Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year to all my friends here, Tanneshills and Tannekills alike! 

Just remember, no matter what, we’re all on the same team here!  Enjoy yourselves tonight, be safe, be smart, and have fun.

Here’s to hoping we get things right for our team next year, and to all,  peace, love, health and happiness!

Mike E.

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680 Responses to Happy New Year!

  1. The Flying Pig says:

    I guess I’m late the party with the Hickey post

  2. Tim Knight says:

    GD and others about Chris Grier.

    I think it’s a total shift in philosophy. More physical.

  3. Mike E. says:

    Tim Knight says:
    January 2, 2016 at 4:24 pm (Edit)

    It might be deeper than that. Just saying.
    I kinda think so too, but that just makes me paranoid.

  4. Jahndoh30 says:

    Tim, if youre right that we “only” need 4-5 starters, than your list includes needs for at least 6+ HIGH QUALITY backups. I still think that’s a huge order to fill in a single offseason.

    You’ve said all year the talent’s not there, and now you’re oversimplifying the solution to the run pass mix and playcalling. I don’t think it’s that simple.

  5. Mike E. says:

    I think we need a bunch of new starters, but we don’t have to get them all in one year. Get a few (3 or 4) that can make a substantial impact, and we’re better than last year and probably last decade really.

  6. getterdone says:

    Jahn, sorry, but ya know I’m not big on the PC thingy.

    Go 1st Amendment! 😉

  7. Tim Knight says:

    Jahn, we’re going to pick high in the draft. We can land two good prospects 1st and 2nd rd, sign a few guys in FA better than Sheppard and Fox, a guard to start, and a bunch of guys to compete for a roster spot. I still believe in Tannehill and we have some skill players to work with. We also have some really good defensive players. We’re not void of talent. We need to get better in pass pro and on defense overall. Combine all that with some more impact talent and you get better. I would not be surprised to see us be in the same place as the 2015 NYJ in 2016. They were 4-12 last year.

  8. The Flying Pig says:

    If we landed two very good defensive prospects with our first two picks
    (Remember our 2nd will be pretty high)
    And maybe a solid defensive player in the 3rd or middle rounds who can start (like a MLB)
    I think we can turn it around defensively very quickly

    Then hopefully our new HC wants to run the ball
    We resign Miller
    And we manage to land some vet OL In FA (nothing high priced)

    We can be competitive next year with that blueprint

  9. New Age says:


    I got tired of writing and didn’t want to do a full player by player lol. I think Tanne can be good but still not 100% sure if he wont end up average.


    You just can’t throw out all the players and start fresh and I don’t see a coach wanting to do that either. Albert will end up starting 14 games this year. That’s good enough. Pouncey is pretty damn good for a C and has been on an OL in flux his whole career. But he can be in the very good category, sure. I also don’t expect rookies to kill it in the first season unless thy are 1st rounders. So, McCains, Phillips, Douglas will always get the first year pass from me. Jenkins isn’t elite and isn’t supposed to be. He’s good enough.

    We lost our elite DE to injury, our RT to injury, C, several WRs, TE, and had the RG position in flux half the year. Taylor never reached potential and we dumped off Davis. We depended on one old dude, Taylor, and a bunch of rookies and lower picks for DB coverage. Our LB core was injury prone Misi, Jenkins, and leftovers. We lost our positional coaches early because they had to replace the crap that used to be HC, DC, and OC. So, who was coaching up each position each week? Some dude that shouldn;t have been honestly.

    The main issue has been talent management buffoonery for years. Why exactly was Brenner always getting cut, added, cut, added? Because they couldn’t manage a roster properly. Why did good players get cut, traded, or not picked up after FA? Because we had weak coaches and GMs. We have talent but we need to start keeping it. We don’t need 22 blue chippers. We need people who can manage a group of 53 guys properly.

