Ba- Bye Week

Step up Rah Rah Guy

by son of a son of a shula

A process man in a results driven league, it didn’t work. Imagine busting your ass to achieve results but getting needled about every step you took to get the desired results. It becomes demoralizing. I can only imagine what it must have been like for the players under Philbin, but I suspect they got needled to the point of insanity when the coaches reviewed film. Despite the effort, despite whatever results you were likely raked over the coals because you didn’t do the process correctly, perhaps you went off script or let your instincts take over it didn’t matter you were held accountable. Pretty soon all you have left is a heartless, demoralized shell of team going through the process.  Being a smart or heady player is a good quality for a pro athlete but that’s a small part of what got you there, most often your God given ability and instincts are what set you apart. When that part of you gets suppressed you become ineffective, listless and non-caring, because if there is something else then perhaps it’s on the players and not the coaching.

How can your team get rushed on to the tune of over one hundred yards in the first half alone and you don’t yell at anyone? No one.

How can your offense struggle to even put thirteen points on the board and you don’t yell at anyone? No one.

How can you do the same thing every single week when it hasn’t worked and not try anything different?


Since Steve Ross has decided to make the change all we can do as fans is hope, like we’re always left with. Hope that Campbell’s intensity gets through to the players or hope we get the first pick in the draft. To me I find it refreshing to see a coach who gets excited, who tries to inspire his men, who actually yells at them. It’s easy to say that these guys are well paid professionals who shouldn’t need a coach to motivate them and that is largely true, but by the same token you can’t have a coach and coaching staff that by their very actions and beliefs completely demoralizes and uninspires the players. This is where I think the disconnect has occurred. Philbin believed in a process, in development and strict execution of his way. I believe he required certain things from his coaches who thereby passed those things onto the players and we subsequently end up with an uninspired, flat, directionless team. Enter Campbell, a hardass who will demand performance from his players. You won’t have to complete steps 1-12 to earn playing time for Campbell, he just wants to see you play with your ability and talent and see it all pour out of you.

Can Campbell reignite the flame and passion in this group? Can he unite this team and get them working together? Forget a playoff run for the time being, like many have already said we just want to see the team play inspired football and be competitive. Is passion the missing ingredient? Maybe just simply yelling might be the missing ingredient. Maybe being held accountable right at the moment will do it rather than waiting for the coach to watch a film before you get lambasted. If a guy screws up during a game then yelling at him or sitting him will serve a greater good than waiting until Tuesday in a meeting to be evaluated and chastised. With any luck Campbell will put this team on the attack, have them stop thinking and start hitting.

My biggest hope is that Campbell is better able to have the team prepared when they take the field. We looked outmatched so far in each of the four games. Was Philbin and his staff deficient in breaking down the opponent? Were they poor game planners? What I hope for is that Campbell will be better able to see weaknesses in the opponent and put his team in a position to attack those weaknesses, you know the way teams have been doing to us. Bring the fight to them.

I have wanted a young, fired up, in your face coach for some time now. I hoped the best for Joe Philbin but on game day he made me crazy that he was so emotionless, lacked a certain fire and intensity and all the while bad things continued to happen. I advocated for bringing in Ray Lewis to coach the team in large part because of his intensity and fire feeling that today’s young athletes would feed off of that. Well in comes Dan Campbell who by all indications is exactly what I was advocating for. I wish him the best. I hope the team pulls their collective head out of their ass and starts to play the kind of football we all expected from this group. Shift me to perpetual show me mode, I’ve been burned enough.


This song sums up how I feel about the Dolphins:

Bye Week Bi-Babe

Kristanna Loken

On identifying as bisexual: “I have dated and have had sex with men and women and have to say that the relationships I have had with certain women have been much more fulfilling, sexually and emotionally, than those with certain men. I connect with an aura, with energy. And if the person with whom I connect happens to be a female, that’s just the way it is. That’s what makes my wheels turn,” Loken told Curve in 2006.

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492 Responses to Ba- Bye Week

  1. getterdone says:

    Go Razorbacks, beat that damn red tide.

