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. stangerx says:

    ” The O-line looks competent” — how long has it been since you could type that? Loss stung, but that certainly took away some of the pain. Lot easier to get a good RB than a good OL.

  2. The Flying Pig says:

    Woop Woop

    Let’s go Dolphins!

    🐷 🐬 🐷 🐬 🐷 🐬
    🐖 💨

  3. The Flying Pig says:

    Good wrote up Mike

    I agree we need to do better up front defensively this week

    Come on new additions! These games count!

  4. Mike E. says:

    I hate that we’re not going to FLA this year, SUCKS!! Fucking Gina and their COVID! lol

  5. stangerx says:

    Newest member of the Phins practice squad — Codrea Tankersley. I want to say great, but it also pretty much means the rest of the league wasn’t willing to put him on an active roster. And he had tryouts with the Colts and Lions.

  6. wyoming85 says:

  7. Rockphin says:

    Yuge Gina

  8. Rockphin says:

    I’m having a bad day. By younger brother just texted me. “How you doing?” I replied “good”. He replied “let me help you with that”

    “You are now older than Wilford Brimley was when he filmed cocoon.

    How is your day now?”

    I am so glad I beat his ass as a little kid! Prick!! LOL

    • steveccnv says:

      Happy Birthday Rock!

    • stangerx says:

      And Sean Connery was older than that in Never Say Never Again.

      • steveccnv says:

        Stanger…SMH

      • stangerx says:

        Why steve? More of a Roger Moore fan?

      • steveccnv says:

        residents of a Florida rest home get a new lease of life when they stumble across an alien “fountain of youth” in a disused holiday home.

        Wilford Brimley represents an old guy from a nursing home in a movie about a fountain of youth, so when you say you’re older than him, you’re really old (like Mike). Saying something about Sean Connery being older is taking it out of context.

      • stangerx says:

        Fair enough — even if for sure out of context was just encouraging Rock to think about himself as James Bond rather than Wilford Brimley in Cocoon And even if Brimley was young for the Cocoon role….. still older than Connery in his last Bond movie. Just trying to make my favorite Rock look at his age in a different way.

  9. Mike E. says:

    Happy Birthday Rocko!

  10. Rockphin says:

    Interesting but depressing factoid:
    The last person who died on the building of the Hoover Dam was the son of the first person who died during the project.

  11. stangerx says:

    Serious Q — if they do switch to Tua will they have to change the offensive scheme? Different types of QBs. Seems to make the pull Fitz at half scenario less likely.

  12. The Flying Pig says:

    Mike – in 2021 we will all make up for the lost year of 2020

    We will tailgate twice as hard and the Dolphins will score twice as much

  13. Rockphin says:

    Thanks Stangerx! LOL I’m really not down, I thought my bro’s text was pretty funny, but we are terrible to each other.

    “Hey Bro, I’ve been thinking. I know why you are still single”

    Yeah? Why?

    Because you are fucking ugly!

    HA! click

  14. very good write up Mike, thanks for Your diligence and effort

  15. The Flying Pig says:

    Deja vu

  16. The Flying Pig says:

    Wilkins

  17. manitobafinfan says:

    Good Job Mr Hand !!
    OL play was encouraging
    Parker hurt Sux
    Still want to see more discipline/pressure from the D …
    If Parker is a no go like to see Perry on the field even though 180 degree difference in player types

    Keep up the great work

    Stanger i apologize in advance that I must make you a sacrificial beating this week as I was sure Piggie would not catch me after Thursday RB performances.

  18. Tim Knight says:

    Wilkins had his sack taken away and given to Van Noy. I don’t really remember it well enough to understand why.

  19. olddolphan says:

    HIGH TENSION IN EDMONTON as the Lightning and the Islanders are tied 1-1 going into the 3rd period. The teams traded goals during the first half of the first period. AT ONE TIME The Bolts had out shot the NYI 25-6. But the Isles came back and had a clear edge the last few minutes of the 2nd period. BOTH teams have hit the post. Brayden Point is back playing for Tampa Bay, but it’s obvious he’s not 100%. NYI goalie Semyon Varlamov has been SPECTACULAR. I will stay up for the 3rd period. But if it goes O.T., I’ll have to get my ugly rest!!

    GOOOO BOLTS!!!

    • Tim Knight says:

      Congrats, man!

