2018 Season – Game 11 – Dolphins @ Colts

The author has decided to take a different approach this week.  It is, after all, Thanksgiving Week, and I’ve decided to look for things to be thankful for.  First off, our record is actually 5-5, and that’s not a bad place to be. It’s been an odd year in the NFL, with a handful of good to elite teams in each conference, followed by a lot of average to poor teams.  The Chiefs (9-2),  Steelers (7-2-1) and Texans (7-3) lead their divisions, but the Chiefs are the only team that is being challenged within their division, as the LA Chargers are in 2nd at (7-3).  Every other division leader is followed by a .500 team.  We’re one of em, as we trail the Patriots (7-3).  So there’s hope, right?

On paper this could be a tough matchup for us.  The Colts are flying high, and Andrew Luck is looking more like the Andrew Luck of old.  The Colts are putting up points, lots of them, scoring 29.8PPG.  That’s good for 5th in the NFL.   After 10 games, Luck already has 29 TD’s, and even more impressive, only 9 INT’s.  Impressive, considering he’s thrown the ball 400 times already.  The good news is, if there’s one thing we do well, it’s take the ball away on defense, especially in the passing game. In fact, which team is #1 in INT’s in the NFL?  Your very own Miami Dolphins!

The Colts have a running game, but their offense is all about Andrew Luck and the passing game.  I hope Frank Reich and OC Nick Sirianni decide to throw all day, I think we can make things difficult for them.  The Colts leading receiver is the super fast and diminutive T.Y. Hilton, with 585 yards and 6 TD’s on 38 receptions.  Right behind him has been TE Eric Ebron who came over from the Lions has really flourished in Indy.  Ebron is having a career year with Luck, 39 receptions for 463 yards and 9 TD’s.  Ebron had just 11 TD’s in his first 4 seasons with Detroit.  

The Colts running game, like most NFL teams these days, is a 3 headed attack.  Marlon Mack, who is finally healthy is the lead back, and he’s spelled by Jordan Wilkins.  Nyheim Hines is Luck’s receiving back.  While Mack has 471 yards rushing, Hines has 226 yards receiving.  Hopefully, we’re able to contain the backs, and although the passing game is where the Colts live and breathe, it’s where I think we can make things tough on them.

The biggest hole in my strategy is our lack of pass rush.  That, and the fact that Bobby McCain is questionable.  We will once again be forced to employ many different combinations of CB’s and safeties, and Minkah will likely reach a new high in snaps this week.  He’s got to be on the field, he’s bar none our best cover guy out there next to Xavien Howard.  Minkah has been better than Howard, but I give Howard his due, he’s been very good himself.  So Minkah will play LCB, SCB, FS, SS, LB, he probably shouldn’t come off the field unless he’s spent.

So where do we generate a pass rush?  Charles Harris is quite questionable, which means that Cam Wake and Robert Quinn are going to get a lot of snaps.  Cameron Malveaux is no longer a Dolphin, so depth wise it’s Andre Branch and Jonathan Woodard, unless Harris suits up.  Quinn and Wake need to have big days.  That’s it folks, if these guys can step it up, and hit Luck early and often, it could lead us to something special, a huge upset of the Colts.

Ryan Tannehill returns this week, and no, he’s not at 100%.  He needs to hunger for this.  He’s seen the team slip in his absence, he has to want to get in there and right the ship.  The good news is that Tunsil and James look to be good to go despite both of them nursing injuries.  Larsen is questionable, but Jake Brendel may not be such a bad consolation.  It seems like our whole team is questionable for this game, but I think they’ll all play, including Kenyan Drake, and possibly even Devante Parker.  I hope Tannehill seizes this day, and makes us a winner.  It would be a great story.  Maybe after this victory, it leads to more victories, and we have an improbably playoff run.  It has to start somewhere, and this is as good a place as any.

So back to Thanksgiving.  I’m thankful for the community we have here.  I haven’t met all of you here, still working on that, but I have met quite a few.  You’re a wonderful bunch, it’s been a pleasure to get know all of you, even the ones I haven’t yet met.  I hope you all enjoy this week with family, friends, whoever you spend it with.  It’s always been a holiday where I learn to appreciate my family, which keeps on growing.  A Dolphins upset win over the Colts would be a great dessert, wouldn’t it?

Happy Thanksgiving from Finsmobunleashed!!


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1,099 Responses to 2018 Season – Game 11 – Dolphins @ Colts

  1. Rockphin says:

    our o line is a mash unit

  2. New Age says:

    That was a nice play. I wish we ran plays like it more often.

  3. Ken says:

    Too many stupid penalties

  4. Mike E. says:

    Hey man, team is hanging tough, overcoming obstacles. Shuffling new guys in on the O-line every play, but hanging tough. Gotta keep this up!

  5. Rockphin says:

    Nice tackle Walt!!

