Week 3 – Dolphins @ Jaguars

So here comes Week 3 already, and it’s a short week for us Dolphins fans. Here we are at 0-2. Game 1 we didn’t really compete. Game 2 we were in it till the last minute, but in both games there was one clear message. This defense just isn’t in sync yet. Flores says it’s communication issues which in many ways is understandable. We all knew so many new faces getting thrown together is a tough situation, especially when you compound that with less practice time, and no preseason games. It’s easy to get frustrated watching them, considering all the money we spent in free agency on the defensive side of the ball, Kyle Van Noy, Shaq Lawson, Emannuel Ogbah etc. We didn’t stop in free agency either, with our third pick in the first round of the 2020 draft we selected Auburn DB Noah Igbinoghene. We continued with defense in RD 2 with DL Raekwon Davis from Alabama, and in RD 3 we selected S Brandon Jones from Texas. We continued to fortify the DL with Jason Strowbridge and Curtis Weaver in RD 5, but as we have well documented here, Weaver is gone. In any case, it’s clear we needed to work on the defense, but the early returns are not promising.

It’s funny, these 2 teams at this moment in time are 2 teams that are quite different as far as outlooks are concerned. Everyone was sure the Jaguars were looking to draft Trevor Lawrence in 2021 and threw in the towel. Now, in some ways they’re the talk of the town as a high-flying exciting team. They’re 1-1 and are +4 in points scored/points allowed. The Dolphins are 0-2 and are -13. Gone are Yannick Ngakoue and Leonard Fournette and yet this team has the arrow pointing up. Our Dolphins? This game will say a lot in that regard. After a tough loss to the Bills in which this team competed well, the arrow is slightly up, but a loss to the Jags and an 0-3 record will change that. Hard to say game 3 is a pivotal game because it’s still early, but a loss tonight, especially a bad loss could be bad for this team.

Byron Jones is apparently playing, but of course, how long and how effective he is we have no idea. I’d bet Iggy Mahogany is getting lots of reps outside to be ready. Not sure how correct Ourlads depth chart is but it shows 3rd RD draft pick Brandon Jones at SS with Bobby Mac at FS. I guess Jones is going to get his shot. I thought our depth and our strength was our secondary. Byron Jones, Xavien Howard and Noah Igbinoghne. Bobby Mac at safety again with Eric Rowe, and then all those guys as depth like Brandon Jones, Clayton Fejedelem and Kavon Frazier. So far, we haven’t been able to find the right mix, and our lack of offense has made it tougher on the defense.

As far as the offense is concerned, it’s been odd so far. We picked up Jordan Howard and in the draft when we were all getting quite upset at the fact that we ignored the RB position, the trade for Matt Breida soothed us. Well, after 2 games, Howard and Breida have 25 carries combined and Breida has 2 receptions. It’s been last year’s 7th RD pick that has received more playing time and nearly double the touches of either Howard or Breida. He’s done well in that role, and that’s the important thing. I’d rather a coach play the guy that gets it done over the guy who cost more or was drafted higher, but it’s surprising nonetheless.

What’s been great so far is watching the rise of TE Mike Gesicki. He really came on towards the middle of last season and this season has continued that rise. After 2 games this season Gesicki has 11 receptions for 160 yards and 1 TD. WR Isaiah Ford is getting it done as well, and unfortunately, the nagging injuries have once again found Devante Parker. He’s in the lineup so give him that, but he’s hampered for sure. Preston Williams has the shine dull a bit as he hasn’t been a big part of the offense at all, but he is coming back from and ACL tear. Jakeem Grant hasn’t really been involved and Lynn Bowden has yet to be active, something that will continue for a while until he’s learned enough to hit the field.

Have you noticed that I’m 6 paragraphs in and I HAVEN’T MENTIONED THE O-LINE? It’s amazing, but this is one unit that is moving in the right direction. It’s a pleasure not to feel the need to ridicule this unit, and although they aren’t a top unit, they aren’t keeping the team from accomplishing what they want on offense. Thankfully, holding calls aren’t being called like they have in previous seasons, they’re letting it go somewhat to keep the game flowing, and I’m enjoying it. Austin Jackson, Ereck Flowers, Ted Karras, Solomon Kindley and Jesse Davis. All of them have played every snap to their credit. Pretty impressive I’d say. You have to be pleased knowing they aren’t the problem. I said it, the O-line isn’t a problem. Feels good.

So is it really Ryan Fitzpatrick vs Garner Minshew? Hardly. James Robinson (undrafted) has been a big part of the offense, and Gardenr Minshew has played well throwing 6 TD’s with only 2 INT’s. Fitz has 2 TD’s and 3 INT’s but one of those INT’s was the garbage no-call PI at the end of the game by the Patriots. Still, Minshew is putting points on the board and not turning it over. I don’t really know what to expect tonight, will it be a shootout or a conservative close to the vest affair? Will we see more of Jordan Howard, or will Myles Gaskin be the bellcow? Will DeVante Parker be a factor? Will the defense make its presence felt? Stay tuned, tonight at 8:20PM on NFLN or your local channel affiliate. Enjoy!

GO DOLPHINS!!

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1,207 Responses to Week 3 – Dolphins @ Jaguars

  1. steveccnv says:

    Obama is a politician, and since he was running for president, its justified to question where he was born, especially since there were some issues with his proof.

