FOLLOWING PERFECTION: The 1973 Miami Dolphins – GAME 8: MIAMI @ NEW YORK JETS, Nov. 4, 1973

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By: Randy Campbell (OLD DOLFAN)

Game Info
Stadium Shea Stadium
Start Time (ET) 1:00pm
Roof outdoors
Surface grass
Weather 47 degrees relative humidity 43%, wind 17 mph

The Miami Dolphins convincing 30-14 victory the previous Sunday at New England put to rest any concerns about Miami’s offensive production. Since losing at Oakland in week #2, the Dolphins had ripped off five consecutive wins, averaging 30 points per game in the process.

 Miami’s offensive line, the best in the entire National Football League, had led the way.  The passing game was clicking.  The running game was both dominant and time consuming.  And, through seven games, quarterback Bob Griese had been sacked only SEVEN TIMES!  Even the most fanatical Jets fans realized that on this cold and windy day New York would be a decided underdog.

 Head coach Don Shula knew that a win over New York would put his team closer to achieving his first major goal of the season: winning the AFC East and a spot in the playoffs.  A victory would put the Fins at 7-1, fully two games clear of the Buffalo Bills, who were losing at New Orleans.  If form held true, the Patriots, Colts and Jets would all be 2-6 and effectively out of the playoff race in a 14 game regular season.

More thoughts came to Shula’s mind as he pondered this game.  The Jets and Joe Namath were responsible for Shula’s darkest moment, his 16-7 loss in the historic Orange Bowl as head coach of the favored Colts in Super Bowl III.  When Shula became head coach of the Dolphins in 1970 the Dolphins had NEVER DEFEATED the Jets, losing all eight previous meetings.  Shula promised Dolphin fans he would turn around the Jets-Dolphins rivalry.

Shula delivered.  Beginning in 1970, Shula’s Dolphins won 14 of the next 16 games in this blood rivalry!!  Long suffering Miami fans were absolutely THRILLED TO TEARS as their beloved Fins POUNDED the Jets and their nasty, profane, fans for nearly a decade!!  But no one wanted to beat the Jets more than Don Shula.  With him, it was personal.  It was THE PAYBACK for Super Bowl III.

 In 1972 Shula’s Dolphins won two close, hotly contested games vs. the Jets on the way to the NFL’s one and only Perfect Season.  The second game (which Miami won 28-24 after trailing 17-7) was played in front of 80,000 crazed, frenzied fans in the historic Orange Bowl.  It was a particularly brutal game.  A total of nine New York players had to be helped off the field.  Six of them were put out for the season in what Jets’ defensive back Steve Tannen called “a war.”  The effects of this game would last for YEARS!  The Jets would never have another winning season in the decade of the ’70’s!!

 Things seldom seemed to go as expected in the Dolphins-Jets rivalry.  Yes, Miami seemed to be clicking on all cylinders, winning five straight contests.  Yes, Joe Namath was out with an injury.  And, yes, back up QB Al Woodard had been inconsistent.  But this was the Dolphins and the Jets, where ANYTHING could, and usually DID, happen!  Jets star running back, and future Hall of Famer, John Riggins, hoped he could lead his team to s stunning upset victory.

Jets’ fans roared as the Dolphins started their first series from the Miami 20.  Hard running by Csonka and Morris got Miami rolling.  On third down, Griese completed a 12 yard pass to Jim Kiick.  Another third and long saw Griese hit Kiick out of the backfield again for a clutch first down.  From the New York 19, Mercury Morris burst through a nice hole and scored!  7-0, Miami, at the end of the first quarter.

 New York’s offense came alive in the second quarter.  Crisp passing by Al Woodall to running back Emerson Boozer and speedy tight end Richard Caster got the Jets moving.  From the Miami 1 yard line, John Riggins roared into the end zone to tie the score at 7-7.  A few minutes later, Riggins scored again, this time from the 3, and the underdog Jets had a 14-7 lead!  Jet fans were screaming their lungs out!!

MorrisMiami’s defensive lineman Manny Fernandez stopped yet another Jets drive when he pounced on a fumble at the Dolphins’ 43.  Key receptions by Jim Kiick and Marlin Briscoe got the Dolphins deep into Jets’ territory as time ticked away.  Pulling guard Larry Little led Mercury Morris on a 4 yard touchdown jaunt and the Dolphins had tied the game at 14-14 just before halftime.  In the locker room, Griese and Paul Warfield discussed possible ways to beat Jets cornerback Earlie Thomas.  On Miami’s first drive of Warfieldthe third quarter the offense advanced the ball to the Miami 44 on running plays.  Then Griese threw a perfect 19 yard strike to Briscoe to New York’s 37 yard line.  Griese decided it was time to hit Warfield with a long bomb.  But just after Griese released the ball, a gust of wind caught the ball, causing it to flutter.  Warfield casually ignored the ball then sharply reversed his field, causing Earlie Thomas TO FALL DOWN!!  Warfield snared the pass and exploded past Chris Farasopoulos for the go-ahead touchdown!  “Warfield really suckered our cornerback,” said Jets head coach Weeb Ewbank.  Clearly, it was one of the most amazing moves ever performed by the future Hall of Fame wide receiver!