  6. Ken says:

    Fucking stupid Alonzo

  7. manitobafinfan says:

    Great Stuff in the middle by Suh

  8. manitobafinfan says:

    Good job by Reshad blasting Luck

  9. New Age says:

    I don’t think I can continue to watch this farce called the NFL. Can’t even tackle a running QB in the mildest way possible. National Flag Football would be a more honest assessment at this point.

  10. defene is hitting hard and physical, notice You hear alot of shoulder pads colliding?, especially the hit on Lucks catch

  11. refs are fucking us at the drive thru. they always fuck u at the drive thru! lol

  12. Mike E. says:

    Agree with Ken, when a QB slides feet first, you can’t touch him. Alonso pulling his arms back after he drills him with his shoulder pad to the head doesn’t make it not a penalty. You just touch the QB down, because he’s giving himself up sliding feet first. If he dove head first , then you can hit him.

  13. fitz is having a tough time at CB against Hilton. we need a cb and move fitz back to his natty position, safety

  14. Ken says:

    Holy crap!

  15. Rockphin says:

    Carrrooooooooooooo

  16. Mike E. says:

    We need to hold the Colts on defense to start the 2nd half. We fall behind 2 scores then, you can kiss this game goodbye

  17. son of a son of a shula says:

    Where’s my conch?
    Carooooooooooooo

  18. Ken says:

    Carooooooo!

  19. manitobafinfan says:

    Wow that was lucky 😊🐬🐬👍👍

  20. herdfan says:

    That was surprising

  21. Tim Knight says:

    We have a game. 🙂

  22. bookman11 says:

    2 firsts today for this year: the opening TD and the 2 minute TD

  23. manitobafinfan says:

    X!!!

  24. Rockphin says:

    Mike E. says:
    November 25, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    We need to hold the Colts on defense to start the 2nd half. We fall behind 2 scores then, you can kiss this game goodbye
    Reply

    you were saying

  25. Ken says:

    Now do it again

  26. son of a son of a shula says:

    Take that

  27. Rockphin says:

    We still have both time outs

  28. manitobafinfan says:

    FUCK

  29. Rockphin says:

    NO FUCKING WAY

  30. if the refs would let us play , we would be fine, it feels like the NFL fix is in

  31. Rockphin says:

    HE LEAD WITH HIS HEAD

  32. manitobafinfan says:

    Okay that’s crazy !!!!

  33. Ken says:

    Wild just fucking wild

  34. Mike E. says:

    LOL Rock – Stepped away for a sec, and Tannehill throws up a prayer for a TD

  35. herdfan says:

    OMG now this is super crazy

  36. The Flying Pig says:

    That was a fun few minutes

  37. wow, indys offense tackles better than their defense, lol they wouldnt let Howard break that one loose

  38. Rockphin says:

    HEEEEE that was a fun half of football

  39. Ken says:

    Vontae Davis makes a commercial out of quitting

  40. cant do much with injuries and refs, but kudos to the team, they came ready to play today ! they look rested from bye week, and are hustling/
    tie score at half,this is a good game!

  41. bookman11 says:

    This is why I can’t wait for Sunday’s for the game! The draft and all that other stuff can wait. I love watching football!

  42. bookman11 says:

    Phillip Rivers just tied the NFL record for consecutive completions to start a game. Who did he tie?

  43. Lonzo blocked punt, ANOTHER turnover, damn, LOVE IT

  44. i wish we could play with this kind of intensity every week

  45. Randy says:

    This offense is still a mess….no matter who plays QB.

  46. manitobafinfan says:

    Awesome series of events there … woot woot

  47. bookman11 says:

    Ken, to start a game yes, I asked it wrong originally, I meant just in total, even if it was across multiple games.

  48. the announcers didnt call it, but that FG was blocked by number 94 Spence

  49. we have a blocked punt and a blocked FG, whens the last time we did that> this is the kind of intensity we need every week, helly eaaaa

  50. manitobafinfan says:

    Nice run blocking TD Drake !!!

  51. bookman11 says:

    Drake up the middle! Some really nice play calling and execution today!

  52. Rockphin says:

    So, is THIS team “good enough” to play in the playoffs?

  53. Tim Knight says:

    Nice! 🙂

  54. Randy says:

    bookman,
    Long post short. Yes. Lol

  55. we have a chance to go up 10, lets do it guys! im loving the way we are playing, tough,and aggressive even Carrooo fought for that ball. Wake made a great play, its been non stop fun and we are doing very well on the road against a very good team

  56. manitobafinfan says:

    Bookman, not saying you wrong as I’m not watching game but ., did ya mean most consecutive Starts from beginning of career for Rivers ?They were mentioning that earlier when I was watching … or is he also having a great game ?

  57. New Age says:

    Ross needs to push for us to have a week off between every game lol.

  58. New Age says:

    So, the defense just decides to give up??!!

