Game Wrap Up with the Little Prawn: Week 2


HERE WE GO!  Week 2 was officially the first week for the Dolphins and Prawny and I really enjoyed opening game.

In Prawny’s case, maybe a little too much…


Prawny are you okay?  I’m sure everyone will understand if you want to call in sick.

You may have had too a little too much too drink…

No you want to go on?  What a trooper!


This first half was not so exciting.  Actually it was a little but frustrating.

The Dolphins didn’t stretch the field as some of us thought they would with Jay Cutler at the helm.  Actually there was a ton of dink and dunk.


I think the most notable positive thing to say about the first half was the Dolphins run defense which did a good job shutting down the run.

Actually the Dolphins held the Chargers to 44 total rushing yards for the game.  One of our better performances in recent years.

Prawny what did you think of the 1st half?


Oh my God Prawny!

It wasn’t that bad!  It was just a slow conservative stuff.

Man….what did you eat before the game?



It picked up in the 2nd half.

Above is Kenny Stills celebrating a 29 yard touchdown early in the 3rd quarter.

Our wide receivers lived up to the expectations and they all contributed in their own way.

Landry caught 13 passes for 78 yards.

But no one was an impressive as Devante Parker who made a spectacular catch


He finished with 4 catches for 85 yards.  But neither Parker nor Landry could get in the endzone.  Likewise, Jay Ajayi didn’t score a touchdown.

But Ajayi was till impressive.  He ran for 122 yards on 28 carries.


The Dolphins actually had 336 yards of total offense.  Not horrible but not really as explosive as most of us want.

Thankfully a certain waiver wire acquisition was clutch.


Cody Parkey was the hero of the game.

He hit 4 field goals on Sunday including the game winning 54 yard field goal.

Honestly the last few minutes of the game had Dolphins fans more frustrated than the first half.

But the Dolphins won and are now 1-0

Meanwhile the Dolphins next opponent, the jests, got blown out.  Bring on the Jests!






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547 Responses to Game Wrap Up with the Little Prawn: Week 2

  1. naplesfan2010 says:

    Cornerback Xavien Howard was targeted a league-high 13 times in Week 2 and allowed a league-high 10 receptions for 87 yards, including a key one on San Diego’s final drive that ended with a missed field goal. His overall grade of 46.8 ranked 62nd among all cornerbacks for week two.

    While linebacker Mike Hull – forced into a major role – held up in the running game, he allowed all nine passes thrown against him to be caught for 95 yards. The targets, receptions and yards allowed were all the most for any linebacker in coverage for Week 2.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Not a lot of yards though and it seemed to fit in with the scheme we were playing of not allowing much over the top but keeping everything in front of us. When a corner allows 10-150 you get concerned. Hull had to play more nickel than probably the coaches would have liked being we only had 4 LBs for the game. This also fits in with Omar’s somewhat contradicting tweet.

      Omar Kelly‏Verified account @OmarKelly 17m17 minutes ago
      I didn’t like Matt Burke’s game plan, but considering his unit held the Chargers to 17 points and 44 yards rushing I can respect it.

      • steveccnv says:

        What’s wrong with It? I feel the same way. He’s just saying he didnt like the soft play, but how can you complain about the result?

  2. mf13ss says:

    Adam Caplan‏Verified account @caplannfl 7m7 minutes ago
    Former Temple DE Praise Martin-Oguike worked out for the #Titans.

  3. Mike E. says:

    These PFF grades kill me. When you’re playing a zone defense, sometimes it’s really hard to know whose responsibility it was when someone gets free. There’s a lot of assumption going on there, which to me makes it completely inaccurate.

  4. mf13ss says:

    Andrew Siciliano‏Verified account @AndrewSiciliano 2m2 minutes ago
    Saints trade LB Stephane Anthony to Dolphins

  5. mf13ss says:

    Alain Poupart‏ @apoupartFins 1m1 minute ago
    .@MiamiDolphins acquire LB Stephone Anthony from @Saints for 2018 draft pick. Anthony is a former first-round pick.

  6. mf13ss says:

    Armando Salguero‏Verified account @ArmandoSalguero 25s25 seconds ago
    Stephone Anthony, a former first round draft pick in 2015, comes to the Dolphins in exchange for an undisclosed 2018 pick.

