ABSOLUTE PERFECTION: THE 1972 MIAMI DOLPHINS – SUPERBOWL VII

By: Randy Campbell (OLD DOLFAN)

 

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The city of Boston, Massachusetts, was awarded an NFL franchise on July 9, 1932.  George Preston Marshall and three other investors owned the franchise.  The new team took the name “Boston Braves,” the same name as their baseball landlords at Braves Field.  This new franchise amassed over $46,000 in financial losses during their inaugural season.  The three investors divested themselves, leaving Marshall as the sole owner of the Braves.  Marshall moved the team to Fenway Park for the 1933 33_Program-211x300season.  He hired “Lone Star” Dietz, a self-professed part Sioux Indian, as his head coach.  In honor of Dietz, Marshall changed the team’s nickname to the “Redskins.”  After three mediocre campaigns (1933-1935) Marshall hired Ray Flaherty to be the next head coach for the 1936 season.  The Redskins won the Eastern Division crown with a 7-5 record.  Unfortunately, only 4,813 fans showed-up for Boston’s final home game so an angry Marshall voluntarily gave up the home field advantage for the NFL Championship Game.  The game was moved to New York’s Polo Grounds where the Green Bay Packers defeated the Boston Redskins 21-6.  In 1937 Marshall moved the team to Griffith Stadium in Washington, the home of the Washington Senators baseball team.  It was in the course of moving to Washington that the Redskins drafted, then signed, strong-armed TCU quarterback “Slingin’ Sammy” Baugh, perhaps the greatest all-around player in NFL history.  At one point in his Hall of Fame career, Baugh was the best quarterback, the best cornerback and the best punter in the game.  As a quarterback he led the league in passing yards per game 6 times; 9 times he led the NFL in completion percentage. As a defensive back, Baugh is the only player in NFL history to throw four touchdowns in a game and INTERCEPT FOUR PASSES IN THE SAME GAME while playing defense!!  As a punter, Baugh led the league in punting average four straight yearsbaugh-sammy-225x300 (1940-1943).  In 1940, Baugh averaged 51.4 yards per punt, an all-time NFL record!  In 1941, he averaged 48.73 yards, the third best in NFL history!  When Baugh retired he owned 13 NFL records.  He is an original charter member of the NFL Hall of Fame!!  Under Baugh’s guidance, the Redskins advanced to the 1937 NFL Championship Game IN HIS ROOKIE SEASON!!  The Redskins defeated the Chicago Bears 28-21 in Wrigley Field to claim their first NFL title.  In 1940 the Bears got revenge, annihilating Washington 73-0 (even though the Redskins had defeated the Bears a few weeks earlier in the regular season)!  The 1942 title game saw Washington edge Chicago 14-6.  The following year, Chicago defeated the ‘Skins 41-21.  In 1943, Baugh led the NFL in passing, punting and interceptions.  In 1945, Washington met the Cleveland Rams (soon to be the L.A. Rams) in the NFL title game.  The Rams won a 15-14 squeaker.  From his rookie year in 1937 through 1945, Baugh led the Redskins to 5 NFL Championship Games, winning 2 and losing 3.  Beginning in 1946 the Redskins organization fell into disarray.  In 1961, Washington moved into the new D. C. Stadium (renamed RFK Stadium in 1969).  But the mediocrity continued.  Many blamed George Preston Marshall’s racist views for the ‘Skins inability to field another championship team.  Marshall steadfastly refused to integrate his football team.  Finally, under immense pressure from the Kennedy administration, and from the D.C. government (which OWNED D. C. Stadium), Marshall relented and acquired African-American future Hall of Fame back Bobby Mitchell from the Cleveland Browns.  Mitchell, who had a frosty relationship with Marshall, amassed 14,078 combined yards and 91 touchdowns in his brilliant career as a rusher, pass receiver and kick returner.  Marshall died Aug. 9, 1969.  Within a few months, famous attorney Edward Bennett Williams gained control of the franchise.  He hired legendary coach Vince Lombardi, who directed Washington to a 7-5-2 record in 1970.  Shortly after the season, Lombardi died of colon cancer.  In imagesCAAA8UN51971 Williams hired ex-Rams coach George Allen as head coach.  Allen, who was partial to seasoned veterans, developed a team known as the “Over the Hill Gang.”  Allen’s Redskins lost to the ’49ers in the NFC semi-finals that season.   Hopes were very high for the Redskins’ faithful as the 1972 season began.  Allen’s team included quarterbacks Sonny Jurgensen and Bill Kilmer; star running back Larry Brown; center Len Hauss; receiver Charley Taylor; linebacker Chris Hanburger and safety Pat Fischer.  Washington won their first two games of the season before suffering an agonizing 24-23 loss to New England (a team Miami defeated by scores of 52-0 and 37-21).  After the loss Allen replaced Kilmer with Jurgensen.  Jurgensen’s season ended three weeks later he tore an achilles tendon.  Bill Kilmer was reinstated as the starting quarterback and led the Redskins to a 6-2 mark over the final eight weeks.  Their overall season record was 11-3.  Washington hosted its first post-season game IN 30 YEARS when they played Green Bay in the NFC semi-finals.  The Redskins strong defense paced them to a 16-3 victory.  Then, in the NFC Championship Game, Washington crushed the Dallas Cowboys 26-3.  Soon after this game the gambling parlors in Las Vegas established the 13-3 Redskins as 3-point favorites over the undefeated Miami Dolphins (a fact Don Shula brought to his players’ attention during the two weeks of preparation).   And what to make of Don Shula?  Four years earlier, his Baltimore Colts were three-touchdown favorites over Joe Namath’s Jets.  Shula referred to his loss in Super Bowl III as his “darkest moment.”  Then, just one year ago, Shula’s young Dolphins were blown-out by the Cowboys in Super Bowl VI.  Many believed Shula simply could NOT win a Super Bowl.  That belief helped make Washington the favorite in Super Bowl VII.  Former Colts’ owner Carroll Rosenbloom repeated his famous comment that “Shula always freezes-up in the big game.  Washington will win easily.”  Rosenbloom made these comments despite the fact that Shula’s Colts had gone 11-1-2 in 1967 and 15-1-0 in ’68 before losing Super Bowl III to New York.  Shula’s two-year record of 26-3-2 was, and still IS, the best two-year run in Colts’ franchise history.  Shula’s decision to start Bob Griese drew fire from some observers.  Griese had not played a full game in over 3 months.  And, in Super Bowl VI, Griese completed only 12 of 25 passes for 105 net yards passing. And his Dolphins’ offense produced an all-time record low 3 points in a Super Bowl.  Add to that was the fact that Miami struggled to win two very close playoff games.  Washington, on the other hand, dominated their two playoff foes.  It seemed like the Redskins were peaking at just the right time.  Then, just to throw a little more fire onto the Super Bowl flame, President Richard Nixon came out publicly in favor of the Washington Redskins.  He said, “I always root for the home team and, right now, the Redskins are my home team.”

