2018 Season – Game 6 – Bears @ Dolphins

The Dolphins looked like they answered the call against the Bengals.  The defense played a very good game, really limiting the Bengals offense.  The Dolphins shut out the Bengals in the 1st half, leading at the half 14-0.  Talk about a tale of 2 halves, Ryan Tannehill completed 12 of 18 attempts for 114 yards and 1 TD, in the familiar short passing offense.  All was well for the Dolphins, even through the 3rd quarter, although I thought they were a couple of plays that gave the indication that the wheels were ready to come off the tracks.  The first was the ST’s hit by Martell Spaight, which at the time when the flag went up, I nearly lost my mind.  It was a completely legal, legit hit, and I thought they flagged it for a late hit out of bounds, but it turned out, after the hit, Spaight was jawing at the Bengals returner Alex Erickson, and was flagged for a 15 YD unsportsmanlike conduct.  That was #1.  That moved the starting field position from the Bengals 14 yard line to the 29, big difference, especially after the Bengals struggled for 3 QTR’s.

Number 2 was just a few plays later, the Bengals were at midfield, and Dalton threw a short pass to TE CJ Uzomah, and Uzomah had to go up for the ball, and Dolphins safety T.J. McDonald came from behind and hit Uzomah a few milliseconds after the ball went through his hands.  It wasn’t a vicious hit, McDonald contacted Uzomah with his hands first to his back, but he was leaping into the player, and then he eventually knocked the player to the turf, but not in a dirty way at all.  That was called for the 2nd unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for 15 yards, and in my mind, that’s where the unraveling started.

The Bengals went on to score a TD on that drive, 30 yards of Dolphins penalties, which ended with Dalton hitting RB Joe Mixon for an 18 yard TD to start the 4th quarter.  Then the real scary stuff happened.  Grant returns the kickoff to the 19 yard line, and Gore on 1st down is stuffed after a 2 yard gain.  2nd and 12, Tannehill is sacked by DT Geno Atkins for a loss of 8, the ball now at the 13 yard line.  Tunsil was injured at this point, and he was replaced by swingman Sam Young.  Tannehill found Drake in a short pass over the middle, and Drake picked up the 1st down gaining 18 yards.  At the 31 yard line, Kalen Ballage got his first carry of the game for 2 yards, and then IT happened.  With Sam Young struggling to block anyone really, and the Bengals sensing the weakness there, they overloaded the right side, and sure enough there was immediate pressure on Tannehill as soon as he took the shotgun snap, and he attempted to roll right, and there was additional pressure from that side as well, and Tannehill inexplicably while attempting the throw the ball away, threw it low and it hit the helmet of RG Jesse Davis, and caromed into the waiting hands of DE Michael Johnson who returned the INT for a TD, which tied the game at 17-17.  No excuse, that was a terrible play by Tannehill, who could have thrown it to the sideline out of bounds.

I’m not going to bother giving the blow by blow any further, I can sum it up with Sam Young couldn’t block anyone, The Bengals had all the momentum, and we don’t have a QB that can rise above everything and bring us back.  Ryan Tannehill is not the problem, but I now believe he is not the answer.  We’re not an explosive offense, we can’t put 40 points on a team, and the way the NFL has evolved, I think you have to.  Too many things have to be aligned just right in order for Tannehill to succeed, and I think we’ve tried and continue to do just that,  but in this league, the QB has to have that confidence, that killer instinct that I think Ryan Tannehill doesn’t have.  He’s not a terrible QB, he’s just not the type of player that can lift his team, and I’m certain this will be his last season as the Dolphins QB.

This week can be extremely ugly, facing the #1 defense in the NFL, very likely without our starting LT Laremy Tunsil.  The Bears are allowing the 2nd fewest points per game, 16.3, which is pretty close to what we score per game at 19.8, good for 28th out of 32 teams in the NFL.  Sounds like a recipe for disaster.  The Bears incidentally, are scoring 27.8 PPG, but that’s a little skewed due to the 48 points they hung on TB before their BYE week.  Rookie QB Mitch Trubisky threw 6 TD’s in that game, but the 3-1 Bears don’t really score like that consistently, and they don’t have to with that defense.  The Bears probably send fruit baskets and flowers to Jon Gruden weekly for trading Khalil Mack to their team.

