The Origins of Hulk

 orgins of hulk pic

By Dr. Bruce Banner

We here at Finsmob Unleashed have been wondering how many of you from all over including Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, California, Iowa, Wisconsin, Canada and other parts known and unknown have become Miami Dolphin fans. So we are encouraging all of you to write us your story on how you became a phins fan. Here is Hulk’s.

Every great Superhero have origins story. This is mine. Hulk was first exposed to gamma radiation on January 2, 1972 when 3 bombs went off in the Orange Bowl in Miami. Hulk was not quite 8 years old and the Miami Dolphins were playing in the AFC Championship game against a group of horsemen from the City of Baltimore. Miami just come off thrilling overtime victory versus Kansas City Chiefs in then longest game in league history. Young Hulk think it would be fun to see this team win. However, everyone tell young Hulk that no way could Miami win. The horsemen were defending Super Bowl Champions. They were led by great field general known as Johnny U – please do not confuse with Johnny Football. That would make Hulk angry. So Hulk thought there was no way that Miami could win.

Then early in 1st quarter the first bomb goes off. Bob Griese finds greatest wide receiver in Dolphins’ history, otherwise known as Paul Warfield, for 75 yard touchdown pass and Miami has early lead.

paul warfield

Greatest wide receiver in Dolphins’ history score touchdown vs Colts on January 2, 1972.

 Score remain 7-0 in favor of Miami at half. Then in early in 3rd quarter 2nd bomb go off. This time it was Johnny U who threw deep ball in direction of Eddie Hinton but ball get tipped and some guy name Dick do impersonation of heat seeking missile and intercept ball. Then some guy named Dick not just go down but he turn and run with ball and his defensive team mates threw blocks like experienced offensive linemen and some guy named Dick returns interception for 62 yards and touchdown. Miami now have 14-0 lead and young Hulk getting excited that Dolphins will prove everyone wrong.

Dick Anderson

Some guy named Dick returning interception of Johnny U on January 2, 1972.

But Dolphins no done yet. The 3rd bomb goes off in the 4th quarter. Bob Griese once again finds greatest receiver in Dolphins’ history for 50 yard bomb. This put Miami deep in horsemen territory. Then Miami know what to do. They give ball to Zonk. Hulk like Zonk. Zonk do Hulk impersonation and smash his way 5 yards for game clinching touchdown. After Zonk scores Dick’s defense holds up for rest of game. (Hulk think Dick’s team mates changed name of defense the next season to No Name Defense so Dick no feel bad). Miami beats horsemen 21-0 in upset victory and go to Super Bowl. Young Hulk hooked on this improbable win and starts to feel the power of the gamma radiation.

Larry Csonka

Larry Csonka running football vs. Colts January 2, 1972

But Hulk’s origins story not done. It was 2 weeks later in Super Bowl VI that Hulk first experience the anger and rage that caused by the gamma radiation. Miami go to play some Cowboys from Dallas and the Cowboys beat Dolphins bad by score of 24-3. With each score by Cowboys and missed scoring opportunity by Dolphins make Hulk get madder and madder. Hulk get angry, Hulk yell, Hulk scream, Hulk stomp, Hulk cry and Hulk smash. Hulk go into state of suspended emotional development because that is how Hulk react to every Dolphin loss ever since to this very day. But the next season the Hulk see the true power of the gamma radiation. Hulk see Miami Dolphins go 17-0 and crush all opponents on way to perfect season and Super Bowl win. Then Hulk see Miami Dolphins win the following Super Bowl and Hulk now knows the gamma radiation of those three bombs is what powered team to win and what make Hulk the Hulk. That is Hulk’s origins story, so what is yours?

Link to box score of Hulk’s origin’s day game: http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/197201020mia.htm

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254 Responses to The Origins of Hulk

  1. jetsssuck says:

    damn i’m first again

  2. jetsssuck says:

    i remember the warfield pass in the 4th quarter like it was yesterday. We were sitting on sw corner of ob. Griese passed the ball before warfield made his second cut on his route of down out and long. It was right into our area about the 10 yard line. Talk about timing between qb and receiver it was the most beautiful perfectly timed pass.

  3. Try Pod says:

    I like the idea of everyone sharing their stories. Do you want them emailed in to somewhere for future posting? If everyone just starts posting their stories here it could become cumbersome.

  4. getterdone says:

    Well, now we enter the DEAD ZONE of Feb, where absolutely nothing really happens in the NFL.
    Hulk sad at this time and curl up into ball to sleep.

  5. olddolphan says:

    JUST OUTSTANDING, KEN!!! – – A GREAT NARRATIVE!! – – Your’s truly is working on an article entitled “Who’s Better, the ’72 Dolphins or the ’73 Dolphins?” –Your contribution will serve as a great table-setter for that discussion.