  7. Tim Knight says:

    Why did Stephone Anthony fall so out of favor with the Saints?

  8. mf13ss says:

    Alex Marvez‏Verified account @alexmarvez 33s34 seconds ago
    I figure Adam Gase asked his father-in-law & former @Saints LBs coach Joe Vitt for scouting report before making Stephone Anthony trade

  9. son of a son of a shula says:

    That dude was inactive last week. He’s a body and he needs to prove something or he’ll be toast. 6th rounder at the very most.

  10. mf13ss says:

    Joe Schad‏Verified account @schadjoe 44s44 seconds ago
    Sean Payton has said Stephone Anthony, 25, is “explosive” and “disruptive” but “keys, diagnosis and instincts at times are off.”

    • Tim Knight says:

      That was the book on him coming out of college. That’s why I was surprised he went 1st rd. He was rated as a 2nd-3rd rd pick. I guess the Saints don’t have much patience for development.

  11. mf13ss says:

    It’s just me… but I would have traded for Brock Coyle instead. JMO

    • Tim Knight says:

      Maybe the 49ers don’t want to trade him. It’s takes two teams and he’s never been a starter either. 34 career tackles in 3+ seasons. Maybe it’s time to let this one go. 😉

  12. son of a son of a shula says:

    When you’re struggling on the worst Defense in the league it isn’t suddenly going to get any easier.

  13. Mike E. says:


    The Saints fell in love the combine Stephone Anthony. I guess they felt he wouldn’t have been there 2nd time around, and they were probably right

  14. mf13ss says:

    With the trade for Stephone Anthony, we’re approximately just under $1M in cap space.

  15. Phindog says:

    Wow… It’s been a weird 3 1/2 days for us. Hopefully we can get Stephone Anthony back on track. New setting for him might just do the trick … Fingers crossed

  16. mf13ss says:

    Barry Jackson‏Verified account @flasportsbuzz 38s39 seconds ago
    New Dolphins LB Stephone Anthony was limited past 2 weeks with high ankle sprain. Inactive for Saints both weeks.

  17. D says:

    I seriously doubt its anywhere near a third, i think its likely a conditional 6th at tops, i wouldnt be surprised if its a 7th either. Anthony has potential but its one teams throw away, a guy there weren’t planning on using this year, not even as a backup, so id be cautious on the enthusiasm abou getting him and also not expect us to have given up a bunch. We had a lot of options we could have gone with, so it might seem like it, but its not like they had a ton of leverage.

    Remeber we had some communications with them around the time of FA about picking him up when they wee trying to unload him then, we got Timmons in FA and afterwards selected McMillian in the draft, didnt need him anymore. Saints also moved on but kept him around as insurance for some of the other not working out. Anzalone is playing well for them, Teo has turned things around and they have a couple other guys that they are happier with than Anthony, so he really is a hope they get something for him and we just fell back to groundwork we had already laid in FA. Im sure the Saints were in a much better place to take what we were offering this time. We weren’t desperate for Anthony.

    • Tim Knight says:

      And the Saints still can’t play defense.

      Anthony has also been dealing with a high ankle sprain, see M13’s post above.

      • D says:

        Its more than that, they had given up on him as a starter by the time TC came around. I am not even sure i feel he would be an upgrade over Allen right now, i feel like he would need to turn things around and Burke would have to put some real time into developing him to be where Allen is by mid season mark.

      • Tim Knight says:

        I’m not talking him up in any way. I have lots of questions about him. He’s likely a few weeks down the road before he’s even a consideration to play. But our LB position has taken too many hits already and I guess they felt this was the best option.

  18. The Flying Pig says:

    In love the Anthony trade
    Makes me breathe a sigh of relief

    I know he was bad for the saints but some times a new setting changes everything

    • Tim Knight says:

      First he has to get his ankle healed, then learn the defense, then play well. A lot has to happen before we know whether it was a good move or not. I would not be surprised if we cut him in a few weeks either.

