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. The Flying Pig says:

    Wow

  2. manitobafinfan says:

    PROBOWLER

  3. bookman11 says:

    Haack has been awesome

  4. Ken says:

    Stanger breaking out the #2 jersey

  5. bookman11 says:

    NOW a turnover!

  6. The Flying Pig says:

    Isn’t that grounding

  7. manitobafinfan says:

    Nice Krishna

  8. manitobafinfan says:

    Conley is playing great for our D

  9. The Flying Pig says:

    Woohooo

    Bookman, keep saying it

  10. bookman11 says:

    And there it is!!!

  11. Mike E. says:

    Van noise!

  12. manitobafinfan says:

    BOOYA. bookman

  13. The Flying Pig says:

    I need to say more negatie stuff about van Noy
    He turned it around quick

  14. another defensive stop, FIns want this one ! YEA

  15. manitobafinfan says:

    Wow that was a weird call

  16. Robinson ejected, lol jags falling apart

  17. The Flying Pig says:

    40 argued that

  18. Mike E. says:

    At least when Gesicki gets tackled in the end zone by any team other than the Pats it gets called

  19. bookman11 says:

    Aikman pulling a Romo on calling the play

  20. manitobafinfan says:

    Atta boy FITZ !!

  21. The Flying Pig says:

    Nail meet coffin

  22. Mike E. says:

    Go DOLPHINS!!! 🐬💪🐬

  23. bookman11 says:

    4 field goals and Piggy has the score

  24. perfect play call for the TD, no chance for an incompletion or pick, just run it in!

  25. we took alot of time off the clock on that very short drive, Jags are about done

    the bad news is Howard just isnt getting it done, but we persevered

  26. wyoming85 says:

    Hell Ya!
    What a night!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. manitobafinfan says:

    Okay stop with the soft shut d

  28. Ken says:

    Bad tackling

  29. The Flying Pig says:

    Pretty sure there was brazen hold on that play

  30. Ken says:

    Pressure saved that busted coverage

  31. manitobafinfan says:

    Nicely done

  32. Ken says:

    D feasting now

  33. son of a son of a shula says:

    There’s one

  34. wyoming85 says:

    Bounce!!!!

  35. son of a son of a shula says:

    Damn he dropped it

  36. bookman11 says:

    In the words of Seinfeld……”no pick”

  37. The Flying Pig says:

    The ground is just an extension of the DB

  38. The Flying Pig says:

    🐖💨 not to be

  39. Mike E. says:

    Jamal Perry is not an animal!!!

  40. Ken says:

    It would have been a pick but for gravity

  41. Ken says:

    Just as good

  42. wyoming85 says:

    Short! But not that short!

  43. bookman11 says:

    It took him that long to challenge it?

  44. The Flying Pig says:

    Jacksonville looses the what?

  45. son of a son of a shula says:

    Iggy ballin

  46. manitobafinfan says:

    Yeah I don’t agree

  47. son of a son of a shula says:

    Shit call

  48. wyoming85 says:

    BS call!

  49. bookman11 says:

    This has not been a well officiated game IMO

  50. manitobafinfan says:

    Wright hooks it left

  51. son of a son of a shula says:

    Shank

  52. wyoming85 says:

    let’s stay aggressive on O please????????

  53. son of a son of a shula says:

    Any score right now run the clock put up points

  54. bookman11 says:

    Now can we run the ball to seal this?

  55. manitobafinfan says:

    Damn Mike E they mentioned his name

  56. son of a son of a shula says:

    Couldn’t run it out. Up to Defense now. Need a stop

  57. manitobafinfan says:

    NICE

  58. son of a son of a shula says:

    Boom 💥

  59. manitobafinfan says:

    RIIIIIIP

  60. Ken says:

    Now the D is feasting

  61. son of a son of a shula says:

    Awesome D

  62. wyoming85 says:

    A win under the lights???????

    WTF is that??????

  63. Ken says:

    Sanders has become money

  64. Mike E. says:

    Great win tonight! Goodnight all! GO DOLPHINS!!!

  65. manitobafinfan 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
    stanger 17-13 Phins
    Rockphin 28 – 16 Jaguars
    Mike E 30-27 Jaguars
    Toba 31-28 The Beard
    Naples 24-20

    Sonny has a shot

  66. manitobafinfan says:

    Lol at X thinking he broke it up

  67. son of a son of a shula says:

    X

  68. wyoming85 says:

    A pick and a knee????????

  69. Ken says:

    I should played Howard in fantasy

  70. The Flying Pig says:

    Why not give Tua some reps

  71. manitobafinfan says:

    Fuck You Troy , were not embarrassed Sunday

  72. wyoming85 says:

    Gaskin getting it done!!!!!

  73. Ken says:

    Nice team win we played well in all phases

  74. son of a son of a shula says:

    Nice win. The under wins it

    Every NFL host can suck it

  75. manitobafinfan says:

    Good game , we keep getting better 👍👍 go with the Flo and the The Beard is Mightier than the Stache

  76. son of a son of a shula says:

    Sacks, turnovers and points. Easy game.

  77. that was an awesome game, road win!
    the team matured tonight, that was a great effort all around by the offense and the defense

  78. beard beats the stache tonight, respect Your elders Minshew, lol

  79. The Flying Pig says:

    FB played well today

    What’s his name?

  80. son of a son of a shula says:

    Next six games are against teams from out west

  81. The Flying Pig says:

    Cox plays hard

  82. stangerx says:

    If had to pick one word about the team tonight it would be……. efficient.

  83. the team has 10 days to prepare for a home game with Seattle, if the team can harrass Wilson like they did Minshew, we can get the second win against an excellent team

    Miami 26 Seattle 13 is my prediction

  84. the following week will be tough going to SF< however SF has alot of injuries now

  85. The Flying Pig says:

    I would be holy with 2-3 after 5 games

    Then we make a run at winning 8 of the last 11

  86. Tim Knight says:

    This was a good win on the road and all phases chipped in. Team win and this team needed it.

