Miami Dolphins trade LT Laremy Tunsil and WR Kenny Stills to Texans!

OK, this is a shocker, no two ways about it! In addition to trading away our cornerstone LT, we also traded away controversial WR Kenny Stills (BUH-bye) and future draft picks, a 2020 4th RD pick and a 2021 6th RD pick. What do we get in return for all of this??? TWO first RD picks, a 2020 1st RD and a 2021 1st RD pick and 2021 2nd RD pick as well. and two players, special teamer DB Johnson Bademosi and OT Julie’n Davenport.

I don’t even know how to digest all this to be honest. Things look great for the future, although now we have to find a legitimate LT which will probably require a high pick. I realize we have now have 2 first RD picks in both next year’s draft and also in 2021, but now the rebuild seems to be full on, and it’s going to require some patience here. While the future looks promising, I have my doubts about how competitive our team will be with a poor offensive line.

I understand well that no player is “untradeable”. There is a value for everything, and GM Chris Grier felt he got more value than he could turn down for his best OL and really the cornerstone of our offensive line, then he did the right thing. Time will tell, because Laremy Tunsil is a great tackle, he was an excellent pass protector as well as a demon in the run game. Kenny Stills was a deep threat WR who has been making big plays for us since he got here, but in limited quantities. He probably should have been more during his tenure here, and his decision to speak up against Dolphins owner Steve Ross probably led to him being a part of this trade as well..

What I guess we all have to realize is that this year is definitely compromised. I would say we all had some doubts about our O-line with Laremy Tunsil, so those doubts just intensified w/o him. Is Zach Sterup our LT? Do our QB’s routinely get “Julienned” if newly acquired OT Julie’n Davenport is playing LT? Do we pick up another LT off the cut scrap heap? LG Michael Deiter’s job just got a whole lot more difficult, wouldn’t you think?

Next year’s draft should be exciting for us, but watching this season, at least for me at this moment, looks to be a scary prospect. I think we’re putting an inferior product on the field on offense, with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick starting behind what appears to be a very shaky O-line. We heard rumors about a locker room revolt if Laremy Tunsil was traded, I suppose we’ll see if that’s true or not. I hope it’s not, because things may tough enough for this team this season without that.

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1,261 Responses to Miami Dolphins trade LT Laremy Tunsil and WR Kenny Stills to Texans!

  1. BailBondMike says:

    With only 3 DT’s on the roster, I think our DL will be really gassed by the second half in the Miami heat against the Ravens.

    • Rockphin says:

      we only have ONE offensive tackle on the team other than the guy who lead the league at the OL Position in penalties and was 2nd place in allowed sacks last season. That guy is Prince a 7th rounder. Then we have guards playing Tackle and one tackle on the practice squad.

      This could be a historically bad O line this year.

      Good thing we only have Fitz and Rosen back there.

    • steveccnv says:

      That is odd, but I expect to see some exotic looks, with less 4 down lineman than we saw in preseason.

  2. BailBondMike says:

    Page turn!

  3. Rockphin says:

    Tim 23-20 Miami
    Phelonius 31-14 Miami
    David 24-3 Ravens
    Toba 20-17 Miami
    Piggy 3-2 Miami
    Mike 9-9
    Naples 20-16 Miami
    Steve 10-9 Miami
    Rockphin 26-12 Ravens

    Add your score prediction and repost


  4. ocalarob says:

    ocalarob says:
    September 4, 2019 at 8:48 am
    i think we will see chandler cox catching some little outs, out of the backfield like how NE used their FB…cant remember his name?

    Mike E. says:
    September 4, 2019 at 8:57 am


  5. Rockphin says:

    I saw someone reference the link to the “Depth Chart” above. You mean the Lack of depth chart?

    Do we have ANY OT’s on the team other than Julie’n Davenport?

    On a completely different subject. What is with the fucking apostrophe in Davenport’s name? What is the purpose of a pause after the E before the N? It doesn’t even make sense structurally. Ignorance grows more popular every year.

  6. ocalarob says:

    Tim 23-20 Miami
    Phelonius 31-14 Miami
    David 24-3 Ravens……………………………..great minds think alike
    Toba 20-17 Miami
    Piggy 3-2 Miami
    Mike 9-9
    Naples 20-16 Miami
    Steve 10-9 Miami
    Rockphin 26-12 Ravens…………………………great minds think alike…
    O Rob 26-17 FINS!….

    Add your score prediction and repost


  7. ocalarob says:

    I’m more worried about Calhoun vs Davis, Davis played well in the preseason at RT

    • steveccnv says:

      Davis is our best OL now that Tunsil is gone, but Deiter by season’s end may give him a run for his money. Kilgore is good enough. Calhoun is not long for his spot. Couch will have to do at LT.

  8. wyoming85 says:

  9. steveccnv says:

    Will Lamar Jackson puke in the 4th qtr? Will his OL hold up in the heat? If we can keep it close…

  10. stangerx says:

    Tim 23-20 Miami
    Phelonius 31-14 Miami
    David 24-3 Ravens
    Toba 20-17 Miami
    Piggy 3-2 Miami
    Mike 9-9
    Naples 20-16 Miami
    Steve 10-9 Miami
    Rockphin 26-12 Ravens
    O Rob 26-17 FINS!
    stang — 17-10 Miami

    Add your score prediction and re-post

  11. steveccnv says:

    SBNation writes:
    Josh Rosen is the better player, but Ryan Fitzpatrick is the leader this young team needs right now. Fitzpatrick has experienced the highs and lows of football and the coaching staff is hoping he can keep things together in the beginning. It’s only a matter of time before Rosen takes over the starting job at some point during the season, but Fitzpatrick’s leadership should be a plus for the start of the season.

    I mentioned basically the same thing yesterday. With the OL being what it is and all the player movement the past couple of days I really see no other choice than Fitz.

  12. stangerx says:

    FEST — October 13 versus the Redskins

    Fest is the Skins game on Oct 13. Pretty good seats for just $55 per and we have the box back or at least a group together.

    Sec 320 (like the 30)
    Row 8 – Seats 10-19
    Row 9 – Seats 10-19
    Row 10 – Seats 7-14

    Pure fun Groundhog’s Day. Tunes with the Dog on Friday, Dave & Buster’s Sat Nite, and tailgate.

    Hulk (flight done)
    Mike E (+1-3) (flight done)
    Doggy (+2)
    Son (+3 – ?)
    stanger (+4)
    Toba (+1) (flight done)
    Phelon (+2) (own seats)
    Twice (+1?)
    Naples (+1)
    Seats are bought — if you are IN you are IN. 🙂

  13. Rockphin says:

    Here is my useless prediction for this season. 90% of our opponents will lose the game the week following playing us. (they may (ok, most likely will) beat us, but they will lose the following game)

  14. Rockphin says:

    These past few weeks since the end of the preseason has flown by. I cannot believe we have REAL Dolphins football (or what will have to pass for real dolphins football) in 4 days!