    MY OWN explanation of WHY I became a Fins fan is very easy and simple. I LOVE BIG TIME SPORTS, especially football!!!! – – When the Dolphins came to south Florida, they were the FIRST PRO TEAM in any major sport to call Florida their home state (I don’t call the AAFC’s Miami Seahawks a true big-time team; they lasted only 1 year before moving to Baltimore). SO-O-O, all fans of major league sports in Florida gravitated to the Dolphins!

    When Joe Auer returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown in Miami’s first regular season game I knew this franchise would be something special!

    • olddolphan says:

      KEN: –LESS well known is the fact that just three weeks earlier than the Colts-Dolphins game you referenced, the Dolphins LOST to these same Colts by a score of 14-3 in a game played Dec. 11 at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore.

  6. getterdone says:

    OD, really? Who’s better the 72 or 73 Dolphins? Not a lot since most of the same stars, HC, etc.? 😉
    How bout comparing the 72 or 73 Phins to the 84 Phins, or maybe the best Phins teams vs the best Pats, Steelers, or Seahawks teams….actually the Seahawks of 2013-14 remind of the early Phins somewhat with a huge ground n pound game, an efficient Qb that scrambles, and a stingy Defense.

  7. Mike E. says:

    Great stuff Ken! I think it would be great if all of our readers could send in their origins, as recommended by one of our fine readers here. Just send it in to the site’s e-mail finsmob.unleashed@gmail.com

  8. getterdone says:

    I wish the NFL would start the Regular season in August and run it through November.
    Cause Joe Philbin is 7-8 in December….sub .500 ouch!

    • Mike E. says:

      Nice!

      • Mike E. says:

        If you think about it, BeastMode crashing through Patriots defenders for the TD would have been a fitting end to the game, as opposed to what actually happened.

    • getterdone says:

      Mike, of course….and everyone and their brother knew you give the ball to Lynch, still with a TO, and he nearly got in the play before. Plus they just gave Lynch a big contract extension. Why do that if you don’t have faith in him getting a half yard on 2nd or 3rd down? SMH

  9. Ken says:

    Thank you all and please send in your origins stories….well except Dbolt. LOL.

  10. The Flying Pig says:

    Pig like Hulk story

  11. stangerx says:

    Great job Ken. Turns out you’ve been a Phins fan exactly two weeks longer than me.

  12. stangerx says:

    “Dolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel said the club conducted noise studies on potential materials for the canopy on the stadium that will be in place for the 2016 season, with the expectation being noise will bounce off the roof and back onto the field rather than be absorbed.”

    We’ll never be the SeaHawks but that combined with getting seats closer to the field can’t hurt.

  13. getterdone says:

    Team president Tom Lewand thinks there’s a “very, very good chance” will get a long-term deal done with free agent DT Ndamukong Suh in the next few weeks.

  14. Mike E. says:

    I’m really starting to think I want Gerod Holliman in a Dolphins uniform. I know he’s not a great tackler, but he’s a playmaker, and we need those. I’m guessing he’s going to go between the 2nd and 3rd, I would try to make that happen.

  15. stangerx says:

    Brady wants to give the vehicle he won for being Bowl MVP to Malcolm Butler. Hey — I would too. Plus guessing that, even if Tom kept it, you would see him sporting Gisele around town in a Chevy truck anyhow.

  16. stangerx says:

    Our old buddy Troy Vincent seems to have confirmed exactly how it went down as far as deflategate and since he works for the NFL will assume this part is true.

    The Colts “realized there was a problem with the footballs when D’Qwell Jackson intercepted Tom Brady in the second quarter and brought the ball over to the sideline” and reported to the league.

    “During halftime, the 12 Patriots footballs were checked for the correct air pressure, and it was determined that 11 of them were underinflated, according to a report. The balls were replaced before the first offensive series of the second half.”

  17. Al in MIA says:

    Stanger,
    More to it….

    There’s more to it….

    “To further cloud the issue, Indianapolis Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, who says he didn’t snitch on the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, told NFL Media’s Jeff Darlington on Thursday that Brady was using a Colts football at the end of the first half Sunday night. Jackson spoke to an official, who said they couldn’t locate a usable football during a TV timeout when the Patriots had the ball. Later in the first half, Jackson noticed that the Patriots were using Colts footballs. Jackson told Darlington that he thought it was odd that the Patriots couldn’t find a football to use during the AFC Championship Game.”

    Read more at: http://nesn.com/2015/01/dqwell-jackson-patriots-were-using-colts-footballs-at-end-of-first-half/

    • stangerx says:

      Al — I have no doubt there is a whole lot more, but with all the reports around as usghe figured what Vincent said is a starting point. The NFL might two-step, spin and hide info……but it will not make a public statement that is factually wrong. They’re too smart for that.

  18. Al in MIA says:

    Getterdone,
    The Pete Carroll memes keep rolling in lol.
    Saw this one yesterday.