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While many skeptics doubted Shula and his Dolphins, I did NOT.  This was NOT Super Bowl III nor Super Bowl VI.  This was the ’72 Dolphins vs, the ’72 Redskins.  The ’72 Dolphins crushed New England twice during the season while the ’72 Redskins LOST to New England.  The ’72 Dolphins beat Buffalo TWICE while the ’72 Redskins lost to Buffalo.  The ’72 Dolphins, statistically, had the best rushing team in NFL history; the ’72 Redskins did not.  And the ’72 Dolphins had the league’s #1 ranked offense and #1 ranked defense; the ’72 Redskins did NOT.  The ’72 Redskins were playing for a championship.  The ’72 Dolphins were playing for FOOTBALL IMMORTALITY!  I was convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt the Misuper_bowl_07_history-300x207ami Dolphins would win this game!  According to Nick Buoniconti, Miami’s top priority was to stop Larry Brown and force Kilmer to pass.  Miami shifted their defense so it was strongest where they felt Brown would run.  It worked!  Washington’s center Len Hauss simply could not handle defensive tackle Manny Fernandez.  “Fernandez beat their center like a drum,” said Buoniconti.  And the Redskins’ running game suffered.  Shula and his coaches devised a way to control Kilmer’s passing game.  They set-up a defense that took away Kilmer’s favorite play, the slant-in pass.  Arnsparger wanted to force Kilmer to beat them with sideline out-passes.  In truth, the 33-year old Kilmer lacked the arm strength required to throw those sideline bullets.  These defensive strategies were effective.  Washington would fail to score a single point on offense THE ENTIRE GAME!!  Miami won the toss and decided to receive.  But the drive stalled.  Each team punted on their first two possessions.  The Dolphins got the ball on their own 37 with 2:55 left in the first quarter.  Two Jim Kiick running plays garnered 11 yards and a howard_twilley_1973_01_14-207x300first down.  Bob Griese then stepped back and tossed a perfect 18-yard pass to Paul Warfield, who beat double coverage and got the ball to Washington’s 34!  On 3rd down and 4 from the 28, Griese looked down field for reliable Howard Twilley.  Twilley faked an inside route then scampered to the outside and caught Griese’s long pass at the five yard line.  He dragged Pat Fischer into the end zone giving Miami a 7-0 lead with one second left in the opening stanza.  “Griese read us real good all day” Fischer would say in the post game locker room.  The Redskins tried to rally.  But on the third play of their ensuing drive, safety Jake Scott intercepted Kilmer’s long pass intended for Charley Taylor and returned the ball to Washington’s 47.  On the very next play, Griese hit tight end Marv Fleming with a 20-yard pass to the ‘Skins 27.  But a questionable illegal man downfield penalty against Bob Kuechenberg nullified the play.  Again, Washington’s offense was stopped cold by the “No Name Defense.” After a Redskins punt Griese and his offense went to work.  Larry Csonka roared for 13 yards and a first down.  Jim Kiick scampered for 8 yards.  On the next play, Griese threw a deep, gorgeous, 47-yard bomb that PAUL WARFIELD PULLED IN FOR A TOUCHDOWN!!  But, there was yet another flag!!  An illegal procedure penalty on Marlin Briscoe NULLIFIED THE TOUCHDOWN!! That would be Briscoe’s one, and ONLY, play of the game.  Eventually Miami was forced to punt.  Washington moved the ball from their own 17 to Miami’s 48 (their first time in Dolphin territory) with under two minutes to play in the half.  On third and 3 from Miami’s 41, Kilmer’s pass was picked-off by Nick Buonicont8a39151528a2adbf7a2622100a00e9c1-300x196 (2)i!  He returned the interception 32 yards to Washington’s 27 yard line!  Kiick and Csonka each had 3 yard runs.  Then, from the 21, Griese completed a 19 yard pass (his sixth completion in six attempts) to tight end Jim Mandich who made a fingertip catch AT THE TWO YARD LINE!!  Two plays later Larry Little and Larry Csonka led Kiick through a hole for a 1 yard touchdown run with just 18 seconds left in the half.  The Dolphins had a 14-0 halftime lead that, but for a Briscoe penalty, would have been 21-0!  Meanwhile, the “No Name Defense” held Washington’s offense to just 49 yards rushing and 23 yards passing in the first half.  It was a dominant first half performance by the underdog Dolphins!!  Washington’s offense would have more success in the second half.  Starting from their own 30, the ‘Skins offense drove to Miami’s 17, mostly on the passing arm of Bill Kilmer.  On the next play, Kilmer’s top receiver, future Hall of Famer Charley Taylor, was open near the goal line.  Kilmer threw him a pass.  Taylor stumbled on the turf and the ball deflected off his hands.  On third down, Manny Fernandez SACKED Kilmer for an 8 yard loss!  Place kicker Curt Knight’s 32-yard field goal attempt was WIDE RIGHT!!! “That was the obvious turning point,” said a dejected George Allen.  Late in the third period Miami drove 78 yards to the Redskins’ 5 yard line.  The key play was a 49 yard run by Larry Csonka.  With the ball at Washington’s 5, Miami was set to take an insurmountable 21-0 lead.  But Griese’s pass into the end zone jake-scott-300x208to Marv Fleming was intercepted by Brig Owens.  AGAIN, Miami had been turned away when a score seemed likely.  It was now the fourth quarter.  Washington mounted their best drive of the day, going 79 yards in 12 plays down to the Dolphins’ 10-yard line.  Kilmer saw a wide-open tight end Jerry Smith in the end zone!  But his pass hit the crossbar and fell harmlessly to the ground!  On third down Kilmer threw to Charley Taylor.  But Jake Scott intercepted it in the end zone and ran it back to the Washington 48 yard line!  The Dolphins advanced the ball to the 34 with just under 2 and 1/2 minutes to go.  It was fourth down and fogaroyepremian_display_image-150x150ur.  Garo Yepremian lined-up a 42 yard field goal attempt.  If good, Miami would wrap-up a 17-0 season with a 17-0 victory.  But huge defensive lineman Bill Brundige BLOCKED Garo’s attempt!  Garo tried to pass the ball to Csonka, who blocked on field goals.  But the ball slipped out of Garo’s hands and went straight up in the air.  Mike Bass of the Redskins snapped the ball out of the air and ran it back ALL THE WAY FOR A REDSKINS TOUCHDOWN!! It was 14-7 with 2:07 left to play!  To nearly everyone’s surprise, Washington did NOT try an on-sides kick!  Miami’s subsequent 5-play drive after the kickoff forced the ‘Skins to use all of their remaing timeouts.  Seiple punted the ball back to Washington with 1:14 left on the clock!  Now, just one more stop by the “NoBillyKilmer_display_image-300x236 Name Defense” was all that separated Miami from football immortality!  The Dolphins’ ferocious pass rush hurried Kilmer into two incompletions.  On third down, Kilmer tried a swing pass.  The “No Names’ stuffed it FOR A FOUR YARD LOSS!!  WE WERE ALL STANDING AND SCREAMING OUR LUNGS OUT!!  THE CLOCK WAS TICKING!!  Kilmer dropped back for one final play!!  BILL STANFILL AND VERN DEN HERDER COMBINED TO SACK KILMER AND, THEN, IT WAS OVER!!! —  IT WAS OVER!!! —WE WENT CRAZY!!  —  WE WENT ABSOLUTELY NUTS!!!  Horns were blowing!!  Dolfans ran up and down the streets of South Florida screaming like crazy!!  — IT WAS PARTEEEE TIME, BIG TIME!!! — The Dolphins had completed THE PERFECT SEASON!!! —  THE PERFECT SEASON WAS NO LONGER A DREAM!!! — It was REALITY!!!  THE PERFECT SEASON WAS OURS’ TO ENJOY!!!  AND ENJOY IT WE WOULD!!
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Dolphins players hoisted Don Shula up onto their shoulders.  A photograph most of us have seen a thousand times shows Shula with his right arm raised and a smile as big as Grand Canyon as he’s carried out onto the field.  “This is the ultimate” Shula said later in the locker room.  He continued, “it was especially nice to win in Los Angeles where a certain man lives.”  He was referring to former Colts’ owner Carroll Rosenbloom who, essentially, traded the Colts franchise for the L. A. Rams and lived in L. A.  Rosenbloom’s statement that “Shula always freezes-up in the big games” now seemed like a distant memory.  The Don of Miami had been vindicated.  And he wasn’t done.  In 1973, Shula and his team would win their second consecutive Super Bowl, this time as favorites.  A few minutes later, Commissioner Pete Rozelle presented the Lombardi Trophy to Dolphins owner Joe Robbie and to head coach Don Shula.  In the franchises’ very first play of their very first regular season game, Joe Auer ran the opening kickoff back for a touchdown in the historic Orange Bowl.  Now, 13956958-11-244x300seven years later, the Dolphins had won the NFL Championship Trophy by completing a PERFECT SEASON!!  Dolphin fans world-wide were celebrating!!  Boy, were they celebrating!!  It was a day none of us will ever forget!  On the day, quarterback Bob Griese was 8 for 11 for 88 yards and a touchdown to Howard Twilley.  Paul Warfield had 3 receptions for 36 yards.  A fourth reception for 47 yards and a touchdown was nullified by Briscoe’s penalty.  As a team, Miami rushed for 184 yards on 37 carries, a 5.0 average per rush.  Larry Csonka led the way with 112 yards on 15 carries.  The Dolphins “No Name Defense” did an outstanding job controlling Washington’s offense.  Bill Kilmer was 14-28 for only 104 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions.  Ace receiver Charley Taylor had only 26 yards on 5 receptions while top running back Larry Brown got only 72 yards on 22 carries, an average of less than 3.3 yards per carry.  Dick Schaap, editor of SPORT magazine(and future host of ESPN’s “THE SPORTS REPORTERS”) was given the task of selecting the MVP of Super Bowl VII.  Schaap selected Miami’s #13, Jake Scott, for his two game-changing interceptions.  Schaap later admitted he had been out late the previous night and that he struggled to stay awake during the game.  He was observed spending quite a bit of time in the restroom during the festivities.  He claimed he was totally unaware that the man who REALLY WAS THE MVP, Manny Fernandez, had an amazing 17 tackles (11 solo) in Super Bowl VII.  Another side note:  When Garo Yepremian made his infamous blunder late in the game he was so traumatized that he had to be helped from a post-game party complaining of pain up and down his side.  He remained in seclusion for two weeks until he was cheered-up by a letter, apparently from Shula, praising him for his contributions to the team and urging him to ignore criticism.  In the year 2000 Yepremian mentioned the letter to Shula who said he had no knowledge of it.  Shula concluded it was actually sent by his first wife, Dorothy,who died of breast cancer in 1991.  Dorothy Shula was a Garo fan.  She didn’t want to see him suffer while others were celebrating.