      • olddolphan says:

        THANK YOU,TIM!!!!! BOLTS WIN, BOLTS WIN in O.T.!!
        Vasilevkiy’s save when Tampa Bay had the man advantage will go down as one of the GREATEST SAVES UNDER PRESSURE in Lightning History. I said to myself, “We’re going to lose this game on A SHORT-HANDED GOAL!!! But “VASY” came up HUGE to save the day!!

        The pressure for game one of the Finals is on Dallas. They’ve had almost a week off to prepare for it! THEY ARE HEALTHY!! And they did an amazing job beating an outstanding Vegas team in just 5 games.

        GAME ONE is tomorrow night, 8:00 PM, on NBC.
        I WILL BE GLUED TO THE TUBE!! — GO BOLTS!!

    • steveccnv says:

      It’s getting harder and harder to score in these games. One lucky bounce is all it takes sometimes, but when you outshoot your opponent by that much you should win. Glad they didn’t need a game 7. Would’ve hated to watch a Dallas vs NY final.

  20. D says:

    Tim Knight says:
    September 17, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    That was a tackle for a loss on a Cam on a run. His official stat sheet is no sacks now. Not that it matter much. He was very active.
    ——————————————————————-
    It was a run, he clearly tucked the ball away and became a runner. The one for Wilkins, i mean i think i understand why they credited Van Ginkle, he was the one that got around to him and flushed him right to Wilkins who tackled him. IMO should maybe been more of a half sack for both, because there is no way to say that Van Ginkle gets him if Wilkins doesnt crush the pocket and get him before he did.

  21. D says:

    You dont need stats to tell you if a DT made an impact, or atleast you can look at other stats. Like for example YPC. Generally it will be below 4 if they did a good job clogging things up. They might not make tackles, but they make it harder to get chunk yardage by RB’s. They might not get sacks, but others might, because they crushed the front of the pocket flushing the QB’s to the DE’s which is thhe way its designed to be, also usually comes with pressures as well. Still you just basically have to see them disrupting things. Thier stats sheet might be bland as hell and they still did a great job.

    • D says:

      I said by RB’s too because you cant fault them for a QB scrambling for big yards, or some sort of scat back that generally ruins outside, but your core RB’s YPC a lot of times tells you they did a good job.

  22. D says:

    I didnt even watch football last night i completely forgot it was one. Anyone watch the game?

  23. steveccnv says:

    Wilkens was beating double teams and was quick on his feet, he looked great.

    Allen runs, but I wouldn’t call him an RPO QB, so our D should at least have a better chance to play it straight up. The key will be containment.

    There should be ints for the taking, as long as every just does their job.

    This us a winnable game, but the O needs to show up early and Parker and Preston need to be a factor.

  24. wyoming85 says:

  25. Randy says:

    Edmunds is out? That will help a lot. That kid is good.

  26. wyoming85 says:

  27. wyoming85 says:

  28. D says:

    Damn Burrow lit it up. His recievers arent even very god and he was getting it spread around so much it didnt matter a lot. Impressive game for him even though it was a loss. Mayfield’s stats are meh, but he was helped out a lot by Chubb it seems.

    • steveccnv says:

      37-61 for just over 300 yards at about 5 yards per pass, and 2 late TDs likely against a soft pass D is lighting it up?

      I didn’t watch the game, but those stats don’t scream lighting it up.

      What did you see that made you say that?

  29. stangerx says:

    Bills favored by 5 1/2, but game is at Hard Rock. Pretty much the same line as last week at Foxoboro. People wondering if we can handle a running QB ….. or are the Bills considered better?

  30. stangerx says:

    “When we get to Miami, there’s no leaving. It’s a straight bubble. We’re going from the plane straight to the hotel and there’s no leaving the hotel. It’s a business trip, for sure.”
    — Bill’s safety Justin Poyer

  31. wyoming85 says:

    😉

  32. wyoming85 says:

  33. stangerx says:

    Stolen from BuffaloRumblings…. one of their fan sites. Would hate to guard a guy who has 5 inches and 40 pounds on me.
    —————-
    WR Preston Williams
    With DeVante Parker (limited with a hamstring injury) sure to draw Tre’Davious White if he plays, that will leave the big, physical Williams to be marked by Levi Wallace. Parker is five inches taller than Wallace, and he outweighs him by nearly 40 lbs. In his career, Wallace has struggled with bigger receivers, and given that Buffalo’s other options are smaller than Wallace, it’s probably going to turn into a situation where Fitzpatrick finds Wallace, sees who he’s guarding, and throws it to that wide receiver more often than not.

