Game Wrap Up with The Little Prawn: Dolphins @ Patriots, Week 2

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Okay, you haven’t heard from the Little Prawn in some time.  He is a quiet little shellfish, especially when his Dolphins lose.

But like all Dolfans, he still watches the game –

questioning what he is doing with his life.

And hoping the Dolphins will finally get out of this rut.

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So, like the rest of you,  the Little Prawn watched the game excited at the chance to take a big division game.

Things were looking up for Dolphins fans at 12:59 P.M.

We knew that Brady was out for his part in a cheating scandal you may have heard Patriots fans whine about.

But Rob Gronkowski was also out.

So the Dolphins were set to take on Jimmy Garoppolo and an undermanned Patriots team.

But then it happened…

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The same thing that always happens…

The Dolphins looked like a high school tam playing a pro team.

The offense had 2 very quick three and outs.

The headsets didn’t work right!

Ryan Tannehill looked like he was confronted with something he just didn’t understand.

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And before he threw 3 passes the Patriots had thrown 3 TDs.

Jimmy Garrappolo looked all world.  Dissecting the Dolphins zone.

Here Prawny musters up the energy to point out that

THE GODDAM RECEIVER IS BEHIND YOU HOWARD!!!

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The Patriots exploited the weaknesses in our passing defense early and got ahead of the Dolphins fast!

It was like the Dolphins could not do anything right.

They could not get a first down.

They could not complete a pass.

They could not get any yards on the ground.

In fact, for the 2nd week in a row, the Dolphins were not able to gain much on the ground most of the game.

It turns out Ryan Tannehill is the team’s leading rusher through two weeks…OUCH!

The Patriots scored often and early through the air

But they ran well too

by the end of the game Legarret Blount would rush for 123 yards.

The Dolphins could not stop him.

Here Prawny demonstrates that this:

IS NOT HOW TO MAKE A FUCKING TACKLE!!!

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Things were so bad that Martellus Bennett told the Foxboro Media that he was having the best time of his career.

And you can understand why –

It seemed at times like the Dolphins defense wasn’t aware they should cover him.

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But…

their was a glimmer…

There is nothing more inspiring then causing an injury to a team you hate in Prawny’s world.

Especially when that team’s entire offense in made up of guys that dress like they shop with Justin Bieber.

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And Garoppolo goes down!

Jimmy Garoppolo

Awwwwwww

While New England mourned at the loos of their latest star child

The Little Prawn yelled at the screen “I hope your brain bleeds out of your ears you fuck!”

Bill Belicheat apparently could not figure out a way to break the rules and get out of the rest of the game.

So he turned to someone named Jacoby Brissett

Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots

Who?  In this photo The Little Prawn points out a coach who is probably more uncomfortable than a Monday Night Football Audience listening to the sound of Charles Woodson’s voice.

Seriously, does Charles Woodson eat live frogs.

What is going on with his voice?

He sounds like a muppet who just hit puberty

But back to the game.

The Patriots were able to avoid a disaster by avoiding mistakes.

But

Ryan Tannehill, Jabaal Sheard

Ryan Tannehill looked in control the entire 2nd half.

We’ve seen Tannehill compile stats in garbage time before.

But there was something different on Sunday.  He passed for almost 400 yards.  But who cares about the yardage.

The game was in our grasp.

The Dolphins were a play away from the win and the passing game…

it looked like a machine.

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Landry and Parker both had over 100 yards receiving.

And there were TD passes to guys that dropped crucial passes last week.

Both Stills and Cameron had TD passes.

It helps that the QB was hitting the tiniest windows.

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In the end.

it didn’t matter.

The Dolphins lost again.

but….

there may be hope for the 2016 Dolphins.

….stop me if you think you heard this one before…

it doesn’t matter…you are gonna watch next week anyway

try to enjoy it.

Prawny is willing to do whatever it takes.

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354 Responses to Game Wrap Up with The Little Prawn: Dolphins @ Patriots, Week 2

  1. Rockphin says:

    Good on Piggy. LOL

  2. 81Howie says:

    Morning Update
    DOLPHINS-BROWNS
    B’man 38-13 MIA
    Piggy 31-6 MIA
    N/A 31-21 MIA
    Howie 23-17 CLE
    Wyo 28-9 MIA
    Rock 24-3 CLE
    MikeE 26-10 MIA
    GO PHINS!!!

  3. wyoming85 says:

  4. Mike E. says:

    That was a great one Piggy! Really enjoyed it! Nice work!

  5. sb7mvp says:

    Terence Crutcher

  6. D says:

    Ken says:
    September 19, 2016 at 9:38 am

    D says:
    September 18, 2016 at 11:43 pm (Edit)

    Steve that system totally negates pass rush. People just have never gotten wise to how to stop them.
    _______________________________________
    I can’t completely agree with this. If the system was so great why are not 32 teams using it? It’s been out there long enough for everybody to copy it if they wanted to. Also we have seen great pass rushes create havoc for the Pats in the past. Ask the Giants or hell even Cam Wake when he made Brady cry.
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    The thing is they have 3 receivers who can all do it, and they all line up from any position and can run any route from that position. Not many teams build this way, because not many teams have Tom Brady, or from what i have seen early on, Garapolo.

    When Garapolo came out of college, i might have been one of the few fan faovites of him. I think M13 had similar feelings but insisted he would be draft too high for us to consider. He was right in that respect and we didnt need to use a second rounder to get him, so it is what it is, but what i saw in the kid that i wanted for us was that he made great decisions o his trows, the throws were crisp and he put them in great position. To be certain i had no desire to unseat Tanny at the time because he was still on the upswing when Grapaolo was drafted, but still thats his game to perfection, quick decisions, fast release, perfect position on throws. He and Brady do the same things well, and the result is, that offense and the midget, speedy receiving core they have is a perfect fit for it.

    Thats why they do it and no one has been able to copy them. Green Bay is pretty close, Giants sorta kinda run similar system with similar build to their receiving core, but they are just now getting there.

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      If you don’t play physical against those little receivers at the line of scrimmage they’ll do that to you all day. I remember when the ravens beat the pats in the playoffs a few years ago, they hit those receivers hard every time any of them touched the ball and they would be very physical at the line of scrimmage. Our CBs were 10 yards off them this last game. Let them do whatever they wanted all day. You’re not gonna beat those guys playing soft. Our coaches should know better

  7. BoulderPhinfan says:

    nice job piggy!

    BTW the photos of the soft defense you posted last night reminded me of Coyle bend don’t break defense. Didn’t Gase say something about our defense playing aggressive this year? This defense is far from being aggressive.
    Why do Miami coaches go into fetal position and ask for their mommy when they play the pats?

  8. Al in MIA says:

    D,
    Agree with what you said about NE.
    I think the key is stopping the underneath shit and being physical at the line with them.

  9. D says:

    Rockphin says:
    September 19, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    BEAUTIFUL TD pass to Stills! Nice route, good protection.
    ——————————————–
    That was a really nice pass. The one to Cameron was in a pretty tight window as well.

  10. wyoming85 says:

  11. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Gase saying the browns game not being a must win is comical. They lose this game and shit will hit the fan.

  12. Tim Knight says:

    LOL, good stuff Piggy. Great images.

  13. Mike E. says:

    D

    Stills was open, Cameron throw was forced into very tight coverage from both sides, that’s how both defenders banged helmets on that one. That was a very precise throw.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      It was a good throw though

      Maybe the bar is low…lol

      By it was in a place where Stills didn’t have to turn back

      The Cameron TD was perfect
      There are many other food throws in the 2nd half that weren’t TD passes

      I really thought it was a very good half for him

      I don’t need him to make 20 great passes in the 2nd half
      I need him to make precise 3rd down throws so the receiver doesn’t have to turn back to make the catch

      And keep drives alive throughout the game

      That is what we need from him going forward
      Not just a great half of football

  14. Al in MIA says:

    Boulder,
    The frustrating thing to watch from a scheme standpoint is the cushions underneath for sure.
    If you are not talented enough to play disciplined high or low, to me you gamble on the underneath stuff and force the throws over the top. It is the least accurate throw to make. Conversely, the short routes are the most accurate so it drives me nuts when coaches in a scheme give up the underneath route for fear of a deep pass (give up the highest % throw for the lowest? INSANE!).

