Welcome to Ask Mike – 2015 Season Week 5 BYE WEEK

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from Pigsgerald Oinkustus Bacon

Q – I like what I hear from Campbell.  I want a more physical team.

But do you think that was the biggest problem with the Dolphins this season? 

I noticed in the PC that Campbell generally referred to Xs and Os and avoided talking about them in any detail. 

Don’t you think part of the problem with he Dolphins this year is gameday preparation, play calling and just the general design of this team?

I’m just not sure the biggest problem with the Dolphins is winning the physical battles they face. I tend to think running with Campbell, an emotional coach, is a a means to placate fans who criticized Philbin for lacking any emotion.

Pigsgerald

Really good question Piggy. I think that intensity, fire, and desire can mask a lot of issues with schemes, so yes, I do think it should make a substantial difference. The mindset of these players needed to be changed, they seemed to be just going through the motions with Joe Philbin, fair or not.

Of course, I’d love to see us change things up on both offense and defense, and maybe those things are possible by utilizing portions of the offense that best match what Campbell want to accomplish. I’m sure the offensive playbook is massive, so that can easily be accomplished, without necessarily changing OC’s. On the defensive side, this is where intensity itself can make a huge difference. I think regardless of scheme, these players did not like fired up at any time. maybe if they come in fired up, and have some success, it will stay with them for the entire game, and then maybe beyond. Maybe if they have some success, they can finally feel good about what they’re doing.

I’m still hoping they find a replacement for Coyle, but even if they don’t, we’ve seen this defense succeed last year, so he can back to doing more of what he did last year, instead of this read and react defense.

On offense, if Lazor is here, I assume we’ll still be running from the damn shotgun, so I don’t expect a FB, or running from the I-formation any time soon. Devante Parker should be healthy, and we need him to start making a difference! 3 shots at the endzone, and NO Devante Parker? Why the hell do you draft a kid with your first pick in the draft who’s 6’3” 210 with a 36” vertical, if you don’t use him in the red zone? We have Jordan Cameron who is 6’5”, and we throw these ugly fade passes? Either Tannehill has to master that throw, or STOP doing it in the endzone!

I think what Campbell is starting with is getting these players back to caring, and back to playing a physical style of football. When guys start making plays because they’re fired up, it will become contagious. There has been none of that so far this season. Our defense has been bullied, pushed around, and made to look weak by each team we’ve played. the Redskins, if not for the gratuitous nature of their QB Kirk Cousins, the Skins may have killed us, because they ran at will against us. Cousins did them in by turning the ball over. The Redskins ran for 151 yards, the Jaguars ran for 123 yards, but torched us for 273 yards through the air. The Bills again gashed us on the ground for 153 yards, but even worse, Tyrod Taylor shredded us for 277 yards and 3 TD’s, no INT’s. The Jets ripped of 206 yards on the ground, and another 218 in the air, and made Ryan Fitzpatrick look like Fran Tarkenton.

What I’m illustrating here is opposing offense imposed their will against our defense, and we just let them do it. 4 games, an average of 158 yards per game rushing against us. That’s not playoff caliber defense, that’s 1-3 caliber defense. We thought we were going to be dominant, not dominated. Hopefully, Campbell can bring out the beast in our defense.
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from Ken (Not Hulk)

Q – So should I jump off the ledge now or should I keep watching the Dolphins this year and why?

I would definitely watch Ken! Joe Philbin is a really nice man. He cared, and he gave it his all. He should be respected for that. Unfortunately, his style didn’t seem to inspire the players. I kind of knew that a long time ago. Finally, we have made a change. Frankly, this is the BEST time to watch. Once again, hope springs eternal! We are in a deep hole at 1-3, but all it takes is one win, and then another, and all of a sudden, the season no longer seems lost.At the very least, you have to be curious to see if the tough, young Bill Cowher looking former TE’s coach can fire this team up, and get them playing at a higher level. I know I am. Maybe he said what everyone wanted to hear, that he sees a lack of intensity. I’ve watched this team all year, and I can’t say he’s lying about that.