  59. im very impressed today Gore and Drake combo killin it

    this is old school Dolphin ball, play tough defense, get turnovers, run the ball, take shots down the field, blocking kicks, we are doing alot of things right and are up by 10!

  60. manitobafinfan says:

    TJ MacDonald to aisle 5 to retrieve your Jock strap

  61. manitobafinfan says:

    KIKO smash

  62. New Age says:

    Alonso is really having a fantastic year.

  63. The Flying Pig says:

    We can seal it with a long drive and a FG

  64. manitobafinfan says:

    Time consuming scoring drive needed right here …

  65. this is a game we will talk about years later, its memorable and could be where the RUN started?

  66. Rockphin says:

    Here is to the backups on the Oline moving around everywhere and playing well enough to be leading

  67. ocalarob says:

    Listening to this Bruce Arians is getting old, the guys that call the game should be unbiased.

  68. this is easily our best effort of the year, guys are BRINGING IT

  69. Ken says:

    Be aggressive here

  70. ocalarob says:

    GORE!

  71. hey im happy the guys are playing much better today, criticism will cease if they play like this every week! they havent been, and the bye week and RT return seems to have inspired everyone.
    this is a crazy good game

  72. Ken says:

    I like the aggressive play call

  73. The Flying Pig says:

    Is anyone surprised

  74. Ken says:

    Unfortunately no great results

  75. ocalarob says:

    That looked like a bad injury for Drake!

  76. bookman11 says:

    Wish they would have run on the first 2 downs

  77. Ken says:

    I didn’t like the 3rd down call

  78. ocalarob says:

    I didn’t like any of the calls, they should have pounded Gore!

  79. bat says:

    Ken …the calls in the passing game are irrelevant. We don’t have a QB capable of executing when it matters.

  80. bat says:

    I was being good and not contributing negativity, but I see where this is heading. I may as well give voice to my disappointment.

  81. The Flying Pig says:

    Can’t believe Howard caught him

  82. bat says:

    Tannehill needs a three score lead to even have a chance of closing out a game in the 4th

  83. The Flying Pig says:

    This game is exactly why Gase should be fired

  84. bat says:

    Piggy .. Gase and everyone associated with him ..Reduce this team to smoldering cinders ..

  85. Ken says:

    If.Miller has more awareness he should have picked that ball

  86. Randy says:

    Time for a game winning drive right here boys and girls!

  87. pheloniusphish says:

    You bitches should wait until the end of the game to cry into your hankies.

  88. herdfan says:

    This team makes me crazy.

  89. bat says:

    Randy .. You do know who our QB is …don’t you?

  90. Ken says:

    Now we try running

  91. bat says:

    Oh well …There goes our chance of being blown out in the first round ….

  92. The Flying Pig says:

    Bookman

    We are built for these results

    Either we make a big play or we don’t now

    But we certainly can’t work the clock with a lead

  93. New Age says:

    What is this??!

  94. Ken says:

    This is piss poor play calling

  95. bat says:

    Why isn’t Gase in concussion protocol?

  96. The Flying Pig says:

    There’s another one

  97. New Age says:

    What is this??! This is the worst set of plays I could imagine being called.

  98. Mike E. says:

    Play it safe = Play it NOT to lose = LOSE
    Ugh!

  99. Ken says:

    Okay I am on the fire Gase train

  100. Rockphin says:

    Turn over
    Turn over

    Turn over!

  101. Randy says:

    bat,
    Well, i didn’t say WHO was gonna have a chance at a game winning drive. Lol

  102. manitobafinfan says:

    Defence needs a stop now

  103. New Age says:

    Gase says he has confidence in Tannehill but his playcalling says different.

  104. bat says:

    Randy …Of course …I should have known ….

  105. bat says:

    If Gase has confidence in Hennehill, that just goes on the ever growing list of reasons he should go.

  106. Ken says:

    Well that’s the game

  107. Ken says:

    We can’t get the ball back

  108. manitobafinfan says:

    Grrrr

  109. bat says:

    Gase is hoping to get to OT so he can play for the tie

  110. The Flying Pig says:

    Who is surprised?

  111. Rockphin says:

    Burn it down.

  112. manitobafinfan says:

    Block the kick !!!

  113. Mike E. says:

    New Age – Tell it brother! You want your QB back so bad, and then you handcuff him on the last drive your team will touch the ball. Confidence my ass! We all knew the Colts won the game right there, because their HC would never do what OUR HC just did to our QB, hand the other team a victory

  114. bat says:

    Piggy … Not me ..As soon as we went up 10, I knew the offense was going into shut down mode and the defense was assuming the collapse position.

  115. Ken says:

    Another wasted season

  116. ElephantRider says:

    Sorry guys. My juice is gone.

  117. manitobafinfan says:

    Great effort by the team , brain fart on play calling last drive , and Luck lived up to his name evading that sack ..

  118. wow, what a great game with a shit ending

  119. Mike E. says:

    Team played a very nice game, our HC is a fucking wuss!

