Call it whatever you’d like but I have to make a stipulation or correction. In my zest to kiss these rookies ass and to also welcome the vets who were brought in I referred to, in my previous post, our recent year’s Free Agency periods as “making a splash” and while true in most cases this simply cannot, nor will it be tolerated, include the signing of Ndamukong Suh. Bringing Suh to Miami was genius and will pay off in spades. Suh is a special talent. Suh is the bedrock of this team, the biggest meanest sumbitch in the league. khaled-holmes-ndamukong-suh-nfl-indianapolis-colts-miami-dolphins-590x900

Suh didn’t show up to voluntary camp, what a bad teammate, blah, blah, blah … wee wee wee

I don’t need Suh to be some in your face inspirational leader, who does snake dances and leads cheers. I just want the meanest, nastiest Defensive Tackle to show up on Sunday and inflict pain.

I don’t care if Suh only shows up on 16 Sunday’s (even though a gratis Friday walk thru would be nice, but whatever…) if whatever makes him so pissed off to have to leave where he is that he brings that anger on Sunday.usatsi_8760889_168381093_lowres

Is the 4-3 alright for you?

We can play something else if you want?

That kind of talent, don’t kid yourself.

So yes there is a Stipulation. You better believe it.


If you are Herman Cain then it’s “stip-a-lation”, no matter,  I love Herman.

  Alright Suh didn’t catapult the Fins into the playoffs last year and the  Defense as a whole had it’s problems but I’m going to do with Suh what the Tannehill crowd does with him. I blame coaching and scheme, I blame lack of direction and stubbornness to adhere to a dismal plan. I expect Coach Gase and his staff to truly understand the player they have and to use him to their fullest advantage. Let the beast feed – feed the beast.

If I were the coaching staff I would intentionally piss Suh off every game day. Move his locker to a different spot every week. Don’t have his uniform ready and waiting for him. Perhaps a wet-willy, maybe a pink belly, noogie, tie his shoelaces together or the old hot foot.


Whatever it takes to get him to his utmost pissed-offness.


Suh is here, and so is a new coaching staff, everything is different now!!!


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1,341 Responses to Stipulation

  1. Mike E. says:

    Friday night would be cool. Stanger, not sure about my friends at this moment

  2. Ken says:

    Cool Markey H coming to the fest.

  3. Ken says:

    Probably won’t get in until Saturday before fest. It will be short trip but always a good time

  4. what I’d like to know is when did a pass over 20 yds become a “long ball”? if you’re on your opponents 20 and you throw the ball to the EZ that’s no a “long ball”.
    Now, if you’re on your opponents 40 or at midfield and you throw it to the 10; that’s a long ball.
    Are we changing the rules again to make it look like the qb’s of today are comparable to guys of the past. Marino threw the long ball and he was damn accurate when he did it.
    This nonsense with saying a throw past 20 yds is a long ball is bs.

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      You seem very angry about a lot of different things. I’m sorry the team has let you down recently. What is the best thing about the Dolphins prospects for 2016?

    • steveccnv says:

      I agree Lou, this is one of the reasons why I hate stats.

  5. olddolphan says:

    JUST GOT HOME from watching “MONEY MADNESS,” starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney. Those of you who’ve ever watched Jim Cramer’s “Mad Money” no doubt will get a big charge out of this one. Any of you who’ve ever asked yourself “Is Wall Street REALLY on the up-and-up?” will get an answer you won’t like, but you won’t be surprised by, either. Director Jodi Foster’s somewhat contrived presentation should be mandatory for someone who is graduating from a school of business. It should also be mandatory for EVERYONE thinking of investing in the market. Remember, there’s a REASON why terms like “risky” and “you could loose your entire investment” appear quite frequently. And if any of you are obtuse enough to believe that mathematical algorithms and investment performance ratios will prevent chicanery, think again!
    As an economics professor from Switzerland told me in college, the term “business ethics” is most frequently encountered in textbooks, NOT in real life!

    • steveccnv says:

      Lol, I agree with the ethics in business statement. Trump gets slaughtered for it, even though they all do it.

  6. Mike E. says:


    The 6 I was referring to you and your wife, Brian and his wife, and my wife and I. It seems my bud is concentrating his trip on spending time with his parents, but I guess there’s a chance they could join us as well.

  7. Mike E. says:


    I’m excited to be going to this fest, especially because I didn’t think it was happening. looking forward to seeing you, and the others, and meeting new folks, like Rock and GDP, and anyone else who makes it that I haven’t yet met.

  8. Tim Knight says:

    Glad you guys look to have a pretty big fest again. Hope you all enjoy, don’t think I’ll be heading to Florida this year. Too many other things going on. There’s always the possibility of the Jets game on Dec. 17th at the Meadowlands if anyone is interested. Plenty of time for that and hopefully that game means something. We’d probably prefer that to be the case than to spend money on a meaningless game when we’re all pissed off again. LOL

  9. herdfan says:

    Soooo, I see the fest day is selected. I am going to do my damnedest to be there. I’m going to make my air reservations, but with a refundable option just in case. I’m not going to go into it, but having some issues with my just turned 12 year old son…..maybe things will be better by the time the fest rolls around. Stanger, get a ticket for me, if I can’t come, I’ll pay for it and you can give it to someone.