  2. manitobafinfan says:

    Lou : even more disturbing Philbin would clap them up after screwing up on ocassion.

  3. finfanrob says:

    fsu 17 the canerefs 10. they are making sure to keep this a game

  4. finfanrob says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    October 10, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Nice TD a min ago. Looked Landryish

    you mean the one with the great push off by the wr

  5. manitobafinfan says:

    Byt he fought his ass iff after the catch to get. Inspite of the facemask

  6. manitobafinfan says:


  7. finfanrob says:

    dumbo fisher being dumbo again.

  8. finfanrob says:

    you go up two scores there you fucking idiot.

  9. jetsssuck says:

    US Army rejects appeal by Green Beret who was kicked out after confronting an alleged Afghan rapist

    Sergeant 1st Class Charles Martland, 33, shoved to the ground an Afghan police commander who was accused of raping a 12-year-old boy
    The 11-year Green Beret was ordered discharged from the Army by November 1 but appealed the decision
    U.S Army Human Resources Command told Martland this week that his case does not meet the criteria for an appeal
    The reasons for his dismissal have not been made public due to the ‘Privacy Act’
    Case comes amid claims that U.S. soldiers were advised to ‘look the other way’ when Afghan police and troops sexually abused young boys

  10. finfanrob says:

    it wasnt like you were going to put the game away by scoring a td there. what a fucking idiot call

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Kind of a no win for coaches on that one. Ya kick the FG fans aay shoulda gone for it not aggressive. Go For it and don’t make ya an idiot. Go fir it and make you agenius

  11. finfanrob says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    October 10, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Ya mean going on 4th and one ?

    yes that was stupid, it want like they were going to put the game away with a td there. you go up by two scores

  12. finfanrob says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    October 10, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Hope it bites him in the ass. I like both teams but canes more

    i do too, and the gators also, any one of them who has a chance to play for a championship

    • manitobafinfan says:

      I cheer fir all FL college teams. I just dont see them much. Was surprised and happy to this game on rhe telly

  13. finfanrob says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    October 10, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Kind of a no win for coaches on that one.

    not really true. yeah from a fan who doesnt really pay attention and or watch the game. but every fan with little knowledge knows you go up by two scores

  14. manitobafinfan says:

    I just tuned in before the 17-10 td so no clue how the tempo if game has been either.

  15. finfanrob says:

    lol the U.S. mens soccer team playing mexico in California and it is basically an away game.

  16. finfanrob says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    October 10, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    I understand your interest in womens soccer, but mens ?? Really ??

    shut up, you are canadian what do you know about sprots. lol

  17. finfanrob says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    October 10, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    I enjoy sports where they actually SCORE

    i enjoy sports like my sex life. a lot of just knocking things around but never scoring.

  18. finfanrob says:

    lol the idiot saying the d back recovered, no he didnt he interfered with him

  19. finfanrob says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    October 10, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    I am sure Ken has some input on that 😮

    i am not capn kirk i aint doing anything green. ken is just around for me to keep the world safe from a green monster

  20. finfanrob says:

    so the u.s. squad playing in pasadena. 12 u.s. fans and 80,000 thousand mexican fans. in the parking lot 10 U.S. cars and 2 mexican vans taking all the fans to the game

  21. manitobafinfan says:

    Decisions decisions. Bomber game starts in 10 mins. Do i continue watching the Canes game ? Do i watch Bombers trying to stay alive and playing badly ? Or do i bounce between ??

  22. finfanrob says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    October 10, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Lol and mex winning

    lol ok ok ok, i get it you are from the passive north, but 1-1 doesnt mean they are winning.

  23. manitobafinfan says:

    Saddest part is With a 4-10 record we are not yet eliminated from playoffs

  24. manitobafinfan says:

    Woohoo BC fumble We have ball on their 20

  25. manitobafinfan says:

    Another goid run stuff by canes

  26. manitobafinfan says:

    Fist pump bombers

  27. manitobafinfan says:

    Woohoo canea

  28. manitobafinfan says:

    Fust pimp Lions. Tie game

  29. manitobafinfan says:

    Td lions 10-3

  30. manitobafinfan says:

    Fist pump bombers 9-6

  31. manitobafinfan says:

    Wyo. that scorebord on TCU is crazy.