At this moment, both Bill Lazor and Kevin Coyle are still the coordinators. Campbell did however, hire Al Saunders, a long time NFL coach. Saunders was the HC of the Chargers from 1886-88. He was OC for the Chiefs in 2001-2005. He was assistant HC for the Redskins 2006-2007, OC for the Rams2008, and an offensive consultant for the Ravens in 2009-2010. He then went to the Raiders, where he was OC in 2011, and then spent the next 3 years as a senior offensive assistant for the Raiders. Apparently, Lazor will have some help.
Besides the curiosity, the fact remains we DO have talent on our team. I know it’s in vogue to rip on Tannehill, but this is a guy who has played well for us his first 3 seasons. He raised his rookie season QBR from 76.1 to 81.7 in hi 2nd year. Last year, he raised it to 92.8. I know these are just stats, but he has played better each year, improved without a doubt. Frustration leads to all kinds of things, namely finger pointing. Does Tannehill throw a good deep ball? Does he throw an effective fade pass? NO! But! It won’t improve either until we get some freaking balance in this offense. 65, yes SIXTY-FIVE rush attempts, in 4 games, for 277 yards. Want to feel WORSE??? Subtract 75, SEVENTY-FIVE of those yards, 27 from Ryan Tannehill, and 48 from Jarvis Landry, and the RB’s have given you 202 yards in 4 games. How do you expect the QB to play well with that? Add in the fact that O-line has been quite porous, allowing Tannehill to be sacked 10 times, and I think some of the criticism just isn’t fair. True, he hasn’t played as well last season, but i think it’s unfair to expect much better considering the circumstances. With no run game to complement the pass game, or more importantly, to keep the opposing defenses honest, it’s not realistic to expect much more from the QB. Maybe we should look at the guys who are making personnel decisions. On paper, we have a great WR corps. We traded for Kenny Stills (2014 3rd RD pick), and until last week, he was invisible. We drafted Devante Parker with our 14th pick in the 1st RD, and he has 4 catches for 49 yards, and has been invisible as well. Greg Jennings, once a Philbin great while he was in GB has ben a shell of what he was there. A once forgotten player, one who almost certainly seemed a candidate for being cut has come out and had a very strong season so far, Rishard Matthews. Jarvis “Juice” Landry is the leading receiver, but right behind Landry (28 receptions 270 YDS) is Matthews with 17 receptions, 278 YDS and 3 TD’s). Not Parker, not Stills, not Jennings, Rishard Matthews! With our sieve-like O-line who can’t pass block OR run block, and BTW, just like I TOLD YOU, Branden Albert wasn’t up to snuff so far, this offense is offensive. We have all these nice shiny weapons on offense, but no time or opportunity to use any of them. Maybe Campbell changes that.
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from Tim

Q – Now that we fired Philbin and Dan Campbell is the interim HC. Do you feel the season can be salvaged or does the team need more overhaul to get back on track?

Thank you!

I most definitely feel like the season can be salvaged. It’s up to the players to make it happen. If they respond favorably to Campbell, and get their heads out of their asses, I do think they can do it. I know you and I feel similarly about the players, and how/why/if it’s acceptable that they choose when to turn it on and for whom (Which HC), but we’ll see the evidence of such next week, when we square off at home against the Titans. Anyone who attended the Fest in 2012 remembers all too well the drubbing we received at the hands of the visiting Tennessee Titans, 37-3. It was ugly. I really do expect positive results. I think the team will be fired up and ready for their new HC, and usually that can maintain itself as long as the team gets some kind of success early. I think that’s the key. We need to get off to a strong, successful start, something we were unable to under Joe Philbin. If we do this, I think it will lead this team to a victory. It seems obvious that Campbell wants more physical play, and that means both on offense and defense, and running the ball (yeah O Rob!) is the best way to be a more physical team. If you run the ball successfully, you’re controlling the LOS, and that’s something that has been completely absent from this offense.

