Wyoming’s Fan Origin

I was born a poor black child……..
Wait wait wrong story!

In Idaho growing up we only had the normal 4 TV channels to watch. Not that we were ever inside to watch them.
Besides that there were no major Sporting franchises within a day’s drive.Wwos
The only thing we had close was The Wonderful World of Sports on Sunday.

$_57Somewhere sometime I got an NFL poster that I put on my wall. It showed each team’s helmet and which division and conference they were in.
My Dad was never a big TV watcher so we didn’t have “Football time” at the house
I’m sure I watched some football in my younger years? And the Fins dominating the NFL at the time makes me think that they were the ones I heard about the most.

If you haven’t figured it out yet I will argue with a tree! And when I was younger I was way worse than I am now. So I argued for the Fins through the Steeler / Dallas / Bronco era’s.  TVantennaNot really being a Football fan it went on that way for years. I learned more about the fins, even started to get up on the roof to turn the antenna when the games were on.

Then it happened! The greatest NFL game ever played!

epic in miami otdThe Epic in Miami is the name given to a National Football League AFC divisional playoff game between the San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins that took place on January 2, 1982 in the Miami Orange Bowl.
I had never had my attention riveted to anything like that game did! After the game was over I looked up into a dark house! I hadn’t moved from that spot since halftime.

And I was hooked! Everything Dolphins, all the time.
They even taught me life’s lesson on betting with more money than you had! (F’n Redskins)
Well that’s my sad tale of devotion
Wyoming85

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246 Responses to Wyoming’s Fan Origin

  1. jetsssuck says:

    1st. back then we had to get up from couch to change channels. what memories. rabbit ears, then home satallelights then cable , rotaryphones and mobile phones. whats next?

  2. The Flying Pig says:

    Great piece WY

    I was surprised to hear you were born a poor black child…lol

  3. olddolphan says:

    WYOMING; Really nice effort on your part. The San Diego-Miami playoff game (the FIRST ONE) still hurts too much to talk about it. The following year, Miami clobbered the Chargers in a “Dream Rematch” that turned out to be a mismatch. But it really didn’t make up for the pain of losing the prior year.
    ————
    BACK from business/pleasure trip to the Palm Beach/Broward area. Got to see Florida Atlantic beat Ohio State 7-0 in the 2nd game of a 3-game weekend series of Division One baseball at FAU Stadium. Owls won 2 of the 3 games and are now 6-1 with a Wednesday Night game VS the Florida Gators next on the schedule. A win over Florida will put FAU in the Top 25 ranked teams in the national polls.

  4. Try Pod says:

    “..and all day around the house, we sang the blues.”

  5. herdfan says:

    Great story Wyoming. These are becoming one of my favorite things here. 🙂

  6. jetsssuck says:

    from home satellites dishes to pay per view events, from self parking vehicles to self driven vehicles. What’s next? “All the science I don’t understand” by some famous rock artist

  7. The Flying Pig says:

    LOL@ the guy on his roof fixing the antenna

  8. The Flying Pig says:

    I was watching the video the other day

    every time the camera shot fans I felt like I was watching Caddyshack

    It was really loud int he Orange Bowl. Somewhere in that video it talks about how hard it was to beat the Dolphins under Shula at the Orange Bowl

    Can you imagine that being said about our team now?

  9. olddolphan says:

    IT’S A FACT that after the “hook and lateral” play ending the first half, the players could NOT HEAR SHULA in the Dolphins’ halftime locker due to the unbelievable crowd frenzy which carried on through halftime! –SHULA had to put all his messages on a blackboard!!!!!

  10. Mike E. says:

    I’m with Herd – I love the Fan Origins!

    Thanks Wyo! Appreciate you sharing that with us. Great stuff to read.

  11. The Flying Pig says:

    Today is DB day att he Combine

    A lot of people think the Dolphins will take a Cb inthe 1st round
    Maybe a DB will really set himself apart today

    • Mike E. says:

      I’d be shocked if we take a CB 1st RD. It’s a pretty deep draft with the CB’s, and I’m not sure that one stands head and shoulders over any of the others. We can wait until 2nd or even 3rd RD.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I think there will be good CBs available later in the draft

        but we can get the top propsect if we want him
        I don’t really think one stands out above the rest either
        but I don’t know how FO feels

      • jetsssuck says:

        i think they take a OL or DE/OLB in first. A OL will give a boost to the WR’s longer timing routes instead of 3 yard passes.