  19. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Nice Job ken. I personally became a phins fan during marino’s 2nd season. I was 15. My uncle was a huge denver and elway fan and I had just started getting into football. just to spite him I started rooting for marino and the phins. Marino’s 1984 season made me a phins fan.

  20. Mike E. says:

    Wyo
    Does that mean you approve of Holliman?

  21. Al in MIA says:

    Boulder,
    Funny enough as a little kid i liked Denver’s style of D and was into the Broncos. Once I started to hit like 6th grade (when the Heat came into existence), I became more of a ‘everything local’ fan.

  22. The Flying Pig says:

    Oh boy
    The NYC subways are a disaster today
    They can’t handle the mildest weather issues

  23. getterdone says:

    Mike, Gerod Holliman, ok fine…but who on the Dolphins is gonna teach him how to tackle???

  24. finfanrob says:

    i would be glad to send in how i became a dolphin fan but i dont think you guys publish XXX articles.

  25. Al in MIA says:

    lol Piggy.
    Actual art work on one of the subway stations (don’t know where lol)

  26. Mike E. says:

    Holliman can just reel in the interceptions, and he can leave the missed tackles to the other guys.

  27. getterdone says:

    Al, that’s a funny meme…kinda like not putting your ‘closer’ in during the bot 9th.
    But let’s say it was Shula in that situation back during OD’s season of perfection…does Shula give it to Larry again, or tell Bob to throw it in traffic across the middle….lol

  28. Mike E. says:

    FFR – Were you raped by a Dolphin?

  29. stangerx says:

    Jimmy Walker brings up an interesting point. The Superbowl champs kick off the season the first Thurs night. Here is the slate of Pats home games:

    Dolphins
    Bills
    Jets
    Jaguars
    Titans
    Redskins
    Steelers
    Eagles

    And you know they want make it a marquis match-up. Eagles have to be the favorite…….but after that best options seem to be the Phins and the Steelers.

  30. getterdone says:

    FFR Origins as a Fan

  31. finfanrob says:

    mike

    rape is a disgusting violent act of an unwilling person. i was more then willing.

  32. Mike E. says:

    LOL @ FFR

  33. Ken says:

    FFR’s origins video above. Too funny

  34. getterdone says:

    FFR, is right, seems like he was asking for it above with his booty hanging over the edge into the water.

  35. finfanrob says:

    well today just went to shit. my son called me to tell me that one of his best friends dads just passed away. it is like every fucking two years that he has to deal with this. i would say over the last decade that poor boy has dealt with two friends passing on and i think this makes the 5th dad. and this dad i knew, use to coach with him or against him at times in PONY baseball. a really fun guy.

    they need to change the song to momma’s dont let your son grow up to be robbie’s friend.

  36. finfanrob says:

    gdp

    i would brag but it isnt that hard to train a dolphin to be horny. lol

  37. The Flying Pig says:

    Ken
    Have you ever considered writing a piece on What make Hulk Hungover

  38. The Flying Pig says:

    That sucks FFRob
    the older we get the more we have to deal with death
    but kids should not have to

  39. finfanrob says:

    thanks guys. and it does suck for his family. i know it is selfish just feel so bad for my son that he had to keep going threw this.

  40. finfanrob says:

    here is hulk really supporting a fan

    http:// imgur. com/r/nsfw/EtSaJ

    (delete the spaces, it is a NSFW pic. i added the spaces so it wouldnt appear here. it is R rated NSFW)

  41. Ken says:

    Piggy that would be easy: Slattery’s.

  42. Ken says:

    Sorry to hear that about your son’s friend FFR

  43. finfanrob says:

    this is piggy at the next fest with walker and his gang

  44. Mike E. says:

    FFR – That sucks man, I’m just happy you’re still here man.

  45. getterdone says:

    Grimes & Odrick appeared on the radio with Nomar at separate times. Seems both eluded to the fact that the practice schedule of Philbin, along with injuries greatly contributed to the Defensive slide from the Denver game and beyond.

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/sfl-dolphins-defenders-provide-their-theories-for-the-units-late-season-slide-20150202-story.html

  46. finfanrob says:

    lol mike

    when my son heard about him in the hospital he told me that day i need to have some carrots and celery for lunch. i told him fuck that BS. i am not eating healthy so you dont have to suffer. it was kind of funny cause my son went to this guys house for new years eve and he was telling me how smashed the guy was. we were laughing about him that night.

  47. stangerx says:

    ffr — sorry that your son lost a guy he really liked. Part of getting older though.

  48. stangerx says:

    “I haven’t read a book since 9th grade when they made me – you know when you don’t raise your hand and they call on you? A Mocking to Remember? Mockingbird to remember?”

    In response to Jimmy Kimmel asking a guest what is the last book he read…….answer by Gronk.

