Welcome to Ask Mike – 2015 Season Week 4


from UK

Q – Ciao Mike E
Very sombre mood in Finsland after last Sunday.
Can we bounce back like last year, or should I just put our 2 tickets for Wembley in the trash, save on a tank of gas and give my bro a refund/write off the $160?

Sure we can rebound UK, but I don’t think we will. I have seen absolutely nothing from this team in the last 3 games that makes me think this team is ready to do anything good. I can’t even precisely point to any one unit and say this unit is now ready to make a statement. Opposing OC’s seem to have figured out our weaknesses on defenses, and have exploited  it time and time again. Let’s face it, our secondary sucks. Besides Reshad Jones, and Brent Grimes, there’s just no proven talent out there. Brice McCain (who should be a nickel corner) is starting, and Jamar Taylor (who can’t win a starting job is at nickel), and sometimes Zack Bowman is at nickel or dime, along with rookie Bobby McCain. To make things worse, we line these DB’s 10 yards off the LOS, and teams are still beating them mostly in front of them, and yet still have gotten behind them. Add into the equation that our front 7 have gotten zero pressure on opposing QB’s, that’s a recipe for disaster. No changes have been made anywhere, no blitz packages, no moving players around, just straight up ineffectiveness, week after week.

When I look at our offense, the problem starts up front. I know folks are down on Tannehill, I’m not one of them. The five guys we have blocking up front aren’t getting it done. As I expected, Brandon Albert isn’t physically ready. He tried, I don’t blame him, I blame the damn GM’s, HC’s, OC’s who counted on him to be ready. They rushed and rushed him, but when you go out and play with an injured leg, other injuries occur. Maybe if they let him heal, we could have him back healthy for the 2nd half, although I fear it will be too late by then. This is what happens when Jason Fox is your #1 and #2 backup plan. Shame on them!

The O-line can’t run block, and Lazor gets queasy just thinking about running behind this line of Fox, Thomas, Pouncey, Douglas and James. It seems like Ju’Wuan James has taken a step backwards, and maybe that’s because rookie G Jamil Douglas isn’t handling his job, or maybe he’s just not playing well either. My guess is the former, because he was lights out our best OL last year. Unfortunately, they don’t pass protect any better, and Tannehill has been under duress far too often. Could Tannehill deal with the pressure better, sure, but he hasn’t. he sometimes seems slow to see the pressure, and then it’s too late. It’s not one of his better qualities, although with his athleticism, you’d think escapability would be.

We didn’t really upgrade at LB, and as I’ve always said, Misi while a good tackler just isn’t a playmaker, whether at ILB or OLB. Jenkins is a good young LB, but he’s still learning. Sheppard has been a disappointment. I expected better, but we’ve gotten worse. The D-line, obviously upgraded by Suh, along with Mitchell, Wake and Vernon was supposed to be our rock. It’s been a small pebble instead. This is the one unit I really think is capable of turning things around, but unless they get healthy, and Coyle is willing to change some things up and move people around a little, and try and find better matchups, it probably won’t.

Keep your tickets bother, this is the NFL, and anything can happen any given Sunday, and Wembley Stadium looks really nice, even though there’s no tailgating. The restaurants look nice, and they serve beer if you need to cry in one. Hopefully I’m 100% wrong, and the someone lights a fire under their asses this week, and we go out and demolish the Jets, and make us all feel great!

Enjoy the game UK, REPRESENT!!!

from Pigsgerald Oinkustus Bacon

Q – Come take a flight with me into the clouds..

Dolphins beat Jests this week
Then Dolphins fire Philbin and his coordinators anyway

Dolphins hire
Dan Marino as Head Coach
Zach Thomas as DC
Gary Stevens as OC (why not?)

Dolphins finish the reg season 14-2
In the AFC Championship, Dolphins shut out the Patriots to win by a score of 72-0 honoring the ’72 undefeated team by score

Then in the Super Bowl we play a close one against the Packers.
Jason Taylor, who came out of retirement for the game, sacks Aaron Rogers on 3rd down late in the 4th qtr

On the Packers punt, Reggie Roby, the new special teams coach, is able to pin point where the punt is expected to land – Jarvis Landry has a good return as a result

Depleted by injuries Marino, Thomas and even Gary Stevens suit up

Marino sets up a game winning drive and gets us in FG position

With 3 seconds to go Pete Stoyanovich kicks a FG which bounces off Garo Yepremian’s tombstone and through the uprights

It is referred to as the ugliest FG in Super Bowl history

– again Garo!!!

We win
Dan Mario finally hoists the trophy and after the game

A week after the Super Bowl it is confirmed that all game balls throughout the post season were properly inflated but the patriots laced their gatorade with elephant steroids

Okay now the question:
Will this happen and why not?



Everything here can happen up until Reggie Roby being the Special Teams Coach, he’s passed on (2005), may he rest in peace. BTW – You had me at “Fire Philbin and his coordinators”

It’s funny, Son wants Ray Lewis to be our HC, which is fine, I can’t think of a more passionate player, who would be an excellent motivator. What about our own Zach Thomas? Another player who lived in the film room, and was always known to be one of the most instinctive players in the league, and a career overachiever, who never listened to what other people thought his limitations were. I’d look to Zach as a coach, and not HC quite yet, he’d have to prove himself as a LB’s coach and work his way up, which I believe is the proper way to go about it.

OK, back to your question. No, I don’t think it’s possible, I don’t think there is any such thing as elephant steroids.

from Bat

Q – Mike,
Why do dolphin fans continue to buy into the hype year after miserable year? Wouldn’t it be more prudent to wait to see some tangible results before investing in the fragile sunshine & lollipops market? Is this a flaw that can be corrected or are some fans addicted to hope for hopes sake? Or is this a twisted form of masochism? I’ll hang up and listen to your answer.
 Mr. B. L. Zebub
Bonus Question … Can you explain to me, a football novice, the benefits of playing the DB’s 10 yards off the receivers on third and 5? 

To answer the first part of the question, it’s a phenomenon that happens league wide, in just about every sport. Every new season brings hope of better things, because there has to be hope. Human nature seeks out hope, and when a shiny new season starts with some shiny new players, especially $100M players like Suh, fans hope springs eternal. I can’t argue that is does seem masochistic in a sense, because when you allow yourself to hope for good things for this team, there is the inevitable pain, anger and shame that comes with the letdown that once again our team failed and didn’t make the playoffs.

I have a feeling that this years failure starts earlier than usual, and that may allow some of us to seek enjoyment elsewhere. I really do feel that the seams are coming apart, and I also feel that we will lose to the Jets this week, which really puts us behind the 8-ball. Very few teams make the playoffs after starting 1-3. Between 1990-2008, 21 teams made the playoffs after starting out 1-3. 7 of them lost WC playoff games, other went to divisional playoffs, and one (2001 New England Cheatriots) won the Super Bowl. I just can’t see a Joe Philbin team going that far, I really can’t.

BONUS QUESTION! The advantage is that it’s such an asinine strategy, that we can never actually blame the DB, because he’s only doing what he’s told. I truly despise it, and I think Coyle should be fired just for employing it. The worst part of it, is that WR’s are STILL getting behind our DB’s occasionally, and that shouldn’t even be possible. The 2016 draft should be fun for us. We need a LT, LB’s, CB’s, OG, RB, S, FB (After Philbin is fired and we finally decide we actually need a FB to run the ball).

from TryPod

Q – Dear Mike E,
Why have we been sucking so bad for so long? When did it start? What will it take to end it?

