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South Florida Sun Sentinel sports columnists Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde go head-to-head over the ups and downs of the Miami Dolphins in their live show, now available as a free podcast. Shows include game analysis, predictions, player moves, rumors and more.

2021 Season, Week 5: Dolphins vs. Jaguars

Oct. 13, 2021

The Dolphins take their 1-4 record across the pond to London to take on the winless Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday morning. Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde ask the big question: Has Brian Flores lost the Dolphins, or do Miami fans still have a glimmer of hope left? Does the season now rest on the shoulders of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and his health? Plus, Omar and Dave take your questions. Kickoff is 9:30 a.m.

2021 Season, Week 5: Dolphins vs. Buccaneers

Oct. 6, 2021

The bad got worse for the Dolphins last Sunday and there’s a lot of blame to go around — Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde are pointing fingers in this week’s episode. Plus, should Miami be shopping for a new quarterback? And how aggressive will the Bucs be against the Dolphins offensive line in this Sunday’s match-up in Tampa Bay?

2021 Season, Week 4: Dolphins vs. Colts

Sept. 29, 2021

After a hard-fought, fourth-quarter win against New England in Week 1, it’s been downhill for the Dolphins. Embarrassment in Buffalo and a dismal performance in Las Vegas exposed serious holes in Miami’s rebuild. Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde revisit the drafting of Tua Tagovailoa as QB, tear apart Miami’s offensive line, and ask if this Sunday’s 1 p.m. game against the Colts is a must-win.

2021 Season, Week 3: Dolphins vs. Raiders

Sept. 22, 2021

An embarrassing loss to the Bills. A serious injury to Tua Tagovailoa. Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde are looking for the panic button. Did GM Chris Grier’s Dolphins rebuild go off the rails? How durable can Tua really be? And can backup QB Jacoby Brissett step up to lead Miami to wins? So many questions, so little time. The Dolphins take on the Raiders in Las Vegas Sunday at 4:05 p.m.

2021 Season, Week 2: Dolphins vs. Bills

Sept. 15, 2021

The Dolphins nudged their way to a win in their first big AFC matchup last Sunday, and hope to do it again with their second this Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde preview the matchup, compare QBs Tua Tagovailoa and ask whether the ‘Fins can get physical enough to make a run for the division crown. Plus, Dave takes a jab at the Jets.

2021 Season, Week 1: Dolphins vs. Patriots

Sept. 8, 2021

BONUS EPISODE: 2021 Training Camp preview

July 26, 2021

Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde preview Miami Dolphins training camp, including analysis of an Xavien Howard trade and whether QB Aaron Rodgers would make Miami a Super Bowl contender.

BONUS EPISODE: Minicamp news and analysis

June 18, 2021

The Miami Dolphins filled a lot of holes in the off season and Sun Sentinel columnists Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde have a lot to say about what they observed during this week’s minicamp. Where are the weak spots, and where will the Fins excel? Plus, what Omar and Dave are expecting from QB Tua Tagovailoa next season.

2021 Dolphins Draft: Last words from Omar & Dave

May 4, 2021

The 2021 NFL Draft is in the record books and Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde have a lot to talk about. Did the Miami Dolphins come out with a roster that’s better or worse than it was last season? Where have the Dolphins improved the most? And did Miami find the help they needed for QB Tua Tagovailoa? Thank you for listening to this season of X’s & Omar. We’ll return in August with a new season. Meanwhile be sure to subscribe to our Fins Flash newsletter and follow Dolphins news on SunSentinel.com.

2021 Dolphins Draft Edition

April 28, 2021

The most important stretch in the Dolphins’ off-season rebuilding is here. Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde give their final thoughts on Miami’s options in the 2021 NFL Draft: Which Alabama receiver fits the best? Are more Dolphins on the trading block? And who is the perfect first-round pick? Round 1 of the NFL Draft is Thursday.