  10. The Flying Pig says:

    The thing about DB that is curious is what the team thinks of guys like Bobby McCain and Tony Lippett

    I think McCain is going to be a nickel back

    But can Lippett start one day?
    What if we drafted a starting CB
    And our 3 CBs in 2016 were 1. Rookie, 2. Lippett 3. McCain

    • New Age says:

      Id go with Grimes, Hargreaves/Ramsey and McCain this year. Get Lippett some more experience and see what we have. Maybe get another next year to send Grimes off(in perfect world)

  11. Mike E. says:

    I think we have to plan to replace Albert, but I definitely play him if he’s healthy. Draft a T and kick him inside for a year or so until he’s ready to replace Albert.

  12. Mike E. says:


    Oh I know it’s real man, and I’m not ignorant to it either. I’d just like to give some folks the benefit of doubt.

  13. Mike E. says:

    New Age

    I’ve down on taking a tackle in the 2nd. Do you think he can play G in the meantime?

  14. Mike E. says:


    I agree that good ol’ Bobby is likely a nickel corner. No shame in that, he’ll be on the field plenty with today’s offenses.

  15. Tim Knight says:

    Piggy, I think we still have competition in the secondary. Add more is all I’m saying and let it work itself out. Things change in an offseason especially with young players.

    Our Miami Dolphins have to get more physical. We suck in situations when you have to be.

  16. getterdone says:

    What’s real? What are you guys talking about? The north south thing?

  17. wyoming85 says:

    Mike Reiss ‏@MikeReiss 14m14 minutes ago
    Tomorrow vs. Dolphins, Patriots will be without reserve DT Sealver Siliga, who left team Friday for family emergency & isn’t expected back.

  18. Tim Knight says:

    Mike E, I realized what my wife was saying about the town we grew up in when we were leaving a Giants game one time and a truck drove by in traffic with a guy saying those fuckin Jews. She was sleeping and she woke up and said “WTF was that, and I said yep you heard it!”

  19. Brian in NY says:

    Jahndoh30 says:
    January 2, 2016 at 3:35 pm
    “Our needs with no particular way of acquiring them. Players who may not all be top level but potential upgrades over what we have at some positions. So when you see this list you say wow we need a lot. Not necessarily. Teams always turn over by a dozen players every year.
    G, T

    DE (2)
    ILB, OLB
    CB, S”

    Am I the only one who looks at this list and thinks Tim listed 9 STARTERS we need? Because teams may turn over a dozen a year (and we certainly will turn over at least that this offseason IMHO), but I don’t think ANYBODY succesfully finds 9 starters in an offseason.

    Just being realistic, all of those needs will NOT be met in a single offseason.

    And, I personally think the need for a solid OL is by far the most important. There wasn’t a solid producer on the OL this season, and I include every single member of the OL in that assesment. Pouncey got the Probowl nod by reputation only, and Albert and James were not having very good years when they went down to injury. The guard play at both positions has been nothing short of horrendous.

    Sorry, I hope for better for this team, but I’ve never been more jaded about our chances to get better in a single offseason. We are lightyears behind where I thought we’d be entering 2015, let alone 2016.
    My thoughts exactly Jahn.

  20. The Flying Pig says:

    This is the Ole miss OT
    Probably a top 10 pick


  21. Brian in NY says:

    Hackenberg declared for the draft today. I’d take a shot on him in the 3rd if he’s still around (I doubt it though) to push Tannehill.

  22. wyoming85 says:

    SEC Oline!

    If you don’t have a massive OL in the SEC
    You don’t have a shot at Bama!!!!!!!

  23. Mike E. says:


    Yeah, that sucks, but I’ve heard stuff like with a lot of other groups of people too. It’s all over the place.

  24. Brian in NY says:

    From Gil Brandt, NFL.com (Tannehill 10th most disappointing player this season):

    10) Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins
    By the numbers: 61.7 percent completion rate, 3,858 passing yards, 7.0 yards per attempt, 22 passing TDs, 12 INTs, 44 sacks taken, 87.1 passer rating in 15 games.