    • Al in MIA says:

      Did you notice when Jimmy started throwing deep as the Fins applied pressure underneath and missing repeatedly? That was right before Kiko KO’d him.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I have no idea why VJ called the defense the way he did in the 1st half. He changed it to more press in the 2nd.

      • Al in MIA says:

        I’ll chaulk it up to feeling out the new guys and to VJ being new to play calling. I’m confident in the new coaches that they will adapt to what is needed.

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      agreed. I just don’t understand that coverage against the pats. Did these guys not watch any film?

  15. D says:

    Here are some key points about Tanny vs Garapolo.
    71% comp rate.
    67% comp rate.

    8.6 yards per comp.
    8.7 yards per comp.

    2TD/2INT.
    3TD/0INT.

    So if you want me to assess just from statistics what can be seen. Id have to say, see other stats. Here are the “other” stats.

    Team PD.
    NE 5
    MIA 1

    Team INT
    NE 2
    MIA 0

    Rush yds.
    NE 161, 4.2 avg. RB was lead rusher.
    MIA 70, 4.4 avg. QB was lead rusher.

    These all add up to NE’s secondary playing aggressive, and playing tighter coverage. It also shows that their LB’s were better in coverage. Since most of their big runs were to the outside, it shows we arent performing the wide 9 well at all, most of which would be on the LBers, but some also on the secondary who should be playing press, so they should be closer to the line and assisting with runs. Im not sure what our expectations were with playing off-man coverage, when our defensive scheme is not made for it and NE’s offense is designed to destroy it.

    I still don’t feel that stats tell you shit. Suh was dominant, his stats support it. Misi and Alonzo weren’t, but their stats say they played well, though i do think Alonzo had some good moments to go with the bad ones. Warmsley’s stats dont show much but he was ballin’. You really have to trust your eyes, more than the stats but you can also piece together some things looking at stats in their entirety.

    This week we need, more tempo, more aggression on defense. Double A gap blitz the fuck out of the 3rd string QB they have in there now. Molest the fuck out of their WR’s for the first 5 yards. Get Drake involved more, try to find some balance with the running game but keep them on their heels while doing it.

  16. Mike E. says:

    D

    Warmsley does look good. Definitely looks like a player

  17. Al in MIA says:

    http://www.oddsshark.com/nfl/cleveland-miami-odds-september-25-2016-728638

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    Opening Odds & Computer Pick

    Odds at sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Miami Dolphins pegged as -7-point favorites in this betting matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by books like TopBet at 42.5.

    Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 28-13 win for the Dolphins on Sunday.

  18. D says:

    Gase needs to alter his offensive game plan. He needs to go up tempo early, and settle into a controlled offensive scheme once we have established a good lead and need to grind out the clock. I wouldn’t mind it being uptempo all day but the players do need to not to be running tempo even after it isnt necessary. Its smarter to me that you do it early before your players had played a half and are somewhat tired. It also helps us establish an offensive identity and rythm before kicking it down a level. Tanny seems more confidant running it than the other as well. I hope he starts the game with tempo from now on.

    No matter what his decision is, though, he really needs to alter the plan as soon as it seems it isnt working. He holds on to it too long and isnt making the adjustments soo enough and i can say with confidence i feel it had been part of the cause for the two losses. To a smaller extent game 1, but to a fairly large extent this last game.

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      Wasn’t that the gripe we had against philbin? He didn’t adjust the game plan quick enough during the game? It must be the water in Miami or something.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Like Al just said about VJ, and what I was saying yesterday, I believe the coaches are still learning the players and team overall. The coaches and many of the players have not played many games or been through a season together. I know fans are tired of not having a successful team, but this is what happens when you start over even if it was necessary to do so.

  19. D says:

    Garapolo’s downside is his deep game. He is not a deep ball receiver, he has a limited arm and his decisions and accuracy tail off once you get outside about 20 yards. We should have been forcing him to play to that weakness, press man on the outside, shallow safeties, taking away the underneath zone, force the desire to throw deep because of the man coverage and then come at him hard with the pass rush. Would have been a completely different game.

  20. Al in MIA says:

    So how are the Dolphins going to game plan against Isiah Crowell?

  21. Al in MIA says:

    D,
    For sure!
    Get physical at the line with the WR and take away all inside lanes.
    The hardest throw to make are the out throws.
    One scheme that I love seeing from a DC like Capers is the one where he places the safeties between the Y-Z & X split TE receiver at a medium to shallow depth in the shape of a triangle between the S-OLB-CB. This formation leaves the middle area behind the LB open but ANY S can run across the slant route to defend off the snap and the QB is left wondering what the fuck the S is going to do and what is going to happen within the triangle formation.

    • Al in MIA says:

      Regarding the Fins LB…
      There still seems to be lots of hesitation at the point of attack by guys like Jenkins & Kiko.
      That pass that Jenkins allowed with his back to the QB on a short inside route that went right over his shoulder as the WR was trying to adjust to his position in front of the pass drove me nuts!

  22. The Flying Pig says:

    Am I the only one who notices Charles Woodson’s voice

    Everytime he speaks I’m like – ohhhh, that’s a different sound

  23. Mike E. says:

    LG Laremy Tunsil #8 on PFF’s Top 10 Rookies

  24. Randy says:

    If every football game only worked the way you drew it up. Lol

  25. BoulderPhinfan says:

    As bad as miami is I hate to be a bears fan right now. They sucked hard last night. ouch!

    • steveccnv says:

      I don’t think we’re bad, played 2 teams that have been almost unbeatable at home, and had a chance to win both in the last minute. But that’s not what I’m excited about, you have to be able to play low and high scoring games. I’ve seen RT go off and I’ve seen the D go off to where on any given Sunday we can get it done.

  26. Ken says:

    Tim:
    It’s the coaching staff’s job to know their players at the start of the season. Otherwise it’s just an excuse for giving games away

    • Mike E. says:

      That’s not really realistic though Ken. You have to see what the guys you have can do in the schemes and positions the coaches put them in. They just don’t practice enough to really have a handle on what guys are capable of and not capable of. It takes a little time.

      • BoulderPhinfan says:

        How did the Jets win 10 games last year with a new coach and new scheme? I agree with Ken. Its an excuse.

      • Ken says:

        That’s what film study is for. There is coaching turnover every year. Many of the coaches figure out their players before the season starts. The ones that don’t usually don’t last long

      • Tim Knight says:

        What Mike said. This team has no experience with each other. They’re now getting a lot of film on the players and make adjustments as they go. The coaches also make adjustments with themselves as they learn what we do well and what we don’t.

        Not saying we don’t have to win games, that’s the main objective. Just trying to be realistic about all the new we have. Let’s hope we start cleaning up some things and play better sooner than later.

  27. 81Howie says:

    Afternoon Update
    DOLPHINS-BROWNS
    B’man 38-13 MIA
    Piggy 31-6 MIA
    N/A 31-21 MIA
    Howie 23-17 CLE
    Wyo 28-9 MIA
    Rock 24-3 CLE
    MikeE 26-10 MIA
    GO PHINS!!!

  28. Mike E. says:

    Boulder

    The Jets have a lot of solid veterans on defense, and they relied on that defense pretty heavy, but at the end, their offense wasn’t good enough to get them in the playoffs.

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      You shouldn’t need a few games to figure out your players. You got enough film on every player to know what you have. There are many examples of new coaches and GMs being successful their first year. As Ken said, the ones that don’t, won’t last long.

    • Tim Knight says:

      They also started out 4-1 last year then they were 5-5 as fans started to doubt Bowles before they won 5 in a row but lost the most important game of their season at the end and missed the playoffs. Teams have different seasons.

