Chris Early

Contributing Author and Draft Analyst

Hello, I am The Earl. That is a nickname that I received over 15 years ago and my friends still call me that today. I am a graduate of Appalachian State University with a B.S. in Physics and a minor in mathematics. I am a husband and a father. I have been a fan of the Miami Dolphins for as long as I can remember. I am a fan of NASCAR and my favorite driver is Kasey Kahne. I also root for the Boston Red Sox, Appalachian State Mountaineers, and NC State Wolfpack basketball.

I am a contributing writer to The Phinsider a.k.a. the greatest Dolphins blog on the internet. I discovered The Phinsider via the old NFL app on Sprint phones back in 2009. I would read articles through that app, but only front page articles were available. I ventured onto the real site shortly thereafter and realized that it was a vibrant interactive community of Dolphins fans. On February 10, 2010 I joined the site.

Since that day, I have been an active member of the site. I was asked to be a contributing writer to the site in 2011. In 2012, fellow members of the site voted me into the Phinsider Hall of Fame. This is an honor that I appreciate very much. I enjoy writing about the Dolphins, but I enjoy discussing the Dolphins with fellow fans even more. I enjoy being a part of the Phinsider Podcast and the Friday Night Google+ Hangout


2013 Miami Dolphins Training Camp Battles

Reshad Jones has one of the two safety spots locked down for the Miami Dolphins. Who is going to be playing along side him this season?

2013 Miami Dolphins Training Camp Battles

The Miami Dolphins stocked up on receiver talent in free agency this offseason. But do they have some possible homegrown playmakers that could emerge from the shadows this training camp?

2013 Miami Dolphins Training Camp Battles

The Miami Dolphins have several key positions that could be up for grabs this training camp. What players will come out on top at their respective position?


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Jeff Ireland: The Once and Future GM

Players in the NFL need growth and development. General managers are no different. Has Jeff Ireland developed into a good GM right in front of us?

The Miami Dolphins defense is now more versatile.

The Miami Dolphins defense has the personnel to make opposing offenses quiver with fear in a variety of ways.

What should Dolphins fans expect from the rookies?

MIami Dolphins fans are expecting a big year from this team. How much of that success will come from the rookies? Will they become immediate star players or will they need some time to develop? Miami fans should set their expectations accordingly.

A look at positional value in the NFL.

All positions in football are important, but they don't all have the same value. Which positions rank higher than others?

Jeff Ireland Interview

Ireland discusses a few things like the draft process, player development, and free agency.

Phinsider Weekly Miami Dolphins Chat

The weekly Google+ Hangout series continues tonight. This is a 30 minute interactive show, where we will answer your questions about the Dolphins, the NFL, and, maybe even turtles. So, ask your...

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