  15. CavalierKong says:

    Tim 23-20 Miami
    Phelonius 31-14 Miami
    David 24-3 Ravens
    Toba 20-17 Miami
    Piggy 3-2 Miami
    Mike 9-9
    Naples 20-16 Miami
    Steve 10-9 Miami
    Rockphin 26-12 Ravens
    O Rob 26-17 FINS!
    stang — 17-10 Miami
    Kong 2-1 Miami

    Add your score prediction and re-post

  16. CavalierKong says:

    Tim 23-20 Miami
    Phelonius 31-14 Miami
    David 24-3 Ravens
    Toba 20-17 Miami
    Piggy 3-2 Miami
    Mike 9-9
    Naples 20-16 Miami
    Steve 10-9 Miami
    Rockphin 26-12 Ravens
    O Rob 26-17 FINS!
    stang — 17-10 Miami
    Kong 12-10 Miami

  17. D says:

    steveccnv says:
    September 4, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Davis is our best OL now that Tunsil is gone, but Deiter by season’s end may give him a run for his money. Kilgore is good enough. Calhoun is not long for his spot. Couch will have to do at LT.
    I think Calhoun is secure at his spot, for this year at least. Deiter is already our best OL, and id say Kilgore is probably the second best. The OL isnt spectacular but its serviceable. LT to me is the big ?, Davenport i think has the tools to be good but his rookie year was certainly rough. Have to see if he bounces back. If he does this OL isnt shit, its just a work in progress.

    • steveccnv says:

      Didn’t know the Big Couch was a rookie last year, that changes everything. Tunsil struggled in year 2 playing LT, not to the tune of 12 sacks, but…

  18. pheloniusphish says:

    Sucks, but I will be on a plane and unable to watch the game.

  19. Rockphin says:

    From what I have heard, supposedly John Harbaugh is going to unveil his “new” offensive scheme this week that will up-play Lamar Jackson’s strengths…..

    John Harbaugh: Ravens’ offense will be unlike any we’ve seen in the NFL

    We will see John, we will see.

    Someone already Re-introduced the wild cat John.

  20. Rockphin says:

    It is funny there are two articles about Jackson, one right after the other in this link.

    The first says Jackson expects to run much less this season than he did last year and the next is the coach saying that he will be running a lot more than last year….. Ha ha

  21. wyoming85 says:

    I don’t believe the narrative!

    But I want the Tank! 🙂

  22. wyoming85 says:

    It’s pretty sad (and telling) that nobody picked up the guys we cut before we got them on the practice squad??????

  23. Mike E. says:

    Steve – Your score prediction is absurd! How do you figure we score 10 points???

  24. ORob, did you realize the Ravens are favored to win? And You still predicted Miami to win, with the offense putting 26 points on the board? With Fitz starting behind a Frankenstein OL?

    No one here knows the scores every week before the games, if we did we would be vegas millionaires

    • stangerx says:

      Why they play the games. And yeah a lot of the predictions have a whole lot of homer in them, but you should get that. At one point you were saying we would hit the playoffs this season.

      • Rockphin says:

        That was when he was looking through rosen colored glasses. (Why I still can’t understand)

      • When i made the playoff prediction i was in full blown tank denial, and thought Rosen would be named starter

        But since then, Many players are gone, and
        This team is unpredictable, we don’t even barely know the names of all the players yet, never mind if they can help us or not

        I would love to see these guys crush the Ravens, I can’t stand the dirty birds as much as anyone else

        But I have also checked out the Ravens team a little, and researched some of their sites

        I feel like we are in over our head on this game, but in my heart I would love to see the new guys shock the world with a huge win

        And Steve is right about games played, nobody knows the final scores until the games are final

        I only predicted a possible outcome, not really one that I want

      • Correction, Stanger mentioned that, not Steve, 😎

  25. stangerx says:

    Interesting from Mando.

    “Trade Kiko Alonso? It’s hard to keep a linebacker who doesn’t want to play for you. And Kiko didn’t like the system, didn’t like the coaching staff, wasn’t feeling the whole changing defenses week to week thing.”

    Mando is pretty much on board with all the moves though…..except for Tunsil (which I’m actually cool with at the two firsts price).

  26. ElephantRider says:

    Tim 23-20 Miami
    Phelonius 31-14 Miami
    David 24-3 Ravens
    Toba 20-17 Miami
    Piggy 3-2 Miami
    Mike 9-9
    Naples 20-16 Miami
    Steve 10-9 Miami
    Rockphin 26-12 Ravens
    O Rob 26-17 FINS!
    stang — 17-10 Miami
    Kong 12-10 Miami
    ER 16-14 Miami

  27. pheloniusphish says:

    Season predictions:
    Stills is on IR by game 8.
    Tunsil plays up to the “good LT” level, but Houston discovers that LT wasn’t the biggest OL issue they had.
    Bill O’Brian is fired in December.
    Jerome Baker is in the conversation for Defensive Player of the Year.
    The Jets don’t play Quinnen Williams full time.
    The Bills discover that Josh Allen is JaMarcus Russell
    The Cardinals lose 6 games before they win 2.
    Mahomes continues to look like the second coming of Dan Marino
    The Eagles discover that Carson Wentz is not as good as Nick Foles.
    Daniel Jones is the starting QB for the Giants by game 3.
    Miami’s OL is serviceable by game three
    Miami wins the division.

    • stangerx says:

      Phins win the division?…not. But I’ll add too.

      Dan Snyder throws a fit and demands more wins.
      While Stephen Ross thinks to himself…. “that was the plan all along.”

  28. Ezekiel Elliot just signed a 6 year extension of $90 million

    Players are going for the moon

  29. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Jane Slater reported Wednesday that the Cowboys and Elliott have agreed to a six-year, $90 million extension, per sources informed of the deal. In all, it’s $103 million over eight years, with $50 million guaranteed, Rapoport added. The team later confirmed the deal.

  30. Rockphin says:

    From CBS’s 100 predictions for season 100:

    These are all you need to read

    39. Dolphins finish with the worst record in the NFL
    2019 is going to be a forgetful season for Brian Flores and the Miami Dolphins. They’ll be lucky to scratch off three wins on the year and will own the worst record in the league when it’s all said and done. The good news is they’ll be in prime position to take any of the elite quarterback prospects as they’ll own the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
    — via Sullivan

    40. Josh Rosen takes over as Dolphins’ starter following Week 5 bye
    While he wasn’t bad in the preseason, Josh Rosen did not convince Dolphins head coach Brian Flores that he should be Miami’s Week 1 starter ahead of Ryan Fitzpatrick. With that in mind, Flores decided to start the season with Fitzpatrick, who should be more capable than Rosen when it comes to navigating through the Dolphins’ daunting start to the season (they face Baltimore, New England, Dallas and the Los Angeles Chargers in successive weeks) before entering their Week 5 bye. Rosen makes his first start with the Dolphins at home against the Washington Redskins in Week 6, given him 12 weeks to convince Miami that he can be their long-term solution at quarterback.
    — via DeArdo

    75. Josh Rosen fails to look like the answer
    You can blame it on another bad situation, you can blame it on Ryan Fitzpatrick’s persistence, you can blame it on Rosen’s flaws, or you can blame it on all of them. The ex-Cardinal will get a shot at some point in 2019, but he won’t come close to convincing Miami he’s their future.
    — via Benjamin

    100. Tom Brady retires
    Forty-two years old. Twenty NFL seasons. Six Super Bowl rings. Four Super Bowl MVP awards. Near the top in nearly every career passing category. With nothing more to prove, and with the Patriots failing to make it back to the Super Bowl for a fourth consecutive year, Tom Brady decides to end a career that will go down as arguably the greatest in pro football history. While Bill Belichick will remain in New England, an incredible era in NFL history will officially end.
    — via DeArdo

    • stangerx says:

      Been one of the ones saying Rosen will get his first start after the bye. Am hoping he does look like the answer though. Brady retire would be nice too, but actually cool if he waits one more year. We won’t be ready yet.

    • steveccnv says:

      U75 as per usghe.