  49. getterdone says:

    2015 Positional Breakdown: Tight Ends.

    PS. I forgot Gator is no longer here, so I guess we won’t be seeing a 2nd year jump from him. 😦

    http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/article-1/2015-Positional-Breakdown-Tight-Ends/403f10b6-1c6c-4ab8-a40d-68755d8f9465

  50. Mike E. says:

    LOL @ Try

  51. getterdone says:

    When it’s time to reduce Atlanta’s roster to 53 players in late summer, head coach Dan Quinn will have the final call if it comes to that.

    Falcons owner Arthur Blank indicated Tuesday that Quinn would have the final decision-making power on the roster, the club said on its official Twitter feed.

    The Falcons offically hired the 44-year-old Quinn on Monday. He had been the Seahawks’ defensive coordinator the last two seasons. Quinn has never been a head coach on the collegiate or professional level.

  52. finfanrob says:

    stanger

    that is kind of my point with my son. he has been going thru this kind of shit for the last decade plus. it isnt about getting older, it is he has lousy luck with his friends.

    • stangerx says:

      Feel bad that it is coming in bunches for him. But young as he is….maybe he will be better prepared for what comes. Everyone dies no matter how much you love them. I was luckier than him on that……which might explain why losing my Mom hit so hard.

  53. professor lou says:

    So, the Fins defense “flamed out” at the end of the season. And Martin isn’t even with the team anymore.

  54. professor lou says:

    Does anyone know how many plays the defense had last season? Maybe too many three and out’s on the offensive side of the ball? Any suggestions?

  55. finfanrob says:

    i wounder if m13 ever solved the mystery of who on this blog was hacking him.

    you know hacking his pc to steal all his draft day blodder and steal the title of draft day guru from him. lmfao

  56. The Flying Pig says:

    There did seems to be a lot of 3 and outs last year

    it was odd
    Some possessions just failed fromt he get go

    • dbolt48 says:

      Too many possessions where the team shot itself in the foot. Get a completion for a first down only to have it called back for holding followed by another holding penalty. Ranfom illegal man downfield calls and shit like that add up. It also seemed like it would be in clusters. Like 3 out 4 drives would be 3 and out and then the offense would be insync the rest of the way.

  57. Mike E. says:

    Hopefully it took all of 10 seconds to realize “Wait, that’s fucking retarded!” Never mind.

  58. finfanrob says:

    X

    and what makes you think david and i dont hang out all the time. you know just maybe i am here as an exodspy. ya neva knah

  59. Mike E. says:

    Funny how Stanger has now become the in vogue drug . . . .

  60. finfanrob says:

    piggy

    i like m13 so this goes with me saying i like him. but with him when does something have to be true for it to be a conspiracy.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I guess it doesn’t have to be true or anyone to beleive it
      It was just a bit off the wall to say something like that

  61. finfanrob says:

    mike

    X is for the younger crowd. the older more mature crowd when it parties it parties with passing around a lot of StangerX

  62. stangerx says:

    LOL — if there is hope for peace in the Middle East it will start with an idea that ffr and David come up with after passing out some stangerx. 🙂

  63. Al in MIA says:

    Gator is gone but this guy is not :/
    http://goo.gl/zNPqvv
    lol @ Mike E’s face after seeing this.

  64. The Flying Pig says:

    Okay humans
    I have to get back to work
    catch up later

  65. Al in MIA says:

    About that SS article discussing the defensive players complaining of being worn down (by practice schedule) well the truth is, that comes down to depth and how coaches manage it. I think some of the younger guys who were nicked up earlier in the year should have just been pushed into the fire but that’s just me. This is why depth is important.

    • dbolt48 says:

      Depth and knowing when to cut the cord with certain player (Starks). Also not relying on injury prone players.

    • stangerx says:

      Still a lot unclear about the practice schedule.
      The D-line was deep and pretty healthy.
      The DBs had some problems, but they are expected to play all downs.
      Injuries on the LBs, but those are injuries.

      Fact is the D crumbled at the end, even as the O stepped up.
      Plus just human nature to come up with an excuse that is not your fault.

  66. finfanrob says:

    lol @ X

    hey, i dont hate the dude. i think is is a messed up mofo with a mental illness but i dont hate him. he is the one who called me out because of whatever ails him but that is his issue not mine.

    • stangerx says:

      We each have our own way to go in life. He’s got a good heart, and a good family. Wish nothing for the best for him.

  67. finfanrob says:

    Al in MIA says:
    February 3, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    About that SS article discussing the defensive players it is just a bunch of more BS to blame them sucking on more then they players themselves sucked.

    there that is how to say it.

  68. Mike E. says:

    No need to draft a TE this year, we have the Mighty Lynch!

    • getterdone says:

      Hey, ya never know…Jenkins jumped in his 2nd year, as well as others around the league. We can only hope it was a good solid pick for us.

      • professor lou says:

        Don’t know so much he’ll be any kind of weapon on offense but he could be a valuable blocker for the run game.