This is a game we have no business winning, and yet for some reason, I have a feeling we hang around in this game, and possibly even win it, just because it makes no sense.  No prediction this week, who cares anyway.  It’s bizarre to look at the NFL standings, and see the Miami Dolphins there at 3-2, 1st place AFC East.  I think about Jakeem Grant and how much more important he becomes each week, and then conversely, I think about Devante Parker and how close people are to saying “Who?” when you say his name.  Are 1st RD Dolphins WR’s cursed?  Yatil Green anyone?  I think about the defense, and realize that this is probably the last year for Cam Wake, and I get the feeling he doesn’t have that storybook ending here.  Shame, he deserves it, but I think maybe father time has finally reined the big boy in.  I think about the young players we have on defense that are coming on, Jerome Baker, Minkah who started out great,  Raekwon who needed to shake off some rust after being out last year, Xavien Howard, who is a top 10 CB,  Vincent Taylor who keeps on getting better and Davon Godchaux too.  Add in good ole Bobby McCain too.  I guess what I’m saying is, draft a QB in the 1st RD next year, there are some really good young pieces to build around.  Next year, always next year.  I know, I know, we’re 3-2, probably soon to be 3-3, but we will win the Fest game, because . . .

 

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1,153 Responses to 2018 Season – Game 6 – Bears @ Dolphins

  1. naplesfan2010 says:

    ugh bad INT by Mahomes

  2. naplesfan2010 says:

    Damien Williams who used to play for us just ran for a yard for KC.

  3. steveccnv says:

    I’m with OD on Osweiler, if he puts another game like this one back to back I’d be shocked.

  4. olddolphan says:

    STARTING TO LOOK LIKE another undefeated team is going to bite the dust tonight. The ’72 Dolphins are smiling!

  5. Ken says:

    This is the Mahomes I remember from college. Tremendous ability but erratic and out of control

    • olddolphan says:

      I THINK ANDY REID has this kid headed in the right direction, Ken. And I would NOT be shocked if KC scared the livin’ shit out of the Patriots come playoff time, no matter WHERE they play. Mahomes is not even half way thru his rookie season. He WILL get better by January.
      ——
      OUT for tonight! WHAT A DAY!!

  6. naplesfan2010 says:

    oh well … nobody can beat the patsies* in Foxborough.

    Let’s get them down here for a rematch.

    See you guys at the Fest.

  7. Tim Knight says:

    Right… nobody bashed Tannehill. I made it up. LOL

  8. Tim Knight says:

    Down quite a few players and down in the game, we’re 4-2. I’ll say this, the Bears expected to win this game and they did not. 🙂

  9. The Flying Pig says:

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  11. The Flying Pig says:

    We had 541 yards today

    Oinky!!!

  12. The entire team did their jobs today.
    Even Our much maligned banged up OL deserves a ton of credit, 0 sacks, Mack had only 2 tackles, and Gore had room to run.
    The OL overachieved, and showed the heart I haven’t seen in a couple weeks..
    Everytime I get pissed off at this team, they win, when I’m happy with them they lose, argghhh.
    I’ll just stay pissed we keep winning 😤Lol

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  14. wyoming85 says:

    The good news – I get to go to a ALCS game Thursday night! 🙂

    Bad news – The Astro’s had to lose to get to Thursday! 😦

  15. I like Osweiler, he makes better decisions than RT and has a better pocket presence.
    He was zipping that ball out, and the 2 point conversion was so perfect and such a tiny window, I had to watch it again, and SMH.
    Brock showed patience waiting for Stills to get behind the cb, but nearly at the back of the end zone, and Brock made a big time play that We usually see big time QB,s make.
    He threaded the needle, it was a very small window to fit the ball in and Brock did it.
    If That’s incomplete, game over, and no overtime , we needed those 2 points

  16. The bears are furious at themselves, players are saying they screwed up, almost none saying Miami played well. A glance at Chicago tribune,,,

    They are Making excuses like
    It was too hot, and game was too long.
    Bears Players are especially upset over the Wilson 75 yard TD that came right after Trubisky pit them ahead 28-21
    3 secondary guys were in each other’s way, trevarthon overran it, and another cb couldn’t get off Stills downfield block. Also a safety just backpedaledmto the end zone to make sure he never got in Wilsons way, lol
    One bears player said it really hurts to play every second possible of an OT game and lose it on a FGs
    A fan bitched about this isn’t the 85 bears defense we were hoping for.