    • D says:

      Thats actually pretty good analysis, i think we match up good against their secondary, out side of White who can shut down just about anyone. Parker against White would have been better for us since he is a better contested catch receiver and Fitz could have just high-pointed it and we could have had receptions despite being put on an island.

      I dont think Williams isnt talented and cant give White issues, but he isnt as experience, so id definately say White has the advantage. The rest of our receivers should be able to get open.

      I think we will have a tough time with TE in the receiving game, though with Edmunds out that seems like a better chance for us, and running game is going to be tough because buffalo always has a good front 7.

      So i think we need to play a lot better on D, to keep Allen and the backs at bay. I think our secondary can do good job against most anyone but these guys in particular and then try to beat them in the air, while still threatening them on the ground. Not a easy matchup but i think its a pretty even one.

      • D says:

        Oh and im of the thought that Devante wont play. I just cant see him being 100% after a hammy in the previous weeks game and i really hope they dont rush him back.

      • stangerx says:

        Know you are just calling it like you see it, but that write-up sure does make me want Parker in there. There’s an advantage to two big wide outs, especially in match-ups.

  34. D says:

    steveccnv says:
    September 18, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    37-61 for just over 300 yards at about 5 yards per pass, and 2 late TDs likely against a soft pass D is lighting it up?

    I didn’t watch the game, but those stats don’t scream lighting it up.

    What did you see that made you say that?
    ——————————————————————————-
    Lack of elite receivers to use, down big but pulled them back into shot for winning. I dont know it was a soft pass D, uaully your in nickle with a lead. Spread it out so that means he was going through read progressing and finding the right guy. 300 yeards 3 TD’s is good no matter the situation.

    • D says:

      Those are all good signs from a Rookie on his second game.

    • D says:

      If i see Tua have that as his second start ill be very pleased.

    • D says:

      Also that 61 shows you he did most of it own his own, there was no balance to the offense so he did his part, team just didnt do much around him.

    • steveccnv says:

      Didn’t Bortles do that one year with the Jags? Then the next year when they had a D he couldn’t do anything. I wouldn’t put too much into what a QB does in garbage time.

      At least he doesn’t seem to be a flop.

      • D says:

        Im not projecting long term success off of one game, i just think it was a good game. The pass D gets tougher in garbage time, its the run game that generally gets less resistance so you can pop off a 10 yarder and bump your averages and totals up because no one is focusing on the run, other than to keep it in front of them. I think its impressive that he did a lot late, because like i said they knew he would have to do it all.

      • D says:

        Id also like to mention, both of us are arguing and it seems neither of us saw the game lol

  35. Randy says:

    I watched the game last night. Cincy was playing catch-up, so Burrow threw a lot. I thought he looked good. He showed good poise. He moved well. He took short open throws instead of forcing it downfield or making stupid, low percentage throws. He looked like a guy who belongs. When I watch Mayfield, he always strikes me as a guy who’s just barely keeping up. Burrow looked in control.
    ***
    As for Parker, if he’s practicing fully, he’s likely to play. Ya don’t usually have guys practice fully if they aren’t ready to play. If he’s practicing in a limited way, then maybe he doesn’t start.

    • stangerx says:

      Gotta believe Parker will play as well. Sorta of funny how we used to rank on him but now he is the biggest stud on the O. Still injured though. 🙂

  36. D says:

    stangerx says:
    September 18, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    Know you are just calling it like you see it, but that write-up sure does make me want Parker in there. There’s an advantage to two big wide outs, especially in match-ups.
    ————————————————-
    I want for that too, but there is a difference in wanting for it and pretty much knowing its not as likely and probably not for the best. Have him for another half of a game or have him for the rest of the year.

  37. Tim Knight says:

    If Parker was able to practice then he can play. That’s how it works.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I thought Parker participated in full in practice today but I see now he was limited. It will probably be a game day decision and he could be inactive.

  38. Rockphin says:

    I’ll just file this post under “Things that cannot be unseen” (shudders)

    Yeah, there are incriminating pictures of me out there on the web from that fest. I could never be a Senator. LOL

  39. Rockphin says:

    If you go to Fantasy Fest you have to develop “selective blindness” because there are also many sights that you most certainly DO want to see. LOL

  40. Rockphin says:

    Just google “Fantasy Fest Key West Body Paint Contest if you want to lose an hour or so of time

  41. pheloniusphish says:

    RGB dead. Standby for a political shitstorm as the WH tries to jam thru another conservative judge.

    I didn’t agree with her politics but she was the epitome of public service. RIP.

    • Tim Knight says:

      I doubt that happens before the election.

