It’s (Pre Season) GAME DAY!! #4 Tampa Bay @ Miami

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Game 4 of the Preseason.  This is the most important game for many of the guys on the team.  The ones who are working and hoping to make the team.  It’s their last opportunity to impress, to catch the eye of the coaching staff and make the team.  And if not the Dolphins, then perhaps another team will notice and pick them up after cuts are made.  For some, it may be the end of their hopes to be an NFL player.  I wish them all luck and thank them for their efforts.

GO DOLPHINS!!!

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384 Responses to It’s (Pre Season) GAME DAY!! #4 Tampa Bay @ Miami

  1. The Flying Pig says:

    Looking good

    • Try Pod says:

      Without the Orange seats, the hurricanes will not fit in as well with their shade of green.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        they need their own stadium

      • Try Pod says:

        Agreed- but the banana republic that is Miami Dade will never get that done- and Miami is a poor private school, comparatively. They’d need a much better booster system than the one they have in place now.

  2. The Flying Pig says:

  3. stangerx says:

    Abramson brings up a nice point. Our last five might not be easy…….but no cold weather either.

    “Miami closes the season with four of five at home: hosting Baltimore and the Giants, traveling to San Diego and then finishing at home against the Colts and Patriots.”

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I mentioned that when the schedule came out
      No cold weather games is the first thing I look for…lol

    • The Flying Pig says:

      the toughest part of that schedule is between week 8 and week 12
      If we went 2-2 in that span I would be happy
      6-0 first six games
      2-2 next 4
      4-2 final 6 games

      that’s 12-4
      lets do it!

  4. The Flying Pig says:

  5. Tim Knight says:

    The suspension for Brady was never about being an advantage for the Dolphins to me, it was about the Pats shenanigans over the years and enough is enough.

  6. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    September 3, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    No doubt the NFL screwed up.

    lol, ok. so then why are you arguing with me. admit it, you just like my attention dont you

  7. Try Pod says:

    SB7MVP,
    Glad to see you and your great sense of humor here.

  8. Al in MIA says:

    Trypod,
    True on the Hurricanes home games. Maybe with today’s technology they can just find a way to filter the aqua color on screen with a green one LOL.

  9. Al in MIA says:

    Flying Pig,
    The county/city politics in South Florida are a joke to be frank.
    The most obvious site for a Canes stadium would be Tropical Park over the existing grounds of a football/track stadium that was just renovated (after 20 years of nothing) over the last 8 months for this new HS season.
    They need to work on something there.

  10. finfanrob says:

    tim,

    like all the hype for the season and what not. i am just a bottom line guy. bottom line brady got away with it. it is all a fucking joke.

    i am really glad to hear the nfl is going to appeal the decision. i think that gives them some character.

  11. finfanrob says:

    Al in MIA says:
    September 3, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Trypod,
    True on the Hurricanes home games. Maybe with today’s technology they can just find a way to filter the aqua color on screen with a green one LOL.

    if its for the canes home games, that would mean they have to do that for 50,000 empty seats

  12. finfanrob says:

    Try Pod says:
    September 3, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Yep- right down Bird road is all the land you need, and it’s not terribly far from campus.

    yeah, and all the need is like a 12,000 seat stadium

  13. finfanrob says:

    Try Pod says:
    September 3, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Good point- at least for the tv audience. Those four in the stands are screwed.

    there fixed it for ya

  14. CavalierKong says:

    Jetsssuck,
    How about my original question? Do you think Brady and the Patriots did nothing wrong and that “The deflator” really was just a term defining weight loss?

    • Tim Knight says:

      LOL, how they forget all the lies leading up to this point.

      • CavalierKong says:

        Right? I mean there aren’t a lot of people that thought the NFL handled this well, but the circumstantial evidence is plain to see. The idea that some stupid equipment guy is just going to decide to do this all himself is absurd. Not to mention the Pets FIRED him, lol.

    • jetsssuck says:

      yes I believe he was nicknamed that for his weight. It could be also his nickname for preparing balls for inspection before games which teams are allowed to adjust to anything between 12.5 to 13.5 lbs. I don’t believe no one can deflate 10 balls in 1minute 40 seconds as the wells report says.I think he honestly went to the last bathroom before hitting the field. I know sometimes I spent a minute or two pissing and then adding washing my hands takes time. How anyone can deflate all the balls in the bag in 1.40minutes is very hard to do.The camera’s filmed him everywhere from the referee’s room to the bathroom and then the field and he was not filmed while the bathroom for 1 minute 40 seconds.

