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Phins Up Phans Down is a Miami Dolphins podcast where the hosts Mike and Noah will re-watch old Dolphins games! Listen weekly through the season to see the wild emotions of the season, or listen in the offseason to re-live the good and bad games of the past!

February 10, 2019

27: Brian Flores, Bubble Players, and Tanking

What's up guys! Noah and Mike are back! Back to discuss everything from the last time we talked, which was the post season up until now. We more or less gloss over the depressing post season and move on to the new coaching staff the Dolphins hold. We talk about everything we find good, or bad about Flores and his new staff, as well as our reasons for optimism, vs reason we may be pessimistic. There's a lot to get into with a new coaching staff of course, but there's also a lot to get into with the players we may retain. 

The next segment we dive into are the bubble players. Be it Ryan Tannehill, Andre Branch, Devnte Parker, Robert Quinn, Josh Sitton, Kiko Alonso, TJ Mcdonald, Reshad Jones, or even the players in free agency, or on the so called trade block. Guys like Cameron Wake, Xavien Howard, Kenyan Drake, etc. 

 

After we talk about the bubble players, and the new coaching staff, we dive a little deeper into the Xavien Howard trade rumors, and all the possibilities of new quarterbacks. Be it free agency, retaining Tannehill, or a free agent, we cover all the options. Finally we move on to the final segment of tanking. 

Tanking has been a prevalent discussion with the fanbase with the last few weeks. We first define what exactly tanking is, then discuss (rant) about tanking, and what it really means. After pouring our hearts out on what tanking truly means, we decide to turn the page and finally move to a new chapter in Miami Dolphins history.

Here we are guys -- Brian Flores, Chris Grier, let's see if they finally turn the page. Phins Up!

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January 10, 2019

26: End of an Era, End of 2018

After a long end-season hiatus, Mike and Noah are back to break down all of went wrong, and went crashing and burning into a hellfire to finish out the season.

 

Between being on vacation, being sick, and the holidays Mike and Noah didn't have time to break down the Vikings, Jaguars, or Bills games. So they begin to talk about how awful those games were, and how awful Gase was to close out the season. Did he give up? And what the hell was up with his excuses tour? 

 

Then of course we dissect the firing of Adam Gase and promotion of Chris Grier. How we feel about it, how we feel about the inevitable move on from Tannehill, what our hopes are for the future state of the team, our worst expectations, and most importantly... Who we WANT to hire, and take charge of this team moving forward. 

 

We apologize for our hiatus from the podcast, but strap in for a longer, and extra depressing "Phans Down" themed episode of the podcast! 

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December 13, 2018

27: The Miami Miracle! Patriots @ Dolphins Week 14 Recap!

OH... MY... GOD...!!!!

Is there anything more to say? Well we try to not JUST gush about the miracle in Miami, but dissect some other aspects of this game. We spend most of the intro just gushing about the game as a whole, giving praise to the defense for shoring up in the 2nd half, and how it seems to be a trend in divisional games to correct your mistakes, while perhaps opening up other weaknesses along the way. (Perhaps a sign of something to come vs the Bills week 17?) We talk playoff hopes now that we're 7-6 and just the fact that we're 7-6 despite the injuries we've faced in general. 

Moving into the game, we talk a lot about the mental mistakes Brady, and the Patriots made, how their run game was ineffective due to our LB's and DB's, but gave some heavy criticism to Minkah, and how much we missed X on this game. We talked a lot about the RB's as a whole, and how each one of them, Gore, Boldin, Drake brought something different to the game. We spent a large amount of time talking about Tannehills future, and how much we respect him for the ironman that he is, and of course the defense for again getting us in position to win this game with 7 seconds remaining. 

We talk about our moods at various points in the game, and when we thought we had lost this game, but ultimately all we really do this re-watch is gush about how much we love this game, and talk up our top performers.

