2020 Season – Week 2 – Bills @ Dolphins

No pictures necessary. I couldn’t find half our defense on Sunday. It was the first game after a very limited preseason with no games and not nearly enough practice time. I need to temper my disappointment. Once again, the team that so many have written off after the numerous COVID-19 opt outs and the defections from the team in free agency, it all comes down to the Patriots can win with Belichick and just about anybody. I didn’t fear Cam Newton the QB, I feared Cam Newton the RB. Andy Dalton scares me more passing the football than Cam Newton, but Cam didn’t beat us passing, the run pass option beat us. Time of possession: Patriots 35 minutes – Dolphins 25 minutes. That partly explains the low offensive output although the officials near the end of the game made sure it stayed that way by not calling either defensive holding or what I thought was defensive pass interference in the end zone against TE Mike Gesicki by Patriots DB Joejuan Williams with 1:35 left. We probably weren’t going to win the game but you hate to have a turnover and lose possession on a play that was clearly a defensive foul. Anyway, the fact is we got beat. We got handled by a simple game plan that we had no answer for. We knew they were doing it, and we couldn’t stop it. All the defensive players we brought in may as well have been still playing for NE (Van Noy, Roberts), CLE (Ogbah), BUF (Lawson), PHI (Grugier-Hill) because they were invisible on Sunday. We need more from these guys.

Again, the good news is it’s only one game and we face a relatively similar threat this week in the Bills with Josh Allen. Allen has shredded us in the past running all over us so we do face a familiar issue, knowing what they can do and then stopping it. This offseason, Buffalo picked up WR Stefon Diggs and paired him with speedy former Ravens WR John Brown. Devin Singletary is OK, not a guy that really scares you and Zack Moss will be their goal line threat. Allen running scares me more than either Bills RB. If it seems like I’m ignoring our offensive ineptitude, I’m going to get to that. While our O-line starting 5 looked pretty good and played 100% of the offensive snaps, all 62, which is impressive. Jordan Howard played a very minor role and it was Myles Gaskin who ended up leading the Dolphins in rushing with 40 yards on 9 carries. Matt Breida was next with 22 years on 5 carries and Jordan Howard managed only 7 yards on 8 carries. Fitzpatrick was not great either, but why Preston Williams kept slipping on the artificial turf is confounding. It’s not like he needed to change to longer spikes, and the field was dry. Once again, the nagging injury bug has bitten WR Devante Parker. It is so frustrating because we all hoped he’d follow last season with an equal or likely better one, but if this hamstring hampers him, don’t count on it.

I’m not saying Tua has to play soon, but if the Dolphins offense doesn’t start putting points on the board, it’s inevitable that Tua, as long as he’s healthy should play. He’s the superstar in the making, and no reason to protect him for no reason. The O-line looks competent, so therefore if Fitz and the Dolphins offense don’t start showing some life, the Tua chapter of Dolphins football must begin. I’d like to consider game 1 as our first action since we had no preseason. A pass for a shoddy performance, but 1 game is all they get. If we open up at home getting run over by Josh Allen and the Bills it’s not going to look good for our season.

Christian Wilkins, last year’s 1st RD pick made his presence felt. We need 4-5 more guys on defense to do that each week. We need guys on offense to step up. Not sure if Parker is going to play or not and even if he does start, how long will he play and can he even be effective. I’d like to see Jordan Howard running hard. I’d like to see Breida catch a few balls out of the backfield and get upfield. I want to see Mike Gesicki continue his growth from last season and be like a George Kittle, Travis Kelce type of player. The O-line looks ready for prime time but the Bills may be a tougher challenge than the Patriots. We need to dominate the LOS and get some push for our backs and hopefully a successful run game will open up the passing game. I expect a conservative game plan, we don’t want to keep turning the ball over. If we win this game, I’m expecting a low scoring game, maybe a 17-16 game or 20-16. I’ll take either one!

GO DOLPHINS!!!

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733 Responses to 2020 Season – Week 2 – Bills @ Dolphins

  1. Rockphin says:

    I take it all back Gisicki is a stud LOL

  2. The Flying Pig says:

    Incredible how lay by Oliver

    Don’t blame Jordan for that

  3. manitobafinfan says:

    Fucking Williams

  4. Ken says:

    Fucking Williams

  5. The Flying Pig says:

    Horrible by pReston Williams
    Inexcusable

  6. wyoming85 says:

    Right in the bread basket!!!!!!!!!! 😦

  7. manitobafinfan says:

    K turnover time

  8. Ken says:

    I owe Toba a beer 🍺

  9. The Flying Pig says:

    Let’s go Defense

  10. Tim Knight says:

    Well that sucked.

  11. naplesfan2010 says:

    Awwww mannnn

  12. The Flying Pig says:

    We have good field position now

  13. manitobafinfan says:

    Lmao. Watching 9ers game last 2 mins , jax/ tenn last two mins. Stressing over the missed Fins opportunities, Fuck we have a whole 1/4 left 🤡

  14. stangerx says:

    Gesicki will be on Sports Center.

  15. Rockphin says:

    Now WE know why Ford made the team

  16. Rockphin says:

    Gaskin playing smart again……..LOL

  17. The Flying Pig says:

    TD Miami

    And the hard way too

  18. Tim Knight says:

    Yes!!!!

  19. naplesfan2010 says:

    choke on that archuleta

  20. The Flying Pig says:

    That Bills defense is tired. If we get it back quickly we should just run and run and run

  21. Tim Knight says:

    The defense should be fresh. Play smart guys.

  22. Ken says:

    Iggy having rough game

  23. manitobafinfan says:

    Iggg

  24. The Flying Pig says:

    That ball may have hit the turf

  25. Tim Knight says:

    That was bad defense on this drive.

  26. naplesfan2010 says:

    still so many youth mistakes

  27. Ken says:

    Another bad challenge

  28. Ken says:

    Where the hell is the secondary?

  29. Ken says:

    Looks like an Olivadotti defense one play keeps beating us

  30. ocalarob says:

    we may have missed on Justin Herbert, he looks like a stud, 7-0 chargers over KC

  31. naplesfan2010 says:

    our safety play sucks … no help at all

  32. Tim Knight says:

    We got whacked early, battled back and could have scored more points but we didn’t. I still think this team could get better as the season goes on. We’re not ready to play top level football right now.

  33. ocalarob says:

    Tim Knight says:
    September 20, 2020 at 4:17 pm
    That was bad defense on this drive.
    _____________________________________

    which drive? this one…the last one….or the one before that?

  34. The Flying Pig says:

    Still alive

  35. Tim Knight says:

    This team has a lot of fight in them though.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      They really need to stop putzing around on defense

      • Tim Knight says:

        They don’t have it altogether yet. This was a game that looked like we could have gotten blown out but we lost by 3. It was a weird game with power outages and a lightning delay and we even took the lead in the 2nd half. Keep building.

  36. naplesfan2010 says:

    Ford and gesicki look great

  37. wyoming85 says:

    Well that was better!

    Just keep growing and Jelling!

  38. olddolphan says:

    AT THIS TIME LAST SEASON EVERYBODY was laughing at the Dolphins franchise.
    NOBODY’s laughing NOW! — That’s Progress!

  39. manitobafinfan says:

    Wick turnaround to Thursday in Jax

  40. naplesfan2010 says:

    we win if the rook catches that td pass.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Williams, not a rookie, and dropped easy ones while making tough cat he’s all last year. Hope he fixes that quick

      • naplesfan2010 says:

        how many games did he play last year 6? Or 8? And no preseason this year. That is a rookie to me, as evidenced by losing the seriousness of the moment on that winning TD.