  69. getterdone says:

    Interesting article on our Cap & player situation…I agrred with a lot until it got to the FA signings besides our own. But interesting nonetheless.
    http://phinphanatic.com/2015/02/03/day-life-dennis-hickey/

  70. professor lou says:

    Exactly what I’ve been trying to say Stanger but I get hammered when I say it. That’s right. I drink every time I post it. LOL

    • stangerx says:

      Lou — assuming you were talking about wsa on the D rather than the ffr and David love fest. 🙂

      Whatever happened is the big Q. Particularly on the rushing defense. Did D coordinators after nine games all of a sudden realize Soliai was on another team?

  71. professor lou says:

    Tax season just started and I’m getting tired already. I hope I don’t flame out at the end of the season.

  72. dbolt48 says:

    I will say it again, I like Lynch in the passing game as long as he’s healthy.

  73. professor lou says:

    and despite the injuries to the secondary the 2014 Miami Dolphins had the 6th best passing defense giving up 222 yds per game. It was the run defense that was 24th overall that fell apart and that’s on a d-line that was intact all season. The run defense was one of the best early on until teams started to figure out how to gash us and they did that well.

    • professor lou says:

      14 int’s and 89 passer rating puts the Fins pass defense in the middle of the pack. 27 td’s given up puts them at 20th.

    • professor lou says:

      39 sacks puts them at 16; middle of pack. Lack of pressure on passing downs contributed as well.

  74. Mike E. says:

    I can say this, and no ones going to like it, but . . . .

    We complained when we had Soliai here, and we thought we were set with Earl Mitchell and Starks, 2 penetrating DT’s. So, now we’re looking for another big bodied NT? Seems like we’re going in circles. Then we’ll be complaining he doesn’t really occupy 2 blockers, and we need a more athletic DT. Round and round she goes . . . .

    • professor lou says:

      LOL

    • stangerx says:

      At least think that if you are going to go fleet edge rushers on the outside who can’t do the run as well you need something set up inside……even if that is a stud MLB.

      And think there is a reason Soliai got the contract he did and Starks got the one-year. Yeah it is two on paper, but he’s cuttable now.

  75. professor lou says:

    Couldn’t stop the run and couldn’t get pressure on opposing qb’s. You stop the run and put them in 3rd and long’s, put pressure on the qb and you force them into making bad plays and create more turnovers.

  76. stangerx says:

    Shield your eyes.
    .
    .
    .
    .

    That’s the evil genius’ 30-year-old daughter celebrating the win with him.
    She’s also a lacrosse coach at a college….not sure why I bring that up.

  77. son of a son of a shula says:

    Happy 70th Birthday to Dolphin Great Bob Griese.

  78. Al in MIA says:

    I don’t have access to the tape but I recall teams doubling Mitchell alot down the stretch knowing everyone else could neutralize their guy in 1 on 1 assignments. Starks, Wake, Vernon couldn’t win their matchups between the tackles.

  79. Al in MIA says:

    There was one play, I think in the Patriots game in NE, where Mitchell got triple teamed and nobody else could apply pressure.

  80. son of a son of a shula says:

    Good job Hulk, same time frame as me to becoming a lifer.

  81. son of a son of a shula says:

    Stanger I think you mentioned she was a Lax coach because you expected us to ask if she coached softball.

    • stangerx says:

      Truthfully I mentioned it cause I have met college women rugby teams at large tournaments when I was playing for men’s clubs. At least a bunch of the girls on them aren’t shy about who they are at the parties. But I might have been making a jump that I shouldn’t have.

  82. Mike E. says:

    I became a fan in ’72, but I’d say I became a real fan in ’77, because that’s when I really started watching football, and kept track of the standings and stuff like that.

  83. finfanrob says:

    professor lou says:
    February 3, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Belichek must be from the back woods of West Virginie

    dude, they are only kissing, if they were there would be more tongue and his hand up her shirt.

  84. getterdone says:

    I wonder if Bill’s daughter uses unapproved shafts and heads…bet she rigs the nets too.

  85. Al in MIA says:

    To Belichick’s defense, I have seen a few people do this in NJ (family members kiss in the mouth). Depends on family background…I saw this more with Eastern Euros for whatever that means.

  86. Al in MIA says:

    Pro Lou,
    LOL @ your pics…however, proving certain income (if audited) might be a pain in the first set of clients you posted.

  87. Al in MIA says:

    FFR,
    Well, Belicheck was born in Nashville, Tennessee :/. But raised in Annapolis, MD

  88. Al in MIA says:

    Mike E,
    The funny thing is that Mitchell had success as an NT in Houston’s 3-4.
    He led all NT’s last year in both assisted and unassisted tackles (thus lead all in total tackles as well). Hickey was right to see his natural skills play out quite nicely in a 4-3 DT position BUT Starks failed to hold his end of the bargain. Anthony Johnson looked good in limited pairings with Mitchell but eventually he was hurt and out of the picture.

