2018 Season – Game 7 – Lions @ Dolphins – Fest Week!

This coming Sunday is not only another inter-conference matchup with the Dolphins facing another NFC North team in the Chicago Bears, it’s also the Fest game.  Dolphins fans coming from various parts of Florida, east coast, west coast, Canada, I mean this is epic.  I thought it was going to be ugly this past weekend, I will freely admit that, and that was before it was announced that Tannehill was out, and Brock Osweiler was in.  As it turned out, that may have been a good thing, because although I don’t believe that Osweiler is our answer at QB for this year and beyond, he undeniably brought a different mentality to the team, and the team responded.  How long this will last remains to be seen.  I strongly feel that Osweiler should Sunday against the Lions.  Over 400 yards passing, 31 points on the scoreboard, 3 TD passes (2 INT’s), and a big win when we really needed it.

It was a crazy game, and there was never a  scenario in my mind where we put up 31 points on the Bears, who sported a top 2 defense in every category.  They averaged 4.5 sacks per game through the first 5 games.  Much credit must be given to Adam Gase for figuring out a way to neutralize that, along with the O-line, and the QB Osweiler.  It’s also crazy that I feel our defense played pretty well, all the while allowing 28 points.  The turnover battle was even, we threw 2 INT’s and lost a fumble, we snared 1 INT and forced and recovered 2 fumbles.

Gore was tearing it up yesterday, he made his biggest impact so far this season with 15 carries for 101 yards for a heady 6.7 YPC.  Amendola settled into the “Landry” role, catching the short passes and trying to make the most of them.  Forget “Landry” though, it’s Albert Wilson who electrified this game.  He catches some of the same passes that “Landry” used to end with 8 or 9 yards and get brought down, but Wilson takes those for 50 + yards a pop.  Wilson and Amendola make “Landry” obsolete, so his name shall no longer be spoken here.

What a great pickup TE Nick O-leary has been.  Guy just comes in and plays football.  Need me to block, you got it!  Need me to catch it, you got it!  He’s pushing Gesicki down the chart, but this kid deserves it.  Kiko Alonso is playing great this year.  Doesn’t mean he still doesn’t have his weaknesses, but the things he can do he has been doing very well.  Kiko is probably going to top 130 tackles, he has 3 FF’s, 1 FR, and 2 INT’s.  Playmaker!  Reshad Jones seem to make a few big plays each game.   Even if he’s not actually getting the INT, he’s creating them.  Vincent Taylor hustling with a motor like a 440 six-pack!  That boy tracked down Trubisky and took him down!  Lots of things on defense that give you plenty of hope, and some that don’t.  McTyer was exposed yesterday.  It’s going to happen.  Let’s hope good ole Bobby McCain gets better quick.

Matt Patricia’s Lions are 2-3 in the NFC North, and this has not been a great season so far for QB Matt Stafford.  Usually, Stafford is one of the better QB’s statistically, but not this year.  The Lions have their own version of thunder and lightning, Kerryon Johnson is the lightning, LeGarrette Blount is the thunder. They basically have a 50/50 split in carries so far, Johnson averaging an impressive 5.7 YPC and Blount 2.5 YAACOD (2.5 yards and a cloud of dust).  The Lions have 3 WR’s that are dangerous, Marvin Jones, Kenny Golladay and Golden Tate.  Jones is like what Parker should have been here, Golladay is closer to Stills, and Tate is like their Albert Wilson. Their former TE Eric Ebron is now killing it in Indy with Andrew Luck.

As I mentioned earlier, I’d prefer to see Brock Osweiler start.  Here’s why.  I say this with no disrespect to Ryan Tannehill, but I feel like we need to run our offense very carefully in order for him to succeed, and I didn’t see any of that with Osweiler.  Not that he was a gunslinger throwing footballs all over Hard Rock, but it just seemed more free, less tense, and much less careful.  It’s just what I saw.  Osweiler looked calm, and in control.  He wasn’t perfect, he won’t be, but there was a different element I haven’t seen with this offense, something intangible.  Tannehill is probably not going to be much better, so it should be easy to just say Ryan isn’t ready, so we’re going with Brock.  See what happens.  If Brock flops, it’s just as easy to say the following week that Ryan is ready.  If Brock plays well, no fan will mind if he remains the QB, we’ve seen what Ryan Tannehill can do, nothing wrong with going an alternative, especially if we’re winning.