  15. finfanrob says:

    Try Pod says:
    September 3, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    It would be a start…

    i would be happy if they just start winning 10-11 games a year again

  16. Al in MIA says:

    FFR
    if its for the canes home games, that would mean they have to do that for 50,000 empty seats
    —-
    LOL. They can invest in alot of canvass covers (the same shit the Marlins did at home games there).

  17. Al in MIA says:

    There is no shortage of drama this mid day.
    Kraft in his response today says he blames NFL lawyers and not Goodell (what an ass kisser).

  18. Al in MIA says:

    I still maintain as to why would Tom Brady discuss a reduction of penalty to 1 game (admit to taking even 1 game penalty) if there wasn’t some sense of rules violation on his part?

  19. finfanrob says:

    Try Pod says:
    September 3, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    I think golden will have to go before that happens.

    that should have happened last year.

  20. finfanrob says:

    CavalierKong says:
    September 3, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Jetsssuck,
    How about my original question?

    now that right there is ape like thinking. thinking a troll would have a rationale discussion with you.

  21. stangerx says:

    Not sure if it was mentioned before, but Mando says the Phins are shopping Will Davis.

    Not sure if that is good or bad. Putting aside the guy isn’t up to snuff…….seems they both think he might have trade value and that they like the guys they have going deep. Dude is on a rook contract.

  22. Rockphin says:

    The NFL still hasn’t taken any additional measures for game balls before games.

    Not true Jetsuck. I read an article the other day that laid out a substantial change to how game balls will be treated and protected. They have already instituted changes to prevent this from happening again. I cannot find the link right now.

  23. sb7mvp says:

    Thanks Try

    What say you about Volin Stanger?

    • stangerx says:

      It was on the board yesterday. Volin tweeted that you’d tried to join (assume his blog or something) and that it got lost in the mix. 98% positive it was you rather than another familiar handle…….you can check.

      • stangerx says:

        Just checked. My bad dude — quick reading and bad memory made this to be something other than it was.
        ———————
        The Flying Pig says:
        September 1, 2015 at 3:54 pm
        sb7mvp says:
        September 1, 2015 at 9:27 am (Edit)
        I miss Ben Volin
        Reply

        *****************
        I just realized we got a message from SB7MVp that wasn;t approved until now
        If you are still out there…welcome to the site
        You should be able to post now without any issues

  24. Tim Knight says:

    Kong, it’s a total joke.

  25. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    September 3, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Oh yeah they’re going to great lengths this year with officials and security personnel only moving the balls around.

    but….but…..but….wait. why? i mean that is stupid. every pats fan along with every expert commentator has said that the psi in the footballs really doesnt matter. it really has no effect on the game. so why all the security?

  26. Rockphin says:

    innocent man was being charged for doing nothing wrong. This is a victory for labor and being that labor day is close its a victory for all.

    FUCK ALL! He is not innocent and the judges findings didn’t even address guilt or innocence. The NFL broke procedure that is all. The fucking piece of shit cheater told the attendants to let air out of the ball. You believe the BULLSHIT that the “deflator” was just loosing weight? Please. Party on Garth.

    • Tim Knight says:

      That’s the same mentality that elects the liars and cheats into public office in this country. They believe the BS.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      That is basically the long and short of it

      The NFL botched everything
      if you can make any argument in favor of Brady, you can say “there was not string enough evidence to punish him”

      But that is not exactly innocent

  27. Mike E. says:

    Hey SB7! Good to see you on! How’s life?

  28. ocalahowie says:

    How much you wanna bet that up here in the Orlando area we get stuck with the Yuc’s announcers for tonight’s game

  29. The Flying Pig says:

    I think the best thing to the NFl to do is to drop this idea of an “investigation” everytime a contraversy appears

    Its just makes a mountain out of a molehill
    they could have easily treated this like too much pine tar on the bat and punished Brady

    • wyoming85 says:

      Big E ‏@ian693 2m2 minutes ago
      I guess if O.J. Simpson can get away with murder, #TomBrady can get away with deflating footballs. #LegalSystemWorks

    • jetsssuck says:

      I have to wonder how they are going to let teams prepare new out of the box super bowl balls. You know they let teams prepare balls of individual teams with different leather conditioners and conditioners of the teams discretion during the regular season and playoffs

  30. wyoming85 says:

    WTF

    Stewart MandelVerified account
    ‏@slmandel
    Five Rutgers players arrested on charges of robbery, burglary while armed, and conspiracy to commit an armed robbery. http://www.nj.com/rutgersfootball/index.ssf/2015/09/multiple_rutgers_football_players_arrested.html

  31. finfanrob says:

    tim,

    what the f-ing hell. you are such a dick. like brady getting away with cheating wasnt enough bad shit for the day now you have to go and remind me of my poor tent. now i am going to cry.