It started back in 2004, when we went 4-12. We did manage to turn it around a bit in ’06, going 9-7, but then we fell back to reality and went 6-10 in ’05, the prelude to Cam Cameron’s “Fail Forward” season of 1-15. Then Herd’s Hero, Chad Pennington led us to 11-5, and the playoffs, but all we know what happened when we got there, it was ugly. Then the Trifecta went comfortably to where they belonged, 7-9, 7-9, 6-10, and then we hired “Queasy Joe”, who managed to equal the Trifecta by going 7-9, and then to full mediocrity, 8-8, 8-8. So there’s your recent Dolphins history for ya, seems like we’re paying for having Dan the Man for 17 seasons.

As to what will it take to end it? Get a good coach in here. Either a good young hungry successful college coach, or see if maybe one of the guys who have been out a while want to once again join the ranks of the NFL, like Brian Billick, Bill Cowher, Jon Gruden. I tend to think those guys are comfortable where they’re at, so I doubt that.

What I’d like most to do, is bring in Jim Harbaugh. I know he wouldn’t come this season, and maybe not even next season, but maybe he’ll hunger once again to be in the NFL, and if we’re still wallowing in mediocrity at that point, I’d give him the ranch to come here, and I think Stephen Ross would do the same. That guy can flat out coach, like his brother. We’ll all see what we’ve been missing with guys like Joe Philbin, Tony Sparano and Cam Cameron.

from DGDP

Q – Dear Mikey,
Do you think we’ll see any significant changes in play calling this week on both sides of the ball?
And if so, what significant changes would you as an astute fan, like to see or think we’ll see?

Yours truly,

Disgruntled GetterDone
You would think so, but I have a feeling, for the most part, we stay with what we’ve been doing. I think Coyle and Lazor, are both guys who believe in their systems (to a fault), and will stay status quo, with maybe a couple of wrinkles. Maybe we have a couple of fakes in order to try and shake things up, but I think scheme wise, we won’t alter from what we’re doing.

What I’d like to see is is trying to move guys around to change up the opposing O-lines responsibility. I’d like to see more disguised blitzes. Hell, we haven’t put any damn pressure on the opposing QB, and we’ve played the Redskins, The Floodgates – I mean the Jaguars, who send out invitations to opposing defenders to meet the QB in the backfield, and the Bills. NO PRESSURE! NONE! I’d love to see the CB’s play their guy at the LOS, and not back off 10 yards. I’d love to see Lazor make a commitment to run the ball, even if it doesn’t work immediately. It looks like SIms is going to be out, so that hurts the run game some, but the 5 guys on the O-line need to get nasty. I want to less of Wake, especially if he’s ailing and/or ineffective. I’d love to see McCain (Chris) break out and get a couple of sacks. Let’s blitz a little, and let’s send guys who have the ability to get there. Maybe Reshad Jones, he’s a pretty solid blitzer, even Brent Grimes has done it.

Most of all, what I’d like to see different is this team SHOW SOME DAMN HEART! GO DOLPHINS!!!

And now for the babe of the week . . .

Susanna Hoffs

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436 Responses to Welcome to Ask Mike – 2015 Season Week 4

  1. Brian in NY says:

    Good job Mike! I couldn’t agree more on your answer for UK. This team has done nothing in the first three games to make me believe we can turn it around either. WE barely escaped @ Wash, were embarassed by a supposedly inferior Jax team, and then were blown out by the only good team we have faced. If we do indeed lose to the Jets then this season is over IMO.

  2. ocalahowie says:

    Morning Update
    N/A 21-20 NYJ
    Try 27-13 NYJ
    UK 24-17 MIA
    Howie 33-20 MIA
    Bold 24-17 NYJ
    MikeE 27-20 NYJ
    Piggy 42-0 MIA
    Old 27-16 NYJ
    Book 35-13MIA
    Real 31-16 NYJ
    D 24-14 MIA
    GO PHINS!!!

  3. Try Pod says:

    Thank you for answering my question. I have been thinking more about what event in particular started the slide to mediocrity. Was it Huizenga buying the team? The firing of Shula? The hiring of Jimmy? The way Marino’s tenure was ended? Wandstedt? I know different people will have different answers, but all I can say is that the certainty we used to have of our ability to be consistently competitive with any other team FOR ME ended sometime between 62-7 and the C. H. E.

  4. son of a son of a shula says:

    C.H.E. is that the Chad Henne era (oh shit I used that word)?

    Even though that was a bad (horrific) loss at least it was in the playoffs. Our perennial playoff status retired with Dan.

  5. olddolphan says:

    OUTSTANDING, Mike E.!!–Also, I want to thank YOU, HERDFAN, MISS GIGI, and anyone else who helped me with ABSOLUTE PERFECTION and FOLLOWING PERFECTION. –I hope future generations look back on the story of those two seasons and smile about it. THOSE SEASONS were two years of your wildest pro football dreams COMING TRUE!!
    MIKE: Any guesses on who REALLY will be in the running to replace “Clueless Joe?” —Thanks for all you do for this site!

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      It won’t be an innovative approach the same establishment win-nothing names will be the ones battered about. Shwartz (may the shwartz be with you), Marrone, Shanananahan (2 of them) and probably a Shottenheimer.

    • Mike E. says:

      Not really OD. I don’t know who Ross and Tannenbaum, if Tannenbaum is even still around, has in mind. I do wish it was Jim Harbaugh though.

  6. son of a son of a shula says:

    OD, the series is your gift to everyone. The epilogue should read: for my children

    Your oak table

  7. Mike E. says:

    OK, just wondering how up you guys are on hot babes from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Who knows who the BOTW is?

  8. Mike E. says:

    LOL Son, no, not Kelly LeBrock

  9. sb7mvp says:

    The problem is that good coaching is few and far between. As the coaching trees of the great 80s teams die out, the candidate pool gets thinner and thinner.

  10. son of a son of a shula says:

    Oh I know who it is, I’ve always had a crush on her, its not even a secret with my wife. Walk like an…

  11. Mike E. says:

    WOW Son, she looks fantastic! Still hot as hell!

  12. Try Pod says:

    Susannah Hoffs is always hot!

  13. Try Pod says:

    I had completely forgotten about the younger Shotty. Sorry for being a smart ass.
    I still think Chudzinski deserves a real shot, though I still like Payton and John Harbaugh. Hell, Tomlin might be ready for a change.

  14. Tim Knight says:

    Mike E, I appreciate the effort but I just kind of glanced at the questions and answers because it’s just too depressing as a fan. My focus is on the Jets game. Lose that game and well, the season will really be in dire straits.

    By the way, I knew who the BOTW was right away. I always thought she was hot.

  15. sb7mvp says:

    I don’t like Chud. Don’t really like Tomlin either unless he’s bringing Arians and Lebeau with him.

  16. Tim Knight says:

    I don’t think Ross is going to try and lure Harbaugh away from his alma mater. You have to take that into account.

  17. Mike E. says:

    BFD = Big F’n Deal? Not kidding, I’m not sure if it’s another HC or something

  18. sb7mvp says:

    Maybe soul searching Joe will get an epiphany or Shula and the rest of Ross’s roundtable will have something to say to him and his coaching staff. Unlikely yes, but still probable. It’s not like he hasn’t coached good games before and beat the best teams in the league. There’s just no consistency with this staff. It’s mind boggling.

    • Tim Knight says:

      That’s what is so frustrating and no matter who the personnel is it seems to be the same. Where’s all the confidence this team had in the offseason?

  19. Mike E. says:


    I understand man. I didn’t really have a huge desire to write this week. That loss took all the wind out of my sails. It almost feels like going through the motions, which is sad.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      If the season keeps going like it we’ll just post different pictures of poop everyday.
      Here’s how we look today – shitty
      Here’s how we look today – crappy
      here’s how we look today – w/corn

    • Mike E. says:

      I swear, I really expected a dominant effort by our team last week, and admittedly, that made what actually transpired even more hard to swallow, if that’s possible.

