Eli Manning Farewell in NJ stymies Dolphins defense in 36-20 loss. Dolphins now 3-11 on the season.

I’m just thrilled to be able to get stymie in a headline, even if we’re on the wrong side of it. It was almost destiny guys and girls, you could almost feel that Eli was supposed to get a good game in what most likely was his final game in front of his home crowd at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey. A little feel good moment for the QB is who in the process of being ousted by this year’s #6 pick, QB Daniel Jones. The future of the Giants is #8 (Daniel Jones), but for a day, all was copacetic in northern Jersey and the fans got a nice memory of Eli playing well enough to win. Let’s face it, Eli’s record with the Jints the last 3 years is 9-26. If this seems like a Giants article, my apologies. Not gonna deny the fact that this game was not about our team, and I’m not insinuating that it was fixed or preordained or anything, but it sure did follow the story line of Eli going out on top.

On our side, Ryan Fitzpatrick is such a gamer it’s impossible not to admire and respect his efforts each and every week. On a positive note, Ryan Fitzpatrick was NOT the leading rusher this week. We actually very quietly had some success rushing and Laird and Gaskin combined for 88 yards rushing, Laird had 46 yards on 12 carries and Gaskin averaged nearly five yards a pop with 43 yards on 9 carries. DeVante Parker added 2 more TD’s coming off his concussion last week and continues to be a very bright spot and a beacon of hope for the future of this team.

While I want to see Josh Rosen play, at this point I think if I were Brian Flores it would be very difficult to tell Fitzpatrick to grab some pine the way he has played. He has been literally sacrificing his body every game for real, the anti Jay Cutler if you will. Not only that, but Fitzpatrick is playing pretty well, certainly well enough for the team to win. Our defense seemed to be willing to cooperate with the happy send off this week, but I think they will be back this week. A few more of our youngins have gone on IR, DB Ken Webster and Ken Crawley. Each and every week it’s a shuffle in the defensive backfield.

It’s an odd time, you want to see the team play well but you’re also cognizant of the fact that a loss while disappointing may put us in a position to get a player we covet. In the past I would always prefer the loss to get the player I want but I think our team isn’t going to be a team of susperstars, but rather a team of guys who can certain things well and are willing to do what they need to do as well learn various things to help the team. In other words, if we can’t get Chase Young, don’t sweat it. We’re going to get selfless players here, and I think we’ll be a better team for it.

GO DOLPHINS!!

#staythecourse

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588 Responses to Eli Manning Farewell in NJ stymies Dolphins defense in 36-20 loss. Dolphins now 3-11 on the season.

  1. CavalierKong says:

    Sieler has made some plays today. I dont even know who the heck he is lol

  2. Ken says:

    I am getting a 92 jersey

  3. CavalierKong says:

    Sieler again. The man is a beast lol

  4. The Flying Pig says:

    It’s hilarious to be like “who are these guys” in the last couple weeks of the season

  5. The Flying Pig says:

    I still don’t know who is in our secondary

  6. CavalierKong says:

    Wash and NY tied up

  7. Ken says:

    Like the way they are contesting these plays at the end

  8. The Flying Pig says:

    Giants and redksins are tied

    Let’s all root for the tie

  9. Mike E. says:

    This game was fun to watch. Feel bad for Gaskin. Elation one moment scoring his first NFL TD and then probably done for the season the next with an injury

  10. CavalierKong says:

    LOL, we don’t do anything easy

  11. Ken says:

    This was a good game but ….

  12. CavalierKong says:

    um, huh? lol

  13. Ken says:

    Draft position

  14. CavalierKong says:

    LMFAO!!! Unreal

  15. manitobafinfan says:

    Really ?? OT ?? Really ?? WHY ??

  16. CavalierKong says:

    I guess if we lose and the Giants win, we basically have the #2 slot now, lol.

  17. CavalierKong says:

    1st ad goal giants

  18. ocalarob says:

    crazy

  19. manitobafinfan says:

    Giants win

  20. ocalarob says:

    giants win

  21. CavalierKong says:

    Giants win

  22. manitobafinfan says:

    Gesicki tanking LMAO KIDDING !!!