  32. CavalierKong says:

    Jetsssuck,
    Thanks for answering the question. If you believe that, then you believe it. I think we’ve reached the point where there is nothing else constructive to say except for – GO DOLPHINS!! Cheers.

  33. finfanrob says:

    i thought the biggest reason for brady’s punishment was for his non-cooperation with the investigation. if that was the case, how can the court over turn anything. it is a fact he destroyed his phone and didn turn over evidence.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      and at the same time as part reason for overturn “Brady was also denied equal access to investigative files, including witness interview notes, and wasn’t permitted to examine one of two lead investigators”, the judge said.

  34. finfanrob says:

    wyoming85 says:
    September 3, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    WTF

    Stewart MandelVerified account
    ‏@slmandel
    Five Rutgers players arrested on charges of robbery, burglary while armed, and conspiracy to commit an armed robbery.

    to bad they dont play in the nfl. all they would have to do is appeal it and they courts would over turn it

  35. sb7mvp says:

    Mike E,
    Life is busy

  36. finfanrob says:

    toba,

    thanks. i didnt see that. appreciate it.

    see tim, all you have to do is give me information. you dont have to attack my tent all the time.

  37. Rockphin says:

    jetsssuck says:
    September 3, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    yes I believe he was nicknamed that for his weight.

    Then everyone should just stop talking to you about it. SMH

  38. finfanrob says:

    ‘Then everyone should just stop talking to you about it. SMH’

    finnnnnnaaaallllyyyyy, some one besides me gets it.

  39. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    September 3, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Unreal!

    ya think. ya, it is unreal. geeezzeeee timmie, relax. dont be so uptight all the time. its just a joke.

  40. Tim Knight says:

    Here’s a photo of Tom Brady testifying before the judge.

  41. Mike E. says:

    and at the same time as part reason for overturn “Brady was also denied equal access to investigative files, including witness interview notes, and wasn’t permitted to examine one of two lead investigators”, the judge said.
    ***********************************
    Since when are the people who are being investigated given privilege to see what the investigators find? I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before, and I frankly don’t understand it.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      And would his destroying the phone not fall under this same heading ??

      • Mike E. says:

        Toba

        That seems to get pushed aside somehow. Excellent point. The NFL tries to gather evidence, but it is stonewalled by the destroyed phone, but Brady should have been able to see what evidence was gathered against him. Bizarre.

  42. Mike E. says:

    I thought that guy looked familiar. I never realized it was Brady doing those Geico commercials. lol

  43. drg says:

    Like most cases where both sides have the means to appeal things endlessly, this has moved beyond whether laws/rules were broken and level of guilt. Everyone outside of Boston knows the patsies will use any means available to them if they think it gives them an edge and they can get away with it. Not totally different from a lot of members of the NFL, but they seem to excel at it better than anyone else. The fact that most people view their accomplishments with an asterisk is good enough for me. Let’s get on with football and move beyond this crap.

    Headed to watch my Utes tonight against the Harbaughs. Go Utes! Go Fins!

  44. Mike E. says:

    drg

    Are there two utes, or are there more? lol

  45. finfanrob says:

    mike e

    hey btw. since i got mad respect for you. i just wanted to let you know i did go back to the ask mike then skipped right past the article. i mean if you go the the trouble that is the least i can do for you.

  46. Mike E. says:

    LOL @ Rob – Thanks.

  47. stangerx says:

    Anyone thinking of it — you can only get my #2 by peeling it off my cold middle-aged corpse. 🙂

    ———————————————

    17-year-old Davon Luckett and 19-year-old Reed Williams pulled a gun on a juvenile near his school bus stop and robbed him of his “Chrome” Air Jordan VI Lows.

    “You need to come up out of those shoes,” one of the robbers allegedly told the victim before cocking his gun. The men absconded with the kicks, which had just dropped last Saturday.