      But I agree with your point about her being the epitome of public service. She continued the fight for women’s rights that needed to happen. She’ll be a part of American history forever. RIP

    • The Flying Pig says:

      RIP

  42. wyoming85 says:

    RIP Ruth

  43. olddolphan says:

    MANY, especially here in the old Confederacy, yearn for the days when ONLY white men were allowed to vote and allowed to use of our essential freedoms. They were wrong 160 years ago and they are wrong today. People like RBG kept the promise of America alive to those who were scorned by the plantation philosophy of the old Confederacy. The battle is not yet fully won. But thanks to the likes of RBG, we are closer to what our Founding Fathers thought would be the American dream.

    REST IN PEACE, RBG.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Great post! Even the founding fathers admitted their hypocrisy but were able to realize something larger than themselves by writing the constitution as a foundation of individual liberty as a nation like never before. People who realize their failures are often the most honest.

  44. olddolphan says:

    GAME ONE of the STANLEY CUP FINALS begins in less than 23 hours. And, right now, CUP FINALS MADNESS is getting more play locally than are the over rated Bucs and the Tampa Bay Rays, who clinched an MLB Playoff Spot an hour or two BEFORE the BOLTS defeated the NYI in overtime.
    ———————–
    FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
    A local commentator noted that the LIGHTNING sold out EVERY home game last season (just over 19,200 seats in Amalie Arena). FLORIDA’s TWO MLB FRANCHISES COMBINED averaged UNDER 19,000 per home game last season! WILL this give Miami and Tampa Bay AN ADVANTAGE if they BOTH play in empty stadiums in the PLAYOFFS??? They are certainly used to playing in virtually empty ball parks!

  45. Mike E. says:

    Fuck FF. I lost Godwin, Kittle and AJ Brown all in one week.

  46. steveccnv says:

    Just watched the highlights from last night. Burrow looked fairly accurate, but has some weird throwing motions, which are borderline bad mechanics, and he looks fragile.

    Pocket pressence was ok, not great, but not Tannehill.

    He can fit it into some tight windows, and he should be a solid pro, but I don’t see superstar yet. I saw it from Luck, RG3 and Wilson right away.

  47. steveccnv says:

    The pass D gets tougher in garbage time.

    What the hell have you been smokin D🤔

    • olddolphan says:

      STEVE: SAW YOUR comment about how low scoring the NHL has become. So I did a little research. I went back to the 1981-82 NHL season. That was the year Wayne Gretzky scored 92 goals and 124 assists for 216 points, a level that has not even been approached THIS CENTURY!!

      FIRST, some history. Back when I was a kid in Canada, most NHL players were under 6 feet tall. The average player was, maybe, 5’8″ to 5’11 inches and 155 to 175 pounds. NOW, players who are 6’2″ or taller and well over 200 pounds are a dime a dozen. But as the players have gotten larger, the size of the goal has REMAINED THE SAME (4 feet high and 6 feet wide, I think).

      Back to the 1981-82 season. The Edmonton Oilers AVERAGED 5.21 goals per game during that 80 game schedule. NOW, the top teams average just a hair over 3 goals per game, with almost half the teams averaging UNDER 3 goals per game!! WOW!!!!

      MY SOLUTION is a simple one. INCREASE the height of the goal from 4 feet to 4 feet 6 inches; and increase the width from 6 feet to 6 feet 6 inches. Since PLAYERS today are AT LEAST 10% bigger that they were in the 1950’s, it makes sense to increase the size of the goal by about the same percentage.

      The first logical step would be to implement these changes at the minor league level. Hopefully, the NHL board of governors will approve such a move and get the great game of hockey back to the scoring levels of the 1980’s.

      • steveccnv says:

        I agree, many of the goalies are so large they fill up most of the net, when in a normal position. On many shots they don’t even react to the puck, but since they cover so much of the net, they still stop 90% of these shots.

        Their vulnerability seems to be up high. Ovechkin is great, because he can consistently hit the top outside corner.

        VGK changed over to Lehner I believe, because of his size. Fleury is more athletic, but smaller.

  48. olddolphan says:

    JUST IN from the Associated Press: Both the Baylor @ Houston and the Florida Atlantic @ Georgia Southern College Football games set for televised coverage today HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. Corona virus tests performed on these teams revealed “High levels of Covid infections, way too high to permit either game from being played!”
    ———————————-
    MEANWHILE, the government of Canada reported a couple of days ago that Canada had ZERO deaths caused by the virus FOR THE ENTIRE COUNTRY!!!
    MY HATS OFF to the leadership of CANADA. Without their wise decisions, there’d be NO STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS THIS SEASON and NO CHANCE for Tampa Bay, or any other city, to claim the Holy Grail of Hockey — The Stanley Cup — during the upcoming FINALS!!
    ———————————
    THE QUALITY OF LEADERSHIP DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!