  12. The Flying Pig says:

    so far the top 40 time is 4.37
    2 guys got that time: Ronald Darby and Justin Cox

  13. The Flying Pig says:

    Chris Hackett just ran a 4.83
    yuk

  14. son of a son of a shula says:

    Darby hits like a truck too and showed great speed. He’s a corner I like opposite Grimes.

    Clayton Geathers from UCF making a great showing for himself. Big Safety with good speed and was third in the bench press among DB’s with 22.

  15. Mike E. says:

    Chris Hackett ran a 4.83. Not going to help him any. I know 40 times aren’t the end-all, but that’s not good.

  16. Mike E. says:

    I didn’t see Holliman run, I wonder if he’s medically unable to.

  17. The Flying Pig says:

    Probably Mike E
    (Piggy Shrugs)

  18. Mike E. says:

    That sucks – I wanted to see Holliman, and Ekpre-Olomu run

  19. convict says:

    Love the fan origins. Really interesting to see how people who didn’t grow up in South Florida have a connection to the team.

  20. son of a son of a shula says:

    Jacoby Glenn ran slower than I would have expected. He was 4.5 something and I anticipated a 4.4 something for him. Still he’s young and raw with great “hawk” abilities.

  21. Mike E. says:

    I like Jalen Collins, and I’m looking forward to seeing Kevin Johnson and Kevin White run.

  22. Mike E. says:

    Senquez Golson is the guy they say compares to Brent Grimes. Could we have Brent Grimes squared?

  23. dbolt48 says:

    I see Adrian Amos is going to jump up draft boards at the FS spot. He’s going to be a good pro

  24. D says:

    Senquez Golson, outside Jalen Collins, is my favorite CB in this draft. The value for where he is projected and what we are getting with that pick matches up beautifully. Im not concerned with CB height, as long as they can technique wise compensate. Lots of CB i this league show you height isnt as important as skill and Golson has that. Revis is like 5’10-5’11, so he isnt a big dude. Grimes, Haden, etc. Tehre are lots of smalled CB’s. Safety i think is where ya need dudes with some size, both for tackling purposes and for covering TE i deeper zones. As long as we have a pair of sizable safeties, im good.

  25. dbolt48 says:

    @AbramsonPBP: TE Charles Clay expected to re-sign with #Dolphins, despite #Bills interest (and an update on Jared Odrick) http://t.co/U88UIgp8z1

  26. D says:

    Vernon Davis selling his house?– Espn
    ————————-
    I was mentoning a little while back that SF is likely to purge some contracts, and i think Vernon is one of the more likely to either be asked to renegotiate or be cut. Id be watching this one pretty close because if he hits the market id be ok if we got him as an incase we cant re-sign Clay. Hearing reports that Bills may throw some big dollars Clay’s way, so we might not also lose him, he may wind up on a rival team 😦

  27. dbolt48 says:

    @nfldraftscout: 12’3″ broad jump for @MoveTheSticks guy Byron Jones. That may be a record.

  28. son of a son of a shula says:

    Stay Clay

  29. D says:

    White is going to be gone by time we pick not, with almost 100% certainty. Parker i think still has a good chance to be there, especially if the interviews go well with DGB. DGB may be the second guy off the board. Almost 6’6 and running a 4.4…. thats going to have people saying Randy Moss in the war rooms. Parker is still feel is best fit for us, and i still think he is superior talent to Strong. It is good to know though, those matched up pretty closely in the skills tests making Strong a potential fallback if somehow White, Cooper, DGB, and Parker are all gone. I have a feeling if they are though we probably look at McKinney for the spot.

    Really disappointed in Funchess’ performance, but still think he is the better hybrid TE/WR in the class. That 40 time doesn’t reflect his perceived speed on the field and i dont know if he makes up for it with good separation skills or if that was just a bad day for him running the 40. Maybe its like we were saying a couple days ago, when the pads are on, what would your 40 time be then. A lot of these other guys would lose a little on their 40’s,maybe he doesn’t. I dont know but even though im disappointed in that, i would take him still, just a good bit deeper in the draft. Waller as pointed out by others may be a better value towards the bottom half of the draft and provide same TE/WR capabilities.