A long Miami drive later in the third quarter ended when Garo Yepremian connected on a 20 yard field goal, putting the Dolphins ahead 24-14.  Miami’s ground game, supplemented by key Griese completions, helped Miami control the ball in a scoreless fourth stanza.  When the game ended, Miami celebrated their hard fought 10 point victory against a tough and determined Jets squad.


 In the post game locker room, Don Shula singled out Bob Griese for his play calling and extra sharp passing (13-19, 198 yards and the key touchdown to Warfield).  Csonka, Kiick and Morris also drew praise, as did the “No Name Defense” for shutting out the Jets in the decisive second half.

 The 1973 Miami Dolphins were now 7-1.  And they had SWEPT the two-game series with the hated Jets for the second consecutive season!  Somewhere, Don Shula was smiling.

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251 Responses to FOLLOWING PERFECTION: The 1973 Miami Dolphins – GAME 8: MIAMI @ NEW YORK JETS, Nov. 4, 1973

  1. dcoralsprings says:

    It’s finally here !

  2. dcoralsprings says:

    Freeman, one foot in, one foot out, , , , one foot in again ?

    Kind of crazy how a guy can have such a positive “upside” to a camp arm so quickly

  3. The Flying Pig says:

  4. olddolphan says:

    BEATING THE JETS NEVER GETS OLD, DOES IT???? – – Those of us who suffered through the Jets-Dolphins rivalry in the 1960’s thought we’d NEVER live to see the day when our favorite team would beat the Green Slime 14 out of 16 games!! – – But, then, Don Shula made the improbable absolutely possible!! – – And he didn’t have to rely on “Spygate,” or “Deflategate” to do it! – – I hope all of you enjoy yet another butt-kicking of the Jets, 1973 style!! – – May we do it again in 2015!!

  5. bookman11 says:

    Quick fly by to say thanks Herd for another Hotel suggestion, we will check that out.

    Football is back!!!! May God look over the health of our players!!!

  6. Rhino says:

    every time I read one of these, the image of myself inside my head changes from 51 yr old who can’t eat whatever I want anymore… to a 10 yr old wearing my prized Griese jersey, staring at my football card collection. 🙂 Now THAT’s a nice way to start a day.

  7. The Flying Pig says:

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  9. Rhino says:

    Patriots have added a new play to the playbook as a result of all their cheating scandals:×416

  10. The Flying Pig says:

    Looking good

  11. The Flying Pig says:

  12. The Flying Pig says:

    Congrats to Eric Berry
    Sorry about nonDolphins news but it’s good to hear he is back

  13. The Flying Pig says:

    Here is Brady’s response in Facebook
    He destroyed his phone after attorneys said it would not be provided as part of the investigation. Hmmm, same attorneys threatening to go to fed court as of the cell phone won’t come up at some point again
    Same attorney organizing appeal to NFL…

    • Rhino says:

      “To suggest that I destroyed a phone to avoid giving the NFL information it requested is completely wrong.” I think this is the Aaron Hernandez defense.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        It’s a silly response by him
        It’s unbelievable
        If The phone would have cleared him
        And there was a threat of litigation
        No question – his attorneys say “keep your phone”

  14. Rhino says:

    when you read this…
    I have a colleague who is an admin at T.C.U. who was born and raised in Miami. Like you he was there for most of the games. I gave him this link so he could follow the series. We had some great conversations remembering. He had some great stories too. A couple fin fans easing the isolation of being stranded in Texas. lol
    He tried to navigate through this site to find the other games, but couldn’t find them. Any suggestions to you or ADMIN here of where he can access those stories? Or email me at He has spent years reading the on line newspapers, but his technical savvy is limited to that. He likes reading articles but doesn’t want to ‘comment’. (I think that’s a college admin not wanting to leave a digital footprint lol).

  15. The Flying Pig says:

    Let’s go DeVante!

  16. Tim Knight says:

    So players are reporting today but TC officially begins tomorrow?

  17. The Flying Pig says:

    For Mike E

  18. The Flying Pig says:

    I think TC starts today doesn’t it?

  19. Tim Knight says:

    Well done once again, OD. I would love to see our team be 7-1 with a lot of hope moving forward.

  20. The Flying Pig says:

  21. The Flying Pig says:

    See Tim

  22. Rhino says:

    Piggy, I don’t know about others here, but I really like the new seats in the stadium. Gives the feel of ‘dolphins’ actually in water. oh shit, we’ve just become a giant water tank filled with dolphins (instead of one tank at the end zone). Hopefully all the players will be celebrating touchdowns. 🙂

    Are we now the Aqua Bowl?