  19. Ken says:

    The trade for the Saints draft bust doesn’t make me feel much better about our LB corps

  20. Mike E. says:

    Enough of the negativity! Anthony will be a Dolphins HOFer!

  21. Ken says:

    LOL Pig and I with polar opposite simultaneous posts

  22. Tim Knight says:

    Read the comments from Saints fans from the tweet about how it’s playing out with the Saints. LOL

  23. The Flying Pig says:

    I mean what are the Dolphins suppose to do

    Tannehill gets hurt – you sign cutler
    Timmons goes awol – you trade for a LB who has fallen out of favor elsewhere
    The fact that they are making moves like this instead of shrugging is a positive sign to me

    • Tim Knight says:

      Yes that’s the good part. 🙂

    • Ken says:

      I agree in theory. I just don’t think Anthony is anything special. He has not demonstrated being special in his time in the league. To me it’s different than the Cutler. Say what you will about Cutler’s attitude or lack of playoff success but the guy has played at a very high level in this league

      • Tim Knight says:

        He did have over 100 tackles his rookie season.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        He had a good rookie year and a bad sophomore year

        They also moved him from MLB to string side before his sophomore year

        He’s going to play MLB for us right?

        If he is half as good as he was as a rookie, it’s an improvement

        This is part of a firesale by the saints
        Which is becoming a trend in the NFL
        I bet they trade Kenny vaccarro soon too

  24. Tim Knight says:

    Okay we’re investing in him for at least this season and maybe more.

    Ian RapoportVerified account @RapSheet
    The #Dolphins sent a 2018 5th round pick to the #Saints for former 1st round LB Stephone Anthony, source said. A fresh start for Anthony.

  25. The Flying Pig says:

    the saints kind of app reading to be packing it in

    I keep seeing teams like the bills and Browns make these kind of firesale trades

    Maybe it doesn’t work out but I’m glad we are taking that chance on talent

    Let’s go Anthony be the pork you have always wanted to be

  26. Ken says:

    I hope Anthony can live up to his potential but if you can’t start on the Saints D or for that matter be on their game day roster doesn’t give me a world of confidence in him

  27. Tim Knight says:

    Piggy, not sure where Anthony will play but like the coaches have said, we play box LBs so it’s not that important. Maualuga can also play inside. They’ll figure out who plays best where.

  28. The Flying Pig says:

    If Anthony can defend against those will flair outs Melvin Gordon was living on – that will be huge

    We really needed more athleticism at LB, and he has it

  29. Glad the Phins brass still listens to me.

  30. D says:

    Yeah im not in love with this pick up but i dont hate it either. I think i would have preferred them trading for Kendricks, even if it might have been a bit more of an investment.

  31. D says:

    Anthony for a 5th is the right risk vs potential reward, i wont go higher than that as far as saying the deal was a good or bad one. The rest is up to Anthony and the coaching staff to make it a “steal” or just another wasted pick.

  32. Mike E. says:

    It’s a 5th and Jarvis Landry

  33. The Flying Pig says:

    Weirdest start to the season in the history of the Dolphins

    Wtf happens next? Do we convert the stadium to a UFO and travel through space and time. Won’t surprise me.

    • Ken says:

      Sounds like the start of the next porcine odyssey

    • D says:

      No, Ross is just going to sell the team when he goes to London, to Branson and he is going to keep the team in London at Wimbley until a new stadium gets built. All the rest of the home games are going to be canceled and Ross is going to send a personal Ah-ha! letter to OD as a goodbye present.

    • Tim Knight says:

      LMAO!!!! Maybe we’d still find ways to win.

  34. D says:

    A few thoughts on our team, and recent things.

    1) i think as long as there is no mental health issue, the suspension for a game or two at the very least is the right way to go with Timmons, and that’s stepping outside myself because i would like push for a 4 game suspension and just lay the law down. If its a mental health issue, they should IR him, or whatever the NFI IR is.

    2) Stephone Anthony is the embodiment of a guy with all the gifts, but LB is a position where instincts mean more than Physical gifts. If you cant have both in the same person, err on the side of the guy with less physical gifts but more instincts. If his weakness of bad instincts never changes, we just wasted a 5th, good thing thats not a big deal.

