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?
Break the law pay the consequences.
Been separating children from adults long before Trump came into office yet now it’s a problem?
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
Seeking asylum is not breaking the law
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
And one day some one will have to pay the price for that crime too
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”.
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
That’s not a fact. He signed an executive order in June.
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
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.
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.
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…
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.
Illegal aliens aren’t going to do anything for Social Security
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
What’s wrong with legally doing things?
Asylum is legal
Look it up
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?
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
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
Apparently nothing. We’re a whore country now. Anything goes. Spread eagle at all times. LOL
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.
They’ve been separating children since 1997…. I am confused how this is all Trump.
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…..
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
Then what do you do with them?
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
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.
And the real crime is kidnapping plain and simple
And one day -some one will have to pay the consequnces for that crime
What crime? Enforcing the law?
My understanding is only illegals getting caught get separated.
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
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
But they are criminals in jail. Where are there family jails?
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Gotta call it a night.
I enjoyed hearing your take on this Piggy.
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
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.
I agree Tim. This also includes protection from rotting within.
Ok i’m out….again.
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
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.
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.
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!!!
To hell with that!
I’m expecting shrimp in the owners box! 😉
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.
can i be the play caller and the OL and RBs coach?
I am a Canadian Citizen. I carried a US draft card in my wallet for 20 years.
I was 15 when the Draft stopped, missed it by 1 year
missed it by 3 years
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
its not even close
Well It makes you feel a little better about your team?
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.
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.
Brutal – my ass
trying being a Dolfan
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.
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
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