  41. Mike E. says:

    This was a great game to watch. We’re closer to being good than bad. A better coverage my Bobby Mac and a TD catch by Preston Williams and we win this game. When a game comes down to a play here or play there, you’ve done well. It’s clear the O-line is not a huge negative any longer, we’ve given rushing room for our guys. Our receivers are balling and our TE killed it today. He looks terrific. The defense is still softer than I’d like, but it’s a work in progress.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Does suck being 0-2 in division though , but yes. Looking up

      • Mike E. says:

        For this season the record isn’t super important to me. I want to see that this team can compete. Sure, I’d love to be 1-1 or 2-0, but seeing team improvement is important to me. That defense needs to start showing up better, and now with Byron Jones injured, not sure how long that might take

    • steveccnv says:

      You can’t just say a play like the Preston drop would’ve won the game for us (along with Bobby blunders), if he had made it, then Buffalo would’ve had the ball on the 25, instead of the 1. That play meant nothing, in my opinion, because we scored on the next possession.

  42. The Flying Pig says:

    You guys are so positive

    You make my squiggly go straight

  43. ocalarob says:

    we’re three years away from being 3 years away.

  44. naplesfan2010 says:

    The youngest player in the NFL, iggy, got beat repeatedly by the wily veteran.

  45. stangerx says:

    We’ve played two possible playoff teams and least one of them will be. We did not embarrass ourselves. But then don’t be looking for the Phins at the top of the next power rating either. We are one of those teams that can win on any given Sunday.

    • steveccnv says:

      I’d say we’re one of those teams that can lose on any Sunday, before winning on every Sunday.

      • stangerx says:

        Flip of can win is can lose. Hope 2 years from now we are in the conversation though. Like how the OL is looking. That’s building block #1.

  46. Mike E. says:

    Steve – I just fucking said it! You’re wrong!

  47. steveccnv says:

    We have absolutely no consistency on D, and on O we can’t score when we have to. The ton of yards we gave up last year continues.

    In the past too many years we’ve been leaky on D, but this year I feel like it can change at any time. When is the question,

  48. Tim Knight says:

    Van Noy and Howard could have had picks that changed the game but they didn’t. We made this game close within a few plays. We competed and made it a good game. Just keep building.

    Look at ATL they blew a nice lead and lost to DAL at the end. This league is crazy especially in a crazy 2020 year.

  49. naplesfan2010 says:

    Mahomes is overconfident

    • steveccnv says:

      Ok OD

      • olddolphan says:

        STEVE, I DIDN’T look this up but if my memory is working we lost 59-10 to the Ravens and 43-0 to the Patriots. That’s a combined 102-10!! And by late in the 3rd quarter, the stands were about as empty last season as they were today toward the end of Miami’s second game.

        It’s somewhat ironic that what some thought was Miami’s strength (the defensive secondary) was hardly that today. But 4 early draft picks in 2021 will mostly focus on the defensive side of the ball. Help is on the way!!
        —————-
        I noticed Rob’s statement up the page that we are 3 years away from being 3 years away. Rob, were you a math major in college??

      • naplesfan2010 says:

        ?.? I am not OD. I’m just plain old.

      • olddolphan says:

        I understand, believe me. 6 Great Grandkids will do that to you.

  50. naplesfan2010 says:

    I see real progress on the ol. 2 rookie starters in there

  51. stangerx says:

    Bills fans sorta happy.
    Dolfans not happy.
    Whoever bet on the Phins…… really happy.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Wife and I both had them to tie +\-3, I had colts/jax , she has Saints/ Raiders and we both have pats/hawks all to tie …

      5.00= 250.00 ish each if they come through.

    • olddolphan says:

      THAT’s RIGHT, Young Stanger. THIS WEEK, the referee and his pals did NOT steal a “Spread” wagering victory away from those who took the spread and bet on Miami.

      • stangerx says:

        How did you like the game OD? Wasn’t a fan of the first half regardless of score, but thought the 2nd half cool….. particularly the 3rd Q.

  52. manitobafinfan says:

    Yeah line was higher.. this is our confusing to you guys Sport Select ..bills win was like 1.60 per $ 1.00 bet , fins were almost 4.00 /$ bet. Tie was 3.80/$. Colts was about the same for tie , I still need pats and hawks to be within 3 pts to win .. she still needs 2 of her 3 …

    • stangerx says:

      Don’t know what some of that means….. but sounds like you guys have some exoctic betting options. I’ve put down some money against the the spread and know what a 4-team teaser is, but that’s about it.

      • manitobafinfan says:

        It’s ran by our lotteries Corp..They also do offer over under and a point spread game as well. Have to bet at least three games.

  53. New Age says:

    I will preface my opinion with the fact I didn’t watch this game today. COVID and other more controllable factors got me used to doing other things on Sunday and I completely forgot until the 4th quarter and was nowhere near a TV.

    It looks like our offense and Fitz did a LOT better today and our defense completely shit the bed. I don’t know if the Allen running threat held our guys back or what but it seems like we didn;’t stop their offense worth a damn. Someone can correct and inform me if they like.

    I don’t see us beating Buffalo this year but we are far better at this junction than last year. Tough schedule though and I’m thinking we’ll be lucky to be 7-9 in the end? Our first 5 games are brutal and the Jags look legit. We could be 0-5 again this year looking for win #1.

    • Mike E. says:

      Well Byron Jones got hurt early and that forced Iggy Mahogany into his spot and Needham then became the slot corner. Needham was not having a good day with a couple of holding calls and/or PI. Mahogany got schooled a bit too. We weren’t getting a lot of pressure on Allen in the 1st half, but even when we did, he handled it. We didn’t make it very difficult for Allen. Singletary also ran all over us, that was disappointing. On offense, Gaskin looked good and Brida when he got touches also looked good and Howard scored on a goal line plunge. Gesicki looked great, he mad one sick one handed grab on a ball thrown behind him that he just snared from the defender. He looks like the TE we’ve always hoped for. The defensive line and LB need a lot of improvement and we need Byron Jones healthy.

    • stangerx says:

      The team is better for sure. Still not there yet, but on its way. And Vegas has us at 6 games, so your 7-9 is a good guess.

  54. stangerx says:

    Mike Gesicki
    8 catches
    130 yards
    16.3 yards per catch
    1 TD

    • Tim Knight says:

      He was 5th in catches and yards for TEs last year. Now we’re seeing how talented he really is. He has elite receiving skills.

  55. Tim Knight says:

    Here’s the thing. If we stay competitive and get to 2-2 or 2-3, Fitz is the QB. We go 1-3 or 0-4 it’s probably Tua time.

  56. Ken says:

    I think Jets are the leaders for the Tyler Lawrence bowl

  57. pheloniusphish says:

    I play fantasy football like Miami plays defense.

  58. CavalierKong says:

    It’s still early, but so far pass rush is the number one issue on this defense IMO. Allen had time to throw deep all day long, and the only pressure he saw was on blitzes.

    Our defense got torched. I think losing Jones in the first quarter had a snowball effect on the whole secondary. Diggs abused Nogonnatryandspellhisname, and that likely doesn’t happen with Jones in the game, but Buffalo was down 2 of their top LBs and 4 LBS overall, so no excuses.

    I don’t know if it’s scheme or players, but do we even have safeties? I saw Rowe make one single play, but I literally can’t recall McCain having a single impactful play.

    I think there were a lot of positives to take away from this game. The Bills are a really good team. We had only 3 penalties for 20 yds. We ran the ball effectively and had a slight edge in ball control (part of that is when the Bills scored they moved the ball with long pass plays). We won the TO battle. Gesicki had a great game… and wow what a catch.