      • Ken says:

        I really thought we were going to play well last week. I kind of expected the team to wake up and play an inspired game against a division rival and then I watched the Bills first drive and I knew it was going to be bad and I was an idiot for thinking otherwise.

  20. Mike E. says:


    Joe should have been soul searching at the end of the season 2 years ago. If he hasn’t found himself by now, it’s not in there to find.

  21. Ken says:

    The Babe of the Week is the lead singer from the Bangles from the one terrible movie that she made and I watched anyways which I can’t even remember the name of.

  22. sb7mvp says:

    Sounds like some of you have an eternal flame.

  23. Mike E. says:


    I hear ya about last Sunday. Maybe one of the bigger disappointments from this team in quite some time.

  24. Mike E. says:

    LOL SB – It’s burning a hole in my Hanes . . .

  25. son of a son of a shula says:

    BTW assholes she MY eternal flame so back up

  26. Mike E. says:

    Son will have Susanna Hoff in his room, she’s undressing, and Son is getting hot, he’s ready, and all of a sudden Ray Lewis busts through the door and takes him down with a perfectly executed, textbook tackle. Ray Lewis says “You called Son?”

  27. Mike E. says:


    That was 2 nights ago, although you never know . . . lol

  28. Tim Knight says:

    So what many here are saying is Susannah Hoffs has put your sperm in the gutter and your love in the sink!

  29. sb7mvp says:

    Now ya’ll got locomotive breath.

  30. The Flying Pig says:

    Kelly LeBrock doesn’t look so good

  31. Tim Knight says:

    This is Lillian Müller the Van Halen ‘Hot For Teacher’ Norwegian model. She’s 62 in this picture and is now 64.

  32. The Flying Pig says:

    Lady in Red

    cheek to cheek
    (Piggy hacks)

  33. Ken says:

    This is what happens when our team sucks. We start fantasizing about elderly women

  34. ocalarob says:

    what happened to my question mike?

  35. ocalarob says:

    will Joe Philbin get a plane ticket home?

  36. ocalarob says:

    we had 65 plays from scrimmage, 49 were passes 16 were rushes, that is an unbalanced attack, and the reason for this unbalanced attack is the lack of ability with run blocking schemes, lack of talent on the OL and at RB. gray looked better than Miller.

    simply put the running game doesn’t work so we resort to the dink and dunk

    due to this unbalanced attack we again lost the Time of Possession Battle,

    in the first Quarter they had the ball for 11:17 we had the ball for 3:43
    the second Quarter they had the ball for 8:04 we had the ball for 6:56

    so you figure in the 1st half they had the ball 20 minutes and we had it ten minutes, couple that with 3 turnovers!
    we were down 27-0 at half the game was over at that point.

    they scored 13 points off of us in the 1st half off turnovers (interceptions)

    we went 3 and out on the 1st drive, we got 1 first down then went 3 and out on the 2nd drive. the next few drives resulted in turnovers

    true our D gave up 2 long drives in the first quarter but then they held.

    Miami’s offense had 8 possessions in the first half and could not sustain a drive, we had 3 turnovers one of which was returned for a TD and the other two the defense held its ground only giving up FG’s

    So I ask you who’s fault is that the Offense or the Defense?

    • Mike E. says:

      The HC

    • Ken says:

      My answer is the defense. When you give up 14 points out of the gate on 2 long drives you put so much additional pressure on the offense that mistakes are likely to happen. When you keep the ball out of the offense’s hands for over 11 minutes of the first quarter it is hard for the offense to find any rhythmn

      • ocalarob says:

        I hear you Ken but we had the ball first, the best Defense is a good offense, we went 3 and out, down 7 we get the ball back and still give it right back to them

      • CavalierKong says:

        Not to mention the Bills offense had scoring opportunities on 7 of 10 drives, scored 20 points in the first half against our D and 14 in the second for a total of 34. Both sides of the ball really stunk, not just the O.

      • Ken says:

        I am not giving the O a pass on how they played but 1 3 and out series does not negate 2 sustained long drives with piss poor tackling and a horrific coverage scheme. What it did was put us in a situation that played to the Bill’s strength which is rush the passer. Down by 14 we needed point and had to pass. Bills could pin their ears back and come after the QB. What’s our weakness: Protecting the QB. The D’s failure early in the game played right into the Bill’s strength and our weakness. It was a recipe for disaster. And again I am not giving the O a pass. They played poorly too.

      • ocalarob says:

        Kong 6 of those points were off offensive turnovers, the game was over at half so whatever happened in the 2nd half is moot IMO.
        playing from behind like that with an insurmountable lead affects the D

      • Ken says:

        Just one other thing on the D as well we were playing against Tyrod Fucking Taylor not Brady, not Brees, not Rodgers and we made Taylor look like a stud. He is not. He blows. Watch what the Pats did too him the week before. No reason why we couldn’t do the same.

      • CavalierKong says:

        Valid points, Rob. But the D didn’t do anything to help themselves. We were down 14 points before I had even drank enough to feel a buzz. Believe me when I tell you that is fast! lol

    • ocalarob says:

      I think Ross had most the input on Joes Staff.

      we need a coach to tell Ross to go be an owner and let me choose my staff

  37. The Flying Pig says:

    I’ll answer!
    This is how Philbin prefers to travel

  38. The Flying Pig says:

    New poll up

  39. CavalierKong says:

    I understand your point that the offense could have helped the D. It’s true, but I think it goes both ways. Neither side of the ball gave the other any help. If our O had scored right away, maybe the game turns right from the start. Same thing when the Bills got the ball. If the D had held on that first drive instead of letting the Bills score without breaking a sweat, maybe the game takes a turn. We were just horrible all the way around. 😦

  40. Mike E. says:

    O Rob

    The O-line sucks, and we’re playing without Albert (as I expected), and we can’t pass protect or run block. Blame the offense if you like, but that’s why the offense sucks. I wish you could tell me why the defense sucks just as bad or worse.

  41. Mike E. says:

    O Rob

    All reports on the choosing of Hickey as GM were to find a GM that Philbin was comfortable with and shared the same philosophies with. If you have an article to the contrary, please post it.

    • ocalarob says:

      The reason i say what i say is the fact that Ross has operated this way from day 1, he has no one in charge. he fired sparano hired philbin, fired ireland hired hickey,
      so with that said do you think it was joes decision to hire lazor or bring in T Baum? i certainly dont

      • Ken says:

        Tannenbaum was clearly all Ross. No doubt there but I think Philbin had the say on his coaching staff. I never seen anything contrary to that.

  42. Tim Knight says:

    Besides not playing well on either side of the ball we don’t play complimentary football. Both units need to feed off each other and pick each other up and that’s not happening. Still a lack of big plays. Look at what ARZ does, they makes plays in all phases and everyone feeds off that.

  43. ocalarob says:

    as for the Defense Brice Mccain killed us, and i dont understand why coyle has these CBs playing 10 yards off the LOS, we never see press coverage

  44. ocalarob says:

    we need a football smart guy who is in complete control of all decisions, i just dont feel we have that

  45. Mike E. says:


    I don’t think Philbin asked Ross to bring in Tannenbaum, that was Ross’ decision, but I do think Philbin had a lot to do with the hiring of Hickey, and I believe he chose Coyle and Lazor on his own.

    • ocalarob says:

      I wouldn’t know mike, i just think Ross is too much hands on, remember he’s the boss so any disagreement might stop your paycheck, his opinion carries too much weight and he’s not a football guy

  46. ocalarob says:

    I though T Baum would be great for this team bringing his run first philosophy with him but it seems he’s deferring to Lazors dink and dunk philosophy

    • Ken says:

      Tannenbaum is the guy that thought Mark Sanchez was worth one of the highest paying contracts in the league. Nuff said. Hated the move from day 1.