If we do manage to win next Sunday, then you take one game at a time. You can’t win 5 games in one Sunday, so take the win, and then do your best to win the following Sunday, which is the Fest game against the Texans. This is a team that historically we have struggled against, 0-7 to be exact. There were a few close contests early on with the Texans, in ’03 we lost 21-20, in ’06 we lost 17-15, in ’07 we lost 22-19, and in ’08 we lost 29-28. Those 4 losses we lost by total of 7 points, so we were right there, just couldn’t finish. The last 3 losses were more one sided, in ’09 27-20, in ’11 23-13, and in ’12 we lost 30-10. So this team has it’s work cut out for them, and history to defy as well. Again, you take one game a time, and if we can make history, and beat the Titans and Texans, we’ll be at 3-3, and not out of the hunt as we were at 1-3. Winning becomes contagious, just as losing does, and if we can win two in a row, it may slingshot us to a nice streak, and then we’ll see where we end up. I have not thrown in the white towel, on the contrary, I think we made a necessary change, and now it’s time for the players to take responsibility, and win some football games with a better attitude.
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from Stanger

Q –
Whole world is upside down now.   Something is going to change big time in terms of game planning.  I could see conservative ground and pound, pass happy, blitzes from every angle………sky is the limit.   

What do you think one change will be?   

Hard to be ground and pound team operating out of the shotgun. Maybe if we make wholesale changes, and bring a FB onto the roster, or bring a TE into the backfield, and Tannehill plays under center, I suppose that’s possible, but Lazor is still the OC, so that would mean a major overhaul on the offensive scheme. My guess is, we stick with the shotgun, but we do have more of an emphasis on the run game, and the extra week (BYE) should allow our best run blocking TE, Dion Sims to get healthy, and his return will help, and pay dividends. I also expect our team to work hard on Devante Parker, and Kenny Stills, and get them more involved in the offense. Last week, Stills had sort of a breakout, with 5 catches for 82 yards, but it’s clearly been the Jarvis Landry and Rishard Matthews show. Juice I expected, but Matthews, no way. I also expect to see more passes to Cameron and Sims, if he’s able to play

I think the biggest change won’t be a scheme change, it will be an attitude change. As I’ve said on the blog, we’ve been a passive team, just letting teams dictate what we do on offense and defense. It’s time for our team to come out physical, and dictate how the game goes. I know we’re going to run more, but unless the scheme changes, it won’t be ground and pound. It doesn’t have to be. I would like to see Tanny under center, so we can run some play action, and maybe that happens, but I’d be surprised. We don’t have to run 40 times a game, but it would be nice if we run successfully for 25-30. That takes the pressure off the O-line, and the passing game, and I think that’s precisely what we need.

On defense, just will, desire and aggressiveness. The D-line MUST create pressure and and must penetrate the backfield. No more read and react. I think we will blitz more as well, and in general, you will see a much more aggressive defense. Tackling is a mentality. You have to be physical and disciplined at the same time, and I’m sure Campbell will have the team working hard on that this week and next week. Time to impose OUR will!
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And now for the babe of the week . . .

Kelly Preston

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535 Responses to Welcome to Ask Mike – 2015 Season Week 5 BYE WEEK

  1. Rockphin says:

    Daniel Tosh did a “web reunion” of Tim’s gay dancing guys

    Hilarious

  2. Tim Knight says:

    Mike E, unfortunately I don’t think we’ll open the checkbook for Cespedes and it will likely be a mistake.

  3. ocalahowie says:

    Nightly Update
    DOLPHINS-TITANS
    Howie 27-24 MIA
    GDP 28-20 MIA
    TP 24-13 TEN
    GO PHINS!!!

  4. Rockphin says:

    Bam page turn

    That calls for an avatar change

  5. finfanrob says:

    look at foster, pretending like he is a dolphin

  6. Ken says:

    What’s up FUers?