  87. wyoming85 says:

  88. wyoming85 says:

  89. wyoming85 says:

  90. Mike E. says:

    Might have been our most complete game in quite a while. Very satisfying

  91. wyoming85 says:

  92. wyoming85 says:

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!

  93. minshew was a pinata, beat him hard enough and the candy falls out

  94. olddolphan says:

    AWESOME TEAM WIN FOR THE FINS!! And just in time for the meat of our schedule! Don’t give us much of a chance vs. Seattle. But SF —– well, with their injury problems—-you never know.
    —————————
    NOW it’s off with my Dolphins shirt and on with my Lightning shirt.
    Tampa Bay Vs. Dallas on NBC tonight @ 8:00 PM.
    TWO WINS from the STANLEY CUP!!–Go Bolts!!!

  95. Rockphin says:

    Of course the game I can’t watch is exciting and we win.

    I saw a tweet this morning that said Fitz caught a pass last night and thought huh, I want to see that trickery. They found the clip and it was him catching his own pass. LOL Tannehill did that one game.

    • Mike E. says:

      Did you try any one of those links they put up? That’s insane that you couldn’t watch the game

      • Rockphin says:

        My cable provider is having a battle with BOTH my local carrier of ABC AND NFL network so both were blocked. I tried the two links and couldn’t even find the sites. I found a bunch of posts about the sites but couldn’t get to the sites themselves for some reason. Most of the return hits were like “Such and such is not working?”

  96. wyoming85 says:

    2017 WEEK 14 ·NE Patriots Mon 12/11 · FINAL W 27 – 20

    Last prime time win!

    Not as long as I thought!!!!

  97. pheloniusphish says:

    Plus – Miami beat a bad team handily as they should. In the past they would have made it look hard.

    Negative – No commitment to a running game. Run defense still iffy.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Very iffy

      We just got ahead so it didn’t matter so much

      Early on we didn’t get pressure and we couldn’t stop the run – which is a deadly combo

      But once we got ahead, it flipped

      Maybe they can feed of that
      There’s no reason for this defense to be as bad as it was in the first 2 games

      • steveccnv says:

        Great team win last night. Was quite shocked or should u say pleasantly surprised watching the game, with the results we got. The gameplan was more of what I’ve been calling for in less running on 2nd and 9+ and on 1st down. We mixed it up real good, keeping the D off balance most of the night.

        I think we’re built to play with a lead. Nice adjustment in the 4th qtr on those dump off passes that gouged us early.

        I see a real problem with our D, and it starts with Flores. He wants to be a NE clone, but it must start with being stout upfront and we just aren’t, yet. It may come as the season goes on or more likely we’ll resemble the atrocity we were last year, but somehow get the job done. I think last night we were pretty close to the D we played last year in games we won.

        We talked about being a top 10 D, that’s not happening this year, but we don’t need to be to win. We need to score early or we’ll struggle.

        We also talked about having lockdown CBs and maybe best in the league. We aren’t close to that yet, but still hope as long as guys stay on the field.

        If I bet the over 6 wins for the season I’d be anything but confident, because we have a tough schedule. We could possibly beat jets twice, and Cincinnati, but neither of those look like mark em down wins. Where the other 3 will come from I’d going to be a crap shoot. We’ll be a lot like last year in that there’s no week to week consistency, but we’ll somehow pull off some great wins. In no way will a great win catapult us to any consistency.

        I think we’re still in early stages of the rebuild.

    • Rhino says:

      20 pass attempts … 36 rushing attempts. 🙂 Looks like a commitment.

      • pheloniusphish says:

        Oi! Maybe I am so used to seeing it that I didn’t recognize it.

        More accurate to say that they are not yet a reliable running team. Can’t count on picking up short yardage.

      • stangerx says:

        Rhino – where you been bud? Hang out bud when you get a chance.

  98. pheloniusphish says:

    Also no down field passes

  99. wyoming85 says:

    LOL

    ProFootballTalk
    @ProFootballTalk
    ·
    4h
    In perhaps the most Ryan Fitzpatrick stat ever, Ryan Fitzpatrick has now beaten the Jaguars for six different teams

  100. ocalarob says:

    glad we get a little time to prepare for seattle

  101. The Flying Pig says:

    My biggest disappointment of the night was watching pre and post game analysis

    Wow those guys in espn and nfl network don’t think much of the The Dolphins

    I actually heard them say maybe the Jaguars didn’t take them seriously

    Who do they think the jaguars are?
    The Dolphins are a better team than the jaguars
    It’s the Dolphins that can make the leap to be a playoff team this year – not the jaguars
    Why would anyone on earth talk up the jaguars who lost a ton of players this offseason and last year

    I had this game circled on our schedule as the easiest game early on

    Yes we didn’t play good early on this season
    But sometimes I feel like these guys don’t actually watch a lot of football and they just get their information from listening to each other

    • steveccnv says:

      I tend to agree with them, because we can be a trainwreck on any given Sunday. Good thing we played on Thursday😉

      The Jags almost beat a very good Tenn. team, and upset the Colts. We shat the bed against NE and were pretenders against Buffalo.

  102. The Flying Pig says:

    Also

    How about that OL

    Austin Jackson
    Austin Jackson
    All day Austin Jackson

    He doesn’t look like a rookie to me

  103. Rhino says:

    Wyoming’s post form Van Noy: “Flo’s been kicking our ass” (something like that) … Thursday road game and the team played so much better, especially the defense.

    Line of scrimmage play was definitely better on both sides of the ball.

  104. Mike E. says:

    Phelon – No commitment to the run game? We rushed 28 times, 36 if you count Fitz’s 8 rushes. I’ll take that every game!

    • steveccnv says:

      You can’t commit to something that isn’t working, especially when you need to score on a given drive. We committed late in the game to it, because time was more important.

    • pheloniusphish says:

      Oi! Maybe I am so used to seeing it that I didn’t recognize it.

