Q – Since football sucks this year I have to ask what criteria do you use when selecting the babe of the week?
I used to just google “sexy babes”, and I’d just pick out a sexy babe. I also tried to keep in mind that different people wanted to see different things, so I sometimes went away from my norms.
Now, since I’m going with the retro theme (80’s and 90’s), kind of paying homage to “TBT”. There are so many babes worthy of the BOTW from the 80’s and 90’s, I could probably do this for a few years.
It seems that the guys like the “TBT” theme, and I’m sure that Herd loves it too!
The way this season is going, choosing the BOTW is the highlight of the article, both for the author and the reader.
Q – Oinks to you Mike E.
The NFL sucks this year. Its not just the Dolphins, the league actually is bad. The fact that the Dolphins are not taking advantage of the bad competition to get in to the playoffs is the salt in the wounds of a 5-7 season. Every once in a while I hear some one say, that our team is so far behind other teams – but I look around the league and I don’t see teams that are far superior.
There is going to be a .500 or sub.500 team or two in the postseason this year. What if the Dolphins played in the NFC East or AFC South? Those teams are all in the hunt and hovering at or below .500. They aren’t really any better than the Dolphins. I don’t expect those teams to compete for a title in 2015.
But then again I recall the Seahawks were 7-9 at the start of the Pete Carroll era and made the playoffs….and won a game. The Panthers were 7-8-1 last season and are undefeated in 2015.
I don’t these Dolphins and the core that makes this team now, in the long term, is doomed to fail. I actually think they aren’t far off but are missing the catalysts some of the teams I mentioned above have had. I don’t know what that sparkplug is, maybe just coaching,? Maybe a great player? Maybe better and more consistent play from the QB position?
I would not blow up this team, I would build on it and draft players from big schools that are healthy and get them competing for jobs asap. I’m not shipping guys away or cutting ties with players and doing a typical Dolphins offseason when we hunt for scapegoats, part ways with them then add guys to replace them and then wonder why we aren’t getting better when we spent the offseason replacing guys. If I had my way, I’m bringing guys through the draft and maybe low costs free agents in and letting them compete with players already here . I’m not blowing up the team.
Do you share this philosophy or are you a blow up kind of guy/hand?
I guess it depends on what your definition of “blowing up” is. It all depends on how they go about making changes here. If they hire either a new GM, who then hires coaches that share his philosophy, which differs from the previous GM, then wholesale changes are abound. Same goes for hiring a Head Coach that gets to choose his GM and coordinators. I think we have some talent on both sides of the ball, but what still seems to be missing is players that can change a game. I think Cam Wake is done here. Suh, while being a very good player, can’t change the game by himself. Reshad Jones may be the closest guy on defense who is a game-changer.
On offense, it starts with Tannehill. I would have to think that whoever comes here as GM, or Head Coach is going to try and work with Ryan Tannehill as QB. I know a lot of people are really down on him, and I include myself in that group, but I also realize it’s hard to judge his performance this year when the team just plain ol’ SUCKS! We had no balance in our offense for most of the season, inexplicably, because we had success running the ball. In any case, I think the new regime will try and see if they can get Tannehill playing at a higher level. Lamar Miller could find himself in a quandary. Due to how little he was used here, he might not find the $$$ in FA, because teams may not want to overpay for a guy who wasn’t used that much, despite his success. Either way, we have Jay Ajayi, and we can work with him and draft another back next season. Landry and Parker are 2 receivers to build around, and I suppose Stills will also be part of WR corps. The rest, eh.
On defense, we really have a lot of work to do. We need LB’s and CB’s, and we also have no idea what scheme we’ll have next season, 4-3 or 3-4. Hard to imagine Dion FF being part of the team, but if somehow he manages to salvage his career, 3-4 OLB would be his best fit, as would OV and Chris McCain. Misi could fit well as a 3-4 ILB, but we need a dynamic player somewhere in the LB corps, so Misi could end up out. Jenkins is a little light for 3-4, and considering he may be the only LB with the arrow pointing up, it may be more likely we stay 4-3.
Grimes is still fine, and Bobby McCain is promising, but I’m not convinced good ol’ Bobby should be a boundary CB, he’s probably better suited to be a nickel corner. So we likely need a CB opposite Grimes, and then a CB to groom to replace Grimes. Any safety other than Reshad hasn’t impressed, so don’t be surprised if we look for a safety too.
One thing I strongly believe in is we need to stop spending big money in FA. It’s not something any of the winning franchises do , and guess what? They win while we continue to flounder. Build through the draft, get a good HC, and hope we can start getting returns from our drafts.
That may not be blowing it up, but it’s pretty damn close.
And now for the babe of the week . . .