  32. manitobafinfan says:

    Nice. Now in the nfl did he spon it too early ?

  33. steveccnv says:

    College football is the worst, the most corrupt sport on the planet. For the second yr in a row Miami has gotten screwd. Blatant FSU holding, no calls, and no calls on obvious PI. It’s been said that in conference games the team with a chance at the playoff at the end of the yr gets all the calls, well it was obvious to me that’s what happened.

  34. steveccnv says:

    What was the deal with the mets left fielder last night, the dude sucks in the outfield, he gift wrapped 2 doubles, by misplaying the ball.

  35. ocalahowie says:

    Bye Day Update
    Howie 27-24 MIA
    GDP 28-20 MIA
    TP 24-13 TEN
    Piggy 16-13 MIA
    Real 27-13 MIA
    Toba 33-9 MIA
    CCNV 27-13 TEN
    Book 35-13 MIA
    Wyo 20-10 MIA
    MikeE 27-6 MIA
    GO PHINS!!!

  36. wyoming85 says:

    Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 2h2 hours ago
    Multiple teams, including Miami, expected to inquire about Saints’ HC Sean Payton’s availability after this season, per league sources.

  37. olddolphan says:

    MANITOBA; GOOD to see you on the board!! RE: Mexico vs. USA soccer. Being a U.S. citizen, I ALWAYS ROOT for the American team, even if it’s international tidiliwinks or badminton!–THAT SAID, I “somewhat” agree with the statement the soccer is a sport for people who can’t play “REAL SPORTS.” Now I’ve been to several dozen soccer matches. When MLS came to Cowlumbus, I went to quite a few of their contests, including their very first match which was played in Ohio Stadium, home of the Buckeyes. Attendance grew to the point that the first soccer-specific MLS stadium eventually was built to be the home of the Columbus Crew. Many, many sell-outs followed over the years. But now Cowlumbus has a REAL SPORTS FRANCHISE, the Blue Jackets. And I’d have to say the NHL “Jackets” have eaten into the Crew’s share of the sports entertainment dollar. That is as it should be.
    ESPN has been trying to cram soccer down the throats of disinterested Americans by constantly showing soccer league scores from Britain, Germany, Spain, Mexico and Timbuktu. Truth is, most Americans DON’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT SOCCER!!! -Thus it’s no surprise to me that fans of Mexico greatly outnumbered fans of team USA in the Rose Bowl. To think that American sports fans are going to watch soccer over college football games or major league baseball playoffs is sheer lunacy!! UNLIKE MEXICO, America has REAL SPORTING EVENTS to watch, and Americans WATCH THEM!! –Yes, we’ll watch truly major league soccer when it’s offered as the WORLD CUP TOURNAMENT every 4 years, even if that organization (FIFA) is totally corrupt and rotten to the core. But, after the tournament ends, most Americans return to their usual sports preferences. AND THAT AIN’T SOCCER!!!

    • olddolphan says:

      PS: Me and “MY BOYZ” went to several North American Soccer League games in Lockhart Stadium (Ft. Lauderdale) to see Pele and the New York Cosmos play Gerd Mueller and the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers in the mid to late 1970’s. The Strikers often played before a sell out crowd (about 18,000-20,000 at that time). But when the NASL folded a few years later, hardly a tear was shed in south Florida.

  38. wyoming85 says:

    My son played soccer in high school!

    It’s not like praying to Satan, or being a liberal!

    You can recover from it!!!!!!!!!!!

    • olddolphan says:

      I made no such allusion. And I don’t believe in Satan. I’m just saying that soccer WILL NEVER RISE TO THE LEVEL OF INTEREST that the NFL, college football and MLB have in this country. And, yes, some of my grand kids and great grand kids have played soccer, too. But when I took them to a pro soccer match, they were, generally, disinterested. And when my grand daughters grew up (they’ll soon be 30 and 26) they completely lost interest in soccer.