  23. CavalierKong says:

    Perfect punt

  24. ocalarob says:

    drake just ran 60 yards. for a td

  25. CavalierKong says:

    Huge mistake by Ross

  26. bailbondmike says:

    Maybe we are trying to trick the Bengals into sticking with Andy Dalton, LOL

  27. Rockphin says:

    So, what does a tie do to our draft position?

  28. bailbondmike says:

    Both teams playing for the tie

  29. manitobafinfan says:

    May have found a Run Sieler

  30. CavalierKong says:

    We’re really close in SOS with Detroit, as of right now we stay ahead of them by a few % points.

  31. The Flying Pig says:

    10-0 lions

    But based on what along says, it looks like we are going to be the 3 pick anyway

  32. Ken says:

    Sanders is going to miss it

  33. The Flying Pig says:

    How did we end up in OT
    I stopped watching the game

  34. Ken says:

    We win woohoo

  35. CavalierKong says:

    Well, we certainly made that fun, lol.

  36. olddolphan says:

    ANYBODY have a wild guess where we’ll pick if we beat the Patsies?

  37. CavalierKong says:

    So we’re in the 5 spot right now. If Detroit wins we move up to #4.

  38. Krishna says:

    WTF…..just saw the scroll on Dolphins. OT win?

  39. Rockphin says:

    The Jets beat Pittsburgh?

  40. olddolphan says:

    So the 5 teams currently ahead of Miami are…
    1) Cincy
    2)Washington
    3)Arizona
    4)NYG
    5Ariz.??
    IS THAT RIGHT?

  41. New Age says:

    Piggy,

    I’m LMAO at the twitter and media outrage over our win against the worst team in the NFL. The narrative has been ruined. and the naysayers are out in force promoting…losing of course. Losers always promote losing.

    • CavalierKong says:

      LOL, to each their own, but I don’t get it. Even in OT, knowing a loss would almost certainly give us the number #2 pick, I couldn’t root for us to lose.

      • New Age says:

        Anyone who had watched both teams would have thought we would win and therefore be prepared for it. Some terrible decision making in the end almost gave them what they wanted but there was a strong case for the Skins to get #2 even if we had lost. The Pats have been the winningest team in the NFL for 18 years…and still win without the #1 or #2 pick. It’s really, really stupid and a sign of their beliefs.

    • bailbondmike says:

      We weren’t going to get Burrow anyway. Whether we pick #2 or #5, we will get to chose from DE Young, OT Thomas, CB Okudah, DT Brown so I am good with who ever falls to us a #5.

  42. CavalierKong says:

    I didn’t realize Tenn jumped Pitt today for a playoff spot. So all Tenn has to do is win against Houston next week and their in, and Pitt is out.

    • CavalierKong says:

      *they’re in

    • bailbondmike says:

      Yes! Also, if Pitt loses in Balt next week and Rams win might help. If Steelers finish 8-8 there are a couple others like Colts and Bears (need to play their ass off) who could also finish 8-8. Not sure about SOS in all that though.

      • CavalierKong says:

        The Pitt/Balt game is interesting. Balt has #1 sewn up, and I don’t recall if Harbaugh is a rest ’em or play ’em guy. But even if he does play his starters, you can bet he isn’t going to subject Jackson to a bunch of hits so it may give Pitt a chance in that game.

  43. The Flying Pig says:

    New Age

    I agree. I knew it would be like this. And what do you think they would say if we lost to the hapless bengals

    They just want to be miserable

    • New Age says:

      They would have eviscerated our coaches, team, and FO for ‘lack of progress’. That’s why I hate them and don’t pay to read their schlock. Nothing is good enough, they are geniuses, lets find some drama.

      Their attempts at pushing the tank narrative look foolish in a wider window especially with Tua being a real possibility for us. We have the most picks and the most money in a great draft while Brady is quickly losing his abilities. Now is the perfect time and we have a good coach. They will never admit it tho.