  29. Mike E. says:

    Ken

    I believe it’s talent too. I think the jets from last year had more talent than we have this year on defense, and while I think we have some better offensive pieces, in general, their O-line was a better run blocking unit, and Marshall and Fitz and Decker had a good chemistry. I think Tannehill is getting there with Parker and Landry, but we need more, we need to run the ball effectively.

  30. bookman11 says:

    So, Mrs. Bookman is thinking about coming to the Fest. She asked me if there will be other women there to talk to. I would assume there are some wives/girlfriends attending also?

  31. Al in MIA says:

    Mike E,
    Carroo will get better as the season wears on.
    I was impressed with the way he ran his routes vs Seattle of all teams.
    Sherman even mentioned after the game that Carroo did pretty good against him (for a rookie).

  32. Al in MIA says:

    Howie,
    Add my score
    Browns 16, Dolphins 23

  33. Mike E. says:

    We were right there in both games, was it lack of film study by our HC that made us lose? I think it’s execution by the players

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      The players didn’t decide to play the CB 10 yards deep against their WRs. That was coaching.

      • Mike E. says:

        I missed the 1st 2 quarters of the Patriots game (Thankfully!), so I didn’t see how we started the game.

      • Tim Knight says:

        It wasn’t 10 yards all the time, sometimes it was like 5 but we didn’t play a lot of press in the 1st half and I don’t why either.

  34. sb7mvp says:

    Yeah, learning the players is valid to an extent. We heard all offseason of the things we were going to do and when we’ve had two games, we just didn’t do them until it was too late.

    Gase was gonna bring a running game to balance the pass game. We were gonna go uptempo.
    Defense was going to be an aggressive press defense. That’s why we brought in all these big corners.

    It’s okay to say they didn’t come into games with good plans to start, but they did well at adjusting. They just didn’t do enough to finish the teams off. It’s inexperience at the coaching positions in gametime situations and gameplanning on a new level waaay more than it is the coaches not knowing what these players can do. People at home can see these things and the coaches have a better look at them.

    • BoulderPhinfan says:

      In the NFL, new coaches have to be successful their first 2 years. If not by 3rd year the players know the coaches are coaching for their jobs and many times they check out and that’s the end. Spending half the first season trying to figure out your players usually is recipe for disaster for new coaches.

  35. Al in MIA says:

    So, for those keeping tabs, 4 more games before Dion Jordan & Zach Vigil can play again :/
    hoping there are no more setbacks with those two.

  36. Al in MIA says:

    LOL at the usually even keeled Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald….
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  37. Tim Knight says:

    You have to look at this team and all the units and who’s playing where and why?

    As for Gase bringing balance with the running game, he tries to run it and we get less than 3 YPC from our backs. Do you want to see that all day or do you want us to try and win the game as we try to get better running the ball. We’re not a good running team right now.

    If we run it 30 times for 75 yards I can hear the fans say we couldn’t run well so why did we keep doing it, we should have passed more. Hindsight is a crazy thing and a lot that goes on in games is not that easy to determine from the TV, just saying.

    • Al in MIA says:

      I said this during the Philbin years but running is more than just getting a good amount of net yards. It tires down DL and LB who have to crash into backs and OL in pursuit of running backs. 30 times for 75 yards is not efficient in the context of gaining yardage but 30 times at the DL is tiring to them and the more you can pound it.

      • Tim Knight says:

        If you have a lead yes, if you’re not scoring but just running in the name of balance that’s not productive. Are we picking up 3rd and short a lot of the time, no! So the efficiency of the runs isn’t there either. We got to get better at it.

  38. bookman11 says:

    I feel better about this 0-2 team than the one that started 3-0 a few years back. Even though I always predict them to win on Howie’s board, on Boulder’s spreadsheet I have them going 7-9.
    I don’t know about all the X and O’s stuff, but I kike Gase so far, he just seems to have the intangibles to be a good head coach,

  39. D says:

    Al in MIA says:
    September 20, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Regarding the Fins LB…
    There still seems to be lots of hesitation at the point of attack by guys like Jenkins & Kiko.
    That pass that Jenkins allowed with his back to the QB on a short inside route that went right over his shoulder as the WR was trying to adjust to his position in front of the pass drove me nuts!
    —————————————————–
    Jenkins never looked back on that play, he turns his head and we would have had nother turn over and likely they would have scored one less TD. He was in perfect position, had great coverage, just never looked back. I saw Kiko commit to the run pretty quickly this game, problem is he couldnt bring down Blount, and his tackling fundamentals were poop. He just looks small now. I remember when he played for the Bills he may not have been much heavier but he looked more muscular and thicker. He cant tackle a guy like Blount high, he just got bowled over. I was most disappointed though when he came screaming through the gap on a blitz and couldnt bring down Garapolo. That was some weak shit imo. Im going to hop he is still just adjusting and it will kinda work itself out, because i have seen flashed of how good he could be in our system, but there are a lot of disappointments as well.

    • Tim Knight says:

      A lot of players have been up and down. The hope is that they can individually clean up their games and as a team we get better. That’s what I’m hoping for anyway. 🙂

  40. son of a son of a shula says:

    Bookman,
    My wife and friends wife will be there. Strangers beautiful wife will only show up if other women are there so I think we’ll be seeing her.
    Mike’s wife, Mrs toba and Mrs Dog also will be there.

    Piggy and Ken will karaoke Jackson Browne’s “Lawyers in Love” for your entertainment.

  41. Tim Knight says:

    I understand what Gase meant saying the CLE game isn’t a must win, because there are 13 games left after that. For fans and pundits it’s a death sentence though. But what if you win 5 in a row and now you’re 5-3?

    Believe me losing to CLE in our home opener won’t sit well with me at all. But again, there are still 13 games to be played. It’s still a numbers game at that point.

    • D says:

      I look at it like this, home opener, against one of the worst teams in the league, on their 3rd string QB, isnt going to send any warm fuzzies that make us think everything is going to be ok. So in a sense, its a must win, because if we can win with those kind of advantages, what makes you think we can turn shit around against teams who wont be at such disadvantages….. its not a positive spin negative spin scenario, its a reality check, if we cant beat them we have a big problem.

      • D says:

        logistically i see how 0-3 doesnt mean we cant turn around and be 13-3, KC did a really good job of turning things around, but really do you think if we get beat by the Browns, we are going to make a major turn around, through the rest of the season with the strength of schedule we still have left to face?

      • Tim Knight says:

        That’s how I will feel. But again, what if all of a sudden it does turn around? The Chiefs started off 1-5 last year and finished 11-5 with a playoff win. The Jets last year started off 4-1 then lost 4 of the next 5 before winning 5 in a row but fell short losing to BUF at the end missing the playoffs. Seasons aren’t necessarily go 0-2, 2-0, 1-1, 1-1… etc. Teams go on runs or losing streaks for all sorts of reasons. There isn’t a set formula.

        Of course we expect and want to see us get our first win against CLE in our home opener.

  42. D says:

    So disappointed in Ajayi, he gets a chance to redeem his pity party attitude, that he had because the Coach wants a sure handed RB, and then he straight out fumbles the ball. Man, i mean kinda would think he would have really put a bunch of effort into trying to focus on securing the ball with that much riding on it.