Moving past the game, we give our Phins Up and Phans Down rankings:

Phins Up: Kenyan Drake, Ryan Tannehill, the LB's (Kiko and Raekwon particularly)

Phans Down: Minkah Fitzpatrick, The rest of the CB's, Mike Gesicki 

Finally we wrap up with predictions for our upcoming game!

Vs The Patriots

Noah: 32-22 Vikings

Mike: 27-22 Dolphins

Credit to our theme music goes to Miami Sports Music. Check out Solo D from miamisportsmusic.com

If you like the show please follow us @PhinsPhansPod on Twitter, give us a rating and review on iTunes, check out /r/miamidolphins, and of course check out all the other podcasts, and content at DolphinsTalk.com 

Phins Up!

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December 5, 2018

26: A Wins A Win? Bills @ Dolphins Week 13 Recap!

 

What's up guys! Noah and Mike are back after missing the last game vs the Colts (sorry!) to recap the latest home win over the Buffalo Bills! We start the episode by recapping the general feels of Dolphins nation after the Colts loss, the feeling heading into this game, the general concerns to end the season, and ranting about how close this game particularly was. While there's some doom and gloom in the air (and really it's been there most of the season) we are again .500 and in the wildcard race. 

Once we get into the game, we talk about the positives from Adam Gase as an offensive schemer... but criticize him for his poor consistent playcalling. We try to be fair given the offensive line, and injuries he's been dealing with, but we're growing frustrated with the lack of consistency, and overall poor performances week in and week out. Above all we heavily criticize the defensive scheming, and how (boring?) we're wasting the insane young talent we have on defense under Burkes scheme. We talk up our playmakers on defense in depth throughout the episode, and give all the praise in the world to the NFL's new best cornerback Xavien Howard. Plenty of talk about Minkah and the future of our secondary as a whole as well. 

Moving beyond the positives, we talk about how poor Kiko Alonso is, or rather how improperly he's being utilized, how Raekwon took a step back this game, Tannehills injury possibly still bugging him, and our inability to not only stop rushing QB's, but the problems we have with wide open receivers all game. Finally we get into some ex Dolphins / ex Bills player talk as well. 

Moving past the game, we give our Phins Up and Phans Down rankings:

Phins Up: Xavien Howard, Robert Quinn, Akeem Spence

Phans Down: Kiko Alonso, Jesse Davis, Raekwon McMillan

Finally we wrap up with predictions for our upcoming game!

Vs The Patriots

Noah: 32-27 Dolphins

Mike: 31-28 Patriots

Credit to our theme music goes to Miami Sports Music. Check out Solo D from miamisportsmusic.com

If you like the show please follow us @PhinsPhansPod on Twitter, give us a rating and review on iTunes, check out /r/miamidolphins, and of course check out all the other podcasts, and content at DolphinsTalk.com 

Phins Up!

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November 20, 2018

25: State of the Team with Travis Wingfield!

What's up guys! Noah and Mike are back with very special guest Travis Wingfield to recap your Miami Dolphins! Not only do we dive into this year where we currently stand tied in the 6th seed at 5-5, but we dive deep into the roster, thoughts on Adam Gase, quarterback discussions, and what we think the future holds! 

We start the episode off very happy, because shortly before recording it was announced that Ryan Tannehill will be starting week 12, which means BROCKTOBER....VEMBER HAS ENDED! We introduce Travis, and just immediately dive in to a myriad of topics from quarterbacks to coaching. 

After the break we come back and go position-by-position on our roster with Travis, who the stars of the team are, who we need to move on from, and where the weak spots on the team are in general. Once we finish going over the roster, we wrap up with not only our week 12 Colts game predictions, but some just distant general thoughts on the future of the Miami Dolphins. 