 

The next day, Monday, January 15, 1973, was your author’s 26th birthday.  I was STILL CELEBRATING the previous day’s historic victory.  I grabbed a copy of THE MIAMI HERALD.  Sports editor Edwin Pope, the dean of Florida sportswriters (still alive and writing part time at age 83) covered the game for his paper.  On page one of the front section the headline read “17 and 0 – – – That’s Perfectly Super!”  A very large photo of Shula being carried onto the field covered almost half of the front page, along with a story written by Pope.  Also, on page one was a story titled “4 Watergate Suspects Reportedly Urged to Enter Guilty Plea” by Bob Woodward and Carsuperbowl-rings-1972-miami-dolphins-300x200l Bernstein of THE WASHINGTON POST.  Page one of THE HERALD’s sports section carried the headline “Dolphins Rule Football World,” by Luther Evans.  It featured two large photos of Twilley’s touchdown catch.  Edwin Pope’s article at the bottom of the page was titled “A Cakewalk; Dolphins Should Have Strolled 24-0″  Pope wrote, Washington, a three-point favorite?  Ho, ho, ho, ha, ha, ha, he, he, he … a piece of cake, that’s what it was … This was a clog dancer against Nureyev, a hog-caller against Caruso”.  Indeed, despite the score, Miami was by far the better team.  Now, on January 15, 1973, there were no doubters, no detractors.  Most agreed the ’72 undefeated Miami Dolphins were the greatest team they’d ever seen.  That was true in 1973.  It is still true today!  I will leave you with the very same words I used to begin this report on ABSOLUTE PERFECTION back in game #1:  2012 marks the 40th Anniversary of the greatest achievement by any team in the storied history of the National Football League.  In 1972 the Miami Dolphins did what no other team had ever done before AND what no other team has ever done since.  They ran the table.  They were perfect.  They were 17 and 0.  It has been my supreme pleasure to write this modest overview of the one and only Perfect Season.  May we all live long enough to witness ANOTHER MIAMI DOLPHINS’ PERFECT SEASON!   I’ll see you at the stadium!  Go-o-o-o ‘Fins!!

