Game Wrap Up with the Little Prawn: Steelers @ Dolphins


The Dolphins went into their 3rd home game of the season with a pitiful 1-4 record.

But that hasn’t stopped many Dolfans from supporting their team including the Little Prawn –  But you know…

I haven’t seen Prawny since the Tennessee loss.

I hope he didn’t take that loss so badly




Oh My….

Well after throwing himself into a whale’s mouth, I guess Prawny can still watch the game…

That’s a loyal little shellfish


And what a game it was

Where to start?

Oh Yeah…On the obvious!


Jay Ajayi had 204 rushing yards on 25 carries.  What a day!

In this photo a Happy Prawny guides Ajayi to the end zone on a long TD run.

Ajayi’s day was one of the the best rushing days in Dolphins history.  It reminded a lot of us of the days of Ricky Williams.

Ajayi actually had over 8 yards a carry – and he just kept going and going!


Here Prawny points out what a great job the Offensive Line did for Ayaji.

Albert – Tunsil – Pouncey – Bushrod – James

That was the vision in the offseason and Sunday was the first time we saw it and it worked!

It wasn’t just the ground game – the Dolphins did not give up a sack on Sunday


I didn’t know that was possible.


And that helped Ryan Tannehill a lot.

Tannehill did not have a spectacular day.

He didn’t throw a TD or break 300 yards.  But he was solid.

Escaping pressure, hitting tight ends you didn’t even know were on the roster, and he didn’t turn the ball over once.

Tannehill’s day could have looked statistically better but for some drops.

But the formula on Sunday worked


Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Miami Dolphins


The Dolphins on the other hand did have a few sacks.

In fact, Rothlisberger had to leave the game in the 2nd quarter

But he returned….to throw some interceptions

I would not call it a dominant performance on defense, but considering the Steelers have one of the NFL’s top offenses, holding the Steelers to under 300 yards was quite an achievement.

Antonio Brown was held to under 40 yards receiving.

The Steelers passed for under 200 yards on that day.

And despite missing some opportunities to score, the Dolphins won!


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701 Responses to Game Wrap Up with the Little Prawn: Steelers @ Dolphins

  1. stangerx says:


    Is the Bills game on Saturday, Oct 23 at one.


    We have a three-row block in Sec 315 on the aisle towards the 50. That’s on the 15 on the visitors side. They are just like last year’s ‘cept other end of the field.
    Will have tickets a Sat night meet-up and tailgate. $65 each (bring cash please)


    Chef Warren tailgate as usghe — will be set up by ten.
    Bring your own drinks and get your beer the night before (can;t get on Sunday till noon).
    Are shooting to set up at West 23, which is accessed by Gate 5 (see link to parking map)
    Ken will get out via text or phone exactly where we do set up (will not be sure till we do).
    Ken needs your info ASAP if he does not already have.

    (NOTE — Orange lot accesible by Gates 10 or 11 is now a cash parking lot as well)

    Sat Night Meet-Up

    Same Bat Tme and Channel as last year..
    Saturday, October 22 from 6-10 at

    Dave & Busters
    3000 Oakwood Blvd.
    Hollywood, FL 33020

    Walk in the door and go past the front desk (don’t go into the main bar). We’ll be set up with some substantial nibbles (same ones as last year) and cash drink service down the short stairs on the right to the pool table — just across from the small bar to the left.


    Manitoba is setting up a Fest Bus (or maybe van) from La Quinta in Hollywood (where a bunch of folks are staying) to the game. Cost will be about $20 per person. Even if you aren’t staying there, you could park at the hotel and have your ride to the game. If you want in he needs to know how big a vehicle to reserve… let him know even if you don’t want a seat.

    The Flying Pig
    Brian NY
    OD (+1)
    stanger (+1)
    Chef Warren (+1)
    Son (+3)
    Mike E (+1)
    Al in MIA (+1)
    Toba (+1)
    Phindog (+2)

  2. Ken says:

    If I were the Eagles the last thing I would do is start trading away picks and go into a win now mode. They have a young QB who is going to take time to develop. Save your picks to surround him with talent and build a team that will be contender for a number of years to come. They are not winning it this year with a rookie QB.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I think Brady went to the SB in year 2
      It’s not crazy
      If you add a vet pass rusher with a day 2 pick, do you think you could have added a 10 sack guy with that draft pick in 2017

      When you start the year like the Eagles did, I think you call yourself contenders

      With the Vikings

      Who’s their competition in the NFC right now: Falcons? Cowboys?

