Welcome to Ask Mike – 2015 Season Week 8

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This past Sunday was the most enjoyable “Dolphins” Sunday in so long, I can’t even remember the last one that matched it. I felt like we had a chance to finally beat the Houston Texans, who we were previously 0-7 against. I felt the team had a renewed attitude, and that this might put them over the top. I picked the score of MIA 24 – HOU 6. Who would’ve thought they far exceeded that, and just in the first half!

For the Texans game, a bunch of people from our blog met up for the annual “Fest”, which has become a yearly tradition. I think it’s great, I’ve been to two, but every year I truly miss it when I can’t make it. Jon “Stanger”, is a huge reason for this. The first time I made my way to FLA with my family, Jon, Walker, Gigi, Son, Randy (OD), David, Cap’t Stubbs and Rob (FFR). As has now become the tradition, the whole crew goes out to Dave and Busters for dinner, and Jon always is very kind to provide for whoever chooses to make it there. Honestly, you couldn’t ask for a nicer, better “host”.  John (Son), has mentioned it, and so have some others, but Jon (Stanger), really goes out of his way for all those visiting either from far away in-state, or from even farther away out of state. Anyone who has attended knows this, and major props go out to Jon for doing that. The next time I went I got to meet a few other blog favorites, such as Bat, Diggs, Jahn, and also Ken and Jordi (Piggy), whom I’d already met a few times, but you get the point. If you can somehow make it to one, I highly recommend it, and I personally guarantee my attendance next year. Look forward to enjoying another weekend with some great folks, and meeting some people I haven’t yet met!

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What a game our friends got to see! I just kept imagining what was going on with our friends who made it there this year, how crazy they must have been going, to witness total domination from our team, the Miami Dolphins. They played the best half of football I’ve ever witnessed by them, hands down. Ryan Tannehill was nearly perfect. The defense was ferocious and relentless. Jarvis Landry played like an All Pro WR/KR/PR FOOTBALL PLAYER. Landry is easily my favorite Miami Dolphin, he plays harder than any player IMO. Lamar Miller was fantastic, both rushing and receiving. Rishard Matthews continues to add to his resume, showing what many of us thought he could be, and making it happen. Reshad Jones continues his All Pro campaign, making tackles all over the field, and adding another pick-6. Suh gave us 6 tackles and 2 sacks. Cam Wake, healthy and rabid, gave us 2 sacks. Everyone just looked better. Thank you Dan Campbell, for stirring this team, and waking them up from their slumber. Forget the 2nd half, it was obviously Campbell not only taking his foot off the pedal, but putting it in PARK, and allowing our guys to rest, knowing we have a big game on Thursday night against the Patriots.

Speaking of Thursday night, this is a huge game against a division rival. Last weeks huge win served only to keep the season afloat, and energize the fan base. We need another massive effort from our team, in order to knock off the favored New England Patriots, in their house, Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. The 6-0 Patriots will likely be allowed to hold Wake, and now likely Suh too, so we’ll need some of the other guys to step up. The Patriots have scored the most points in the AFC, with 213, and are 2nd in the nFL to the Arizona Cardinals, who score a lot of points with their defense. This is a daunting task, and at 3-3, and 0-2 in the division, almost a sure necessity, if we plan on contending this season. Brice McCain, who will be the starter if healthy, is questionable to start opposite Brent Grimes right now. If McCain can’t go, Jamar Taylor will start. That would leave young Bobby McCain as the nickel corner. This is big. The Patriots employ those super-quick, pesky WR’s like Julian Edelman, who BTW made Wes Welker expendable. Danny Amendola, finally healthy, is having a good season. Of course, Tom Brady’s favorite target is big #87, Rob Gronkowski.

