Ask Mike – 2016 Wild Card Playoffs

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Before we get down to business Dolphins fans, try to absorb the fact that this 2016 Miami Dolphins team was left for dead at 1-4, but fought hard all season long, often without many starters and managed to win 10 games and finish 10-6.  Quite an accomplishment that cannot be diminished whether we lose by 1, or lose by 24.  Adam Gase looks like the HC of this team for a long time, and that means we should be relevant for quite some time.  Enjoy the fact that we’re playing Sunday, hopefully this magic ride continues with a victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.  GO DOLPHINS!

 

from Wyo

Q – 1%?
That means that we have a better chance of catching a communicable disease than winning the AFC? (Though we might have that covered already?)
I don’t agree!
But what are your thoughts?

It’s disrespectful, but pull yourself away from being a Dolphins fan for a second. We were 4-2 in the division, which means we took care of the Bills and the Jets, but what did we do against the Patriots? 0-2, and although we came back in both games, it’s clear NE was just cruising along. If we find a way to beat the Steelers this weekend, we will play the Patriots again. Rightfully so, the Patriots are the favorite to get into the SB from the AFC. We would have to beat the Patriots in their house, after they had a 1 week rest. Not impossible, but if the Steelers are a 10 point favorite this week, I’d say the point spread against the Patriots would be 2 TD’s +.

That’s my 1st reason for understanding the 1%. I love our team, but we’re a severely faulted team. We only do one thing well, and for the most part, we don’t even do a lot of things as well as average. On offense, we’re #26 in passing. We are a top 10 rushing team at #9. We’re #17 in scoring on offense. On defense, we’re #31 in yardage allowed. We’re #15 in passing yards allowed, but that’s a bit skewed, considering teams can and have just run on us all day. We finished #32 in the NFL against the rush, allowing a staggering 2247 yards rushing.
On special teams, we’re dead last in field goals made with 16 made, and only 3 teams have either equal or worse percentage made than the Dolphins. We’re #4 in kick return average at 25.1 yards per return. We’re 13th in punt return average at 9.1 per return. On defensive special teams, we’re #7 on kickoffs, allowing only 21.7 yards per return, and on punts, we’re also #7 on punt returns defense, allowing only 8.1 yards per return.

Ok, getting the stats out of the way, we have to travel to Pittsburgh missing many of our starters, most likely the list including our starting QB Ryan Tannehill. At the time of this writing, Tannehill missed practice today. They’re going to decide as to whether he practices tomorrow, and then if he does, it’s all about his ability to move well. It’s a longshot this week that he plays, but I like that they’re being cautious.

Does all this mean I think we have no shot with Moore at QB, and Byron Maxwell, along will many others out this week to beat the Steelers? No way! I do think we can beat the Steelers, but I don’t think there are various ways, I think there’s one way. Ajayi has to at least be a factor in this game. He doesn’t necessarily have to gain 200 yards, or maybe even 100, but he needs to be near 100, and hopefully, he has more than 20 carries. We need to have some time of possession. If Ajayi has some success in the game, and Moore doesn’t turn it over more than once, I think we can win this game. On the other hand, if I was a betting man, and somehow we do get by Pittsburgh, I wouldn’t bet on MIA against the Patriots, so yeah, I can kind of understand the 1%, as annoying as it is.
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from Ken

Q – I know there are still the playoffs but the end of the season is approaching so putting on your GM cap who do you think will be our notable losses from the roster this offseason?

I think there are really just a few guys we need to try and keep here, but most of the the players that will be UFA’s, I think we let go. Jordan Cameron, Jelani Jenkins and Donald Butler, are all gone IMO. Dion Jordan is complicated, because we may still have control of him somehow, I’m not positive, but odds are he’s finally gone as well.

