The Miami Dolphins were in line for a lot of postseason honors when they flew at 8-3 in November, but instead they’ve been shut out of all the major AP awards.
Wide receiver Tyreek Hill was announced Wednesday morning as one of the four finalists for the Offensive Player of the Year award, but he ended up not being among the three finalists for the award ceremony, which will take place on Thursday night before Super Bowl LVII.
The three finalists are Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, Eagles QB Jalen Hurts and Vikings WR Justin Jefferson, who is also among the five NFL MVP finalists along with Bengals QB Joe Burrow and Bills QB Josh Allen.
While it’s hard to argue with any of the three OPOY finalists, a strong case can be made that Hill deserved the award just as much as Jefferson, if not more. While Jefferson’s stats were slightly better than Hill’s, Hill’s impact in terms of opening up the Dolphins offense and creating space for everyone else should not be underestimated.
The three finalists for Coach of the Year, with Mike McDaniel looking like a strong contender after that 8-3 start, are Kyle Shanahan of the 49ers, Brian Daboll of the Giants and Doug Pederson of the Jaguars.
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ALEC THE AUTHOR
now been shut out. Running back Alec Ingold showed his toughness at the end of his first season with the Miami Dolphins when he played with a cast covering a broken thumb.
And now comes a completely different page with the release of his book, “The Seven Crucibles: An Inspirational Game Plan for Overcoming Adversity in Your Life.
The book is available for pre-order on Amazon with the following description: “NFL running back and motivational speaker Alec Ingold delivers a practical playbook for overcoming every obstacle that stands between you and success, on the field and in life. You” will learn to use your own story of trials and tribulations to help embrace the changes to create future success. These lessons will help you face your greatest fears and stay motivated on your path to personal and professional growth.”
Ingold proudly showed off the newly printed book on Twitter:
TICK ON REPORT
The days and weeks after the end of any team’s season is a time when you see or hear about players having surgery to fix issues that lingered during the season.
Such was the case with Dolphins cornerback Keion Crossen, who tweeted about his shoulder surgery.
After signing with the Dolphins as a free agent last season, Crossen ended up playing in 16 games with two starts in the regular season along with the playoff loss at Buffalo.
PRACTICE TEAM PLAYER UPDATES
While the Dolphins signed a group of their offseason practice squad players to future contracts after their season ended, the contracts of 10 others expired — meaning the players are now free to sign with any team for the 2023 season.
The 10 players the Dolphins did not want to keep at this point were FB Jake Bargas, OL James Empey, QB Mike Glennon OLB Porter Gustin, DB Ka’dar Hollman, WR Calvin Jackson, DE RJ McIntosh, RB La’Mical Perine, DB Jamal Perry and LB Brennan Scarlett.
As a reminder, the six players the Dolphins signed to future contracts the day after the playoff loss in Buffalo, DT Josiah BronsonBEER Lester CottonCB Tino EllisLB Cameron GoodeWR Braylon SandersT Kion Smith and DT Jaylen Twyman.
COACHING STAFF UPDATE
As the Dolphins continue their search for a new defensive coordinator, they also need replacements for the three other assistant coaches they fired last week, and possibly for QB coach Darrell Bevell and also for defensive assistant Patrick Surtain after he left for to become secondary coach at Florida State University.
Bevell has reportedly drawn the interest of the New York Jets and Washington Commanders as a potential offensive coordinator, and Denver Broncos head coaching candidate Dan Quinn is said to favor Bevell as his OC, according to Pro Football Talk.
As a reminder, the three coaches fired last week were defensive coordinator Josh Boyer, safeties coach Steve Gregory, outside linebackers coach Ty McKenzie and assistant linebackers coach Steve Ferentz.
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