      It seems like the NFC has some new blood near the top
      Why not Eagles?

      • Ken says:

        The Pats with Brady was the exception and not the rule. Also the Pats did not make any significant trades during their first SB run. They built a dynasty by not trading away pics

      • One of Philly’s biggest issues in the last game vs the Skins was the inability to get pressure on Cousins. No sacks in that game. Their pass rush isn’t there right now.

  3. The Flying Pig says:

    With Jones out – trading players seems a little more acceptable

  4. The Flying Pig says:

    Hopefully Geno doesn’t have a perfect QB rating against us again

    But the first MetLife takeover I went to was total domination of Geno

    It’s worked both ways with him

  5. The Flying Pig says:

    Some one has a message for Geno Smith

  6. I just threw Philly out there as an example. There may be a better example than Philly and it’s also just a bunch of speculation at this time. I’m just saying that if the opportunity were to present itself do you take the opportunity or forgo the opportunity to possibly get a player in the draft who can help you going forward?
    what if we were able to trade him for a 2nd and then with that 2nd get DeMarcus Walker in the draft? He would be our future at one DE position and it could probably be well worth it. That’s all I’m saying. Again, all speculation, and I’m just throwing it out there as a scenario. Someone else did this awhile ago so it’s not the first time it’s been suggested.

    • Ken says:

      Teams that I can see making a move are the Steelers. Ben is getting older and more injury prone so they need to see if making a move gets them over the hurdle. Ditto the Giants. Maybe the Ravens. I can see the Falcons trying to make a move.

      • you may be right. I’m just saying that if the opportunity presents itself do you say no if it’s a good enough offer just because you might win a couple extra games this year with Wake you wouldn’t have otherwise won?
        I don’t think so. If the opportunity is there and it’s a good enough offer you use it to build your future. If you see players in the draft you feel strongly can help your team and think you’ve got a good shot at landing one of them then you take the offer.
        Just like JT, Wake is a Phin and will always be a Phin no matter where he goes.

      • by the way, Ben is out 4-6 weeks.

  7. Antwan V. Staley ‏@antwanstaley 40s
    40 seconds ago

    Chris Culliver said he won’t do everything in practice today but he will participate in practice activities today

  8. Antwan V. Staley ‏@antwanstaley 26s
    27 seconds ago

    Culliver said he is super over the top ready to get back on the field

  9. Tim Knight says:

    Wow Ben is out that long? The Steelers sure didn’t seem very confident in Landry Jones throwing the ball much when he had to come in.

  10. D says:

    Piggy, Philly traded up with the Brows for 2nd overall pick to get Wentz. They swapped 2016’s, and they gave up their 2017 1st. Minnesota traded their 2017 1st to Philly for Bradford, so they have a 2017 1st rounder, but not 2, and they have Minnesota’s pick, not their own.

  11. Antwan V. Staley ‏@antwanstaley 6m
    6 minutes ago

    Jay Ajayi: I don’t want to be one-hit wonder.

  12. SportsCenter
    Verified account
    THIS JUST IN: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger could be out 4-6 weeks after undergoing knee surgery to repair meniscus. (via @mortreport)

    @SportsCenter @mortreport can’t rape without knees

  13. D says:

    Ken, the only thing i have against your statement is they have a solid team around him already. They have 3 young WR’s in Agholor, Green-Beckham and Jordan Matthews, they have a solid OL, though they do have similar depth issues to what we have.They have Zach Ertz, and Brent Celek at TE, they have Ryan Matthews, and Sproles out of the backfield (maybe some need there), but in general, they dont need a lot on offense or defense really. CB is probably going to be their bggest need, and they arent going to get a stud at a latter pick in the first, nothing they couldnt just as easily get with their 2nd round pick.