  43. The Flying Pig says:

    I hear you D but…Meh

    Attitude and fumble and not related

    One is in your control
    The other is just a mistake
    It’s not like he wanted to fumble

    He’s not moving up the depth chart though based on the combination

    I think it’s possible I underestimated Drake
    Drake has a chance to be a #1 RB

  44. D says:

    3 QB’s have more rushing yards than any of our RB’s, one of which is our own QB.

  45. The Flying Pig says:

    I would feel a lot better about the direction of this team if we cleared up the situation at RB without needing the 2017 draft

    I know the draft class at RB in 17 is good

    But I would prefer we focus on defense in 17
    Give me LBs, pass rushers and cbs in 17 please

    But to achieve that we really need Ajayi or Drake to show they can be a #1 RB
    It would be great if by December Ajayi and Drake were 1 and 2

    I like Foster – but Foster is not the future

    • D says:

      Right now im looking at next years draft as BPA between CB/LB and DE, with consideration on which position seems deepest. Its a pretty deep LB group from what i have seen so far. CB is decntly deep if the underclassmen expected to declare all declare.RB is a little more shallow but i dont think we are as needy there, but we have to see how Drake pans out. DE is really not very deep at all, shockingly shallow and big gap between the top guys and the next tier. I would think we would be more force to address DE early than the other positions. We could get a stud LB in the second this coming year. CB I think CB is not very top heavy either but i like some of the guys in the second tier. Id love to have Jalen Tabor, much of the same skills as Hargreaves, but bigger bodied. Some pretty solid safety prospects too.

      I think we could do pretty well at RB wth someone in the 3-4th round like Jalen Hurd out of UTenn. Big powerful back with some nice wheels.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        If no one steps up at RB this year we can always get one in day 2

        But if we have 3 picks (I know we might have more) it would be nice if all 3 were defense

        It would be nice to have the kind of draft to make a dramatic difference on defense
        We have some pieces on D we can build around with young players

  46. The Flying Pig says:

    I know some of you were Darron Lee haters

    He looks pretty good for the jests so far

    • Tim Knight says:

      I liked him and speed is his game. But the Jets defense has given up a lot of plays too. Their DL is really good, their backend not so much.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I think he is the kind of playmaker we could use

        Obviously one player isn’t gonna make a defense great

        But we shit the bed at LB this offseason

      • Tim Knight says:

        I think it’s too premature. It also wasn’t a good LB draft. Many of the guys talked about are backups, are inactive or on practice squads.

  47. Rockphin says:

    Tim, just wondering, how premature is too premature?

    Maybe I should ask my ex-wife……

    HA!

  48. Rockphin says:

    Their DL is really good, their backend not so much.

    Well 300lb’ers can’t really be expected to have nice back ends….

  49. The Flying Pig says:

    I’m bring my girlfriend Kate Upton to the fest

  50. Rockphin says:

    I wonder what goes into the formula for passer rating. I just noticed that EJ Emanuel completed on pass for 10 yards this year and has a 108 passer rating. Is it because he has 100% completion percentage? (1/1) Is it the 10 Yd ave? Just wondering.

  51. BoulderPhinfan says:

    piggy,
    The jets will gladly trade lee for tunsil 🙂 I think they were trying hard to get in front of us and take tunsil.

    • D says:

      IMO Lee wasnt worth a 1st and despite how good he may or may not have looked in that game, he still wasnt worth a 1st. Deion Jones is having a better year so far, and he was a second rounder. I would have much rather had him than Lee. Tunsil was obviously a pick that we should not have overlooked, given our OL woes, but Howard in a trade up over Jones….. i dunno. We did need CB but i think we probably needed LB more.

  52. D says:

    For what its worth, i already see these guys as elite LB prospects next year, just to give you an iea of how good this calss is going to be.

    Reuben Foster, Jarrad Davis, Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Kendell Beckwith, Alex Anzalone, Richie Brown, Charles Harris, Tim Williams. and thats just from the SEC. I havent really looked deeply at any of the other prospects although i know that Walker guy from Washington is supposed to be really good too.

  53. Tim Knight says:

    We have to give young players a chance to get better. You can’t focus on the draft all the time then when we draft prospects and play them don’t expect some growing pains.

  54. Rockphin says:

    Our secondary concerns me more than our LB’s. McCane did not play well at all and the stupid PF penalty was uncalled for. Maxwell looked like shit, no effort and Howard looked OK, but could have been roasted for a TD if JimmyG hadn’t over thrown his man. The wide open receivers this past sunday were more on the DB’s than the LB’s even though everyone was bitching about the LB’s.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Been saying it since the game. The DL got no pressure early and the back end looked sluggish the entire 1st half. Everyone was running around likes what’s happening? We were so off it was depressing. The secondary allowed most of the chunk yardage, not the LBs.

  55. Rockphin says:

    130.8 & 100.2

    the passer rating of the backup QB and the Backup backup QB against our D last sunday.

  56. D says:

    Tim the DL couldnt get pressure when the CB were playing so deep that there was barley over a second beore e threw the ball. Once they started playing up on the line and stopped giving them 10 yards of cushion, then our pass rush started getting to him. You keep harping on pass rush as being the chicken before the egg and it just isnt. That coverage off the line is crucial, DE’s and DT’s CANNOT get to a QB that fast. Its physically impossible.

    • D says:

      You MIGHT could get a blitzing LB to the QB that fast if no one is available to block him, but when you blitz you also open yourself up to the quick pass to an uncovered guy.

    • Rockphin says:

      I concur. I just posted something similar below.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Garoppolo wasn’t getting rid of the ball that fast. He had time to go to the next level. His OL gave him a pocket and an escape route plenty of times.

      By the way it all starts up front, not in the back end.

  57. Al in MIA says:

    Anyway, here are the highlights of EVERY Jimmy Garoppolo throw against the Dolphins.
    Right out of the gate, the defender on the WR of the first completed pass is Reshad Jones.
    There are other highlights of #53 & #47 missing their assignments in coverage

    http://www.patriots.com/video/2016/09/18/jimmy-garoppolo-highlights-every-throw-week-2

    • Al in MIA says:

      By missing I generally mean staying disciplined in their zone and not vacating it to chase someone they think might be getting the ball.

  58. Rockphin says:

    Also, when Garapalo was in our pass rush didn’t have a chance. He was getting his passes off under 2.5 seconds because of the cushion our DB’s were giving the WR’s. Hell, he was throwing the ball in his drop back some plays. (before he finished is 3 or 5 step drop)

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I keep saying that

      It wasn’t just the Dbs
      its was the LBs who weren’t in the passing lanes

      Garapallo had wide open windows to throw to receivers that were being given a huge cushion

  59. Rockphin says:

    My POS IT guys have blocked all videos at my work. They have also blocked Phins.com. They haven’t gotten around to blocking this site yet.

  60. son of a son of a shula says:

    “That fires the guys up,” Bushrod says. “Because if your quarterback is being tough, you’ve got to go and get the job done. So I enjoy playing with him. I think he’s tough as hell.”

    From a PBP article today

    That’s good stuff from Bushrod. Vet stuff.

  61. Rockphin says:

    It wasn’t just the Dbs
    its was the LBs who weren’t in the passing lanes

    but the linebackers weren’t playing zone most of the time. They had their own assignments to handle

    • Tim Knight says:

      Nobody said it was just one group. I said the entire defense stunk the 1st half. They started to figure it out too late.

  62. Tim Knight says:

    Al, after watching Garoppolo’s passes video, the scheme wasn’t the issue. We had plenty of people in the area. We were sluggish early on and before he got hurt we starting to slow him down. We woke up too late.

  63. steveccnv says:

    After watching the every pass by Garo Polo I thought Alonso played pretty good, sure he missed a couple, but overall he was good.

  64. steveccnv says:

    These cock suckin liberals will do anything, say anything, lie about anything, and make up anything. The skittles analogy that Trump Jr. wrote…Gimme a fuckin break. They always divert what the point is. Yeah lets talk about refugees vs skittles instead of the real issue of bringing in these refugees.

  65. son of a son of a shula says:

    Yeah Steve you can only call conservatives “deplorable ” how dare you pick on liberals

    • Tim Knight says:

      I go on FB and see people I’ve known for years do the same exact thing. Too many party plank types and not enough independent thinkers even though there are enough to make you feel that maybe we have a chance. 🙂

    • The Flying Pig says:

      technically Hillary didn’t call conservative deplorables

      she called “half” of Trump Supporters part of a “basket of deplorables”

      there are plenty of conservatives that don’t care for Trump and there are Trump supporters who never associated themselves as conservatives

      Trump is not really very conservative

  66. son of a son of a shula says:

    Lol@Tim

  67. Mike E. says:

    Boulder

    I can’t understand a word you said . . . . Do you have a cock in your mouth?