  7. Tim Knight says:

    The Refs have no idea what is what anymore. SMH

  8. Rockphin says:

    This is the most disgusted at the dolphins than I have ever been in my life. My fandom is broken. Even in Cam Cameron’s year I felt better about this team. I have been waiting since wayne hiezinger bought the team for next year to be better. The Dolphins have been and still are the joke of the league and I drank too much poisonous Homeraide each year to believe that this year will be different. I can’t do it anymore. I EXPECT them to lose every game, and have for a while now. They stole a part of my life. I hate the fucking dolphins.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Hang is there broseff. We’re gonna turn this shit around. 🙂

      • Rockphin says:

        No, we’re not. This team is not going to instantly turn around. We will not miraculously get to the playoff this year because Philben isn’t there picking up gum wrappers on the side line.
        Another re-build is coming.

  9. finfanrob says:

    Ken says:
    October 8, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    What’s up FUers?

    randy is eating pineapple pizza and mike e it contemplating trying vagina pizza and dont even get tim started on what pizza is

  10. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    October 8, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    I like pizza burgers too. LOL

    and people here think i am the sicko

  11. finfanrob says:

    rock,

    i really get where you are coming from. i was there 3 years ago. you wont always feel like that, eventually it will turn into apathy. sure on sundays there will be anger but then during the week apathy.

    the best advice i can give you is buy a sofa, get a bunch of chains and start hunting NLC’s

  12. sb7mvp says:

    Pizza burgers make me wanna shoop

  13. Rockphin says:

    I’m throwing up in my mouth a little bit typing this but Gigi & OD are right.
    The problem is with the management from the top down Ross will fuck up the next decision too or has done so already by putting Tannenbum in charge. I just realize there is nothing I can do about it so I’m not going to howl at the moon about Ross. I don’t have 1.1 Bil to make the changes required and know I would probably mess up worse than he has.

    So, my only option is to turn in the card. I still like you guys though. (SMH at myself..) LOL

  14. Rockphin says:

    Rob, there must be an art to catching NLC’s because if I come within 100 yards of one their ears and tails go up and zip they are gone into the underbrush.

  15. Ken says:

    Rock:
    My best advice is to expose yourself to gamma radiation and then go out and start smashing things. It usually makes me feel better.

  16. sb7mvp says:

    This is why we can’t have nice things

  17. Randy says:

    Hawaiian pizza is the shit you mugs…and I sprinkle it wth garlic and put pepperoni on it. Try it…especially if you like grilled or cooked pineapple. BBQ chicken pizza with a smoky sweet sauce and crispy thin crust is good too.

  18. Ken says:

    Rock:
    As bad as things are I just don’t think I can ever turn in my card. I will bleed aqua and orange till the day the put me in the ground. Then I will come back and haunt Steve Ross and his descendants.

  19. Rockphin says:

    Randy, you have the worst taste in pizza. You listed the two single least favorite pizzas I could possibility think of. I would eat anchovies & olives before those combinations. LOL

    A lot of people watch the Kardashians too I guess…..

  20. Rockphin says:

    Ken, I feel like the guy who’s love keeps fucking his best buddies and then says she is sorry and will never do it again, until she does it again. I will not be cuckold by this miserable team anymore. I have nothing left for them.

  21. finfanrob says:

    Rockphin says:
    October 8, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Rob, there must be an art to catching NLC’s because if I come within 100 yards of one their ears and tails go up and zip they are gone into the underbrush.

    that is cause first you have to distract them with shiny gold or silver things. you just put them out and wait till they are blinding by the sparkle then pounce on them

  22. Randy says:

    And as far as sports go, I’ll put up with pretty much anything but simply not giving total effort every time you’re on the field is just f’d up. And the cowards did it in another country far from their home fans and media. At least they didn’t screw home fans out of a few hundred bucks for the day when they may have expected their team to actually try. Oh right, they did that the week before.
    ***
    I may need to start smoking again.

  23. finfanrob says:

    randy know pizza like jonathan martin knows having a backbone

  24. Ken says:

    I am Italian. I can’t stand the thought of pineapple on pizza.

  25. Randy says:

    Rock
    Pineapple is the only thing I’ll put on a pizza other than meat.