    • The Flying Pig says:

      The stadium looks awesome
      It just looks new
      I think it’s going to get us a lot of positive attention nationally

  23. The Flying Pig says:

  24. The Flying Pig says:

    Last year w they tarted painting the endzones aqua it looked really cool

    • Rhino says:

      I hear South Beach has a lot of tarts 😉 but I didn’t know they were painting the end zones with them. What a town!

    • dbolt48 says:

      Stadium is looking excellent. Agreed about the fully painted end zones. Looks a little more complete versus the generic Miami in the endzone.

  25. dbolt48 says:

    Players report to camp today, but infield activities don’t start until tomorrow.

  26. Rhino says:

    Will the NFL EVER get to interview the equipment guys? Man, I’d love to have one of those guys blow the whistle to save his own ass: ‘here is evidence that Tom has been deflating for 15 years’ 🙂

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I think they were deposed by Tedd Wells
      There was a need about one guy being asked to be deposed a the is time or soemthing
      At some point the patriots refused to provide him

  27. The Flying Pig says:

  28. The Flying Pig says:

    Okay folks
    Fly by over
    catch up later

  29. Rhino says:

    The revamped stadium + along with uniform changes + apparently a front office on the same page about bringing in ‘system guys’ (not just talent regardless of fit) + Shula/Marino/ involved = purging the organization’s reputation of the last 15 years. Fresh energy. I hope the fans do our part as well. We really have to stop evaluating our current team based on 2000-2011. imo

    • Tim Knight says:

      I hit the reset in 2012 even though Ireland was still here for two more years.

      The more you look at his 2013 offseason, draft and FA, man did he leave a lot to be cleaned up. Outside of a few players, his major moves that year and a good portion of other ones are all gone.

  30. Rhino says:

    The stadium will be partially transformed for this season. Looks like the big score board at the end zone and not overhang (whatever it’s called lol)… but here is a pic of what 2016 final phase looks like… LOVE the four scoreboards, one in each corner.

  31. Rhino says:

    I better get busy cleaning the garage. 😦 Summer “honey-do’s”. I am really enjoying Polian ripping Brady’s ass. He keeps talking about clauses in collective bargaining agreement that contradict the defense that nflpa seems to want to take. I am NOT enjoying the millions of monday morning lawyers that have suddenly popped up in the Northeast. I can say, with all sincerity, if MY QB was caught, I wouldn’t blindly support him (I’m a firm believer that I’d rather lose than cheat to win). When McGuire and Canseco were in Oakland I was obviously a huge fan. With the PEDs you won’t find me defending them just because of the color of uniform they wore.

  32. BoulderPhinfan says:

    LOL. This is comment from one of the ESPN articles.

    Dale Hopkins · Clearwater, Florida
    Philbin: “Suh, pick up that wrapper off the ground” Suh:” I will pick you up by your foot and throw your %$##@#$ @$$ into the cheap seats boy”

  33. herdfan says:


    To make it easer to find all of OD’s articles, your friend can enter Perfection in the search box. It will filter all the articles to just OD’s. It will bring up the last one posted, then click backwards on older posts to go backwards one by one for each of his articles.

  34. stangerx says:

    Awesome by OD as always. Wonder if back then the Jets were hated as much as they are now.

  35. stangerx says:

    Dolphins re-signed Josh Freeman. they just cut him last Friday. Don’t get that.

    • Rhino says:

      weird clause in his contract. apparently it was a $ thing

    • The Flying Pig says:

      There was some more info about this yesterday
      There was some sort of clause in his contract that made him more of a financial risk
      So they cut him
      reworked the contract
      and now if he is cut they don;t owe him the extra $

      It actually had nothing to do with his skillset or ability to make the team, they were just reducing financial risk by cuting him and re-signing him

  36. stangerx says:

    “The Patriots owner called Goodell’s decision “unfathomable” and apologized to his fans for accepting the team’s punishment.

    He said he thought his decision to accept the harsh sanctions would help exonerate Brady. “I was wrong to put my faith in the league,” Kraft said.

    He also offered strong support for his quarterback. “I continue to believe and unequivocally support Tom Brady.”
    Why the hell would accepting the team punishment make it more like for Tom to get off. That is like admitting that yes the balls were deflated. Once the violation is established it is then more likely that Brady gets suspended.

  37. steveccnv says:

    You guys are missing the main point of the new stadium, when finished, it will be a cross between the Orange Bowl and the stadium in Seattle. The Orange Bowl gave us a great advantage, because the seats were so close to the field the noise was unbearable to our opponents. With the revamping, moving the seats close to the field and putting a semi-dome on the noise will be louder than the OB.