      • ocalarob says:

        he also had the best running game in the business that took the jets to back to back championship games with sanchez at QB

      • Ken says:

        And then he promptly ruined the team by relying on Sanchez and when his older veteran players started to show their age he had the team in cap hell so he could not replace them in FA and the team went from 2 AFC championships to out of the playoffs to a laughingtock in the course of 2 years.

    • ocalarob says:

      Ken i get that you cant stay on top forever unless you’re the pats, but my reasoning is he had the right idea with a run first offense and that’s what we lack

  47. sb7mvp says:

    The front office isn’t part of Joe’s staff. Joe works for the front office. No coach should ever pick his GM

    • Mike E. says:

      That’s precisely how I felt, but that’s not the way it went down. I remember very clearly, I followed the process very closely, you can even ask Tim. We discussed it very often, because I was upset that they were giving Philbin so much say as to who the GM would be. I thought it was totally bass ackwards to do it that way.

  48. Tim Knight says:

    Ross isn’t picking Philbin’s staff.

  49. sb7mvp says:

    How is Ross too hands on? What is this notion actually based on?

    • Ken says:

      LOL. Agreed. Ross seems so freaking clueless and lost. The one criticism I have of him is that he has held on to people such as Ireland and Philbin for too long. But those the bigger picture items. In terms of the day to day stuff I have never seen or heard of Ross having his hands involved in that.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I don’t get it either. He just put a front office together to run the football operations.

    • ocalarob says:

      Ross is hands on with the hiring of staff, he chooses every coach and GM instead of putting one guy in charge and making him responsible for the outcome of this team.

      he really has no one to hold responsible.

      what you do is hire a guy like Bill Polian and let him assemble his staff and hold him accountable

      • Ken says:

        I have never seen any indication or mention that Ross was the guy who put together Philbin’s staff. Not a single mention of that in a single article ever.

      • Tim Knight says:

        He hired the HC and front office when he had too, but not the rest of the coaching staff. He just hired Tannenbaum to take over the duties of hiring a HC/GM etc. That’s now Mr. T’s job.

        I don’t have a problem with what he’s done, he hasn’t been doing it very long and Philbin is in his 4th year, it’s not like he’s been around 7-8 years. Ross has been learning on the fly. Mr. T is now his football man. It’s new it just started this year.

      • ocalarob says:

        Ken remember when he flew across the country to court Harbaugh with Ireland? do you know he is close friends with T Baum? what does that tell you?

  50. ocalarob says:

    Our Philosophy is flawed, we’re a pass first offense, we have a QB that is inaccurate deep defenses play us with 10 guys within 5 yards of the LOS because they want us to beat them with our weakness which is tannys accuracy problems, they take away the run and the short passing game.

    we need to establish a running game, like Seattle with Lynch like the SF 49ers had with gore, we also need to threaten teams deep, that will open up the intermediate passing game.

    we dont have that and defenses take away our strengths and make us beat them with our weakness.

    It is a known fact that a run and shoot offense doesn’t work in the NFL and it seems thats what we run

    • Mike E. says:

      I agree we need to run more, but the FO dropped the ball getting the horses up front to do it well.

    • sb7mvp says:

      Our intermediate pass game is open and so is the deep stuff. We just haven’t been successful deep but that doesn’t matter bc they are only a small percentage of the things that nfl teams do. We don’t run bc we choose not to. It’s been a pet peeve of mine since the first year Joe was here and we ran the ball more than year than the rest.

  51. ocalarob says:

    i’m off to the gym have a nice day

  52. Mike E. says:


    I would love Bill Polian here, but I think he’s very happy doing what he’s doing, occasional spots on NFL radio, and other media related outlets.

  53. Mike E. says:


    Bill is a solid football guy. He knows his stuff.

    • Ken says:

      No question he has a great football mind. However, I question the ability of anyone that old to have the mental and physical stamina to run a professional football team. To put the kind of hours in necessary to do that. I don’t think he can at his age.

      • Ken says:

        Nor do I think he wants to.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I don;t question an older’s person ability
        I question they would want to
        I would not want a job like that when I’m virtually retired
        being on TV is cake
        being in an NFl front office is pretty stressful

        He already made his $
        he doesn;t need anymore

      • Ken says:

        I agree that I don’t see him wanting to. I don’t question his ability in terms of his knowledge of the game but as you said it is very stressful and stress has a huge impact on the human body at his age that could be catastrophic.

  54. Ken says:

    ocalarob says:
    October 1, 2015 at 11:29 am (Edit)

    Ken remember when he flew across the country to court Harbaugh with Ireland? do you know he is close friends with T Baum? what does that tell you?
    That he has been heavily involved in the hiring of the HC and the FO. But it says nothing about him hiring Philbin’s staff.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      this is old news Mike E

    • The Flying Pig says:

      We finally hired a GM!
      I can;t believe how many people rejected us
      Too bad Ray Farmer and Jason Licht rejected us, the Browns and Buccaneers should be playoff teams within 2 years…they are in good hands.

      (Piggy exits his flying delorean)

  55. The Flying Pig says:

    I think ross may be more involved then people give him credit for
    He used to be referred to as an absentee owner
    and that reputation has faded a bit

    I don;t think he picked Philbin’s staff
    but I suspect at some level Philbin has to pitch who he wants to hire to Ross

    and at the FO level Ross clearly has connections to most people
    Albeit, as I recall like Mike said, Hickey was basically a Philbin hire

  56. Ken says:

    Off to play some hoops. Hopefully I can get back on in the P.M. but I have to do work as well. Peace to you all.

  57. The Flying Pig says:

  58. The Flying Pig says:

    Mike E. says:
    October 1, 2015 at 11:48 am (Edit)
    I put it up because it outlines the power structure a little.

    I thought you went back in time

  59. BoulderPhinfan says:

    I highly doubt Ross will fire Tannebaum. I bet he’s gonna be responsible for hiring the next coach and possibly GM. It might be that both hickey and philbin are gone after this year.

  60. Mike E. says:


    Tannenbaum’s hiring changed a lot of things, but when we hired Hickey, it was with Philbin’s blessings and approval.

    • sb7mvp says:

      Blessings and approval aren’t the same thing as Philbin hiring him or that he’s Joe’s staff.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I don;t know
        Blessings can be pretty powerful

      • Mike E. says:

        Semantics SB. I never said that Joe was out there conducting the search, but the search was conducted to meet Joe’s parameters for what he wanted. Say it however you like, he had say in who was hired.

  61. Tim Knight says:

    I get what happened in the past but now Mr. T now oversees the entire football operations. We didn’t have a guy in his position until this year.

  62. sb7mvp says:

    It’s not semantics. I was arguing against something Orob said regarding Ross hiring Philbin’s staff and you responded with a different argument.

  63. sb7mvp says:

    Nothing about Philbin’s role. Just that the GM doesn’t work for the coach.

  64. The Flying Pig says:

    Honestly Rex was a no-brainer
    He was the DC of the Ravens before the jests hired him
    He was pretty much the #1 candidate out there
    I think the Ravens were coming off a super bowl win

    believe it or not Philbin was not much different at the time being the OC for the Packers
    I think the Packers were coming off a super bowl win

    Sometimes getting the hot coordinator works out well
    sometimes it doesn’t

    I don;t even know how some one can predict how it will turn out with a fitrst time HC

    I tend to think you just look at philosophies and see if its the direction you want your team to go

    • Tim Knight says:

      It’s not a perfect formula.

