Week 14 – Chiefs @ Dolphins

What a job these 4 guys have this weekend. Our X-Men, led by Xavien Howard, along with Byron Jones, Eric Rowe and Bobby McCain. This game goes way beyond just these 4 players but they will have their hands full this week with Patrick Mahomes throwing to WR Tyreek Hill, TE Travis Kelce, and to a lesser extent, WR’s Mecole Hardman and Sammy Watkins, as well as RB’s Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Le’Veon Bell. It’s going to take a monumental effort to keep this offense in check. The Chiefs come in as the 2nd ranked scoring offense at 30.8 PPG and #6 in scoring defense allowing only 21.2 PPG. The Chiefs have a +116 point differential. The teams that gave the Chiefs the most trouble were the Chargers, Bills, Bucs and Broncos, and of course their lone loss in a shootout with the LV Raiders. I consider that game the anomaly, and I think if we have a course to victory, it’s closer to the way the other teams played them.

This Week 14 game is one of the most exciting times for Dolphins fans in recent history. Yes, in 2016 were 7-5 coming off a demoralizing loss to the Baltimore Ravens (38-6) and we defeated the Arizona Cardinals 28-25 led by Carson Palmer. This is different, way different. I didn’t feel anything like I do now, having a legitimate confidence in our team. We relied on a strong running game with Jay Ajayi and play action from Ryan Tannehill (sound’s like Tennessee eh?) Both our offense and defense were less than midpack. This 2020 team is different. We have a young exciting defense who happens to be #2 in the NFL in points allowed at 17.7 PPG. Our offense is exactly 16th but I have more confidence in this group because it’s a more well rounded offense. If anything, our run game has been a supplement to our passing game. This is Tua’s biggest game as a starter and I feel like he will rise to the occasion. What a game this is, the excitement is tenable. Too bad we couldn’t fill up Hard Rock for this one, I would love to see a raucous stadium pulling for our guys.

This KC offense which is #1 in the NFL in yardage has evolved as most teams do during a season. In the first 6 games they really featured RB CEH (Clyde Edwards-Helaire), but more recently, his role has really been reduced. CEH has an average of 37.4 yards rushing and only 11.4 yards receiving over his last 5 games. For some contrast, CEH averaged 84.1 yards rushing and 29.5 yards receiving in the first 6 games. The one player who has benefited most from this is WR Tyreek Hill. Hill has seen high double digit targets most of the last 5 games and his numbers are astronomical. Hill has 640 yards receiving in the last 5 games which is good for 128 yards per game and he has 8 TD’s. That’s just outrageous. If only Tyreek Hill was all we had to worry about. Travis Kelce also has surged during the last 5 games while CEH has been scaled back. Kelce is right behind Tyreek Hill with 613 yards receiving over the last 5 which is good for 122.6 yards per game. Now as we know, things evolve, and if we look to just shut down Hill and Kelce, another person will emerge, and with CEH, Sammy Watkins, Mecole Hardman and even Le’Veon Bell, there are many candidates.

On defense, the Chiefs don’t excel in any one area but they do have a couple of very good players to watch out for. On the DL, Chris Jones is still getting it done with 5.5 sacks and in their secondary, the Honey Badger SS Tyrann Mathieu lurks with 5 INT’s along with FS Daniel Sorensen who has 3 INT’s. Mathieu plays very smart and Tua will have to be careful of him. The starting corners are Bashaud Breeland and Charvarius Ward.

I don’t have an injury report yet for Sunday other than a lot of our guys were limited in practice. Key guys to keep an eye on are LG Ereck Flowers who went out with an ankle sprain. Also, LB Kyle Van Noy has that bad hip along with LB Elandon Roberts who came out with a chest injury last week. Jesse Davis will likely fill in at LG and Solomon Kindley will man the RG spot next to RT Robert Hunt. Sam Eguavoen, Calvin Munson and Kamu Grugier-Hill will fill in for Roberts and Van Noy if they are unable to go. Tua is a go for this one and has apparently ditched the thumb brace. Matt Breida is on COVID-19 but still might be available, and Salvon Ahmed is still dealing with a bad shoulder. I’m not sure where DeAndre Washington is at with his hamstring, he did practice on a limited basis which is a good sign. Myles Gaskin appears to be 100% but he will need help in the backfield other than just Patrick Laird who garnered only 5 touches.