I am really looking forward to seeing everyone this week, and I hope the game can match the fun we’re going to have all week.

Oh, BTW, we’re 4-2, tied for 1st place in the AFC East.  Who woulda thunk?

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1,775 Responses to 2018 Season – Game 7 – Lions @ Dolphins – Fest Week!

  1. ElephantRider says:

    Break the law pay the consequences.

    Been separating children from adults long before Trump came into office yet now it’s a problem?

    • Tim Knight says:

      Breaking the law seems to be the big obstacle some can’t wrap their head around.

      The USA is a Democratic-Republic which is a land of laws. We have a Constitution and The Bill of Rights that defines us. Not majority rules. Learn it.

      Oh yeah… also the electoral college that has been in place for over 200 years to elect a president now needs to be ratified when a certain group loses and their constituents don’t understand how it works. Yes let’s keep changing the system of our government on emotional whims. LOL

    • The Flying Pig says:

      It’s a misdemeanor
      Let me know when you a ready to serve time for jaywalking

      Taking a child from a parent is actually a much more serious crime than crossing a border
      Its kidnapping

      And one day some one will have to pay the price for that crime too

  2. son of a son of a shula says:

    Lots of talking points for a simple “whaddya think”.
    Btw Trump ended, unlike previous presidents, the separation of families, yeah he did. I’d say that’s pretty humane and not “cruel”.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      He didn’t end it
      It’s still going on
      And no other administration ever separated families who entered at the border
      Previous administrations detained children who came in alone
      That’s quite a difference
      The Trump administration actually seperared children from parents –
      And it’s the first administration to do that
      They did it without a plan to reunite them and still can’t foggier out how to do it

      That’s just a fact

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        That’s not a fact. He signed an executive order in June.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        He signed an executive order to stop the policy sessions announced in April which is certainly his policy

        There are still 500 children they can’t reunite bc they implemented the policy so recklessly until he got caught

        No other administration did that
        He started it
        And only Ended it when he got caught

        That’s some serious spin to say he ended it

    • Krishna says:

      Who is advocating breaking laws? That some can’t wrap their head around? Is that a quote?

      Electoral college v caravan. I’m confused again. I don’t remember that part of this conversation.

      Too tired to piece this back. I’m out.

      • Tim Knight says:

        The electoral college comment was an addendum making a point when someone doesn’t like something they feel the need to change it without process. Emotions alone don’t change laws.

  3. The Flying Pig says:

    Tim

    You don’t need to be at war to seek asylum
    that’s not what asylum is
    Asylum is a pretty recent immigration concept in the US – But even in its current form it’s not limited to accepting immigrants from countries at war – that’s just not what it is

    50-100 years ago when many of our ancestors came to this country, european immigrants could have stepped off a boat on Ellis island, changed their name and entered the country with little to no documentation. A lot has changed since then but I don’t think the reasons people come here is one of those things

    There are significant changes to immigration law since 9\11,some of it very rationale but let’s not pretend immigrants are any different today than they ever were

    12 million immigrants came to the US through Ellis island during a 60 year period which dwarfs any modren day Immigration -and we benefited from those immigrants

    We’ve always thrived from it actually

    Don’t even let me start in on this discussion
    The venom directed at immigrants in this country is unsconsiciounable concerning our roots
    We would be a shitstain on the planet if it weren’t for mass immigration saving this country

    The process is nowhere near what is used to be to be a citizen
    We’ve made it harder and basically taken away the benefits our country derived in doing so – and like I said some of it makes sense in terms of self preservation

    But we are going to need mass immigration within the next couple of decades

    I don’t know who you guys think will paying for your social security when you retire but let me help you with the math -a shrinking workforce demographic and an increasing retirement age demographic doesn’t bode well for the resources to pay it out
    And it doesn’t bode well concerning the % of taxes we will all have to pay to sustain basic services either

    But don’t worry Mitch McConnell wants to do away with social security next – so I guess we don’t have to worry about it

    Instead let’s worry about a caravan that’s a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of centuries worth of mass immigration we have previously thrived on

    Americans have been catostrophically nitwitted the last couple of decades
    And attitudes about immigration are the best example of that
    I’m amazed that we can both forget our past and exercise no vision about our future simply by rationalizing the emotions of being afraid of what mass migration will do to us at the moment but I guess that’s where we are now…

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      You’re conveniently calling it immigration and most people have no problem with immigration done legally it’s the “illegal” immigration that most have a problem with.