  14. Ken says:

    If Ben is out 4-6 weeks then Steelers may be less likely to deal

  15. stangerx says:

    A reporter from the Pittsburgh Sporting News grades the Steelers on their last game…..who did they play again?

    Quarterback: Grade: D+
    Running Backs: Grade: D-
    Wide Receivers: Grade: C
    Tight ends:. Grade: D-
    Offensive Line: Grade: F
    Defensive Line: Grade: F-
    Linebackers: Grade: F-
    Secondary: Grade: C-
    Special Teams: Grade: B-
    Coaching: Grade: D

    Full with some fun to read reasons for the grades:

  16. D says:

    professorloumiamidolphinsblog says:
    October 19, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    their o-line with guys like Johnson, Peters and Kelce is a hell of a lot better than mediocre. Not the greatest in the league but they are one of the better units in the game. Plus, they have one of the best tight end duos out there as well.
    Thier WR’s are pretty good too, a recent first rounder and two recent 2nd rounders isnt too shabby a unit. Productivity there not bad, i mean they have a primary receiver who is projecting as a 1K+ receiver and a secondary guy who should be in the 700ish yeards receiving range. Add that to the 6-700 projected receiving yards out of the backfield, and 6-700 they will be getting from TE’s and you have an offense that spreads it around. They average 27 points a week so i dont think they are floundering on offense is really what im saying, and at pick 32… i don’t think they get a game changer. Flip side of that statement is we probably wouldn’t either, though we might would pick up a nice LB out of that spot, maybe a really good TE or OG.

  17. Mike E. says:

    Officially Fest ready! In FLA, just waiting to get our room. Good news, we’ll have room for 2 more passengers to the game, got a minivan at same price. Let me know if anyone needs a ride, got 2 more seats!

  18. Mike E. says:

    Thanks Tim!

    Sure Piggy, why not.

  19. Ken says:

    Johnson is on suspension. Ahgolor has been in the dog house and Beckham is on his second team which makes that a pretty mediocre unit at best.

  20. bookman11 says:

    Ken says:

    October 19, 2016 at 11:18 am

    I don’t think you can have the trade deadline at the playoffs. I think makes it too likely that a team just tries to rent players

    That was exactly the reason that was brought up as to why it is not later. That is why I think extending it to week 10 may help a little in generating some activity. I don’t really care that much though…LOL

  21. bookman11 says:

    October 19, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Armando Salguero ‏@ArmandoSalguero 12s
    12 seconds ago

    Reshad Jones is out for the remainder of the season, per league source.

    and there you have it. With Michael “Jimmy Wilson” Thomas being his replacement it doesn’t look good


    bookman11 says:

    October 19, 2016 at 11:16 am

    …or…he may step up and play well….maybe even get the game sealing INT like he did against Brady a few years back


    professorloumiamidolphinsblog says:

    October 19, 2016 at 11:42 am

    do you watch any of the games? never has and never will. he’s Jimmy Makes Plays 2.0


    I was just trying to make a positive comment, wasn’t looking for in depth analysis or rebuttal, especially when that rebuttal is condescending.

  22. Tim Knight says:

    Lou, I don’t think the coaches feel the same way you do about Michael Thomas. He’s not Reshad Jones but he’s versatile and it’s next man up. I wonder if we’ll look to sign a safety. Shamiel Gary is still available.

    Aikens will likely see more playing time as well.

  23. D says:

    Ken this was my reply to your comment above….

    D says:
    October 19, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    I see what you are saying, im not calling any of them great, i just think they have a solid unit that isnt at all holding him back. That pick 32ish, isnt going to be a pick that nets them a dynamic player on offense i don’t think. I think that makes it more likely, even though i lean toward agreeing with you they shouldn’t, they trade the pick.

  24. D says:

    Michael Thomas is what he is, no Jones, but then again, there isnt anyone on our team or in street clothes right now who is. They could experiment putting one of the CBs back there in that role, but again, not Jones, no where near Jones, so Thomas presently represents the best option we have. Im curious though who they will get to fill the roster spot, and what position player they will be looking for.