    Still a loss, but I enjoyed this game more than the game against NE (even losing most of the 2nd qtr, and the delay).

    We need to come out and get a win against the Jags on Thurs.

  59. ocalarob says:

    I’ve got some good news,

    Ravens are beating the Texans!

  60. New Age says:

    Mike,

    Thanks for the run down. How did Howard play? I’m a bit surprised that we need Jones so badly this early and I agree with Kong that our pass rush has been subpar at best. Neither of the two big acquisitions have panned out early. Your boy Gesicki looks like a legit top 5 TE. That’s such a huge win for our future.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Jordan looked like a 3-1 or 4-1 back .. don’t ask or expect 1.5 yds though. Haskins is looking good and saw a couple nice runs from Breida ..

    • CavalierKong says:

      Howard only had one good play, his TD run was a tough 2 yards when we really needed to punch it in. It’s really odd how we’re using our RBs. Whenever Howard came into the game, it was obvious he was getting the ball. That happened a handful of times. Other than the TD, and a couple of 1 or 2 yd gains, he basically didn’t play.

  61. CavalierKong says:

    Herbert is looking pretty darn good for the Chargers.

  62. wyoming85 says:

    Watkins knocked the F out!

  63. CavalierKong says:

    We had 2 pretty tough games to open the season, but man Houston starting off against KC and Baltimore. That is a wicked opening set.

  64. Tim Knight says:

    Right now the defense is vulnerable to crossing routes because we play so much press/man. But that’s obvious;y what the coaches want the secondary to do, and losing Byron Jones early didn’t help. Howard was barely mentioned because they didn’t even challenge him. Hang in there fans. 😉

    • CavalierKong says:

      Your post made me realize New Age meant X. I forgot Xavien existed. He almost got a pick today, but other than that, yep they didn’t throw at him much at all.

  65. CavalierKong says:

    Our kicking game looks good so far. Sanders is perfect on the season, and Haack was excellent with a roughly 49 yd net today.

  66. steveccnv says:

    Houston is 0-2

  67. steveccnv says:

    Looks like the Chargers are getting the same home cooking, as the Rams did last week, first games in new stadium.

  68. CavalierKong says:

    Chargers have had 4 or 5 offsides. It’s killing ’em.

  69. steveccnv says:

    In OT Chargers run the ball on 2nd-9, then throw short of the marker on 3rd down. This is the shit I was talking about before the games started today, when the U75s brought up the stat of 3-6 yards to go is successful 52% of the time while 7+ its 26%.

  70. CavalierKong says:

    That KC kicker is amazing. He hit a 58 yarder earlier in the game. Then in OT, he hits a game winning 53 yarder…nope false start, so he hits a game winning 58 yarder…nope time out. Calmly drills another 58 yarder to give the Chiefs the win. Fun game.

  71. steveccnv says:

    James White’s parents were just in a car crush, his dad died and mother is in critical condition. His dad worked for the Miami Dade PD.

  72. olddolphan says:

    ONE THING MIAMI HAS LACKED for at least a decade is a power back who van convert those short yardage situations consistently. NOT since the famous Lousaka Polite has Miami had THAT kind of running back. Now I’m NOT demanding Larry Csonka nor Refrigerator Perry, but, SOMEWHERE out there, there’s GOT TO BE a guy who fills this need to a TEE. I remember a guy who played in the late 1980’s and the 1990’s for the Chiefs who almost ALWAYS got those key first downs to keep a drive alive. Some knew him as the “Nigerian Nightmare.” His real name was Christian Okoye, who played at Division III Asuza Pacific. Some Kansas City scout heard about him and checked him out carefully. At 6’1″, 255 pounds, Okaye was just what the Doctor called for on 3rd and 2 or 3rd and 1. For the better part of a decade, Okoye abused undersized linebackers and safeties who dared to take him on. Then, sometime in the ’90’s, Denver satety Steve Atwater delivered a hit to Okoye that, basically,ended Okoye’s career (and nearly ended Atwater’s career, too!). Atwater knocked Okoye out cold with a hit that, now, might get a 15 yard penalty AND tossed from the game.

    Don’t know where Okoye is now. But we sure could use someone like HIM!!

  73. manitobafinfan says:

    Well that made things interesting… any chance NE drives it down and kicks a FG ??

  74. steveccnv says:

    Lol, cheats lost on the last play, because they were too predictable.

  75. steveccnv says:

    It seems the NFL has gone the way of the mobile QB, the dying breed pocket passers Brady, Rivers, Ryan, Stafford and brees are almost done playing and there really aren’t any good ones behind them.

    Jackson, Mahomes, Watson, Wilson, Wentz, Allen, Herbert, Murray, Newton, and Prescott can all extend plays, those that can’t need the 2000 Ravens team around them.

    It’s no surprise now that the great QB class of 2018 has failed mostly, because the pocket passers can’t extend plays enough (Mayfield, Darnold and Rosen). Its also no surprise that the team that has Brady picked up Rosen. The 2 from this class that have succeeded Jackson and Allen can extend plays.

    Daniel Jones, Haskins, and other pocket passers like them are also destined to fail.

    Tua I believe will be a play extender, so he should fit right in.

    Burrow and Minshew I don’t ever expect to carry their teams to any lofty success.

    Big Ben is kind of unique, but he extends plays, as does Rodgers.

    Goff, Bridgwater, Tannehill and Garo polo I think are kind of meh, need great team around them.

    Some others like Lock I haven’t seen enough to comment.

    The game last night was great throughout, because the QBs had the never say die mentality that a play extender has. It’s why KC won the SB and SF didn’t.

    • steveccnv says:

      I didn’t comment on Fitz, because he’s almost done, but he, no pun intended, fits into the play extenders category, but makes too many mistakes, so isn’t an elite play extender.

  76. steveccnv says:

    Great game yesterday by Gesicki, I think his break out season has gotten off to a fantastic start.

  77. The Flying Pig says:

    Kylar Murray looks amazing so far

    • steveccnv says:

      Haven’t seen him yet, but that’s what all the reports keep saying, and why you can take a mediocre team and have them on the verge of being what the 49ers were last year.

  78. steveccnv says:

    Normally after a loss, while watching other games (mostly don’t even watch other games after a loss), I hate seeing our lost score on the ticker, but yesterdays didn’t bother me I think, because of the late TD and not giving up.

    On one hand our run D stunk game 1 and our pass D stunk game 2, but something feels different about this 0-2.

    I think we’re getting close to putting it together. Not expecting playoffs now, because I’m expecting a 1-4 or 0-5 start, but the rebuild is starting to mesh talent with progress.

    A beat writer said you may not see the progress in our record this year, but you should see it in our play.

    I think it will be time to unleash Tua, after the 5th game. Can’t throw him in on a short week, and no sense in feeding him to the wolves weeks 4 and 5.

    Unless you just want to be competitive, There’s not much else Fitz can provide. He’s done a yeoman’s job for us, but its almost Tua time.

  79. steveccnv says:

    The new crop of play extenders makes the game as interesting as it’s ever been, and might be why those new start up leagues are so bad (lack of playmaking QBs).