  26. Randy says:

    Rock,
    I didn’t mean cigarettes. Lol. I’m just not sure I can watch this team again if my mind isn’t in an altered state.

    • Rockphin says:

      Oh, I never gave THAT up…. LOL

      That doesn’t help either trust me. I was hacking a lung from rips Sunday morning and they fucking pussies we have on our team laid down anyway

  27. finfanrob says:

    Ken says:
    October 8, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    I am Italian. I can’t stand the thought of pineapple on pizza.

    thats a good hulk. tell them. dont let them fuck up a pizza

  28. manitobafinfan says:

    Wife loves hawaian pizza. I can eat one or two pieces but have to offset with some sort of meatlovers. Some chicken pizzas are okay but i draw the line with bbq sauce.

  29. manitobafinfan says:

    Hey Ken yer Bruins are gettin shit kicked👍😎

  30. manitobafinfan says:

    Favorite pizza at this point is spicy capicolla with banana peppers. Hey Kong may like that. 😀

  31. Tim Knight says:

    Sorry but this is really good.

  32. finfanrob says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    October 8, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Not even Mia Hamm ??

    fucking canadians so behind the times. besides eating hamm on this site is frowned upon. you need to try the alex morgan pizza

  33. Randy says:

    So you guys will turn a pizza into a salad but no bbq sauce? Lol

  34. finfanrob says:

    Ken says:
    October 8, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    And never, ever in any circumstance Soccer.

    its shit like that why some nights i dont feed you.

  35. finfanrob says:

    thats a pizza, you want veggies go eat a fucking salad some where

  36. finfanrob says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    October 8, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Is that the canadian one ?

    she has a tan…and hot so no….she plays for the U.S.

  37. finfanrob says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    October 8, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    That is fine looking pie!!

    which one, i posted two pics. lol

  38. steveccnv says:

    We need the bottom feeders to continue to be bottom feeders, go Colts. Someone has to win that division, better for us if someone runs away with it, the worst would be for 2 or 3 of them to end up 10-6 or even 9-7.

  39. finfanrob says:

    steveccnv says:
    October 8, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    We need the bottom feeders to continue to be bottom feeders…

    yeah yeah yeah who cares. we are talking vagina pizza now. the fins suck, ross sucks they all suck but not pizza.

  40. Ken says:

    Did the Colts forget how to defend the Hail Mary?

  41. finfanrob says:

    Ken says:
    October 8, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Did the Colts forget how to defend the Hail Mary?

    i just assumed the colts d backs were auditioning for the 2016 dolphins

  42. finfanrob says:

    toba,

    you say fine looking pie. well a few months back when the cloud was hacked and all those pics were released. the U S keeper had some nude pics out there. they were talking about it on the radio. and well lets just say, it wasnt a fine looking pie, i looked like she had saved one to many shots with her whohaa. it was pretty bad.

  43. finfanrob says:

    ken,

    i dont want to know what she took off it. it is one of those things you cant unsee.

  44. manitobafinfan says:

    And yeah the canadian soccer team all look pretty butch. I was thinking of the Tennis player. She is prettybhot

  45. manitobafinfan says:

    Bouchard

  46. finfanrob says:

    toba,

    dont know about that. i watched pretty much every game of the womens world cup. there were some sofa worthy girls on the Canadian team.

  47. Ken says:

    The Colts offense has played better with Hasselback at QB than it has with Luck

  48. Rhino says:

    Un-Coyle’d

  49. Ken says:

    Alright. I need to get some sleep. I am out. Peace to you all

  50. finfanrob says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    October 8, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Bouchard was who i was picturing.

    dont know who she is but i bet my mom does. that woman watches sports 24/7 and tennis is one of her favorites

  51. finfanrob says:

    ok this 3 on 3 hockey in overtime…..yeah, good decision, that shit was end to end excitement

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Weird part is someone gets a minor penalty and other teams gets one more skater. Least amount you can have on ice is three

  52. finfanrob says:

    toba,

    dont fall for that shit with ken, i just told him to get back in the basement and in his cage. i didnt tell him he had to go to sleep

  53. finfanrob says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    October 8, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Id post a pic but cant figure how on phone. Google bouchard tennis

    lmao, to late. Ethel done already got a free shot.