    Lots of hot air in the Windy City tonight, lol

  17. Cheats 43 Chiefs 40 final score

  18. naplesfan2010 says:

    On that last Gore run above, Tunsil actually blocked 3 guys.

    • He Took out the end, and immediately went for the linebacker and neutralized him, not sure who the third guy was
      But I love it when OL take defenders out of the play, but they don’t stop there, they keep going til the whistle blows and go after other defenders.
      great job by our OL today!

  19. Tim Knight says:

    David, just chill with it. LOL

  20. Tim Knight says:

    Tunsil is becoming a stud yet people keep focusing on false starts. That’s not about talent. That’s about cleaning up his game. The talent is surely there. 🙂

  21. Tim Knight says:

    We only hear Howard’s name here and there in games lately. Teams don’t throw his way much. 🙂

  22. Tim Knight says:

    So our partial backup team wins over the scary Bears in a wild game and everyone is off to their pillows. I guarantee if we lost this game the calling for heads would still be going on. Funny how that works. Anyway… glad that’s why it’s working. LOL

  23. ElephantRider says:

    Amendola, Wilson > Landry (not even close)

    This defense is starting to get good. Did they even have this many turnovers all last year? Still brain farts here and there but they are young and should continue improving.

    Brock seemed to have a good command at the line and good handle on things. He has a weak arm, wont push the ball downfield, and generally just slow moving. He had good pocket presence and ran the offense well except his horrible INT.

    The other INT is on well…..what should be a bag of chips. Was that his only play? I’d take a 2021 7th rd for him…..BUST

    I really dont know which QB I’d like to see anymore. Would be nice to merge the two. Commitment to the run was great and hopefully it continues. I dont think this team can win with either QB passing all the time.

    • get Your Landry shots in, I won’t waste Your or my time reminding Selective memories with agenda against Landry.
      but Amendola has not shown much for us, he saved his best for the cheats. I suppose You hated Landrys 220 first downs in 4 years, don’t worry, we won’t get anymore from him at minimum wage. I guess You missed Landrys 9tds too, far more than Amendola could get in 2 seasons at his putrid rate of scoring.
      I told Ya I like Wilson, but we need him every week, sometimes he takes weeks off

      But neither would ever play a down for minimum wage like Landry did, nor has either come close to similar production or setting NFL records while in our employ.
      Landry got his record setting jersey sent to the HOF last week, so he has proven himself even if You deny it

      But Give Wilson time, he might become a full time great player for us, and I hope he does 😎

      • Also Don’t be so blinded with Landry hate that You missed Osweiler contributions.
        Osweiler is superior than Cutler and Moore, not even close IMO
        As ofnYesterday, we are left to determine if Osweiler is better than Tannehill also.
        I was impressed with Brock yesterday, he had a career best game in yardage

  24. Osweiler threw the ball 44x yesterday. 44x. So the narrative that we don’t give Tannehill run support and he throws too much isn’t a valid one because Tannehill is only throwing the ball an average of 25x a game so far this season. The run game has failed Tannehill because teams know he can’t beat them and they play the run, not because we don’t give Tannehill run support like we game Osweiler yesterday.

  25. ocalarob says:

    Gore is tearing it up!

    SEASON AVG 1ST DOWN RUNNING (runs under 10 yards)
    FRANK GORE 34 attempts 4.29 YPC
    DRAKE 22 attempts 2.66 YPC

    vs Chcago
    Frank Gore 10 attempts x 49 yards, 4.9 YPC
    Drake 5 attempts x 24 yards 4.8 YPC

  26. ocalarob says:

    If Gore continues to avg over 4 yards per carry and they continue to give him the ball on 1st down he will carry this team to the post season

  27. ocalarob says:

    28 rushing attempts by our rbs usually equates to a win

  28. ocalarob says:

    I can’t believe Drake fumbled, at least cody parker bailed him out. i guess gore was gassed, you have to run a sneak in that situation or give it to gore, i liked how they used gore on the previous play like a FB.
    what was Gase thinking on 3rd and a half yard to go lining up in the shotgun and handing it to Drake, it was a doomed call and other than the fumble Drake tried to make the best of that situation.
    a qb sneak gets the done 10 out of 10 times!