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      that’s why you keep trying until you hit on one. Its like a QB. But you can’t give someone that obviously is not gonna win chances after chances. 3 years should be max. If no playoffs in 3 years you get a new one in the door.

  65. BoulderPhinfan says:

    I sounds like Branden Albert is gonna try and play. I like our chances better if albert plays. If not we’re in for a long day.

  66. getterdone says:

    This is our only chance to win.

  67. wyoming85 says:


    I don’t know about everyone else!
    And I am going to get crucified for saying this!

    But the day Wayne told JJ that he would never trade Marino for anything!

    I believe JJ had a Hershal Walker type deal in the works for Dan!
    And when it was rejected JJ walked away.

    And we have been searching for a HC and a QB ever since!!!!!!

  68. BoulderPhinfan says:

    I agree with Tim. This game is a must win. If he can go even not at 100% he needs to play. If not I don’t think it’ll matter. If we go 1-3 the season is essentially over.

  69. getterdone says:

    Piggy, Rex was the hot coordinator at the time in Baltimore, but Philbin never was, Hell he didn’t even call plays. He just drew pictures.

  70. Mike E. says:


    I can’t imagine a team was willing to give us a Herschel Walker type deal at that point of Dan’s career. He was all padded and braced up by then, and not nearly as good as he was.

  71. sb7mvp says:

    The funny thing was that Philbin was supposed to be known for his offensive game planning since he wasn’t a playcaller.

    • getterdone says:

      No, from what I know, he was just assisting McCarthy in the game planning….besides, game plans change as the game goes on.

      • sb7mvp says:

        That’s what the defense and report of Philbin was when he was hired. That he was responsible for all the game planning even though he didn’t call plays.

  72. herdfan says:

    It’s not if we lose this Sunday we will be 1-3. It’s that we are 1-3 and have looked awful. It’s not like we lost a couple of close games.

  73. Mike E. says:

    I see Miko is out as co-host on WQAM. Who’s gonna listen now? They’re doomed! lol

  74. Mike E. says:


    Slattery’s is having an Early Morning Party this Sunday, they’re opening at 8AM

  75. getterdone says:

    How’s things in Herd’s world?

  76. D says:

    So you guys have moved on to Hickey and Tannebaum now….really?. Its like you guys will not be happy until every puppy at the pound has been kicked. Hickey and Tannebaum have done a great job so far. No reason to drag them into this shit. They are the reason that the Phins were being looked at by a lot of top players as a place to go to, not stay away from like we had had previously. Talent is here, the players we picked up were good moves, whats happening to this team is a continuation of bad play calling and field level leadership.

  77. CavalierKong says:

    herdfan says:
    October 1, 2015 at 1:40 pm
    It’s not if we lose this Sunday we will be 1-3. It’s that we are 1-3 and have looked awful. It’s not like we lost a couple of close games.
    We’ll also be 0-2 in the division and still have two games against the Pets.

  78. herdfan says:

    getterdone says:

    October 1, 2015 at 1:49 pm (Edit)

    How’s things in Herd’s world?

    Rainy and dreary. It’s quarter end closing at work, so that’s never great. I’m going on a girls getaway weekend, so there’s that to look forward to.

  79. Mike E. says:

    It doesn’t matter what Philbin was supposedly responsible for in GB, his track record here blows.

  80. D says:

    Every game is a must win with Phins fans on the watch. lol. I think Philbin can still save his job, but i REALLY hope no matter if we finish in the playoffs or not we fire these two coordinators. Philbin will get as much credit for turning things around as he does right now for not doing so, and thats fair, but these coordinators are not good and i cant see being confident that we wont keep having “by the skin of our teeth” seasons with them calling plays, especially Coyle.

  81. The Flying Pig says:

    getterdone says:
    October 1, 2015 at 1:50 pm (Edit)
    That’s cool…can you buy or consume alcohol in NYC at that hour?

    You can consume alcohol on any day of the week at any hour in NYC

  82. The Flying Pig says:

    Mike E. says:
    October 1, 2015 at 1:48 pm (Edit)

    Slattery’s is having an Early Morning Party this Sunday, they’re opening at 8AM
    I think I might pass on 8AM drinking

    • herdfan says:

      Just the time for Bloody Marys. 🍹🍹🍹

    • Mike E. says:

      It said they’re serving breakfast, coffee, and off course appropriate drinks as well. As far as appropriate, I suppose if we’re getting destroyed, that would be cyanide laced mimosas. lol

  83. herdfan says:

    Go Sam Go!
    I intended to put that at the end of my comment and forgot.

  84. getterdone says:

    Typical night at Pigsgerald’s crib.

  85. BoulderPhinfan says:

    I mentioned last night that if we finish 9-7 or better philbin will probably stick. Coyle will be gone. not sure about Lazor.
    It would take an amazing coaching job to get this team to 9 wins. I doubt it’ll happen.

  86. Mike E. says:

    GDP – Like I said to Piggy, you had me at Fire Philbin.

  87. The Flying Pig says:

    Look how drunk this pig is

    He has pants on…..lol

  88. Tim Knight says:

    D, I’m not ousting Hickey and Mr. T, just discussing the power structure. I leave the firing up to others. 😉

  89. getterdone says:

    Brits @ 8am in NYC or anytime of day in London. 😉

  90. finfanrob says:

    D says:
    October 1, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    So you guys have moved on to Hickey and Tannebaum now….really?. Its like you guys will not be happy until every puppy at the pound has been kicked. Hickey and Tannebaum have done a great job so far. No reason to drag them into this shit.

    d, i respect that is your opinion, but this team is 1-2 and has looked horrible. i have said it over and over, everyone is to blame. i will even sacrifice the damn cheerleaders till it gets fixed

  91. Mike E. says:

    Sure Rob, just not the ones chained to your sofa!

  92. finfanrob says:

    Mike E. says:
    October 1, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Sure Rob, just not the ones chained to your sofa!

    come on mike, havent they already suffered enough

  93. Tim Knight says:

    Ugh… there’s been a shooting at an Oregon college.

  94. ukfinfan says:

    Quick fly by before I fly south (well drive actually) to represent our Fins at Wembley

    GD – Where’d you get that picture of me from?

    Mike – thanks for the thoughtful response and too all admins and contributors for their efforts – I’ll be screaming us on don’t worry.

    GO SAM GO. Fingers crossed for a Phins win and positive developments for Sammy.

    Let’s see if Philbin can do this! UK out.

  95. Mike E. says:

    Enjoy the game UK! Hope you bring us some much needed luck!

  96. ukfinfan says:

    PS Chuckle

  97. Mike E. says:

    Our linemen rotate, I see it every game. The defensive end or tackle come at our guys, and they get spun around quite often. lol

  98. Tim Knight says:

    UK, thanks for asking but no change in Sam. I’ve been sensing that his parents are starting to prepare for the worst even as they still try to remain positive. Everyone is still hoping. Go Sam, go!

  99. getterdone says:

    UK, good stuff…enjoy your humor as well.
    Hey, get us a WIN Sunday…enjoy your trip to Wimbley chap.

  100. Mike E. says:

    Is the TP thinner in the UK? One ply, or is not soft? What gives?

  101. finfanrob says:

    getterdone says:
    October 1, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    UK, good stuff…enjoy your humor as well.

    he has to have good humor, i mean have you seen his teeth.

  102. finfanrob says:

    Photo published for The Jets Are Bringing Their Own Toilet Paper To London
    The Jets Are Bringing Their Own Toilet Paper To London

    well yeah. duh. i mean it what other uniforms were they going to use.

  103. D says:

    Mike E: We actually agree man, i was saying Philbin stays because like boulder said, anything near a playoff appearance for us would be a coaching miracle and he would stay as coach, not should but would lol.