I think this is such an interesting game and my perspective on it changes often. Sometimes I think like we’re playing with house money in this one, we’re not expected to win by any of the experts so if we lose like 10 of the other 11 teams that played them did there’s no shame in that. Part of me wants to think that enough of that loser mentality, we belong here at 8-4 and they play in our house and you know what, our defense is the kind of defense that can match up well against them because we have the talent in the secondary to defend their guys. Our X-Men back there might just give Patrick Mahomes a tough day and if we can find a way to turn him over a couple of times and turn those into scores we can upset the Chiefs. It’s not silly talk either, it’s possible. If I’m being honest, the one thing that worries me is our offense. Will we be able to run the ball effectively and will Tua be up to the task of giant slaying on Sunday. He did it against Arizona which to me is the closest equivalent. He led the team back for the win in that game and maybe has to do that against the Chiefs. All I know is, I haven’t looked forward to a Week 14 Miami Dolphins game with such excitement and happiness since, well, I have no idea really . . .

GO DOLPHINS!!!

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1,302 Responses to Week 14 – Chiefs @ Dolphins

  1. CavalierKong says:

    We have 4 paths to the playoffs.

    1: We win out
    2: We win 2 games and the Ravens lose to either the Jags or Bengals
    3: We win 2 games and the Colts lose 2 games
    4: We win 2 games and the Browns lose 2 games

    That’s it. The bonus scenario is if we win out, and the Bills lose out, we win the division.

  2. The Flying Pig says:

    Tim

    I’m not even close to prepared for the big storm

    Going be frozen pork tomorrow

    • Tim Knight says:

      Well get flying and take care of shit. LOL

      I hear it starts late tomorrow afternoon and stops around noon on Thursday but they don’t always know exactly. It could be 5″ or 18″. LOL

  3. Tim Knight says:

    We’ve been used to not being in the playoff hunt for 3 years this time of year. It’s all good for me, and we’re building a team that can be a sustained playoff contender for years to come. Yes that includes Tua. 🙂

  4. son of a son of a shula says:

    I live in an apt building. I just need food and blankets

    With blankets you will be food! I like pigs in a blanket

    Good luck you guys, have fun shoveling that crap

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Lmao .. I read this as page was refreshing And said when the fuck did Son leave his Dolphin porch and get an Apartment…

  5. ocalarob says:

    pig again,
    i understand what you’re saying about “standing” that’s not my concern, i responded to Joe Biden using his position in Govt for self financial gain.
    how can anyone stand behind someone like that, i’ve yet to see any allegations that trump benefitted from anything, i believe Trumps outlook is national gain.
    that’s the difference.
    you seem to defend Biden at every turn, what does that say about your credibility?
    never have i heard you say anything questionable about him, considering all the implications regarding his shady past.
    i welcome and would consider any negative news about Trump and the running of this country, problem is i haven’t heard any other than some stupid fuck’n chimp with unfounded allegations.

    i welcome any device at hand to overturn this sham

    It’s all about the mighty dollar, you can bet the corrupt left stole that election and you all are political disenfranchised puppets, so get use to it.

    I’m glad i live in a red state!

    • The Flying Pig says:

      The laughter in my belly when you predicted the scotus would overturn the election feels very credible….

    • CavalierKong says:

      According to a rough transcript released by the White House, the July 25 call between Trump and Zelenskiy took place between 9:03 and 9:33 a.m.

      At 11:04 a.m., an official with the White House’s budget office, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Mike Duffey, sent an email to Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist, the chief of staff to Defense Secretary Mark Esper and the Pentagon’s chief financial officer telling them to withhold the aid to Ukraine, the documents showed.

      A directive that aid be withheld was sent by the White House 91 minutes after Trumps call.