So who do we want to keep? Not necessarily in this exact order, Kenny Stills, Dion Sims, Andre Branch, Jermon Bushrod and Spencer Paysinger. Kenny Stills is likely the most important guy on offense, and Andre Branch on defense. Sims really came on towards the end of the season, and he’s always been a solid blocking TE, so he’s likely back here. Paysinger is a very good ST’s player, but exposed having to play LB in this defense. he should remain as a special teamer. Branch has had his best season as a DE, and he did well for us. He’s not a pass rushing monster, but he can tackle, and he did get 5.5 sacks. I’d love to have a pass rushing monster to replace him with on passing downs, but either way, I want Branch back.

OK, to get specific now as to who we do lose, because after all, that was the question! Let me get this out of the way Ken, it WON’T BE MAXWELL! lol
I think it’s unlikely that Stills get too expensive for us to keep, but hey, it’s free agency, and teams throw silly money around, and maybe some team does that, so I’ll say Stills could be one of the bigger losses. Andre Branch is another candidate to get hit with silly money. Stills is still very young, he’s only 24. Branch is a little older at 27. It’s less likely for Branch to get a ridiculous contract offer than Stills, because Stills is only 24. I think we will do our best to keep Stills, but he would be a tough loss.

Kiko Alonso is a RFA, so we basically have control. We will give him the highest tender, and may possibly try to sign him to a multi year deal. Either way, I think Alonso is in MIA next year, he loves the community here, so he’s here to stay. Damien Williams is also a RFA, and I think we’ll keep him as well.
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from Jahn

Q – Hey Mike…Why do we drive on Parkways and park on Driveways? Why does inflammable and flammable mean the same thing?

Oh…football eh?

Can the Fins advance past Pittsburgh if we can contain AB, but Leveon has his typical big day? If not, how do you game plan for their big 3 (Ben, AB and Bell)?

Jahn the Phisherman

I’m confounded by the first 2 questions. Inflammable? Flammable? Is our offense flammable? Our defense inflammable? Yes on both?

If we allow Bell to go off, it could be ugly for us Jahn. I think the scenario where we can win that way is if Ajayi also goes off, and instead of a 35-31 game, it’s more like a 23-20 game and we’re in it. Pittsburgh has a lot of other guys that can make plays, but ya know what, so do WE! We need to win the turnover battle to win this one. If we can make one of those big plays on defense, or ST’s, we can take this one. Win like we’ve been winning. Find a way.

Do we get in a scenario where Franks has to kick the GW FG for us? That could be terrifying, especially if we’re down, and not tied. We handled Antonio Brown pretty good the first game, so you know he’s going to want to make things different for this game. We just need to stay close in this game, and we can win it. We can’t fall behind, or I think we’re doomed, because that effectively takes Ajayi out of the equation. It’s looking moore and moore that Moore will be the QB. Our O-line has protected Moore very well. He hasn’t been sacked in the 3 games he’s played against the NY Jets, the Buffalo Bills and the NE Patriots. That’s impressive. There’s really not one guy on the Steelers defense we have to worry about. They have 38 sacks on defense, but the leader is LB Bud Dupree with 4.5. DE Stephon Tuitt is 2nd with 4. For perspective, the Dolphins only have 32 sacks, but the Dolphins sacks are more concentrated. Wake leads with 11.5, and then Branch has 5.5 and Suh has 5. The Steelers spread those sacks around, meaning, they can come from anywhere, and Gase will have to have his team prepared for pass rushers coming from anywhere. Luckily, Moore is a seasoned veteran, and should be able to recognize quickly enough and get the ball out.

As fas as game planning against the Steelers, being disciplined, and staying where you’re supposed to be is huge. Bell isn’t a violent runner, but if we shoot the wrong gap, and leave a hole, he’ll exploit that. Cut back runs will kill us, so if we stay in our lanes, and of course, make the tackles, we can contain Bell. Brown is different, because he’s most dangerous when Ben extends plays, because he works very intuitively with Ben, and will work his way open, and Ben has the arm to get it to him. The answer to that is not to allow Ben time to do that. If we can keep Ben in the pocket, and bring him down, Brown shouldn’t kill us, as long as our coverage is sound.
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from Piggy

Q – Oinks Human,

Why does mankind insist of giving the Dolphins a 1% chance to win the AFC?  I admit I don’t believe we will go to the Super Bowl, but 1%?