  49. bailbondmike says:

    Hey, I’m back for a little bit. Got a generator yesterday and using my hotspot but that drains my phone fast. Everyone is fine. I am a veteran of past hurricanes but have to say I was unprepared. Everyone watches the weather channel but we did not see the storm ramping up as strong as it got nor did people around here see the eye coming this far east. The eastern eye wall ripped right though Gulf Shores and West Pensacola (where I live) and city of Pensacola. Still no power and everyone fighting for gas where they can get it. All 3 of our vehicles got no damage. No flooding in my neighborhood. Did lose shingles down to bare wood on 1/4 of back side of house. Got it all tarped up. Little water damage and it was over the back porch and garage. Water table got so high my pool liner is toast but we only had another 5 weeks or so to swim anyway. I am actually headed to work this afternoon. Boss has generator set up and use hotspot for internet. Hope it is only another day or two and we get power. Thanks for the concerns! Hey, does anyone know if FEMA will cover your insurance deductible? Mine is 2% so like just over 6k. I will check back at the office later. Reading Dolphins news was a good break from this shit. LOL

  50. wyoming85 says:

    Damn the Thundering Herd is on national TV!

    You go Herd!

    Good luck!

  51. TOP SECRET says:

    LMFAO!!!!!

    • stangerx says:

      Haven’t seen you in a while Top…. how you doing? And yeah a lot of folks are upset RBG passed. Not 100% with her politics…. but pretty cool woman.

  52. bailbondmike says:

    Thanks y’all. Now I have to worry about Beta spinning rain up this way. Hope my tarp job holds up. lol

    Wyoming, You ready for round 2?

    FEMA hooked me up when I got flooded 5 years ago when we got 31 inches of rain in 24 hours and it wasn’t even a tropical system (I think). I didn’t have flood insurance then though. Doesn’t hurt to try.

  53. wyoming85 says:

    Rain doesn’t bother me!

    It’s all about the storm surge at my house!

    Well wind does tear some shit up too!

    Glad you had minimal impact!!!!

  54. olddolphan says:

    PHELON; I THOUGHT YOUR STATEMENT that Canada had a population of 3 was even more hilarious than Manitoba said it was!!
    —————————-
    CONGRATULATIONS PHELON! You are only about 38 million off!
    HILARIOUS!!
    —————————-
    ALL KIDDING ASIDE, I think Canada has done a much better job of controlling the virus than has the U.S. But, that said, I’d STILL rather be an American. –More specifically, an American who wants us to do a BETTER JOB than we’ve done so far in controlling the virus.
    IS THAR WRONG??

    • olddolphan says:

      CORRECTION: “IS THAT WRONG?”

    • steveccnv says:

      Our numbers are so skewed no one has a clue what they really are. Deaths could be as low as 20K. The guy at the paint store said his friend going 120 on his motorcycle crashed and died, of Covid they reported.

      No comparing the NHL bubble vs no bubble in College Football.

      • steveccnv says:

        Dead people have been counted as having Covid, as have people in line that left and didn’t get tested.

  55. The Flying Pig says:

    Clemson v Citadel Wasn’t very competitive

    I’m sure Louisville v Miami will be better

    Miami has some good pass rushers

    Also Heat hame tonight! Woop woop 🔥 🐷

    And of course stanley cup finals

    Wtf

    What’s going on with all these sports again

    It’s almost normal

  56. The Flying Pig says:

    and Dolphins 🐬 tomorrow!

    Oinky!

  57. Tim Knight says:

    Are there new IR designations this year? The reason I ask is because I see guys who aren’t supposed to out for a long time being put on IR.

  58. herdfan says:

    What a day! Herd won, always good thing. Went on a Jeep ride with my son in this fundraiser thing, never done that before, 6 hours on these dirt roads, up mountains, thru creeks, mud, dust… it was a blast. Caught part of the Herd game on radio. Wooohoooo!!

  59. son of a son of a shula says:

    UCF (14) destroyed Georgia Tech that was fun.
    Dillon Gabriel, lefty, is our QB with a cannon arm. Four TD passes today.

  60. steveccnv says:

    First half UM game has been very poorly officiated. The U with 2 bad personal fouls called, then a missed one on Louisville hit OB, and a roughing the punter called as incidental, that should’ve been 15 yards and a 1st down.