      More accurate to say that they are not yet a reliable running team. Can’t count on picking up short yardage.

  105. steveccnv says:

    I thought the playcalling last night was mostly very good. On D I really liked the no one in a 3 or 4 pt stance, it seemed to confuse them.

  106. steveccnv says:

    I think the Jags have a very good offense, and can be tough to stop with the bowling ball Robinsin and that WR that was tough to tackle. Their D seems to be lacking.

  107. Krishna says:

    I’m just glad there were a lot of 7-9 yard runs on first down so they would count v 10+ and you have to throw them out in 1st down average run stats.

  108. steveccnv says:

    Van Ginkel shined at just the right time, didn’t notice him much early on.

  109. steveccnv says:

    The start to this season has mostly been a disappointment. Flores gets somewhat of a pass, because of the offseason stuff, but he’s on notice (double secret probation)😏

  110. Krishna says:

    I don’t think Flores is on notice or Tua should be in any “starting” discussion. It’s been 3 games with no preseason. We have a brand new team.

    With that said, always believed D would be ahead of O early in season. Not this year or at least first two games. Glad Flo is kicking some ass.

    • stangerx says:

      So you set the club record for completion percentage in a game — does that mean reporters and fans won’t talk about getting you yanked out of the next game?

  111. steveccnv says:

    They’ll give Flores plenty of time, Ross has said as much, but he’s on notice for me as being that next great coach, that some gave anointed him, based on winning a couple of meaningless games with no talent.

  112. D says:

    steveccnv says:
    September 25, 2020 at 10:17 am

    I think the Jags have a very good offense, and can be tough to stop with the bowling ball Robinsin and that WR that was tough to tackle. Their D seems to be lacking.
    ———————————————-
    Shenault, he is a Boldin type receiver.

  113. i used NFL bite to watch the game, just have to x out the pron site first, lol

    i chose the third option from the top, the first two didnt work well
    but the third one was the charm, you can change to high definition and its full screen too, then i bluetoothed the audio to my bose speakers
    that was the best game, and the best viewing experience in a long while, it was awesome, thanks rockphin for telling me about Nfl bite

  114. 11:48 PM ET
    Kevin Seifert
    ESPN Staff Writer

    It doesn’t matter what jersey Ryan Fitzpatrick wears when he plays the Jacksonville Jaguars. Take your pick of a half-dozen different team uniforms. All of them have led to one result: victory.

    Fitzpatrick on Thursday night became the first NFL player since at least 1950 to record at least one victory for six different teams against a single opponent, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. It was an accomplishment only Fitzpatrick could achieve. After leading the visiting Miami Dolphins to a 31-13 victory at TIAA Bank Field, the well-traveled quarterback has now defeated the Jaguars as a member of the Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans and New York Jets.

    Fitzpatrick celebrated afterward by donning a paisley shirt that he left largely unbuttoned, exposing a thatch of chest hair that nearly matched his overgrown beard. After a night in which he completed 12 consecutive passes at one point, including one to himself, he was clearly enjoying himself.

  115. wyoming85 says:

    Brian Flores 9/25 Friday media availability thread
    12:00 PM · Sep 25, 2020·Twitter Web App
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    Travis Wingfield
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    9m
    Level 2:
    I expected both guys to bounce back. X and Noah are mentally tough guys. We have a lot of mentally tough guys on our team. They practice hard, prepared hard, played with great energy. I wasn’t surprised that they bounced back.
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
    ·
    2m
    Level 2:
    Coach says they expect Jason Strowbridge to be back at practice. Says he wouldn’t make too much about him not traveling. Has been pleased with his development.
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
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    1m
    Level 2:
    Shaheen went back in the game, coach says. He’s getting treatment — a handful of guys are — to get back from some nicks and bruises.
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
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    4m
    Level 2:
    Josh and our defensive staff came up with a good game plan for this team. There was a mix of zone calls, man calls, blitzes, I thought we mixed it well. You never want to do just one thing. Mix the calls, mix the fronts, keep our opponent off balance.
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
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    Level 2:
    “This is one of the best players in the league,” Flores says in reference to Russell Wilson coming up next for the Dolphins at HRS.
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
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    3m
    Level 2:
    Flores on what’s impressed him most about Myles Gaskin:

    He’s been productive. Runs it effectively, catches it, blocks in pass pro, plays in the kicking game.
    Travis Wingfield
    @WingfieldNFL
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    6m
    Level 2:
    Coach says spreading the ball around is very important. Create issues for the opponent when they have to guard everyone. Force them to defend every inch of the field, we were able to do that early. I wish we would’ve sustained it better in the second half.

  116. stangerx says:

    Last night was “just the second time since at least 2000 that Miami has been able to log three straight touchdowns to start a game. The other occurrence came against the Buffalo Bills back in 2011.”

  117. the offense works better when a play is moving presnap, there are some next gen stats that list the teams offenses, and how the offenses gain more yards when they have more movement before snaps

    then i noticed Miami doing alot of presnap moving, and those plays were successful for the most part

  118. stangerx says:

    Dolphins first scoring series was Miami’s longest opening drive to start a game since 2011.

  119. Ken says:

    One thing that stood out to me last night is that this is not the Devante Parker of old. He was clearly not 100% but yet he was on the field and making plays in fact he was our leading receiver. Years past he would have found a way not to be on the field. Way to go Devante

    • stangerx says:

      He looked like a gamer…. who would have thunk? Guess the answer is the phins when they extended him.

    • steveccnv says:

      I agree, and I like it when we win despite our stars not getting big stats. Big stats lead to PBs, which leads to large contracts. Interchangeable parts work better.

  120. stangerx says:

    Gesicki “has logged 7 touchdowns going back to Week 12 of the 2019 NFL season. No one has more than that number throughout the entire NFL.”