  25. D says:

    Not that he is all that, obviously, but Falcons just cut Dashon Goldson. He might be a so so pick up to give some depth back to the position.

  26. D says:

    Damn Shelby to IR as well. Guess a full-time workload was just too much for him….

  27. when the reaction to losing Jones for the season is “we’re fucked” you pretty much know how the Miami fan base feels about Michael Thomas. They know what he is. Jimmy Wilson 2.0

    • D says:

      He’s a depth player, depth players are never what you are hoping for to play any stretch of time for you, but its kinda an is what it is thing. There likely is some evaluation and some experimentation with people in replacement, so im not sure he is the end of the answer of “who replaces Jones for us” he is justthe first guy to be put to the test.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Any time you lose one of your best players you’re going to get negative reactions.

    • Jahndoh30 says:

      I bet for most people saying that, the reason has nothing to do with Michael Thomas and everything to do with the fact that Jones has been consistently our best safety for years.

      I like your feedback on prospects Lou, but you have an uber inflated sense of your own ability to evaluate players. In the end I tend to deal myself a dose of humility. Maybe, just maybe, I don’t know more than the coaches and staff, and maybe, just maybe, I suffer from confirmation bias which compounds the error of my judgement.

      I personally think Thomas is predictable. Not great by any means, but the number 1 rule for new coaches in the NFL is to go with a vet unless a rookie clearly beats him out (and the coach is the judge of ‘clearly’.

  28. The Flying Pig says:


    You can’t assign the Koa Misi syndrome to another player while we are actually still suffering from the Koa Misi syndrome via Koa Misi

    • Jahndoh30 says:

      How many coaching staffs have given Koa their votes of confidence now? Maybe it’s guys like us that are off in our assessments. Or maybe, we’ve just had bad staff after bad staff after bad staff. Either is possible I suppose…

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I think you are underestimating my ability to know more than the coaches or any other humans for that matter


  29. 81Howie says:

    Afternoon Update
    Rock 37-17 BUF
    Old 23-20 BUF
    Piggy 24-23 MIA
    B’man 38-13 BUF
    Howie 27-24 MIA
    MikeE 23-20 MIA
    Stang 21-10 MIA

  30. D says:

    The Flying Pig says:
    October 19, 2016 at 1:46 pm


    You can’t assign the Koa Misi syndrome to another player while we are actually still suffering from the Koa Misi syndrome via Koa Misi
    Unless its contagious…. haven’t looked into that disease much, feeling a Web MD search coming on…

  31. Mike E. says:

    Sucks about Jones. We finally get something positive going, and now our captain of our secondary is gone.

  32. Never know. Maybe they start Lucas instead.

    • Tim Knight says:

      He could be an option at some point but I doubt he starts right away. He might play Thomas’ previous role though.

  33. D says:

    I honestly think i would go cover 1 most the game and just use Thomas more as a extra blitzer or a second NB covering short zones, playing press with the slot receiver, etc. and just let Isa do his best to track the QB and choose coverage on the right half of the deep zone.

    Tyrod is not very likely to beat you deep, and they are without Watkins so i think our CB’s should be able to keep their guys in front of them, and with the extra NB/Safety in the box, we could be more effective against McCoy and keeping Taylor contained.

    • D says:

      We could use the same strategy against the Jets, and Chargers for that matter since they are down to like nothing in WR department. In fact im not sure just looking at whom we have left, that it wouldn’t work for most the rest of the games. It would just be a strategy to minimize that loss.

      • Jahndoh30 says:

        i wouldn’t underestimate Phillip Rivers ability to beat you deep no matter how beat up his WR corps is.

  34. D says:

    Just noticed they didnt bring up any of the OL, other than Young, whom i dont think was available for PS, to the active roster. They brought in Jake Brendel and Terry Poole as well to replenish some of the cuts, but they put them both on PS. I was kinda hoping to see Brendel on the team.

  35. Tim Knight says:

    Jahn, I agree with what you’re saying about how coaches think of players vs. what fans think. We’re not close enough to the situation to be on par with them.

  36. Tim Knight says:

    I forgot safety A.J. Hendy is on our PS and he could be called up. He made some plays in the PS.