  89. Al in MIA says:

    By the way, I HOPE the Fins get NE in the opening week @ NE. When the Fins beat their asses, those fans who will be all cheery will be slapped down to reality that Miami is coming to take their lunch money.

  90. Mike E. says:

    Al

    Then by all means we should let Odrick walk. His 1 sack doesn’t exactly show hios pass rushing prowess. We can do better. Even if we can’t, he’s going to be asking for a lot more than he’s worth.

  91. Al in MIA says:

    Mike E,
    For the price in a 3-4 arrangement, don’t like Odrick. He does have value but to me he’s best fit in a 3-4 as a DE. and maybe 3rd down DT in a 4-3 scheme.

  92. Ken says:

    Bellicheck to daughter: “give daddy some sugar “

  93. getterdone says:

    Odrick has been an iron horse ever since his 1st year with the leg injury. Sucks we’re even contemplating letting him walk…he was a former 1st round pick too….SMH!
    Something isn’t right with our coaching, I mean, Odrick, Wake disappearing, Vernon an off year, Mitchell not what he was in Houston, Jordan not getting any solid role…..

    • getterdone says:

      Oh, and Starks…a beast early in season, then fades….What is happening in Miami?
      These talented players would probably rock elsewhere, we’ve seen it before!!!

  94. Mike E. says:

    GDP – Odrick played a lot, but didn’t really give us a lot of production

    • getterdone says:

      There has to be a reason why Mike. He doesn’t just suck.

      • Mike E. says:

        I don’t what to say GDP. He played an awful lot (played a lot awful?) you’d think you’d get to the QB by accident a few times. 23 tackles and 6 assists is just underwhelming numbers. 1 FF, 1 FR. For all those snaps, you’d expect better than that. At least if we want to get better, you NEED better than that.

  95. finfanrob says:

    i am sure opening up in NE and the pats off their SB win the fins will play in a evenly called game.

  96. son of a son of a shula says:

    GDP, Freakin wacko juror, lies in her questionnaire and has already said it would be difficult to convict hernandez. Does she think the pats win if this piece of shit walks?
    Hey dopey lady he’d put a bullet in your head in a second too.

  97. stangerx says:

    109 pass attempts from within the 1-yard line this season.
    Only one resulted in an interception

    Now ain’t that a stat that will produce nightmares in some heads for years to come.

  98. Ken says:

    GDP:
    Odrick is nothing special. He hasn’t done jack for us. Let him walk. It would be a mistake to invest too much into a guy who has given so little production.

    • getterdone says:

      We’ll see what the market values him at.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      but the other side of that is that you have to repalce him if he walks
      and then we are using our resources to repalce guys instead of getting better

      I would rather re-sign him to the kind of deal that has the biggest cap hit early so we can part ways if we develop some one better in a couple of years

      unless we replace Odrick via FA

  99. getterdone says:

    Colts GM Ryan Grigson has been revealed as the league’s source in the “Deflategate” scandal.
    According to NFL executive Troy Vincent, Grigson brought the issue to the league’s attention “some time during the second quarter” of the AFC Championship Game.

  100. The Flying Pig says:

    How much do you guys think Odrick will cost to resign?

    Starks salary is 6M in 2015 but the dead money iof he is cut is only $1M (I think verify the numbers)

    Its possible that resigning Odrick saves more cap room than keeping Starks

    I don;t think either is that good that we can;t part with one of them
    I don;t think its a good idea to part with both and open up a hole (or make it bigger)

    • Mike E. says:

      I think it’s time to get better. Keeping guys who don’t get it done continues the mediocrity.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        But just repalcing them doesn’t necessairly make you better either
        You can keep guys and bring in better guys if you can manage the salary cap

  101. getterdone says:

    If Odrick fails to stay and produce, then what does that say about Jeffro’s 1st round picks???
    2008 Jake Long
    2009 Vontae Davis
    2010 Jared Odrick
    2011 Mike Pouncey
    2012 Ryan Tannehill (hey he got one right)
    2013 Dion Jordan

    We know his 2nd & 3rd round picks stunk too. Misi the only decent 2nd rd pick so far.

    Jeffro put this team way behind the 8 ball bigtime.
    So maybe some continuity with Philbin & Hickey is a good thing. Hickey needs to keep having good drafts to dig us out of that 6 year black hole that Ireland was a part of.

  102. getterdone says:

    Mike, ya sure a draft pick comes in a replaces Odrick in year 1? The odds aren’t in favor of that at all.
    If we replace Odrick & or Starks it needs to be with a vet FA, and hope our 2nd & 3rd year guys develop, like Francis, Johnson & Johnson.

  103. The Flying Pig says:

    Mike E. says:
    February 3, 2015 at 5:52 pm (Edit)
    We can replace him in the draft.

    Or draft the next Egnew….