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I don’t think it was that playing it safe thing that coaches do

      I think this is our offense

      Everything or nothing
      Trying to hit big plays

      If he was a wus he would have run it on the first couple of downs

      • Ken says:

        I didn’t mind trying to be aggressive on that earlier series but the 3rd down play call and what he did on the last series was inexcusable

  120. bad play calling on our last 2 drives

  121. bat says:

    Ken ..Don’t fret ..Gase will have Hennehill for a full season next year ..Then you’ll see …then you’ll all see!

  122. The Flying Pig says:

    We’ve had a ton of injuries this year

    It’s been a tough year facing a lot of things we can’t control

    But in spite of those injuries we had 10 point lead late
    And witnessed horrible Playcalling again

    I’ve had enough of Gase
    I don’t know how anyone defends him

    bit this game really highlights his shortcomings

  123. Tim Knight says:

    That sucked!

  124. mf13ss says:

    Such a very, well fought game by us. Too bad Adam Gase was calling the Offensive plays for us. SMH

  125. the best play calling was on our first drive, the one we had 10 days to prepare for. Gase doesnt think well when the pressure is on, and doesnt make great decisions on the fly

  126. Tim Knight says:

    Our defense shit the bed. Be honest and stop trying to blame the HC. We tried to run and got tackled for losses because we can’t run when we have to. Just except it.

  127. mf13ss says:

    WAY TO GO, CASE KEENUM!!! BEATING THE STEALERS*!!!

  128. that was the best 52 minutes of football I have seen all year,, but the last 8,,, sigh

  129. bookman11 says:

    I am going to leave this blog indefinitely. I try hard to cheer for my team, and have fun. I really love many of the people on this blog, it just annoys me that it appears that some are more interested in making snide remarks when things aren’t going right: even when we have the lead! Congratulations, enjoy the rest of the year of stupid draft evaluations. Smh. I need to get back to enjoying games like when I was a kid.

    Enjoy the talent evaluation and criticism of the leadership and ownership… I am done with reading that.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Don’t take it so hard Bookman

      Just ignore the posts you don’t like

      By Tuesday or Wens this blog will be normal…lol

      • bookman11 says:

        Sorry Piggy, but many here have been talking about the draft for weeks, and then during a game we are winning some, who are never here during the week, almost show up to gloat! It just gets old.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I hate the stuff when people show up after the loss to say “I told you so”as well

        But that’s just Sunday night…lol

        It’snot too early for draft talk IMO

        But I’ve always enjoyed the draft

    • stangerx says:

      bookman — way it works with some. Was a real good game though except for the ending. Even if hurt…. didn’t get crushed.

  130. wyoming85 says:

    I take it we lost?

  131. Randy says:

    The D and ST gave the offense the ball back on several occasions and they did next to nothing with it. This loss is on the offense.

  132. olddolphan says:

    The WORST THING about this game is that BOTH ROSS and GARSE will be back next year, along with T-BOMB and our less than fantastic scouting department.

  133. Ken says:

    I have had enough of this. I am to see if I can drive a spike through my head

  134. bat says:

    Ken … the spikes are in the hall closet, right next to the impaling poles.

  135. New Age says:

    Play-calling was terrible the last two drives…or basically the entire fourth quarter. Gase is just a terrible OC and he won’t give up his duties so I’m fine with moving on.

  136. wyoming85 says:

    And there goes another one!
    I’m glad I was on the road anyway.
    I don’t get on the blog for the games anymore! 😦

  137. bat , where is the stretch rack table and pendulum, lol

  138. bat says:

    David ..The rec room … where else?

  139. Tim Knight says:

    Right and when Drake scored on a screen it was all awesome! Play calls are only bad when they don’t work. We can’t run when we have too!!!!! Except it!!! The defense lost this game. I’m a defense guy. We got shredded when it mattered.

  140. Randy says:

    Gase makes some strange decisions, but I also don’t think we have enough good players either. I don’t think a better coach gets this team to a much better record. There’s some development and building to do.

  141. The Flying Pig says:

    Ken

    I don’t think with a 10point lead and in the first series you play that aggressive

    The things you want to avoid there are turnovers and taking no time off the clock
    We didn’t have TOBut taking 25 secs off the clock is one of the worst things we can do

    Being aggressive on offense is great
    But the on,y thing Gase designs our offense for is to be aggressive and try to make big plays
    Before we concede on 3rd down and run it or throw a screen

    The 3rd down calls are just concessions bc we don’t get anything on the first 2 downs

    That’s the Gase vision
    Trying to get big plays early
    Then avoiding turnovers on 3rd and long

    It’s why we have so m ay 3 and outs

    That’s why I don’t care about the QB or the injuries right now
    Even if we were healthy and had better players – I think this is his design

    Trying big plays on early downs
    No matter what the situation is

  142. bat says:

    Tim ..D folded when it counted, as usual, but the offense had two chances to put the game away and failed miserably ..Team loss ..Our Miami Dolphins “Sharing the Suck”

  143. mf13ss says:

    I’m about done with BOTH Tannehill and Gase. Tannehill “miracled” a pass to Carroo (which we saw on the flip-side, Reshad should have INTed from Luck), and most of Tanny’s yardage came from that one “miracle” throw. Still can’t believe Gase or Tanny had the balls to try to throw it that deep in the predictable “dink-and-dunk” that Gase runs.