      His own Chief of Staff explicitly admitted it:

      “That’s why we held up the money,” Mulvaney said after listing the 2016-related investigation and Trump’s broader concerns about corruption in Ukraine.

      After weeks during which Trump denied the existence of any political quid pro quo in his withholding of security aid to Ukraine, Mulvaney confirmed the existence of a quid pro quo and offered this retort: “Get over it.”

      “We do that all the time with foreign policy,” Mulvaney said of the influence of politics in the Trump administration.

      Numerous witnesses during the impeachment trial corroborated there was quid pro quo.

      This is just the tip of a giant iceberg of evidence

      All the evidence is out there. it’s just a matter of what you choose to believe.

      • CavalierKong says:

        If you choose not to believe all the evidence out there against Trump, that is your prerogative and there is nothing wrong with that.

        But for you to constantly call out other people, say they stink, say they have no ethics, say they are unamerican, and all the other moronic things you say just because they would rather have Biden even though he may have used his position to get his son a job is douchebag hypocrisy at the highest level.

    • CavalierKong says:

      How about Trump vs Biden and using their position for financial gain (i.e Biden getting Hunter a job, lol)

      The Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause prohibits the president from accepting personal benefits from any foreign government or official.

      Trump has retained his ownership interests in his family business while he is in office.

      Thus, every time a foreign official stays at a Trump hotel, or a foreign government approves a new Trump Organization project, or grants a trademark, Trump is in violation of the Constitution.

      Trump has repeatedly pushed his properties as avenues to secure his favor, and multiple foreign officials have stayed at his properties while lobbying his administration.
      Saudi officials and an Iraqi Sheik stayed at his hotel when lobbying for their interests.
      China approved multiple trademarks for his family’s brands while negotiating trade policies.

      Trump promoted his club in Doral Florida for the 2020 G-7 Conference, and then the White House announced the multi-million dollar contract was awarded to Trump’s own resort after Trump’s suggestion. Ultimately, this contract was canceled despite his attempts to abuse his position.

      And every time he goes to golf at a Trump property, he funnels taxpayer money into his family business—violating the Domestic Emoluments Clause.
      To date, Trump has spent over $100 million taxpayer dollars to golf and vacation at his own properties.

      How is this any different than Biden using his position to get his son a cushy high paying job?

      All the evidence is out there, it’s just a matter of what you choose to believe. They all use their position for financial gain. Again, this is just the tip of a giant iceberg of evidence. For you to believe that Trump doesn’t use his position for financial gain is beyond reason.

  6. ocalarob says:

    P.S. i’m fucking done talking politics here, fuck all you blue belly mofos

    • CavalierKong says:

      I usually like Baldy’s breakdowns. From the article:

      “It’s like a Muhammed Ali punch. You don’t even see it,” Baldinger said of Tagovailoa’s quick release.

      Baldinger also refers to the ball location and throwing under the pressure provided by the system of Chiefs Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, which featured multiple rush packages.

      “Steve Spagnuolo came after him with every piece of artillery he had. Blitzes, schemes, personnel, you name it,” Baldinger said.

      • Tim Knight says:

        There’s a reason most people who are and have been around the game see it from Tua. The entire offense is a work in progress and Tua is going through his learning curve as a rookie. Now we’re playing with mostly rooks and subs. We’re ahead of where we were expected to be and we as fans want more. I get it, I’m digging it too.

        Grier and Flores now see what they have and don’t have. That will be addressed in the offseason. But a lot of young players have been coached up and they’re getting a good look at who’s a keeper and who’s not. Phase II has been a success already.

  7. son of a son of a shula says:

    Good stuff from Baldinger.
    Next week – a lesson on how to shred Nu Wingland

  8. Krishna says:

    I say we need the mindset to win out, one game at a time. This is December, and should always be the goal to go 4-0. Period.

    We are 0-1 and need to step up. I think we can do this and be 3-1.