  29. Drake DID have 2 hands on that ball, and it appeared as though his intent was to secure the ball, he just didn’t hold onto it when it got knocked loose.

    • D says:

      He started to extend the ball towards the plane and lost control of it. He should have tucked it and drove into the EZ because he would have still broke the plane and the ball would be secured. Was a mistake and he will learn from it. He was ashamed of himself. That was actually good to see

      • Thanks, I didn’t see where he reached out. Drake won’t disappoint every time, and yes I do think the youngster got an important NFL lesson.
        We can’t forget Gore has thousands more carries and experience, but Drake is extremely talented, and he will get his chances to show himself and do well.

  30. D says:

    We still don’t agree on Drake but I do agree with you on most other parts of your statement. I also agree that Drake’s strength isn’t moving the pike and getting the tough yards up the middle. But u think he can be viable there because if the OL gives him what they are supposed to, he can hit seams in the middle for big gainers. Gore is just better at taking whatever is there and making the most out of it. He gets really low on his carries and keeps defenders off his legs which he never stops driving with. He’s definitely old school

  31. D says:

    I’m with Mike the offense had a conmpletely different and better vibe to it with Osweiler in there. I also agree he isn’t the answer to our QB of the future but I think the offense looking and feeling more in sync with him highlights the issues with Tanny. He just isn’t the franchise QB for us. Next year we need to put up and even trade up to get us a possible QB of the future.

  32. D says:

    I’d say Wilson at half the cost of Landry was an upgrade but I still think Jarvis is a helluva receiver and pro-bowl talent. He has better hands than 99% of other receivers, he runs good routes, he gets open and he is tough as nails. He has some detracting characteristics too but overall I would have loved to keep him, we just couldn’t afford to

    • We can afford 10 million for Cutler, and even more Millions for drug dealer Pouncey, and Tannehill got the vault keys for basically doing nothing but feeding Landry on short passes near the Los.
      but we don’t have money leftover for record setting performers
      That’s like saying we can’t afford the house payment, because we lost all our money gambling and buying lap dances

      • D says:

        We were a few million over the cap when the decision on Landry was made. Maybe if we had done Landry’s deal after all the other moves, but we had to get back under the cap and 13mil was the best offer they could do. I did the math because I wanted to keep him too and I estimated 15mil and I had a hard time coming up with the money to do it. Suhs money didn’t come up until June and we had to be below cap by then so it just didn’t help us much and the rest of the cuts would only made it sorta doable. We would have had little to spare

      • Oh I agree once we wasted our money on hookers and wine coolers we had little left for performers, but that in itself was the problem.
        We even paid 9 million for Mario Williams, wtf

        Obviously they should have been more prudent in the first place, and then money wouldn’t be an issue later.
        Waste not, want not

  33. D says:

    I honestly think lack of a deep game was less on Osweiler and more on Gase. Gase did what he needed to and made the passing game easy for Osweiler and Osweiler stayed on script and did that. He also gave Osweiler run support commitment for the same reasons. Again this may be why Osweiler was successful but it again highlights that there is too much confidence in Tanny to not have to do the same with him. We have to reboot the QB situation next year. It sucks but we don’t have a potential franchise guy on our roster.

    • D says:

      Osweiler did go through his read progressions better than Tanny normally does. He didn’t wait for his primary read to get open. He went on to the next read and came back to them a bunch of times. He called out protections etc really well at LOS, and he moved better in the pocket. I think his passes weren’t crisp and accurate as tannys generally are but that could be that his arm is still acclimating since he hasn’t started in so long. His passes in Denver always use to look more crisp but we will see maybe. I think he earned a second games to be honest and if he strings together 2 to 3 in a row he should be given the job for the rest of the year

  34. Osweiler took the Broncs to the super bowl, he has won playoff games before.
    He didn’t play in the SB because Peyton came back from injuries.
    they won without much help from Manning, but they were a better team with Osweiler at the helm,

  35. D says:

    I’d really like to see more of the two back sets. Every time I see them I can’t fully anticipate what’s coming and that’s a good thing because the defense likely can’t either or at least they are less likely than some of our other formations where I’d be yelling screen 2 seconds before the snap on lol

  36. I like Osweiler reads and decisions too,meh looked like a veteran QB.
    Tannehill still looks like he’s trying to figure QB out
    And yes, Gase put together an excellent game plan yesterday that helped Osweiler, everyone did well yesterday IMO

  37. Just curious of opinions on this, Did anyone see the way the Steelers won? Was that offensive pass interference or not?