  61. wyoming85 says:

  62. ocalarob says:

    i had seen a huge beautiful mud truck last night and what stood out to me was the front license plate name, it said “Financial Mistake” LOL

  63. ocalarob says:

    it doesn’t look like heat will be a factor today, 85 degrees at kick off with scattered T storms

    • steveccnv says:

      What happens after it rains and the sun comes out? I played in a game in HS like that, it was so miserable after the sun came back out.

  64. wyoming85 says:

  65. The Flying Pig says:

    Game day Oinkers!

  66. Ken says:

    Getting ready to get my game day rage on

  67. The Flying Pig says:

    Dolphins 27 Bills 14

  68. wyoming85 says:

  69. Mike E. says:

    Gesicki could have a day with Edmunds and Milano out. Of course that would require Fitz throwing the ball to him

  70. son of a son of a shula says:

    Is Bowden active then?

  71. steveccnv says:

    Watching ESPN pregame, they’re talking about the Cowboys and bring up the league wide stat of 26% 3rd down conversion rate on 7+ yards, compared to 52% for 3-6 yards, saying they need to get to 3rd and short more often.

    I think this is BS, sure you don’t want to be in 3rd and long, but if you play to be in 3rd and less than 7 by running on first and second down you’re only converting half the time. With that said how can you sustain a drive?

    What I’m trying to say is ESPN is trying to over simplify a complex situation. When we had Marino and we ran on 1st and 2nd down we weren’t very successful.

    Last year we couldn’t run for shit, but scored a lot of points the second half of the year. Why, because we used on average 2 passing downs per series to get the first down.

    I want to run the ball well, but I don’t want to run on 2nd and long, if you gain nothing on 1st and 10 or worse we need to mostly throw on 2nd down.

  72. steveccnv says:

    I hope I’m 0-2 on my predictions. Buffalo 45 Miami 3.

  73. herdfan says:

    Sorry, I forgot to do HOWIE’S LIST. 🙁

  74. The Flying Pig says:

    What are the links again?

  75. herdfan says:

    Cav’s post from last week:

    CavalierKong says:
    September 12, 2020 at 2:11 pm (Edit)

    So even though the opener on Thursday was on a national broadcast, I practiced my setup, and both of these sites worked well. Just FYI for anyone that needs the links:

    https://home.nflbite.com/

    https://sportsurge.net/#/groups/0

  76. stangerx says:

    Not playing the Bills D in FF….. I should be. But hope the phins make me happy I didn’t.

  77. Mike E. says:

    LOL @ Piggy!

  78. Ken says:

    Kickoff bitches

  79. Ken says:

    We got lucky Jones fell down

  80. Ken says:

    Stanger breaking out a #2 jersey

  81. Rockphin says:

    Our defense sucks

  82. The Flying Pig says:

    How are these guys wide open on 3rd and 10

  83. The Flying Pig says:

    Team looks like shit at so many levels

  84. The Flying Pig says:

    Barely out of the gate this year and everyone is pulling hamstrings and groins

    How out of shape are these guys

  85. Rockphin says:

    Ford shows up on the stat sheet

  86. naplesfan2010 says:

    Only 4 things wrong at this point.
    O, d, scheme, and injuries.

  87. naplesfan2010 says:

    If thats a catch , the spot should be closer to goal.

  88. Ken says:

    Not a catch

  89. stangerx says:

    WTF — “we are experiencing technical difficulties”?

  90. wyoming85 says:

  91. The Flying Pig says:

    And when you say Miami
    🎶🎶🎶

  92. Rockphin says:

    WHY AM I WATCHING THE FUCKING STEELERS!!???

  93. The Flying Pig says:

    Now we forced and recovers a fumble on D

  94. The Flying Pig says:

    Peak 2020

  95. wyoming85 says:

  96. stangerx says:

    1st & 10 at BUF 25
    (0:38 – 1st) (Shotgun) J.Allen pass short left to D.Knox to MIA 37 for 38 yards (K.Van Noy). FUMBLES (K.Van Noy), RECOVERED by MIA-N.Igbinoghene at MIA 37. N.Igbinoghene to MIA 37 for no gain (I.McKenzie). Penalty on BUF-I.McKenzie, Offensive Holding, declined

  97. Mike E. says:

    This is hot garbage! I want a refund for this week!

  98. olddolphan says:

    TECHNICAL PROBLEMS AT STEVE ROSS’S “STATE OF THE ART’ STADIUM!!!
    WHO’D BELIEVE THAT??!!??