  9. son of a son of a shula says:

    Pound NE
    Beat Raiders on the road in prime time
    Walk in to Buff with a little swag and play balls out
    Let the chips fall where they may

  10. CavalierKong says:

    Tim,

    I completely agree. I said a few weeks ago I know we have a coach in Flores, but wasn’t ready to commit to Tua being the guy. I think I’m just about there with Tua. You can see him learning on the field. Like they said during the broadcast, he’s had the equivalent of 4 preseason games and the Chiefs game would have been just his 2nd regular season game.

    He’s got poise, accuracy, a trigger release, and he can read the field quickly. All he needs now is experience. Flores absolutely made the right call by getting him in early rather than late. I still question his durability, but he hasn’t been a wilting flower out there.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Romo’s insight during the broadcast was really great to hear

      He seemed to really have an idea of what to look for from a young QB

      • CavalierKong says:

        It was so great to get the ‘A’ team announcing our game. After weeks of Lofton and whoever his nimrod partner is, hearing Romo, who actually knows what he’s talking about, was a blast.

      • Tim Knight says:

        He’s the best color commentator in the business. He calls plays before they happen based on formations.

  11. pheloniusphish says:

    Room is the best since Madden.

  12. Tim Knight says:

    Tua’s best two attributes – competitor and winning. He has a good skill set, but those two attributes are what adds leadership. I’m very impressed with Tua. He’s earning his way as a core guy with his coaches and teammates. That comes first.

    • Mike E. says:

      He looks like a man with a purpose. He has a look on his face that says he’s focused and in control and confident. I love that

  13. Tim Knight says:

    Not blaming anyone but where is Joe Burrow and Justin Herbert?

    • CavalierKong says:

      It kinda sucks we didn’t get to see Burrow play when we faced them.

      • Tim Knight says:

        Tua is the fragile one though. It’s a tough game at the NFL level. The best of the best play here.

      • CavalierKong says:

        Well, Tua has already had two injuries and missed one game, and he was only named the starter 7 weeks ago, so I don’t think it’s wrong to be concerned with his ability to stay healthy, lol. It is a tough game. lol

      • CavalierKong says:

        I might as well triple up on the lols.
        lol

  14. Tim Knight says:

    Kong, oh he missed a game did he? LOL

    • CavalierKong says:

      He was physically not right in the Denver game too. So out of 7 possible games, injury has affected 2.

      (Don’t worry, I didn’t miss the sarcasm, lol)

      • Tim Knight says:

        We’re living and competing in 2020 but this current Dolphins team is about 2021. I really believe that 🙂

      • CavalierKong says:

        I do too, man. I’m not trying to piss on your parade, lol. I feel it. Things really are different this time.

        We tore everything down and started from scratch for the first time in 20 years (instead of partial rebuilds).

        We have a coach who says ‘these things are what we want our team to be’. And then, holy crap, we see our team starting to take on those traits (i.e. smart and disciplined).

        We have zero expectations in year one…and we exceed those expectations by winning 5 of our last 9.

        We are competing for a playoff spot in year 2.

      • Tim Knight says:

        🙂

  15. son of a son of a shula says:

    We’re darlings now among the talking heads so expect many prime time games next year and HIGH ticket prices. It’s worth it when we’re winning though. All the prime time should be fun despite it screwing up an ordinary football Sunday.

    • D says:

      We have had a ton of them this year. They comp’d me Sunday ticket this year and I haven’t really had to use it to watch games this year.

  16. Mike E. says:

    Kong – I would consider this year 1. Last year was the tear down of the roster, this is Year 1 of the rebuild, right?

  17. pheloniusphish says:

    Don’t like Omar but can’t say I disagreed with this. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut on occasion.
    https://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/fl-sp-ss-prem-dolphins-kelly-column-tues-20201215-dwlhp2ccc5ahzgra4kuk7wsqhq-story.html

  18. son of a son of a shula says:

    Looks like we play the NFC South and the AFC South next year. Our home games show us playing Panthers and Falcons and Texans and Colts. That means games in Tampa and Jacksonville, I might get to see games in all three Stadiums next year. 😀

  19. ocalarob says:

    i think i’m getting anti 230rd again LOL

  20. ocalarob says:

    Don’t want to argue however,
    Cav,” i’m as idiotic as David?” wow 2 shots with one bullet, then you advise me that i shouldnt be saying people stink and that i’m a hypocrite?
    you should follow your own advise.

    that said i hope everything is good with you.