  38. ocalarob says:

    Landry is not an elite rec due to his lack of overall speed yet he demanded elite money, he made a lot of catches due to the fact that we had no run game and cutler more times than not had to dump it off.
    Landry is an above avg slot rec and he’s a “look at me” guy, Albert Wilson is a team player, has everything Landry has and more including 4.3 elite speed, Wilson is also cheaper.

    with that said Wilson is a much better option than Landry.

    • He isn’t above average slot receiver, he is a record breaking slot receiver, elite enough to get his name in the record books and jersey sent to Canton. But some Dolphin fans are butt hurt and say he’s above average, Lol. I’m not going to change opinion anymore than you get to change history, agree to disagree here

  39. ocalarob says:

    I just wonder who starts the fest game…Osweiler or Tannehill???

    for some reason i question the “shoulder injury” Thill sustained against NE, if he injured his shoulder why did he play against cincy?

    could that be a reason to not create a QB controversy?

    anyway i did think Osweiler managed the game very well against the Bears and i would definitely start him next week

  40. ElephantRider says:

    In what world did Brock Osweiler lead Denver to the Super Bowl?

  41. ElephantRider says:

    David

    Landry has shown what kind of a person he is. Trash.

    And i’m not going to explain rookie contracts to you. Look it up.

    He’s single handingly propelling the Browns as we speak….

    • There isn’t an official stat for trash, but much to Your sadness, He did break NFL records, and did get his jersey sent to canton. I’m sorry for that, lol. But his records speak for himself, I don’t need to defend what his resume is, He can do that well IMO
      Let’s enjoy a hard fought exciting win over a very good team. We did damn good yesterday, and now the fest looks like fun instead of dread.
      I’m happy 😎

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  44. stangerx says:

    Worst job in the whole stadium yesterday was table holder. Bears had 8 people holding up what looked like cheap plastic folding tables to create shade on their sideline. Those folks stood there holding up those four tables for the entire game. NFL rules say that home team has to give the visiting team the exact same equipment as the home team….. but guess shade doesn’t qualify as equipment.

    • ElephantRider says:

      That was the stupidest thing I’ve seen in a long time. That’s their best idea for shade? LOL

      • stangerx says:

        My guess is teams would bring in tailgate tents if they could but that the rules say can’t use anything other than what supplied. Those tables were probably meant to put gatoraid on and such.

      • ElephantRider says:

        Raiders had canopies I thought…

    • D says:

      Yeah i was wondering wtf that was. I dont know if it was folding tables or equipment meant for that purpose but either way, really shitty job lol. They did get a really good view of their team losing though….gotta look at the silver lining.

    • stangerx says:

      Didn’t notice, but you could be right on that ER. But never saw a visiting team do that before, and if they did the Phins after could have pointed out the Raiders broke the rules to stop it from happening again. Am sure visiting teams would install AC units if it was permitted.

  45. D says:

    I think the Landry discussion is kind of moot, he obviously is a really great receiver, we may be pissy about him and how things turned out and even how he has acted since leaving, but you still have to look at the stats and hehas them, he has records, it just is what it is.

    He is gone however and the this that and the other discussion about retaining him has passed. I was definately in the pay the man camp, i thought he should be retained, i stand by the fact that he would be an asset to the team, but…… He was too expensive for us to keep at the time that his contract came up and he didnt yield on his asking price. For there to have been a contract the playr and the team have to come to terms on what the can afford and what he is willing to take. It didnt happen and the Browns were in a position to make it happen.

    Thats unfortunately the game of football these days. Those days where a guy wears your colors his whole career is fading away. We have a couple on our team that have worn our colors a long ass time, we are lucky to have had such long standing players, and i hope they finish as dolphins but its not going to happen much with many more of the new ones that have just come in. Its something we will have to deal with a lot more in the future.

    • ElephantRider says:

      I liked Landry for the most part. He is what he is tho. He wanted AB or Julio money and fact is he’s not on their level. He’s not a game changer or even someone you plan how to stop.
      Some even argue on here that it was RT17’s ineptness that contributed to all those numbers. We’ll see…….