Are we Dolfans being sensitive?  Or is cheatriots love hitting some kind of extreme that we haven’t see before? 

This seems to be very disrespectful. I tend to think some of the talking heads I hear have never watched a Dolphins game.

I think we win this Sunday and lose one of the next couple of games but that’s just Oinking between us. 

Trotters and Squigglies,

The Pig With No Name
(An acoustic guitar playing is heard behind an angry pig)

I honestly think it’s Dolphins fans being too sensitive. We belong in the playoffs because we willed our way to winning 10 games. Some of them were uglier than ugly (Browns), and others were close (49ers), but it doesn’t matter, we won. Now that we’re here though, we’re subject to a lot more investigation, and when you look at this team as a whole, even with Tannehill and Byron Maxwell, it doesn’t measure up to the better teams in the AFC, such as New England and Kansas City.

If they gave us a 1% chance to beat Pittsburgh, I think we’d have a gripe. They’re talking about getting past NE and probably KC, which would be stunning. NE beat us twice, the 1st time with Garoppolo and Brissett, the 2nd time with Brady. In both games, we were blown out in the 1st half. NE lifted off the throttle a bit, and the end result was closer that it really was, but in the playoffs, there will be no lifting off the throttle. I’m not saying it will be a repeat of Jacksonville’s 62-7, but it may not be that far off. I could see us losing by more than 30 to NE in a playoff game in Foxboro.

Don’t get me wrong, I love our team, and I’m so thankful they gave us an extended season, and I truly believe that extended season can be extended even one more week after defeating the Steelers, but I think that’s likely where the Dolphins 2016 storybook season ends. I think it’s pretty realistic to say it’s a long, tough hard road for the 2016 Miami Dolphins. Going on the road, already missing many players and with a few that are playing banged up, to beat Pittsburgh at Heinz Filed, the Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, and if that’s not enough, to most likely beat the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in KC. If I were an oddsmaker, I’d put us at 5-10%, and that’s just because I’m a Dolphins fan. 🙂
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590 Responses to Ask Mike – 2016 Wild Card Playoffs

  1. Mike E. says:

    Stanger

    Their hearing is not as important as the source that they heard it from 🙂

    • stangerx says:

      Hey — if our future fearless President says “I have been told” and runs with it like it as if is absolutely true…..can’t blame anyone who is not the next leader of the free world for doing the same. 🙂

  2. Mike E. says:

    Ken

    Are you serious, or just being facetious? Has Green had multiple concussions?

  3. stangerx says:

    Repeat — the dreaded page turn will not win!
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    “The Miami Dolphin’s have played in some cold game in their history but Sunday’s playoff game in Pittsburgh could come close to breaking the record.

    While the record is likely safe, a 10* game in Kansas City in 2008, Sunday’s weather report calls for temperatures in the mid-teens at kick off. If that holds true, it would be the third coldest game on record for the Dolphins.

    Miami has played in 10 and 14 degree weather previously. With the 14* day coming in New England way back in 1977. The next coldest game was in 1982 against the Green Bay Packers when temperatures plunged to 22”

    • Mike E. says:

      OK, so it won’t be the coldest game we ever played in, but it doesn’t matter. I don’t think weather will beat us, it’s ourselves and the Steelers that can.

  4. stangerx says:

    Mike E — it ain’t just the cold. Just one more way in which this is set up like a movie moment, but hey not like such wins haven’t happened before….so long as the QB says the right things in the huddle.

  5. Mike E. says:

    LOL @ Stanger – That’s the name of my softball team. 🙂

  6. stangerx says:

    To beef up an ailing LB group, the Miami Dolphins have signed a FA from South Central Louisiana State University.