BONUS EPISODE: 2021 NFL Draft outlook, Part 7

April 21, 2021

Miami Dolphins GM Chris Grier says he’s open to making more trades in the NFL Draft — but should he? Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde say the Dolphins need more elite players and talk about the influence of Tua Tagovailoa on Miami’s draft selections. Listen to the latest bonus episode.

BONUS EPISODE: 2021 NFL Draft outlook, Part 6

April 14, 2021

In this week’s bonus NFL Draft episode, Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde discuss whether the Dolphins should trade down again, the prospect of finding an edge runner, and when the Dolphins rebuilding will be over. Plus, your questions answered.

BONUS EPISODE: 2021 NFL Draft outlook, Part 5

April 7, 2021

In this week’s NFL Draft bonus episode, Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde discuss which playmaker in the upcoming NFL draft would best fit with Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Will they have to reach for a defensive end? And how does the Sam Darnold trade impact the Dolphins and AFC East?

BONUS EPISODE: 2021 Free Agency and NFL Draft, Part 4

March 31, 2021

The Dolphins shook up the NFL last week with a pair of aggressive trades in the 2021 Draft. Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde debate if it was a good move and analyze what Miami should do with the No. 6 pick they got from the Philadelphia Eagles. The Dolphins’ off-season battle may just be beginning.

BONUS EPISODE: 2021 Free-Agency Outlook, Part 3

March 24, 2021

Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde discuss the addition of Will Fuller and the Miami Dolphins’ free-agency approach. Would Gators TE Kyle Pitts complement the offense? Did Miami address the need for pass rushers? And the bottom line: Are the Dolphins better off now than they were at the end of last season?

BONUS EPISODE: 2021 Free-Agency Outlook, Part 2

March 17, 2021

Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde continue their analysis of the Dolphins free agency options and NFL Draft outlook. Are they taking the right approach in the off season? Should they continue building the team around Tua Tagovailoa? Should Miami trade down from the No. 3 pick in the NFL Draft?

BONUS EPISODE: 2021 Free-Agency Outlook

March 10, 2021

The Dolphins off-season moves are going to start heating up. Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde discuss whether Miami will spend big or be conservative. hould the team continue to build Tua Tagovailoa or pivot to other quarterback options? Was signing running back Aaron Jones the right move? Plus a look at where things stand as the NFL Draft nears.

Off-season outlook, part 4

Feb. 10, 2021

In the final episode wrapping up the Dolphins 2020 season, Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde take on the roles of Miami Dolphins GM and discuss how to improve the team during the off season and ahead of the all-important NFL Draft. The X’s & Omar Live webcast and new podcast episodes will return in March to tackle the Dolphins’ free agency options.

Super Bowl special

Feb. 3, 2021

Super Bowl Sunday approaches and Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde share their thoughts (and picks) for the Tampa Bay-Kansas City matchup. Why argue? Tom Brady is the GOAT. But more important for South Florida is what comes next for the Dolphins. Will offensive co-coordinators work? And what should Miami offer to trade for QB Deshaun Watson? This is the X’s & Omar Super Bowl special.

Off-season outlook, part 3

Jan. 27, 2021

The Miami Dolphins are participating in a very important game this week as they coach the annual Senior Bowl. What will the Fins do with their exclusive access to 140 NFL prospects that could improve their Draft stock? Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde analyze those players and continue their outlook for Miami’s No. 3 pick in the NFL Draft. Plus, answers to your questions.

Off-season outlook, part 2

Jan. 20, 2021

Last weekend’s playoff games gave us look at just how far the Miami Dolphins have to go to be able to play at that level. This week, Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde make a to-do-list for the team. What do the Dolphins have to give up to get Deshaun Watson? Which young players should get contract extensions? Who would be a good fit for offensive coordinator? And the big question: What do the Dolphins do with their No. 3 pick in the NFL Draft?