    3) We do have Trevor Riley on the PS as well, and he looked solid in PS, just not special, and to be honest we aren’t going to get special without paying for special, so if you are the type who doesn’t like to see us trade off a high draft pick, this Anthony move is for you, you shouldn’t be bemoaning it, but if you are the kind of person that says, as long as we get value, you don’t care if we trade a high pick, i believe we could have done better than Anthony.

    I would have loved to have seen Timmons work out for us. He has a convict kind of look to him, i was looking forward to seeing him hurt some people lol, but wasnt meant to be maybe, guy might have loose marbles rollin around in there, or he has a problem with the coaches (i saw it suggested somewhere that he may have gotten pulled as a starter because he was late to a meeting, and that set him off), whatever it is, he may not be good for our team which is just now finding its culture and getting its identity back, so if its the case that he cant be a positive addition to the team,good riddance and hope he catches on where he can make a difference.

  35. naplesfan2010 says:

    At Clemson,
    Anthony was the hammer to Vic Beasley’s lightning strikes.
    He ran a 4.56 40, at 6’3 243, with a 4.03 shuttle and 23 reps.
    He had a 37 inch vertical and was said to have
    ” Good play speed and is generally under control. Steady, consistent tackler when he’s squared up. Has speed to chase to the sidelines and finish the play. Able to cover tight ends in passing game. Breaks to ball quickly against pass. Flashes ball skills and will play through pass-catchers. Features traits to be a more effective blitzer if called upon. Will compete through whistle and is physical against skill-position players.

    • D says:

      Ya know though, some players look better because other players are so dominant that spend more resources watching out for them than the other guy, letting the other guy look like something better than he may be. Vic Beasley has been very successful since coming into the league, Anthony, not so much. Again, im not anti Anthony, especially since now he is on our team, but obviously, his game hasn’t translated to the NFL so far, so its better to not place high expectations on a guy who so far hasn’t delivered on many of them.

  36. naplesfan2010 says:

    Unfortunately, he’s not very bright.
    “Below average take-on skills. Plays with poor leverage when taking on blocks. Needs to improve hand usage and utilize better arm extension to keep blockers off him. Has tendency to side-step blocks and open run lanes. Can be mismatched by running backs down the field in passing game. Sluggish dropping into zone coverage and will drift too deep. Slow to process and recover against play-action. There are times he gets downhill without diagnosing first, creating bad angles to the ball against outside runs.”

    • D says:

      Ya know who that reminds me of? …..Phillip Wheeler, except i think Wheeler had a little better instincts than that article is describing.

  37. naplesfan2010 says:

    I do think the game plan was to make damn sure we gave up no long bombs, while snuffing the rushing. This makes it very hard to score a lot because every drive has to be a long one, and then with no rushing yards, sustaining drives is impossible.

    It worked..17 points, 3rd down efficiency – 25%.longest pass play 24 yards

  38. naplesfan2010 says:

    Anthony in college was often that “man among boys” thing that doesn’t always translate to the NFL.

  39. naplesfan2010 says:

    Thanks for asking about my mom.
    She kept her cool and we delivered her back to her villa safely when power returned to her neighborhood. her lake was kinda high in the back yard, and she lost all the screen from around her lanai, but otherwise everything’s ok.

  40. naplesfan2010 says:

    They rescinded the 9pm curfew here starting tonight.
    The boil water order remains in force.
    Most have power, but Lisa my yoga instructor and Donovan my buddy who owns a wildlife preserve and my old friend Andrea still do not have power. And it’s 103 on the heat index here.

    Schools start back Monday if they can get the raw sewage out of them all after the pumps failed and the storm surge forced seawater back wash into the streets through the storm drain system.

    • D says:

      Poor little middle school dudes, i mean its hard enough with the pimples, boners popping up when you least expect them and a voice that sounds like someone is either practicing demon possession or murdering a cat, but now they have to have girls think they stick because they have uncle bobs week long fermented terd in their locker? The humanity of it all!

  41. D says:

    We definately schemed containment in the secondary, when your CB’s have as many tackles as ours did oyu think it must have been a really bad day against the run, but it was because we let Rivers dink and dunk and just tackled well after the catch, which kind of kept them from getting big plays. I hope to god though they dont try that shit with NE, they will murder us if we do. A couple other teams really would too, like the Steelers, and the Ravens.