    • dbolt48 says:

      I find Strong and Cooper on even footing. Both need to be coached up on their routes. I like Zsteongs physical attributes a little better, but I wouldn’t complain about either player.

  30. The Flying Pig says:

    The record for the broad jump was 11’7″
    according to NFL.com
    I guess that is a record

    12 freaking feet!!!!

  31. son of a son of a shula says:

    Is Vic BeasTley going to be a Vernon Gohlson or can he play?
    He was very impressive yesterday and I have no problem with taking a real good DE at 14.

  32. wyoming85 says:

    Josh Shaw

    Sources Tell Us
    “I know about the issues he had this year, but I did plenty of background work on Shaw and I had no problem giving him a passing character grade when I turned in my report.” — NFC North area scout

    http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/josh-shaw?id=2552259

  33. son of a son of a shula says:

    Thanks for the story Wy good stuff.

  34. convict says:

    The Olympic record for the broad jump is 12’2″…. he just broke that. Amazing.

  35. D says:

    son of a son of a shula says:
    February 23, 2015 at 10:51 am
    Is Vic BeasTley going to be a Vernon Gohlson or can he play?
    He was very impressive yesterday and I have no problem with taking a real good DE at 14.
    ——————————————–
    Beasley will be better off and a more natural fit for a team, as a 3-4 OLB. He doesnt have the size really for 4-3 DE. If you wanted a guy who could play 4-3 DE, and shift to OLB more fluidly, you should look at Fowler Jr. He wont be there when we pick but if your looking for a stud DE thats te guy id go with.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Oh yeah Fowler has been my favorite player in the draft it sucks that we won’t have a shot at him. Beasley although lacking some size seems to have made up for it in sheer power. He might be fine in either scheme especially in a lot of hybrid D formations.

      • D says:

        Yeah but he will get wore down and manhandled a bit at the NFL level without putting on some weight. He adds another 15lbs of muscle to go with his power and he wins most leverage games.

  36. Silly Tim says:

    Wyo, good stuff. It’s interesting to read how those of us not from Florida became fans. I was even interested in my own story. LOL

  37. D says:

    From looks of their interview patters, i think their primary focus for 1st pick is going to be WR, fallback is ILB, third fallback, DT. At least at this point, before FA they seem to be gearing up this way. Im sure if some other prospect that just stands out to them flops in their lap, they take it regardless of position, but i thin they are at least looking this direction from interviews they have been doing both EW, SB, and Combine. I think thats a pretty decent strategy too, as long as they take care of OL via FA.

  38. D says:

    Lol, damn, Charlie at Walterfootball has us taking a CB in 1st and second round lol. Really!? Then a WR and its Montgomery, who has been getting slammed by scouts for inconstant play and performances at combine.

  39. finfanrob says:

    son of a son of a shula says:
    February 23, 2015 at 10:38 am

    I wonder if I could do that with 2 jumps, lol

    lol @ son

    it would take me 1 jump. 1 jump and my back gives out my knees collapse i will fall on my ass then roll around in pain and 12′ later i will be there. but it is just one jump

  40. The Flying Pig says:

    Trae Waynes just posted a 4.35 40

    He is the top CB in the draft

  41. The Flying Pig says:

    Kevin White (CB) 4.64
    Marcus Peters 4.54
    DJoun Smith 4.46

  42. son of a son of a shula says:

    The GM that drafts Peters will be funny when he has his press conference.
    I like Peters, we all like Peters.
    Peters can penetrate and play deep really well…

  43. son of a son of a shula says:

    We like the way Peters squirts out the back side

    Peters likes to play in the box…

  44. herdfan says:

    We get it….It’s starting to get a little weird. 😉

  45. son of a son of a shula says:

    …great play by the receiver he blew Peters away with that move…

  46. The Flying Pig says:

    Check out the broad jump in this vine

  47. The Flying Pig says:

    Peters and Johnson double team Bush

  48. Silly Tim says:

    What did the TE Fuzzy Clamhole from Hawaii run?

  49. son of a son of a shula says:

    I won’t say anything about a certain guy “playing hard”.

