And remember, there are so many others who deserve the fiery pits of your BBQ instead of pigkind…

Grill in fames

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87 Responses to HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

  1. Brian in NY says:

    LOL! Burn Brady, burn!

  2. jetsssuck says:

    Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you:
    1. Jesus Christ
    2. The American G. I.

    One died for your soul, the other for your freedom….

    Here’s some pictures from Arlington National Cemetery.


  3. Brian in NY says:

    steveccnv says:
    May 25, 2015 at 2:00 am
    The reason RT can’t throw the long ball is, because he won’t stand in the pocket that last second it takes, he seems afraid to take a hit, or maybe he’s been told the line is so bad I don’t want you getting hurt, so don’t take any unnecessary hits. Watch him when he runs, he always get down before the big blow comes, which is fine, but not when you do it behind the LOS.
    I’m the first to criticize Tannehill’s lack of success with the deep ball, but not standing in the pocket IS NOT part of the issue. Has he occasssionally done that in the past? Sure, all QB’s have. But Tannehiil has taken an absoulte beating standing tall in the pocket, and it’s remarkable he hasn’t been injured doing so (Brian goes and knocks on wood).

    • steveccnv says:

      What RT has been able to accomplish given the fact that he has no running game and no Oline (and I won’t mention further the WRs) is utterly amazing. I’m just looking for a way for him to get IT. I think playing with this group of WRs and Cameron/Ajayi/Williams(used more) will be a huge difference.

  4. finfanrob says:

    Hope all enjoy this Memorial Day. and let us never forget who this day is in honor of.

  5. finfanrob says:

    11 hours ago
    I read. Have your fun for now. At some point though it’ll get old. Hope it gets old for you before it gets old for me.

    ok sure. i like you so from now on i will just leave it up to you to tell me when a topic is over and can no longer talk about it.

  6. jetsssuck says:

    these pictures bring home the true meaning of people making the ultimate sacrifice for us. Scroll down to read the english versions. Very touching

  7. naplesfan2010 says:

    I’m going to go crazy here and say that I don’t think Tannehill needs to “improve” statistically very much at all. I just don’t want him to backslide in any area this year.
    4000+ yards passing is enough; 66% completion is enough, 300 yards rushing at a 5+ per rush rate is plenty. His TD to INT ratio is ok too, as he had one of the lowest rates of “interceptible balls thrown” in the league.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I tend to agree
      If his numbers are inertial this year he is fine

      But he needs better pocket awareness and a better deep ball

      Our OL must improve, our D too and our skill players need to make big plays more often
      Those things are more important that Tannys numbers this year

    • Brian in NY says:

      True, Naples. I would like to see him put up another 5-6 TD’s this year. He needs to improve in the 4th Quarter though, and that includes engineering more GW drives.

      • steveccnv says:

        Yes more TDs, but it doesn’t have to be all on him, it’s been said that our WRs with drops left another 7 or 8 TDs on the field. Can Marino help him with the pocket presence Palease.

        bottom line is more confidence in the Oline, better Oline play, better WR play and his stats improve, including the Wins.

  8. naplesfan2010 says:

    His yards per pass do need to go up, but that was hurt by passing to Landry as another running play so often. Landry only averaged 9 yds. per catch and yet he caught a ton of passes, dragging down the YPA number. No time in the pocket to wait for the deep ball also hurt.
    More guys need to get open off their initial move, which I think both Stills and Jennings are good at, and I think Cameron’s seam busting style will also help, as Clay was more of a player who needed time to find the soft spot in the zone and settle in.

    • steveccnv says:

      I don’t care about YPP, as long as he plays smart and improves in the 4th qtr when the game is on the line.

  9. naplesfan2010 says:

    I certainly yelled at him to dump it off sometimes myself, but he may as well cover up if no WR is open, because fumbles and INTs are way worse than sacks. Except in situations where it would ruin a FG and a few other special cases, a small loss on a sack with no injury to the QB is preferable to a desperation pass, because those get tipped and become INTs which are potential pick sixes because the QB and most OL are bunched in the pocket while the other WRs are far downfield, leaving open runback lanes.