    JK bud, before, you get your panties in a bunch.

  68. son of a son of a shula says:

    Piggs I like the Dolphin in the sand with our record. You should have a dolphin with head up for a win (hopefully we get to see it) and a fin in the sand for each loss. So if we win one fin up and two down.

  69. wyoming85 says:

  70. D says:

    Looking at that video of Garapolo’s throws, we were in cover 3 a good bit. Thats really dumb against a quick strike passing game. Cover 2 is pretty dumb as well. They dont have guys who get deep, we should have been in cover 1 most the game, and let Jones fly around blitzing, playing man, etc. Hell we went cover 4 two or three times in the first 14 passes that Garapolo did. Cover 4 is fucking prevent defense. Now if we had been playing press-zone, cover 3 would have been alright, but we played straight zone.

    When we switched to press, we started reallt taking the game over on defense. I hope they just go back and look and go working vs not, because its pretty frigging obvious to me when the change started occuring and i can tell when they switched their game plan, and they happened at the same time.

  71. D says:

    Steve, there were several plays in the first half that Alonzo got burned on in coverage, and a couple that if Garopolo had just held on to the ball longer he woulda gotten burned on. Coverage wise, i really didn’t think he played well. Misi was really bad but we know that. Jenkins had good coverage but had a couple bonehead plays, most specifically the play where he had an easy int but never looked back at the QB. The Amendola TD though, when i looked at it, that was on Alonzo as well. Amendola crossed in front of Alonzo, behind Jenkins. Jenkins never saw him, but had coverage over him underneath. Alonzo should have ran with him to guard him deep, but he bit on Garopolo looking like he was going to scramble, which Jenkins had that covered. When he broke to play the QB, Garopolo just dumped it to Amendola now behind Jenkins, and no one behind him (safeties were deep, it was cover 2)

  72. steveccnv says:

    I didn’t see the game, just those QB plays posted above.

  73. steveccnv says:

    It’s quite a different game when you watch the replay and the emotion is gone. Even though the cheats moved the ball right down the field I didn’t think we were just giving them a free pass, sure there’s things that need to be cleaned up, but it looks like they’re making adjustments. We don’t have enough to go on yet as to what this team is, if they have the effort things will come around.

    I see adjustments galore though, this isn’t Philbin’s O or Wanny’s vanilla D.

  74. The Flying Pig says:

    You don’t offend anyone Steve
    I say speak your mind

    I just personally feel like it works both ways

  75. The Flying Pig says:

    There is actually much better stuff to nail Trump on than the skittles analogy

    Like the fact he doesn’t pay his taxes and uses charity donor contributions to go get them paid.

    What a guy
    Lots of facts to support this story

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-used-258000-from-his-charity-to-settle-legal-problems/2016/09/20/adc88f9c-7d11-11e6-ac8e-cf8e0dd91dc7_story.html

    personally I think there is too much focus on what Trump says
    and there should be more focus on what he has done

    this kind of stuff on your taxes should make some on inelligble to run for President

    He screwed NJ even worse with the real estate taxes he owed from the Taj Mahal casino too
    http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/08/report_did_christie_cut_trumps_atlantic_city_casin.html

    the name calling the goes on in the election is just par for the course now
    but the character of these candidates is a serious issue

    • steveccnv says:

      He’s surely done some things, and that’s what businessmen do, but if you want to disqualify him for what you say here, then no one who’s ever been president should’ve ever been able to run. The bottom line is what can/will either do for the country?

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I’m pretty sure we have had presidents that didn’t even come close to this

        This isn’t just normal run of the mill business practices

        its not just cheating on your taxes

        this is being sued by the State of NJ after filing bankruptcy for real estate taxes (2nd link) and settling for a much lesser amount

        And this is illegally taking charitable contributions to pay off taxes of business taxes

        I don’t think this is the norm for a public servant at all

        I tend to agree with your bottom line
        at the end of the day I think the decision needs to be made on policy

        By I really have to question what this particular person says is his policy when most of his life has been spent for his personal gain at the heavy expense of the country (when you don’t pay taxes, it undeniably hurts the country)

        Now all the sudden Donald Trump is going to do right for the country when most of his life he has exploited every practice available even do the detriment of the state and federal reserves? I have a hard time believing he is good for the country

        I can make similar arguments about Hillary though – I admit that

        These two candidates are two very bad candidates
        I can’t say that enough

      • steveccnv says:

        If not paying taxes is bad for the state, then you also have to include the tax dollars his businesses have brought into the state, you can’t just mention the so-called bad things. Again what is the bottom line? We aren’t talking about a political action, so lives aren’t on the line with what he did, if you believe what they say.

  76. sb7mvp says:

    Trump is antistablishment and that’s why he’s gonna save this country. I mean we all make mistakes right? Throw the first stone guys.

  77. getterdone says:

    FFR, get off the sidewalk and back on the blog, you attention Ho!

  78. olddolphan says:

    NOT DEAD YET: The Marlins Jose Fernandez pitches 8 innings of shutout baseball and Giancarlo Stanton slugs another home run and the Fish defeat the Nats 1-0. Yes, it still seems like SF, St. Louis and the Mets are fighting for the 2 wild card spots in the National League. But the Marlins STILL HAVE A SHOT, albeit a very long shot at the playoffs. Fish look to sweep Washington tomorrow.
    ———————————
    HOWIE — HOWIE — HOWIE !!!

    Old 27-10 Mia

    Dolphins not only COVER THE SPREAD, THEY ALSO WIN THE GAME!!! If the Dolphins lose to CLEVELAND’s 3rd string quarterback, there’s going to be a RIOT at Hard Head Stadium!!!

  79. getterdone says:

    Coach Bruce Arians suggested first-round DE Robert Nkemdiche will be a healthy inactive until he improves his play in practice.
    ______________________________
    I remember vehemently saying no on him while many here wanted to draft him. Glad we didn’t….another Dion FF so far….lol

  80. Ken says:

    That anyone thinks Trump is anti establishment is perplexing. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He grew up a child of privilege. Went to an Ivy League school. Has donated large amounts of money to various politicians for increased access. Invited former Presidents to his daughters wedding and yet he is an outsider and anti establishment?

  81. son of a son of a shula says:

    OD, I didn’t think you could come up with a better name than Sun-Baked but you did with Hard Head, lol I love it!

  82. Tim Knight says:

    I find it funny on FB how many people try so hard to talk others into their candidate as if everyone has been under a rock and they’re just checking in for the first time. LOL

  83. The Flying Pig says:

    This okay makes me laugh

    Poor a#23

    First Tanny runs into him
    Then Landry puts him on his back

    That’s teamwork
    Even in a losing effort

  84. The Flying Pig says:

    He never did this for us

  85. 81Howie says:

    OD
    I stopped watching at least a month and a half ago, we where probably still 6 over. Last time I checked I think we where 3 under
    BLAH!!!

  86. 81Howie says:

    Morning Update
    DOLPHINS-BROWNS
    B’man 38-13 MIA
    Piggy 31-6 MIA
    N/A 31-21 MIA
    Howie 23-17 CLE
    Wyo 28-9 MIA
    Rock 24-3 CLE
    MikeE 26-10 MIA
    Al 23-16 MIA
    Old 27-10 MIA
    GO PHINS!!!

  87. 81Howie says:

    It’s Dee Gordons fault
    Before the suspension we where terrible, the minute he goes out we go on a tear, getting as high a 9 over.
    As soon as he comes back that 9 over slipped away in a hurry.
    I wouldnt put it all on lossing “BIG G” he was playing at the lowest level of his career those first 6 weeks. Gimppy JB sure didnt held. Did he ever come back?
    BLAH!