  10. getterdone says:

    Random act of kindness turns into crime…really ruins it for people who legitimately need help.

  11. Ken says:

    Good to hear Herd is likely for the Fest.

  12. finfanrob says:

    Ken says:
    May 15, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Good to hear Herd is likely for the Fest.

    oh did i happen to mention all of a sudden i maybe going to the fest. 🙂

  13. finfanrob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    May 15, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Glad you guys look to have a pretty big fest again. Hope you all enjoy, don’t think I’ll be heading to Florida this year. Too many other things going on. There’s always the possibility of the Jets game on Dec. 17th at the Meadowlands if anyone is interested.

    now that is something i would be interested in. going have to think about making that happen

  14. naplesfan2010 says:

    May 15, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    You seem very angry about a lot of different things. I’m sorry the team has let you down recently. What is the best thing about the Dolphins prospects for 2016?
    I looked at the Denver and Chicago offenses and it looks like Gase likes to run the ball a good amount of times whether every run play is successful or not. We ran the ball 177x in the first hlf and 167x in the 2nd hlf last season. We also ran it almost an even amount from qtr to qtr. However, we weren’t as successful running it in the 2nd half as the 1st half only getting 3.8ypc vs 4.9ypc.
    That being said, it wasn’t that we abandoned the run but we didn’t run it enough .We need to run the ball 28-30x a game IMO and from what I see from Gase in Denver and Chicago I think we will. So, that’s one thing I think is good about the prospects for the team this year.
    2nd, I think we should have more opportunities to score this year because of our special teams and our starting field position. If both Grant and Drake are returning punts/kicks, respectively, I think we’re going to be in better position to score more often than not because of where we start with the ball.
    3rd, I think it’s going to be difficult for opposing defenses to shut us down on offense by taking one guy away on our offense due to the multitude of weapons we’ve got on O. Ithink we’re going to see different guys helping to lead the team on offense each week and I also think Landry’s targets will go down. Landry is a really good player but it makes no sense to target him that much if we’re not moving the ball. So, the level of talent on offense should be to the point where it’s difficult for a defense to game plan against us. A healthy Parker, Stills being used properly and the additions of Drake and Carroo should get us more opportunities to score. I also wouldn’t be surprised to see Duarte make some noise.
    4th, we’ve upgraded some positions. Williams, despite his age, is a much more aggressive player than OV and should be an upgrade on his side. Branch should be an upgrade to Shelby. The nice thing about both is they also knock the ball down which is something OV never did. We’ve upgraded the depth at DT with Jones and we’ll upgrade the DE even more when we sign the other Jones. We’ve also upgraded the LB position with the addition of Alonso.

  15. jetsssuck says:

    The sun did rise up today despite the heat losing. Oh well ,they had a great season even with all the injuries.

  16. steveccnv says:

    Lou, you mentioned deficiencies you noticed in RTs game while looking at all the offensive plays from last year. What can you tell me about how he goes through his progressions? What I’m getting at is, if he can’t read his progressions properly, then is it a moot point to use 5 WRs, making Grant and Carroo useless?

    • wyoming85 says:

      I am no expert by any means!
      But what I saw as far as progressions was ok post snap.
      He almost always went 1st – dump off

      I would really like see his pre-snap reads get better!

      But then again if he couldn’t audible what good does the pre-snap do you?

      • steveccnv says:

        If he looks at the first receiver, then dumps the ball off how is that OK? Shouldn’t he be looking at all his options before dumping it off? WR1 covered, WR2 covered, WR3 cover ed, then, if no more options throw it to the check down receiver.

      • wyoming85 says:

        WR1 coverd, WR2 covered, WR3 AAWWWWWWW Shit were did he come from!

    • steveccnv says:

      We all seem to assume that Grant and Carroo are going to be good/great for this offense, but if they aren’t the main target on the play will they be useful? This is based on what Lou has said about RT.

  17. stangerx says:

    FEST is in the air.

    Gonna be the Bills game on Oct 23 at one.

    All you fly guys make your reservations. Earlier you do the cheaper the flight will be with all the snow birds and cruise folks coming to South Florida that time of year (they plan ahead).

    Next step is figuring out how many in order to reserve in the group ticket section…..and the earlier we do that the better seats we get for the same price.

    Already in

    The Flying Pig
    Brian NY
    OD (plus his lucky Penny?)
    Chef Warren
    Son (plus how many?)
    Mike E (+1)

  18. wyoming85 says:

    Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 21m21 minutes ago
    Titans announced they released QB Zach Mettenberger.