    • steveccnv says:

      He needs to rid himself of the Ken O’Brien take a sack at all cost BS, throw the fucking ball away instead.

  10. naplesfan2010 says:

    Red Zone Stats
    Passing Att Comp Comp% Yds Yds/Att TD TD% INT Lg Sack Yds Lost Rate
    Tannehill 89 56 62.9 364 4.09 24 27.0 2 18 0.0 0 101.8

  11. jetsssuck says:


    lady gators softball advances to CWS with another shutout of Kentucky. 4 of 8 teams in CWS are from SEC

  12. naplesfan2010 says:

    Brian … I agree, but we all know Tannehill had given us the lead in the 3 losses to GB, Detroit, and Denver, and the Defense collapsed with no time left for him to come back.

  13. naplesfan2010 says:

    Just looking at the season, the other “worst part,” besides blowing the lead in the 4th 3 times, was the 3 home losses to KC, Baltimore, and the Jets. Forget the jests game (many of our players did).
    We cannot ever again lose to a team at home like we did to KC (and Tennessee the year before).
    And we must stop “automatically” losing to Houston and Baltimore every time we play them.

    • steveccnv says:

      This team is very different than any team we’ve had in the past. The trash has been removed and the new guys have been hand picked to fit the schemes (shat a concept, huh Ireland). For this reason I fully expect big things this yr. Last yr from the Raiders game until Alberts went down was very promising, there’s no reason why we can’t build on that. The D had issues after guys started going down, even the run D was very good for a while.

  14. Krishna says:

    We have never beat the Houston Texans. We have a chance at home at the FU Fest this year.

    You cannot blame the 3 losses noted above on RT. You also can’t blame the last 4-6 games on him either when the D allowed an average of over 30 points/game.

    • Brian in NY says:

      The defense was abysmal. I saw that you will be attending the fest Krishna?

      • Krishna says:

        We are going to try like hell, that’s for sure. It’s a good time after tax season and just before we do a trip for our anniversary the last week in Oct, first in Nov. We think we can squeeze it in for the weekend. Just have to see how it goes this fall with work and schedule.

      • Brian in NY says:

        Cool. I’m a maybe as well, but leaning towards the attending side.

  15. Brian in NY says:

    If we can get our OL situated, I am very exited to see what this offense can do as well given all of the new receiver additions as well. The possibilites are limitless, but that all hinges on the OL.

    • steveccnv says:

      I’m not as concerned with the OL, because we have 3 pro bowl type of guys at the 3 main positions, and 6 guys that can play guard that just need to hold there own.

  16. Krishna says:

    Brian, agreed about the OL. It needs to be healthy for sure. I think Hickey (coming from TB) was well groomed in the importance of OL and DL. Tampa Bay always had a tough DL and OL, for that matter. Just never really had a QB or skill players. Hickey seems to understand the game is won and lost in the trenches or at the very least is an enormous asset to the success of any team’s playoff hopes.

    • Brian in NY says:

      Yes, but the previous regime did as well and that didn’t matter. Hopefully we can get the right guys in there and the coaches can get them to where they need to be. We can’t be in the position again where one guy goes down, and the entire OL falls apart because we are shuffling guys around, and some playing out of position to boot.

  17. naplesfan2010 says:

    We have lost 9 of the 14 people who caught passes last year. Not counting Tannehill catching one from himself for a 4 yard loss.

    • Krishna says:

      And, replaced them with better (at least on paper) personnel, IMO, except perhaps Clay who got ridiculous money to leave.

  18. naplesfan2010 says:

    Knowshon, Darkwa, Gator, and the other Damian Williams.
    Wallace, Hartline, Gibson, and Clay. Oh and Daniel Thomas.

    • Krishna says:

      From that list: Knowshon essentially played one game, Darwa-Gator-Damian were minimal contributors, Wallace (I think Parker and/or Stills replace times two and costs 4x’s less), Hartline was invisible last year, Gibson-I liked, Clay-hopefully (replaced by Cameron-?), Daniel Thomas–Ajayi and a better blocker.