    Our Defense did it’s job today, including 2 consecutive passes from Luck INTed (both by Xavien!!!), and Luck was sacked by MR. Wake today for the first time in Luck’s 6 past games (and one sack by Quinn, nullified by penalty).

    I CALLED nearly every play called by Gase after halftime. That doesn’t make me a mind-reader… that makes Gase ALL TOO PREDICTABLE.

    Gase lost this game for us.

  144. we have so many three and outs because the guy that got a whopping 220 first downs and a NFL record amount of receptions first four years isnt here.
    thats 55 first downs we wont be getting this season, and someone else has to pick up the slack , but arent doing it

  145. mf13ss says:

    wyoming85 says:
    November 25, 2018 at 7:33 pm
    And there goes another one!
    I’m glad I was on the road anyway.
    I don’t get on the blog for the games anymore! 😦
    ————–
    Same here, Brother. I don’t EVER get on Twitter during a game (hence my trademark: “Twittering device is… OFF”), and I no longer live tweet here during a game.

  146. Wilson and Amendola arent earning their 14 million imo

  147. bookman11 says:

    Bat
    Before I leave this blog I would like to know why you only come on here when the Dolphins lose?

  148. stangerx says:

    We made it a game. And looked better with Tanny back, least till the 4th Q.

  149. The Flying Pig says:

    On a positive note
    Drake, Howard, Caroo and Wake all showed up today

  150. dont leave Bookman, just take a break and come back later

  151. Ken says:

    Piggy playing Andrew Luck in Indy with a 10 point lead is no gimmie so I don’t mind the idea of being aggressive in that situation. However he was too conservative on the 3rd and the following possession

    • The Flying Pig says:

      It was 3rd and long bc of the poor playcalling

      I like aggressive playcalling too

      But I don’t think that’s the spot

      Pick up the first down
      Then on the next series try to make a big okay

      But you h e to work the clock a little but
      You can’t give the ball back 30 secs later

      We made it easy for Luck

  152. ElephantRider says:

    Jesus….back to Landry? LMAO

  153. olddolphan says:

    LET’S STUDY that “better head coach” issue a bit more. A better coach likely would have won the CINCY game we blew with a 17 point lead in the second half. A better coach also would have won today’s game with better play calling late in the game. Instead of being 5-6 with no realistic shot at the playoffs, we’d be 7-4 with 5 games left (2 with Buffalo and 1 with Jacksonville, which lost today to Buffalo). All 3 of those games would be winnable, leaving us with a great shot at 10-6, WHICH LIKELY WOULD GET US IN THE PLAYOFFS!!
    —————–
    In my view, the difference between Garse and a better coach is a playoff spot vs. NO PLAYOFF SPOT. A GOOD OWNER would see that immediately. A bad owner would NOT! Since we have a BAD OWNER, I expect Gase, Tannenbaum, Tannehill and a lousy O-Line WILL ALL BE BACK NEXT SEASON.

  154. bat says:

    Bookman ..To me the board presents an opportunity to vent and to rail against those who have disappointed me. When (if ever) we once again have a team that is a serious contender year to year, I will temper my comments accordingly. For now however I will continue to spew venom at those I hold responsible for our colossal failures. It’s cathartic.

    • olddolphan says:

      POINT very well made, Mr. Bat!
      AND any “bad luck” you can send Ross’s way might hasten the changes that need to be made! Like losing several gazillion dollars in a mega real estate deal!

  155. bat says:

    Bookman .. Also, my tirades are no reason for you to leave. I am nothing if not predictable and have an easily recognizable logo. Just ignore me. I won’t be insulted …lol

  156. The Flying Pig says:

    All right everyone
    I’m out for the night

    Just venting a little bit abiut Gase which I’ve been doing for a while now

    Everyone relax

    It’s just a game

  157. everyone,s upset, understandably, im taking a break for the evening , later guys

  158. Randy says:

    Tim,
    We ran for 113 yards and averaged 4.5 a run. I completely agree we need to be able to run better, but we ran the ball okay today. You’d like to be able to run it when you need to but that rarely happens with most teams nowadays. I don’t see how this loss was because we couldn’t run. The offense had chances and failed when it mattered, unfortunately.

  159. bat says:

    Randy ..”Failing when it matters ” is the trademark of a Gase/Hennehill offense

  160. CavalierKong says:

    FUUUUCKKKKKK!!!!! Gase is the stupidest fucking play caller! You have next to no fucking chance to pick up the fucking 1st down with a fucking run on 3rd and 10. Does he not understand PERCENTAGES?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKK!!