      • D says:

        He’s on pace for 1000+ yards receiving as a 12-13ypr and 3TD’s and 80+ receptions clip so far. Those are pretty much same he had here, except his YPR average is better than any other year he has had. With a rookie QB, thats not bad, especially out of the slot.

  46. The Flying Pig says:

    Parker was in on 4 offensive snaps yesterday

    Pretty sure he’s on the way out sooner rather than later

    I didn’t even buy his jersey?🤷‍♂️

    • stangerx says:

      Knew didn’t see him much, but 4 snaps is tough. Could be he tried out and the quad injury was holding him back though.

  47. stangerx says:

    “It was a shocker when we walked out of the locker room and it’s 400 degrees in the shade.”
    — Bears Guard Kyle Long

  48. was it a shocker for them when the OT clock said zero and the Fins were up 31-28? Lol suck it up teddy bears, enjoy the flight home

  49. drg says:

    VICTORY MONDAY!

    What a roller coaster game that was…. I have wanted to find reasons to believe in Gase and this game definitely goes on the list. Dolphins have endured a ton of critical injuries, but team is 4-2 and plays hard. Completely different feel from last season.

    This team will be in most games every week. Should be right there in the playoff hunt all season. If our OL can protect the QB like that we will win a bunch of games, especially if you get a healthy Tannehill back. I don’t have a good answer why they were so much better this game. I guess a combination of good matchups, scheme, and hopefully improved chemistry/development.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Why over look the elephant in the room. You know why we were better yesterday, the obvious answer is usually the right answer.

      Good to see you Doc, wish you could make it to the Fest.

  50. drg says:

    Pig,

    Parker is too passive. You see it in the way he runs his routes and fights for position. We are fortunate to have better options. Wilson was the real deal yesterday.

    • D says:

      He could have made that catch if he had just high pointed and fought off the defender, at the very least he could have prevent the int.

  51. D says:

    Id give Osweiler at least one more game before i pulled him, and thats even if Tanny is fully healthy next week. If he sucks it up, you roll back to Tanny to finish the season and draft a QB. If he doesnt they you let him have another game, and if he had three decent to good games in a row, he gets the starting job for the rest of the year and we draft a QB.

    • Mike E. says:

      That’s what I said yesterday. I see no reason to pull Osweiler after that game. See what happens, and it’s easy, they can spin it that Tannehill was still not ready to come back, shoulder is still too sore.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        The bye week is a few weeks away

        They can afford to let Tannehill rest his should and see how the team performs under Osweilrr

        I think we are in a place offensively – where we need to generate offense anyway we can

  52. son of a son of a shula says:

    I can see it now. Tannehill clamoring that he’s better, “I feel great, I’m ready to go” meanwhile a coach is sneaking up behind him and drops an anvil on his shoulder.
    Yeah I don’t think so Ryan…

  53. Tannehill has had many years to prove himself here, Osweiler had 1 week and had a career best game in yards for him. Our offense had 541 yards, and 31 points with Brock at the helm. Brock deserves more starts IMO, but let’s see what Gase decides

  54. The Fin players said they didn’t know Brock was starting until 90 minutes before kickoff,
    A weeks practice with the starters can help Brock’s development more than 90 minutes did

  55. stangerx says:

    Who couldn’t see a QB controversy coming up after that game? One part of it is that Tanny played real well against the Titans and Jets and they at least say he hurt his shoulder in the Raiders game. And makes sense cause he hasn’t been the same since.

  56. Osweiler looked so bad in preseason, I and a bunch of others were calling for his head, lol
    But miraculously It looks like the light turned on for him now, He has come a long way in a short period of time, and it’s entirely possible We haven’t seen his best yet

  57. CavalierKong says:

    Sup, guys.

    I just wanted to pop by and give Rob credit. Our particular offseason subset of argument regarding the running game was whether Drake could be effective as ‘the guy’ at RB. I’ve changed my position. You were right, Rob. Drake is more suited as a 3rd down type back, and we are CLEARLY more effective with Gore toting it on early downs.

    I’m not down on Drake, even after fumble, but there are too many times a game where I say “if Gore were running it there we pick up an extra couple of yds. Give it Gore on early downs, and Drake on the later downs.

    Cheers!

    • stangerx says:

      Always been a fan of thunder and lightening. And clear which is which, and that includes Drake being able to go deep.