  121. bailbondmike says:

    Great game! Refreshing to watch. Many young players impressed me especially our 2 rookie OL despite the penalty each one had called on them. DL Zach Sieler is one we don’t talk about but he was balling in the second half, made some big plays and applied pressure up the middle.

  122. bailbondmike says:

    Jags RB Robinson was one I wanted us to draft in the 6th or 7th round. I was surprised he went undrafted. I stopped really talking about RB’s when we traded for Breida.

  123. bailbondmike says:

    Pulling for Raiders, Rams, Colts, Bronco’s and (unfortunately) Steelers this weekend.

  124. herdfan says:

    I’d like to point out this was a true win as I didn’t do laundry last night.
    🚫🧺

    Go Dolphins! 🐬

  125. Mike E. says:

    Hey, we won yesterday. What a great way to start the football week!!

  126. Mike E. says:

    Next game could easily send us back to earth, but let’s enjoy this win for a few more days, ya?

    • steveccnv says:

      Scheduling is in our favor, both in distance and days off, and we did beat Wilson his rookie year. He’s much better now, but…I’m not going to put too much confidence into winning the next 2.

  127. bailbondmike says:

    Ryan Fitzpatrick is the 2nd player since at least 1948 to have 2+ pass TD, 1+ rush TD, 20+ rush yds, and a reception in a single game.

    The other? HOF Walter Payton, in Week 3, 1983 against the Saints #TNF
    —————————————————-
    Who comes up with this stuff?

  128. stangerx says:

    Florida is open for business , except for the stadium of course. We could do something for a game at a sports bar.
    —————–
    “Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday, and banned local fines against people who refuse to wear masks as he seeks to reopen the state’s economy despite the spread of the coronavirus.”

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I’m in manhattan right now, having a steak
      Mmmm

      There are restrictions
      But they don’t appear to be hurting the restaurant industry

      Right now it’s outdoor dining

      After 9/30 it’s indoor dining with limited capacity

      People are eating at different times like 3 and 4 to get tables

      • stangerx says:

        And the Gov just opened FL full up. And the NY infection rates are so much lower while still taking care. Thinking maybe not a coincidence.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        I would describe some of the things we are doing in nyc as modest

        March, April and May was a different story

        But I think we are on a way to be being on our feet

        I representing a lot of commercial tenants right now
        The final piece is paying back rent and/ or getting rent credits – which is going to be an uphill climb

        But when I came into manhattan today, It makes me really optimistic about where we are going

        Of course if feel optimistic about everything after a Dolphins 🐬 win

      • stangerx says:

        I just worry about the winter up your way….. the normal flu season. We didn’t get hit bad last winter…. but good weather came and it all shifted south.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      They also just announced our door dining year round too

  129. Tim Knight says:

    I see a lot of you here really critiquing our team’s performance last night, and I get that we do that here. Of course it wasn’t perfect because no team is and our team surely isn’t a juggernaut. But to win convincingly on the road is always a positive no matter who you play. You can always build on a win like that and continue to get better. You can’t erase losses and wins are the most important stat.

  130. stangerx says:

    “I mean, I’m a blocking tight end. I came here to block, baby! So four targets is four more than I thought I was going to get.”
    — Gronk , who is getting paid $9 mil.

  131. Tim Knight says:

    The inconsistencies of what you can and can’t do under the COVID umbrella is starting to bother me. I feel like things are being micro-managed and there is a new level of social engineering going on. A lot of it doesn’t make sense.

    • bailbondmike says:

      IDK Tim. Escambia county here in FL has been virtually business as usual for quite a while now with the exception of bars reopening about 2-3 weeks ago. Many wear masks and many don’t. Our #’s reported here have stayed relatively the same through this whole ordeal which is low. No real spikes except for maybe 1 week this entire year. I just keep doing what I am supposed to do to protect my father-in-law.

      • Tim Knight says:

        What I mean is, coaches and other sideline personnel must be masked at all times or they get fined. However players can be at close quarters, no masks, then get on top of each other – grunting, snotting and spitting etc., but that’s okay?

      • bailbondmike says:

        Oh, I got ya. Yeah, you got a point there.

    • bailbondmike says:

      I just find it odd that the U.S. accounts for over 21% of the worlds positive cases and also accounts for over 20% of COVID deaths in the entire world. Are our numbers purposely being inflated so our government can use it to really take it to China and make China look bad to the whole country and rest of the world or are other countries under reporting to make it look like they have it under control as to not create the panic we have had here?

      • Tim Knight says:

        We’re a gigantic melting pot with people coming and going from all over the world on a daily basis, as well as being a financial giant. The USA is a global hub. We’re like 4th or 5th in total population worldwide as a nation and/or territory,

  132. Randy says:

    Fun game to watch. Nice road win. High compete level…good to see. Execution was up and down, but I expect it to be. Keep building.

  133. bailbondmike says:

    Lots of college football on tomorrow.

  134. son of a son of a shula says:

  135. ocalarob says:

    they didn’t play press coverage, seemed to work keeping everything in front of them, nice adjustment by flores.

  136. olddolphan says:

    MORE HIGH DRAMA FROM THE STANLEY CUP FINALS IN EDMONTON! Tampa Bay limited Dallas to just 3 shots on goal in the 1st period, BUT 2 OF THEM WENT IN!!! Just when things looked REALLY BAD for the Bolts, Brayden Point scored a sensational goal in the final 20 seconds to bring Tampa Bay to just a 2-1 deficit after one period.

    POINT SCORED AGAIN about 2 minutes into the 2nd period and the game was tied at 2. A mad scramble in front of Vasilevskiy ended with the puck, somehow, in the back of the net and Dallas was back on top 3-2. But the Bolts tied the game late in the period and, as the 3rd period begins, the game is tied 3-3. YET ANOTHER OUTSTANDING GAME in this already memorable Stanley Cup Finals!!

    MORE TO COME!