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK this fucking team and their ridiculously moronic fucking offensive scheme that doesn’t seem to have a pass play in the queue that can travel the 10+ yards needed to pick up a long 3rd down.

    Fuck this stupid fucking team that fucking runs it on 3rd and long all game, AND STILL FUCKING DOES IT WHEN THE GAME IS ON THE LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • herdfan says:

      Hope you had a good Thanksgiving too.

      You certainly have a way with words…uh….word. 😂 I think that sums it up pretty well.

  161. olddolphan says:

    I’ll go back on break, too!!
    ———————————–
    But remember these infamous words:
    “Of all the words of woe,
    The worst of these,
    I told you so!”

  162. New Age says:

    We played very well today. The play-calling overall was decent. Defense held Indy better than anyone in a while even with the offense folding for most of the day. My main problems with this team and therefore with Gase and Tannehill is that offense is TERRIBLE. A modern QB should be passing for more than 200 yards and two TDs. Baker Mayfield as a rookie destroyed one of the teams that beat us this year and had 4 TDs doing it. Tannehill has had more than 3 ONCE in his career. SEVEN years and he’s still playing worse than a rookie.

    That’s why Gase won’t depend on him in the 4th. That’s why Gase makes terrible calls every fourth quarter. He thinks he’s a great play-caller, but his record and terrible offense for THREE straight years says otherwise. We will never have a top 10 offense with Gase. The NFL is hugely biased towards explosive offenses so we will never be better than a middling 8-8 team with Gase. The only reason we did better the first year was a pie schedule.

  163. stangerx says:

    I’m more upset than any of you guys and I am going to stay away from the board longest of all…. just you see. Gonna prove I am the best fan there is on FU. 🙂

  164. mf13ss says:

    Mr. Campbell,

    Have you noticed as I have, that ever since Joe Philbin left the Colts as their O-Line coach over the last 2 years, that Andrew Luck has been seldom sacked?!! Can’t make this stuff up, my friend.

    It’s TRUE! Andrew Luck has been damn near UNTOUCHABLE this year… hence his return to what he used to be, prior to injury and Joe Philbin entering his career.

    Steve Ross sure knows how to pick a HC!!! 😆

  165. mf13ss says:

    bookman11 says:
    November 25, 2018 at 8:03 pm
    Point NOT taken from Someone who comes on here only one when they lose
    ———————-
    Hey, back off, dude! Not cool how you always like to pile on. Old Dolfan has a right to his opinion, as do you, Bookman. I’m not trying to diss ya, Bro… I’m just sayin’. And I say this to ya without trying to seem like a d!ck.

    It’s alright to have differing opinions! 🙂 That’s all I’m trying to say.

  166. Randy says:

    “Tannehill has had more than 3 ONCE in his career. SEVEN years and he’s still playing worse than a rookie.” Oh no you dint, New Age.
    ****
    “The only reason we did better the first year was a pie schedule.” Oh now you gone and got cray-cray, New Age!!!
    ****
    You best get ready to be called silly, ignorant, stupid and completely without any football smarts! Lol

  167. CavalierKong says:

    The D didn’t ‘fold’ in the 4th quarter. They did their job. This is the new league. You have to be able to score in the fucking 4th quarter, because with all things being equal, offense will beat defense every time. The rules are set up that way. Our defense kept the Colts under 30 which is pretty much all you can ask for against high powered offenses nowadays.

    And the Landry argument is stupidity at its finest. Talk about moronic, idiotic drivel, and you’ll find you’re talking about Landry having any impact on this team. Why anybody engages with a jackass that is incapable of argument beyond logical fallacy is beyond me. It’s literally a continuous stream of thoughtless, unfettered layered fallacy upon fallacy with that guy. Might as well argue with a turnip, you’ll get a higher percentage of legitimate points.

    I am beside myself with frustration that we ran the ball on 3rd and 10 with 3 minutes left and the game on the line. I still can’t get over it. Unbelievable.

    Cheers, Herd. When I am this frustrated, I find myself reverting to my days as a simple vulgarian, incapable of expressing myself in anything less than pure vitriol.

    Oh well. Yay, team. Moral victory. Hard fought game. Good effort. Nice try. Almost had ’em. Nearly made it. On the precipice. Fuck off. Out.

    • stangerx says:

      “find myself reverting to my days as a simple vulgarian, incapable of expressing myself in anything less than pure vitriol” — that’s some awesome wordsmithing there. Love it. And yeah agree that wasn’t just on the D. A field goal would have helped a lot at the end.

  168. BailBondMike says:

    Baker Mayfield threw 4 TD passes to 4 different receivers and none of them were named Landry who only caught 3 passes for 30 yards. He was such a major factor in their big win today. SMFH

  169. mf13ss says:

    CavKong,

    MAN…(!)… I pretty much feel the same way you do, Bro!!!
    CHEERS, sir!