    FFR/Boulder: I dont see anythign or any move made directly by this GM and Exec VP that would make me point a finger at them. I respect ya’lls opinion and i see where you are coming from, i just cant blame them from my perspective.

    So how about this for a suggestion of fixing our team. Coyle gets move to OC because of his mastery at making offenses look 10 times better than their talent suggest. Lazor to DC due to his ability to make defense look as if they actually have the offenses playbook and exact play calling chart. Philbin and the Janitor switch places, because you know how tidy Joe likes to keep things, and Janitors are always the go to people when you need to clean up shit.

  104. getterdone says:

    Tim, if Sam is breathing on his own, then that’s a good sign all things considered. It’s all about faithful patience now.

    I pray just about everyday that the Lord will awaken him. Until then his cause has awaken all of us here. That’s a good thing!
    Thank you for sharing his story.

    Go Sam!

  105. The Flying Pig says:

    here is a photo of the jests special toliet paper

  106. Tim Knight says:

    GD and D, I appreciate it. I still talk to him and ask him to wake up everyday. I say come on Sam, you got this, you can do it. Wake up!

    I was just passing on what his Dad said. I sensed a different tone in his words. But he’s also exhausted. I guess doctors told him and Sam’s Mom what could be an issue next and it hit them hard that their young boy is still very much in danger. It’s understandable. The outpouring of love and support is what is keeping them going.

  107. Mike E. says:

    This explains what D, Tim, and a few others, including myself, have been discussing.

    Read it, it’s an excellent breakdown.


    • D says:

      I agree that was a pretty decent explanation. Easier to follow than i think what i have been saying lol, but its the same thoughts, Also like Tim, i cant explain why he 180’ed his defense but it looks completely different and not just in productivity than it did just a couple months ago in PS.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Let’s hope that’s what it is. But we’ve seen a lot of sacks under Coyle and other good plays so it can’t completely be scheme.

  108. getterdone says:

    If one side of the ball can get fixed, then it will pick up the other side by proxy.

  109. D says:

    Man i tought a bunch of you would really like my suggestion of how to fix things above….. especially the janitor part lol.

  110. getterdone says:

    Dolphins current defensive line.

  111. Mike E. says:

    I’m glad that article came out. I knew what I was seeing wasn’t really occupying blockers, but they just weren’t getting upfield in time to make plays. I really don’t know why he decided to go this way. Seems to take away all the aggressiveness of the defense.

    • Ken says:

      I knew what I was seeing wasn’t really occupying blockers,
      Maybe you need your eyes checked. LOL.

  112. sb7mvp says:

    Quick question – who’s your all time favorite Dolphin? Mine is pretty obvious

  113. ocalahowie says:

    Evening Update
    N/A 21-20 NYJ
    Try 27-13 NYJ
    UK 24-17 MIA
    Howie 33-20 MIA
    Bold 24-17 NYJ
    MikeE 27-20 NYJ
    Piggy 42-0 MIA
    Old 27-16 NYJ
    Book 35-13MIA
    Real 31-16 NYJ
    D 24-14 MIA
    GO PHINS!!!

  114. Mike E. says:

    Marino was like a God to me. It would have to be him.

  115. Mike E. says:


    No bro – It was “tought” Like toughty-toid street. Hell, that may even be Chicago, not sure.

  116. Ken says:

    Tie between Marino and Griese. Marino was clearly the greater QB but Griese was my among my first memories of being a Fin’s fan as I discussed in my origins story. His bombs to Warfield in the 1972 AFC Championship game are what got me hooked on the Phins.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Warfield was a big favorite of mine in the early days. But so was Csonka and Morris and… LOL

      • Ken says:

        There were some great players on those early 70’s teams. Warfield may be my next favorite after Marino and Griese.

  117. D says:

    Mike E. says:
    October 1, 2015 at 4:53 pm
    I’m glad that article came out. I knew what I was seeing wasn’t really occupying blockers, but they just weren’t getting upfield in time to make plays. I really don’t know why he decided to go this way. Seems to take away all the aggressiveness of the defense.
    Occupying blockers and what he is saying is same thing. they engage, draw double and try to cover a gap. They werent assigned to get upfield, they clogged a gap. Damn for like a minute i believed we were finally on the same page lol.

    • Tim Knight says:

      My guess is there’s not too much confidence in the LBs then.

      • D says:

        The puzzling thing to me is when you run this kind of DL assignment, you generally are aggressive witht he LB’ers, you bring them downhill, shooting gaps that the DL isnt occupying, and he isnt bringing them. He has them looking more like they are playing containment and sealing off cutbacks. Its like he is half in and half out of two different types of schemes.

    • Mike E. says:

      Oh no . . . . He clearly said read and react, rather than just push upfield. That’s not the same in my book.

      • Mike E. says:

        He even said it was like the extra second it took them to diagnose the play was what was hurting them, along with the gaps they were attacking. We’re on the same page with the gaps, just differ on what they were doing in those gaps.

  118. Mike E. says:

    Zach Thomas is a close 2nd for me though.

  119. Tim Knight says:

    Ken, I also lived through their reputations, jerseys, posters and trading cards. I didn’t see the Dolphins play much back then.

    • Ken says:

      Fortunately up here in Connecticut we got 2 games vs. Jets, 2 games vs. Pats and usually 2 Monday Night games/year along with 1-2 national telecasts and the annual playoff run so even though they were not local I did plenty of opportunities to watch. Plus there was NFL films weekly highlight show.

  120. Tim Knight says:

    D, I’ve seen us send LBs into the gaps quite a bit, but if we’re not willing to let the DL get up field and blow up the backfield, then we’re worried abut our LBs cleaning up.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Maybe the best idea is to mix it more. I also feel the effort needs to be better. I’ve seen too many arm tackle attempts and guys getting run over.

  121. Try Pod says:

    One of my all time favorite memories of dolphins football is when Greg Lloyd sacked Marino, and Marino, on his back reached up and grabbed the front of lloyd’s jersey and said (more or less) “that wasn’t shit! I’m still here and I’m still gonna bring it! “. Lloyd was a scary mf.

  122. Ken says:

    Time to call it a day at the office. Peace to you all.

  123. ocalahowie says:

    That was my man! Being named Howard all the kids on my street called me Twilley…
    One memory I will never forget was Twilley catching a TD in the Superbowl and I kissed the TV screen I was so happy but Artie’s Grandma got all mad at me.
    GO PHINS!!!

  124. Mike E. says:


    I remember that moment quite well. Lloyd told Marino he was going to drill him before the game. He really hurt his hip on that play. I remember Marino completed the pass, but Lloyd took him down, and he landed hard on his hip. Then Marino, at least in my memory, grabbed Lloyd’s facemask.

  125. CavalierKong says:

    For me it has to be Marino. I didn’t start watching football until Marino so that makes it easy for me.
    A close second would Zach Thomas.

    • CavalierKong says:

      I would put JT on the list of top 3 but he was a Jest for a quick minute so he loses a few points for that, even if he did it in righteous anger.

  126. sb7mvp says:

    I remember that Lloyd and Marino play too. I was dating a Steeler fan at the time. I’ve dated too many Steeler fans. Ugh

  127. sb7mvp says:

    I wasn’t alive for the Glory days of SB victories. I had to live through cards and hard back books.

  128. D says:

    Try Pod says:
    October 1, 2015 at 5:20 pm
    I didn’t put Marino because it’s easy- he’s easily the greatest dolphin of all time.
    Lol wasnt a creative answer contest lol, he wanted to know our favorite….easiest answer or not he is still my favorite, Dan Marino walked on water to me. I did also like Richmond Webb, Keith Sims and Louis Oliver. Zach Thomas, Jason Taylor, Tim Bowens, and lots of other players but none close to how much i liked Marino.