    It’s funny how this birther issue is somehow this horrible thing, but what about the BS the left put Kavanaugh and Flynn through? What about the fake sexual assault stories that seem to pop up every 4 years late in the election cycle for whomever is the Republican nominee? And what do they have in store for Amy Coney Barrett?]

    • The Flying Pig says:

      It’s not justified
      It’s not all fair in love and war and politics
      You are setting an example when you run

      Race, national origin, gender

      Those are off limits

      We are a diverse country try and we can’t drive those wedges between each other

      When feminists argued problems they had with Trump based on his gender – I call them out on it too

      It’s not okay

      It has a horrible cultural affect on the country around us

      • pheloniusphish says:

        Only thing I disagree with is national origin as it it is a requirement for the office of President.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        Good point

        But national origin by definition includes ancestry too

        So In my post I don’t mean some one being born abroad is not relevant, I just mean their parents or grandparents or so on and so on

        If some one is 3rd generation Irish, that should be used against them

        But if they were born in Ireland I understand that’s legit as a bar for a president

  2. Mike E. says:

    Piggy – So if there’s a white Swedish guy with blonde hair who doesn’t speak English is it racist to question his citizenship?

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Did Obama not speak English?
      I feel like I heard him speak that language from time to time…lol

      I don’t think changing the facts helps the point you are trying to make

      • Mike E. says:

        I’m just to clarify that you think white people are racist against non-whites. I don’t think Trump had a racist agenda against Obama, it was a political agenda. If you have a problem with the morals in that, that’s a different story, but despite what you say, I still don’t see it as racist.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I think without question white people can be racist Agajnst other whites

        I think the better word for it is discriminatory
        Buts that’s semantics

        But absolutely

        It’s not the class of the person who is doing it that matters
        It’s the fact that the fact that it’s attack on some one else’s class

  3. steveccnv says:

    Lol Mike on your new blog up post. I went back to see, if there were any posts I missed and it took me to the top of the comments. On top was Piggy saying the same thing as you with the political posts. To which I propose Article II Section IV of the unwritten rules of the Finsmob Unleashed – every time we have a page turn the political posts should cease until 12:00am of the current day 😏

  4. Mike E. says:

    Piggy – I think there are good people and bad people. I don’t care what anyone’s skin color is. My dad had some racist feelings which my sister told me, I was oblivious to them. I didn’t grow up with the prejudices and fears my dad had thankfully. I had my own issue in high school where I was mugged by 5 black guys, I was walking by the bathroom in the hall and one guy came from behind and got me in a choke hold and dragged me into the bathroom where there were 4 other guys waiting there. They wanted my watch which was a Seiko watch and I said no so two of the guys hit me until I decided it was better to just give up the watch than get my ass thrashed. I had some fear of black people after that but I don’t look around corners for problems and I don’t think black people are bad. I definitely tried my best to make sure my kids didn’t grow up with any racist tendencies because I think racism is learned, so I didn’t want them to learn anything bad from me and I don’t believe they did.

  5. The Flying Pig says:

    Okay
    I really have to go
    And besides maybe it’s time for football talk

    I know I’m aggressive and argumentative about this stuff
    But try not to take it personal guys
    I do respect the willingness to talk/scream/Angrily crash keyboards it through

  6. wyoming85 says:

  7. steveccnv says:

    Steelers being punished for Titans covid issues. Wah😥

    No one gives a shit the year we had no bye, because of the week 1 hurricane.

  8. The Flying Pig says:

    Steve
    I missed your unwritten rule proposal – what is it?

    • steveccnv says:

      It’s a solution to politics here. I proposed every page turn should result in a moratorium on posting about politics until midnight of the current day, influenced by your post on the last page turn.

      The Flying Pig says:
      September 27, 2020 at 1:35 pm
      Okay – let’s do football on this page until further notice

  9. CavalierKong says:

    Reds just missed a big opportunity to jump out on top in the 2nd. Who is the Reds fan on the board? Is it Son?

  10. CavalierKong says:

    So the flooring project we embarked on about a month and a half ago is finally going to come to fruition. We move all the shyte out of our home today into a moving truck, and tomorrow they start installing.

    This flooring project turned into the work we’ve done yet on our home, lol. After painting the entire interior, updating all our lighting fixtures, rehanging curtains and rods, rewiring our entertainment system and internet, both inside and out, redoing our cabinets, installing new appliances for the kitchen, and caulking the bathtub and sink, we’ll finally get the new laminate, and I can stop with all this extra crap, lol.

    I’m not complaining though, it did get me a sweet new 65″ TV for the living room, and a new 43″ TV in the dining room which will allow my to watch football while I’m prepping and making food on Sundays (instead of pausing), so all worth it. 🙂

    • CavalierKong says:

      with all the mistakes in this post, I’m glad it’s on a dead blog, lmao. Whatever happened to proofreading?

    • stangerx says:

      Sounds like you are setting your place up well. That and you chose laminate. We’re about to do stuff too. I’m complaining though. We started with the kitchen and every couple weeks something else is added to the plans. Seems “well since we are doing stuff” means you don’t get to argue with more.

  11. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!!

  12. Rockphin says:

    Piggy, I’m sorry you had to deal with these deplorables all by your self.

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