  170. mf13ss says:

    I’ve gotta say, that the first half of football we saw from our Phins was INCREDIBLE!!! Man, that was GRAND!!!

    I don’t want to be so… what’s the word… I guess critical of our efforts today. I mean, WOW(!) was the first half!!!

    But sorry… I feel Adam Gase lost the game for us in the second half. Too cautious, too predictable, too “dink-n-dunk”.

  171. BailBondMike says:

    Bookman, didn’t know draft talk annoyed you, my apologies. I will try not to talk so much about football on this blog and bring up politics instead.

    However, I do much agree with you on those who are absent all week only to show up and bitch after a loss as in a “I told you so” way. That is annoying.

    Just to let you know, if we were 11-0, I would still be talking about the draft during the week. It’s something myself and a few others like to do.

    • bookman11 says:

      Really no issue with the draft talk, i just skip over it. Just trying to bring positivity in talking about the actual game…lol. Just my way of being a fan. Lol. Thanks for the comments on the other point though, I appreciate that

  172. herdfan says:

    I believe Bookman had an issue with OD for calling Tim out on the accept/except thing which I agree is being petty. His other comments about showing up on the blog only after games we lose was directed at Bat. That’s how I read it.

  173. Randy says:

    People who think they are positive fans do a whole lot of “I told you so.” too when they think they’re right, so let’s not go down that road. It goes both ways.

  174. mf13ss says:

    stangerx says:
    November 25, 2018 at 8:29 pm
    M13 — but he clearly was talking about Bat. Not sure I get why it matters who the reply was too.
    —————–
    The gentleman who would not like me to reply to him CLEARLY replied to our guy Old Dolfan. What’s more, anyone who knows Bat, CLEARLY knows he doesn’t like the reply button.

    Furthermore, I don’t recall Old Dolfan coming on the blog, so as to rejoice in the victory of Steve Ross, Adam Gase, and their little band of losing coordinators… it was a back-handed diss to our guy Old Dolfan without addressing him.

    Ya can’t spin it, Mr. Stanger. I see ya tryin’, but that’s a huge fail on your part… well, at least IMO.

    Haters gotta hate… NOT COOL.

    • stangerx says:

      I thought clear Bookman was talking about Bat. Bookman said he was talking about Bat. But hey — clearly you think we are both wrong and something else was up. I’m cool going with your version if it helps you. Stuff like that doesn’t matter much to me.

      • mf13ss says:

        I just think that personal pot-shots should be avoided, that’s all. Why should any individual make it their mission to DESTROY another’s opinion… as a fellow fan?!! RIGHT?!!

      • stangerx says:

        And that is a fine opinion to have. Just not sure how it fits into the stream of convo.

    • bookman11 says:

      Do you actually realize that you contribute to most of the drama here? Your comments make no sense. I am sad to leave here after tonight, mostly because you are part of the problem for me. You have caused so many issues here, then act like you are a peace maker, or everyone’s “brother”. Give me a break!

      • stangerx says:

        Come’on you joyboy. Big old board with lots of folks. Only one Mr. Heyman, the gym teacher and weggie fan.

  175. ElephantRider says:

    I love this place after a game. I say game because W or L its usually the same. LOL

  176. herdfan says:

    I’ve got no problem with people venting here. It’s cathartic. You can’t keep that anger and rage in. It’s not good for you, gives you wrinkles. Different people handle it different ways. It’s well known on here I start cleaning things while I’m watching and muttering things at the tv. Other people vent on here. Some drink. Some yell. All sorts of things l imagine. It just helps to let off steam. Look at it that way.

    One thing for sure. Nothing we say here changes a thing about the team.

  177. mf13ss says:

    bookman11 says:
    November 25, 2018 at 8:47 pm
    Do you actually realize that you contribute to most of the drama here? Your comments make no sense. I am sad to leave here after tonight, mostly because you are part of the problem for me. You have caused so many issues here, then act like you are a peace maker, or everyone’s “brother”. Give me a break!
    ———————
    Nah, you stay. I will leave instead.

  178. mf13ss says:

    stangerx says:
    November 25, 2018 at 8:57 pm
    Wouldn’t the adult solution be that no one has to leave?
    ——————
    HUH????????????????

    Shouldn’t adults act like adults?

  179. pheloniusphish says:

    No need to leave Bookman. The “I told you so” crowd and the their suck up are annoying, but…hey…fuck’em. They have shitty lives and nothing to celebrate. They’re not really fans, just blowhards looking for validation. Except for the socialists. They’re just dumbasses.

    • stangerx says:

      It is curious how the walk off thing is big here. Never saw that on any of my rugby teams, but then did that and it would have been real hard to come back after with any kind of street cred (maybe why folks never did).