  88. getterdone says:

    WOW!

  89. wyoming85 says:

  90. D says:

    Ken, that’s been my point about Trump the whole time is the only thing anti establishment about him is tge fact he has not been a political candidate before. Businessmen are politicians of the public sector. They make the same back ally deals as politicians, they have the same selfish motives,, they have the same motivations in foreign affairs, the just lack the experience to maneuver the system as well. Do his supporters really think he bucks the system if he gets in the position? I think any who believe that are convincing themselves just because they are so fed up with the rest they want to believe it’s true, but it just isn’t.

  91. sb7mvp says:

    Antistablishment just means he was buying off politicians instead of being bought. That’s just what good business men do. You can’t hold that against him.

  92. Mike E. says:

    Hillary Clinton the Whitewater Queen had always been a legit and fair businesswoman.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Whitewater is pretty seedy stuff
      It’s much worse then nailing her in Benghazi or an email server

      But her opponents spend time with the later

      I stil think whitewater is better than not paying taxes

      You could probably nominate anyone other than trump to run against Hillary and they would have fewer skeletons

      But trump is actually worse than Hillary

      What a colossal disaster

      • steveccnv says:

        So Trump not paying taxes, because of a loopole he found, is worse than Illary’S mafia, where she kills people, takes money away from a country ravaged by earthquake, doesn’t give support to our embassy…?

        Then i don’t know how to reason with you.

  93. steveccnv says:

    Parkers last 2 games have been big, and both against NE. I don’t think they match up against our O very good. The question will be can either D stop the O.

  94. sb7mvp says:

    Get Grant in the offense

  95. D says:

    sb7mvp says:
    September 21, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Antistablishment just means he was buying off politicians instead of being bought. That’s just what good business men do. You can’t hold that against him.
    ——————————————–
    Definitely see that perspective, but i think its a two way street. I think the same lack of morals to think you can buy someone is the same that mean you can be bought, they just have to find the right price.

    • steveccnv says:

      Not when you spend your own money on your campaign, and make it the main point of your campaign that foreign nationals and lobbyists won’t control you. It defeats the entire purpose of why he’s running.

      • D says:

        I dont trust him and there is a lack of morality i see with him that tells me he’s capable of whatever, as long as it benefits him. Thats my main issue with him, and i dont believe any use of personal funds to get elected, or whatnot will stop him from going there. I think its just a matter of if he decides it will benefit him or not.

      • steveccnv says:

        Go watch the YouTube video titled this video will get Trump elected. It shows his sincerity and honesty when talking to Oprah, since the 80s.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        Steve

        He is not spending his own money
        He is funneling donations through his own entities
        He’s actually profiting from running for President

        The campaign HQ for instance are in trump towers
        paid for through the trump for pres campaign (which is legal)
        and that is made oup of money he receives from donations and to some extent his personal assets

        but his personal assets grow bc he uses his entities in the campaign

        so he pays himself at the end of the day

        He doesn’t have big wall street contributors like Hillary – I give you that

        I have concerns about Hillary’s alliances as well

        but I have real concerns about Trumps prioritiedsd which have always been profit for himself first and not the good off the country
        he is profiting by running for president
        and he profits whether he wins or looses

        but if he wins he is able to use the highest office to benefit himself
        and I don’t want that at all

        his politics are unpredictable bc they turn to his own financial benefit IMO
        I don’t see an ideological man in Trump

  96. BoulderPhinfan says:

    steve,
    I really don’t care what you post. I usually skip political comments here, because as I said, I don’t come here to read political commentaries. I come here to talk dolphins. The only reason I responded to you yesterday was the “liberal cocksuckers” generalization. Going forward I’ll skip those as well. So go ahead and post, like your leader Trump, whatever hateful things you want about refugees, liberals, blacks, muslims, women, mexicans, asians or any other group you want. It won’t bother me because we live in a democracy and one man’s opinion doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is what the majority think and we’ll find that out on Nov 8.

    BTW if you ever want to have a civilized debate about why I think both you and Donald “lion killing fuckface” Trump Jr are wrong about the refugees let me know. I’ll gladly have that debate with you.

    • D says:

      I dont really think he was talking about liberal supporters as much as he was aiming it at liberal politicians/lawmakers. not sure if that point matters to ya, but i dont think he was calling you a cocksucker

      • steveccnv says:

        I wasn’t and I said that.

      • BoulderPhinfan says:

        YEs he changed the comment afterwards and I accept that. Obviously it was a mistake. But his original post that I responded to said “liberal cocksuckers”. I wouldn’t have even responded to him if the original post had said “liberal Media cocksuckers” 🙂

    • steveccnv says:

      If that’s how you feel you really should stop taking what the mainstream media says as word. Lots of videos out there where Trump bashers say exactly what you just said, and not one of them can give examples to back that opinion.

  97. D says:

    Steve when i see a guy reverse his feelings so dramatically on things, say stuff and then reverse his statements when there is backlash, have a completely different persona in primaries vs general election, et, i just see shady car saleman.

    Is he a bigot/racist, is he a philanthropist, is he pro choice, if he pro life; just depends on the time, day and what the polling data tells him to be. I know it can be said all politicians do this, but thats exactly my point, he shows all the signs of the same political shenanigans i have ever seen in other candidates i dont like, so most all the chatter around him, good or bad just gets negated in my mind because im like, same shit different day. He isnt any different, so voting for him believing that he is, is not logical in my opinion.

    To be certain, i am definitely not voting for Hillary, but im not voting for Trump because of that, and truthfully i dont know that Gary Johnson has shown me any reason he deserves my vote either. This is about as cocked up a political race as i have ever seen or ever hope to see.

    • steveccnv says:

      Again people keep saying what he is and can’t give examples to back it up, just makes me believe it’s parrot talk from the liberal media. Voting for a candidate that doesn’t have a chance to win is illogical, and what got us in this Clinton mafia situation in 92.

  98. sb7mvp says:

    D,
    I’m mocking Trump supporters. Those aren’t my feelings on Trump.

  99. The Flying Pig says:

    steveccnv says:
    September 21, 2016 at 10:17 am (Edit)
    So Trump not paying taxes, because of a loopole he found, is worse than Illary’S mafia, where she kills people, takes money away from a country ravaged by earthquake, doesn’t give support to our embassy…?

    Then i don’t know how to reason with you.

    ****
    Trump not paying taxes is worse that anything Hillary actually did

    Lol @ Hillarys mafia killing people
    Come on man – get serious, you are better than that

    I would say she showed poor judgment in her handling of Benghazi
    I think using an outside independent server is a serious security risk and I hate that she did it

    And that concerns me from a leadership position
    But she’s not in the mafia…lol

    Whitewater is definately the worst thing she has been involved in bc it deals with a fraudulent scheme for profit

    But the right has definately just flat out made things up about her
    I can’t take trump supporters seriously for exactly this dialogue

    If they had real discussions about things that Hillary really did it would be an excellent tactic to oppose her

    I’m pretty sure any candidate other than Trump would be dealing with real facts instead of this sort of Hillary is an Intergalctic Muslim who kills her opposition

    That dialogue is pure unadulterwd lies and exactly what I dislike about trump
    He encourages This stuff for his own benefit

    • steveccnv says:

      You know they are lies how? I know someone in the military, communications, when asked why no one stands up to her he said, because they fear their life.

  100. Mike E. says:

    I’m mocking those who mock Trump supporters. Wait, what? Ah, who cares? I definitely don’t love Trump, but again, my family knew his father, and his dad was a good man. Donated money to our community and a building for our Temple, and real estate to give us a little league baseball field. I abhor Hillary, I think she’s slimy and evil.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Vote for Gary Johnson

      Your style is as blue as a smurfs ass anyway

    • stangerx says:

      So Trump’s Dad was cool and I have no problem with his kids.

      Why do I find Trump the most obnoxious person ever?

      • steveccnv says:

        Beca use you believe the BS the media is feeding you.

