Ask Mike – 2016 Season – Week4



from Wyo

Q – So after a somewhat horrible start the Fins have 4 home games and a bye.
Tennessee has played tuff
Pittsburgh will feast on our secondary
Bills will be tough us as usual
The Stej are like looking into a mirror (yes that is pathetic!)
So at 2-6 or at best  3-5 what is your take on the rest of the season?

I’m not going to say we’re only 2-6, or or 3-5, because I really expect that somehow, we’re going to turn things around, so after we beat TEN this week, it’s the explosive offense of PIT, with Le’veon Bell healthy, and and Antonio Brown, but for some reason, we’ve played the Steelers pretty tough, so I’m not conceding that game at all. We won the last one 34-28, got ripped off by referee Gene Steratore and his goons when they didn’t call a fumble, and also didn’t allow us to recover. That was trash, and because of that, we’re going to beat them every time we play them.

I say we beat TEN, PIT, finally beat the Bills, and then beat the Jets, who will at that time have Geno Smith as their starter, because Fitzgerald will have thrown 30 INT’s after 7 games. I’m not going to go too far in the future, but at 5-3, and 2nd place in the division, we’re not that bad off. 😉

from Piggy

Q – Oinks to you Mike.  Is it too early to talk about the draft?  Do you have your eye on any position?  How about players? 

If you ask this pig, I say LINEBACKERS please.  Have you noticed how well the Vikings defense is playing.  I don’t think it’s a coincidence that they drafted Barr and Kendricks very recently. 

Officially, it’s NEVER too early to talk about the draft, because football fans especially are draft obsessed, so it’s never too early. On the other hand, if it’s talked about in the sense that our season is over, HELL YEAH it’s too early! As I pointed out to Wyo, we’re going to feast on this homestand, right the ship, and be sitting in playoff contention at 5-3, so while the draft is always important, we’ll be talking about how good the team is playing, how Tannehill looks like the lightbulb went on, and Son will be raving about how well our QB is playing. Lou will be moving into a comfy rubber room, because after Tannehill plays well, well, what is there to complain about after all?

OK, back to the draft. We definitely need LB’s, but man, we also need DE’s too. Our current crop of talent at DE is on Medicare, so we better start finding young talent to rush the passer. Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett is a guy I have my eye on, and at ILB, Ohio St. MLB Raekwon McMillan. We’re going to need to fill other positions too, because after a full season, holes always open up, so we’ll leave it at that for now.
from Bookman

Q – Mike,

The Dolphins begin an unprecedented 4 game home stand, and with a bye week inserted in there, will not leave the state of Florida for 5 weeks. Do you see this as the turning point, or breaking point of this season? In other words do you think they will win at least 3 of the 4 games?

Definitely the turning point brother, nothin’ like home cookin’! We will win ALL of these games, and everyone on this blog will be happier than a pig in shit, except of course for the Piggy, who is always as happy as that. I think Gase is working very hard to get us where we need to be, and although it hasn’t showed very much as of yet, I think Gase after the first weeks of trial and error is ready to commit to a regular lineup, and and there won’t be as much shuffling players around, especially with the starters, and more specifically, RB. We’re not going to see Damien Williams starting again, at least we better not! I think Ajayi and Drake are going to see a lot more action from now on, and I think in general, we’re going to see thos at most positions, although I did read that Gase wants to see more of Michael Thomas at S, which surprised me, because I thought Isa had played pretty well.

After beating Ten and PIT, the Fest will really have the fan base excited, and playing what now becomes a huge divisional game against the Bills, Hard Rock will be jumping with electricity, and the bills will be shocked at how loud the new and improved Hard Rock is, and it won’t hurt that the fans will be engaged as the team will be shooting for a 3 game win streak that that point. Can you dig it?

from Tim

Q – Who do you think the two RBs will be when Gase narrows down the rotation to two? Also which one do you think will likely emerge as the lead guy? Thank you!

I think Ajayi will be the lead back for now, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s quickly overtaken by Kenyan Drake. I think Ajayi right now is more suited for the heavy lifting, as he’s done it before carrying a huge load at Boise St., while Kenyan, unfortunately oft injured, and also behind Derrick Henry, kept missing his chance. If Drake can stay healthy, he’d be ideal for offense, because although Ajayi caught a fair amount of passes his senior year (50), I think Drake looks more suited to catch the ball out of the backfield, and I think that’s important to Gase. Regardless, as you can see, I think the 2 guys going forward will be Ajayi and Drake. I think Foster is more of an insurance policy, at least I hope he is. I want to see our own guys brought along, Foster is done.