      • pheloniusphish says:

        Rugby players can smack each other in the mouth when someone starts talking nonsense. Here you just have to live with the goofy fucks and blowhards.

      • stangerx says:

        Phelon — we were serious knuckleheads, Just in different ways I guess. But then we saw each other two practices and a game each week too….. makes a difference.

  180. Randy says:

    Losing brings out the ugly. Hug your kids. Play with your dog. Go catch snowflakes on your tongue or walk on the beach and be happy.

  181. Valiant effort by the players today. It’s just too bad the team doesn’t have a chance to compete for the playoffs every year like they should because they aren’t being given that chance. And, like M said earlier, if not for that pass to Carroo where Carroo made a nice play on the ball, Tannehill only has 131 yds passing and 1 td. That’s not going to give you what you need when you are trying to compete for the playoffs every year. You don’t want to live or die by getting lucky on a hail mary pass

    • stangerx says:

      Tanny was 17/25 with a 119.4 QB rating. And yeah he got lucky on that one pass, but same time stuff like that happens. Looked better than Brock.

      • again, 131 yds passing isn’t getting it done. I don’t care what his qb rating was. you ain’t winning when you’re #1 qb is passing for 131 yds.

      • whether or not Tannehill may have “looked” better than Brock doesn’t matter. what matters is the team isn’t winning consistently with either and it’s time to move on. it’s been time to move on for years now. I just don’t understand the mentality of people who think Tannehill gives this team a better chance to win. Than what? Or whom? It’s not enough. move on. put it behind us and get a real frickin quarterback in already and put us out of his misery.

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        He didn’t have 130 he had a measly 205 which might as well be 130.

      • again, he had 131 yds passing if not for the great play on the ball by Carroo. if that pass was to Parker it was probably an incompletion and then you’re looking at 131 yds passing and 1 td. he got lucky. it wasn’t a good pass. he just threw it up there and it was underthrown and Carroo made a great play on the ball.

      • stangerx says:

        Proflou — completely got what you were saying, just added some thoughts to your comment. Did you disagree with “Looked better than Brock” or was I suppose to tell you were right instead of just talking about what you said?

  182. son of a son of a shula says:

    Only 4 scoring drives, 5 or 6 is what it takes, we just don’t score enough. One more touchdown which would have been the elusive fifth score would have done it.

    • It’s always “shoulda, coulda, woulda” with this team. they have the skill players but they don’t have the qb and they don’t have the coaches who understand how to utilize their skill players.

      Look at what Payton did in New Orleans with backups at wr and te in their last game. Brees actually lobbied for the one wr to be brought up from the PS. That’s a team and coaching staff that knows how to utilize the talent they’ve got. We keep shitting on the wrong people. There’s a lot of talent on the offense but the coaches on the offensive side suck at what they do.

  183. BailBondMike says:

    Lou, that’s just Gase’s crappy offensive scheme, IMO, more than it is an issue with Tannehill. TBH, he played better today than I thought he would. If Oz played instead, we would not have even had a 4th lead.

    • I don’t understand what anyone thinks they saw from Tannehill. Again, he got lucky on that pass to Carroo. So, if Carroo doesn’t catch that pass like he did, Tannehill throws for 131 yds and 1 td. What exactly was so great about his performance today? What makes anyone think he looked so much better than Osweiler? I understand Oz missed a few deep passes when he played but, seriously, Tannehill’s two td’s came on a bubble screen to Drake who had a very nice run to get it in and, Carroo, who made an excellent play on the ball to take it away from the db and take it in. Otherwise, Tannehill may not even have either td.

    • But, I do agree with you about Gase’s crappy offensive scheme and when you look at what it looked like in CHI I really don’t know what anyone was expecting. How can anyone expect anything else? THAT was Gase. Denver was NOT Gase. Denver was Manning.

  184. son of a son of a shula says:

    Got the monkey off our back with the opening score
    Won the turnover battle
    Sacked Luck for the first time in forever
    Blocked a punt
    Blocked a kick
    Won time of possession (I think so)

    Lost the game

  185. mf13ss says:

    stangerx says:
    November 25, 2018 at 9:02 pm
    Why yes they should……which was my point. Not sure what you don’t get.
    —————–
    Better coach your cats to be a little bit more than disrespectful, boss. I come here for the football convo… not to be outright DISRESPECTED by taunts, drama, playing the victim card, and “I told ya so” BS.

    I do NOT taunt, I do NOT bring drama, and I’ve NEVER said “I told ya so”. I’m VERY careful about the latter, knowing full well that one year doesn’t define a player.

    • stangerx says:

      If I have been disrespectful to you then please point out when and will answer. You and I are just two of many posters on this board. Have a problem with what anyone else says bring it up with them. And yes I also feel free to comment on such when it comes up, as should you. I’m not even an admin M13.

  186. sb7mvp says:

    Hey ProLou,
    I saw you on the dolphin’s facebook posts the other day.

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