  44. The Flying Pig says:

    Kong,

    I’m confused how we get the 2 over the redskins with the loss
    Don’t they still have the same tiebreaker they would have had entering today

    Before today it was 1 bengals 2 redskins 3 us 4 giants 5 lions

    Now we flipped with giants bc their SOS changed

    How do you get to two with redskins losing

    • CavalierKong says:

      Going into today we had the same record an we were ahead of them on SOS by, I think, 6% points and were ahead of them in draft slot at #3. We likely would have stayed ahead of them if we had lost.

      Right now they have a better SOS of by 8%. Ours would have gone up a couple of points since Cincy would have won, but it wouldn’t have gone up 8% so we’de have stayed ahead of them.

      No telling how next week changes to SOS will play out, it would have been close, and still will be if they win and we lose. We would have a good chance to stay ahead of them in SOS.

    • CavalierKong says:

      My bad, we weren’t in #3 we were in #4 . We weren’t ahead of the Giants, they were ahead of us and still are.

      • CavalierKong says:

        SHIIIIT. Disregard that last post. Last week we were in #3 because we were ahead of the Redskins (#4), and behind the Giants (#2). LOL

    • CavalierKong says:

      “Before today it was 1 bengals 2 redskins 3 us 4 giants 5 lions”

      You have the skins and giants backwards on this. That is what threw me off.

  45. The Flying Pig says:

    Also BbMike I agree
    Burrow was always off the table
    He’s going 1 overall and for us to get there
    We needed to lose today and hope the bengals lose next week

    But people on twitter are saying We lot our shot our burrow…lol

  46. The Flying Pig says:

    I’m pretty sure we are looking at Tua, Brown, Thomas, Simmons, Delpit and Okafor with our first picks, if they all come out

    If Tua is healthy he’s my first option
    And I think he’s there at 5 With Burrow and young going 1 and 2

    If he’s not healthy, I’m not sure I have a preference except I would rather spend the pick on someone upfront instead of a DB

    • New Age says:

      I have to think the Skins will go with Thomas considering their situation with Trent Williams. They could trade Williams for a solid pick to help improve the rest of their draft as well. Unlike the Cardinals, I’;d do it ahead of time lol.

  47. The Flying Pig says:

    So if the Redskins, giants and lions win next week and we lose, we get the 2 pick?

  48. Krishna says:

    Lol…piggy won’t let it go.

    Picking Tua with our first pick compromises the rest of our draft. He played behind an NFL OL in college. He won’t get that in Miami as far as I can tell, and if you think he’s the next Russell Wilson or Drew Brees, fair enough. I don’t.

    We need starters with this draft especially our first. It’s a team game, not a one player makes the team game.

    • olddolphan says:

      KRISH: NOBODY I know thinks it’s a 1-player game, especially the Flying Pig. So stop with this straw-man shit.
      NOWE, as for TUA, I believe he’s the BEST OPTION if he’s still there when we pick. So he DOESN’T have to be the next Wilson or Brees. And, say, didn’t we PASS on BREES when we had a chance to sign him?? Do we have to pass on ANOTHER BREES, IF TUA’s that good?

      WE are NOT going to get where we want to go with Herbert – – ever!! And Burrow will be long gone when we pick. SO, to me, TUA is the logical choice. I’m with Piggy!!

      • olddolphan says:

        IF we take TUA, we MUST get at least two solid O-Linemen by the end of round 3. And, we’ll be in a position to DO IT.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        If we take Tua, OD, he may not play at all in 2020 and we may keep 3 qbs on the roster

        I think we can add a lot of OL by 2021

        On the other hand we can pass on QB this year. I’m fine with that too

        But I don’t think we can pass revamping the whole OL within the next 2 years

        And it would be great if we did that this offseason and it was our focus

  49. Tim Knight says:

    Fun game! We have no idea what our lineup is week to week yet people like Omar still says the coaching is not all that. LOL

    Coaching is the best thing we have now.

    Nice job DeVante Parker!