  99. wyoming85 says:

  100. The Flying Pig says:

    We just went three and out

  101. Ken says:

    A power outage?

  102. wyoming85 says:

  103. Ken says:

    Don’t they have generators?

  104. Tim Knight says:

    I’m not getting any game now. No Steelers/Broncos either.

  105. The Flying Pig says:

    So far my analysis of the game is Fuck you

  106. sb7mvp says:

    Lol. Wheres our secondary?

  107. The Flying Pig says:

    The bills just went up 14-7

  108. ocalarob says:

    The camera guy got covid

  109. Rockphin says:

    Power outage!? The corner score board / video screens are working

  110. Ken says:

    Fumble by Brady

  111. Tim Knight says:

    Oh okay it’s a power outage. I know it was raining, is the weather that bad in Miami?

  112. The Flying Pig says:

    D looking good

  113. Rockphin says:

    There is a link on NFL com that says listen live….you click it and it says available right after the game

  114. Ken says:

    Just saw a highlight?

  115. naplesfan2010 says:

    OK back

  116. stangerx says:

    My power if working…. if only I’d bought that 14-mile extension cord like I meant too.

  117. naplesfan2010 says:

    we’re calling a lot of junky plays.and I’m ready for Tua.

  118. naplesfan2010 says:

    haack mvp

  119. Rockphin says:

    Haak is good at that tombstone

  120. The Flying Pig says:

    Now I can complain about how bad they look again

  121. stangerx says:

    4th & 9 at MIA 43
    (8:53 – 2nd) M.Haack punts 51 yards to BUF 6, Center-B.Ferguson, downed by MIA-M.Hollins

    3rd & 9 at MIA 43
    (8:57 – 2nd) (Shotgun) R.Fitzpatrick pass incomplete short left to I.Ford (T.Dodson)

    2nd & 8 at MIA 44
    (9:36 – 2nd) (Shotgun) R.Fitzpatrick pass short right to L.Bowden to MIA 43 for -1 yards (T.Dodson)

    1st & 10 at MIA 42
    (10:14 – 2nd) (Shotgun) R.Fitzpatrick pass short left to M.Breida to MIA 44 for 2 yards (V.Butler)

    3rd & 7 at MIA 28
    (10:54 – 2nd) (Shotgun) R.Fitzpatrick pass short left to I.Ford to MIA 42 for 14 yards (L.Wallace; M.Addison)

    2nd & 10 at MIA 25
    (11:36 – 2nd) (Shotgun) M.Breida right tackle to MIA 28 for 3 yards (J.Hughes)

    1st & 10 at MIA 25
    (11:40 – 2nd) (Shotgun) R.Fitzpatrick pass incomplete short left to M.Breida (J.Hughes)

  122. steveccnv says:

    Damn, not another punt inside the 20. The last 2 resulted in TD drives.

  123. Tim Knight says:

    OD, whatever it is your blaming of Ross for anything and everything is getting kind of weird.

  124. Tim Knight says:

    Is the game back on?

  125. D says:

    What was the streaming site you guys use?

  126. Rockphin says:

    FUCK this defense sucks.

  127. naplesfan2010 says:

    Archuleta is reading script which does not apply. Idiot.

  128. The Flying Pig says:

    I don’t undertand how they recorded anything during a power outage

    Probably wasn’t a power outage

    Am I crazy?

  129. Rockphin says:

    Two years two years of bad defense two different defensive coordinators same GM & HC…. A defensive HC

  130. manitobafinfan says:

    Thought that was a pick. Damn. Nice catch

  131. D says:

    Whats the streaming site you guys use?

  132. Mike E. says:

    Defense is experiencing a power outage

  133. sb7mvp says:

    When does this defense do something?

  134. The Flying Pig says:

    How is that not grounding?

  135. Tim Knight says:

    Okay I got the game back.

  136. sb7mvp says:

    Trash penalry

  137. The Flying Pig says:

    They are on pace to give up about 700 yards to the bills

  138. herdfan says:

    D, I’m using one of the links on the sportssurge site Cav posted last week. I copy/pasted the post up the page

  139. manitobafinfan says:

    Saquan Barkley Knee done for day

  140. naplesfan2010 says:

    That ball hit the ground. No catch.

  141. Ken says:

    Bad challenge

  142. Rockphin says:

    Ok, lest see a successful two minute drill

  143. naplesfan2010 says:

    need a real drive here with a td so things don’t get out of hand.