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        Illegal aliens aren’t going to do anything for Social Security

      • The Flying Pig says:

        Wrong
        I’m not conveintky doing that
        Seeking asylum is a very legal process

        And many illegal immigrants are and have been contributing to social security

        This information of course will only be yours with a little research
        You don’t have to be a citizen to pay taxes or have ss withdrawn

        Noncitizens are assigned EIN just like corporations are
        And the money collected is never paid back to them unless they become a citizen
        Its actually a lucrative from of building the (that as well as the fact that many people die before they collect a cent)

        And before you say you hav to work to do that
        Just know that every711 or factory raided by ICE to deport people, which is the majority of people deported,are being rounded up at work and were doing that

        Those people very much contributed to social security and will continue
        We basically are spending tons of money to throw people out and shrinking the pot

  4. ElephantRider says:

    What’s wrong with legally doing things?

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Asylum is legal
      Look it up

      • Tim Knight says:

        What is this asylum? I don’t like it here anymore so now I get to come here regardless of laws? WTF, man?

        So let’s say 50 countries decide to do this at any time. All good? Who pays for it? Are you taking them in?

      • The Flying Pig says:

        WTF Tim
        You don’t pay for taking people. It really depends how you handle it when they are here

        Issue people work visas, give them reporting requirements, get rid of the beaurcracy,collect tax revenue from those that work and contribute and deport them if they aren’t contributing and not working

        It’s a simple solution

        We aren’t going to lose money by allowing people to come into this country

      • The Flying Pig says:

        But deterring people from coming here by jailing them, particularly children,is inhumane and costly

        We can stop pretending that these people deserve a certain treatment for doing exactly what all of our ancestors have done

        The real question is what can we sustain and whether we benefit or not

        Not who deserves what – sorry that’s no way to run a country

    • Tim Knight says:

      Apparently nothing. We’re a whore country now. Anything goes. Spread eagle at all times. LOL

  5. Krishna says:

    Wow, who’s fucking you, Tim, spread-eagled, and all?

    I’m glad I’m considered a white man in this country and have little, if any, fear in owning that. And, so glad I live in America, but sure do wish we could better.

  6. ElephantRider says:

    They’ve been separating children since 1997…. I am confused how this is all Trump.

    • ElephantRider says:

      And from what I thought it’s only the illegal ones getting caught that get separated. If done legally declaring asylum or whatever at the border they remain together.

      So to me, break the law pay the consequences. And if it’s not the child’s fault, look at the foster kids in this country…..

    • The Flying Pig says:

      They have not been separating children from 1997
      They’ve been allowed to detain individuals legally since about 1997
      That’s a big difference
      If an unaccompanied child enters the country they can be detained
      But only the trump administration began separating children from parents to deter them from coming at all

      It’s true that prior administrations detained many people including children
      But on recently have we separated families and detained them
      That’s brand new

      It’s all wrong if you ask me
      I don’t think we should detain people at al,

      But detention didn’t start with Trump. Obama did it more than Bush and Bush did it more than Clinton. It’s has steadily increases

      • ElephantRider says:

        Then what do you do with them?

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I said it above
        You issue visas
        You outline strict reporting requirements
        You deport people who don’t comply or don’t contribute to the US
        And you stop acting like the entry of immigrants is going to destroy the country when it never has with much less oversight than we have now

  7. The Flying Pig says:

    Krishna says:
    October 24, 2018 at 12:26 am (Edit)
    I don’t advocate violence in any of this and those that use it first should be removed and sent back immediately, no pass, done.

