Who Wants to be a Dolphin?

Who Stood Out

At long last we got our first look at the 2015 version of the Miami Dolphins and more than a few players made an impression. There were a few starters and top tier reserves who made an impression. Highly drafted rookies and undrafted free agents also made an impression as they played in their first live NFL action. I want to look at players beside the obvious, Ryan  Tannehill had excellent command of the offense and did exactly what anyone could have hoped for as he led his unit on an 8 minute drive which resulted in a Touchdown in his only series of the night. Ndamukong Suh was impressive as we all would have expected clogging the middle stopping the Bears from gaining any yards on the ground while he was on the field. Jarvis Landry scored the teams only TD and Lamar Miller broke off a long run in his only series but there were others who had good performances and if they didn’t seal a spot on the team they sure moved nicely in that direction.

Dion Sims saw his only action of the evening playing with the starters on the lone drive and made two quality catches to help sustain the drive. What were the expectations for Sims this year? We hoped he would secure his spot as the number 2 TE, keep developing and increase his production as a receiver. This drive showed that everything we want to see from Sims was evident. He moved through the Defense to push his route deeper into the middle got good separation and made good hands catches and was able to gain yards after the catch. Dion Sims looks like a player that is improving nicely and looks to be a big part of the offense this season either catching passes or blocking and helping the O-line protect Tannehill and produce another 1,000 yard rusher.

Jamar Taylor stepped in as the starter opposite Brent Grimes and didn’t do anything to warrant a demotion. In fact we want to see more. Taylor played beyond what the rest of the starters on the Defense played. Taylor played the entire first half and didn’t let anything get behind him. Taylor comes up as an aggressive tackler in the run game. The key for Taylor will be to stay healthy and to continue being consistent. He’s the man the team is hoping will start opposite Grimes he should be a fun player to watch through the rest of the preseason as we watch him wind into a starter for this year.

Every team wants the players they draft in the first or second round to compete for starting positions. Jordan Phillips, this years second round pick, showed that he can play in the NFL. Gaining a starting position will be tough behind this guy named Suh and another cagey vet named Mitchell but Phillips showed excellent power and athleticism and there should be no doubt that he will factor in heavily in the Defensive line rotation. Phillips moves very quickly for such a big man but he is very powerful and difficult for the offense to move him off the line. After signing Suh to such a large contract no one expected the Dolphins to select a Defensive Tackle so early in the draft but in retrospect the pick is brilliant. Phillips began to slide and was a great value pick. The value will be having another body that is difficult to move being in the rotation as the season wears on. You may recall how poor the run defense was the last two Decembers. Phillips just needs to continue to build on what he has done so far and he has an incredible and willing mentor in one Mr. Suh.

Billy Turner played into the third qtr the other night. I didn’t see a sack given up and I didn’t see him getting blown off the ball either. He was resilient, worked hard, earned some valuable playing time and finally blocked someone other than Suh.

Damien Williams, to steal a Joe Philbin line, “just looks like a football player”. He caught a swing pass and gained some nice YAC and driven toward the sideline does he just step out of bounds and move on to the next play – NO – he puts his head down and slams the would be CB tackler and has him singing lullaby. Dum de dum de dum – it was violent. Williams continues to improve since becoming a regular contributor early last season after Moreno was injured. Keep those old Ricky jersies this Williams will make them viable once again.

Finally I want to recognize as probably the Undrafted FA of the game – Zach Vigil. Gaining extra reps due to the injury sustained by Jordan Tripp, Vigil did what a Middle Linebacker is supposed to do. He led the team with 5 tackles, 2 for loss and registered a sack and one QB hit. Vigil seemed to always be around the play. Now Vigil did play against other 3rd and 4th stringers so he has to show he can continue to be productive as he plays against the higher end players but he certainly got the attention of his coaches with the production he had in his first NFL game.