  54. manitobafinfan says:

    Rhino that was kewl. Un coyled.

  55. finfanrob says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    October 8, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Weird part is someone gets a minor penalty and other teams gets one more skater. Least amount you can have on ice is three

    hmmm didnt know that. they did call a penalty shot against tampa which bishop saved. but it was like watching arena football. it was fast and quick

  56. finfanrob says:

    toba, and you are right very pretty young lady

  57. finfanrob says:

    back when i was in high school and in my twenties all that played womens sports were the mighty machos. now a days it is ok for a good looking girl to play sports and not just do some stupid cheer leading. i for one think that is a very good thing for them.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Pro wrestling has taken it too far though. Almost all are more model than athlete. The new influx are actually very good wrestlers, but last three years was all fluff no substance

  58. finfanrob says:

    toba,

    but got to ask, what is with the name Eugenie. what were her parents thinking? lets call her Eugenie in case she has gender issues when she gets older?

  59. finfanrob says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    October 8, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Pro wrestling has taken it too far though.

    i know you are from canada and i so hate to ruin this for you. but at some point you guys up there need to learn……wrestling is fake.

  60. finfanrob says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    October 8, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Besides shes French Canadian. Nothing they do makes sense

    lmao

  61. finfanrob says:

    toba,

    the only female wrestler i ever heard of was some stacey keibler or how ever she spells her name. and i think i just heard she was, saw her in something before wrestling. that woman had the absolute best legs i have even seen on a woman.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Yeah they went on forever. She was a wrestler/valet first then i think becme a good sportscaster. You must have heard of the Bella Twins

  62. finfanrob says:

    You must have heard of the Bella Twins

    are those the ones that escaped my sofa before i got their names?

  63. finfanrob says:

    toba,

    and no, never heard of them. dont want too either. for some reason, twins freak me the fuck out.

  64. Tim Knight says:

    I think what Campbell will try to instill in the team is the basics, bread and butter plays and play with more energy and physicality. I think that’s more important than scheme at this time. Keep it simple and execute. Add more down the road.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      excecute with attitude and Play forward. Not fail forward, as that also did not work.

      • Tim Knight says:

        I love that he says we’re not going to play on our heels, we want go through people. We’ve been doing anything but that for too long. It wasn’t changing. Go Dan!!!

  65. finfanrob says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    October 8, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    That actually really surprises me.

    oh yeah, they do, freak me out. dont want twins. besides come on,if you are going to be with two women at once why in the world do you want them both to look alike

  66. finfanrob says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    October 8, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    No that was Rupaul and Kaitlyn

    you misread what i said. i said the two that DID escape.

  67. manitobafinfan says:

    Tim i am cautiously optimistic with his plan as well. He wants to dictate not react. I believe we steamroll Titans after that i dunno. Fingers crossed

    • Tim Knight says:

      Just get a win. Campbell also talks about striving to win. Don’t let the game come to you which is what we’ve been doing, but go take it.

  68. finfanrob says:

    the only way the dolphins do anything is if it is true, the players quit on philbin. they guy is not going to come in and be some miracle coach with his new coaching philosophy and make the fins a winner. if the players were tanking it and now dont, then they have a chance. if there just isnt enough talent on this team no coaching in the world will help it

    • Tim Knight says:

      No miracle stuff. What still stands out to me was Campbell’s first instinct to make the team tougher. He knew it wasn’t enough. I’m glad he knew that as my arrogance kicked into what I was seeing. Hey look, this team gets beat almost every play. It must be scheme. LOL

      It was both coaching and players but there have been very few contested plays. The team wasn’t well prepared and Philbin was responsible for that and got fired because of it. The same with Coyle.