A big thank you to Travis Wingfield for joining us on the show, you can check out all his fantastic content at www.lockedondolphins.com and follow him on twitter @WingfieldNFL

Vs The Colts:

Travis: 33-27 Colts

Noah: 33-27 Dolphins

Mike: 27-20 Dolphins

Credit to our theme music goes to Miami Sports Music. Check out Solo D from miamisportsmusic.com

If you like the show please follow us @PhinsPhansPod on Twitter, give us a rating and review on iTunes, check out /r/miamidolphins, and of course check out all the other podcasts, and content at DolphinsTalk.com 

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November 20, 2018

24: Bonus! NFL Recap and Predictions!

What's up guys! On this special BONUS episode of Phins Up Phans Down Noah and Mike are back to break down the other 31 teams of the NFL. While we're not even qualified to talk about the Dolphins each week, we decided to branch out even further and spend some time breaking down the rest of the league!

Listen to this very special bonus episode to get our thoughts on not only every other team in the NFL, but our predictions moving forward! Playoffs, superbowl, MVP, and Coach of the Year, we cover it all! 

Not only are we passionate about the Miami Dolphins, we're fans of the NFL as a whole, and so we spend about 2 hours just talking and covering the rest of the league. If covering the rest of the league isn't your cup of tea, worry not, our official week 11 episode will drop the next day, where we will spend an in depth time covering the one, the only Miami Dolphins. 

But that's not all! We will be covering the Dolphins season thus far, and their future with the one, the only... Travis Wingfield! We're extremely excited to sit down with Travis to get some actual analysis on this podcast, but in the meantime, enjoy our NFL ramblings!

Phins Up!

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November 16, 2018

23: 5-5 And Crippled Dolphins @ Packers Week 10 Recap!

What's up guys! Noah and Mike are back to cover our latest game, that brought us back to .500 -- the Dolphins @ Packers game. We begin the episode with talking about the obvious: the injuries. After that, we talk specifically about the offensive line, and just how incredible Tunsil has been this year. We then quickly get into a fairly odd game. 

Despite the final score being pretty porous, the Dolphins fought hard and stayed in this until some costly mistakes finally threw this game out of control. We talk about the... resurgence? of Leonte Carroo, our improved linebackers, the curious case of the DB's, and give all the praise in the world to Minkah Fitzpatrick, Cameron Wake, and Frank Gore. Of course there's plenty of coach talk, and ranting about Brock Osweiler as well. 

While it was an ultimately depressing game, we are still in the wildcard hunt at 5-5, and have a bye week to hopefully get more healthy. Not all is lost yet! 

Moving past the game, we give our Phins Up and Phans Down rankings:

Phins Up: Raekwon Mcmillan, Frank Gore, Xavien Howard

Phans Down: Brock Osweiler, Kiko Alonso, THE ENTIRE O LINE

Finally we wrap up with some broad predictions of how the rest of the season will go, since next week we're on bye. 

Credit to our theme music goes to Miami Sports Music. Check out Solo D from miamisportsmusic.com

If you like the show please follow us @PhinsPhansPod on Twitter, give us a rating and review on iTunes, check out /r/miamidolphins, and of course check out all the other podcasts, and content at DolphinsTalk.com 

Phans... Down?

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November 7, 2018

22: Sweeping the Jets with the Defense of the Future! Jets @ Dolphins Week 9 Recap!

What's up guys! A very happy Noah and Mike are back to re-watch the "boring" game vs the Jets! Put the sarcasm on boring there, because we are extremely excited to dig into this game. Get ready for plenty of pausing, and plenty of gushing when we dissect this game! BUT before we get into the game, we talk about the update to Tannehill's shoulder, Reshad Jones' drama this week (we actually get more into this in the post game) and just how great Kiko Alonso has been for us this year. 

Once we dive into the game, we give all the praise in the world to the defense, rant a little about Osweilers accuracy, and dig into the snap count / touch differences with Kenyan Drake / Frank Gore. We also get a little hyped on the emergence of Ballage. 

Last but not least, there is of course plenty of Sam Darnold talk throughout the episode.