    In the OB our opponents rarely got TDs, during the glory yrs in the 4th qtr, when trying to score in the closed endzone.

  38. Rhino says:

    The Patriot Way = secrecy so ‘gray areas’ won’t be questioned

  39. Tim Knight says:

    It’s funny watching liars get caught in their own traps and continue to squirm and say dumb shit. LOL

    • stangerx says:

      Did you notice in there he never said, “the balls were not deflated”? If I believed that I sure would have.

  40. stangerx says:

    “I also disagree with yesterdays narrative surrounding my cellphone. I replaced my broken Samsung phone with a new iPhone 6 AFTER my attorneys made it clear to the NFL that my actual phone device would not be subjected to investigation under ANY circumstances.”

    — Brady on Facebook

    BTW – if his lawyers actually did tell him that then if they were willing to go to court over this they were willing to do so with purposefully destroyed evidence. That cell phone would have been turned over to the NFL during discovery……if not smashed that is.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      That is why its so stupid
      the same people advising him about the appellate process and fed case told him
      “Hey no big deal throw away your phone)

  41. wyoming85 says:

    Miami Dolphins Cheer ‏@MDCheer 5m5 minutes ago
    Pic of the Day: Check out the official 2015 squad photos!


  42. wyoming85 says: ‏@nfltrade_rumors 34m34 minutes ago
    Dolphins Sign Three Players, Cut One

    User Actions

    Miami DolphinsVerified account
    We have signed free agent DT Calvin Barnett, free agent WR Kai De La Cruz and free agent T Chris Martin.

    We have waived DT Ellis McCarthy.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Chris Martin is likely going to work at guard. He’s one of those college tackles that lacks the frame and skill to play on the edge in the pros.

  43. wyoming85 says:

    Adam Beasley ‏@AdamHBeasley 14m14 minutes ago
    Dolphins’ Branden Albert ready to go for training camp; DeVante Parker weeks away from return

    • Tim Knight says:

      Great news on Albert. It sucks Parker will miss a lot of fundamentals and chemistry work. I guess he’ll have to work his way into the lineup as the year goes on.

  44. wyoming85 says:

    No statement is more TRUE!

    Adam Beasley ‏@AdamHBeasley 1h1 hour ago
    The NFL is the best reality television show ever.

  45. wyoming85 says:

    Adam Beasley ‏@AdamHBeasley 8m8 minutes ago Coconut Creek, FL
    A note on Albert: Don’t be surprised if the Dolphins still take things slow with him, even though he’s on active roster. Week 1 is target.

    Amen Brother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. wyoming85 says:

    Dolfan Derek ‏@Dolfin55 2h2 hours ago
    #WakeZilla a Wednesday. @Kold91 @MiamiDolphins #FinsUp #TrainingCamp

  47. Tim Knight says:

    One of the things John Benton is going to have to figure out somewhat early is which guys who have played both tackle and guard in their careers are best suited for which position. We have a lot of guys who can compete at guard, but at tackle it’s much thinner with only Albert, James and Fox listed at OT. We’ll see how it plays out.

  48. wyoming85 says:

    Andrew Abramson ‏@AbramsonPBP 13m13 minutes ago
    Dolphins should just wear these uniforms all the time, right?

  49. wyoming85 says: ‏@Phins_Phocus 3m3 minutes ago
    The @MiamiDolphins are doing a Top 50 players of all time vote. Who do you think should make the cut. Vote here

  50. wyoming85 says:


    • Tim Knight says:

      Here we go already. What a douchey comment by that shit bag radio station and hack reporter.

      • dbolt48 says:

        He got ran off by Joe Rose for saying Parker could only run 2 of 9 routes on the route tree and saying Mathis was way better than Pouncey.

      • dbolt48 says:

        Just a reminder of how all knowing he is:

        @Dbolt48: @JoeRoseShow @OmarsMistakes: Either Omar suffers from a serious case of Amnesia, or, making up all these narratives..

    • dbolt48 says:

      A response someone posted:

      @EfrainRamos: Ryan Tannehill has a 99.3 rating when he’s within 7pts in the 4th QTR (for comparison, R. Wilson is 80.9) #PhinsUp

  51. The Flying Pig says:

    The new unis have really grown on me
    I like them more than the old ones
    I also like wearing several uniforms and constant change though
    I thinK oregon goes overboard with it though….lol

  52. The Flying Pig says:

  53. wyoming85 says:

    Greg Likens ‏@GregLikens 2m2 minutes ago
    #Dolphins also announce that TE Gerell Robinson has been placed on the Non-Football Injury list

  54. wyoming85 says:

    Miami Dolphins ‏@MiamiDolphins 3m3 minutes ago
    We have placed S Don Jones and WR DeVante Parker on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.