    • naplesfan2010 says:

      Since 2008, we have not understood how to game plan to beat the Ravens.
      We do ok with the Steelers and the patsies, although Gase lost twice to them last year.

    • Tim Knight says:

      To me slowing down the Pats is more about tackling than coverages. We didn’t tackle well last year. We did on Sunday. It was an emphasis all offseason. To beat the Pats is still about pressuring Brady and not being sloppy on offense.

  42. naplesfan2010 says:

    With Clemson and Miami winning last weekend and Irma receding into memory, I’m kicking back on the balcony tonight with a mellow Mendoza Malbec and a balmy Gulf breeze.

    Here’s hoping you all have an awesome week and the Dolphins go to 2-0 on Sunday.

  43. Anthony for a 5th or Misi in the 2nd? You decide

  44. BoulderPhinfan says:

    Every time we get a high price FA from the steelers it doesn’t work out

  45. steveccnv says:

    We had 4 LBs available for game 1, we need bodies, Gase brought someone in. I don’t see what the problem is. Its defense you don’t need a month to figure it out.

  46. The Flying Pig says:


    34- 3 Dolphins

  47. CavalierKong says:


    Fins – 27
    Jest – 16

  48. Tim Knight says:

    Click on the position tab to see the roster clearer. I hate name alphabetical order. Look at the 6 current LBs with Timmons now suspended to see what we have at this time. Gase does not play around and the FO is aggressive. It’s not always going to work out, but not from a lack of trying to sustain a season and try to win. That’s the culture Ross wanted, hired Tannenbaum to lead it as VP – Grier is on the same page as Mr. T as GM, hired Gase to coach it. They all work together. No weird infighting. That always seemed to be the problem with the org in the not so distant past.

    Go Phins!!!!!!

      • The Flying Pig says:

        Honestly I’m happy with those 6

        Hull was solid last week (albeit he has his shortcomings)

        I wouldn’t want to start Hull and Chase Allen together but I think they are fine in terms of rounding out depth chart

        When the regular season is over, I think we might look back and say that Anthony was no worse, or even better than Timmons

        And he is 25
        So I’m 18 when McMillan is back – we have 2 young LBs to work with

        All those years I was frustrated with not drafting LBs – how can I complain when Anthony was one of the guys I wished we drafted?

  49. The Flying Pig says:

    Basketball post

    Watch this kid’s vertical

  50. Tim Knight says:

    Piggy, the way it’s set up for the Jets, I see the same 4 LBs (Alonso, Hull, Allen and March-Lillard) as last Sunday along with Maualuga this week. Anthony may be a few weeks away. Crazy how we’re already into LB 4 thru whatever on the depth chart as starters. WTF?!!!!

    • The Flying Pig says:

      We can march out a LB corps of carebears and the jests will struggle to score

      • Tim Knight says:

        We lose this game and we’ll all be like WTF? Forget LBs, we should score often and beat them up on defense.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        It’s true – if we lose this one I will go crazy

        The are averaging giving up 185 yards a game on the ground in their first 2 games

        I’m thinking Ajayi runs for 200 this week

      • Tim Knight says:

        Suh is a dominant presence. He’s a unique guy. He wrecked the Chargers running game and pressured Rivers.

  51. ElephantRider says:

    Hope Anthony works out, but there is a reason a horrible defense let him go….

    • steveccnv says:

      Because a D is horrible isn’t an indication by itself of any individual player, if that were true we could cut Jones, Suh and Wake and no one should care, because our D sucked last year. Anthony’s weaknesses don’t go well with what the Saints do.

  52. pheloniusphish says:

    Regarding defending against the Pats, I think KC showed us the blueprint. Play three man rush, eight in coverage in most passing situations. Take away the quick throws that Brady likes. Throw in an occasional blitz just to hit him.

  53. pheloniusphish says:

    The Anthony signing seems to me to be a depth/roll the dice signing. Maybe his light comes on. Maybe it doesn’t. Cost a 5th rounder. So what, we got to keep Landry.