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185 Responses to ABSOLUTE PERFECTION: THE 1972 MIAMI DOLPHINS – SUPERBOWL VII

  1. Brian in NY says:

    Nice job again OD. We can only hope that our glory days return soon.

  2. olddolphan says:

    Thank you, Brian, and thanks to everyone else who reads the crowning achievement – – Super Bowl VII – – of the one and only PERFECT SEASON!! The PERFECT SEASON is the defining moment of the Miami Dolphins’ franchise. It’s what separates us from the fans of EVERY OTHER NFL FRANCHISE!!!! Fans of other teams may talk about perfection. But the Miami Dolphins are the only NFL franchise to achieve “ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!!”
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    GOT to get ready for tonight’s first game in the STANLEY CUP FINALS HERE IN TAMPA!!! – – This place is going bonkers as the Lightning are dominating all the news/sports reports here! – – As much as I love football, I have to admit that the neatest trophy in pro sports is the STANLEY CUP!! – – WHY? – – Because if you win the Stanley Cup, YOUR NAME GOES ON IT FOR PERPETUITY!!! – – To me, the Stanley Cup is the Holy Grail of sports trophies. – – And, every player who wins the Cup gets to keep it for a day (and NIGHT) and do whatever he wants with it!! – – Some of the bawdy stories associated with the Cup would make a Marine Corps drill instructor blush!! BOYS WILL BE BOYS!!! — – Gooooo Lightning!!

  3. The Flying Pig says:

    Woohooo

    (signing)
    We are the Champions my friend….

  4. Tim Knight says:

    Good stuff, OD! We need a new championship Dolphins team to hang our hat on. Hopefully soon.

  5. BoulderPhinfan says:

    nice job OD. I hope we beat the redskins the first game this year and get the season started the right way.

  6. BoulderPhinfan says:

    I’m not sure if vernon is worth 12mil a year yet. I don’t think he’s top 10 at his position right now and haven’t seen him make a game changing play from his DE position. I bet he’ll have a decent year this year because of suh and wake on the other side. Not sure I pay him 12mil per.

    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/2015/06/olivier-vernon-a-12-million-a-year-player-yes.html

  7. The Flying Pig says:

    I might be inclined to let Vernon hit FA market next year
    I don’t think he breaks the bank

  8. Tim Knight says:

    Vernon will set his market on how he performs this year. That’s how it works. I’m not concerned about 2016 UFAs at this point. We have a 2015 season to play.

  9. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    June 3, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Vernon will set his market on how he performs this year. That’s how it works. I’m not concerned about 2016 UFAs at this point. We have a 2015 season to play.

    are you sure about that. i thought based on the OTA’s the 2015 season was all but a failure. thought it was time to talk about 2016

  10. getterdone says:

    Boulder, I was thinking about the DE’s yesterday.
    Wake is 33, will turn 34 before his March 2016 bonus of $3M kicks in. He’s also getting $8.2M this season & same if he’s here next season.

    With that said, we need someone to really step forward on the ends. Big contract year for Vernon to prove himself worthy of a sizable extension. He should do well with the likes of Suh, Mitchell, & Phillips wreaking havoc on the OL.

    Now that DionFukFace is an afterthought, we need another DE to flash real well in rotation with Wake & Vernon.

    I’d like to see Fede take that step, he’s on a rookie contract and has real nice size/speed.to him.
    Shelby is on a 1 yr deal, so unless he really impresses, no since in resigning him again, he’s been here long enough.

    Maybe someone else will flash well like Georgia’s Ray Drew, or Ga Tech’s Emmanuel Dieke (has size 6’6 259 similar to Dion Jordan), or maybe even the Bowling Green guy Kendall Montgomery will step up in camp.

    We’ll also likely be drafting a DE within the 1st 3 picks as well….lol

    • Tim Knight says:

      Shelby is kind of lunch pail role player who gives us quality reps but not sure he ever goes to another level. He won’t cost a lot so he’s not really much of a concern. Outside of Fede not sure about those other DEs being the answer, it would be great if one of them was. McCain is also cross training as a 2-down OLB and 3rd down edge rusher. I agree we’ll likely draft a DE early next year.

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      some one has to step up, because I’m not sure with our cap situation we can afford to keep vernon next year. I think vernon is going to have a good year because of suh and wake. He’ll demand at least what jordan got from the saints.

  11. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    June 3, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Why do you say that, there’s been a god buzz about OTAs?

    that is cause it is eunuchly impossible for you to see anything negative about the fins.

  12. finfanrob says:

    lol @ jahn

    and come on tim. even you saw all the griping about the oline the first few day of ota’s

  13. Jahndoh30 says:

    Boulder/Piggy,

    I don’t think the team has much leverage on Vernon. I don’t see 12M as top 10 money for DEs going forward.

    Given Cameron’s contract, it’s BARELY top 10 money right now. I guarantee it’s not going to be by the end of the season, and it’ll be more like top 15-20 money by the end of next season. If we signed him to that number, we’d pay him top 15 money for one season and top 20 money the following couple of seasons…he’d probably be a top 25 number by the end of the contract. Not so bad.

    Keep in mind, there are 64 DE starters in the NFL, so when I say top 25 money, I’m still talking about the top half of the league at the position.

    I say re-sign him now to that deal with a team friendly contract that’s easy to get away from if he doesn’t produce. Letting young talented players play out their final years of their first contracts is often a losing gamble and the team ends up spending far more than it should have to keep the player. Clay could still be a dolphin if we didn’t wait until the end of this season to re-up him. The key is making sure the contract is easy to get away from if the player doesn’t pan out in the 2nd contract.

  14. Jahndoh30 says:

    Hey OD, nice work on this series, thanks for the history lessons and preserving our teams place in Football history. Also, best of luck to your Lightning. I’ll be pulling for them. The Warriors in your years’ past stomping grounds could probably use some similar backing from you side of the country…can’t hurt! Cheers!

  15. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    June 3, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Oh I didn’t really pay much mind to it. LOL

    LOL, like i said ‘eunuchly impossible for you to see anything negative about the fins.’

    • Tim Knight says:

      Not true, I just don’t go out of my way to bash them. I criticized our OL plenty of times, called Wallace out for being a quitter and I’m done with Dion Fuckface. LOL

  16. Ken says:

    What’s up FUers? Very interesting discussion on NFL Radio this morning regarding Cam Newton’s contract. Both Ross Tucker and David Diehl said they would take Tannehill over Newton and compared Newtown’s contract with over 60 million guaranteed over the first 3 years while Tannehill’s contract has 21.5 million guaranteed over the 1st 3 years.

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      I would take tanny also because he has better upside but up to now Newton has been a better player.