  55. The Flying Pig says:

  56. Tim Knight says:

    Dbolt, I have felt that Omar is bi-polar for awhile. How else do you describe a guy saying he doesn’t talk QBs and then proceed to talk about them endlessly? LOL

    • dbolt48 says:

      It’s his out for the conversation when people prove his accusations incorrect….that or blocking them.

  57. getterdone says:

    Heck Yea, it’s finally Training Camp.
    Are you ready for some Football?!

    • Try Pod says:

      I think we’re ready for you to update the Bozo-tanne pic for the season, although I think it looks more like Larry Fine. =-O

      • getterdone says:

        LMAO, I’ve decided to keep it since it bothers ya 😉

        Actually, I was waiting for a 2015 live action shot.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Agreed, there are much better pics than that out there. LOL

  58. Tim Knight says:

    Omar is at his best when he acts like he’s a scout or has a coaches’ eye. Then Perkins joins in and admittedly acts like he doesn’t know the answer but then proceeds to give an opinion as if the audience should value it. I watched a couple of their videos awhile back and I swear I felt like retardation was setting in so I had to bail to save myself. LOL

  59. getterdone says:

    Marsha hanging on to what’s left of her dignity & legacy!

  60. getterdone says:

    Dbolt, that Tosh boy, he aint right! 😯

  61. manitobafinfan says:


  62. CavalierKong says:

    So at my job I have a coworker with an “Executive Decision Cube”. It works just like a magic eight ball. You ask it a question, shake it up and it gives you answers. The last two years when asking it about the Fins making the playoffs it has told me “no” and “definitely not” but today when I checked on the Fins playoff chances this year I got a “probably”. Woohoo! Things are looking up. Even the all-knowing Executive Decision Cube feels the winds of fate are-a-changing.

  63. manitobafinfan says:

    Well at least something technology linked works. Lightning hit a pole up the road from office server down no computers , emergency back up generator operating lights Fun fun fun

  64. getterdone says:

    Howdy Toba, glad to see you’re alright, err, at least okay. 😉

  65. getterdone says:

    Dolphins placed WR DeVante Parker (foot) on active/PUP.
    As expected. Parker underwent surgery last month to have a screw replaced in his previously-operated foot. The No. 14 overall pick is expected to avoid the reserve/PUP list to open the season, which would cost him the first six games, but he’s questionable for Week 1 and not expected to get much work in camp.
    Will be good when we get the Condor back. I wanna see that boy Sky!

    • Tim Knight says:

      I didn’t think his injury would take this long to heal but oh well. There’s a prime opportunity for other WRs to step up.

      • getterdone says:

        I think it’s more about being cautious with your #1 pick. We’re loaded @ WR. He’ll be okay!

  66. The Flying Pig says:

    Don;t worry about Parker’s foot injury
    I’ve been assured he is fine

  67. D says:

    Just as a proof by contradiction. If the phone does prices her is guilty then it would prove he was innocent. If it proves he is innocent he would definitely want it to be seen. So fact the were not looking to introduce it as evidence process he knew it wouldn’t exonerate him and therefore by this proof would affirm the accusation. This he is guilty and his actions support hr knows it.

  68. getterdone says:

    Suspended QB Tom Brady wrote on Facebook Wednesday morning, “I am very disappointed by the NFL’s decision to uphold the 4 game suspension against me. I did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either.”
    “…To try and reconcile the record and fully cooperate with the investigation after I was disciplined in May, we turned over detailed pages of cell phone records and all of the emails that Mr. [Ted] Wells requested,” Brady continued. “…There is no “smoking gun” and this controversy is manufactured to distract from the fact they have zero evidence of wrongdoing. I authorized the NFLPA to make a settlement offer to the NFL so that we could avoid going to court and put this inconsequential issue behind us as we move forward into this season. The discipline was upheld without any counter offer. I respect the Commissioner’s authority, but he also has to respect the CBA and my rights as a private citizen. I will not allow my unfair discipline to become a precedent for other NFL players without a fight.” Brady also explained his “destroyed” cell phone in his response, saying he simply replaced an old, broken Samsung phone with a new iPhone 6.
    Source: Tom Brady on Facebook
    Glad we got #17, a real upstanding & genuine football player!

    Go Phins!

    • steveccnv says:

      It’s all BS and we all know it. Do they really think we’re that stupid? And that Kraft pile of shit with his retarded comments. Well I only accepted the team penalty, because I thought if would help get Tommy off. If he was innocent he would’ve gotten off by himself.

      • getterdone says:

        Agreed! Gotta love how they keep making themselves look worse & worse & worse & BAD! 🙂

  69. steveccnv says:

    Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly · 41m41 minutes ago
    WATCH: Body cam video released in Sam DuBose shooting

    If you do what you’re supposed to do things like this are less likely to happen to you. If you state says you must have a front license plate, you put one on and keep it on, when changing lanes you use your blinker… Make doing the right thing a habit and you’ll be less likely to have these things happen to you. Of course the cop shouldn’t have shot him, he should be guilty of murder, but that’s not my point. My point is things you can do, so BS like this doesn’t happen to you.