      Let’s hope a new mentality can turn it around even if it’s too late. Getting better is better than getting worse. LOL

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Sorry i pulled an ffrvthere. I read 1st part and skipped the end. I agree. We will now have. A better read on player talent

  69. finfanrob says:

    lol the commentator just said if indy wins this game. has he not been watching the officiating. it is clear the refs have been told who to favor.

  70. manitobafinfan says:

    Rob: there will be the obligatory New Coach Win. I am not expecting miraculous results after that but maybe the new attitude and more aggressive ” go forward” plAys will energize them. I know if at work someone tells me to do something over and over and it does not work the way i want it to, after a while i will not believe it will evet work and will stop putting as much effort into trying. Its human nature, or shall i say Primate Nature.

  71. steveccnv says:

    Wake hasn’t looked like himself, I think Suh has gotten to the front 7 and told them to stop playing for Philbin, we’ll find out soon.

    • steveccnv says:

      Then Campbell asked Suh what the problem was and he said I’m not playing for Coyle, and Campbell said ok he’s gone too.

  72. finfanrob says:

    ok i hear both of you. all i was saying is more to what tim has said. it comes down to the players playing. coaching can only do so much. i get the first rah rah win. but the bottom like IMO is if this team doesnt have the talent on the field there is nothing coaching can do about it. especially Sgt. Rock taking over

  73. manitobafinfan says:

    I still wont be happy with a loss but if i see an actual effrt by more than just Landry and Matthews i will be less unhappy

    • steveccnv says:

      Fall to 1-4 the season is over, so they better win or just mess around until next yr.

      • manitobafinfan says:

        I was more meaning going forward past the Tenn game. Indeed we lose that game this season is toast I still expect that to be a shit kick on our behalf based solely on the NCS and the fact Tenn does not have half the Supposed Talent level we have on paper.

  74. finfanrob says:

    lol 5 unsportsmanlike penalties against Houston. yeah the refs were not told to make sure indy and the new boy luck stay in this game.

  75. finfanrob says:

    wow, no foul for a very very clear block in the back. but lets make sure the nfl’s new boy toy’s team gets a win to keep him in the playoff race

  76. manitobafinfan says:

    That Hopkins one was pretty Marshallish

  77. Tim Knight says:

    We’re going to find out about mentality and personnel against the Titans. Can this group rally and get with the program, is it personnel, and is Campbell and staff over-matched? Not the end all but this next game will say a lot about where this team is at.

    Lose a highly contested game 23-20, I can accept that but it will still mean 1-4 and not good. Win the game, it’s a big step forward to stop the bleeding.

    Please play better than the last two games. 🙂

    • manitobafinfan says:

      CoulD they play worse?? Or rather with less effort ?

      • manitobafinfan says:

        I certainly hope not

      • Tim Knight says:

        That’s what I’m saying.

        Some players took time off which is allowed by the CBA during the bye. I get it. It also might be a good thing for some of them to get away for a few days to clear their heads and know when they get back everything is different.

        This bye week was about coaching changes and a new staff regrouping. Next week is about the Titans.

        Brandon Albert is working his ass off to get back and make the team better.

        We’ll see.

  78. manitobafinfan says:

    I agree Tim. The timing is right based on nonnresults to this point. Make cach changes, introduce plan to players, send them away and advise to come back with a new attitude and use this week fir caches to revplan the season. Bring players back after refreshing and install change and kick some ass going forward. Call it a Purge

  79. Rockphin says:

    finfanrob says:
    October 8, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    the only way the dolphins do anything is if it is true, the players quit on philbin. they guy is not going to come in and be some miracle coach with his new coaching philosophy and make the fins a winner. if the players were tanking it and now dont, then they have a chance. if there just isnt enough talent on this team no coaching in the world will help it
    Reply

    If that is the case and we need to f****** fire all the players

  80. Rockphin says:

    Kevin Could was fired last night

  81. Rockphin says:

    Soooooooo with the dolphins getting rid of their head coach their deffnsive cordinator and promoting from within, (both white guys) are they now going to face problems about the Rooney Rule?

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