2014 Miami Dolphins season

The 2014 Miami Dolphins season was the franchise's 45th season in the National Football League, the 49th overall and the third under head coach Joe Philbin. The team had a new general manager for the first time since 2007 after Jeff Ireland was fired on January 7, 2014.[1] The Dolphins equaled their 8–8 record from 2013 and missed the playoffs for a sixth consecutive season.

2014 Miami Dolphins season
Miami Dolphins wordmark
Head coachJoe Philbin
General managerDennis Hickey
OwnerStephen Ross
Home fieldSun Life Stadium
Results
Record8–8
Division place3rd AFC East
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersBrent Grimes, CB
Mike Pouncey, OG
Cameron Wake, DE
Uniform
Miamidolphins uniforms13

2014 draft

2014 Miami Dolphins Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 19 Ja'Wuan James Offensive tackle Tennessee
2 63 Jarvis Landry Wide receiver LSU
3 67 Billy Turner Offensive tackle North Dakota State
4 125 Walt Aikens Cornerback Liberty
5 155 Arthur Lynch Tight end Georgia
171 Jordan Tripp Linebacker Montana
6 190 Matt Hazel Wide receiver Coastal Carolina
7 234 Terrence Fede Defensive end Marist

Draft trades

  • The Dolphins traded their original second-round selection (No. 50 overall) to the San Diego Chargers in exchange for the Chargers' second- and fourth-round selections — Nos. 57 and 125 overall. The Dolphins later traded the No. 57 selection to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for the 49ers' second- (No. 63 overall) and fifth- (No. 171 overall) round selections.
  • The Dolphins traded their original third- (No. 81 overall) and fourth- (No. 116 overall) round selections to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for the Raiders' third-round selection (No. 67 overall).

Staff

2014 Miami Dolphins staff
Front office
  • Chairman/Managing General Partner – Stephen Ross
  • Vice Chairman/Partner – Jorge Perez
  • Vice Chairman – Don Shula
  • President/CEO – Tom Garfinkel
  • General Manager – Dennis Hickey
  • Assistant General Manager – Eric Stokes
  • Executive Vice President of Football Administration – Dawn Aponte
  • Manager of Football Administration – Ryan Herman
  • Director of College Scouting – Chris Grier
  • Assistant Director of College Scouting – Joe Schoen
  • Director of Pro Scouting – Anthony Hunt
  • Assistant Director of Pro Scouting – Chris Shea

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Kevin Coyle
  • Defensive Line – Kacy Rodgers
  • Assistant Defensive Line – Charlie Bullen
  • Linebackers – Mark Duffner
  • Defensive Quality Control/Assistant Linebackers – David Corrao
  • Defensive Backs – Lou Anarumo
  • Assistant Defensive Backs – Blue Adams

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Darren Rizzi
  • Assistant Special Teams Coordinator – Marwan Maalouf

Strength and conditioning

  • Head Strength and Conditioning – Darren Krein
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – David Puloka

Final roster

2014 Miami Dolphins final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 14 Inactive, 7 Practice squad

Schedule

Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 8 at Atlanta Falcons L 10–16 0–1 Georgia Dome Recap
2 August 16 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 20–14 1–1 Raymond James Stadium Recap
3 August 23 Dallas Cowboys W 25–20 2–1 Sun Life Stadium Recap
4 August 28 St. Louis Rams W 14–13 3–1 Sun Life Stadium Recap

Regular season

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 7 New England Patriots W 33–20 1–0 Sun Life Stadium Recap
2 September 14 at Buffalo Bills L 10–29 1–1 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap
3 September 21 Kansas City Chiefs L 15–34 1–2 Sun Life Stadium Recap
4 September 28 at Oakland Raiders W 38–14 2–2 Wembley Stadium
(London, England)
Recap
5 Bye
6 October 12 Green Bay Packers L 24–27 2–3 Sun Life Stadium Recap
7 October 19 at Chicago Bears W 27–14 3–3 Soldier Field Recap
8 October 26 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 27–13 4–3 EverBank Field Recap
9 November 2 San Diego Chargers W 37–0 5–3 Sun Life Stadium Recap
10 November 9 at Detroit Lions L 16–20 5–4 Ford Field Recap
11 November 13 Buffalo Bills W 22–9 6–4 Sun Life Stadium Recap
12 November 23 at Denver Broncos L 36–39 6–5 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Recap
13 December 1 at New York Jets W 16–13 7–5 MetLife Stadium Recap
14 December 7 Baltimore Ravens L 13–28 7–6 Sun Life Stadium Recap
15 December 14 at New England Patriots L 13–41 7–7 Gillette Stadium Recap
16 December 21 Minnesota Vikings W 37–35 8–7 Sun Life Stadium Recap
17 December 28 New York Jets L 24–37 8–8 Sun Life Stadium Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 4: at Oakland Raiders