    • steveccnv says:

      Wallace was really the only one from the list that was worth anything, ok Clay too, but he was more of a freelancer and not a traditional TE more of an H-back, Cameron more than replaces him. The problem with Wallace was he demanded the ball and didn’t catch a good % or balls thrown his way.

  19. Krishna says:

    If we can go injury-free on our OL this year and Albert steps in the first day, I think the OL will be fine. We have not had any depth on our OL for years. It’s bee a turnstile.

  20. steveccnv says:

    I’m getting a little tired of the national media saying our LBs are a problem. Our coaches love Misi, because he’s dependable, and gets the job done. He doesn’t make the great plays often, because he doesn’t gamble. Jenkins is a budding star, his coverage skills are very good for an LB, he can blitz and he moves well across the field. The third LB in our scheme isn’t on the field more than 50% of the D plays, but between McCain and Tripp (looking forward to see what he can do this yr with his new body shape) they can hold down the fort.


  21. herdfan says:

    Hope everyone is enjoying the Memorial Day weekend. Thanks to all who have served and sacrificed to make the freedoms we enjoy possible. Words can’t express the debt you are owed from the rest of us.

  22. naplesfan2010 says:

    I would like to see more tackles for loss and fewer medium long runs. Too many times the RB was 6 yds downfield before anybody hit him or a regular 4 yd running play ended up getting 12 (or so it seemed).

  23. steveccnv says:

    And this is what I’ve been talking about with RT:

    Omar Kelly @OmarKelly
    · 21h 21 hours ago
    Offense looks really good in training camp when the QB knows nobody is going to hit him. Game changes when bullets are real. Just sayin

  24. Brian in NY says:

    The only thing we will miss about Wallace is his ability to get deep and draw safety coverage. I think most undervalued what he did for this offense, but that said the bad outweighed the good. Stills and Parker have plenty of speed to make that happen, and like Steve mentioned above Jordan’s ability to get up the seam will draw additional safety coverage as well.

    Parker for Wallace
    Stills for Hartline
    Landry for Gibson
    Addition of Cameron

    It’s pretty amazing how we revamped or WR corps in the last two offseason, and on paper it looks to be much improved. This offense has a ton of potential this season.

    • steveccnv says:

      Not to mention Hartline, the fish out of water last yr. I don’t know what the issue was, maybe they wanted to get rid of him, because of his lack of YAC. Another reason I don’t care about RTs yards per pass last yr.

      It’s like we had Wallace, that had to get every 4th offensive play thrown his way or he’d cry, Landry on the short stuff and not much else.

  25. stangerx says:

    Greatest respect and thanks to anyone who has ever put on a uniform……and I’m not talking about sports.

    • olddolphan says:

      Thank you, Young Stanger. —Today is a day for reflection, especially so for those who served. Got my big U.S. flag hanging from my porch and a smaller one displayed out by the street by our mail box. —I firmly believe that today’s younger people, for the most part, have no idea what’s happened or WHY it happened during all the wars we’ve been involved in since WW 2. –I have long believed a course in recent U.S. history SHOULD BE A GRADUATING REQUIREMENT for all American high school kids.
      When my now 29-year old grand daughter and I were sitting around and talking about this a while back, I told her about guys I served with in 1971 and 1972 who lost their cars, their houses and, in a few cases, their businesses when they got drafted at the age of 24 or 25 because they could not make their monthly payments on a private’s salary. –She was AMAZED and said “I don’t think hardly anyone knows about this, unless, of course, they had a family member who was drafted.” My adoptive father, who served in World War 2 as a gunnery sergeant, said “It’s tough enough to serve in a war you DO BELIEVE IN.” –“I can’t imagine serving in a war (VIETNAM) that I DON’T believe in.”

      • stangerx says:

        OD — breaks my heart when I hear or read what people in the service faced at home coming back from Vietnam. Just not right. At least these days those against wars have learned not to blame those in our military for them. Not exactly WWII, but much better.