    • Mike E. says:

      It’s also why I’m so excited. Nothing means nothing. Line up and play, #32 run defense or not, it doesn’t matter now.

  7. finfanrob says:

    Mike E. says:
    January 7, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks Tim, sucks for these players. I’d rather have a knee injury and end my career than have a bunch of concussions that may slowly decay my brain functions.

    we have all read your ask mike, it is too late to worry about that.

  8. Mike E. says:

    LMAO @ Rob – I actually laughed pretty hard at that. Wait, why am I here?

  9. Ken says:

    Mike E
    Sorry I didn’t reply earlier my wife made me go grocery shopping before the storm hit. Green has a significant concussion history and he may be done. They were talking about it on NFL radio yesterday

  10. finfanrob says:

    proof married life sucks the life out of a man when the hulk is made to go grocery shopping by his wife.

    • Ken says:

      It’s not that bad it’s only because we have a winter storm today . You know that whole snow thing you just experienced

  11. The Flying Pig says:

    What is this blasphemy

  12. getterdone says:

    USA Today’s Tom Pelissero suggests DC Wade Phillips could land with the Raiders this offseason.
    Phillips is going to draw interest from multiple teams with his contract expiring. He’s not expected to be retained if Denver brings in a defensive-minded coach. The Raiders are a questionable fit for Phillips under Jack Del Rio, who has a strong say in playcalling. Phillips has also been linked to the Browns.
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    I wouldn’t mind him coming here if VJ gets hired as a HC somewhere.

  13. wyoming85 says:

  14. wyoming85 says:

  15. 81Howie says:

    Gameday Eve Update
    First Ever Playoff Edition
    DOLPHINS-STEELERS
    Piggy 31-24 MIA
    Son 18-16 MIA
    Howie 27-24 MIA
    Old 30-28 MIA
    Prof 33-24 PIT
    Herd 30-27 MIA
    B’man 42-40 MIA
    UK 20-17 MIA
    MikeE 26-23 MIA
    Stang 24-20 MIA
    “D” 21-16 MIA
    Wyo 21-17 MIA
    Vinny 27-17 PIT
    GO DOLPHINS!

  16. finfanrob says:

    ‘I wouldn’t mind him coming here if VJ gets hired as a HC somewhere.’

    you wouldnt

  17. steveccnv says:

    I can wait to see Brady in the Probowl, in a couple of weeks😉

  18. finfanrob says:

    any body care who wins this game?

  19. steveccnv says:

    Oakland has been so conservative it’s cost them 10 pts. I really don’t get that thinking.

  20. manitobafinfan says:

    I can see Oakland getting shut out , either way whoever wins is roadkill next week.

  21. wyoming85 says:

  22. steveccnv says:

    Now why didn’t they throw it downfield like that the last 2 drives?

  23. finfanrob says:

    steve,

    i dont have a preference who wins this game other then which ever team that can decapitate gruden first

  24. manitobafinfan says:

    Not sure if anyone looked or brought it up, but Ajayi out rushed Miller on the season so i guess we did not miss Lamar that much after all ..

  25. steveccnv says:

    When the Raiders move to Vegas I’m going to stand behind Del Rio with my Zach Thomas jersey and say remember me😁

  26. Tim Knight says:

    I like Lamar Miller but I’d take Ajayi over him now that we know what we know. 🙂

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Yep .. hindsight being 20/20 we saved a shit ton of monsy at that position going forward.. i will admit i was a skeptic when we let him walk.