  31. Josh Rosen, Miami Dolphins

    Strengths: Rosen’s throwing talent and his ability to make big-time throws (tight window, down the seam, back shoulder, throws on the run) illustrated why he was a first-round draft pick in 2018. He can and does make every throw with a strong arm that threatens defenses deep, and he has the ability to extend plays and throw off schedule.

    Weaknesses: There is room for improvement in the accuracy department, and, like we saw in his rookie season (19 turnovers), his poor decision-making was still evident at times during the preseason.

    GRADE: B+. Rosen improved throughout the preseason and outplayed starter Ryan Fitzpatrick. Rosen earned the right to start in the season opener, but I understand why Miami is rolling with the veteran Fitzpatrick, whose experience will be an asset early in the season against two top-five defenses from 2018 (Baltimore and New England). Questions about Rosen’s leadership qualities and ability to stay disciplined with the game plan are still unanswered at this point.

    Follow Charley Casserly on Twitter @CharleyCasserly.

  32. wyoming85 says:

  33. D says:

    Steve, its look like i was off, he was a 2017 4th rd pick. so i guess he has been in the league 2 years. effectively one year of playing experience i guess guess because he only has one year of playing experience. Also, it looks like he played last year at RT because he was moved there from LT when Seantrell Henderson got injured in September of that year.That could explain some of the issues he had protecting the passer, since he was playing opposite of the side he was use to. I looked up his combine stuff and it looks like he is a little bit heavy footed and raw. The technique issues that were reported at the combine, fixable, and hopefully our coaches can get that done. His physical traits are off the chain, and you cant train that. The issue with his footwork can sorta be worked on but those big plodding feet are probably never going to be elite, and the difference between a good LT and a great one is in the footwork and foot speed.

  34. D says:

    stangerx says:
    September 4, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Interesting from Mando.

    “Trade Kiko Alonso? It’s hard to keep a linebacker who doesn’t want to play for you. And Kiko didn’t like the system, didn’t like the coaching staff, wasn’t feeling the whole changing defenses week to week thing.”

    Mando is pretty much on board with all the moves though…..except for Tunsil (which I’m actually cool with at the two firsts price).
    Kiko wasnt really good enough, football IQ wise for that system. He is a see ball get ball kinda guy and this sytem is all about knowing your role on any given snap and doing it. It takes better read/diagnose skills than Alonzo had. Again, that not really a hit on Alonzo, he fits some systems well, but i give him credit for realizing this wasnt one and not wasting our time nor his.

    • stangerx says:

      D — the one thing that is clear is that system fit is huge right now. My problem is don’t know exactly what is needed to fit the system. Darn sure gonna be a most different one though. And liked what saw in the preseason games.

  35. ocalarob says:

    to even think Miami will be the worst team in the league is stupid, We are not that far off from the team we had last year that was 7-6 at one point and we’ve improved in certain areas such as QB and HC decision making, Defensive scheme.

    even more stupid is thinking we are tanking for Tua.
    even if we were the worst team i highly doubt miami would take a qb with the early pick, they just spent a 2nd rnder on rosen and it takes more than a year to find out if he’s your guy, add the fact that he’s not even starting.

  36. ocalarob says:

    are we worse than the cards?

    • steveccnv says:

      No way, I’ve seen a lot of their preseason games, and had to turn they off they were so bad. Secondary and OL especially.

  37. ocalarob says:

    we may be the first team in the history of superbowls to have a home game!

  38. Capt. Stubbs says:

    Hey everyone, I hope everyone is doing well!!
    This is going to be an interesting season, to say the least. I’m hoping we at least have the fundamentals down and the players look to be playing as a team.

  39. Mike E. says:

    Good Captain – As I’ve said many times, I just want to see this team improve each week, and see a significant difference from the product at the beginning of the season and the end. That would include everyone doing their job properly and like you said fundamentals.

    How have you been? Glad to see you visiting!

  40. Capt. Stubbs says:

    I’ve been insanely busy with my new Restoration and remodel business. Sorry I haven’t kept up.. going to definitely try to get in here much more. Looking forward to seeing some real football, not saying Miami will look that way lol!
    Stanger ,I definitely would take that outcome “no name “

  41. Capt. Stubbs says:

    I see the fest is October 13th . I’ll probably buy tickets this weekend or wait until October 12 when they’re giving them away, j/k

  42. wyoming85 says:

  43. wyoming85 says:

  44. Mike E. says:

    We pick up a DT and he’s sick of being here already? lol

  45. Capt. Stubbs says:

    Its that South Beach flu…. they’ll come around lol

  46. i found 7 different power rankings, and every one of them has the Fins ranked 32

    fins get no respect

  47. whats up Cap Stubbs, happy to hear about Your new business, been doing any fishing?

  48. i have an offshore boat i keep near jupiter, hopefully its still there, lol

    ive been trolling for grouper and pelagics,i did great in the winter and fall, but its been a slow summer, too many sharks

  49. steveccnv says:

    Sounds hypocritical

  50. Largo is my favorite, I spent 3 weeks there last December reef fishing, and trolling grouper with hard plastic deep divers.
    The trolling for grouper is so much fun I forgot about dropping on the reef..

    . My biggest gag was 39 inches

  51. Mike E. says:

    Not sure why we’re worried about our rankings. Being realistic, from the outside looking in, why would anyone rank us higher? If we were #29, would everyone feel better? Should we be top 10 just because? We have 2 QB’s with well below sub .500 records, the team was sub .500 before these 2 QB’s got here. and we did just trade away our starting LT on a line that was questionable at best to start, and that was with Laremy Tunsil. Who cares? This is a fluid ranking system anyway. If we beat the Ravens, we won’t be #32 anymore.

  52. I would feel a little better, if we could move up to 31 in at least one of the polls,lol

    A Ravens win should do it

  53. Capt. Stubbs says:

    I’ve had a couple trips to marathon, islamorada and Miami. Catching the yellow tail and mahi bite. I’m dying for a huge bull on the fly. I hook up however they keep spitting my fly. Red snapper fishing… right out of ponce this year was amazing. Sometimes ft pierce as well, closer to the gulf stream. We also limited out scalloping less than hour for our 3 days in steinhatchee

    • I did well on yellowtails, muttons, and mangos, but not a single red snapper

      Mahi are great eating and fight good, but grouper rules the fighting world!

      Nothing fights pound for pound like an oversized angry gag grouper , when I got my first one, I was hooked and didn’t want to do any other kind of fishing!

      lol. They spoil You

      • Capt. Stubbs says:

        They totally pull like no other in the beginning then they kind of give up however I believe size to size pulling the reef donkey/ amberjack wins. Just not the best table fare. I just love the top water bite of the dolphin and the aerial acrobatics.

      • Yes, the AJ is a formidable beast, but I don’t like them because they aren’t good to eat

        Grouper trolling a shallow reef is a different fight than pulling one up off a deep reef, it’s something to be experienced

  54. Mike E. says:

    Just an interesting note, if someone mentioned already, disregard.

    Our defensive depth chart is done as a 3-4 base formation.

  55. herdfan says:

    My goodness, look what the Hurricane blew in. My second favorite Captain.

  56. stangerx says:

    Cap Stubbs — how is Cap Randy doing? He was a hoot.

  57. Capt. Stubbs says:

    Hey herd !!! Hope everything has been great with you.