I won’t be shocked if we if we see a big dose of RB LeGarrette Blount, and also a good amount of  RB Dion Lewis out of the backfield, who will be a game-time decision for the Patriots with an abdominal injury. We need to tackle, and that means Blount, Lewis, but more importantly, Edelman, Amendola, and Gronkowski. The greater majority of passes that Edelman and Amendola catch are only about 5-10 yards past the LOS, so we need to be right on those guys as soon as they catch it, and hopefully, not let them catch it.

Big task for new Head Coach Dan Campbell, to go up against Bill Belichick. All the odds are against us, but I think we may just see a big upset. I don’t expect us to do to the Patriots what we did to the Titans and especially the Texans, but I think we do enough to win this week, with a last minute FG to win 30-28. GO DOLPHINS!!!

And now for the babe of the week . . .

Phoebe Cates

“Life’s the same, I’m moving in STEREO, life’s the same, except for my shoes”

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905 Responses to Welcome to Ask Mike – 2015 Season Week 8

  1. finfanrob says:

    bookman11 says:
    October 29, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    FFR…I don’t really care for you at times…but you seem to give up real soon. I personally do not subscribe to your thought process.

    oh yeah then fu. i promise you this. tomorrow morning first thing i am going to rent a library book and i promise you i will never ever return that thing.

  2. finfanrob says:

    bookman,

    i am ok with that, i am. you really dont know me or i you. i am ok with you not caring for me at times. and i soooo fucking admit i am an awful fan. i am like you though a fan. i am so sick and tired of this losing is all. i dont know you our when or how you started being a fan. i am just more and more feeling like a buc fan, getting use to losing.

    but like i said, it is just a blog. i get on here you dont care for me, no harm. i do admit i find you entertaining if you dont me no big deal, it is just blog after all

  3. Mike E. says:

    Looking for positives about tonight.

    1) The Mets didn’t lose
    2) I have Julian Edelman in one of my FF leagues
    3) Despite the shitty divisional record, I don’t think we’re dead yet. We’re in bad shape, but not dead.

  4. rgs322 says:

    I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t think Miami will see .500 or above again this year.

  5. Rhino says:

    well, that was humbling

  6. finfanrob says:

    Mike E. says:
    October 29, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Looking for positives about tonight.

    1) The Mets didn’t lose
    2) I have Julian Edelman in one of my FF leagues
    3) Despite the shitty divisional record, I don’t think we’re dead yet. We’re in bad shape, but not dead.

    pro tip to all:
    dont go to this guy to get glasses .

  7. finfanrob says:

    lol mike you know i am just having fun. no judgement at all about you and what you do.

  8. finfanrob says:

    i so fucking hope one day i can take my head out of that bag.

  9. Mike E. says:

    rgs

    I was optimistic, because I so want the Dolphins to be something they’re not, which is better than the Patriots. Tough task to travel to Foxboro and beat them in their house. According to Al, if he’s correct, they haven’t lost to a divisional foe in Foxboro since 2001. That’s outrageous. next week is another game, we’ll see where we are after that one. If we got killed by the Bills, then it’s over.

  10. Rhino says:

    fuck the Patriots … see you assholes in Florida this December!!!!!!

  11. Brian in NY says:

    Whether we get killed by Buffalo is irrelevant. If we lose to them period we’re finished. Personally, I think that we are finished regardless. Even if we do beat Buffalo, that puts us at 4-4, and we would need to finish up 6-2 the rest of the way to make the playoffs- that ain’t happening.

  12. Mike E. says:

    Kong is right, the game was in NE

  13. finfanrob says:

    ok all,

    bookman i am sorry how i come across i really am, you seem like a good guy.

    mike, get you eyes checked this team sucks

    uber, come pick me up. i need a wife, mike e is going to be at the next fest.

    night you all.

  14. Mike E. says:

    Night Rob

  15. The Flying Pig says:

    Last Sunday was a great game
    That is the ups and downs of football

    I hate the patriots

    But there is a lot of season left
    Still time for a waste truck to fall on Tom Brady

    Good things happen

  16. Mike E. says:

    Bri

    If Wake is done for the year, that won’t help us, but we need to find his replacement anyway, so maybe this gets McCain a chance.