Off-season preview, part 1

Jan. 13, 2021

With the 2020 season in the books for the Dolphins, Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde talk about the team’s off-season priorities. And there’s no shortage of drama already as talk swirls about Miami possibly picking up QB Deshaun Watson from the Texans if he becomes available. Would that make the Dolphins instant contenders and what would be a fair trade? Also, who is the best fit for their No. 3 trade in the 2021 NFL Draft? Plus, Omar and Dave answer your questions.

2020 Season Analysis & Offseason Outlook

Jan. 6, 2021

Ten wins were not enough for the Miami Dolphins in 2020 after the Buffalo Bills dismantled Brian Flores’s team and ended their playoffs dreams. Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde perform a season autopsy to find the cause of the collapse last Sunday. And looking ahead, is the Dolphins rebuild on track and what should be team’s priorities during the offseason?

2020 Season, Week 17: Dolphins @ Bills

Dec. 30, 2020

A playoff berth is within reach for the 2020 Dolphins. Will another season come to an unfortunate end in Buffalo this Sunday? Or is this the dream team Fins Nation has been waiting for? Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde analyze the matchup with the Bills, look at what the Dolphins must do to make the playoffs, and the all-important question: Will Tua Tagovailoa or Ryan Fitzpatrick take the calls in Buffalo? Plus, your questions.

2020 Season, Week 16: Dolphins @ Raiders

Dec. 23, 2020

Well, the Dolphins put an end to the New England Patriots’ dynasty with a strong 22-12 win last Sunday. Now they travel to Las Vegas to take on the Raiders. Omar and Dave analyze which of the two teams is further along on their rebuilds, the Dolphins chances of making the playoffs, and what challenges Tua Tagovailoa faces as he heads into the final stretch of his rookie year. The Dolphins face the Raiders at 8:15 p.m. Saturday.

2020 Season, Week 15: Dolphins vs. Patriots

Dec. 16, 2020

The Dolphins face a critical matchup Sunday in their quest for the playoffs. Do they stand a chance against the New England Patriots? Will Bill Belichick show the rest of the NFL how to beat Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins? Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde tackle those topics, plus analyze the ‘Fins injuries and Brian Flores’ chances of being named the NFL Coach of the Year.

2020 Season, Week 14: Dolphins vs. Chiefs

Dec. 9, 2020

The Dolphins edged a little closer to a playoff spot with their win over the Bengals last Sunday. Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde analyze how many more wins will get them to the post-season. How far is Tua Tagovailoa from being a polished quarterback? And can the Dolphins keep pace with the powerful Kansas City Chiefs this coming Sunday? Plus Omar and Dave take your questions.

2020 Season, Week 13: Dolphins vs. Bengals

Dec. 2, 2020

With Tua Tagovailoa sidelined, Ryan Fitzpatrick was a steady hand in the Dolphins 20-3 win over the Jets last Sunday. The question now for Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde is which QB is better suited to lead Miami to the playoffs. Will the Bengals (2-8-1) be a trap game for the Dolphins next Sunday? And now one game behind Cleveland for a wildcard, what is Miami’s road to the playoffs? Plus Dave and Omar take fan questions.

2020 Season, Week 12: Dolphins @ Jets

Nov. 25, 2020

After Miami’s disappointing loss in Denver, Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde wonder if the Broncos provided a blueprint for beating the Dolphins. Did Tua Tagovailoa’s performance against Denver reveal? Miami travels to MetLife Stadium Sunday to take on the Jets — and it’s a must-win for the Dolphins.

2020 Season, Week 11: Dolphins @ Broncos

Nov. 18, 2020

Tua Tagovailoa is getting more comfortable at QB and is delivering wins for the Miami Dolphins. Is he really this good? Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde talk discuss whether its time to recalibrate our expectations for the Dolphins and what they’ll face when they take on the Broncos — and their injured QB — in Denver this Sunday.

2020 Season, Week 10: Dolphins vs. Chargers

Nov. 11, 2020

With eight games left, the Miami Dolphins are heading into Sunday’s game against the Chargers with a 5-3 record. In this week’s episode, Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde huddle over the culture the Dolphins are trying to build, whether quarterback Tua Tagovailoa can become a South Florida legend, and the need for receivers to step up. The Dolphins take on the 2-6 Los Angeles Charger at 4:30 Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium.