NFL International Series

Week 16: vs. Minnesota Vikings

The game's overtime ended when defensive end Terrence Fede blocked a punt to the endzone for a safety.[2] Despite the win, the Dolphins were eliminated from playoff contention after the Steelers beat the Chiefs on the same day.

Week 17: vs. New York Jets

Standings

Division

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1) New England Patriots 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 468 313 L1
Buffalo Bills 9 7 0 .563 4–2 5–7 343 289 W1
Miami Dolphins 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 388 373 L1
New York Jets 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 283 401 W1

Conference

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division leaders
1[a] New England Patriots East 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 468 313 155 L1
2[a] Denver Broncos West 12 4 0 .750 6–0 10–2 482 354 128 W1
3[b] Pittsburgh Steelers North 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 436 368 68 W4
4[b] Indianapolis Colts South 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 458 369 89 W1
Wild Cards
5 Cincinnati Bengals North 10 5 1 .656 3–3 7–5 365 344 21 L1
6 Baltimore Ravens North 10 6 0 .625 3–3 6–6 409 302 107 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[c] Houston Texans South 9 7 0 .563 4–2 8–4 372 307 65 W2
8[c] Kansas City Chiefs West 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 353 281 72 W1
9[c] San Diego Chargers West 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 348 348 0 L1
10[c] Buffalo Bills East 9 7 0 .563 4–2 5–7 343 289 54 W1
11 Miami Dolphins East 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 388 373 15 L1
12 Cleveland Browns North 7 9 0 .438 2–4 4–8 299 337 –38 L5
13 New York Jets East 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 283 401 –118 W1
14[d] Jacksonville Jaguars South 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 249 412 –163 L1
15[d] Oakland Raiders West 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 253 452 –199 L1
16 Tennessee Titans South 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 254 438 –184 L10
Tiebreakers[e]
  1. ^ a b New England defeated Denver head-to-head (Week 9, 43–21).
  2. ^ a b Pittsburgh defeated Indianapolis head-to-head (Week 8, 51–34).
  3. ^ a b c d Kansas City finished ahead of San Diego in the AFC West based on head-to-head sweep (Week 7, 23–20; Week 17, 19–7).
    Houston finished ahead of Kansas City and Buffalo based on conference record.
    Kansas City finished ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head victory (Week 10, 17–13).
    San Diego finished ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head victory (Week 3, 22–10).
  4. ^ a b Jacksonville finished ahead of Oakland based on record vs. common opponents (1–4 to 0–5).
  5. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.
  1. ^ a b New England defeated Denver head-to-head (Week 9, 43–21).
  2. ^ a b Pittsburgh defeated Indianapolis head-to-head (Week 8, 51–34).
  3. ^ a b c d Kansas City finished ahead of San Diego in the AFC West based on head-to-head sweep (Week 7, 23–20; Week 17, 19–7).
    Houston finished ahead of Kansas City and Buffalo based on conference record.
    Kansas City finished ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head victory (Week 10, 17–13).
    San Diego finished ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head victory (Week 3, 22–10).
  4. ^ a b Jacksonville finished ahead of Oakland based on record vs. common opponents (1–4 to 0–5).
  5. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

References

  1. ^ Hanzus, Dan (January 7, 2014). "Jeff Ireland, Miami Dolphins mutually part ways". National Football League. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.thephinsider.com/2014/12/23/7441961/5-thoughts-on-miami-dolphins-thrilling-37-35-victory-over-minnesota
  3. ^ "2014 Conference Standings". NFL.com. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  4. ^ "2014 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 30, 2014.

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