  80. wyoming85 says:

    Brian Flores Monday 9/21 media availability thread
    7:48 AM · Sep 21, 2020·Twitter Web App

    @WingfieldNFL
    ·
    1h
    Level 2:
    Communication, run defense, pass defense, we’ve got a lot of corrections to make, Flores says.
    Show replies
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
    ·
    1h
    Level 3:
    Coach says they’re not ruling Byron Jones out for Thursday but there’s no official update
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
    ·
    55m
    Level 2:
    Pressure, mixing coverages, keeping someone on the weak side — we have answers to all those things. As a press team, as a cover 1 team, we have to cover better. Flores on the Bills running drags, overs and other crossers.
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
    ·
    59m
    Level 2:
    Not enough — Flores’ answer on how he’d evaluate the pass rush. Puts it on coaches and players.

    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
    ·
    1h
    Level 2:
    Noah Igbinoghene is a mentally tough kid. Playing against a receiver of that caliber the entire day, getting put in that position, he had some instances where he covered him well and a lot of instances where Diggs was able to get open. It was a good experience for him.

  81. wyoming85 says:

  82. Mike E. says:

    Wyo – I thought a call or two against Needham were kind of ticky-tack. He barely touched the receivers shoulder pad but they called defensive holding. The other one may have been legit, I don’t remember it.

  83. steveccnv says:

    I thought I was watching FIFA yesterday instead of some NFL games. The deep pass play last week that should’ve beaten the Rams was also a flop, that was called O-PI.

    Cam last night whittled to the ground on a legit QB hit, that wasn’t called, but he looked silly doing it, then looked up to the ref.

    Even tough guy lineman are flopping. This isn’t football.

  84. Mike E. says:

    I think the refs are doing a pretty good job. I don’t want to see holding calls every play and they’re showing restraint there. I think they called illegal contact or defensive holding on the bills DB’s too so it all evens out. Our defense just isn’t making stops, we keep giving and giving.

    • steveccnv says:

      I still see the good teams favored, especially when at home. Pretty hard to debate the 2 non PI calls the cheats got against us week 1 on the 2 ints.

      I only watched highlights from yesterday’s game.

  85. stangerx says:

    “An MRI has confirmed that running back Saquon Barkley suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s game, the New York Giants announced Monday.”

    Fields Forever fans across the nation are real grumpy today. Were happy to get him at #3.

    • Mike E. says:

      I took him at #2 in one of my money leagues. Right now I have Barkley OUT, Godwin OUT, A.J. Brown OUT and Kittle OUT. I have Michael Thomas in my other league OUT as well. It’s not easy working around this shit.

      • stangerx says:

        Sorta makes you feel like an NFL GM. You can set up the best team in the league…… but the injuries you can’t control. Can build depth, but doesn’t help with a superstar.

  86. stangerx says:

    Fitzpatrick was 31 of 47 for 328 yards with 2 TDs and no INTs for a 100.3 QB rating,
    But then……

    Allen was 24 of 35 for 417 yards with 4 TDs and no INTs for a 147.0 QB rating

    Figure the loss is on the D, especially the secondary — which we thought our strength.

    • steveccnv says:

      The secondary was hurt by the loss of Jones and no passrush. Not making excuses for them, just stating the obvious.

      • stangerx says:

        Jones is a key piece if he is the difference btwn a good D performance and 400+ yards with 4 TDs and a 147 QB rating we are in trouble , whatever part of the D that falls on. Going in was worried we wouldn’t be able to stop the rush.

      • steveccnv says:

        Its game 2, give these guys a chance to get acclimated.

  87. Randy says:

    My local sports radio said that after week one offensive holding calls were down 78% from last year. I don’t know what they were yesterday but that % is nuts. The NFL obviously made a choice not to call holding. It just shows again that they really don’t just ask their refs to call it like they see it. They actually influence games by how they choose to call them.

    • stangerx says:

      If holding is cool, seems that helps us. We set up the beef rather than quick OL.

      • steveccnv says:

        It helps the teams that know how to abuse it. They don’t just say we’re only going to call 1 out of 4. They change the criteria for what a hold is, and in some cases who us doing it🤔

        I’ve said for years the cheats teach how to hold and not get called for it better than other teams.

        I’ll never forget the onside kick attempt by the Peyton Colts against the cheats. The ball was pooched between the guys lined up 10 yards off of the ball and the deep returner. A cheat touched it, but didn’t have control, and didn’t actually come out of the pile with it. The SJ came running over from 40 yards away and said cheats ball and they got it. Tgey reviewed and still gave it to them.

  88. CavalierKong says:

    LOL, yesterday the Jest gave up a first down on a 3rd and 31. The Niners converted with a 55 yard running play. I love seeing Gase be a complete failure. That guy is such an a-hole.

    • steveccnv says:

      He’s an OC masquerading as a head coach.

      No people skills and no D skills.

    • stangerx says:

      When Gase came to us actually thought he was a good guy in a football nerd kinda way. That didn’t last long. Over when he started blaming his players in pressers. Coaches blame players all the time, but only behind closed doors.

  89. steveccnv says:

    On offense, the team showed some life, but the 28-point outing against the Bills is being over-shadowed by the inability to score from the one-yard line on four-straight plays.

    SbNation

    Sometimes shit happens, like a dropped pass, missed blocking assignment…

    In our game yesterday that series from the one had zero affect on the game, as I pointed out last night. People that mentioned it either weren’t following the game or don’t understand football.

    • stangerx says:

      How do you figure not scoring and taking the lead there didn’t matter?

      • Mike E. says:

        He’s saying because our defense held and then we scored on the next drive. Not sure I completely agree with that though. We may have had time for another possession, who knows?

      • steveccnv says:

        If Buffalo had the ball on the 25, after our kickoff, instead of the 1, they likely would’ve had a more aggressive series, just as we saw right after we did score to take the lead a few minutes later.

      • Krishna says:

        Huh…..and our D might have had another turnover. Woulda, coulda, shoulda. Catch the fucking ball right in your hands for a TD. IMO, it makes a difference.

  90. Mike E. says:

    Stanger – You’re right! Thankfully there’s no salary cap. 🙂

  91. Mike E. says:

    Steve – That’s a big reach there pal. Everything matters. Like I said, we may have had another possession if we scored the first time. It could have changed the whole dynamic of the game.

    • steveccnv says:

      It basically had no affect on the game other than it took 7 minutes off of the clock. It didn’t change momentum, it didn’t cause us to lose.

      The drive Buffalo had after we took the lead or the Buffalo’s last TD drive had a huge impact.

      In the grand scheme of things the dropped pass didn’t really hurt.

  92. Krishna says:

    A dropped pass for a sure TD in the 4th quarter has an affect on the players, momentum, time D is on field, etc., in my opinion.

    It better have an affect on Preston Williams, too. Needs to hit the jugs machine and practice catching balls right in has hands.

  93. Krishna says:

    ^effect

  94. Tim Knight says:

    The worst possession of the game for me was when he had the Bills on the 2 after a punt and we allowed them to drive 98 yards for a TD.

    • Krishna says:

      I know…..and I thought someone on this blog someone mentioned our D, did ok…..

      It’s hard for me to believe losing one CB, crapped out our entire defense. That’s not good, imo.

      • Tim Knight says:

        I was mentioning during the game that we’re really trying to get the man/press coverages going because that’s how we want to play. It’s not easy but why not work on it right out of the gate. Flores spoke after the game saying “Combination of pressure, mixing coverages, potentially keeping someone on the weak side. We have answers to all those things. But as a press team, cover one team, we have to cover better. Can’t let people off the hook from that standpoint.” Flores said about the crossing routes

  95. steveccnv says:

    Seattle late in the game gets the ball after NEs last TD, I believe on their 25. In 1st down the RB goes around the right end gains about 5 yards and goes to the ground to avoid going out of bounds. If he had kept running he gains at least 3 more yards, and maybe a first down. Seattle didn’t get a 1st down on the drive and it almost cost them the game.