  37. D says:

    Jahndoh30 says:
    October 19, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    i wouldn’t underestimate Phillip Rivers ability to beat you deep no matter how beat up his WR corps is.
    I definitely dont, Rivers is probably one of the best deep passers in the league currently, but his WR corp consists of Travis Benjamin (more slot receiver type) and Grif Whalen (another slot receiver), their strengths arent deep ball, so i think our CB’s could stay with them. They really dont have a deep threat receiver right now. Their TE are more deep threat guys than their WR’s are.

  38. D says:

    I dont think its necessarily true, there are people here that like Misi, some that dont, etc, so someone has to be right, right? I think what coaches like with Misi is that he plays fundamental football and shows leadership qualities. These are things that all physical ability beig equal, you go with the guy who has those traits. I dont think its so much about Misi being the guy they want, i see it more as Misi is the best they have available to them. I believe they look to replace Misi this coming year, i mean technically they did this past year, moving him out of the MLB spot because they wanted better there.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      All complicated questions have simple answers


    • Brian in NY says:

      He’s an average football player. Nothing more, nothing less.

      • D says:

        Yeah and therefore he is a nice safety net and a guy that doesnt make you make a rash decision with the future of your team. You can depend on him in some type of capacity and then that frees you up to make better decisions in FA, and draft, because you have the luxury of a fallback option.

      • Brian in NY says:

        Exactly. You know what you are getting from him week in and week out. I’d love to get a playmaking LB early in the draft next year.

  39. Brian in NY says:

    Big Ben COULD BE out 4-6 weeks, but that doesn’t mean that he will. He could also be back after their bye week which comes after they play NE this week.

    • D says:

      Was the meniscus? I would bet on 4 even with a best case scenario. It wouldnt be so much “could it be healed” as a pain thing. Soreness lingering could really affect his play, and open him up to a quick exit again. He would be smart to make sure he doesnt rush it, even though its pretty mcuh going to kill their season if he doesnt get back really fast.

      • D says:

        Probably going to crimp his rape style too, one legged raping probably isnt sexy in the least.

      • Brian in NY says:

        Yes, but it was a partial tear, which from what I’ve read can be anywhere between 2-6,depending on how fast he recovers.

  40. Tim Knight says:

    Misi is not only probably done in Miami but possibly football with a neck injury.

    I think DE and LB will be a priority in the offseason.

    • D says:

      Yeah i think it wont be a decision of if we bring him back, we probably wont be able to. I think he was headed to a backup/rotational status anyways, which i think would have been great to have a guy like that in that role and better for him to help extend his career. Might be too late for that now.

  41. The Flying Pig says:

    Dolphins will be wearing throwback unis this week for the fest


  42. D says:

    CBS Sports is indicating they think its possible that we could trade Tanny and bring in Cutler. I dont know if they mean we would trade Tanny for Cutler, or trade Tanny elsewhere and then pick up Cutler when he is cut (which they suggested the Bears were more likely to do than him being traded). I dont see that nor am i in a fan of the idea. I think its probably being just bandied around because of Gase being in Chicago last year.

    Artile listed several current starting QB’s and Garopolo as QB’s who would likely be in different places next year.

    This is the full list of the guys they think possible change places.
    Romo: They hinted at Jets being a destination for him.
    Tyrod Taylor
    Geno Smith
    Case Keenum

  43. D says:

    Man i miss the old logo, i know the new one isn’t radically different but the old on to me i still so much better.

  44. Tim Knight says:

    D, sorry I did a quick read of your post because I’ve heard this before so I just reacted to the main topic.

    Cutler is exactly what people think Tannehill is except he’s been doing it longer. LOL

    • D says:

      And he has a really shitty attitude…one thing i can say about Tanny is he may let shit get to him, but h doesn’t turn into Mr McPissy Shitatude.

  45. son of a son of a shula says:

    They must know all of us old farts are coming to the game Sunday and went with the throwbacks.
    Throwbacks for the throwbacks.

    No Cutler he’s horrible.

    Washington will lock up Cousins especially if they go on a playoff run. If they take a shit then maybe they do let him walk.