      • Tim Knight says:

        That and we also tried to sign C.J. Anderson for the same type money. Sometimes it works out for the better. I take Ajayi over both of them. In fact I’d take Ajayi over most backs in the league. 🙂

    • Ken says:

      Ajayi breaks more tackles and is a little tougher. Miller is better in blitz pickup and is a better receiver

    • steveccnv says:

      When has any team stacked the box, because they feared Miller? I think I was the only one that said don’t let the door… Miller

  27. steveccnv says:

    The Texans center moves the ball forward a half yard before every play, most centers pull it back a half yard. Amazing they allow that, and maybe more amazing others don’t do it.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Yet i am sure i have seen false start penalties called for less than that this year consistently inconsistent

  28. manitobafinfan says:

    Okay so prove me wrong on the shut out!!!!

  29. manitobafinfan says:

    Ken , Ajayi reminds me a LOT of Lynch and a little of Blount. The type of runners that a couple people over yonder were lobbying for to balance with the dancing of Miller , myself included

  30. Tim Knight says:

    Okay 23-20 MIA

  31. manitobafinfan says:

    Weird. Lost my post. Ken Ajayi reminds me a lot of Lynch and a little of Blount.. the type if RBs a couple from over yonder , myself included, had been lobbying for to compliment Millers style. Drake and Ajayi may end up being a Very nice backfield for a few years if his knee holds up

  32. manitobafinfan says:

    Crabtree not wearing a chain this week … i wonder why 🤔

  33. steveccnv says:

    Do the Raiders have the dumbest punt coverage guys or what? Knock it out of bounds don’t knock it back 4 yards.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      No shit. Put yer right foot out of bounds and catch it

      • steveccnv says:

        Those guys that go downfield full speed and knock someone else off the ball at the goal line are idiots, like the guy that did it on the previous punt.

  34. herdfan says:

    Damn it’s cold.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Hey i saw ya going to game tomorrow.. Enjoy.

    • steveccnv says:

      Cold here too, but nothing like where you are. I was in 3 Rivers for the 79 WS, 32, cold as shit coming from Miami.

      • manitobafinfan says:

        Warmed up to a balmy -2 today. Managed to chop an area of driveway down to pavement. Parts were 4″ thick , hard pack snow that blower didnt pick up

  35. steveccnv says:

    Miller can’t run when you need it most.

  36. manitobafinfan says:

    Best part of cold weather games is counting how many sips yer beer takes to drink by counting the freeze lines in the cup..

  37. steveccnv says:

    Cook looks alright.

  38. manitobafinfan says:

    Thats the Miller we all DONT miss lol

  39. Ken says:

    Manitoba:
    I think Ajayi is faster than both those guys and more elusive

  40. Tim Knight says:

    It’s pretty cold here and still snowing but really light like it has all day. Maybe 3 inches as of now but it’s suppose to stop soon.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Does yours tend to melt away ? Or will it stay until spring ?

      • Tim Knight says:

        It depends, a few years back we got hit with like three really cold and snowy winters and the piles lasted until Spring. This one could mostly melt with a sunny 36 degree day. But it’s going to be cold the next few days in the 20s. Tuesday with 40 and rain and it will all be gone.

        We’ve gotten three light snows so far this year but nothing major. But it’s officially winter now. Oh well. LOL

      • manitobafinfan says:

        Kind of what i figured. Ours stays from November right through march/april.

  41. Ken says:

    Steve:
    Miller routinely faces a stacked box because no one respects the Texans passing game

  42. 81Howie says:

    Speaking of cold, I left my work cup of water outside when I got home to let freeze.
    Its a bit chilly here in Florida this weekend, Expecting 20’s by morning after we had 2 and 3/4 inches of rain last night and a Severe Thunderstorm at 2:30 AM

  43. steveccnv says:

    I just don’t get it. What do you have to lose Raiders? Open it up already.

  44. Tim Knight says:

    Toba, I can imagine up by you. I was never a person that hated snow until I got a bit older and I’m just tired of it. Where I live is heavily populated so it just makes it a mess to get around. You remove the snow on your property and then the plows build a wall in front of your driveway again. That’s the toughest snow to remove especially when it’s wet. But it has to be done or you can’t get the cars out.