  26. stangerx says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    Okay folks
    It looks like the Houston game has won the poll
    Let’s try to get a head count of who plans to attend

    Who is in
    Stanger (+1)
    OD (better half TBA)
    Son (in for 2, Maybe more)
    Rock (+1 search on)
    Al ( in, maybe +1)
    Mike E (maybe with +1, +2 or +3)
    Toba (maybe with +1, +2, +3)
    FFR (maybe)
    Ken (maybe)
    Bookman (maybe and maybe +1)
    Brian in NY (maybe)
    Herd (probable)
    Krishna (probable, with +1)

    Repost and add you name if you plan on going to texans at dolphins.

  27. Tim Knight says:

    Happy Memorial Day everyone! We have company coming over today for a BBQ. Nice weather and good times! I hope everyone has a great day.

  28. stangerx says:

    Broncos coach Gary Kubiak, thinks NFL teams will start signing players specifically for their ability to score on two-point conversions. “I think there [are] going to be two-point specialists from the standpoint of how you go about doing it. Coaching, those are things that you work on,”

    Not a bad point. Tebow may see the field as something other than a holder.

    • olddolphan says:

      John; Hope you saw my reply to you about 5 spaces or so up the page. –Mrs. OD is taking me to lunch. Get back with you folks later today.

    • steveccnv says:

      I don’t agree with Kubiak, because it makes no sense, so because any given teams kicker might miss 2 extra points in a season they’re going to go 360 degrees in the other direction and go for 2 more often or always if they get this specialist? The 2 pt conversion still takes place from the 2.

      • Jahndoh30 says:

        Agreed. How is a 2pt specialist any different than a 3rd and 2 specialist anyway? The best offensive players would get the ball in either situation. There’s nothing magical about the 2pt conversion that requires a different skillset.

  29. Rhino says:

    Jetssuck: thanks for the links… the last one of “pictures” was truly meaningful and reminds us that every soldier has family and friends that shared their lives and loved them beyond symbols.

    I am not at home for this ‘holiday’ due to travel… so instead of ‘celebrating’ I have made a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. Under “company/foundation” I put Finsmob Unleashed… (if that’s ok with admin here). Anyone else want to make a donation today (even if it’s $5) can go to this link:


    [if Congress won’t take care of them, we can…. I have a close friend who is a Psychologist at a Veteran’s hospital in South Texas…. he told me last week that his patients have been wearing t-shirts that say: “If you can’t afford to take care of you’re wounded veterans, you can’t afford to go to war” WOW!]

  30. Krishna says:

    Sure wish I had a copy of the Memorial Day letter I sent to my clients on Iwo Jima and the scars of war (both body and soul) for those that served to keep us safe. Thank you to all for your service.

  31. steveccnv says:

    John Clayton (he’s the only one I trust in the NFL media circle)

    On the football side, the league would need to fix the divisional alignments if the Raiders and Chargers move into one stadium. For network television purposes, the league can’t have to two AFC West teams in the same stadium. The Chargers or Raiders would have to move into the NFC West, and one NFC West team — the Rams or Arizona Cardinals — would have to switch to the AFC.

    Things that make you say Hmmmm!
    Victor in Missoula, Montana, wonders whether the NFL would do away with PSI testing of footballs. The NFL won’t do away with the rule because it has been in the books for decades for a reason. If a ball is underinflated too much, it gives an edge to the offensive player, particularly in cold weather.

  32. New Age says:

    Happy Memorial Day everyone. Thanks to all the veterans we can enjoy another beautiful day in the sun! Thank you!

    Our WR corp is much better overall. Our OL should be fine. Suh will make our LBs look even better and they were ok last year. We should get over the hump this year. I hope it includes wins against our other nemeses the Texans and ravens. Would be good to get those monkeys off our backs.