    • steveccnv says:

      Some here are trying to compare him to a starting NFL LB, but he needs to be compared to what we have now as our 5th or 6th LB. We need bodies at LB.

  54. Rockphin says:

    I hope this Anthony trade works out. I HATE throwing our picks away. I’ve seen a few people say “so what, it’s only a 5th round pick” well, Jones our PB safety was a 5th round pick.

  55. steveccnv says:

    Cutler gets a passing grade by Walker. This article proves Walker doesn’t know shit about football.

  56. Rockphin says:

    sb7mvp says:
    September 20, 2017 at 9:20 am
    We traded an entire draft for Caroo

    Yeah we traded two picks for Carroo. I wasn’t happy about that either. What was the point of this post? It doesn’t make it ok to waste a draft pick on a player who doesn’t help the team just because we did it before.

    • steveccnv says:

      We need LBs, no one was available through FA, so they made a trade for a guy that, if he works out you’re getting a 1st rounder. We aren’t wasting a pick, we’re trying not to waste our season.

  57. Rockphin says:

    Andy Cohen the team shill, wrote an article (responses to fans questions) where he was asked about Cutler’s erratic play the first game and AC’s response was he thought Cutler played “great” and HE couldn’t see any bad passes. I’m not trying to bash Cutler hear, but Man what game was AC watching? Cutler got bailed out all game by the WR’s. Bad passes all over the field. Behind the receivers, below their knees, over their heads, under-thrown, over-thrown. It was not a “great” performance. He didn’t throw and picks and his completion percentage was high, but that was mostly the WR’s making great catches.

  58. ocalarob says:

    The minute you do that belicheat will adjust his game plan, this is chess not checkers.
    pheloniusphish says:
    September 20, 2017 at 7:46 am
    Regarding defending against the Pats, I think KC showed us the blueprint. Play three man rush, eight in coverage in most passing situations. Take away the quick throws that Brady likes. Throw in an occasional blitz just to hit him.

    • Rockphin says:

      You know that by Monday Bellicheat had figured out what KC had done to them and fixed it. I hate that SOB but he is a great coach. (I just threw up in my mouth)

      • ocalarob says:

        Not to mention KC had killed NE before early and everyone said Brady has lost his touch, they won the superbowl that year.

  59. Rockphin says:

    Steve, I didn’t say that we did waste a pick. I said I hope it works out because I hate wasting picks. I agree we need LB’s. It completely sucks that rookie never played a defensive snap for us and either has the free agent we brought in to shore up the unit. Also disappointed that our young ‘developing’ player Hewitt couldn’t stay healthy and make the squad. We are weak at LB AGAIN this year.

    I HOPE the new guy works out. I HOPE Raekwon comes back healthy and is a very good player for us for years. and I HOPE we draft another stud this offseason.

  60. ocalarob says:

    seeing that we went 10-6 last year with a severely depleted team due to injury i’m going to give the front ofiice a pass on judging this new LBer deal prematurely

    • Ken says:

      I feel the same way. I am not holding my breath that he is going to be an impact player but I get why we made the trade. Now I will hope for the best and root for him

  61. ocalarob says:

    the way to beat brady is to pressure him up the middle with Suh.

  62. Rockphin says:

    How do you pronounce “Stephone”?

  63. Rockphin says:

    I just got my Boggle dice out and I am making up new NFL player names.


  64. stangerx says:

    Game is Sun, Oct 22 at one against the JETS. Seats will be $65 each for real cheap nosebleeds.
    Will get together the night before and Chef Warren tailgate as always.

    PhinDog +2 (plane and hotel done)
    Mike E +1 (plane and hotel done)
    Son +2
    Chef Warren +1 (will be there before you)
    Stanger + 2
    Toba +1 (plane and hotel done)
    OD (+1?)….sitting with the crew.
    Brian in NY + son for his first game (in OD’s seats)
    Ken (not 100% sure but in for ticket)
    Krishna (has own seats)


    Reach the point where seats go on the card, which means you are buying them (even if don’t have to pay right now). Also means will not be taking some already reserved… still a chance to pop in either fresh or with an extra plus number.

  65. Mike E. says:


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