Dolphins @ Falcons: Almost Pokied

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You didn’t see me…


It’s me…Colonpokey…but I’ve been hiding, like the Dolphins offense this season

You almost saw me.  Some of you might have felt like you met me after the fist half against the Falcons.

It must have seemed to most of you that you were sure to get pokied after watching another scoreless half against the Falcons.

If you are counting, that’s 3 total offensive points by the Dolphins in the first 5 games this season.  And that is pathetic.  On Sunday, some most of you were furious – what a horrible first half…same old Dolphins offense…what is Gase doing?!?!?


Actually to be fair:  Jay Ajayi had a pretty good first half.  Ajayi, who has been running hard all season continued that trend against the Falcons in the first half.

Ajayi actually finished the game with 130 yards rushing on 26 carries.

But Ajayi’s strong first half almost made the pain of the first half offense worse!  The passing offense was  nowhere to be found and just when the Dolphins were driving late in the first half – Jay Cutler threw a horrible interception.


There haven’t been a lot of good moments for Jay Cutler this season – and the first half of the Falcons game was no different.

The Dolphins went to the half down 17 – 0.  It looked certain to be a blow out loss.

But then the second half happened.  The Dolphins defense would not give up a point in the 2nd half.

The Dolphins defense is one of two NFL defenses to not allow 20 or more in game this season.

At this point – are any of you surprised by the defensive stellar play.

What was surprising was that the Dolphins offense woke up.  Jay Cutler threw 2 second half touchdowns. One to Kenny Stills who finished with 4 catches for 49 yards and the other on a nifty play to Jarvis Landry.

Miami Dolphins v Atlanta Falcon

Speaking of Landry, the heart and soul of the Dolphins helped convert a critical 3rd down late in the game with his patented scrappiness.

What can you say about Landry and Ajayi – they bring it every week!

And so far, the 2017 Dolphins defense also brings it every week!

Matt Ryan finished the game with 248 yards and only 1 touchdown.  The Falcons collectively ran for 100 total rushing yards – but a lot of this yards were on a few big plays.

Impressively Julio Jones was held under 100 yards receiving.  Xavier Howard deserves a lot of credit for helping shut Jones down. But Howard’s rookie counterpart Cordrea Tankersley played well and helped set up the game winning interception by Reside Jones.

JonesINt vs ATL

But it wasn’t just the Dolphins secondary.  It was the contributions of the usual:  Wake, Suh and Kiko.

And the contributions of the newcomers as well:  Timmons and Hayes.

This defense can play!


Speaking of playing, I hear some of you are planning on having some fun next week at the fest!

This is the first fest against the jests and I’m sure most of you are excited to make some noise.

I can’t make it myself…

I’m going diving…

pokey diving




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221 Responses to Dolphins @ Falcons: Almost Pokied

  1. mf13ss says:

    Mike E. says:
    October 17, 2017 at 2:14 pm
    M – I just checked him out I remember you two discussing him. Walter has him as the 5th best TE prospect as of now.
    LOL @ Walter 😆
    Trust Brian and me… Mike Gesicki is for REAL. You should be able to catch as many PSU games as you want in prime-time, now that they’re #2 in all the land.

  2. The Flying Pig says:

    Great play by Hayes here

  3. mf13ss says:

    Adam Schefter‏Verified account @AdamSchefter 6h6 hours ago
    Panthers released QB Brad Kaaya, per source.
    Get him on our PS. He’s no worse than Brandon Doughboy.

  4. Mike E. says:


    I wasn’t saying Walter’s football is right, just mentioning where he has Gesicki rated. His word is far from gospel, although he does some good work. I can’t watch college ball, I just don’t have the time.

  5. mf13ss says:

    Adam Caplan‏Verified account @caplannfl 32s32 seconds ago
    #49ers signing veteran DT Tony McDaniel, per his agent, @davidcanter.
    Good for Tony!