This week the Dolphins will travel to Charlotte to practice with Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers before the teams play in preseason game number 2 on Saturday. Coach Philbin is looking forward to the work his young Guards will get against the 4-3 D of the Panthers as opposed to the 3-4 emplyed by Chicago where many times the Guards aren’t covered up pre-snap. It should be a fun and interesting week when these two teams practice.

http://www.miamidolphins.com/multimedia/videos/Philbin-Reviews-Roster-After-Bears-Game/d219ca74-6350-4776-8d55-d8eb8148512c

Is that Turner standing up Suh?

I didn’t think so…

Is this guy coming back soon?

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179 Responses to Who Wants to be a Dolphin?

  1. The Flying Pig says:

    First

    Working late Son?

  2. The Flying Pig says:

    Spent a long day in Long Beach today
    Just got back to Manhattan about an hour ago
    Drinking a Guinness before heading home

  3. son of a son of a shula says:

    Yeah Piggs these people need fresh blogs to ignore, someone’s gotta do it lol

  4. jetsssuck says:

    http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/g123/inside-the-uss-ford-americas-newest-aircraft-carrier/

    The next generational and the newest aircraft carrier USS Ford pretty cool pics of insides,the next aircraft carrier to come out is JFK

  5. wyoming85 says:

    Greg Likens ‏@GregLikens · 11m11 minutes ago
    #Dolphins announce they’ve waived offensive tackle Chris Martin. He originally signed with Miami as a free agent on July 29, 2015

  6. Brian in NY says:

    Nice job Son. I happen to like Williams a lot. I think that he brings a nice change of pace to this offense, and his ability to catch pasees out of the backfield will prove valuable to this team once again this season. He’s a hard runner with decent quickness as well.

  7. wyoming85 says:

    Good Job Son
    I’ve been rooting for Sims since we drafted him!

    And it looks like we might need 1 or 2 of the UDFA LB’s to step up!!!!!!!

  8. wyoming85 says:

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk · 3m3 minutes ago
    WR DeVante Parker prob telling himself, “Ur day is coming. Just be patient.”

  9. wyoming85 says:

    Greg Likens ‏@GregLikens · 2m2 minutes ago
    #Dolphins LT Branden Albert is in full pads today. Will be interesting to see how much work he does

  10. wyoming85 says:

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk · 3s4 seconds ago
    LB Koa Misi jogging and doing rehab outdoors. Looks decent. No visible limp. LB Tripp no boot, but very visible limp.

  11. BoulderPhinfan says:

    nice job son. I think we need to get better at goal line work. Williams couldn’t punch it in on a couple of tries in that game. We have to score on those close goal line situations.

  12. wyoming85 says:

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk · 27s28 seconds ago
    LB Vigil w/nice “tackle” on RB LaMike James. Vigil was active in game. Gotta watch him closer. Btw, no tackling today.

  13. BoulderPhinfan says:

    wyoming. I agree on sims. I think he’s gonna be producing big for us this year.

  14. wyoming85 says:

    That’s what the WR is supposed to do!

    Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly · 29s30 seconds ago
    Jamar Taylor had an interception on Tannehill, then Greg Jennings knocked it free. Great play by Taylor.

  15. wyoming85 says:

    Armando Salguero ‏@ArmandoSalguero · 14s14 seconds ago
    Jordan Tripp is walking without boot or crutches today. But his limp is pronounced. This is going to be a few weeks.

  16. wyoming85 says:

    I’m starting to hear the last phrase a LOT!

    Greg Likens ‏@GregLikens · 29s29 seconds ago
    In 1-on-1s, Brice McCain makes a pass breakup of a Tannehill pass to Landry. Then Hazel catches a long pass after getting behind Delmas

  17. wyoming85 says:

    Boulder
    I think Sims can turn into a very good all around TE!

    Not just a receiver and not just a blocker!

  18. wyoming85 says:

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk · 56s56 seconds ago
    Guessing no change in starters until after Carolina game. RCB, nickel, even OGs seem set. No changes since Chicago.