    That said the Phins are in the playoffs and the game is at 1pm tomorrow. Fuck yeah! 🙂

  45. 81Howie says:

    How Sad
    From a possible #1 at least #2 just two weeks ago upon a great season to fall to #5 and getting their asses kicked.
    I like where we are sitting right now. never expected much this year but a fantastic run was nice and the bar is not set to high going into next season.

  46. steveccnv says:

    Miller is a 4.3 guy, faster than Ajayi, but he doesn’t fight for yards and takes too many losses, that kills drives.

  47. 81Howie says:

    Toba
    Give them a call and tell them not to turn back, It will be in the 70’s and 80’s by the time the get here 🙂

  48. steveccnv says:

    Ajayi has won games for us with his running and with his fear of having a big game, which opened up the passing game. He’s hands down the team MVP. I’d like to know who lit the fire under him, Gase, Foster, or someone else.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I think Gase lit the match making him a healthy scratch week one where he didn’t make the trip to SEA. I think it all started there. Then Foster gave him words of wisdom, he took it and ran with it, proved it was real and Foster retired weeks later saying my work is done here. That’s pretty much how it happened.

      • steveccnv says:

        I wrote the same thing when Foster retired, but never got confirmation that’s how it happened.

  49. finfanrob says:

    this poor cook kid is just lost.

  50. steveccnv says:

    Raiders sure aren’t giving Cook any help. Dropped passes, not looking back for the ball, penalties, bad play calling. Put McClain in already.

  51. steveccnv says:

    McClain, spell checked. The punter sucks too.

  52. steveccnv says:

    Clowney and Watt are going to wreek havoc next year.

  53. manitobafinfan says:

    Howie , they are gone for three months so NO i would never tell them to come back lol. I enjoy the time they are away.

  54. steveccnv says:

    Tim, I’ve never heard anyone else mention the words of wisdom before, besides myself. Walker has Foster retiring one of the season surprises. I’m with you, his work was done.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I remember reading that Foster gave Ajayi “keep your head up” type of advice and encouraged him. Foster retired a week after Ajayi’s game against… PIT. 🙂

  55. manitobafinfan says:

    Tim , our plows actually remove the wind rows from end of our driveways , but yes that shit is brutal to move especially when wet.. thats why i waited until it was frozen , packed down and can be broken up with an ice chipper/ scraper , but yes at our age and an 80 ft driveway it will be a piecemeal project

  56. manitobafinfan says:

    Oakland WRs aint helping Cook much

  57. steveccnv says:

    These guys spotting the balls after punts are FN blind.

  58. Ken says:

    I have become convinced that Derek Carr is the league MVP

  59. steveccnv says:

    Texans will look like Raiders next week.

  60. steveccnv says:

    Lol at Bradley saying he’s just looking for anything that will get them 3 or 4 yards, yet he likes what Miller has done. Miller is part of the problem.

  61. 81Howie says:

    Is that our Sean Smith from way back still in the league.
    Or as Home would say Poser boy

  62. steveccnv says:

    This game blows, I’m going to do something funner, walk the dog in the cold rain.

  63. 81Howie says:

    Party time. They wont be back till the snow melts. Here our snow melts as soon as it leaves the clouds.

  64. Tim Knight says:

    Toba, I want a military gunship to clear my driveway. LOL

  65. Ken says:

    Wow this game is boring as shit

  66. Tim Knight says:

    This is a game where Landry needs to set the tone along with Ajayi. To me those two guys define the offense. Everyone else feeds off of them.

  67. finfanrob says:

    that was a pathetic PI call there

  68. stangerx says:

    Do you guys think the Texans would be willing to trade Osweiler to us for Tanny straight up or would we have to give up like our first rounder?