    Dumbest play ive seen in a while.

    • CavalierKong says:

      Then they follow that up 2 plays later with a deep pass on 3rd and 1. Worst playcall ever. Just running the ball would have cost NE another TO, and a first ended the game.

      • steveccnv says:

        That was the same pass Buffalo threw, when trying to run out the clock, but not sure what the distance to go was, but yeah that pass pissed me off too.

  96. The Flying Pig says:

    So for the last month I thought my mom had cancer
    She was diagnosed With it
    And had a surgery
    And now the lab results show she had no cancer and never did

    I don’t know much about cancer
    But is that weird?

  97. wyoming85 says:

  98. son of a son of a shula says:

    The 130 yds receiving for Gesicki yesterday were the highest by a Dolphin TE in the team’s history.

  99. olddolphan says:

    BIG NEWS FROM GAME 2 OF THE STANLEY CUP FINALS!!
    After about a minute of play, Dallas had the first two shots on goal. But, then, LIGHTNING STRUCK!!! –When the smoke cleared Tampa Bay had amassed the next 13 shots on goal. AND 3 OF THEM WENT IN!! Even the Bolts’ previously powerless power play (0 for the last 14) caught on fire as TB scored on consecutive man advantage situations. This game IS FAR FROM OVER. BUT the Lightning got what they wanted most tonight, A FAST START!!

    IN this battle of Russian goalies, Vasilevskiy has clearly outplayed Kudobhin. Brayden Point and Ondreg Palat each had impressive goals on TB’s top line. And speaking of “Top Line,” NBCSN is reporting that Peter Stamkos, captain of the Bolts, is very near to returning to action. An impressive win tonight followed by the return of the captain on Wednesday sounds like ultra good news for local Lightning fans!

    GOO-O-O BOLTS!!

  100. Mike E. says:

    No way was that a TD! There have been touchdowns that were much more convincing than that last TD by Zay Jones. No shot he had control before he went out of bounds

  101. son of a son of a shula says:

    The Killers are the worst shit I think I’ve ever heard

  102. Tim Knight says:

    My FF team is healthy with the exception of DeVante Parker and he looked fine yesterday. I’m now 2-0 and still pouring it on my opponent. Tie breakers in our league involve most points scored so Kamara and Lutz rock on! 🙂

  103. son of a son of a shula says:

    I was at Disney Hollywood Studios yesterday and tried nflbite to start the game on my phone and had nothing but problems (not the least of which was the “temporary difficulties”). I was checking here for updates and saw Herd say she was using surge so I tried that and had a perfect feed for the rest of the game from late 2nd qtr on thru. All while going on rides and shows and whatnot. And in and out of rain, ALL DAY.

  104. steveccnv says:

    Here it comes the home cooking for opening a new stadium.

  105. mf13ss says:

    My week #2 takeaways…

    1- DC Josh Boyer is already way in over his head, the way he hung Inbignoghene and Needham out to dry, with NO Safety help whatsoever throughout the game. Shameful, actually. One would think he’d bring Safety help after all of the crossing-routes we got shredded on in the 1st quarter, alone… but he didn’t. SMH

    2- OC Chan Gailey is a 3:1 passing-to-rushing coach. The game was never too far out of reach, so as to abandon the running game as he had. I acknowledge that the O-Line has yet to gel (give them a few more weeks), but Gaskin is doing quite well… whereas Jordan Howard and Matt Breida aren’t making the most of their very, very few touches.

    3- Mike Gesicki is EVERYTHING I’d said he’d one day be, prior to the ’18 Combine and Draft. Forget his in-line blocking (which he’s gotten even better at doing), he’s a situational NIGHTMARE.

    4- I think we miss Raekwon McMillan on early-down, obvious running-sits. We (sorry… I) knew he sucked in coverage, and that’s why we ultimately traded him. We need someone who is a THUMPER vs the running game, but who can also be a great coverage LB. The search for the next “Urlacher” (stellar 3-down LB) continues…

    5- Do NOT expect to see Tua, until this O-Line has finally gelled. We certainly don’t want to give Tua the DCS* (David Carr Syndrome), nor compromise his safety. Ryan Fitzpatrick is the guy right now… and he’s an outstanding mentor for the young Tua.

    6- Our pass-rush is still anemic, and will continue to be until we draft a stud…

    7- Wasn’t that really nice yesterday… CBS failed for a time, and then the lightning delay.

    8- Matt Haack is well on his way to a Pro-Bowl season.

    9- DeVante is battling through another hammy, huh? I thought it showed on Sunday, yet he promised today that he will NOT be missing a single game this year. Hmm…

    10- HC Brian Flores MUST help Josh Boyer on Defense, and I think Chan Gailey is over-the-hill… Gailey reminds me of ol’ “Mr. Magoo”, AKA Dan Henning, back in the late 2000s. Just sayin’…

    It’s far too early to call for heads at this point, so let’s see how it all pans out over the next several weeks…

    GO PHINS!!!
    HELL YEAH!!!

    • Tim Knight says:

      Good post. I think it was a little too critical at this stage. Last year was tear it down and start to build it back up this year is the new direction with philosophy and personnel.

      Look at Gruden and his Raider’s tonight. Year three. It doesn’t happen overnight.

  106. manitobafinfan says:

    I was about to congratulate Stanger , then Carlson kicks a5 pt FG to give me a 3.58 pt lead

  107. steveccnv says:

    Can the NFL make it any more obvious? The game tonight was fixed.

  108. TOP SECRET says:

    still ROTFLMAO !

  109. wyoming85 says:

  110. wyoming85 says:

    Brian Flores Tuesday 9/22 media availability thread
    7:49 AM · Sep 22, 2020·Twitter Web App
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    Tweet your reply
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
    ·
    12m
    Level 2:
    The team looks at every option — referring to a question about McCain or Brandon Jones playing the slot. A lot of those questions are had, Bobby is part of a lot of those conversations because he’s so versatile.
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
    ·
    6m
    Level 2:
    More on Minshew: Coming out he was smart, tough, competitive, good accuracy, a guy we liked. He’s got all the characteristics you’re looking for at the position and that’s coming to fruition up there in Jacksonville.
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
    ·
    7m
    Level 2:
    On Gardner Minshew: He’s accurate, he spreads the ball around. They get it to each of the WRs, the TEs. He’s got scrambling abilities. He’s a good young quarterback. You see his leadership and command of the offense.
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
    ·
    4m
    Level 2:
    Dropped interceptions, lost edges, a couple missed tackles. When there are opportunities we need to take advantage of them. We stress how important every play is because you never know which one is going to shift the momentum in the game. Flores on some mistakes on D.
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
    ·
    10m
    Level 2:
    Flores on Shenault: he’s big, fast, explosive. Getting him handled will be a big challenge but you can’t just get locked in on one guy, they’ve got a bunch of good players.

  111. wyoming85 says:

    • wyoming85 says:

      We actually noticed Hunt has been on the field as an extra lineman for a touchdown run in each of the first two games, too.

      • steveccnv says:

        What does that really mean? Did he actually make a block or do something or did he just happen to be in the jumbo package and we scored on it?

        People come up with the dumbest validation stats. Referring to the media.

  112. wyoming85 says:

    Steve
    Somebody asked why we haven’t used Hunt in a 6 Oline package?

    Just found information that we had.

  113. steveccnv says:

    Minshew has played at an above average level to start the season. Being a short week and since we don’t have our shit together yet, this is going to be another tough game.