  58. Captain Randy, he will put You on to some of the slimiest catfish You have ever seen, lol

    Tell him I said hello
    And left the rest of the cats for him, lol

  59. Capt. Stubbs says:

    It was nothing for us. Lost power for 4 hrs I think we were the longest in the state lol. The poor bohamians though

  60. naplesfan2010 says:

    When you catch those grouper, do you eat them?

  61. son of a son of a shula says:

    Stubbs, good to see you man. Glad things are going well for you. Would love to see you at the Fest. We all stay on Hollywood Beach now. Neptune Inn close to Margaritaville where some folks stay as well.
    This hurricane was nothing (for us) breezy and a little rain.

  62. Naples I would take you grouper trolling in the winter, It’s not very productive right now, the grouper are too deep

  63. son of a son of a shula says:

    I have Capt Randy’ s Tug of War fishing charter friended on FB and always posting the daily catch. He’s staying busy and he’s bringing in the fish. It’d cool as shit to see his crazy ass again.

  64. Randy did put me onto a giant redfish, biggest one I had ever seen in that part of the river, and I dropped a perfect cast on his nose. He struck it, and missed the hooks, damn. He would have been way over the slot limit though

    • Capt. Stubbs says:

      Yes that was good times. I want to say sorry to any and all on roadblocking the blog.

      Mr knight glad to hear from you. Everyone else I missed like Naples, crazy rob, nj phin fan. Who I’m sure is the hulk or should glad to be back with my crazy fans

  65. Tim Knight says:

    A Captain sighting! Good to see you here man! Hope all is well.

  66. stangerx says:

    Fest update: Chef Warren is doing the tailgate again. He acted like having a toddler made it tough….. what the F was he thinking? 🙂

    Guilted him into by explaining it would be like Thanksgiving without Mom doing it. He’s a good dude. Show your appreciation.

  67. Tim Knight says:

    Kiko not liking how the new defense is run kind of fits with what some here have said that he doesn’t seem like the sharpest guy, and this defense requires a lot of different assignments and thinking. We weren’t a fit for him and he wasn’t a fit for us.

  68. D says:

    I weep at the sight of such beauty

  69. BailBondMike says:

    Capt Stubbs, we rent a house at Keaton Beach to do our scalloping out of there.

  70. Tim Knight says:

    Son, I think you posted a pic of that red you caught. Nice fish. Are they good eating?

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Was pretty good, you can’t keep the big ones the range you can keep is like 17-28” or whatever. I put too much cayenne pepper though lol. It’s mostly the novelty of eating what you catch it’s not a fish you’d see to often in restaurants. We did get some keepers but the boss had to go back.

  71. manitobafinfan says:


    TONIGHT 20:30

    Thank you for attending 😊👍

  72. mf13ss says:

    Capt. Stubbs,

    GRAND to see ya posting again after such a long absence! Sounds like all is well with ya… welcome back aboard!

  73. ElephantRider says:

    I feel like I missed how great The Man really was, because I was young and didn’t know better.
    Everytime I watch old games/clips I am just in awe of how great he was. Nobody I have seen is even close to him.

    #13 🐐

    • Mike E. says:

      Those throws are just amazing. The one that freaks me out the most was the one where he had move backwards to avoid the rush and it looked so awkward and possibly painful, like one leg was stuck in cement, and then he fires a perfect laser right in stride to TE Keith Jackson (I believe that was that play, not sure). Tannehill couldn’t make that throw at a Fest just throwing the ball around with us in the parking lot! LOL

    • Tim Knight says:

      He once made a throw to Duper where the corner was all over him on a crossing route and Danny put the ball on his hip with a laser in the only place it could have gone. The corner was baffled how that was even possible. I believe it was the playoff game against the Browns when we were trailing 21-3 at the half in 1985 in Bernie Kosar’s rookie season and we came back to win 24-21.

  74. manitobafinfan says:


  75. Rockphin says:

    This is a fluid ranking system anyway. If we beat the Ravens, we won’t be #32 anymore.

    Funny thing about those ratings. They don’t seem to be based on reality. Miami has OFTEN beaten teams ranked 10-15 places higher and will move up one spot while the other team drops one…..

  76. manitobafinfan says:

    If ya get a message draft has already happened ignore it , it stars in 10 mins

  77. Rockphin says:

    Herd’s favorite captain

  78. wyoming85 says:

    Good to see you Mr. Stubbs!

  79. wyoming85 says:

    Redfish is a pretty standard menu item here in Texas!

  80. wyoming85 says:

  81. Rockphin says:

    Guilted him into by explaining it would be like Thanksgiving without Mom doing it. He’s a good dude. Show your appreciation.

    LOL, in his 50’s with a toddler. Best way to show our appreciation would be to cover for him while he snuck an hour nap.

  82. Mike E. says:

    When I go fishing I usually catch one fish. Not red fish, not two fish or blue fish

  83. Rockphin says:

    Tim Knight says:
    September 4, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    People can say all they want about QBs and Super Bowls but anyone who watched him play knows he was the best pure passer EVER!!!! He made throw after throw that boggled the mind. 🙂

    He just let the ball go and it went exactly where he wanted it to go. Didn’t matter where, boop it was there.

  84. The Flying Pig says:

    I have to update my app so I may be late to the draft

  85. mf13ss says:

    D says:
    September 4, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    I weep at the sight of such beauty
    That makes two of us weeping at the sight of such beauty, D. Thanks for posting this video.

    Speaking strictly for myself, I tend to get accustomed and acclimated to the modern game by watching so much football every year. And even though I was raised on Marino (starting from his rookie season), I’m still astonished by how quickly he loads and unloads the ball… and with such velocity and precision to have his receivers catch the ball in-stride.

    Re-watching anything Marino did… it reminds me of how truly spoiled we were to have him as our QB. I mean, there IS a very good reason as to why every QB we’ve fielded since Marino falls drastically short in comparison: there will only ever be ONE Dan Marino… and those of us fans who witnessed him saw a once-in-a-lifetime QB.

    In MY eyes (and W/O the homerism), he’s the greatest QB who ever played the game. Period.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Ditto! John Madden’s favorite QB was Joe Montana when he became a commentator, but he once said if you want to see what an NFL QB who can make all the throws looks like, go watch Dan Marino practice.

  86. mf13ss says:

    IMO, I think the NFL (now celebrating it’s 100 year anniversary) needs to define eras.

    Maybe a little something like this…

    I. Pre-merger era (1919-1966)
    II. Merger era (1967-2000)
    III. 2K era (2001-current)

  87. Tim Knight says:

    Another moment about Marino I remember that was in 1984 was PIT OLB Jack Lambert thought he had Marino sacked and as he got up to celebrate, something caught his attention. The pass was completed for a nice gain and he looked so frustrated. LOL

    Remember this was an era where QBs still got knocked around, not like in Bradyville. Sorry to say but it’s true.

    • mf13ss says:

      Do NOT be sorry to say, man. And in Marino’s days, the diminutive Clayton and Duper were knocked around, too. Nothing like this “2K era”, where receivers can’t be touched within 5 yards of running their routes.

      It’s truly AMAZING how great Dan Marino was!

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yep! Some of my football fan friends can’t seem to put Brady in that era and think that sluggish flatfoot would have never survived. He wouldn’t have. He would have never made it to Brady. Just my opinion but I’m sticking to it. LOL

    • Tim Knight says:

      Besides the competitor in Dan, the arm and quick release… he had elite pocket awareness and footwork.