  21. The Flying Pig says:

    Are you doing okay ORob?
    Your posts are showing up

  22. The Flying Pig says:

    Anyone have any idea when the storm is supposed to hit

    So far it’s like the girl I had a crush on in the 7th grade…a big tease

    • stangerx says:

      Dealt with one like that in 10th grade. Flirted like hell with me but nothing more than that. Thing is every time I gave up she’d like chase me….. only to wash, rinse, repeat over and over. Never even kissed her but went on for many months.

  23. ocalarob says:

    what they should do is base the schedule on travel instead of division, equal amounts of travel for each team,
    travel is a disadvantage to teams on the west and east coast vs teams more centrally located.

  24. ocalarob says:

    my morning cocktail, ginger root tea, mixed with turmeric, lemon, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper, cayenne pepper, olive oil. on an empty stomach.

  25. ocalarob says:

    3 games left, win & we are in!

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  29. stangerx says:

    For all you guys in the NorthEast — have thought for you to consider while in a Thundersnow cell. I’ve been in my place 11 years and have yet to turn on the heat…. not even sure if it works.

    And yeah you can hit me back next time some Cat 4 storm is coming to visit. 🙂

    • bookman11 says:

      Personally, I would take a blizzard and cold over a heat wave any day, I abosolutely hate the heat and humidity…but I am a bit wierd.

      • stangerx says:

        Of course that is all up to you, but keep in mind your body adjusts to whatever weather you live in. That “thinning of the blood” when you move south is not a myth.

        Where I went to college wouldn’t go above freezing for a second for like 6 weeks Jan-Feb, with many sub zero days. We dealt fine. Now I go up north and hit the low-50’s and need a ski jacket. But the heat down here is no problem.

      • D says:

        I tolerate cold much better than heat as far as just how my body reacts to it. When i go from cool house to blazing hot outside temps my body freaks out trying to adjust and ill sweat like Piggy profusely for several minutes just adjusting. Once i adjust im fine but i look like i come with my own sprinkler system until that happens. Depending on the heat, like Disney’s oppressive heat with body heat of 10’s of thousands of people i might never fully adjust and just have to keep pounding down the water so the sprinklers dont start spouting dust. On the flip side i can walk out in 30’s with shorts and a tshirt and tolerate it fine. Not saying i dont get cold, i do, i can just manage that feeling a lot better than the heats, and thats with living on the Gulf Coast for my whole life

      • bookman11 says:

        Stanger, I lived in Florida for 12 years and I never liked the heat and humidity and really never adjusted.

      • bookman11 says:

        D that is kind of how it is for me

      • stangerx says:

        bookman — if ever do a DNA test have feeling will discover that your forefathers came from a land where the weather is cold and the mugs are big. 🙂

    • The Flying Pig says:

      Do t like any weather that reminds me of a freezer or a frying pan

  30. CavalierKong says:

    Rob, I took that shot at you because you started it by including me in your “stink like a day old diaper…” post. I even mentioned that in my subsequent comment. If someone attacks me first, I usually respond by taking strips off them. I’m perfectly comfortable getting into a juvenile insult match. Hell, sometimes I welcome it as cathartic, lol. You’re the one that constantly harps on personal attacks, so I was throwing it back at ya.

    If it makes you feel any better, I don’t really think you’re as idiotic as David. lol. And actually David has seemed a pretty normal guy when he’s shown up recently.

  31. CavalierKong says:

    Mike, I just meant year 2 of this regime, but it is an interesting semantics question you bring up. If you tear something down to rebuild it, is the year you tear it down part of the ‘rebuild’?