  137. olddolphan says:

    EACH TEAM scored a goal in the wild and woolly 3rd period and so here we are WITH ANOTHER OVERTIME GAME, one of so many that have taken place in these playoffs! —NEITHER goalie looks sharp tonight. SO I EXPECT someone to score a goal in the VERY FIRST OVERTIME PERIOD!! A goal by the Lightning would give them a 3-1 lead in these Finals. A goal by Dallas will square this series at 2-2!!
    —————————————–
    ON ANOTHER totally different topic, the MIAMI MARLINS CLINCHED A PLAYOFF SPOT tonight with a 4-3 10-inning win over the Yankees in Yankee Stadium. Keep in mind the fact that the Marlins have NEVER LOST A PLAYOFF SERIES IN THE HISTORY OF THE FRANCHISE!! —And, they’ve NEVER WON a regular season division title, despite winning TWO WORLD SERIES!!–I think it’s safe to say the franchise WILL LOSE their first playoff series ever THIS SEASON!! –Meanwhile, the TV networks must be shuddering at the thought of a Tampa Bay-Miami WORLD SERIES between the two franchises with the lowest attendance in the Major Leagues!!—A few weeks ago, I suggested these two teams, both used to playing in front of DOZENS of fans, might have an unfair advantage in these playoffs. WELL, here they are!! –DEAL WITH IT!!

  138. olddolphan says:

    WAAAAAAHOOOOOOO!!!!!! —As predicted, Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals tonight DID, INDEED, end early in the FIRST OVERTIME PERIOD!! Short-handed for the first 3 minutes of O.T., the Lightning held off Dallas’ power play with the help of some big saves by Vasilevskiy. Then, just over 3 minutes later, the Bolts found themselves on a power play. Defenseman Shattenkirk drilled the winner past the Dallas goalie and, BOOM–The Lightning are now up 3 games to 1 in this best of 7 series!! ONE MORE WIN WILL DO IT!!!!!
    ——————
    Game 5 is only about 21 hours away!! The Tampa Bay Lightning have ALL THE MOMENTUM!!!—
    And, they have a rested captain, Steven Stamkos, who sat out tonight’s game so he could better prepare for what he hopes will be THE CLINCHER!!
    ——————
    TOMORROW NIGHT, 8 PM, ON NBC!!!
    THIS OLD DOLFAN NEEDS TO REST UP!!
    Y’all have a great evening and a better tomorrow!!
    GO BOLTS!!!!!!!

  139. pheloniusphish says:

    Heh heh…You can always count on the Jersey Jets and their fans to screw anything up.

    https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/jets-fans-hold-pitiful-fire-adam-gase-protest-at-team-facility/

  140. Randy says:

    We were playing not to give up big plays for pretty much the whole second half. I don’t think that was an adjustment to how we’ll play every week. You can’t play that way without a big lead. We still didn’t have very good pressure from the edges. It just kinda looked like we did because the Jags were throwing constantly to try to catch up, so we were able to rush the passer a lot. The energy was definitely there though. Guys were bringing it. Just the way it looked to me.

    • pheloniusphish says:

      That’s what I saw too. I just hope that they don’t get into the habit of letting off the gas offensively when they get a lead.

  141. olddolphan says:

    MRS. OD and I are already in countdown mode for the face-off of tonight”s Stanley Cup Finals game in Edmonton!! – – About 10 hours and 20 minutes to go!
    A WIN by the Bolts will bring them, and their fans, A SECOND STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP!! KINDA REMINDS ME OF MY MIND SET 46 long years ago as I was preparing for the kickoff of Super Bowl VIII!!

  142. Mike E. says:

    Randy – I think they played that way on D partly because of the lead, and also because Byron Jones was out and they didn’t want to put to much pressure after a tough game on Iggy. I think once Jones is back they go right back to the press.

  143. steveccnv says:

    Watching Finsiders recap the game. They didn’t like that we took our foot off the gas in the 2nd half, but then said, Parker was playing with an injury…so there’s your reason to take your foot off the gas.

    They also didn’t like Aikman and Buck sucking the Jags off.

  144. Randy says:

    Phish,
    Yeah, I don’t like going to prevent offense so early, but I understand why they did it when you’re up like that. It worked. What I didn’t like was our inability to run the ball when we wanted to. If you’re gonna go to the running game to burn clock, you’d like to see a little more production. Nitpicking after a win.

  145. Randy says:

    MikeE,
    Possibly, but they definitely put Iggy on an island earlier in the game without too much concern. He was getting caught looking in the backfield a little too much. I think they’d have played the same way with Jones in there. You can just rotate your prevent shell away from his side if you want to. As I said, it worked, so ya can’t fault them too much. Good win.

    • Mike E. says:

      I like watching Iggy play, he’s an aggressive sonofagun. He had a tough week last week and I thought even times when he had good position and coverage on Diggs Allen threw the ball well where he couldn’t get it. You might be right about just playing conservative and not having anything to do with Iggy. My instincts were to think it was because Jones didn’t play and Iggy struggled a bit last week but you might be right. You know better than I do anyway.

  146. stangerx says:

    “Both work extremely hard and want to do the right things. I think they have great attitudes and just really a willingness to try to get better every day. I think Solomon (Kindley) is a mauler. It’s fun to play next to a guy like that – a guy that can come in and really move bodies and clean out the pocket on certain things. And then Austin Jackson, 21 years old playing left tackle in the league, that’s very, very impressive and I told those guys last night that I am very impressed with them, proud of them and they’re doing just a lot of great things.”

    – Ted Karras (yeah he’s their linemate he’s not talking about how tough it is for a rook to adjust to the NFL either)

  147. naplesfan2010 says:

    I can’t complain one bit about our OL play. 4 new guy, 2 young rookies, that’s usually a recipe for disaster.

    I’ve noticed several guys looking like it is downright unpleasant getting hit by Kindley.

  148. The Flying Pig says:

    We need to get better in short yardage situations

    But moments like this give me hope
    Take a few seconds to appreciate Kindley and Cox

    It should be easy for some of you who have been appreciating Cox for a long time

  149. The Flying Pig says:

    More Kindley appreciation

    • stangerx says:

      You ever met a guy the size of an NFL lineman? It’s almost scary. Kindley gets average-sized NFL OL guys to feel the same way.