      • stangerx says:

        Well part of that is cause I see Trump on TV all the time and have come to another opinion. Another is that three of the ten people I have respected most in the world have met him and given their opinions….which were the same as what I came to on my own. So it ain’t just the media.

  101. stangerx says:

    Been a rough first two weeks in fantasy btwn my two teams. How’s this for a team that only suits up in the Land of Broken Toys?

    Keenan Allen
    Danny Woodhead
    Adrian Peterson
    Doug Martin
    Jamaal Charles
    Tony Romo
    Tyler Eifert
    Ezekiel Ansah

  102. bookman11 says:

    It looks like my wife is going to pass on the fest. She wants to save the money for our trip to NYC the following week. She just booked our hotel. The Manhattan at Times square. Hope that is decent enough.
    Stanger,
    If you read this post, I will e-mail you on or by Monday with a final yes or no in regards to her going and the ticket for the fest.
    Thanks a lot for being patient.

    • bookman11 says:

      It looks like I will be racking up a lot of flying miles that week, but it will be worth it. First the Fest, then NYC.

      She is headed to Las Vegas a few weeks later for a “not that there’s anything wrong with that” wedding that I will not be attending, so we each get our get-away-trips, with a trip to NYC mixed in.

    • stangerx says:

      No problem. Not to sound sexist, but gonna be more than a few wives there….and cool ones too. Not exactly a sausage fest.

  103. sb7mvp says:

    I’ll mock Hillary supporters too, but I’m not seeing any hardcore ones around.

  104. Tim Knight says:

    You know what I find disturbing even though I understand the campaign – Hillary’s ads are all about Trump saying crazy things and nothing about why she should be president, just that he shouldn’t be. That’s the fucked up way our politics roll these days.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      that’s the two party system

      and that’s what this election is like this year

      worst election ever!

      if there was a 3rd party, people would not choose between the lesser of 2 evils

    • sb7mvp says:

      “The team will host a pregame tailgate that will bring youngsters from hard hit neighborhoods and families to Hard Rock for a tailgate that will also be attended by police officers and other youth leaders. And after that tailgate, everyone will go inside the stadium to watch the Dolphins play the Browns.”

      Haven’t these poor kids been punished enough? lol

      Good article though. Echos a lot of what I’ve been saying.

  105. sb7mvp says:

    The Flying Pig says:

    September 21, 2016 at 11:57 am

    its generally not the same dynamic
    ______

    It is on my facebook timeline. I was more talking here in my post.

  106. bookman11 says:

    stangerx says:

    September 21, 2016 at 11:38 am

    No problem. Not to sound sexist, but gonna be more than a few wives there….and cool ones too. Not exactly a sausage fest.

    Stanger,
    That was not an issue for her in the end, it was more about saving the money for the NYC trip. She actually said that if we were not going to NYC, she would go to the Fest for sure.

  107. The Flying Pig says:

    If the fest is a sausage fest

    I’m in a lot of trouble

  108. BoulderPhinfan says:

    ouch. this is uncalled for

    Adam Beasley @AdamHBeasley
    Thomas said the response on social media has run the gamut. From positive to “Go back to Africa, N-word.”

  109. D says:

    Tim Knight says:
    September 21, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    You know what I find disturbing even though I understand the campaign – Hillary’s ads are all about Trump saying crazy things and nothing about why she should be president, just that he shouldn’t be. That’s the fucked up way our politics roll these days.
    ———————————————
    Yes and its hypocritical, almost every item she directs about Trump she is guilty of as well.

  110. D says:

    I know voting is considered civic duty, but damn if i dont think a very loud statement of we are tired of this shit would be lack of votes, everyone write in a vote for Mickey Mouse, or Deez Nuts. I know it sounds like making a mockery of our political system but to me is more like exposing the mockery it has already become.

  111. Randy says:

    D,
    Still under the false assumption your vote actually matters, eh? Lol

  112. The Flying Pig says:

    Tim

    In a electoral vote
    Every vote that’s not in a swing state is a wasted vote

    That’s reality

    • The Flying Pig says:

      And even if you are in a swing vote
      Then you vote is against who you like less

      It’s a horrible system to achieve a democracy

      But it be never seen it as bad as this election cycle

      I’ve wanted more than 2 parties well before this election
      And this election only reinforces those beliefs

  113. sb7mvp says:

    The political system is a representation of the humans that currently live in our society. It’s easier to blame the system than to look in the mirror though. Candidates like Trump or Clinton wouldn’t exist if everyone looked at themselves and changed for the better. Dream world I know, but it’s the right world.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Everytime I look at myself in the mirror

      I’m swept away but how attractive I am

      “Look at that squiggly tail”

      “You are gonna drive the the ladies crazy with your pork”

      You are right SB
      The mirror is my dream world 🐷😛

  114. BoulderPhinfan says:

    If Foster can’t go I think I would rather have Drake start over Ajayi. Drake showed some good burst the last game.

  115. steveccnv says:

    SMH, would you guys stop talking politics, this a football board😪

  116. D says:

    Randy says:
    September 21, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    D,
    Still under the false assumption your vote actually matters, eh? Lol
    ——————————————
    Not really, but i think placing a vote for a person you dont believe in for the simple fact you dont like the other is more than a waste, its just plain wrong. SB7 pointed it out well, its all wasted votes until change happens, and not the bullshit change that the candidates advertise to get them elected, but the kind that comes when they dont get elected.

    • bookman11 says:

      “Not really, but i think placing a vote for a person you dont believe in for the simple fact you dont like the other is more than a waste, its just plain wrong.”

      I don’t talk politics much, but this is how I feel. I believe in voting FOR a person not AGAINST another person, and if I were to do that in this election, my vote will be going to someone I don’t support either.

  117. D says:

    Is Pead ready to go or still recovering?

  118. D says:

    There ya go Piggy.
    ” Browns waived LB Scooby Wright.
    Per Profootballtalk, Wright will be signed to the practice squad if he clears waivers. Wright was a star college player at the University of Arizona, but was picked after 249 other players in the draft. The fact that he can’t hang on the Browns’ absurdly bad 53-man roster as he develops bodes poorly for his NFL future.”

    Not a glowing review of him, but he did actually make the 53 to start with so…….

  119. D says:

    Chargers signed WR Griff Whalen, formerly of the Dolphins.
    A 26-year-old journeyman, Whalen is on his third team over the past two seasons, having also spent time in Indianapolis and Miami. He was among the Dolphins’ final cuts in early September. Whalen will give San Diego some depth behind Travis Benjamin, Tyrell Williams, Dontrelle Inman, and Isaiah Burse.

  120. D says:

    Lucas has been brought up from PS, though i may be a little out of date on this info.

  121. D says:

    LaMike James, Spiller, Joique Bell, Zac Stacy, Storm Johnson, Stevan Ridley, Gerhart are all FA’s right now as far as RB’s if we need to think about adding some depth.

  122. Mike E. says:

    Almost forgot! Send in your questions for Ask Mike!

    NJ1Dolfan@yahoo.com

  123. D says:

    A guy i liked when he was in the draft, Rajon Neal is also still a FA, as is Trent Richardson, Roy Helu, Pierre Thomas, and Mike James, former UM RB. James has a pretty solid rounded skill set too. Not great at any particular RB trait but solid on all of them.

  124. D says:

    Steve i wouldnt take any of our RB’s out of their roles, and i prefer Drake to be the starter, i was one of the biggest supporters of us drafting him, but depth is needed and we could use a RB to be available if Foster’s injury lingers or we have another injury. Im thinking depth all the way on any of the potential signings.

  125. steveccnv says:

    I’d take DT3 before any of those guys.

  126. Al in MIA says:

    They have to manage Drake’s snaps because he is still injury prone and also never was an exclusive carrier at Bama or starter.