  88. olddolphan says:

    WELCOME BACK CAPTAIN STUBBS!! IF memory serves me right, the last time I saw you was at the first Fest—is that right?
    MY prediction for Game 1. To quote Clubber Lang, “Prediction? — PAIN!”
    Ravens — 30
    Dolphins — 13
    The first episode of “Tank For Tua” is a success. And a near full house will be there to see it.
    The following week features the sequel to the “Miracle in Miami.” We all know most sequels are worse than the original. This one is no exception.
    Patriots — 38
    Dolphins — 6

    The Patriots game will be the last sellout of the season in Miami until the Super Bowl.

  89. Tim Knight says:

    OD. I’m more focused on what Grier and Flores are doing and I get it. It’s tough to accept but it had to happen. We’re not void of some nice talent but we have more work to do, and in 2020 we’re going to be loaded and in good shape in 2021 as well. Teams can turn around quickly because of the cap system and acquiring extra draft picks. 2020 is a huge offseason for us. Two 1’s and two 2’s along with probably over $80M in cap space annually. What I mean by that is you can add 8 FA/players at $10M per to turn around your team. Sure there will be a big fish along the way too. Now go back to the draft. The 2020 Miami Dolphins could be scary. 🙂

  90. naplesfan2010 says:

    Capt Stubbs
    Thank you Sir for the shout out.
    Great to see you back on here and doing so well in the real world, too.
    Up in Charleston where I am from they go out to the gulf stream, which i did once,
    but that is waaaayyyy the hell out in the Atlantic.
    Then there’s all the back bays, mud flats, and brackish sloughs.
    But I know nothing on the subject of fishing.
    I am an idiot and ignorant about the sport.
    Down here in Naples a lot of guys swear the best tasting fish is snook,
    but for some reason there is no commercial market in them,
    so you never see them in restaurants, like they’re endangered or something.
    People leave a snook light on under their docks in the canals
    and catch them on cotton and bread dough. (I think)
    Does any of that make sense?
    I have zero expertise in fishing.

  91. naplesfan2010 says:

    about grouper
    I am hyper allergic to grouper, perch, and turbot.
    My throat swells so that my airway closes up, and I can’t breathe.
    I can get that just from being in the room where the oils are in the air
    such as on “grouper night” or all you can eat grouper fest..
    I can detect grouper at quite a distance as my lips start swelling and itching
    and my throat gets scratchy at 20 feet from a grouper sandwich.
    I get red splotchy hives all over my face and neck and chest
    if in the kitchen with them cooking
    and if i touch the meat, my hands swell until I can’t touch any fingertip to the one next to it.

    I love redfish, bluefish, pompano, mahi mahi, salmon, bass, trout, flounder, cod,
    snapper, swordfish, tuna, and many other types of fish. I eat fish at least twice a week.

    just not grouper

  92. naplesfan2010 says:

    Go Dolphins.

  93. Tim Knight says:

    From the night owl… LOL

    This is our current roster breakdown:
    OL 9
    TE 3
    WR 5
    QB 2
    RB 5
    FB 1

    DE 3
    DT 3
    LB 8
    DB 11

    K 1
    P 1
    LS 1

    I don’t think it will stay like this all season and maybe there is more in the hopper on the DL. The interesting thing is it seems like we want to be fast for week one – against Lamar Jackson

    • steveccnv says:

      Telling that we have 6 DL and 8 LBs, that screams we’ll be using 4 man fronts a lot less often, than we did in preseason. Notice I didn’t say we’ll be using more 3-4 than 4-3.

      I expect to see a lot of exotic crap this game. Stop Jackson and that goes a long way towards winning.

      We may do it slowly (as in not right away), but I expect to see an LB heavy D, like the Chargers used against the Ravens in playoffs.

  94. Rockphin says:

    You guys who “just can’t see how this team is worse than last season” read that article.

    It’s not just trading away Tunsil. Rosen will take over week 6 after the bye already at 0-4 And will be running for his life the rest of the season

  95. wyoming85 says:

  96. wyoming85 says:

  97. ocalarob says:

    Carrying 5 RBs is a good sign of success, it would appear this coach wants to run the ball and that’s always a good thing.

    • steveccnv says:

      It’s a good sign they believe in the talent at RB too.

      Can’t wait to see Laird play, he may be the 1st down back. I’d like to see him play some FB.

    • ocalarob says:

      i’ll believe it when i see it, if Drake can remain the #1 RB on this team, my hats off to the coach.
      he’s in a contract year, i would be surprised if we gave him his next contract, i would think we would trade him.

  98. ocalarob says:

    no doubt drake has talent, he has the speed of a wr, maybe behind the FB and a good blocking scheme he can get the 4yds per carry and break loose for big gains but so far he’s been stuffed at the LOS most of the time putting us in long down and distance on 2nd down too much for my liking.

    Drakes best asset is a wheel route against a LBer.

  99. steveccnv says:

    I want to see Drake make the most of the passes that go his way.

    I expect the kitchen sink to be thrown at the Ravens on both sides of the ball. We aren’t going to be lined up in a 4-3 vanilla Wanny D and say beat us if you can.

    On O we’ll be using max protect, if we can’t stop the rush, screens, draws, quick passes, and a mixture of OL moving around, including uneven fronts.

    If you’re a big fan of not watching the ball, this game may be your SB.

  100. ocalarob says:

    you have to have a productive running game to have success, you have to keep Ds honest, Forget the passing game to Drake, he will have to get the tough yards up the middle if he’s the bell cow.
    and so far he hasn’t shown he can do that.

    • steveccnv says:

      That would be ideal, if Drake could get the tough yards inside, but he really has to just get carries inside, to keep the D honest, so he doesn’t become a 1 trick pony.

      • ocalarob says:

        he has to put us in a manageable down and distance on 2nd down, preferably 2nd and 6 or less, if we are in 2nd and 8 or 9 we become very predictable which gives the advantage to the opposing D.

  101. ocalarob says:

    if we can keep this game close the 4th qtr will be ours!

  102. steveccnv says:

    The Cheats and Colts really didn’t have great running teams all those years, what they had was a huge passing threat, that’s why they ran the ball so effectively.

    We obviously won’t have that, but what we have to do is scheme to run, use odd man fronts, mis-direction, run when they expect pass…

    • ocalarob says:

      NE was #5 in total rushing, the rams #3, no surprise they played each other in the SB last year.

      • steveccnv says:

        That’s correct, but when you carry a lead a lot lot those teams did you can run the ball in the 4th. They didn’t win because they ran the ball, but it certainly helped.

        I think we’d all like to see us run the ball 85% of the time on 1st down and get no less than 4 yards on each carry, then have 2 downs to pass for a 1st, with 6 or less yards to go.

  103. steveccnv says:

    We somehow blocked Mack last year, we’ll find a way to stop the Ravens from throwing the OL around.

  104. steveccnv says:

    John Jenkins all 6’4″ and 359 lbs of him is starting week 1. I’ve been saying all along 3-4.

    What I really meant was we won’t be seeing many 4 man fronts.

  105. steveccnv says:

    Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, one anonymous player on the Dolphins said Alonso was “scolded repeatedly in the May/June practices for freelancing or not doing things how the coaches wanted.”

    Vince Biegel, is an intriguing youngster who played a role with the Wisconsin Badgers that is fairly similar to a role that exists in Flores’ defense on the edge — meaning he may well end up being a scheme fit and a solid contributor for the Dolphins.

    Wow! Who knew we could dump a contract of a free landing vet, and get in return a good fit young cheap player.

    • steveccnv says:

      But all we really hear from the U75 crowd is how we’re tanking.