  50. bookman11 says:

    Kong,
    I disagree about the Lions, they always play the Packers tough, they have them at home, and the Packers have not looked good at home against the Bears and Skins. I give them a shot next week

  51. Mike E. says:

    I also stopped watching the game. Holy crap! I flipped back on later and saw the game still on and thought it had to be some kind of mistake. Crazy!

  52. The Flying Pig says:

    Krishna

    I stress, if his health checks out, Tua might be the pick

    I’ve never wanted to tank for one player

    But I think really highly of Tua and I think we have a shot at him bc of his injury
    If it’s Tua, we can build up front with the rest of the draft

    I want to get better in a lot of places
    I’ve been looking at the players available
    And I think in the 20s we can get some very good players up front if we go QB with the first pick

  53. Mike E. says:

    Tua by his history is no Russell Wilson. Wilson has been an Iron Man, Tua is made of paper mache lately. His durability scares the fuck out of me. If he can’t stay healthy in college with all the talent he has at Alabama, how will he stay healthy in the NFL?

  54. The Flying Pig says:

  55. Krishna says:

    I just hope we don’t pick a QB because we have Tua.

    I really don’t think he’s all that, especially when Hurts bailed Alabama out twice against the best competition in college.

    Where was Tua ?

  56. Tim Knight says:

    This might freak people out but I’m not sure QB will be the top pick in 2020. There are other positions we have to upgrade other than QB.

  57. Mike E. says:

    If we draft Tua I will just hope he can prove me wrong and stay healthy. I will be excited because he would be the most talented QB we’ve had in here in a long time. Sorry Rock, Tannehill may be something of a Rich Gannon, but I wouldn’t put him in the class as a prospect of Tua.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Except that half this blog thinks he’s 💩

      • Mike E. says:

        I don’t think he’s shit at all. He’s probably 1A to Burrow right now, it’s just the injuries have knocked him off being #1 and Burrow either 1A or even #2. I think if he’s injured all the time he’d be worth shit for us though, that’s my concern.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        That’s why we might get him at 5 Mike
        The injuries are the best thing to happen to him….eh…for us

  58. The Flying Pig says:

    27-17 broncos over lions
    With 5 mins left

    ☹️

  59. Krishna says:

    And, Tua lost to LSU if you believe it’s all about the QB. Then, lost to Auburn where he couldn’t produce. When the competition is fierce, he’s not there.

    I don’t put Arkansas, MSU, Mississippi, and Missouri as competitive teams against SEC quality teams to beat. He lost to the elite in the SEC west. Last year no elite in west and couldn’t finish against Georgia. Thank you Hurts.

    And, he was horrible against Clemson.

    Eyes wide open.

  60. Tim Knight says:

    I don’t see a nobrainer QB in this draft.

  61. Krishna says:

    You can’t measure the quality of a QB unless he’s been tested. I have never seen him succeed against quality opponents, only failure.

    In the NFL, he will ONLY see quality and based on what I’ve seen of him, he will fail.

    Doesn’t mean he’s a a bad college QB.

  62. Krishna says:

    LSU last year is not LSU this, false equivalence. OK, please. 2017? Oh my.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      LSU finished 11 last year

      • Krishna says:

        Half the SEC was in the top 10 last year. Not sure what you’re point is. Inferior competition at the college level, then hello, Welcome to the NFL.

        Challenging a QB is what I’m talking about and a QB handling the next level. He can’t handle the elite in college, how will he handle the average in the NFL?

  63. The Flying Pig says:

    Okay forget Tua

    Let’s draft Herbert

    (Piggy hands the blog 🍅)

  64. Tim Knight says:

    Piggy, there is no Elway or Luck this year.

  65. Krishna says:

    I think Burrow is a no brainer, first or second pick depending on who is picking in this years draft. And, to be clear, Burrow was able to find success after they changed their OC last year. This year he thrived with the new OC.