  129. Brian in NY says:

    My favorite Dolphin is Marino, hands down. Zach Thomas 2nd, OJ McDuffie 3rd.

  130. CavalierKong says:

    I was going to list Yatil Green but I injured my hand before I finished typing his name.

  131. CavalierKong says:

    Madison and Surtain are on my list somewhere.

  132. D says:

    sb7mvp says:
    October 1, 2015 at 5:51 pm
    I remember that Lloyd and Marino play too. I was dating a Steeler fan at the time. I’ve dated too many Steeler fans. Ugh
    Ive date a Packrs fan, and a Bills fan outside of few Saints fans. Bills fan GF is a contibutor to my “Why i hate the Bills the most” list.

  133. ocalahowie says:

    All my cards from ’69 through the ’70 got sucked away in a F-3 Alabama tornado in like ’95
    but my 3 children survived and so did I
    Feel terrible for the little girl who lived right behind us and the guy who ran the laundry mat

  134. Mike E. says:

    I like Louis Oliver too. He was fun to watch. Brock Marion too.

  135. Mike E. says:

    I never dated a girl who was really into football.

  136. Try Pod says:

    Jim “Crash” Jensen.
    Brian Cox.
    Don Strock.
    Eric Kumerow.
    Ok- not Eric Kumerow.

  137. sb7mvp says:

    Jake Scott
    Ricky Williams
    Zach Thomas
    Fulton Walker

  138. The Flying Pig says:

    Greatest Ever!

  139. rgs322 says:

    Dan “the man” Marino for me. Followed by Ricky Williams, OJ McDuffie, Zach Thomas, Sam Madison, Pat Surtain, Mark Clayton, and Mark Duper.

  140. Mike E. says:

    I remember my friend (Jets Fan) saving the Sports Illustrated magazine with the Marks Bros on the cover. That was cool of him. I loved to watch those guys play, but they cancel each other out as far as favorites, if that makes any sense to anyone. lol

  141. Mike E. says:


    It sure does! To my recollection, not one of the girls I dated gave a lick about football. Some of them didn’t give a lick period. lol

    • Tim Knight says:


      I lot of girls I dated back in the day were not big sports fans, mostly rock & roll fans so sports were never an issue.

      I see many of you have multiple favorite players and that’s why I said too many to list. I would love to see this current team make me start really liking a lot of them too.

  142. Tim Knight says:

    Mike E, I think Dan is pretty much a prerequisite for all Dolphins fans.

    • Mike E. says:

      Yeah, I agree. I think part of it is I really didn’t get to see a lot of the Dolphins until Marino got there. All of a sudden, they were on MNF 3-4 times every year.

  143. Mike E. says:

    Damn, Susanna Hoff is sexy! lol

  144. Tim Knight says:

    Mike, what are you hearing by you with this upcoming storm?

  145. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    October 1, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Mike, what are you hearing by you with this upcoming storm?

    hey, i got alot of room down here, you east coasters going to be affected by the storm are more then welcome. i would say the odds are good at least 50% of you will escape with lil or no harm

  146. Mike E. says:


    I have my Haitian canoe ready if the flooding is real bad. lol

  147. finfanrob says:

    this is probably my favorite dolphin

  148. Mike E. says:

    Nice blowhole!

  149. finfanrob says:

    well that didnt take long in the canes game for the refs and a mysterious call

  150. finfanrob says:

    Mike E. says:
    October 1, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Nice blowhole!

    she has a mouth, i didnt even notice.

  151. Mike E. says:

    That’s gotta be a wax job.

  152. finfanrob says:

    Mike E. says:
    October 1, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    That’s gotta be a wax job.

    yep, she is definitely a wax on wax off job

  153. Tim Knight says:

    Herd logs on and goes oh geez, the boys are being boys. LOL

  154. ocalahowie says:

    D says:
    October 1, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Damn, that sucks man. Parts of Mississippi and Alabama get some wicked tornadoes. Almost as bad as parts of the mid west.
    Brian in NY says:
    October 1, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Geez. That’s horrible.
    Yep pretty friggin bad. The whole upper floor of our Apt. was ripped off good thing the older children slept downstairs that night cause it came through on the backside of the building where their rooms where. somehow I threw our 2 week old Andrew (named after the Hurricane, who’d of thunk it) under the bed and held on for dear life…
    It sounded like domino’s clackiting down the line then the whole building sucked in and then exploded

  155. Mike E. says:

    She also needs to shop more carefully. That shirt doesn’t fit well at all. Maybe they didn’t have mirrors in the try-on rooms.

  156. finfanrob says:

    lol mike

    yeah i agree, that shirt is a bit big on her

  157. manitobafinfan says:

    D. I totally love your fix it ideas.

    Favourite Fins: Marino, Rickey, Marx Bros (as one) Loius Oliver Jensen and Reggie Roby

  158. manitobafinfan says:

    Herd i am gunning to take down yer undefeated streak. It starts tonight !!!

  159. Tim Knight says:

    Toba, I lead my league in scoring but I’m 1-2 because of the chance schedule. I started off 0-2 and just destroyed my last opponent with the help of the ARZ DEF/STs. He needed a big game from Cobb and Crosby and got it, the problem, I have Aaron Rodgers. LOL

    • Mike E. says:

      I’m 1-2 in one league, and tied for highest points scored. Just hit 2 teams on bad weeks.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Nice to have the qb for his two stud wrs. I hate years like that. I have been highest scoring and winless Not having that issue this year. I have 4 teams and i think all are 1-2 or 2-1.

      • manitobafinfan says:

        Oops. My team is 0-3 against 3-0 Herd. Twice is scoring stupid amounts of pts each week

  160. manitobafinfan says:

    One league last week my opponent was yipping off on my bench points. Had S Smith and Olsen on bench. I still beat him.

  161. Mike E. says:


    Which league is Herd 3-0 in?

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Ours i thought. Apparently not lol. She 2-1

      • Mike E. says:

        LOL – I was wondering. You probably thought I was done, (I did too!), I was down 70 + points before MNF.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Yeah that was prolly it. I just assumed she had killed you. Then i did mot watch MNF as we were having PVR issues. And did not realize how many pts thise three guys got

  162. ocalahowie says:

    wish I could find the Video of me being interviewed on CNN
    I’m the half drunk guy wearing the Dolphins hat 😉
    I shit you not 🙂

  163. Tim Knight says:

    Okay, I’m going to turn the positive up as difficult as it may seem. Who better than the Jets to get to 2-2 heading into the bye to get this shit corrected. We all know 1-3 will be bad and that would be another home loss even if it’s in fuckin London. Enough of the London games, we’ve done it 3 times, let some other teams do it for awhile. No disrespect UK, just saying we can’t afford it as a team trying to get back to relevance. Are we trying to win, or trying to sell the brand?

    Go Phins!!! Go Sam, go!!!

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Most of the teams we usually battle for WC are in the same boatvas we are. If we right the ship we can come out okay. I just have not seen anything to show that they can right it. I hope they do.

  164. finfanrob says:


    you are right, they need those home games in miami. i mean those 34 dolphin fans showing up give them the home field advantage

    • Tim Knight says:

      The travel off of a home loss to a foreign home game is not the best situation. That’s all I was saying. 3 of our next 4 division games will be on the road after that.

  165. herdfan says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    October 1, 2015 at 8:39 pm (Edit)

    Ours i thought. Apparently not lol. She 2-1

    Mike E. says:
    October 1, 2015 at 8:42 pm (Edit)

    LOL – I was wondering. You probably thought I was done, (I did too!), I was down 70 + points before MNF.