  19. wyoming85 says:

    We have a FB?

    Adam Beasley ‏@AdamHBeasley · 8m8 minutes ago
    Guess who just caught a pass out of the backfield: Earl Mitchell. Interesting!

  20. wyoming85 says:

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk · 8m8 minutes ago
    RG Jamil Douglas blocks Suh 1 on 1…nice job by the rook…might not happen again, but nice job

  21. wyoming85 says:

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk · 7m7 minutes ago
    DT Jordan Phillips snuffs out cutback run. Nice job by 2d rd pick

  22. wyoming85 says:

    Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly · 3m3 minutes ago
    That’s the one thing I give Joe Philbin a lot of props for. If you play well…..you get elevated. He’s done that for 3 years.

  23. wyoming85 says:

    Aloha

  24. wyoming85 says:

    James Walker ‏@JamesWalkerNFL · 1m1 minute ago
    @MiamiDolphins players head inside due to lightning. Practice will resume in the bubble.

  25. Rockphin says:

    Nice write up Son. I read every word. Thank you!

  26. Rockphin says:

    I did read every word Son. I even read some of them twice! LOL

  27. wyoming85 says:

    Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly · 12m12 minutes ago
    Zach Vigil is the first team inside linebacker during 7-on-7s. He’s paired with Jelani Jenkins. That is HUGE!

  28. wyoming85 says:

    Greg Likens ‏@GregLikens · 9m9 minutes ago
    Moore complete short on near sideline to Hazel. Then Luc with a nice pass breakup of a Moore pass #Dolphins

  29. wyoming85 says:

    Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly · 8m8 minutes ago
    Sam Brenner and Jason Fox were the only respectable offensive linemen during their 1-on-1 drills vs the D-line. Wasn’t pretty.

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk · 7m7 minutes ago
    And now Shelby just dominated Liedtke. DL rising. But OL respectable today.

    Which one to believe?

  30. BoulderPhinfan says:

    I’m glad we have other option in the middle. I just don’t think we can trust misi to play every game. It seems like he’s injury prone.

  31. BoulderPhinfan says:

    I hope/think its the firs one.

    Either this Dolphins D-line is a man eating, 2 deep unit. Or the Dolphins offensive line (without Branden Albert) sucks. Can’t call it now.

  32. wyoming85 says:

    Adam Beasley ‏@AdamHBeasley · 6s6 seconds ago
    Billy Turner appears to have jammed his thumb. Jamil Douglas takes his place and struggles w Mosley.

  33. Mike E. says:

    Great job Sonny! Glad to hear Vigil is stepping up, and like you said, he needs to show he can do this with the first team starters on the field. Nice to find a gem like that as an UDFA.

  34. Mike E. says:

    Sonny

    I want to see our O-line against one of our divisional opponents. They handle BUF or the NYJ, I’ll be convinced.

  35. Mike E. says:

    Wyo

    Make it 6, and hopefully we can handle them. The Jets and Bills offenses may not beg your respect, but their defense is legit.

  36. wyoming85 says:

    Why do we NEED 10-12?

    I want to do that but life just doesn’t work that way sometimes!

  37. wyoming85 says:

    Adam Beasley ‏@AdamHBeasley · 1m1 minute ago
    Two great Tannehill throws. Two great Jennings touchdown catches in 7-on-7s.

  38. wyoming85 says:

    Man I hear this from Bowman a lot!

    Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly · 2m2 minutes ago
    Greg Jennings just beat Zack Bowman for a TD pass in the 7-on-7 red zone work.

  39. wyoming85 says:

    Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly · 10s10 seconds ago
    Mike Hull is working as the first team weakside linebacker, paired with Kelvin Sheppard.

  40. wyoming85 says:

    Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly · 19s20 seconds ago
    Mike Hull with a sack of Tannehill during 11 on 11 red zone work. Rookie is raising his hand today.

  41. wyoming85 says:

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk · 9s9 seconds ago
    LBs Vigil, Hull on w/1s. Also FS Walt Aikens.