    Separating children is cruel, period.

    *****

    I agree
    And the real crime is kidnapping plain and simple
    And one day -some one will have to pay the consequnces for that crime

    • ElephantRider says:

      What crime? Enforcing the law?
      My understanding is only illegals getting caught get separated.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        No kidnapping

        That’s definitely a crime and a much more severe one than crossing the border which is just a misdemeanor

        We just don’t have the power structure to enforce it because it’s a directive from the top but it’s still violates our own laws and most international human rights laws

      • The Flying Pig says:

        If you say break the law pay the consequences then don’t stop saying it when our govt breaks though law too
        Kidnapping is still a crime in the US, even when the child is not a citizen

      • ElephantRider says:

        But they are criminals in jail. Where are there family jails?

      • The Flying Pig says:

        They’ve kept detained families together in the past
        Or made decisions to not detain children or families at all
        The discretion to do that was thrown out the window when sessions announced a zero tolerance policy
        This is a new Trump created issue
        It’s not a problem without a solution

        Honestly I don’t think anyone should be detained while waiting asylum
        I think we issue work visas with strict reporting requirements and deport people down the line if they don’t comply

        But families have been detained together before
        Or families who are here illegally were not detained while others were detained
        There’s a lot of different ways to do this rather than separating families and throwing children in cages

  8. ElephantRider says:

    I am of the understanding that if done legally at the border they are not separated. Only those illegally and get caught are jailed separately

    • The Flying Pig says:

      if You announce your entry at a port of entry you don’t get detained, you just have to wait for approved entry which may never happen or take years

      But beyind that you don’t get a hearing automatically which is what due process with in the us requires
      A border agent can turn you away for any reason outside of the US if you claim asylum
      But within the US -you are required to get a hearing to determine whether you are appropriate for asylum

      The US can detain you pending that hearing

      They don’t always detain asylum seekers and have never separated children from parents pending those hearings until now

      That’s the difference

  9. Tim Knight says:

    I give up. Laws no longer matter. This is the new fangled way of subverting a country and its people but hey… it will all be fine. Even though we have our own poor and homeless epidemic, military vets being treated like shit and the middle class feeling like the ones who always get screwed because of the top 1-5% getting all the breaks. But allowing people from other countries whether refugees or people on a whim seeking asylum to waltz right in because of whatever will never create anymore problems. No it will be fine. Sanctuary states will bear no burden what so ever. It’s going to be great.

    We already have a country divided on so many issues and levels so let’s add to it and make it worse. I’m at a loss. It’s like a family barely getting by and saying let’s adopt 3-4 more kids. It doesn’t make any sense.

    This has nothing to do with a lack of compassion or not wishing people well. It has to do with common sense. To be honest it’s fucking stupid and it has nothing to do with what kind of people it is – color, race, creed etc. This country is not in a good place for this sort of thing. Remember, the 1-5% doesn’t share that much, they live in luxury and very isolated lives from everyone else. You’re expanding the burden.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      It’s ridiculous to associate immigration with veteran benefits
      One has nothing to do with the other

      The biggest portion of our budget by a rather large margin is military spending and it continues to grow
      Again- do the math, if you have more vets, you have more vets to take care of

      If anything, increasing revenue from an increasing population will solve a problem with benefits
      But without increasing the source of revenue if we continue to increase defense spending, we will have even more vets and less money to spend on them

      Besides the fact that there are over 50k noncitizens in active military duty – and no you don’t get automatic citezenship by serving, even though you should

      • Tim Knight says:

        Military spending has nothing to do with what I said. Once you’re out and maimed or psychologically impaired that spending is a fraction of what it once was for those people. That was just one example. Also non citizen military people go through the system with very specific requirements. Not those who storm the borders and join.

        Piggy, tell me, why are elected officials given life time benefits for splattering BS all day or when they even show up, yet people who serve the true good of the people get left behind in squalor? Again this is one example of what I said.