  69. finfanrob says:

    stangerx says:
    January 7, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Do you guys think the Texans would be willing to trade Osweiler to us for Tanny straight up or would we have to give up like our first rounder?

    what is wrong with you, dont you know the fins are trading tanny for a 1st and 2nd rounder………just ask lou

  70. finfanrob says:

    stanger,

    osweiler cant become that. he doesnt have gase coaching him. everyone with the lil-est of football knowledge knows it wasnt tanny it was only gase’s coaching that made it happen. maybe you should stick with party planning and leave the football commentary to the professors around here

  71. manitobafinfan says:

    Lol at Tim and army gunship.. two years ago we had to hire a bobcat as it was huge snow dump, deepfreeze, warm one day huge dump of snow and bAck into deep freeze.. had no time between snow and freezing to clear it. It built to 8 inches of hard pack .. backed my car out one day and i sunk to the pavement. That night it wentback to -20. No hope moving that shit any other way.

  72. getterdone says:

    Lamar Miller 27 rushes 65 yards so far today….2.4 a carry…..

    Go J-Train!

  73. getterdone says:

    LMAO @ Stanger & FFR

  74. finfanrob says:

    manitobafinfan says:
    January 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Lol at Tim and army gunship.. two years ago we had to hire a bobcat as it was huge snow dump

    as toba cleans his drive all the neighbor hood cats disappear

  75. stangerx says:

    It ain’t us against the world any more……Chief fans will be wearing aqua in their hearts tmrw. Us winning means the Texans instead of the Steelers.

  76. wyoming85 says:

    Hey Rhino!
    I know I’m a little slow and you probably figured it out already?
    But if the Fins and the Texans win 2 in a row we can go to the AFC Championship in Houston!
    🙂

  77. wyoming85 says:

  78. wyoming85 says:

  79. steveccnv says:

    I want Seattle, but they’ve already gotten 2 calls I’ve never seen before. And low and behold Goodell is at the game.

  80. steveccnv says:

    Graham back in after his SpongeBob impersonation

  81. Tim Knight says:

    With the skill we have on offense and even some potential OL which is questionable, the Texans show you how defense can make the difference. We went heavy defense in FA and heavy offense in the draft last offseason. Time to go defense heavy in both areas and add a skilled receiving TE. That’s all we need. LOL

    • stangerx says:

      I’d be quite happy if we re-signed Stills (or added some like him), brought in a say $4-6 mil guard in FA and blew the rest of the money and the draft on D.

      • steveccnv says:

        We have money Stills must be retained. Would be nice, if Parker could contribute consistently, by staying healthy.

  82. steveccnv says:

    Top need LB, next need, LB, next need LB.

  83. steveccnv says:

    Have I mentioned Lamar Miller is ovverrated?

  84. herdfan says:

    So the announcers keep saying Pittsburgh going to KC. Did I miss the game?

  85. steveccnv says:

    I think Rawls was tutored by beastmode.

  86. finfanrob says:

    how the fuck did that steelers fan get my towel

  87. finfanrob says:

    this game is obvious that the league wants seahags to win. pretty bad officiating

  88. Tim Knight says:

    What we saw tonight was the losing teams played not to lose. Gase, play to win. You can do it! Do it, do it, do it!

  89. Tim Knight says:

    Steve, Parker actually had more catches and yards than Stills but not the TDs 9-4. Stills had 10 20+ yard catches and Parker 9. Landry had 16. I want to see us keep building on Landry, Parker and Stills. Ajayi, and get better at TE.

    • steveccnv says:

      Yes I know, that’s why Stills is so important. Those big play TDs are priceless. Landry is doing all he can, Stills did more than expected, Parker needs to get more consistent, then we can reach our potential. TEs and others will be a bonus. Grant, and Carroo should get a chance, but it’s Gase that needs to put it all together.

  90. steveccnv says:

    A road team usually wins at least one of the wildcard games, our odds have gotten better😉

  91. steveccnv says:

    I walk my dog down the street after Christmas, and there’s a dead pigeon in the street, then 2 more, today there’s 5 dead pigeons. Some kid must’ve gotten a pellet gun for Christmas. I’m pretty sure which house it’s from. What would you do?

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