  42. wyoming85 says:

    Glad to see him back at it!

    James Walker ‏@JamesWalkerNFL · 8s8 seconds ago
    #Dolphins LB Chris McCain with a would-be sack on QB Ryan Tannehill in team drills.

  43. wyoming85 says:

    Greg Likens ‏@GregLikens · 15s16 seconds ago
    Moore in, would-be sack shared by Mosley, Luc, & Fede. All 3 were in the backfield quickly #Dolphins

  44. stangerx says:

    Great eye Son…….don’t think even Omar can call you a ball watcher.

  45. wyoming85 says:

    Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly · 18s18 seconds ago
    Field goal was blocked by Walt Aikens. It was returned for a TD by Sammy Seamster.

  46. The Flying Pig says:

    Lots of sacks in the bubble today

  47. stangerx says:

    Wyoming — thanks for the updates. Sun morn practice is when you learn who the partiers are.

  48. wyoming85 says:

    Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly · 3m3 minutes ago
    The tailbacks are doing gasers after practice.

    • steveccnv says:

      They should be doing the sleds, besides Miller I don’t think the rest have any running ability (Gillislee a little and I haven’t seen Ajayi yet).

  49. stangerx says:

    “He’s a good athlete. Just ask him. He’ll tell you.”

    — Philbin on Brent Grimes…….and if Brent isn’t around, I’m sure Nikko will.

    • steveccnv says:

      Anyone notice when Philbin does an interview and Omar asks a stupid question he always uses Omar’s name in the response, as if to make sure everyone knew who asked the stupid question? I don’t remember hearing other reporters names mentioned.

      • stangerx says:

        Yep — Omar does not play well with others. Why he has turned to being as much shock jock as beat reporter.

  50. steveccnv says:

    Last one on Omar, now he’s a self proclaimed know-it-all, LOL. I always thought that was a comment others made about you… He thinks he knows it all, well in this case it’s actually true.

  51. steveccnv says:

    wyoming85 says:

    August 16, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Chris Perkins ‏@chrisperk · 9s9 seconds ago
    LBs Vigil, Hull on w/1s. Also FS Walt Aikens.
    ———————————————

    I really hope they give Vigil and Hull a chance to play. Vigil is a Zach Thomas in the making, he’s not at the level Zach was during his first training camp, but he’s coming along and I believe deserves a good shot to stick. If they don’t bite as pups, well he’s biting, and is why I’d rather see him in there instead of the lame vets that really haven’t done anything in their careers (Paysinger and Sheppard).

  52. steveccnv says:

    wyoming85 says:

    August 16, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Man I hear this from Bowman a lot!

    Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly · 2m2 minutes ago
    Greg Jennings just beat Zack Bowman for a TD pass in the 7-on-7 red zone work.
    —————————————————-
    During the game I was like who is that #30 he sucks. I found out after the game, cut Bowman now.

  53. stangerx says:

    steveccnv says:
    That comment was for the fans, I don’t think any of the players are partying during camp.
    —————–
    steve — I’d surprised if some aren’t, especially the ones who know they have a starting spot locked down. We are talking about bulletproof guys in their twenties. Closed out many a bar and rolled into work at 7 when I was that age.

    • steveccnv says:

      Have you ever gone to football practice the next day? Football practice in general sucked every day (scrimmage was awesome though), pushing sleds and doing other grueling things, trying to do it hungover…Don’t even want to think about it.

      • stangerx says:

        Not football practice, but have done both practices and matches in both wrestling and rugby. Not saying it was the smart move……but yeah I did it.

  54. steveccnv says:

    wyoming85 says:

    August 16, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Armando Salguero ‏@ArmandoSalguero · 14s14 seconds ago
    Jordan Tripp is walking without boot or crutches today. But his limp is pronounced. This is going to be a few weeks.
    ————————————–
    That’s good news, I thought it was going to take a lot longer, causing his tenure with the Fins to be in real jeopardy.