    • D says:

      Cav, i think the deal is more of what Gase has said. Gore needs carries to be effective, and he will be more effective if given the bulk of carries. Drake is explosive and he could go off on any given play, and he doesn’t need real warm up to get going. I think they can both be effective running up the middle, its just more Gore’s style and strength vs Drakes.

  58. D says:

    I dont think that that game is representative of what we can expext from Osweiler in every game. He has a history proving otherwise, btu thats by far the best offensive game we have had all year and it is at least a good bit because of his play. To me it wasnt just a thing here or there but there were things i like in what he did, but it was almost an air of cofidence he seems to have that you rarely see in Tanny. Tanny is a great guy, he is a high character person, he is a guy you want to pull for but a line has to be drawn somewhere and to me we have moved that line back and back nd back again for him, until now its just too much. If another person can come in and give tis team a spark we need to see if Osweiler can be that guy, because we need it badly.

    • stangerx says:

      But we saw him in preseason and know what a bust he was on other teams. Plus given that Brock got the starting call the morning of the game…. have to assume the Bears didn’t game plan for him. We all lived through Matt Moore and saw what a difference that can make.

  59. We should cut Parker and move on, he’s a first round bust .
    He’s not a NFL football player, just a great athlete

  60. I’m also liking Gore running on first downs, and love Drakes catching ability to go along with some timely gainers rushing too. Drake has had a bit of a sophomore slump so far imo, but that fumble will possibly fire him up. I wouldn’t be surprised if Drake takes one to the house next week, his speed is incredible.
    Its a great situation to have 2 backs with differant skill sets to compliment each other.
    And let’s also give some credit to our OL that blocked their asses off yesterday to help both the run and pass game to succeed

  61. Wikipedia
    Against the Kansas City Chiefs on November 15, 2015, Osweiler took over for Peyton Manning, who was benched after throwing four interceptions and posting a passer rating of 0.0.[28] The Broncos later announced that Osweiler would start in place of the injured Manning the following week against the Chicago Bears.[29] In his first start on his 25th birthday, he completed 20 out of his 27 passes for 250 yards with two touchdowns and a 127.1 passer rating in a 17–15 win over the Bears, becoming the first player to start and win his first career game on his birthday.[30] He was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Bears.[31] Osweiler was presented the game ball after the game by head coach Gary Kubiak.[32] The next day, it was announced that Osweiler would start the following week against the New England Patriots.[33] On November 29, 2015, Osweiler led the Broncos to a win over the then-undefeated Patriots in overtime, 30–24. He completed 23 of 42 passes for 270 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.[34] Osweiler started his third consecutive game for the injured Manning during Week 13 against the San Diego Chargers. He finished the game with 16 of 26 completions (61.5%) for 166 passing yards, a touchdown, and an interception.
    Osweiler finished the 2015 season completing 170 completions out of 275 attempts (61.8%) for 1,967 yards for 10 touchdowns and 6 interceptions while having a 86.4 quarterback rating. He also rushed for 61 yards on 21 attempts for an additional touchdown.On February 7, 2016, Osweiler was active as the backup quarterback as the Broncos won Super Bowl 50 over the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24–10

  62. stangerx says:

    Home field advantage in Foxboro style.

  63. D says:

    D says:
    October 15, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Cav, i think the deal is more of what Gase has said. Gore needs carries to be effective, and he will be more effective if given the bulk of carries. Drake is explosive and he could go off on any given play, and he doesn’t need real warm up to get going. I think they can both be effective running up the middle, its just more Gore’s style and strength vs Drakes.
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    Also i dont think that makes Drake a 3rd down back, i think that means we find ways to have them both out there as much as we can, 2 back sets, drake as a wr, etc. We might as well have thunder and lightning loaded up at the same time and have them guessing whats about to hit them.

  64. D says:

    We have really no reason to argue about RB, we have two really good ones and both of which help the team be better if they are given the ball more.

  65. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!

  66. D says:

    Osweiler is a QB who has had limited success, and very publicized failure. I think part of the reason people are skeptical of him was the fact that he got that really big stupid contract from Houston with only a small body of work as a starter in Denver. His time in Houston wasnt good, and i dont know if it was the team they had (keep in mind, no QB’s did well there until Watson got there) or if it was just him, but he really hasnt had a chance to prove anything since then.

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