    After making gains across the board in each of his first three NFL seasons, Tannehill plateaued in 2015. His numbers are OK, but I didn’t see the improvement I was looking for; he hasn’t taken that next step. I would have expected him to win more than five games with a team that is much better than its current record. He has the ability to play quarterback, but I wonder if he has the right instincts, or if the position comes naturally to him. In that way, he might be like Jay Cutler, another talented player who has yet to put it all together. Tannehill doesn’t seem to be seeing things on the field like he should be.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I agree but the pass pro and play-calling was abysmal. So there’s that if you’re watching.

      • getterdone says:

        Of course Tannehill was disappointing….the rest of the team was the Titanic and he was Jack Dawson that eventually died in the end. lol

  25. getterdone says:

    Mike, Ohhh, anti-semitism.
    Yeah that’s been going on since the old testament days & in Revelation of the new testament says it will continue till Christ returns.
    People of all cultures always have individuals within those cultures that despise or lash out at others different from themselves.
    We’re to pray for them. As Christ said, I have 2 commandments, love the Lord with all your heart, mind & soul, and love your neighbor as you would yourself.

    So they bad people within any society likely don’t love the Lord and especially they don’t love themselves,so they want to take it out on others.

    BTW, Joe Robbie was jewish…and everybody loved what he put on the field.
    72 Dolphins….Woot! 😀

    • getterdone says:

      excuse me typos…..

    • Tim Knight says:

      Bro, I still hear it and I’m not Jewish. I still see the bigotry towards people of color and not the white norm. It sucks! Many different a darker color folk just want to live the same way as white folks live. Ya know, have a house, raise a family etc. It’s not that complicated. Then there is the anti-semitism. Anti-Muslim is going to be the next big test.

      We need to stop being hateful, but more vigilant.

  26. getterdone says:

    I saw one of the Brandon’s(Doughty) that I’d like for a back up QB if had in the later rounds was mentioned earlier.

    The other Brandon (Allen) of Arkansas is playing now vs, Kansas St. & looking very good, but his RB Alex Collins is stealing the show. 185 yards rushing on 23 carries with 3 TD’s.

  27. Tim Knight says:

    GD, I’m not that wired. That’s how the written word is mystical. LOL

  28. getterdone says:

    Arkansas puts 569 total yards on K State & K St. only had 1 turnover..lol
    Man I long for the day the Phins have an offense like that. 200+ yards rushing & 300+ passing.
    That’s what this modern era of NFL rules are set up for. Fans want high scoring. Let’s give it to them Tbomb!

  29. getterdone says:

    Tim, you or Mike close to Ringwood?
    Apparently they had a mild earthquake there in wee hours of the morning.

  30. getterdone says:

    Armando Salguero @ArmandoSalguero
    The idea of Doug Marrone (HC) combo with Jim Schwartz (DC) has been mentioned to me by multiple sources today as a viable one.

    Armando Salguero @ArmandoSalguero
    Mike Tannenbaum got to know Doug Marrone when both were with NYJ. And Tannenbaum did reach out to Schwartz camp when Kevin Coyle was fired.

  31. Jahndoh30 says:

    New Age,

    Sorry, took a break. 14 games is not “good enough”. It’s simply not good enough if you want to be a team going to the playoffs and the dropoff is severe…and it absolutely IS severe. You need a starting level backup in that slot or you’re begging to be in another offseason trying to explain away the woes by injury. Every team gets injured, and our team gets injured. The talent on the team as a whole is just woefully lacking. I know you guys want to believe it’s going to be the Jets all over again, but I’m sorry, 2015 isn’t even euthanized yet. No chance I can be that optimistic right now.

    BTW., new coaches usually DO want to clean house. It’s not the exception, it’s the rule. I think whoever it is absolutely should. This team, top to bottom has underperformed. The Jets this year? This OL isn’t going to accomplish that and I think it’d be foolish for any GM or coach to think that formula is going to work.