    • Mike E. says:

      My point is it’s year one of the rebuild. Anyone who would expect the team to get better during a huge purge would be silly to expect that. This season is our first season where we filled all the empty spots, so I say year 1. I suppose that’s up for debate along with anything else that’s said here

      • CavalierKong says:

        Well, I don’t want to seem argumentative or anything, but…

      • bookman11 says:

        Who cares what year of the re-build we are in, I need to know what phase we are in???? I think Tim mentioned we are in phase 2, does that mean re-building year 2 or 1? I am confused…LOL

      • CavalierKong says:

        LOL, Bookman. We are in the 16th year of the 4th rebuild, phase 2, stage 6, chapter 5, episode 24, part 13, step 84- at least at this juncture, during this term of the defining period of our era.

    • bookman11 says:

      See now THAT makes sense!!

  32. CavalierKong says:

    Why the heck isn’t there any news about Gesicki? It’s flipping Wednesday.

    • CavalierKong says:

      He was scheduled for an MRI on Monday. That is the last news I can find. I guess this is the downside of having a FO that believes in not giving any news you don’t have to.

  33. ocalarob says:

    What did David say to endure your wrath?
    what stinks is the corruption of Biden who a lot around here support.

    but that’s JMO
    day old diaper was meant to be funny,

    • stangerx says:

      Completely respect your right to not like Biden. Don’t see a lot of accolades for him on this board anyhow…. so you seem to be in the majority.

  34. ocalarob says:

    i was wondering where the stink comment came from?

  35. stangerx says:

    Cam Newton better hope he can run.
    ——————
    “The Dolphins pass defense is tied for the second-fewest pass touchdowns allowed with 16, and it also ranks No. 2 with 16 interceptions, No. 3 with an opposing QB rating of 83.7 and No. 7 with a 63.0 opposing QB completion percentage.”

  36. stangerx says:

    Bills are 10-3 (with tiebreakers on us)
    Next 2 games are Broncos and Pats
    KC has 12 wins (so the one bye out of reach)
    Last game against us might be a rest day
    Makes Pats and Raiders even bigger

  37. CavalierKong says:

    Rob, I think half the time we bump heads it’s simply because we read each other wrong. I’ll get out to a fest one of these years, and we’ll meet, have a few drinks and some good laughs. 🙂

  38. CavalierKong says:

    Since we haven’t heard anything on Gesicki, I wonder if that is us being coy so the Pets have to at least give it some thought, or if he really might be back this season. I would think if he was definitely done for the year, we’d know that by now.

    • stangerx says:

      Seems it would all depend on whether Lawrence could sell the Yets that he actually would sit out a year. Is he a FA after that or does he go back in the draft?

      • D says:

        If he gets drafted and doesn’t sign he goes back in the draft next year, he can opt to return to school though before the draft even happens.

  39. D says:

    stangerx says:
    December 16, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Bills are 10-3 (with tiebreakers on us)
    Next 2 games are Broncos and Pats
    KC has 12 wins (so the one bye out of reach)
    Last game against us might be a rest day
    Makes Pats and Raiders even bigger
    ——————————————————————
    Most clear scenario for getting there without needing a flipping miracle of other things out of our control happening is win out. If we finish strong and dont make it because we didn’t make 11-5 i will not be crying much. I wanna get there, but the way this is shaping up there is a high change that an 11-5 team might not make it, and almost certainty that a 10-6 team wont. Its just how this is unfolding.

    • stangerx says:

      Thought our destiny was in our hands and a win out meant guaranteed playoffs. I didn’t do the math but read that somewhere and figure we have a playoff spot now. So how could winning out make that different?

  40. son of a son of a shula says:

    This has to be year 2, everyone knows that when you build the first thing to go in is a strong foundation. 5-4 after an 0-7 start is quality cement. Plus Grier and Flores had their first draft together and all those guys are still here.

    This is year one of being worth a crap

    • D says:

      yeah when you are talking about a from the ground up rebuild year 1 is foundation, so this is year two, its just first progress year and first year that can be evaluated for truly being on the right track.

  41. Rhino says:

    Stanger, while scrolling I saw your “most points scored” list/post … so I looked up the entire history of the franchise.