  104. Ken says:

    Piggy:
    I think we get better by replacing Odrick. He was a huge disappointment last season. He did squat in run defense and registered 1 sack. So I am not concerned about the fact we have to replace him. In fact I think it is a necessity to replace him. If we keep him to me that means we will not get better. I honestly think Fede could give us the same if not better production and we can still add some one in draft or FA.

  105. Ken says:

    Piggy:
    We could draft Danny Shelton. Instant upgrade imo.

  106. Mike E. says:

    Piggy – Maybe it does make you better. 1 sack and 23 tackles is not replaceable but should be easily upgradeable, especially considering how many snaps he played. Draft Danny Shelton or Carl Davis and they can do better. You have to try. The problem with keeping the same players is you’re going to end up with similar results every year.

  107. Mike E. says:

    Piggy – Hickey did pretty well last year, and I trust him over anything Ireland has done. Odrick was just average at best. We need better, or expect to be 8-8 keeping the same players that let you down every year.

  108. stangerx says:

    Think Starks will get less than he is due on paper this year ($5 mil cash value).
    Think Odrick was good but not great, but at his age he will get more than Starks does.
    Like Pig was saying, main concern is replacement cost.
    300 lb + athletic DTs don’t fall from trees like acorns.
    My guess is we renegotiate with Starks for less and Odrick is signed for Kendall Langford numbers to be a 3-4 DE.

  109. Mike E. says:

    Aaron Donald, 37 tackles, 9 sacks, 2 FF, 2 PD

  110. Ken says:

    Mike owes me a beer.

  111. Ken says:

    I just wanted to say I love the fact that Trypod posted he wants to share his origins story and Boulder hinted at that as well. That would be awesome if you guys did that. That is what the purpose of this story is.

    I also want to say I am thrilled OD gave me an “OUTSTANDING” comment. OD is the resident team historian here and his review meant a lot to me.

  112. finfanrob says:

    i dont know why you guys insist on ruining this blog by talking about football when there are so many naked boobies in the world.

  113. Ken says:

    Alright. Hulk need to spend some time with Hulklings. BBL. Peace.

  114. dbolt48 says:

    Well I know Randy always asks if Tannehill was so good why didn’t he start at QB over McGee and company? Martellus Bennet also wonders why Tannehill wasn’t named the starter right away because he was the best QB on the team. Good interview:

    http://www.miamidolphins.com/multimedia/videos/Martellus_Bennett_Talks_Tannehill_More_/ff47209a-9f02-415b-8f2d-f477144aadff

    • getterdone says:

      Good stuff on Tanny, reminded him of Carson Palmer…also good stuff on his Big brother Michael Bennett undrafted and now on the Seahawks.

  115. Mike E. says:

    I’m not insinuating that Danny Shelton will replicate Aaron Donald’s performance, but even if he does half, we’re ahead of the game, way ahead of the game, because we won’t have overpaid to keep Odrick

    • Brian in NY says:

      I don’t think we will overpay for Odrick, Mike; I think if we do re-sign him (which is my hope) then we will pay fair market value for him.

  116. The Flying Pig says:

    Lmao
    Some one photoshopped a tongue

  117. The Flying Pig says:

    Ken
    If Danny Shelton fell to is I would be in favor of it

    I don’t think Odrick was so bad
    I don’t think he was good either

    I think cost is the issue at the end of the day

    • Brian in NY says:

      He is a good player, but not great. A 4-3 DL doesn’t typically pile up the statistics; it is set up for the LB’s to make the plays, so the lack of stats may be a bit misleading.

      • Ken says:

        I disagree. I don’t think he is that good. He under performs. We have seen him long enough. He is a mediocre talent. Not only can he be replaced he can be upgraded

  118. The Flying Pig says:

    Mike E
    Shelton is a big body DT
    He is not the same type of player as Donald

    Clemson has a DT coming out the Maycock called a poor mans Donald

    He might be available in the 3rd or 4th round

  119. finfanrob says:

    piggy

    you have that wrong. no one photo shopped that. the nfl photo shopped the one with their mouths closed.

  120. Mike E. says:

    LMAO @ the photoshopped Belichick

  121. The Flying Pig says:

    FFRob

    I’m glad the nfl burned the photo where she gives him a happy ending

  122. Mike E. says:

    Piggy – Shelton’s a penetrator despite his size. He had 9.0 sacks this season

  123. The Flying Pig says:

    This is Grady Jarrett
    Some compare him to Aaron Donald
    He’s probably not as good
    He is undersized like Donald is

  124. herdfan says:

    That photo is hilarious in a very creepy kind of way. lol

  125. wyoming85 says:

    Your score is: 4941 (GRADE: A-)

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 14: La’el Collins, OT, LSU (A)
    Round 2 Pick 15: Eric Kendricks, ILB/OLB, UCLA (A)
    Round 3 Pick 14: Gerod Holliman, FS, Louisville (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 15: Kevin White, CB, TCU (A)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Tyler Varga, FB, Yale (B+)
    Round 6 Pick 15: Xavier Williams, DT, Northern Iowa (A-)
    Round 7 Pick 15: Austin Hill, WR, Arizona (A)

  126. finfanrob says:

    piggy

    i get the nfl is intrusive in a players life, but i seriously doubt if they are burning belicheats home movies.