  19. wyoming85 says:

    Miami Dolphins

    Coach Adam Gase
    The biggest impact addition for the Dolphins this offseason is their first-year head coach. I expect Gase to be a significant upgrade over last year’s coaching staff, which struggled mightily and was split between Joe Philbin and interim Dan Campbell. Gase also has the pedigree to get the most out of quarterback Ryan Tannehill and the offense after a down year in 2015. — James Walker

    • Al in MIA says:

      the only guarantee we have right now is that the entire left to center part of the line is as talented as it has been in decades.

      • stangerx says:

        Al — Gumby called Gase the smartest guy he had ever met. Got a lot of hope as far as the Xs and Os on offense at least. Team management……well that is the great unknown.

  20. Al in MIA says:

    wyoming85 says:
    May 16, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 21m21 minutes ago
    Titans announced they released QB Zach Mettenberger.
    Perhaps the Broncos, Jets, Texans, Rams, and anyone else sporting a shakey QB situation etc will all show interest. Also throw in the Saints who play in familiar territory for Zach and the fan base. I can also picture the Cards and Bruce Arians kicking the tires as Mettenberger seems to have the size he likes. And if your the Steelers? Why not go for a double ‘bergers

  21. stangerx says:

    Al — ready to take the Fest plunge again?……and hopefully your bro with you.

    • getterdone says:

      Hey brother…sorry I missed your call over the weekend.

      • stangerx says:

        Was just trying to make sure you were in for the Fest, and to catch up as well. You got my number if you want to do the second part……how about the first?

  22. getterdone says:

    49ers RB/ST Jarryd Hayne announced his retirement from football.
    His plan is to train for the Olympics in rugby. “We fully support Jarryd’s decision to pursue another dream – representing the Fiji Rugby Sevens team in this summer’s Olympic games,” GM Trent Baalke said in a statement. “We look forward to watching him in Rio and wish him continued success.”
    WOW, this guy was just coming beginning to flash last year….Guess Rugby is in his bloody soul.

  23. Al in MIA says:

    At this point, with the Dolphins might as well bring in Dwight Freeney for a try.
    The Fins can label them ‘The Expendables” and market around old ass pass rushers and rotate 2 on each side of the DL.

  24. Al in MIA says:

    stangerx says:
    May 16, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Al — Gumby called Gase the smartest guy he had ever met. Got a lot of hope as far as the Xs and Os on offense at least. Team management……well that is the great unknown.
    I don’t put much faith in what the players publically say about a coach.
    As long as a coach isn’t a complete tool, players will say nice things about a guy.
    Aaron Rodgers would always complement Philbin when asked about him saying crap like “he played a big role in developing me” type of shit.

    • Al in MIA says:

      It would have been nice also if the Broncos hadn’t ranked 2nd in the NFL in offensive points scored under OC Mike McCoy the year before Gase took over. The 2013 YR output in Denver by the offense was amazing (record setting) but looking at perhaps an anomoly since in 2014 they went back to the 2012 output experienced under Mike McCoy as OC.
      The Bears offense didn’t improve in terms of points scored under Gase. The only noticeable is the reduction in Cutler’s INT ratio under Gase.
      Looking at Mike McCoy’s work in SD, I’m hoping Gase can do better than that because right now, that’s the only comparison that exists (they are both now HC after having worked in a high powered offense in Denver; though Gase took a slight longer route having spent time in Chicago trying to fix their offense).

      • stangerx says:

        I at least put take something when the smartest QB I’ve seen says a coach is the smartest guy he has ever met. Now Gase might be a huffer who can never look anyone in the eye, but I am at least going to assume he is smart. Did you read the one profile I put out of him I put out a couple days ago? He’s like a child football protegy. Was involved in coaching his high school team and as a frosh at Michigan State.

        You make good points on the comparison to years past, but guy does get a lot of respect and was the hot young coach available for a reason. Not like the Bears were in the Superbowl either.

  25. jetsssuck says:

    1/2 cup mayonnaise 4 teaspoons chili garlic sauce (sambal sauce) 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar and mix with 2.5 lbs 85/15 hamburger. What a great flavorful meatloaf. Family loved it and it was very easy also.

  26. Mike E. says:

    New blog up!

  27. Al in MIA says:

    stangerx says:
    May 16, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Al — ready to take the Fest plunge again?……and hopefully your bro with you.
    Yea if I go (high chance I will), I will likely recruit him to come along again.
    He\s always game for football games (goes to many UMiami games in that stadium).

  28. getterdone says:

    Al, Freeney had a good year in 2015 with the Cards, which boasts a real good defense & secondary. But he wasn’t much the couple previous years to that in SD & his last year in Indy.
    Not sure he fits the mold we’re looking for.
    Besides, why did the Cards let him walk if they didn’t think they could do better at that position?
    In fairness, Freeney was in a 3-4 @ Zona after most of his career being in a 4-3.

    Maybe VJ will get Grier to let Dwight come here to compete & show off his infamous ‘Spin Move’.

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