      • ElephantRider says:

        0lain and simple Tim.
        The govt is wrecked. It’s too big with too many laws and their hands are on everything. And of course everything they touch they screw up.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        Military spending has everything to do with it
        We have more vets today than ever bc we have grown the military for Decades now

        The cause of lack of funding for vets is that there are more of them than ever
        Well,that and VA mismanagement

        But it’s not illegal immigration in the us

        You can actually join the army no matter how you crossed
        Many illegals joined bc they thought it would be a path to citizenship
        If you cross illegally you aren’t disqualified

        To answer your question
        People are left in squalor bc people are assholes and always will be
        But if you want everyone to have the same benefits policians get like health ins, then vote for polcians who support universal heath care – currently that’s not republicans

  10. ElephantRider says:

    Gotta call it a night.
    I enjoyed hearing your take on this Piggy.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Thanks
      I get heated on This topic

      I think there’s a lot of misinformation out there on this topic and I’ve spent a lot of time reading about it from a lot of different sources

  11. Tim Knight says:

    Piggy, one more point. Without our military to protect our sovereignty, nothing else matters because it won’t exist. So military/defense comes first or there is no second.

    • ElephantRider says:

      I agree Tim. This also includes protection from rotting within.

      Ok i’m out….again.

      Duces

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I think it’s important but I don’t think it’s the majority of our budget important
      We are spending more money on defense than the next 10 countries

      • Tim Knight says:

        Because we can. Gotta stay ahead of China and Russia. China has over a billion more people than we do. Russia is less than we are but they are fierce in their global position. They spend more than we do per person on military. That’s the game we’re caught up in and why we get to live the way we do.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Correction, Russia doesn’t spend more per person on military than we do, but the average American lives a better quality of life than the average Russian by quite a bit.

        The scary thing is China can have a standing army larger than our total population.

  12. olddolphan says:

    MY COUSIN in South Carolina won the Mega Millions Jackpot. After he hits Power Ball tonight, he’s gonna form a conglomerate, buy the Dolphins from brain-dead Ross, and hire Me and MF-13 to run the Dolphins front office. In 2 years, the Super Bowl comes to Hard Head Stadium. The Dolphins will be in it.

    START SAVING your money to buy Super Bowl tickets, all you Dolfans!!!

    • wyoming85 says:

      To hell with that!
      I’m expecting shrimp in the owners box! 😉

    • olddolphan says:

      PIGGY, here’s a fact you may already know. You don’t have to be a citizen of the U.S. to get drafted (during the early ’70’s). 3 guys in basic training with me were from Canada, the Bahamas, and Cuba, respectively. The first two were going to college in the U.S., while the third left Cuba on a small boat and landed in the Keys. I hope when, (not IF) we restart the draft, this aspect of the selective service system is looked at very carefully.

    • ocalarob says:

      can i be the play caller and the OL and RBs coach?

  13. wyoming85 says:

  14. Rockphin says:

    I am a Canadian Citizen. I carried a US draft card in my wallet for 20 years.

  15. ocalarob says:

    I was 15 when the Draft stopped, missed it by 1 year

  16. ocalarob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    October 24, 2018 at 3:09 am
    The scary thing is China can have a standing army larger than our total population.
    ___________________________________________________________________

    we have the best military by far in the world, China throws spears compared to our military

  17. wyoming85 says:

    Well It makes you feel a little better about your team?

    • Rockphin says:

      WOW, he must be rich enough….but then again, why would he be holding out if he was already rich enough….I get the whole wanting “protection” but damn you will be a year older anyway next season and still not have a long term contract.

  18. Rockphin says:

    In 2 years, the Super Bowl comes to Hard Head Stadium. The Dolphins will be in it.

    Really OD? Who is on your short list of GM’s? Who is on the short list of HC’s? I understand your Ross hate is all consuming, just want to hear your view on who will do better for us in the front office once you take control.

    BTW, your “cousin” will have to spend ALL of the jackpot to buy the team and will have nothing left to run it.

  19. wyoming85 says:

  20. stangerx says:

    Phins are 7.5 point dogs in Houston. Two 4-3 teams, but sounds about right actually…especially with our injuries and that they have won 4 straight.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      injuries and road game om Thursday night
      I think this game will be a loss and I’m usually more optimistic
      just a lot of things that don’t bode well for us right now

  21. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!

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