It’s going to be interesting to see how different the offense is when we start running the ball in earnest, and how much better it will look when we actually have balance. Look around, there isn’t a team out there that’s winning football games consistently by just throwing the ball all over the place, and although I do believe it’s a passing league, the rules are set up to enhance that, you still need to run the ball well, even with an elite QB, but of course to a lesser degree. I think if we can run the ball 25 times a game, it’s going to show positively on the scoreboard for us. Our defense won’t be on the field for 45 minutes, we’ll be getting into the endzone more regularly, and most importantly, we’ll be winning football games!

from Toba

Q – Yo Mike E: what/who do you see as the result of the “ Feed the RB’s “ approach that Gase spoke of moving to in lieu of the Rb by Committee..
Who finishes the year with most carries and yards.. Do you see it still being 4 guys utilized equally ? or will a star arise..
Doug Patterson/Manitoba

Ha! Seems to be the popular topic! Like I said to Tim, I think Ajayi will be shouldering the load initially, but I think the more carries Kenyan Drake gets, he’s going to make it so you won’t want to take him off the field. Although RB wasn’t a huge need in the 3rd RD, and one could easily argue that we needed a LB, I think Drake is going to make us forget that, and for once, taking a RB early will pay off. I think Drake is talented, and he could be like a Chris Johnson for us. I know he’s not quite as fast Chris Johnson, but I he’s fast enough, and I think he will put his receiving skills on show for us this season too, and he will prove his worth.

It’s time to look at the future, and Arian Foster is a lot more the past than the future. He still has value, and gives us some depth, but I want to see Ajayi and Drake get lots of touches now, and if he really likes Damien Williams that much, maybe we cut Foster and let him hook up somewhere else, or just hold on to him, and break in case of emergency. That’s fine with me.


And now for the babe of the week . . .



Oh, and FUCK YOU if you don’t like me as BOTW!

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489 Responses to Ask Mike – 2016 Season – Week4

  1. Brian in NY says:

    Thoughts and prayers for GDP

  2. Mike E. says:

    I’m hoping GDP just fell asleep reading Ask Mike, woke up, looked at the OHOTW and then fell asleep again.

    Hope you’re OK bud, and of course, your house and property as well!

  3. Mike E. says:

    Xavien Howard out at least a month after knee injury and surgery. That’s a shame.

  4. Rockphin says:

    Does anyone else remember when they only used women’s names to name hurricanes?

  5. Rockphin says:

    LMAO at D’s OHOTW picks on the last page!!

  6. Rockphin says:

    Mike E. says:
    October 8, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Xavien Howard out at least a month after knee injury and surgery. That’s a shame.

    So do we start Lippett & Maxwell?

  7. Rockphin says:

    Quick trivia question. No Google. What was the name of the first tropical cyclone named after a man?

  8. Tim Knight says:

    Yeah hope all is well with GDP.

  9. Randy says:

    The Iowa QB just did a beautiful pooch punt from around the 40 to about the 3 yard line. I can’t remember the last time I saw a pooch punt.

  10. Randy says:

    Don’t they do storm names alphabetically? Would it be like Aaron? Abner?

  11. stangerx says:

    Good to see Rock posting. Would be good to see OD on board too.

    GDP seems the only one in question in our world and white light to him. Anyone know where he lives? I know it is up that way, but how close to the coast or not is a huge factor.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Well (sort of) good news on GDP. 4 deaths in FL and two are women. So his chances are pretty good Son said he was up near Daytona Beach

  12. 81Howie says:

    Maybe GDP lost power. Here in FLA an 82 year old man and 50 something woman died of natural causes and could be reached. two other women died form falling trees.
    So unless GDP is a women or 82 I am sure he is fine

    • stangerx says:

      one million lost power. Was actually amazed some lost down my way. It was no biggie here. Made me think about what would happen if it was.

  13. 81Howie says:

    Toba I thought of the same thing at the same time

  14. Phindog says:

    Is tomorrow the day that Grantman takes one to the house on a kick return ?