      If you have 10 guys doing their job, staying in their lanes, and one idiot leaving his man to try and make a play (against the design of the D), and the ball is thrown to said man’s cover, does it really matter if you have 3 pro bowlers on the field?

      What I’m getting at is, what’s the point of having 3 great defenders on the field, when everyone isn’t on the same page. You have to be good collectively as a team, that’s what Flores is trying to breed.

      All of these moves say more about player culture and system fit, along with TNT, then tanking.

      Suh the freelancer gone, Kiko the freelancer gone. It’s not a coincidence they’ve moved around.

  106. steveccnv says:

    Why do the Pat’s win so much? Because they don’t beat themselves.

  107. Mike E. says:

    Ted Larsen replaced Sitton last year

  108. wyoming85 says:

    Hey Steve don’t you mess around with me! 😉

  109. wyoming85 says:

  110. sb7mvp says:

    I hope snoopy is better than kiko.

  111. Mike E. says:

    The Ravens WR’s don’t scare me, we better be prepared to contain Lamar Jackson and limit Mark Ingram.

    • twicethethe says:

      With the Ravens unveiling a new scheme for offense and Miami doing the same for defense, it may well be the wild west out there. But definitely agreed the primary focus needs to be limiting how much the defense is gashed on running plays.

      • stangerx says:

        Think that is going to be the main worry of this team no matter who we play, but especially when Jackson is out there.

  112. D says:

    Alabama has the 3 highest rated OLB/ILB/DE hybrid LB’s in the country right now….. 1, 2 and 3. Jesus that defense churns out some fucking talent. They have the top QB and top WR prospect too. Both DT’s are in the top 5. Both CB’s are in the top 3. Both safeties in the top 4.

    Might not be sure who our 1st pick will be, but im feeling pretty confident on which school they will be from lol.

  113. steveccnv says:

    The 1st pick in 2020 should be on the OL, and since we don’t seem to value them, I’d say either trade out or take a DE, but no telling how important that position is either, so maybe a hybrid type OLB.

  114. steveccnv says:

    Fake news MSN says we have a shaky QB situation. I think we have the best situation since Marino.

    • Rockphin says:

      are you for real of Joshing us?

    • Mike E. says:

      It’s not saying much, but having Chad Pennington here trumps Fitz and Rosen, especially since Fitz is the starter.

      • steveccnv says:

        I thought of him after I posted, but he took us as far as he could, with that arm.

        I seriously love our QB situation. Usually having 2 guys means you have none, but I think they compliment each other well.

  115. Rockphin says:

    steveccnv says:
    September 5, 2019 at 1:21 pm
    The 1st pick in 2020 should be on the OL….

    First pick should and will be a QB. (not necessarily Tua and imo hopefully not)
    THEN the 2nd 1st round pick can be a linemen if they see the value. Or either two of the 2nd round picks or either or both of the third round picks

  116. wyoming85 says:

  117. Rockphin says:

    For the pre-season games the Dolphins showed the depth chart (Pretty much the same chart every even when certain players didn’t actually start where they were listed) as a 4-3 depth chart showing three starting LB’s and 4 starting D line. Now they have switched it up showing a base 3-4 with Davon Godchaux, John Jenkins and first-round pick Christian Wilkins as the listed starters on the defensive line and a starting linebacker corps of Jerome Baker, Raekwon McMillan, Charles Harris and Sam Eguavoen.

    I know it doesn’t matter because we will be in nickle or dime or some other formation most of the time, but what is the change up about?

    • stangerx says:

      I think you hit it with it just doesn’t matter and not just cause we will be in nickle and dime. This new D can’t be pegged as this or that. Not that I’m good at such but I was watching the preseason games going WTF? And that was vanilla.

      • steveccnv says:

        This is something Tim says all the time and I don’t get that logic of we’re going to be in the nickel or dime most of the time…

        The nickel is 5 dbs the dime is 6, notice this relates to dbs or back end. What does nickel or dime have to do with the DL?

  118. CavalierKong says:

    The long cold winter is over. Packers/Bears should be a fun opening game.

    • CavalierKong says:

      Wow, I saw him put out a twitter rant blasting the Raiders for having the temerity for fining him (like you would anyone else) for missing practice. Now this. This is male soap opera drama at its finest, lol.

    • stangerx says:

      Tells you how close reports can be wrong. Told you guys before that my chiro said he was her favorite of all the NFL players she’s worked with. Gotta think something is wrong.

      • CavalierKong says:

        I think he’s a giant baby who was coddled by the Steelers. When they stopped coddling him he went off. The Raiders are trying to treat him like other players, and he’s having trouble adjusting. There is a video of him catching a ball and throwing it against a fence at yesterday’s practice, and he reportedly was taking plays off and yelled at a conditioning coach. All signs of a child throwing a temper tantrum.

      • stangerx says:

        Who knows exactly why, but this is a guy who was a low round draft choice and became elite. That’s the hard knocks gritty worker thing. It’s just strange now.

    • Rockphin says:

      what an unmitigated assclown AB is! Let me freeze my feet and almost derail my season. Let me skip meetings and practices, who needs them? I want to play with my OLD helmet, I don’t care if it isn’t approved, I will make a fuss unless I can. Let me post the fine letter from my team’s GM on social media after being fined for missing practice.
      Let me threaten and cuss at my GM in front of other team members.

      Why don’t you just retire from football you stupid illiterate punk.

  119. Mike E. says:

    The article said they tried first being really nice to him, then good cop bad cop, and now this. I think they’re tired of his crap.

  120. Mike E. says:

    Why would we draft a LT in the first RD when we can put JAG there? I thought that’s the Patriot way

    • steveccnv says:

      That’s basically what I said, we should take OL, but I dont think they value it.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I honestly don’t think we have to draft a LT right away
      But if we have 4 first rounders in the next 2 years
      It makes sense that one of them should be a LT
      It also makes sense to draft a pass rusher and a QB

      We have to see how the draft falls

      Maybe we draft a whole new OL within the first 2 rounds over the next couple of years

  121. Rockphin says:

    The nickel is 5 dbs the dime is 6, notice this relates to dbs or back end. What does nickel or dime have to do with the DL?
    Who comes off the field when the extra DB comes on? When the 2nd extra DB comes on? the LB’s that’s who (typically, unless you have really fast good coverage LB’s)

    that is why. You can’t have a 3-4 nickel. You can still have three down linemen, but not 4 LB’s

    • steveccnv says:

      You were comparing the 3-4 to the 4-3 saying, then said it doesn’t matter, because we’ll be in nickel or dime most of the time.

      It does matter, because we only have 6 DL on the team. What doesn’t matter is whether we’re in the nickel or dime, we’ll still have the base D amount of DL on the field.

  122. steveccnv says:

    We were talking about AB at work, the thing we couldn’t get past was maybe its CTE, after the Burfect hit he hasn’t been the same.

    • steveccnv says:

      Maybe one of you guys with more knowledge of CTE can chime in?

    • The Flying Pig says:

      He’s a nutcase all of the sudden

    • CavalierKong says:

      It’s possible, but it always seems to be the same story with these superstar diva WRs though. At some point the diva becomes too big for the player and they go off the rails. TO, Johnson, Burress, Marshall just to name a few off the top of my head.

    • CavalierKong says:

      Yeah, I’m seeing articles speculating he might have CTE going all the way back to February.

      • steveccnv says:

        I haven’t seen any, just heard about the CTE speculation from a guy at work.

        Was watching an Edelman interview yesterday and when asked about getting clocked in the SB, Seattle, he just shrugged it off. I think he’s in denial too.

