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!
I guess I’m late the party with the Hickey post
GD and others about Chris Grier.
I think it’s a total shift in philosophy. More physical.
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.
Don’t be paranoid but don’t be ignorant either. That shit is real.
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.
Oh I didn’t mean to make it seem to be simple. It’s not. LOL
There is probably even an app for it
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.
Jahn, sorry, but ya know I’m not big on the PC thingy.
Go 1st Amendment! 😉
That’s right first amendment
Give em fuck and hell!!!
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.
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
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.
For some one who is tired of writing you sure wrote a long post…😊
Lol, yeah dreaded reading how long but it explained it all and then some 😉
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
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)
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.
What round do you figure? 2nd, 3rd?
2nd but he’s the best of the rest(if he’s there)
There might be some good OTs available
The ole miss OT scored a TD in his bowl game
He looks like an athletic big man
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.
Sure, but I know it’s real. No doubt! It’s been said. It’s also very sad. 😦
Yeah, it is sad. Prejudice is everywhere with all walks of life.
I’ve down on taking a tackle in the 2nd. Do you think he can play G in the meantime?
He better lol! Or we’ll draft someone else! 😉
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.
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.
What’s real? What are you guys talking about? The north south thing?
No, more like anti sematism
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.
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!”
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.
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.
See my explanations above. You both missed the boat, sorry but you did, LOL
This is the Ole miss OT
Probably a top 10 pick
I was watching him yesterday. The LG playing next to him looked pretty good too.
He will go top 5 more than lickely
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.
He is being projected later than 3rd from what I have seen
I think by the time the draft rolls around he goes in the 2nd. I’d have to think that Houston is looking at him pretty hard- they could use a young QB and Hackenberg flourished in his system his freshman year.
Him being Bill O’Brien
Brandon Doughty rSr Western Kentucky QB Day 2
If you don’t have a massive OL in the SEC
You don’t have a shot at Bama!!!!!!!
Yeah, that sucks, but I’ve heard stuff like with a lot of other groups of people too. It’s all over the place.
There will always be prejudiced people
It sucks and is totally ignorant.
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.
I agree but the pass pro and play-calling was abysmal. So there’s that if you’re watching.
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
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! 😀
excuse me typos…..
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.
Bro, calm down. I never said it stopped…lol.
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.
GD, I’m not that wired. That’s how the written word is mystical. LOL
Ok then, I thought ya might be hating on me…lol
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!
Tim, you or Mike close to Ringwood?
Apparently they had a mild earthquake there in wee hours of the morning.
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.
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.
Sometimes the Miranda Right to remain silent is pretty handy too! LOL…
Tim, it’s ok that I missed your boat. There’s no room for me on it. LOL
Making fun of redneck Tim…lol 😉
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.
Up yours FFR!
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”
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.
It was created with good intentions but a lot of common sense was missing in the long run. More rules & regulations…..ugh.
Tim’s closer than I am to Ringwood. I didn’t feel a thing though.
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.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions….or so I hear. We’ll have to confirm that with Bat.
I like the diet you tweeted…..right up my ally
Finally a close bowl game in the last 2 days.
Hickey probably jumped and clicked his heels together on the way out.
As usual, I have no idea what sb7mvp means….
I don’t either…especially the jumping part…Dorothy didn’t jump…LOL
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.
Oregon lost their QB and the game completely changed.
I missed all that part! lol
Still watching Hitchcock movies?? LOL
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
Nah….between that yesterday and watching the Dolphins tomorrow that’s enough horror for one weekend. 😉
I can understand that….watch the Dolphins win 45-0 tomorrow. It would just be the kind of thing they would do…..
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.
Exactly…and I would enjoy every minute of it…..
until the draft in may…then I will be pissed…LOL!!!
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.
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.
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.
How have you guys made it to 50 without seeing someone jump and click their heels together in joy?