  39. The Flying Pig says:

    I wonder if Campbell will let Tabby audible

    • olddolphan says:

      MY GUESS is Campbell will expect Tanny to audible out of plays that WON’T work if the defense suddenly shifts. Quarterbacks who CAN’T audible usually don’t last very long in today’s NFL b/c of the plethora of defensive formations and all the last second shifts.

  40. rgs322 says:

    ^^^^Yea, Ronnie Stanley would probably be the pick for me if we’re picking in the top 5-7. Is he perfect, no. But I think he’ll be very good and be able to anchor the LT position for the next 10 years. I also like Vadal Alexander (LSU), but he’ll either play OG or RT. And I know some would go crazy if we picked a OG in the 1st round, even though Vadal is probably a late 1st round pick. Another option would be Germain Ifedi from A&M in the late 1st. He’s very versatile being able to play OG or OT.

    Also, DB or DL should be considered early. Darian Thompson-FS from Boise St. and Robert Nkemdiche -DL from Ole Miss being my favorites at those positions.

  41. olddolphan says:

    SPEAKING OF Grand kids, my oldest grand son asked me, “Pop-Pop, do you know what ‘multi-tasking’ is?” –I said “Sure Nick, I DO know what it is. And, in fact, at 1 PM, I’m going to practice my version of multi-tasking.” –“What are you going to do?” he asked me. -I replied, “At 1 PM, I’m going to drink beer, watch football and fart all at the SAME TIME!!!”

  42. son of a son of a shula says:

    At a country wedding last night, you haven’t lived until you sing (yell) “I got friends in low places” with 75 people on the dance floor while the mason jar of moonshine gets passed around. Ahhh good times!

    • stangerx says:

      LOL — was amazed to learn when I came to FL that the farther North in the state you go the more Southern it gets.

      Might have to come up your way for better biscuits’n’gravy…. Momma was born a Kentucky Hillbilly in a shack with no running water. 🙂

  43. son of a son of a shula says:

    And I danced like Forrest Gump when Sweet Home Alabama was played

    turn it up

  44. olddolphan says:

    THE MORE things change, the more they stay the same Department: The Buffalo Bills lead the league in penalties. Today, at Tennessee, the Bills kicked-off to Tennessee. The return man FUMBLED THE KICKOFF and Buffalo recovered at the 2 YARD LINE. Easy score for the Bills, right?? – – WRONG!! The Bills were off-sides on the kick off!!!!!!

  45. stangerx says:

    It’s La Canfora for sure, but still interesting. Ross sure is loyal, even if in this case to a fault.
    Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, who fired head coach Joe Philbin last week after mulling doing so several times in the past, was insistent that Philbin remain in charge this offseason. Mike Tannenbaum had long championed the hiring of Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, sources said, but any pursuit of him was rendered moot by the owner.

    Tannenbaum spent extensive time with Ross during last season, sources said, including going on road trips, and Tannenbaum’s high regard for the coach was widely known throughout the league.

    But the Dolphins never once contacted Quinn or made any attempts to hire the man who currently has the Falcons undefeated and one of the most surprising stories of the first quarter of the season.

    “We knew Ross could be loyal to a fault,” said one Falcons source, “and we know how highly Tannenbaum thinks of him. But we were pretty confident he was not going to Miami based on everything we heard, even with that strong connection between agent and coach.”

    • Tim Knight says:

      This is more pile on stuff. Okay Dan Quinn has had a nice 4-0 start. Philbin also started off one season 3-0 so let’s see a little bit more body of work and even with that said, ATL and MIA are two different situations.

      • stangerx says:

        More than anything just confirmed for me that Ross was sticking with Philbin strong. And add in that Tannenbaum wanted him gone. Taking in info doesn’t always have to come with either a conclusion or agenda.