  150. bailbondmike says:

    My concern for next week is Wilson. Our DE’s have no speed to chase him. Wilson will have a lot of yards scrambling if we don’t contain him. We will need Byron Jones back since they have possibly the next Megatron in DK Metcalf at 6’4″ 228, 4.33 speed and 40″ verticle. Wilson has the best supporting cast he has ever had in his receiving corps with the addition of the ageless Greg Olsen at TE, RB duo of Carson/Hyde and a solid OL.

    IMO, this is the best offense we will have faced this season so far.

    We will definitely need to have a solid running game and put together some long time consuming drives like we did against Jax.

  151. olddolphan says:

    FLORIDA’s KYLE TRASK LIGHTS UP OLE MISS’s DEFENSE for well over 200 yards and FOUR TOUCHDOWNS in the first half at Oxford. I BELIEVE TRASK, not that hippie from Clemson, is the best quarterback coming out in the upcoming college draft!!

  152. bailbondmike says:

    What game to put on next? Texas to watch Sam Ehlinger or LSU vs Miss State?

  153. bailbondmike says:

    Kentucky got robbed of a TD causing them to be down 8-7 instead of being up 14-0. BS!

  154. olddolphan says:

    STEVE CCNV; You’re welcome. It’s pretty unusual to have back-to-back playoff games in the NHL. But the big wheels in the NHL (and their SPONSORS) did NOT want to buck a full slate of NFL games on Sunday. So, scheduling Game 5 Saturday Night and Game 6 (if there is one) on Monday Night made more sense to them. FROM a Lightning point of view, playing tonight is a huge plus, given the boost they’ve gotten from winning the last 3 games. Dallas probably WON’T make any wholesale changes, given the short amount of turnaround time from last night’s game.

    If the Bolts’ do win it tonight, they will end the playoffs with just ONE loss in the opening round, one loss to the Bruins, one loss to the Islanders and one loss in the Finals to Dallas.
    THAT’S PRETTY DAMNED IMPRESSIVE!!

  155. olddolphan says:

    BBM ASKS “Which game to watch next?” I’d respond, the game with the most studs on DEFENSE, where our biggest needs are!!”

    • CavalierKong says:

      Gaskin is the biggest surprise on the team so far this year IMO. Good vision, speed and power. He is consistently breaking tackles, and at least a few times a games he turns a loss into a 2 or 3 yd gain. Those are small plays on the stat sheet, but huge for keeping drives alive.

  156. stangerx says:

    “Godchaux played only 28 of 66 defensive snaps, while Zach Sieler logged 31 snaps” against the Jags. Raekwon Davis had only 13.

    Somethings up with the DTs.

    • steveccnv says:

      You can afford to do that when you’re winning. With the game being short turn around someone was paying attention to detail.

  157. wyoming85 says:

    I don’t care about Trask!
    Give me #51 Miller!

  158. bailbondmike says:

    OD, that doesn’t help me. lol Both teams have 3 defensive players who fit our D to keep an eye on.
    Texas:
    OLB Joseph Ossai 6’4″ 245, (2 seasons) 188 tackles, 6 sacks, 2 FF, 2 INT’s
    Safety/Nickelback BJ Foster 6’2″ 210, (2 Seasons) 81 tackles, 5 sacks, 2 INT’s 6 PD’s
    Safety/Nickelback Caden Sterns 6’1″ 207, (2 seasons) 125 tackles, 2 sacks, 4 INT’s, 6 PD’s
    Both safeties are hitters. Texas may be becoming Safety U. since we drafted one already from them this year.

    LSU:
    NT Tyler Shelvin 6’3″ 346, no need to put up stats on him. He is a massive man in the middle. He is very athletic and quick off the snap for his size. Stout run defender/very hard to move him off his position and he commands double teams.
    S/LB Hybrid Jacoby Stevens, 6’2″ 230, 127 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 4 INT’s, 11 PD’s
    LB Jabril Cox 6’4″ 231, (transfer from ND State) (3 seasons) 258 tackles, 32 TFL, 14 sacks, 6 INT’s

    Jacoby Stevens and Jabril Cox from LSU are the only seniors in the bunch but all are predicted to be in the 2021 draft.

  159. TOP SECRET says:

    did anyone see this? literally some funny shit 🙂

  160. bailbondmike says:

    No 3 Oklahoma goes down to K State!

    • steveccnv says:

      There’s a first🤔 he’ll lie about everything and anything, and mostly straight out lies, doesn’t even leave them up for debate. Most dishonest lifetime politician maybe ever.

    • bailbondmike says:

      SMH, doesn’t surprise me (and dems call Trump a liar). LMAO! He was a commencement speaker there so couple that with his senility, he probably truly believes he was a student there. LOL …and people really are going to vote for him. Sad they don’t realize who or what they are really voting for.

    • stangerx says:

      Glad we aren’t doing serious politics on the board anymore. Don’t know what that is about other than from Fox News and he did go to the University of Delaware, but I read like 3 things a day that Trump says where go WTF. I choose not too share those. You seen a post about the peaceful transition of power?

      • stangerx says:

        And right in the story is he got an honorary doctorate from the school…. so whatever else he is a graduate.

      • bailbondmike says:

        He DIDN’T go to the University of Delaware. “the former vice president was never a student” I guess you skipped/ignored that part. I have made appearances at ND, IU, Perdue, Ball State, ECU, UNCW, USC, The Citadel, College of Charleston, UWF among others. I guess I will put that on my next resume’. lol

      • stangerx says:

        Article was about Delaware State different school from University of Delaware. I’m not doubting Biden made a mistake in that.

      • bailbondmike says:

        Oh, gotcha, sorry about that brother.

      • steveccnv says:

        Ok, Rosanrosanadana he said he went to Delaware State U, we all know he went to Delaware.