  50. Mike E. says:

    I still can’t get over Byron Jones. It looked like he wasn’t even trying. Kid has serious hops, with a 44.5″ vertical, besides his amazing broad jump.

  51. The Flying Pig says:

    Lot of contact by a Peters on that play

    He’s gonna get arrested!

  52. son of a son of a shula says:

    This morning Deion really admonished Amerson (Wash) saying he had to grow up, that it was a job, etc. Wasn’t Amerson one of Deion’s guys he trained prior to the draft?

  53. finfanrob says:

    well there is a shock. Peters come out and a woman is bitching

  54. finfanrob says:

    Silly Tim says:
    February 23, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    What did the TE Fuzzy Clamhole from Hawaii run?

    who cares, the scouts were more impressed with the trail he left behind

  55. The Flying Pig says:

  56. wyoming85 says:

    Thanks everyone

    Only one comment on The Jerk reference?

    Should have waited until after the combine!

  57. The Flying Pig says:

  58. finfanrob says:

    wyoming

    if we commented on it then next thing you know al shaprton is rallying against FU and there will be protesters outside with signs saying ‘the black man is going to FU’

  59. son of a son of a shula says:

    ‘with Peters standing tall the black man is going to FU’

    There I fixed it

  60. finfanrob says:

    son of a son of a shula says:
    February 23, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    ‘with Peters standing tall the black man is going to FU’

    There I fixed it

    nothing like stealing someone else joke. lol

  61. finfanrob says:

    lol @ son.

  62. Silly Tim says:

    Wyo, i giggled at the Jerk reference. I didn’t know we had to do a report on it. LOL

  63. D says:

    Have been looking over several team blogs and rumor sites and if any of these have a bead on their team in the least we could see as many as 4 teams interested in WR drafting before us. Almost all of them have Strong ranked 5th of the top 5. Parker, a lot of mocksters, and team fanboys think goes to Vikings, citing they are realy to move on past Cordarrell and Parker is familiar to Bridgewater, who apparently the Vikings are in love with. I really hope they are wrong, but ill have to admit it does make a lot of sense. Ill make sure i have a hankie near by to mop up the “we didnt get Devante tears”

  64. Rockphin says:

    He’s shooting at these cans! He must hate cans! OMG there are cans in there too!

  65. Rockphin says:

    did someone mention Cordarrell? Cue it 5, 4, 3, 2, ……

  66. finfanrob says:

    this is pretty good

  67. finfanrob says:

    rock

    i liked the womens chart too. matches my advice i give to my son and nephew. ‘there is no such thing as an ugly rich man’

  68. Silly Tim says:

    “I think next week I’ll be able to send more money as I may have extra work. My friend Patty has promised me a blow job. Your loving son, Navin.”

  69. D says:

    Chris Conley UGA had a pretty nice showing at combine and might be a decent later round WR prospect. 6’3 213, 4.41 40….pretty nice numbers there. He would be a project guy but probably same vein as guy like Waller and Cam Worthy, both of whom im liking for later rounds as well.

  70. Mike E. says:

    Wyo

    I totally got the reference, I think the Jerk is a great movie, I just didn’t mention it. The first time I saw the movie, I laughed a lot, but I definitely laughed the hardest at the bath scene when he’s trying to read the note. That just killed me.

  71. Mike E. says:

    Rock – Even if he won’t post here, I’m sure he’s ready and willing to trade our 2nd our 3rd RD picks to the Vikes to get CP. lol

  72. D says:

    When can teams start bringing invites in? Starts right after combine ends doesn’t it?

  73. finfanrob says:

    why am i not surprised the Hand likes the Jerk

  74. D says:

    To be honest, id probably take CP in trade for maybe a 5-6th round pick, but no way im giving up much more. Too risky especially given the depth of talent at WR this year.

  75. D says:

    4.53 from Tartt, not too shabby for a SS.

  76. Mike E. says:

    Good one FFR

  77. Silly Tim says:

    “Oh I’m picking out a thermos for you, not an ordinary thermos for you”

  78. Silly Tim says:

    It’s strange when everyone stops blogging simultaneously.

  79. Rockphin says:

    we were all looking up the Thermos reference Tim…..

  80. wyoming85 says:

    I think I finally got it were everyone will not like it!

