriously consider joining Igor and Dolfans NYC for the #MetLifeTakeover
. They’ve been doing a great job organizing this for years!
Really looking forward to discussing the upcoming Dolphins season with you all. It’s good to be back!!!
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