        Why should Trump say what he’s going to do after the election? He said last time what he’d do and Hilllary was the one that opposed the election.

        Hillary said Biden should never concede.

      • stangerx says:

        steve — I think whoever loses should tell the winner of the election “it’s your country now” and help in the transition (or no transition) in all ways possible. Sorta of how America works right?

      • steveccnv says:

        It doesn’t work that way any more, your party will do or say anything to get power back. Oppose, Meuller, Dossier, Impeachment, MSM, Lie, Cheat, Burn, Riot, Loot…

      • stangerx says:

        Would like to think my Republican party would not do that. And in 2016 Hillary conceded and Obama gave up the oval office while helping with the transition. You really think things have changed that much in less than 4 years?

      • steveccnv says:

        Hilllary took longer than any loser to concede. Obama’s idea of giving up the oval office was to spy on Trump, and Biden was a part of that.

        Absolutely things have changed that much in 4 years. The dems are trying to get rid of the constitution, yet every once in a while they’ll throw some BS up saying what Trump did is unconstitutional.

  161. bailbondmike says:

    LSU and UGA not the same teams with all the players they lost. Got it on the Texas/Texas Tech shootout. 31-28 in just 31 minutes of football so far.

  162. bailbondmike says:

    D, if you’re out there, Kylin Hill looking good with 162 yards on 11 touches (rush and rec) and 1 TD.

  163. bailbondmike says:

    Damn Texas came back to tie it at 56-56.

  164. Tim Knight says:

    I don’t remember which post or who said it but the gist of it was I’m scared of Wilson because our DEs don’t have the speed to stop him. Not many DE’s can keep up with Newton, Allen and Wilson.

    • Tim Knight says:

      It’s a premature article for some teams including us. We have the talent to play that way because we went out and acquired it. It’s not going to get to where it needs to be overnight. We just started Phase II of the rebuild. But when they get to the point where the coverage guys are getting it – that’s when the blitzes start to to make more of an impact.

  165. The Flying Pig says:

    I just realized KJ Costello transferred from Stanford

    He’s a name to keep your eye on

  166. steveccnv says:

    THE U is back

  167. The Flying Pig says:

    Too early to talk about prospects?

  168. olddolphan says:

    YET EVEN MORE DRAMA FROM EDMINTON TONIGHT!! And, with the top 2 college football games on TV being lopsided, I’d say that a lot more viewers are watching the Stanley Cup Finals tonight. They’ve seen a good one, so far.

    BOTH goalies have played far better tonight than they did in last night’s 5-4 O.T. thriller. Thus the 1-1 tie at the end of two periods. However, Tampa Bay continues to out shoot Dallas (21-15 so far) and this does NOT bode well for the team from Texas. Ondreg Palat seems to be flying around the rink this evening. And the goal he scored certainly was a thing of beauty.

    Will we see yet ANOTHER OVERTIME game tonight? I don’t think so. The Tampa Bay Lightning are one period away from winning the Stanley Cup!!

    It’s SHOWTIME!!

  169. steveccnv says:

    OT again

  170. olddolphan says:

    INDEED,STEVE, IT IS OT AGAIN!! The Stars are 5-1 in overtime during the playoffs this year while the Lightning are 7-1 in overtime. WOW!!
    As most of you may remember, The Bolts first win of these playoffs was a 5 overtime classic during which they defeated the Blue Jackets on a goal by Brayden Point. Yes, it took almost 8 total periods to determine a winner!!

    NOT SURE my heart will tolerate an 8 period game tonight.

    GO-O-O-O BOLTS!!

  171. Phindog says:

    Piggy,
    KJ Costello is a local kid here from the OC. Was cool to see him play last night. I thought he would fold after that pick 6 but he came back to throw 5 tds with over 600 yards against LSU. I will follow his career and hope for the the best for the kid.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I thought he would be coming out last year. He’s a player worth watching

      Not for us….but it’s just nice to see so,e one before the hype hits

  172. bailbondmike says:

    Pulling for Raiders, Rams, Colts, Bronco’s and (unfortunately) Steelers.

  173. bailbondmike says:

    Piggy, I saw an early 2021 mock draft that had us taking Kwitty Payne in the 3rd. Good call.

  174. bailbondmike says:

    I just realized KJ Costello transferred from Stanford
    He’s a name to keep your eye on
    ———————————————————————-
    I thought the same at the beginning of the year when I saw he transferred to run the air raid offense being brought to Miss State. What I don’t like about him is his lack of mobility. He is strictly a pocket passer. I think for that reason I would pass on him. His numbers are going to be huge all season in this offense. My view may change on him later.

  175. bailbondmike says:

    Season is setting up for some good college games on 10/10. Texas @ Oklahoma and THE U @ Clemson.

  176. pheloniusphish says:

    Stanger – Sorry about the political post. I thought it was funny that Biden couldn’t get what school he attended right.

  177. The Flying Pig says:

    BBMike

    I really just want to scream “Kwitty” on Sundays….lol

  178. steveccnv says:

    Watching ESPN pregame, Moss is so professional and brings a great expert opinion, Bruschi the other X cheat can’t get the patriot out of his arrogant ass.

  179. The Flying Pig says:

    Another pass rushers that might be a good fit is Joseph Ossai, Texas

    Also does any know if Micah Parsons is playing this year

    I’m. Ruinous to see what happens to the stock of guys who opt out

  180. son of a son of a shula says:

    Pats and Bills losses today would complete a great week

  181. Mike E. says:

    Not political as inflammatory, but I’ve noticed a lot of my friends on the left side of the aisle have been posting angry things about Trump about LGBTQ folks. Has he done something recently to against them? I’m aware of the transgender healthcare issue, but is there something else recently he’s done? Any info would be appreciated

  182. son of a son of a shula says:

    Porkeneese lol

  183. The Flying Pig says:

    Tim

    She’s publicly defended the dissent in obergefell v Hodges which is the 2015 Supreme Court case which struck down state bans in gay marriage

    • Mike E. says:

      OK, so do you think she’s going to try and overturn gay marriages?