  66. bailbondmike says:

    4 Derrick Brown, DT Auburn
    22 Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE Penn State
    23 Alex Leatherwood, OT Alabama
    35 C.J. Henderson, CB Florida
    59 K’Lavon Chaisson , DE/OLB LSU
    67 Anthony Gordon, QB Washington State
    149 Julian Blackmon, S Utah
    151 Ezra Cleveland, OT Boise State
    162 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB LSU
    180 Denzel Mims, WR Baylor
    188 Reggie Floyd, S Virginia Tech
    217 Logan Stenberg, OG Kentucky

  67. Krishna says:

    I’m an idiot. What does handing the blog, or me, a tomato, mean. Clueless, like who will make a good QB in the NFL.

  68. bailbondmike says:

    Does someone get fired in Dallas tonight?

  69. The Flying Pig says:

    Next time I’m posting a fruit basket

  70. Krishna says:

    Always hated the tank for Tua narrative on multiple levels….why would anyone ever tank and why for him?

    If we pick him and he succeeds, awesome.

    If we don’t, and he fails, awesome.

    LOL. Just my opinion.

  71. Rockphin says:

    2: R1P2
    QB JOE BURROW
    LSU
    22: R1P22
    OT JEDRICK WILLS
    ALABAMA
    23: R1P23
    OT ALEX LEATHERWOOD
    ALABAMA
    34: R2P2
    RB JONATHAN TAYLOR
    WISCONSIN
    63: R2P31
    RB D’ANDRE SWIFT
    GEORGIA
    74: R3P10
    DL RASHARD LAWRENCE
    LSU
    118: R4P10
    CB HARRISON HAND
    TEMPLE
    146: R4P38
    S RICHARD LECOUNTE
    GEORGIA
    168: R5P21
    EDGE CHRISTIAN RECTOR
    USC
    178: R5P31
    WR ISAIAH HODGINS
    OREGON STATE
    181: R5P34
    EDGE ALTON ROBINSON
    SYRACUSE
    183: R6P2
    K CONNOR LIMPERT
    ARKANSAS
    202: R6P21
    C JAKE HANSON
    OREGON
    211: R6P30
    OT YASIR DURANT
    MISSOURI
    241: R7P25
    CB KARY VINCENT
    LSU

  72. New Age says:

    Late to the Tua talk but he’s talented. He did beat some top teams but he’s also had some bad games. It’s up to the individual on which they put higher and how the injury issues affect his spot. Burrow wasn’t good until he got that top OC and then he exploded. He’s my favorite QB but going to Cincy will probably lead to an unsatisfying career. Every QB has warts, even Burrow. Every player has warts somewhere.

    We have a top coach but he also didn’t build Rosen into a good QB so even he has flaws. I don’t care if we get QB this year but I expect our draft spot to be much, much lower next year. Maybe we find the next Wilson? Pitt has looked excellent for a team using a 3rd rounder and an undrafted guy all year.

  73. olddolphan says:

    NO COACH ON THIS PLANET could turn Rosen into an All-Pro quarterback. Acquiring him was called a “no brainer” by some on this board. I agree. IF you have no brains then getting him is a smart move.
    ———————–
    WELL all Kenyon Drake did today was run for 166 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead Arizona to a 27-13 upset win in Seattle, a hard place to win at. I’d agree with Drake’s Miami critics that one season does not a career make. But, THIS SEASON, Drake’s been better than any other running back on Miami’s roster. It will be interesting to see how the draft pick we got for him performs. Meanwhile, getting out of south Florida seems to suit Mr. Drake just fine.

    • New Age says:

      I’ve always liked Drake but two different coaching staffs didn’t. He’s very talented and I hope him good fortune. One benefit he has today is a running QB and we’ve seen just how much Jackson has helped the running game in Baltimore. He’s probably in the best place to maximize his talent so I hope to see his name a lot the next few years.

    • pheloniusphish says:

      Drake wasn’t re-signing with Miami. Ignored their overtures, was going to be a free agent. They traded him to get something that they were not going to get if he walked. We know it doesn’t fit your I-Hate-The-Front-Office-And-Steve-Ross narrative, but for fuck’s sake give it a rest.