  114. son of a son of a shula says:

    Broncos signing Blake Bortles giving them 2, that’s two, quarterbacks from good old Oviedo. Who would have ever figured that.

  115. The Flying Pig says:

    Top

    Did you really get up at 2am to post a video of women crying?

    Here’s another video for you. This one is inspirational to me. This is RBG giving the eulogy at Justice Scalia’s funeral, a man who she butted heads with politically for decades but had incredible respect for.

    I think she’s worth crying over. I wish I was a little more sentimental, I would be in that video too. But all my tears are saved up for Sunday’s….lol

    These people are inspirational to me. All of them. RBG, Scalia, Thomas, Kennedy. I studied law and looked up to all of them. I’ve been practicing for 20 years and I won’t scratch the surface on their achievements.

    I can get that some of you may not understand how other people feel about these things. But really, posting videos of people she inspired crying about her death…come on…

    I think this blog can do better than that

    That’s ugly

  116. The Flying Pig says:

    I don’t know if it’s trend yet bc it’s early but it seems to me that maybe some of our WRs might be struggling to get separation

    It’s not worth while to lament about at this stage
    But even in September , bc we are in the middle of building
    And we have picks

    It’s worth looking for our weaknesses in terms of personnel

    Early on I’m thinking WR, EDGE, LB and RB
    If that’s what we look at next draft, it’s actually my favorite kind of draft….lol

    In fairness, I always want to draft those positions….😂

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      We need the best DE coming out of the draft, trade up do whatever but that’s our low spot by far.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        We have lots of picks

        I won’t say how many bc I am always wrong
        But lots is a good way to describe it

        I don’t exactly love the idea of taking a WR or RB in the top 10
        But mid 1st to the 3rd round ….I lick my chops every year about that…

  117. The Flying Pig says:

    Mike
    When did we have two Jewish QBs

    I know Fiedler is one – who is the other?

    Also, I forgot to say

    Happy New Year (I know I’m late)

  118. The Flying Pig says:

    I edited my posts
    But I actually did write RGB instead off RBG
    And right instead of write….😂😂😂

    Oh the pork of it

  119. stangerx says:

    Phins are 3 point dogs to the Jags at J-Ville.
    Want to say that means even teams…. but how much is home field advantage worth this year?

  120. steveccnv says:

    Lol at RGB, but even funnier is the honor her dying wish, which no one believes she actually said, but even if she did…

    • stangerx says:

      She was an impressive woman. And it was a dying wish. Put it out some days before she passed in front of a number of folks…. but not up to her either. But guess that is what wishes are about.

  121. stangerx says:

    According to Crabbs of the Dolphinswire at least — Howard is the kind of RB you go to when your OL opens up big old holes.
    ——————————————-
    “The Dolphins can’t hit their landmarks and win gaps with the consistency needed right now for Howard to find room to run. So the reps go more frequently to Gaskin and Breida. And Gaskin seems to be Miami’s player of choice on passing downs as well — so when you consider this offense has been trailing for much of the early season, it makes sense that Gaskin is the guy getting the call.”

  122. D says:

    wyoming85 says:
    September 22, 2020 at 10:08 am

    Steve
    Somebody asked why we haven’t used Hunt in a 6 Oline package?

    Just found information that we had.
    —————————————————–
    I know we had him in there on the goal line for the Pats game, the one that went for an eventual Howard score.

  123. D says:

    IMO, RBG was a precedence setter and a champion for females, and that really cant be denied not her accomplishments besmirched. Yes she was on a liberal way left, but a human being never the less, worthy of having her passing be lamented. She was everything you look into a positive contributor to human kind.

    • stangerx says:

      Watching the retrospectives what stood out to me was she graduated from Harvard Law but no top-line law firm would hire her…. and obviously she was capable enough to get to the Supreme Court.

      About the same time my Mom became one of the first executive level women at Procter & Gamble. My Dad was hired for the same level position bout the same time. Thing is if he did well could have become President but everyone knew she’d never get promoted above the level she was hired at. Same time her just having that entry-level position was a big deal. Times they have changed.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      When I was in law school RBG and Scalia were the bookends in the Supreme Court
      The left and the right
      It’s weird that they are the last two who died while serving on the court

      it’s really cool to see the constitution interpreted two entirely different ways
      So in a lot of ways, bc of when they served and when I was in law school, those two taught me about the law and how imperfect it it

      I think it’s important for Americans to understand that parts of the constitution are designed to be in conflict with one another and part of our makeup is to disagree

      And that we have a scotus to give us guidance. It doesn’t necessarily matter whether you agree with them or not to appreciate their contributions

      I don’t think it’s cool to mock them or how upset people are at what they left. You all know my politics by now, and if you can find me attacking Scalia or people upset when he died – I would be surprised. I don’t think that’s okay.

      Now maybe going forward I can get the initials right…

      • Tim Knight says:

        ^ the lack of respect people have for differing opinions is a major problem in this country. It’s gotten really bad.

  124. son of a son of a shula says:

    Who are the Screaming Abdabs?
    No peeking

  125. Tim Knight says:

    I saw an Armando tweet that said the Dolphins shouldn’t take the Jags lightly. Why would the Dolphins take any team lightly?

    • D says:

      Why would any team take any other team lightly, its the cardinal no no rule in sports.

      • Tim Knight says:

        I understand the trap game when say an 8-2 team maybe thinks they can just show up and beat a 3-7 team. But a team who went 5-11 last year and started off 0-2 this year isn’t taking anyone lightly. And we know Flores isn’t going to set that tone either.

      • D says:

        yeah i know he wont because he understands that rule. I would never even is i was the 72 Phins ever take anyone for granted, i mean thats just poking the football gods in the sack.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      That is the quintessential Mando tweet
      A lot of nothing

      • D says:

        yeah it is one of those oines that a lot of those guys do and your like…..no shit Sherlock you come to that conclusion on your own or did your sped teacher help ya

  126. TOP SECRET says:

    PIGGY,
    after what those liberal scumbags did to the last supreme court appointee, and how they treated him, i’m done playing nice with those cock suckers. fuck them, the bitch was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009 and still held on for 11 years, obviously too power hungry to let hussien replace her while he could. now the chickens have come home to roost. i get great joy in watching the bitches cry. 🙂

  127. son of a son of a shula says:

    It was the original name of Pink Floyd

  128. son of a son of a shula says:

    Ok, who was the Beale Street Blues Boy?

  129. Tim Knight says:

    B.B. King was no doubt a blues guitarist and artist icon. He was also a very cool guy. But he was extremely limited and basically played the same lick patterns on every song. I’m not one to get into this person or that person are the best because that is always an individual preference. But when I want to hear the blues, there are many other guitarists I gravitate to before him.

    • D says:

      You have a better ear for it but I think the guy made the guitar sing and to me that’s the definition of artistry. I think he is the guy who made me feel the blues with his guitar vso maybe opinion, but he is my top.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      I agree. He was a very talented entertainer and wonderful man and I think he knew his limitations as a player. He was loved by many.

  130. olddolphan says:

    Watched the local ABC affiliate here in Tampa for the news at 6:00 PM. Was expecting at least SOMETHING about last night’s win by the Lightning, leaving the Finals squared at a game apiece. There was NOTHING! Thought there might be a mention about the Rays needing ONE MORE WIN to clinch first place in the American League East. There was NOTHING! And, then, the ultimate insult. NO MENTION AT ALL ABOUT TOM-BOY AND THE BUCS! –NOTHING! AND, OF COURSE, NOTHING ABOUT COLLEGE FOOTBALL, EITHER.
    ——————-
    What did they show for the tiny sports segment?? –A small number of people from the NFL office in New Yawk inspecting Raymond James Stadium for the upcoming Super Bowl IN FEBRUARY!!!!
    BOY, the goose bumps were running down my arms, I was SO THRILLED!!! THAT was about 45 seconds of sports coverage that, I’m sure, will go down in the history of Sports broadcasting!
    ——————
    PS: YES, you bet I actually WILL GET on a local sports talk show and let Channel 28 “HAVE IT!!”

