Winless season continues, Dolphins now 0-4 heading into BYE week.

Things started off promising against the Chargers. After 3 games, in our 4th game we finally secured our first lead of the season. It was short lived however, and although we were competitive, the most competitive half to date, we still trailed after the 1st half 17-10. That didn’t bother me at all. I felt like we were in this game. The 2nd half told a different story than the first half, a more familiar story really, one in which we were basically over matched. Whatever positives we gleaned from the first half were washed away by an ineffective offense and a defense that just couldn’t hang in there as the T.O.P. swung completely in the Chargers favor. In the 1st half, we allowed the Chargers a 3 minute differential in keeping the ball. In the 2nd half, the Chargers practically had the ball the entire 2nd half, 21:05 to the Dolphins measly 8:55. That says it all.

The positives I took from the game is that if you give Josh Rosen a semblance of protection, he looks more than adequate. The 34 yard strike to WR DeVante Parker was a thing of beauty. The pass was thrown with the right amount of pace and was accurate and in stride and it looked easy. Don’t take that for granted, we’ve seen that exact scenario gone wrong so many times in the last 2 decades. What I like about Rosen is he can throw the ball some mustard when he has to, but he’s also capable of lofting a pass with a little arc and make it a much more catchable ball, like he did to Parker. Unfortunately, that was to be our only TD of the game. I mentioned in the last article, Kalen Ballage isn’t cutting it. He’s not a forceful runner, and worse, his hands out of the backfield are totally unreliable. Our version of the Cards David Johnson he will never, ever be.

Drake had a better game but I still don’t see anything that screams we need to keep him on the roster, and that’s basically what this season has become, a virtual tryout for next season and beyond. This stripped down roster will have even more players removed going into next season, so if Drake wants to make sure he’s here in 2020, he’s going to have to more than he’s currently doing. I’d say the number of players I think are a lock to make this team number less than 20. I’m hoping that number climbs as the season goes on. I’m sure some of you will argue with this, and I’m being kind with a couple of these, but these are the guys I believe that deserve to come back next season (some are also on the list due to potential). Josh Rosen, Michael Deiter, Evan Boehm, Preston Williams, Davon Godchaux, Christian Wilkins, Taco Charlton, Jerome Baker, Matt Haack, Raekwon McMillan and Sam Eguavoen. Not all of these are starters, but in my opinion deserve to be back up to this point.

Philip Rivers only missed on 6 passes. He was 24-30 for and easy 310 yards spread out to 8 different receivers. He was sacked only once (thanks to Taco!). He had an easy day out there, he really did. The Chargers didn’t need Melvin Gordon as Rivers had easy pickins all day long. Little pressure and poor coverage, many times due to not applying enough pressure gave Rivers and the Chargers an easy 2nd half. RB Austin Ekeler gave the Bolts over 120 combined yards, almost equally distributed through the run and pass game, 60 rushing, 62 receiving. He found his favorite target Keenan Allen only 5 times, but spread the ball around so well we couldn’t defend it. We are abysmal both at defending the run and pass, and when our offense can’t stay on the field, it gets worse and worse as the game goes on. All too familiar for us Dolphins fans, we’ve seen this script now for all too long and far too many times.

This the BYE week, which will undoubtedly provide us with Sonny’s Bi-Week babe. I look forward to it, and I look even more forward to the Fest which is quickly approaching, just 2 Sundays from yesterday. Can’t wait to see all of you!

GO DOLPHINS!!!

#staythecourse

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536 Responses to Winless season continues, Dolphins now 0-4 heading into BYE week.

  1. pheloniusphish says:

  2. pheloniusphish says:

    Me because I’m pissed about not making the fest…

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      Sucks you can’t make it, but I’m happy for you all the same

      • pheloniusphish says:

        Thanks. I’m not bitching too much. Just a little whining. Montana is cool (as long as you don’t get et by a grizzly). By tomorrow night I will have driven around the entire state.

  3. son of a son of a shula says:

  4. son of a son of a shula says:

  5. son of a son of a shula says:

    Post all the music you want there’ll be a new blog in the morning. The Bye Week Bi Babe will be revealed.

    • Phindog says:

      Where are you with the guitar ? I’m sitting outside of Neptune’s with no guitar and nobody is here. 🐕🎸🎼🥃🥃 #Phindogfriday. 😎👍

  6. ocalarob says:

    Thanks Son and MF-13, i got an antenna today, works great, ordered Firestick pre-loaded also, should be here in a couple of days.

    C-YA DISH!

  7. ocalarob says:

    something, beatles studio demo just released, different version

  8. The Flying Pig says:

  9. ocalarob says:

    The original long and winding road, before Phil Spector butchered it. Spector’s modifications angered McCartney to the point that made his case for the Beatles disbandment, he cited the treatment of “The Long and Winding Road” as one of six reasons for doing so.

    Less is More

    • Tim Knight says:

      Paul is on a different tier than most artists. He was a Beatle and the most important one. He can play all the instruments. He wrote so many songs that is at the top of the charts in American and World music. It started here. 🙂

  10. son of a son of a shula says:

  11. son of a son of a shula says:

    One more week doggie then Neptune becomes Dog Beach

  12. son of a son of a shula says:

  13. mf13ss says:

    ocalarob says:
    October 4, 2019 at 8:40 pm
    Thanks Son and MF-13, i got an antenna today, works great, ordered Firestick pre-loaded also, should be here in a couple of days.

    C-YA DISH!
    —————
    I’m always happy to help you, my friend ORob.

  14. mf13ss says:

    pheloniusphish says:
    October 4, 2019 at 8:08 pm

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    Honest question for ya, Phelon. Which version do ya like better: the Disturbed version or the Genesis version?

  15. stangerx says:

    Only for the stoned people out there. 🙂

  16. Tim Knight says:

    There was always a teacher you were hot for. 😉

  17. Mike E. says:

    Here’s a great jam with a pretty damn ghey title . . .

  18. son of a son of a shula says:

  19. pheloniusphish says:

    M – I kinda like the Disturbed version better. Both good, Disturbed is just a little more edgy.

  20. pheloniusphish says:

  21. ElephantRider says:

    Genesis

    Phil Collins is the man!

    Devo was severely underrated too! Listen to them…Devo was short for devolution. Devolution of humans…..way back in the 70s

  22. son of a son of a shula says:

    I loved the version of Long and Winding Road that was really good. There was one part where he sounded like Billy Joel

    Love is Alive was good too I hadn’t heard that in a while.

  23. son of a son of a shula says:

    This song has been in my head lately

  24. pheloniusphish says:

  25. pheloniusphish says:

  26. son of a son of a shula says:

    Shit

    UCF goes down in Cincy

  27. son of a son of a shula says:

    It shows what UCF has become when Cincy fans are storming the field after the win

  28. son of a son of a shula says:

    Yankees 10-4 on 10/4

  29. son of a son of a shula says:

  30. pheloniusphish says:

    P-Dog I saw the Doobies and Santana about a month ago and the Doobies were awesome.

  31. wyoming85 says:

  32. D says:

    The Disturbed version of land of confusion, isn’t an embarrassment to the original but the original is still way better IMO

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