    • Tim Knight says:

      What I think has happened over the years is instead of questioning authority some people decided to defy authority which leads to conflicts and bad scenarios.

      • steveccnv says:


        I was taught you don’t run from the police you do what they say, period. That cop didn’t single the man out, the man through stupidity ignited the situation. Two wrongs don’t make a right, for either of them. They both did retarded things.

      • Al in MIA says:

        Law enforcement officers have to learn to take the high road.

      • getterdone says:

        ….that and Barry Soetoro’s promise to have a domestic army by militarizing police forces.
        #change 🙄

    • steveccnv says:

      Al, it isn’t about the police officer. It’s about protecting yourself. We know cops do things they shouldn’t.

  70. Al in MIA says:

    Newly signed UCF product, OT Chris Martin, has taken quite the tour over the last year.

    “06/16/15 – T Chris Martin was waived by the 49ers Tuesday (June 16). Martin joined the practice squad on Dec. 10.”

    “01/04/15 – T Chris Martin was signed by the 49ers to a reserve/future contract on Tuesday (Dec. 30) for the 2015 season. He ended the 2014 season on the practice squad. Martin (6-5, 303) was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Texans on May 16, 2014. He was released on May 27 and later signed with the New England Patriots on June 23. Martin spent training camp with New England before being signed to the team’s practice squad on August 31. He was released by the Patriots on September 26 and was signed back to New England’s practice squad on October 8. He was released by the Patriots on October 13. The Texans signed Martin to their practice squad on November 12, and he was later released on November 25. He was signed to the 49ers practice squad on December 10, where he spent the remainder of the season.”

  71. Tim Knight says:

    Al, I agree about law enforcement officials taking the high road and in many cases they do show great patience. The problem is not all people are like that and when you get two people who are hotheads or disrespectful to each other you’re going to have a problem. I’m not defending what the officer in this case did, I’m replying to Steve’s advice.

  72. getterdone says:

    Bears placed WR Kevin White (shin) on active/PUP.
    White has been battling the shin issue for a while now, as he also sat out all of minicamp. It doesn’t sound overly serious, but White is missing important time with the offense. The Bears want him to get his conditioning up before sending him in to compete with Marquess Wilson and Eddie Royal for snaps.
    Will be interesting to see how White, Parker, Cooper, Strong, & Perriman all do…oh and DGB! 😉

  73. herdfan says:

    CavalierKong says:

    July 29, 2015 at 2:21 pm (Edit)

    So at my job I have a coworker with an “Executive Decision Cube”. It works just like a magic eight ball. You ask it a question, shake it up and it gives you answers. The last two years when asking it about the Fins making the playoffs it has told me “no” and “definitely not” but today when I checked on the Fins playoff chances this year I got a “probably”. Woohoo! Things are looking up. Even the all-knowing Executive Decision Cube feels the winds of fate are-a-changing.

    I guess I’m old school. I have a magic 8 ball on my desk. 🙂

    • getterdone says:

      I had the magic 8 ball as a kid…then got tired of it repeating itself with answers I didn’t like, So I threw it against the sidewalk with a mighty blow….never got that last reply….LOL

    • Tim Knight says:

      I had one but I couldn’t tell you where it is.

  74. herdfan says:

    ‘Signs point to yes’ for a winning season! 🙂

    • Try Pod says:

      So I should go ahead and put a $100 on 9-7?

      • The Flying Pig says:

        aren;t the odds better for a 16-0 bet?

      • Tim Knight says:

        My friend and I are thinking of putting money on the Phins to win the Super Bowl but I think the odds changed recently and the payout won’t be as good as it would have been had we done it months ago.

      • steveccnv says:

        Tim over the weekend it went from 22/1 to 28/1, at the local casino.

    • CavalierKong says:

      Well that clinches it. Both the Magic Eight Ball and the Executive Decision Cube have spoken.

    • Try Pod says:

      Probably- but she said “winning record”, which 9-7 is. It is also more likely than 16-0, 15-1, 14-2, 13-3.. 12-4 is on the high side of possible, imo.

  75. getterdone says:

    Free agent OT Jake Long will visit the Broncos.
    Long is in New York visiting the Giants on Wednesday after meeting with the Falcons on Monday, so he’s starting to get some play with teams opening training camp. Denver could use some help after losing LT Ryan Clady for the season.

  76. finfanrob says:

    lmao, havent stopped by in a while and i just pop in to see what is up and i read

    herd has a ball on her desk
    the bible thumper got rid of his ball
    and the eunuch cant find his ball

    yep, nothing ever changes.