2020 Season, Week 9: Dolphins @ Cardinals

Nov. 4, 2020

The Dolphins head to Arizona this Sunday with a winning record but the Cardinals (5-2) will be a big test. Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde discuss what Miami must do to keep their three-game winning streak going. Will Tua Tagovailoa show growth in his second start at quarterback? Are the Dolphins playoff contenders or pretenders? Plus Omar and Dave take reader questions. The Dolphins take on the Cardinals Sunday at 4:25 p.m.

2020 Season, Week 8: Dolphins vs. Rams

Oct. 28, 2020

With their bye week behind them, ‘Tua Time’ has arrived for the Dolphins. Will the team under newly starting QB Tua Tagovailoa be different than different than it was under Ryan Fitzpatrick? Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde preview Tua’s first start and debate whether the Dolphins can stop the L.A. Rams defense this Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium.

2020 Season, Week 7: Bye week and a new starting QB

Oct. 14, 2020

Two wins in a row take the Miami Dolphins into their bye week at 3-3, and Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde think there’s a lot the team is doing right. But the big news is Tua Tagovailoa being moved into the starting quarterback role. Was it the right move? Is Tua ready to take the next step? And who will need to step up to support him? Plus, Omar and Dave take your questions.

2020 Season, Week 6: Dolphins vs. Jets

Oct. 14, 2020

After handily beating back the 49ers in San Francisco last weekend, the Dolphins get ready for a big rivalry this Sunday. Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde preview the matchup with the Jets and weigh in on if the Dolphins should sign Le’Veon Bell, who was released by the Jets earlier this week. Plus, your questions answered.

2020 Season, Week 5: Dolphins @ 49ers

Oct. 7, 2020

Another loss, this time to the Seahawks, has Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde wondering when the Dolphins' newcomers will start making a difference. Will it be during this Sunday’s game against the 49ers? And when should it be Tua Time? The Dolphins take on the 2-2 49ers in San Francisco at 4:05 Sunday.

2020 Season, Week 4: Dolphins vs. Seahawks

Sept. 30, 2020

The Miami Dolphins logged their first win of the season after beating down the Jaguars in Jacksonville last Thursday. But Dave and Omar aren’t celebrating yet. Is the rebuild of the 'Fins roster on track. Questions fielded from Dolphins fans include: Can Miami carry the momentum of last week when they face the Seahawks at Hardrock Stadium on Sunday? Is Ryan Fitzpatrick on his way to an MVP trophy, and is that even a good thing? Why aren’t the Dolphins getting the production they expected from wide receiver Preston Williams? Miami takes on Seattle on Sunday at 1 p.m.

2020 Season, Week 3: Dolphins @ Jaguars

Sept. 16, 2020

Two losses into the season, the Dolphins are hoping Thursday night’s game against the Jaguars in Jacksonville will be the turning point. Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde analyze what’s going wrong with Miami’s defense. Why haven’t this year’s newcomers been able to make more of an impact? The Fins kick off at 8:20 tonight.

2020 Season, Week 2: Dolphins vs. Bills

Sept. 16, 2020

The Miami Dolphins launch their 2020 regular season on Sunday in New England. How do they stack up against the Patriots and the rest of the AFC East? How long will Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the Dolphins quarterback before Tua Tagovailoa takes over? Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde debate the keys to making 2020 a success for Miami.

2020 Season, Week 1: Dolphins @ Patriots

Sept. 9, 2020

The Miami Dolphins launch their 2020 regular season on Sunday in New England. How do they stack up against the Patriots and the rest of the AFC East? How long will Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the Dolphins quarterback before Tua Tagovailoa takes over? Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde debate the keys to making 2020 a success for Miami.