  123. Mike E. says:

    Steve – No way for us fans to tell. We’ve seen things like this play out time after time. Could it always be CTE or is it more likely that there are just some players that think that they’re bigger than the game? I don’t know.

  124. The Flying Pig says:

    The best part about the AB story is that Vontaze Burfict needed to restrain him

    When you rely on burfict to be the voice of reason, you lost…

  125. CavalierKong says:

    Brown has always been a character, he just kept it under control. There was a great article by ESPN or the undefeated or someone on him a year or two ago that delves into some of the issues he’s always had. It’s the same story it always is for these diva types. It’s the craving for attention that makes them divas to begin with, then when you add stardom to it, and people telling them how they are the best, how can that creature not grow to be bigger than the player, bigger than the team, etc.

    This crap with Brown really did spiral fast from the end of last year through today, so maybe this is different, but it’s hard not to just see this as just another superstar who is just doing what he do -being the center of the universe.

  126. ocalarob says:

    CavalierKong says:
    September 5, 2019 at 2:19 pm
    Wow, I saw him put out a twitter rant blasting the Raiders for having the temerity for fining him
    also they have the nerve to fine him………………:)

  127. ocalarob says:

    AB will be working at mcdonalds in 20 years

  128. ocalarob says:

    I don’t get that guy, he walks around like he’s a gift to the NFL, he’s no Andre or Calvin Johnson that for sure!

  129. D says:

    If we do feel QB is the direction they want to go when we draft. I really wouldnt mind seeing them draft like this. OT, QB, OG, and going UGA UGA UGA. Thomas, then Fromm, then Kindly. That UGA OL looked about as good as you can against Vandy, whose defense is no slouch, they just have no talent on offense. If Tua is the hype and Herbert is right behind him, we could probably get Fromm with the second first. We probably wont get Thomas with the second one. Alabama’s hybrid players on defense would be perfect fits for our multiples defense.

  130. steveccnv says:

    Just read that AB posted the BS about the helmet was just to secure an endorsement deal.

  131. ocalarob says:

    I think AB and Mayock should concupiscent, after all AB may be callipygian , maybe they should just be more conviviality and coruscant to each other…..what do you think?

  132. wyoming85 says:

  133. wyoming85 says:

    Give me 30 mill and I’ll show you folks what CTE looks like!
    I think pissing on desks and running ass hats off the road should qualify!!!!!! 🙂

  134. ocalarob says:

    D says:
    September 5, 2019 at 3:36 pm
    He reminds me of the latter years TO, great player but tripping over his own ego.

    Yeah but TO was a better rec

  135. CavalierKong says:

    If the Raiders release Brown, he’d better not end up on the f*ing Pets.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      You know that’s what will happen

    • stangerx says:

      They just signed him. But if there is a problem a discount for sure would be in play.

      • CavalierKong says:

        Yeah, we all know they just signed him, lol. Reports are they are suspending him, and may release him. His contract is written so the Raiders can release him right now and not have ot pay out any of the guaranteed money, plus they can recoup his signing bonus. So if they are tired of him already, now is the time they can cut bait and not be paying for years to come.

        If they cut him, he’ll definitely sign somewhere for a lot less. It’ll be the perfect storm for the Patriots to swoop in and get a stud WR for pennies.

        I think what will happen is Brown will realize he’s about to lose 30 million guaranteed, and he’ll be contrite and fool the Raiders into keeping him, then once his money is secure, he’ll continue to be a headache, lol.

      • CavalierKong says:

        He didn’t even get his signing bonus. He failed to meet the criteria, smh.

      • stangerx says:

        Cav — you got me to read the article. Never heard of a contract like that before. Thinking there were worries about him before he signed.

    • steveccnv says:

      That was part of the master plan. Belicheat told AB, if you really are serious about winning a title, cause havoc all summer, then after cut you we’ll sign you.

  136. BailBondMike says:

    D, I would go with that UGA draft in a heartbeat!

  137. CavalierKong says:

    Scheisse, you’re right! Thanks, good looking out, lol.

  138. BailBondMike says:

    Picked our 3 pineapples today. Delicious!!! Have some more plants that should produce next year. Should get 5-6 next year.

    • CavalierKong says:

      It’s getting interesting in the NLC! Cardinals have won 21 of our last 27, yet the Cubs are keeping pace, only 3 back. We play 3 in St Louis to finish the season. I bet it comes down to that series. Going to be a fun last month!

  139. BailBondMike says:

    Cav, Cards are rolling like I knew they would. Surprised Cubs are staying in it. At least they might make a WC. We will see!

  140. CavalierKong says:

    The Raiders did something right! lol

  141. The Flying Pig says:

    The Oinkinator takes on Toba this week

  142. The Flying Pig says:

    <<< The Oinkinator

  143. The Flying Pig says:

  144. Rockphin says:

    steveccnv says:
    September 5, 2019 at 9:43 am
    That U75 article doesn’t take into account we’ll be doing whatever it takes to slow down the passrush

    I’ll like every other team in the league doesn’t do whatever it takes? Please TNT is bullshit. No actually it’s 100% true but it’s an incomplete statement. It takes no talent to do things right But all things being equal the side with more talent is going to win

    It’s not like the other team isn’t going to be doing everything it takes to make sure the pass rush does get there and go by the way their players are better

  145. Rockphin says:

    Is this music?

    No, it is not.

  146. naplesfan2010 says:

    I have enjoyed the total coolness of Christian Wilkins thus far, the humor, the witty wisdom, the plus good guy, ultimate teammate, but I have been an “every single minute” fan of his games at my alma mater for a long time, and let me tell you what makes all that “jolly good fellow” stuff work is that Christian can put on a game face as hard and tough and focused and relentless as anybody.

    And we’re not talking he did that on an ok team on a middling level; we’re talking about a player who led a team at the highest level of college football, the only team that could take titles away from Satan.

  147. steveccnv says:

    Rodgers looks old.

  148. Rockphin says:

    LOL the kicker saga?

    PARKEY He was a dolphin

  149. naplesfan2010 says:

    The addition of Jenkins, even at this late moment, is a huge upgrade, because playing alongside a big NT is what Wilkins did at Clemson, instead of having to be that guy himself, which is what they did to him too much in preseason. He can take on triple teams, and he is brave enough to do it, but he is much more valuable when he is freer to hunt.

    One word for you:
    Vince Wilfork

  150. wyoming85 says:

  151. mf13ss says:

    Happy 2019 NFL Season!!!

  152. Rockphin says:


  153. Rockphin says:

    What is with the Porn Stash?

  154. manitobafinfan says:

    Billy Turnerstile

  155. naplesfan2010 says:

    We blocked Kahlil and these guys better than this last year.
    (Maybe they have gotten better though.)

  156. manitobafinfan says:

    Would you buy insurance from that man ??

  157. naplesfan2010 says:

    That’s how to push it down the field.

  158. The Flying Pig says:

    That’s a Aaron Oinkinator Rogers TD to Jimmy Oinkinator Graham

    Takes that!

  159. manitobafinfan says:

    That looked like a Gase play call

  160. pheloniusphish says:

    GB’s OL is worse than Miami’s.