  55. steveccnv says:

    wyoming85 says:

    August 16, 2015 at 9:12 am

    We have a FB?

    Adam Beasley ‏@AdamHBeasley · 8m8 minutes ago
    Guess who just caught a pass out of the backfield: Earl Mitchell. Interesting!
    —————————————

    It’s about FN time they put a big bodied guy in at FB. I’d use him at the goal line and 3rd/4th and short religiously.

  56. Tim Knight says:

    Good stuff, Son. That pic of Parker looks like he’s been doing some lifting.

  57. manitobafinfan says:

    Thanks to all for the Practice updates and to Son and Herd for the Pre and Post game reports.. I think we have a few Snarly Pups learning to Bite here on D.. Keep it strong.. hoping Ajayi can be the goal line hammer, when he gets back on field…. i did like what Williams showed against Chicago, and Gillislee’s run (prior to being stripped ) was pretty sweet even if against 3’s and 4′..

  58. ocalahowie says:

    Didnt read much these past few days but did anyone notice on that opening drive pretty much everyone touched the ball and all contributed in signifigant plays…
    HELL YEAH!!!

  59. Rockphin says:

    The two starters continue to be Billy Turner at right guard and Dallas Thomas at left guard. I’d say they have done nothing but solidify themselves lately. (Sorry, Evan Mathis).

    WHAT? PLAYERS DEVELOPING AND GETTING BETTER? BEING COACHED UP AND SHARPENING THEIR SKILLS AGAINST PRO BOWL COMPETITION? NO WAY!

    • Tim Knight says:

      They looked fine Thursday night. Philbin pointed out that he’s happy they get to against a 4 man line against the Panthers being that the Bears played a 3-4.

  60. The Flying Pig says:

    Hey Stanger
    Were you trying to reach me yesterday?

  61. getterdone says:

    Bills DL Jarius Wynn is done for the season with a torn ACL.
    It’s a blow to Buffalo’s defensive line depth. The Bills signed Wynn to a two-year, $2.2 million contract in the offseason.
    _______________________________
    They’ll be looking for Anthony Johnson or AJ Francis to be cut.

  62. getterdone says:

    Howie, yeah man, that opening drive was surgical, sans the 2 holding penalties and the false start, yet we still marched down the field with a nice mix of run & pass!
    Balance Ball…Go Phins!

  63. getterdone says:

    Tannehill working on the back-shoulder throw

    Posted by Mike Florio on August 16, 2015, 12:51 PM EDT
    As Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill continues his development, the team has him working on developing one specific type of throw that, when done properly, is even harder to defend than Mr. Miyagi’s crane kick.

    Tannehill is working to master the back-shoulder fade throw.

    “It takes commitment just like anything else,” coach Joe Philbin told reporters on Sunday regarding Tannehill’s new project. “If you’re going to be good at something then you have to practice it and you have to devote time to it and repetitions to it and you have to feel like you have the right chemistry with the right receivers.”

    Don’t expect to see it on a regular basis, even if Tannehill masters it.

    “I think it’s obviously team-specific and sometimes it’s game plan specific,” Philbin said, “maybe it’s better against a certain corner, it’s obviously better against certain coverages and all that stuff, but I think all teams make their decisions based on that, ‘Do we have the guys that throw it well? Do we time it well and catch it well? Does it make sense against what they’re doing?’ amongst some other things.”

    Philbin knows a thing or two about a quarterback who knows how to make that throw. Before becoming the head coach in Miami, Philbin served as offensive coordinator for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

    So why does it work for Rodgers?

    “I think because of a lot of the things I just talked about, the commitment to it, the time, the repetitions, other things and certainly good chemistry,” Philbin said.

    With the Dolphins having a solid group of receivers, now could be the time for Tannehill to unleash from time to time a throw that few NFL-caliber corners can find a way to cover while at the same time avoiding the possibility of the receiver getting behind him.

