NFL Week 1 – MIA vs IRMA


Hurricane Irma has cancelled the Dolphins vs Bucs game originally scheduled for this Sunday.  Obviously the game could not be played in the state of Florida with a lethal hurricane on the way with FLA in it’s path.  Much to my dismay, the NFL couldn’t relocate the game to a neutral stadium this week.

What does this mean for the Dolphins?  Both the Dolphins and the Buccaneers will now have Week 1 as their BYE week, and will then play 16 straight games without a week off, and for Miami, that includes a trip to London October 1st to play the New Orleans Saints at a sold out Wembley Stadium.  To be more clear, what that means for our Dolphins is 3 straight road trips, to Los Angeles to play the Chargers next week, to New Jersey the following week to play the Jets, and then to London to “host” the Saints.  That’s not great, especially knowing you don’t get a break the rest of the way.

So is it all bad for Miami?  Obviously, with most things, there are positives and negatives.  MLB Rey Maualuga gets another week to get into shape and get the defense down.  It’s one less game that injured LG Ted Larsen will miss.  It will give time to any injured Dolphins players to heal up now, and start the season as healthy as possible.


Back to the negatives . . . Safety T.J.McDonald is facing an 8 game suspension, and this just adds another week to his suspension.  McDonald would have been eligible to play week 9, but now will have to wait for week 10.  No matter what any player or coach says now regarding the situation, I can guarantee that they would have preferred to play this week, and keep their BYE week intact.  The season is a long haul, and yes, up until 1989, teams played without a BYE week, BUT, the Dolphins and Bucs will be the ONLY teams NOT getting a BYE week, while every team with get to rest for a week at some point during the season.  Fuck you very much Irma!

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Back to the positives . . . We have Adam Gase coaching this team, and I believe if anyone can turn this into a minor annoyance, rather than a season changing dilemma,  it would be Gase.

Go Dolphins!  Zero in!  Zero BYES!

To all our Florida friends in harms way, please be smart and get out of harms way.  Board up your houses and make them as safe as you can, but keep yourselves safe.  Your house can be replaced, but you and your family cannot.  Love and best wishes to all of you!


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450 Responses to NFL Week 1 – MIA vs IRMA

  1. son of a son of a shula says:

    Most likely in second but a game ahead in the loss column on two of them.

  2. son of a son of a shula says:

    Man the Dolphins sure are clinging to the Zero-In mantra

  3. Ken says:

    Andy Dalton blows

  4. Tim Knight says:

    Steve, I knew I would get the “you’re an eternal optimist” response from someone. LOL

    I’m just looking at it from how it could benefit us with all that happened in the offseason. Nothing the team can do about it other than take advantage of their situation.

  5. Hello America… Here comes DemFinz!!! Everyone looks beatable… Pitt and Oak… the only two I see that might give us some trouble 🙂

  6. son of a son of a shula says:

    Wasted no time getting Watson in even though Houston is getting killed. Watsons first pass is a TD.

  7. The Flying Pig says:

  8. The Flying Pig says:

    I e decided that Marcus Mariotta isn’t very good

  9. Ken says:

    Kizer might be good

  10. Ken says:

    Watson hasn’t done anything special today but he is better than Savage

  11. Randy says:

    Wentz is for real. I sure hope he continues to develop. He may end up pretty good someday.

  12. wyoming85 says:

  13. 13kvFINS says:

    Woo Hoo, Fins go up a half game on NE & WC Contenders Titans, Texans, Bengals who all got whipped at home, Yeee Haaa, GOFINS!!!

  14. wyoming85 says:

  15. Ken says:

    Cousins didn’t earn his paycheck today

  16. Ken says:

    Carson Palmer looks done

  17. mf13ss says:

    Matt Barrows‏Verified account @mattbarrows 1m1 minute ago
    Cart coming out for Reuben Foster.

    • mf13ss says:

      Matt Miller‏Verified account @nfldraftscout 42s43 seconds ago
      That looks like a broken leg or ankle for Foster off replay.

  18. olddolphan says:

    4:51 PM here and winds north of Tampa are picking up. Lake in front of us has already added nearly a foot in extra depth today. A faster forward speed by Irma would prevent the lake from entering the back door of our house!–Most of west coast of Florida south of Tampa-Sarasota area is without power. We’re hoping ours lasts at least 2-3 more hours
    Spent several hours this morning with Mrs. OD at an emergency vet clinic in Tampa. Our greyhound was bitten by a pit bull while I walked her last night near nightfall. It happened so fast I had no chance to protect the 2 dogs I was walking. Think my little mixed-breed dog (who was attacked a couple of months ago) may have taken a bite out of the offending dog. Bill for us was over $600. Dog got loose from a house when the wife of a police officer opened the door, unaware her dog was standing behind her. I imagine her husband won’t be real happy with this vet bill and the follow-up bill next week. But we sure could have used the extra hours to do a couple more things (such as pre-cook more meals for the expected 3-7 days without power in our house, beginning tonight.)
    Our house in West Palm should be OK. NOT SURE about this one (a rental) which has never been involved with a hurricane during its 30+ years of existence. I believe the damage could be among the worst in the history of Florida, especially from flooding around Naples/Ft. Myers and Tampa Bay. Talk to you folks tomorrow.

  19. olddolphan says:

    BACK with unexpected GOOD NEWS: Recent advisory says Irma’s top winds now down to 110 MPH. If the eye stays over land, the top winds should continue to decline, perhaps below 100 by the time she gets to Tampa Bay!!
    Mrs. OD’s bottle of wine will be opened and consumed!!!!!!

  20. mf13ss says:

    Dan Graziano‏Verified account @DanGrazianoESPN 4m4 minutes ago
    The fear in Chicago is that WR Kevin White broke his collarbone and will require season-ending surgery, per…

  21. mf13ss says:

    Ian Rapoport‏Verified account @RapSheet 26s26 seconds ago
    The #Bears have now lost their two top WRs — Cam Meredith and Kevin White — to Injured Reserve. One game into the season.

    • mf13ss says:

      I wonder what former Bear Jay Cutler thinks about that right now…

      Jay Cutler: “Glad I’m no longer there. NO… Jarvis Landry is NOT going to be traded to you.”

  22. stangerx says:

    Hard to imagine how some weather Geek saying “the eye has broken” down could make so many of millions of people happy. We did even better than expected we would….but power could still go out. Hope Naples is OK.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Way to go Stanger. Glad you’re good brother.

      It’s getting more and more for me. I’m outside. Lean into the wind it’s like ski jumping

      • stangerx says:

        Put on a bathing suit to pick up a broken floor tile from my balcony so it wouldn’t go projectile earlier. Got both a shower and a gust push in the back on the return trip from the wind that made feel like was water skiiing. East side it was pretty much a Cat 1, but one everywhere with a whole lot of tropical storm stuff before and after.

  23. mf13ss says:

    Adam Caplan‏Verified account @caplannfl 23s23 seconds ago
    #Browns LT Joe Thomas extended his consecutive-snaps streak to 9,996, believed to be the longest streak in #nfl history.
    The Cal Ripken, Jr, of the NFL. Outstanding, Joe Thomas.

  24. son of a son of a shula says:

    We took Jake “not too” Long

  25. mf13ss says:


    Shaq Griffin is looking NICE for Seattle, man. He’s having a very good game against A-Rod.

  26. The Flying Pig says:

    New blog up

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