  77. Tim Knight says:

    GD, I posted this earlier but nobody replied because I guess everyone was talking about Brady. But this is important and will be interesting to watch.

    One of the things John Benton is going to have to figure out somewhat early is which guys who have played both tackle and guard in their careers are best suited for which position. We have a lot of guys who can compete at guard, but at tackle it’s much thinner with only Albert, James and Fox listed at OT. We’ll see how it plays out.

    • getterdone says:

      Yeah, Benton & Philbin will still likely move the ‘depth’ guys around to see who’s more versatile, able to fill a multi-positional need.
      Keep in mind Jamil Douglas played OT, so did Linkenbach, as well as a couple of the UDFA OL.
      This is what camp is for.

      Go Benton!

      • Tim Knight says:

        Most of the guards on the team have played tackle in college. But most of them are project better as pro guards. That’s what I’m saying, I wonder who kicks back outside. I would think Linkenbach’s size looks like a tackle. I’m interested to see who ends up where and who becomes the front runners at guard.

  78. Tim Knight says:

    Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly 1m1 minute ago
    Channing Crowder’s in the running for Dolphins top 50 players. Got to vote for my dog

  79. getterdone says:

    FFR, correction, I’m not a ‘bible thumper’, just a bible reader & believer!

    • Try Pod says:

      One man’s thumper is another man’s reader/believer.

      • getterdone says:

        Sadly that’s the non-believers notorious buzz word to dismiss men of faith, followers of Christ.
        I don’t go ‘thumping’ behind them, chasing them to change their minds.
        Free will, hope ya make the right pick. 😉

      • Try Pod says:

        I don’t agree- I have heard “Christians” call each other thumpers. Presumably, they were “believers”.

  80. Brian in NY says:


    I have to agree with Mike E on the Marriott Marquis. We’ve stayed there a couple of times, and the accomodations are very nice. The price is moderate for NYC, relatively speaking of course.

  81. The Flying Pig says:

    Think about all the great Dolphins LBs
    how many LBs can you get in the top 50
    7 or so at most
    Can you name 7 Dolphins LBs who were better than Crowder
    I’m counting Wake as a DE even though he played 3-4 OLB

  82. Tim Knight says:

    Charles Bowser was on his was to being a top pass rushing OLB but ruptured his Achilles and was never the same.

    Hugh Green was good for us but a knee injury made him less effective than he would have been.

  83. getterdone says:

    Hell, I have Misi ahead of Channing Crowder.

  84. The Flying Pig says:

    I don;t think Crowder makes top 50

    I would even have some one like Derrick Rogers over Crowder
    and I’m not sayign Rogers was that good
    but he was a part of some pretty good defenses

    Bunicotti, Offerdahl and Thomas as probably the top 3 in is easy
    AJ Duhe too

    I probably didn;t watch enough Matheson or Bokamper to say where they are
    But I also have Bryan Cox over Crowder

  85. getterdone says:

    Lets not forget Doug Swift either….

  86. getterdone says:

    I hope we can soon add Jenkins, Tripp, & Vigil to that list of names, of and McPain!

  87. Al in MIA says:


  88. wyoming85 says:

    Greg Likens ‏@GregLikens 1m1 minute ago
    Tannenbaum on OG: “We’re in the ultimate meritocracy.. best players will play.. Based on the spring, we’re encouraged by some of these guys”

  89. finfanrob says:

    steveccnv says:
    July 29, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    And I was thinking some of these comments were safe, because you haven’t been on in a while.

    yeah, that thinking shit will get you every time. why i dont bother with it.

  90. finfanrob says:

    getterdone says:
    July 29, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    FFR, correction, I’m not a ‘bible thumper’, just a bible reader & believer!

    what?????? sure. and next thing you will tell me is tim isnt really a eunuch, pig isnt really a pig, jahn isnt really god, ken isnt really green, stanger doesnt stalk recepionist, mike e was kidding about the hand thing and OD isnt a plagiarist

  91. Mike E. says:

    I had a magic 8-ball once. My friends and I snorted it up. lol

  92. D says:

    Maybe he meant a top 50 at LB

  93. Al in MIA says:

    Thought maybe someone already posted this but anyway 🙂

  94. Mike E. says:

    LOL @ Al

  95. Mike E. says:

    Piggy – I’m taking a break from jerseys. Maybe I’ll just get a Dolphins shirt, or a jacket.

  96. getterdone says:

    Omar Kelly ✔ @OmarKelly
    Confession:What I hate about this time of season is the fact CASUAL Phins fan will show up today or tomorrow & act like they know everything

    Omar Kelly ✔ @OmarKelly
    I think I’m going to be doing a pop quiz just so I can identify who is who.
    I guess his first quiz question is:
    True or False: Channing Crowder is a top 50 all time Phin?

  97. wyoming85 says:

    The trained EYE?