  127. Al in MIA says:

    Man, people still going nuts over the election process lol.
    I am going to vote for Hillary Clinton and when I walk up to the polling station (and walk out) I will gladly tell everyone outside who asks who exactly i voted for. I will be ready for anything including cheers and jeers and if anyone gets in my face im going to whoop their ass 🙂

  128. Al in MIA says:

    Barry Jackson ‏@flasportsbuzz 43m43 minutes ago

    CBS sending Fins-Browns (Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots) only to South&Central Fla, parts of Ohio & slice of Penn.See http://506sports.com

    • The Flying Pig says:

      aka – no one wants to see this shit except die hard fans

      • D says:

        When i lived in FL i would have never needed the Sunday ticket because all the Phins games were local televised, even in North FL. Now though, if they arent playing the Pats or Broncos or something like that, i never get to see them. Saints games are the local broadcast. So each year i shell out some decent money to watch us go 8-8 lol. Im hoping it starts being worth it one day.

  129. son of a son of a shula says:

    D, we got screwed here in the Orlando market because they let Jacksonville claim us as their home market. So I get burned on several games a year now when it used to be like you said Dolphins every Sunday.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Meant to say that we are getting the game this week. When Jax is at home we get the game because they don’t sell out. When they’re on the road the Orlando CBS is obligated to show them. Local CBS GM is a Dolphin fan and get any game he can.

    • D says:

      That sucks. First bad thing i think i have ever heard about being in the Orlando area lol. Seriously, out of all places i wouldnt mind at all living, Orlando is right up there. In fact when my Wife and I ever get to the point of retirement (given the state of world economics, thats really more of an IF than when lol) I think that’s where we are headed.

  130. D says:

    One thing that i have been kinda watching with respect to the kneeling during the anthem is where the players g from here, because it says alot about their personal motivations and their real desire to make this better. Our player, according to the article i just read, have reached out to different groups to broaden the conversation. Im happy to see that they are moving this forward, and hopefully they can end the protest side once this shakes out into something bigger and better.

    • Tim Knight says:

      There are rumors the Giants will be doing something like what we did last week. The next step our team took was absolutely the way to follow it up and not make it a hollow statement.

  131. Tim Knight says:

    So a bunch of people I know are picking the Dolphins in their suicide leagues and their other betting sheets etc. We better live up to it.

    We fans really need one of those 24-0 or 24-3 at the half type leads so we can enjoy and not fret losing to a bad team. Then finish it up in the 2nd half where they never get back in the game. If it’s one of those 16-16 games late 4th quarter it’s going to drive us crazy. LOL

  132. Mike E. says:

    My fault, I asked late, I was busy today, but I need more questions, ONE doesn’t an article make, although it was a good question.

    Please send in your questions now . . .

    ASK MIKE nj1dolfan@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

  133. son of a son of a shula says:

    Tim we need to score 26 to bring our scoring average to 20 per game and keep building from there.

  134. getterdone says:

    Please send in your questions now . . .

    ASK MIKE nj1dolfan@yahoo.com

    Thanks!
    Reply

    To Be, or Not To Be? That is the Question.

    • stangerx says:

      GDP — and Q for you…..will you and your plus one be going to the Sat meet-up night before the Fest?

      • getterdone says:

        Not sure, doubt it unless can find reasonable room rate somewhere….and my plus one is up in the air….ugh

      • stangerx says:

        Seems ground zero on lodging is La Quinta in Hollywood. And if your plus one doesn’t work out maybe you could split a room with one of the other guys.

        Let me know whether you need one or two on thickets though. I can adjust or put on the market but not if the info comes late.

  135. Mike E. says:

    GDP

    That is a question, but do you have an ASK MIKE question please?

  136. Tim Knight says:

    Chris Perkins and Dave Hyde: The running back situation is ‘terrible roster-building’

    Okay, so when most teams don’t believe in big investments at RB, a 2014 UDFA in Williams, a 2015 5th rd pick in Ajayi, a 2016 3rd rd pick in Drake and two FA additions in a former pro bowler in Foster and a bubble guy in Pead being given a shot to prove himself is bad roster building?

    It’s the OL that is struggling in the run game more than the backs. Hard to run with no holes and defenders hitting you a second after you get the hand off. Can the SS guys get any dumber?

  137. sb7mvp says:

    I’d send in a question but I still have the same one as last week. I don’t think we answered anything in the last game that I had concerns about.

  138. son of a son of a shula says:

    Happy Birthday to Jordan Phillips – now go kick Cleveland’s ass.

    • stangerx says:

      Might just have to get myself a Jordan Phillips jersey based on that. Is it actually today?

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        Yes it is.
        Is it yours too?

      • stangerx says:

        As it happens yeah….never doubt someone born on the autumnal equinox, even if this year is TMRW. Don’t normally bring such up, but was only wondering if a Phillips jersey should be in my future.

  139. BoulderPhinfan says:

    mike,
    Did the pats game change your answer to my question last week?

  140. sb7mvp says:

    I hope Lamar Miller goes off tomorrow, preferably out of the wildcat.

  141. son of a son of a shula says:

    Happy Birthday Stanger, yes you should get a Phillips jersey you’re only a couple of years apart too, lol.

  142. Mike E. says:

    Happy Birthday Stanger!

  143. Ken says:

    Tim:
    I believe we did a terrible job at the RB position in the off season

  144. Ken says:

    Happy birthday Stanger

  145. Mike E. says:

    If anyone else has a question, send it in please, gonna wrap this one up. Thanks!

    ASK MIKE – nj1dolfan@yahoo.com

  146. bookman11 says:

    Happy Birthday Stanger

  147. BoulderPhinfan says:

    happy birthday stanger. Hope you had a great day!

  148. BoulderPhinfan says:

    mike,
    Whatever you think. just wanted to get your opinion 🙂

  149. herdfan says:

    This has been my evening. Took my daughter to her riding lesson which is about an hour from where we live. Decide to go to Targer to get a few things while I’m waiting on her. Sooo…Decide I better make a pit stop before I leave cuz of the old lady bladder. But no. I can’t because the police are in there going thru the trash because someone had stolen someone’s wallet at Home Depot next door and had thrown it in the trash in the women’s room at target. Can’t identify as transgender and go in the men’s because its Target. Think I’ll just pee on myself. 😖

  150. Mike E. says:

    Damn Herd, that sucks!

  151. Phindog says:

    Happy Birthday Stanger from the Phindog family !!!!

  152. Phindog says:

    St. Thomas is awesome.. Me and the wifey are here celebrating our 30th anniversary. It’s beautiful out here.. Might miss our flight back accidentally on purpose 😎

  153. Tim Knight says:

    Ken, you have watched both games and have seen our OL get no push in the running game right? You have to block. It’s not there right now but I think we could get better. Finger crossed. LOL

  154. The Flying Pig says:

    It would be nice to have a bunch of sacks of the Browns qb

    It would be nice to really seperate ourselves from another 0-2 team

  155. The Flying Pig says:

    Happy Birthday Stanger

    Or should we say “Old Stanger “

  156. getterdone says:

    Happy & Blessed Bday Stanger!

  157. steveccnv says:

    Dr Ben Carson vs Whoopi Goldberg March 23rd on YouTube. What he says is what I’ve been trying to say.

  158. steveccnv says:

    Anyone else seen enough of our WRs, especially Landry, catching the ball inside on short passes and taking 2 steps back, instead of just hitting it after the catch?

    • D says:

      Yeah he’s doing that loop back thing a lot of receivers do to tr to shake a guy when they have one on one coverage. It’s a gamble but it cost us a yard or two on a couple catches so far this year

  159. steveccnv says:

    Don’t leave us hanging Herd, did you pee yourself?

  160. 81Howie says:

    Morning Update
    DOLPHINS-BROWNS
    B’man 38-13 MIA
    Piggy 31-6 MIA
    N/A 31-21 MIA
    Howie 23-17 CLE
    Wyo 28-9 MIA
    Rock 24-3 CLE
    MikeE 26-10 MIA
    Al 23-16 MIA
    Old 27-10 MIA
    GO PHINS!

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