    14: R1P14 DT DANNY SHELTON WASHINGTON
    47: R2P15 G A.J. CANN SOUTH CAROLINA
    78: R3P14 S JAQUISKI TARTT SAMFORD
    111: R4P15 CB ERIC ROWE UTAH
    142: R5P14 WR TONY LIPPETT MICHIGAN STATE
    175: R6P15 S ADRIAN AMOS PENN STATE
    207: R7P15 FB TYLER VARGA YALE

    🙂

  81. jetsssuck says:

    “for all the science I don’t understand” from gps controlled airplanes to unmanned drone planes.

  82. Rockphin says:

    Omar Kelly ✔ @OmarKelly

    “@sethAfisher: how did you learn to evaluate players?”» 20 years of learning from great people & being around great athletes. I haven’t I just talk shit really. I have know idea what makes a good player.

    There I fixed it for him.

  83. jetsssuck says:

    “for all the science I don’t understand” from grasshoppers that are good to the eco system to caterpillars used as war weapons with inserted computer chips controlled remotely.

  84. Rockphin says:

    to close a bold or strike through you end with /> right?? Open with

  85. Rockphin says:

    Ok, time to GTFOOH!
    NOGTIH all!

  86. Ken says:

    Awesome story Wyoming. Thank you for sharing.

  87. Mike E. says:

    Nogtih Rock

  88. Ken says:

    So what do we do now that the combine is over?

  89. jetsssuck says:

    NFL players will wear RFID chips this season to track their movements.
    http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/31/5957277/nfl-players-will-wear-rfid-chips-this-season-to-track-their-movements

    interesting article

  90. Ken says:

    Bottom line post combine:

    Good year for:
    WRs
    RBs
    CBs
    DTs

    Bad year for:

    TEs
    S
    QBs

    Everything else is kind of in the middle.

  91. dbolt48 says:

    Ken says:
    February 23, 2015 at 5:12 pm
    Who is Peter?
    *
    Whoever is located in Mike E’s palm at that moment.

  92. Ken says:

    Out for now. BBL. Peace.

  93. D says:

    I hope if we take a CB early its Jalen Collins. Tra Waynes despite his 40 time isnt as good a CB as Collins.

  94. Silly Tim says:

    LOL @ Dbolt annoying Ken into leaving.

  95. D says:

    6mil per is what a lot are rumoring Clay will cost, and that’s about what i kind of expected and had budgeted in my mock dolphins off-season. I believe he is worth that.

    • Brian in NY says:

      I believe that he has the potential to earn that type of salary, but IMO he has not earned that yet. He has had one good season; $6 million per is too much for that.

      • D says:

        Market is what it is, i can promise you he will make that someplace, maybe not with us, i dunno but if we want to keep him thats what we are looking at cost wise.

  96. finfanrob says:

    i am on the phone with suck ass Intuit support. It is located in the Philippines. My god these people are idiots. But I am laughing cause I just asked this chick on support “what is the name of your box?”

  97. D says:

    Lol man fans cant let go…. There were polls for walk, franchise, extend on our different FA’s and in 90% of them people had voted to extend those players. I know you cant replace your whole team, and i think some of them are open for discussion on extending them for sure, but how do you expect to get better as a team extending everyone, including those that will cost a pretty penny to bring mediocrity to the positions. There was only one FA they didnt want to extend and that was TJ Heath lol, and thats probably because they are like, who the hell is TJ Heath.

  98. finfanrob says:

    D

    i know it is the Philippines cause she said i will F*** you till Macarthur returns and give you back $4.95 in change

    • D says:

      Guy at work, while at work, got a call from a person asking him if he wanted to try a backbrace free of charge. Dont know what this promotion was for but apparently he is on a list somewhere for back problems lol. Anyways the woman keeps asking him, “would you like to receive a free back brace or knee brace” and he keeps telling her, “no, i dont have a need for a back brace, its my penis i need help with. do you have a penis brace?” she repeats what she says and he tells her “No mam, i dont need a back brace, the problem with my back is because of my massive penis, i have troble holding it up, and its hurting my back. Do you have a penis brace?” this shit went on for about 15-20 minutes. Later that day the fuckers called back and here we go again. LOL. I usually keep asking questions until i talk them in circles or get them frustrated because they are so off their script they cant answer the questions anymore.