2020 Season Preview, Part 2

August 20, 2020

Omar and Dave break down the Miami Dolphins’ unusual training camp so far. Josh Rosen’s early push; the biggest needs of the team right now; the health and safety of players and staff in the COVID-19 era; and more.

2020 Season Preview, Part 1

July 27, 2020

Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde discuss the new defensive additions to the Miami Dolphins and what impact they will have in the 2020-2021 season. Also, when should Dolphins unleash Tua? And will the season even survive the COVID-19 pandemic?

NFL Draft bonus episode #4

April 28, 2020

The second year of the three-year rebuild of the Miami Dolphins is under way with the completion of the 2020 NFL Draft. Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde talk about the bounty of new players picked up this year and the game the Dolphins played to put themselves in position to select the QB they wanted — Tua Tagovailoa. What does it mean for the 2020 season?

NFL Draft bonus episode #3

April 21, 2020

Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde are joined by South Florida Sun Sentinel Dolphins reporter Safid Deen to share their final thoughts on the Miami Dolphins’ options in this weekend’s NFL Draft. Do the ’Fins need to take a QB in the first round to make it a successful draft? What are the pros and cons of trading up or down? What makes this draft a success or a failure? And what are the Dolphins’ biggest defensive needs?

NFL Draft bonus episode #2

April 17, 2020

It’s finally time for Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde to throw down over their Dolphins draft predictions. Which quarterback will be best for the new offense and which positions have top priority. The NFL Draft is next weekend.

NFL Draft bonus episode #1

April 8, 2020

Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde of the South Florida Sun Sentinel are social distancing for this chat — but they cover a lot of ground in their 2020 draft outlooks. Was the free-agent spending spree the right approach? Is no price too high for Joe Burrow? Should the Dolphins consider a veteran QB? These questions and a lot more.

Free agency bonus episode

March 11, 2020

Dolphins fans, are you ready to talk about how the team will spend their $100 million salary cap? Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde talk about Miami’s free agency plans. Oh, they might also talk a little NFL Draft. The landscape is changing.

Super Bowl Miami bonus episode

January 27, 2020

Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde break down the top NFL draft prospects at the Senior Bowl and preview the Super Bowl in South Florida (and make their predictions).

2019 Season wrap-up bonus

January 2, 2020

The Dolphins ended their lackluster 2019 season with a statement in in New England. Now it’s time look ahead. Omar and Dave look at the top free-agent fits, Chan Gailey’s prospects for improving Miami’s defense, and more.

2019 Season, Week 17: Dolphins @ Patriots

December 24, 2019

Dave and Omar discuss what Miami’s latest win does to their draft options, and look ahead to Sunday’s matchup against the 12-3 Patriots in New England.

2019 Season, Week 16: Dolphins vs. Bengals

December 18, 2019

This week’s questions tackled by Omar and Dave: What’s at stake for the Dolphins if they beat the Bengals? Does Miami need QB Tua Tagovailoa or DE Chase Young more? Is the team’s rebuild on track? The Fins take on the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday at 1 p.m. at Hard Rock Stadium.

2019 Season, Week 15: Dolphins @ Giants

December 11, 2019

The loss to the Jets last Sunday is one more sign that growing pains are part of the Dolphins’ rebuilding process. Will the trend continue with the other New York team this week? Omar and Dave talk about the cost of beating the Giants on Sunday, the absence of Ryan Tannehill and more.

2019 Season, Week 14: Dolphins vs. Jets

December 5, 2019

This season’s been an emotional rollercoaster and Omar and Dave discuss the steady of Brian Flores, whether Adam Gase can squeeze more wins out of the team, and the risk of drafting an injured Tua Tagovailoa.

2019 Season, Week 13: Dolphins vs. Eagles

November 27, 2019

The Dolphins got pushed around again last Sunday, assuring them of a losing season even if Josh Rosen steps in to help them turn it around. So Omar and Dave focus more than ever beyond the 2019 Dolphins season. Does Colin Kaepernick have a future in the NFL? Should Chase Young be Miami’s new target in 2020? The Dolphins take on the Eagles Sunday at 1 at Hard Rock Stadium.

