4 Miserable Points about the 2017 Dolphins

Like most of you Prawny just didn’t handle the last two weeks very well.

So we had to change this week’s format based on his…eh..absence

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So let’s talk about 4 miserable points!

Point I:  Adam Gase is Not Immune to Dolfan Hate

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In his first season as Dolphins head coach, Adam Gase brought the Dolphins from the dead all the way to their first playoff birth since ’08.

So everyone loves Gase right?  NOPE!  Gase, the offensive guru (cough cough) is under fire from the media and the fans.  Shutout by the Saints after almost being shut out by the Jests is no way to get in the good graces of this fan base.

The Dolphins offense is absolutely horrible this season.  The Dolphins have only scored 25 points this season.  The offense looks bland and predictable despite quite a number of playmakers on offense.

Don’t get me wrong.  It would be silly to call for his head this early in his career but it would be just as silly to give him a pass.

Last week after losing to the Jests, Gase felt the need to get more of his talent involved.  Julius Thomas and Kenyon Drake looked like the two beneficiaries of that change.  Drake had a big run….called back for holding and finished the game with one carry.  Thomas caught an important first down catch on 3rd down.  Then, in what looked like a forced attempt to get Thomas involved, the ball was intercepted in the endzone.  Thomas finished with two catches and has been pretty much useless in 2017.

Let’s hope Adam Gase has a better solution after the Saints loss.

Point 2.  The Dolphins have an Unavoidable Controversy at QB

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This is not your Dad’s QB controversy.  This isn’t Phil Simms vs Jeff Hostetller.  This is Dolfans and the media’s endless discussion about the position.  It is impossible to be a happy about the position for Dolfans.

Part of this controversy is not the fault of the Dolphins.  As soon as Ryan Tannehill went down for the season it was inevitable.  We all know there are Tannehill loyalists and Tannehill haters – and they don’t stop arguing.  So when Tannehill went down, whomever started in his place would be compared to Tannehill.  What would Tannehill do?  Is _____ better than Tannehill?  What happens in 2018 with Tannehill?

Enter Jay Cutler.  Like a fart you tried to hold in on a date – “The Dolphins sign Jay Cutler” is the last thing you wanted to hear.  But we all hoped for the best.  We all hoped we would have a problem at QB.  A simple QB controversy like the Giants had once upon a time.

NO – that doesn’t happen to the Dolphins.  Jay Cutler has arguably been the worst player on the field the last three Sundays.  Cutler looked like a QB who should stay retired against the Saints.  If we get lucky, a comet will hit the Earth and we won’t hear a thing about our QB controversy…but we are never that lucky.

Gase seems committed to Cutler for now.  But there are murmurs of “Play Matt Moore”.  And why shouldn’t there be?  Moore wasn’t great for us last year – but he did help us get into the postseason.  And Cutler has been so bad that well…

But the controversy doesn’t end with 3 QBs for the Dolphins.  Look at that 4th guy.  Think people aren’t calling for the Dolphins to sign him?  Imagine if we do.  Imagine if we don’t and the QB play stays this bad.  The Dolphins are in the direct line of fire for the Kaepernick backlash, one way or another.

Point 3:  Special Teams…When Foot Meets Suck

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What is going on with the field goal attempts against the Dolphins.  The Dolphins have benefited from several missed field goals this season. For whatever reason – there have been a on of missed field goals in three games.

Here is why that drives me crazy:  The gods will rob us of a missed field goal when it really means something.  I’m superstitious.  If you are too, you know, all the missed field goals we will get in 2017 have been used.

Oh…and don’t get me started about the punting game.  Matt Haack hasn’t been great this season and he is on pace for 85 punts.  Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Point 4:  Hope is for Suckers

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It’s really not that dire right now.  And how do I know this?  By focusing on some meaningless stats of course!

Jarvis Landry is on pace to catch more than 130 passes this year.  DeVante Parker is on pace for over 90 and over 1200 yards.  Kenny Stills is on pace for close to 50 catches and over 500 yards.  There aren’t a lot of NFL teams that get that much production out of their receivers, but we do…and we get a grand total of 25 points in 3 games out of it…WTF!

Add Jay Ajayi to that mix.   He is on pace for just under 1,000 yards – but I find it hard to believe, barring injury, he won’t have more than 1000 yards.  I don’t think there are a of NFL teams getting that much production from four players on offense.  Inexplicably, it means nothing in terms of scoring.  Do you have hope about the 2017 season now?

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Think about this:  The Dolphins, Patriots and Jests all have 2 losses each.  The Bills are in first place at 3-1.  Do you think the Bills will finish over .500.  I don’t.  I expect the Bills and Jests to have some low points in 2017 when it’s said and done.  So naturally,  this gives me hope about the 2017 Dolphins.  And hope is for suckers when you are a Dolfan!

So bring on The Titans.  I’m so excited!