    • mf13ss says:

      And with that stated, we’ve done a TREMENDOUS job of stopping the run this year! I’d thought for sure we wouldn’t be able to rely on our DT rooks, but I stand corrected… thanks to improved LB play.

  6. mf13ss says:

    ProFootballReference‏Verified account @pfref 2m2 minutes ago
    Carson Wentz has gotten a first down on 55.1% 3rd down plays (passes + carries). The only other QB over 50% is Aaron Rodgers (min. 20+)

  7. Mike E. says:


    That’s a really tough stat to quantify. 3rd and what? I mean some teams are in manageable 3rd down situations most of the time, meaning like 3rd and 4 or less. I can assure you most times we’ve been in 3rd and long, which of course would tip the stats to a poor showing

  8. stangerx says:

    Just picked up the Fest tickets. Old school rather than printouts, even if can’t take that much credit for them being so.

    Fest folks…..might be your last chance to keep an actual one.

  9. D says:

    Crazy some of the names at the bottom of that list… Rapeburger, Rivers, Carr, Mariota….

  10. stangerx says:

    Guess people haven’t been paying as much attention to Omar as they should.
    “Too much success too early can become poison.”
    “Miami’s offense is struggling mightily.”
    “Miami’s offense has been putrid”
    “the unit’s struggles have served as a reality check for the man who made Tim Tebow look like a winning NFL quarterback.”
    “anyone who thinks this team is going anywhere if the offense doesn’t get fixed doesn’t understand football.”

  11. mf13ss says:

    Mike E. says:
    October 17, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    That’s a really tough stat to quantify. 3rd and what? I mean some teams are in manageable 3rd down situations most of the time, meaning like 3rd and 4 or less. I can assure you most times we’ve been in 3rd and long, which of course would tip the stats to a poor showing
    Don’t kill the messenger, dude! 🙂 File your grievances to PFR or Adam Gase! LOL

    • Mike E. says:

      Not killing the messenger – I was just asking, and saying that 3rd and what matters. Some teams that have been moving the ball well on 1st and 2nd down usually have easier 3rd down conversions. Wouldn’t you agree?

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  14. Tim Knight says:

    M13, do you think Brad Kaaya is NFL starter material?

  15. The Flying Pig says:

    Dolphin Art

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  18. ocalarob says:

    Did anyone see Gordon Hayward Break his ankle? it was gruesome!

  19. ocalarob says:

    Jordan Phillips had a great game sunday

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Yup his best game of the year. He was all over the place.

    • Tim Knight says:

      He has dominant talent. It’s all about how bad he wants it. But as inconsistent as he is, he’s still a worthy player in your rotation because he can be really disruptive against both the run and pass.

  20. Tim Knight says:

    Son, that’s so crazy you mentioned Everson Griffen, I was going to mention him to Mike as another example.

  21. Tim Knight says:

    I want to see the offense come out the same way we did against ATL, with 2-TE and get Ajayi going. He’s one of the best north/south runners in the game. Even when he’s going outside he’s going up field. He doesn’t dance, that’s not his game. He can wear on opposing defenses, make big runs and set up the passing game. He’s the bell cow, then Landry as part of the ball control passing game, and big play potential as well, even running the ball. He is a back once he has the ball in his hands. Those guys working the way they do can set up some big plays to Parker, Stills etc.

    Fuck the bunched up WR groupings for 0-5 yard screen/pick plays. Instead of using it 10-12 times PG, how about 3-5 and then never throw to it. LOL

  22. The Flying Pig says:

    First qtr of the NBA season and he breaks his leg
    That is just horrible

  23. Tim Knight says:

    The bell cow. 🙂

  24. wyoming85 says:

  25. Tony Pauline‏ 
    Follow @TonyPauline

    Tony Pauline Retweeted Draft Analyst
    Also Kurt Benkert/QB/Viginia continues to move north on draft boards …
    there’s my boy

  26. manitobafinfan says:

    Airport #1, headed to Toronto so far so good 👍👍

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