2019 Season, Week 12: Dolphins vs. Browns

November 20, 2019

Last week, the Dolphins returned to their losing ways. Omar and Dave talk about the injuries impacting the team again, the Browns’ own struggles and what the Dolphins can learn from them, and whether it’s time to move on from Tua. The Dolphins take on Cleveland Sunday at 1 p.m.

2019 Season, Week 11: Dolphins vs. Bills

November 13, 2019

Two straight Dolphins wins — are Omar and Dave feeling great about it? Should they move up in the NFL draft to select a quarterback? And as they face Buffalo this Sunday, will the Dolphins struggle with the physicality of the Bills?

2019 Season, Week 10: Dolphins vs. Colts

November 6, 2019

The Dolphins landed their first win of their tanking season. Omar and Dave discuss the chances of a second win Indianapolis. And which current quarterback would be the best fit for the Dolphins? The Dolphins take on the Colts (5-3) Sunday at 4 p.m.

2019 Season, Week 9: Dolphins vs. Jets

October 31, 2019

Omar and Dave review the terrible 3rd-and-long call from last week’s loss to the Steelers. Does it show that the coaches are acting like they’re in on the tanking season? As long as Ryan Fitzpatrick is upright, Tanking for Tuna is imperiled. The Dolphins take on the Jets in Miami on Sunday.

2019 Season, Week 8: Dolphins @ Steelers

October 23, 2019

The Dolphins are going into the half-way point of the season with no wins. But are they getting closer to being competitive? Will they continue to struggle against physical teams? And looking ahead to the draft, should Tua’s history of injuries worry the Dolphins? Omar and Dave tackle your questions.

2019 Season, Week 7: Dolphins vs. Bills

October 16, 2019

Another Sunday, another loss. Week 7 takes the Dolphins on the road to Buffalo to take on the 4-1 Bills. Will it be Ryan Fitzpatrick to the rescue? Have the Fins found any building blocks this season? Will drafting Tua really get the Dolphins on track? Omar and Dave discuss those questions and more.

2019 Season, Week 6: Dolphins vs. Redskins

October 9, 2019

This week, it’s a battle between two of the league’s worst teams. The historically bad Miami Dolphins (0-4) take on the Washington Redskins (0-5) in Miami on Sunday. Omar and Dave talk about the Dolphins’ lack of top-end talent, the risk of loosing Tua in the draft, and more.

2019 Season, Week 5: Bye week

October 2, 2019

It’s been a crushing first four games for Dolphins fans. Omar and Dave tackle some big questions: Can the Dolphins have a quick rebuild? Is the coaching staff contributing to the losses? Has there been any progress with the team so far? The 0-4 Dolphins take on the Redskins in Miami this Sunday at 1 p.m.

2019 Season, Week 4: Dolphins vs. Chargers

September 25, 2019

Was it too early to name Josh Rosen starting quarterback? What will be the impact of Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa if the Dolphins pick him in the draft? And what has been the biggest surprise of the Dolphins season so far? Omar and Dave talk about the 0-3 start, and where the Fins go from here.

2019 Season, Week 3: Dolphins @ Cowboys

September 19, 2019

It’s been a disastrous start to the 2019 season for the Dolphins. Omar and Dave talk about Sunday’s matchup in Dallas. Among the topics: Was trading Minkah Fitzpatrick the right approach? The Cowboys are team to be admired. And the pressure is on Fins GM Chris Crier.

2019 Season, Week 2: Dolphins vs. Patriots

September 11, 2019

After a blowout loss to the Ravens in week 1, the Dolphins look to come back with a strong performance when they host the New England Patriots on Sunday. Omar and Dave are skeptical.

2019 Season, Week 1: Dolphins vs. Ravens

September 4, 2019

Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde break down the 2019 season opener as the Dolphins take on the Baltimore Ravens at Hard Rock Stadium.

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