      • Mike E. says:

        I have a friend that is pretty conservative that is gay and all for Coney Barrett being appointed. He’s married, and I doubt for a second that he wants to that to happen.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        He’s publicly stated that she wouldn’t agree with the majority on that case. She can’t strike it down single handily

        And of course the scotus has to have a case to re-examine

        But I don’t think there’s any question of where she falls on that case, she’s been very vocal about it

  184. Mike E. says:

    Tim – That’s what I was wondering too. Like a conservative supreme court justice is going to punish the gay community? I don’t think it works what way. I know there is a majority of conservative justices but I don’t think Trump has anything against the LGTBQ community to begin with.

    • son of a son of a shula says:

      It wouldn’t be Trump it would be a case that tests the constitutionality of gay marriage that gets to the Supreme Court that they fear.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Well I don’t understand how gay marriage would be unconstitutional. Is gay marriage even in the constitution? I thought people against that was based in religion.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      See my tweet above

      I doubt she is personally anti LGBTQ (and I think Pence is)

      But she takes an originalist point of view to the constitution
      In fact, maybe more than anyone we’ve ever seen

      It’s tough to say bc she’s only been a judge since 2017

      But when she publicly speaks about these things, she makes it clear that she doesn’t think the constitution protects gay marriage or marriage at all

      • Mike E. says:

        OK, gotcha. That just shouldn’t/can’t happen. We’ve come too far on this to go backwards. I can’t even imagine that happening.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Mike, that’s how I feel but my niece who is gay fears that as well. She’s getting married next year and thinks it might not even be legal by then.

        I don’t support the government discriminating against citizens and their right to be who they are.

  185. The Flying Pig says:

    What Son said

    It’s not like Trump (or Biden) is proposing anti-gay marriage legislation

    But if there’s a new Supreme Court case on the subject that comes up from a state that wants to ban gat marriage and she’s on the Supreme Court, she’s the vote that turns 5-4 the other way around

    So that’s her affect
    I don’t think she’s the kind of person to invite people into her personal life
    She’s not like an angry homophobe or anything
    She’s just a hardcore originalist (to the extent we can judge her since 2017)
    She would probably rule against Loving v VA too
    It doesn’t mean she’s anti interracial marriage, it just means she doesn’t think it’s the place of the constitution

    Honestly I don’t love the Supreme Court being the place for social issues either
    So I get her point of view on it
    But I wouldn’t risk the problematic affect to stand ceremoniously on originalism….but that’s just me
    I would prefer aggressively legislative than relying on the court
    But Congress has been a wet noodle for about a century now so here we are…

    Tim to answer your question
    Gay marriage is not a explicitly in the constitution
    The 5 judges that ruled in favor of it ruled that it was protected by the 14th amendment and so For now, it’s protected u dear the constitution

    • Tim Knight says:

      Thanks for the intel. Politicians/government needs to get out of the lives of free citizens.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        In NJ and in NY bc the state is not trying to ban gay marriage – it’s not really a huge issue

        But when a state tries to do it, thats when the Supreme Court decision comes into play

  186. The Flying Pig says:

    Tannehill continues to play well

  187. stangerx says:

    When it comes to Amy Coney Barrett my take is….. get used to her and the new 6-3 conservative court. Cause gonna happen, only Q is if before or after the election.

    Read a profile of her that left me fairly impressed though. She was a Scalia clerk, who always admired. But more than that was the comments of her students and other profs from Notre Dame. All said she has an open mind.

    And don’t forget that once you get that life-time tenure you get to do whatever the F you want.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      I’m pretty sure she’s going to be appointed too

      I don’t think it’s where Democrats should focus their energy

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Also – I’m totally with you on lifetime appointment

      Shes only been a judge since 2017
      There’s not a huge amount of caselaw to rely on in terms of predicting what she will do

      She’s fits the mold of some one who will do a 180
      I think it’s might backfire when it’s said and done

      I’m just basing my prediction on her leanings on things she said, who endorsed her and her public comments and writings

      No question she’s smart and people who have been around her say she’s a good person too

      • stangerx says:

        She could have nominated cause of one sentence in an abortion case and she is young plus smart and presentable. They never even considered where she might stand on 19 out of 20 of the most important cases she has to decide on.

      • The Flying Pig says:

        That’s what it feels like

        It feels like people don’t really know who she is yet

        She clerked for Scalia but that doesn’t mean she will be just like Scalia. Plenty of clerks have major ideological differences with judges

      • steveccnv says:

        She stands for the Constitution, unlike 4 of them, now 3. That’s what their #1 job is.

        what more do you want her to do?

      • stangerx says:

        steve — we were both saying nice things about her, including she is for sure going to the Supreme Court. What more do you want us to do?

      • steveccnv says:

        I want you to acknowledge that the SCOTUS is supposed to uphold the Constitution and it’s not supposed to be used as a political tool, that the dems make it to be. There shouldn’t be any discussion on what judge is selected, because the judges are supposed to be blind.

      • stangerx says:

        That is exactly how I feel …. what is the problem?

      • steveccnv says:

        Ok, you’re on board with the Constitution, but based on Pig’s comments he’s not.

      • stangerx says:

        You really think the Pig doesn’t like the Constitution? If he does not…. didn’t get that from his comments. But maybe you ferreted out more.

  188. Mike E. says:

    Fuck those states trying to ban gay marriage. Live and let live! I also don’t think the constitution should include social issues and I think if a state did try to overthrow legalized gay marriage it would get shot down, even with conservative majority in the SCOTUS. I guess I could understand some fear though, I get that.

  189. steveccnv says:

    Bill’s just got a gift td. 2nd and goal from the 2, holding on Buffalo and a horrible roughing the passer on Rams. Split second after the pass Allen gets nailed, not late, not in the head or knee.

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