  144. manitobafinfan says:

    Wow that looked like a tannehilll drop back

  145. naplesfan2010 says:

    dolphins really needed a preseason.

    • Tim Knight says:

      Yeah the defense doesn’t seem to be picking up on what the Bills are running. They’re also playing a lot of man and getting beat. But in the long term that’s what the coaches want to run.

  146. The Flying Pig says:

    Really pathetic

  147. Ken says:

    We are a young team and we are seeing that so far

  148. manitobafinfan says:

    That was some shit tackling

  149. Rockphin says:

    We need Fitzmagic not Fitztragic

  150. manitobafinfan says:

    🙌

  151. Ken says:

    Nice way to end the half

  152. naplesfan2010 says:

    as Ken said, shouldn’t have burned that time out with that iffy challenge

  153. wyoming85 says:

    There’s your 2 minute drive!

  154. Rockphin says:

    we have given up 342 yards in a half. The score should be much worse.

  155. Tim Knight says:

    Nice kick from Sanders to get 3 heading into the half. 17-10 isn’t so bad with how this game is gone.

  156. stangerx says:

    Is Howard watching the game at Bokampers with Waldo?

  157. manitobafinfan says:

    Wow niners lost Garropolo and Mostert as well as Bosa

  158. Ken says:

    49s out: Jimmy G, Mostert and Bosa. Expect to see more injuries around the league

  159. stangerx says:

    And Dolphins down Byron Jones. Like that Iggy kid though.

  160. Ken says:

    Drew Locke out in Denver

  161. Krishna says:

    I just don’t see anything positive in this defense…..why is this only a 7 point game.

    Is that it?

  162. Tim Knight says:

    Ken, you’re right guys are dropping like flies. Players need some game reps before the season and no teams had any.

  163. naplesfan2010 says:

    Archuleta sounds like concussed that’s lingering.

  164. Rockphin says:

    I must ask again……
    Fitzmagic not Fitztragic

  165. Ken says:

    This game is so 2020

  166. Rockphin says:

    Cheep ass Ross (Eyeroll) could have put a roof on and there would be no stoppage right now…..

  167. Tim Knight says:

    Now we have a lightning break. Awesome! LOL

  168. manitobafinfan says:

    Ken : her team is up 24-3 so she’s doing okay. Has Mackinnon on a fantasy team so kind of okay with Mostert

  169. stangerx says:

    Now a stoppage cause of lightening. They are headed to the locker rooms.

  170. naplesfan2010 says:

    omg what is it with electricity?

  171. The Flying Pig says:

    God hates sea mammals

  172. naplesfan2010 says:

    tannehill 12 of 14 for 172 and 3 TDs

  173. Rockphin says:

    I hope Miami is smart enough to keep there guys on their feet moving while Buff gets cold in the locker room.

  174. Ken says:

    Now Sterling Shepard out for Giants

  175. Rockphin says:

    Coaches better be using this time to FITFO too!

    • Tim Knight says:

      We need to mix in some zone coverage but the coaches might want to keep working on press/man for the future. That’s how they want to play.

  176. stangerx says:

    Live reporter stanger here — just checked it out off my balcony. The rainstorm stuff is really localized in Hardrock’s area. And doesn’t even look that bad. Guess that stuff could just stick and hang there…. but not normally how it works.

  177. Ken says:

    Playing from behind doesn’t help Jordan see the field

  178. Rockphin says:

    WOW Both kickers in the in the Jax Titans game have missed an XP off the upright. LOL

  179. Tim Knight says:

    Okay we’re back.

  180. steveccnv says:

    Sun out yet over Hardrock?

  181. manitobafinfan says:

    And wee about to be back

  182. wyoming85 says:

    Game starting!

  183. manitobafinfan says:

    Nose catch by Mike G

  184. Rockphin says:

    Gesicki looks good

  185. Rockphin says:

    Parker!

  186. Rockphin says:

    Gaskin smart enough to fall down after 9 yards so it would count

  187. manitobafinfan says:

    Gaskins is gashing … damn penalty

  188. manitobafinfan says:

    🙌..

  189. Ken says:

    Killer penalty

  190. The Flying Pig says:

    We are more experienced team after acts of God

  191. Tim Knight says:

    Okay defense, time to step up!

  192. Tim Knight says:

    Gaskin has been impressive. I guess he’s been impressing the coaches more than Howard and Breida. Hey if that’s the case so be it.

  193. The Flying Pig says:

    What a catch

  194. manitobafinfan says:

    Wow.

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