  17. herdfan says:

    Thanks OD for the series. I can’t imagine how exciting it must have been to be a fan then, anticipation leading up to the Super Bowl. I don’t think I would have been able to sleep the whole week leading up to the game. 🙂

  18. Ken says:

    OD:
    A great piece of Phins history once again. One of the most lopsided SB games in history imo but just 7 point difference but to anyone who watched that game it was never a contest. Redskins could not move the ball at all against the Phins all day. The only points they mustered were off a ST mistake. One of the most dominant defensive performances ever in a SB.

  19. wyoming85 says:

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    Turned cornerback.

    Turning heads at @MiamiDolphins OTAs: http://at.nfl.com/grh3kCG

  20. wyoming85 says:

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  21. Rhino says:

    OD,
    I remember going into this game I was scared to death that Griese would be out of rhythm. Morrall had done the job and I thought it was a huge gamble (despite the fact that #12 Griese was my first ever sports jersey of any kind). I would have asked for a Warfield jersey, but they didn’t even offer them in the Sears catalog (lol, that bit of info might cause me to change my name to OR – Old Rhino). 🙂

  22. Tim Knight says:

    LMAO!!!

  23. finfanrob says:

    I would have asked for a Warfield jersey, but they didn’t even offer them in the Sears catalog (lol, that bit of info might cause me to change my name to OR – Old Rhino). 🙂

    that is cause even sears knew warfield sucked and would never ever measure up one day to the great claytonator

  24. getterdone says:

    With Suh & now Phillips on the DL, we’ll see how much better Wake, Vernon, Shelby, & Fede can be.
    This season will help evaluate who gets paid and who stays & who we might need when we look @ the DE corps.

  25. BoulderPhinfan says:

    jahn,
    I think the FO knows that once we signed both suh and tanny for such huge contracts we’re gonna have to let some of our other younger players go when they hit FA. I’m sure they took this into account and figured its worth the risk to have both suh and tanny on the team.

  26. getterdone says:

    If you’re gonna compare Cameron Jordan’s new deal to what Vernon might be wanting, then here ya go….yikes!

    Saints signed DE Cam Jordan to a five-year extension worth up to $60 million.
    The deal, which runs through 2020, includes a hefty $33.6 million in guaranteed money and nearly $27 million over the next two years. It’s a ton of cash considering the down year Jordan had in 2014, but we saw his sky-high ceiling in 2013 when he graded out as a top-four 3-4 end in PFF’s grades. Still just 25 years old, Jordan 28 sacks in his last 48 games. The Saints continue to invest heavily in their defense and running game this offseason. Jun 2

  27. jetsssuck says:

    I would have asked for a Warfield jersey, but they didn’t even offer them in the Sears catalog (lol, that bit of info might cause me to change my name to OR – Old Rhino). 🙂
    ————————————————————————————–
    Sears used to offer unassembled homes through its catalog after ww2.Now a days companies offer modular houses that could be build in 6 hours from start to finish.

  28. getterdone says:

    After Vernon’s breakout 2nd year 2013 with 11.5 sacks & 57 tackles, he regressed in 2014 with only 6.5 sacks, 47 tackles, but he did register 2 forced fumbles…but has yet to record any PD’s in all 3 seasons….SMH! This is where I like Fede’s height and reach. Hope he really breaks out in his 2nd year. He’s 23yo.

    Go #78!

  29. stangerx says:

    ” IT WAS OVER!!! —WE WENT CRAZY!! — WE WENT ABSOLUTELY NUTS!!! Horns were blowing!! Dolfans ran up and down the streets of South Florida screaming like crazy!! — IT WAS PARTEEEE TIME, BIG TIME!!! ”

    Not to self — if the Dolphins ever play in the Superbowl……..have a designated driver that day. 🙂

    Thanks OD…….just hope I get to experience the same at some point (I did but the party was probably chocolate instead of regular milk.)

  30. Tim Knight says:

    LOL

  31. stangerx says:

    ESPN’s Mike Sando re-ranked the 2014 draft class, with hindsight. He awarded us two picks in the first.
    —————————-
    17. Ja’Wuan James, T, Miami Dolphins: James’ promising rookie season fell apart when Branden Albert’s injury forced a move to the left side. James is back where he belongs for 2015, on the right side of the line, restoring his value.

    19. Jarvis Landry, WR, Miami Dolphins: Is this too early for a slot receiver? Landry averaged only 9.0 yards per catch, but Pro Football Focus had him 16th in cumulative WR grading.

  32. finfanrob says:

    Ken says:
    June 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    OD:
    A great piece of Phins history once again. One of the most lopsided SB games in history imo but just 7 point difference but to anyone who watched that game it was never a contest. Redskins could not move the ball at all against the Phins all day. The only points they mustered were off a ST mistake. One of the most dominant defensive performances ever in a SB.

    i believe they were one of only two teams to never score a offensive td in the sb. not to sound like jetssuck but the other were the fins themselves when they lost to dallas a few years earlier. i even think those fins are still the only team to never score a td in a sb

    • jetsssuck says:

      It was the year earlier that they were embarrassed 24-3 making shula 0-4 in big games. 0-2 in SB and 0-2 in pre super bowl era..

  33. Tim Knight says:

    Ouch!

  34. finfanrob says:

    i see you two are all about pissing god off today and slowing down the blog as much as possible

  35. Randy says:

    I don’t think suh’s presence is really gonna affect Vernon as much as some think. Teams haven’t really rolled their protection to Vernon’s side much so far. Basically, teams have allowed their LTs to handle Vernon one-on-one. That won’t change just because Suh is playing LDT. Now, if they shift Suh to the right DT he may draw that guard away from double teams on Vernon, but, honestly, teams really didn’t double Vernon all that much. Maybe we’ll see them shift Vernon inside like they did two years ago and let him rush through the A gaps. I’d like to see more of that.

    • stangerx says:

      I agree mostly, but Vernon still did just fine before. Think Suh being there frees up Wake more than anyone. If they double both of them their is one less receiver out there.

  36. stangerx says:

    Interesting factoid…..will add that you can actually ski on Mauna Kea. Never actually did it, but once had a T-shirt that said “Ski Hawaii.”
    ——————-
    “Mount Everest stands 29,035 feet above sea level, but it is actually not the worlds tallest mountain.

    Hawaii’s Mauna Kea only stands 13,796 feet above seal level, but the mountain extends about 19,700 feet below the Pacific Ocean. That puts the total height of Mauna Kea at about 33,500 feet — nearly a mile taller than Everest”.