  131. son of a son of a shula says:

    True or false
    RBG will be the first female to lie in State in this country’s history.
    No peeking

  132. The Flying Pig says:

    Top

    If I say things like you should not mock some one I respect’s death and you reply with “the bitch was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer”

    You aren’t arguing with those people you think you are. They aren’t reading this. You are just being disrespectful to me.

    I don’t think it’s too much to ask you to be decent. Try it.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      That did come across harshly and unnecessary, and I agree it was directed elsewhere. The woman herself deserves our respect at this time.

      • olddolphan says:

        SON; At times like this I am reminded about what a preacher representing a certain religion said to those who disagreed with him about the Vietnam War. — I quote, “You are entitled to your opinion as long as you agree with me!”

  133. son of a son of a shula says:

    True!
    Rosa Parks laid in honor, not in state. She didn’t have a military honor guard in the rotunda. Citizens can’t lie in state. Rosa Parks was the first woman to lie there though

  134. wyoming85 says:

    A SCOTUS should be respected for the office they held!
    Just like the president, correct? 😉

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I think you have the wrong idea

      Its not really the position
      It’s general humanity
      I don’t mind if you criticize scotus or a member of them
      I just don’t think when they die, you should say that level of disrespectful things, just like you shouldn’t do that with the President

      Imagine if this blog was flooded with that sort of stuff about George H Bush when he died

      Or McCain

      It’s just a nasty thing to do to say things about the dead

      Why is this controversial?

  135. Mike E. says:

    Tim got it. It wasn’t that we’ve have had 2 Jewish QB’s, we had 2 at the same time, Jay Fiedler and Sage Rosenfels.

  136. Mike E. says:

    Piggy – Thanks bud!

  137. wyoming85 says:

    Can you say PANCAKE!

    • D says:

      Like I said before, way at the beginning of his last CF season I was a box g fan of us potentially getting him. Thomas and Kindley made a sick left side of UGAd almost impenetrable OL. I’m very glad we got him. I would have loved to had Thomas and/or Wilson with him but we got a good one with him.

    • steveccnv says:

      Looks more like a hold. His hands are outside. Against the cheats that gets called every time.

    • D says:

      Not a hold because his hands werent on the outside of the shoulders nor was he grabbing the jersy, he basically just used the guy’s momentum against him. Those are “legal” holds, and i promise you any time the ball is snapped that kind of hold is happening.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        We would have been called for holding if we were playing the patriots though

        I had the same thought as Steve – I thought it was a hold. But I’m just a piggy who watches the game and waits for the Dolphins to be competitive, so I’ll take your word for it

      • stangerx says:

        Looked a wrestling pancake to me, but what do I know about the technicalities of holding. I got hands inside the shoulders and…. that’s about it.

  138. Randy says:

    That was a hold on Kindley. You cannot have your hands outside the defender’s body, and he did. You can see his hand/fingers on the back of the defender’s shoulder. That’s not inside the framework of their body. It’s also how he could throw the guy like he did. There’s just no way to throw a guy to the ground like that without holding. But, who cares? It wasn’t called, so it wasn’t a penalty! Lol
    ***
    What I liked and think is encouraging is the footwork involved. He had to quick step to his right and do a hook block…or reach block. He showed really quick feet on that move and then used leverage really well. Good stuff.

    • stangerx says:

      How you feeling about the OL overall? Thinking we at least have an average one and the two rooks are looking good.

    • D says:

      Yeah i just dont see it that way, he didn’t extend the arms or grab the jersey, he hip leand to help the momentum of the guy follow through to the ground. Its iffy, but looked legal to me. I have seen plenty of that not called in the NFL. Borderline.

  139. The Flying Pig says:

    are you guys ready for helmets in your day to day life

    https://nerdist.com/article/microclimate-coronavirus-protection-helmet/

    I’m not going to lie. I want one. But with tinted window shield so I look like Snake Eyes from GI Joe

  140. The Flying Pig says:

    Oh forget it
    I found the one I want

    Gonna be awkward doing court appearances

  141. D says:

    I was thinking they looked more like cobra commander helmets,

  142. stangerx says:

    I smell lawsuit in this one.
    ——————
    “ESPN.com reports that Los Angeles’ team doctor accidentally punctured Tyrod Taylor’s lung while trying to administer a pain-killing injection to his cracked ribs before the Chargers’ game against the Chiefs.”

    • wyoming85 says:

      I thought Dr. Jack Kevorkian died???

    • steveccnv says:

      Wow, that malpractice is pretty bad. In Tahoe I know someone that went in to get surgery on a leg, on the other leg they wrote NO, because of a previous malpractice suit where they operated on the wrong body part🤔 of a different person.

  143. D says:

    Has anybody heard from Cav a while

  144. wyoming85 says:

    Who’s got the edge????????

  145. Randy says:

    stanger,
    I’ve only seen about one series so far, so I don’t really have an opinion.
    ***
    And D….it absolutely happens a lot and isn’t called. I was surprised it wasn’t because the official was right behind them. Any time a defender is put on the ground in that fashion it’s suspicious. But it’s just my .02 worth! And, really, it’s a moot point because no flag no foul! 🙂

  146. D says:

    steveccnv says:
    September 23, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    Wow, that malpractice is pretty bad. In Tahoe I know someone that went in to get surgery on a leg, on the other leg they wrote NO, because of a previous malpractice suit where they operated on the wrong body part🤔 of a different person.
    —————————————–
    So the work im do is attached to healthcare, and though im in a different postion now, i use to work on physician applications, one of them being an electronic signature system that allowed the doctors to sign off on transcriptions typed. Transcriptionist typed it, it went to their queue, they logged in to review them and then signed off if they felt it was correct, or at least that was my understanding of how it worked. The button they used to do this check, was called edit, and they would select all the documents, hit edit and it would step through each on so they would get to look it over and then hit sign and save at the bottom, when it would then go to the next, risne repeat.

    One day i discovered we had a “sign” button on the home screen of that page and i was like, uh what does that button do, i thought they had to edit to get to the place they could sign, and they were like, oh some of them like to just highlight and sign them to save time. I was like WHAT!!!!!! are you fuucking kidding me.

    I mean they put their livelihood and the safety of the patient in the hands of some lady making getting paid by the word? What if she typed remove left testicle instead of remove right testicle…. you are going to have some really pissed off balless dude out there who is going to want to own that Dr’s house. WTF. They were like, well yeah thats what they wanted so thats what we gave them, and i was just shaking my fucking head at that statement.

    Do you know what the second biggest killer is in the world after cardiovascular disease? And you aren’t going to find this in your internets searches. Its healthcare mistakes. Its higher than cancer, which is number 3. People around the industry joke that thats why its called “practicing” medicine. Its a really smart idea to be doing checks on the people you use for healthcare services to make sure they arent a chronic oopsie type person.

  147. ocalarob says:

    Over or under….
    48 pts?

  148. Krishna says:

    RIP Gayle Sayers.

  149. stangerx says:

    “PFF said the Dolphins who graded out the best on offense last Sunday, in order, were: Gesicki, Ford, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, tight end Durham Smythe and running back Myles Gaskin.