    One of the perps posted pictures of the haul on social media. It didn’t take long for police to identify the men and issue arrest warrants, hitting both with felony aggravated assault and armed robbery charges.

    BUT WAIT — it gets even worse. “Davon Luckett was wearing the stolen Jordan VI sneakers at the time of the arrest,”

  48. finfanrob says:

    grrrrooooooosssssss.

    stanger wears a #2

    what are you related to david.

    • stangerx says:

      LOL — given the context, you had to do a couple connections to get that one in though.

      • D says:

        Didnt take much thought to connect those dots though lol…its practically a straight line of dots given the MANY time we have heard that story.

  49. CavalierKong says:

    Stanger,
    Big series between the Bucos and Cards this weekend! I never watch regular season MLB but I’m setting time aside to watch this series. It’s going to be fun.

    Including this weekend the Cards still have 12 games left against the Pirates and Cubs.

    • Mike E. says:

      All 3 teams are impressive. The Cards are just out of this world, but anything can happen in a series though, even a 7 game series.

      • CavalierKong says:

        Cards are definitely beatable. Our pitching is great but our hitting is very streaky. And neither the Bucs nor the Cards want to get stuck in a one game playoff. This weekend is going to be a serious fight.

    • stangerx says:

      Bigger series for us than you guys. Right now I’m worried about not getting swept by the Brewers tonight.

      Not sure how sound the methodology but some computer site said the Pirates have like an 8-9 percent chance at the division today……think that about right. BUt yeah I’ll be watching.

  50. finfanrob says:

    anybody see this few days ago

    http://runningmagazine.ca/suzy-favor-hamilton-memoir-on-being-an-olympic-athlete-and-high-end-escort-out-this-month/

    i got to say, if my wife was making $600 bucks and hour i would be telling that bitch to get on her back 5-6 times a week and make $150K or so and i will stay home and take care of the house. LOL

  51. drg says:

    Mike,

    We are legion.

  52. drg says:

    Nice link, Cav. That always cracks me up. And thanks Stanger! Only one more Sunday without the NFL….

  53. finfanrob says:

    Mike E. says:
    September 3, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    All 3 teams are impressive.

    i dont follow the cubs, but know joe maddon left here for there. from what i know is the cubs use to be bottom dwellers. so did the cubs pick up some talent of is maddon that good of a coach he has them contenders now

  54. D says:

    There has been no exoneration of Brady, no vote of innocence, only proof that the Judge felt that the evidence supporting his guilt and the penalty levied did not seem consistent with one another. They rule to dismiss the 4 game suspension, which is different from saying he did’t deserve any suspension. They were not there to change the ruling but to determine if the ruling was just. All the talk of innocence is misplace, only one piece of evidence could have proven innocence and guilt and the person that would have benefited most from being proven innocent chose to destroy it instead of bringing it forward. The judgement of innocence can therefore only be reasoned out using common sense.

  55. D says:

    Anyone think they let Suh/Wake/Mitchell/Vernon play a little in this game. Im really hoping to see them smash Jameis. I know we plan on sitting most of our starters, but sometimes they let the big guys go, like OL and DL for a few series, just to continue to gel as a unit.

  56. manitobafinfan says:

    Still Looking for 5 more entries for a Fantasy league for our Bloggers..

    if you are interested fire me an email at drp667@hotmail.com and I can send out an invite.. apparently that is easiest..

    Herd: if you can send me an email, and a draft time that may work better for you, I am sure we can make something work..

  57. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    September 3, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    The Cubs are loaded with young talent and Madden is very good.

    yes he is, watched him for 8 years with the Rays. he is not only very good but seems a very colorful guy and one the players like and respect.

  58. son of a son of a shula says:

    Howie,
    My guide shows that the game will be on both 27 and 9. I would bet the 27 feed will continue to be the Fins feed. They showed all 4 last year too. I really like this arrangement.

  59. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    September 3, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    The Cubs are loaded with young talent and Madden is very good.

    oh yeah. and wtf do you know about baseball, you are a mets fan

  60. The Flying Pig says:

    Non Brady post

  61. jetsssuck says:

    I heard brady was smiling so much he got another endorsemnt from Col Gate

  62. getterdone says:

    SOB!

  63. son of a son of a shula says:

    Big night for Freeman tonight. I really hope he does well. He’s much better suited athletically to run this team if the unthinkable were to happen. I image he’ll get extensive playing time tonight. MBT ain’t ready, probably never will be.