Moving past the game, we give our Phins Up and Phans Down rankings:

Phins Up: Jerome Baker, Cameron Wake, Kiko Alonso

Phans Down: Brock Osweiler, Ted Larson, Reshad Jones

Finally we wrap up dissecting the upcoming Packers game, and our predictions.

Vs The Packers:

Noah: 27-13 Packers

Mike: 34-17 Packers

Credit to our theme music goes to Miami Sports Music. Check out Solo D from miamisportsmusic.com

If you like the show please follow us @PhinsPhansPod on Twitter, give us a rating and review on iTunes, check out /r/miamidolphins, and of course check out all the other podcasts, and content at DolphinsTalk.com 

Phins Up!

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October 31, 2018

Ep 21: Doom & Gloom, and Forever .500 Dolphins @ Texans Week 8 Recap

What's up guys! A gloomy Mike and Noah are back to recap your latest Dolphins game. The 4th quarter meltdown disaster game on primetime of course! We begin the episode covering the state of the team, and fan-base, and talk about the fact that while we're sitting just fine at .500 there's that familiar feeling in the air. That uneasy, unknown, change-is-a-coming feeling. We vent about the post game aftermath, cover some more injuries, but then talk a little about the Browns and Bills to make ourselves feel better before the game.

 

Once we get into the game, we get into a surprising amount of good things to talk about on offense, and dive into the latest quarterback controversy the Dolphins are dealing with. We'll take a little bit of a break before jumping into the disastrous 2nd half, and defensive meltdown. We cover all the good of guys like Tunsil, Parker, Wake, Xavien and more, while criticizing the asinine playcalling on defense, decision to not play Minkah Fitzpatrick more, and rant about TJ Mcdonald. 

Moving past the game, we give our Phins Up and Phans Down rankings:

Phins Up: Laremy Tunsil, Devante Parker, Kenyan Drake

Phans Down: Bobby McCain, Matt Burke, TJ McDonald

Finally we wrap up dissecting the upcoming (fuck the) Jets game and give our predictions.

Vs The Jets:

Noah: 23-17 Dolphins

Mike: 17-14 Dolphins

Credit to our theme music goes to Miami Sports Music. Check out Solo D from miamisportsmusic.com

If you like the show please follow us @PhinsPhansPod on Twitter, give us a rating and review on iTunes, check out /r/miamidolphins, and of course check out all the other podcasts, and content at DolphinsTalk.com 

Phans Down.

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October 21, 2018

Ep 20: Drunk, Disappointed, Angry, and Confused. Lions @ Dolphins Week 7 LIVE Recap!

What's up guys! Noah, Mike, AND special guest Mat Chapman back to recap your latest Dolphins game for you! We decided to do a bit of a special episode this week due to the short week the Dolphins are on, and unfortunately it took a turn for the worst. 

We start off the episode explaining Mikes mistake of forgetting to record a good 40 minutes of the podcast due to the beer he was drinking. Then we dive straight into the game from the 3rd quarter onward. Very little to get into at this point, as the Dolphins were trailing by double digits all game, but a fun episode to tune into to get our live reactions to a Dolphins game. 

We were pretty down and out from the get-go of this episode, but we move on. Eventually we get to the predictions of the Dolphins @ Texans game, and both Mike and Mat will be at the next game, so the predictions heat up from here!

Vs The Texans:

Noah: 24-13 Texans

Mat: 27-7 Texans

Mike: Through detailed analysis yet again: 33-14 (If a friend is going) or 31-27 if he isn't. DOLPHINS WIN NO MATTER WHAT! Mike will go 4-0 in Dolphins games he attends!

Finally, credit to our theme music goes to Miami Sports Music. Check out Solo D from miamisportsmusic.com

Follow us @PhinsPhansPod on Twitter, give us a rating and review on iTunes, check out /r/miamidolphins, and of course check out all the other podcasts, and content at DolphinsTalk.com 

Phans Down...

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