    IF we average 23 pts a game in the last 3 games, this team will be the 4th highest scoring team in franchise history …
    behind only Marino’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd seasons (513, 428, 430 respectively). Current 4th is 1995’s 398 pts. 23 pt avg would get us to 399.

    • D says:

      I was wondering why Marino seasons weren’t on the list. 513 is that with post season or without?

      • son of a son of a shula says:

        Stangers original post referenced the last twenty seasons.

        We need to avg 24 then so it’s in the four hundreds

  42. Mike E. says:

    OK, I have a question for you guys. You buy a house, and you hate the current house. You get a crane with a wrecking ball and level the whole thing on and have it removed and keep a few good materials. The next week you start building a new house. Do you consider the rebuilding process from the demolition or when you start actually building the new house?

    • Krishna says:

      LOL!

      It starts with the demolition. Can’t build a new house on the same foundation with the old house still there.

      • Mike E. says:

        I know it starts with the demo, but to me the demo is the demo but the rebuild is the rebuild. 2 different things to me

      • Krishna says:

        Yes, but the slab, plumbing, and other foundational aspects, etc. are still there. You’re not rebuilding all of it, just demolishing what you don’t want.

        Unless you scrape the earth and start from scratch, then, I think the rebuild starts.

        From a tax or accounting perspective, the demolition is part of the cost of the rebuild. It starts with the demolition.

        This is funny.

    • Krishna says:

      Instead of demolition, you could try and fix or dress it up to how you want it look.
      You can add some nice features and bring it current, too. That’s a renovation….lol.

  43. Rockphin says:

    You know, the weather channel coverage of this “storm” isn’t nearly as exciting as hurricane coverage. “look, I can scrape up a snow ball of this metal table….”

  44. Rockphin says:

    Mike, this is year two.

    That is all.

  45. son of a son of a shula says:

    They’ve had 2 drafts that’s 2 years

  46. The Flying Pig says:

    It looks like Hoth outside my apt

  47. Tim Knight says:

    It’s year two or phase two because one starts the moment you hire a new coach. Year one we tore it down and started drafting players that fit the vision. Year two through FA and draft continue to add players that fit the vision. Next year which is year three of doing the same, we should be a contender. That’s how I look at it. We’re ahead of schedule.

  48. Krishna says:

    Tim Knight, I’m impressed so far. We just need to keep getting better. And, as far as I can tell, the whole team is getting better.

    I would love to see us finish strong.

  49. Tim Knight says:

    It’s calmed down a bit after about 5″ here. But I hear there is another wave coming.

  50. CavalierKong says:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/nfl-takes-pivotal-step-toward-adding-a-17th-regular-season-game/ar-BB1bZctL

    The NFL decided on where the 17th game will come from. It will be a team from the opposing conference from a different division than the one already scheduled. So this year we would have played the NFC west and a single team from one of the other divisions.

    “The additional opponent will be determined by the previous season’s divisional standings and will also rotate to a different division each season.”

  51. Tim Knight says:

    This storm seems to be subsiding. It’s just a very light cold rain now. Maybe 5-6″. Unless there is some second wave coming. Doesn’t feel that way.

  52. sb7mvp says:

    This is a new construction, not a rebuild. A rebuild would imply that something was good here before Flores arrived.

    • D says:

      Well considering the FO is still the same, that means foundation was the same. While Coach is the plumbing and wiring, and that was changed out its still a rebuild because they didn’t blow up the foundation in the process. Id agree with you otherwise. Even with the players being heavily changed out, many of them remain as well but they are of lesser importance than the actions of the FO who hires all of those, which of course is why they are the foundation.

  53. sb7mvp says:

    That Howard interception was reminiscent of the Brent Grimes one hander against Detroit in 2014.

    • D says:

      I dunno, that one by Grime at 5’9 over Megatron at 6’5 is still to me one of the best interceptions i have ever seen. Better than the Odell three finger catch as well IMO.