  46. finfanrob says:


    i will take a soccer match any day over what ever it is that they call basketball now. might as well watch roller derby. and if you really think soccer is played by people who cant play other sports well that is about as silly as bitching about ross over and over.

    i have played about every sport at a strictly pick up level, and by far the most difficult is golf, the most athletic is soccer

  47. finfanrob says:

    watching red zone today it is painfully obvious that the dolphins o line is absolutely horrible. sure, you see the occasional qb pressure but most of the time the qb has some pocket to maneuver. they dont live under constant pressure for the majority of the plays.

    i get tanny cant hit a deep pass or fade, but after watching all these other o lines i dont care. until the fins fix the o line any qb is useless

  48. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    October 11, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Ever play hockey on skates?

    what is hockey and arent skates the thing those girls dance on in the Olympics

    • Tim Knight says:

      Yeah okay. LOL

      Hockey is easily the most physically demanding. If you get what the blue lines means and how when you cross it and then the puck comes out you have get back out before going back in lead by the puck. That’s why they only play 1+minute shifts. Soccer players stand around and jog and get plenty of rest along the way. There is no rest in hockey.

  49. finfanrob says:


    i have also never played cricket, rugby or water polo. i was just calling bs on what od said about soccer players.

    i get hockey is one of the toughest sports

  50. finfanrob says:

    ‘Soccer players stand around and jog and get plenty of rest along the way. There is no rest in hockey.’

    not true. i see hockey players skating around too. but i get it. it is like indoor soccer. you just play a minute shift cause it is nothing but full speed the majority of the time you are on the field or ice

    • Tim Knight says:

      On power plays, but not 5 on 5. They’re always moving, knocking each other around, digging in the corners etc., it’s the most grueling sport I ever played.

  51. finfanrob says:

    wow the bucs first and goal from the 2 and they run the ball twice and score. what is wrong with them? dont they know you are suppose to run plays that are your qb’s weakness

  52. finfanrob says:

    ‘it’s the most grueling sport I ever played.’

    ok, fine. you win. still what OD said that soccer players are those who cant play other sports is wrong.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I’m just chiming in because I’ve played them all at some point even if just pickup type games.

      Soccer players have also become kickers in the NFL. 🙂

  53. stangerx says:

    “Charles went down on a non-contact injury in the third quarter at the Bears’ 9-yard line, crumpling to the ground..”

    Ouch. FF stuff aside…..he’s one of the most fun players to watch.

  54. finfanrob says:

    Ouch. FF stuff aside

    ff owners across the nation are feeling like ross as their season just came tumbling down with a torn acl

    • stangerx says:

      At least when a key injury happens you can say, “hey it is a violent game…..can’t predict that.” What happened this year must leave Ross doubting himself. But I can’t throw stones…….thought Philbin should have one more chance too. And not like many on the board weren’t getting all giddy about the 2015 team either.

  55. finfanrob says:

    And not like many on the board weren’t getting all giddy about the 2015 team either.

    yep, just about all of you guys were. i just said i would wait and see. now i am just still waiting to see

    • stangerx says:

      Season ain’t over yet, but at least the div champs side of it has been put to rest. We’ll see what happens. Maybe ten years from now we’ll all be spinning stories about how “when Campbell was hired I knew he was the next Shula right then……I told all you guys.” 🙂

  56. Tim Knight says:

    There’s nothing wrong with hoping for the best. I’ll take that over predicting doom and gloom any day. 🙂

    • stangerx says:

      Hey we are fans. I do find it funny how the tide tends to turn from “Superbowl here we come” to “worst team ever” after a loss. And often the same folks saying each….LOL

      • Tim Knight says:

        Let’s hope the changes we made in the coaching staff pays dividends. That will come with the players responding.

  57. wyoming85 says:

    Well at least he has a sense of humor!

    Adam Beasley Retweeted

    Layback Larry ‏@He3Hate0Me5 1h1 hour ago
    Most disappointing fins writer in Miami? RT for @AdamHBeasley fav for @OmarKelly

  58. ocalahowie says:

    Nightly Update
    Howie 27-24 MIA
    GDP 28-20 MIA
    TP 24-13 TEN
    Piggy 16-13 MIA
    Real 27-13 MIA
    Toba 33-9 MIA
    CCNV 27-13 TEN
    Book 35-13 MIA
    Wyo 20-10 MIA
    MikeE 27-6 MIA
    GO PHINS!!!

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