  46. Brian in NY says:

    I think it’s a little too early to say that Tannehill won’t be here next year. Let’s wait to see how the season plays out before deciding his fate.

  47. Brian in NY says:

    Congrats to Cleveland for making it to the World Series. Could you imagine them getting two titles in a year?

  48. olddolphan says:

    SON: SAW YOUR comments re “Old” & “New ” logos. I vastly prefer the old logo, the old colors which Ross saw fit to “modify,” and the “old” way of treating the fan base. D, yes, you’re right, the two logos are not vastly different, but the differences are very apparent to those who’ve been with this team long before Ross came around. Two more items: my parking fee has TRIPLED since Ross bought the team and the ticket prices have more than doubled for the privilege of attending the games of a team that has had 8 straight non-winning seasons. Maybe, at last, THIS IS THE YEAR we return to the positive side of the W-L ledger.

  49. Ken says:

    Cutler? If they pulled that shit. If they pulled that shit Tannenbaum and Gase should be summarily executed. I am not over reacting. This is me being calm.

  50. Rockphin says:

    Ken says:
    October 19, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Ha ha ha ha. Somebody sucks worse than we do.

    We haven’t played the first of two games this year against them. I hope you are right, but even when they suck they usually at least split with us. If we can do well in the division this year will go a long way for me.

    • olddolphan says:

      ONE group of guys who suck worse than us is the replay crew in NY that called Gonzales OUT at the plate at the end of the last inning vs. the Cubs. Is ANYBODY in the replay booth younger than 75??? –A CLASSIC BLOWN CALL by Major League Baseball!!!–Inexcusable!!

      • Rockphin says:

        OD, I have not watched baseball, not one game, not even an entire inning since the strike. that is a long time.

  51. Rockphin says:

    stangerx says:
    October 19, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Welcome to FLA Mike E. Don’t forget to offer a hand to the locals.

    Mike E, that is how you put a gator to sleep if they corner you. You pet it’s tongue and they go right to sleep. Ask anyone…..

  52. Rockphin says:

    To give you an idea of when I stopped watching baseball, I was an “Atlanta Braves fan” because that was the closest team to south florida. There were no Rays or Marlins.

  53. 81Howie says:

    I watched this last debate and NBC clearly is pro Hillary.
    Me, I like the lady fine but if we want to continue spiraling down into a country of Pussy’s then Hillary is the one
    I want to be a BAD ASS country that dont take no SHIT fro nobody

  54. manitobafinfan says:

    Interesting Tidbits:

    LeSean McCoy left practice early with a hamstring(tight) injury.

    Bills coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday the running back’s hamstring was tight and will be checked by the medical staff.

    Ryan said he wasn’t immediately sure of the severity of the injury.

    Which of the below former Fins are we most afraid of this week:

    Mike Gillislee
    Reggie Bush
    Dan Carpenter
    Charles Clay
    Justin Hunter
    Ritchie Incognito

    if Shady is out my vote is Mike Gillislee, next would be Clay, and Carpenter .. it seems he always hits the big ones against us ..

    4.5 Hrs to airport..

    See a bunch of ya in a day or so..

  55. manitobafinfan says:


    Say NO to CUTLER.. that MAy force me to turn in my Fins Fan Card.. who am i kidding.. i’d just be looking for him to get injured every play..

  56. finfanrob says:

    81Howie says:
    October 19, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    I watched this last debate and NBC clearly is pro Hillary.

    lol, since when has the Nothing But Clinton network been any of the such. the debates have always been media driven. the media has more to do with who is elected then we do

  57. finfanrob says:

    ‘Bills coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday the running back’s hamstring was tight and will be checked by the medical staff.’

    t-rex ryan was know to say after. ‘if it were only his toes, then i would know how to make them feel better’

  58. Phindog says:

    Toba.. We don’t land until 5:38 pm tomorrow..

  59. olddolphan says:

    REALLY LOOKING FORWARD to the Fest. Dave & Busters’ ought to be yet another great experience! Throw in near perfect weather on Sunday and you’re headed for good times at Hard Head Stadium (I hope)!!

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