  17. Mike E. says:

    Why are the Patriots so damn good every year? Why don’t they ever fall apart? I HATE THEM!!!

  18. Brian in NY says:

    The bottom line is this: for whatever reason, coaching, players, QB, defense,etc., we are just not a very good team. We can flash for a few games here and there, but we lack the consistency the the top teams do, winning games week in and week out. Maybe one day we will begin to play like that, but it’s not going to be this year.

  19. Mike E. says:

    Piggy

    It never happens. That graphic they showed during the game is really the answer. 14 years, 1 QB, 1 coach, and 15 for BUF, NYJ and MIA

  20. Brian in NY says:

    A week filled with promise has turned into a nightmare. The Mets make the World Series and are now down 0-2, and the Dolphins annihilate the Texans and then go out and get their cocks kicked in by the Patriots on national TV. Sometimes being a sports fan just sucks.

  21. Brian in NY says:

    I’m going to bed; between all the baseball and football I’ve been averaging about 5-6 hours of sleep a night. Night all.

  22. manitobafinfan says:

    FUCK I HATE THIS LAPTOP…. spent 10 mins typing about game,game experience, issues getting to and from, and it all disapeared.. . In a nutshell game sucked… but i agree with Mike,, we beat Buffalo and we still have a shot at wild card .. off to see Boston tomorrow and fly home on Saturday .. maybe Wake and Parker arent as bad as it looked, fearing the worst though..

  23. ukfinfan says:

    Negatives:
    Crap tackling (mostly)
    Bizarre, ineffective, offensive (in all senses of the word) game plan
    Outcoached and overmatched
    Porous O line (DT just cannot pass block)
    Too many drops
    Too many penalties
    Too many mistakes
    Still too many 3rd and longs being completed by opponent
    Two key injuries + Parker (is he the new John Offerdahl <- j/k ….. hopefully!)
    Last place in the AFC East and 0-3 vs Div
    Play-offs now virtually unattainable

    Positives
    Jarvis Landry
    Reshad Jones
    Mainly young team with talent
    Rest of season to evaluate Danbo as long-term HC candidate
    Last season with Bill Lozer (sic) as OC
    The draft

    Glad I didn't stay up to watch that performance – game now deleted from DVR

  24. Brian in NY says:

    So it looks like Wake tore his Achilles. That sucks.

  25. herdfan says:

    Soooooo, I don’t have to worry if we’ll lose on Sunday….

  26. The Flying Pig says:

    Yep

    I still hate Tom Brady and the Patriots

  27. Mike E. says:

    It’s so damn old already. Every year the Patriots are on top. Talk about sickening . . .

  28. Mike E. says:

    Ain’t no Sonshine when we lose
    It’s not fun when we suck
    Ain’t no Sonshine when we lose
    Anytime, we play Brady

    Wonder if we can ever win
    Wonder if we can ever play
    Ain’t no Sonshine when we lose
    And NE just ain’t our home
    Anytime, we play Brady

    And I know, I know, I know, I know

  29. Tim Knight says:

    I’m usually positive but I don’t think we’re making the playoffs this year. We basically have very little room for error and we likely just lost Wake for the year and we don’t have anyone else who can rush the passer like him. I guess we’ll see more of Chris McCain at DE now though.

    2-4 in the AFC and 0-3 in the division is a tough spot.

    • Mike E. says:

      It’s not good, but if we can somehow manage to rip off a win streak, all of a sudden, you’re not really out of it. Especially because the AFC is so weak this year. I’m not sure we’re capable of doing that, but it’s possible.

    • Phindog says:

      Damn you are a horrible fan !!!! LOL

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I think we want to see a competitive team at the end of the day
      and we did see a very good team in the prior 2 weeks

  30. son of a son of a shula says:

    New blog up

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