 

 

 

 

 

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663 Responses to 4 Miserable Points about the 2017 Dolphins

  1. Randy says:

    MikeE,
    Hell if I know! I’m still waiting for halftime! Lol

  2. wyoming85 says:

    Irregardless of my 1/2 D post, you sumanubitches want to be the grammar police instead of commenting on it? 😉

    • Mike E. says:

      I agree with some of the things you said. I let my emotions on this thing get the best of me today. There is no easy solution, and there certainly isn’t one particular thing you can do to stop these types of things from happening. I was really upset reading some of the stories of different people. It’s really sad.

  3. Mike E. says:

    I’m tired – Goodnight folks! Sorry if I insulted anyone today, this Las Vegas shooting really got me upset today.

  4. Randy says:

    MikeE,
    Night man….no worries from me. We’re all getting beaten down by the senseless violence in our World. You’re in pain and upset because you care. I get it.

  5. Randy says:

    Wyoming,
    Does that mean you expected me to actually read that humongous post? I haven’t read a whole D post in a couple years! Lol

  6. herdfan says:

    Wyoming…I get what you’re saying. I hate the violence, these mass killings that are senseless. I’m also in the process of getting a gun for myself. I’m not anti gun. I live in an area where hunting is a way of life for a lot of people. What it comes down to for me is there is no reason for an individual to have weapons that are capable of doing the damage that happened in Las Vegas. If that means limiting the number of weapons, or the type of weapons, I can live with that. Compromise.

    I think our whole system is getting f’d up. I don’t know the answer. It’s all just incredibly sad.

    • wyoming85 says:

      The whole rant was worthless other than the last sentence.
      I think I have 5 – rifles 3-shotguns 1 – pistol
      the pistol is my only semi-automatic and it’s only function is to kill anything threatening my family.
      And it’s my least favorite and I hope I NEVER have to use it!!!!!!

  7. Randy says:

    Wyoming,
    As I’d said, I don’t think gun control is going to change anything, so it is just a moot point for me. I also cringe when I hear anything about even more of our rights being curtailed. It’s just a false solution, so what’s the real agenda? People have been finding ways to kill one another for centuries. That will never change. Guns or no guns. If someone wants to kill a bunch of people, they’ll figure out a way to do it. They’re not gonna say: “Oh shucks, I can’t go buy a gun at Wal-Mart….guess I’ll go mow the lawn instead.” I don’t know. It makes me sad, and I’m not sure I have any hope it’s gonna change.

  8. wyoming85 says:

  9. Randy says:

    Harris had that tackle beat before he ever used his hands. It’s his quickness off the ball that is gonna be one of his best assets, but that tackle played that play very poorly….and Tannehill is still an average QB.

  10. Tim Knight says:

    Phish, I’m still having a hard time seeing how the population of “We the People” would be able to stand up to our military in that scenario? Land, sea and air vs. a well armed citizenry? You knowing what you’re doing with a gun doesn’t match up with that or sea and air power.

    So what’s next, private sector people arming their private planes with missiles to take on our air power? Loading up fishing and/or cruising boats with what, to take on the Navy?

    I thought your response was a bit flippant. Once again not trying to be a jerk, I just don’t see it, so what are we worried about?

    If there is a concern about such things, than we don’t truly believe in America. Free to be, but no longer the security of defense? We’re on our own. That’s just the way it is.

    Maybe I’m just confused. We praise our armed forces and then say, hey one day, you never know, they may rule you. Our family and friends. At that point I’d give up. Just like William Wallace.

  11. wyoming85 says:

    Tim I hear what your saying.
    But the option is to just load the train to Auschwitz?
    Is that how your going down?
    We won our independents by defeating the largest Kingdom this world has ever seen ( Could be The Roman Empire but that’s another argument ) Or at least not giving up until they got bored!

    I understand that the odds wouldn’t be good and you would probably get killed without even seeing the enemy.
    But hey that’s who we are!
    ( Or my version of who we should be )

  12. wyoming85 says:

  13. ocalarob says:

    Randy says:
    October 3, 2017 at 11:47 pm
    Wyoming,
    As I’d said, I don’t think gun control is going to change anything
    ___________________________________________________
    Having these legal bump stock devices making a semi automatic an automatic assault rifle should be outlawed, whomever made that device legal is stupid, why not just make all auto’s legal if that’s the case? i seen this devise on you-tube a couple of years ago and couldn’t believe it was legal! if this shooter simply has a semi automatic assault rifle the death toll would have been less.
    I believe in the 2nd amendment however i don’t believe our fore fathers meant for us to have assault rifles. they are made for one thing, assault. if you feel the need to arm yourself for protection get a glock.
    get rid of the bump stock and take a hard look at banning assault rifles, that would go a long way in preventing the tragedies we’ve seen in Vegas.
    JMO
    Go Dolph???? National Anthem

  14. ocalarob says:

    Of course you have the NRA that make so much money from producing assault rifles and have most politicians in their hip pocket, it would be tough to ban them.

  15. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!

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