  32. Jahndoh30 says:

    Sometimes the Miranda Right to remain silent is pretty handy too! LOL…

  33. Jahndoh30 says:

    Tim, it’s ok that I missed your boat. There’s no room for me on it. LOL

  34. finfanrob says:

    getterdone says:
    January 2, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    This is also kinda like reverse racism…lol.

    no such thing. it is just racism. besides wouldnt reverse racism be not racism.

  35. getterdone says:

    It’s official….even before Black Monday! smh

    Alain Poupart @apoupartFins
    The press release announcing the departure of @MiamiDolphins GM Dennis Hickey.

    Hal Habib @gunnerhal
    Hickey said he had discussions about role. “Ultimately the Dolphins and I agreed that it would be best if we parted ways”

  36. finfanrob says:


    ok, but you need to get in line if you want too.

    and btw, yes that rooney rule is racist. one can defend it all they want as to how it is needed but that doesnt stop the fact that it is a rule based on race. that makes it a racist rule.

    • getterdone says:

      It was created with good intentions but a lot of common sense was missing in the long run. More rules & regulations…..ugh.

  37. Mike E. says:


    Tim’s closer than I am to Ringwood. I didn’t feel a thing though.

  38. finfanrob says:

    getterdone says:
    January 2, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    It was created with good intentions but a lot of common sense was missing.

    yep, i agree with that.

  39. herdfan says:

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions….or so I hear. We’ll have to confirm that with Bat.

  40. bookman11 says:

    Finally a close bowl game in the last 2 days.

  41. sb7mvp says:

    Hickey probably jumped and clicked his heels together on the way out.

  42. herdfan says:

    As usual, I have no idea what sb7mvp means….

  43. herdfan says:

    This is the first football I’ve seen in days. I turned it on to catch a bit of the ‘Eers game, but I’m rooting for TCU…have to admire coming back from down 31-0 or whatever it was.

  44. finfanrob says:


    this is funny for two reasons once again the fins come i last place the second is this:

    Pros: You have a cornerstone defensive tackle in Suh, a quality pass rusher in Cameron Wake along with a young secondary. On offense you have a stable offensive line, with the likes of Albert, Mike Pouncey, and Ja’Wuan James.

    it just shows how bad the media is now a days. that one of the pros is the fins offensive lines let alone wake is probably done. that is too funny

  45. herdfan says:

    Nah….between that yesterday and watching the Dolphins tomorrow that’s enough horror for one weekend. 😉

    • bookman11 says:

      I can understand that….watch the Dolphins win 45-0 tomorrow. It would just be the kind of thing they would do…..

  46. finfanrob says:


    i have no doubt tomorrow the fins will do something stupid like win and tease their fans. fuck up their draft. fall to like out of the top five. it is what they do.

  47. bookman11 says:

    until the draft in may…then I will be pissed…LOL!!!

  48. Tim Knight says:

    A couple of things here.

    First off there is something inherently wrong in this article and I think you all know what it is.

    Second, Jahn I have two seats not one. LOL

    Third, GD I’m about 20-25 minutes from Ringwood. That’s in the Ramapo Mountains where there is a fault. I felt a shock in that area back in the 80s when I was driving on 287. All of a sudden it felt like my truck jumped a few inches off the ground. We had a small earthquake here a few years ago that we talked about – it went from here to Virginia. My office shook, we exited the building and you could still feel the ground beneath us tremor. A very uneasy feeling if you’re not used to it.

  49. bookman11 says:

    I actually think the Dolphins will win the game on Sunday. I actually could care less about the draft position. I would just enjoy another win at home against the Pate.

  50. D says:

    Laremy Tunsil is the name of the Ole Miss LT, he was awesome in their bowl game but wasn’t surprising as he has pretty much gone wire to wire as the nations best LT. I wouldn’t take him over Hargreaves but he’s probably number two on my personal big board.

  51. sb7mvp says:

    How have you guys made it to 50 without seeing someone jump and click their heels together in joy?

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