    • Tim Knight says:

      He does have a connection with Hickey.

    • steveccnv says:

      Why? No one else is going to sign him, if something does happen to RT we could always bring him back, but by cutting him you use a roster spot for someone that might actually get on the field at some time during the game.

  64. BoulderPhinfan says:

    I hope brady gets what he deserves next thursday night

  65. Mike E. says:

    Steel Curtain looks more like Satin Curtain

  66. son of a son of a shula says:

  67. Mike E. says:

    https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=brandon+weeden

    LMAO!! Look at the picture of Weeden to the right.

  68. getterdone says:
  69. Rockphin says:

    yes u did…was it the same website?

    No, I don’t remember which site it was, the body seems to have been cut and pasted from the same place, but there were no videos on the page that I read it from. Might have been PBP that i read it on…..Not sure or I would have posted it earlier.

  70. Rockphin says:

    So, Josh McNary (ex-backup LB & ST player for the Colts) was found not guilty on all charges stemming from a rape allegation last year. He was put on the “commissioner’s exempt list” back in January. I wonder if the Colts take him back now or if his NFL career is over because he brought the wrong girl back to his place?

  71. Rockphin says:

    #Stangertogether

  72. D says:

    Fred Jackson cut is stirring some stink in Buffalo it seems. Apparently the GM did this without really consulting with Ryan or Russ Brandon, the teams president. Now the cutting was his decision to make, but Ryan isnt use to not being in control of the moves made and a lot of backlash from cutting of such an favored player has brought a lot of scrutiny towards the administration from fans.

    Damn can Rex go anywhere and bullshit not follow him lol. He’s already promising Superbowls and getting in a power-struggle with the GM.

  73. steveccnv says:

    This deflategate couldn’t be going better, just like I’ve said all along drag it out as far as possible, keep Brady’s mind off of the game (NFL appealing today’s decision). I want the league mad at the cheats to the point that they stop getting all the calls, fuck the suspension.

  74. The Flying Pig says:

    Parker is starting tonight
    but his Qb is Bethel-Thompson whatever whatever his name is

    • jetsssuck says:

      i heard they want to get him in the game to get some plays under his belt. Maybe a series without even getting the ball thrown his way is possible.

    • steveccnv says:

      That’s dangerous against some hack that isn’t going to make an NFL roster.

      • jetsssuck says:

        sort of sounds like jake long vs dallas in pre season. I think they will just line him up in a game situation without risking any contact. Let him get a couple of plays in to let him run on ankle to gain confidence going

  75. steveccnv says:

    Omar is talking about RTs dinking and dunking, but what he doesn’t mention is his mid-range to deep WRs have been out at some pt in the preseason. When we’re at full strength come opening day lookout.

  76. BoulderPhinfan says:

    parker playing is good news for today after a series of shitty news.

  77. D says:

    Im kinda waiting for the Barkley cut, id rather have Barkley than Moore with how Moore has played this PS. I think the coaches like him too, they apparently tried to work a trade for him before draft.

    As an alternate plan I like Shane Carden too but only as a PS guy for this year. Keep Moore this year and see what we have in Carden next year. He is extremely good intermediate range passer, lacks a big arm so his deep passes are not as true, but given our offense works best off mid range, i dont think it would be a hindrance to eventually have him as a backup.

  78. steveccnv says:

    Stem E. Berry ‏@STEM08 · 2h2 hours ago  Oviedo, FL
    Cause he’s a dick? RT @SunSentinel: Watch: Why is @OmarKelly not comfortable with #Dolphins depth? ht #XOmar

    —————————————-

    LOL, poor Omar, brings it all on himself, but…

  79. Mike E. says:

    The LIVE blog starts soon. That’s good, I’ll get some quick info on how our guys are doing.

  80. Tim Knight says:

    Good to see Parker playing tonight, he’s been working up to it. If he can play in this game, he can play on opening day.

  81. Mike E. says:

    Curious to see how the LIVE blog works out

  82. Tim Knight says:

    Game time!

  83. BoulderPhinfan says:

    does anyone have a non nfl.com link? I canceled my subscription by mistake

  84. ocalahowie says:

    Oh No
    Now I’ve got to do a twitter to talk during the game…
    Give me a break. It was all I could do just to get this blog to work

  85. Tim Knight says:

    Our DL is going to be a problem for opponents. Very talented and deep.

  86. son of a son of a shula says:

    come to the Ask Mike blog

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