  127. Mike E. says:

    PIggy – Shelton could be both, but getting Jarrett doesn’t solve the run stuffing problem. Either does Odrick for that matter, which is why I say we let him walk.

  128. Mike E. says:

    Holliman!

  129. getterdone says:

    Marcus Hardison had a monster year with Arizona ST. I like his size and reach for a DT. He’s a later round prospect.

  130. new age says:

    I like Shelton a lot. Right behind Kevin White in my 1st round wants. I agree that we need better than Odrick and I have been a fan of his. The impact plays just aren’t there though. That’s also the reason White is so high on my list. Bring impact in the first and a couple more starters hopefully. If not, rotational players that see a lot of time. Philbin is out of time. He needs to speed up the progress.

  131. finfanrob says:

    i am out, have a nice night all.

  132. Ken says:

    That photo does not need to be photo shopped to be creepy

  133. getterdone says:

    New Age, I know I keep touting DGB a lot, but I really like WR Kevin White too, he’s a guy that has really grown on me, and I’ve always just cringed at another early pick from West Virginia.
    But White is very strong, physical, and heads up on the field. He draws a lot of flags, and still gets his numbers despite a lot of constant dbl teams and poor QB play. He has a complete route tree for the most part, tracks the ball so well, and he’s a decent blocker. He’s kinda Julio Jones like.

  134. olddolphan says:

    KEN; Thanks for the kind words. I agree with those who say ODRICK must be replaced
    ———–
    HERDFAN: CHECK your email. PS: Marshall plays a regular season game at Florida Atlantic this football season! –COULD be an important game in the Conference USA title chase.

  135. The Flying Pig says:

    Another option at DT is Eddie Goldman from FSU
    He is a big guy
    I would want to take him at 14 though

  136. Mike E. says:

    Just got home from work a few minutes ago. Loooong day! 😦

  137. Mike E. says:

    Wyo – Do you think Holliman will be available to us in the 3rd?

  138. professor lou says:

    Time to look at 2014 snap counts:
    Odrick: 807 defense, 80 st’s
    Starks: 540 defense, 73 st’s
    Mitchell: 536 defense, 138 st’s
    Wake: 756 defense, 7 st’s
    Vernon: 838 defense, 82 st’s
    Shelby: 418 defense, 160 st’s
    Jordan: 0 and 0 has to be wrong
    Fede: 81 defense, 114 st’s

    • professor lou says:

      Grimes: 1013 and 63
      Finnegan: 704 and 29
      Jones: 756 and 43
      Delmas: 834 and 0
      Wilson: 784 and 124
      Taylor: 293 and 103
      Misi: 572 and 4
      Jenkins: 899 and 76
      Wheeler: 379 and 3
      Trusnik: 393 and 387

    • professor lou says:

      What’s the d-line rotation? It would appear that Starks subs for Mitchell since Odrick’s snap count is so much higher than both. Do opposing offenses recognize the lineup on the d-line to be weaker when Starks and Odrick is in there than when Mitchell and Odrick are in there? I don’t know. Anyone have any ideas?

  139. olddolphan says:

    MIKE E.; Welcome home from work!! –FYI my article on comparing the ’72 & ’73 Dolphins is nearly done. I dug up some major surprises in my research. Gotta get my ugly rest.–Talk to all you wonderful Dolfin fans tomorrow! –The Old Dolfan is OUT.

  140. professor lou says:

    Did anyone here realize the Fins defense had more sacks (39) than the Seahawks (37) and more int’s (14) to (13). The Fins also had 2 int’s for td’s as did the Seahawks. Hawks bettered them on fumbles; 18 to 13.

  141. professor lou says:

    Fins offense had 361 1st downs vs the Seahawks 328. Total offensive plays 1040 vs the Seahwaks 1021. Average yards per play on offense 5.4 vs Seahawks 5.9.

  142. professor lou says:

    Ryan Tannehill was sacked 46 times; Russell Wilson 42.

  143. professor lou says:

    Pts scored per game; Fins 24.2,Seahawks 24.6.

  144. professor lou says:

    The difference? Scoring defense. Hawks only gave up 15.9 ppg; Fins 23.3

  145. professor lou says:

    Fins defense gives up an average of 80 yds more per game than Seahawks split equally between passing and rushing. So, what’s our priority come FA and draft?

  146. professor lou says:

    If Ellerbe doesn’t get hurt it could have been a different season. That’s the way I analyze the situation.

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