  54. Mike E. says:

    Last night’s drive home was the worst drive I’ve had to make in over 20 years. RT18 which is a main highway in NJ was totally unsalted and not plowed. The winds were high at over 40MPH and the snow was coming so hard the visibility was so poor you couldn’t see the road signs, the lane markers or even which way the road was turning, everything was whited out. There was probably 3-4″ of snow and ice on the road and my headlights on my car were nearly completely blocked by snow coming off the cars in front of me. I actually had to put my GPS on to know when if I was close to my exit because I couldn’t see anything.

    • The Flying Pig says:

      What time was that drive?

    • stangerx says:

      That’s one white knuckle drive. Can’t believe they hadn’t salted. Not like it was a stealth storm.

      • Mike E. says:

        White knuckle is precisely how I described it to my wife. I’m a pretty aggressive driver and I hate to go really slow but even after the few times where I went into the left lane (or at least what appeared to be the left lane) I got back over into the right lane and drove slowly behind other cars. It was obvious that no one was able to see the lanes and drivers were kind all over the place and there a few cars pulled over to the shoulders both left and right that either couldn’t take it anymore or they had skidded off the road, not sure which.

  55. Mike E. says:

    Year 1 – FUCK OFF!!!! lol

  56. Mike E. says:

    The Miami Herald reports Mike Gesicki (shoulder) will likely miss at least one game.

    Gesicki dislocated his shoulder in Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs. He didn’t practice Wednesday, putting his Week 15 status in doubt. Coming off two of his best games, losing Gesicki downgrades a Miami passing game that’s already missing Preston Williams. Adam Shaheen and Durham Smythe will pick up Gesicki’s snaps if he’s out this week.

  57. The Flying Pig says:

    First time I feel I can confidently say this:

    “Ladies, I got 10 inches”

  58. D says:

    Mike E. says:
    December 17, 2020 at 9:17 am

    Last night’s drive home was the worst drive I’ve had to make in over 20 years. RT18 which is a main highway in NJ was totally unsalted and not plowed. The winds were high at over 40MPH and the snow was coming so hard the visibility was so poor you couldn’t see the road signs, the lane markers or even which way the road was turning, everything was whited out. There was probably 3-4″ of snow and ice on the road and my headlights on my car were nearly completely blocked by snow coming off the cars in front of me. I actually had to put my GPS on to know when if I was close to my exit because I couldn’t see anything.
    —————————————————————
    I have only experience that one time in my life when i was out on a work trip. It was in northern Oklahoma too which is super flat land so there isnt even horizon line to use, literally driving into a sheet of paper. I just basically found tail light in front of me and drove straight at them, the land is so flat the roads are straight as a boards.

    I actually sped up to get closer to those tail lights so i could follow them better but then wads of dirty snow kept kicking in my face from his tire wells so i had to back up some to avoid that. Definitely an experience, but not one i care to have again.

  59. sb7mvp says:

    D,
    I wasnt comparing the impressiveness of either one, I just said it reminded me of that Grimes catch – one handed catch in the same corner of the goal line. I even went back to watch it before I posted it. I thought Grimes was closer to make it more impressive, but they aren’t that close. I would say X’s catch was more impressive because I didnt have to see his wife’s tweets show up on this website complaining about how we dont appreciate him enough. Lol.

  60. sb7mvp says:

    The FO is the Contractor, The HC is the Foreman. The foundation is the culture. EVERYONE IS WRONG BUT ME!!!!!!! LOL

  61. D says:

    sb7mvp says:
    December 17, 2020 at 10:23 am

    D,
    I wasnt comparing the impressiveness of either one, I just said it reminded me of that Grimes catch – one handed catch in the same corner of the goal line. I even went back to watch it before I posted it. I thought Grimes was closer to make it more impressive, but they aren’t that close. I would say X’s catch was more impressive because I didnt have to see his wife’s tweets show up on this website complaining about how we dont appreciate him enough. Lol.
    ———————————————————-
    You have a point there lol. I do not miss having to hear her squawking.

  62. stangerx says:

    No NFL player has intercepted 10 passes in a season since Antonio Cromartie did it in 2007.
    Last player to have more than 10 in a season was Everson Walls with 11 in 1981.
    X has 9.

  63. Mike E. says:

    NEW BLOG UP!!!

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