    • Tim Knight says:

      RT just keeps working and trying to be great. Yet there are people who still want to bash him and ignore his progression since his rookie season. Whateves!!! 😉

  64. olddolphan says:

    I WAS SUPPOSED TO return home to Tampa Saturday but, after 5 delays and 5 gate changes we finally got home at 2 AM. –Another case of “computers gone wild,” messing up flight schedules over the eastern half of the United States!! –Some folks have been stuck at Reagan National FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS!! –Ah for the good ole days of the early ’70’s !! –I’m convinced computers have made my life worse in many ways. This is just one of them!
    ——————-
    I WAS in Chicago on business when the Fins played the Bears. ONLY watched the first half. WAS IMPRESSED that Miami’s first string outplayed CHICAGO’s first string. However it seemed that the Bears’ back-up players were better in this game than were Miami’s back-up players. But it’s still very early.
    ——————
    STILL NO SEASON TICKETS IN MY MAIL BOX!!!! Did the computers in the Dolphins’ ticket office eat them???

  65. wyoming85 says:

    I don’t know? 😉

    Jon Malone
    ‏@JStud_ Why can’t Bridgewater hit the deep ball to Wallace!!?!?

  66. wyoming85 says:

    – Rookie corner Bobby McCain returned to practice after sitting out yesterday to nurse a hamstring ailment.

    http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/article-4/3-Observations-From-Sundays-Practice/29b190db-d7b6-44e8-9176-f2eeac5e48af

  67. wyoming85 says:

    Miami Dolphins ‏@MiamiDolphins · 59m59 minutes ago
    “You have to earn your spot. ”

    Rookie LB Zach Vigil: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/3jgzx

  68. wyoming85 says:

    Miami Dolphins ‏@MiamiDolphins · 2m2 minutes ago
    “Become a better receiver and more dominant in the run game.”

    @D_Sims80: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/3jh8g

  69. Tim Knight says:

    GD, I do think we’re keeping 5 DTs. Suh, Mitchell, Phillips, Johnson and probably Mosely. One injury with just 4 and we’re thin in a 4-3.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Also, you keep strength of talent. You don’t keep extra we’re you’re thin because that makes no sense.

      I posted this yesterday.
      OL 9
      TE 3-4
      WR 5-6
      QB 2
      RB 3-4

      DT 5
      DE 4
      LB 7 (McCain can also play DE)
      DB 10 (some guys can play CB/S)

      K 1
      P 1
      LS 1

      That adds up to 52.5 so we’ll see where the extra depth goes to round it off at 53.

  70. Tim Knight says:

    Parnell doing what he does best, giving tight games up. Oy!

  71. finfanrob says:

    great job son. i didnt read one word but dont want you getting all butt hurt about ignoring the articles.

    • stangerx says:

      “participation trophy”? Gotta side with Harrison on that one too. Maybe everyone showing up for the Olympics should get a medal too.

      • steveccnv says:

        Maybe some of the athletes should get paid, instead of the assholes running the show getting fat from their free athletes. Tickets prices are fucking outrageous and the athletes have to eat Mickey Dees, WTF!

  72. stangerx says:

    Some people complain about it as off-topic, but I love coming to this place for the Mets talk. Lets get that going. 🙂

    • Tim Knight says:

      First two games great baseball until Murphy with his horrible instincts opened up the flood gates last night. Then today another tight contest gets blown by Parnell who is DONE and does what he does best, blow leads and games.

      The Mets’ middle inning relief is not good and I’ve seen this way too many times. That said the Mets Bats’ have cooled down and I attribute that to the Pirates pitching as well.

      Your team is better than us right now so congrats! 6-0 thus far. Fuck off! LOL

    • steveccnv says:

      You guys are starting to make me hate the mets more than the red sox.