  33. The Flying Pig says:

    What Pork dreams are made of

  34. The Flying Pig says:

    Happy Memorial Day everyone

    I just finished the “Murph” WOD

    What is Murph
    It’s a crossfit workout named after Michael Murphy, a navy seal who died in he war in Afghanistan
    He is one of the seals that the movie Lone Survivor is based on
    His death and heroic actions are depicted in the movie

    The workout is crazy
    You run a mile, you do 100 pull ups, 200 push ups, 300 air squats and then run another mile
    It took me 56 minutes I finish it

    It’s pretty cool to name a workout after a fallen soldier

    • Jahndoh30 says:

      You did a hundred pull ups? Holy crap. Props! I think I could do about 6 of them, but only if the ground were electrified until I completed the 6th one. I could do 200 pushups though…over the course of a week. 🙂

      • The Flying Pig says:

        In cross fit we use a technique called “kipping” which helps when you are doing high quantity pull ups

  35. Jahndoh30 says:

    ok sure. i like you so from now on i will just leave it up to you to tell me when a topic is over and can no longer talk about it.
    I like you too FFR, which is why I very deliberately said I’m letting it go for now. It’s Memorial day, so I’m gonna end it at that.
    Happy Memorial Day everyone and thank you to those who sacrificed for an idea that grew into a great Nation. I’m proud of my country today and it’s because of our history of selflessness and sacrifice for our fellow countrymen, especially those too weak to defend themselves.

    I hope we can rekindle that spirit of selflessness in the years ahead and remember that we’re a giant community and we got here by looking out for each other, not just ourselves.

  36. Jahndoh30 says:


    I’ve thought a lot about that. The AFC West is the original AFL team division and it’s never changed. Raiders/Chargers are like the Jets/Dolphins and I don’t see the NFL breaking them up over a stadium deal. I think it’s EITHER the Raiders or the Chargers, and the Rams, an original LA team.

    The Chargers might still get a stadium deal in SD, or the Raiders could entertain cities like San Antonio who have a legitimate stadium and opportunity in place already.

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      The Rams were originally from Cleveland. They won the NFL championship in 1945 and then moved to LA the very next year.

      • naplesfan2010 says:

        However the Chargers were originally in LA. The AFL West was the LA Chargers, Denver Broncos, Dallas Texans, and Oakland Raiders. Dallas moved to KC 3 years later. I think the Chargers were in LA for only one or two seasons.

      • steveccnv says:

        My dad is from Cleveland, that’s why he hates the Rams.

  37. Jahndoh30 says:

    I guess everyone’s already off to their BBQs. Cheers all, happy Memorial Day…

    …less important….

    Go Warriors!

  38. naplesfan2010 says:

    The Cardinals were originally the Chicago Cardinals before moving to St. Louis. The Chicago Cardinals and Chicago Bears are the only teams still left from the original NFL season. However the Cardinals have moved twice to St. Louis and now Arizona, and the Bears were originally known as the Decatur Staleys.

  39. wyoming85 says:

    SportsCenter ‏@SportsCenter · 2h2 hours ago
    THIS JUST IN: Bears DE Ray McDonald has been arrested on a domestic violence charge. (via media reports)

  40. herdfan says:

    After hearing Piggy’s cross fit regimen that is one tough pig. No one will want that on the grill.

  41. wyoming85 says:

    Barry Jackson ‏@flasportsbuzz · 47m47 minutes ago
    Link: Dolphins battles brewing with OTAs set to begin; UM: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2015/05/dolphins-battles-brewing-as-otas-begin-um-baseball.html#storylink=addthis

  42. Ken says:

    Damn Piggy 100 pull ups is going to make one tough pork chop

  43. Ken says:

    Happy Memorial Day to all who served

  44. finfanrob says:


    lmfao. you just have to click on that link. not cause i know who the fuck ray mcbeatens is but the article only has a picture of cheady in it. oh yeah and look at the comments too.

    to damn funny

    • steveccnv says:

      How ’bout the retards that just got married and attended that thingy cry brady protest at Foxboro, that said they weren’t going on a honeymoon until his suspension was lifted. Like someone cares if they don’t go on vacation, WTF?

  45. steveccnv says:

    Jahn, what’s the deal with David Lee? Why doesn’t he play any more?

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