  15. 81Howie says:

    Afternoon Update
    Piggy 33-14 MIA
    MikeE 31-17 MIA
    Naples 30-13MIA
    B’man 38-13 MIA
    Howie 30-10 TEN
    Jahn 28-23 MIA
    Old 20-17 TEN
    UK 20-17 MIA
    N/A 31-21 MIA
    Toba 31-16 MIA
    Wyo 24-13 MIA
    BriNY 27-17 MIA
    GO PHINS!!!

  16. manitobafinfan says:

    Stanger. As fir OD. I think he mentioned another convention this weekend

  17. 81Howie says:

    Yes Stang thats what I heard this morning
    Out west here was good but I did here 18,000 in Marion County, I figure all that is people who live in the forest way east of hear near the Volusia County line, Thats the County Daytona Beach is in.

  18. The Flying Pig says:

    I wasn’t guessing the name of the hurricane
    I was calling Rock a dick 😮

  19. The Flying Pig says:


    We’ve never banned or suspended anyone from this site

    But the next time you celebrate a pooch punt – we might have to start


  20. The Flying Pig says:

    I’m predicting a big day for DeVante Parker tomorrow

  21. The Flying Pig says:

    Once upon a time a lot of us wanted to draft this guy

    What happened to his career
    You don’t see a lot of duds like this from 1st round guards

  22. Phindog says:

    I want to se them click on both sides of the ball with consistency and please convert on 3rd downs.

  23. son of a son of a shula says:

    Lol @ Piggs pooch punt threat.
    I think Brady has done it.

    Howie I heard on the news a couple in their 50’s died from running the generator in the garage. What a fuck up.

  24. son of a son of a shula says:

    Grace Slick aporkolated

  25. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Howie, 21 – 14 miami

  26. Rockphin says:

    Tropical Storm Bob

  27. Rockphin says:


    31-17 MIA

  28. Rockphin says:

    stangerx says:
    October 8, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Dude has some nice moves. And he takes a hit real well….even if I worry he may become a broken toy at some point.

    Screw it I say play with the toy if it breaks get another toy! That was my motto as a child as well you can ask my parents. LOL. When I was a kid my uncle a family friend gave me a collection of very old Matchbox cars mounted in a case they were rare collectibles. Within a half hour I had them out of the case playing with them in the dirt

  29. steveccnv says:

    Mike or other NYers, my son got an invitation to go to Hofstra, because of his perfect PSAT Math score. What do you know about the school?

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I don’t know how the school is by any standardized measuring stick

      But I have a lot of friends that went there
      Both la school and undergrad
      All good people and none of that dumb asses
      So I think it’s a pretty good school
      It’s out in Long Island
      So it’s far from the city for day to day purposes
      but it’s a train ride away

    • Tim Knight says:

      I’ve always heard it to be a good school. That’s where Wayne Chrebet went. LOL

  30. 81Howie says:

    Good god son, What Retards!
    Year after year, storm after storm we are guaranteed to here that at least once.
    How the hell do people not know this by know?

  31. 81Howie says:

    Gameday Update
    Piggy 33-14 MIA
    MikeE 31-17 MIA
    Naples 30-13MIA
    B’man 38-13 MIA
    Howie 30-10 TEN
    Jahn 28-23 MIA
    Old 20-17 TEN
    UK 20-17 MIA
    N/A 31-21 MIA
    Toba 31-16 MIA
    Wyo 24-13 MIA
    BriNY 27-17 MIA
    Stang 17-10 MIA
    Tim 27-16 MIA
    Bold 21-14 MIA
    Rock 31-17 MIA
    GO PHINS!!!

  32. Ken says:

    Hofstra is a very respected school up here in the Northeast

  33. bookman11 says:

    Looking forward to the FSU/Miami game.

  34. steveccnv says:

    Thanks for the comments on Hofstra.

  35. 81Howie says:

    No Problem Tim Knight
    I dont know though, this year I could barley get into it.
    Must be this whole Tanny thing has got me down 😉
    GO PHINS!!!

  36. D says:

    Steve, granted it was a while back, but I got a similar offer for a similar reason to attend hofstra. I looked into it petty hard and their engineering program is pretty solid. I was also looking to walk on the football team as well and at that time their football team was really good for that division. I think their engineering program is still really good and well respected.

  37. bookman11 says:

    Tennessee/Texas A&M game is a good one

  38. Mike E. says:

    Anyone hear from GDP?

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