  74. Tim Knight says:

    OD with the wiseman comments and immature insults once again. I’m amazed he didn’t mention Ross once. LOL

  75. Rockphin says:

    But I don’t want a shrimpy Injury prone left-handed quarterback

  76. ocalarob says:

    Another thing about Drake, did you see him slice his throat and throw out the money finger symbols when scoring? after his failure in Miami did you think we should sign him to a new heavy contract as he assumes he’s getting or get something for him in next years draft?

    he didn’t have the numbers and we are not in a position to sign a RB like him to a big contract$$$.

  77. ocalarob says:

    That depends on where we draft that shrimpy left handed QB.

  78. ocalarob says:

    i think the jury is still out on Rosen, give him a running game and protection and then assess him.

  79. CavalierKong says:

    “Fitzpatrick had another a big game (419 yards, 4 TDs) and made some cool NFL history as he became the first QB to ever throw 4 TD in a single game for 5 different teams.”

  80. CavalierKong says:

    10 different Dolphins caught passes

  81. Rockphin says:

    Miami Dolphins 2020 Opponents

    Home
    Buffalo Bills
    New England Patriots
    New York Jets
    Cincinatti Bengals
    Kansas City Chiefs
    LA Chargers
    LA Rams
    Seattle Seahawks

    Away
    Buffalo Bills
    New England Patriots
    New York Jets
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    Denver Broncos
    Las Vegas Raiders
    Arizona Cardinals
    San Francisco 49ers

    • Rockphin says:

      Got three Left Coast teams coming to play in Miami next season and we go out to the Left coast twice (four times past the Rockies into the Pacific time zone)

    • bookman11 says:

      Excellent. I can see the NFL schedulers at work. Monday Night Football opener, The Bengals Joe Burrow, versus the Miami two headed QB duo known as JoshTua.

      Should be exciting, don’t you think so Rock?

  82. New Age says:

    Miami has played 83 different players and we are still 4-4 in the last 8 games. Flores is looking for the backend 22 for next year. We have a solid WR group. Our TES are finally ok. We have some pieces on D but we need some help in the trenches. Grier said QB may not be the priority people think it is. That’s good to know after seeing the BS all year from the local garbage writers. Good article here.

    https://www.theringer.com/nfl/2019/12/22/21034658/miami-dolphins-cincinnati-bengals-tank-rebuild

  83. sb7mvp says:

    I’m voting for the fest in Vegas next year

  84. Rockphin says:

    JUST SAY NO TO SHRIMPY LEFT HANDED FRAGILE QB’S!!

  85. The Flying Pig says:

  86. CavalierKong says:

    LMAO, It is amazing how the flipping national media hates us. I just read a game by game grading and in our game the Bengals got a B+ while we got a B-

    • Tim Knight says:

      Daniel Jeremiah said on NFLN that the Dolphins were predicted to go winless and they have 4 wins finishing up with Brian Flores can coach man, he’s a good football coach, then Steve Wyche adding and they love him down there.

  87. Mike E. says:

    Damn – That makes me hate the Ravens even more. Didn’t know that was possible . . .

    They are a close 2nd to me right behind the Patriots

  88. CavalierKong says:

    So, NFL news today is that it looks like Lynch is going to be signed by the Seahawks by the end of the day.

  89. manitobafinfan says:

    Congrats to Stanger who hangs on for a 130-127 win over Bridesmaid two years running ER. Good season guys and gals

  90. The Flying Pig says:

    Feliz Noche Buena!

  91. The Flying Pig says:

    Last place 3 years in a row!
    Woop woop

  92. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!!

  93. CavalierKong says:

    https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/ny-adam-gase-jets-fans-20191224-aqdwksbo5nditexjl65gvdb6ye-story.html

    Let us all give thanks this holiday season that Adam Gase is not our HC. This guy is a 1A world class douche bag…and not a good coach.

  94. Mike E. says:

    Kong – To be fair, Manish Mehta is a big time shit stirrer in the Metro area here. He seems to be hellbent on causing controversy. On the other hand, we learned first hand that Gase is a doucher, so it’s probably all true!

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