Welcome to Ask Mike – 2015 Season Week 11


from Wyo

Q – Mike, You have

Setting there in the first round.
Who is your pick?

Things may change, but as you know I haven’t been thrilled with our O-line, and it’s time to bring in a young LT, hopefully one that can actually stay here and be a standout player for a decade or so. It’s so painfully obvious what a difference there is when #76, Branden Albert is on the field, and when he isn’t. Let’s finally draft our other bookend, and with Pouncey, and maybe Turner and either Douglas or Thomas, we can have some continuity on our O-line. Maybe this OT can start at G his first season so he has value and gets playing experience, and then the following year, replaces #76.

All the other players I’d love to have, and I do recognize we really need a CB here. I suppose I could go CB or LB in RD 1, and then grab a OT in the 2nd or 3rd RD. I’d just hate to skimp on possibly the most important position on the O-line, especially since our O-line has been a letdown, admittedly, partially due to Lazor’s offense.

Really, it’s like switching chairs around on a sinking Titanic. Does it matter? We have a lot of holes to fill, and lord we knows we need CB’s and LB, but since the league is so biased towards offense, get the best you can to make the offense work.

So, with the 11th pick in the 2016 NFL draft . . .

The Miami Dolphins select OT, Notre Dame, Ronnie Stanley
After 9 games played, the Miami Dolphins stand at 4-5. Not what any of us fans had hoped for, after what seemed like a promising off season. The problems, or holes if you will, are many. While the run game has shown lots of promise, it still remains a second citizen in Lazor’s offense. I can’t think of one good reason for that to be the case, especially with Rookie Jay Ajayi showing he’s ready to roll, and busting out some big runs with few opportunities. The cabinet is NOT bare behind Lamar Miller, so let’s run the ball. Nice 1-2 punch of Miller and Ajayi. It seems painfully obvious that the O-line doesn’t struggle when run blocking, so keep at it!

Jay Ajayi

On defense, far too many holes exist. Grimes is slipping, and although rookie Bobby McCain shows promise, I’m not convinced he’d be starting anywhere else but here, out of sheer desperation. For once, it’s not the CB’s that are the worst unit now. With Jelani Jenkins, Koa Misi and Spencer Paysinger banged up, we have Mike Hull, Neville Hewitt and Zach Vigil. The ALL UNDRAFTED team!


BTW, back to the standings. Miami is in last place in the AFC East, but what really freaks me out is we’re the only team with a negative point differential. We’re -34, while the Jets and Bills are at +33 and +24 respectively, and the Pats are in an other worldly +134.

McPain had a nice sack this past week knocking Eagles QB Sam Bradford out of the game!


OK, so back to the NFL standings, and what it means for our team. As silly as it may seem, we still have a shot at the playoffs, due to how poorly the rest of the AFC is playing. We need one of the 2 teams in our division to fall, either the Jets or Bills. We probably need the Steelers to fall too. We need the Chiefs and Raiders to stay about where they are, and we need the Colts and Texans to stay on their current path as well. It’s a lot, it really is, because along with all that, we need to go on a tear, and I mean win almost every game. Maybe we have a one game cushion, but that’s not necessarily the case. It’s a pipe dream, but hey, why not?

And now for the babe of the week . . .

Michelle Pfeiffer

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657 Responses to Welcome to Ask Mike – 2015 Season Week 11

  1. Mike E. says:

    LOL @ Rob – I get it.

  2. Tim Knight says:

    We have to bring our A game against Bryant, Williams and Witten who are all big targets. We don’t have a lot of size at LB or in the secondary so we need ultra competitive efforts tomorrow. But the biggest thing is make life miserable for Romo. I think we can move the ball on the Cowboys.

  3. Ken says:

    What’s up FUers? My Uconn Huskies knock off # 13 Houston to become bowl eligible

  4. Ken says:

    I was also very happy OSU & Urban Meyer lost today

  5. finfanrob says:

    Ken says:
    November 21, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    I was also very happy OSU & Urban Meyer lost today

    my mom text me after the game asking if i was happy the urban liar lost. i text her back ‘no, he is still breathing isnt he’

  6. steveccnv says:

    I wasn’t happy OSU lost. I can see Alabama losing to the Gators and still getting in now.

  7. steveccnv says:

    Heat down 16 with just under 4 minutes left in the second to 0-13 76ers.

  8. steveccnv says:

    WTF Mike?

  9. steveccnv says:

    Kobe Bryant again says he must defer to young players, preaches ball movement, yet he keeps shooting. Last night he was 5-13, 6-19 the game before that, which has been typical all season.

  10. finfanrob says:

    Ken says:
    November 21, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    I thought it was crazy that Alabama was playing the little sisters of mercy this late in the season

    the SEC does that a lot. i heard some commentator bitching about it today, that playing those types of schools this late in the season, but i ask, what the heck does it matter if you schedule them in the beginning or end, you still scheduled them. or you could be ND and play a bunch of high school teams and get your ranking.

    • Ken says:

      I get playing them early. It’s like an exhibition game and you don’t get a preseason in CFB. But this late in the season should be playoff caliber games not games to pad your record

  11. finfanrob says:

    steveccnv says:
    November 21, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    WTF Mike?

    it is more like WTF steve, why are you watching the nba. i hear roller derby is more honest then the nba

  12. finfanrob says:


    but that is kind of my point the sec schedules the sec schools early in the season and play the toughest part of your schedule without like you said, preseason games. other conferences schedule the cup cakes first. i would think taking on your hardest competition without ‘preseason games’ holds more merit

  13. finfanrob says:

    lmfao, they just showed the top 4 teams most notable win. ND was navy. lmfao navy was there most notable win lmao……navy. yet they are qualified to be in the playoff cause they are so good, not cause their tv ratings are so good. just they are so good. what a fucking joke.

    ken, one can bitch all they want about the sec playing soft teams to end the season but ND schedule is all preseason games

  14. Ken says:

    Wow OSU RB calling out coaching as reason why team lost

  15. Tim Knight says:

    Howie, 31-24 Phins for me. 🙂

  16. herdfan says:

    Good evening all. I promise I’m not going to take anyone’s head off tonight. lol

  17. finfanrob says:

    well just great. first you come here and just rip men a new one for being jerks and know a promise for no heads getting off.

  18. steveccnv says:

    Rob, looks like they have the wrong numbers, The Twenty Ten Theme. Blog at WordPress.com.

  19. steveccnv says:

    The NCAA will figure out a way to make the final 4 Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma, and ND.

  20. steveccnv says:

    Wow, it took the Gators OT to beat FAU, I bet OD had a woody most of the day 😉

  21. Mike E. says:

    Steve – WTF? What were you referring to?

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