  37. Randy says:

    stanger,
    I thought Vernon had a pretty mediocre year last year…both in pass rushing and run defense. I think he’s about an 8ish(I think I said 8-10 when we drafted him) sack a year guy who needs to work on his edge setting. He plays hard and isn’t a bad player by any means, but I don’t see him as a top end guy either. I sure hope they don’t dump a ton of money in his lap because I think you can find guys who can give you similar production for a lot less. Guys who ball out in a contract year scare me.

    • stangerx says:

      Randy — guess your mediocre is my pretty solid, but do agree that he ain’t worth some of the figures suggested above. Particularly since playing on the other side of Wake frees you up. Always downgraded the stats come FA of whatever receivers showed with say Brady or Manning throwing too.

  38. Tim Knight says:

    What I like about Vernon is he plays with a non-stop motor.

  39. Randy says:

    stanger
    I think 6 1/2 sacks from your back side DE is weak. He’s the guy that should be getting double that number. And, both our Starting DEs had a hand in our poor run defense. Neither of them played well against the run. Teams exploited our edges in the running game.
    ***
    But, hopefully he can get it going this year and be more impactful and make some big game changing type plays.

    • stangerx says:

      No doubt our edge guys aren’t great against the run, and have a feeling they are going to be tested this year. Part of what we bought and drafted was a wall in the middle.

  40. Randy says:

    Tim,
    I agree. Vernon plays hard, and he does make some plays that guys who don’t play that hard/fast don’t make. And I still always wonder if he’d be a good MLB. Lol

  41. stangerx says:

    Not sure what is more funny — that Omar did his analysis without the draft class involved or that his Yoda was Crowder.
    ———————————–
    “Before the draft, I compared each outgoing player to his replacement, examining who replaces whom. I concluded that the 2015 Dolphins were younger, and had more upside in future seasons, but weren’t as talented as the 2014 squad that produced a disappointing 8-8 record.

    However, a recent on-air conversation with former Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder has opened my eyes. I was wrong (and people say I never admit that), primarily because I didn’t factor in the contributions the 2015 draft class could make.”

  42. D says:

    Nkemdiche would be a nick pickup in next year’s draft though he should be equivalent to Leonard Williams from this years class making him potentially a top 10 guy. He us the type of guy were really want on the edge. Big powerful de with speed for edge rushing. Basically a de in a dt’s body

  43. Tim Knight says:

    Our run defense was pretty tough to establish a ground game against the first 10 games and then poof!

  44. D says:

    Omar is q dumbass. No way you can look at last years receiving corps and feel they are better, especially with consideration to our system as last year’s. Proof Omar understands nothing about football and only sees unimportant numbers as his base for evaluating a receiver.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Ever watch him and Perkins on videos giggle, smirk, question everything, act arrogant and say dumb shit? LOL

    • The Flying Pig says:

      if you trade compare production between
      Wallace – Stills
      Gibson – Parker
      Hartline – Jennings
      Landry – Landry…lol

      than 2014 will come out on top statistically
      but using that as a basis doesn’t really make sense

  45. Tim Knight says:

    Randy, we had the same discussions back in the day about Misi as an ILB when we played a 3-4. Now he’s a 4-3 MLB although he was up and down playing hurt all year.

  46. getterdone says:

    UDFA Ray Drew DE from the Georgia Bulldogs. He’s 6’5 276 22yo.
    He was asked to occupy 2 blockers so Georgia’s LB’s could make plays. As an edge/end guy in Miami he won’t need to do that. Hope our UDFA blossoms by 2016.
    I like his scouting report:
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1877273/ray-drew

    • getterdone says:

      He’s known for blocking kicks, so he could earn his way onto ST’s to start with.
      Would be nice if we had some nice surprises develop as DE’s…like Fede & Drew.
      That would help take some of the sting out of Dion Fukface!

      • D says:

        I think hevus equivalent to McCain and possibly could take a similar path. De with potential for SOLB

    • D says:

      Yeah I like him and would rather keep him than Shelby if he’s showing promise tbh.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  47. Mike E. says:

    Just got back from Asbury park. Today is my wife and I’s 25th Anniversary. Went to a cool place for brunch, then drove to Pier Village in Long Branch and walked along the boardwalk.

  48. Tim Knight says:

    Congrats Mike E! Did you hold hands and skip on the boardwalk?

  49. Tim Knight says:

    Here we go! Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! LOL

  50. Al in MIA says:

    Mike E,
    Congrats.
    It’s always a nice walk along Pier Village which I frequented often.

  51. Mike E. says:

    We didn’t skip, but I did sing to her in the car on the way home. Firefall’s “You are the Woman (that I’ve always dreamed of)” came on in the car, and I thought that was an appropriate song. 🙂

  52. Mike E. says:

    Thanks guys, the wife deserves all the credit. You guys should know, especially the ones that have met me. lol

  53. Al in MIA says:

    Piggy,
    I don’t see how Omar can talk about last year’s guys being any better.
    If you compare this way, the Fins come in with more talent.
    Wallace – Stills. Hard to compare but while Wallace gets open over the top more often, Stills has much better hands and can play with contact (Wallace cannot) which may play better into strengthening Tannehill’s weaknesses.
    Parker has way more talent than Gibson and it’s not even close
    Greg Jennings is aging but he has always been a better WR than Hartline.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      But Parker has no career catches….lol

      He is just trying to stir things up
      and he can be factually accurate by stating that Parker hasn’t played a down in the NFl
      He’s not wrong in saying that

      but who gives a shit

      If I had to pick a WR I would pick the 2015 unit over the 2014 unit 10 times out of 10 times

    • getterdone says:

      I can tell ya already as we signed & drafted these guys that our WR corp is ‘VASTLY’ improved.
      Wait till the real bullets start flying!
      We may end up having one of the most coveted unit in the league.

  54. stangerx says:

    Congrats to you Mike E……you guys are a great couple from both sides.

  55. Al in MIA says:

    Piggy,
    LOL. I always love it when someone brings up the “NFL isn’t college” argument considering virtually every single NFL player came from the college ranks.

  56. Al in MIA says:

    Tim,
    lol @ butt hurt homophobics trying to get Jenner stripped of his medals.

  57. getterdone says:
  58. Ken says:

    Happy Anniversary to Mike E and Mrs. Mike E.

  59. Al in MIA says:

    Tim,
    Read this somewhere else
    https://celebrity.yahoo.com/news/kris-jenner-caitlyn-why-want-married-kids-024401960.html
    Karma? lol. Cmon Kris, you exploited all your children for your own fame!

  60. BoulderPhinfan says:

    better odds than last year

    Armando Salguero @ArmandoSalguero
    Bovada’s over/under win totals for AFC East: Bills 8 1/2, Dolphins 8 1/2, NYJ 7 1/2, Pats 10 1/2.