  99. D says:

    “Adrian Peterson’s agent told a Vikings official that the star running back will never again play for Minnesota during a heated exchange last week at the NFL scouting combine, sources confirmed to ESPN.”

    Looks like Vikes may reach for a RB lol.

  100. D says:

    Think about this in terms of Clay….. really bad TE class, limited TE’s available in FA, especially ones that fit the mold Clay does. I think easily Clay is going to get 6mil. I might agree with ya Brian that he might not deserve 6mil for basically one really good year, but its not what his is worth, but what someone is willing to pay him. Bills have tons of cap space and would easily drop 6mil on him. If we dont pay him somewhere near 6mil per, we will likely lose him, and replacing him with whats out there right now is going to be a really hard thing to do.

  101. D says:

    Cardinals release Ted Ginn Jr.– ESPN

    Oooooh maybe we can get him and his family to come back. Dont miss him so much but his family was important to the organization 🙂 lol

  102. D says:

    Colts cut Ricky Jean Francois —- ESPN

    Colts hacking and slashing, getting more room to trade for Mike Wallace….YAY! 2nd round pick here we come.

  103. Silly Tim says:

    Brian, Clay played through injuries last year and still had a good season. The year before was even better. He’s arrived and he’s a playmaker. He’ll get market value from another team if we don’t re-sign him.

  104. Silly Tim says:

    Brian, by the way how was the vacation?

  105. Silly Tim says:

    D, I’ve messed with telemarketers too. They’ll be asking me about some shit, I don’t even remember what and I’d say shit like does that come with fries and will they be hot? LOL

  106. Mike E. says:

    D – I would take a 2nd RD pick for Wallace, especially in this draft. It would give us the opportunity to get some O-line or D-line quality, and a WR, and maybe a LB, CB or S as well. I don’t think we would get it, but it sounds great. lol

    • Silly Tim says:

      If we land a solid OL and DT in either FA or the draft we’ll already be better. We need to add a solid LB and depth in the secondary due to pure numbers with injuries and FA. But we don’t NEED a WR or a RB. We can upgrade the team in FA and with our current draft, I don’t think adding more picks is a must.

      • Mike E. says:

        Well, if we traded Wallace, or cut him, we’d absolutely need a WR. I’d still like a big WR even if Wallace is here, but it’s not a necessity really, just a want.

  107. Silly Tim says:

    Charles Clay
    58 Games, 161 Receps, 245 Targets, 66%, 1,809 Yards, 11.2 YPCA, 67LG, 14 TD, 87 FD and 29 over 20+.

    Re-sign your own proven players who are high character, work hard and are humble.

  108. Silly Tim says:

    Mike E, but replacing Wallace is one player. I was touching on people saying trade down and get more picks which is always popular around draft time because it makes it more fun to imagine possible talent. We can improve the team without trading up or down. Also you can use FA as a good avenue to upgrade talent without breaking the bank.

    If we released Ellerbe and Wheeler and don’t re-sign Trusnik and Freeny, I think we could upgrade at LB for half the cost of what we paid Ellerbe, Wheeler and Trusnik.

  109. olddolphan says:

    ANOTHER GLORIOUS DAY IN TAMPA BAY. –HIGHS in this region were in the mid to upper ’70’s with Lows near 60. –Perhaps 2-4 degrees cooler tomorrow.
    ————
    JETSSUCK I saw your question RE: Florida and FAU but I’m unable to post from work. The answer is UF and FAU play just one game this year. BTW, the game will be played TOMORROW, not Wednesday as I earlier reported. This hurts FAU’s chances because their #1 pitcher will be unable to go on 3 days rest. Looks like our #3 guy will get the ball.–Later this season Miami and FAU will play two more one game series in Coral Gables. Last season FAU & the Canes split two extra inning games in Miami’s home park. The only other possible Top 10 team FAU plays this year is the Rice Owls team (3-game series in Houston).
    ———–
    SAW FAU’s D’JOUN SMITH had a pretty good day at the NFL combine. I’d sure be geeked if the Dolphins took him in round 4 or 5, although some believe he may go as early as round 3. –MIKE E. or any of you draft experts out there: IF the Fins draft a QB to become Tanny’s back-up, WHO are some of the likely targets in rounds 5-6-7??