  161. The Flying Pig says:

    Not really impressed with Trubisky

  162. The Flying Pig says:

    I’ve never had my butt fingered

  163. manitobafinfan says:

    That’s too funny 😂

  164. Tim Knight says:

    Wilkins, Godchaux, Baker, McMillan, Howard, McCain and Minkah are a pretty impressive young group of defenders to build on. We’re all waiting on Harris to join the fray at another level. He’s got to step up this year.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      We need a pass rusher though

      Maybe 2 or 3 for a greedy 🐷 like me

      • Tim Knight says:

        Well that’s what I meant about Harris, but yes that’s the next phase for sure. We already know they tried to add that in Flowers and Clowney so we know it’s high on the list.

        We’re going to have to scheme a pass rush this year.

      • manitobafinfan says:

        Maybe the scheme – deception, will bring the sacks ..

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Unit by unit I don’t feel any GLARING weaknesses outside of our OL not having worked together.. even our QB s if the OLine gels , 🙏should be okay fine , hopefully trend to keeper franchise guy

  165. twilley81howie says:

    Wtf, anyone have a score for me

  166. twilley81howie says:

    Nevermind, it appears I have been replaced

  167. The Flying Pig says:

    We should draft all pass rushers with the 4 first rounders we have in the next 2 years…lol

    Greedy 🐷

  168. Tim Knight says:

    Toba, I think we’re going to see LBs with Baker leading the way and DBs blitzing as part of what we do. They”re going to come from all different formations. We’ve already seen it in the PS. But you still have to play solid mano-a-mano football to be good.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      I agree 100%, and believe we have the personnel and finally a real coach to make it happen..

      • Tim Knight says:

        What I like about Flores is he’s coaching the entire team, not acting like a specialist. He hired Graham and O’Shea for that. He coaches the entire roster and oversees the mentality of the team. He’s more like what Dan Campbell would have been. It’s not my offense or defense, it’s my team.

    • steveccnv says:

      Where do you think the sacks usually come from in a 3-4?

      We have 6 DL and 8 LBs.

      • Tim Knight says:

        I’m aware. LOL

        But 3-4 base won’t be a majority defense. Every team lines up their best talent that gives them the best chance to succeed. That’s what multiple is all about. Strict formations is a thing of the past. Think we did too much of that last year. We were too vanilla.

      • steveccnv says:

        I’m not talking about the LBs, just how many lineman are in. We can be nickel, dime or whatever.

        I’ve been saying since March we’ll be using 3 DL, so the pressure and sacks will come from the LBs, and we real don’t need a stud DE.

  169. manitobafinfan says:

    Also hope Biegel is a DAWG !!! 🐕

  170. manitobafinfan says:

    Me Rodgers is not happy with his neighbourhood

  171. manitobafinfan says:

    Tim : Flores comes across as as much of a hardass as ya can have these days .. need that with a young team .. could be why a lot of vets are jettisoned as well, cause they feel they don’t deserve to be pushed at this point in career

    • Tim Knight says:

      The thing that jumped out at me was the Stills stuff. No way that was going to continue. There are no Stills types on the Pats. It became too much. When M13 told me that Flores confronted Stills about going to him first before going public about his dissatisfaction with the owner Ross and his Trump fundraiser, then Flores starting practice with multiple Jay-Z tunes, the writing was on the wall. LOL

      This is how we do things here. If that’s not your thing you’re gone. That’s the Pats model. That’s how Flores has been groomed.

  172. CavalierKong says:

    Both of these offenses are killing themselves. They both just look bad.

  173. The Flying Pig says:

  174. The Flying Pig says:

    So 4 guys on my fantasy team playing tonight didn’t work out so well

  175. Tim Knight says:

    Selflessness and team first. Anything other than that is not tolerated. – Coach Flo

  176. Tim Knight says:

    Steve, we might see 2 DL or just 1 and 4 or 5 LBs at times. LOL

    It all depends on game situation.

    • steveccnv says:

      You’re killin me. The point was we don’t really need some great sack master DE, and we aren’t thin there. If we use 0, 1, 2 or 3 DL, then the sacks and plays will be made by the LBs and DBs, where we have skill.

      All we heard from U75 was how we were in dire need at DE.

  177. manitobafinfan says:

    No catch

  178. manitobafinfan says:

    Nice stat line for Robinson… hope his former teammate Hurns has that kinda game left in him ..

    • steveccnv says:

      Yeah, I was glad we kept him.

      • manitobafinfan says:

        I was actually surprised him over Ford.. he has had some good seasons,and can replace Parker’s size if he does his usual regular season disappearing act… or like Naples said, he gets a case of dandruff and can’t play lmao. Dunno why i still find that hilarious

  179. Tim Knight says:

    I enjoyed a very good defensive game. No the offenses were not good but that’s because the defenses were. LOL

    I’ll take a game like this against the Ravens with a chance to tie or win it with a possession. It creates drama. 🙂

  180. manitobafinfan says:

    Nice to have football back 👍👍 , Bring on Sunday !!

  181. Mike E. says:

    I’m thinking Piggs would have preferred 30 points from Rodgers alone. First week you never know what you’re gonna get though

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      The NFL is like a box of chocolates?

      • Mike E. says:

        Stale chocolates at best. Seems like teams aren’t ready to go early on. I do remember saying that before, that teams will start slow because of how they’re conducting themselves in the preseason. If your best players don’t play, sure they they’ll be healthy, but they also won’t be ready to play either.

  182. son of a son of a shula says:

    Based on what I saw last night we might win the Super Bowl.

    • Rockphin says:

      Every D line is going to look like the Bear’s line when they line up against Miami this year. NO SOUP (erbowl) FOR YOU!

  183. Mike E. says:


    Just saw that your comments got caught up pal, I just approved them. You have not been replaced! Hopefully you see this and come on back!

    Good to see ya, thought you left us . . .

  184. ocalarob says:

    hey, at least it’s good to know he’s all right.

  185. ocalarob says:

    defensive battle last night, trebisquit is not that great, see what you get with the 2nd pick of the draft.

    • steveccnv says:

      It’s the cycle of a young QB, he’ll look good, then have a bad game, because the D game planned him and found something, now he has to adjust.

      We saw RT go thru this with flying colors😉

  186. steveccnv says:

    If we thought last night’s game looked like preseason game 5, wait until we take the field with 13 guys added in the last week.

    Have some patience and let it play out. About all we can hope for is to keep it close, then let the heat take over late.

    • ocalarob says:

      not many of those 13 will see any action

      • steveccnv says:

        I agree that most will not see much action, but Davenport and Jenkins will have huge roles, and any that play STs will too.

        Isadora – if active might play
        Trent Harris
        Biegel – could see STs
        Pepper – LS

      • steveccnv says:

        Breaking it down, the new guys shouldn’t make us look like we’re starting camp over.

        Looking at the depth chart this team doesn’t look bad and void of talent.

        If our D looks like it did in preseason, and the OL doesn’t look like a train wreck, and Fitz is on his A game we’ll have a good chance.

        We still need to hold up physically and not get pushes around, and contain Jackson.

        A lot of unknowns.

  187. steveccnv says:

    Great job there DolphinsWire for putting out the new depth chart with 359lb John Jenkins starting at DE 🤔

    I hope they do actually play Davenport at LT, that way the rest of the OL will be in the same position they’ve been in for a while.

    I think Calhoun will have a short leash.

  188. ocalarob says:

    Rockphin says:
    September 6, 2019 at 8:58 am
    Every D line is going to look like the Bear’s line when they line up against Miami this year. NO SOUP (erbowl) FOR YOU!

    negative affect, is a personality variable that involves the experience of negative emotions and poor self-concept. a variety including anger, contempt, disgust, guilt, fear and nervousness.

  189. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!!!

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