  61. Mike E. says:

    Thanks Jon, Ken!

  62. Al in MIA says:

    Boulder,
    So in terms of money action and handicapping, the Fins have improved to a full game now? They are no longer sitting at 7.5 LOL

  63. Al in MIA says:

    Boulder,
    Perhaps Philbin should hedge his bets and take the under in the Win total bet LOL.

  64. New Age says:

    Happy Anniversary Mike E!

    On other matters, I agree our WRs are definitely better and better for our QB. Also, if Vernon gets 10+ sacks this year, he probably is worth somewhere in that range. Prices keep going up but so does the money. No reason to be stingy unless someone else really steps up.

  65. Tim Knight says:

    GD, not all gay guys are feminine or want to be women. Some are rugged dudes but they love the cock.

  66. New Age says:

    Omar just tweeted that the defense won the Minnesota game. LOL! Had to double check just to see if I read it right.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Did he forget the defense allowed two TDs and a 2 pt conversion late in the 4th to blow an 8 point lead. I guess Tanny driving us down the field for a TD to tie it with a minute left doesn’t count. Actually it was the STs on a blocked punt that sealed the game. I guess because the defense actually made a stop with :41 seconds left they get the game ball. LOL

    • Ken says:

      LOL. What was the final? Something like 37-35? Clearly a hard fought defensive victory.

    • New Age says:

      He tries his best to troll his own audience. It is all he brings so I guess it’s good he is consistent.

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      wow. he’s gone mad. The defense kept us in the game in the first half but in the 2nd half it was all tanny and offense. the defense folded.

    • steveccnv says:

      Omar is a jackoff by nature, he’s always trying to pull someone’s pecker, if people didn’t react to his agenda driven ass he wouldn’t do it.

  67. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Al,
    Hey I’ll take that extra game. But I think they look at strength of schedule as well. I think we have an easier schedule this year.

  68. steveccnv says:

    Al in MIA says:

    June 3, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Piggy,
    LOL. I always love it when someone brings up the “NFL isn’t college” argument considering virtually every single NFL player came from the college ranks.
    ————————————-

    Lol Al! They’re trying to say there’s no comparison, the NFL is the best of the best of college, only about 5%/10% make the jump.

  69. steveccnv says:

    Check out this Tony Lippett video, at the 31 second mark he catches a pass against Michigan and dupes the db.
    http://espn.go.com/blog/miami-dolphins/post/_/id/15280/miami-dolphins-stock-watch-47

    LMAO

  70. Rockphin says:

    OD I know I’ve said I don’t read your articles because I don’t particularly care about what happened 40 years ago but I got to say you put a huge amount of effort into these things and they are very well-written. good job! I do appreciate the hard work

    Thank you!!

  71. Mike E. says:

    OD – Wonderful job sir, not only on the final installment, the Superbowl edition, but the entire series. Just excellent stuff, something you can’t find just anywhere, first hand accounts from a quality person. We’re lucky to have you and lucky you allowed us to share in it. Thank you very much Randy, I really appreciate it!

  72. steveccnv says:

    What does one tard say to the other?

    Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly · 2h2 hours ago
    “@royelee4: why do hate Tannehill so much?”» cause you have a reading & hearing comprehension issues.

  73. steveccnv says:

    So Omar is an asshole, because of his employer.

    Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly · May 25
    “@phinsfansc: @oshaym21 Dude, you criticize this team every chance you get. » it’s KINDA my job.

  74. naplesfan2010 says:

    100% Excellent article OD.
    Not only the Grand Finale of the Season, but a Tour de Force of writing as well.

  75. naplesfan2010 says:

    So Omar is a whore? “My pimp made me do it.”

  76. naplesfan2010 says:

    Steve
    That Tony Lippett vid makes me want him on the offense!!

    • steveccnv says:

      If he’s not playing right away on D, they should have a short yardage/redzone type of package for him.

  77. steveccnv says:

    He catches with his arms extended and snags the ball. The thing is every 15 catches he makes on O match one catch on D.

    • Tim Knight says:

      So does Parker.

      No doubt Lippett could see some playing time at WR in specific situations. WR Troy Brown played corner for the Pats.

  78. finfanrob says:

    lol did i ever just come in at the right time. no pun intended

  79. finfanrob says:

    getterdone,

    i saw some one reading a book but finding a place to his book

  80. Rhino says:

    “SunSentinel Dolphins@SSMiamiDolphins#Dolphins rookie DeVante Parker on Ryan Tannehill: “He knows where the ball needs to be” sunsent.nl/1IdlyhX”
    – – – – – – – –
    but can he THROW the ball where it needs to be? lol

    • getterdone says:

      Nope, he sucks with near 67% comp over 4000yds & 27/13 TD/Int ratio, ohh and 92+ QBR, all while being sacked another 46x and untold QB pressures. 🙂

  81. finfanrob says:

    but can he THROW the ball where it needs to be? lol

    not according to lauren.

  82. getterdone says:
  83. finfanrob says:

    ‘all while being sacked another 46x and untold QB pressures. :)’

    come on gd, you know that 45 of those sacks were all his fault cause he dosent know how to move in the pocket. i mean just ask randy.

  84. steveccnv says:

    BoulderPhinfan says:

    June 3, 2015 at 10:05 am

    I’m not sure if vernon is worth 12mil a year yet. I don’t think he’s top 10 at his position right now and haven’t seen him make a game changing play from his DE position. I bet he’ll have a decent year this year because of suh and wake on the other side. Not sure I pay him 12mil per.

    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/2015/06/olivier-vernon-a-12-million-a-year-player-yes.html

    ———————————
    What a stupid (Not you Boulder the writer) fuckin’ article, no way in hell is OV worth $12, and no way is anyone going to give it to him, He doesn’t even play the same position as Jordan. everyone knows the 3-4 DE isn’t the sack guy it’s the OLB, so 21.5 sacks by a 3-4 DE (in 3 yrs) far exceeds a 4-3 DEs 21.5.

    • steveccnv says:

      With that said we need to sign OV before the season starts or he’ll be gone next yr, we can’t afford to pay him big next yr.

  85. Rockphin says:

    Omar Kelly

    @OmarKelly

    Reason I don’t talk QBs? Stupid people can talk QBs. Everyone’s an expect on QBs. I’d rather focus on everything else.

    Hmmmmm, where to start? where to start?

    Damn…

    FOCUS on EVERYTHING…….that would by definition be unfocused…….
    You talk more about not talking about QB’s than anybody I know…..
    You fit in the group described in your second sentence.
    You cannot spell EXPERT

    • steveccnv says:

      2 words, among a few others, you have to spell correctly when calling someone stupid, expert and genius.