  73. Mike E. says:

    Stanger

    The first 2 games were very tight, we can play with you guys, that much I’m sure of. Next step is actually winning a game though. lol

    • Mike E. says:

      Congratulations. I knew this was going to be a tough series for the Mets, you guys match up very well against us. Similar pitching, with a better lineup, and better defense. I actually figured Colon would get rocked, and that didn’t happen, but we still couldn’t win that one. The kid yesterday for the Pirates pitched very well, and even with Cespedes in the lineup, we have a way of making pitchers look a little better than they really are.

      • Tim Knight says:

        I think better defense is the key here and it goes along way. Murphy outside of solid hitting is not a good baseball player and I’m tired of seeing him pump his chest saying my bad. Does it all the time. Really good pitching saves his ass much of the time but odds catch up especially against good teams. Next year I want see a better baseball player on the field over him. He’s not a .320 hitter, he’s a solid average with okay pop hitter. His fielding and base running instincts are not major league level. Not sure they’re any level except for strength at lower levels.

    • stangerx says:

      MIke E — look at it this way……….long as the Nationals keep imploding you guys will get a divisional series and mine will be in a play-in game with the hopes of being in one.

  74. finfanrob says:

    X

    i agree, i think harrison is 100% on target.

  75. stangerx says:

    “Your team is better than us right now so congrats! 6-0 thus far. Fuck off! ”

    Ahhh the sweet music…….and we didn’t even trot out our two studs to the hill. 🙂

  76. finfanrob says:

    X,

    here you go. and while you are at it take the hand and timmie with ya.

    http://metsblog.com/

    • stangerx says:

      ffr — they are still looking better than my team. Pirates are 5 games off the lead and the Mets lead their division by four games.

  77. Mike E. says:

    Steve

    You can hate them all you want, I LOVE them enough to withstand your hate. They’re providing us with meaningful games in September, that’s more than I’ve had in quite a while.

  78. Mike E. says:

    Stanger

    It’s tough, the Pirates are in the same division with the best team in baseball, but if they win a wild card, they can still go deep. They’re a very good team.

    • stangerx says:

      Still gotta win that one-gamer though……and most likely use their ace in it. But least I’m not worried about a winning season these days after 20 years w/o one. 🙂

      • Tim Knight says:

        Competing for the playoffs is fun stuff and that’s all I ask. I know my team isn’t going to be the best most of the time. I’ve only enjoyed one championship in my life outside of rooting for UM back in the 80’s (liked the way they played a pro style as opposed to the wishbone), but that was the Mets in 1986. I’ve watched them also lose twice to the A’s and Yankees. I’ve seen the Flyers lose 4 times in the finals.

        Just be competitive and make it exciting is really all I’m looking for. I can deal with ending up on the downside if it was good sport. You never know what’s going to happen in a highly contested game. That’s what’s fun about it. Having a chance to make a play.

  79. finfanrob says:

    stanger

    at least they arent the rays

    • stangerx says:

      ffr — you are right……the Bucs ain’t the rays. They were for many a year, but at least they get some respect these days. Might even be good enough to play the Mets in a div champ series……..now that would be fun.

  80. Try Pod says:

    If it rhymes with -ets, it can’t be good.

  81. stangerx says:

    I’d be psyched as heck if I was you too. Are you that young though? I count the championships in my life as ’71 ’72, ’73, and ’79. But yeah……..I’ve been waiting hard for 35 years.

  82. Tim Knight says:

    No Try it’s yours. “anything that rhymes with -ets, it can’t be good.”? 🙂

  83. Rockphin says:

    Ahhhhh for Christ’s sake….

    Splintered arm!!!!

  84. olddolphan says:

    MIKE E SAYS “The Mets have provided us with meaningful games in September.” That would also describe the Dolphins.

  85. jetsssuck says:

    I’ve only enjoyed one championship in my life outside of rooting for UM back in the 80’s (liked the way they played a pro style as opposed to the wishbone), but that was the Mets in 1986.
    ———————————————————————-
    My late cat Kitty that lived to almost 17 yrs old experienced 10 championships with me. She sat on the lazyboy watching with me.
    2-UF football
    2-UF basketball
    2-Marlins WS
    3-Miami Heat
    1-UF softball

    She was special and good luck for us

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Kitty is a great name for a cat.