    • Silly Tim says:

      OD, I think it’s hard to project a 5th thru 7th rd pick as your backup QB. My caveat for a backup QB would be a vet who has some similar skill sets to Tanny so we don’t have to change the offense for the backup.

      Even though Matt Moore doesn’t possess very good mobility, I wouldn’t mind him back because he’s serviceable, knows the system and seems to be a good teammate.

  110. wyoming85 says:

    I don’t think I have ever seen anyone be a top performer in every category?

    Eric Rowe, FS Utah

    http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/eric-rowe?id=2552255

  111. finfanrob says:

    ‘IF the Fins draft a QB to become Tanny’s back-up’

    back up? back up? dont you listen to randy? not tanny’s back up, we need a qb to replace him. dont you watch the games? tanny cant block worth a shit

    • Silly Tim says:

      Well he’s not accurate, can’t complete a pass over 10 yards, has no pocket presence and doesn’t carry a team on his back. Though strangely enough in a new offense for the first time in his career, he progressed in every phase. Sometimes I ponder the wonders of the world. LOL

    • olddolphan says:

      WELL, HELL, just cut him, FFR!! – – Seriously, if Matt Moore is deemed too expensive, I’d like to see another QB with good wheels and a decent arm get a shot at the back-up role Perhaps the erudite Mike E can help us on this issue???

      • olddolphan says:

        MIKE, you still have a job, right?? –Or did U heave that computer with the horrid programming into the Atlantic??

  112. finfanrob says:

    tim

    you left off he cant block, tackle, make a long field goal or cover a tight end other then laurens.

  113. manitobafinfan says:

    NFL players will wear RFID chips this season to track their movements.

  114. manitobafinfan says:

    May have been funnier if i posted it all together as meant.. or not..

  115. manitobafinfan says:

    PAY THE CLAY !!!

  116. finfanrob says:

    olddolphan says:
    February 23, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Tight end?? She’s NOT a wide receiver??

    guess that all depends which position she lines up in.

  117. olddolphan says:

    ITime for this Old Guy to do a couple of chores before hitting the bed. –YOU FOLKS have a terrific evening and a better tomorrow. –The Old Dolfan is out.

  118. manitobafinfan says:

    OD.. i see by the way the Jets are palying since the All Star break that you need to put the hat back on.. They lost to the LEAFS (leaves??) That shitty team from tranna

  119. Mike E. says:

    OD

    I think we should re-sign Matt Moore. Yes, I do still have a job. The new program is bad, but we’re all adjusting to it. It really is too many steps to accomplish a sale, but I either have to quit, or deal with it, so for now at least, I think I’m going to cope with it.

  120. wyoming85 says:

    Toba
    that was his 2014 cap hit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  121. Silly Tim says:

    What’s up Toba? I know you deal with worse cold than we do here in the Northeast U.S., but I’m done. It was mid 40s and like spring for me yesterday even though I had to shovel, but in a sweatshirt. Now back to the teens today with 0 tonight. Stop sending your cold shit this way would ya, I thought by now with global warming, NJ would join the southern states. LOL

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Tim:

      Try these on for warmth…. 🙂

      Winnipeg, MB
      25
      °F °C
      Cloudy

      Feels Like 15°
      Wind
      WNW
      10 mph

      Next days

      Mon 23 28° Hi -12° Low
      Tue 24 26° Hi -12°Low
      Wed 25 0° Hi -17° low
      Thu 26 5° Hi -14° low
      Fri 27 14° Hi -2°low
      And this IS warmer than the last two weeks…

      Global warming BE DAMNED…

  122. wyoming85 says:

    Lots of good back-ups cheaper than that!
    http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/free-agents/quarterback/

  123. son of a son of a shula says:

    Try out Tajh Boyd.

  124. Silly Tim says:

    Mike E, I thought about Ponder but I don’t like him. I’ve had discussions with Viking fans who are my friends and a cousin about him, and they all see the same thing I do. The guy drops back like 10-15 yards deep and rolls out and when he finally throws, it’s a 15 yard pass for 0-5 yards. He lacks something. I’m not a fan so I left him off the list. But he has similar skill sets to Tanny athletically, even better than some of the other guys I mentioned. I like their games better though.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Locker is the best back-up in terms of continuity of the offense.