    Omar KellyVerified account
    iPhone people….my phone will only vibrate. Won’t ring. I didn’t set it to just vibrate. What do I do.

  98. Tim Knight says:

    You know what, I like this uniform even with the nostalgic helmet. My issue with that logo on that helmet is it looked like a shoddy silkscreen. But I do like those unis.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      They actually look pretty cool the more I look at them

      I do like the new unis with minimal orange too though

  99. getterdone says:
    • Tim Knight says:

      I approve this message.

      NFL pundits continue to let him fly under the radar like he’s only better than the Christian Ponders, Blaine Gabberts or Jake Lockers of the world. Okay! LOL

  100. getterdone says:

    from MH

    The Dolphins have had preliminary extension talks with Lamar Miller.
    With one of the worst 2016 cap situations, Miami “can’t say for sure” if they’ll be able to keep Miller. The Dolphins view Jay Ajayi as a three-down back and possible in-house replacement. Millier is making $660K in the final year of his rookie deal.

  101. getterdone says:

    The Death Star weapon is here! Japan fires world’s most powerful laser to produce energy equal to 1,000 times the planet’s power consumption

    Read more:

  102. The Flying Pig says:

  103. The Flying Pig says:

    When I go to fla I think I want to take the doors off my jeep to make it look like this!

  104. D says:

    Oh if you guys want to vomit go to bleacher report and read the love story, er I mean article Mike Freeman wrote about miko. He apparently has no clue what a person who knows anything about football really is.

  105. The Flying Pig says:

    It’s like wonder woman’s jet

  106. The Flying Pig says:

  107. Ken says:

    That giant sucking sound coming from Mexico is me catching my breath after lmao so hard at the thought of Crowder being a top 50 anything

  108. Mike E. says:

    Mets trade P Zack Wheeler and SS/2B Wilmer Flores to Brewers for OF Carlos Gomez! I think it’s a good move, and I will hope CarGo will be happy to be back in NY, and play better than he has in MIL

  109. son of a son of a shula says:

    BoulderPhinfan says:
    July 29, 2015 at 9:49 am (Edit)
    LOL. This is comment from one of the ESPN articles.
    Dale Hopkins • Clearwater, Florida
    Philbin: “Suh, pick up that wrapper off the ground” Suh:” I will pick you up by your foot and throw your %$##@#$ @$$ into the cheap seats boy”

    See this is where espn makes an ass out of itself. There is a very subtle difference in how this would go down. Coach would say Suh get that gum wrapper picked up and Suh would say sure boss and then grab Geno Smith (or insert division foe here) by both ankles and while holding him upside down have Geno pick up the fucking gum wrapper.

    We clear?

    Suh is here, EVERYTHING is different now

  110. son of a son of a shula says:

    Channing Crowder had like 3 good games. That doesn’t make you top 50 in team history.

    Playoff appearances?
    Pro Bowls?
    All time team stat leader in anything?


    Have a good day

    • steveccnv says:

      You guys only seem to remember the Crowder upon exit the one with the mouth, but he was very good for several yrs. I don’t think top 50, but he was pretty good. Did everyone forget Hugh Green. For a while there (Marino yrs) our D was held together by our MLB.

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        I saw all of Crowder, he was better outside than in but still not in the top 50 by any stretch.

  111. son of a son of a shula says:

    The surf board with the bite taken out is the best analogy of the patsies trying to say there is “NO” evidence of wrong doing… yada yada

    If you f’ing science is so good then explain why the balls on the other side of the field were fine.
    Fuck off all of you assholes, lying – cheating – assholes

  112. son of a son of a shula says:

    In the right margin above is a section called “Categories” listed in there is a section called “Absolute Perfection” and he would be able to navigate quite easily to all of the stories from OD. there’s also a section called sonny football fantasy he may want to check out

  113. son of a son of a shula says:

    News Flash for Omar:

    If you truly believe Crowder is a top 50 player all time for this storied franchise then you should do everyone a favor and resign from covering the team. We have Suh now and we are about to become a contender we don’t need this sophomoric, idiotic, unsubstantiated type of reporting here. It’s embarrassing.
    Step your game up!

  114. steveccnv says:

    Lucas Duda (duda, duda bus stop here) hit 3 solo HRs for New York, but San Diego pelted Bartolo Colon on the way to 6 early runs, and the Padres cruised comfortably.

  115. son of a son of a shula says:

    Welcome back Josh Freeman. When I wrote the other day he had just been cut so I said “Nice knowing you” because I thought he was gone but the truth is I like him and hope he finds a way onto the roster so best of luck to you Josh as camp begins. Give ’em hell.

  116. D says:

    Wondered if the wailing had started yet. Evan Mathis supposedly signing with the falcons. Maybe still in denial or just to inconsolable to type. I’ll check back later for what should be pretty interesting discussion lol

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