      • jetsssuck says:

        day I had to put her down I walked out to cashier and their was a bag with the name kitty written on it.It was for another customers cat . Sad day but lots of good memories

  86. son of a son of a shula says:

    Wyoming, thanks for all of the updates you give us. It’s appreciated man.

  87. son of a son of a shula says:

    Stanger, my official head count for the fest will be 4.

  88. son of a son of a shula says:

    Look at this Mofo carrying the ball, Sheeesh;

  89. son of a son of a shula says:

    I can catch too, look coach:

  90. son of a son of a shula says:

    Yes I’m getting him in shape, I’m working him hard:

  91. son of a son of a shula says:

    Yes she is – woo hoo

  92. son of a son of a shula says:

    Yeah that’s right I’m handling Wake. I’m your second year RT bitch.

  93. son of a son of a shula says:

    Don’t you assholes worry about a thing:

  94. son of a son of a shula says:

    No tellin’ where this thing is going – Look out Y’all

  95. son of a son of a shula says:

    It’s funny when we as fans jump ahead of the game. Remember when we drafted Phillips and suddenly the questions about Mitchell being done here started and yet here’s Mitchell taking on a larger roll after already cementing his starting spot on the D-line. #strongertogether

  96. manitobafinfan says:

    i love the look on Philbin and Wake’s faces.. Really ? he just did that ?

  97. finfanrob says:

    son of a son of a shula says:
    August 16, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Stanger, my official head count for the fest will be 4.

    hmm my official head count is as often as fucking possible

  98. son of a son of a shula says:

    ‘toba, Looking forward to seeing you again man. That was fun last year.

  99. son of a son of a shula says:

    We need to win this year or these trips are gonna stop being so fun.
    O and forever against the friggin Texans. That shit ends this year doesn’t it Mr. Suh?

  100. manitobafinfan says:

    waiting for my new furniture to get here since 2:00 ,,, argh its getting annoying…

  101. son of a son of a shula says:

    Yeah, I was going to book La Quinta again. Hopefully the game day driver too.

  102. wyoming85 says:

    Explains the gap in the tweets!

  103. wyoming85 says:

    Greg Likens ‏@GregLikens · 1h1 hour ago
    The 6-4, 325-lb Browning joins Miami after stints w/ PIT, BUF, NYG, CAR & CLE. Originally signed as an UDFA in 2011 by STL out of Ohio State

  104. son of a son of a shula says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    August 16, 2015 at 9:23 pm (Edit)
    Boston will be different… planning on the Thursday Pats/Phins game then home from there..

    Yeah that should be fun/interesting

    • manitobafinfan says:

      travel buddy is the Pats fan.. he’s looking forward to it as well.. tix are a lot priccier than ours , and i hear the to and from game is a shit show

  105. wyoming85 says:

    Browning is an OG
    Sounds like a camp body?

    • manitobafinfan says:

      thank ya.. a break in case of injury type.. OL held its own on Thursday i thought.. and its not like we will have to play with the entire 2nd string at once.. maybe one or tow at most and hopefully none.. Keeping Fingers crossed..

  106. manitobafinfan says:

    Woo hoo furniture here finally,, time of rthe heavy lifting..

    later gaters..

  107. wyoming85 says:

    With Brandon back I’m not to worried about the OL
    If he or James go down! 😦
    you might want to hit the handle on the toilet!

  108. olddolphan says:

    FIN FAN ROB: Are we gonna need a boat to get to work tomorrow?? Both us 41 and North Dale Mabry are starting to look like rivers in certain spots!!

  109. Try Pod says:

    Forget that I don’t agree with him, I’m pretty sure I would not tell the girl she ess pregnant: https://www.yahoo.com/politics/huckabee-on-abortion-10-year-old-rape-victim-126844580291.html

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