      I bet the bearded coconut QB expect thinks he’s a genious, when it comes to anything sports/music 😛

  86. finfanrob says:

    posting this just for tim’s benefit.

    cool, lets all comment on the troll saying something stupid to get attention.

  87. Rockphin says:

    The NEW GUARD up the page is AWESOME! Man I can’t wait. I HOPE (As I do every fucking year) they turn out to be a bad ass upgrade. That’s like a 75%+ reception to target ratio there! Throw in Cameron at TE and some pretty good receiving backs who can tear of 5 ypc runs we could be a FORMIDABLE offense this year.

  88. Rockphin says:

    I have no problem discussing how Stupid Omar is. I never had a problem saying back on the SS board either. I have no problem with others poking fun at him here either.

  89. steveccnv says:

    If Tannehill has similar numbers to what he had last yr, but higher 3rd down/redzone efficiency we’ll win 11/12 games. We should have a more balanced attack and better D, so he should have less attempts, and how much can he improve on 66% comp? He can improve on his yrds per attempt, and I expect he will.

    I expect better 3rd down/redzone, more ypa, and more wins, but I don’t really expect his passing yards to go up, if they do he’ll be a pro bowler.

    • Tim Knight says:

      He could have less big numbers but be more efficient because we rush for over 20 TDs. Maybe the defense and STs score 5 TDs so more passing TDs weren’t needed.

      It’s about winning games and competing for championships regardless of how it happens. Troy Aikman never put up big numbers but won 3 championships.

  90. Tim Knight says:

    FFR, nobody here is tweeting with Omar, we’re making fun of what he says to his Twits. You still can’t grasp that he gets no hits here? He doesn’t get paid to get hits on this blog with 20-40 bloggers at any given time that most of his audience doesn’t know about. LOL

  91. steveccnv says:

    I expect “The Guard” to be really interchangeable this yr, Philbin’s wet dream. Four guys playing 3 positions and rotating frequently, to the point it won’t matter who’s starting or catching the passes.

  92. finfanrob says:

    steveccnv says:
    June 3, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    If Tannehill has similar numbers to what he had last yr, but higher 3rd down/redzone efficiency we’ll win 11/12 games

    steve,

    i get who tanny is. he isnt elite. but if the D held a lead late in games the fins would have won 11/12 games. everyone looks at wilson like he is elite, but the only reason they got into another sb wasnt cause his 4int game. it was their d holding the packers to fgs and one guy dropping an easy onsides kick. but all you hear is how great wilson is. it goes to show qbs get all the credit even when they suck. i mean not like dilfer ever did anything but he was on a winning sb team.

    • steveccnv says:

      The difference is Wilson get’s it done when the game is on the line more than RT does. That’s really RTs only major knock against him, should help with WRs that actually fit the system (what a concept huh).

      • Tim Knight says:

        Does Wilson really finish games, or does the defense set the tone of the game and Lynch finishes it?

        How about that Super Bowl? 😉

  93. finfanrob says:

    tim

    and you dont get other here follow him. so that helps his cause. an amazing idea, and i know way the fuck out there but just imagine how successful he would be as a dolphin beat writer and had no followers, but i get it, dumb on my part not to follow him.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I love watching you get all riled up about this. LOL

      All I’m saying is he’s not getting hits here.

  94. finfanrob says:

    tim here this is easy for me. if others want to follow or talk about what trolldreds says why not just let home back here. at least he is more entertaining

  95. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    June 3, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    I love watching you get all riled up about this. LOL

    that is so funny how you say that. like you think i get all riled up about it. i really dont get how one on here thinks someone gets riled up about things. i just made a simple honest comment to you yet you get it as i am riled up. it is funny how others think others on here get riled up. maybe why i get how jahn is at times on here. it isnt riled up. it is just a simple conversation.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Even now you’re riled up while feverishly trying to say you’re not riled up. You probably engage in more Omar talk than anyone because you respond to him being mentioned every time. LOL

  96. steveccnv says:

    Landry says he wants to continue to return kicks (I believe punts too), so that should be the answer to who starts. Landry would be the guy that doesn’t start, but will still get as many downs as the rest, just give him a short rest after PR/KR duties.

    Get your best players on the field as much as you can, without wearing them down.

  97. finfanrob says:

    ‘I don’t find Home entertaining.’

    i love how the mention of home gets you all riled up (see how easy that is)

    • Tim Knight says:

      Yes, I jumped out of my chair, threw a brick through my window and then had to smoke a joint to calm down. Wheeeeew!!!

      Come on man, after awhile this silliness gets silly. LOL

  98. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    June 3, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Even now you’re riled up while feverishly trying to say you’re not riled up.

    oh come on. you are way better then that. come on i know you are then taking that easy shot. i know you are

  99. wyoming85 says:

    Congrat’s Mike E
    Mine was 24th on Monday!
    Great to see the perseverance brother!

  100. finfanrob says:

    steveccnv
    2 minutes ago
    The difference is Wilson get’s it done when the game is on the line more than RT does. That’s really RTs only major knock against him, should help with WRs that actually fit the system (what a concept huh).

    no the difference is his defense did. and some special teams freak thing.

  101. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    June 3, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Yes, I jumped out of my chair, threw a brick through my window and then had to smoke a joint to calm down. Wheeeeew!!!

    Come on man, after awhile this silliness gets silly. LOL

    hey now come on, if i break a window or tv with omar comments you have to do the same with home comments.

  102. Tim Knight says:

    I agree with Jahn that we’re kind of in that we’re due phase. Teams go through transitions and at some point they get good again. Hopefully we’re that team. We’ve seen it before, some mediocre seasons and then boom!!! 12-4 or 13-3 even if they don’t win it all. But they joined the tournament.

    Anything less than playoffs will be a disappointment for everyone this season. If not, what do we have to do to become a playoff team? At some point we need to have a good team. Geez!

  103. finfanrob says:

    Anything less than playoffs will be a disappointment for everyone this season. If not, what do we have to do to become a playoff team? At some point we need to have a good team. Geez!

    isnt that every team. every year

    • Tim Knight says:

      No… some teams are not at that point either falling apart and they know it, or starting over. We signed Suh, have Wake and Grimes and extended Tanny’s contract and made him the guy in his 4th season. What else do we have to do, sign Deion Sanders and Charles Haley? LOL

  104. finfanrob says:

    where the hell is jetssuck now, he and i are the only ones following the ncaa softball tourney. confucking grats to the gator girls. way to go

  105. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    June 3, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    No… some teams are not at that point either falling apart and they know it, or starting over. We signed Suh,

    sorry but signing suh doesnt mean a thing. i mean dont you listen to omar. the fins qb sucks

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