    PFF said the Dolphins who graded out the best on defense, in order, were: defensive tackle Davon Godchaux, cornerback Jamal Perry (just five snaps), defensive linemen Christian Wilkins and Raekwon Davis and linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel.”

  150. son of a son of a shula says:

    I watched the game on my phone. When Gesicki made that one handed catch that was high and behind him was there possibly another receiver deeper Fitz might have been throwing to or was it just that far off?

  151. ocalarob says:

    ocalarob says:
    September 23, 2020 at 4:23 pm
    Over or under….
    48 pts?

    Reply
    D says:
    September 23, 2020 at 4:25 pm
    Total, by us, or by them?
    _________________

    By both combined

  152. son of a son of a shula says:

    I used to be Gale Sayers against my brothers in the back yard as a small kid. Three older bigger brothers, I was fast!

  153. ocalarob says:

    stangerx says:
    September 23, 2020 at 4:58 pm
    “PFF said the Dolphins who graded out the best on offense last Sunday, in order, were: Gesicki, Ford, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, tight end Durham Smythe and running back Myles Gaskin.
    _________________________________
    Gaskin has to be the surprise so far this year he’s playing great!

  154. Tim Knight says:

    RIP Gale Sayers.

  155. Krishna says:

    I hate to jinx this, but we might gave a TE. WTF?
    Find him in the game, he will be open.

  156. wyoming85 says:

  157. Tim Knight says:

    Stanger, I can’t remember what the post was or from who, but I saw something recently where it said Miami’s OL is not ready to ground and pound and that’s why we’re going with Gaskin and Breida who have more quick cutback ability than Howard.

    • D says:

      I dont remember the poster or the source of their post, but i do remember what you are talking about but it didnt really seem rooted in fact, it was a reporters opinion as to why, so im not sure there is anything to that. Howard may be banged up some, he might just not be performing well, but it could be just that Gaskins has the hot hand. It could also be that he is deliberately saving Brieda and Howards touches for later in the year, i dunno and i doubt from that article the writer did either.

      All that we do know is Gaskins is making the most of his touches. and Laird has done solidly as well. This is all the better for us, having each of those guys be able to get it done. I am sure as the season moves along we see a lot more of both Howard and Breida..

      • Tim Knight says:

        Yeah I’m just throwing it out there. What Gaskin is doing reminds me of what Mark Walton was doing for us until he fucked up off the field again.

  158. D says:

    Steve, when i say i have seen plenty of that not called, that means its kind of up to the line judge’s interpretation on that play, and if they didn’t call it, thats how they call their games. Its kinda like the back judge judging the hand-fighting on DB’s, some will call it some wont. On a lot of areas of the game, the call comes down to some very minor viewpoints on the refs part, and some let the game run through minor infractions that would ultimately not have affected the play and this probably qualifies.

  159. steveccnv says:

    The dems are out of control and need to be stopped.

    You’re either with them and this political anarchy or against.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I was always wondering what this case was all about. It never made sense to me. If this is true… bad shit happens when you engage in bad shit.

  160. olddolphan says:

    IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SCENE FROM “THE NATURAL.” But this one was better. it REALLY HAPPENED!! Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals got rolling when The Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov stole a Dallas pass, and roared in on a clean Breakaway. As Mike Lang might have said, “He Beat Him Like a Rented Mule!!!” 1-0, Bolts.

    A couple of minutes later, team captain Steven Stamkos made his long anticipated return to the ice after missing SEVEN MONTHS due to at least a couple of surgeries!! Stamkos got a pass from a team mate, skated right around a Dallas defender, and shot the puck in the upper corner FOR A GOAL ON HIS FIRST SHOT in seven months!!!

    The Tampa Bay coaches and players went ABSOLUTELY NUTS!! It was truly unbelievable!! For a couple of moments, even loquacious announcer Mike Emrick was at a loss for words!! 2-0,Bolts.

    To their credit, the Dallas Stars responded by DOMINATING the last half of the first period. They even scored a short-handed goal to narrow the margin to 2-1 at intermission. I’ve got a strong feeling we haven’t seen the end of tonight’s drama. Boy, this is everything you’d hope for in a Stanley Cup Finals contest!!

    It appears the Tampa Bay Rays will clinch first place tonight in the American League east. But we all know around here the top of page one will be about Steven Stamkos’s magical return to action. For tonight, Stamkos is better than “THE NATURAL!!”

  161. olddolphan says:

    THE LIGHTNING CONTINUE to pour it on in the second period. THREE MORE GOALS by Tampa Bay raised their advantage to 5-1. Looks like Stamkos will sit out the rest of this now lopsided contest. But he’s already made history tonight!!

    THE CAPTAIN IS BACK!!!

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      I don’t follow hockey but you give great updates and it’s so cool that your home team is in the finals. Enjoy it and enjoy your fun with it. 😁

  162. herdfan says:

    Week 3
    Dolphins @ Jags

    HOWIE’S LIST

    Herd 24-20 Dolphins

    Copy/paste. You know what to do.

  163. son of a son of a shula says:

    Week 3
    Dolphins @ Jags

    HOWIE’S LIST

    Herd 24-20 Dolphins
    Son 33-22 Dolphins

    Copy/paste. You know what to do.

  164. Week 3
    Dolphins @ Jags

    HOWIE’S LIST

    Herd 24-20 Dolphins
    Son 33-22 Dolphins
    David 31-15 Jaguars

    our defensive backfield is banged up, and Mishew is on a tear,, also, the calls for Tua will get louder, FItz is turnover prone, and somehow cant seem to find a way to convert first and goals

  165. OD is right, the team needs a powerback to convert short yard sits,

    Howard doesnt appear to be it, yet,

  166. The Flying Pig says:

    Heat Win!

  167. The Flying Pig says:

    Week 3
    Dolphins @ Jags

    HOWIE’S LIST

    Herd 24-20 Dolphins
    Son 33-22 Dolphins
    David 31-15 Jaguars
    Piggy 40-7 Dolphins

    Pigs don’t care!

  168. steveccnv says:

    Week 3
    Dolphins @ Jags

    HOWIE’S LIST

    Herd 24-20 Dolphins
    Son 33-22 Dolphins
    David 31-15 Jaguars
    Piggy 40-7 Dolphins
    Steve 33-33 Dolphins😏

    I’ve tried to predict a win, that didn’t work, a loss, that worked out too good, so let’s try a tie.

  169. Tim Knight says:

    Week 3
    Dolphins @ Jags

    HOWIE’S LIST

    Herd 24-20 Dolphins
    Son 33-22 Dolphins
    David 31-15 Jaguars
    Piggy 40-7 Dolphins
    Steve 33-33 Dolphins😏
    Tim 26-23 Dolphins

  170. pheloniusphish says:

    Week 3
    Dolphins @ Jags

    HOWIE’S LIST

    Herd 24-20 Dolphins
    Son 33-22 Dolphins
    David 31-15 Jaguars
    Piggy 40-7 Dolphins
    Steve 33-33 Dolphins😏
    Tim 26-23 Dolphins
    Phish 28-14 Dolphins

  171. son of a son of a shula says:

    Game day bitches get up and post your bullshit

  172. son of a son of a shula says:

    I can smell interceptions. Secondary gonna eat tonight!

  173. wyoming85 says:

  174. The Flying Pig says:

    An interception or 2 would be nice son

    Do we have any this year?

  175. The Flying Pig says:

    Game Day Oinkeroos

    I’m psyched!

    (Piggy bites a stranger who happens to be walking by)

  176. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!!!

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