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        I STILL contend that if Tenn hadn’t taken Locker that Ireland would have.

      • manitobafinfan says:

        Out of who mentioned above, i’d like Hoyer, Locker,Davis in that order.. not sure Hoyer leaves Cleveland though, or if he does he may look for starter job.. I also like Glennon, but i know he is not a FA..

      • Silly Tim says:

        Agreed. He’s proven to not be durable, but if he has to come in because Tanny went down, and then he gets hurt, the season is over anyway. As a backup maybe he can find a role in the NFL and fill in when needed being that Tanny has proven to be durable.

  125. son of a son of a shula says:

    Yes Toba I agree the stej should reporters know all too well about bad QB play. (playing us not withstanding)

  126. manitobafinfan says:

    Bring me Difference Makers.. with that i am out to watch WWE Fast Lane…

    Have a good one all..

  127. Mike E. says:

    I’d like to see Ponder get another chance. I honestly think he’s at least on the same level as Matt Moore, but more physically gifted.

  128. son of a son of a shula says:

    For his talent and that certain je ne sais quoi give me Danny Shelton and let him ball.
    For his amazing speed to go with his tough play give me Ronald Darby and that pedigree.

  129. son of a son of a shula says:

    Shelton
    Perryman
    Darby
    As our first three picks would be insane for our D and then hope Dorsett is there in the 4th.

  130. getterdone says:

    You’ve all seen me mention this FA LG for Miami for awhile cause I liked his upside, durability, and youth…check this out.

    Geoff Hobson of the Bengals’ official website expects free agent LG Clint Boling to test the open market.
    Boling has started 44-of-48 games the past three seasons. The former fourth-round pick out of Georgia turns 26 in May and should have a pretty solid market as our No. 3 free-agent guard available behind older veterans Mike Iupati and Orlando Franklin. Boling still is said to have interest in re-signing with Cincy.
    Source: bengals.com Feb 23 –

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      He’d be a good signing for us. The early o-line this year doesn’t do it for me, it’s not the juice of the draft. Getting him or Franklin lets us hit the draft in the sweet spot. The D and the playmakers on O.

  131. getterdone says:

    Free agent LT Byron Bell announced on his Instagram that he will not be back with the Panthers in 2015.
    The caption reads, “It’s been real in Carolina now time to see where the Lord takes me next.” The fact Carolina wouldn’t even consider Bell for a backup role shows just how poorly he played in 2014. Look for the Panthers to add a tackle early on draft day.
    _________________________
    just turned 26 in Jan…is 6’5 340. If signed cheaply enough he could transition to a RG & backup T.

    • getterdone says:

      …also saw the Panthers released RB DeAngelo Williams. I remember a lot of bloggers wanting the Phins to get him in FA before, but he’s gotten on the wrong side of 30 for a RB and is frequently broken down with leg injuries.

  132. son of a son of a shula says:

    The O-linemen in the draft this year are so blasé they didn’t even have one to simulcast with Rich Eisen running the forty.

  133. Silly Tim says:

    Son, I don’t see this as great draft with anyone that special. I’m sure a few will turn out to be pretty damn good, just not seeing the no doubt guys anywhere at this time.

    I also feel the college game is watering down the NFL game in the form of a lack of good football fundamentals. Yes there are some ready to go guys and great athletes, but on a larger scale a lot more greeness then ever before that I can remember.

  134. getterdone says:

    Go Zach!

    Dolphins K Caleb Sturgis may be in danger of losing his job to futures signee Zach Hocker.
    Taken in the fifth round of the 2013 draft during the final year of the Jeff Ireland regime, Sturgis has missed 16 of his 71 field goal attempts through two seasons. He’s no better than a league-average kicker. Hocker was drafted in the seventh round by the Redskins last year and costs less money.

  135. son of a son of a shula says:

    Tim, guys are coming out in record numbers every year with less and less college experience. Couple that with the college game transitioning to the spread offenses and it leaves holes for the NFL with guys.
    Instead of having seen them do certain things they now have to wonder and hope that he can. One thing that isn’t going away though is the freakish athletic ability they all have. They might take an extra season but many will come around.

  136. son of a son of a shula says:

    Sturgis wore the wrong face-mask. He looks like a dweeb with that silly thing. He did this to himself.

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