    Yes, MikeE won by .76. I would have been the only one left undefeated. 😦

  166. ocalahowie says:

    Yes Toba
    and it all started with my 1000’s of cards getting sucked away.
    I’ll let it go now.
    but my cards are probably in Georgia where some of the peoples mail from our town ended up…

    • manitobafinfan says:

      My mom the hoarder kept all mine. I still have them now 😎 Except for the ones i have since traded away.

  167. Mike E. says:

    Closing up here. Goodnight folks!

  168. Ken says:

    Stanger is on vacation but I think it is fair to say we all know who his favorite Phin is.

  169. finfanrob says:


    i was just joking around. i got what you meant. but hey, the fins are popular in the uk, they may have more dolphin fans there then a home game against the jets

  170. Ken says:

    That was a horrible throw by Flacco. Right to the defender

  171. Ken says:

    Vick was just standing there like a statue

  172. finfanrob says:

    what is it about miami. you have a team loaded with talent but you can be a failure as a coach. not sure if anyone is watching the canes or not, but golden is just as awful as blowbin

    • Tim Knight says:

      I question loaded with talent until I see it. It’s not like Philbin and staff have been only winning 2-4 games every year. So where is the talent, where are the big plays? Sorry not putting it all on coaching like everyone else. It’s a team effort or lack thereof but I’m not absolving the players. Go play with some fucking pride!

      • Ken says:

        Hard to play with a lot of pride when the coaches are putting you to use in stupid schemes such as a read and react pass rush or coverage 10 yards off the ball on 3rd and 5 or trying to convert short yardage runs out of the shotgun.

  173. finfanrob says:


    you are right. those offseason signings were really awful players on other teams. i mean who ever heard of that suh guy.

    and not even going there with you. i get you dont want to blame the coaches. i have stated over and over i dont care who is to blame just fix it. but there is absolutely no way the coaches arent as equal or more to blame.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Suh is one player. I also said it’s a team effort, not just the coaches but they’re being scapegoated as players don’t hold up their end of the bargain. Talent makes plays. When I see it I’ll buy into it. I admit I’m an offseason homer. 😉

  174. Ken says:

    Nice run by Bell. Channeling his inner Marcus Allen

  175. Tim Knight says:

    L. Bell is an elite RB and he’s just getting back into it.

  176. ocalahowie says:

    YOU SUCK 😉
    When I was moving up to Alabama with my ex, my parents are hollering at me. What do you need to bring all your cards, just leave them here.
    I had just lived by a younger kid who had gotten me back into the card collecting thing some 15-20 years after my original collection so I had to have them

    • Tim Knight says:

      I sold many valuable baseball and football cards at a yard sale when I didn’t really care that much about them anymore – went through a music phases and not so much sports anymore. I now remember the faces of the guys who bought them, like really I’ll give you 5-10 bucks for these 3. My bad. LOL

  177. finfanrob says:


    A scapegoat is a person unfairly blamed for problems. to say they are scapegoats is just wrong. they are as much to blame as the players. there is no way the coaches are without blame.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I said all of them. But many here are absolving the players and only focused on Philbin, Coyle and Lazor. I have issues with all of them, but I’ve been disappointed in many of the players as well. I alerted everyone that we’re relying on a lot of young players who haven’t really accomplished anything to make the difference and it hasn’t happened yet. Make some fuckin plays oh thou talented ones!!!! We’re still waiting.

  178. finfanrob says:

    wow and there are the refs with another call.

    i know it isnt me when the commentators are even questioning the calls. they never ever do that, but that is how bad the officiating has been this year

  179. ocalahowie says:

    Oh well Tim
    I’m crying over my cards too.
    I’ll tell you guys about the Ice storm of ’96 tomorrow…

  180. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    October 1, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    I said all of them. But many here are absolving the players and only focused on Philbin, Coyle and Lazor. I have issues with all of them, but I’ve been disappointed in many of the players as well.

    okay, i dont agree with that, i think most on here have called out the players and coaching. and year more so the coaching. but you said the coaches were scapegoats. and if you meant scapegoats as the meaning of the word that isnt right. if you just meant you think most are blaming them and not the players ok i agree with that.

    it is the whole team who has been a disappointment the players and the coaching

    • Tim Knight says:

      It’s about 90-10 coaches to players at fault. I’ve said the entire org is at fault and that includes 53 guys and 46 who suit up every game. Very few players have been called out individually. It always goes back to scheme and play-calling. A classic response to a team not playing well. When it works nobody says boo. Where are the special plays from the great talent? I want to see it like everyone else.

      Unfortunately this game this week could be a defining moment for a lot of people – either good or bad.

      Go Phins!!! Go Sam, go!!!

  181. Ken says:

    Well this game is not all that entertaining. Flacco looks lost out there tonight. If Pitt scores here I just may be done.

  182. olddolphan says:

    HEY HOWIE; You asked about a ’69 Griese? Ya’ I’ve got one. Also have his ’68 rookie card slabbed (certified) PSA-8. Paid $20 bucks for it (UNcertified) from some Ohio goofball who bragged about getting $20 from “a stupid Dolphins fan!” That was about 1995. NOW the card is worth $200-$250 and up IF YOU CAN FIND ONE! Most high grade vintage football cards have done well over the last 25 years.

    • Mike E. says:

      I have a few old football cards, and a whole bunch of baseball cards. Not really sure if I have anything of serious value.

    • olddolphan says:

      PS; Most uncertified (raw) vintage cards sell for MUCH less. That’s because most of them are lower grades with several defects. Some day I might write an article on the “ART” of collecting old Dolphin cards. The first year of Miami cards is the 1966 Topps set, which includes a card of Fins QB Dick Wood – – a name I’m SURE rings a bell with FFR.

  183. Ken says:

    Alright. This game bores me. I am out. Peace.

  184. finfanrob says:

    Ken says:
    October 1, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Well this game is not all that entertaining. Flacco looks lost out there tonight. If Pitt scores here I just may be done.

    ken, it shows what you know about football. oshagy has said over and over flacco is the greatest qb ever, he loves his balls

  185. finfanrob says:


    yep, and i dont split the fault, dont really care. i got out my 9/15 extensions on time and will get out my 10/15 extensions on time too. i am doing my job. your job as me a fan is to make me happy and you are not. therefore i dont care who is to blame. just fix the damn thing. and by all means

    GO SAM GO.

    (just so you know, i am not the prayer type or even one that believes in the power of positive thoughts, but just something about sam and all. i am a dad, it hit home. just has me believing for his sake)

    • Tim Knight says:

      Thanks, brother. That’s how it is for me. He’s too good a kid and positive about life and how he touches others. There are stories of him teaching younger kids how to do back flips in the pool and they follow him around like puppy dogs. So many people saying if Sam’s around, there’s no way not to know it. And in a good way. He’s so special too his immediate family and there after, that it makes the situation worse. We all know he’s not the only person going through a tough ordeal in life. But then me knowing him as a little guy and how cool he was when we spent time together. It really touches my heart and it hurts.

      We have his Bar Mitzvah card on our fridge and have since he made it, not just recently. That was 3 years ago. I believe he did that for his grandpa who passed away almost 2 years ago. The family in general is not overly religious, but they keep traditional alive. His Dad was proud he did that because he wasn’t pushing it. It shows you what kind of kid he is.

      Go Sam, go!

  186. olddolphan says:

    GOTTA RUN, guys and galz. Gotta take Mrs. OD to the airport tomorrow for her flight up to North Carolina to see our oldest daughter and our two grandsons. –Talk to you tomorrow.

  187. finfanrob says:


    nope dont remember him or seeing him…….but bet he brought it hard

  188. finfanrob says:

    well for at least 30 seconds

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